Mar 30, 2017 - Sale 2441

Sale 2441 - Lot 325

Price Realized: $ 11,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 10,000 - $ 15,000
(FOOD AND DRINK.) FISHER, MRS. ABBY. What Mrs. Fisher Knows About Old Southern Cooking. 72 pages. Small 8vo, original brick red cloth with the title decoratively stamped in gilt on the upper cover; some light wear; a few stains in the text, no doubt obtained while cooking; astrological bookplate of book collector Marcus Crahan. San Francisco: Women's Cooperative, 1881

Additional Details

first edition of the second cook book written by an African American. Mrs. Abby Fisher made her fortune as a maker and purveyor of pickles and pickle products. She apparently created a few successful specialties and was a caterer as well in old San Francisco.