· Kennebunkport, ME
Uncommon fund-raising cookbook, printed in "an edition of 1000 from the press of Arundel for the Village Baptist Church"; date of publication is supplied by the New York Public Library. This copy includes a number of laid-in manuscript and printed recipes, including a handwritten recipe for cranberry coffee cake, an advertising item from Swanson with recipes for "Oriental Chicken" and other dishes, a recipe pamphlet from Purity Supreme, instructions for the "Energy Miser Original Potato Baker," a Dover Farms whipped topping lid with recipe for apple crisp, an envelope with handwritten notes on rhubarb bread (with the original letter still inside, acknowledging the recipient for donating equipment to a project known as "Camp Waban for Retarded Citizens"), etc.
=> WorldCat locates only one library reporting ownership (NYPL).
Not in Brown, Culinary Americana. Publisher's printed yellow paper wrappers, stapled as issued; spine and edges rubbed, moderately worn overall, front wrapper with scuff and old crease, back wrapper with small spots of staining. Inside a few scattered spots only, pages mostly clean. => Seldom-seen ephemeral Maine church cookery, this example with extra interest for its lay-ins. (Inventory #: 38089)