Modern Cookery, in All Its Branches

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Reduced to A System of Easy Practice, For the Use of Private Families. In a Series of Receipts, which have been Strictly Tested, and are Given with the Most Minute Exactness. Acton, Eliza & Mrs. S. J. Hale (Editor).Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia. 1845, First American edition. 418 pages. 20. 5 x 13 cm. The American edition, was based on the Second London edition, but had a number of additions and amendments as compared to the original. Recipes for ingredients not found in North America were removed and cooking methods and ingredients more suited to American cookery were substituted. Names of recipes were changed or small amendments were made. 18 pages adverts. Inscribed, "Mrs. J. M. Hopkins." Page toning, foxing, and light pencil marking. Covers worn, toned, chipped and bumped but fully intact. Orig. brown embossed cloth covered boards, gilt illustrated spine. Good. Hardcover.

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