The Bachelor and the Chafing Dish. With a Dissertation on Chums. Containing some valuable recipes gathered from fascinating sources in cookery - triumphs of well-known bon vivants in clubs, yachting circles, army and navy, and the dreams of fair women - Heaven Bless 'Em!

New York / Chicago: F. Tennyson Neely, 1896.

Octavo, 141 pages + [5] ads. Illustrated. First edition, second printing. An early example of a cookbook written solely for men outside the culinary profession. An amusing mixture of recipe collection and narrative stories illustrating the fine life a gentleman can lead with a chafing dish. Welch was a literary and theater critic and a regular contributor to Harper's Magazine. Notes and ownership inscription to front endpapers; top edge a bit darkened, and some light soiling, still near very good in publisher's silver, gilt and red-stamped green cloth. [Bitting 490; Brown 2532; Cagle 803].

Price: $60.00
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