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(Brooklyn) Silleck, Miss Willie, ed. Reliable Cook Book…in Aid of Industrial School and Home for Destitute Children.

viii, 164 + numerous ad pp. Interleaved with lined blank pages for manuscript recipes. Illus. with engraved image of the Home for Destitute Children, as well as numerous engraved ads for Brooklyn businesses. Gilt-lettered dark green cloth. First Edition. NY: D.H. Gildersleeve & Co., 1878.

Summer mince pies, ice pudding, dandy pudding, prairie chicken, quail on squab pie, potted pigeon, stewed terrapin, clam chowder, Ham a la Hartford Club, and numerous other contributions by various friends of the Home, which was located on Butler St. near Vanderbilt Ave. in Brooklyn. Offset to covers from past non-archival makeshift cover; a bit of dog-earing to first few pages, else good (internally very good), with wonderful recipes and ads. 



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