Lot 44 of 373:
1882 San Francisco Cookbook  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$450
$700 - $1,000

Plymouth Church Cook Book


San Francisco

Jos. Winterburn



Edited by the ladies and their friends of the church. [4], 141, [1] pp. Text interleaved with 17 unpaginated blanks. Ads pp. 123 - 141. Title page wood engraving of the church. Gilt-lettered black cloth. First Edition.

Plymouth Church was locatedon Post Street, between Buchanan and Webster. An important early San Francisco community cookbook, with recipes for potted quail, oyster soup, hot crab, fried bread for soup, bread made with brewer's yeast, strawberry short-cake, etc. Ads often with wood engravings, and a manuscript ad for sewing machines appears on the front pastedown in an elegant hand. Glozer 276, Cook p.23. Bitting 592.

Lot Amendments

Gouge to middle of front cover, rubbing to extremities, chipping to spine ends; lower half of front free endpaper lacking, rear joint cracked, else good. Numerous period manuscript recipes to blank interleaved pages.

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