The Modern Housewife, or Ménagère. Comprising nearly one thousand receipts, for the economic and judicious preparation of every meal of the day, with those of the nursery and sick room, and minute directions for family management in all its branches. Illustrated with engravings. Edited by an American housekeeper.

New-York; Philadelphia: D. Appleton & Company, 200 Broadway; G.S. Appleton, 146 Chestnut St. 1850.

Duodecimo, vi, 364, [12] pages. Index. Publisher's advertisements. Illustrated with two engravings in the text. First American edition. Originally published London 1849. Soyer's famed recipe book adapted by an American housekeeper, "to make a verbal correction here and there, necessary to render the meaning of the author more plain; to erase certain directions for cooking different kinds of game and fish unknown in the new world; and to omit the purely local information, and scraps of history, which only increased the cost and bulk of the book, without, in any way, adding to its value." (v). Staining and foxing to first few leaves, including title; tideline to front edge of final leaves. In full brown pebbled cloth, with simple gilt title to spine. Likely an early rebinding, judging from the clean state of the endpapers. With the ownership signature, "Sarah Loeser, San Diego, Cal., 1857". [Bitting, page 443 (citing 1859 Amer. printing); Cagle 723 (different printing); Lowenstein 491].

Price: $200.00

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