Metcalf & Luther's Cook Book, Containing Entirely New and Original Recipes.

Springfield, MA: Press of Springfield Printing Company, 1883.

Booklet stapled in wrappers (14.5 x 11.5 cm.), 40 pages. Recipe booklet produced by the "House-Furnishers of Western Massachusetts" contains recipes as well as advertisements and information about the housewares company, as stated in the preface, "we do not claim any originality for the recipes or the plan of bringing our advertisements to the public attention". Below each recipe is a one-line advertisement for the wide variety of products sold by Metcalf & Luther. "Flora's Chocolate Taffy" and "Raspberry Vinegar" are joined with "Facts about our Installment Plan" among others. Previous owner's inscription in pencil on front panel of wrapper and on title page. Printed gray wrapper features some light soil and rubbing, but otherwise very good. Scarce. [OCLC locates no copies (nonetheless one copy in the Andrew Smith collection at NYU Fales)].

Price: $150.00

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