Our Home Cyclopedia Cookery and Housekeeping by Edgar S Darling 1889 The Mercantile Publishing Co, Detroit

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Step Back in Time:

Explore the world of late 19th-century American cookery and housekeeping with Our Home Cyclopedia: Cookery and Housekeeping by Edgar S. Darling.

Published in 1889, this vintage cookbook provides detailed insights into the period's culinary arts and domestic management, complete with illustrations and practical advice.


  • Title: Our Home Cyclopedia: Cookery and Housekeeping
  • Author: Edgar S. Darling
  • Publication Date: 1889
  • Publisher: The Mercantile Publishing Co., Detroit
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 400
  • Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1 inches
  • Language: English
  • Condition: There are binding issues and stains on the bookboards and pages; please scroll in and view the photos for details.

About the Author:

Edgar S. Darling was known for his expertise in cookery and housekeeping, offering practical and detailed advice to homemakers of his time. His comprehensive guide covers a wide range of topics, from recipes to domestic management tips, making it a valuable resource for anyone interested in the lifestyle of the late 1800s.

A Glimpse into the Past:

Our Home Cyclopedia is more than just a cookbook; it's a detailed resource for understanding the domestic life of the late 19th century. The book includes blank pages for you to add your own recipes, making it a living document that bridges the past and present.

Discover Culinary and Domestic Wisdom:

Whether you are a collector of vintage cookbooks or someone fascinated by historical domestic practices, this book offers a wealth of knowledge and inspiration. Its comprehensive nature and historical significance make it a standout addition to any collection.

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