The American Frugal Housewife, Dedicated to those who are not afraid of economy

By: Child, Mrs. [Lydia Marie]

Price: $175.00

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Book Condition: Good


Sixteenth edition, marbled paper covered boards backed in black leather, 12mo, 130 pages, frontis illustration of various cuts of meat for livestock; boards heavily worn with much of paper worn away exposing cardboard, pull tears at head of spine and small chip out at tail, previous ownership marks in endpapers, browning and soiling to pages, binding fragile with several pages coming loose from stitching. Fair Perhaps best known for her sentimental poem about going over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house, Lydia Maria Child was also a controversial author and abolitionist. In 1829 she published a collection of recipes called The Frugal Housewife. It was a huge success, going through 33 printings, and with the title ultimately changed to The American Frugal Housewife. Unlike other cookbooks of the time, Child didn't assume her reader had servants. She knew there were women across the country struggling to make ends meet and doing all of their own domestic work. She did not shy away from the word "cheap" and used it frequently in her recipes. She believed strongly in efficiency and frugality, and a great deal of the book is taken up discussing these topics outside the recipe sections, delivered as housekeeping advice.

Title: The American Frugal Housewife, Dedicated to those who are not afraid of economy

Author Name: Child, Mrs. [Lydia Marie]

Categories: Cooking, Women,

Publisher: Boston, Carter, Hendee & Co.: 1835

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Type: Hardcover

Size: 12mo - over 6

Seller ID: 001141

Keywords: ANTIQUE COOKBOOK COOKERY HOUSEKEEPING WOMEN RECIPE COLLECTION CHEAP INGREDIENTS