Cooking in Old Créole Days. La Cuisine Créole à l’Usage des Petits Ménages.

New York: R.H. Russell, 1903.

With an introduction by S. Weir Mitchell. Octavo (20.5 x 14 cm.), [4], vii-x, [xi-xii], xiii-xvi, [4], 1-84, [85-86], 87-112, [2], [4], pages. Publisher's advertisements at rear. Illustrated with eight half-tone plates by Harper Pennington, with tissue-guards, each printed with a traditional Creole work song. Text primarily in English with a short section in French. ~ FIRST EDITION.[N.B. two editions of 1903 are recorded: one with 129 pages and pagination errors (cf. Brown & Brown, Culinary Americana 1153), and this ed., with 112, [1] pages of text]. The classic Creole cookbook from Celestine Eustis (1836-1921), daughter of a prominent Louisiana home. Her father was a chief justice and brother a U.S. congressman. Recipes include classics such as Crawfish Bisque, Crab Gumbo, Corn Pone, and Couche Couche. Original illustrated paper covered boards backed in drab cloth. Some staining to boards, wear and fraying at spine ends and corners. Near very good. With the bookplate of Eva Carolyn Barnard to the front paste-down. [Bitting, page 148 (citing a 1904 edition); Brown 1153 (noting an alternate pagination of 129 pages); Cagle 238; Uhler 86].

Price: $300.00

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