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Maiden Creek Union Church (Blandon, PA). Ladies Aid Society. [cover title] Cook book [.] Ladies Aid Society [.] Maiden Creek Union Church, Blandon, Penna. Reading, PA: I.M. Beaver, [late 1926 – early 1927]. 12mo (19.7 cm, 7.75"). 146 pp.; 1 col. plt. (incl. in pagination). $85.00
A Knox Gelatine–sponsored fundraising cookbook with a photographic reproduction of the Maiden Creek Union Church on its front wrapper and a great deal of local advertising inside, plus one color-printed promotion for Swans Down Cake Flour. Virtually all of the recipes here are attributed to members of the church, and are mostly intended for those who more or less already know what they're doing in the kitchen; cake recipes supply ingredients but no cooking temperatures or times, for example.
Evidence of Readership/Use: The space at the back for additional items has been used for pencilled recipes for "Mrs. Beaver pan cake" and nine other desserts.
WorldCat finds => no institutional holdings, and this is unlisted by Brown. Our supplied date is based on information in the ads, as well as an advance notice of voting primaries to be held in 1927.
Not in Brown, Culinary Americana. In original wrappers, stapled as issued; wrappers with edges chipped and spots of minor discoloration, front wrapper splitting along front joint and all but separated. Two pages with offsetting from now-absent laid-in item; pages evenly and gently age-toned with occasional small spots, otherwise clean and (despite those noted manuscript additions) showing no signs of kitchen use. (38140) Please RESHELVE This.
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