The Cook. Plain and Practical Directions for Cooking and Housekeeping with Upwards of 700 Receipts. A new edition, corrected and improved.

London; Holborn: Houlston & Stoneman, 65 Paternoster Row; Printed by A Swetting, Bartlett's Buildings, [1849].

Duodecimo (16 x 10 cm.), 332 pages. Index. Date of publication from Oxford (page 179), and the British Library and Oxford Brookes records. Stated "new edition, corrected and improved” originally issued in 1842 by Charles Knight & Co. Includes a notable section titled, "American Mode of Cooking Indian Corn, Pumpkins, &c." with seventeen recipes, including Indian Cake or Bannock, Green Indian Corn, Indian corn or Maize Pudding, baked, Boiled Maize Pudding, Pumpkin and Squash Pie, Carrot Pies, Bird’s Nest Pudding, American Souse, Salt Fish, and American Mince Meat. A squareback binding in textured, brick-colored cloth, gilt-titled to the front board and blind-titled to the rear. Text block shaken, otherwise near very good. [OCLC locates four copies with the Houlston & Stoneman imprint (and one each with Houlston & Wright and Houlston & Son - none in the U.S.); Cagle 828 (for 1842 first edition only); Oxford, page 179].

Price: $150.00

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