Maryland’s Way: “As told by a collection of traditional receipts selected from three centuries of Maryland cooking with 145 illustrations of the Maryland scene which inspired it."
COLLECTOR’S 1963 first edition hardcover 'Maryland’s Way' Hammond-Harwood House Cook Book by Mrs. Lewis Andrews; Mrs. J. Reaney Kelley. Has its original dustjacket.
Publisher: Hammond Harwood House Association, Copyright: 1963 first edition, 1966, 9th printing. No isbn. Not ex-library. Pages mint; it was never used in a kitchen.
The Hammond-Harwood House stands as a witness for the Golden Age of Annapolis. It was designed and built in 1774 for Mathias Hammond by the brilliant colonial architect, William Buckland. The house has been designated a National Historic Landmark.
Recipes abound from Maryland’s colonial history where seafood like oysters, clams, bass and wildfowl and woodland game were readily available. Recipes include: Breast of squab chicken with oysters, veal and oyster pie, Indian pudding, snapper turtle soup, Christmas night fruit cake, sauerkraut baked with apples, and one of my old-time favorites here on Delmarva - fried tomatoes and cream gravy.
Scattered throughout are some of Aubrey Bodine’s best-known sepia photographs, menus from historic occasions and photographs of some of the state’s famous homes. Front and back end papers are decorated with faint old hand-written recipes. A word about the magnificent illustrations:
Aubrey Bodine, doyen of Maryland photographers, has won national and international acclaim during the two or more decades in which his work appeared in the Baltimore Sunday Sun. Bodine's most popular books include My Maryland, Chesapeake Bay and Tidewater and some of his best known pictures are in this book.
Francis Engle, president of the Annapolis Camera Club has taken special pictures for this book. Among them the shad bush, several of Anne Arundel County’s fine houses, the Hammond-Harwood House doorway; and the end papers of old hand-written receipts.
Claire Leighton, distinguished author and artist, known for her superb wood engravings. John Moll of Oxford is well known on the Eastern and Western shore of the Chesapeake for his delightful sketches of Maryland’s houses and scenes. Etchings of old Maryland houses by the late Don Swann.
Fred Thomas is noted for his pictures of eastern Shore sporting life. Marion E. Warren’s favorite subject is Maryland’s capitol city, its surroundings, and rich architectural heritage. His fine photographs were used in the traveling exhibit arranged by Historic Annapolis, Inc. for the Smithsonian Institution.
Marina Hiatt at Bayfield’s on the West River contributed many fine drawings including the quail drawing done especially for this book and all the charming herb drawings. Photos do not fully capture exact hues, sepia tones and exquisite detail; wait until you see up close. WOW!
Hardcover, red cloth boards, brilliant gilt front and spine titles, 372pp., 6.25" x 9.25". Pages MINT. Fine vintage condition. Binding tight. Cover fine/bright/clean/minimal shelfwear if any. Pages fine/bright/clean-inscription front blank page. DJ very good-good/bright/some general shelfwear.
Do not pass up this collector’s gem; will make a FABULOUS gift!!