Good-Living: A Practical Cookery-Book for Town and Country.

New York; London: G.P. Putnam's Sons; The Knickerbocker Press, [1890].

Octavo (21 x 14 cm.), x, 580 pages. Index. FIRST EDITION.
A decidedly upper class cookbook, with more than 1300 recipes drawn from around the world. The preface includes a list of sources consulted which range from Mrs. Beeton, Mrs. Rorer and Miss Parloa to Careme and Soyer. The author describes the cuisine included as selected from "the best and most popular dishes of the Eastern States [...]; of Philadelphia [...]; from Baltimore and the South, many of the excellent dishes so well prepared by the Negro cooks; and from further South still, we have the many delicious receipts furnished by the Creole school of cookery". In publisher's orange- and maroon-decorated beige buckram. Spine darkened, some light bumping to edges, otherwise very good. [OCLC locates twelve copies; Bitting, page 64; not in Cagle].

Price: $200.00

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