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    First Western Cook Book

     

    (COOK BOOK). BARNUM, H.L. Family Receipts, or Practical Guide for the Husbandman and Housewife...Agriculture, Gardening, Brewery, Cookery, Dairy, Confectionary, Diseases, Farriery, Ingrafting. Cincinnati, [Ohio]: Lincoln & Co. Printers, 1831. 1st ed. 8vo. 400 pp. Frontis. & numerous small woodcuts. Full contemp. calf, gilt spine. Heavily foxed. $850.00

     

    Lincoln-Lowenstein 116. B & B 6022, with incorrect collation. First cookbook by an American as far west as Cincinnati. Lincoln-Lowenstein record a rare Hamilton, Ohio printing of Mackenzie's Five Thousand Receipts in 1830. Barnum, editor of the United States Agriculturalist and Farmer's Reporter, was also the author of the Cooper plagarism, the Spy Unmasked . Published in 1828, it is advertised on p. 400. Very scarce.

 

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