Rare Antique Cookbook Household Discoveries 1909 Early Printing Old Book
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This is a very scarce and fascinating antique cook book and household hints type large illustrated hardcover volume in wonderful condition for the age with colored marbled page edges, a black hardcover, and gold gilt labeling. I have seen later editions or the same edition in much worse shape sell for between $70 and $150.
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This beautiful old vintage cookbook is entitled "Household Discoveries and Mrs. Curtis's Cook Book," "An Encyclopaedia of Practical Recipes and Processes," by Sidney Morse, published in 1909 by The Success Company, New York, with over 1000 pages.
Contents include canning and preserving, pickling, curing meats, candy making, beeswax, and recipes not just for foods but also for household products and many instructions on procedures.
There are recipes for breads, beverages, wines, croquettes, milk toast, fried bread, walnut sandwiches, rare-beef sandwiches, cereals, hasty pudding, ravioli, griddlecakes, eggs, mutton broth, fish chowder, rabbit soup, hotchpotch, shellfish, salads, dessert, London meat pie, sweetbreads, lamb, Army stew, veal loaf, roast pig, Toad in the Hole, ham souffle, dumplings, sauces, casseroles, potatoes, Bavarian salad, puddings, parfaits, pates, pies, cookies, doughnuts, favorite dishes in famous homes, taffy pulls, icings, all types of vinegar including by the quick or German process, nuts, pickled onions, berries, mushrooms, lemons, cauliflower, making catsups, fermentation, fish, preparing bacon, sausages, packing eggs, and much more.
Also household tasks such as soapmaking, how to care for and lay rugs, waxing floors, mending garments, labor-saving methods, how to make washing fluids, natural medicines, care of lamps, silverware, kindling and fires, bedding, stain removal, deterrents for household and garden pests, tools, adhesives and pastes, inks, polishes, treatment of the skin, kinds of baths, perfumes, hair dressing, dental care and toothache remedies, vegetable cellars and pits, lumber, emergency first aid, sunstroke, lightning strike, injuries, poisoned wounds, home remedies, and other topics.
The book has a two-column format, is mostly clean throughout and very readable with no apparent significant tears or markings, only saw a couple corner folds and a spot of browning from age where an article was inserted at the front, mostly nice and crisp, still entirely bound with only the hinges cracked, and overall a fabulous interesting antique cookbook with old-time recipes and ideas that any chef or homemaker would enjoy.
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