Springfield, Mass: Good Housekeeping Press, Clark W. Bryan & Co., 1887. 1st. Original wrappers. First Edition. 12mo. (4pp) advertisements, 82 pp (including 12pp advertisements). Index. Advertisements on endpapers and rear cover. Illustrated chapter initials. Olive-hued paper wrappers with black lettering & design to front cover. Light soiling to covers; 1" archival tape repair to spine head; stain on edges of pg. 20-29, not affecting the text; else a near fine copy of a scarce title. A real find for bakers and collectors alike! Item #17444
In the early days of Goodhousekeeping magazine, Catherine Owen contributed her candy making lessons to its pages in serial form. In their words, "No other manual of candy making, so the good housewives insist, has ever approached Mrs. Owen's in clearness of directions and the quality of the candy described." She subsequently gathered the articles to form this book with the intent to help stay-at-home women to earn money through making candy as a business. She provides detailed and very useful information for creating a variety of candies, often including recipes. The author of What and How: A Practical Cookbook for Every Day Living, comments "There has never been written anything about candy making to equal Catherine Owen's directions, and if the books is not out of print, I would suggest that every one interested in the subject should own a copy."