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 then burgeoning middle classes. Practical Cooking and Dinner Giving is designed to provide recipes and instructions for elegant entertaining on moderate means. Shaken, with some signatures starting; light soiling to text block. In publisher's gilt decorated green cloth with a god deal of wear to extremities. Owner's ink to free front endpaper. Good only.[Bitting, page 223; Cagle 352].