The Cook's Own Book. An American Family Cook Book ; Containing more than twenty-five hundred receipts, for cooking every kind of meat, fish, and fowl, and making of soups, gravies, pastry, preserves and essences: together with a complete system of confectionery. Miss Leslie's Seventy-Five Receipts for Pastry, Cakes, and Sweetmeats, the Art of Carving, etc., etc. By A Boston Housekeeper.

New York: James Miller, Publisher, 779 Broadway, 1864.

Octavo, 300, 37 pages. First edition, thirteenth printing (after Cagle). Originally published, under the title The Cook's Own Book, in 1832. Illustrated with a chromolithograph frontispiece and five tipped-in plates. Engraved line drawings throughout the text of the carving section. A wonderful source for early 19th century recipes, arranged alphabetically in two columns, which results in the proximity of 'Hashed Hare', 'Hawthorn Liquor' and 'Hedgehog To Make' (a dessert, not a thicket dwelling rodent). Some edge staining to the text block, and foxing to the tissue guard and frontispiece, otherwise internally very clean. In publisher's blind and gilt-stamped maroon cloth, with the striking gilt fork decoration on a slightly sun faded spine. All editions of this title are fairly scarce in the trade. [OCLC locates ten copies of this 1864 printing; Cagle 447-150 (earlier printings); Wheaton and Kelly].

Price: $250.00

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