New York; Richmond, Virginia: MacFadden Publications; [printed by] L.H. Jenkins, Inc., 1928.
Octavo (20 x 14 cm.), xii, 372 pages. Illustrated with black and white and duotone photographs, and line drawings in the text. Index. Later printing, originally issued in 1901. Bernarr Macfadden (1868-1955) was a leader in the physical culture movement, which advocated bodybuilding along with attention to health and nutrition. He founded Physical Culture magazine, and authored a number of other works, including How to Cook for Super-Strength of Mind and Body. In this work, twelve of the photographic illustrations are credited in the photos (but not in the text otherwise) to pioneering woman photojournalist Jessie Tarbox Beals. Also included are an additional thirty-two pages of “Food photographs arranged by Rose K. Mendel” a statement that appears at the end of the Preface. Various diets are included: Nut and Fruit Diet; Raw or Natural Diet; the Vegetarian Diet; the Mixed Diet, as well as chapters about: Chewing Your Way to Health; Pure Foods and How to Know Them; and High Protein Non-Meat Dishes. Tiny dog ears to a few pages, otherwise fine, in publisher’s blue cloth. In pale blue jacket, printed in dark blue. Some wear to edges, otherwise near fine. Scarce in dust jacket.