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American Cookery, or, The art of dressing viands, fish, poultry, and vegetables, ; and the best modes of making puff-pastes, pies, tarts, puddings, custards, and preserves. And all kinds of cakes, from tre [sic] imperial plumb to plain cake. adapted to this country, and all grades of life. By an American Orphan
Walpole, N.H.: Printed for Elijah Brooks, 1812. 24mo, iv, [5]-71 pages. The eighth edition of Amelia Simmons' American Cookery, originally issued Hartford, 1796. The first American cookbook authored by an American and printed and published in the states. American ingredients such as corn meal and squash are printed here for the first time, including "Indian Slapjack," "Johny Cake," and "Squash Pudding." In a scale-board binding, contemporary one-quarter brown calf, with gray-green paper over boards. Calf shows some small holes, and a cord has been sewn through the head of the spine for hanging. The paper covered boards show some adhesion marks from masking tape has been removed by a professional restoration binder, and some of the scale board is showing through where there is loss to the paper. The boards still exhibit some tackiness from the removed tape. The original endpapers and hinges have been preserved and strengthened. Small later ownership sticker to the free front fly. All early editions are rare. [OCLC locates eleven copies of this printing; Bitting, page 435; Lowenstein (3rd) 60].
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