New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1896.
Small octavo (17.7 x 12 cm.), 112 pages. FIRST EDITION. The second cookbook, following The Little Dinner, from Christine Terhune Herrick, author of over thirty books on housekeeping and cooking, and the daughter of Marion Harland (pseudonym of Mary Virginia Terhune). Her first article was published in the very first issue of Good Housekeeping, in 1885. In this work, Herrick offers a brief history of the chafing dish and practical suggestions for each gender for its proper use, recipes, and menus. Some light staining to edges. In publisher's paper-covered boards, decorated and titled in gray and yellow. Particularly lovely endpapers, printed in dark blue and gold, with tiny cherubs. With one recipe, Chicken with Mushrooms, revised in pencil, and two additional handwritten recipes to recto of rear free endpaper. Scarce in good condition in any edition, especially so in the first. [OCLC locates six copies of this edition; not in Bitting or Cagle].