Worcester [Massachusetts]: S.A. Howland, 1845. Wraps. [COOKERY]. Second edition with editing and additions. 12mo (7 1/8” x 4 ½”); 108pp; tan boards, black decorative border and front, publisher’s ads on rear with small vignette of children and a globe; brown cloth shelf-back; wood-engraved frontispiece; wear and soiling to boards, cloth shelf-back fraying, glue-burn to endpapers, some spotting, no bad odors; very good minus. Very good. Item #1599
The second edition of what was to be a popular household book, this one advertises that it has been revised, improved, and added to. Contents included recipes, a Medicinal Department, and a Miscellaneous section that includes housekeeping helps.
The lovely wood-engraved frontispiece features a cut-away view of two women working in a well-appointed kitchen. Small printer’s ornaments shape the foundation and roof peak, and an American eagle can be seen in the attic space.