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The P. D. & Co. Keystone Cook Book

By: Anonymous

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Philadelphia, Paine, Diehl & Co.: 1888

Seller ID: 39654

Condition: Good+


85 pages; Contents unmarked, shallow marginal stain at lower edge of rear pages. Pictorial light green wrappers are rubbed and soiled with some chipping. Front wrapper shows a woman standing at a table in her kitchen using a Keystone Beater with a large fireplace and tall cabinet in the background with the phrase: "Better the Utensil; Better the Cook." OCLC: 166594332 Illustrated with images of the Keystone Beater and the Keystone Ice Cream Freezer manufactured by Paine, Diehl & Co. The Keystone beater was invented and patented in 1885 by Edwin Baltzley, who was then working for Senate... View more info

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The Young Housewife's Daily Assistant on all Matters relating to Cookery and Housekeeping containing bills of family fare for every day in the year, which include breakfast and dinner for a small family, and dinner for two servants: also twelve bills of fare for dinner parties, and two for evening entertainments, with the cos annexed, also di

By: Cre-Fydd

Price: $99.94

Publisher: London, Simpkin, Marshall, And Co: 1888

Seller ID: 41824

Condition: Very Good


Cre- Fydd's Family Fare; cci, 341 pages; Former owner's name and drawing on feps and first blank, otherwise clean and tight in original brick coloured cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine, decorative stamping to front board in black and gilt. A number of cookery books designed to assist the young housewife of the rapidly increasing middle class were produced in the second half of the nineteenth century in Britain, and some of these gave suggested menus for every day of the year. One of these was Cre-Fydd's Family Fare: The Young Housewife's Daily Assistant, [first] published in 1864... View more info

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FLAVORS AND SAVORS FROM DOWN EAST

By: Doane, Myrtle ; [SIGNED]

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Brownfield, Myrtle Doane: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 37021

Condition: Near Fine


Autograph; 36 pages; A wonderful booklet of recipes from this Maine author and poet from Brownfield Maine. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR with a typed note from her laid-in. OCLC: 783284046 Recipes include Maine Meatloaf, Maine Meat Pie, Aunt Myrtle's Health Bread, Aunt Myrtle's Company Pudding, Maine Apple Dumplings, Aunt Myrtle' Chocolate Cupcakes, Maine Pumpkin Pie, Outdoor Maine Stew, Aunt Myrtle's Bird Cake, etc. ; Signed by Author; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral ... View more info

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THE INSTRUCTOR - OR YOUNG MAN'S BEST COMPANION

By: Fisher, George ; [ William Brattle, Jr.'s Copy]

Price: $199.94

Publisher: Glasgow, J & A Duncan, J & M Robertson, and J & W Shaw: 1795

Edition: New Edition, heavily Corrected

Seller ID: 42274

Condition: Very Good


xii, 396 pages; Previous owner William Brattle Jr.'s signature in three places, otherwise clean and tight in original full sheepskin binding. Leather rubbed at spine ends and corners, hinges strong, small spot of worming on rear board; three page numbers in pencil on rear endpaper. Frontispiece engraved plate, fold-out plate, and numerous in-text illustrations, tables, etc. Printed by David Niven. OCLC 11969058 William Brattle, Jr. (1745-1826) of Pittsfield, Massachusetts was the eldest son of William Brattle and Mary Wright. He was a Lieutenant of the Massachusetts militia who participated... View more info

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HINTS ON DRESS Or, What to wear, when to wear it, and how to buy it

By: Gale, Ethel C

Price: $149.94

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam & Sons: 1872

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39117

Condition: Near Fine


Putnam's Handy-book Series; 107 pages; Clean and tight in original brown binding with decorative stamping and lettering in gilt and black. OCLC: 1289101 A fabulous look at fashion advice in the 19th century - history of costume, suggested budgets for ladies in various socio-economic circumstances (from the working woman employed in an editorial position at a major weekly publication to the young married lady keeping house in a large American city and not obliged to consider economy), advice on color and form, things indispensable, how and what to buy, etc. ; Experience the pleasure of read... View more info

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The Antient Bee-Master’s Farewell Or, Full and Plain Directions for the Management of Bees to the Greatest Advantage

By: Keys, John

Price: $649.94

Publisher: Dublin, Printed for P. Byrne, P. Wogan, J. Moore, and J. Rice: 1796

Seller ID: 39176

Condition: Very Good-


xii, 1-96, 61-252 pages; Full contemporary sheepskin leather binding with black leather title label at spine with gilt lettering. Binding has wear with boards revealed at edges and some eroded spots on front and rear boards, front hinge starting. OCLC: 34985255 Former owner's name on titlepage and a brief manuscript note on pp. 60-61 critiquing the "story method" and suggesting an alternative. Although the title page states "Illustrated with plates" - no plates are in evidence in this Irish edition. The provenance of this copy is particularly interesting, with the clear ink... View more info

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My Mother or, Recollections of Maternal Influence

By: Mitchell, John ; (1794-1870)

Price: $74.94

Publisher: Boston, Gould and Lincoln: 1856

Seller ID: 42070

Condition: Very Good


xii, 254, (6) pages; Contents clean and secure in original brown cloth binding with extensive gilt decoration and lettering to spine and both boards. Lovely floral borders in gilt. All edges gilt. Engraved frontispiece of mother and son in the garde in front of their cottage. Cloth worn at ends of spine. Similar to OCLC: 16725404 The author John Mitchell (1794 – 1870) was an American minister and author. He was the son of John and Abigail (Waterhouse) Mitchell, and was born in Chester, Conn. in 1794. He graduated from Yale College in 1821, then entered Andover Theological Seminary. In Ja... View more info

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TESTED FAVORITE RECIPES - Happy Eating

By: Newell, Frances Warfield

Price: $19.94

Publisher: San Francisco, Frances Warfield Newell: 1943

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 40882

Condition: Very Good


A collection of tested recipes from various sources but mostly from recipes that had been in her family for many years. There must be 200 recipes, very simply presented, many using canned vegetables and soups. Warfield Corn Hot Cakes, Potato Flour Cake, Never fail Sabayon, Veal Birds with Mushroom sauce, Ox Tail Casserole, Spice Islands Baked Ham, Turnip Greens, Imperial Deviled Crab, and Hog Jowl Maryland. Excellent illustrated charts on Vitamins, Cuts of Beef, Cuts of Lamb, etc. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history... View more info

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RECOLLECTIONS OF A HOUSEKEEPER

By: Packard, Mrs. Clarissa ; [Caroline Howard Gilman]

Price: $394.94

Publisher: New York, Harper and Brothers: 1834

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 42276

Condition: Very Good


(5), 6-155, (1), 26 (ads) pages; Contents clean and tight in original tan cloth binding with gilt lettering in a decorative border on front cover. Original owner's name on first blank (after pale yellow endpapers) -- "Lydia Smith / Feb 26, 1834"; small indentation and stain (1/4") at top edge of rear board. The scarce first book edition. OCLC 2849465 Caroline Howard Gilman (pen name, Mrs. Clarissa Packard; 1794–1888) was a nineteenth century American author. Her writing career spanned 70 years and include poems, novels, and essays. Cindy A. Stiles asserts that Gilman is best ... View more info

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RECOLLECTIONS OF A SOUTHERN MATRON

By: Packard, Mrs. Clarissa ; [Caroline Howard Gilman]

Price: $74.95

Publisher: New York, Harper and Brothers: 1838

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42299

Condition: Very Good


viii, 9-272 pages; Contents clean and tight in modern burgundy cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine. Former owner's name on first blank (after new endpapers) -- "A Huidekoper 1884". Scattered foxing. Caroline Howard Gilman (pen name, Mrs. Clarissa Packard; 1794–1888) was a nineteenth century American author. Her writing career spanned 70 years and include poems, novels, and essays. Cindy A. Stiles asserts that Gilman is best understood as a “gentle reformer” and “early feminist” rather than a “sentimental moralist” (Stiles, The History of Southern Women’s Lite... View more info

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RECOLLECTIONS OF A SOUTHERN MATRON

By: Packard, Mrs. Clarissa ; [Caroline Howard Gilman]

Price: $74.95

Publisher: New York, Harper and Brothers: 1838

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42300

Condition: Very Good


viii, 9-272, 16 (ads) pages; Contents clean and tight in modern black cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine. Former owner's name on title page (after new endpapers) -- "Catharine ?? from Cousin Joe". Scattered foxing. Sixteen page publisher's catalogue at rear. Caroline Howard Gilman (pen name, Mrs. Clarissa Packard; 1794–1888) was a nineteenth century American author. Her writing career spanned 70 years and include poems, novels, and essays. Cindy A. Stiles asserts that Gilman is best understood as a “gentle reformer” and “early feminist” rather than a “sentiment... View more info

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Rules of the Road Being talks to boys who are in their first years at public school

By: Sewell, J. S. N.

Price: $14.95

Publisher: London, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge: 1925

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 38645

Condition: Very Good+


159 pages; Publisher's terra-cotta ribbed cloth, spine lettered in gilt. A lovely copy, clean, tight and with just the faintest signs of any use or wear. Pencil signature on front free endpaper ["Coleman Jennings / April 1929]. No date specified on the volume, but OCLC supplies a date of 1929 [see OCLC Number: 41332284], which is strongly supported by the dated pencil signature in this excellent copy. The author, J. S. N. Sewell had degrees from both the Sorbonne (Paris) and Trinity College, Dublin. According to a note on the website of his last school [Farnborough Grammar School, in ... View more info

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HYGIENE OF THE NURSERY including the General Regimen & Feeding of Infants and Children; Massage and the Domestic Management of the Ordinary Emergencies of Daily Life

By: Starr, Louis

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Philadelphia, P. Blakiston, Son & Co: 1891

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 40438

Condition: Very Good-


Child-rearing practices in the Victorian era. Chapter headings include health, the nursery, the nurse-maid, clothing, exercise and amusements, sleep, bathing, food, dietary needed, massage, and emergencies. Original green cloth binding with lettering and decorative devices stamped in black. A few text illustrations. Clean and tight, endpapers toned,, dhort closed tears to the foreedge of three leaves, cloth rubbed at extremities (see image). ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking i... View more info

Bundling - Its Origin, Progress and Decline

By: Stiles, Henry Reed

Price: $34.94

Publisher: Albany, Knickerbocker Publishing: 1870

Seller ID: 41960

Condition: Very Good


138 pages; Clean and tight in original brown cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine, cloth rubbed at lower spine, small bit of ad for this book on ffep. Bundling was a sort of practice run at marital compatibility under the family roof; couples were each wound up in cloth or sacks then shared a bed with a bundling board keeping them apart. The tradition originated either in the Netherlands or in the British Isles and later became common in colonial United States, especially in Pennsylvania Dutch Country. In courtship, it allows intimacy without intercourse. View more info

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Wheeler & Wilson Manu'g Co.'s SEWING MACHINES [four page illustrated advertisement]

By: Wheeler & Wilson

Price: $7.94

Publisher: New York, Wheeler & Wilson: c1870s

Seller ID: 42054

Condition: Very Good-


4 pages; This four-page advertisement is complete, but lightly toned. The illustration on the first page shows a Victorian era woman in her home with a piano and setee in the background operating a sewing machine. This is followed by two pages of endorsements and a final page with 5 vignette illustrations of various sewing machines. A charming bit of Victorian era advertising. View more info