Herrin, IL: Trovillion Private Press, at the Sign of the Silver Horse, 1942. Second Edition. Limited printing; 101 of 498. Slim octavo (19 x 10cm); pale red publisher's cloth, gilt stamped, in original glassine dustwrapper; xx,120pp. Mild wear and fading, especially to edges; top edge dust-soiled, else Near Fine. Glassine dustwrapper shows some soiling, yellowing; large tear w/ material loss on lower portions, with smaller tears/losses along top edges; Good.
Originally written in 1602 by prolific Elizabethan writer and inventor Sir Hugh Plat, this book contains recipes for preserves, distilled goods, cosmetics, cleaners, and more, as well as helpful hints for the 17th century housewife. Includes b/w reproductions of the original title page, dedication, and the first page of each division. Archaic terms and spellings throughout the text are clarified with a modern glossary. Signed/numbered by Violet and Hal W. Trovillion.