Canning and Preserving.

Philadelphia: Arnold and Company; made by George H. Buchanan and Company, 420 Sansom Street, 1887.

Octavo (19 x 12.5 cm.), 78, [18] pages. Index. Publisher’s advertisements at rear. FIRST EDITION. A solid guide to canning and preserving, from the Principal of the Philadelphia Cooking School, and author of Mrs. Rorer’s Cook Book (and many others to follow). Alongside the usual pickles, piccalilli, and jams and marmalades, the author includes peach butter, orange prawlings, tomato figs, celery pickle, pepper mangoes, pickled Martines, mock olives, and greengages. A healthy selection of syrups, vinegars, and catsups are included as well. Some soiling, offsetting, and one page with cover missing. Two handwritten recipes – Chili Sauce and Spiced Grapes – on blank pages for “Additional Recipes”. Original green cloth, ownership ink signature on front pastedown, overall very good. Original green cloth, titled on the front board, rubbed and soiled. Good. [Bitting, page 405 (citing later edition); not in Cagle].

Price: $25.00