Lot 47 of 373:
California Community Cookbooks  

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Eight California Community Cookbooks

Various Authors

Various Places


Various Dates

  • Mendelsohn, Felix. The Blue and Gold Cook Book. Cloth-backed pictorial boards. First Edition. (wide-ranging recipes for a hearty stomach and a thirsty beer-swiller. The Blue and Gold Brewing Company was located at 612 Alabama St., and was considered one of the 3 largest Bay Area brewers in its day. Very good).San Francisco: Blue and Gold Brewing Co., 1912.
  • Ebell Society Cook Book. Photo of the Ebell Society bldg in Oakland on title page. Orange wrappers. Ads for local businesses. First Edition. (Very good). Oakland: 1946.
  • Woman’s Club. Dainties. 48 pp. Illus. with local ads. Printed wrappers. (Poor condition, but a very early Watsonville cookbook).Watsonville: c.1900.
  • Cupid’s Book. Ads throughout. Pictorial aqua cloth. ((Names of newlyweds to proper page. Very good). San Jose: c.1932.
  • Gordon, Mrs. G.A., ed. Our Best Recipes. 74 pp. Gilt-lettered blue wrappers. First Edition.(Glozer 119, Cook p. 33. Abouve very good). Chico: Fourth Division of the Mite Society of the Presbyterian Church, 1913.
  • Corona Club Cook Book. Replete with local ads. White cloth lettered in blue. 2nd Ed., Revised. (Near fine). [San Francisco: Rincon Publishing, 1911].
  • Women's Auxiliary. Fire Prevention Cook Book. Local ads. Pictorial red & black wrappers. First Edition. (Chipping to spine wrappers, else very good). Modesto: Modesto Fire Dept., 1925.
  • Ladies' Aid Society of the Hamilton M.E. Church. Sweets and Meat and Good Things to Eat. L.A. ads throughout. Printed orange wrappers. First Edition. (Fair condition). Los Angeles: 1913.

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