The ROYAL BAKER And PASTRY COOK
first edition Printed pale green printed wrappers, sewn. Front & rear wrapper with 1878 product reviews
1877 · New York
by [Promotional Cookery Book]. Rudmani, G[iuseppi]. - Compiler. Professor of New York Cooking School
New York: Published by the Royal Baking Powder Co, 1877. 1st printing thus, ca 1878. Cf. Axford, p. 352 & Bitting, p. 410 for the 1882 [and later] editions. Not in Cagle [though see 1011n], nor Wheaton & Kelly. OCLC records 4 holding institutions. Printed pale green printed wrappers, sewn. Front & rear wrapper with 1878 product reviews. General wear, soiling & age-toning to wrappers, with chip to top left of top wrapper. Foxing to paper. A VG copy.. , 32, [2 (adverts)] pp. 2 page Table of Contents at front, preceding the recipes. Page 1 a wood engraving showing 20 figures of divers pans used in the baking recipes herein. 8vo. 9-1/4" x 6"
The recipes in this book are new, and formulated by one of the most experienced Professors in the art of scientific and practical cookery, especially adapted for the use of "Royal" Baking Powder and "Royal" flavoring Extracts. These preparations are incomparable in strength and purity. Substituting other articles will only end in disappointment." [front wrapper blurb]. "The Royal Baking Powder Company was one of the largest producers of baking powder in the US. It was started by both Joseph Christoffel Hoagland & William Ziegler in 1866." [Wiki] Evidence points to this being the first publication of this title, which contains 377 recipes, ranging from Bread & Rolls to Pies to Puddings to Fritters & Pancakes to Meat Pies to Icings. Rare. (Inventory #: 40900.1)