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The complete family-piece: and, country gentleman, and farmer's best guide, ..., 1736

The complete family-piece is a lengthy cookbook brimming with eight hundred "well experienced and practical recipes." Part one contains homemade cures and recipes, as well as information on pickling, preserving, distilling, and brewing. Part two includes instructions and rules for hunting and fishing, as well as a seasonal gardening manual. Part three covers many aspects of farming, from how to efficiently prepare wheat, barley, and oats, to how to successfully breed rabbits, pigeons, and bees.

Courtesy National Library of Medicine

Title page of a book.