The family’s guide; comprising a choice variety of very useful recipes in domestic economy; together with directions for cooking, pastry, and confectionary: from best authorities.
Printed by Leonard & Cantine
Owego, New York
This item appears to be a unique printing. While the title is listed in Lowenstein's, American Cookery Books, 1742-1860, its place of publication is Cortland, NY, 1833, and the publisher is C.W. Mason. I was struck that in the early nineteenth century two small villages in upstate New York each had their own printer, suggesting wealth, literacy, and a demand for printed books, in this case cookbooks, all perhaps the result of the recently opened Erie Canal, which spurred economic and population growth throughout the region when completed in 1825.
From the collection of Peter I. Berg