Lot 43 of 373:
San Jose Cookery, 1891  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$270
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Lizzie's Cook Book, edited by "The Bachelette"
Author:
McCullough, Lizzie
Place:
San Jose
Publisher:
Smith & Wilcox
Date:
1891
Description:

[4] ad pp., [2], 114, [8] ad pp. Frontisportrait of the author in kitchen garb. White cloth lettered in black. First Edition.

Many cook books are too elaborate and confusing. They seem to be written for people, who live with great ceremony; who have retinues of servants at dinner, bringing in turtle soup and turkey, silver chafing dishes and gold spoons. But, the majority of Americans do not live in this way at all; they are glad to have beefsteak and bread; wedgewood ware and one good servant. It is for this great majority, that Lizzie's Cook Book is written."

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Spots to covers; lower corner of front free endpaper lacking, page 9-10 detached but present, else good. A scarce San Jose cookbook.
 
Item number:
297165
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