Herrin, Illinois: Trovillion Private Press at the Sign of the Silver Horse, 1939.
Tall duodecimo, 120 pages. First printing of this limited edition. Number 37 of 279 signed and numbered copies. A delightful small press printing of the noted agriculturalist and inventor Hugh Plat's popular early 17th Century cookbook, originally published in 1600 (not 1602 as indicated by this title page). Lacking the dust jacket that was issued with the standard, limited issue. Beyond the normal limitation and signature of the colophon, this copy has an additional printed presentation page, which reads, "Presentation copy of Delightes for Ladies, is specially printed and bound for Will Ransom the great bibliographer of private presses, and personally signed by the publishers, September 1939" followed by the flourished signature of Violet and Hal Trovillion. Ransom's library ticket is pasted in at rear, and laid-in is the printed prospectus for the book, a pink printed envelope addressed to the Trovillion Press, and the original mailing label used to ship the book from Trovillion to Ransom.