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(Boston) The Somerset Club Cook Book.

Printed in red & black, with pictorial endpapers. Embossed blue cloth, gilt-lettered spine. 1 of 3,000 copies printed by the Stinehour Press in Lunenburg, VT. First Edition. [Boston]: Somerset Club, [1963].

The Somerset Club is a private social club on Beacon Hill in Boston, Massachusetts, founded possibly as early as 1826. It is a center of New England's traditional elite. According to Boston Magazine, "The stone wall with security ­detail out front underscores this club’s rep as the snootiest of the bunch. When a fire broke out in the kitchen in the 1940s, firemen had to enter through the servants’ entrance to avoid ­disrupting the ladies and gents lunching in the dining room." Exclusive recipes include halibut mousse in cardinal sauce, eggs petit duc, Somerset coquilles, etc. Fine. 




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