Food and Cookery for the Sick and Convalescent.

Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1911.

Octavo (19.5 x 13.25 cm.), 289, [24] pages. Advertisements. Photographically illustrated. Later Edition. Originally issued in 1904. While best known for The Boston Cooking School Cookbook, Fannie Farmer had more than a passing acquaintance with issues of health, convalescence and medicine. Farmer suffered a debilitating stroke following high school, and struggled for years to regain her mobility. After her studies at the Boston Cooking School she took summer courses at the Harvard Medical School, where she later would lecture. The school she founded under her own name, Miss Farmer's School of Cookery, developed special equipment for the invalid or convalescent. Some staining to edges of textblock, light foxing throughout. In publisher's decorated green cloth, rubbed and a bit faded. Near very good. Ink ownership inscription to free front endpaper, "Florence A. Strong, M.F.H., 1911" several handwritten recipes to rear blanks. [Axford page 162; Wheaton & Kelly 2085; Cagle 248 (all citing the first edition); Bitting, page 153 (later edition)].

Price: $50.00