Commercial Index to First Hands in Drugs, Paints, Oils and Kindred Branches for 1873-1874 [cover title].

[circa 1873].

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.

Price: $75.00