The Housekeeper's Assistant, Composed Upon Temperance Principles, with instructions in the art of making plain and fancy cakes, puddings, pastry, confectionary, ice creams, jellies, blanc mange, also for the cooking of all various kinds of meats and vegetables; with a variety of useful information and receipts never before published [Cover title: "The Housekeeper's Receipt-Book]

Boston: James Munroe and Company, 1845. New Edition. Work dedicated "to Temperance," entirely devoid of using "intoxicating liqueurs" in any of the recipes, the author concluding her dedication with the statement that "Alcohol should be nearly confined to the laboratory of the druggist" (p. [3]). LOWENSTEIN 358. 12mo (19cm.); publisher's limp brown gilt-lettered cloth; 142,vpp. Quite worn, textblock nearly separated from binding, shallow loss and chips to cloth extremities, general soil ("evidence of use"), contemporary owner's pencil manuscript recipe on front flyleaf. Good only. Edition statement printed on cover only, published in the same year as the first.

Price: $125.00

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