Lot 320 of 429:
Second Edition of Mrs. Hill's Famed Southern Cookbook  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$570
Estimate:
$500 - $800

Title:
Housekeeping Made Easy. Mrs. Hill’s New Family Receipt Book for the Kitchen: A Practical System for Private Families in Town and Country particularly adapted to the South
Author:
Hill, Mrs. A[nnabella] P.
Place:
New York
Publisher:
James O’Kane
Date:
1868
Description:

427, [3] pp. Illustrated with wood engravings of carving and table arrangements. Later green cloth with original spine strip laid-on. Second Edition (unrecorded). 

This is one of the most influential cooking primers of the Old South. Mrs. Hill was exacting about crediting the sources of her recipes, and a good number of them came from the region of west Georgia. According to Damon Fowler, in his introduction to the reprint of her famed cookbook, “…even though the book was very influential during the last quarter of the nineteenth century as a record of cooking practice, its proper place is beside The Virginia House-wife (1824), The Kentucky House-wife (1839), and The Carolina House-wife (1847) as a major record of antebellum Southern cookery.” 

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Condition:
Period manuscript recipe laid-in loose in envelope. Minor internal faded dampstaining, else very good.
 
Item number:
297192a
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