New York: Excelsior Publishing House, .
Excelsior Library of Popular Hand Books, no. 64. Small octavo (19 x 13 cm.), 477-556,  pages. Publisher's advertisements; illustrated. Later edition; originally published in 1878 in the series 'Haney's Trade Manuals', which included works on animal training and sign painting. This is the sole book in the series devoted to food of any sort. Haney's manuals were extracted originally from The Home Mechanic, a much larger work written by R.J. Schofield. We've located only one copy of the Home Mechanic, an 1897 printing, although there must have been earlier printings preceding the 1878 publication of this work. This confectioner's manual includes recipes for a wide selection of popular late nineteenth century candy, and also illustrations of a variety of machines and tools used for candy-making. Hinges reinforced at an early date, otherwise very good in lightly soiled publisher's printed, paper-covered boards over green cloth. [OCLC locates three copies of this printing; eight of all others].