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1922 The White House Cook Book / A Comprehensive Cyclopedia of Information For the Home / Saalfield Publishing, New York / Vintage Cookbook

1922 The White House Cook Book / A Comprehensive Cyclopedia of Information For the Home / Saalfield Publishing, New York / Vintage Cookbook

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The only cookbook you should ever need! Here is a scarce early copy of The White House Cook Book A Comprehensive Cyclopedia of Information For the Home. Containing Toilet and Household Recipes, Menus, Dinner-Giving, Table Etiquette, Care of the Sick, Health Suggestions, Facts Worth Knowing etc. Being a reprint from 1922, published by The Saalfield Publishing Company, New York.

The preface reads: "The book has been prepared with great care. Every recipe has been tried and tested, and can be relied upon to be the best of its kind. It is comprehensive, filling completely it is believed the requirements of housekeepers of all classes. It embodies several original and commendable features, among which may be mentioned the menus for the holidays and for one week for each month in the year...Interesting information is given concerning the White House; how its hospitality is conducted, the menus served on special occasions, views of the interior, portraits of all the ladies of the White House etc. Convenience has been studied in the make-up of the book. The type is large and plain; it is sewed by patent flexible process, so that when opened it will not close of itself, and it is bound in enamelled cloth, adapted for use in the kitchen."

Inside the pages have tanned but are otherwise clean and tightly bound. With no staining at all which you so often get with antique cookbooks. The edges of the front and last few pages have some nicks and chips and there is the occasional chipped or folded corner. This copy has not been written in and there are no other markings of previous ownership. With floral endpapers and many black and white photos and diagrams.

In white enamelled cloth with black decoration to the front and spine. With a few dark marks but overall very clean and bright indeed for the age of the book. The MAIN CONDITION POINT to note is rubbing to the white enamelled surface around all the edges of the boards and spine to reveal boards/webbing beneath (see final close-up photo).

Your vintage copy of The White House Cookbook will be wrapped with care in tissue and ribbon* and sent well packaged. I am always happy to add a gift card with a message to the parcel.

H 25 cm x W 18 cm, 609 pages, 1.35 kg. I dispatch worldwide daily from the UK. (There are just a very few countries which I am unable to ship to).

* If you would prefer for your book not to be decoratively wrapped and sent simply in the full protective packaging please add a note to the order.

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