Just How: A Key to the Cook-Books.

Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Company, 1886.

Duodecimo, 311 pages. Eighth edition. This little book purports to be a grammar for the literature of cuisine, which the author sees to be burgeoning, in the 1870s. Imagine if she could see what we have now! She attempts to re-introduce "knack," "judgment," and "gumption" into the excessively scientific approach which was becoming popular. Had she only lived to see the damage done by Fannie Farmer. Previous owner's name in ink to front blank, otherwise a fine copy in black- and gilt-titled blue cloth.

Price: $120.00

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