The Great Secret of Manufacturing Liquors, now introduced to the public.

[no place; American: no date, circa 1870].

Bi-fold, large handbill (32 x 20 cm.), [4] pages. A slim publication offering twenty recipes under the heading, “Directions for Mixing Liquors”, and on the facing page two additional recipes, “To Make Old Rye” and “Brandy Coloring”. The twenty recipes for adulterated, facsimile liquors include: Wormwood Bitters, Best Bitters, Dark Cogniac Brandy [sp], Caroway Cordial, Lemon Syrup and more. Though no individual or company is named, this appears to be a promotional cookbook, offering recipes that include several ingredients offered for sale at the bottom of the page, including Oil of Cogniac, Oil of Bitter Almond, Brandy Coloring, and Oil of Juniper. Additional text on the front panel reads, “Prices according to Business, from $100 to $300.” Small wormhole to the gutter of both leaves (not affecting text), fold marks and some light staining; otherwise very good. Unrecorded. [No copies located by OCLC; not in Noling; otherwise not located].

Price: $450.00

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