"The American Fruit Book" by S. W. Cole and Other Nonfiction Books
|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|
|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.
- measures one.