The Ideal Cook Book of 225 Practical Recipes. Advertising Edition. Compliments of…

Hagerstown, MD. S.M. Hockman Publisher and Binder, [circa 1880].

Sewn booklet in wrappers (17 x 13 cm.), 32 pages. Advertisements for the printer on wrappers. Title, issuer, and publication information from cover. FIRST & ONLY EDITION. An interesting example of a cookbook as advertising vehicle for a job printer and binder. The recipes appear to be standard, short form contract recipes, a number of recipes, such as Catskill Milk Potatoes, made verbatim Midwestern newspaper appearances in the late 1870s and early 1880s. Otherwise, the selection is broad, and seems pulled from a variety of regions and from an Americanized version of English and French cuisine. Tiny chips to edges of original printed wrapper; small adhesive abrasion to front panel, otherwise near fine. Unrecorded. [OCLC locates no copies].

Price: $300.00