Economical Cookery: Designed to Assist the Housekeeper in Retrenching her Expenses by the Exclusion of Spiritous Liquors from her Cookery. anon.
Economical Cookery: Designed to Assist the Housekeeper in Retrenching her Expenses by the Exclusion of Spiritous Liquors from her Cookery
Economical Cookery: Designed to Assist the Housekeeper in Retrenching her Expenses by the Exclusion of Spiritous Liquors from her Cookery
Economical Cookery: Designed to Assist the Housekeeper in Retrenching her Expenses by the Exclusion of Spiritous Liquors from her Cookery
Economical Cookery: Designed to Assist the Housekeeper in Retrenching her Expenses by the Exclusion of Spiritous Liquors from her Cookery

Economical Cookery: Designed to Assist the Housekeeper in Retrenching her Expenses by the Exclusion of Spiritous Liquors from her Cookery

Newark: Benjamin Olds, 1839.

First Edition. Hardcover (Quarter Leather). Very Good Condition. Item #CAT000735
ISBN: NoISBN

Original leather backed drab boards, light water stain to top edge at beginning, moderate foxing, a few dog ears, pencilled name to rear endpaper - a nice copy overall. 144pp. Lowenstein 238, not in Cagle or Bitting. A second edition was published in 1840, also in Newark. 10 copies in OCLC.

The first cookbook printed in New Jersey and one of the first (I have not found an earlier) temperance cookbooks. Lots of sweets - doughnuts, puddings, gingerbread, whipt cream, but also gammon, salt cod, cured mutton and tongue, a long section on economical meat purchasing, classic mock recipes for making mutton taste like venison (a carry over from Britain where venison was reserved for wealthy owners of deer parks) and mock turtle soup, and sections on economy, soap making. Size: 8vo. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Inventory No: CAT000735.

Price: $950.00

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