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19th & 20th Century Cookbooks

Here is a long list of freely accessible cookbooks from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Thanks to http://food.quickfound.net/ for compiling such an exhaustive list.

Scott's Seasonal Cook Book 1921

Slade's Cooking School 1920

Mrs. Norton's Cook Book 1917

The Malone Cook Book 1917

Book of Cookery Fannie Farmer 1915

Larkin Housewives' Cook Book 1915

Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book 1914

Hamilton's Recipes 1909

Rumford Complete Cookbook 1908

Harland's Complete Cook Book 1906

Chase's Cook Book 1906

Mrs. Snow's Cook Book 1903

Mrs. Clarke's Cook Book 1899

Hood's Practical Cook's Book 1897

Aunt Babette's Cook Book 1889

Parloa's Kitchen Companion 1887

Mrs. Shillaber's Cook Book 1887

Alden-Adams Cook Book 1885

Harder's American Cookery 1885

Margaret Sim's Cookery 1883

Parloa New Cook Book 1880

Jennie June's Cookery 1878

Putnam's Receipt Book 1876

Beecher's Domestic Receipts 1871

Elliot's Practical Cookery 1870

 

Free French Cuisine Cook Books

The French Cook 1902

Seely's French & US Cook 1902

The Cuisine 1872

Royal Cookery Book 1869

Hand-Book of Practical Cookery 1867

Treasury of French Cookery 1866

The Young Cook's Guide 1836

Art of French Cookery 1827

 

Free Italian Food Cookbooks

Italian Recipes... 1905

The Italian Cook Book 1919

From Our Tuscan Kitchen 1903

 

Free Chinese Food Cook Books

The Chinese Cook Book 1917

Chinese & English Cook Book 1913

Anglo-Chinese Cook Book 1916

 

Free Mexican Food Cookbooks

101 Mexican Dishes 1906

 

Free German Food Cook Books

German Cookery 1906

 

Free English Cookery Books

Surrey Garden Pot-Pourri 1898

London Compete Cookery 1797

 

Free Beginner's Cookbooks

Elementary Cooking 1912

Cookery for Beginners 1884

A Primary Cook Book 1862

 

Free Online Entrée Cook Books

Entrées 1901

The Book of Entrées 1911

The Book of Entrées 1886

The Something-Different Dish 1915

 

Free Online Dinner Cookbooks

Everyday Dinners 1911

52 Sunday Dinners 1915

For DinnerFannie Farmer 1905

The Dinner Year-book 1878

Sunday Night Suppers 1907

 

Free Meat Cookbooks

Meats, Poultry & Game 1919

Method of Roasting Beef 1907

Meats & Game 1902

Hotel Meat Cooking 1901

Dressed Game & Poultry 1888

Fish, Flesh, and Fowl 1877

 

Free Fish Cookbooks

How To Cook Fish 1908

Fish 1903

Oysters & Fish 1888

Guide to the Fish Market 1843

 

Free Leftover Cook Books

Cook Book of Left-Overs 1920

Left Overs 1898

200 Ways of Using Remnants 1883

A Book of Réchauffés 1865

 

Free Sandwich & Salad Cookbooks

Salads, Sandwiches... 1916

Salads, Sandwiches, Beverages 1915

Sandwiches 1912

Salads, Sandwiches... 1905

Up-to-Date Sandwich Book 1909

Salads, Sandwiches & Dainties 1899

 

Free Salad Cookbooks

Florida Salads 1918

One Hundred Salads 1914

200 Recipes for Salads 1910

One Thousand Salads 1909

Salads & Chafing Dishes 1906

American Salad Book 1900

New Salads 1897

Desserts & Salads 1896

Fifty Salads 1885

Salads & Sauces 1884<

 

Free Soup Cook Books

Soups 1904

Soups & Dressed Fish 1888

 

Free Vegetable Cookbooks

Byron's Vegetable Book 1916

How to Cook Vegetables 1909

Vegetables1902

How to Cook Vegetables1890

Dressed Vegetables 1888

Vegetable Cookery 1866

 

Free Dessert Cookbooks

Desserts for 100 1918

Sunny Side Dessert Book 1893

Everyday Desserts 1911

The Dessert Book 1872

 

Cake, Ice Cream & Ices Books

Breads, Cakes, Pastries, Ices... 1907

Ices 1899

Green's Cakes & Ice Creams 1894

 

Free Bread & Baking Books

Bread Facts 1920

Baker's Bread 1918

Baker's Review Apr 1916

Flour, Yeast... Baking 1915

The Story of Bread 1913

The History of Bread 1904

The Baker's Book 1902

Dietetic Value of Bread 1892

Healthy Mfg of Bread 1884

Report on Vienna Bread 1875

Art of Bread-Making 1805

 

Free Pastry, Cake & Cookie Books

Home Bakings 1912

Bread, Cakes & Biscuits 1906

365 Cakes & Cookies 1904

Puddings & Pastry 1889

American Pastry Cook 1894

Cake & Bread Baker 1884

Pastry, Cakes, Sweetmeats 1834

 

Free Candy & Confectionary Books

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Free Fruit Cookbooks

Fruits & Their Cookery 1921

365 Orange Recipes 1909

Fruit Recipes 1907

Fruits & How to Use Them< 1889

 

Free Anglo-American Cookbooks

How to Prepare It 1922

The Aunt's Cook Book 1922

Modern Club Recipes 1921

Good Housekeeping's Recipes 1920

Good Food, How to Prepare 1920

School & Home Cooking 1920

Lessons in Cookery 1919

Nyal Cook Book 1916

More Cookbooks

 

Free US Regional Cook Books

Boston Cook Book Fannie Farmer 1906

Lincoln's Boston Cook Book

What We Cook on Cape Cod 1911

What Salem Dames Cooked 1910

North Adams Cook Book 1905

New Bedford Receipt Book 1870

Kimball Class Cook MA 1913

Home Department Cook MA 1907

Tested Recipes MA 1908

Milton Cook Book MA 1918

Neighborhood Club CB MA 1912

LW Cook Book MA 1908

Wellesley Cook Book 1890

Delectable Recipes ME 1898

Resolute Grange Cook ME 1913

Oak Lawn Grange Cook Book RI 1914

King's Daughters Cook... NH 1903

Memphremagog Cook Book VT 1907

Vermont Cookery 1899

Vermont Cookery Craft 1894

Westford Cook Book VT 1909

Excelsior Cook Book VT 1891

New England Cook Book 1912

Philadelphia Cook Book 1886

Cumberland Valley Cook PA 1881

Housekeeper's Recipes PA 1893

King's Highway Cook CT 1894

Stonington Cook Book CT 1911

Palisades Cook Book 1910

New York Cook Book 1889

Pleasantville Cook... NY 1894

Buffalo Cookery 1916

Altrurian Cook NY 1910

Mohawk Valley NY Cook Book 1889

Feast of Good Things MI 1910

Battle Creek Cook Book 1922

Buckeye Cookery 1877

Illinois Cook Book 1881

Good Living & How IA 1905

Lex Cen Coll Cook MO 1919

Practical Cook NE 1892

How We Cook in Colorado 1907

Rocky Mountain Cook Book 1918

Philalethean Cook Book CO 1921

Castelar Crèche Cook Book CA 1922

Receipts of Pasadena 1914

Oakland Cook Book 1905

Portland W.E. Cook Book OR 1913

Seattle Cook Book 1906

50 Years in a Maryland Kitchen 1881

Southern Recipes 1913

Old South Dishes & Beverages 1913

Virginia Cookery Book 1912

The Virginia Methodical Cook 1838

Kentucky Receipt Book 1903

Blue Grass Cook Book 1881

Carlisle's Kentucky Cook Book 1893

Caroline's Dixieland Recipes 1922

Dixie Cook-Book 1883

Macon Cook Book GA 1909

Delta Cook Book MS 1917

Picayune Creole Cook Book 1922

La Cuisine Créole 1901

Creole Cookery Book 1885

Free Low Budget Cookbooks

Practical Cookery 1920

War-Time Breads & Cakes 1918

War Bread 1918

Everyday Foods in War Time 1918

275 War-Time Recipes 1918

Wheatless & Meatless 1918

ME's War Time Recipes 1918

War Time Cook Book 1918

Economical Cookery 1918

Liberty Recipes 1918

Recipes for War Time 1917

Practical Food Economy 1917

Meals for Less Money 1917

Economical Recipes 1917

Low Cost Cooking 1915

The Efficient Kitchen 1914

Economy Cook Book 1910

Practical Cook Book 1910

Economic Cooking 1890

Liberal Living, Narrow Means 1890

Practical Cooking 1889

Nice Dish, Moderate Expense 1864

Practical American Cookery 1860

The Practical Cook 1845

Free Institutional Cook Books

US Army Baker's Manual 1917

US Army Cooks Manual 1910

Institution Recipes 1912

Recipes & Menus for 50 1913

More Recipes for 50 1918

Catering & Food Service Mgmt 1922

Free Milk, Butter & Cheese Books

Milk overview 1921

Milk in the Home 1915

Milk & Its Products 1913

Milk: Nature & Composition 1895

Henri Nestlé's Milk Food 1881

The Butter Industry 1920

The Book of Butter 1918

US Butter Industry 1916

How to Make Butter 1915

Practice of Butter-Making 1908

Scientific Butter-Making 1883

Butter Analysis 1877

The Book of Cheese 1918

Science of Cheese-Making 1909

Cheese & Cheese-Making 1896

Free Beverage Books

Beverages 1919

Essence Industry Manual 1916

Beverages of Colonial Virginia 1906

Soda & Beverage Manual 1897

Foods & Beverages 1891

US & Other Drinks 1878

Free Vegetarian Cookbooks

Mrs. Allen's Meat Substitutes 1918

Hygenic Cook Book vegetarian 1914

600 Meatless Dishes 1910

New Vegetarian Dishes 1892

 

Free Breakfast-Lunch Cook Books

Dictionary of Dainty Breakfasts 1899

Breakfast Table Handbook 1873

Breakfast & Lunch Dishes 1904

Breakfast & Luncheon 1893

Breakfast, Lunch & Tea 1875

Gala-Day Luncheons 1901

Other Free Books About Food

Food: Fuel for Human Engine 1917

Food for the Worker 1917

Food Production & Mfg 1914

Mfg of Foods & Sweetmeats 1902

Foods & Cookery Lab Man. 1916

Fruits & Products Chemistry 1905

Flesh Foods Analysis 1900

I Go a-Marketing 1900

Food & Feeding 1899

Edible Mushrooms 1899

Eggs in Cold Storage 1899

Chemistry of Breadmaking 1912

Bread Analysis 1881

Other Topical Free Cook Books

Dainty Making 1910

American Dainties 1897

Dainties 1894

The Chafing-Dish 1912

Chafing Dish... Fannie Farmer 1898

100 Chafing Dish Recipes 1894

Chafing Dish Guide 1890

Catering for Two 1898

Us Two Cook Book 1909

À la Mode Cookery 1902

Savouries à la Mode 1887

The Baby's Food 1917

Hot Weather Dishes 1888