Iridor Candy Making Course [Six Publications in Original Box]
Iridor Candy Making Course [Six Publications in Original Box]
Iridor Candy Making Course [Six Publications in Original Box]

Iridor Candy Making Course [Six Publications in Original Box]

Woman-made candy making in America’s 1930s


Bright, cheerful suite of candy-making instructional books —very period in design— geared toward women seeking to become candy-making entrepreneurs.

The First title, Introduction to the Iridor Complete Candy Making Course begins with portrait photos of the two women authors, looking earnest, who lay it all out: “Welcome into the nation-wide group of ambitious women who are following the Iridor Plan to win financial independence and happiness [...] Candy making is essentially woman’s work, and is considered as great an accomplishment as are any of the other household arts…”

The second title: The Iridor Business Manual lays out the framework for running such an enterprise: “Women who succeed are those who go into a profession or business to which, by nature, they are better adapted than men. The candy business meets this condition ideally. For every shop selling woman-made candy that now exists there is a need for a hundred more….” Naming, packaging candies, renting counters, establishing prices, window dressing; the guide lines are established.

The next four publications are candy-making manuals: Bonbons and other cream candies; Glacé and Hard Candies; Caramels and Chewing Candies and Chocolates. Recipes are given; how-to’s are illustrated. Scarce in this condition.


Description: Iridor Candy Making Course [Six Publications in Original Box]

New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons: 1941. Complete Boxed Set. First title in paper wrappers, 23, [1]pp. Second volume in boards, 42, [2]pp. Then, four softcover booklets in landscape format; 36, [4]; 25, [3]; 32, [4]; 27, [5]pp. Illustrated by halftone from original photographs. Publisher’s box is worn and broken. Publisher’s [1]p.circular and related ephemera laid in. Titles are bright and clean with light wear or scattered light foxing. Very good to near fine, overall.

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Price: $350.00

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