382pgs illlustrated. . Blue Cloth gilt lettering. spine very rubbed., wear to corners and edges of spine. hinges are firm.Author insicription on preliminary page. Book is in two parts, first part is in English, followed by illustrations and ads from that period. The second part is the same text in German, followed by a glossry of words, German to English, English to german. Cheif chef at the Congress Hotel in Chicago, the author presents "a summary of approved recipes as practiced by professional cooks in the American Catering Industry"