New York, NY: Robert Sears, 1848. A book for housewives containing numerous receipts, or recipes, as they are now called. Both words are derived from the Latin verb 'recipere' which means to 'receive or take'. The book provides 'receipts' for a variety of items, from over two dozen different types of cakes (such as Plum Cake and Hand Tea Cake), to about a dozen different puddings (such as Boiled Flour Pudding and Apple Pudding). In addition to foods, there were 'receipts' for different fruit preserves, pickles, sauces, cordials, and beer. Most of the 'receipts' were short, and only provided a list of ingredients with little additional instructions. Such as "Cymbals", which state "Two pounds flour, half a pound of sugar, half a pound of butter, six eggs, a little rose-water, and a little spice." There is a small Appendix which provides general advice on a variety of household chores, such as how to wash "woollens" and various home remedies like a stomach tincture. 36 pgs. Printed wrapper. Thread binding. OCLC 4 (Nov. 2021) Measures 6" x 3 3/4".
Full title: Sears' New Family Receipt Book: Containing the Most Valuable Receipts for the Various Branches of Cookery, Selected from the Best Authorities, Together with Numerous Approved Receipts for Brewing, Preserving Fruits, and Making Pickles, Cordials, Jellies, &c., &c., with an Appendix Containing a Variety of Receipts and Directions, Useful in Families. General Wear. Front cover partially detached. Minor penciling. Missing last page and back cover.