Wehman's Cook Book: A complete collection of valuable recipes suited to every household and all tastes.

New York City: Wehman Bros., 126 Park Row, copyright 1890 [1890-1912].

Octavo-sized, stapled booklet (18 x 12.5 cm.), 96, [2] pages. index is actually a detailed table of contents. Publisher's advertisements. Early, but unidentified printing. Author from copyright notice (but likely produced by a contract writer). A novelty, "pulp" cookbook, with recipes in narrative form. Illustrations of the covers of other Wehman titles can be seen on the interior and rear exterior wrapper panels, The titles, including Hebrew Yarns, Tramp, Coon, and Rube Jokes, 700 Secrets of How to Get Rich, and others, provide a window into the publisher's audience. The publications of Wehman Bros. are notoriously difficult to date. The title page states the copyright date of 1890, and Wehman's address is “126 Park Row”, an address which corresponds with the date. Sometime soon after 1912, the company moved to 712 Broadway, but the exact date of the move is unclear. Text is evenly age-toned throughout. In green-illustrated white wrappers with spot soiling to front panel, otherwise near fine. [OCLC locates thirteen copies; not in Bitting or Cagle].

Price: $90.00
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