The New England Economical Housekeeper, and Family Receipt Book. Stereotype edition, by Mrs. E.A. Howland.

Montpelier: E.P. Walton and Sons, 1845.

Small octavo (17.5 x 10.75 cm.), 108 pages. Frontispiece. Index. Second, stereotyped, edition, following the Worcester, Mass. edition of 1844. A new preface for this second edition, indicates an additional fifty recipes have been added, and the medicinal section has been expanded. The elaborate frontispiece depicts two women working in a new England kitchen: one kneading dough and the other preparing poultry for cooking. Birds, a rabbit and a ham hang on the walls. The whole kitchen landscape is encapsulated in a whimsical home-shaped typographical frame. In very worn and soiled, printed, paper-covered boards, now re-cased with black library cloth spine, new endpapers. Internally fresh and bright. [OCLC locates twelve copies; Bitting, page 236 (different printings); Cagle 383; Lowenstein 364].

Price: $150.00

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