Miss Minerva’s Cook Book — Emma Speed Sampson (1931).
This relic of the Jim Crow era was written by Emma Speed Sampson, who was known as a humorist and children’s author. The interior continues the Mammy and Picaninny iconography of the cover.
"It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity,” W. E. B. Du Bois

Miss Minerva’s Cook Book — Emma Speed Sampson (1931).

This relic of the Jim Crow era was written by Emma Speed Sampson, who was known as a humorist and children’s author. The interior continues the Mammy and Picaninny iconography of the cover.

"It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity,” W. E. B. Du Bois

Scheherazade Cooks! — by Wadeeha Atiyeh (1960).
Atiyeh, an artist and entertainer, was called the modern Scheherazade, the storyteller of One Thousand and One Nights. 
The book gets glowing reviews for the authenticity of its recipes. 
"A loss that can be repaired by money is not of such very great importance," from One Thousand and One Nights. 

Scheherazade Cooks! — by Wadeeha Atiyeh (1960).

Atiyeh, an artist and entertainer, was called the modern Scheherazade, the storyteller of One Thousand and One Nights

The book gets glowing reviews for the authenticity of its recipes. 

"A loss that can be repaired by money is not of such very great importance," from One Thousand and One Nights

A Russian Jew Cooks in Peru — Violeta Adams (1973).

 Jewish converts to Christianity were part of the Spanish Conquest of Peru but were persecuted when the Inquisition sought to root out the “cristianos nuevos.”  The period before and after WWII saw Jewish immigration from Eastern Europe.

At the Fourth International Summit of Gastronomy in 2006, Peru was named the “Gastronomic Capital of the Americas.”

Edgar Rice Burroughs Paperback Collection — Five Books (1962, 1963, 1964).

Burroughs, the creator of legendary characters such as Tarzan and John Carter, was born in Chicago but attended the Michigan Military Academy in Orchard Lake.  A popular story marks the teenage Burroughs as a rebellious youth who ran away from the Academy and hopped a train back to Chicago.  When found he was returned, and after graduating in 1895, served as an instructor at his alma mater for a short period. The director Wes Anderson is his great-grandson.

The featured collection includes three of the five titles that comprise his Venus series. 

"Death, only, renders hope futile," Edgar Rice Burroughs.

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The Catcher in the Rye — J. D. Salinger (1951)
This is an early Book Club Edition in Fine condition. The dust jacket contains the photo of Salinger on the back with attribution to the photographer. A “W” on the copyright page denotes that it was printed in Tennessee.  Legend has it that Salinger disliked the photo on the back of the dust jacket and had it removed in later printings, thus down the quantity of this copy. 
"I like it when somebody gets excited about something. It’s nice," Holden Caufield. 

Hey all you big phonies!  It was 63 years ago today that this classic was first published. 

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The Catcher in the Rye — J. D. Salinger (1951)

This is an early Book Club Edition in Fine condition. The dust jacket contains the photo of Salinger on the back with attribution to the photographer. A “W” on the copyright page denotes that it was printed in Tennessee.  Legend has it that Salinger disliked the photo on the back of the dust jacket and had it removed in later printings, thus down the quantity of this copy. 

"I like it when somebody gets excited about something. It’s nice," Holden Caufield. 

Hey all you big phonies!  It was 63 years ago today that this classic was first published.