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D. Ransom, Son & Co, Buffalo, N.Y., 1881
32 pp. Illustrated with the occasional woodcut, primarily for adverts. 8vo. 6-3/8" x 4" Ostensibly, a recipe book, issued annually by D. Ransom, with recipes [the 'Candied Cherries' sounds good] interspersed with advertising matter, medicinal cures & personal testimonies. The series began in 1874, continuing through, our reseach indicates, the mid-1920s. We no evidence of an extant complete run. Very minor wear & soiling. Small inkspot to lower edge of front wraper. Withal, a Nr Fine copy. Printed orange paper wrappers, sewn. Hole with red string tie to upper left, for hanging from a hook. Calendar & advert to rear wrapper 1st edition thus. 8th edition overall (Wheaton & Kelly 5002). Artikel-Nr.: 32281.
D. Ransom, Son & Co, Buffalo, N.Y., 1897
32 pp. P. 32 with a calendar for the year. Illustrated with the occasional woodcut, primarily for adverts. 8vo. 6-3/8" x 4" A recipe book [ostensibly], issued annually by D. Ransom, with recipes [the 'Coffee Jelly' sounds interesting] interspersed with advertising matter, medicinal cures & personal testimonies. The series began in 1874, continuing through, our reseach indicates, the mid-1920s. We no evidence of an extant complete run. Minor wear & soiling. Small inkspot to lower edge of front wraper. Withal, a VG+ copy. Printed peach-colored wrappers, sewn. Hole for string tie to upper left, for hanging from a hook. Advert to rear wrapper 1st edition thus. 20th edition overall (cf. Cagle 876 - 878, for the years 1882, 83 & 89). Artikel-Nr.: 32283.
Worcester, Howland., 1848
2. Auflage. 18 : 11,5 cm. 108 Seiten mit gestochenem Frontispiz. Pappband (vorderer Original-Umschlag aufgezogen). Seltenes amerikanisches Kochbuch mit 400 Rezepten und medizinischen und anderen Ratschlägen für den Haushalt. Unter den Rezepten alle Arten von Cakes, Pies, Puddings u.v.a. - Teils fleckig. Artikel-Nr.: 1786AB.
The Adelphi, Guy Chapman, 1925
Hardcover. London, The Adelphi, Guy Chapman, 1925. Introduction by George Saintsbury. 264/650 numbered copies. Hardback, 8vo. gilt decorated boards, xxiii, 60pp. edges uncut, a very good clean copy in poor d.w. with tipped on label. One of the most charming selection of recipes taken from an ancient manuscript kept within the family for many generations. Poor. Limited Edition. Good. Artikel-Nr.: 13407.
Lubeck Unpublished manuscript 1875, 1875
A 19th century commonplace book by members of the Ord family. The unpublished manuscript covers over half of the book; numbered pages 1-47 are written by one neat hand in German, a further 60 pages of the notebook are completed in English by several different authors. This includes sections on homeopathy, the beauty of women and the language of the handkerchief. There is also a short journal "kept by William Ord during a tour through part of Sweden in company with Richard Smith of Wiltshire during our residence at Lubeck 1844". The final entry dated 1873 is the inscription of Richard Birkett's tombstone in Martindale Church Yard deciphered by R Denton, C Wright and H M Ord. The notebook is good plus in rubbed and stained buckram, worn to the corners and spine, marbled end papers and clean unlined pages in a firm binding. Laid in: ephemera including a list of Liverpool to Santander steamboats and a Spanish hotel receipt dated 1864, a riddle about farmers and ploughs, a newspaper account of the death of Lord Palmerston, and a pretty watercolour of a pastoral scene with a windmill. A fascinating collection. Good. Good. Artikel-Nr.: 4647.
for J. Rivington and Sons, B. Law . . . et al., London, 1777
Ninth Edition revised and corrected. -- Bound in modern quarter tan calf, over marbled boards, spine with tan morocco label lettered in gilt, new endpapers. -- Condition: A near fine copy, pages lightly browned, in fine binding -- Details: A prettily bound example of this scarce early work, the title (which is transcribed in full below) gives full details of that contained therein. With twenty pages of tables showing the rate of farthings to l.s.d.f., six pages of 'Tables of Interest' showing the cost of borrowing at 3, 3.5, 4, and 5 percent, over periods ranging from one day to 12 months. Index incorrectly bound before tables. The full title is as follows:- 'The House-Keeper's Pocket-Book, and Compleat Family Cook: Containing Above Twelve Hundred Curious and Uncommon Receipts in Cookery, Pastry, Preserving, Pickling, Candying, Collaring, &c. with Plain and easy Instructions for Preparing and Dressing every Thing Suitable for an Elegant Entertainment, from Two Dishes to Five or Ten, &c. Also a copious and useful Bill of Fare, of all Manner of Provision in Season, for every Month in the Year. Together with Directions for making all Sorts of Wine, Mead, Cyder, Shrub, Distilling Strong-Waters, &c. For Brewing Ale and Small Beer in a cleanly, frugal Manner: And for Managing and Breeding Poultry to Advantage. Likewise several useful Family Receipts for taking out Stains, preserving Furniture, cleaning Plate, taken Iron-moulds out of Linen, &c. As also easy Tables, of Sums ready cast up, from one Farthing to one Pound, for the Use of those not conversant in Arithmetic: And Tables shewing the Interest of Money from 3, 3 1/2, 4 and 5 per Cent. from one Day to a Year. The Whole is so contrived as to contain mor than any Book of double the Price; and the Excellency of the Receipts renders it the most useful Book of the Kind. The Ninth Edition, revised and corrected. To which are now added several modern Receipts, by very good Judges. Also, Every one their own Physician: A Collection of the most approved Receipts for the Cure of the Disorders incident to Human Bodies' -- Provenance: From the world renowned culinary library of Alan Davidson, the man who spent 20 years compiling the 'Oxford Companion to Food'. With his bookplate. -- References: Pennell, My Cookery Books 157. Bitting, Gastronomic Bibliography 217. Cagle, A Matter of Taste, 723. Maclean, Household and Cookery Books 66. Simon, Bibliotheca Gastronomica 816. Maggs, Food and Drink Through the Ages (Cat. 645) 238, 275, 296. ESTC notes three copies. Complete as called for by ESTC despite the presence of an erroneous catch-word on verso of A1 [seen on other copies]. -- Duodecimo (binding size 11.3x17.5cm), pp.  title  [2 contents] [2 'To All Good House-Wives in Great-Britain'] [2 preface] 5-208 [8 index] [24 tables]  --. Artikel-Nr.: 103300.
John Murray, London, 1810
London; John Murray, 1820., 1820
Hardcover. New Edition, Corrected. Octavo bound in 12s. Xxxvi, 420 pp + blank pages for notes to rear. Book condition: Very Good. Maroon half-leather binding with raised bands, blind-stamped and gilt decoration, black/gilt title label and marbled paper-covered boards with matching page edges. Spine sunned; boards surface scuffed. Leather corners & edges rubbed but binding tight & sound. "Family Receipt Book 1867" handwritten to front pastedown and paper is worn above this where a name has been erased. Some fingermarking and sporadic light foxing. Not just a cookery book - advice on topics as diverse as "Usefulness of the hazel-nut in brewing", "Rules for milking cows" and "To make an excellent smelling bottle". Every home should have one!. Artikel-Nr.: 392.
John Murray, London, 1810
The Adelphi, London, 1925
Hardcover. The Adelphi, London, 1925. Hardback, 8vo. gilt decorated boards, xxiii, 60pp. edges uncut, v.g. in grubby, repaired and chipped d.w. with tipped on label. Introduction by George Saintsbury. 80/650 numbered copies. One of the most charming selection of recipes taken from an ancient manuscript kept within the family for many generations. Fair. Limited Edition. Very Good. Artikel-Nr.: 10604.
Brooklyn, NY; Jamaica, L.I., 1886
Approx. 126 ll. of ms receipts, many tipped in. Oblong format 5- " x 7 ¼". Cornelius Duryea and his seven daughters are part of the sixth generation of the Kissam family, The Kissams were early settlers on the North Side of Long Island and are fortunate to have had a detailed genealogy produced by Edward Kissam in 1892 which dates back to 1644. The family history is preserved by the Huntington Historical Society and many historic sites in Long Island can be traced back to the family. This receipt book chronicles 25 years of the proceeds of the estate of the late Cornelius Duryea after his death at age 74 in 1861. Most of his substantial estate was left to his wife and daughters. It is possible based on these documents that Edward Kissam?s genealogy mistakenly names a Wm. Wheeler as the husband of Josephine Duryea, who?s married name here appears to be Woolley (KISSAM 107). Signatures and receipts attributed to the following parties: Josephine H Woolley, Caroline H Cornell (daughter), Phebe K Leech (daughter), Sarah Anne Van Duyn, Sarah A Thorne (daughter), A[braham]. P. Leech (executor, Seth Chapman also executor), Thomas Bradlee, Samuel Smith, Ezra W. Conklin, Deborah P. Cornell/Rhodes (daughter), [Deborah] Jane Duryea (wife/executor), John Gacy (tax collector of Town & School), IRS Receipt/Tax Receipts, Receipt from James Hall Monumental Works, Cornelius Duryea Chapman (grandson). Some minor rubbing to extremities but otherwise VG+. Full calf with brown-stamped borders to upper and lower boards, gilt-stamped, red calf label to backstrip. Artikel-Nr.: 47661.
Thompson & Thomas, USA, 1907
Hardcover. 601 pages. Index (at front). Occasional black and white illustrations. "An invaluable collection of practical recipes for merchants, grocers, saloon keepers, physicians, druggists, tanners, shoemakers and harness makers, painters, jewelers, blacksmiths, miners, gunsmiths, furriers, barbers, bakers, dyers, renovators, farmers and families generally, to which have been added a rational treatment of pleurisy, inflammation of the lungs and other inflammatory diseases, and also for general female weakness and irregularities. with many additions to many departments by the Publishers." - subtitle. .Above-average wear. Hinges open. Front free endpaper and frontispiece loose but present. Many openings along backstrip. External lettering and decoration rubbed but still legible/visible. A worthy reading copy of this stupendous and now antiquarian reference. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Revised and Enlarged 1906 Edition. Fair. Artikel-Nr.: 641g1672.
Taschenbuch. Druck auf Anfrage Neuware - Dr. Chase's Family Physician, Farrier, Bee-Keeper, and Second Receipt Book - Vol. 1 is an unchanged, high-quality reprint of the original edition of 1873.Hans Elektronisches Buch is editor of the literature on different topic areas such as research and science, travel and expeditions, cooking and nutrition, medicine, and other genres. As a publisher we focus on the preservation of historical literature. Many works of historical writers and scientists are available today as antiques only. Hans Elektronisches Buch newly publishes these books and contributes to the preservation of literature which has become rare and historical knowledge for the future. 648 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9783337431020.
London: John Murray, Albemarle-Street, 1820
Hardcover. Format ca. 17,5 x 11,8 cm. 419 S. Modernes Halbleinen. Einriss am Vorsatzblatt und am Titelblatt, ansonsten erstaunlich sauberes Papier. Enthält u.a. Ratschläge zu: Agriculture, Domestic Economy, Useful Arts, Preservation of Health, Gardenig-Botany, Timber u.v.a. Bei diesem seltenen Titel erwarte ich Vorausbezahlung ! Erhaltungszustand: Befriedigend. Artikel-Nr.: Flur1820REC.
Aberdeen Unpublished 1840, 1840
William Forbes Skene's personal research collection, compiled for inclusion or reference purposes during the writing of Memorials of the Family of Skene of Skene which was published by The Spalding Club in 1887. Folio sized volume bound in twentieth century deep red buckram, rounded spine, no lettering or adornment to binding. On the first pastedown appears the oval book stamp of the New York collector 'Max Safron 300 E.57th St' and his stamp 'M.S.' below. This binding replaces an earlier version as there are Victorian endpapers preceding the eighteen bound documents. These documents use several types of paper with watermarks from the 1830s onwards and are written in a variety of hands, no doubt including Skene's own, but some also notarial or legal. One copy document only, 'Redemptio Alexandri Cullen de Manibus Magistre Jacobi Sene et Ele.t Strath-auchin 12 Nov 1599', is signed by its writer, John Stuart of The Spalding Club and editor of many of its publications, on all 10 pages of his transcript. Many leaves have been annotated by Skene himself as he conducted his researches, sometimes extrapolating family relationships from documents written in continuous prose, occasionally noting that an unlikely fact is correct or drawing his own inference. Laid in is a four page 1887 letter from Peter J Anderson, later librarian of Aberdeen University Library, to Skene in which he acknowledges receipt of 'pp. 84-229 of your MS. which will be put into the printer's hands forthwith' and requesting several factual alterations and clarifications of the author's work. The manuscripts are as varied in their sources as in their formats and hands but include the 'Register of Sasines. of the Borough of Aberdeen. 1571 to 1767, The Court Book of Skene 'This Book is in the possession of Sir Thos Burnet of Leys, I thought it might contain some information.' and 'Extract from M.S. of Mr J.P. Wood relative to Sir James Skene of Curryhill.' Altogether an important collection. Very Good. Very Good. Artikel-Nr.: 6973.
Penguin Books, Harmondsworth / Middlesex, 1987
Paperback. The cover shows Marcus Gheeraerts: 'Portrait of a Lady'. Filmset in Monophoto Garamond. An insight into the country living of an Elizbethan lady of the Manor of Appleton in Oxfordshire. Over 200 recipes updated from the original 1604 MS. Introduction: A family and its fortunes. Contents: 1). January. 2). February. 3). March. 4). April. 5). May. 6). June. 7). July. 8). August. 9). September. 10). October. 11). November. 12). December. With bibliography, notes and index. Eleanor (1570 - 1647), wife of Richard Fettiplace, wrote a 'book of Receipts' in 1604, this is one of the earliest surviving books about food and remains in print. XI + 249 + (1) pag. Size: 23cmx15,5cm. First in Penguin Books. Good condition. Artikel-Nr.: 028630.
Printed for W. Goldsmith, No.24 Pater-Noster Row, London; and R. Cruttwell in Bath, 1777
Consisting of Practical Essays, Dissertations, and Remarks, on the Different Branches of Husbandry, Including a great Variety of Modern Improvements; A Miscellaneous Collection of Valuable Family Receipts, Recommended from Experience; Useful Hints and curious Observations from the Philosophical Transactions, the Society for the Encouragment of Arts, &c. Abridgments of the New Turnpike, Highway, Game and Poor Laws; With some select Pieces of Poetry; And a candid Review of every New Treatise on Agriculture, Gardening, &c. Volume I [-V]. Illustrated with Copper-plates. By Agricola Sylvan, Gentleman. Vol.1 with folding frontispiece and eight plates; vol.2 with folding frontispiece and five plates; vol.3 with folding frontispiece and three plates; vol.4 with seven plates; vol.5 with folding "General Directions for the Driver of the Rolling Waggon" and folding table. Woodcut headpieces. Five volumes. 8vo. [vol.1: 209 x 129 x 28 mm; vols.2-5: 229 x 140 x 130 mm]. 48, , 44-396,  pp; 200, -294, 303-310, 303-435,  pp; 216, -397,  pp; 382,  pp; 32, , 33-360 pp. Vol. 1 bound in contemporary half calf, marbled paper sides, smooth spine divided into six panels by a gilt chain pallet, lettered in the second on a red goatskin label and numbered in fourth, plain endleaves and edges (rubbed); vols 2-5 bound in contemporary quarter calf, marbled paper sides, the spines divided into six panels and lettered in the second on a red goatskin label, plain endleaves, uncut edges. (Label on vol.3 defective, headcaps chipped, rubbed).  Vol. 1: Printed for R. Snagg, No.129 Fleet-Street, London, and R. Cruttwell in Bath, 1776. Vols. 2-5: Printed for W. Goldsmith, No.24 Pater-Noster Row, London; and R. Cruttwell in Bath, 1777- . The full set of five volumes, although vol.1 is in a different binding, with cut edges. They are made up of parts, issued monthly between April 1776 and December 1780. Vols. 1-4 have separate title-pages dated 1776, 1777, 1778 and 1779, but there is no title-page in vol.5. ESTC has three entries for the work which between them locate nine copies : British Library, Wellcome Institute, Huntington; Bodleian, New York Public Library, U.S. National Agricultural Library, University of Texas; Bodleian, University of London. Although the bindings are rather rubbed, and the label on vol.3 is defective, they are very good copies, with just a little light spotting to pp. 135-160 in vol.5. In the same volume eight leaves from another agricultural work have been bound in between pp.32 and 33. ESTC also adds a helpful note: "Articles on farming and rural life, including information on world wide agricultural practices, country by country, with spefic advice on crops, new machinery, and costs and profits. Includes poetry selections, reviews of new books, occasional correspondence" and "Tables show weather, crop yields, prices, farm expenses". Fussell, More Old English Farming Books, from Tull to the Board of Agriculture 1731 to 1793, notes that Donald McDonald claimed that "Agricola Sylvan" was a pseudonym used by Henry Home, Lord Kames, but then adds "on what grounds I do not know"!. Artikel-Nr.: ebc3736.
Harper Trophy (1971), NY, 1971
The story of a boy named Almanzo Wilder. who with his brother lives on a big farm in New York State where they do chores from dawn to dinner most days no matter what the weather. There is still time for fun though especially with the horses which Almanzo loves more than anything. "The finest picture of American pioneer life ever written for children." San Francisco Chronicle The Little House book tell the story of Laura Ingalls Wilder and her pioneer family, 9 books, on which the popular TV SERIES was based. Includes a sales receipt form the Gift Shop at the 1797 Peabody-Fitch House at Narramissic, South Bridgton, ME. illus by Garth Williams. Revised ed. VG PB. Artikel-Nr.: 056356.
Derby : G Wilkins ca, 1830
Book. Post 12mo. (185 mm); 60 pp; bound from titlepage to end of the index, thus no prelims or endpapers; rebound in later half-calf over marbled boards, no lettering to spine or front; bookplate of John L. Marks, Chipendale, Earlswood, on pastedown. Scarce. Artikel-Nr.: 9123.
printed by J Hartley, Rochdale, 1832
, 138 pages index and errata at the end of the book Second Edition , backstrip much eroded with new title label pasted on, covers worn and marked with a little loss at corners, previous owner's name to endpapers, page corners rubbed & darkened with some dog ears, occasional spots & marks to pages, serviceable copy despite wear, fair condition , card covers approximately 18 x 10 cm Paperback ISBN: Artikel-Nr.: 31295.
Printed for T. Worrall, London, 1738
,  254 pages, decorative head and tailpieces, 20 wood cut illustrative place settings Second edition , rebacked and recornered with original leather laid down, new title label to spine, front free endpaper chipped and inscribed, foxing throughout, fair condition , full calf, five raised bands to spine, gilt borders to boards, morocco title label to spine , 12mo, 17 cm x 10 cm Hardback ISBN: Artikel-Nr.: 77088.
Printed for A K Newman, London, 1828
hardback. Cloth. iv + 287 pages, bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering, illustrated, gilt lettering to spine. Gift inscription dated 1830 on endpaper. Speckled edges. This copy is in remarkably good condition, with offsetting from the plates and only occasional brown marking of the paper. Size: 8vo. No Jacket. Sixth Edition. Very Good. Artikel-Nr.: ALD/183.
Squire & Warwick for John Murray, 1810
Hardcover. Hardback. Recent rebind, gilt title to spine, marbled paper covered boards. New end-papers. Pp. xliii, 419, (1). A little occasional foxing to contents. A very pleasing copy. (ar12). No Jacket. Very Good. Artikel-Nr.: AR12GLTBRN1111.
Randolph Barnes, Third Street, Pittsburgh, 1819
xxxii, [25-408 pp. 12mo. Cagle calls this edition the Third American edition, after First American 1818 Philadelphia edition and an 1819 New-Haven edition, originally published in London in 1810. xxxii, [25-408 pp. 12mo. Cagle says it is not by Mrs. Rundell Chapter Vi is on Books: extract grease from leaves of books, method of cleaning dirty prints and books, bookbinder's paste, marble books on paper. Cagle 568; Lowenstein 83; Shaw and Shoemaker 1`819 n47937; Wheatron and Kerlly 2056 and 5341 Contemporary sheep, with 3/4 of an inch chipped off top of spine. Contemporary ownership signature of "John S. Turner 541 Dauphin Street Philadelphia." Very Good Cagle calls this edition the Third American edition, after First American 1818 Philadelphia edition and an 1819 New-Haven edition, originally published in London in 1810. Artikel-Nr.: 315423.
Thomas Kinnersley 1829 and , New York, 1829
Hardcover. Octavo (5" x 8-1/2") bound in original sheep leather with gilt rules and lettering including the name of an owner, Milton M. Perry, on the front cover; 360; 224, xii, iv pages. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece, and engraved title page, and 5 engraved plates. Bitting, page 224 for the 1857 edition. Foxing and staining throughout, small piece lacking at the top of one page of the Buchan title with loss of a few words of text; covers rubbed, especially the spine, but firm. Very Good for a book that likely received great use. First American Edition. Artikel-Nr.: 017835.
Rindge, New Hampshire, 1803
Folio, approx. 100 pages, and many blank leaves at the back; contemporary and likely original full reversed calf; moderate waterstaining throughout, especially in the fore-margins, but the text still mostly legible (but with occasional loss of either date or price of service); the binding is sound. John Eills was an American Revolutionary soldier, born Boxford, MA in 1746 and died in 1803 in Rindge, NH. In 1773 he married Rebecca Page, then of Groton, and subsequently of Rindge. During the Revolution he was a signatory of the "Association Test" (essentially a pledge of allegiance against the British), in Rindge. He served in Capt. William Tucker's company, Col. Jacob Gerrish's regiment in 1778, and later was Ensign of the Militia in Ridnge. For several years he was the tax collector and constable, and during the Revolution the town's portion of the state tax was frequently paid by him. There does not seem to be much information available about Eills' life after the Revolution, but this ledger sheds considerable light on his last 10 years in Rundge. In short, he was a cobbler, but he also performed various day jobs. The ledger lists approximately 45 separate accounts, some of them carried over "from the old book," with a name generally at the top of each page, with the services provided together with the date and price underneath. In all, there are nearly three thousand separate entries for goods and services provided. For example, Joseph Smith . Octo 23, 1793, for mending your boots, .8." Or, "Capt. Salmon Stone . For half a day hoing, 1.8." The work billed out is predominately for making and repairing shoes and boots, but he also does plowing, mends plows, hauls dung, carts bricks, sells pigins [sic], quarters lamb, chops wood, does reaping, digs potatoes, hires three boys for picking rocks, does spinning, weaving and carding, and sells honey. Sometimes redundant, his cobbler work, such as "making your wife's shoes heel raised," or "for making three pair of women's shoes," or, "mending shoes for your girls," or "making W.C. shoes for dancing" apparently gave him his greatest pleasure if not his income. What we have here is the story of a war vet coming home after the hostilities to make his way in the new country he helped to create. An Everyman, of sorts, who has to scramble to make a living. I love the redundancy of the shoe entries - hundreds of them - but each one ever so slightly different. But being a cobbler wasn't enough. He still has to chop wood and haul dung to get by. Not much different than today when the Iraq vet comes home, takes a job as a mechanic, and has to drive for Uber at night. After John Eills' death, many accounts are closed and settled by his wife in 1804 and 1805. Laid in are approx. a dozen small slips of paper comprising promissory notes, receipts, slips with mathematical calculations, and a 1-page A.L.s. from Eills' family member Benjamin Maynard to his brother regarding the death of their father. Much doodling on the endpapers and random scraps of the man's life: "My mare will be eight years old 1802 / the colt foaled 1801 in May," as well as numerous ownership inscriptions (all by Eills), the earliest of which: "John Eills book 1792 in Rindge in the county of Cheshire, in the state of New Hampshire." Artikel-Nr.: 53773.
Not published, Fairfax, VA, 1760
Book. Unbound. A large document, measuring over 34 inches long and almost 15 inches wide, which transfers land from the Darrell family to George Washington for the price of 150 pounds of current money of Virginia. This land added to the Mt. Vernon estate. An entirely handwritten legal document containing 63 lines of text. Signed by Sampson Darrell and Mary Darrell, with a wax seal following each signature. Additionally signed on the back of the document, along with docketing, by George Johnston, again by Sampson Darrell, and by J. Wagonner? The docketing also refers to this being recorded in folio 683, which corresponds with information recorded in the Fairfax Deed Book Index 1742 - 1797. The document has a dozen sizable chips, and numerous small chips, and has been archivally mended with a profusion of Japanese tissue. The entire document has been encapsulated in archival mylar. The name George Washington appears on the document 11 times, though it is not autographed or written by him. Size: Folio. First Edition. Good condition. Artikel-Nr.: 017586.
Rock's Mills Press, Oakville, Ontario, 2015
Softcover. Large format paper back. Illustrated with b/w photographs of recopies. "The Johnson Family Treasury is a superb collection of previously unpublished English cookery and medicinal recipes, some dating back as far as the 1740s. Thanks to the research of those who annotated this manuscript for publication, the book also gives us deep insight into the daily lives of its multiple authors. In addition, it makes a valuable contribution to our understanding of British, Canadian, and American culinary history. Congratulations!" - Andrew F. Smith, editor, The Oxford Encyclopaedia of Food and Drink in America Compiled over the latter half of the long eighteenth century, the receipts in this collection offer a fascinating glimpse into household technology, domestic medicine, and new foods available to the middle classes in an age of expanding colonialism. Published as facsimile copies alongside transcriptions, this treasury represents the collected knowledge of a coterie of women from at least one family. In the days before women's magazines became a popular source of information, the span of knowledge here is impressive: recipes include everything from pea soup to more exotic "floating islands," wines made from sage, damsons, cowslip, ginger, orange, cherries, currants, lemons, and raisins (plus several cures for hangovers). Equally fascinating are the medicinal receipts that cover a wide range of health problems, from "wind in the stomach" to worms, scurvy, and cancer. As Nathalie Cooke's probing introduction tells us, there are also stories here, woven into the multiple handwritings, the annotation in the margins, and use of outside sources. "It is the large number of medicinal receipts . that renders this particular manuscript so distinctive. Written at a time when both printed cookbooks and domestic medicine advice books were growing in popularity, but before the advent of ladies' magazines, the manuscript helps us better understand how the compilers of these books collected and shared knowledge. An especially useful set of indexes compiled by the editors, including a complete index, an index of all the medicinal topics, and an index of those topics sorted by the main contributors, makes it very easy to use the volume in a variety of different ways." Size: 8.0 x 0.6 x 10.0 Inches. 252 pages. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; History: Specific Events & Topics; Medicine & Health. ISBN: 1772440086. ISBN/EAN: 9781772440089. For further information on this title or for further photographs, please click on the "Ask Seller a Question" button directly underneath this listing. We aim to reply within three working days. Buyers from OUTSIDE of the UK are strongly recommended to make contact, to ask for an accurate shipping cost, BEFORE buying. Very Good. Artikel-Nr.: 90201.
D. Appleton and Company, New York, NY, 1867
Book. Hardcover. 134 pages of text followed by [x] pages of publisher's advertisement. There is a small piece of lined paper affixed to the front endpaper which is written (in Spanish) and signed by John A. Sutter using his initials. Original hardcover cloth binding with heavy rubbing to the extremities, including chipping to the spine; protected in archival mylar. Contains a frontisportrait of John A. Sutter, and two engravings showing Sutter's Fort and Sutters Saw-Mill in Coloma. All of the illustrations are somewhat foxed. Tipped-in following the title page are two extra illustrations which are two photographic facsimiles. One is a portrait of Sutter showing his autograph dated 1878, and the other is a facsimile of a document containing his (and 7 other) autograph, and is identified as being from 1849. Included is the original bill of sale for the book from Goodspeed's Book Shop, Catalogue #193, Item #193. As this was obtained from a family member of the person listed on the Goodspeed's receipt, it is highly likely that Goodspeed's inserted the photographs to provide autograph authentication samples. There is a small bookplate on the inside front cover, with monograph T W T or T T W. Originally from Switzerland, Sutter (1803-1880) was a Swiss pioneer whose gold discovery in 1848 kicked off the subsequent Gold Rush. First edition. Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. First Edition. Signed. Very good- condition. Artikel-Nr.: 019025.
London : printed and published by Richard Edwards Crane Court Fleet Street (), 1814
Book. First Edition, with date of publication taken from 'Advertisement'. Demy 8vo (220 mm); (viii), 574, (2) pp; seven engraved plates including the frontispiece and an extra, engraved titlepage; full dark brown calf, spine with gilt decorations, rubbed, tips of corners rounded. Signed on the flyleaf by three members of the Smith family, whose hands the book has been passed down through, thus: George Smith (1824), Edward Collard Smith (1879), Charles Collard Smith (1931). Particularly diverting is the section on 'Behaviour and Manner's' wherein the young man is strongly advised in how to comport himself: 'spitting on the carpet is a nasty practice, and shocking, in a man of liberal education', or 'whispering in company is another act of ill-breeding', and 'be careful not to appear dark and mysterious, lest you should be thought suspicious'. Artikel-Nr.: 11759.