The Cookery Almanac for 1843: containing upwards of 200 recipes in cookery, confectionary, &c. &c.

N.Y. Robert H. Elton, 98 Nassau-street, N.Y., [1842].

Almanac in wrappers, sewn with cord (20 x 13 cm.), [36] pages. Title illustration (an elaborate version of The Anatomy). Advertisement. A very early culinary almanac, related to several other contemporary almanacs by its ephemeris. "Calculated by David Young (1781-1852). The calendar pages (excepting the prose matter at their foot), as well as the astronomical matter on the preceding pages, are printed from the same type settings as those in the Knickerbocker Almanac and Hutchin's Revived Almanac for 1843, both published by Elton, and The Knickerbocker, Farmers', and Hutchins' Improved Almanacs for 1843, all published at New York by H. & S. Raynor. All of these name Young as their calculator" (AAS record). The recipes are in a separate section at the rear, and begins with a section, "Choice of Meats". Throughout are advertisements, primarily testimonials, for various patent medicines from the makers of Sherman's Medicated Lozenges, located just down the street from Elton's shop. Heavily edgeworn, and with a significant loss to the lower left corner of the entire text block, due to predation (about 2 cm. square). The loss effects a tiny bit of text on a few pages. [OCLC locates seven copies; Drake, M. Almanacs 7951; Lowenstein 303].

Price: $150.00