The Royal Baker & Pastry Cook.

New York: Royal Baking Powder Co., 1878, ©1877.

Stapled, octavo-sized booklet (23.5 x 15cm.), 32 pages. Illustrated. FIRST EDITION. Front wrapper verso with product reviews dated 1878. Includes a wood engraving showing twenty figures of diverse pans used in baking. “The recipes in this book are new, and formulated by one of the most experienced Professors in the art of scientific and practical cookery, especially adapted for the use of "Royal" Baking Powder and "Royal" flavoring Extracts. These preparations are incomparable in strength and purity. Substituting other articles will only end in disappointment." [front wrapper blurb]. Included are three hundred seventy seven recipes, ranging from Bread & Rolls to Pies to Puddings to Fritters & Pancakes to Meat Pies to Icings. "The Royal Baking Powder Company was one of the largest producers of baking powder in the US. It was started by both Joseph Christoffel Hoagland & William Ziegler in 1866." [Wiki]. General wear & soiling to wrappers; foxing throughout; a bit musty. Good or a bit better in printed gray-green wrappers. [OCLC locates four copies; Axford, page 352; Bitting, page 410 (both for the 1882 [and later] editions); not in Cagle].

Price: $150.00