The American Home Cook Book, with several hundred excellent recipes, selected and tried with great care, and with a view to be used by those who regard economy, and containing important information on the arrangement and well ordering of the kitchen. The whole based on many years of experience. By an American Lady.

New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, Publishers, [1863].

Small octavo, 133, [2], 4 pages. Index. Publisher's advertisements. Illustrated with engravings in the text. Second edition, early Dick & Fitzgerald issue. Originally issued by Garret & Co. in 1854, a series of Dick & Fitzgerald issues followed, each with a different pagination due to changes in the publisher's advertisements. Our dating is based on the earliest publication date of John Rack's French Wine and Liquor Manufacture which is listed in the advertisements. Introductory remarks include illustrations of seventy-nine different kitchen utensils. In printed yellow illustrated boards with black spine cloth, worn with soiling, rubbing, and creases to cover. Hinges shaken. Light foxing throughout, otherwise good. Inscription in pencil to front end page and faint marks of a recipe to rear pastedown. [OCLC locates seventeen copies; not in Bitting or Cagle; Lowenstein 605-607 (various printings, collation does not match three editions cited)].

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