"WHAT TO EAT AND HOW TO COOK IT, IS A QUESTION THAT EVERY HOUSEWIFE HAS TO GRAPPLE WITH CONSTANTLY"
COOKE, Maud C. Twentieth Century Cook Book [Salesman's Dummy]. Philadelphia: L.F. Elliott, circa 1895. Octavo, publisher's illustrated white cloth boards. $450.
Salesman's dummy of this late 19th-century cookbook geared towards the everyday needs of the American housewife.
"Containing all the latest approved recipes in every department of cooking; instructions for selecting meats and carving; descriptions of the best kitchen utensils, etc. To which is added hygenic and scientific cooking rules for dinner giving; use of the chafing dish; menu cards for all special occasions; cooking for invalids; valuable hints for economical housekeeping, etc. Including 2100 famous recipes used by the leading chefs of the best hotels in the United States." This salesman's dummy provides just a selection of text and illustrations from the full work, along with sheets in the back for the names of subscribers. Not in Cagle.
Interior generally fine, some wear to publisher's illustrated cloth binding. A very good copy.