The White House Cook Book: a comparative cyclopedia of information for the home. Containing cooking, toilet and household recipes, menus, dinner-giving, table etiquette, care of the sick, health suggestions, facts worth knowing, etc.

Akron, Ohio: Saalfield Publishing Co., 1901.

Thick quarto (25 x 19 cm.), vi, 590, [ii] pages. Illustrated with plates and line drawings in the text and a frontispiece. Publisher's advertisements at rear. Index. "New and Enlarged" Edition; originally issued in 1887. Each edition contained a portrait of the current First Lady, and the frontispiece of this volume is a portrait of Ida Saxton McKinley. Hugo Zeimann is identified as "Steward of the White House" and "one time caterer for that Prince Napoleon who was killed while fighting the Zulus in Africa". It's interesting to note that in the same year as this edition was issued, Saalfield also offered a German language edition, and two condensed versions with different titles. Exhibiting some of the age-toning seen in most early editions, but the text block is not chipped or brittle as is frequently encountered. Frontispiece with a bit of discoloration to the margins, otherwise clean and sound throughout. In pale grey oil-cloth, titled and decorated in black; some soil and rubbing to edges; hinges sound. Near very good, which is unusual for this title. [OCLC locates eleven copies of this printing; Bitting, page 184].

Price: $120.00