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EUSTIS, Celestine

Published by The Derrydale Press, NY, 1928
Condition: Good Hardcover
From J. W. Mah (Burnaby, BC, Canada)

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(USA) Limited to 500 copies. illus blue grey bds with dark blue cloth spine, printed spine label, xxiv, 118pp, index. Tissue-protected frontis portrait of Celestine Eustus in 1888, 8 tissue-protected B&W plates by Harper Pennington (c 1902). In the preface to the second edition, Harry Worchester Smith gives a capsule bibography of Eustus who presided for many years in the house of W.W. Corcoran in Washington as hostess. In later life (in 1904)she published COOKING IN OLD CREOLE DAYS so that the old Creole recipes would not be lost. This edition here offered was published only in a limited edition of 500 copies and reproduces the original illus. and presents the text in English and in French. The recipes are in the old style without the ingredients set forward at the head of each recipe. The recipes are authentic but do require extra homework. For example, the first recipe is for GUMBO FILE where one is cautioned not to put in too much of the filet--but one has to dig out (on page 78-9) that filet is a powder "prepared by the Indians from the leaves of the sassafras trees". The author suggests that this powder may be found at Solari's Grocery Store, Chartres St., New Orleans, but one wonders if this is still true. Other recipes include Calf's Head Soup, Terrapin Stew, Devilled Crabs New Orleans Style, Ginger cake. Solid copy, with corner tips rubbed, and chipped bottom front edge, a spot of discoloration to the lower spine, no markings, the contents page and the illustrations pages roughly cut open so that the fore-edge margin is torn, some other pages still unopened, faint small stain to back cover, Good (-) ; no Dj. A scarce book. (2.0 JM HOQ 100/2 Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 17400

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Publisher: The Derrydale Press, NY

Publication Date: 1928

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: PENNINGTON, Harper

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

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JWMah has been selling out-of-print, used and rare books on the Internet since 1997. Our stock consists of a good balance of fiction and non-fiction books in a wide range of subjects. We also sell classical LP records. Our Cookbooks, books on Food and Wine, Canadian Cookbooks, Canadiana, Travel and Exploration catalogues are worth a look. We examine each book that we sell and try our best to grade the books conservatively. We are strictly an internet business, so usually the books put up for sale are in stock. We try update our books every day or so in order that our listings are as fresh as possible. It is best to contact us by e-mail or by telephone to reserve a book, as some books sell quickly. We are located in Canada's westcoast and we ship internationally.

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