Lot 58 of 373:
Five Early Chicago Community Cookbooks  

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Five Chicago Community Cookbooks

Various Authors

Various Places


Various Dates


First Editions.

  • Ladies' Union of St. John's Reformed Episcopal Church. Saint John's Cook Book. Illus. with ads from Chicago-area businesses. [91] pp. White boards lettered in black. First Edition. (St. John's Church was located at the corner of 37th & Langley Avenues in Chicago. Recipes include soft shell crabs, chicken pie with oysters, pickled beef tongue, blackberry pudding, etc. Soiling & some stains to covers; joints cracked, else good; scarce). Chicago: Kehm, Fietsch & Wilson, 1891. 
  • Ladies’ Aid Society of the Avondale Methodist Episcopal Church. Favorite Recipes. Ads for Chicago businesses throughout. Pictorial tan cloth. 1st Ed. (Wonderful recipes for raspberry shrub, date & walnut cake, sour lamb roast, smoked haddock with mustard gravy, codfish with walnuts, crab kromeskies, pickled beets, and a surprising recipe for tamales. Owner’s name and date of 1908 to front free endpaper. Very good). Chicago: Jennings & Graham, c.1908. 
  • Woman's American Baptists Foreign Mission Society. Selected Recipes Suggesting the Wit, Wisdom and Culinary Skill. 40 pp. Dec. green wrappers. 1st Ed. (With recipes contributed from the districts of the American Baptists Foreign Mission, including a Hindu meal, missionary jumbles, literary chop suey, shanty pudding, pineapple tapioca, missionary tea, etc. Very good; scarce). Chicago: Publication Dept., 1916. 
  • Tested Recipes. 144 pp. White cloth lettered in black. Second Ed., Revised. (Hinges cracked, soiling; numerous period manuscript & typed recipes mounted-in to rear pages, else good). Chicago: Young Woman's Bible Class, c.1920's.
  • Hurlbut, Mrs. William D., ed. Stevenson Memorial Cook Book. Jacket. First Edition. (A  Chicago group ran the women's shelter established in 1893 by Dr. Stevenson, the first woman to be admitted to the American Medical Association. Recipes for and from a broad range of women include "A Porto Rican dinner," Indian vegetable curry, Cuban rice, Italian spaghetti, hominy croquettes, kohlrabi, etc. Fine in very good, scarce jacket). Chicago: Sarah Hackett Stevenson Memorial Lodging House Assoc., 1919. 

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