Aunt Caroline's Dixieland Recipes. A Rare Collection of Choice Southern Dishes.

Chicago: M.A. Donahue & Co., 1922.

Octavo (19.5 x 14 cm.), 147 pages. FIRST EDITION, first issue (the Laird & Lee issue followed (see below). A classic southern cookbook of the 'Southern Mammy' genre, in this case drawn from a real person, Caroline Pickett, a "famous old Virginia cook." Toni Tipton-Martin deftly described the contradictory nature of the McKinney's to Pickett, praising the kitchen wisdom of Caroline, while implying the scientific mindset the compilers brought to the project to make the recipes useful. Recipes printed on one side with space for facing additions, but here left blank. One small stain on the text block fore edge. In publisher's plaid cloth covered boards,worn at extremities, with a black and red printed paste-down and a medallion depicting Ms. Pickett. Near very good. [Cagle 506 (lists the Laird & Lee printing as the 2nd printing, and quotes NUC for priority of this Donahue printing); Tipton-Martin, page 37].

Price: $350.00

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