The New England Economical Housekeeper, and Family Receipt Book. Stereotype edition, by Mrs. E.A. Howland.

New London: Published by Bowles & Williams, Main Street, 1848.

Duodecimo (18 x 11 cm.), 108 pages. Engraved, illustrated frontispiece. Index. Stereotyped, edition, following the Worcester, MA edition of 1844. A new preface for this second edition indicates an additional fifty recipes have been added, and that the medicinal section has been expanded. The elaborate, typographically bordered frontispiece depicts two women working in a new England kitchen: one kneading dough and the other preparing poultry for cooking. Birds, a rabbit and a ham hang on the walls. The whole kitchen landscape is encapsulated in a whimsical home-shaped typographical frame. In original, blue, sugar paper-covered boards, titled and bordered in black, and backed in black cloth. The cloth is chipped and worn, binding shaken. In early vernacular paper book cover. Additional handwritten recipes laid-in, including Cancer Cure, Molasses Drops, Cake, Prailenes [sic], Springerly, Seafoam Cake, Remedy for Sore Eyes, and "To Cure Butter". [OCLC locates twelve copies; Bitting, page 236 (different printings); Cagle 383; Lowenstein 364].

Price: $200.00

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