Jennie June's American Cookery Book, New York 1870
First Edition - Women
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- Lot Number 53139
- Title (English) Jennie June's American Cookery Book
- Note First Edition - Women
- Author Mrs. J. C. Croly
- City New York
- Publisher American News Company
- Publication Date 1870
- Estimated Price - Low 200
- Estimated Price - High 500
- Item # 2317202
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First edition. viii, , 379 pp., octavo, 184:12 mm., light age and use staining. A good copy loose in the original cloth boards, rubbed and split.
Title: Jennie June's American Cookery Book , containing upwards of twelve hundred choice and carefully tested receipts ; embracing all the popular dishes , and the best results of modern science , reduced to a simple and practical form. Also, a chapter for invalids, for infants, one on Jewish cookery , and a variety of miscellaneous receipts of special value to housekeepers generally.
One of the earliest non-Jewish cook books in America with a chapter of Jewish recipes. In addition to its general cookery category, it is cross-referenced to many different topics. Included is a chapter of Jewish recipes, which the author informs us are "all original and reliable, - the contribution of a superior Jewish housekeeper in New York." The book is the first time Jewish recipes appear in a non-Jewish cook book, giving them the space of an entire chapter, pp. 319-325! The chapter appears in all earlier editions.