What shall we eat? a manual for housekeepers.
- Collectible; G+
Bluffton, South Carolina, United States
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NY: G.P. Putnam & Son, 1868. First Edition . Hardcover. Collectible; G+. ...comprising a bill of fare or breakfast, dinner, and tea, for every day in the year; with an Appendix, containing recipes for pickles and sauces." 1st edition, 12mo, green cloth, 134 pages,  pages publisher adverts (these are bound in out of order and mispaginated]. The book has been professionally repaired: a cloth reback. Condition: GOOD+ : binding is now tight, some light spotting and a few tiny tears to the endpapers, some typical browing to pages, light scattered spotting, a faint damp stain at bottom page edge throughout book, a light brownish damp stain at hinge through part of the book, a few pages have a crease and page 119 has a 1" closed tear at margin, otherwise the book is quite clean, and a nice copy of this uncommon early cookbook. "The design of this Manual is to suggest to ladies, without the trouble of THINKING [in italics], what is seasonable for the table, each day of the week, and how it shall be cooked..." [ from the Preface]...heaven help the world if we should actually THINK in the kitchen... An uncommon / scarce title.
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