THE ROSE CROSS AID COOK BOOK: Containing instructions in the art of cooking and the correct combination of foods.; Taught by the Rose Cross Aid School while in session at "Beverly Hall." Authorized Edition. Authorized by R. Swinburne Clymer, President of the Rose Cross Aid. Printed at "Beverly Hall," Quakertown, Pa. for the Kansas City, Mo., Chapter of the Rose Cross Aid.

Quakertown, PA: Rose Cross Aid, 1917. First edition. Hardcover. Brick red cloth with title and cover ornament in gilt and blind; 192 pp. Moderate soiling to covers, 2 short poems likely clipped from magazines pasted to front fixed endpaper, some red pencil notes to text, else near very good. Good+. Item #21253

"The Rose Cross" (i.e., Rosicrucian) was an occult society founded in San Francisco about 1860 by Paschal Beverly Randolph. Leadership of the Rosicrucian Fellowship later fell to Reuben Swinburne Clymer who subsequently moved the secret society's headquarters to Quakertown, PA. A "healthy" cookbook with no meat or poultry, though fish and dairy products are included. Axford p. 351; Bitting p. 503; Brown 3917.

Price: $150.00

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