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Cookery — [Homespun, Priscilla] | An early American cookbook

Cookery — [Homespun, Priscilla] | An early American cookbook

Cookery — [Homespun, Priscilla] | An early American cookbook

Cookery — [Homespun, Priscilla]

The Universal Receipt Book; being a compendious repository of practical information in cookery, preserving, pickling, distilling and all the branches of domestic economy...By Priscilla Homespun. Second edition with great additions. Philadelphia: Isaac Riley, 1818

12mo (168 x 102 mm). 378pp. Contemporary tree sheep.

An early American cookbook

First published in 1814 in New York and attributed to the title "A Society of Gentlemen in New York." It contains recipes for food, drink, medicine, pickling, dying fabric, plus tips for agriculture and a miscellaneous section with recipes for pesticides, cosmetics and hair products, stain remover, and more.

The present second edition, revised and enlarged, is attributed to Priscilla Homespun, the pseudonym of Richard Alsop, a wealthy writer whose brother-in-law was the publisher, Isaac Riley.


Bitting 232; Cagle & Stafford 771; Lowenstein 79; Shaw & Shoemaker 44368

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