RARE 1906 1st Ed Marion Harland's Complete Cook Book - Cookery and Housekeeping / Entertaining

A must have OUT-OF-PRINT gem. Practical, witty, sarcastic, encouraging and kind, Marion Harland's manuals were a boon to women throughout U.S.!!

Collector's 1906 antiquarian hardcover - Marion Harland's Complete Cook Book: A Practical and Exhaustive Manual of Cookery and Housekeeping.

Author: Marion Harland. Publisher: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, Copyright 1903 June, 1906 March-New edition, revised & enlarged.

ENCYCLOPEDIC manual of cookery & housekeeping, containing thousands of carefully proved recipes, prepared for the housewife, not the chef. Many chapters on care and management of home, the final expression of her life's experience.

Over 1,000 recipes, a range of dishes from around the country, including breakfast, dessert and everything in between. Here is a few of the many chapters with beginning tidbits and and Harland advice:

Dedicatory Preface - To My Fellow Housekeepers, North, East, South and West: Thirty-one years ago I wrote, dedicated to you, and sent to press, Common Sense in the Household. Daring step was taken in opposition...

Diet And Digestion - The second depends upon the first. The two make up a whole which is Health. Food values is so emphatically a technical term...

Familiar Talk Breakfast - Common sense would decide that we should begin the day with glad alertness, which the sun smiles at us over horizon...

Marketing - Mutton and beef may be called the Marketer's Perennials. In buying mutton see that the fat is clear, very firm and white...

Care Of Household Stores - Apples, potatoes, turnips, carrots, etc., if stored in bins or barrels, should be picked over every week...

The Impromptu Larder - Some of her friends call it The Emergency Pantry. Owner objects to term because it conveys idea of bandages and styptics. Whereas, the cozy closet devoted to the comfort of possible guest...

Serving And Waiting - If a butler is engaged to do the family serving...

Breakfast Fruits - The imported fashion of beginning breakfast with fresh fruit has become an American custom. They deserve their popularity...

Among The Linens - Everything commonly classed under this head should be carefully aired before its put away. Real linen has marvelous proper....

Chemistry In The Kitchen - Here again I shall be brief and practical...

MARY Virginia Terhune: December 21, 1830 – June 3, 1922), American author, also known by penname Marion Harland. For 15 years a prolific writer of best-selling women's fiction.

In 1870s, after birth of her last son, finding current cookbooks less than helpful, she began collecting her own tested recipes written in a more accessible manner.

Her first cookbook and manual was "Common Sense in the Household" A Manual of Practical Housewifery. Her books appealed to young housewives and their need to know how to cook, manage households and staff.

Heavy hardcover, red cloth boards, illustrated cover-elaborate black fan tailed turkey w/ lovely folk art border of flowers and scrolls.

Hard-to-find with no writing or tears, 781pp, 8" x 5". NOT ex-lib. Binding tight. In amazing condition for over 100 years.

Pages excellent/bright/clean-light age yellowing-Last few blank pp-some foxing-few spots. Approx 20pp end book-small top area light buckling.

Cover very good-color is bright(maroon hue)-light shelfwear. Solid book-most wear is white on front(see photo). Page ends some foxing.

Do not pass up this RARE gem; will make a FABULOUS gift!!

Item ID: BK1773

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