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.