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Williams, John F., Mrs., editor
AUTOGRAPHED COOK BOOK
[Dallas, 1929. 152pp. Original color lithographic wrappers, decorative white cord. Several newspaper clippings laid in. Rear wrapper detached (but present) and chipped, front wrapper chipped around edges. Some chipping to edges of pages, occasional light stains throughout, but interior mostly clean. Good. Rare charitable cookbook produced to benefit the Red Cross in Dallas, Texas in the early 20th century. The cover boldly states, "Proceeds of this book will go to Red Cross," with a five-pointed star containing a red, white, and blue eagle and shield in the center. The cover was designed by and signed in print by Edalah Connor-Glover, a musician and prominent member of Dallas society. The first twenty-six pages and the final eight pages are comprised of advertisements for Dallas businesses, featuring everything from gas and electric companies, to car dealerships, insurance agents, dry cleaners, and dairies. The titlepage finally appears on p.27. The cookbook is divided into sections: "Soups, Fish and Oysters, Poultry and Game, Meats, Vegetables," and so forth. There is also a section entitled "Discoveries," with helpful information on how "To Clean Oil Paintings," how "To Fold a Man's Coat," and a section on "Stains." At the end, there are seven blank pages for the owner to add their own recipes. Mrs. John F. Williams is not otherwise identified, however there is an advertisement from her on p.152, locating her in Highland Park (today a very affluent part of Dallas) and identifying her as a "Teacher of Literature and Modern Drama, Browning Study Courses, Special Courses in … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [New Haven, CT, U.S.A.]
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