Poor. No dust jacket. Poor. Text block detached and only front cover remains, Spine & back cover missing. Early pages have some chipping at sides, but bulk of text is VG, bright & clean. 907 p. H/B. 7.5" x 10.25". Cream boards with brown decorative titling. Frontispiece photo of "Oscar". Recipes. Index. No D/J. First Ed. 1896. A rare First Edition of this important cookbook. Outside of book in poor condition (spine & back cover missing) & front cover with considerable edgewear. Some early pages have chipping at side, but bulk of text in VG condition with clean, bright pages. Two inscriptions at front: "Beata McDowell March 4th 1899", and, "June 18, 1947. In respect to the Author of this book. To my wife Matilda Bennett. May the learned knowledge of the author be of benefit to her. Gordon Francis Bennett".
Frontis portrait, 10 x 8, rough cloth, 907 pp with index, covers very worn and soiled, extremities bumped and fraying, hinges loose, scattered staining (mostly on front eps and following pp) but still a good, used copy of this classic cookbook. The recipe for Waldorf Salad is on p 433.
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