Diet for the Sick. A Treatise on The Values of Foods, Their Application to Special Conditions of Health and Disease, and on the Best Methods of Their Preparation.

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1885.

Octavo, 234, [4] pages. Advertisements. FIRST EDITION. The author's second book, following her popular Practical Cooking and Dinner Giving of 1877. Henderson and her husband John B. Henderson, Senator from Missouri, were wealthy land speculators and early real estate developers, first in St. Louis, and then in Washington D.C., where she was instrumental in creating the Meridian Hill neighborhood. While this book is not strictly vegetarian, it recommends avoiding meat, and holds certain meats suspect, e.g. "livers, on theoretical grounds, should be avoided." As her interest in vegetarianism grew, so did her advocacy of temperance. When her husband died in 1913, she emptied his entire wine collection into the street. Some very light soiling to a few pages, some light wear to head and foot of spine, otherwise this volume is in fine condition, in the black and gilt decorated publisher's cloth binding. With a previous owner's inscription, "E. Fear Leffingwell, Aurora, N.Y." [Bitting, page 223; not in Cagle].

Price: $300.00