Every-Day Cook-Book, 1886, by Miss E. Neil. This edition was published in 1892 published in 1892 by Mercantile Pub. & Advertising Co., Chicago. Miss Neil seems to have had trouble with her publishers. (See below.) THIS edition’s dark green linen covered boards and spine cover are in good antique condition. Cover has lots of stains and dings. Hinges are exposed, but holding. Binding is firm. Pages are universally tanned. Some pages have separated from the binding. Many pages are flaking. This is a reading copy, only.
The first edition, first printing of this cookbook was published by Regan Printing House, Chicago, Illinois in 1886. That edition had a dark red, pebble-textured buckram-covered boards and the embossed title with no hyphens in Every Day or Cook Book. A another edition was published by M. A. Donohue & Co., Chicago, with no date of publication and no copyright information. The Donahue edition has the title on the cover punctuated this way: Every-Day Cook-Book. (That’s the way it is punctuated on both title pages.) Incidentally, the title on the title page is Every-Day Cook-Book and Encyclopedia of Practical Recipes for Family Use.
This edition has a hard cover with 515 pages, plus index. We’ve had this cookbook several times, and the cover has always been a mess. The second, Donohue edition had many printings, and it is relatively easy to find. . I haven’t seen this edition, Please like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/vintagecookbook, where you can find vintage recipes from all the classic cookbooks! Please follow us on Twitter @vintagecookbook! When you follow us on Twitter you’ll know immediately when we post new cookbooks and when we do mark downs!
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