The Compendium of Cookery and Reliable Recipes. A compendium of information pertaining to the culinary department, comprising the most rare and well-tried receipts ever published. The preparation of human food made wholesome, nutritive and agreeable to the palate. The great secret of all cookery exposed.
Chicago: Loomis & Co., Publishers, 1890.
Octavo, viii, 315, [iv], 103 pages. Index for each of the two sections. While the title does not indicate it, this volume contains a second work, The Book of Knowledge, which contains recipes for the liquorist, the druggist, the farmer, as well as household remedies. This work was published by numerous entities in cheap editions, on even cheaper paper. So internally age-toned, and with some foxing and soiling throughout. Pages approaching brittle, and hinges started. The sections in the second work titled Face Paints, and Hunters' and Trappers' Secrets have been excised. In soiled and edgeworn blind- and gilt-stamped brown cloth. Good only.