Key West/ New York: Key West Women's Club / Farrar, Straus and Company, 1949.
Octavo (22 x 14.5 cm.), [vi], 298, [xii] pages. Illustrated. Table of contents. Second printing. A community cookbook by a woman's civic society that assisted in fundraising over the course of four decades. Nearly two hundred attributed recipes, with each page a photo-reproduction of the contributor's handwritten recipes. With an emphasis on sea animals, game, and island fare: Jewfish, kingfish, grouper, crawfish, terrapin, conch–many approached in multiple ways. Recipes include: Breadfruit, Baked Cucumbers, Green Plantains, Carissa (i.e., Natal plum) Salad, Fried Pineapple, Guava Dumplings, Papaya Key West, Tamarind Ice, and of course Key Lime Pie. The Key West Woman's Club has been associated with the establishment and maintenance of a public library since its origins, under the name of several parent organizations, in the 1890s. A new (expanded) edition was published in 1988. Small stain to the bottom edge of text block. Comb-bound wrappers, somewhat soiled and edgeworn; The cover image, printed in blue and yellow, depicts an island cornucopia spilling loose out of a chef's hat. [OCLC locates nine copies of the original printing and numerous copies of subsequent printings dated 1949; Brown 497 (first printing); not in Cagle].