Edwin R. Lee W. R. C. Cook Book. New Hartford, Conn.
New Hartford, CT: Press of the Tribune, 1896. 18.5 cm. 56pp. Lacking wrappers, save for a strip of green paper to the front joint. Edgeworn, with loss to lower corner of several leaves and chip missing from title page; staining scattered throughout; additional recipes in pencil and a few in ink to some pages; handful of laid in clippings. Fair.
Cookbook issued by the Edwin R. Lee branch of the Woman's Relief Corps, featuring sections on Bread, Biscuits Gems, &c; Vegetables; Fish; Puddings; Cake, Cookies, &c; Pies; Salads and Salad Dressing; Miscellaneous; Weights and Measures; and Medical. Unusually, includes only one ad, for Modene hair care products. "Woman's power herein lies -- the art to please / Relief for hungry souls with speed and ease; / Corps may read and eat and shun disease."
Founded in 1879, the W.R.C. is the only legally recognized auxillary of the Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.).