A Primary Cook Book, by Mrs. Putnam, for New Beginners in Housekeeping. Receipts suited to the times. Second thousand. [One line of quotation from Cicero].

Boston: Loring, Publisher, 319 Washington Street; [Printed by J.E. Farwell and Company, 37 Congress Street], 1862.

Small octavo (19 x 13 cm.), 84 pages. Index. Publisher's advertisements to rear board. Stated "Second Thousand", dated the same year as the first. A scarce Civil War-era cookbook, from the author of Mrs. Putnam's Receipt Book and Young Housekeeper's Assistant (1849). Includes instructions for establishing a household in preparation for marriage, with a full list of recommended furnishings for each room, cleaning schedule, and weekly menus in addition to recipes. In an effort to include both sexes, there is a section of sixteen recipes for bachelors. Text block age-toned and lightly foxed throughout. Bookseller notes to paste-downs. In soiled and rubbed, printed yellow paper-covered boards, over textured brown cloth spine. Head and foot of spine rubbed. Good. Scarce in the marketplace. [OCLC locates eighteen copies; Brown 1493; not in Bitting or Cagle].

Price: $350.00