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Don Lindgren, Rabelais Inc.
[Manuscript with caricature– hunting trip].
"Home from the Hunt".
[No place: no date, circa 1885?]. Manuscript with drawing (25.4 x 20.3 cm.), written recto only, on faintly lined paper.

Handwritten letter with a charming drawing of two men, returning from a hunt, with a pole over their shoulders slung with an assortment of birds and a hedgehog. Each carries a game bag, rifle and knife. The text reads, "A correct representation of B.J. (?) and Ray on their return from the Savage Opening a short while in the future. N.B. The sun is just rising. You see we got an early start thus taking advantage of the cool morning hours to pack out the result of the slaughter. Can you pick out the elder brother?" Light soil to the paper, and two small holes from abrasion; a strip of marbled paper edges two sides of the verso, perhaps from insertion in an album. The text and image are clear and bright. $90.00

A.P.H. [Arthur Platt Howard]; C.G.M., Jr. [C.G. Mueller Jr., (illustrator)]. Grandmother’s Cookbook.
New York: New Amsterdam Book Co., 1902. Octavo (15.7 x 12 cm.), xiii, 27, [1] pages. Illustrated. Printed rectos only.

FIRST TRADE EDITION; preceded by self-published issue the previous year. A fanciful little cookbook, with fourteen "recipes" for what may be the most necessary dishes ever, including oyster stew, chicken salad, fried onions, Welsh rarebit, plum pudding, strawberry shortcake, and butter. The recipe for Chocolate Cake begins, "Beat two eggs until they are so angry that they froth at the mouth. If they cry out as if in pain, apply a little cocaine." Clean and bright. Decorated, gray paper-covered boards, printed in black and orange. Fine.

[OCLC locates three copies (and eight copies of the first issue)]. $150.00

[Indiana Cerealine Manufacturing Company (Columbus, Indiana)]. [Cerealine (cover title)]; Cooking Directions: these entirely new and reliable recipes for cooking Cerealine have been prepared for us by the most celebrated cooks in America.
Columbus, Indiana: Indiana Cerealine Mfg. Co., [1886]. Octavo-sized booklet, stapled in wrappers (18.5 x 12 cm.), 16 pages. Date is from testimonial, page [3].

Stated "second edition". A collection of recipes for use with Cerealine, a "flaky substance, the product of White Indian Corn". Some of the recipes are presented in narrative form, while others break out the ingredients list. In addition to the recipes, the booklet contains testimonials and lists of awards. Clean and sound, in publisher's pale blue wrapper, stylishly titled and decorated in black. Slight toning to wrappers; near fine.

[OCLC locates two copies of this second edition (NYU, Indiana Historical), and one copy of an earlier, undated, eleven-page version (AAS)]. $90.00

O'Kane, Walter C. [Walter Collins O'Kane; Green Mountain Club (Rutland, Vermont)].
Food and Cooking on the Long Trail.
[Rutland, Vt.: Green Mountain Club, 1938]. Duodecimo-sized booklet, stapled in wrappers (15.4 x 8.4 cm.), 23 pages. Title and publication information from cover.

Second printing; originally issued in 1933. Not a cookbook, but a guide to outdoor food and cooking, an outline of the foods that work best on a long trail hike. Walter Collins O'Kane (1877-1973), wrote a number of works on the trails in the Northeast. Earlier, his focus had been on fruit trees and insect pests, and later, he wrote anthropological studies of the Hopis and other works on the American Southwest, for which he is best known. Some light soiling, otherwise fine.

[OCLC locates two copies of this 1938 printing, and three copies of the 1933 first]. $150.00

"Sweet basil is often worn by maidens in their bosoms, it is supposed to engender sympathy; and borage makes me merry and joyful."
- from the author's preface
Ross, Janet; [Giuseppi Volpi]. Leaves from Our Tuscan Kitchen, or How to Cook Vegetables.
London; [Edinburgh]: J.M. Dent and Co.; [T.&A. Constable, Printers], 1899. Duodecimo (17.5 x 12 cm.), 150 pages. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece.

FIRST EDITION. A collection of vegetable recipes supplied by Guiseppi Volpi, chef for Janet Ross at Poggio Gherardo, her villa outside of Florence. Chef Volpi at work in the kitchen at Poggio Gherardo is depicted in the engraved frontispiece. The recipes, presented in narrative form, are organized by vegetable, from artichokes to truffles. Janet Duff Gordon Ross was a central figure in the Anglo-American community of Florence. Her father, Sir Alexander Duff-Gordon, held a number of government positions, including Commissioner of Inland Revenue and her mother, Lady Lucie Duff-Gordon, wrote the classic work, Letters from Egypt. Endpapers browned, as usual, but otherwise clean and sound throughout. Offsetting from early bookplate of "Emily Langhorne" to front paste down; free front endpaper with two closed tears. A bit of sun fading to the spine, in publisher's pale rose cloth, gilt-titled at the spine, and titled and decorated in brown at the front board; some wear to the silk ribbon present. Still, very good. The first edition of this classic is scarce. $250.00

[Miniature cookbook; László Végh (introduction)]. Herdsmen's-cooking and Meals.
Debrecen (Hungary): Alfoldi Nyomda, 1986. Miniature book, (4.1 x 6.8) mm.), 96, [5] pages. Illustrated.

FIRST EDITION. Number 161 of an unspecified limitation. A fascinating miniature book on a little-explored aspect of Hungarian cuisine. "This book ... describes ... the cooking and eating habits and the food of herdsmen in the Hortobagy Puszta, in some cases with recipes and with the previously unwritten rules of making food. The description is completed with the introduction of cooking utensils in the Puszta. Original pictorial cloth, with colored printed acetate (teeny-tiny) belly band, indicating this was distributed at the '24th Congress of the IHA, Budapest, 1986". Fine. Scarce.

[OCLC locates only three copies (Morgan Library, UVirginia, UCincinnatti)]. $200.00

Timbs, John (editor).
Lady Bountiful's Legacy. A Book of Practical Instructions & Duties, Counsels & Experiences, Anecdotes, Hints & Recipes, in Housekeeping & Domestic Management, Calculated to Increase the Comforts of House and Home.
London; Edinburgh: Griffith & Farran; Murray & Gibb, 1868. Octavo (18 x 12.5 cm.), viii, 375, [1] pages. Index. Publisher’s advertisement.

FIRST EDITION. Notes on the progress of cookery and housewifery from the Elizabethan to Victorian eras, with many practical suggestions for the domestic remedies, avoidance and treatment of accidents and one on cookery for the poor. The last offers recipes to be used by Lady Bountiful in “doing good by stealth” and “gladdening the hearts of their poor neighbors”. John Timbs (1801-1875) was an English author and antiquary, and wrote many books, including Table-Wit, and After-Dinner Anecdote (1840), and this work. ~ "John Timbs was not really a writer. He was more of an assembler. He took things he found and assembled them into books with titles like Anecdote Lives Of Wits And Humourists, Curiosities of Science, Past and Present, a book for the Old and Young, Mysteries of Life, Death, and Futurity: Illustrated from the Best and Latest Authorities, and Things Not Generally Known: Popular Errors Explained and Illustrated. These were all published cheaply, in low-priced editions with weak bindings and poor, thin paper, for the purpose of informing as many people as possible. ~ "He moved on to become editor of The Mirror in 1827, then on to John Limbird’s The Mirror of Literature. There, he mastered his technique. Henry Vizetelly, who later worked with Timbs at The Illustrated London News, described it in his crotchety memoir, Glances Back Through Seventy Years: ~ '"Timbs spent the best part of a busy life, scissors in hand, making ‘snippets.’ Such of these as could not be used up in The Mirror were carefully stores, and when later on he became sub-editor of The Illustrated London News and editor of The Year-Book of Facts, he profited by his opportunities to add largely to his collection. By-and-by he classified his materials, and discovered that, by aid of a paste brush and a few strokes of the pen, he could instruct a lazy public respecting Things not generally known, explain Popular Errors, and provide Something for Everybody, and that he had, moreover, amassed a perfect store of Curiosities of science, history, and other subjects of general interest, wherein people partial to snippets might positively revel. ~ "There was no love lost between Vizetelly and Timbs, whom he called “quintessentially a scissors and paste man” — which was at least better than his assessment of Timbs’ predecessor, Thomas Byerley: “a crapulent hack.” Vizetelly wrote that “the tinted tip of Timbs’s nose suggested that The Mirror editor was not averse to what is called the cheerful glass, and yet he developed into a singularly sour and cantankerous individual” and accused him of being a vicious gossip who “seemed to take especial delight in repeating all the spiteful tales he could pick up” — to which the reader is tempted to mutter, “Et tu, Brute?” ~ Internally clean; hinges delicate. In publisher’s brown cloth, beveled edges, titled and decorated in black and gilt. Some rubbing to corners, otherwise bright and clean. Very good. With the booksellers' tickets of "Maxwell Einhorn" and “W. Bone & Son, London”.

[OCLC locates sixteen copies]. $250.00

Rorer, S.T. [Sarah Tyson Rorer]. Hot Weather Dishes.
Philadelphia: [by the author]; Arnold and Company, Library Street; [George H. Buchanan and Company, 420 Library Street, 1888]. Small octavo (19.4 x 13 cm.), [2], 104, [8] pages. Index. Advertisements.

FIRST EDITION. Recipes for when hot weather "seems to suspend the inventive faculty of even the best housekeepers", from the well-known cookbook author and founder of the Philadelphia Cooking School. Some spotting to edges of text block, otherwise clean. In tan cloth with dark brown titles; some bumping to corners and light soil to rear board. Near very good.

[Not in Bitting or Cagle]. $60.00

Chicago Daily Tribune (Chicago, Ill.); "The Home" Department (compiler). The Home Guide: or, a book by 500 ladies, embracing about 1,000 recipes and hints, pertaining to cookery, the household, the sick room, the toilet, etc. Compiled chiefly from "The Home" Department of the Chicago Daily Tribune.
Elgin, Ill.: Published by S.L. Taylor, 1880. Small octavo (16.5 x 12.4 cm.), 160 pages. Table of contents.

Second printing, originally issued in 1877. A cookbook offered as a promotional item from The Chicago Daily Tribune. Recipes are in narrative format, attributed and often including contributors' locations. There is a wide array of recipes and household hints including eleven recipes for making coffee and a remedy for exterminating lice on canaries, and for breeding canaries: "The 14th of February is the proper time to place the male and female in the same cage." Some lightly soiling to text block. Publisher's black-titled green cloth. Near very good. Ownership inscription to free front endpaper.

[OCLC locates two copies of this printing; Bitting, page 563 (later edition); not in Cagle]. $120.00

With a description of a servants' "Swarry".
Nunn, J.J. (John Joseph); Furniss, Harry (1854-1925; illustrator). Mrs. Montague Jones' Dinner Party: Or Reminiscences Of Cheltenham Life And Manners.
London: John Camden Hotten; [printed by the University Press, Dublin by M. H. Gill], 1872. Octavo (19 x 14 cm.) xiv, 170, [32] pages. Twelve unnumbered leaves of plates. Additional engraved title page, "with thirteen illustrations designed and drawn by Harry Furniss". Publisher's illustrated advertising supplement at rear titled, "Very important new books" and obviously printed and gathered separately, as the trim size is slightly smaller.

FIRST EDITION. An examination of the manner and customs of Cheltenham, England, but also a whimsical portrait of the types of high society characters observed by the author. There is much on issues of taste, wine connoisseurship, and even a description of a "Servants' Swarry". Some light soil to a few leaves; spine slightly cocked. In publisher's brown cloth, blind- and gilt-titled and decorated; cloth soiled and a bit rubbed. Good or a bit better.

[OCLC locates seventeen copies]. $90.00

[Smith, Sturgeon & Co. (firm : Detroit, Mich.)]. [Livermore & Knight Co. (firm : Providence, R. I.)].
99 Salads And How to Make Them, With Rules for Dressing and Sauce. [Compiled for] Smith Sturgeon & Co., Jewelers, Silversmiths, and Stationers, Detroit, Mich.
Providence, R. I.: Livermore & Knight Co., 1897. Octavo (18.5 x 15 cm.), 57, [ii] pages. Illustrated. Index ("List of Salads"). Printed throughout in brown and black; illustrations in green.

FIRST & ONLY EDITION. An example of a contracted edition, in this case handsomely designed for a higher-end market than is usually associated with the practice. Recipes include: Oyster Plant Salad, Kale Salad, Grape Fruit en Mayonnaise, Shad Roe Salad, Sardine Salad, Magenta Salad (with watercress and beets), Chestnut Salad, Okra and Sweet Pepper Salad, White Bean Salad, Dandelion Salad, Apple and Onion Salad, Radish Salad. The recipes are accompanied by illustrations that depict sterling or cut-glass and silver salad sets, cracker jars, and serving dishes. Livermore & Knight initially promoted the idea of a salad recipe collection that could be distributed to customers as a marketing vehicle for silver service merchants, and examples of 99 Salads survive that are identical except for the name of the company beneath the title. Smith, Sturgeon opened for a brief period in the 1890s, on Woodward Avenue in Merchants Row, the result of a partnership between William Alfred Sturgeon (1864-1932), a manufacturing entrepreneur, and several members of the family of financiers and jewelers headed by Martin S. Smith (1834-1899)–who in the event filed court papers to extricate themselves from the business shortly after 99 Salads appeared. Sturgeon himself would soon move on from fine furnishings to join the "horseless age," becoming an investor in, and "exclusive garage and showroom manager" for, Woods Electric Cars. The comparatively perdurable Livermore & Knight were an integrated printing, publishing, and advertising agency, founded in 1883 by the steel-plate engraver Frank Davenport Livermore (1853-1918) and the stationer and letterpress printer Richard Dexter Knight (1861-1922). After the success of their contract venture, they published under their own names The Tiny Book on Salads, The Tiny Book on Sandwiches, The Tiny Book on Cocktails, and The Little Book on the Chafing Dish, all in 1905, followed by The Tiny Book on Candies in 1907. The firm remained in Providence until 1952 at its original location on the corner of Pine and Hay Streets. In 1962 Livermore & Knight merged with several other concerns to form the Printing Corporation of America (the original printers of TimeLife Books). Owner's signature in ink on cover and title page: Clara Louise Doeltz, and an additional gift inscription on the title page: "Compliments Smith Sturgeon & Co. December 1897". The owner of this exemplar, Clara Louise Doeltz (d. 1923), was a librarian who worked at Cleveland Public Library, as well as an admired soprano whose performances were praised in Michigan and Ohio newspaper notices. Her name appears in a Book Collectors and Their Hobbies (The Rare Book Shop. Washington, D.C., 1913) as a collector of books on cookery. Stapled in green-lettered buff wrappers; some discoloring at the edges; hinges loosened. Some wear to wrapper at base of spine. Still attractive and near very good.

[OCLC locates one copy contracted for Smith, Sturgeon & Co., one contracted for A. Stowell & Co. of Boston, four copies contracted for Gorham Manufacturing Co. of New York, and four copies contracted for Shreve & Co. of San Francisco (all with the 1897 imprint); also three copies of Livermore & Knight's expanded edition of the title (72 pages) under its own name (1899); Brown 2545 (Gorham only); not in Cagle]. $150.0096
[The Coldwater Sun (Coldwater, Mich.: 1882)].
Family Recipe Book and Fund of Information. Number 2. Presented by the leading business firms of Coldwater, Mich. Distributed by Van Aken Bros., Liverymen.
Coldwater, Mich.: Compiled and Published by The Sun, 1891. Octavo (22.5 x 15 cm.), 30 pages. Advertisements (some illustrated) interspersed and in running headers and footers. Engraving of the Sun Building on page 19.

Irregular periodical number. An example of a hybrid community cookbook, almanac, and trivia digest sheet intended to appear as an irregular serial publication. Herewith issue number two, with some fifty attributed recipes mixed among the advertisements and advice. As a publication it is valuable for another reason. On page [5] appears an acknowledged that the recipes have been included by arrangement with compilers of a church cookbook titled Good Living and How to Attain It, published by St. Mark's Episcopal Church of Coldwater. Only one copy of this book (1885) is known to have survived, sold in a lot by Swann Auction Galleries in 2008. Its whereabouts are currently unknown. A revised edition (1907) was seen by the Massies – possibly the copy owned by Michigan State University – during the preparation of Walnut Pickles and Watermelon Cake (1990). As might be expected of an advertising vehicle, the recipes offer a snapshot of favorite staples: Cottage Pudding, Caramel Custard, Citron Pound Cake, Spiced Plums, Pickled Peaches, Cold Slaw, Ginger Cookies, Sally Lunn, Railroad Cake, Graham Bread.

The earlier newspapers Branch County Record and Coldwater Sentinel were purchased by the stock company C.J. Thorpe & Co. and restarted as The Coldwater Sun in July 1882. But the inaugural issue of The Family Recipe Book had already appeared, in the late 1880s, initiated as a serial by a competing newspaper, The Courier. It is likely that subsequent numbers were issued; an identical title published by Bailey & Bradley of Coldwater in 1902 is held by the Fales Library (New York University; Smith Collection of Cookery Ephemera MSS.295, box 2, folder 24). The prohibitionist Willis C. Bailey (1862-ca. 1950) became half-owner of the Sun in 1883 and sole proprietor in 1888. He would shortly expand to publish directories and similar publications, and institute a sort of dual newspaper, issuing The Sun on Mondays and the Coldwater Star on Thursdays. ~ The St. Mark's congregation of the now lost cookbook was organized in 1848. The cornerstone of the current church building was laid in 1880, its tower bell installed in 1888, and its organ – still in use – in 1895, all of which dates confirm the contemporaneity of much parish activity, for which funds might have been gladly received from the "leading business firms" credited here. Age-toned and lightly foxed. Stapled in rose paper wrappers with black lettering; some chipping to fore-edges and spine. Good. Unrecorded.

[OCLC locates no copies of issue Number 2, and one undated copy of the first issue, published by The Courier; in neither Cook, Brown, nor Cagle]. $300.00

An advertiser's record of food concessions at the Iowa State Fair

[Photo collection – Iowa State Fair Lunch Stands. [Photographic talley of placement of 7-UP advertising].
[Iowa: 1952-1958]. Collection of sixty two vintage black and white or color gelatin silver photographs (individually approx. 9 x 12.5 cm.), most mounted on eight loose photo pages with handwritten dates to rectos and some with captions on the versos. Age-toning to the color photographs with a few items with corner chips from mounts. Several loose photos, and several spaces on the pages where photos appear to have been removed. Still, overall very good as a collection.

A collection of photographs depicting hamburger stands and luncheonettes between the years 1952 and 1958 taken at the annual Iowa State Fair. Although the food served at each stand varies from hamburgers to fried chicken; each stand has a 7UP logo. These photos were likely taken by a representative of 7UP or someone from the State Fair committee as some of the handwritten captions mention how long the sign was in existence, most are dated with the year of the State Fair. A photo caption of the sign for the stand of Christ Church Evangelical United Brethren reads “2nd year for sign”; another of a stand with signs on the front and sides reads “first year for both signs.” The color photos have a Kodak stamp on the verso and are mostly taken between 1952 and 1954. While the intention may have been to document the 7UP advertising, there is more recorded in the photos as well. The signs announce the offerings of each stand: “Hot Lunches”, Fried Chicken”, “Good Coffee!”, and “Ice Cream Sandwiches”, as well as the owner’s who appear to be small family or single-owner operations, such as Opie’s, Funroy and Wheeler, Graham’s, CEC & PEG, Don’s, Larsen’s, Turner’s, Jean & Shirley, the aforementioned Christ Church Evangelical United Brethren, and the White Front Café. Some that are not identified by name on the same, have a short manuscript note indicating the proprietors. Styles of seating vary, with stool, low benches, or no seating and just a walk up wooden counter. A more official looking business is the State Fair Store, housed in a permanent wooden building, and offering “Groceries, Meats, Picnic Supplies”. The people of the fair appear in some images, either working behind the counter, sitting at the stools or benches, or just milling about. An interesting collection of 1950s state fair food stands with a tie to the renowned fizzy beverage. $750.00

Maynard, C.L. [Kiggins & Kellogg (publisher); Howland, William (engraver)].
The Traveller's Story; or The Village Bar-Room.
New York: Kiggins & Kellogg, 88 John Street, [circa 1848-1855]. Redfield's Toy Books, Third Series; no. 6. 16mo. booklet, sewn on cord (11.5 x 7.5 cm.), 16 pages. Illustrated, throughout with wood engravings variously signed by "Pease," and William Howland.

Evident FIRST EDITION. There was a second printing, also undated, but bearing the publisher's address, 123 & 125 William Street, which Kiggins & Kellogg moved to circa 1855. Issued as part of a series of twelve juvenile Temperance tracts, with titles including, "The Young Sailor" and "The Sagacity of the Horse". Fine in publisher's gray wrappers, titled and illustrated in black.

[OCLC locates five copies of this issue]. $75.00

T.B. Miner.
The American Bee Keeper's Manual: being a practical treatise on the history and domestic economy of the honey-bee, embracing a full illustration of the whole subject, with the most approved methods of managing this insect through every branch of its culture, the result of many years' experience.
New York: C.M. Saxton, 1851. Octavo (19 x 13.5 cm.), 349, [10] pages. Illustrated with wood engravings in the text. Index. Publisher's advertisements. In later editions, a publisher's glossary was appended at the rear, but not in this issue.

Stated "Fourth Edition". A beekeeping manual, "being a Practical Treatise on the history and domestic economy of the honey-bee embracing a full illustration of the whole subject, with the most approved methods of managing this insect through every branch of its culture, the result of many years' experience." Some pages stained; otherwise internally quite good. In publisher's blind and gilt-decorated brown boards; some light wear to edges. Near very good. Pasted-in to the free front endpaper is a slip of blue paper with an ownership signature, "David Darrow's Book, West Eaton, 1856". David Darrow (1782-1870) was one of the founding fathers of West Eaton, a small town in Madison County, New York.

[OCLC locates six copies of this fourth edition]. $250.00

Simmons, Matty & Don; Fabres (decorations).
On the House. [History and Guide to Dining and Night Life in New York, Chicago, New Orleans, San Francisco and Los Angeles].
New York: Coward-McCann, Inc., [1955]. Octavo (21 x 14 cm.), xi, 250 pages. Illustrations by Fabres.

FIRST EDITION. A dining guide to the five cities listed in the title, with an interesting connection to the development of of Diners' Club, the earliest general purpose charge card, founded in 1950. The authors were the owners of the firm Simmons Associates, the public relations consultants to Diners' Club and the editors of the Diners' Club News. The book is arranged by city, with each section of restaurant recommendations preceded by a history of dining in that city. In publisher's brick red cloth. Fine, in a near fine dust jacket designed by Fabrés; clean and crisp but with a small ink line through the price. $100.00

Petrini, Carlo.
Slow Food Nation: Why Our Food Should be Good, Clean, and Fair.
New York: Rizzoli, 2007. Octavo (22 x 14.5 cm.), 22 pages. Bibliography. Translated by Clara Furlan and Jonathan Hunt; preface by Alice Waters.

FIRST EDITION. The major book-length statement of the food justice warrior and founder of Slow Food, Carlo Petrini. Petrini argues that food must be good, clean, and fair and lays out a plan for achieving this. Publisher's green cloth. In unclipped dust jacket. Fine.

Signed by the author across the head of the title page. $90.00

Coutellié, Mevr. [Victorine Coutellie].
Praktisch Handboek voor de Keuken. Laatste nieuwe recepten. Door, Mevr. Coutellié, Verboden nadruk.
[N.p. Ghent: N.p., circa 1913]. Booklet, stapled in wrappers (19 x 13.5 cm.), 48 pages.

Evident FIRST EDITION. A small Dutch household manual and recipe book, Practical Handbook for the Kitchen. This printing contains no publication information, but a copy at Bibliotheek Universiteit van Amsterdam, indicates it was printed in 1913 by Maes-Bejeart in Ghent. Text leaves age-toned, some small chips to edges of leaves. Black decorated gray wrapper. Near very good.

[OCLC locates two copies of this issue lacking publication information, and two copies bearing the 1913 Maes-Bajeart imprint (neither issue in the U.S.]. $60.00

Soyer, Nicolas.
Soyer's Standard Cookery. A complete guide to the art of cooking dainty, varied, and economical dishes for the household.
London: Andrew Melrose, 1912. Octavo (20.5 x 14.5 cm.), x, 434, [1] pages. Illustrated with 12 plates, four in color, eight black & white. Publisher's advertisement at rear. Index.

FIRST EDITION. Nicolas Soyer, chef at the Brooks Club, author of Paper Bag Cookery, and grandson of the famous Victorian French chef Alexis Soyer, presents his ideas of a "cookery for the people". Foxing to endpapers, age toning throughout. In publisher's burgundy cloth, blind-stamped to mimic a three-quarter leather binding; the spine is gilt-titled and decorated. Very good.

[OCLC locates twenty-five copies]. $90.00

[Photograph – Roadside picnic].
[Maine (?): circa 1930s or 40s]. Original black & white photograph (10.3 x 16 cm.).

Silver gelatin photograph depicting a roadside picnic, with two men and two women sitting on the ground or on rocks, surrounded by an impressive amount of camp or picnic cookware, including a camp stove, thermoses, aluminum pots, lids, dishes, cups, etc. Their dress is a bit formal by today's standards. No automobile is visible. Small stain to upper right hand corner, but the image is still clear. Pencil annotation to verso states, "Roadside Picnic, ME, c. 1920s", but we would date this a decade or two later. $50.00

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