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MRS. GILPIN'S FRUGALITIES: Remnants, and 200 ways of using them

by Brown, Susan Anna

Condition: Good

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1883.. 1883.. Good. - Oblong octavo, 5 inches high by 7-1/4 inches wide. Color pictorial boards backed with a maroon cloth spine, with color lithographs illustrating the front & rear covers. All edges stained red. The boards are rubbed and slightly soiled along the edges. The cloth is split along the joints and there is a small piece out from the head of the spine. xv, [i], 102 & [2] pages. The hinges have been repaired with early gray cloth tape, the endpapers are slightly foxed with some dampstaining to the bottom edge of the rear endpaper and last 4 leaves, with slight chipping and a tiny tear to the bottom edge of the front endpaper. Except for some occasional light minor stains, the contents are in quite good condition. <p>First edition. An early Scribner publication by the author of "The Book of Forty Puddings" and "The Invalid's Tea-Tray", with wonderful 19th Century recipes which make use of left-overs. The Library of Congress and The Easton Press considered this unusual American cookbook of sufficient significance, that they recently issued a facsimile reproduction of this work.


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