RANSOM'S FAMILY RECEIPT BOOK, 1893
first edition Printed peach-colored wrappers, sewn. Hole for string tie to upper left, for hanging from a hook. Advert to rear wrapper
1897 · Buffalo, N.Y.
Buffalo, N.Y.: D. Ransom, Son & Co, 1897. 1st edition thus. 20th edition overall (cf. Cagle 876 - 878, for the years 1882, 83 & 89). Printed peach-colored wrappers, sewn. Hole for string tie to upper left, for hanging from a hook. Advert to rear wrapper. Minor wear & soiling. Small inkspot to lower edge of front wraper. Withal, a VG+ copy.. 32 pp. P. 32 with a calendar for the year. Illustrated with the occasional woodcut, primarily for adverts. 8vo. 6-3/8" x 4"
A recipe book [ostensibly], issued annually by D. Ransom, with recipes [the 'Coffee Jelly' sounds interesting] interspersed with advertising matter, medicinal cures & personal testimonies. The series began in 1874, continuing through, our reseach indicates, the mid-1920s. We no evidence of an extant complete run. (Inventory #: 32283)