Dr Chase's Third Last and Complete Receipt Book
and Household Physician
by A. W. Chase
Malcolm & Grigg, 1887, black and white frontispiece, two-toned illustrated plates, tooled illustrative hardcover
Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and wear to covers, some foxing, a few loose pages, cracked hinge, previous owners inscription on front end-paper, previous owners notes in 'note area' at rear of book (see photographs)
"The reason for the publication of this book is, that having given over fifty years of my life to the careful observation and test of Practical Recipes, as given in my first and second books, i.e., "Dr Chase's Recipes, or Information for Everybody;" and "Dr. Chase's Family Physician, Bee Keeper, and Second Receipt Book," by which it has become very natural for me to make notes and preserve for future reference, items and receipts discovered by myself and those seen in the discourses of the Scientific, Medical, Agricultural, Mechanical and Household Publications of the day; and observing that as time advanced, every branch of Science and Art, by continued experience, became more and more perfect, practical and positive in its development, I continually selected and preserved the very choicest items until enough was accumulated for a third book."