The Economical Cook Book: a practical guide for housekeepers in the preparation of every day meals, containing more than one thousand domestic recipes, mostly tested by personal experience, with suggestions for meals, lists of meats and vegetables in season, etc.

[Chicago, Ill.]; Philadelphia: John C. Winston; Standard Publishing Company, [1905; 1905].

Two works [the complete book:] small octavo (19.5 x 13 cm.), vi, 338 pages. Illustrated with [8] leaves of plates. Index. [WITH the salesman's dummy:] small octavo (19.2 x 12.8 cm.), specimen pages with various pagination and ruled pages for recording subscribers' names at end. ~ FIRST EDITION under this title, though this is an exact reproduction, perhaps a stereotyped edition, of an earlier work published in 1875 under the title: Cookery from Experience... Despite being a re-issue (the running title retains the original title), the dummy includes an ad for the book that states that, "Most of these recipes... have never appeared in print before". The Economical Cook Book also appeared in 1905 with the imprint of The Evening World. The author indicates that many of the recipes within are her own, or those she uses often, and she has marked these (indeed most) with an *. A bit of age-toning to both text blocks; dummy has a few small dog ears. in matching navy blue-titled white oil cloth. Some rubbing to corners and a light spot or two. Both very good. With a pencil ownership inscription, "Mrs. Horace L. Stevens... Gorham Maine". [OCLC locates eighteen copies; and one copy with the Evening World imprint (NYU); and one copy (UMich.) of the sample book; not in Cagle].

Price: $250.00