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Buffalo: Steam Press of Thomas & Lathrops, 1856.

Octavo, 151 pages. First edition of this book of commercial recipes for household and medicinal products, wines, perfumes, cosmetics and toiletries, soda water, spices, and more. With a special section at the rear explaining why the do not sell patent medicines, "the pill taking propensity, which a few years since was so general as to be called by foreigners an American nationalism...." A marvelous attack on the humbug. Very light age toning throughout, otherwise near fine, in gilt and blind-stamped brown cloth. With the bookbinder's ticket, "L. Danforth, Buffalo" to the rear paste down.

Price: $350.00