The Butterick Cook Book. With special chapters about casserole and fireless cooking.

New York: Published by the Butterick Publishing Company, 1911.

Octavo (20.5 x 14 cm.), 359, vi pages. Illustrated throughout in black & white. Index. FIRST EDITION. The first full-length cookbook from the pattern-making firm founded by Ebenezer Butterick in the mid-nineteenth century. Through their magazine, The Delineator, Butterick magazine published on homemaking topics beyond sewing, occasionally issuing stand-alone pamphlets. This work was to become the New Butterick Cook Book in 1924, and later in an expanded version, The Delineator Cook Book. The recipes are in narrative form and include a wide of array of aspirational dishes aimed at the upwardly-mobile homemaker. The dishes are photographically illustrated, and there is a section of suggested menus for entertaining and special occasions. Clean and sound internally, with one offset from a newspaper clipping inserted. In publisher's white oil-cloth binding, titled in black. With an ownership inscription on the free front endpaper, "Susan A. Braithwaite... Lawrence, Mass." [OCLC locates thirty-eight copies].

Price: $60.00

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