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The Bride's Cook Book 1908 Laura Davenport

Sold ! This book is no longer for sale (sold on 2011-05-23)
Price : US $14.49



The Bride


 

In 1908 The Bride's Cook Book probably
was on the shelf of many upper middle-class brides. Davenport counsels: ''She who would be
mistress of her own home must know how to cook as well as manage. This holds
true whether or not one has servants. In either case, there is independence,
happiness and contentment for those who know what to do and how to do it—and
worry, disappointment, and oft-times despair for those who do not.''



Not only is ''whether or not one has
servants'' an indication of audience, so are the menus. A typical Davenport breakfast
includes fruit, meat or fish, rolls, and coffee. Lunches and dinners are more
elaborate. All-in-all this book provides an interesting glimpse into American
diets, social class, and gender expectations.
The book has some light foxing, a couple inside chips, and one missing tab script. Address name signing first page. Some binding looseness. There are wonderful color illustrations at beggining of each chapter. Thanks for looking and enjoy the auction.




Sold ! This book is sold (sold on 2011-05-23)



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