[New Favorite Cooking Receipts of the Shakers and Illustrated Almanac for 1883. The Story of an Accidental Discovery].

New York: A. J. White, 54 Warren Street, 1882.

Stapled booklet (20 x 15 cm.), 32 pages. Illustrated throughout. The third of the A.J. White Shaker almanacs. These promotional booklets – advertising the "Shaker Extract of Root" – were manufactured by the Mount Lebanon, New York United Society of Believers Community, but based on the recipes of Andrew Judson White, who contracted the Shakers to supply the tonic. Shaker Almanacs were produced by White for many years, but just a few of them are dedicated to cookery, at least in name. This booklet does contain a variety of Shaker culinary recipes, as well as stories of their history and other bits typical of the almanacs, but much of it is given over to glowing testimonials for the Shaker Extract of Root. A tiny bit of foxing throughout, otherwise fine, in publisher's illustrated wrappers. [OCLC locates ten copies; Richmond, Shaker Literature 21].

Price: $250.00

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