New London, Conn. [Woman's Christian Temperance Union of New London, Conn.]; Morning Telegraph Print. 1894.
Squarish book, stapled in cloth-backed stiff boards (19 x 17 cm.), [1-14], 61 pages. Advertisements. Separate indices for Advertisers, Authors, and Recipes. Evident FIRST EDITION. A dual purpose set of "rules" composed of unattributed recipes for breads, cakes, cookies, etc, candies and ice cream, dessert, eggs, miscellaneous helps, preserving and pickling, salads, soups and meats, and vegetables, prefaced by quotations from various public figures – their handwritten messages reproduced photo-lithographically. The quotations and maxims – on the proper conduct of life – are from public figures including: Lyman Abbott, Susan B. Anthony, Alice Stone Blackwell, Will Carleton, Noah Davis, Ellen Battelle Dietrick, Gen. Meal Dow, Wm. Lloyd Garrison, Edward Everett Hale, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Clara C. Hoffman, Isabella Beecher Hooker, Rose Hawthorne Lathrop, Mary A. Livermore, Lady Isabel Somerset, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Katherine Lente Stevenson, Mark Twain, Bishop John Vincent, Zerelda G. Wallace, Charles Dudley, Warner, Frances E. Willard, and Prince Serge Wolkonsky. Some light creasing to a few leaves; stiff white moiré wrappers, cloth backed and printed in blue and gold. Some edgewear, and adhesive stains to edges of wrappers, otherwise very good. Previous owner's name in pencil to front endpapers; bookseller ticket of Household Words of Berkeley, Ca to rear endpapers. Unrecorded. [OCLC locates no copies (though it does identify two copies of an 1895 publication, not referencing an earlier issue); not in Brown, Cook, or Cagle].