Here is an interesting little cook book published by Benjamin C. Buzby and printed by Stiles in Philadelphia in 1808. The full title of the book is "A New System of Domestic Cookery Formed Upon Principles of Economy and Adapted to the Use of Private families by a Lady". The little book has a hard cardboard cover with faux maroon leather (paper) covered spine. There are 263 numbered pages. The pages are intact except the last page which has some old script writing starting with "Dear Girl and was apparently torn off for some reason. There is a hand written recipe inside the front cover and an inscription on he 2nd unnumbered page which reads "Given by Anna R Patterson as a relic." There many interesting recipes for preparing such things as eels, sturgeon, calf's head and oxcheek. The books is in god condition for its age and use. Please see pictures for condition and contents. This is a scarce book that descended for generations in a Delaware Valley family. The book is 5.75" tall, 3 & 5/8" across and 7/8" thick
1808 Second Philadelphia Edition of A New System of Domestic Cookery Formed Upon Principles of Economy and Adapted to...