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The Modern Housewife

By Soyer, Alexis

New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1851. First American edition. Hardcover. Good. New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1851. First American edition. Good. 363pp, dark brown embossed cover w gilt spine title and illustration of hanging game, rib roast, fish. Spine is frayed at top and bottom, starting to detach but still whole; light brown endpapers. One page of book reviews before title page showing full title: The Modern Housewife or Menagerie Comprising Nearly One Thousand Receipts for the Economic and Judicious Preparation of Every Meal of the Day and for the Nursery and Sick Room with Minute Directions for Family Management in All Its Branches. Title page has missing upper right corner (1"x1/5"). Light foxing throughout, text block is tight and complete. This was a very popular title by Soyer who in the 1850s helped Florence Nightingale transform the health of the British and French troops in the Crimean War. A fascinating window into culinary culture of the mid-Nineteenth century, a difficult book to find intact and in original cover.

$105.00