New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1924.
First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. 9 1/4" X 6 1/4". vii, 530pp. Tan cloth over boards, with spine lettered in gilt over dark gray. Moderate wear to binding, with edgewear, heavy scattered rubbing to spine, and slight lean to spine. Binding is sound. Spots of soiling to fore-edge. Pages are clean and unmarked. A handsome first printing of this guide to fruit and vegetable products in industry by William Vere Cruess (1886-1968), food scientist and co-founder of the field of food science, inventor of fruit cocktail and apricot nectar, charter member of the Institute of Food Technologists, winner of the Nicholas Appert and Babcock-Hart Awards, teacher of Emil M. Mrak and Maynard A. Joslyn, and a notable figure in the post-Prohibition rebirth of the California wine industry. Very good. Item #3138