The Tried and True. Published by The Women's Auxiliary of the Bedford Branch Y.M.C.A., 1905.

Brooklyn, New York: Brooklyn Eagle Book Printing Department, 1905.

Octavo (23.5 x 15.3 cm.), 86, [8] pages. Advertisements. Blank pages at rear headed, "Memorandum". FIRST EDITION. A community cookbook, with an introduction by the committee. Recipes are in narrative form and are frequently attributed. Light tideline to endpapers and to a few leaves; a bit of discoloration to endpapers as well. In publisher's white oil-cloth, with triangle and crescent design in gold and red. Generally very good. One leaf of Memorandum section has been excised, in the middle of a two-page, handwritten list titled, "1931 Inventory by Myra + Jimmy, 1/10/31". Apparently a somewhat simple household inventory, the list includes items such as "2 Finished Quilts" and "4 Bags (vegetables)". Scarce. [OCLC locates no copies; LOC has one copy; Cook cites the LOC copy; not in Brown].

Price: $200.00