The Grocer’s Companion and Merchant’s Hand-Book : Containing a comprehensive account of the growth, manufacture and qualities of every article sold by grocers. Also tables of weights and measures, and information of a general nature of value to grocers and country merchants.
Boston: New England Grocer Officer/Benjamin Johnson, 1883.
Octavo, 192 pages. FIRST EDITION. “This work comprises, within itself, all the uses of a Cyclopeadia, a Manual and a Hand-book, all the necessary, well-ascertained and authenticated facts being condensed into the smallest space consistent with completeness and perspicuity.” Entries range from Acid Phospates to Yeast and a complete section on weights and measurements as pertains to the 19th century grocer. In brown cloth, gilt title stamped to cover. Some rubbing and edgewear and minor discoloration to endpaper, else good. Inscribed “Orrin P. Richardson, Waterville, Maine, Tea & Coffee Store” to front pastedown.