CALIFORNIA RECIPE BOOK by Ladies of California. California Cookery Book.
CALIFORNIA RECIPE BOOK by Ladies of California.
CALIFORNIA RECIPE BOOK by Ladies of California.

CALIFORNIA RECIPE BOOK by Ladies of California.

San Francisco: Bruce's Printing House, 1872. 1st Edition (Axford, p. 50; Bitting, p. 527; Glozer 48 [incorrectly listing the publisher as "Bruer's"]). Cf Brown 25, for the 1875 edition. Not in Wheaton & Kelly. 45, [3 (adverts)] pp. Abbreviated contributor name for each recipe, e.g., Chocolate Cake, p. 31, "Mrs. A. L. S. Bush Street" Tailpieces. 12mo. 7-1/2" x 4-1/2". Original publisher's printed green glazed paper covers, stitched. Adverts to covers. Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. Wear & chipping to wrappers, with front wrapper detached. Signs of use throughout. A Good copy of this rare California cook book. Item #47375

"The object in compiling this work has been to obtain a collection of reliable recipes. The parties freom whom they have been received, are personally known to the compilers, and they vouch for their correctness and practicability." [Preface].

This California Recipe Book was only the second cookbook written by Californians and published within the state. OCLC records only 4 holding institutions.

Quite scarce in commerce.

Price: $2,250.00

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