Beef, Veal and Leftovers. First of a series on meats. [Cover title: Meats. Beef, Veal and Leftovers].

Dixon, Illinois: Privately Printed at the Star Job Rooms, [circa 1900].

Cord-bound booklet (15.5 x 12 cm.), 16 pages. FIRST EDITION. Another in the series of charming self-published cookbooks produced under the name "Mrs. De Witt C. Owen". The author, Ella "Nellie" Upton Leighton, was born in Steuben, Maine, and adopted into the Leighton family. Her husband, Dewitt Clinton Owen was a newspaperman, owner of Dixon Illinois' Tri-Weekly Star, whose thrice a week publication schedule was a considered a significant novelty in its day (as per the lead story in Newspaperdom, vol. viii no. 4 (New York, 1899). The cookbook is part of the Ripley's Series of Ten-cent Booklets, for which Owen self-published at least seven titles, and served as publisher and distributor. The significance of the series name "Ripley" remains a mystery. Some light soiling to text; in publisher’s black and green-printed pale green wrappers; some creasing and very slight fading to wrapper edges. Very good. Scarce. [OCLC records just one copy (Denver)].

Price: $120.00