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1 Chase, A. W. (Alvin Wood) with Lorenzo Davis >> Dr. Chase's Third, Last and Complete Receipt Book and Household Physician : Practical Knowledge for the People, Memorial Edition
Detroit: F. B. Dickerson & Company; 1889 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
865 pages; 8vo (8.25") 21 cm; Brown textured leatherette boards, gold spine lettering, [xvi] + 865 pages, several b/w illustrations, 2 indexes, glossary of medical terms. Bulk of the text concerns recipes (here called receipts) for all manner of pioneer foods, plus many for preparations such as cleaners, fertilizers, and fabric dyes. Another section discusses home remedies, nursing, midwifery, etc. There are also sections of agricultural, mechanical, and beekeeping tips. ; Memorial Edition stated, with brief bio of author by the Rev. Lorenzo Davis of Ann Arbor. ; Copyright 1886. This edition 1889. This is an actual book from 1889, not a facsimile reprint or print-on-demand fake. ; Complete title is a mile long, as was customary in the days before publishers put all advertising on jacket. ; Book shows no major defects, except that binding does not appear to be original, but perhaps from 1930s. A touch of foxing to front 3 leaves. Pages are yellowed from age but not brittle. No marks. Binding is tight. 
Price: 48.00 USD
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2 Portis, Charles >> True Grit : (1st Paperback Edition, 1969)
N. Y. : Signet/New American Library; 1969 1127417983 / 9781127417988 First Paperback Edition Paperback Near Fine 
190 pages; 12mo (7") 18 cm; Paperback, textured covers, all edges inked yellow. Published prior to release of film, but has 4 b/w and 1 color photo from film on inside covers and rear cover, with front cover a painting in style of Grant Wood showing young lady in rustic dress with horse and rifle. ; Signet Q3761. Copyright 1968. This is 1st paperback edition, February, 1969. Photos feature John Wayne and Kim Darby. ; A touch of sunning only. Appears unread. Quite scarce in any condition. ; Signet Q Series; Vol. 3761 
Price: 22.00 USD
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