New York: Scribner, Armstrong & Co., 1875.
Octavo (19.5 x 13.5 cm.), 459,  pages. Advertisements. FIRST EDITION. The second in the author's "Common Sense in the Household" series. Marion Harland was the pen name of Mary Virginia Terhune, a Virginia born novelist and author of non-fiction, mostly for women. She wrote a number of cookbooks and domestic works, and was the first woman elected to the Virginia Historical Society. Her daughter, Christine Terhune Herrick, was also the author of several cookbooks and other works. Internally shaken and with some signatures pulling loose. In publisher's untitled black oilcloth, with rubbing and adhesion. Good only. [Bitting 214; Brown 2382; Cagle 326].