The New England Cook Book. Boston, Mass. [cover subtitle: Contains over 500 new and tried receipts].

New York: Charles A. Lilley, Publisher, 7 Murray Street, [circa 1879].

115, [1] pages. Advertisements. Date based on external evidence. The publisher produced only a very few books, all issued in 1879. ~ Evident FIRST EDITION. A promotional cookbook, featuring recipes that are brief, if not altogether lacking in detail. The book is in service to Houghton & Dutton, a dry goods specialist from Boston, and the recipes are interspersed with descriptions of the shop's various departments (crockery, glassware, millinery, etc.). In addition to the text descriptions, there are advertisements throughout, with varied typography, but all hawking Houghton & Dutton. Susan G. Knight was also the author of a number of other works, including one cookbook, Tit-Bits, How to prepare a nice dish at moderate expense, (Boston & New York, 1865). A comparison of the two text would perhaps be of use. Some age-toning to text-block, and wear to corners of some leaves. In printed yellow wrappers, worn and soiled, but whole. Unrecorded. [OCLC locates no copies].

Price: $450.00