First Edition[Suffrage] [Cookbook] Virginia League of Women Voters. Virginia Cookery Book: Traditional Recipes. Richmond, VA: Virginia League of Women Voters, 1921. First edition. 192 pages. Cream illustrated boards. 9.25 x 6.5 inches. “Believing that our spirits are strengthened by well nourished bodies we have collected with care the recipes contained in this volume.” The Foreword reads: “The Virginia League of Women Voters offers this book of Virginia Cookery, in the hope that those who use it will find it helpful, and will have the added satisfaction of knowing that by purchasing a copy they will have contributed to the fund of the League for education in good citizenship.” The Virginia League of Women Voters was organized to help women attain and exercise their right to vote after the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, was passed in Congress in 1919. Virginia, however, was one of the nine southern states that opposed the amendment and refused to ratify it. Virginia women at last won the hard-fought right to vote in August 1920, when the Nineteenth Amendment became law, and exercised that right soon after, in the November elections. Recipes are attributed to members of the community with local advertisements giving the reader a genuine feel for the community. In very good condition.