[New Favorite Cooking Receipts of the Shakers and Illustrated Almanac for '83 & '84. The Story of an Accidental Discovery].

[New York: A. J. White, 54 Warren Street, 1883].

Stapled booklet (19.5 x 15 cm.), 28 pages (plus wrappers). Title from cover. Illustrated with wood engravings throughout. The ephmeris begins with April 1883 and runs through March 1884. One in the short series of A.J. White Shaker almanacs with a culinary theme. 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. Some light soiling to publisher's blue wrappers, decorated and titled in black. Near very good. [OCLC locates six copies; MacLean, Shaker Literature 500; Richmond, Shaker Literature 22].

Price: $250.00

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