Just look at what I might be able to accomplish if I were rational. The Cook Not Mad is capable of "Embracing not only the art of curing various kinds of meats and vegetables for future use, but of Cooking, in its general acceptation, to the taste, habits, and degrees of luxury, prevalent with the AMERICAN PUBLICK." (Click picture to see more.)
This book is one of many explored by the Feeding America project, "an online collection of some of the most important and influential American cookbooks from the late 18th to early 20th century."
You'd be mad not to go check it out.