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Four 19th Century American Cookbooks  

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Four Nineteenth Century American Cookbooks

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Four Nineteenth Century American Cookbooks.

Published just pre- and post-Civil War, these books tell the story of how Americans ate in the pre-Victorian era.

* Howland, Mrs. E.A. The New England Economical Housekeeper, and Family Receipt Book. Frontis. engraving of two women in a kitchen with an enormous hearth. Cloth-backed printed boards. Stereotype Edition. (Rubbing to extremities; foxing, else very good). Worcester: S.A. Howland, 1847.

Child [Lydia Maria]. The American Frugal Housewife, dedicated to those who are not ashamed of economy. 130 pp. Original cloth-backed printed boards. 29th Edition. Wear to covers; faint dampstaining throughout, thus good only. NY: Samuel S. & William Wood, 1844. 

* Parloa, Maria. First Principles of Household Management and Cookery: A Text-Book for Schools and Families. Brick cloth. First Edition. (Scuffing to spine head, minor rubbing to spine foot; contemporary manuscript recipes & clippings to front endpapers, else very good). Boston: Houghton, Osgood, 1879.

Alcott, William A. The Young House-keeper or Thoughts on Food and Cookery. Brown cloth, gilt-lettered spine. Fifth Edition. (Very good). Boston: George W. Light, 1842.

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