OF SPECIAL INTEREST TO THE LADIES
By Amelia Simmons. American Cookery was the first cookbook in America. Reproduced here is the rare second edition, printed in 1796. The publishers have added a new introduction by noted food historian Karen Hess. 64 pgs, paperback. $7.95BACK
The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy
By Hannah Glasse. America’s most popular cookbook in 1776. Reprinted from the first American edition of 1805. 336 pages, paperback. $12.95BACK
By Carolyn M. Bartels. The wife, the mother, the sister and the sweetheart all bade adieu to their loved ones, cheering them on with words of love and encouragement, then turned toward their lonely homes to take up the tasks that had been those of the stronger. They shouldered the burdens, met the responsibilities, endured the privations, all the while hoping and praying for their loved ones on the battlefront. Many of these brave women had been reared in wealth and luxury with servants to do their every bidding and had never known any kind of manuel labor, but, when necessity demanded their aid, they willingly laid hold with untrained their hands and and met every challenge with that indomitable courage born of true patriotism. These are their stories. Indexed. 208 pages. $13.95
The American Frugal Housewife
By Lydia Maria Child. Includes interesting recipes, remedies, advice on parenting, and tips for housekeepers. From 1832 to 1845, this popular book went thru 32 editions. 132 pages, paperback. $9.95BACK
The Family Nurse, Companion book of the American Frugal Housewife
By Lydia Maria Child. A guide to home health from Lydia Child, one of the 19th century’s most popular domestic advisors and most ardent feminist. The "olden days" version of Martha Stewart.
Hardcover, 160 pages. $12.95. We recommend this highly.BACK
The Fashionable Dancers Casket
By Charles Durang. A reproduction of a famous 19th century guide to Civil War era dance. Includes illustration and step by step instructions that are perfect for the modern re-enactor, historian, or anyone who is interested in the history of dance. 192 pages. Paperback. $9.95 A MUST HAVE FOR ACCURATE IMPRESSION! With your broom handle and some music, you are set! Be the best on the floor!
Slave Songs of the United States
Originally published in 1867, the book is a collection of songs by African-American slaves; organized geographically. A few of the songs were written after the Emancipation, but all were inspired by slavery. Paperback. 168 pages, $9.95
Down The Santa Fe Trail; The Diary of Susan Magoffin
In June of 1846 Susan Magoffin , just a fresh new bride, of a tender eighteen years, set out with her husband on the adventure of her life, down the Santa Fe Trail. Unusual in its text, vibrant and you are there kind of reading, she has shared her exploits, troubles, loss of a child and heart felt fears. Soft-cover $16.95
and Hope - Missouri Women Writing About Their Lives - 1820 to 1920.
Edited with an introduction by Carla Waal and Barbara Oliver Korner.
Hardship and Hope began as a series of performances around the state of Missouri through which the books editors demonstrated the roles women played in that state's past. Because of the enthusiastic response to their performances, Waal and Korner continued searching for documents by Misspouri women, and now share their discoveries in book form. Covering more than a century, from just before Missouri's admission as a state in 1921, to the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment that gave women the right to vote in 1920, the excerpts here both captivate and inform. Soft cover. 315 pages. Indexed. $19.95
Martine’s Handbook of Etiquette and Guide to True Politeness
By Arthur Martine. A guide to proper etiquette that was used during the Civil War. Recommended reading by the Confederate or Yankee. Paperback. 176 pages, $12.95
The Mothers Book
By Lydia Maria Child. Originally published in 1831, these instructions for mothers on raising children are still applicable to today’s parents. Hardcover. 17- pages, $12.95
The Language of the Fan
Traditional flirting instructions with twenty different messages that may be conveyed with a fan. Printed on antique color parchment paper, 8"X 10" suitable for framing. $2.00. A Must for Accurate Impressions!
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Hillgroves Ballroom Guide & Practical Dancer&
The "Guide" contains descriptions of all fashionable and approved dances, full directions for call the figures, the amount of music required. Hints on etiquette, the toilet and more. Written by a dance master in 1863, this book incl-udes the dancing of earlier times. All types of balls and parties as well as over 60 dances are included. 240 pages, $17.95.BACK
Ladies Book of Etiquette, Fashion and Manual of Politeness
A complete handbook for the lady in polite society, containing full directions for correct manners, dress, deportment and conversation; rules on the duties of both hostess and guest in morning receptions, dinner companies, visiting, evening parties and balls. Complete guide for letter writing and cards of compliment; hints in managing servants, of the preservation of health, and on accomplishments. And also useful receipts for the complexion, hair, and with hints and directions for the wardrobe. 353 pages full of accurate information. By Florence Hartley. First printed in 1860. $18.95
Brokenburn: The Diary of Kate Stone
By John Q. Anderson. Soft-cover $17.95
Kate: The Journal of a Confederate Nurse
Kate Cumming. Soft-cover $16.95