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Here is theoriginal 1867of "SIX HUNDRED RECEIPTS, worth their weight in gold," by John Marquart. Published by Philadelphia : John E. Potter and Co. Hardcover. 311 pgs. Measures 7.5” x 5”. Illustrated.
Condition is overall GOOD.Solidly bound with all pages firmly intact. Endpapers have been replaced with archival papers. Pages clean and bright. Some age toning on pages towards the back of the book. Covers are as shown with edge wear, corner bumping and some light spotting on the front cover. A good condition example of this rare Victorian era classic.
A VICTORIAN ERA DO-IT-YOURSELF REFERENCE ‘BIBLE’
Six Hundred Receipts Worth Their Weight In Gold contains recipes for cooking, making preserves, perfumery, cordials, ice creams, inks, paints, dyes of all kinds, cider, vinegar, wines, beer, spirits, whiskey, brandy, gin, etc., and how to make imitations of all kinds of liquors.
Our ancestors were a hearty, capable bunch. There were no chain box stores to run to when they needed something. Do-it-yourself books such as this were certain to have a very prominent spot on the bookshelf; a how-to-do it reference ‘Bible’ of sorts. Here is a brief example of what you’ll find between these covers:
Pickling, Preserves, Vinegars, Meat, Fish, Extracts, Eggs, Cakes of many kinds, Buns, Biscuits, Pies, Custards, Bread Cheese, Rusks, Frostings, Ice Creams, and more.
Many recipes and tips for cleaning, polishing, etc.
Many recipes for Beers, Wines, Brandy, Cognacs, Meads, Ciders, Cordials, Gin, Champagnes, Rum, Spirits and more!
MEDICINE AND FIRST AID:
Many tinctures, recipes, and advice on managing and curing a myriad of afflictions.
How to treat many different diseases in horses, cattle, swine and sheep as well as other miscellaneous recipes and tips.
PERFUMERY AND BEAUTY RECIPES:
Many different recipes for perfume, beauty aids and health items.
Many recipes and tips for dyes, cements, slivering, making paints, waterproofing, varnishes, inks, gilding paper edges, lard candles, sealing wax, soldering, and so much more!
A complete index can be viewed in pictures below.
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