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. 

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Title

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. 

Publisher

Printed by Leonard & Cantine

Date

1883

Coverage

Owego, New York

Description

This item appears to be a unique printingWhile the title is listed in Lowenstein's, American Cookery Books, 1742-1860its 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 booksin 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. 

Relation

From the collection of Peter I. Berg