San Francisco: Ernest Forbes, 415 Post Street, (1899). 1st edition (Brown 54; Glozer 102). [10 (adverts)], 186, [8 (adverts)] pp. B/w wood engravings and advertisements throughout. 7" x 5-1/4". Tan cloth binding, light brown lettering and design printed to spine and boards. Moderate wear to binding (rubbing, staining and a lean to spine). Light pencil notes to ffep and rear pastedown, previous owner's signature in pencil and Pacific Gas Company stamp to front pastedown. Light age-toning to paper. A Good+ example. Item #39910
Preface: "If you want to save money, an honest investigation will convince you that artificial gas is the cheapest and safest, cleanest and most economical fuel in use, and that after the beginning of the Twentieth Century its use will be universal."
This handy book mainly extols the virtues of gas stoves and heating, but also sporadically offers recipes to be used on such devices, as well as personal stories & anecdotes of the author.
Rare in the trade.