The Vital Question and Our Navy, 1898
The Vital Question and Our Navy, 1898

The Vital Question and Our Navy, 1898

Fourth edition. Square octavo (24.5 x 20 cm). String-bound onion skin dust wrapper over red-printed wrappers; 65 pp.; two leaves of chromolithographs; photographic plates. A somewhat confounding title from the food faddist and inventor of shreeded wheat, Henry D. Perky. Includes 254 recipes with most including shredded wheat in some variety, a sample menu from Perky's New Era Cooking School in Worcester, MA, and chromolithographs of sample dishes. Perky follows this with an anti-war treatise and the opinions of fifty great men on war, along with photographs of naval ships and their respective crews. Soiling to slightly chipped dust wrapper; wrappers browned with some grazing and loss to one corner of front wrapper; chipping to fore-edge of rear wrapper; a Good+ copy. We haven't seen another copy with the onion skin dust wrapper. Item #03367

Price: $50.00

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