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1851 Young House-Keeper Alcott Cookbook Recipes Cooking FOOD Home Economics

William Alcott’s ‘Young House-Keeper’ is a rare, mid-19th-century ‘how-to’ book on preparing and maintaining a family home. It covers home cleanliness, security, cooking, book-keeping, food storage, and how the economy influences the cost of foods.

This 20th-stereotype edition includes a final chapter that does not appear in earlier versions – “Recipes for Plain Cooking” – which discusses types of breads, puddings, cakes, pies, jellies, and more.

Item number: #4219

Price: $250

ALCOTT, William A

The young house-keeper : or, Thoughts on food and cookery

Boston : Charles D. Strong, 1851.


•Collation: Complete with all pages


•Language: English

•Binding: Hardcover; tight and secure

•Size: ~7in X 4in (17.5cm x 10cm)

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1851 Young House-Keeper Alcott Cookbook Recipes Cooking

Estimate $499 - $1,000Sep 30, 2018