Books and My Food: Literary Quotations and Original Recipes for Every Day in the Year.

New York: Rohde & Haskins, 1904.

Small octavo (18.5 x 12 cm.), vii, 235 pages. FIRST EDITION. A second edition was published by Moffat, Yard & Co. in 1904. A day book of recipes, with literary quotes and inspirations for recipes for each day of the year. In the preface, the author writes, "In making up this collection of recipes suggested by quotations chiefly from English novelists and poets, our idea has not been to provide Bohemian fare for our readers, or give them unfamiliar and unrelishable diet, but to show what a varied list might be garnished from the works of well-known writers, of dishes most of them equally well-known and all of them good if properly prepared." Handsomely printed for a trade book. Internally near fine; original publisher's black-decorated tan paper covered boards over a red cloth spine. Printed spine label and boards are soiled and rubbed. Near very good. Ink ownership inscription in ink to front free endpaper, and a related card laid-in.

Price: $60.00