Good-Living: A Practical Cookery-Book for Town and Country. Household Edition.

New York-London: G.P. Putnam's Sons; The Knickerbocker Press, 1908.

Octavo (23.4 x 16 cm.), x, 580 pages. Third Edition, with additional material; in the first edition of the work (c. 1890) the author's name is stated as 'Sara Van Buren Brugiere". A decidedly upper class cookbook, with more than thirteen hundred recipes drawn from around the world. The preface includes a list of sources consulted which range from Mrs. Beeton, Mrs. Rorer and Miss Parloa to Careme and Soyer. The author describes the cuisine included as selected from "the best and most popular dishes of the Eastern States [...]; of Philadelphia [...]; from Baltimore and the South, many of the excellent dishes so well prepared by the Negro cooks; and from further South still, we have the many delicious receipts furnished by the Creole school of cookery". In rubbed and slightly soiled white oil cloth. Some very slight foxing to edges, otherwise fine. [OCLC locates twelve copies; Bitting, page 64; not in Cagle].

Price: $120.00

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