first edition 192 pp. 1 vols. 12mo
1820 · Bellows Falls, [Vermont]
by Fessenden, Thomas G[reen]
Bellows Falls, [Vermont]: Printed by Bill Blake & Co, 1820. First edition. 192 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Original printed paper over birch boards. Edges a bit worn, spine chipped (title & price partly visible), text block a bit dark, some staining. Bookseller ticket of C. Whipple, Newburyport. Very good copy. First edition. 192 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Vermont Imprint on Gastronomy. Practical compendium of recipes by Thomas Green Fessenden (1771-1837), stirical poet, inventor, and lawyer. "Between 1809 and 1822 Fessenden divided his residence between Brattleboro and Bellows Falls, Vermont, where he renewed his interests in science, agriculture, and law" (ANB). During this time he edited two newspapers, the Brattleboro Reporter (1815-1816) and the Vermont Intelligencer (1817-1822), and then moved to Boston in 1822, where he founded the New England Farmer, which he published until his death.
An uncommon, fragile Vermont imprint, in unrestored and original condition. S&S 1227; McCorison Vermont 2199; Lowenstein 85; Wheaton and Kelly 12124; Cagle & Stafford, American Books on Food and Drink 255; on Fessenden, cf. also Hedrick, History of Horticulture in America, pp.478-9
(Inventory #: 250572)