The Candy-Maker : a practical guide to the manufacture of the various kinds of plain and fancy candy.

New York: Excelsior Publishing House, 1878.

Small octavo, x, 88, [6] pages. Ads. Illustrated. Excelsior library of popular hand books, no. 64. First edition. Issued in the same year in the series Haney's Trade Manuals, which include a number of works on animal training and sign painting. This is the sole book in the series devoted to food of any sort. Haney's manuals were extracted originally from The Home Mechanic, a much larger work written by R.J. Schofield. We've located only one copy of the Home Mechanic, in an 1897 printing, although there must have been earlier printings preceding the 1878 publication of this work. This confectioner's manual includes recipes for a wide selection of popular late nineteenth century candy, and also illustrations of a variety of machines and tools used for candy-making. Chip from rear wrapper, not affecting text, bit of wear to spine, otherwise very good in original printed wrapper, with an engraving a candy-maker at work. [OCLC locates five copies of this printing; not in Bitting or Cagle].

Price: $350.00
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