New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1932. Edwin Tunis. 1st Edition. 8vo. Very Good / No Jacket. Item #13198
Beautiful 1st Edition signed by Stieff in fountain pen ink on the half-title page. Illustrations by renowned illustrator Edwin Tunis, including Maryland-Map illustrated end papers.
Lacking the scarce original jacket, but this is one of the few books the binding of which is more attractive than the jacket and presents much more handsomely as such.
Filled with countless traditional Maryland recipes, mingled among which are Tunis illustrations, captions on various aspects of Maryland history, and racially inappropriate cartoons of the day by Tunis, which would not get published today.
Black cloth with elaborate gilt, red and white illustration and titling to front and spine. Mild edge wear. Spine just a touch faded from age.
Previous owner signature, also in fountain pen, on the half-title page under that of Stieff.
Overall a handsome copy of a very desirable edition.