Farmer's Almanac, and Housekeeper's Receipt Book. For 1851.

Baltimore: Published by J.W. Bond & Co., No. 44 Baltimore Street, 1850.

Booklet, sewn on cord (20 x 17 cm.), [36] pages including wrappers. Illustrated with woodcuts. Each month has a vignette, and there are an additional six larger woodcuts in the text. Title and publication information from cover. Author from note on page [2], a note by the calculator, "Charles F. Eagelmann". FIRST EDITION of this early American culinary almanac, just the second listed in David O'Neal's catalogue of the Phelps collection. With eighty-one culinary, household, and medicinal recipes. Included are remarks on poultry raising, the common duck, the "betting dandy", dairy management, fast driving (of horses), capture of a robber, a duel between two African-Americans, another duel between two Native Americans, and the mode of burying lawyers in olden times. A few pages dog eared; some light soiling and fly specking to printed wrappers, backed in green paper. With the blind stamp of the Western Reserve Historical Society to the front panel of wrapper. Still, very good. Scarce. [OCLC records one copy (AAS); O'Neal's Early American Almanacs records a similar copy with the Philadelphia imprint of King & Baird; not in Drake or Lowenstein].

Price: $300.00