Narrow octavo, 56 pages, plus unpaginated memoranda section. Pages 1-25 of the Commercial Index are pasted over with clippings that include recipes for cakes, preserves, puddings, cookies, pies, and other household hints. Pages 26-55 remain intact with indices of business houses of Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh with maps showing locations. Interspersed are advertisements. Page 56-finis are forty-nine handwritten recipes, ranging from fly-paper and taffy to sausages and Dutch apple pie. Though various inks are used, appears to be the same author. Boards are discolored and binding is quite shaken. Fair condition.