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"The American Fruit Book" by S. W. Cole and Other Nonfiction Books

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Title and Author/Editor Practical Cooking and Dinner Giving (Mrs. Mary F. Henderson), The American Fruit Book; Containing Directions for Raising, Propagating, and Managing Fruit Trees, Shrubs, and Plants; with a Description of the Best Varieties of Fruit (S. W. Cole), The Pleasures of the Table: An Account of Gastronomy from Ancient Days to Present Times (George H. Ellwanger), Puzzles and Oddities: Found Floating on the Surface of Our Current Literature (Arranged by M. A. A. D.), Mrs. Elliott’s Housewife; Containing Practical Receipts in Cookery (Mrs. Sarah A. Elliott), Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds (Charles MacKay), Prenticeana: or Wit and Humor in Paragraphs (G. D. Prentice), The Strange Adventures of Bachelor Butterfly
Genre Cookbooks, Food and Wine, History, Home and Garden, Humor, Parody and Satire, Agriculture
Type of Illustration Engraving
Binding Hardcover, One quarter leather with marbled boards, Cloth on board with gilt accents, Cloth on board
Publisher or Printer Wilson & Co., Russell Brothers, Harper & Brothers, Doubleday, Page & Company, John P. Jewett, Hurd and Houghton, George Routledge and Sons, Derby & Jackson
Publication Year 1846, 1876, 1877, 1902, 1849, 1870, 1869, 1860
Period Mid to Late 19th Century, Early 20th Century, Antique
Place of Publication Boston, New York, London
Language English
Number of Books 8


- shaken and loose bindings; splitting gutters to several; bumped corners and edges; chips and tears to backstrips; several detached and partially missing backstrips; loose and cracked hinges with several detached boards; red rot to leather-bound book; frayed edges and corners of clothbound books; rubbed boards with stains and areas of discoloration; gilt loss; page toning throughout with areas of foxing, dampstaining, and mold; chipped, torn, and missing pages; personalized bookplates and ink inscriptions to endpapers of several; not checked for complete pagination.


1.5" W x 9.5" H x 6.25" D

- measures one.

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