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What I Know; or the Economical Cook and House-Book, Hints on the Daily Duties of a Housekeeper. Comprising nearly five hundred receipts for cooking, preserving, pickling, washing, ironing, gardening, plain and fancy needle-work, putting up of winter stores, and numerous other receipts, useful and needful in every well-regulated household. Fourth edition, revised and enlarged.
Philadelphia: J.W. Bradley, 48 N. Fourth Street, 1860. Small octavo, 160 pages. Index. Stated fourth edition, originally published Philadelphia, 1856 under the title What I Know, or Hints on the Daily Duties of a Housekeeper. One of a number of Quaker cookbooks to appear in the 1850s. Narrative form recipes in "The Economical Cook Book" section with various hints and instructions in the latter household guide. Nicholson offers an early... (Item #5671)
Price: $250.00
What I Know; or the Economical Cook and House-Book, Hints on the Daily Duties of a Housekeeper. Comprising nearly five hundred receipts for cooking, preserving, pickling, washing, ironing, gardening, plain and fancy needle-work, putting up of winter stores, and numerous other receipts, useful and needful in every well-regulated household. Fourth edition, revised and enlarged. Elizabeth Nicholson.
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The new gem series of valuable receipt books: No. 2 – water proof boots.
[Foxborough, Mass.]: Published by A.L. Elliot, 1865. Booklet, (13 x 7.5 cm.), 8 pages. FIRST & ONLY EDITION. The second in a series of three handy money-saving books: No. 1 – How to Save Fuel; No. 2 – Water-proof Boots & Warm Feet; No. 3 – Cures for Coughs and Colds. While the wrappers indicate, “Others will be ready soon” there is no evidence more booklets were produced beyond the... (Item #6297)
Price: $300.00
The new gem series of valuable receipt books: No. 2 – water proof boots. dry Non-culinary recipes - warm, feet.
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The Handy Housekeeper: Containing many of the good things that have appeared in the "Farm Journal" for the past eight years, with other new and original hints and helps for busy rural housewives. Edited by Our Country Cousin.
Philadelphia and Chicago: Farm Journal; copyright 1885 by Wilmer Atkinson; Electroplated, printed, and bound by J.F. Dickson & Co. 1886. Duodecimo (13 x 8.5 cm.), 64 pages. Illustrated. Table of contents is really a short index. Second printing. The 1885 original issue appears to have been 96 pages long, and larger in dimensions (18 cm. tall). A home economics manual for the rural housewife, drawn from the pages of Farm... (Item #6692)
Price: $90.00
The Handy Housekeeper: Containing many of the good things that have appeared in the "Farm Journal" for the past eight years, with other new and original hints and helps for busy rural housewives. Edited by Our Country Cousin. Our Country Cousin; Farm Journal; Wilmer Atkinson.
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Miss Parloa's New Cook Book and Marketing Guide. Illustrated.
Boston: Dana Estes and Company, Publishers, [post-1887]. Octavo, 430, [18] pages. Rear blanks for recipes (not used). Illustrations in the text. Later printing, with the title page bearing the second title, "New Cook Book and Marketing Guide", not the original, Maria Parloa's New Cook Book, a Guide to Marketing and Cooking. A bit of light soiling to the endpapers and edges of text block, otherwise very good, in slightly edgeworn... (Item #5179)
Price: $200.00
Miss Parloa's New Cook Book and Marketing Guide. Illustrated. Maria Parloa.
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The American Book of Cookery: Containing more than five hundred receipts in every variety of cookery never before published. Together with the family cleanser and dyer.
Boston: Published by J.B. Hall, No. 15 Brattle Street, 1853. Duodecimo, 110, [2], pages. Later printing, originally issued in 1850. With an extensive section on washing, scouring and receipts for various cleaning fluids. Soiling throughout, paper repair to title page. Rear portion of original wrapper bound-in. In modern case binding, covered with a lavender-colored marbled paper. Generally near very good. [OCLC locates twenty-two copies of all printings]. (Item #4843)
Price: $100.00
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The American Book of Cookery: Containing more than five hundred receipts in every variety of cookery never before published. Together with the family cleanser and dyer, Being a Complete Treatise on the Art of Cleaning and Dying Clothing and Goods of Every Description; Adapted to the Use of Families. Also, a New Theory and Practice of Family Medicine, Never before Offered to the Public, the Receipts of Which Cost More Than $500; and the New Mode of Washing, with Receipts for Making the Popular Washing Fluids Now in Use, and Sold at a High Price. [cover title: New American Book of Cookery, and the Housekeeper's Assistant].
Boston: Published by J.B. Hall, No. 15 Brattle Street, 1853. Duodecimo, 110, [2] pages. Final leaf contains "Table of Contents of the American Ladies' Memorial". First edition, second printing; originally issued in 1850. This work is divided in to four parts: recipes; family cleanser and dyer; family medicine; and new theory of washing. Includes recipes for various cleaning fluids. Soiled throughout, and with some damp-staining and dog-ears, but text block... (Item #5798)
Price: $90.00
The American Book of Cookery: Containing more than five hundred receipts in every variety of cookery never before published. Together with the family cleanser and dyer, Being a Complete Treatise on the Art of Cleaning and Dying Clothing and Goods of Every Description; Adapted to the Use of Families. Also, a New Theory and Practice of Family Medicine, Never before Offered to the Public, the Receipts of Which Cost More Than $500; and the New Mode of Washing, with Receipts for Making the Popular Washing Fluids Now in Use, and Sold at a High Price. [cover title: New American Book of Cookery, and the Housekeeper's Assistant]. H. B. Skinner M. D., Henry Burchstead Skinner.
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The compleat housewife, or, Accomplish'd gentlewoman's companion : being a collection of upwards of six hundred of the most approved receipts in cookery, pastry, confectionary, preserving, pickles, cakes, creams, jellies, made wines, cordials : with copper plates curiously engraven for the regular disposition or placing the various dishes and courses : and also bills of fare for every month in the year : to which is added, a collection of above three hundred family receipts of medicines : viz. drinks, syrups, salves, ointments, and various other things of sovereign and approved efficacy in most distempers, pains, aches, wounds, sores, &c. particularly Mrs. Stephen's medicine for the cure of the stone and gravel, and Dr. Mead's famous receipt for the cure of a bite of a mad dog : with several other excellent receipts for the same, which have cured when the persons were disordered, and the salt water fail'd : never before made publick : fit either for private families, or such publick-spirited gentlewomen as would be beneficent to their poor neighbours.With directions for marketing. The fifteenth edition, with additions.
London: Printed for R. Ware, S. Birt, T. Longman, C. Hitch, J. Hodges, J and J. Rivington, J. Ward, W. Johnston, and M. Cooper, 1753. Octavo, 396, xii pages. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece depicting the kitchen and staff of a good sized household, and with six folding plates of table settings. "After Hannah Glasse and, perhaps, Elizabeth Raffald, Eliza Smith is one of the best known of 18th Century... (Item #3908)
Price: $1,000.00
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The Servant Girl Question.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1881. Duodecimo, 181 pages. All edges red. First edition. Some of the essays originally appeared in Harper's Bazaar. An interesting study of the place of the servant girl in the home, issues of management, training and education, etc. General rubbing to the publisher's gilt- and blind-stamped green cloth. Previous owner's name to front fly, otherwise very good. (Item #4967)
Price: $90.00
The Servant Girl Question. Harriet Prescott Spofford.
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The Liberty Cook Book. A guide to economical good Living, with a comprehensive section on up-to-date canning, preserving, jelly making and drying.
New York: Appleton and Company, 1922. Thick octavo, xvi, 439 pages. Second printing; originally issued in 1918. The author sets out to help the American housewife, "conserve food, time, strength and materials... to learn to be efficient is the real need just now, for only by being a real housekeeper, an efficient housekeeper, is she living up to the American standard." (from the preface). There are a great number of... (Item #5134)
Price: $60.00
The Liberty Cook Book. A guide to economical good Living, with a comprehensive section on up-to-date canning, preserving, jelly making and drying. Bertha E. L. Stockbridge.
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Thayer's One Hundred Formulas, a Handbook of Special and Practical Information and Knowledge. Price one dollar.
Boston: J.H. Hartley, Printer, 1883. Octavo-sized booklet, 30 pages. First edition. An interesting collection of recipes medicinal and otherwise drawn from vegetable chemistry. Includes medicines, syrups, extracts, tinctures, infusions, concentrations, balms, ointments, washes, liniments, drops, powders, solutions, uses in wine, uses as food supplements, hair restoratives, creams, & hair dyes, hair pomades, deodorizing powder, skin creams, cough remedies, herbals, flowers, roots, seeds, sugar coated pills, fragrant oils, cooking extracts, teas... (Item #4494)
Price: $100.00
Thayer's One Hundred Formulas, a Handbook of Special and Practical Information and Knowledge. Price one dollar. S. A. Thayer.
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Couverts Orfèvrerie : style moderne. No. 6.
[Paris: Boulenger; Imp. G. Bolan, [circa 1925]. Stapled folio (28 x 38 cm.), [2], 3-24 leaves of plates; with an additional eight unnumbered plates laid-in loosely at back. A handsome trade catalogue from this maker of tableware, with most designs representing a form of Art Deco. The first plate is a selection of monograph styles, followed by plates of silverware, serving vessels and implements, tea and coffee sets, and decorative... (Item #6596)
Price: $180.00
Couverts Orfèvrerie : style moderne. No. 6. Trade catalogue – Tableware, Boulenger.
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The Well-fed Bridegroom.
Garden City, N.Y. Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1957. Octavo, (21.5 x 15 cm.), 192 pages. FIRST EDITION. An "informal, foolproof culinary guide expressly designed to help young brides stock the larder, outfit the kitchen - and plan and cook interesting as well as integrated meals." Some light age-toning, otherwise fine. In publisher's illustrated dust jacket, a bit edgeworn and scuffed, but near very good. (Item #6548)
Price: $50.00
The Well-fed Bridegroom. Margaret Williams.

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