Corona Club Cook Book. [Compiled by members of the Corona Club.]

San Francisco: Rincon Publishing Company, 1910.

Octavo, [18], 19-249, [13] pages. Ads. First edition. A collection of attributed recipes written in narrative format, assembled to raise funds for a club house. Includes household tips and a section on Lemon Remedies. Local advertisements precede, follow, and are interspersed throughout the recipes. Organized in 1898, San Francisco's Corona Club was a women's charitable and civic organization. At the time of this publication, the club's numbers were limited to two hundred women, but the limitation was later lifted. Sections, including Social Services, Book Review, Child Welfare, Dramatic, and Household Economics carried out a wide variety of activities, providing funds and support "to make this great city a better place in which to live". In rubbed and slightly bumped white oilcloth with blue titles printed to cover. Some light foxing and edgewear throughout, otherwise very good. Manuscript recipes throughout, twenty-seven written on blanks and in margins, one laid in, one tipped-in, and one clipping laid in. And with the ownership inscription of "Lilian F. John, 1015 Gough St. S.F." [OCLC locates twelve copies; Brown 93; Cook, page 32].

Price: $120.00