A Book of Recipes. Second and Improved edition, compiled by the Womans Guild of Christ Church Cathedral.

Lexington, Kentucky: [The Church; Printed by] Press of James M. Byrnes Co. 1926.

Octavo (21 x 14.75 cm.), 122 pages. Advertisements. “Index” is actually a table of contents. ~ Stated “second and improved edition.” A church cookbook from the heart of the Bluegrass interior, with three hundred fifty recipes, a few of them attributed. Among those of more than passing interest: Kentucky Spoon Bread, Currant Loaf, Gritts Muffins, Buckwheat Cakes, Black Bean Soup, Mushroom Soup, Dutch Chicken Pie, Succotash, Boiled Okra, Grapefruit and Alligator Pear (i.e., Avocado) Salad, Transparent Gooseberry Pie, Jerusalem Pudding, Hickory Nut Pudding, English Trifle, Chocolate Roulade, Frozen Apricots, Sabyon (Zabaione) Pudding, Pecan Cake, Dried Apple Cake, Cantaloupe Pickle, Onion Pickle, Peach Marmalade, Gingered Pears, Black Walnut Brittle. Light soiling throughout; hinges solid but flaking. In heavily soiled and worn publisher’s light grey oilcloth, lettered and decorated in lavender. Good only. Five pencil recipes to blank pages at rear. [OCLC locates eight copies of this 1926 edition, and three of the 1920 first edition; Cook, page 92 (referring to the 1906 edition); in neither Brown nor Cagle].

Price: $120.00