Westfield, MA/New York: Vitamin Food Company, [circa 1923].
Small octavo die-cut in the shape of a jar, 12.7 x 7.9 cm, 30 pages. First edition. Illustrated wrappers printed in red and green. Invented in the late 19th century, America's introduction to Vegex née Marmite was in 1913. The introductory text heralds the "health- and strength-building" properties of this distinctive and powerfully flavored food spread and its crucial role for British troops in World War I. Approximately seventy-five recipes, all containing Vegex, from Milk Vegex drink and Scotch Broth to Curry Sauce, Paprika Goulash, and Vegex Caviar. Though "the richest known food in vitamin B", it is noted clearly that "Vegex is food not medicine". A few small spots and two small pinholes to front wrap, text clean and otherwise very good.