New Orleans, LA: F.F. Hansell & Bro, .
Octavo, 268 pages. Frontispiece. Third edition, styled "Second edition". While the title page states "1885" it was likely printed about 1915. A classic American cookbook, and one of the great books of Creole cuisine. The original was one of the first two books on the subject.; it was anonymously printed in 1885, but it is generally accepted that Lafcadio Hearn is the author. In the same year, the Woman's Christian Exchange published The Creole Cookery Book. Both books were issued to be marketed at the 1884 World’s Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition. This work has been almost continuously in print since the original issue. Previous owner's name to front paste down, gilt-stamped blue cloth, with color illustration pasted down. Some light wear to 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].