Vignette from a coloured lithographic plate showing a woman cooking a side of beef on a clockwork bottle jack, or rotating spit. Taken from 'The Bull, Cow and Calf' in 'Graphic Illustrations of Animals - Showing Their Utility to Man in Their Employment During Life and Uses After Death', a book illustrated by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins. Printed by J Graf. Published by Thomas Varty.
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