THE COOK'S OWN BOOK. AN AMERICAN FAMILY COOK BOOK;; Containing more than twenty-five hundred receipts, for cooking every kind of meat, fish, and fowl, and making of soups, gravies, pastry, preserves and essences: together with a complete system of confectionery, Miss Leslie's seventy-five receipts for pastry, cakes, and sweetmeats, the art of carving, etc., etc.

NY: James Miller, 1875. 8vo, pp. 300, plus 37. Chromolithograph frontis and 7 other illustrations. Engravings showing right and wrong way to carve, different cuts of meat. Original blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt spine decoration. Cover bumped at corners, little worn at edges,backstrip sunned, chipped, nicked and repasted. Interior tight. Library bookplate, and donor's note on blank. Bitting 537. Cagle 451. Both state other editions. Item #44784

A scarce title. Recipes arranged alphabetically, plus essays on household management.. The pastry section is the scarce first cookbook (1828) by Eliza Leslie.

Price: $180.00

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