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[Lucy Lilly Temple]Home Made Candies with Lessons. [By] Lucy Lilly Temple

[Lucy Lilly Temple]Home Made Candies with Lessons. [By] Lucy Lilly Temple

[Richmond, Virginia: The Author]; Richmond, VA.: I. N. Jones Print, 1901. A single gathering sewn on red cord and bound in cloth (18 x 14 cm.), 29 pages. Printer from colophon. Date extrapolated from handwritten inscription. Decorated endpapers. Evident first edition. A very satisfactory and attractively designed guide, with twenty-one recipes for confectioneries that can be made in the home without the professional "appliances and utensils" mentioned in the author's introductory remarks. The majority are helpfully arranged across page openings, with ingredients to the left and directions ("lessons") to the right. There is something scrupulous about the author's claims to priority in publication of her Black Walnut Nougat, while the Brandied Peaches are acknowledged to derive from a "valuable old Virginia receipt." The Peppermint Wafers, Marrons, and Palm Nuts ought not be overlooked, but pride of place may belong to the most "difficult of manufacture," the Orange Pastes, cut in squares or diamonds. Lucy Lilly Temple (1848-1935) moved to Richmond as a young woman from the family's North Virginia estate in Spotsylvania County, and resided in the center of town at 1112 West Avenue. The Temple name turns up frequently in historical society records from Colonial times to the last century, and Lucy's correspondence is included among the papers of her parents and siblings that await the attention of historians. ~ Several pages spot-stained, otherwise clean; hinges shaken. In publisher's gilt-lettered green cloth. Near very good. Gift inscription in pencil on front free endpaper. "Miss M. R. Wallace, -1901-, Compliments of J. T. Temple". Scarce. [OCLC locates no undated copy, two copies dated 1909, and another assigned 1915; not in Brown, Cagle, or Cook].

Puleston, Elfrida E.Chefs-Cooks and Cannibals and their Various Methods of Cooking. (Written and Illustrated) by… Other books by same author, None, and Never Again

Monte-Carlo: Imprimerie Nonegasque, 1936. Squarish octavo (21.6 x 16.5 cm.), 68, [3] pages. Illustrated throughout. Text printed in red and black. Two-page folding facsimile menu. FIRST EDITION. A collection of recipes along with advice for pleasurable entertaining, from a woman of stature, descendant of Roger Puleston of Emral, Worthenbury. She spent her later years in Monaco, and travelled in high circles there, in the book offering thanks to the Marches Donghi for supplying recipes to this compilation. The recipes reflect Monaco, offering Tacchino all Storiona, Sole Lucullus, Zabaglione, and Oeufs Poches Marquise, for example. The author was the last Puleston to possess the trove of important manuscript on 16th and 17th century Wales and Ireland known as the Puleston Mss. "On the death of Mrs. Elfrida Puleston in Monaco in 1946 the family papers passed to H.S.H. the Prince of Monaco, whose archivist later arranged their transfer to the British Museum." Some age-toning to text block, tiny bit of small staining to edges. Some sunning to titled and illustrated green cloth boards. Green ribbon present and complete. Light rubbing to printed, silver foil dust jacket, with cover illustration depicting a cock and hen. Inscribed by the author on free front-end paper, "With best wishes, from Elfrida E. Puleston." Scarce, especially in such attractive condition. [OCLC records eight copies].

Cadogan, WilliamA Dissertation on the Gout, and all chronic diseases, jointly considered : as proceeding from the same causes, what those causes are and a rational and natural method of cure proposed … [One line of Latin quotation], by William Cadogan, Fellow of the College of Physicians

Philadelphia: Printed and sold by R. Aitken at his Book-Store, nearly opposite the London-Coffee-House, in Front Street, 1772. Octavo, dis-bound from larger work (18 x 11.5 cm.) iv, 39, [1] pages. Publisher's advertisement to final page. Second edition; originally issued together with - but now separated from - Buchan, William, Domestic medicine; or, The family physician... Cadogan's Dissertation on the Gout has separate paging and a special title page with imprint. Aitken used this imprint from 1770 until 1773. The text is typographically identical with the Philadelphia 1771 edition printed by John Dunlap for Aitken (and crediting Dunlap). "William Cadogan (1711-1797) was one of the first to publicly blame the occurrence of gout upon its victims' immoderate habits, identifying the causes of the disease as 'Indolence, Intemperance and Vexation.' He rejected the traditional drastic treatments for gout, which included bleeding, purging and dosing with antimony, in favor of temperance, a moderate diet and regular exercise. These sensible recommendations did much to dispel the fashionable aura surrounding the disease and promoted a more rational and systematic approach to its alleviation. A Dissertation on the Gout was a sensation upon publication, going through eight editions in one year, but it was also severely criticized and lampooned by those unwilling to accept its tenets; Dr. Johnson, himself a sufferer, called it 'a good book in general. . . but a foolish one as to particulars.'" (Copeman, A Short History of the Gout and the Rheumatic Diseases). "By challenging conventional wisdom in arguing that gout was bad for the constitution, and was not a hereditary disease, Cadogan was perceived to be challenging the hereditary principle not only in medicine but also in politics, and in doing so aroused the hostility of conservatives" (ODNB). Age-toning throughout; tide line to first few leaves. Lacks wrapper. [OCLC locates just two copies (Rutgers, Ashland Theological Seminary); Austin, R.B. Early American Medical Imprints 376; 4498. Norman 384 (the first edition)].

Murrey, Thomas J.Valuable Cooking Receipts

New York: George W. Harlan, 19 Park Place; J. Campbell, Printer, Vandewater Street, 1880. Square-back stapled book, (17 x 12.5 cm.), 128 pages. Index. FIRST EDITION. Author's first book, preceding the series of single-subject books published by Frederick Stokes for which he is more recognized. Murrey was the caterer of New York's Astor House and Philadelphia's Continental Hotel. The book is an amalgam of recipes for familiar New York and Philadelphia Hotel fare, intermixed with articles pulled from various sources on the subjects including baking powder, the glory of salads, why European versions of pies are inferior to the American, and the fabulous story of a meal of smoked shad, roast rump of salt beef, boiled potatoes, parsnip salad, home-made cheese, cold johnny-cake and acorn coffee, had while hunting in northwestern Minnesota, in the home of an old down-East Yankee. Seeing that the meal lacked a salad, Murrey repaired to the woods, where he assembled a salad of dandelions, dock-leaves, milk-weed tips, and wild chives. Henceforth the displaced Yankee called Murrey "Weedeater". Later in the book, he lists these and other weeds, including fat hen, ox-tongue, jack-by -the-hedge, sea-holly, sea beet, shepherd's purse, sow thistle, hawk-weed, stinging nettle, willow herb, pile-wort, Solomon's seal, lamb's quarter, and others, stating these weeds, "once known... would be much sought after" (page 97). Also included are sections on table etiquette, banquets, and a collection of historical menus, "to show progress in the art of constructing menus in the last thirty years". A bit of edge wear to a few leaves of text block. Original publisher's decorated wrapper, depicting the lady of the house reading instructions from a cookbook to an African-American cook. Erasure mark to front panel of wrapper; front spine panel separated at hinge; some chips and abrasions. We have handled copies of this book both with, and without a title to spine (this copy is the later). Still, better than good, especially for a wrappered cookbook of this era. Scarce. [OCLC locates four copies; Bitting, page 337; Brown, page 161 (later printing); not in Cagle].

Alexander, C.W. [Charles Wesley Alexander; Bradshaw, Wesley (1837-1927)]Alexander's Family Friend: a collection of the most valuable information and recipes on every subject of everyday life … domestic medical remedies that will save life … and instructions in the beautiful arts of making leather, hair, wax, and shell flowers. Also recipes… Also how to tell counterfeit money without a detector

Philadelphia: C.W. Alexander, Publisher, 224 South Third Street, 1867. Octavo, sewn on cord (23 x 14.5 cm.), [2], 19-94 pages. Stated "New and Enlarged Edition" but we have been unable to locate a citation of an earlier printing. A household compendium, with recipes and formulas for cookery as well as for useful articles for the home, such as Leather Flowers. Includes recipes for "the following celebrated articles: Godfrey's Cordial, Carrot Ointment, German Bitters, Pickalily Sauce, and Parisian Enamel", which should give some sense of the range on exhibition here. Short sections on Family Wines, Valuable Dyes and Distemper Colors for Walls and Ceilings. Charles Wesley Alexander (1837-1927), was an American author who often wrote under the pseudonym Wesley Bradshaw. Here the name is given simply as "Alexander" in the title and C.W. Alexander in the copyright information. A German language edition, Alexander's Familien-freund, was issued the same year. Text block with age-toning and a bit of edgewear. Decorated wrapper, printed in blue and brown, has a large chip out of the upper right corner of the front panel; rear wrapper panel separated at hinge. Still better than good. Scarce. [OCLC records five copies; not in Cagle].
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[Photo collection – Iowa State Fair Lunch StandsPhotographic talley of placement of 7UP advertising]

[Iowa, 1958. Collection of sixty two vintage black and white or color gelatin silver photographs (individually approx. 9 x 12.5 cm.), most mounted on eight loose photo pages with handwritten dates to rectos and some with captions on the versos. Age-toning to the color photographs with a few items with corner chips from mounts. Several loose photos, and several spaces on the pages where photos appear to have been removed. Still, overall very good as a collection. ~ A collection of photographs depicting hamburger stands and luncheonettes between the years 1952 and 1958 taken at the annual Iowa State Fair. Although the food served at each stand varies from hamburgers to fried chicken; each stand has a 7UP logo. These photos were likely taken by a representative of 7UP or someone from the State Fair committee as some of the handwritten captions mention how long the sign was in existence, most are dated with the year of the State Fair. A photo caption of the sign for the stand of Christ Church Evangelical United Brethren reads "2nd year for sign"; another of a stand with signs on the front and sides reads "first year for both signs." The color photos have a Kodak stamp on the verso and are mostly taken between 1952 and 1954. While the intention may have been to document the 7UP advertising, there is more recorded in the photos as well. The signs announce the offerings of each stand: "Hot Lunches", Fried Chicken", "Good Coffee!", and "Ice Cream Sandwiches", as well as the owner's who appear to be small family or single-owner operations, such as Opie's, Funroy and Wheeler, Graham's, CEC & PEG, Don's, Larsen's, Turner's, Jean & Shirley, the aforementioned Christ Church Evangelical United Brethren, and the White Front Café. Some that are not identified by name on the same, have a short manuscript note indicating the proprietors. Styles of seating vary, with stool, low benches, or no seating and just a walk up wooden counter. A more official looking business is the State Fair Store, housed in a permanent wooden building, and offering "Groceries, Meats, Picnic Supplies". The people of the fair appear in some images, either working behind the counter, sitting at the stools or benches, or just milling about. An interesting collection of 1950s state fair food stands with a tie to the renowned fizzy beverage.

Bosse, Sara & Watanna, OnotoChinese-Japanese Cook Book. By Sara Bosse and Onoto Watanna

Chicago: Rand McNally; [Hotel Monthly Press], 1919. Hotel Monthly handbook series. Tall duodecimo (17 x 9 cm.), 120, [2] pages. Index. Publisher's advertisements at rear. Publication date from OCLC record. ~ Second printing, and while not indicated as such, issued by John Willy's Hotel Monthly Press. The first American cookbook to prominently feature Japanese recipes and one of the earliest to feature Chinese. The title and copyright pages retain the Rand McNally imprint and the date of 1914; the printer's indication at the foot of the copyright page now includes a medallion (not present in the original). The two direct indications of Hotel Monthly publication are the signature endpapers of the press, as well as the two pages of publisher's advertisements at end, promoting the Handbook Series and The Hotel Monthly journal. This second issue was issued lacking the color illustrated paste-down on the front board which appears on the first issue. The authors were half-British half-Chinese sisters. Winnifred made a career out of passing for Japanese, writing a series of popular romance novels under her Japanese sounding - but not Japanese - pseudonym. Some light soiling, and age-toning to text block. Gilt-titled brown cloth, with edges rubbed. Still, near very good. Scarce. [OCLC locates just two copies (and twenty copies of the first edition); Bitting 50].
[Alaska Crippled Children's Association

[Alaska Crippled Children's Association, Students of the Shishmaref Day School]; [Isabelle B. Bingham]Eskimo Cook Book. Prepared By Students of the Shishmaref Day School, Shishmaref, Alaska. [Compiled by Isabelle B. Bingham]

Anchorage, Alaska: Published exclusively by Alaska Crippled Children's Association, 225 E Street, 1952. Duodecimo-size, stapled booklet (13.25 x 10.5 cm.), [ii], 1-36, [ii] pages. Photo-reproduction of typescript. Illustrated. Table of contents. Title from cover. Publisher from page [i] and date of publication from page [iii]. ~ Second printing. Now with changes in pagination; the "Consent to Print" is on the verso of the title page, and the rear contains an order form and advertisements for additional items for sale. The artwork (also drawn by "R. Seetomona"), depicts the same image of a young woman sitting near a stove, but the stylized lettering (with title letters formed from images of fish or seal drying on a line) is clearer and a bit more complex, the young woman's haircut is longer and parted in the middle, and the pot on the stove has five heat lines instead of six. All other issues of this work we have examined have had this artwork, and have been printed in black on colored wrappers. And all other issues contain an order form (in various configurations) as well as lists of other items for sale. ~ Eighty attributed recipes gathered from Inupiaq students participating in a school project and electing "to share the profits with the Alaska Crippled Children's Association" (page ii). In some cases, latitude is required to explain the lack of detail in recipes contributed by children, for example: "Owl. Take feathers off from owl. Clean owl and put in cooking pot. Have lots of water in pot. Add salt to taste." But in other cases, details are generously given, as in the caution provided for Willow Meats (with seal oil): "Never eat green stuff on willows" and in another when preparing mouseleaves (Pick'Nick): "Maybe the white men don't like them." Other delicacies: Mazue Root (Eskimo potato), Eskimo Ice cream (with reindeer tallow), Baked Seal Liver, Walrus Stew, Oogruk (i.e., bearded seal), Intestine Soup, and Seal Flippers. A cooperative venture between the public Day School in Shishmaref in the far north-on Sarichef Island (north of the Bering Strait)-and the Alaska Crippled Children's Association, founded by a women's organization in Anchorage to fund orthopedic care for some twelve hundred children in Alaska then in dire need. Isabelle B. Bingham (b. 1900) and her husband Herbert C. Bingham (1893-1965) were Alaska Native Service schoolteachers who taught in Shishmaref between 1948 and 1956. In 2002, fearing that life would no longer be possible on Sarichef owing to the effects of global climate change, the inhabitants of Shishmaref voted in referendum to relocate. But moving a village of five hundred has proved daunting, and most residents as well as the school remain on the island as of this writing. In stapled, black-decorated blue-gray wrappers; light fading creasing. Very good. [OCLC locates numerous copies, some (mis)credited to the teacher who penned the introductory note; a presumed second edition (1960) and third (1972) are documented; Brown 11 (undated); not in Cagle].
[Manuscript - pharmaceutical]; Van der Aa

[Manuscript – pharmaceutical]; Van der Aa, Henri-HubertCollection of Latin pharmaceutical formulas

Breé, 1801. [Manuscript - Latin formulary]; Van der Aa, Henri-Hubert; [Reuss, Christian Frederick]. Henri.-Hubertus, Van der AA, Med. Doct. A Breé, 1801. [Bree, circa 1801]. Octavo (16.5 x 10 cm.), 1-159, 170 (contiguous)-175, [176-205] pages. The title page has a neat decorative border in pen and ink, and the hand is neat and quite legible throughout. ~ Evidently two recipe collection recorded in Latin in one volume. Combined the work contains approximately nine hundred fifty recipes for various botanical and medico-pharmaceutical remedies and medicines, including preparations against rheumatism, arthritis, itching, birth pains, etc. The first part - which appears to be unpublished - occupies the initial 158 pages of the work, and contains approximately five hundred fifty recipes, in a rough alphabetical order. About the compiler of this first part, Henri-Hubert Van der AA, we have located little. The second part of the text (159 ff.) is labeled "C.F. Reuss, Dispens. universale", and appears to be a fair copy drawn from the Dispensatorium Universale seu lexicon chemico-pharmaceuticum ad tempora nostra accommodatum of Dr. Christian Frederick Reuss, (first published Argentorati [Strasbourg] in 1786, and then again in 1791. The formulae - approximately four hundred recipes - in the Dispensatorium Universale, offered in alphabetical order, are more detailed than the first part as they give both recipe and the circumstances in which the remedy can be used. Reuss was a Danish-born German botanist and professor of medicine at the University of Tübingen, 1745-1813, and author of a number of important botanical and medico-pharmaceutical works. Subjects include Forumla Emitica, Linctus Expectorantes, F. Tonica Digestivae, F. Absinth, F. Antihysterica, Ad Scabiem, Contra Herpetem, F. Anti-rheumatica, F. Anti-arthriticae, Ad Icterum, Ad morbos, Ad epilepsium, Aqua Opthalmica, Bacilli, Ceratum Saturni, Decoctum Lusitanicum, Elixir Proprietat. Paracelsi, Confectio Japonica, Balsamodendron of Lucatelli, Oleum Absinthii, and many others. Some of the recipes have attributions, and names include Matthews, Hoffmann, Sydenham, Richard, Millar, Rosenstein, Plencki, Klein, and Brickmann. ~ Contemporary paste paper over half sheepskin, on raised bands; boards and edges rubbed, corners rounded. Generally, near very good.