1842 Directions For Cookery, in its Various Branches
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Original Binding, Uncommon
An uncommon work.
Bound without the title page, dated from Jisc from a copy held at the Senate House Library University of London.
One leaf of adverts to the front.
The popular cookery work of Miss Eliza Leslie, showcasing popular recipes of America in the nineteenth century.
'Directions For Cookery' was so popular that it sold at least 150,000 copies, and stayed in print for six decades, becoming the most popular American cookbook of the century.
Leslie approaches the work with the intention of appeal to all classes, and to city and rural dwellers from across the country.
Illustrated with a few in-text engravings, illustrating the different cuts of animals.
Prior owner's ink inscription to the recto of the front endpaper, 'To C. M. Martmilay from Leonora Rodwell, August 1847'.
In the original quarter cloth binding with marbled paper to the boards. Externally, generally smart. Crack to the head of the spine and front joint. Bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities, with a small amount of loss to the head and tail of the spine, and to the paper to the extremities. Spine and joints are lightly discoloured with a few minor marks. Red mark to the rear board. Prior owner's ink inscription to the recto of the front endpaper. Bookseller's label and a pencil mark to the rear paste down. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are a little age-toned with some scattered spots. Bound without the title page. Faint tide mark to the gutter of pages 3-30. Repair to the margin of page 458, to the gutter of pages 460-467, and to the tail of page 468.
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