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Soyer, Nicolas; Van De Water, Virginia Terhune, ed.  Soyer's paper-bag cookery. New York: Sturgis & Walton Co., 1911. 12mo (17 cm, 6.69"). [2], 130, [2] pp.

Cook tastier, healthier food without need of pots or pans — and without creating strong smells in small living spaces! Soyer, grandson of the legendary chef and reformer Alexis Soyer, here offers an entire system of cuisine en papillote. This is the first U.S. edition (second printing), and => specially adapted by the editor for American cooks. Towards the back are sections with suggestions for working-class families, invalids, and bachelors, this last being introduced by an amusing first-person short story ("The Bag & the Bachelor"); the final page is an advertisement for Union cooking bags to be used with this system. The copyright statement notes that the electrotyping was done in July, 1911 and the present printing in August of the same year.

Bitting, 444 (for London eds. only); Cagle & Stafford, American Books on Food and Drink, 725 ???. Not in Brown. Publisher's cloth the color of a tan paper bag, front cover and spine stamped in red; spine lettering darkened, extremities slightly rubbed. Front pastedown with (attractive) institutional bookplate, title-page and one other with pressure-stamp, copyright page with inked numeral (no other markings), and back pastedown with traces of now-absent pocket. Pages faintly and evenly age-toned, otherwise crisp and fresh. => An agreeable copy of a most genially presented process.  (41351)   Please RESHELVE This.

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