Substitutes For Flesh Foods: The Vegetarian Cook Book.

Mountain View, California: Pacific Press Publishing Company, [April] 1904.

Octavo (18.5 x 12.5 cm.), 266, [3] pages. Index (actually detailed table of contents). FIRST EDITION. Deposited with LOC for copyright April 18, 1904. A second edition was issued later the same year, expanded to 268 pages, and with an errata slip on pink paper explaining the index does not reflect the additional pages. An early American vegetarian cookbook, evidently inspired by concerns of food safety and "food purity" (the Food and Drug Act, initiating the US FDA, was passed by Congress in 1906). The book includes numerous recipes for protose (a gluten- and peanut-based food) and nuttolene, health foods created by Kellogg's Sanitas Nut Food Co. (an advertisement for Sanitas can be found in the rear of the book). A 'Vegetarian Directory' at the rear includes lists of vegetarian restaurants and cafes, vegetarian sanitariums, and 'sanitarium food factories'. ~ Internally clean and sound. Some discoloration from offsetting to endpapers. In decorated publisher's binding; brown cloth printed in black, straw, and orange, the orange now almost completely faded, and the straw now dusty; some rubbing to edges, otherwise very good. Rare. [OCLC locates no copies of the 266-page first edition, (and twenty-six copies of the second edition of 268 pages - though one might assume some are of the earlier issue but miscatalogued in OCLC; Bitting, page 172; not in Dyer].

Price: $600.00

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