La Cuisine Creole: A Collection of Culinary Recipes, From Leading Chefs and Noted Creole Housewives, Who Have Made New Orleans Famous for its Cuisine. Second Edition.

New Orleans, LA; [Chicago]: F.F. Hansell & Bro., Ltd.; [Hammond Press, W.B. Conkey Company, circa 1915].

Octavo, 268 pages. Index. Third Edition, though styled "Second Edition". While the copyright page states "1885" it was likely printed circa 1915. A classic American cookbook and, in its original edition, one of the first two books on the subject of Creole cooking; in the same year, the Woman's Christian Exchange published The Creole Cookery Book. Both books were issued to be marketed at the 1884-85 World’s Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition. Creole Cuisine was issued without a stated author, and it remains unstated in this edition, but it has been generally accepted (on slim evidence, we think) that the compiler was Lafcadio Hearn. This work has been almost continuously in print since the original issue. Text block clean and sound. Gift inscription to front paste down. Some light wear and soiling to gilt-titled red cloth boards and to head of spine, otherwise a very good copy. [For notes on various editions see: Perkins, Lafcadio Hearn, A Bibliography, page 10; Johnson, American First Editions, page 94; BAL 7913; Bitting, page 221; Cagle 348; Uhler 115].

Price: $300.00

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