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The Queens closet opened : Comprehending several hundreds of experienced receipts, and incomparable secrets in physick, chyrurgery, preserving, candying, cooking, &c. which were presented to the Queen, by the most eminent doctors in physick, chyrurgions, oculists and divers persons of honour, whose names are all fixed to their receipts, many whereof were had in esteem, when she pleased to descend to private recreations. Containing I. The Queens physical cabbinet, or excellent receipts in physick, chyrurgery, &c. II. The Queens delight,; or the art of preserving, conserving, candying; as also, a right knowledge of making perfumes and distilling the most excellent waters. III. The compleat cook; or, directions for dressing all sorts of flesh, fowl and fish, ordering of sauces, and making of pastry, according to the English, French, Spanish and Italian mode.

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London : printed for Benjamin Crayle at the Lamb in Fleet-street, next White-Fryers Gate, 1684.

Physical description

12 unnumbered pages, 190 pages, 10 unnumbered pages, 106 pages, 4 unnumbered pages, 123 pages, 7 unnumbered pages



The last edition corrected and enlarged with many new and late additions.


"To the ingenious & courteous reader" signed: W.M. (the compiler of the work).
"A Queens delight or, the art of preserving" and "The compleat cook" each has a separate title page dated 1683 and separate pagination; register is continuous.
Reproduction of original in the Glasgow University Library.

References note

Wing (CD-ROM, 1996) M104A

Reproduction note

Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Mich. : UMI, 1999- (Early English books online) Digital version of: (Early English books, 1641-1700 ; 2535:1) s1999 miun s



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