Fine. 4to. Facsimile of 1845 edition. Silk-moire endsheets and Taratan bonded-leather binding. We specialize in fine books in collectible condition. Orders are professionaly packaged and shipped promptly. M8.
Near Fine. Book No printed ISBN. Green moire endpapers, ribbon bookmark. Intro byShirley Abbott. "Antique American Cookbooks" series. color & b/w repros. near fine, no dj, leatherette & patterned bds, full gilt edges 403 pgsRepro of 1845 classic cookbook.
Good with no dust jacket. Light cover wear with a bit of rubbing at corners and along bottom edges. Binding tight, text clean. Due to size and/or weight of the book I can only ship it domestic mail. Most orders shipped within 24 hours. A Little Store that's BIG on Service.; 8vo 8"-9" tall.
Illustrated by Illustrated. Fine, without dust jacket, as issued; A very attractive facsimile of an important early South Carolina cook and garden book, as well as general household reference, first published in 1840. Includes a 27-page introduction by Shirley Abbott, which places the work in context, provides interesting and rather detailed biographical information about Thornton and his family, and reproduces color and b/w historical illustrations to illuminate the background from which it arose. The recipes are strong in the preservation, drying and pickling of fruits and vegetables. There are 11 recipes for wines and beers. (Sub-title): Containing directions for gardening; a collection of valuable receipts for cookery, the preservation of fruits and other articles of household consumption, and for the cure of diseases. By P. Thornton, of Camden, South Carolina. Second edition, improved and enlarged. 1854. [facsimile edition: Birmingham, Alabama: Oxmoor House, Inc., 1984. Series: Antique American Cookbooks] Endpapers of silk moire. Brown leatherette with patterned front cover; all edges gilt; green ribbon marker. Fine, without a dust jacket, as issued.; 8vo; 27, ix, 403 pp pages.
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