Boston: George W. Light, 3 Cornhill, 1842.
Sextidecimo, 424 pages. Fifth stereotype edition. Alcott was the first president of the American Vegetarian Society and the founder of the American Physiological Society in 1837, the world's first physiological society. Much of this work is dedicated to vegetables, grains and fruits, with additional chapters on keeping accounts and journals, the general purposes of house-keeping, and an interesting exploration into "Cooking as It Is," and "Cooking as It Should Be." In brown cloth, gilt stamped at spine. Evidence of early spine rebacking, and new endpapers, some chipping to head and foot of spine, text block sound. [Bitting, page 6 (later printing); Cagle 14-17 (other printings); Lowenstein 300].