We have such wonderful libraries here.
So many in each little town plus East Central College,
the local community college in Union, MO.
I found this reproduction with beautiful drawings
entitled The Country Diary of and Edwardian Lady
by Edith Holden in 1906. It was seventy years later that
someone found it on a shelf and had it published.
She worked as an illustrator
until she died in 1920 by drowning.
Her illustrations are breathtaking.
There are bits of poetry and dates of note
sprinkled about the pages.
I also found a reprint of an old 1850's manual
providing tips and tricks for managing the kitchen.
I can't wait to try some of the recipes!
I also picked up the Christmas Edition of
the Gold Medal Flour Cookbook reprinted in 1970
but packed full of recipes and menus!
Each $1 or less.
Add these to the reading pile.