Jul 15, 2021 - Sale 2576

Sale 2576 - Lot 41

Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
Weaving, Dying, and Recipes: Two 19th Century American Imprints.

Including: J. & R. Bronson's The Domestic Manufacturer's Assistant, and Family Directory in the Arts of Weaving and Dyeing, Utica, NY: Printed by William Williams, 1817, first edition, octavo, 204 pages, bound in full contemporary speckled sheepskin with gilt ruling and red lettering piece on spine, rubbed, but structurally sound and well-preserved, with bookseller's price tag, "Price One Dollar Fifty Cents," on pre-printed label within a border pasted inside the front board, errata leaf pasted inside back board most of which is torn away, contemporary annotations to the text; text contains instructions for dozens of different weaving patterns with typographical representations of loom dressing, and dye recipes for many colors on different fabrics, including descriptions of raw materials used in the manufacture of dyes like nutgalls, madder, brazilwood, fustic, weld, turmeric, woad, indigo, annatto, cochineal, tin, aqua-fortis, blue vitriol, alder, butternut, birch, hemlock, maple, walnut, and oak bark, sumac, and peach leaves; Shaw & Shoemaker 40323; Rink 3307.

[Together with] Mrs. Putnam's Receipt Book, Boston: Ticknor, Reed, & Fields, 1849, first edition, octavo, 131 pages; by Elizabeth H.L. Putnam, bound in full publisher's brown ribbed cloth, worn, with many signs of sloppy cooking to contents; four pages of publisher's ads dated January 1, 1849 bound at the beginning; text includes more than 200 recipes covering everything from soup to breads, seafood, and desserts, including ice cream; copious spills on the pages with molasses gingerbread and Indian pudding recipes. (2)