A Few Hints about Cooking, with remarks on many other subjects.

Boston: Wright & Potter Printing Company, 18 Post Office Square, 1887.

Octavo (18.5 x 13 cm.), 321, [14] pages. Frontispiece photographic portrait. Lined, blank pages, headed "Memorandum" at rear. FIRST EDITION. A collection of recipes, many of which first appeared in the author's column in the Boston Saturday Evening Gazette. The chapters are told in an anecdotal fashion, with recipes as presented to a servant by her mistress. Includes "the manner in which oysters are generally opened in Boston", description of shopping at the Faneuil Hall and Quincy Markets, and a mention that the most popular dish in Boston at the time was "the inevitable larded fillet of beef". Includes some lined blanks at the rear labeled "Memorandum". In publisher's full brown cloth. Tiny pinhole to spine of publisher's brown cloth, otherwise very good. Ownership inscription to dedication page. A preliminary blank contains a presentation inscription from the author to her sister, "To my darling Sister Annie, with the love (that will always endure), her Sister Sadie. Boston Nov. 1st 1887." [OCLC locates nineteen copies; Bitting, page 201; Brown 1530: Cagle 305].

Price: $350.00

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