This is a wonderful collectible vintage cookbook. Hardcover, no dust jacket as issued by publisher. American Antique Cookbooks, 1894. This collectors edition is like new inside and out. Colorful illustrated front with burgundy spine and back cover in bonded leather. Pink silk moire endpapers and attached pink silk ribbon bookmark. All three page edges tipped in gold. Reprinted from the original publication 1854 in this collectors leather-bound edition. Crisp and clean, unmarked inside. Only a hint of shelf wear to cover at top edge.
This special edition was published by Oxmoor House. This book is rich with more than just recipes from yesteryear. The section of the Ladies' Companion and Family Physician speaks of treatment of children, medicines, and everything from dropsy to sore throats to toothache and more. There is a section of Ladies Domestic Economy and Housekeeping Guide that gives instruction on doughnuts, mutton chops, lemon pie, and much more. Rounding out the book is Cookery for The Sick. Nourishing broths, and teas for the sick. But wait, there is a section of Etiquette for Ladies and Gentlemen. The importance of dress, cleanliness and behavior is sure to intrigue. The times were simple, the recipes are just as simple and basic. The book is full of basic knowledge, information, recipes and how-to's. This is truly a collector edition presented in a beautiful binding and true to the original publication is its simplicity.
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