The Practical Cook Book; containing upwards of one thousand receipts: consisting of directions for selecting, preparing and cooking all kinds of meats, fish, poultry, and game, soups broths, vegetables and salads... and numerous preparations for invalids.

Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo & Co., 1855.

Octavo, vi, 303 pages. Second edition, later printing, expanded by thirty pages beyond the original edition of 1850. Thorough and well-indexed, Mrs. Bliss' Practical Cook Book offers a wide array of recipes, including sections on Creams, Ices and Water Ices, as well as Blanc Mange, Creams, Charlotte Russe, Flummery, Syllabubs, Curds and Whey. Heavily foxed throughout, spine a bit cocked, but still sound. Publisher's blind and gilt-stamped brown cloth with some general wear and rubbing to the head and foot of the spine. Previous owner's ink inscription to front paste down. Good only. [OCLC cites six locations for the 1850 first edition, and a few for other later printings, but none for this 1855 printing; Bitting, page 45 (citing earlier printings); Lowenstein 564 (earlier printings; not in Cagle].

Price: $150.00

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