First Edition. Good. Item #003610
New York: Syndicate Publishing Company, 1913. First Edition. Octavo; 322pp. Illustrated paper-covered boards. Covers edgeworn with bumps to corners, tape reinforcement over spine, and some general smudging and soiling. Front free endpaper missing. Opens easily to between gatherings, but binding is sound. A number of pages dog-eared and toned, but unmarked.
Cookbook compiled by supporters of Woodrow Wilson, with recipes from prominent political and society women (and a few men). In the foreword, Dr. Harvey W. Wiley writes that the book "is for those who believe in the simple principles of democracy, and especially the simple and natural life." He goes on to describe how we are getting farther away from nature and producer, but, as humans are luckily adaptable to changing environments, we can improve our health (and economic productivity) by returning to "wholesome foods and good cooking" and get in closer touch with the producers of these ingredients. [Bitting p. 395].