Louis’ Every Woman’s Cook Book.
Muckensturm, Louis.

New York: Dodge Publishiing, [1910]. First New York (Dodge Publishing Company) edition, published in the same year as a Boston (H.M. Caldwell) edition with some added illustrations, though it is unclear in what order the two editions were published. The copyright page of this copy states tha Green title-page vignette of chef and all pages printed with a green decorative border. Very light dampstain to upper corner of wrapper. Text block has come loose from wrappers but is intact and sound. Toning to endpapers and some offsetting from text and borders throughout. Occasional toning to gutters where thread is visible. Overall a very good, bright copy of a rare item, in attractive original wrappers. Original brown paper wrappers printed with title, decorative border, and tabletop scene of a salad bowl and wine bottles. 5.5 inches by 10 inches, (Item ID: 16688)


We could find very little information about Louis Muckensturm (1877-?), but the ads in the back of this book describe what appear to be his only two other publications, Louis’ Salads and Chafing Dishes (1906) and Louis’ Mixed Drinks (also 1906). Muckensturm states in the preface to the present book that it is “not intended for the professional cooks of large catering places, but is written with a view to reach the methodical housewife.”

OCLC lists one one copy of this book, at Harvard.

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