The American Book of Cookery: Containing more than five hundred receipts in every variety of cookery never before published. Together with the family cleanser and dyer, Being a Complete Treatise on the Art of Cleaning and Dying Clothing and Goods of Every Description; Adapted to the Use of Families. Also, a New Theory and Practice of Family Medicine, Never before Offered to the Public, the Receipts of Which Cost More Than $500; and the New Mode of Washing, with Receipts for Making the Popular Washing Fluids Now in Use, and Sold at a High Price. [cover title: New American Book of Cookery, and the Housekeeper's Assistant].

Boston: Published by J.B. Hall, No. 15 Brattle Street, 1853.

Duodecimo, 110, [2] pages. Final leaf contains "Table of Contents of the American Ladies' Memorial". First edition, second printing; originally issued in 1850. This work is divided in to four parts: recipes; family cleanser and dyer; family medicine; and new theory of washing. Includes recipes for various cleaning fluids. Soiled throughout, and with some damp-staining and dog-ears, but text block is sound. Six cm. diagonal tear to title page, just affecting the text of the publisher's statement. In publisher's printed blue wrapper, with same diagonal tear to lower left corner of front panel. Heavily soiled and worn. Good only. Early ownership inscription to title page of "Anna M. Bigelow". [OCLC locates twenty-two copies of all printings; Cagle 710; Lowestein 498; not in Bitting].

Price: $90.00