This colorful German bookplate, which translates (fairly obviously) to This book belongs to Henry Kauffman, is pasted to the inside front cover of an 1871 edition of "Dr. Chase's Recipes, or, Information for Everybody: An Invaluable Collection of About Eight Hundred Practice Recipes for Merchants, Grocers, Saloon-Keepers, Physicians, Druggists, Tanners, Shoe Makers, Harness Makers, Painters, Jewelers, Blacksmiths, Tinners, Gunsmiths, Farriers, Barbers, Bakers, Dyers, Renovaters, Farmers, and Families Generally. To Which Have Been Added a Rational Treatment of Pleurisy, Inflammation of Lungs, and other Inflammatory Diseases, and also for General Female Debility and Irregularities: All arranged in their Appropriate Departments."
Much has been written about Dr. A.W. Chase, and so I'll turn it over to some other fine bloggers and writers for you to explore more about his legacy.
- Ann Arbor Observer: Dr. Chase's Successors
- Vintage Ops: Dr. Chase’s Health Rules for Winter
- Ruth's Arts and Letters: Dr. Chase’s Last and Complete Work
- Living History Farms Blog: What to Do When You are Sick
- Love Notes: Researching 19th Century: A Primary Source--Dr. Chase
- Seduced by History: Nineteenth Century Medicine ... and More
- Journal of Victorian Culture Online: Wibble Wobble?: Dr. A. W. Chase’s Chocolate Jelly Cake
- Weird Universe: Dr. Chase's Nerve Food