[The Vital Question, and Our Navy, 1898. Third edition of one hundred thousand each.]

[Worcester, Mass.; Providence, R.I. H.D. Perky; Providence Albertype Company, Printers and Binder, 1897].

Quarto-sized, cord-tied booklet (25 x 20.5 cm.), 42 pages (pages 33-42 are printed on slightly smaller paper, and appear to have been typeset separately – likely a later addition to already-printed text pages). Illustrated with two leaves of chromolithograph depiction of dishes. Title from cover. Stated "Third edition of One Hundred Thousand Each." A promotional cookbook from the company that brought us Shredded Wheat. Almost every recipe, from Blueberry Shortcake to Welsh Rarebit, contains Shredded Wheat. The recipes were supplied by, and introduced by Mrs. Harriet A. Higbee, Superintendent of the New Era Cooking School in Worcester Mass. Some light soil, otherwise very good in tan cloth wrappers, printed in red, and tied with a cotton cord. [OCLC locates six copies of this edition, and twelve of all editions combined].

Price: $120.00