Boston: Estes & Lauriat; for the Clover Publishing Company, publishers of "Food". 1887.
Thick octavo, xiii, 966 pages. Illustrated throughout. Styled nineteenth edition, and issued in this case as a promotional item for the Clover Publishing Company, publishers of the periodical, "Food". A massive cookbook, from the founder of Miss Parloa's School of Cooking in Boston and a prolific author. It's been suggested that she was the first to have lent her name to food products, although it seems there is much work to be done on that subject. The advertisements in the book include one leaf printed chromo-lithographically for Gordon & Dilworth products. Previous owner's name in ink to front fly, in publisher's dark green oil cloth. Lacking rear free endpaper. Previous owner's name and address to front and rear endpapers. Soiling throughout, typical adhesions to oil cloth. [Other editions: Axford page 271; Bitting page 356-357; Brown 1532; Cagle 593]. First, do not undertake a new dish until you have carefully read the receipt at least once; and secondly, do not be discouraged by failure in first experiments. -from the author's Preface