Chocolate Receipts.

Dorchester, Mass.; Boston: Walter Baker and Company; Alfred Mudge & Sons, Printer, [circa 1880].

Booklet (14 x 11 cm.), 40 pages. Title and publication information from wrapper. Publication date based on statement on page 40 "Manufacturers of cocoa and chocolate for one hundred years" and statement on front cover "Established 1780." FIRST EDITION. The first cookbook and second book of any sort produced by Walter Baker & Company. This is earlier than and distinct from a later booklet with the title Chocolate Recipes, published in 1899, with Maria Parloa and Miss Elizabeth K. Burr as the authors. Within Chocolate Receipts, Christoph Wilhelm Hufeland, a German physician, is quoted: "I recommend good chocolate to nervous, excitable persons; also to the weak, debilitated and infirm; to children and women. I have obtained excellent results from it in many cases of chronic diseases of the digestive organs." [OCLC locates ten copies; not in Bitting or Cagle].

Price: $300.00