DR CLARK JOHNSON'S FAMILY RECEIPT BOOK. THE HOUSEKEEPER'S FRIEND. Contains many useful recipes, clearly epxressed [sic], inexpensive and easily followed, together with many other things worth knowing.

DR CLARK JOHNSON'S FAMILY RECEIPT BOOK. THE HOUSEKEEPER'S FRIEND. Contains many useful recipes, clearly epxressed [sic], inexpensive and easily followed, together with many other things worth knowing.

[New York, NY]: Published by Dr. Clark Johnson, 77 West Third St., New York City, formerly of Jersey City, [ca. 1880]. 8vo. 15pp., [1] blank, double column, with text illustrations.Wood engraving of a Comanche Warrior on cover. Self wraps. A fine copy. ATWATER S-644.2: "Advertisement for Johnson's Indian Blood Syrup. The brochure includes the testimony of Edwin Eastman (S-351.1) on his captivity among the Comanches and his discovery of the remedy subsequently marketed by Clark Johnson." A vignette portrait and facsimile signature of Eastman appear on page 3 along with an account of his acquisition of the tonic from the middle man Watkometika (also pictured). See Ayer I:90-91 which call Eastman's full account, Seven and Nine Years Among the Comanches, published by Johnson in 1873 and reprinted several times, "a revolting fictitious story written to advertise Dr. Clark Johnson's Indian blood syrup...." Amidst the remedies here are testimonials for Johnson's elixir in English (pp.10-11) and German (pp. 12-13). Item #65744

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