La Cuisine Francaise or French Cooking for Every Home, 1896, Francois Tanty, Revised Edition. Published by Rand, McNally & Company, Publishers, Chicago and New York, in 1896. Originally copyrighted in 1893 by Francois Tanty. Recipes “Adapted to American Requirements.” Recipes include soups, hors d’Oeuvres, fish and shell fish, eggs, meats, poultry, vegetables, sweet dishes, pastry, ice creams, sherbets, and iced punch, refreshments and home-made cordials, home-made confectionery, plus fruits and their preservation, and fruit wines. 152 pages.
This is a hard cover book with an amazingly good cover that has shelf wear only on the corners of the book and the edges of the spine cover. The front of the cover, with its “domestic goddess” illustration and its apparently clearer title, is in wonderful shape. The front hinge of the book is partly exposed and has been reinforced with clear librarian’s tape. The back hinge is perfect. The hand sewn binding is very firm. Most pages are completely clean and clear, with very minor spots on just a few. What a great present this book would make. There are no other copies on the internet as of this date.