The Cook and Housewife's Manual; Containing the Most Approved Modern Receipts for Making Soups, Gravies, Sauces, Ragouts, and Made-Dishes; and for Pies, Puddings, Pastry, Pickles, and Preserves: also for Baking, Brewing, Making Home-Made Wines, Cordials, &c...

Edinburgh: The author, 1826. First Edition. Octavo; 366pp. Contemporary 3/4 leather and brown paper-covered boards, which are detached (lacking rear board). Gordon of Ardmealie armorial bookplate (with 'John' and 'Avochie' added by hand) to ffep. Otherwise a Fair to Good copy with several manuscript recipes to the endpapers and marginal notes. According to Wikipedia the author was a prolific Scottish journalist and author. She was a significant early feminist and an advocate of other liberal causes in her era.This use of Margaret Dods mirrored the character name of Margaret Dods, the hostess of the Cleikum Inn in Walter Scott's 1823 novel 'Saint Ronan's Well'. The cookbook is written from the perspective of Scott's character, and includes an introduction written by Scott that mentions other characters from the novel. Uncommon. Item #20966

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