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Lot 586: Century Cook Book. 1897

PAI-LXX: Rare Posters

by Poster Auctions International Inc

30 October 2016

New York, NY, USA

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Edward Henry Potthast (1857-1927) Please Register/Login to access your Invaluable Alerts

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Description: Artist: EDWARD HENRY POTTHAST (1857-1927) Size: 12 1/4 x 17 1/2 in./31 x 44.2 cm G. H. Buek, NY While the poster notes that Mary Ronald's Century Cookbook "takes the place of all other cookbooks," and that it includes "photographic reproductions of actual dishes" among its 1000 recipes, a review from the time of its publication notes its full value: it "contains directions for cooking ... from the simplest forms to high-class dishes and ornamental pieces; a group of New England dishes furnished by Susan Coolidge; and a few recipes of distinctly Southern dishes." It also provides an etiquette guide for dinner parties: "how to serve dinners, table decorations, and many items relative to household affairs."

Condition Report: A-/ Slight tears at top edge.

Dimensions: 12 1/4 x 17 1/2 in./31 x 44.2 cm

Artist or Maker: EDWARD HENRY POTTHAST (1857-1927)

Medium: Poster

Date: 1897

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