A New System of Domestic Cookery, formed upon principles of Economy: and Adapted to the Use of Private Families Throughout the United States. By a Lady.

New York: M'Dermut & Arden, 1814.

Price: $250.00

About the item

Frontispiece; 8 plates. 316 pages; [ 1 ] leaf. 1 vols. 8vo. Bound in contemporary boards, spine backed with tape, uncut; shelf-worn, some foxing, soiling, a few minor tears, etc., date on title altered to 1816 by a former owner. Lowenstein 65; Cagle & Stafford 669; American Imprints 32685.

Item #236009

An early American edition of what has been called the "earliest manual of household management with any pretensions to completeness, it called forth many imitations" (DNB). Originally published 1806 or 1807 in London, and the first American edition in 1807 in Boston. "The first New York edition and the first to be copyrighted."