Boston: Little, Brown, 1944.
Thick octavo (19 x 12 cm.), viii, 824 pages. Illustrated; index. Stated "Seventh edition, completely revised by Wilma Lord Perkins". A heavily worn copy of this landmark work, originally published in 1896. Included amongst the taped-in clippings, handwritten recipes, and other evidence of use is the printed recipe card, by Daisy Bonner, chef to President Franklin D. Roosevelt at his Warm Springs, Georgia retreat. The recipe, for Country Captain, was apparently one of the President's favorites. The recipe card is signed, "Daisy Bonner, 1950" in the lower right corner. Daisy Bonner died on April 23, 1958, at her home in Warm Springs. She was fifty-five years old. Stains internally, and text block shaken. In publisher's light ochre cloth, ruled and lettered in brown; the book is worn, soiled and the binding has started. With one recipe, "Pastry" to rear blank, and a few clippings taped-in. Ownership inscription "This book belongs to: Mabel Hollingsworth" to blank facing title page.