Chase, A. W. (Alvin Wood) with Lorenzo Davis >>
Title Dr. Chase's Third, Last and Complete Receipt Book and Household Physician : Practical Knowledge for the People, Memorial Edition
Book Condition Very Good+ with no dust jacket
Publisher Detroit: F. B. Dickerson & Company; 1889
Seller ID 15675
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.