Seventy-Five Receipts for Pastry, Cakes, and Sweetmeats. By a Lady of Philadelphia. Eliza Leslie.
Seventy-Five Receipts for Pastry, Cakes, and Sweetmeats. By a Lady of Philadelphia
Seventy-Five Receipts for Pastry, Cakes, and Sweetmeats. By a Lady of Philadelphia
Seventy-Five Receipts for Pastry, Cakes, and Sweetmeats. By a Lady of Philadelphia

Her first book

Seventy-Five Receipts for Pastry, Cakes, and Sweetmeats. By a Lady of Philadelphia.

Boston: Munroe and Francis; and New York: C.S. Francis, 1828.

First edition. viii, [6]-88 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Her first book. Original brown muslin boards, rebacked with new endpapers. Old dampstain and foxing throughout, good only. Cagle 470; Bitting, p. 284 (later edition); Lowenstein 113; Shoemaker 33841; Wheaton and Kelly 3613. Item #313370

First edition of the first book by Eliza Leslie (1787-1858), the success of which would prompt her to write several cookbooks and domestic manuals, including Domestic French Cookery (1832), the House Book (1840), the Indian Meal Cookbook (1846), and Directions for Cookery (1837), the most popular cookbook of the nineteenth century. Seventy-five Receipts went through eleven editions by 1839, and was also included as a supplement in Munroe and Francis's editions of N.K.M. Lee's The Cook's Own Book in the 1830s and 1840s. Leslie also became a popular author of juvenile stories for girls. The first edition is uncommon in the trade any condition.

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