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Chocolate & Confectionery Manufacture

Jacoutot, Auguste: London: Maclaren, in association with Joseph Baker [1903]

8.5 x 6 inches, 215 x 150 mm. xv + 211 + 6 advts pages, frontispiece and illustrations. Original red cloth, spine a touch faded, gilt lettering.

A lovely and virtually unmarked example of Jacoutot's famed work on chocolate and confectionery production, published in the early 1900s although its publishing history is obscure.

The National Library of Scotland records an undated edition, with a portrait frontispiece and published by Maclaren & Sons, as being produced in 1903. The British Library notes an undated edition, published by J. Baker & Sons, as being issued in 1917.

Neither library gives evidence to substantiate their stated date but their separate datings were most likely based on dates contained in advertisements at the rear. The final date mentioned in advertisements at the rear of our own copy is 1900 (see final illustration on this page).

Almost certainly there was but one single edition, or print-run, of about 1903 with the loose sheets being bound to meet demand as required and with the most recent trade advertisements being added at the end.

Whatever the truth of the matter, this important trade work on chocolate production was published for a commercial market; few copies of either of these two recorded pre-1920s edition are now in private hands. This an opportunity unlikely to come your way again.


£125 including UK postage and insurance (enquire for overseas delivery)

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