San Francisco, CA; Louisville, New York, London: California Fig Syrup Co., [circa 1895]. Stapled booklet (15 x 9 cm.), 20 pages. Text and illustrations printed in dark blue ink throughout. FIRST EDITION. A promotional book (not a cookbook) for California Fig Syrup, a patent medicine employed as a laxative. Also called Elixir of Senna, the concoction had no figs in it whatsoever. This booklet seeks to tie the “purity” and.....
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