Mrs. Lincoln’s Boston Cook Book, 1884, 1894. Nearly mint condition!



Mrs. Lincoln’s Boston Cook Book, 1884, 1894: First edition, 1894 printing of one of the most famous cookbooks of the United States, Mrs. Lincoln’s Boston Cook Book, 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.” Mrs. Lincoln’s copyright was for 1883. This is the 1894 printing of that edition, with the marbled brown–plus bits of blue and red–boards and brown spine cover and corner covers. The cover has quite a bit of shelf wear, especially at the edges, of course.536 pages including index, 24 pages of illustrated advertisements, AND 22 blank pages for additional recipes–all but one of those pages are clean.  (There’s a recipe for Pumpkin Pudding written on the first blank page in the most exquisite Victorian handwriting.) Both front and back hinges are nearly mint. The binding is tight and holding.  ALL of the pages are completely clean and clear–even the pages with cake recipes. Your won’t find another copy like this soon.

(A copy of Mrs. Lincoln’s Boston Cook Book, first edition, first printing, in excellent condition would be priced at well over $1,000.)

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