The Doughnut Book of Recipes


[Chatelaine Institute]

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[Chatelaine Institute]. The Doughnut Book of Recipes. [Toronto, Ontario, Canada]: [Chatelaine Institute], Printed by the Alger Press Limited, Oshawa (Ontario, Canada), ND [Circa 1938-1939]. First Edition, First Printing. pp. [1-32]. Oblong small 8vo., measuring 20.0 cm x 25.0 cm. Textured tan card covers bearing two punched-holes, and held with red silk string binding. Cover page features an illustration of two bakers peeping through the hole of one doughnut, below which are a quotation from Samuel Johnson and the ‘Tested and approved’ seals of Good Housekeeping Bureau (Serial No. 4584) and Chatelaine Institute (Serial No. 159). Page 2 features the ‘Favorite Recipes of Mrs. H.M. Aitken, Canadian National Exhibition’; ‘Favorite Recipes of Helene G. Campbell, Director of Chatelaine Institute’; Favorite Recipes of Katherine Caldwell Bayley, Canadian Home Journal’. Pages 5-28 – which were originally blank – features twenty-two (22) numbered, tipped-in recipe-card sized cards illustated in colour which document a variety of different doughnuts, and their corresponding recipes. All cards feature the ‘Tested and approved’ seals of the Good Housekeeping Bureau and Chatelaine Institute. Pages 29-30: ‘Suggested Summer Menus by Chatelaine’; Pages 31-32: ‘Suggested Winter Menus by Chatelaine’, and at bottom of p. 32: ‘Form No. 103 Printed in Canada Toronto – [by the] Alger Press Limited, Oshawa’. No detectable flaws, contents bright, clean, and unmarked; near fine. Card Covers. Exceedingly rare in commerce, and unrecorded in OCLC. See Driver, Culinary Landmarks, p. 1017, S78.1. Driver notes: “From appearances, the cookbook was likely published about 1938-9. There are some blank pages impressed with ‘Seal Farmers Cattle Exchange Ltd. Saskatoon.” We note as well that Driver could not locate any institutional holdings of this title, with only one known copy in a private collection. Rare indeed. (#1635) $495.00