Take one. The family friend containing useful information, valuable recipes words of wisdom and reading for all. The perusal of this little pamphlet will amply repay the reader.

[New York]: [T.W. Marsden], 1866.

Sewn booklet with wrapper (17 x 11 cm.), [32] pages. Evident FIRST EDITION of this promotional item for T.W. Marsden, makers of popular patent medicines such as Marsden's Pectoral Balm, and Marsden's Carminative Syrup. The content is a mixture of culinary, household, and medicinal recipes, with the latter employing a Marsden's product, of course. Also included are lists of the agents for various products across the country. The rear panel of the wrapper contains an illustraton depicting the Marsden Depot and Laboratory, a five story building which stood at the corner of Broome Street and Broadway. The front wrapper panel has a few closed sharp cuts, with no loss to text or image. Otherwise, near fine in illustrated wrapper. An ink note at the top of the front wrapper reads, "Take One , if you want it". [OCLC records one copy (AAS); and a single copy of an 1867 issue (Williams College)].

Price: $100.00