Shakespeare Leather bound volumes 1752
Portrait frontis and title page from some 18th century Shakespeare
Unusual decorative late 18th century leather binding
A triumph of Temper William Hayley
7th Edition 1793 - Stothard’s engravings dated 1787-88
The Art of Cookery was an extremely popular cookbook in colonial America. This copy is from the 1777 printing, but it was first printed in 1751. One of the things that made this book unusual was that it was the first cookbook in America to have the recipe for “ice creem”, which would end up being one of George Washington’s favorite desserts.
Records show that Martha owned a copy of this cookbook, and when Washington was President records show that he purchased several items for ice cream serving, including an ice cream serving spoon, two “dble tin Ice Cream moulds”, “2 Iceries compleat”, 12 “ice plates”, and 36 “ice pots” (which is basically a small cup designed for ice cream—in colonial times it was more liquid than it is now).
old worn leather bound 18th century books
I manage a bookstore in Pittsburgh, and my co-workers and I were unloading the latest shipment when I stumbled upon this gem!
ABIGAIL SOLVES A MURDER WITH HER NEPHEW HORACE.
HOW AWESOME IS THAT?
We got one copy.
It went right into my stash.
No one else can have it.
I regret nothing.
Rare and unusual white leather binding with red leather panel [not vellum] Milton’s Paradise Lost 1751
sadly now scuffed and worn - with loss to the label and gilt detailing
18th and 19th century leather bindings