New York City: D. Van Nostrand Company, 1903.
Two volumes. Large octavos, 236, , , & 667, , pages. Ads. Index. Profusely illustrated, with photographic reproductions and engravings in the text, and full-page chromolithographic plates. Third printing. One of the great English language professional bread baking books at the turn of the twentieth century. An extensive overview of baking around the world at the time, with recipes and descriptions of the products. One of the most celebrated aspects of this book is a series of chromo-lithographic plates of the breads of numerous nations. The beautiful plates explain the increasing scarcity of this work, as many copies have been broken to cannibalize the illustrations. The bindings are shaken, as usual, given the size of the volumes and the weight of the heavy stock for the illustrations. Some staining to a few pages, especially to the ads in volume two. Hinges started. Still bright in publisher's gilt-titled, dark green cloth. Scarce in the trade.