Phenix, RI: The Gleaner Print/Rhode Island Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, 1905. First Edition. Approximately 4.5” x 7.5”.  93 [17—includes memorandum pages and advertisements]. Illustrated stiff blue wraps with red quarter cloth spine. VG or better (toning and soiling, a bump to first two pages, residue stain and tear at Preface). Ownership inscription on ffep. Sections on clams, quahaugs, fish, bread, doughnuts, fritters, ice cream, pies, remedies, and unfermented wine, among others.
The Rhode Island Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, with headquarters in Providence, was one chapter of this national organization (according to OCLC, a few other city chapters also produced cookbooks). The RI Union was chartered in 1883 with its purpose to encourage "political and social progress to correct rampant evils which were mostly drink associated” (see www.rihs.org). The organization declined after the adoption of the repeal of national prohibition and the depression in the 1920s.
Only four located in OCLC (Brown, Duke, NYU, Denver) and none found in commerce. Item #811