The Grocer's Hand-book and directory for 1886. Artemus Ward.

The Grocer's Hand-book and directory for 1886

Philadephia: Philadelphia Grocer Publishing, 1886. Hardcover. Hardcover in brown cloth with spine lettered in gilt; rear cover has a small gilt image of a box of Hires' Improved Root Beer powder. 305 pp; inside front and rear covers are illustrated adverts, and a page of adverts (printed recto only) at front. Color frontis of a flowering coffee plant. Illustrated with small engravings throughout. The copyright page carries only the original 1882 date but this is obvioulsy the fifth annual edition. Generally very good, modest wear at vthe tips and couple short closed tears to the cloth at the head of the spine. Encyclopedia alphabetically listing of virtually everything a late 19th century grocer would deal in or carry or that would be of interest or concern (such as infestation insects). Each listing contains a description of the product and, when available/applicatble short or extensive paragraphs (sometimes pages) containing additional information on history, sources, uses, etc. Very Good. Item #E24914

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