Hotel St. Francis Cook Book: Some hotel cookbooks, or restaurant cookbooks, or chefs’ cookbooks, grow long on the author’s memoirs, yet are short on recipes. Not this one! From page one through page 400, all are packed with recipes and menus. There’s not a spot of gossip, nor a single allusion to landscape! The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book, by Victor Hirtzler, once chef of the Hotel St. Francis, San Francisco. Published by The Hotel Monthly Press, John Willy, Inc., Chicago, 1919. First edition, first printing. Hard cover, 432 pages including indices, plus advertisements. Shelf wear on the cover, particularly the corners. Pages are completely clean and clear. Binding is tight. Front and back hinges are intact. Excellent vintage condition.
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