Common Sense in the Household


Antique hardcover first edition of this classic of American cooking and homemaking. Bound in reddish-brown cloth boards, with gilt lettering on the front and spine, and black etched decorative borders. Corners bumped; spine chipped; some foxing and soil; gift inscription on second endpaper circa 1871; most inner pages are clean. Written by Mary Virginia Terhune under the pen name Marion Harland, this cookbook also contains numerous helpful hints for homemakers, not just around the topics of serving food and caring for guests, but also tips on cleaning and keeping house. 556 pages, including index; approx. 5"x8".



  • Common Sense in the Household
  • Marion Harland
  • Charles Scribner & Co., 1871
  • First edition