Modern Domestic Cookery, and Useful Receipt Book. Adapted for Families. Enlarged and Improved by D. Hughson, M.D. with Specifications of Approved Patent Recipts, Extracted from the Records of the Patent Office, London, Consisting of all the Most Serviceable Preparations for Domestic Purposes, Forming a Library of Domestic Knowledge and Useful Economy. - William Augustus Henderson, D. Hughson 1857 - Leavitt & Allen, New York - First American Edition, sixth printing 'As there is scarce an individual who is not aware of the comfort resulting from a regular and cleanly meal, it may appear to many labour lost, to write a preface to a work which is designed to teach us how to prepare such a repast.'

Early guide to cooking and household management, with a selection of recipes covering everything from 'Broiling', 'Meat Pies', 'Poultry', 'The Art of Confectionary', to 'Curing' and 'Pickling' among many others.
  With four engraved plates comprising an engraved title page, a frontispiece of a kitchen, and two plates illustrating carving.

Provenance: from the Gastronomy Collection of Olof (Olov) Vilgon [1894-1979], Swedish collector and bibliographer, with his bookplate.

References: Cagle & Stafford,
American Books on Food and Drink 354. Lowenstein American Cookery Books 735.

Duodecimo pp. [8] 1 6-360 [3] 4-61 i ii-xii [4]. Publisher's cloth stamped in blind and gold.
  Condition: Very good plus, spine dulled, pages slightly spotted and toned.   Ref: 105755   Price: HK$ 2,300