SALESMAN'S SAMPLE OF WOMEN'S FAVORITE COOKBOOK, 1902, ILLUSTRATED
GREGORY, Annie R. Woman's Favorite Cook Book Salesman's Sample. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: American Book and Bible House, (1902). Quarto, original pictorial gray cloth. $300.
Salesman's sample of this turn of the century cookbook featuring holiday menus, contemporary recipes, and useful kitchen and household advice, charmingly illustrated, in original pictorial cloth.
This salesman's sample is for Gregory's Woman's Favorite Cook Book, a cookbook that was allegedly the work product of 1000 homemakers and the author and that, in its complete form, was three books in one volume. This sample offers a rich selection from those three books including menus for Thanksgiving, Easter, the Fourth of July, George Washington's Birthday, and more; numerous recipes such as a very American baked bean sandwich and Michigan custard; and household hints including canning instructions, tips on the proper time for eating, and instructions for keeping a cheerful disposition. Owner signature.
A few spots of soiling to interior, light wear and soiling to boards. An extremely good copy.