The American Cook Book. By Mrs. F. A. Gillette. [1887].

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The American Cook Book.  A Selection of Choice Recipes, Original and Selected During a Period of Forty Years' of Practical Housekeeping.  By Mrs. F[anny]. L[emira]. Gillette.  Chicago:  H. J. Smith & Co., 1887.  1st edition.  Large 8vo.  Illust. frontis., being a photo illust. of the Dining Room in the Vanderbilt Mansion, protective tissue, illust. title, 521pp., many diagrams, illusts., recipes for spruce beer, scrapple, much advice e.g. to keep meat from flies, index.  Dark green stamped illust. cloth, patterned endpapers, marbled edges, covers scuffed, ends and corners scuffed, gutters strained, staining throughout to pages, handwritten recipes on blank pages, news clippings pasted down, else generally tight, Fair+.  By the same author of The White House Cook Book.