Boston: Damrell & Upham / The Old Corner Bookstore, 1894.
Octavo, 179, [ii] pages. Illustrated. Later printing, originally issued in 1892. A combination treatise on nutrition, cookbook and technical manual for the Aladdin Oven, invented by our author Edward Atkinson. "Men have no right to scold their wives, or use swear words about the cook, and find fault with their meals in a constant and promiscuous way, if they only supply them with apparatus to cook with that is not fit to be used ; or which is so infernal in the heat that it generates, as to make it no wonder that those who have been of an angelic type and temper before beginning to keep house, should exhibit a capacity of another kind afterwards which may vex a patient man but ought not to cause him to complain. The way out of this dilemma is for every boy to be put in the way of learning how to make first-rate bread, and to do all kinds of plain cooking, in one lesson of one hour by a little teaching in the simple principles. Girls may be taught as well, if they can spare the time from more important duties. In the Aladdin Oven, the heat is put into an outer oven made of non-metallic and non-heat conducting material, which is, in fact, a form of stiff paper, made from wood pulp combined with other substances. Inside is a food receptacle nearly as large as the outer oven, made of sheet metal." Age-toned and a bit edge worn. Previous owner name and a few notes to title page and free front endpaper. In gilt-titled burgundy cloth over stiff boards.