Mary at the Farm, and Book of Recipes, Compiled During her Visit Among the "Pennsylvania Germans."

Harrisburg, PA: Evangelical Press, 1928.

Large octavo (23.5 x 16 cm.), 440 pages. Illustrated. Second Edition; originally privately issued in 1915. The author uses the fictional story of a young woman named Mary to investigate the food and homemaking ways of the Pennsylvania Dutch. "Among the reliable 20th Century sources for this uniquely American cuisine" (MSU, Feeding America). The recipes are considered authentic and the side stories are charming. Among my favorites, Mary tells of a hunt for the mythological Elbadritchel bird. The book's illustrations depict - photographically or with drawings - the countryside, its people, and some of the folk objects used in the home. Foxing to a few early pages. Very light soiling at edges of text block, some light edgewear to the original gilt stamped brown cloth boards, otherwise very good. Previous owner's name to front fly. [Not in Cagle].

Price: $250.00

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