Culinary Arts Institute Encyclopedic Cookbook.
Chicago: Culinary Arts Institute, 1948.
Very thick octavo (23 x 16 x 6.5 cm.), 966, lviii pages. Index. Profusely illustrated in black and white and in color. FIRST EDITION in book form; contents originally published as individual brochures in the series, Culinary Arts Institute Cookbooklets (1940-45). Edited by Ruth Berolzheimer, compiler of other very large collections of recipes, including The American Woman's Cook Book and The Prudence Penny Regional Cook Book. The dust jacket claims this one to be "30 Separate Cookbooks in One". Fine in publisher's yellow cloth, decorated and titled in black, with an attractive polka dot pattern. Dust jacket is worn at edges, with one chip effecting text, but the color design is bright and unfaded. Altogether, fine in a near very good dust jacket. [Axford, page 105 (incorrectly listing 1940 as the publication date)].