Recipes. Compiled by Clara S. Lord

Washington, D. C. Press of the Hayworth Publishing House, 1911.

Octavo (23 x 15 cm.), 100 pages. Index. Advertisements. Evident FIRST EDITION. A cookbook by a nutritionist with an emphasis – though not an exclusive one – on recipes for easily digestible dishes and on remedies for common ailments that can be prepared at home. Apart from broths, teas, wheys, and gruels, methods for broiling meats and fish accompany purees, mashes, junkets, and custards. A Treatments chapter offers advice on rubs, sponges, baths, and plasters. A Clara S. Lord is listed in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia for 1912 (page 941) as a nurse residing at 1321 M Street Northwest, the same address supplied on the final page of Recipes for those wishing to order copies (to be paid “in silver or two-cent stamps”). Little else can be established regarding Clara Sophia Lord (1872-1926), but her publication achieved some notice, and was reviewed in a number of dietetics and nutrition columns (e.g., the Buffalo Medical Journal 67 [1912], 297-298). ~ A number of rear pages chipped. Stapled, in brown wrappers, titled in black; otherwise very good. [OCLC locates two copies; Brown 424; not in Cagle].

Price: $250.00