New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1938. Second printing. A very sharp, Fine copy of the book with the last twelve leaves, the recipes, printed on fine blue paper stock. In a bright dust jacket with a few short tears and color added to the spine ends and corners, but a very attractive example nonetheless. "Second Large Printing" on the front flap of the dust jacket, no publisher's logo on the copyright page.
Selling over 45 million copies and being translated into 22 different languages, Rex Stout’s Nero Wolfe detective series was undoubtedly successful and has been praised for its intelligent organization and rich development. The New York Times praised Stout for his “smooth concoction of crime and cooking,” an original and tantalizing novel that attracted a broad audience with its inclusion of crime-related recipes. Too Many Cooks remains one of the more finely crafted installments of the Nero Wolfe detective series. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #1476)