Stockton, CA: Occidental Publishing Co. (Formerly Monarch Book Co.), 1894. First edition thus. Hardcover. 527 pp. (pagination, but this a sampling of about 100 pages), frontispiece photograph, engraved text illustrations. Quarto, original white oilcloth pictorial boards stamped in black, floral endpapers. Prospectus and subscription blanks at rear. Moderate soiling to boards, watermark to top margin of title page and frontispiece (not affecting image), leaves browned, else very good. Good. Item #19645
Scarce salesman's dummy for this popular cook book. 12 sales recorded on subscription blank - mainly for Sacramento customers. For the published book, Axord, Bitting, and Brown all list the Chicago edition only. Axford p. 429 (for Chicago, 1901 ed.), Bitting p. 354 (for Chicago 1901 ed.), Brown 567, 576 (Chicago, 1894, 1901). Stockton imprint not listed on OCLC. Salesman’s dummy not recorded.