Paperback, 464 pgs. This out of print book has hundreds of recipes plus instructions for putting up foods, production of wine and vinegar, managing servants, entertaining, and the care of the sick. Contains sound advice for managing the household while the mate is off to war, and much more. This important book provides a remarkable picture of home-life in the 1860s. Reprint of the original 1861 publication, edited by R.L. Shep.