Six Hundred Receipts Worth Their Weight in Gold. Including receipts for cooking, making preserves, perfumery, cordials, ice creams, inks, paints, dyes of all kinds, cider, vinegar, wines, spirits, whiskey, brandy, gin, etc., and how to make imitations of all kinds of liquors. Together with valuable gauging tables. The collections, testing, and improvements on the receipts extending over a period of thirty years. [Spine title:] 600 Receipts worth their weight in gold.

Philadelphia: John E. Potter & Company, 617 Sanson Street, [1867].

Octavo (19 x 13 cm.), 311, 12 pages. Publisher's advertisements. Evident third printing. Originally published by the author in Lebanon, Penn. in 1860 as 600 Miscellaneous Valuable Receipts (with identical pagination). The second printing appeared in 1867, but with a differently styled publisher information. A household recipe book, with a significant selection of beverages, including brandies, ciders, cordials, gin, rum, wines and whiskeys. Also included are perfumes, numerous cures for humans, horses, and swine, and many other household handy items. The author was clearly interested in measurement and standards, as this work emphasizes its "valuable gauging tables" and his first work ~ Two recipes (both for cleaning woolen) have been excised on a single clipping and then laid back in. Some soiling to endpapers. In slightly rubbed, bumped, and edge-worn black- and gilt-stamped brown cloth. otherwise very good. [OCLC locates eleven copies; Amerine, Bibliographies on Grapes 2209; Cagle 521; neither in Bitting nor Noling, Beverage Literature].

Price: $250.00