The Appledore Cook Book : Containing Practical Receipts for Plain and Rich Cooking. New Edition.

Boston: DeWolfe, Fiske and Company, 365 Washington Street, 1883.

Octavo (19.5 x 13 cm.), 240 [blanks] pages. Stated "New Edition". A later printing of the first book of Maria Parloa, author of many cookbooks, founder of two cooking schools, and to some, the first American celebrity chef. The original edition of this book was published in 1872. The book gets its name from the Appledore Hotel on Appledore Island, Maine, one of the Isles of Shoals, but the recipes are drawn from Parloa's experience cooking at a number of hotels in New Hampshire and elsewhere. Top outside corner of text block shows a bit of predation; some offsetting from articles laid-in to a few pages, otherwise very good. Spine a bit cocked. In publisher's black and gilt-stamped olive cloth, with extremities rubbed and the top right hand corner of the front board showing a half-inch worth of damage from predation. The blanks at rear, all of which bear the tiny blindstamp "Silver Lake" contain six additional handwritten recipes, Snow Pudding, Orange Pudding, Spanish Cream, Fruit Puffs, Aunties' Duff, and Lydia's Xmas Pudding, and with an ownership inscription to front free endpaper, "Susan M. Manchester, Sept. 20, 1883". Not a great copy, but still internally sound and clean. [Bitting 356 (first edition); Cagle 5888 (first edition)].

Price: $90.00

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