1838 · New York
First printed in 1829 under the title The Frugal Housewife, this work received its added national designation in order to distinguish it from Susannah Carter's earlier work by that name; despite the title-page's "twenty-second edition," this is actually the twelfth printing of the fourth edition (for more information on the various printings, see Cagle & Stafford's introduction to this book).
=> Present here is much information on domestic thrift, mixed with some recipes.
Provenance: Pencilled inscription "M.E. Pratt to Ella Sandford," dated "Prattsville, June 12th 1850.
Bitting 86; Cagle & Stafford 154; Lowenstein 212–13. Publisher's linen shelfback with printed paper over boards; rubbed and worn with small areas of loss of cloth or paper covering. Foxing and stained with kitchen use; a few clippings (one, a "Remedy for Diptheria) laid in. A good copy. (Inventory #: 37004)