Recipes Out of Bilibid

New York; Cornwall: George W. Stewart, Publisher, Inc.; Cornwall Press, Inc., 1946.

Octavo (21 x 16 cm.), [x], 81, [3] pages. Index. FIRST EDITION. A community cookbook, representing the community of prisoners of war at the Bilibid, and collected by a prisoner at the camp, Colonel H.C. “Chick” Fowler. Many of the recipes are attributed to other prisoners, with additional recipes representing Chinese, Filipino, Mexican, Russian, and other cuisines, provided indirectly through other interactions within the camp. Fowler’s aunt, Dorothy Wagner, brought the work to publication and provided the Foreword. Publisher’s red cloth; lacking dust jacket. Otherwise very good.

Price: $45.00