Alexander's Family Friend: a collection of the most valuable information and recipes on every subject of everyday life ... domestic medical remedies that will save life ... and instructions in the beautiful arts of making leather, hair, wax, and shell flowers. Also recipes... Also how to tell counterfeit money without a detector.

Philadelphia: C.W. Alexander, Publisher, 224 South Third Street, 1867.

Octavo, sewn on cord (23 x 14.5 cm.), [2], 19-94 pages. Stated "New and Enlarged Edition" but we have been unable to locate a citation of an earlier printing. A household compendium, with recipes and formulas for cookery as well as for useful articles for the home, such as Leather Flowers. Includes recipes for "the following celebrated articles: Godfrey's Cordial, Carrot Ointment, German Bitters, Pickalily Sauce, and Parisian Enamel", which should give some sense of the range on exhibition here. Short sections on Family Wines, Valuable Dyes and Distemper Colors for Walls and Ceilings. Charles Wesley Alexander (1837-1927), was an American author who often wrote under the pseudonym Wesley Bradshaw. Here the name is given simply as "Alexander" in the title and C.W. Alexander in the copyright information. A German language edition, Alexander's Familien-freund, was issued the same year. Text block with age-toning and a bit of edgewear. Decorated wrapper, printed in blue and brown, has a large chip out of the upper right corner of the front panel; rear wrapper panel separated at hinge. Still better than good. Scarce. [OCLC records five copies; not in Cagle].

Price: $350.00