Hampton, VA: Press of the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute, 1921.
299 pp. First edition. Bound in publisher's ochre cloth stamped in black. Near Fine with light smudging to black stamping on front cover, foxing to endsheets and toning to page; a very sharp copy. In a Good dust jacket, which is tattered and has an internal chip near the base of the spine. Very scarce, especially with the jacket. A textbook designed to educate African American college students in the fundamentals of cooking and housekeeping while they were learning basic academic skills, reflecting the educational mission and uplift goals at the Hampton Normal and Agricultural School. Notable for being the first African American cookbook to include a table of contents. Item #140939295