Family Living on $500 a Year. A Daily Reference Book for Young and Inexperienced Housewives.

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1887.

Thick octavo (17.5 x 12.5 cm.), 437 pages. Advertisements. FIRST EDITION. Corson was "one of the original cooking school leaders, and a champion of nutritious meals for the poor." [Historic American Cookbook Project] As the founder of the New York Cooking School in 1876, she was a predecessor of Fannie Farmer, and was even sought out by the French government for advice on introducing a cooking curriculum to the French public schools. Family Living seeks to provide practical household advice, not to Corson's poorest readers, but to a slightly better off crowd of women who admired her ideas. Very slight edgewear, corner of the free front end paper clipped, offsetting to two pages from clipping laid in, otherwise very good, in publisher's black, gilt and red-decorated olive cloth with an image of a beehive. Scarce. [Not in Cagle; Brown 2593, records the 1905 printing].

Price: $400.00