Burnett's Floral Handbook.

Boston: Joseph Burnett & Co.; [printed by] Forbes Co., 1878.

Booklet in stapled, chromolithographed wrapper (11.5 x 7.5 cm.), 40 pages. Illustrated advertisements throughout, Title, date, and publication information from cover. ~ A single issue of an attractive little calendar and promotional booklet produced annually, usually under the title Burnett's Floral Handbook and Ladies Calendar, by the company to advertise its various patent medicines, flavoring extracts for cooking, and hair and beauty products, most notably Burnett's Cocoaine for the hair: "It softens the Hair when harsh and dry. It soothes the irritated scalp. It affords the richest lustre. It prevents the Hair from falling off…" / Advertisements for Burnett's cocoaine [coconut oil hair dressing], Florimel perfume, Kalliston, Oriental tooth wash, cologne water, flavoring extracts, and Jonas Whitcomb's asthma remedy. Printed on back cover: "This book is presented by Joseph W. White of Chelsea Mass.), Druggist, Dealer in Burnett’s Standard Preparations…” ~ Near fine, in chromolithographed wrappers with a Japonisme influenced design. [OCLC locates no copies of this issue (and twenty copies of all issues, circa 1865-1880)].

Price: $150.00