Mrs. Curtis’s Cook Book, 1909: What a title! Household Discoveries: an Encyclopedia of Practical Recipes and Processes [plus] Mrs. Curtis’s Cook Book: a Manual of Instruction in the Art of Everyday Cookery. Both books were published in one volume, by the Success Company in 1908. Household Discoveries was written by Sidney Morse, and Mrs. Curtis’s CookBook was written by Isabel Gordon Curtis. The Household Discoveries portion covers everything from household furnishings and decoration, to washing and ironing to tanning leather, to dentistry and hair dressing, to adhesives, paints and varnishes. Mrs. Curtis’s Cook Book is a comprehensive cookbook, with the addition of appendices like Preparation of Vegetables for the Table by Maria Parloa. This copy has leather and linen covered boards. Cover has very minor shelf wear. All of the 1205 pages are in clean and clear condition. The binding is in excellent antique condition. The hinges are perfect. Lovely drawings! Very “antique cookbook” looking. Great gift!
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