Antique Cookbook Compendium Of Cookery & Recipes 1890
This book is no longer for sale (sold on 2008-09-17)
Price : US $16.50
At auction is a nice and interesting old antique cookbook. This one is titled 'The Compendium Of Cookery And Reliable Recipes' together with 'The Book Of Knowledge' as prepared by Mrs E C Blakeslee, Miss Emma Leslie and Dr S H Hughes. Published by Merchants' Specialty Company, Chicago, 1890. Book in very good condition - spine, boards and binding loose; front few pages hanging by a thread; old pulp pages slightly darkened and kinda brittle around edgescover has touch of schmutz and wear signs normal to age. A simple and good rebinding would go a long way to saving this book. Approximately 410 pages. More cookbooks in my other auctions, combined shipping available.
What a great read! Have you ever had 'toast water' or 'onion gruel'? Those and many other old world recipes. Has a 50 page section on 'cosmetiques'. 'The Book Of Knowledge' (second part) has other types of recipes or concoctions, such as: 8 pages of many different liquors, including brandies, whiskies, ciders and more; 9 pages of druggists' concoctions; 18 pages of ink, vinegars, soaps, paints, glues varnishes and etcetra; 12 pages of toilet and perfumery; 2 pages of face paints; hunter's and trapper's secrets; confectioner's pages and much much more! Fun to have and read.
This book is sold (sold on 2008-09-17)
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Bonnie Hooker said...
I have and old 1800 Compendium Of Cookery&Recipes. I would like to know how much it's worth now. Thanks
William Johnston said...
So, what did it sell for?
ann jackson said...
iown it to very interesting