New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1875 [but circa 1878].
Octavo (19.5 x 13.5 cm.), 459,  pages. Advertisements. Later printing, with the slight change in name of the publisher, which occurred in 1878. The second in the author's "Common Sense in the Household" series. Marion Harland was the pen name of Mary Virginia Terhune, a Virginia born novelist and author of non-fiction, mostly for women. She wrote a number of cookbooks and domestic works, and was the first woman elected to the Virginia Historical Society. Her daughter, Christine Terhune Herrick, was also the author of several cookbooks and other works. Internally shaken and with some signatures pulling loose. In publisher's green cloth, titled and decorated in black and green, with some rubbing to edges. Overall, near very good. With five handwritten recipes, on blank pages in the front and rear. With the ownership inscription of food historian and cookery re-enactor Marion Walke. [Bitting 214; Brown 2382; Cagle 326].