; [Brooklyn, N.Y.]: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Publishers; [Press of Braunworth & Co., Bookbinders and Printers, .
Thick octavo (21.5 x 14 cm.), xii, 780 pages. Illustrated with photographs; index. FIRST EDITION. A practical and exhaustive manual of cookery and housekeeping, with thousands of recipes (prepared for the housewife, not for the chef) and many chapters on the care and management of the home. 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 Southern cookbooks and domestic works, including her popular Common Sense in the Household, 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. Black decorated oil-cloth with the 'Turkey' design by Margaret Armstrong printed in ochre, brown, and orange. The designer's initials are in the design. [OCLC locates numerous copies (while well-represented in institutional collections, this work is scarce in the marketplace); Bitting, page 215].