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Browne, Charles. The Gun Club Cook Book, or a Culinary Code for Appreciative Epicures.

Illus. with humorous drawings by Leonard Holton. Jacket. Revised Edition. NY: Scribner’s, 1939.

According to our author, a Princeton man, "Several booksellers have found the title, `The Gun Club Cook Book,’ misleading and have had some difficulty in attracting the attention of possible buyers. Women associated the 'The Gun Club' with stalkers of game and eaters of wild flesh, while men thought of `Cook Book’ in terms of Women's Social Centers and Church Bazaars. We cannot remedy this, but would ask our readers to tell their friends that the Gun Club shoots only clay birds and is situated entirely within the precincts of civilization -- if a college town can be called civilized -- and let the men know that this is no cook book of the angel-cake variety." 2" piece of jacket lacking from lower rear panel/spine area, price clipped, creasing & a few scratches to jacket; front free endpaper lacking, , still about very good and bright. 

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