Manual for Army Cooks. Secretary of War.
Manual for Army Cooks.
Manual for Army Cooks.
Manual for Army Cooks.
Manual for Army Cooks.

Manual for Army Cooks.

Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1896. 12mo (7.25” x 5”), full leather. Gilt lettered title at spine and front-cover. Marbled text-block. 306 pp., illus. Ownership inscription at front paste-down of “Mr. G.D. Hand.”.

An 1896 edition of the official cookbook of the U.S. Army. Published by the Secretary of War and prepared under the direction of the Commissary General of Subsistence, this work offers a fascinating glimpse into how the U.S. Army fed and provisioned its troops just prior to its engagements in the Spanish-American War and Philippine-American War. Covered here are Methods of Cooking, Meats, How to Save Drippings, Soups, Fish, Sauces, Poultry and Game, Vegetables, Breads, Fruits, Puddings and Dumplings, Sauces, Coffee, Tea, Chocolate, Ice Cream, Lemonade, Spanish Recipes (such as “Brain”), Ice Cream, and so forth. The recipes often include remarks. A revision of U.S. Army cooking manuals published in 1879 and 1883, this work was revised again for editions published in 1910 and 1916.

A statement printed on the front paste-down reads: “This volume, prepared under the supervision of the Commissary General of Subsistence, U.S. Army, and published by the War Department, is the property of the United States, and by direction of the Secretary of War is deposited with Mr. G. D. Hand [name written in pencil].”

CONDITION: Good, spine rubbed with some loss to lettering, head and foot of spine chipped, short separation along lower section of front hinge; contents bright and clean.

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Price: $650.00

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