Mrs. Lincoln’s Boston Cook Book, 1883, 1895: First edition, 1895 printing of one of the most famous cookbooks of the United States, Mrs. Lincoln’s Boston Cook Book, copyrighted in 1883 by Mrs. D. A. Lincoln and first published in 1884 by Roberts Brothers, Boston. Probably the most famous American cookbook. This classic cookbook has a terrific subtitle: “What To Do and What Not To Do in Cooking.” This is the 1895 printing of that edition, with the marbled brown and tan–boards and dark brown linen spine cover and corner covers. 536 pages including index, plus 24 pages of illustrated advertisements, AND 22 blank pages for additional recipes.
This cookbook is in nearly mint condition. There is shelf wear on the cover, especially the cover, which has lots of wear on the paper covering the boards, and at the edges of the cover. excellent antique condition. Boards and spine cover have a modest amount of shelf wear, especially worn at the edges. Hinges are in perfect condition. Binding is tight. Absolutely all pages are clear and clean, even in the cake and cookie sections! This copy of the Boston Cook Book doesn’t even have the original owner’s signature in the front. It is pristine! Great gift!
(A copy of Mrs. Lincoln’s Boston Cook Book, first edition, first printing, in excellent condition would be priced at well over $1,000.)