Domestic Cookery, Useful Receipts, and Hints to Young Housekeepers. Fifth Edition.

Baltimore: Cushings and Bailey, 1853.

Octavo, viii, 310 pages. Fifth edition. Originally published in 1845, the book found its final form in 1851, and this is the 1853 printing of that edition. One of a number of Quaker cookbooks of the period, along with those Mrs. Widdifield, and Mrs. Nicholson. William Woys Weaver notes that this book does not wear its Quakerism on its sleeve, but reaches for a wider audience. Some light staining throughout, but otherwise a lovely copy, rebound in modern full-brown, speckled calf, gilt-ruled and with gilt spine compartments. Scarce. [OCLC locates seven copies; Cagle 445 (earlier copy)].

Price: $1,500.00

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