99 Practical Methods of Utilizing Boiled Beef and The Original Recipe for Stewed Chicken. By Babet. Preface by Mme. M. de Fontclose. Translated from the French by A. R.
New York: John Ireland; Press of Edward O. Jenkin's Sons, 1893 ©1892.
Oblong octavo (15 x 22.5 cm.), 7-18 pages + 122,  numbered leaves, printed and numbered rectos only. Advertisements at end. FIRST U.S. EDITION, originally published in Paris the year before. An early example of single-ingredient or single-subject cookbook publishing that expanded exponentially in the 1890s and is still with us. Each recipe is presented in narrative style on a single page facing a blank page. Begins with a lengthy discussion of Pot-au-feu and Beef bouillon, and concludes with a recipe for "King Henry the Fourth's Recipe for Stewed Chicken (the Poule-a-pot)". Clean and sound within. In publisher's decorated paper-covered boards over black cloth spine. Moderate rubbing and wear at the edges. Otherwise very good. [Bitting, page 23; Brown 2515; not in Cagle or Stafford].