Philadelphia: Published by Benjamin C. Buzby, 1810.
Duodecimo (14 x 9 cm.), 22, 263 pages. Table of Contents. Index. Originally published 1806 or 1807 in London, and in 1807 in America, this is an early American edition of what has been called the "earliest manual of household management with any pretensions to completeness, it called forth many imitations." (DNB). Front fly leaf with a good sized chip from the right hand edge, not effecting any text. Minor foxing throughout and age discoloration throughout, otherwise very good. Rebacked, with the original spine laid-down, in brown calf, with gilt-titling; boards worn. With the bookseller's ticket of Household Words, Berkeley, CA on the rear paste down, and a slip of paper with two early handwritten recipes (Soft Gingerbread and Composition Cake) roughly sewn in at rear hinge. One additional handwritten recipe (Sponge Cake) in the same hand, to a preliminary blank. [OCLC locates sixteen copies; Bitting, page 583 (later printing); Cagle 665; Lowenstein 54; Shaw & Shoemaker 2144].