Rochester, NY: American Public Health Association; Printed by E.R. Andrews, 1890.
Octavo, 188 pages. FIRST EDITION, undetermined printing. See Cagle's note regarding the pagination of the final leaves and of the preface (this issue fits none of the three variations described). A rather detailed treatise, with recipes, on the subject of cooking economically for nutritional value. As a result of publication of this book and this prize, the author was invited by Ellen Swallow Richards (chemist, pioneering feminist, and the first woman student and later instructor at MIT), to create the New England Kitchen of Boston. The New England Kitchen's goal was to educate new immigrants and the poor about food and nutrition. The Kitchen was a failed experiment, but Abel wrote about it in 1893, with the publication of "The Story of the New England Kitchen". Some light soil to a few leaves and to endpapers; original gilt-blocked and blind-bordered green buckram, a bit mottled, and re-backed in black cloth. Still, good plus. [OCLC locates XX copies; Bitting 1; Cagle 2-3].