Fortuna, California: The Club, 1928.
Octavo (23 x 16 cm.), 139, [ii] pages. Advertisements. Table of contents. Prefatory remarks (title page) signed "Committee in Charge." Second, revised edition. A relatively ambitious community endeavor with nearly six hundred brief contributions, the majority attributed, emphasizing sandwiches, salads, casseroles, coffee cakes, and other luncheon specialties. Representative: Apple and Pimento Salad, Baked Cucumbers, Egg Egleston (eggs baked in mashed potato nests), Krummerfort (date and walnut pudding), Peach Cream Cake. Uncharacteristic of the time is but a modest showing of pies and pastries. In partial compensation, general instructions for home-made fruit sodas are filed under Cream Soda. Founded in 1906, the Fortuna Monday Club was for many years an eminent group esteemed for its fund-raising for community improvement projects by, for instance, hosting socials and dances. The first edition of Club Woman's Cook Book appeared in 1922. Shortly thereafter plans were initiated to build a meeting house with a small stage and banquet room, and since the current building at 610 Main Street has been dated to 1929, it might reasonably be surmised that the revised edition might have been undertaken in support. The Club is fondly remembered but no longer active. Ownership of the house on Main Street was transferred to the city in 1996, and is still used as an event facility. In stapled, black-titled brown textured wrappers; lightly rubbed and edgeworn. One checkmark in pencilto a single recipe, otherwise very good. Gift inscription on front endpaper: "Mrs. Henry Craft, Lompoc, Calif. with compliments of Mrs. C.W. Seffens". [OCLC locates three copies of this revised edition, and one other so identified but with different pagination; not in Brown nor Cagle].