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Old Cook Books (late 1800's & early 1900's), links to free online e-copies

Old Cook Books (late 1800's & early 1900's), links to free online e-copies

Here are links to complete e-copies of old cookbooks that can be read online and downloaded for free in PDF format, at Archive.org and Google e-books.


Ryzon baking book - 1917
http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924...

GOLD MEDAL FLOUR COOK BOOK (1910
)http://www.archive.org/stream/goldmed...

Worcester family cook book (1895
)http://www.archive.org/stream/worcest...

The Settlement Cookbook 1903
http://books.google.com/books?id=shNq...

Rumford Complete Cook Book - 1908
http://www.archive.org/stream/rumford...

The Calumet cook book (1916
)http://www.archive.org/stream/calumet...

Royal Baking Powder Company Cook Book - 1886
http://www.archive.org/stream/myfavor...

Metropolitan Cookbook - booklet from 1964
http://www.archive.org/stream/Metropo...

The Chinese cook book (1917
)http://www.archive.org/stream/chinese...

Chinese cook book (1917
)http://www.archive.org/stream/chinese...

The Manila cook book (1919) - Union Church of Manila (Philippines
)http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924...

Presbyterian Church cook-book - McKeesport, PA (1900
)http://www.archive.org/stream/presbyt...

Saint Anselm's Church cook-book - (San Anselmo, Calif.). - 1908
http://www.archive.org/stream/sananse...

How We Cook In Los Angeles - 1894
http://www.archive.org/stream/howweco...

Church of the Good Sheperd cook-book - (Binghamton, N.Y.). - 1896
http://www.archive.org/stream/cookboo...

Unitarian Church cook-book - (Manchester, N.H .) - 1905
http://www.archive.org/stream/cookboo...

Des Moines. Plymouth church cook-book - (1876)
http://www.archive.org/stream/76cookb...

The Dixie cook-book (1883
)http://www.archive.org/stream/dixieco...

The Lutheran cook-book; (1907
)http://www.archive.org/stream/luthera...

The East Milwaukee cook-book (1917
)http://www.archive.org/stream/eastmil...

The Captain's Lady cookbook--personal journal : circa, Massachusetts 1837-1917
http://www.archive.org/stream/captain...

Dixie cookery; or, How I managed my table for twelve years. A practical cook-book for southern housekeepers (1867
)http://www.archive.org/stream/dixieco...

Cooking for profit : a new American cookbook adapted for the use of all who serve meals for aprice (1893
)http://www.archive.org/stream/cooking...

The new Dixie cook-book and practical housekeeper, carefully comp. from the treasured familycollections of many generations of noted housekeepers: (1889
)http://www.archive.org/stream/newdixi...

The Century cook book (1899
)http://www.archive.org/stream/century...

The Eta cook book (1914
)http://www.archive.org/stream/etacook...

The Mansfield cook book (1890
)http://www.archive.org/stream/mansfie...

The national cook book (1856
)http://www.archive.org/stream/nationa...

Atlanta woman's club cook book - 1921
http://books.google.com/books?id=fOQq...

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  1. I love stuff like this! Thanks!

    1. Thanks so much for posting these! Cooking and history are two of my passions, so this is going to be fun!

      1. Here are additional links old cook books in e-book format you can read for free or download in PDF for free at Archive.org.

        Ryzon Baking Powder Baking Book - (1917)
        http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924...

        Gold Medal Flour Cook Book (1910)
        http://www.archive.org/stream/goldmed...

        The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book, San Francisco, CA (1919)
        http://www.archive.org/stream/hotelst...

        Boston Cooking-School cook book (1910) (Fannie Farmer Cook Book)
        http://www.archive.org/stream/bostonc...

        The Settlement cook book (1948)
        http://www.archive.org/stream/settlem...

        The White House cook book (1899)
        http://www.archive.org/stream/whiteho...

        Mrs. Lincoln's Boston cook book (1911)
        http://www.archive.org/stream/mrslinc...

        Worcester family cook book (1895)
        http://www.archive.org/stream/worcest...

        The National Cook Book (1856)
        http://www.archive.org/stream/nationa...

        The Blue grass cook book (1917)
        http://www.archive.org/stream/bluegra...

        The international cook book (1911)
        http://www.archive.org/stream/interna...

        The Chinese cook book (1917)
        http://www.archive.org/stream/chinese...

        The Dixie cook-book (1883)
        http://www.archive.org/stream/dixieco...

        How We Cook In Los Angeles - (1894)
        http://www.archive.org/stream/howweco...

        The Rocky mountain cook book (1903)
        http://www.archive.org/stream/rockymo...

        Cloud City cook-book - Leadville, CO (1889)
        http://www.archive.org/stream/cloudci...

        Westminster, CA Church cook book (1916)
        http://www.archive.org/stream/westmin...

        San Rafael, CA church cook book, (1906)
        http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924...

        Honolulu, Hawaii church cook book (1920)
        http://www.archive.org/stream/hawaiia...

        Los Angeles, CA Hobart Boulevard Methodist Episcopal Church Cook book (1915)
        http://www.archive.org/stream/hobartb...

        Dinuba (Calif.). Presbyterian Church cook book (1909)
        http://www.archive.org/stream/ladiesa...

        Saint Anselm's Church (San Anselmo, Calif.) (1908)
        http://www.archive.org/stream/sananse...

        Tried and true cook book, Christ Church, Los Angeles, CA (1913)
        http://www.archive.org/stream/triedtr...

        California Street M.E. Church (San Francisco, Calif.) (1911)
        http://www.archive.org/stream/califor...

        First Congregational Church (Eureka, Calif.) a collection of tried recipes for cooking (1907)
        http://www.archive.org/stream/eurekac...

        Los Angeles : Central Baptist Church (1910?)
        http://www.archive.org/stream/ladiesa...

        2 Replies
        1. re: Antilope

          Thank you, thank you, thank you for posting! ❤

          1. re: Antilope

            I looked through Mrs. Lincoln's Boston cook book (1911), which is admirably opinionated. For example, the following opens the chapter on Pork:

            Pork is an unwholesome meat, and should never be eaten by children, or people with weak digestion, nor, indeed, by anyone except in cold weather. (p. 245)

          2. Well. There goes MY internet time for the next week. This looks sensational. Thanks!

              1. What a resource, and thanks, Antilope for your work posting all of these, a real treasure trove!

                1. I have been looking for the duncan hines dessert book the fourth printing from 1964. I have lost the banana cake recipe from pages 31 and 32. It is a paperback. It is nothing special but I have had requests for the cake because it was wonderful. I don't even remember. Not really your time period just taking a shot. Thanks for your help

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                  1. re: qandieladie

                    The book is in e-book form at Google Books. It is a preview edition that does not display every page, but it does happen to have page 34 with the Banana Cake recipe (although it is sideways and they don't display a rotation button) you can view the recipe from this link: (scroll the page down slightly, using keyboard arrow keys or mouse scroll, to see the recipe displayed sideways).

                    http://books.google.com/books?id=yDBJ...

                    1. re: qandieladie

                      You can buy a 2002 edition of the book (used) at Amazon.com starting at about $ 4.00 with about $ 4.00 shipping:

                      http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_nos...