Mrs. Putnam's Receipt Book, and Young Housekeeper's Assistant. New and enlarged edition.

Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1856.

Small octavo (18.5 x 11.5 cm.), xii, 136, 20 pages. Publisher's advertisements at rear. Later printing. Originally published in 1849, Elizabeth Putnam's first cookbook, the Receipt Book, was enlarged in tis edition. A popular pre-Civil War cookbook, reflecting the fish and wild fowl found in Massachusetts. The work is based on Putnam's "twenty years' experience... in housekeeping", the book aims to "provide receipts which will enable one to furnish a table handsomely, at the smallest expense" (from the Preface). Pages stained and with some foxing throughout. In faded and slightly worn brown cloth, chipped at edges. Good only. [OCLC locates no copies of this edition; Bitting, page 384; Cagle (other printings); Lowenstein 739].

Price: $150.00

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