CHOICE EATABLES. Containing Original Autograph Recipes Written Espressly for this Book by the First Ladies of the Land : : : : Compiled by the Christian Endeavor Society of the First Congregational Church of San Jose, California. California Regional Benefit Cookery Book, Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt, Mrs Wm. H. Taft, Mrs. J. S. - Contributors Sherman.

CHOICE EATABLES. Containing Original Autograph Recipes Written Espressly for this Book by the First Ladies of the Land : : : : Compiled by the Christian Endeavor Society of the First Congregational Church of San Jose, California.

San Jose, California: San Jose Printing Company, (1908). 1st printing. Not in Axford, Brown, Cook, Glozier nor Wheaton & Kelly. 112, [2] pp. Recipes signed in type. Inserted blank leaves [for notes]. Local business adverts throughout. Facsimiles of the letters sent by the first ladies. 8vo. 8-5/8" x 5-3/4". Original publisher's brown stiff-stock printed paper wrappers. Wrappers show some wear, soiling & chipping. Front wrapper beginning to detach top 3". Paper chipping at spine ends. Prior owner pencil marginalia. A Good copy. Item #40642

Your typical benefit cookery book, with recipes for the usual: bread, vegetables, salads, eggs, cookies, cake, etc, etc., though with the decidely atypical submissons by Roosevelt, Taft & Sherman, who, respectively, provided recipes for spice cake, stuffed eggs, and peanut cookies.

Quite scarce, with OCLC recording just one institutional holding [SJSU].

Price: $225.00