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Antique handwritten notebook filled with recipes for food and wine from the 19th century. Written in beautiful, old fashioned penmanship using what look like dip pens. On the front cover is written:
"Receipt Book," and on the inside cover the owner's name and address (Maple Grove, Poughkeepsie, NY).

Filled with scraps of paper, some clipped recipes and sent recipes, and one recipe that's held together with an old straight pin. One recipe is dated 1882. Recipes number in the dozens, from Stuffed Eggplant to Angel Food to American Cream to Elderberry Wine to Mrs Ryland's Recipe for Cookies.

Whoever kept this lovely journal was quite sophisticated, and clearly up on the vogue for French cooking as well as the finer art of making wine. "The cask should be sweet and clean," she writes.

7.25" x 8"

Beautiful condition, very antique looking but the pages are not brittle, and most are clean.

Antique handwritten recipe journal, 1800s. Victorian cooking ephemera, 19th century home cookbook.


  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: paper, ink, card stock
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 33 reviews
  • Favorited by: 95 people