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: D. Appleton & Company, 443 & 445 Broadway, 1862.

Duodecimo (19 x 12.5 cm.), vi, 364, [10] pages. Index. Publisher's advertisements. Illustrated with two engravings in the text. Later printing. Originally published in London in 1849. Soyer's famed recipe book was 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). Stains and foxing to first few leaves; age-toning to much of text block. In green pebbled cloth, blind- and gilt-decorated. Near very good. [Bitting, page 443 (citing 1859 Amer. printing); Cagle 723 (different printing); Lowenstein 491].

Price: $200.00

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