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American Confections:
Selected Titles on the Art of Confectionery

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Card with a spray of flowers on the border that says, "Compliments of  New York Confectionery, 140 Lexington Street, next to Posner's.  Lunch parlor attached.Credit: Advertising Ephemera Collection - Database #A0160, Emergence of Advertising On-Line Project, John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History, Duke University Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library,

Acton, Eliza. Modern confectionary. Derby, Printed by H. Mozley [etc.], 1826. 213 p.

Austin, Alma H. The romance of candy. New York, London, Harper & Brothers. 1938. 234 p.

Bache, Elizabeth Du Bois. When mother lets us make candy. New York, Moffat, Yard and Company, 1915. 134 p.

Crowen, T. J., Mrs. Every lady’s book: an instructor in the art of making every variety of plain and fancy cakes, pastry, a lady of New York. 2nd ed. New York, J. K. Wellman, 1845. 108 p.

Frye, George V. The housewife’s practical candy maker, comprising recipes for the finest home-made candies, especially adapted for manufacture in the American kitchens. Chicago; New York, Belford, Clarke & Co., 1889. 169 p.

Home Candy Makers. The art of home candy making. 2nd ed. Canton, OH, The Home Candy Makers, c1909. 107 p.

Hood, C. L. & Co. Hood’s books of home-made candies ... Lowell, MA, 1888. 16 p.

Johnson, W. A., Mrs. Cake, candy and culinary crinkles. Louisville, KY, Pentecostal Publishing Co., 1912. 222 p.

Jones, Annie Maria. Homespun candies: simple and thoroughly tested recipes for candy to be made at home. New York, Rohde and Haskins, 1904. 16 p.

Kilbourn, Alice Maud. Killy’s candies. South Lancaster, MA, Alice M. Kilbourn, c1915. 40 p.

Oliver, Pearl. The pure food candy book. Fort Worth, Patton & Steine, c1918. 16 p.

Pease, Martin A. The blue book of home candy making. Bloomington IL, Pease, 1923. 71 p.

Powell, Mary Elizabeth. Sweets for the sweet: home candy making. Cleveland, Printed by the Publishing House of the Evangelical Association, c1914. 64 p.

Recipes for home made candies. Milwaukee, Published for the benefit of Young Peoples’ Library Fund, 1891. 11 p.

Richardson, Anna Martin, Mrs. Home made candies and other good things sweet and sour. Cincinnati, R. Clarke & Co., 1890. 94 p.

Rorer, Sarah Tyson Heston, Home candy making, by Mrs. S. T. Rorer. Philadelphia, Arnold and Company, c1911.
89 p.

Short, Pearl Rose. Chosen sweets: a book of practical home made candy recipes, by Pearl Rose Short. Chicago, R. R. Donnelly & Sons Co., 1923. 63 p.

Warford, Aaron A. A complete hand book for making all kinds of candy, ice cream, syrups, essences, etc., etc. New York, F. Tousey, 1884. 60 p.

Waterman, Amy Harlow, Mrs. A little candy book for a little girl. Boston, The Page Company, 1918. 144 p.

Weatherley, Henry. A treatise on the art of boiling sugar, crystallizing, lozenge-making, comfits, gum goods, and other processes for confectionary, etc., in which are explained, in an easy and familiar manner, the various methods of manufacturing every description of raw and refined sugar goods, as sold by the trade, confectioners, and others. Philadelphia, H. C. Baird, 1865. 131 p.
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Wright, Mary M. Candy-making at home: two hundred ways to make candy with home flavor and professional finish. Philadelphia, The Penn Publishing Company, 1915. 188 p.

Woman’s World Magazine, Inc. The Candy calendar. Chicago, 1923.

Compiled by Alison Kelly
February, 2007

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