Great 20th Century Cook Book: Three Meals a Day: I love the subtitles of this cookbook: A Choice Collection of Valuable and Reliable Recipes in All Classes of Cookery and A Comprehensive Cyclopedia of Information for the Home including Toilet, Health and Housekeeping Departments, Cooking Recipes, Menus, Table Etiquette, and A THOUSAND FACTS WORTH KNOWING. It’s the last part, and the all capital letters, that I love.
This cookbook was written by Maud C. Cooke and published in 1902 by the Educational Company, Chicago, Ill. Hard cover with 576 pages. I think this copy is from the first edition, first printing, but it is missing its title page, so I can’t guarantee that. The cover has become very dark, and the illustration on the front is no lover visible. The spine cover has been mended on the back with paste and a strip of fabric. It has lots of shelf wear, especially at the corners. The first 14 pages are loose. The binding for the rest of the pages is very strong. Hinges are strong. Pages are uniformly tanned, but all are clear and clean. Recipes are completely legible. This is an excellent reference copy.
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