Title The Cook and Housewife's Manual A Practical System of Modern Domestic Cookery And Family Management; containing a compendium of French cookery, and of fashionable confectionary, preparations for invalids and convalescents, a selection of cheap dishes, and numerous useful miscellaneous receipts in the various branches of domestic economy
Binding Original Embossed Cloth
Book Condition Good
Edition 9th Carefully Revised & Enlarged
Publisher Edinburgh & London Oliver & Boyd & Simpkin, Marshall & Co. 1849
Seller ID 1864
Original boards stained and bumped at edges and top and bottom of spine which has been laid down on replacement (not recently). Small piece lost from bottom right corner of ffep. Inscriptions of original owner (c.1853) on front and rear eps. Otherwise a tight clean copy Margaret Dods was the landlady of the Cleikum Inn in Sir Walter Scott's novel "St. Ronan's Well". The author's real name was Christina Jane Johnstone. First published in 1826, her book went into 11 editions. The excellent recipes are full of interest and the author's style is vigorous and forthright. An enjoyable excursion into Scottish 19th century cookery.