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Modern American Cookery

Smith, Prudence

Published by J. & J. Harper, 1831
Condition: Good Hardcover
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First edition. 222 pp, with illustrations in the appendix. An extremely scarce early American cookbook. Contains directions for making soups, roasting, boiling, baking, dressing vegetables, poultry, fish, pies, gravies, pickles, puddings, pastry. Recipes for Sick Cookery ( from calf's feet broth to eel broth to arrowroot jelly to panada to sipets to white or brown grit caudle to mulled wine and mulled ale and much more. Family medical recipes ( from camphorated oil to cerate to fomentations to lip salve, fumigation, gargles, liniments, spermaceti ointment to a variety of poulticies to tooth power, tinctures, to prevention of headaches, inflamed eyes, bleeding at the nose, deafness, toothaches, corns, ague, asthma, burns, colic, droping, flatulency, indigestion, jaundice and much more. And, a section of other useful recipes - lavender water, rose water, honey water, how to remove mildew from linen, soaps, how to clean paintings and silver, to make furniture paste, to make starch, mend broken glass, cement for china, glue, charcoal, preserving teeth and gums, obliviate the small of privies and much more. Text is complete and held together to spine and front boards by original strings. Back board is separated but present. The text itself is complete and clean to read with some foxing throughout. the title page is missing and the text begins with the advertisement by the publishers followed by the Author's Preface and dated December 1, 1831 by Prudence Smith. The next page contains the contents which has a tear and a small section missing (1" high and 1/2" wide on the left hand column). The contents of the missing sections however appear in the following text, so nothing is lost. The cover is hard boards with scratches and corners are rubbed. Spine is black cloth with American Cookery title clearly readable in gilt lettering. Extremely scarce with great historical content. Bookseller Inventory # 36627

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Title: Modern American Cookery

Publisher: J. & J. Harper

Publication Date: 1831

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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