Grandmother’s Cookbook.

New York: New Amsterdam Book Co., 1902.

Octavo (15.7 x 12 cm.), xiii, 27, [1] pages. Illustrated. Printed rectos only. FIRST TRADE PUBLICATION; preceded by self-published issue the previous year. A fanciful little cookbook, with fourteen "recipes" for what may be the most necessary dishes ever, including oyster stew, chicken salad, fried onions, Welsh rarebit, plum pudding, strawberry shortcake, and butter. The recipe for Chocolate Cake begins, "Beat two eggs until they are so angry that they froth at the mouth. If they cry out as if in pain, apply a little cocaine." Faint tide-line throughout. Decorated, gray paper-covered boards, printed in black and orange. Near fine. [OCLC locates three copies (and eight copies of the first issue)].

Price: $90.00