Crumbs from the Round Table. A Feast for Epicures.
New York: Leypoldt & Holt, 1866.
Small octavo, 106 pages + 6 ads. First edition. A collection of articles that appeared in the journal, "The Round Table" (1863-64). In a preface, the author is described as "a culinary critic, fisherman, and singer of country lyrics". The collection includes some "Epigastric Poetry"; an interesting, and disapproving, essay on "Vegetarians and Vegetables", and an attack on what he views as low habits of Americans which inhibit the development of a real cuisine (including a propensity to bake rather than roast). A fine copy, in publisher's gilt stamped green boards with beveled edges. From the library of Alan Davidson, with his bookplate, and with the additional bookplate of The Cookery Collection of Mrs. Thomas Scruggs and Margaret Cook. [not in Cagle or Bitting]. He looked about him left and right, With the prophetic eye of Appetite.