Chicago: The Reilly & Lee Co., . First edition of this charming blank recipe book. Title-page vignette, illustrated table of contents, and fourteen half-page illustrations (one for each of the chapters, e.g., breads, beverages, soups, and so on). Printed in black and orange. Otherwise, blank for readers’ notes. A fine, bright copy of an uncommon work, rare in the original box. Publisher’s cream-colored cloth illustrated in black, orange, and green. Fore-edge with fourteen indented tabs, each labelled with a chapter title. In a glassine dust jacket and the original pictorial color-printed card box (in good condition, some toning and foxing). Octavo.  pp. Item #17459
Louise Perrett (fl. 1900 - 1920) was educated at the Art Institute of Chicago, where she studied with Impressionist painter John Carlson, and was influenced by the art of illustrator Howard Pyle. Perrett eventually taught at the Art Institute of Chicago and was a member of the Chicago Society of Art and the Austin Art League of Illinois. Two of her paintings, Mother and Child and Resting, were exhibited in Chicago.
Perrett illustrated several other titles for Reilly and Lee (later Reilly and Britton), including The Housekeeper’s Scrapbook (1911).