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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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Physical Description:

 First edition. viii, [1], 379 pp., octavo, 184:12 mm., light age and use staining. A good copy loose in the original cloth boards, rubbed and split.


Detailed Description:   

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.