Philadelphia: John C. Winston Co. Publishers, 1912. First edition. Hardcover. Tight-bound 8vo, 175pp. The book is blue cloth with paste-on illustration which is somewhat faded and soiled. Moderate shelf wear. The tips and scuffed and bumped, the head and tail of spine are lightly bumped. Inside the color plates are all crisp and clean, done by Margaret G. Hays. The black and white illustrations rampant throughout the book are by Jane Allen Boyer. The book is a little fragile with age. Good + / None, as issued, Item #17563
A fun story which is a story and a cookbook about Mary Frances who goes into the kitchen to cook and is taught by her aunt and all the cooking implements - pots, pans, cups, spoons, etc. how to create yummy meals for Daddy and Mommy. It's really cute and the illustrations are a lot of fun. It's quite scarce and collectible.