THE IMPROVED HOUSEWIFE; or, book of receipts; with engravings for marketing and carving. By a married lady, alike experienced in the vicissitudes of life and in housewifery; whom admonitory years now invited to a more retired and less active life, cheered by affectionate remembrances of patron-friends.

Hartford CT: Ira Webster, 1850. Thirteenth edition (according to Cagle, first edition, tenth printing). 8vo, pp. 238 plus fold-out hand-colored perpetual calendar (1800 to 1950). Frontis wood engraving and in-text engravings. Original blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt title. Some foxing on front edge and endpapers, spine somewhat worn at sides and ends, cover little worn at edges and corners, o/w a VG tight copy. Bitting 489 cites 1844 and other editions, inclucing this. Cagle 799. Longone E-11. Lowenstein 483. Wheaton & Kelly 6389. Not in Brown. Scarce. Item #44839

Many regional receipts, especially from Vermont.

Price: $120.00

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