Lot 20: ANTIQUE 32 page 1873 Quack Medicine Pamphlet
Antique & Collectible Books-Art-Paper Civil War, Antique Reference, Outsider & Harper's Weekly Art, etc
December 1, 2016
Edgewater, FL, USA
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Description: Bidders will note that lot(s) with very low Staring Bids, i. e. $1-$5, should in no way see the Starting Bid of $1-$5 as the Book Barnâs judgment on the value of the item(s) contained in the lot(s). We have been in the Used/OP book business for 30+ years & have a LOT of inventory, with more piling up weekly. (Sometimes it seems to us that books breed at night, so there are always more of them over time!) There is NO reserve on these lots. These low Starting Bid lot(s) are meant to lower our inventory by providing bidders the opportunity to buy material at a low pricesâwe call it the "Eek" price; as in "Eek! Thatâs all it sold for?" Our lack of storage is your opportunity to buy material at a low price. Antique 19th Century Quack Medicine Pamphlet. "Mrs Winslow's Domestic Receipt Book For 1873" Copyright 1872 Jeremiah Curtis & Sons & John I. Brown & Sons "32 page Patent medicine pamphlet disguised as a cook book in the days before the FDA was established to police "patent medicine" makers some of who used poisons like Strychnine as an ingredient in their "cure-alls." Use enough Strychnine & you'd no longer be bothered by aches & pains all right! Lots of ads & testimonials for Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup, Brown's Bronchial Troches & other products of dubious medical benefit. Mrs. Winslow purported to be: "a Physician and nurse, who has compounded soothing syrups for children's ailments." She included household recipes in this publication which was issued annually from 1859 to 1879. Contains ads for many patent medicines as well as household hints & recipes for cooking, preserving, or "cures" like this painful winner: "Cure for Chilblains." Make a strong lye by boiling wood ashes in water. Put your feet in a small tub and cover them with the lye as hot as you can bear it. Gradually add more lye hotter and hotter. Keep them three fourths of an hour , bathing them and rubbing them continually, and being very careful to keep the lye hot." Complete but heavily stained covers with stains, foxing, & pages age toning throughout but not brittle. Stains & other faults do not interfere w/readability. Overall Good Condition. ALL ITEMS ARE GUARANTEED TO BE ACCURATELY DESCRIBED, NOT DEFECTIVE, & GENUINE. PLEASE NOTE: We do all our own shipping. We will combine shipping on multiple items, where possible to save the wining bidder on shipping costs. Shipping will be added to winning bidder's invoice for item(s) won. Media Mail postage from USPS will be used for shipping in the United States for those items allowed. Lowest alternative cost shipping will be billed for items not allowed by USPS to be shipped by Media Mail. Foreign winning bidders will pay postage based on their countries small/medium/large Flat Rate box postage rates & weight of the package. Other types of postage are available at added expense at the bidders request. You also agree to pay any applicable taxes and/or customs/import duties. A Tracking Number will be provided to buyer. Insurance is mandatory on packages over $100 USD and will be added to postage charges when applicable.
Condition Report: Good Condition