New York: Frederick A. Stokes & Brother, 1889.
Small octavo (15.5. x 10.5 cm.), 297 pages. Additional blanks at rear. Later printing; originally issued 1884. Narrative form recipes for sauces and salads intermingled with descriptions of vegetables and other salad ingredients, and with literary or historical quotes on the subject. One in the series of single-subject "Cookery Books" published by Frederick Stokes, and other series, the most sizable. Murrey was the caterer of New York's Astor House and Philadelphia's Continental Hotel. In lightly soiled and edge-rubbed publisher's gray cloth; color illustrated paper over boards, with an illustration of a young (child) chef preparing a salad table side. With very faint early ownership signature to top of front board, and repeated at the top of page 7. Near fine, and scarce thus. [OCLC locates eight copies; Bitting, page 337; not in Cagle].