Choice Cookery.

New York: Harper & Brothers, Franklin Square, 1889.

Thick duodecimo (16.5 x 11.5 cm.), 316, [4] pages. Advertisements. FIRST EDITION. A collection of recipes originally written for the pages of Harper's Bazaar. The book encourages a style of simple cookery, but contains more than a touch of luxury... just not extravagance. The recipes themselves, which include "reed birds in aspic", and "compote of pigeon", are written in full narrative, are an enjoyable read and quite detailed in their description. Very near fine in publisher's gilt-stamped, blue pebbled cloth. [Brown 2479; Axford, page 63; Bitting page, 351; Cagle 581].

Price: $200.00