[Ransom’s Family Receipt Book, 1883].

Buffalo, N.Y. Published by D. Ransom, Son & Co.; Press of Baker, Jones & Co., 1883.

Booklet, sewn on cords in wrappers (16.5 x 10 cm.), 32 pages. Illustrated. Advertisements. A single year from the annual almanac promoting the “Celebrated Family Medicines” of Ransom, Son & Co. (series 1874 – c. 1923). The booklet consists of a series of alternating pages of recipes (culinary, household, medicinal, dyeing, etc.), with facing pages each advertising an individual patent medicine (Trask's Magnetic, Ransom’s Honey Syrup, Ransom’s Hive Syrup, Universal Magnetic Balm, Prof. Anderson's Dermador. Printed orange paper wrappers, decorated and with text. Hole with string tie to upper left corner. Very light rippling to wrappers, otherwise fine.

Price: $75.00