"HUNGRY FOR FOOD AND DRINK": FIRST EDITION OF CROSS CREEK COOKERY
RAWLINGS, Marjorie Kinnan. Cross Creek Cookery. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1942. Octavo, original pictorial green cloth, illustrated endpapers, original pictorial dust jacket. $800.
First edition, first issue, of novelist Majorie Kinnan Rawlings' beloved cookbook, illustrated by Robert Camp.
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings is "inextricably identified with the Florida frontier she recorded in South Moon Under, Golden Apples, The Yearling, When the Whippoorwill, Cross Creek Cookery, and in her masterpiece Cross Creek." Her Cross Creek Cookery continues to be a cornerstone for "lovers of good prose, lovers of regional delineations, and lovers of good food… Rawlings offers us meals for our minds… and no one in her or his right mind will refuse the invitation to partake" (Schoefield, Cooking by the Book, 108, 113). In Cross Creek Cookery, Rawlings interweaves discussions of Florida Backwoods Biscuits and Aunt Luella's Boiled Salad Dressing with colorful vignettes. First issue, with illustrated endpapers. Cagle 632. Tarr A6.1.c.
Book fine, price-clipped dust jacket extremely good with a bit of wear and toning to extremities. An attractive copy.