The Young Housekeeper's Friend: Or, A Guide to Domestic Economy and Comfort. Sixth Thousand.

Boston: Tappan, Whittemore, & Mason, 114 Washington Street, 1850.

Octavo, vi, 190 pages. Later printing, styled "sixth thousand". The first was copyright 1845 and published in 1846. With introductory note by Eliza Farrar that dates to August 15, 1845 in Cambridge. The author is a descendent of Thomas Hooker, prominent Puritan leader who founded the Colony of Connecticut. Generally clean inside, with some foxing and stains; text block pulling at hinges. In printed, tan cloth paper over tan boards. Binding rubbed with heavy soiling and chipping with small tear to cloth spine. Slight foxing and staining to interior, otherwise good. Front end papers include an eight-line manuscript recipe. [OCLC locates five copies; Bitting 100 (later printing); Cagle 190 (earlier printing); Lowenstein 497].

Price: $250.00
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