Specialità Culinarie Italiane: 137 tested recipes of famous Italian foods. Sold for the benefit of North Bennet's Industrial Training & Social Service Work in the North End of Boston.

[Boston, Mass. North Bennet Street Industrial School, 1936].

Wire-O metal coil binding (26 x 18.5 cm.), 57, [7] pages. Index is table of contents. Advertisements. Foreword printed on a separate sheet laid-in at front. Title, author, and publication data from cover. Date from information in second edition of 1937. FIRST EDITION. A community fundraising cookbook for the benefit of North Bennett Street Industrial School. There is no front matter (title page, intro, etc.), and the recipes are not attributed, but are drawn from members of the surrounding community, Boston's North End. Other fundraising efforts for the school are featured in the advertising section, including The Perfection Bottle Rack, "made by the unemployed", and an unnamed Spanish olive oil, "sold exclusively by the North Bennet Street Industrial School". There is also a full page, illustrated ad for Prince Superfine Macaroni. ~ Card stock boards printed in blue and silver; edge wear and pulls at a few wire coils. "123" written in ink at head of front wrapper panel, otherwise very good. With the bookplate of cookery author and collector June Platt. [OCLC locates five copies (and four copies of the 1937 second edition].

Price: $150.00