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(**New Arrival**) (Ohio) The Oberlin Common-Sense Cook Book compiled by the Ladies and their Friends of the First Methodist Episcopal Church.

160 + [2] pp. Illus. throughout with ads for local businesses. Maroon boards. First Edition. Oberlin, OH: Pearce & Randolph Printers, 1896.

An early Ohio cookbook, the first from Oberlin, featuring recipes from members of the church for delicacies like railroad cake, jelly roll, watermelon pickles, canned strawberries, home made honey, blackberry cordial, canned tomatoes, sweet cider, etc. Numerous period manuscript recipes to rear blank pages, including instructions for making raisin pie, scrambled steak, quince & cranberry jelly, Daisie's layer cake, Girtie's doughnuts, Mrs. Wadsworth's cookies, etc. Chipping along spine, rubbing to extremities, else good, with wonderful ads. 




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