New York: E.B. Hackett; The Brick Row Book Shop, Inc., 1940.
Octavo (24 x 16 cm.), ix, 150 pages. Pages 143-150 blank for handwritten recipes (not present here); [with] New York: Financial Print. Co., 1950. Octavo (24 x 15.5 cm.), 35 pages. ~ FIRST EDITION thus: a new edition of 'The Queen of Hearts' Recipe Book, now re-titled, revised, and expanded with nearly one hundred new recipes. While the author refers to this as a separate work (see “By the Same Author” in More Recipes, which lists both), it is not. Includes sections of Soups, Eggs, Fish, Meat & poultry, Green Vegetables, Potatoes, Rice, Spaghetti & other Pasta, Breads, Pastry, Cakes & cookies, Sweets, Sauces, Icings & Fillings, Preserves, Miscellaneous recipes, Herbs, Sandwiches, and Hints for the Housewife. In the preface, the author invokes Ruskin, stating "anyone who is interested in household economics can develop what Ruskin describes as 'carefulness, inventiveness, watchfulness, willingness, and readiness of appliance.'" (page vii). The second volume, More Recipes was issued a decade later, because the author “had so many requests for additional recipes…” (Foreword). Very light age-toning, and a few light spots throughout; in publisher's purple cloth, with white paper labels to spine and front board. Original glassine is present, as is the very scarce printed dust jacket which is chipped at the edges but still near very good. The Supplement is very good, in lightly edgeworn printed wrappers. Rare in this complete state with the Supplement and the printed dust jacket. [OCLC locates ten copies of the first volume, and just one (Princeton) of the Supplement].