The Home Guide: or, a book by 500 ladies, embracing about 1,000 recipes and hints, pertaining to cookery, the household, the sick room, the toilet, etc. Compiled chiefly from "The Home" Department of the Chicago Daily Tribune.

Elgin, Ill. Published by S.L. Taylor, 1880.

Small octavo (16.5 x 12.4 cm.), 160 pages. Table of contents. Second printing, originally issued in 1877. A cookbook offered as a promotional item from The Chicago Daily Tribune. Recipes are in narrative format, attributed and often including contributors' locations. There is a wide array of recipes and household hints including eleven recipes for making coffee and a remedy for exterminating lice on canaries, and for breeding canaries: "The 14th of February is the proper time to place the male and female in the same cage." Some lightly soiling to text block. Publisher's black-titled green cloth. Near very good. Ownership inscription to free front endpaper. [OCLC locates two copies of this printing; Bitting, page 563 (later edition); not in Cagle].

Price: $120.00