The Bachelor and the Chafing Dish. With a Dissertation on Chums. Containing some valuable recipes gathered from fascinating sources in cookery - triumphs of well-known bon vivants in clubs, yachting circles, army and navy, and the dreams of fair women - Heaven Bless 'Em!

New York / Chicago: F. Tennyson Neely, 1896.

Octavo (19.3 x 13 cm.), 141, [5] pages. Advertisements. Illustrated. FIRST EDITION. An early example of a cookbook written solely for men outside of the culinary profession. An amusing mixture of recipe collection and narrative stories illustrating the fine life a gentleman can lead with only a chafing dish for cooking. Welch was a literary and theater critic and a regular contributor to Harper's Magazine. Top edge a bit darkened, and some light age-toning to text-block; in publisher's silver, gilt and red-stamped green cloth. Near fine. Presentation inscription on the front free endpaper, "To Mrs. W.B. Perkins, with the compliments of her friend, The Publisher, January 6th, 1896." [Bitting 490; Brown 2532; Cagle 803].

Price: $90.00

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