Philadelphia: Published by Benjamin C. Buzby, 1810. Duodecimo, 22, 263 pages. Table of Contents. Index. Originally published 1806 or 1807 in London, and in 1807 in America, this is an early American edition of what has been called the "earliest manual of household management with any pretensions to completeness, it called forth many imitations." (DNB). Minor foxing throughout and age discoloration throughout, otherwise very good. Rebacked, with the original spine laid-down, in brown calf, with gilt-titling. Boards worn. With the bookseller's ticket of Household Words one the rear paste down, and slip of paper with two early handwritten recipes roughly sewn in to rear hinge. [OCLC locates sixteen copies; Bitting, page 583 (later printing); Cagle 665; Lowenstein 54; Shaw & Shoemaker 2144]. (Inventory #: 5167)
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