Corona Club Cook Book. [Compiled by members of the Corona Club.]

San Francisco: Rincon Publishing Company, 1910.

Octavo, [6], 19-249, [13] pages. Ads. First edition, likely second printing. This printing lacks the initial 13 pages of ads, but the pagination begins at "19" leading us to believe that this issue followed that with ads in the front. A collection of attributed recipes written in narrative format, assembled to raise funds for a club house. Includes household tips and a section on Lemon Remedies. Local advertisements precede, follow, and are interspersed throughout the recipes. Organized in 1898, San Francisco's Corona Club was a women's charitable and civic organization. At the time of this publication, the club's numbers were limited to two hundred women, but the limitation was later lifted. Sections, including Social Services, Book Review, Child Welfare, Dramatic, and Household Economics carried out a wide variety of activities, providing funds and support "to make this great city a better place in which to live". In soiled and slightly bumped, blue-titled white oilcloth. Tideline to the gutter at the bottom of text block, Some light foxing and edgewear throughout. Good. Manuscript recipes throughout, twenty-seven written on blanks and in margins, one laid in, one tipped-in, and one clipping laid in. [OCLC locates twelve copies; Brown 93; Cook, page 32].

Price: $60.00