Mrs. Putnam's Receipt Book, and Housekeeper's Assistant. New and Enlarged Edition. [with:] Second Part of Mrs. Putnam's Receipt Book, as an Assistant, for Economy and Comfort, to the Young Housekeeper.

New York: Sheldon & Company, 1869.

Octavo (19 x 13 cm.), xxiii, 322, [2] pages. Illustrated with wood engravings in the text. Publisher's advertising at rear. Spine title: Mrs. Putnam's New Receipt Book. Later printing of this expansion of Mrs. Putnam's highly popular title, originally published in 1849, and expanded in 1867, with this combination of both of her highly popular titles. The original was 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). Includes a selection of Bills of Fare and small sections "Receipts for a Small Farmhouse" and "Directions for a Young Housekeeper". Small tide-line to bottom edge of some leaves; spotting to edges of text block, but internally quite clean and sound. Some rubbing to the publisher's blind-stamped and gilt-titled brown cloth, otherwise near fine. [Bitting page 384; Cagle 624 (similar printing); Lowenstein (for the earlier printings)].

Price: $250.00

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