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Tyree, Marion Cabell, ed. Housekeeping in Old Virginia. Containing Contributions from Two Hundred and Fifty of Virginia’s Noted Housewives, Distinguished for their Skill in the Culinary Art and Other Branches of Domestic Economy.

Illus. in rear with several pages of ads and with lined blank pages for manuscript recipes. Original pictorial gilt-stamped & lettered brown beveled cloth. First Edition Thus (publihsed in two previous editions under slightly different titles). Louisville, KY: John P. Morgan, 1879.

According to the author, “I would say to housewives, be not daunted by one failure, nor by twenty. Resolve that you will have good bread, and never cease striving after this result till you have effected it. If persons without brains can accomplish this, why cannot you?” Of the many famed recipes, the contribution of the first ever for Sweet Tea is one of my favorites. Rubbing to extremities, spine repaired along lower half, piece of bevelled edge of front cover lacking (not affecting gilt border); period recipe clippings mounted to front pastedown ("A good tonic for fowls") & a couple front & rear flyleaves, later notices pasted to "Manuscript Notes" section in rear, still good; scarce. 

 

7/21/18




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