The Practical Cook Book; Containing Upwards of One Thousand Receipts: Consisting of Directions for Selecting, Preparing and Cooking All Kinds of Meats, Fish, Poultry, and Game, Soups Broths, Vegetables and Salads... and Numerous Preparations for Invalids.

Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo & Co., 1851.

Octavo, 303 pages + 27 ads. Second edition, expanded by 30 pages beyond the original edition of 1850. Thorough and well-indexed, Mrs. Bliss' Practical Cook Book offers a wide array of recipes, including sections on 'Creams, Ices and Water Ices', and 'Blanc Mange, Creams, Charlotte Russe, Flummery, Syllabubs, Curds and Whey.' Moderate foxing throughout, spine a bit cocked. Publisher's blind and gilt-stamped green cloth with some general wear and rubbing to the foot of the spine. With the bookseller's ticket of Cooks Books of Sussex, and the bookplate of a previous owner and of the Carl Sontheimer Foundation. [OCLC cites six locations for the 1850 first edition, none for this edition, and a few for later printings; Bitting page 45 (later edition); not in Cagle; Lowenstein 528].

Price: $300.00

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