The Vital Question.

Worcester, MA: Cereal Machine Company, 1899.

Duodecimo-sized booklet, limp cloth wrappers, stab-sewn on cords (11 x 10 cm.), 147 pages. Illustrated with three pages of chromo-lithographed images of dishes. Styled seventh edition. A product cookbook from the company that brought us Shredded Wheat. Almost every recipe, from Blueberry Shortcake to Welsh Rarebit, contains Shredded Wheat. A bit of dog-earing, and some fly-specks to the first plate, otherwise near very good in a good, somewhat mottled green cloth wrapper, titled in red, stab-sewn with a brown cotton cord.

Price: $50.00