J.D. Hounihan's Bakers' and Confectioners' Guide and Treasure: a practical guide to the art of bread, cracker, cake and pastry baking, showing how to make all kinds of candy, ice creams, custards, marmalades. Jams, &c., also preserving and pickeling. A complete guide in all the branches of the trade, containing over 850 recipes.

Staunton, Va. John D. Hounihan, [1877].

Small octavo, (17 x 13.5 cm.), iv, [2], 363, [1] pages. Illustrated with woodcuts in the text, and with twenty-six full-page monochrome plates in blue, green, dark green, orange, and pink. Advertisement on final leaf. Spine title: The Art of Baking. FIRST EDITION. A baking and confectionery manual for the public, practical baker, and tradesman. Sections include: yeast, bread, cakes, pastry (which includes pies), ice cream, candy, and at the end, a number of interesting short sections: hotel baking, cracker recipes, "Canadian recipes" ("written by a gentleman who has worked for the largest Cracker Works in Canada") and extracts. The full-page color illustrations are designs for the tops of cakes. Text block somewhat shaken and age-toned, approaching brittle. Some creasing to pages, evidently a printer/binder error. Small edge chip to fore edge of title page. Publisher's dimpled gray cloth, blind-titled and decorated on the front panel, with gilt-titled and decorated spine. Some light wear to corners. Scarce. [OCLC locates eleven copies of this edition (and five of the Buffalo edition of the same year); Bitting 235; not in Cagle].

Price: $350.00

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