A New System of Domestic Cookery, formed upon principles of economy; and adapted to the use of private families. By a Lady. Second Philadelphia Edition.

Philadelphia: Published by Benjamin C. Buzby, No. 2, North Third-Street; Stiles, Printer, 1808.

Duodecimo (14 x 9 cm.) [2], xviii, 263 pages (final leaf blank). Table of Contents. Index. Fifth American Edition (see Cagle 667), though stated "Second Philadelphia Edition". Originally published 1806 or 1807 in London, and the first American edition in 1807 in Boston (though printed in Charleston, S.C. An early American edition of what has been called the "earliest manual of household management with any pretensions to completeness, it called forth many imitations" (DNB). Like many other early American cookbooks, the compactness of the work made it inexpensive to publish, convenient to distribute, and useful to a new and mobile population. Some age-toning and light foxing throughout; lacking front free endpaper. Marbled boards, over one-quarter red morocco; spine gilt-titled and with compartments. Rubbing to edges and especially head and foot of spine. Good or a bit better. With an early gift inscription, "Ann M. Tanner, from her affectionate grandfather" to the front paste-down. [OCLC locates six copies; Bitting, page 583 (later printing); Cagle 667; Lowenstein 49; Wheaton & Kelly 5353].

Price: $500.00

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