Lot 92 of 435:
Rock Island Railway Cook Book 1883  

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The Great Rock Island Cook Book: Comprising a carefully compiled selection of the most useful recipes and other valuable information in the culinary art...

Spencer, Edgar L.


The J.M.W. Jones Stationery and Printing Company



iv, [2], 118, [3] pp. Interspersed with full-page advertisements. 21x13.5 cm (8¼x5¼"), color pictorial wrappers.

Rare cookbook "Dedicated to the women of America, by the General ticket and passenger department of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific railway." The illustration on the rear wrapper is a captivating depiction of a dinner table, with the food and dishes laid out as cities and stations on the railway route. OCLC/WorldCat lists only one copy, at the University of Iowa; there was a slight variant issue, with a few more pages, and the copyright notice dated 1884, of which three copies are listed.

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Just a touch of wear, near fine.

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