Hannah Glasse

Glasse's signature at the top of the first chapter of her book, ''[[The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy]]'', 6th Edition, 1758 Hannah Glasse (March 1708 – 1 September 1770) was an English cookery writer of the 18th century. Her first cookery book, ''The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy'', published in 1747, became the best-selling recipe book that century. It was reprinted within its first year of publication, appeared in 20 editions in the 18th century, and continued to be published until well into the 19th century. She later wrote ''The Servants' Directory'' (1760) and ''The Compleat Confectioner'', which was probably published in 1760; neither book was as commercially successful as her first.

Glasse was born in London to a Northumberland landowner and his mistress. After the relationship ended, Glasse was brought up in her father's family. When she was 16 she eloped with a 30-year-old Irish subaltern then on half-pay and lived in Essex, working on the estate of the Earls of Donegall. The couple struggled financially and, with the aim of raising money, Glasse wrote ''The Art of Cookery''. She copied extensively from other cookery books, around a third of the recipes having been published elsewhere. Among her original recipes are the first known curry recipe written in English, as well as three recipes for pilau, an early reference to vanilla in English cuisine, the first recorded use of jelly in trifle, and an early recipe for ice cream. She was also the first to use the term "Yorkshire pudding" in print.

Glasse became a dressmaker in Covent Garden—where her clients included Princess Augusta, the Princess of Wales—but she ran up excessive debts. She was imprisoned for bankruptcy and was forced to sell the copyright of ''The Art of Cookery''. Much of Glasse's later life is unrecorded; information about her identity was lost until uncovered in 1938 by the historian Madeleine Hope Dodds. Other authors plagiarised Glasse's writing and pirated copies became common, particularly in the United States. ''The Art of Cookery'' has been admired by English cooks in the second part of the 20th century, and influenced many of them, including Elizabeth David, Fanny Cradock and Clarissa Dickson Wright. Provided by Wikipedia

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by Glasse, Hannah
Published 1762
printed by John Exshaw, at the Bible in Dame-Street

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by Glasse, Hannah
Published 1760
printed for the author; and sold by W. Johnston in Ludgate street; at Mrs. Wharton's, the Blue-Coat-Boys near the Royal-Exchange, at Mrs. Ashburnham's china-shop the Corner of Fleet-Ditch, Mr Vaughan's, Upholder in Prince's-Street, Leicester-Fields, and by all the booksellers in town and country

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by Glasse, Hannah
Published 1765
Printed for A. Millar, J. and R. Tonson, W. Strahan, T. Caslon, T. Durham, and W. Nicoll

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by Glasse, Hannah
Published 1774
Printed for Alexander Donaldson: sold at his shops (No. 48.) in St. Paul's Church-yard, London; and at Edinburgh

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by Glasse, Hannah
Published 1774
printed for Alexander Donaldson: and sold at his shop (no. 48.) in St. Paul's Church-Yard, London; and at Edinburgh

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by Glasse, Hannah
Published 1778
printed for W. Strahan, J. Rivington and Sons, S. Crowder, J. Hinton, J. Johnson, T. Longman, W. Owen, B. White, T. Caslon, J. Wilkie, J. Robson, G. Robinson, T. Cadell, T. Becket, W. Davies, J. Knox, W. Nicoll, T. Lowndes, R. Dymott, H. Gardner, B. Domville, J. Richardson, T. Durham, R. Baldwin, J. Bew, F. Newberry, W. Goldsmith, Fielding and Walker, J. Wallis, and W. Fox

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by Glasse, Hannah
Published 1796
printed for T. Longman, B. Law, J. Johnson, G. G. and J. Robinson, H. Gardner, T. Payne, F. and C. Rivington, J. Sewell, W. Richardson, W. Lane, W. Lowndes, G. and T. Wilkie, W. Nicoll, W. Fox, Ogilvy and Speare, J. Debrett, J. Scatcherd, Vernor and Hood, Clarke and Son, J. Nunn, J. Barker, B. Crosby, Cadell and Davies, and E. Newbery

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by Glasse, Hannah
Published 1772
Prined for J. Cooke, at Shakespear's Head, in Pater-noster Row

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by Glasse, Hannah
Published 1774
printed for W. Strahan, J. and F. Rivington, J. Hinton, Hawes and Co. W. Johnston, T. Longman, W. Owen, S. Crowder, B. White, T. Caslon, J. Wilkie, G. Robinson, T. Davies, J. Robson, T. Cadell, T. Becket and Co. W. Davis, J. Knox, W. Nicoll, W. Cornish, T. Lowndes, R. Dymott, H. Gardner, B. Domville, J. Richardson, T. Durham, R. Baldwin, and J. Bell

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by Glasse, Hannah
Published 1783
sold at H. Fenwick's wholesale book warehouse Snow Hill

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by Glasse, Hannah
Published 1747
printed for the author, and sold at Mrs. Wharton's toy-shop, the Bluecoat-Boy, near the Royal-Exchange ; at Mrs. Ashburn's china-shop, the Corner of Fleet-Ditch ; at Mrs. Condall's toy-shop, the King's Head and Parrot, in Holborn ; at Mr. Underwood's toy-shop, near St. James's-Gate ; and at most market-towns in England

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by Glasse, Hannah
Published 1760
Printed: And Sold at Mrs. Ashburner's China Shop, the Corner of Fleet Ditch; at Yewd's Hat Warehouse, near Somerset House; at Kirk's Toyshop, in St. Paul's Church Yard; at Deard's Toyshop, facing Arlington-Street, Piccadilly; By I. Pottinger, at the Royal Bible, in Pater-Noster Row; and by J. Williams, opposite St. Dunstan's Church, Fleet-Street

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by Glasse, Hannah
Published 1760
printed for A. Millar, J. and R. Tonson, W. Strahan, P. Davey and B. Law

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by Glasse, Hannah
Published 1751
printed for the author, and sold at the Bluecoat-Boy, near the Royal-Exchange; at Mrs Ashburn's China-Shop, the Corner of Fleet-Ditch; at the Leg and Dial, in Fleet-Street; at the Prince of Wales's Arms, in Tavistock-Street, Covent-Garden; by W. Innys, in Pater-Noster Row; J. Hodges, on London-Bridge: T. Trye, near Gray's-Inn-Gate, Holborn; J. Brotherton, in Cornhill; and by the Booksellers in Town and Country

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by Glasse, Hannah
Published 1747
printed for the author; and sold at Mrs. Ashburn's, a China-Shop, Corner of Fleet-Ditch

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by Glasse, Hannah
Published 1755
printed, and sold at Mrs. Ashburn's China-Shop, the Corner of Fleet-Ditch; at the Bluecoat-Boy, near the Royal-Exchange; at the Prince of Wales's Arms, in Tavistock-Street, Covent-Garden; by W. Innys, in Pater-Noster Row; J. Hodges, on London-Bridge; T. Trye, near Gray's-Inn-Gate, Holborn; B. Dod, in Ave-Mary-Lane; J. Brotherton, in Cornhill; and by the booksellers in town and country, M.DCC.LV. - This Book is publish'd with His Majesty's Royal Licence; and whoever prints it, or any Part of it, will be prosecuted

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by Glasse, Hannah
Published 1791
printed for W. Gilbert, South-Great-George's-Street