Carving and Serving.

Boston; Cambridge: Roberts Brothers; [printed by Universtiy Press, John Wilson & Sons], 1887 [©1886].

Octavo (18 x 14 cm.), 52, [4] pages. Publisher's advertisements at rear. FIRST EDITION. Though the title page is dated 1887, this work was issued late in 1887, as the inscription on this copy indicates (we've seen two other copies with a similar inscription, all are dated "Christmas 1886"). A collection of specific instructions on carving and serving various cuts of meat, including tongue, calf's head, haunch of venison, veal neck, etc. The publisher's advertisements are entirely testimonials for the author's Boston Cook-Book, which was published in 1884. Chromolithograph-illustrated paper covered boards with beveled edges; over blue cloth spine. Boards and cloth spine rubbed, with some paper loss at corners of boards; still very good. The free front endpaper contains a presentation inscription, "With the Compliments of the author, Mary J. Lincoln. Christmas 1886." [OCLC locates fifteen copies with the 1891 imprint; not in Bitting; Brown 1564; Cagle 480; Wheaton & Kelly 3702].

Price: $600.00

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