Little Cook Book for Little Girl, 1905: By Caroline French Barton, published by Dana Estes, Publishers, Boston. Copyright 1905. This copy from the first edition, first printing, no other being mentioned. Hard cover book with NO dust jacket. 179 pages. The book has been professionally re-covered with fabric that feels like gold taffeta. A few pages are spotted. Hinges are strong. Binding is solid.
A storybook cookbook, A Little Cook Book for A Little Girl tells of Margaret, who wanted to learn to cook. While I haven’t read how old Margaret is (just skimming,) the book says that Margaret was too young to be taught to cook. However, her family supplies small tables, small tools, etc., and within a year Margaret learns to cook some pretty sophisticated dishes: pressed chicken, meat souffle, all kinds of fancy cakes. I was impressed! Hard cover book with NO dust jacket. A perfectly charming child’s cookbook!
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