The Squire's Recipes in which are described the methods by which Calvin Banning, Esquire, compounded the Twelve most famous toddies that distinguished his hospitality. Sudbury, printed by Roger Buck and sold at his shop in Cornhill 1784. -
1971 - Alan and Savina Hartwell, New York - One of 1000 privately printed copies.
A beautifully produced collection of 12 recipes, which is now scarce.
Taken from a work which was allegedly ‘found’ by Kendall Banning, the great grandson of the old Squire Calvin, in a moth eaten hair trunk in grandmother’s attic in Connecticut. Said to be dated 1784, and giving the twelve most famous toddies that distinguished his hospitality, it was in fact a hoax he had written himself, printed on old paper that he had stained with coffee, and trampled upon to give semblance of age, and in 1912 he printed a small run at the lakeside press in Chicago for his friends.