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Alcott, William A. The Young House-keeper or Thoughts on Food and Cookery.

Brown cloth, gilt-lettered spine. Fifth Edition. Boston: George W. Light, 1842.

Pre-Civil War cookbook which has chapters on various foodstuffs such as rice, apples, milk, the strawberry, food from rye, food from wheat, etc., with history and descriptions as well as recipes. Includes the final chapter not included in earlier editions, "Recipes for Plain Cooking". Lacking front free endpaper, else very good. 



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