Home of August Flower and German Syrup, Presented to Our Customers. PATENT MEDICINE HEALTH, Green, eorge, ill.
Home of August Flower and German Syrup, Presented to Our Customers

Home of August Flower and German Syrup, Presented to Our Customers

Woodbury, NJ: 1889.

First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 8" x 10.5", oblong, original brown cloth stamped in gilt. [64] pp, with 31 collotype views. Gilt partially rubbed off, moderate soiling throughout (appears to have been handled by some grubby hands--perhaps not surprising, as the front pastedown notes that the book is to be "given away to Dealers in Medicines, for the use of their customers waiting at the counters"). George Gill Green made a substantial fortune selling Green's August Flower (for dyspepsia and liver complaints) and Dr. Boschee's German Syrup (for diseases of the throat and lung), which he promoted heavily through the distribution of free samples and almanacs. This book sought to reassure customers of the quality of the operation by showing off the attractive grounds and facilities in Woodbury, NJ where the medicines were made. In addition to the manufacturing areas, views include the inside and outside of "Doctor" Green's sizeable home and his private Pullman car, with text on facing pages touting the virtues of the company's products.

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