Skuse.   E.     As new. In fantastic condition.
TO THE ART OF SUGAR BOILING In all its branches. The Manufacture of Creams, Fondants, Liqueurs, Pastilles, Julubes (Gelatine and Gums), Comfits, Lozenges (Plain and Medicated), Chocolate Creams, Drops, Bars &c,: American Caramels, Ice Creams and Moulded Ices of every description; JAMS, JELLIES AND MARMALADES (BY FIRE AND STEAM). Preserved and crystalised Fruits, Candied Peel, ENGLISH AND SCOTCH PASTRY, Cordials and Syrups for American Hot & Iced Beverages. AERATED WATERS Of every description, by Hand and Machine, for Bottle, Syphon, or Fountain, Ginger Beer, Horehound, and other Fermented Beers. (a large square etching of E. Skuse with a thermometer and a steam comfit pan). The Recipes are accompanied with full and clear instructions in every branch. Every information about Colours and Flavours; the best to use and how to make them. Useful notes on Machinery for every purpose, and About One Hundred Illustrations. (a double line) PUBLISHED BY E. SKUSE, 30 PRAED, STREET, LONDON, W.; SIMOKIN, MARSHALL & Co., STATIONERS' HALL COURT; HAMILTON, ADAMS & C., PATERNOSTER ROW. [Copyright. Fourth Edition.] Price 7s. 6d.; Postage 4d.]
220x145 mm. n/d circa 1883 (taken from adverts) 1fep. Ornate Title page. [1] Introduction 1p. Contents (1)v- viii. (1)2 - 184. E. Skuse's Advertisements 22p. 1fep. Original publisher's dark brown full cloth binding. With ornate impressed blind black tooling. With gold text on the front cover and spine. In fantastic condition; as new.
- This appears to be the earlier different title to Skuse's 'Complete Confectioner' published 1890. This copy of 'The Confectioner's Hand-Book' is too similar to deny. E. Skuse calls his business in Praed St. Paddington, London a 'Manufacturing Confectioner'. In his Price List, July 1883 he lists many pages for sale, of herbs, spices, chemicals etc to make the recipes in the book. Also listed are the sweets available and possible to have shipped free in London to any stations or ports. The advertising pages dedicated to all the modern machines needed for the serious manufacturing confectioner is interesting and amazing. As promised in the title page there are approx. 100 illustrations of equipment in the book. It's a fine and handsome copy of a very under-rated book.

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