The Story of the Shakers and Some of Their Favorite Cooking Recipes. Calendar for 1882.

[New York: A. J. White, 54 Warren Street, 1881].

Stapled booklet (19.5 x 15 cm.), 28 pages (plus wrappers). Illustrated throughout. The ephmeris begins with March 1882 and runs through February of 1883. The first of the A.J. White Shaker almanacs. The text includes a letter of Mary Carr. These promotional booklets, advertising the "Shaker Extract of Root", were manufactured by the Mount Lebanon, New York United Society of Believers Community, but based on the recipes of Andrew Judson White, who contracted the Shakers to supply the tonic. Shaker Almanacs were produced by White for many years, but just a few of them are dedicated to cookery, at least in name. This booklet does contain a variety of Shaker culinary recipes, as well as stories of their history and other bits typical of the almanacs, but much of it is given over to glowing testimonials for the Shaker Extract of Root. Pages somewhat brittle, with chipping to edges, but not effecting text. Some light soiling to publisher's illustrated wrappers. Still near very good. [Richmond, Shaker Literature 19].

Price: $150.00

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