The New England Cook Book.

Boston: C.E. Brown & Co., [1894].

Octavo (21.6 x 14.5 cm.), 245, [1] pages. Illustrated in the text. FIRST EDITION WITH THIS TITLE); originally published in 1887 with the title Universal Cookery Book, Practical Recipes for Household Use by White, Stokes & Allen of New York. This earlier book was compiled by Gertrude Strohm (1843-1927), and then in 1892 by C.E. Brown & CO. None of the other cookbook authors are credited in either of these editions. In 1894 this edition, now credited and with a new title, appears. A new edition of The New England Cook Book was issued in 1905, expanded to 286 pages. In the Preface to the current work, the unnamed compiler notes that they have secured author and publisher permission to use recipes and literary quotes, but does not include Gertrude Strohm in the lengthy acknowledgments. Miss M. Parloa and Mrs. D. A. Lincoln are credited on the title page and on the titled front board, but Marion Harland and Thomas Murrey, are neglected here (though listed in the Preface). Literary contributions include work by Harriet Beecher Stowe, Ralph Emerson, George Eliot, John Burroughs, and many others. The recipes include: Lobster Chowder, Spiced or Pickled Oysters, Potted Pigeon, Chicken Pot-pie, Oyster Catsup , Duckling Pot Roast, Scrappel, Tomatoes a la Creme, Maryland Coldslaw, Venison Sauce, Oyster-Plant Croquettes, Venetian Fritters, Omelette a la Mode, Pumpkin Bread, Graham Biscuits, Tomato Pie, Baked Hasty Pudding, Delmonico Pudding, Orange Trifle, Knickerbocker Cakes, Cider Cake, Union Cake, Watermelon Cake, Fried Bananas, Apple Marmalade, Green Gage Preserves, Pickled Barberries, French Pickle, Tea a la Russe, Raspberry Wine, Cherry Brandy, Ginger Beer, Ice-Cream Candy, Philadelphia Groundnut Cakes, Jujube Paste, Oyster Relish, Welsh Rarebit with Ale, Arrow-root Broth, Flaxseed Tea, Frothed Cafe Au Lait, Wine Whey, Carving Roast Rabbit. Includes an interesting survey of 19th century dishes, from how to cook a deer head at camp to frumenty. ~ Internally age-toned, approaching brittle, with some pages chipped at edges. In cream colored oil cloth, decorated and titled in a pleasant candy green, with a design of a woman cooking on a wood stove; this image is repeated as a title page decoration. Some light soiling to covers, but still clean and bright. Scarce. [OCLC locates four copies of this edition, and no other Charles Brown printings; Bitting, page 288; not in Cagle].

Price: $150.00