New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, Franklin Square, 1877.
Octavo (19.5 x 13 cm.), 376,  pages. Advertisements. Illustrated with numerous wood engravings in the text, and two plates of table settings in the front. Second printing; originally issued in 1876. An aspirational cookbook for America's burgeoning middle classes. Practical Cooking and Dinner Giving is designed to provide recipes and instructions for elegant entertaining on moderate means. Internally sound, with light soiling to text block. In publisher's gilt decorated green cloth with wear to extremities. Owner's pencil inscription to rear endpapers. Bookplate of food historian and author, Alan Davidson. [Bitting, page 223; Cagle 352].