The Kansas Home Cook-Book: Consisting of Recipes Contributed by Ladies of Leavenworth and Other Cities and Towns. Published by the Board of Managers for the Benefit of the Home for the Friendless.

Leavenworth, Kansas: [The Board]; Crew & Bro., Booksellers and Publishers, 1881.

Octavo (18 x 11.5 cm.), 265, [iii] pages. Advertisements. Table of contents. ~ Stated "eighth thousand". A charitable cookbook whose first edition appeared in 1874, undertaken in support of a community home for orphaned children, the infirm, and the elderly, and one of the first cookbooks published in Kansas (one title with an earlier date was recorded by Eleanor and Bob Brown in Culinary Americana). With six hundred attributed recipes, including a fair number of household hints and medicinal concoctions; among the entries: Hop Yeast Bread, Sally Lunn, Togus Bread, Bannocks, Appoquinimick Cakes, Hominy Cakes, Okra Gumbo, Codfish Toast, Salt Mackerel, Leg of Mutton, Spiced Beef, Roast Turkey, Pickled Chicken, Nahantowee (a sort of succotash with white beans), Stewed Mushrooms, Stuffed Cabbage, Parsnip Stew, Spiced Currants, Oyster Corn Cakes, Macaroni Cheese, Cocoanut Cake, Jenny Lind Cake, Buckeye Cake, Ginger Pound Cake, Irish Potato Pie, Cherry Cobbler, Persimmon Pudding, Popped Corn Pudding, Apple Snow, Frugolac, Baked Pears, Gooseberry Fool, Tomato Preserves, Wild Plum Marmalade, Coffee Syrup, Nectar Cream (to keep on hand for mixing wintergreen beverages). ~ In publisher's black cloth, gilt-titled on the front panel, which is rubbed. Hinges with an early, somewhat coarse, repair. Free front endpaper lacking. Good only. Scarce. [OCLC locates just one copy of this edition (SMU); Bitting, page 569 and Brown 1086 acknowledge the first edition; Cook, page 85; not in Cagle].

Price: $350.00