New London, Conn. Copyrighted and Published by Jennie E. Underhill, 1910.
Octavo (23 x 15), 173, [xx] pages. [Jennie E. Barnes Underhill]. Advertisements. Table of contents. Index. Evident FIRST EDITION. An independent venture with approximately three hundred recipes. Among those exhibiting promise: Rice and Onion Soup, Oyster Ramekins, Clam Pie, Baked Blue Fish, Mutton Stew, Dutch Casserole, Noodles with Chicken, Rissoles, Fried Whole Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes in Syrup, Melon Croquettes, Brussel Sprouts with Celery, Peas in Turnip Cups, Sour Milk Biscuits, Squash Muffins, Parsley Eggs, Baked Apple Salad (with stewed prunes), Cranberry Pie, Talpicon of Fruit. Attention is paid also, beyond the usual, to luncheon fare, sandwiches, and leftovers. ~ Jennie Barnes Underhill (1859-ca. 1925) had occasion to “gather” recipes “from various sources.” She hailed originally from Illinois and, in 1880, married a Vermonter while sojourning in Kansas, one Julius Eugene Underhill (1851-1925), a specialist in livestock husbandry. Toronto was home briefly, where Julius earned a degree in veterinary medicine, with an emphasis on horses. After settling in New London he was, for a time, professionally attached to a stable, but a conversion to small animals is apparent from the full-page advertisement for his clinic on Golden Street in Sunshine Cook Book. ~ A few pages dog-eared, otherwise a fine copy in publisher’s printed brown paper wrappers, with cloth-backed spine. [OCLC locates twelve copies; Bitting, page 472; Brown 312; not in Cagle].