Housekeeping in Old Virginia: A Rare Treasury of Recipes and Secrets of Genteel Housewifery from 1879, Reprint, 1965, With dust jacket

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Housekeeping in Old Virginia: A Rare Treasury of Recipes and Secrets of Genteel Housewifery from 1879, Reprint, 1965, With dust jacket

A cool vintage cookbook with recipes for boiled cabbage and other cooking tricks from the late 1800s. This is a 1965 reprint, but still collectable. Has the original dust jacket. Faded with sticker on spine. Minor cracking. Now under mylar cover. Inside is pristine. Maroon cover with gold lettering. No writing inside. Some yellowing. Clean and tight. See picture for more evidence of condition.

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"Housekeeping In Old Virginia" is complied by Marion Cabell Tyree. She was born Marion Fontaine Henry of Lynchburg, Virginia. She was the granddaughter of Patrick Henry. She was a frequent visitor and often guest of many prominent Virginians. From these associations she solicited recipes which she put in a book, along with her own thoughts and advice.

This book contains over 1700 heirloom recipes including Flann Cakes, Pigeon Pie, Souse Cheese and Nasturtium Sauce. There is also a section of old advertisements . Mrs. Tyree admonished women to master the domestic arts, "making American homes more attractive to American husbands, sparing them a resort to hotels and saloons for those simple luxuries which their wives know not how to provide".

The book has recipes contributed by over 250 friends and acquaintances, including Mrs. Robert E, Lee, and Mrs. John J. Slaughter of Lynchburg. It was also praised and used by other prominent women of the day, including Mrs. Rutherford Hayes, Mrs. M.R. Waite, wife of the Chief Justice, and Mrs. F.T. Nichols, wife of the governor of Louisiana. These were all women know at that time and much admired. They always used their husband's names and not their first names.

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