Clarke's Confederate Household Almanac: for the year 1863, being the third year of the independence of the Confederate States of America.

Vicksburg, Miss. H.C. Clarke, Bookseller and Publisher, 1863.

Booklet sewn in wrappers (19 x 11.5 cm.), 22, [1] pages. Pagination error; page 21 labeled "page 22". The Clarke's Confederate Household Almanac contains the usual ephemerides, along with five pages of thirty-five culinary and household recipes, including Indian Slap-Jacks, Salting and Curing Meat, Corn Beer, Tanning, Curing Hams and Bacon, Confederate Dye - to Make a Beautiful Blue, To Make Loaf Rice Bread, Rice Griddle Cakes, and more. Also present is a month by month Gardener's Chronicle, and a page listing the administrations of the Confederate States of America, the governments of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. This was the final version of this household almanac to be issued as a Confederate Imprint, as Vicksburg, Mississippi fell to the armies of Ulysses S. Grant on July 4th, 1863. ~ The Boston Athenaeum reports two variant copies of this 1863 edition; one with imprint: "H.C. Clarke, publisher, Vicksburg, Miss." which has [23] pages with page 23 misnumbered 21; and a second copy with imprint "H.C. Clarke, Bookseller and Publisher, Vicksburg, Miss." which has 22 pages with page 21 misnumbered 22. This copy fits the latter description. Small burn mark to front edges of a few leaves, not affecting text; general edgewear; wrapper crease splitting and with some small chips. Still near very good. Scarce. [OCLC locates sixteen copies (and additional copies of the same work published Jackson, Miss., by J.B. Morey); Drake Almanacs of the United States 14282; not in O'Neal, Early American Almanacs].

Price: $1,200.00