Jennie June's American Cookery Book, Containing upwards of twelve-hundred choice and carefully tested recipes; embracing all the popular dishes, and the best results of modern science, reduced to a simple and practical form. Also, a chapter for invalids, for infants, one on Jewish cookery.

New York: American News Company, 1878.

Octavo, 379 pages. Later edition. Originally issued in 1866. "Jennie June" was the nom de plume of Jane Croly, journalist and author. In addition, she was the organizer of the first two woman's congresses, and was the founder of Sorosis, the first of the Women's Clubs. She insisted on continuing her journalistic work after marriage and the birth of a child, and contributed to a vast number of newspapers from New York and beyond, sometimes under other pseudonyms, including "Margaret Maybel", "Satanella", "Veni Vedi", and "Evergreen". She is also credited with being an early user of a system of duplicate correspondence, which we now know as the syndication system. Clumsy early tape repair to one index leak and one leaf with manuscript recipe. Rebound in black library buckram, with gilt-stmped titleing to spine and front cover. A good working copy. [Bitting page 108 (referring to the 1866 printing); Not in Cagle].

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