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On Gentlemanly Conduct

For me, “conduct book” conjures up a stuffy, pedantic tract preaching morality and social restraint to young ladies, but even the briefest exploration of our rare book collection reveals just how limiting this assessment of the genre is. Yes, much … Continue reading

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The Home Cook Book (1878)

Were pickled oysters missing from your Thanksgiving spread? Was your turkey in need of matrimony sauce? Perhaps your guests craved suet pudding and superior bread? If any of these dishes tempt, disgust, or intrigue you, it’s time to consult our 1878 edition … Continue reading

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