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Below is a small selection of the vintage books for sale by Omnivore Books on Food. All books can be ordered online, or by calling the store Monday - Saturday from 11am to 6pm and Sunday 12 pm to 5 pm. We are happy to ship your purchase anywhere in the world. 415.282.4712


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Worthington, Elizabeth Strong. How to Cook Husbands.

Illus. by C.H. Warren. Pictorial yellow cloth. First Edition.

"They are really delicious when properly treated." Relationship advice never goes out of style, as we see in this light, humorous look at the care and management of husbands from over a hundred years ago. What happens when one woman follows the recipe for cooking up a husband? The results could be delicious or disastrous. Very good. $120.

(South) Wilson, O.H. Care and Feeding of Southern Babies: A Guide for Mothers, Nurses and Baby Welfare Workers in the South.

Frontis. photograph of a white baby with elderly African American man. Gilt-lettered green cloth. First Edition. Nashville: Cokesbury Press, 1926.

From the preface: “The excuse for adding another to the long list of Mothers’ Guides is the necessity for special restrictions in diet and clothing for Southern babies, for whom similar works written for cooler climates are inapplicable and unsafe.” A native of Tennessee, Owen Wilson was a pioneer in pediatric medicine. After practicing with a prominent Nashville surgeon for several years, Wilson decided to specialize in children's diseases. He established a large pediatric practice in Nashville and served as Professor of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical School from 1909 through 1942. Wilson believed that babies in the southern United States, because of climate and family food habits, required different feeding guidelines than those generally given in the early twentieth century. In his book, Wilson offered instruction on the care and feeding of children from birth until age three, and he included tables of height, weight, and child development , as well as some recipes. Only three hundred copies of this book were published. The section on dealing with masturbation is particularly illuminating. Spine lettering faded off and starting on cover, a few spots to covers, else very good and quite scarce. $400.


(African American) Lentz, Mary. Copper Cook Book.

Illus. with drawings and recipes in printed cursive handwriting. Diecut boards, spiral-bound at top. Long Beach: Mary Lentz, 1950.

Written in African American dialect, with a glossary of pronunciations at the beginning. Chipping & scratches to front cover; rear cover detached and a bit discolored, but present. Good. $120. SOLD

(African American) Lustig, Lillie, Claire Sondheim & Sarah Rensel. The Southern Cook Book of Fine Old Recipes.

Illus. by H. Charles Kellum with drawings of stereotyped African Americans in the deep South, accompanied by “darkie” food rhymes. Wooden boards. First Edition. Reading: Culinary Arts Press, 1935.

Typical Southern recipes for Savannah Stewed Prunes, Fried Peaches, Georgian Style Sweet Potatoes, Dinah’sa Rice Croquettes, etc. One binding ring broken, else about fine. $150.

(African American) Leslie, Eliza. New Receipts for Cooking.

520, [32]pp publisher's ads. Blindstamped brown cloth, gilt-lettered spine. First Edition. Philadelphia: T.B. Peterson, 1854.

This book "contains more than a thousand new receipts, many from the South, and were dictated by colored cooks; others are of French origin". Recipes include "Cocoa-nut Soup," pickled damsons, Kentucky batter-cakes, Harlem cakes, sweet potato pone, partridges in pears, etc. As well the book gives directions for laundry work, lights and fires, removing stains, cleaning furniture, kitchen affairs, waiting on company, carving, house-cleaning, linen, dress-making: "I have obtained new and fresh accessions of valuable knowledge, and new receipts for cooking not embraced in my former book, connected with the domestic improvement of my countrywomen, all of which I have been careful to note down and to carefully try and have them fully tested, minutely explaining them in language intelligible to all persons." Chipping to spine ends, else very good - an important pre-Civil War cookbook containing numerous recipes from African American and Indian sources. $350. SOLD

Beecher, Catherine E. Miss Beecher's Housekeeper and Healthkeeper: Containing Five Hundred Recipes for Economical and Healthful Cooking; also, Many Directions for Securing Health and Happiness.

482, 6 ad pp. Illus. with numerous wood engravings, especially showing house blueprints and healthy organs. Gilt-lettered brick cloth. First Edition. NY: Harper, 1873.

This volume embraces, in a concise form, many valuable portions of my other works on Domestic Economy, both those published by Harper and Brothers and those published by J. B. Ford and Co., together with other new and interesting matter. It is designed to be a complete encyclopaedia of all that relates to a woman's duties as housekeeper, wife, mother, and nurse. Recipes include preserved pumpkin, corn-meal pop-overs, strawberry ice-cream, rice chicken-pie, etc. Near fine. $125.

Beecher, Catherine E. & Harriet Beecher Stowe. The American Woman's Home: or, Principles of Domestic Science; being a Guide to the Formation and Maintenance of Economical, Healthful, Beautiful, and Christian Homes.

Engraved frontis. & title pages; numerous engravings within the text. Gilt-lettered & dec. pebbled green cloth, beveled edges. First Edition. NY: J.B. Ford, 1869.

This important manual on homemaking was co-written by the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin in an attempt to raise the housewife's role as a domestic to that of a professional by instructing them on a broad range of subjects including healthful foods, kitchen ventilation, stove and furnace knowledge, home decoration, domestic manners, infant care, social duties, etc. Catherine Beecher did not support the suffrage cause, but advocated a dedication to domestic science and education for women. Chipping to spine ends, else near fine and bright. Cagle 70. $250.

Parloa, Maria. The Appledore Cook Book, Containing Practical Receipts for Plain and Rich Cooking.

Brick & black cloth, gilt-lettered spine. New Edition. Boston: Andrew F. Graves, 1880.

Originally published in 1872, and heavy on baked goods, with recipes for raised doughnuts, railroad cake, rich cup cake, graham bread, bride's pudding, ginger pound cake, crab apple preserves, etc. Pencil stars to owner's favorite recipes, and splattering to a few pages. Fraying to spine ends & corners, still about very good; solid. $65. SOLD

Harper, H.W. Universal Recipe Book, containing Recipes Valuable to Every Tradesman, Artist, Merchant, and Lady.

Four bright color ads for colognes and hair tonics. Gilt-lettered green cloth. First Edition. Boston: Geo. B. Oakes, 1869.

A manual of reference not only for housekeepers and orchard-keepers, but also, incongruously, for barbers and hairdressers. Advice on everything from keeping apples from freezing and training grape vines to making perfumed oils for hair, pomades for the cure of baldness, etc. About half the book is devoted to hair recipes and advice. General shelfwear, else good - unusual. $65.

An American Lady. The American Home Cook Book, Containing Several Hundred Excellent Receipts.

Illus. with engravings of numerous kitchen utensils, pastry moulds, meat cuts, etc. Orig. pictorial wrappers. NY: Dick & Fitzgerald, 1862.

Originally published in 1854, this edition came out during the Civil War. Recipes include mock turtle soup, pickled salmon, green goose pie, butter preserved for winter, apricot pudding, etc. Chipping to wrappers extremities, else very good; scarce in original wraps. Bitting. p.526; Lincoln. 361, 255; Lowenstein 605. $100.

(Japan) Protestant Missionary Society. Okusan’s Cook Book.

Illus. from photographs of the home ec. Dept. of the Hokusei Girls School. Dec. cloth, paper cover label. First Edition. Sapporo, Hokkaido: Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, c.1920.

This book has been compiled from the favorite recipes of the women at Camp Crawford and in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. It is an answer to the question, ‘May I have the recipe…,’ which you often hear at a morning coffee call, a tea or a dinner.” Unfortunately, the recipes desired were Pineapple Marshmallow Mousse, Chicken Spaghetti, Sauce for Stale Cake, etc. Still, a cool book, with come creasing to a couple middle pages but otherwise very good. $75.

Hale, Mrs. Sarah J. Mrs. Hale's New Cook Book: A Practical System for Private Families in Town and Country; with Directions for Carving, and Arranging the Table for Parties, etc. Also, Preparations of Food for Invalids and for Children.

[xvi]-526, [2] ad pp. Illus. with numerous wood engravings. Blindstamped brown cloth, gilt-lettered & pictorially stamped spine. Philadelphia: T.B. Peterson & Bros., [1872]. Copyright page is dated 1859, but an ad in rear is dated 1872.

Chipping to spine ends (particularly at hear), still very good, with a wealth of information about Civil War-era cooking. Mrs. Hale’s New Cook Book was written by one of the most well-known and prolific authors of the day. Sarah Josepha Hale sought to combine two of the most important trends in mid-19th century American culture: healthy living through a simple, hearty diet and frugality. Throughout the extensive work, Hale also promotes the importance of the role of housekeeping as the way “to make people love home and feel happy there.” With chapters such as Cookery for Children, Dinner Parties and Carving, and The Dairy, Mrs. Hale’s New Cook Book filled a void to provide middle class housekeepers a resource for healthy, simple, and inexpensive recipes. Some of the recipes included in this treasured tome include: almond sponge cake, pickled salmon, beef stew, sweet potato pudding, and Kringles. Besides recipes for wholesome food, the cookbook also contains tips for washing carpets, treating common ailments, smoking meats, cleaning household items, working with the helping, and more essential information for housekeepers of the mid-19th century. $200.

Eaton, Mrs. Mary. The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary Including a System of Modern Cookery in all its Various Branches, adapted to the Use of Private Families, Also a Variety of Original and Valuable Information Relative to Baking, Brewing, Carving, Cleaning Collaring Curing, Economy of Bees ---- of a Dairy, Economy of Poultry, Family Medicine, Gardening, Home made Wines, Pickling Potting Preserving, Rules of Health and Every Subject connected with Domestic Economy.


xxxii, 495 pp. Copper-engraved frontis. port. & title page dated 1822. Illus. with 4 copper plates of game animals, brewing equipment, and carving instructions. Period 3/4 calf & marbled boards. First American Edition. Bungay, ME: J. & R. Childs, 1823.

Presented in dictionary form, with terms and descriptions for every food, sauce, cooking method, etc. Cagle 661, Bitting page 139, Oxford page 152. Scarce early American cookery book and dictionary. Rubbing to boards and a bit to extremities; owners' names and ancestry in ink on front free endpaper and final page (lower margin), one ancient spot to a fewe pages, else very good and quite scarce. $750. SOLD

Fulton, A.W. Home Pork Making: The Art of Raising and Curing Pork on the Farm.


Illus. with wood engravings. Red cloth lettered in white. Early Edition. NY: Orange Judd, 1909.

A complete guide for the farmer, "from scalding vat to kitchen table and dining room." Small mar to upper front cover, else near fine. $100. SOLD

(Ohio) Household Journal. Aunt Jane's Cook Book.


64pp. Printed wrappers. First Edition. Springfield, OH: Central Publishing, 1909.

White Mountain Cake, Velvet Cake, Rhubarb Pie, Alice's Pie-Plant Pie, Cranberry Pie, Squirrel Stew, Broiled Woodcocks, Western Beef Soup, Peach Sherbet, and Green Tomato Chow-Chow are among the American recipes published by Springfield's Household Journal. Date of May 1913 in ink, and short tear, to upper front wrapper, else very good. $45.

Brillat Savarin. The Physiology of Taste, or Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy.


xx, [25]-347, [1], [4] add pp. Trans. from the last Paris edition by Fayette Robinson. Gilt-lettered & decoratively tooled blindstamped brown cloth, t.e.g. First American Edition. Philadelphia: Lindsay & Blakiston, 1854.

This first edition in English of Brillat-Savarin's famed meditation on gastronomy preceded the British edition by five years. According to the Larousse Gastronomique, the author "remained a bachelor and spent his leisure time drafting various treatises on economics and history and an essay on the duel. He was interested in archaeology, astronomy, chemistry, and, of course, gastronomy, appreciating good restaurants. He entertained frequently at home in the Rue de Richelieu in Paris and cooked some specialties himself, including tuna omelette, stuffed pheasant garnished with oranges, and fillet of beef with truffles. On 8 December 1825, two months before his death, the book which was to make him famous had appeared in the bookshops: Physiologie du gout." Cagle 103; Lowenstein 639. Rubbing to spine head & chipping to foot; contemporary owner's name to front pastedown but with small clipping about the book from a 1939 edition of Collier's mounted below (and corresponding offset to front free endpaper). Foxing, chipping to spine ends, else very good and bright. $950.

Henderson, W.A. Common Sense in the Kitchen; being a complete treatise on the Art of Cooking Every Variety of Food in Common Use in a Palatable and Digestible Manner at a Reasonable Cost.


337, [1], The New Family Receipt Book 3-58, [14] index pp. Illus. with wood engravings of carving instructions, incl. frontis. of a side of beef hanging (with head hanging separately), cuts delineated. Gilt-dec. brick cloth. First Edition. NY: Hurst, 1870.

Green Almond Tarts, Fennel Sauce, roasted larks, Gooseberry Wine, lampreys, scalloped oysters, and how "To Keep Green Peas Until Christmas," as well as detailed carving instructions and home remedies distinguish this American cookery book. Chipping to spine ends, rubbing to corners; hinge cracked in center, thus good, but scarce. $95.

(West Virginia) Melville, Mrs. E.C., ed. The Modern Housekeeper. 4 vols., comprising Vol. 1, Nos. 3, 5, 6-7, and 8-9.


String-bound printed wrappers. Each volume covers a different subject: candy, puddings, salads & vegetables, and fruit recipes & preserving. Ravenswood, WV (nos. 3 and 5) & Washington, D.C. (nos. 6-9): Modern Housekeeper, Dec. 1909-June 1910.

All-American recipes include quince jelly, peach cobbler, brittle candy, maple mousse, dandelion salad, etc. Fine; scarce as a set. $250.

Benton, Caroline French. Fairs & Fetes: How to Give Parties for Profit and Amusement - What to Do and What to Sell.


Illus. with charming plates. Jacket. First Edition. Boston: Dana Estes, 1912.

The author has organized her ideas by season, with an additional section for any time fairs. Some of her suggestions include a festival of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men, a military fair, a festival of dolls, a Dickens' fete, an indoor garden party, a poppy and snowflake fair, a cup and saucer sale, and many more.Jacket lacking about 2" of upper spine, else fine in good but scarce jacket. $60.

(Indiana) Voigt, Richard. R. Voigt's Practical Recipes for Bakers.


Flexible red cloth. [Indianapolis & Louisville: Bessire & Co., c.1910].

Jelly doughnuts, German rolls, Philadelphia Pound Cake, New England Sponge Cake, Ginger Snaps, Muskmelon Cake and Peach Blows - all recipes for the professional baking trade. Near fine. $65.

(Candy) Stewart, R.R. Stewart’s Original System of Candy Making for the Home.


Pictorial wrappers. Grinnell, Iowa: R. R. Stewart, 1922.

Professional recipes applied to home use, in a cooking course format. Techniques and recipes for popular candies of the 1920’s include Caramel Layer Candy, Opera Fudge, Salted Almonds, French Bon Bon Chocolates, etc. Chipping to wrappers extremities, old owner’s name to front cover, else very good. $60. SOLD

The Grocer's Companion and Merchant's Handbook.


Chromolithograph frontis. of a coffee plant. Gilt-lettered gray cloth. First Edition. Boston: New England Grocer Office, 1883.

A comprehensive list of items grocers might stock, with their histories, backgrounds, and general pricing. From allspice to root beer extract to truffles and even turtle, this has it all. Fading to spine, else very good. $250.

Ward, Artemas. The Grocers' Hand-Book and Directory for 1883.


Chromolithograph frontis. of a coffee plant, as well as a couple other plates showing spices, nuts and cheeses. Gilt-lettered pebbled green cloth. First Edition. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Grocer, 1882.

Licorice used to be spelled "Liquorice." Thousands of tons of Limburger Cheese were produced annually in New York and Wisconsin by 1882 to feed the German-American masses. Gin was mainly imported from Holland and was the most adulterated liquor in the world. Pretzels were actually a mispronunciation of "Bretzels," so called because their shape resembles a "B". This and other fascinating facts are illuminated for the grocer of Victorian America. Near fine. $250.

(Massachusetts) The People's Cook Book of Practical Receipts for Every-Day Dishes.


Illus. with numerous engraved ads for items sold at the department store of Flint & Barker.

Pictorial wrappers posing the question, "Do you keep house? If not, why not?" Worcester, Mass: Flint & Barker, c.1870-80's. Distributed as an advertising brochure by Flint & Barker, Housefurnishers, Worcester, Mass. Interspersed with numerous advertisements for Victorian furnishings.A bit of discoloration to wrappers, minor tape repairs to spine, else very good and quite scarce. $95.

Smith & Swinney. The House-keeper's Guide and Everybody's Hand-Book: Containing Five Hundred New and Valuable Recipes.


96 pp. Printed wrappers. Tenth Edition. Cincinnati: 1871.

Lacking rear wrapper, chipping to spine wrappers, else good - scarce in orig. wrappers, and with recipes for pickles, preserves, wines, cider, cordials, vinegars, etc. $45.

Plat, Hugh. Delights for Ladies.


Collected & edited by Violet & Hal W. Trovillion. Illus. from the 1609 edition. Gilt-lettered red cloth. Specially bound & printed for Carl P. Rollins. No. 33 of 279 copies Herrin, IL: Trovillion Private Press, 1939.

Signed by Violet Trovillion on limitation page & presentation page for Rollins. Rollins (1880–1960), was a Massachusetts printer, associated with the Yale University Press as typographic adviser, and distinguished for his simple design and period typography. This presentation copy seems to have a special page bound-in exclusively for him. Fading to spine, else about very good. $65. SOLD

(Pastry) Whitehead, Jessup. The American Pastry Cook: A Book of Perfected Receipts, for Making All Sorts of articles required of the Hotel Pastry Cook, Naker and Confectioner, especially adapted for Hotel and Steamboat use, and for Cafes and Fine Bakeries.


Gilt-lettered red cloth. Seventh Edition. Chicago: Jessup Whitehead, 1894.

Written for the use of American professional pastry cooks, with recipes for cooking in quantity specialties such as German Plum Pudding, Parker House Rolls, Virginia Beaten Biscuits, Rye-an'-Injun Bread, American Green Corn Pudding, Fried Pies, Peanut Candy, etc. Near fine. $60. SOLD

(Candy) Pease, Martin A. The Blue Book on Home Candy Making: Secrets of the Professional Candy Maker.

Pictorial blue wrappers. First Edition. Bloomington, IL: Pease, The Candy Man, 1923.

American candymaking really saw its heyday in the 1920’s, as this book exemplifies, with recipes and techniques for making Butterscotch, Apple Taffy, Cocoanut Brittle, Moonlight Kisses, Mexican Caramels, Oriental Punch, Horehound Candy, Hot Chocolate Syrup, etc. Very good. $50. SOLD

(Candy) Home Candy Makers. The Art of Home Candy Making.

Illus. from photographs. Flexible blue cloth printed in gold. Second Edition. Canton, OH: Home Candy Makers, 1909.

Recipes and candy-making techniques for sweets such as Turkish Nougat, Coffee Caramels, Fig Center Caramels, Sea Foam Popcorn (pistachio coloring is the key), how to work fondant, etc. With scarce errata notes laid in. Very good. $95. SOLD

(Candy) Richmond, Walter I. Candy Production: Methods and Formulas.

622 pp. Illus. with Easter Egg ideas. Gilt-lettered brown cloth. First Edition. Chicago: Manufacturing Confectioner, 1948.

Near fine, with hundreds of methods and recipes for making candies in large quantities for the retail trade, from mints to fudge to nougat and caramels, and everything in-between. Scarce. $120. SOLD

(Children's) Fryer, Jane Eayre. The Mary Frances Cook Book or Adventures Among the Kitchen People.

Illus. with color plates by Margaret Hays and Jane Allen Boyer. Blue cloth, pictorial cover label, jacket. First Edition. Philadelphia: John C. Winston, 1912.

This is the finest copy I've ever seen of this wonderful children's cook book, because the jacket (which is basically in tatters) has protected it all these years. Fantastic illustrations tell the story of Mary Frances and a lot of singing, dancing kitchen equipment. $200. SOLD

(Children’s) Judson, Clara Ingram. Child Life Cook Book.

Illus. with silhouette drawings by L.H.D. Pictorial boards. Chicago: Rand McNally, 1929.

An attractive period piece in terms of the aesthetics and the recipes presented for children to prepare (roast leg of lamb, for instance). Spot to front cover, else very good, with charming illustrations. $50. SOLD

(Children’s) Bell, Louis Price. Kitchen Fun.

Illus. in color. Picotiral boards. First Edition. Cleveland: Harter Publishing, 1932.

Ingredients and measurements are illustrated, making this a learning book for children. Rubbing to spine; joints cracking, else good, with wonderful cover illustration by Scottish artist Jessie Wilcox Smith. $45. SOLD

(Children’s) Waterman, Amy L. A Little Candy Book for a Little Girl.

Illus. with color frontis. by Harriet O’Brien. Pictorial Cloth. Boston: Page Company, 1926.

Candy was the one food the 1920’s had to recommend it, and recipes herein prove it: maple sugar popcorn balls, chocolate molasses peanut fudge, stuffed figs with walnuts, chocolate mints, cocoanut cakes, etc. Minor offset from old tape to front pastedown, else fine and bright. $75. SOLD

(Children’s) Johnson, Constance. When Mother Let Us Cook: A Book of Simple Receipts for Little Folk with Important Cooking Rules in Rhyme….

Illus. with drawings by A.B., incl. beautiful frontis. of a little girl putting bread in the oven. Pictorial cloth designed by the firm Decorative Designers (1895-1931). NY: Moffat, Yard, 1916.

Poppity Corn, Tapioca Pudding, Curlylocks Pudding, Peppermints, Brown Betty, etc. Near fine; scarce thus. $75. SOLD

Cowles, Florence A. 1001 Sandwiches.

Jacket. Boston: Little, Brown, 1944.

Very good, with wonderfully inventive recipes for sandwiches like Cucumber and Nasturtium Sandwich, Potato Chip and Olive Sandwich, Dandelion Sandwich, Hot Rabbit Sandwich, and (could I make this up?) Baked Bean and Orange Sandwich. $60.

Kirkland, Elizabeth Stansbury. Dora’s Housekeeping.

Illus. with frontis. drawing. Gilt-lettered, silver-stamped blue cloth. First Edition. Chicago: Jansen, McClurg, 1878.

Housekeeping tips written in prose, along with American recipes for pickled butternuts, boiled ham, pumpkin pie, rice cakes, green tomato preserves, hominy cakes, and a Thanksgiving feast. Spine ends & corners rubbed; joints starting, else very good. $85.

(Tea, Coffee, Sugar) Kirby, Mary & Elizabeth. Aunt Martha's Corner Cupboard: Stories About Tea, Coffee, Sugar, Rice, Etc.

60 wood engravings depicting the cultivation and processing of tea, sugar, rice and coffee. Pictorial blue cloth, silver-lettered spine. First Edition. Philadelphia: Henry Altemus, 1898.

Bitting p. 260. Inscribed, “Lloyd Veitch from Mama, June 7th, ‘98” on front pastedown. Minor rubbing to cover design, else near fine and bright and quite rare. $300. SOLD

(Wine) Husmann, George. The Cultivation of the Native Grape and Manufacture of American Wines.

Illus. with wood-engraved plates and engravings within the text, of grape varieties, pruning implements, vine training methods, etc. Gilt-lettered purple cloth. First Edition. NY: Geo. E. & F.W. Woodward, 1866.

Husmann (1827-1902) was a German immigrant who moved first to Missouri and then to Napa in the 1870’s, just as California winemaking was surpassing any other state. According to wine bibliographer James Gabler, he “became instrumental in the rejuvenation of the phylloxeria-ravaged vineyards of Europe when he supplied pest-resistant American vines as root stock for grafting the Old World grapes.” Sunning to spine, else very good. $250.

(Wine) Hedrick, U.P. Manual of American Grape-Growing.

Illus. from numerous photographs. Gilt-lettered pictorial blue cloth. First Edition. NY: Macmillan, 1919.

Near fine and bright, with an examination of the emerging American grape industry on the cusp of Prohibition. $75.

(Wine) Allen, J. Fisk. A Practical Treatise on the Culture and Treatment of the Grape Vine: embracing its History, with directions for its Treatment, in the United States of America, in the Open Air, and Under Glass Structures, with and without artificial heat.

Frontis. engraving of a grape vine arbor. Gilt-lettered blindstamped cloth. Third Edition, enlarged and revised. NY: C.M. Saxton, 1857.

Old stain from water damage to rear cover, coming through to last several pages, else good. $50.

Hoyt, J.K. The Romance of the Table, in Three Parts: Breakfast, Dinner, Tea.

445 pp. Engraved title page. Gilt-lettered & pictorially stamped beveled green cloth. First Edition. New Brunswick, NJ: Times Publishing, 1872.

Hoyt was the editor of the New Brunswick Times, and uses the approach of a novel to illustrate etiquette and hostess expectations in America post-Civil War. Small tears to cloth at spine head, else fine and bright. $200.

Thornwell, Emily. The American Cottage Cookery-Book; or, Housekeeping Made Easy, Pleasant and Economical in All its Departments.

247, [4] ad pp. Illus. with pictorial title page, plate depicting a cow and a sheep (with meat cuts delineated), and a few engravings within the text. Orig. half cloth & pictorial boards. Second Edition. NY: Livermore & Rudd, 1856. Cagle 745.

A book published specifically for American cooks, with recipes and instructions for rhubarb and gooseberry Pie (with pictures of each plant), how to make an old fowl tender, summer squash, fried cucumbers, pumpkin bread, buckwheat cakes, corn cakes, how to fatten oysters, salt pork, make raspberry vinegar and black currant lozenges, etc. Good only, with piece of cover paper torn away, rubbing and staining to both exterior and interior, but still, a very scarce, pre-Civil War book. The author also penned a tome titled, The Lady’s Guide to Perfect Gentility (1856). $300. SOLD

Elliott, R.N. Tea Room and Cafeteria Management.

Jacket. First Edition. Boston: Little Brown, 1927.

A darling book that was part of a series issued to managers of tea and lunch rooms advising them on everything from quantity recipes to costs and accounting. Foxing and short tears & chips to jacket, else fine in good but scarce jacket. $75.

(Ice Cream & Candy) Bell, William M. Wm. M. Bell's "Pilot": An Authorative Book on the Manufacture of Candies and Ice Creams.


Illus. from photographs. Cloth. First Edition. Chicago: 1911.

Peanut Brittle, Opera Stick, Molasses Mints, Hokey-Pokey Ice Cream, Cherry Ice, Vassar Fudge, Caramel Ice Cream - sweets of another era. Closed tear to one page, else very good. $45.

(Ice Cream) Kist Formula Book and Week-end Specials for Ice Creams, Ices and Sherbets.

Wrappers bound with brass tacks. First Edition. Chicago: Citrus Products Co., 1925.

A heavy emphasis falls on ices with citrus flavors, such as lime sherbet, "Kist" fruit salad, orange fruit nut ice cream, peach pineapple fruit ice, etc. A spill from ink affects rear wrapper, and a likely ice cream disaster has stained extremities of rear pages, else good. $30.

Battle Creek Sanitarium Health Food Co. Nature's Foods.


19 pp. Chromolithograph wrappers. First Edition. Battle Creek, MI: Battle Creek Sanitarium Health Food Co., 1899.

The Battle Creek Sanitarium in Battle Creek, Michigan, United States, was a health resort based on the health principles advocated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, most notably associated with John Harvey Kellogg. As Kellogg put it, they took the word "sanitorium", which back then was defined as an English term designating a health resort for invalid soldiers. "A change of two letters transformed 'sanatorium' to 'sanitarium', and a new word was added to the English language". Kellogg's went on to be one of America's most famous cereal companies. Fine. $60.

Hood's Cook Book. Nos. 1, 2, and 3. ● High Street Cook Book.


Printed wrappers. Lowell, MA: C.I. Hood & Co., 1885 & c.1880's. 4 vols. total.

C.I. Hood & Co. turned out an amazing variety of medicines, but the standard bearer, and mainstay of the company for over half a century, was Hood's Sarsaparilla. They were Lowell's claim to fame, and in 1882-1883, the company constructed a five-story building, known as Hood's Laboratory. It was continuously enlarged, and by the turn-of-the-century, the final building had a total floor area of 175,000 square feet, making it the largest building in the world dedicated to the manufacture and sale of patent medicine. This building contained an automatic bottling machine capable of filling 10,000 bottles a day. It also included eighteen tanks, in which sarsaparilla was prepared, which had a capacity of 420,000 bottles. Near fine. $75.

Hunt Bros. Company. Forty and Nine Fruit Desserts. 15 pp. S.F.: c.1915. ● Hunt's Supreme Quality: Forty and Nine Fruit Desserts. 14 pp. Hayward: c.1900.


Both in chromolithograph wrappers; first is fine, second very good. $45.

Sherwood, M.E.W. The Art of Entertaining.

Gilt-lettered blue cloth. First Edition. NY: Dodd, Mead, 1892.

How to entertain in the American home during the Victorian era. Etiquette leans on the European mode of doing things, but this is specifically written for the American hostess, with notes such as, "One pie we have which is national; it is that made of the pumpkin, and it is notoriously good. Also we may claim the squash pie and the sweet-potato pie, both of which merit the highest encomiums." A bit of rubbing to spine ends; rear joint starting, else near fine and bright. $95.

Larned, Linda Hull. The New Hostess of Today.

428 pp. Whimsical illustrations by Mary Cowles Clark. Pictorial cloth. First Edition. NY: Scribner's, 1913.

What to serve and how to serve it, for every meal and every occasion, with 1,975 recipes from soups to desserts of every kind. Fine; scarce in this condition and in first edition. $150. SOLD

Hill, Janet McKenzie. The Up-to-Date Waitress.


Illus. from photographs of tables, prepared dishes, appliances, uniforms, etc. Pictorial cloth. Boston: Little, Brown, 1911.

Hill was a prolific cookbook author, as well as editor of the Boston Cooking School Magazine during the early 1900's. This is a course book for female servants who presented food to the dining rooms of the master's house. After World War I, this position largely disappeared in New England and was still prevalent only in the South. Spine lettering faded away, ding to lower front corner, else very good. $75.



Corson, Juliet. Juliet Corson's New Family Cook Book.

Gilt-lettered brown cloth. First Edition. NY: George Munro, 1885.

"Roast quail with bread sauce," "stewed tripe, Creole style," ""roast duck with currant jelly," "New England ginger cookies," etc. Some fading to spine, else very good. $85.

Hogan, Lou Rand. The Gay Cookbook.

Jacket. Illus. with “campy cartoons” by David Costain. First “small format” Edition. NY: Bell Publishing, 1965.

Swish Steak, Fruit Salad, Meat Balls, and a variety of aphrodisiacs make this early gay, campy cookbook a lot of fun. Very good. $45. SOLD

Claire, Mabel. Shortcut Cookery.

Jacket. First Edition. NY: Greenberg, 1927.

For the modern woman, whose goal was to eliminate the "unnecessary labor of the kitchen." Chipping to jacket spine ends, darkening to jacket spine, else very good and bright. $45. SOLD

Ward Baking Co. Bread Facts.

A few illustrations in rear of the Ward Baking Company. Gilt-lettered boards, gilt-stamped wheat sheaf on cover. NY: Ward Baking Co., 1920.

The introduction proudly begins, “The American baking industry found itself during the war. The fundamental importance of bread as the main food, the lowest-price food, the food which contains more of the elements of nutrition needed in the daily diet of both young and old than any other single food of general consumption was proclaimed by government agencies in every country.” A few faint spots to front cover, slightly darker one to rear cover, else very good. $75.

Finck, Henry T. Food and Flavor: A Gastronomic Guide to Health and Good Living.

Illustrated by Charles Chapman. Gilt-lettered dec. green cloth. First Edition. NY: Century, 1913. p. 157.

The author claims that his is the first book in any language devoted to flavor rather than the nutritive aspects of food. Fine; scarce. $150.

Corson, Juliet. Family Living on $500 a Year: A Daily

Gilt-stamped & lettered green cloth. First Edition. NY: Harper, 1887.

Reference for Young and Inexperienced Housewives. How to save money and feed your family the best possible during the early years of your family. Near fine. $75. SOLD


A Practical Housekeeper. American Practical Cookery-Book; or, Housekeeping made easy, pleasant, and economical in all its departments, to which are added directions for setting out tables and giving entertainments directions for jointing, trussing, and carving and several hundred additional receipts.

319 pp. Illus. with frontis. engraving of a woman in her kitchen, and with a few plates showing meat and fruit, as well as engravings within the text. Blindstamped cloth, gilt-lettered spine. Philadelphia: J.W. Bradley, 1860.

Civil War-era American recipes for Liquorice Tea, Green Corn Pudding, Fried Eels, "Indian Method of Cooking Clams," Plum Porridge, Cured Hams, etc. Fading and discoloration to cloth; foxing, one plate lacking, still good. $125.

(Southern) Tyson, M.L. The Queen of the Kitchen: A Collection of Old Maryland Family Receipts for Cooking: Containing 1007 Practical and Useful Receipts, All of Which Have Been Tried and Approved, and Been in Use for Many Years.

412, [4] ad pp. Gilt-lettered blindstamped brown cloth. First Edition. Philadelphia: T.B. Peterson, 1874.

Later retitled as a "Collection of Southern Cooking Receipts", this was an important Reconstruction-era collection of Southern recipes: "Clingstone Peaches Pickled," "Dixie Soup," "Cuban Receipt for Chocolate," "Rice Waffles," "Barbacued Shad," boiled hominy, "Robert Lee Jelly Cake," etc. Old dampstaining to covers & interior pages (faint but present), chipping to cloth along spine with some pieces from lower 1/4, rubbing to corners, thus good only, but quite scarce. Among the most important cookbooks from the South. $600. SOLD

(Cocktails) A Book of Beverages, Being Recipes featured from those Housewives most Notable for their Skill in the Preparation of Choice & Delectable Beverages for Winter Nights and Summer Noons.

Cloth-backed dec. boards, printed cover label. Printed for the Colonel Timothy Bigelow Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution by the Merrymount Press. Worcester: 1904.

Colonial drink recipes, alcoholic and non, include Jim-Jams, Sasparilla Mead, Boston Punch, General Israel Putnam Punch, Horse’s Neck, Caudle Cup, and my personal favorite, Dog-Day Drink (lemon sherbet and soda water). Rubbing to extremities, particularly lower corners, else very good. $200.


(Cocktails) Horton, G.L. Beverages and Sandwiches for Your Husband’s Friends. By One Who Knows.

Silver-lettered green cloth. First Edition. NY: Brentano’s, 1893.

One would imagine the beverage section was more popular than the sandwich section, but you never know. Fin de siècle cocktail recipes include Columbian Punch (1893 was the year of Chicago’s Columbian Exposition), Fish House Punch, Colonial Punch, Tom and Jerry, Hot Scotch, Kentucky Toddy a la J.M.B., etc. Perhaps a Botargo Sandwich (made with bottarga!) matched wits with the Fish House Punch perfectly. Near fine. $150. SOLD

(Cocktails) Marshall, Jim. Jim Marshall’s Swinging Doors.

Illus. from photographs & drawings by Gerald Grace of American saloons. Jacket. First Edition. Seattle: Frank McCaffrey, 1949.

A great history of saloons and cocktails in America, from Colonial days to Prohibition, with important bibliography in rear. Near fine. $150.


(Confectionery) Leslie, Eliza. Seventy-Five Receipts for Pastry, Cakes, and Sweetmeats.

Pebbled cloth, gilt-lettered spine. Twentieth Edition. New York & Boston: C.S. Francis, c.1851.

Eliza Leslie (1787-1858) was a Philadelphia author known for her culinary and domestic guides. This was her first cookbook title, originally published in 1828. It was the first American cookbook devoted to pastry and confectionery, and was assembled with the purpose of circulating American recipes as opposed to imports from Europe. Her recipes included American fare: waffles, common gingerbread, cheesecake, Indian pound cake, Connecticut cake, Election cake, etc., as well as some strictly American savories such as preserved crab apples, pippins, and quince; pickled oysters, terrapin, ginger beer, etc. Many of the recipes have been attributed to a Mrs. Goodfellow, a former pupil of Miss Leslie’s. Minor chipping to spine head, else very good. $300.


Leslie, Eliza. The Behaviour Book: A Manual for Ladies.

[3]-310 pp. Elaborately gilt-tooled brown cloth, gilt-lettered spine, a.e.g. First Edition. Philadelphia: Willis P. Hazard, 1853.

Chipping away to some cloth along spine extremities; foxing, else very good, with instructions for young ladies on how to behave in every situation: on shipboard, while shopping, in referring to African American servants, when accepting visitors, whilst dining in hotels, and of course, in obligations to gentlemen. $200. SOLD


Leslie, Eliza. Directions for Cookery in its Various Branches.

[5]-468 pp. Illus. with 5 woodcuts of meat charts for venison, beef, mutton, pig and veal. Period calf, leather spine label. Third Edition, with improvements. Philadelphia: Carey & Hart, 1838.

According to Jan Longone in her piece about the author in the Oxford Companion to Food, “Miss Leslie’s most influential cookery book appeared in 1837, Directions for Cookery. It was the most popular cook-book of printed in America during the 19th century and was followed by several more cookery books.” Rubbing to calf along extremities; lacking free endpapers and possibly a half-title or frontispiece, else very good. $175.


Corson, Juliet. Cooking School Text Book and Housekeepers’ Guide to Cookery and Kitchen Management: An Explanation of the Principles of Domestic Economy Taught in the New York Cooking School.

Gilt-stamped brown cloth. Third Edition. NY: Orange Judd, 1879.

Divided into sections, including “Artisan” courses and “Plain cooks’” courses, which sounds a lot like our current-day dilemma. Very good. $75. SOLD

Croly, Mrs. J.C. Jennie June’s American Cookery Book.

Gilt-lettered brick cloth, pictorially stamped with game birds. NY: American New Co., 1874.

Includes a chapter on Jewish cookery, which is quite rare to see in an American cookbook of this age; purportedly from a Jewish housekeeper of New York, it contains recipes for stewed white fish, purim fritters, pickled cucumbers, and even a couple varieties of cupcakes. However, the last chapter is my favorite, as it is titled, “A Strong-Minded Woman’s Receipts.” A couple nice ephemeral items from the day laid-in. Chipping top spine ends and rubbing to corners, still about very good. $125.


(Wine) Annuaire des Marques et Appellations d'Origine des Vins, Eaux-de-Vie et Spiriteux de France

1941. 377 pp. Illus. with numerous color plates of maps of French wine regions, as well as other color ads, and wood engravings of wine labels and vineyard chateaux.

Gilt-lettered red cloth. Paris: Maurice Ponsot, 1941. Near fine, with beautiful, period-style color maps worthy of framing. Rare. $150. SOLD

Leslie, Eliza. Domestic French Cookery, Chiefly Translated from Sulpice Barué.

[5]-468 pp. Illus. with 5 woodcuts of meat charts for venison, beef, mutton, pig and veal. Period calf, leather spine label. Third Edition, with improvements. Philadelphia: Carey & Hart, 1838.

120 pp. Original boards, printed paper spine & cover labels. First Edition. Philadelphia: Carey & Hart, 1832. Following the success of Miss Leslie’s previous cookbook on American sweets, the author turned to French recipes from Monsieur Barué, who was the editor of a French classic called La Cuisiniere de la Campagne et de la Ville. Miss Leslie’s translation was so popular, it went through at least 6 printings in 23 years. A chapter of liqueurs is particularly charming, with recipes for rose cordial, quince cordial, and the like. Old marginal stains to pages, joints starting, else good. Scarce in first edition. $600.


Praga, Mrs. Alfred. Easy French Dishes for English Cooks.

Pictorial red cloth. First Edition. London: George Newnes, 1900.

A fin de siècle love song to France, with recipes for Timbale de Veau a la Royale, Mouton a la Palestine, Boudins de Volaille a la Supreme, etc. A bit of fading to spine, else very good. Charmant. $150.

Vicaire, Georges. Bibliographie Gastronomique: A Bibliography of Books Appertaining to Food and Drink and Related Subjects from the Beginning of Printing to 1890. Intro. by Andre Simon.

Jacket. London: Derek Verschoyle, 1954, Second edition after the first of 1890.

Small piece of jacket lacking from lower front panel, else fine in very good jacket. Intro. in English. $150.


Muckensturm, Louis. Louis' Every Woman's Cook Book.

Frontis. port. of the author. Gilt-stamped pictorial cloth. First Edition. Boston & NY: H.M. Caldwell, 1910.

A general cook book of predominantly European styled foods, with classic and fancy recipes, by the man who coined the term 'dry martini'. Beautiful Art Nouveau design, with blank pages for the hostess' remarks on her dinner parties (sadly bereft of any). A bit of darkening to extremities & spine, else very good. $120.


Beeton, Mrs. Beeton’s All About Cookery: A Collection of Practical Recipes, Arranged in Alphabetical Order and Fully

Illustrated. Illus. with wood engravings. Gilt-stamped pictorial green cloth. London: Ward, Lock & Taylor, c.1879.

There are so many wonderful things about this book, but perhaps my favorite is the personalized owner inscription about the cookbook on the half-title, dated 1879, Upper Assam (colonial India): “Never was any use to anybody as there is nothing out here!” Rubbing to spine ends; joints starting, else very good. $100.


Beeton, Mrs. Mrs. Beeton’s Every-Day Cookery.

752 pp. Illus. incl. bright chromolithograph plates & great ads in rear. Gilt-lettered pictorial cloth. New Edition. London: Ward Lock, 1907.

Large and lovely, with bright color plates of cheeses, fish, cakes, etc. Short tear to cloth at upper spine, else near fine & bright. $200.


Hibben, Sheila. American Regional Cookery.

Jacket. First Edition. Boston: Little Brown, 1946.

An important, early work on the particular foodways of different states. Like James Beard, Hibben was an early advocate of eating traditional, regional American foods made with fresh, local ingredients. Jacket fair, with upper pieces lacking (not affecting text); cloth very good. $75.


Bemelmans, Ludwig. Bemelmans’ New York: An Exhibition of Paintings by Ludwig Bemelmans arranged by the Museum of the City of New York with the assistance of the Hammer Galleries.

Illus. throughout, incl. color plates. Boards, orig. glassine. First Edition. NY: Museum of the City of NY: 1960.

The Bemelmans exhibition ran from Oct. 14, 1959 to Jan. 3, 1960. Rubbing to spine ends, else very good. $30.


(Colt Press) The Epicure in China: Eight Complete Chinese Epicurean Dinners. Intro. by Gwei-Djen Lu.

Illus. with drawings of Chinese porcelain by Lena Peters. Cloth-backed thick pictorial boards flecked with gilt. First Edition. San Francisco: Colt Press, 1939.

Minor rubbing to extremities, else near fine, with beautiful typography and authentic recipes including Diamondback Terrapin soup, Chinese mustard green soup, snow fungi in clear broth, a description of tea service, and some American standards like Chop Suey. $120. SOLD

(Thailand) Cook Book Bangkok.

Illus. with drawings and local ads. Cloth-backed dec. yellow and green boards. [Bangkok: YMCA, c.1965].

Printed in Thai and English, with 225 pages of American and Southeast Asian recipes. Very good. $75.


Lamb, Charles. Dissertation Upon a Roast Pig.

Illus. with drawings by L.J. Bridgman. Half cloth & dec. boards, dec. in gilt with beautiful and bright decoration showing the smell of roast pork wafting into an American home.. Boston: D. Lothrop, 1888.

The story of how roast pig and crackling were "discovered" in China by swineherd "Ho-Ti and his son "Bo-Bo". A bit of rubbing to extremities, else near fine. $75.


Meek, Marcellus W. A Modern Manual of Rabbit and Hare Cookery.

Illus. from photographs. Cloth. First Edition. Montebello, CA: Reliable Fur Industries, [1944].

International recipes for California braised rabbit, stuffed rabbit pancake rolls, Bengal curry of rabbit, Honduras rabbit, rabbit stew – Panama, Pennsylvania rabbit scrapple with poached eggs, and even rabbit club sandwiches. Zounds! Fine. $75.


(Jewish) [Kramer, Bertha F.]. Aunt Babette’s” Cook Book.

Foreign and Domestic Receipts for the Household. Black cloth. Ninth Edition. Cincinnati: Bloch Publishing, 1893.

Bloch Publishing is noted for a series of long-running Jewish cookbooks that were highly influential in the development of American-Jewish cuisine. “Aunt Babette’s” Cook Book was first published in 1889 and was the first truly successful American Jewish cookbook. Along with traditional Jewish recipes for kraut kugel, geroestete fervelchen (egg barley), hasenpfeffer (spiced rabbit), bundt cake, etc., it contained an extensive selection of recipes for treyf (non-Kosher) ingredients such as pork, oysters, and shellfish, and in this and other ways reflected its roots in the assimilationist tendencies of the 19th-century Reform Jewish movement. After many years of success, in 1918, Bloch replaced “Aunt Babette’s” Cook Book with a more Kosher-observant successor, Florence Kreisler Greenbaum’s The International Jewish Cook Book. Binding a bit scratched, but generally very good and tight; scarce. $150. SOLD

Bosson, M.B. Aunt Mena’s Recipe Book.

Frontis. port. of Aunt Mena. Gilt-lettered reddish cloth, dec. in black. First Edition. Philadelphia: National Baptist, 1888.

Philadelphia was the home in the late 19th century of famed cooking instructor Mrs. Sarah Rorer, so the city had a reputation for excellent cookbooks to uphold. Herein are recipes for truffled turkey, Boston brown hash, Kane City scrapple, green corn omelet, Quahaug cakes, Astor House rolls, Catskill Mountain pudding, strawberry shortcake, etc. Very good. $ 200.


Fuller, Andrew S. The Illustrated Strawberry Culturist: Containing the History, Sexuality, Field and Garden Culture of Strawberries….

Illus. with engravings. Gilt-lettered flexible cloth. NY: Orange Judd, 1895.

Near fine, with descriptions of all the bygone varieties of American strawberries, which should be revived for their names alone: Black Defiance, Brooklyn Scarlet, Old Iron Clad, etc. $95.


(Preserves) Parloa, Maria. Canned Fruit, Preserves and Jellies: Household Methods of Preparation.

Cloth. First Editon. Akron: Saalfield, 1917.

A WWI canning guide, published during a time of rationing and saving, with chapters on bacteria, yeasts, fermentation, preserving fruit for market, fruit purees, marmalades, etc. Very good. $75. SOLD

Harland, Marion. The Comfort of Cooking and Heating by Gas.

Illus. with drawings of various rooms in the house being heated by gas. Gold wrappers printed in red. First Edition. NY: William Crane, 1898.

325 recipes by Harland, and illustrations showing the benefits of comfort through gas heating in each room of the house. Very good. $45.


Harland, Marion. The Art of Cooking by Gas.

Illus. with numerous ads for gas ranges, curling irons, laundry heaters, hot water tanks, radiators, etc. Pictorial wrappers. First Edition. NY: William M. Crane, 1897.

The first gas stoves were developed as early as the 1820s, but these remained isolated experiments. James Sharp patented a gas stove in Northampton, England in 1826 and opened a gas stove factory in 1836. At the Great Exhibition in London in 1851, a gas stove was shown, but only in the 1880s did this technology start to become a commercial success as the gas pipe network began to grow. Very good. $80.


[Andrews, Julia C.]. Breakfast, Dinner and Tea: Viewed Classically, Poetically, and Practically. Containing Numerous Curious Dishes and Feasts of All Times and All Countries. Besides Three Hundred Modern Receipts.

Gilt-lettered pebbled brown cloth, a.e.g. First Edition. NY: D. Appleton, 1859. Axford, p. 43; Cagle AMERICAN, 44; Lowenstein 771; Wheaton & Kelly 158; cf. Bitting, p. 523, for a later 1868 edition.

Wonderful American fare: pickled nasturtiums, strawberry shortcake, lobster salad, green tomatoes (called “higdom”), as well as an impressive drinks section: parsnip wine, ginger beer, buttered ale, egg flip, an lengthy description of drinking cups, etc. Chipping to spine foot, else very good. $200.


Beecher, Catherine E. A Treatise on Domestic Economy, for the Use of Young Ladies at Home, and at School.

Cloth, gilt-lettered spine. Revised Edition. NY: Harper, 1850.

Originally published in 1842, this mid-century printing features advice on childrearing, nutrition, the responsibilities and difficulties presented to the American woman; the study of domestic economy in school; health; etiquette; the importance of the woman's role in society and in the home; housework and household amenities; sewing; gardening; more. Fading to spine, else very good. $95.


Corson, Juliet. Every Day Cookery, Table Talk and Hints for the Laundry.

96 pp., with ads in rear and catalog of kitchen equipment from the Adams & Westlake Mfg. Co. in front. Orig. printed wrappers. Chicago: Adams & Westlake, 1884.

Corson was the Superintendent of the New York School of Cookery. Recipes for American fare such as stewed lobster, boiled green corn, succotash, sliced apple pie, squash pie, etc. Scarce. $250.


Corson, Juliet. Fifteen Cent Dinners for Workingmen's Families.

Orig. printed wrappers. NY: 1877-8.

A warning on the front wrapper reads, "All persons are cautioned not to pay for this book. This edition of 50,000 copies is published for free circulation only." The paragraph on the benefits of beer for nursing women is particularly illuminating. In 1876 she founded the New York Cooking School, open to rich and poor, charging tuition on a sliding scale so that no one would be turned away. Fine - quite scarce. $350.


Corson, Julia. Miss Corson’s Cooking Manual or Practical Directions for Economical Every-Day Cookery.

Cloth. First Edition. NY: Dodd, Mead, 1877.

A bit of discoloration to lower front cover; faint damstaining to endpapers, else very good, with recipes for jugged hare, sheep’s tongues with spinach, mushroom pudding, and other hearty fare. $75.

Ward, Artemas. The Grocer's Encyclopedia: A Compendium of Useful Information Concerning Foods of All Kinds.

747 pp. Profusely illus. from photographs & drawings. Large format, 3/4 morocco & gilt-lettered cloth, gilt-lettered spine, t.e.g. NY: Artemas Ward, 1911.

A massive tome that shows all there was to know about food in American grocery stores just before WWI. Rubbing to spine ends & corners, else very good - an amazingly thorough and important work. $150.


Edwords, Clarence E. Bohemian San Francisco.

Illus. with sepia photographs of San Francisco restaurants, incl. tipped-in frontis. of Miegs' Wharf. Gilt-stamped pictorial buckram. First Edition. San Francisco: Paul Elder, 1914.

Fine condition, with wonderful descriptions of the San Francisco restaurant scene from the Gold Rush days through the 1906 earthquake and up to 1914. $150.


Shute, Miss T.S. The American Housewife Cook Book, Parts I & II.

Interleaved with lined blank memoranda pages, as issued. Gilt-stamped pebbled cloth, gilt-lettered spine. First Edition. Philadelphia: George Lewis & Menzies, 1879.

Lewis & Menzies were makers of Lye, baking powder, caustic potash etc. Dampstaining to first several pages; joints cracking, , still very good with recipes for regional specialties such as Watermelon Cake, Indian Meal Doughnuts, Quince Cordial, Clam Fritters, A Mongrel Goose, etc. Also with many lines of advice for household help, such as “A Substitute for a Strong Drink,” “Resuscitation of Apparently Drowned Persons,” “Remedy for Bad Breath,” “How to Buy Poultry,” etc. $175.


Parloa, Maria. First Principles of Household Management and Cookery: A Text-Book for Schools and Families.

Illus. with engraved vignettes. Cloth. New & Enlarged Edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1888.

Inscribed & signed by Parloa on front free endpaper, dated 1898. A bit of rubbing to spine ends, else very good, with scarce inscription for one of America’s most famous cooking instructors. $250.


Abell, Mrs. L. G. The Skilful Housewife's Book or Complete Guide to Domestic Cookery. Taste, Comfort, and Economy Embracing 659 Receipts, Pertaining to Household Duties, Gardening Flowers, Birds, Plants, Etc.

Gilt-stamped & lettered lilac cloth. First Edition. NY: D. Newell, 1846.

Recipes and advice for the pre-Civil War household: codfish cakes, frying ham, clam griddles, typhus fever, politeness, temper, etc. Sunning to spine, else very good. $200.


Brown, Susan Anna. The Book of Forty Puddings.

Cloth-backed chromolithograph boards. NY: Scribner's, 1882.

Extremely simple, charming recipes. Here's one for Lemon Cream Pudding: "Beat the yolks of four eggs, with four tablespoons of sugar; add the juice and grated rind of one large lemon and two tablespoons of hot water. Simmer until it thickens, then remove from the fire, and stir in the whites of four eggs, beaten stiff with two tablespoons of sugar. Eat cold." A 19th century American dessert recipe that still holds up today as a light, wonderful dessert. Scratches to covers, paper loss to one spot on front cover, else very good. $50.


Tompkins, Harriet V. Thirty Soups for Thirty Days.

Oblong cloth-backed printed boards. First Edition. White Plains: Published by the author, 1890.

Regional soup recipes include Gumbo Soup, Mock Turtle Soup, Queen’s Soup, Brunswick Soup, etc. Rubbing to extremities, else very good; scarce. $200.


(Iowa) Shankland, Mrs. E.R. The Matron’s Household Manual.

Gilt-lettered cloth. First Edition. Dubuque: Palmer Winall, 1875.

A scarce early Iowa cookbook, one of the first two published in the state. A few period manuscript recipes written in pencil to blank pages created for that purpose, for “Inter-Ocean Gems” and “Inter-Ocean Cakes” (one wonders if the owner of the book wrote these while traveling by ship?). Printed recipes for Apple Dumplings, Corn Bread, Chicken Pie, How Slaw, Currant Ctsup, and other Midwest specialties. Culinary Americana 1044. Rubbing to cloth, still about very good. $500.


(Iowa) Shankland, Mrs. E.R. & Sue Hetherington. The Matron’s Household Manual: A Revised and Improved Edition, Prepared Especially for the “Centennial.”

Gilt-lettered blindstamped light purple cloth. First Edition. Dubuque: Palmer Winall, 1876.

An expanded edition of one of the first cookbooks published in Iowa, with recipes for fancies such as Floating Island, Peach Meringue, Bride Cake, Sweet Apple Pickles, etc. A few contemporary pencil notes to margins, else very good and bright. $300.


Ewing, Emma P. Cooking and Castle Building.

Brick cloth, gilt-lettered spine. First Edition. Boston: James Osgood, 1880.

Written completely in conversational prose, with American recipes for strawberry shortcake, boiled dandelion, apple pie, spiced damson, Maryland biscuit, corn dodgers, etc. Bitting p.150. Fine. $90. SOLD

Brown, Susanna. The Invalid’s Tea Tray.

Chromolithograph square boards. First Edition. Boston: James Osgood, 1885.

The invalid’s diet was varied, yet unifyingly off-putting: Barley Soup, Raw Beef Diet, Water Gruel, Beef Tea with Oatmeal, Chicken Jelly, and Shells (water boiled with seashells), etc. Lesson: Don’t get sick. Rubbing to extremities, else about very good. $75.


(Confectionery) Sperry Flour Co. Cake, Bread, Pastry.

Illus. with numerous drawings. Pictorial embossed wrappers. First Edition. San Francisco: Sperry Flour Co., c.1910.

Wonderful illustrations typical of the “Gibson Girl” days accompany recipes from local San Francisco restaurateurs, like Brioches a la Francaise from Charles Schmitt of the Old Poodle Dog, St. Francis Bread from Victor Hirtzler of the St. Francis Hotel, etc. Fine. $50. SOLD

(Colorado) Norton, Caroline Trask. The Rocky Mountain Cook Book for High Altitude Cooking.

Green cloth. First Edition. Denver: Caroline Trask Norton, 1903.

Flaking to white lettering on cover, some spots to cloth, else very good, with recipes for breads, pies, ices, etc. all catering to the high altitude cook. $125. SOLD

Alcott, William A. The Young House-keeper or Thoughts on Food and Cookery.

Brown cloth, gilt-lettered spine. Fifth Edition. Boston: George W. Light, 1842..

Pre-Civil War cookbook which has chapters on various foodstuffs such as rice, apples, milk, the strawberry, food from rye, food from wheat, etc., with history and descriptions as well as recipes. Includes the final chapter not included in earlier editions, "Recipes for Plain Cooking". Lacking front free endpaper, else very good. $120.


Madsen, Barbara, et al.: The Committee to Write the Cookbook. The Watergate Cookbook (Or, Who’s in the Soup).

Pictorial wrappers. First Edition. Boston: New Lone Star Press, 1973.

Agnew’s Privileged Pheasant, Haleman’s Sour Kraut, Creep Stew, and Nixon’s Perfectly Clear Consommé are among the hilarious and rightly cynical recipes herein. Near fine. $20.


Wheelock, Mrs. T.B. Salads.

Pictorial wrappers. First Edition. St. Paul, MN: Mrs. T.B. Wheelock, 1910.

Just before salads took a turn for the disgusting (c.1920), the salad of 1910 was a bit more natural: Clover Leaf Salad, Date & Almond Salad, Bohemian Salad, etc. Wear to wrappers along spine, else good though fragile. $40. SOLD


(Massachusetts) Board of Managers, Esther C. Mack Industrial School, eds. What Salem Dames Cooked: Being a Choice Collection of Recipes wherein is shewn how the Delectable Practice of the Salem Dames from the year 1683, to 1730, until 1800 and 1900, may be restored with pleasure to those desirious of experiencing the Delights of their Cookery....

Pictorial stiff wrappers designed by Ross Turner. Salem, MA: Stetson Press, 1920.

Faint spot to upper front wrapper, and a few page margins, else very good, with elegant typography in 17th c. font. $60.


(New Mexico) Gilbert, Fabiola Cabeza de Baca. The Good Live" New Mexican Food. Designed by Merle Armitage.

Illus. with drawings by Gerri Chandler. Yellow & red jacket. Printed by Progress-Bulletin. First Edition. Santa Fe: San Vicente Foundation, 1949.

Inscribed & signed by Gilbert on half-title. An early cookbook of native Southwestern dishes such as Tortillas de Nixtamal (lime tortillas), gallina rellena, goat (from butchering to cooking, corn of every color imaginable, and forageables like wild mountain parsnip, yerba de la negrita, yucca root, etc. Gorgeous typography by Armitage. Fine. $200.


(New Jersey) The Twentieth Century Cook Book: A Collection of Reliable Recipes.

Illus. with local ads. Cloth-backed wrappers. First Edition. Jersey City, NJ: Ladies of the Lafayette M.E. Church, c.1890’s.

Recipes from Jersey City residents for Green Tomato Pickles, Railroad Pudding, Marsh Mallow Cake, White Cream Taffy, etc., as well as helpful advice such as keeping a jar of vinegar on the back of the stove to absorb odors when making sauerkraut. Cloth mostly worn away from spine, a few spots to covers, else good and scarce; an early New Jersey imprint. $200.


(Pennsylvania Dutch) Thomas, Edith M. Mary at the Farm and Book of Recipes, Compiled during her Visit Among the “Pennsylvania Germans.”

Illus. from photographs of Pennsylvania Dutch country. Gilt-lettered brown cloth. Second Edition. Harrisburg: Evangelical Press, 1928.

Inscribed and signed by the author to Martha Van Rensselaer. Rensselaer (1864 –1932) was a founding co-director of Cornell University’s New York State College of Home Economics, now the New York State College of Human Ecology, and served as an educator and leading proponent of applying science to improve the quality of life in the home. She called this new field “domestic science,” using rigorous scientific research to understand and improve many key aspects of homemaking. A near fine copy of a scarce work on the subject. $120.


(Doisneau, Robert). De Vilmorin, Louise. Cognac.

Illus. with 30 black & white photographs by Robert Doisneau, and 4 tipped-inn color photos by him. Large square quarto. First Edition. Paris: Remy Martin, 1962.

Fine condition – rare. Dedicated to the promotion of the Remy Martin Cognac. $250.

(Confectionery) Kirkland, John. The Modern Baker, Confectioner and Caterer: A Practical and Scientific Work for the Baking and Allied Trades.

6 vols. Illus. profusely from photographs & drawings, incl. color frontispieces of confectioner's shops, cakes, famous pastry-makers, etc. Art Nouveau-dec. cloth. First Edition. London: Gresham, 1907.

An amazing and important work on everything about the confectionery and pastry trade in Victorian England, from sugarwork to shop interiors to laws binding the industry and equipment used. Very good - a lovely set. $600. SOLD

Beecher, Catharine Esther. Miss Beecher’s Domestic Receipt Book. Designed as a Supplement to her Treatise on Domestic Economy.

Illus. with some meat cuts. Cloth, gilt-lettered spine. Third Edition. NY: Harper, 1851.

This volume covers foods and temperance drink, styles of living, table setting and many other domestic matters. Originally published in 1846, it gives recipes for rice griddle cakes, royal crumpets, sassafras jelly, pickled nasturtiums, codfish relish, mutton hash, mock turtle soup, and much more. Readers also learn how to cut up a hog, make "crayons" for blackboards, and prepare tables for dinner parties. Insect damage to front flyleaves & front pastedown, old recipe for soap mounted to front pastedown, else about very good. $125.

(Japanese) Yamada, K. & S. Shibuya. The Sense of Cooking: Talks on Culinary Arts.

Illus. with wood engravings, folding calligraphic plates, and from photographs. Green cloth, gilt-lettetered spine. N.p.: c.1915.

Rear joint cracked, else very good, with over 500 pages of recipes and cooking instructions in English & Japanese. $60. SOLD

(Massachusetts) Knight, Mrs. S.G. Tit-Bits; or, How to Prepare a Nice Dish at a Moderate Expense.

Gilt-lettered pebbled cloth. Second Edition. Boston: Crosby & Ainsworth, 1865.

First published the previous year, this cookbook was particularly patriotic to the state in which it was published, perhaps because of the Civil War raging at the time. Recipe names such as Salem Pudding, Marblehead Preserved Peach, Cambridge Cup Cake, Boston Cold Slaw, are buffeted by a few other Northeast specialties (Philadelphia Oyster Ketchup, Maryland Stewed Oysters, etc.), as well as numerous recipes named after the women who made them famous: Mrs. Glover’s Currant Jelly, Mrs. Eaton’s Trifle, Miss Hull’s Marble Cake, etc. A remarkable cookbook for its time in preserving so many heritage Massachusetts recipes. Chipping to spine ends, else very good. $195. SOLD

Ewing, Mrs. Emma P. Cookery Manuals.

No. 2: Bread and Bread Making. Chicago: Fairbanks, Palmer, 1883. * No. #: Salad and Salad Making. Chicago: Fairbanks, Palmer, 1884. * No. 4: Vegetables and Vegetable Cooking. Chicago: Fairbanks, Palmer, 1888.

All three in orig. Cloth-backed printed wrappers. * Cookery Manuals. Cloth. Lafayette, IN: Spring-Emerson Stationery Co., 1892. Ewing was the superintendent of the Chicago Training School of Cookery, and the first book in a series of 4, on soups and soup-making, is the only volume missing. However, its contents is included (with all the others) in the 1892 edition of Cookery Manuals. All very good; scarce together. $300 the set.

Sanderson, J.M. The Complete Cook: Plain and Practical Directions for Cooking and Housekeeping; with upwards of Seven Hundred Receipts.

196 pp. Printed wrappers. Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1846.

Originally published in 1843, with chapters on carving, clarifying, pies, tarts and puffs, salting, butcher’s meats, etc. Rear wrapper lacking, curling to lower corners of first several pages, still about very good and scarce in original wrappers. $150.

(Corn) Rorer, Mrs. Sarah T. Recipes Used in Illinois Corn Exhibit Model Kitchen, Woman’s Building, Columbian Exposition, Chicago,

1893. 16 pp. Pictorial wrappers. First Edition. Chicago: Illinois Women’s Exposition Board, 1893.

Corn recipes include several for Zuni Breads, as well as Southern Rice Bread, Philadelphia Scapple, Hominy Grits Croquettes (a few versions!), etc. Fine. $40. SOLD

(Coconut) Rorer, Mrs. Sarah T. & Alice Cary Waterman. Delicious Desserts

16 pp. Pictorial wrappers., chromolithograph ad for Dunham’s Original Shred Cocoanut on rear wrapper. N.p.: c.1890.

Very good, with all coconut dessert recipes. $40.


Rorer, Mrs. Sarah T.

Bread and Bread-Making: How to Make Many Varieties Easily and with the Best Results. Cloth. SIGNED. 1899. $75. SOLD * Left Overs: How to Transform Them into Palatable and Wholesome Dishes. Cloth. SIGNED. 1898. $75. * New Salads: For Dinners, Luncheons, Suppers and Receptions. With a Group of Odd Salads and Some Ceylon Salads. Jacket. SIGNED. 1897. $150. All three are in near fine condition, scarce signed, and with lovely, simple vignettes.


BUY Left Overs


BUY New Salads



Rorer, Mrs. Sarah T. Question and Class Book of the Philadelphia Cooking School., 1525 Chestnut Street.

Cloth. First Edition. Philadelphia: George H. Buchanan, 1887.

Pop Quiz: “Which is best for cooking, large or small coal?”; “Why are potatoes heavy and sodden if not boiled?”; “Give the chemical composition of the onion.”; “What is the edible part of frogs?” Tough questions from the doyenne of cooking classes. Very good condition. $120.


Cummings, Richard O. The American Ice Harvest: A Historical Study in Technology, 1800-1918.

Jacket. First Edition. Berkeley: UC Press, 1949. A scarce volume on the history of ice in America – a fascinating look at developing technologies to cut and store ice. Fine. $75. SOLD

Lincoln, Mrs. D.A. Boston School Kitchen Text-Book: Lessons in Cooking for the Use of Classes in Public and Industrial Schools.

JCloth-backed chromolithograph boards. First Edition. Boston: Roberts Bros., 1887.

Mary Johnson Bailey Lincoln (July 8, 1844 – December 2, 1921) was an influential Boston cooking teacher and cookbook author. She used Mrs. D.A. Lincoln as her professional name during her husband's lifetime and in her published works; after his death, she used Mary J. Lincoln. Considered one the pioneers of the Domestic Science movement in the United States, she was among the very first to use precise measurements in her recipes, and to address the scientific and nutritional basis of food preparation. Rubbing to corners, paper loss to rear cover, still very good; the scarce first edition. $500.


(Blank Recipe Book) The Manuscript Receipt Book and Household Treasury.

Illus. with woodcut vignettes and elaborate title page. Gilt-dec. brown cloth. Philadelphia: Claxton, Remsen & Haffelfinger, 1870.

I cannot emphasize how fabulous this book is. Filled with blank, lined pages for manuscript recipes, the chapter headings (Oysters, Plain Sweet Cakes, Potting & Collaring, etc.) are wonderful, with each beginning chapter page illustrated with a typical 1870-style typographical design. Fraying to spine ends; front joint cracked, free endpapers worn, still about very good and solid. $200.


Scott, Natalie. Mexican Cook-Book: Mexican Dishes for American Kitchens.

Illus. with pochoir images in indigo & brown by Enrique Alvarez. Jacket. Mexico City: 1955.

Inscribed and SIGNED by Scott on title page. Fine and bright, with gorgeous images and authentic Mexican & Mexican-Indian recipes such as Platanos al Horno, Picadillo Nataltepec, Gallina en Nogada, Horchata and other drinks, etc. $150. SOLD

Kegler, Henri. Fancy Salads of the Big Hotels.

Half cloth & boards. Fourth Printing, revised. NY: Hotel Industry, 1923.

Salads of the 1920's were what I humbly consider to be the nadir of salad inventions, and this little gem shows why: Mellon (lettuce, pineapple, grapefruit, orange, celery, walnuts, paprika, sour cream); Florida (lettuce, banana, grapefruit, celery, mayonnaise); Apple Surprise a la Ritz (you know what? Don't even ask. Suffice it to say it has whipped cream). Very good. $45.


Springsteed, Anne Frances. The Expert Waitress: A Manual for the Pantry, Kitchen, and Dining-Room.

Pictorial cloth. NY: Harper & Bros., 1901.

An excellent manual for the late-Victorian female servant on food service within the home, including cleaning silver, carving, pantry care, and all mealtime expectations. The owner has diligently pencilled her own thoughts in the margins, adding to the fabulousness of this little gem. Smudge to front cover, else near fine. $75. SOLD

Allen, Mrs. Ida Bailey. For the Bride: Helpful Hints, Practical Suggestions and Valuable Records.

Illus. with drawings on blank pages intended for manuscript recipes, photographs and numerous ads for products the new bride would need, like electricity. Pictorial boards. Chicago: Reuben H. Donnelley, 1923.

One suspects this was not the happiest of marriages, as only the couple's names, along with their reverend, are filled out. Very good. $65.


Rhodes, Susie Root & Grace P. Hopkins. The Economy Administration Cook Book.

Illus. from photographs of the White House, President Wilson's manuscript recipes, prominent ladies of Washington during the Wilson administration, etc. Cloth-backed pictorial boards. NY: Syndicate Publishing, 1913.

Recipes from wives of congressmen, senators, and of course, the vice president and president, as well as of ambassadors, attaches, et al. Mrs. John Hollis Bankhead (Senator, Alabama) offers her Roast Quail, Reed or Sora Birds recipe, while Mrs. Josephus Daniels (wife of the Secretary of the Navy) instructs the reader on North Carolina Fruit Cake. A bit of paper loss to upper front cover, else very good. $80.


(Jewish - Oregon) Council of Jewish Women. The Neighborhood Cook Book.

Illus. with local ads for Jewish businesses and a photo of the Neighborhood House, the settlement center of the Portland section at 2nd and Wood Sts. White boards printed in black. Second Edition. Portland, OR: 1914.

Originally published two years earlier, this contains familiar favorites for Portland's Jewish population, including herring, gefilte fish, scharfe fish, goose liver patties, etc., but also with seasonality charts for fish and game, with recipes for prairie chicken, wild duck, pheasant, etc. White rubbing off of boards at extremities, else very good. $120.


Chafing Dish Book.

Printed in red & black. Flexible red cloth. First Edition. Providence, RI: Livermore & Knight, 1899.

The chafing dish was a revelation to many cooks in the late 19th century, and herein are American recipes for Lobster New Orleans Style, Stewed Little Neck Clams, Salme of Grouse, Boston Rarebit, etc. Fine; charming. $40.


Welch, Deshler. The Bachelor and the Chafing Dish, with a Dissertation on Chums.

Illus. by Francis Day & George Halm. Silver-stamped pictorial cloth. First Edition. NY & Chicago: F. Tennyson Neely, 1896.

Recipes from "bon vivants in clubs, yachting circles, Army and Navy..." A true 19th c. American bachelor's delight, with military chafing-dish camp recipes (chafed duck, spring chicken, Commodore Gerry Crab, turtle steak a la Henry Guy Carleton), sayings of Savarin, odes to the fairer sex, etc. Very good and bright. $60.


(Chafing Dish) Recipes for the Sutterley Chafing Dish.

Illus. with wood engravings of a huge variety of chafing dishes. Pictorial wrappers. Philadelphia: G.T. Sutterley & Co., 1894.

Chafing dish cookbooks of the late 19th c. seem to have a plethora of American recipes for heritage foods, and this is no exception. Oysters a la Creole, Lobster a la Newberg (with fascinating creation history), Deviled Soft-shell Crabs, Blanquette of Partridge, etc. Very good. $30.


Huntington, Emily. The Kitchen Garden; or, Object Lessons in Household Work. Including Songs, Plays, Exercises, and Games, illustrating household occupations.

No. 92 of 250 copies. Illus. with drawings & music by Frederic Vors. Gilt-stamped pictorial red cloth, bevelled edges, a.e.g. N.Y.: 1878.

Table setting, moulding pastries, dish-washing, and other household chores (a whole chapter on bed-making; now I could have used that!). Chipping to spine ends, else very good & bright. $120.


Huntington, Emily. The Cooking Garden: A Systemized Course of Cooking for Pupils of All Ages.

No. 156 of 250 copies. Illus. with drawings & music by Jessie Shepherd . Gilt-stamped pictorial tan cloth, bevelled edges, a.e.g. N.Y.: 1878.

Lessons on cooking, kitchen utensils, bills of fare, dough-rolling, custard-making, etc. Chipping to spine ends, a bit of running to corners, else very good. $120.


(Midwest) The Country Kitchen, Revised and Enlarged: The Farmer Recipe Book.

Red cloth. St. Paul, MN: Webb Publishing, 1903.

"Every recipe contributed by a farmer's wife, mother or daughter." Originally published in 1897, with recipes from the Heartland: Mrs. Polka's Fried Salsify, Green Corn on the Ear, Cicile Johnson's Housewife's Cake, Green Pepper Catsup, Pickled Pork, Stewed Prairie Chicken, and numerous German recipes, which would have appealed to the large population of residents and immigrants. Old owner's name from North Dakota to front free endpaper. Joints cracked, still about very good. $45.


Lincoln, Mrs. D.A. Carving and Serving.

Cloth-backed pictorial boards. Boston: Little, Brown, 1906.

Instructions on craving all kinds of meat, fish & fowl, including pigeons, mutton, rib roast, turkey, etc., with notes on utensils and a few recipes as well. Fine. $95.


Rice, Louise. Dainty Dishes from Foreign Lands.

Gilt-lettered & dec. maroon cloth. First Edition. Chicago: Library Shelf, 1909.

Dishes deemed dainty, and foreign, include Resotto [sic], Gaspacho, Chinese Chop Suey, etc. Fine. $60.


(Hawaii) Bazore, Katherine. Hawaiian and Pacific Foods: A Cookbook of Culinary Customs and Recipes.

Jacket. First Edition Thus. NY: Gramercy Publishing, 1947.

From the jacket flap: "The new nearness of all parts of the world has made the delicious foods of the Hawaiian and other Pacific Islands more appreciated today than ever before." Very good and bright. $45. SOLD

(Hawaii) Alexander, Helen. The Helen Alexander Hawaiian Cook Book.

Jacket. Honolulu: Hawaiian Service, 1947.

Pineapple cheesecake, ulua cutlets, lobster Lanikai, almond tea cake, and much more! A bit of chipping to jacket spine ends, else near fine - a lovely copy. $75.


(Hawaii) Ladies' Society of Central Union Church, eds. Hawaiian Cook Book.

Original flexible cloth. Fifth Edition. Honolulu: Hawaiian Gazette, 1909. Originally published in 1882,

the recipes, according to editor Ellen McCully, were "mainly contributed by the ladies of Oahu and the other Islands..." Some unusual recipes include "Soupe de Corbeaux", which calls for two mynah birds to be roasted and ground, then served on fried toast slices. A highly unusual contribution for the period is "A Hawaiian Feast." "Ahaaina" or more commonly called "Luau." This contribution from Miss Louisa Brickwood and daughters gives directions for preparing and serving a luau. Bookplate of the collection of Mrs. Thomas Scruggs & Margaret Cook, whose cookbook collection was quite famous. Front joint cracked, a few ads & blank pages torn out, else good. $350.


(Pacific Islands) Hamilton, Lucy. A Recipe Book for Pacific Islanders.

Pictorial wrappers. London: Macmillan, 1957.

Hamilton was a dietician for the Dept. of Public Health in Papua and New Guinea. Her recipes are Pacific and western, but realistic for the ingredients available in Melanesia: dried beans, green pawpaw, breadfruit, bananas, guavas, sea eggs, etc. but unspecific fish, meat, and fowl (with instructions to cook them in a variety of coconut milk, peanut milk, and soya-bean milk). Near fine. $45.


Kander, Mrs. Simon. Thirty Picked Recipes.

16 pp. Illus. with ads in rear for Nesco Granite-ware. Pictorial wrappers. First Edition.

Kander was the author of the famed Settlement Cookbook, which was a standard in every Jewish-American home from the 1930's through the '60's. She has some great Jewish standards in this little booklet as well, such as Milwaukee Rye Bread, Hungarian Gulash, Rye Bread Torte, and even a recipe for Mud Hens (not that that's a Jewish thing). Fine; scarce. $60.


Technology of Bread-Making, including the Chemistry and Analytical and Practical Testing of Wheat Flour, and Other Materials Employed in Bread-Making and Confectionery.

(Bread) Jago, William. The Illus. from drawings. Cloth. American Edition. Chicago: Bakers’ Helper, 1921.

Jago was the premier teacher of bread baking in London, with editions of his works appearing in 1886, 1895, and 1911. This was intended to be much expanded from the 1911 edition, but because of the War, was only slightly abridged. Still, at 630 pages, this was a substantial work on the subject. Very good. $150.


Giger, Mrs. Frederick S. Colonial Receipt Book: Celebrate Old Receipts used a century ago by Mrs. Goodfellow’s Cooking School; also Famous old Creole and Moravian Receipts….

Illus. with ads for Philadelphia businesses. Gilt-dec. & lettered red cloth. First Edition. Philadelphia: John C. Winston, 1907.

Published for the benefit of the Students’ Ward Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, this has some great Colonial-era biscuit, cake, pie, and pickling recipes such as mustard chow chow, stuffed mangoes, quince honey, ginger pears, India relish, etc. Fine. $85.


(Civil War era) Putnam, Mrs. A Primary Cook Book, by Mrs. Putnam, for New Beginners in Housekeeping. Receipts Suited to the Times.

Orig. cloth-backed printed boards. First Edition. Boston: Loring, 1862.

Published in the midst of the Civil War (though no reference is made to it in her introductory remarks), the recipes herein were selected with an eye toward frugality. Alongside advice to the newly married lady of 1862 are American recipes for buckwheat cakes, Indian Johnny (or Hoe) cake, fried smelts and oysters, fried pig's feet, soft molasses gingerbread, etc. There's also an entire section of recipes for bachelors, the first of which is how to make coffee (!). About 1" of paper loss to front cover, else very good; scarce. $175.


Holden, Roberta, et al. The Aunts' Cook Book.

Illus. incl. color frontis. Dec. gray cloth. First Edition. Cleveland: Lakeside Press, 1922.

Inscribed & siged by Roberta Holden. Compiled by the nieces and nephews of various aunts, whose recipes appear here: Aunt Elinor's French Rum Omelet, Aunt Virginia's Terrapin, Maryland Style, Aunt Mattie's Huckleberry Muffins, Aunt Robbie's Preserved Strawberries or Cherries, etc. Front joint cracked, else very good. $60.


Armitage, Merle & Isabelle. Fit for a Queen: Isabelle & Merle Armitage's Book of Menus and Food.

Foreword by Lucie Heymann. Drawings & typography by Merle Armitage. Jacket. First Edition. NY: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1958.

Published as a companion to "Fit for a King," with Armitage's classic typography and recipes for cherrystone bisque, braised pork chops and corn, pancakes High Sierras, gin cocktails, and other American fare. Near fine. $60.

Armitage, Merle. Fit for a King: The Merle Armitage Book of Food. Articles on food by Armitage, Louis Untermeyer, Marie Benyon Ray, Bob Davis, Crosby Gaige, Frank Conroy, Elsa Armitage, and Abbe E. Dimnet.

Illustrations and typography by Armitage. Jacket. First Revised Edition. NY: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1949.

A typographical gem, with recipes tested by Armitage and his wife, with contributions by prominent writers of the day. The book was selected by the American Institute of Graphic Arts as one of the "Fifty Books of the Year." Owner's initials to bottom fore-edges, small smudges to rear jacket panel, else near fine & bright. $120.


Lamb, Charles (a.k.a. Elia). A Dissertation Upon a Roast Pig.

Illus. with Chinese-style drawings in reddish-brown. Tan burlap cloth, printed cover label. Brooklyn: Comet Press, 1940.

Fine and unopened. Charles Lamb (1775-1834) was an English essayist best known for his humorous Essays of Elia from which the essay 'A Dissertation Upon Roast Pig' is taken. This edition, published just after WWII began, was offered by the Comet Press as a holiday keepsake "this year as some measure of joy in a chaotic world." $120.


Harland, Marion. Bits of Common Sense Series: Cooking Hints.

NY: Home Topics, 1899. * Wakefield Series Part I: Marion Harland’s Premium Cook Book. NY: Prudential Book Co., c.1890’s. Both in dec. wrappers.

Harland, a prolific cookbook writer, includes her recipes for Mock Terrapin, Baltimore Meat Pie, Fried Oyster Plant, etc., while her Cooking Hints includes chapters like “Hot Weather Dishes,” “For Ladies Only,” and my personal favorite, “The Invariable Potato.” Very good. $75 the two.


Weatherwax, Paul. Indian Corn in Old America.

Illus. from photographs. Jacket. First Edition. NY: Macmillan, 1954.

Frontis. color photo is of a Hopi cornfield in Arizona. A fascinating book, with chapters on food and drink from Indian corn, Indian foodways & agriculture, conservation, wild maize, history, etc. Near fine. $60. SOLD

Kephart, Horace. Camp Cookery.

Pictorial cloth, jacket. Second Edition. NY: Outing Publishing, 1910.

Pictorial cloth, jacket. Second Edition. NY: Outing Publishing, 1910. Near fine in very good (a bit chipped) jacket, with outdoors recipes for porcupine, fried squirrel, muskrat, possum, deer brains, broiled eel, etc. Also with chapters on fire-building, utensils for camp cookery, etc. $60.


Hildebrand, Louise & Joel. Camp Catering: How to Rustle Grub for Hikers, Campers, Mountaineers, Packers, Canoeists, Hunters, Skiers and Fishermen.

Illus. with drawings by Milton Hildebrand. Jacket. First Edition. Brattleboro: Stephen Daye Press, 1941.

Fine condition, with excellent advice for cooking in the great outdoors. $45.


Bates, Frank A. Camping and Camp Cooking.

Illus. with wood engravings. Cloth. First Edition. Boston: Ball Publishing, 1909.

Soiling to covers, else very good, with recipes and camping advice like how to build a shelter, or what to do if you get lost in the woods. Recipes are for game hunted while in the great outdoors: woodcock, squirrel, grouse, perch, et al. $45


Cornelius, Mrs. (Mary). Young Housekeeper's Friend: or, A Guide to Domestic Economy and Comfort.

Orig. cloth-backed printed boards. Sixth Thousand. Boston: Tappan, Whittemore & Mason, 1850.

Mrs. Cornelius lived from 1796-1880. Her cookbook focuses on mid-19th c. recipes like veal pot pie, smoked halibut, pickled oysters, apple pie, etc. I love the title of the piscatory chapter: "General Directions for Respecting Fish." Scratches & wear to covers; joints cracked though, thus good, but with great recipes. $50.


Howard, Mrs. B.C. Fifty Years in a Maryland Kitchen.

Dec. brown cloth. Fourth Edition. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1888.

A famous old standby for Southern housekeepers, this is full of true Maryland specialties such as terrapin, Baltimore oyster pies, game, okra chicken, etc., as well as a large chapter on pickles and preserves, and a lot on cakes: "Black Cake that will Keep Two Years," "General Lee's Jelly Cakes," etc. Rubbing to spine ends, chipping along front joint, else very good. This was reprinted in 1944 and updated by Florence Brobeck; 19th c. copies are quite scarce; the first was published in 1873. $300. SOLD

[Timbs, John]. Hints for the Table: or, the Economy of Good Living. With a Few Words on Wine.

X, 184 pp. Frontis. wood engraving of ortolans & wine. Pictorially gilt-stamped pebbled purple cloth. London: Kent & Co., 1859.

An unusual little item with information gleaned from many sources historical, philosophical and gastronomic. The alcohol component is extensive, as are descriptions of London clubs; first published in 1838. Tears to cloth along sunned spine; new endpapers, else good. $100.


[Plumtre, Annabella] Domestic Management, or the Healthful Cookery-Book to which is prefixed a Treatise on Diet as the surest means to preserve health, long life. etc. with many valuable observations on the nutritious and beneficial as well as the injurious effects of various kinds of food; also remarks on the wholesome and pernicious modes of cookery, etc. by A Lady.

Xxxvi, 375, [1], [29] index pp., [3] ad pp. Frontis. engraving of a full larder of fish, meat & fowl. 19th c. half cloth & mottled boards. Second Edition, corrected & enlarged. London: B. & R. Crosby, [c.1813].

Annabella Plumtre was the daughter of Robert Plumptre (1723–1788) who was an English churchman and academic and President of Queens' College, Cambridge from 1760. Annabella’s book is a treatise on diet with many paragraphs called ‘Observations’ after recipes. These observations give healthful hints and advice, particularly for children. A thoughtful and unusual cookery book. Cagle informs that Watt attributes this work to Annabella Plumtre. Oxford mis-cites Watts and gives the author’s name as Arabella, a mistake that Bitting repeats. Cagle 935a; Bitting p 374; Oxford p139 for 1810 first edition. Period ink stains to lower title page, still very good and scarce in any edition. $600.


[King, Dr. William]. The Art of Cookery in Imitation of Horace's Art of poetry.

With some letters to Dr. Lister, and others. Occasion'd principally by the title of a book publish'd by the doctor, being the works of Apicius Coelius, concerning the soups and sauces of the antients. With an extract on the greatest Curiosities contain’d in that Book. To which is added, Horace’s Art of Poetry, in Latin. [8], 160 pp. Period gilt-tooled calf, expertly rebacked in calf with lettering & tooling in gilt, raised bands. London: Bernard Lintott, [1708].

This is the first authorized edition, though there were reportedly two pirated editions preceding. The poem, 'The Art of Cookery', is in Latin with facing English translation. The author (Dr. William King) satirized Lister's translation of Apicius through the poem printed here, and in turn, King himself was harshly criticized for this work. Swift called King a "poor starving wit", and Elizabeth Pennell cribbed Pope's line to describe his verse as written "in a tavern three hours after he could not speak." Owner’s name scratched out in ink (contemporary with publication), else near fine. Cagle 794; Bitting, page 260; Oxford, page 51; Pennell, page 142-3; Maclean, page 84. $600. SOLD

[More, Hannah]. The Cottage Cook: or, Mrs. Jones's Cheap Dishes; shewing the way to do much good with little money.

22, [2] ad pp. Title page woodcut. Modern boards. Dublin: William Watson, [c. 1800-1820].

Hannah More (1745-1833) was an English religious writer and philanthropist. She can be said to have made three reputations in the course of her long life: as a poet and playwright in the circle of Johnson, Reynolds and Garrick, as a writer on moral and religious subjects, and as a practical philanthropist. This edition was part of a chapbook series published by Watson in the early 19th century. Fine. $450.


[Hall, T.]. The Queen's Royal Cookery: Or, Expert and Ready Way for the Dressing of All Sorts of Flesh, Fowl, Fish: Either Bak'd, Boil'd, Roasted, Stew'd, Fry'd, Broil'd, Hash'd, Frigasied, Carbonaded, Forc'd, Collar'd, Sous'd, Dry'd &c. After the Best and Newest Way.

Woodcut frontispiece with a bust of Queen Anne above three sections showing a busy kitchen, pastry, and chymistry, and also a full page woodcut depicting various different sweet and savoury pies. Period calf, expertly rebacked & repaired at coners. London Printed for C. Bates, at the Sun and Bible in Gilt-spur-street , 1713. Very rare Second Edition of this work with only a few copies located, no copies of the 1709 first edition have been located. The lengthy full title provides full details of the contents of this splendid book: "The Queen's Royal Cookery: Or, Expert and Ready Way for the Dressing of All Sorts of Flesh, Fowl, Fish: Either Bak'd, Boil'd, Roasted, Stew'd, Fry'd, Broil'd, Hash'd, Frigasied, Carbonaded, Forc'd, Collar'd, Sous'd, Dry'd &c. After the Best and Newest Way. With their several Sauses and Salads. And making all sorts of Pickles. Also Making Variety of Pies, Pasties, Tarts, Cheese Cakes, Custards, Creams, &c. With The Art of Preserving and Candying of Fruits and Flowers; and the making of Conserves, Syrups, Jellies, and Cordial Waters. Also making several Sorts of English Wines, Cyder, Mead, Metheglin. Together With several Cosmetick or Beautifying Waters, And also several sorts of Essences and Sweet Waters, by Persons of the Highest Quality." Frontis. lacking piece at top 1”, pages shaved to margins (rarely affecting text), still very good & scarce. $2,500.


[Cosnett, Thomas]. The Footman's Directory, and Butler's Remembrancer, or The advice of Onesimus to his young friends : comprising, hints on the arrangement and performance of their work, rules for setting out tables and sideboards, the art of waiting at table, and conducting large and small parties, directions for cleaning plate, glass, furniture, clothes, and all other things which come within the care of a man-servant, and advice respecting behaviour to superiors, tradespeople and fellow-servents : with an appendix, comprising various useful receipts and tables.

xii, 324 pp. 19th c. ¾ calf & marbled boards, gilt-lettered spine. Original wrappers professionally mounted to free endpapers, along with owner’s signature, dated 1824.

Early cookbooks may have been difficult to define, but the hierarchy within a household was strictly elucidated, as seen in the many domestic manuals printed. These guides ranged from standalone works to directions contained within larger household manuals, and were written both for those in service and those supervising a staff. The Footman's Directory, written by an experienced butler, provides specific instructions for dealing with daily tasks a footman would be expected to perform, as well as general advice on avoiding temptations and conducting oneself in a becoming manner. $750.


Brooks, Catharine. The Experienced English Housekeeper for the Use and Ease of Ladies, Housekeepers and Cooks, &c. Written purely from practice; being an entire New Collection of the most Genteel, yet least Expensive Receipts in every branch of Cookery[...] Together with the Art of Marketing [...] with General Directions for the Courses or Removes. The Whole Made Easy to the Meanest Capacity. [...] To which is added The Physical Directory. Being near two hundred safe and certain receipts for the cure of most disorders incident to the human body. With a variety of Made Dishes.

8vo in 4s. 96 pp. Woodcut vignette at end. Manchester: A. Swindells for T. Thomas, J. Sadler & D. Jones, [c.1762].

The Experienced English Housekeeper aims to provide comprehensive instruction to the housewife, with reliable recipes “such as will not only save a deal of experience, but much time also”, rendering the reader “a complete english (sic) cook and prudent housewife”(Dedicatory epistle). The work includes marketing instructions for choosing the best fresh meat and fish, as well as a list of poultry, meat, fish, fruits, and roots. Brooks claims that her recipes have met with success whilst the work was being compiled: “I have had the opinion of several profest cooks and the receipts have met with the approbation of them all.” Particularly interesting are the instructions on candying - recipes for cherries, barberries, grapes, lemon and orange-peels and apricots are offered (p.58-59). Another interesting inclusion is the recipe for a “young rook pye” (p.39). Notoriously an acquired taste, with the potential to become dry, Brooks recommends “ agreat deal ofbutter” to line the rook pie crust, followed by forcemeat balls. If the pie appears dry whencooked, she advises the addition of parboile drook liquor through the crust. The work also contains a selection of medical advice for treating common concerns of the day, with cures that are “safe and cheap”. These receipts are attributed to a “Dr Mead”, i.e. the eminent physician Richard Mead, M.D. (1673-1754). Wear to lower corners of pages through about half of volume, still about very good. $1,600.


Liebling, A.J. Between Meals: An Appetite for Paris.

Jacket. First Edition. NY: Simon & Schuster, 1962. Liebling is best known for his writings on boxing (he coined the term, "the sweet science"), but his musings as a foreign correspondent on the food scene in Paris between the wars are still relevant today. Fine copy of a classic of food literature. $150. SOLD


Souvenir Programme: Third Annual Celebration of the Butchers Board of Trade of San Francisco and Alameda Counties.

Oblong chromolithograph wrappers. San Francisco: May 20, 1896. * Yearly Journal: Butchers' Day 1916: Twenty-Third Annual Celebration by the Butchers' Board of Trade, San Francisco and Alameda Counties. Idora Park: June 14, 1916. Both illus. with numerous photographs of prominent butchers and members of the Butchers' Board of Trade, as well as with local ads for wholesale and retail butchers, dealers in sawdust, and horseshoes, and packers, and slaughterhouses, etc. With biographies and homages to prominent local butchers, particularly Henry Miller, and a program of events - including races that separated out "young girls" and "fat girls"! Tape repairs to spine of earlier volume, else both are very good and bright - remarkable survivors of all that has happened since then! Rare. $400.

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Truman, Major Ben C. Semi-tropical California: Its Climate, Healthfulness, Productiveness, and Scenery; its Magnificent Stretches of Vineyards and Groves of Semi-tropical Fruits, etc., etc., etc.

Pictorially gilt-stamped blue cloth. First Edition. San Francisco: A.L. Bancroft, 1874. An in-depth look at California's productive produce fields, orchards, vineyards, and groves, with history of Spanish lands. A favorite description is of Los Angeles, "thronged with fugitives from the cold, and raw and uncomfortable winds, which create a stampede from San Francisco with each recurring summer solstice." Fine and bright. $350.

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McLaren, L.L. High Living: Recipes from Southern Climes.

1. Preface by Edward H. Hamilton. Decorations by W.S. Wright.This edition with frontis. illus. plate and all images printed in color. Leather, pictorially stamped with image of a chef. Second Edition. San Francisco: Paul Elder, 1907. A charming community cookbook, with editions published on either side of the Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906. The women of the neighborhood association tended to the goats grazing Telegraph Hill at the time, and the wonderful recipes include "Kindeys Los Angeles," "Kaihelo or Fish Sauce (Hawaiian)," and "Mobile Bay Gumbo," which calls for "three fat young squirrels." Clothbound edition has some darkening and fading, and leatherbound edition has rubbing to extremities, else both very good. SOLD

2. * Another copy. Pictorial red cloth. Published for the benefit of the Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association. First Edition. San Francisco: Paul Elder, 1904. $120 each.

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(WWI) Lynch, Reah Jeannette. "Win the War" Cook Book.

Illus. with frontis. port., patriotic illustration on following page, and ads in rear, incl. color. Pictorial buff cloth. First Edition. Missouri: St. Louis County Unit, Woman's Committee Council of National Defense, 1918. Chapters on Wheat Substitutes, Sugar Substitutes, Fat and Butter Substitutes, Meat Savers, Home Canning, etc., with patriotic quotes from America's leaders, incl. Herbert Hoover. A few faint spots and light bumping to corners, else near fine, with owner's name and date of 1920 to front free endpaper. $120.

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(Jewish - Seattle). Gottstein, Mrs. William, Mrs. Sigismund Aronson, & Mrs. Salmon Spring (!). The Ladies' Auxiliary to Temple de Hirsch Famous Cook Book.

Illus. with local ads. Cloth. Seattle: 1916. The Ladies' Auxiliary published their first cookbook in 1908, and this edition contains recipes to appeal to the congregation as well as Seattleans in general: pickled salmon, salmon trout - Elliot Bay style, Hungarian eggs, smoked tongue with split peas, sauerbraten, etc. Very good condition. $75.

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Cole, S.W. The American Fruit Book; Containing Directions for Raising, Propagating, and Managing Fruit Trees, Shrubs and Plants, with a description of the best varieties of fruit.

Illus. with wood engravings. Blindstamped cloth. NY: Orange Judd, 1866. Cole was the editor of The New England Farmer, and published this book originally in 1849. This edition was published just at the end of the Civil War, and contains the latest information on growing American fruit, from apples and pears to barberries and pomegranates. Chipping to spine ends, fading to cloth; period newspaper clippings mounted to front & rear endpapers, else about very good. $60.

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Ladies of California. California Recipe Book.

80 pp. Illus. with numerous ads for San Francisco businesses. Original printed wrappers. Fourth Edition, enlarged. San Francisco: A.L. Bancroft, 1879. Originally published in 1872, this enlarged edition added a number of recipes from various "ladies of California," though in reality, just San Francisco. While the original edition attributed each recipe to its author by initial and street address, this edition keeps the contributors anonymous. According to San Francisco: A Food Biography, food historian Erica Peters writes, "From very early on, San Franciscans published cookbooks to promote a Northern California approach to cooking...Cookbooks reached out to those who could not travel regularly to enjoy the city's restaurants and also to those, near or far, who appreciated California's cosmopolitan cooking and hoped to re-create it at home...The books first words of advice recommended obtaining the best possible flour, 'even at greater cost.' The exhortation to spend as much as necessary to obtain the best ingredients would become a common piece of advice in Northern California." Faint, old stains to upper front wrapper, else very good and quite scarce; WorldCat lists just 3 copies in worldwide libraries of this edition. $600. SOLD


McAvoy Brewing Co. Malt Marrow Cook Book.

Cloth-backed pictorial boards. First Edition. N.p.: Felix Mendelson, 1912. While somewhat stained & worn, this is a charming cookbook of recipes using Malt Marrow, "the tonic of the age." $40.

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(Chicago) The Daily News Cook Book...Seasonable, Inexpensive Bills of Fare for Every Day in the Year.

Pictorial cloth. First Edition. Chicago: Chicago Daily News, 1896. A reprint from the Chicago Record Cook Book, this contains 1,100 prize menus with recipes, and all are contributions by the women of Chicago and the Midwest. A bit of rubbing to spine extremities, else near fine, with bright and wonderful cover image. $150.

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Hirtzler, Victor. Hotel St. Francis Book of Recipes: L'Art Culinaire.

Illus. with drawing of San Francisco's Hotel St. Francis and a photographic portrait of the author. Buff cloth. Subscription (First) Edition. San Francisco: Putney Haight, 1910. Inscribed & signed by Hirtzler to Miss Berthe Shapligh on his portrait, dated 1916. Rubbing to extremities, else very good. Hirtzler was was a French chef who was head chef of the St. Francis Hotel from its opening in 1904 until 1926. Considered one of America's first celebrity chefs, he publicized himself and his hotel by inventing dishes, writing cookbooks, and hosting extravagant meals. Hirtzler specialized in offering his guests many choices: "A typical dinner menu would offer a choice of fourteen cheeses, twenty clam or oyster dishes, eleven soups, twenty-four relishes, seventeen kinds of fish, and fifty-eight entrées from hamburger to Bohemian ham." Breakfasts included 203 different preparations of eggs, such as "Eggs Moscow" stuffed with caviar. In addition to naming dishes after guests (such as "Eggs Sarah Bernhardt", with diced chicken), Hirtzler invented or renamed a number of dishes after himself including "Chicken Salad Victor", "Crab Cocktail Victor", "Victor Dressing", and the best known, "Celery Victor". Hirtzler may also have invented crab Louie, though of course, that's always up for debate. $200.

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(Groceries) Charles & Co. Catalogue - January, 1931.

391 pp. Profusely illus. with ads for all kinds of food items available at the company, from Deerfoot Farm sausage (Massachusetts) to Portuguese sardines, Angoustura bitters, Norris candies, Major Grey's chutney, etc. Pictorially embossed green cloth with image of Mercury holding aloft a basket of groceries. NY: Charles & Co., 1931. The grocer was located at 48-52 E. 43rd St. as well as 12-14 Vanderbilt Ave. in Manhattan, and proudly carried the most gourmet groceries of the time. Fine condition - a fascinating look back, with prices! $120. SOLD


Mrs. Ellis. Mrs. Ellis's Complete Cook, or Perfect Instructor in All Branches of Cookery and Domestic Economy.

Illus. with wood engravings demonstrating carving methods. Orig. brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Likely First Edition. NY: James Miller, 1867. Published just after the Civil War ended, with numerous sweet and savory recipes, including some great regional American influences like hominy, New England chowder, fried clams, gumbo, preserved watermelon rinds, pigeon pie, Indian pudding, etc. Chipping to spine ends, a few spots to upper rear cover, fading to spine, else very good. $250.

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Landreth, Burnet. Market Gardening and Farm Notes: Experiences and Observations in the Garden and Field, of interest to the Amateur Gardener, Trucker and Farmer.

Green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. NY: Orange Judd, 1905. Written for farmers wishing to bring their products to market, withchapters on farm implements needed, a calendar of seasonality, instructions on cold-frames and hot-beds, roots for stock feeding, sowing seeds, dealing with bugs, etc. Rubbing to spine ends, else very good. $60.

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(West Texas) Kingdom in the Hills Cook Book.

Illus. Pictorial wrappers. Second Edition. Volente, TX: Anderson Mill Gardeners, 1962. West Texas' premiere community cookbook, with recipes for Peach Pickles, Mother Johnson's Ripe Tomato Relish, Barbecue Sauce, Huevos Rancheros, etc. Very good. $30.

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(Oklahoma) Abbott, Mae. Oklahoma Indian Cook Book.

Illus. incl. author port. frontis. Pictorial stiff wrappers. First Edition. Utica, NY: Madmar Quality, 1956. Abbott was of Choctaw descent, and here provides recipes for native American dishes such as Sock-Ko-Nip-Kee (Squirrel & sofkey grits), Stomp-She, Sour Tanfula (hominy), Squaw Bread Syrup, and numerous previously unrecorded recipes. A great record. $40.

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Baglioni, "Pin." 150 Hors D'Oeuvre Recipes.

Illus. incl. ads from NYC grocers, food purveyors and liquor stores. Red & orange cloth. First Edition. NY: Claude Kendall & Willoughby Sharp, 1935. Baglioni worked at the Embassy Club in London. His recipes from that esteemed establishment include Sole and Lobster, Potted Shrimps, Grape Fruit Cocktail, Herring Salad, etc. Near fine. $50.

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(North Dakota) Mrs. T.A. Gagnon's Cook Book for Practical Housekeeping.

Black cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Grafton, ND: Grafton New & Times, 1919. A scarce imprint from the upper Midwest, with recipes for Hominy Muffins, "A Good Graham Loaf," blood sausage, American Chop Suey, Indian Squaw Dish, instructions on smoking, salting & curing hams and bacon, making headcheese and lard and sausage, etc. Rubbing to spine ends, else very good. $95.

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(New Orleans) Begue, Mme. Mme. Begue's Recipes of Old New Orleans Creole Cookery.

Pictorial wrappers. New Orleans: Harmanson, 1937. Some narrative in the beginning about the famous restaurant, New Orleans cuisine, and Mme. Begue herself. Most of the recipes are written out in paragraphs of instructions (rather than typical list of ingredients followed by instructions). There's turtle soup ("Select a turtle of the desired size..."), snails with wine sauce ("The snails come from France in baskets. One of these baskets is emptied in a large pan of salt water..."), Oysters a la Nouvelle Orleans, Creole Courtbouillon, etc. Penultimate recipe is for Pommes de Terre Souffle: "In certain famous New Orleans restaurants, "pommes de terre souffle" (sometimes just called 'puffed up potatoes') is a favorite, if puzzling, dish served the visitor in our midst." The last recipe is for pralines. 64 pp. Small stain to upper front wrapper, a bit of dog-earing, else very good & bright. $75. SOLD

(California) Lemcke, Mary & Vida Shepard. Four n' Twenty Blackbirds: California Game Cookery and Other Recipes, Based upon Products of Northern California.

Spiral-bound pictorial wrappers. Chico: Quad-Co Printing, 1972. California game is the province of California's most innovative chefs these days, but in 1949, two elderly ladies culled these recipes from locals' experiences in the woods and dales of NorCal. Recipes for Abalone Chowder Supreme, Quail in Yams, Fried Rattlesnake ("Mr. Rodgers says no danger if the snake bites itself in the process of being killed"), Frogs in Dutch Oven, etc. A bit of discoloration from from red covers to lower edges, else near fine. $45.

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Bazore, Katherine. Hawaiian and Pacific Foods: A Cookbook of Culinary Customs and Recipes.

Jacket. First Edition Thus. NY: Gramercy Publishing, 1947. From the jacket flap: "The new nearness of all parts of the world has made the delicious foods of the Hawaiian and other Pacific Islands more appreciated today than ever before." Very good and bright. $45.

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(Michigan) Revised Edition of Our Kitchen Secrets, compiled by the Woman's Social Union of the First Congregational Church of Owosso, Michigan.

Cloth-backed boards. Owosso: 1904. Replete with ads for local businesses and with recipes from church members for Fig Pudding, Washington Pie, Roast Goose, Elder Blossom Wine, etc. Period owner's manuscript recipes in rear. Staining and wear, good only, but scarce. $120.

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Veyrat, Marc & Francois Couplan. Herbier Gourmand: 50 Plantes Aromatiques.

Illus. with photographs by Daniel de Neve. Pictorial boards. First Edition. France: Hachette, 1997. Veyrat's classic work on using herbs and aromatic plants in cooking. Fine. $80.

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(Swedish Cookbook). Gronberg, Amalia. Ekonomisk Kokbok och Hushallslara.

Illus. with meat charts in red & black print. Cloth-backed pictorial boards. Helsinki: Forlagsaktiebolaget Otava, 1912. pp. 97-98 well-worn and taped back in; inner joints reinforced, else very good, with great illustrations. A nice early Swedish book, published in Finland. $50.

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Miner, T.B. The American Bee Keeper’s Manual.

iv, 349, 10 pp. Illus. incl. hand-colored frontis. Original gilt and blind-tooled boards. London: C.M. Saxton & Co. 1857. Library stamp of Peabody Library on title page, another bookplate has been removed from front paste-down. Occasional foxing. Binding shows some wear, particularly to the spine. Scarce. Overall a near very good copy. (Harding 266) ‘[The] best all-round American bee-book till then published’ (Walker). $750.

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(Colorado) Snow, Mrs. Mary B. Mrs. Snow's Practical Cook Book for Home and Schools.

White-lettered blue cloth. First Edition. Denver: 1903. Several pages of local ads in rear, as well as a couple blank pages with manuscript pencil recipes from the owner. Lower front corner broken, general shelf wear, else very good - an early Devner imprint. $150.

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(South) Duggar, John Frederick. Agriculture for Southern Schools.

Illus. from photographs & drawings. Cloth. Early Edition. NY: Macmillan, 1916. Published at the onset of WWI, with instructions for farming livestock and crops in the South, such as cotton, grains, sweet potatoes, sugar cane, peanuts, watermelons, pigs, forage plants, etc. General shelf wear, else about very good. $75.

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Cocktails - Manuscript recipe book • Rick Pettit

London, c.1890. Tall folio, 31.5 cmx21.5 cm. 144 pp. (18 manuscript leaves and 126 blank pp.). Period vellum, marbled endpapers, ruled blue paper, marbled edges. Interesting & legible manuscript recipes in a single hand. 95 of the recipes are culinary, a large number of which are for mixed drinks. Included are 3 recipes for variations of "Rum Shrubs", directions for making "Birkhill Ginger Beer," two different recipes for "Spruce Beer," and numerous others, incl. whiskey shrub, sherry cobblers, champagne cups, raspberry drams, milk punch, cider cup, egg flip, moselle cup, beer cup, orange brandy, an "American Season Ticket," lemonade syrup, etc., etc. (and a whopping 7 different recipes for a claret cup). In addition, there are recipes for curries and a Caribbean "John Le Gall's Pepper Pot." Very good condition - totally legible and fascinating. $1,500

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Gray, Arthur. The Little Tea Book.

Illus. by George Hood. Gilt-lettered pictorial cloth. NY: Baker & Taylor, 1903. Fine - adorable, in a fantastic binding. $300.

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Rawson, W.W. Success in Market Gardening: A New Vegetable Growers' Manual.

Replete with wood engravings & photographs. Gilt-lettered red cloth. Revised Edition. Boston: Rawson, 1892. A guide to planting American crop varieties such as sweet corn, peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, peas, etc. Old splatters to front cover, else very good. $200.

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Brillat-Savarin. The Physiology of Taste, or Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy.

Intro. by Arthur Machen. Woodcut designs by Andrew Johnson. Frontis. port. 4to, 3/4 white & blue boards, gilt-lettered spine. No. 100 of 500 copies. Garden City: Doubleday, Page, 1926. Armorial bookplate of Dudley Lunt. A bit of darkening to spine, rubbing to spine head, else a very good copy of a scarce limited edition. $300.

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Packman, Ana Begue. Early California Hospitality: The Cookery Customs of Spanish California, with authentic recipes and menus of the period.

Illus. from drawings. Printed. wrappers. Advance proof. Fresno: Academy Library Guild. Jeremiah Tower's copy, with his signature to inside front wrapper. The 'First Edition" was published the following year in hardcover, so one can only assume this plain binding in wrappers was an advance proof, though this is not stated in the book. Browning to spine and extremities, else very good - scarce, and with a great association to the arbiter of modern California cuisine. $150.

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Coburn, F.D. Swine Husbandry: A Practical Manual for the Breeding, Rearing and Management of Swine.

Illus. with wood engraving of pigs and their enclosures. Gilt-stamped pictorial green cloth. First Edition. NY: Orange Judd, 1877. A fascinating look at the heritage pig breeds in America, and in fine, stunning condition. $150.

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Fulton, James Alexander. Peach Culture.

Illus. with wood engravings. Gilt-stamped pictorial green cloth. Revised Edition. NY: Orange Judd, 1882. Fine and bright; an important 19th century American work on peaches. $180.

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Child [Lydia Maria]. The American Frugal Housewife, dedicated to those who are not ashamed of economy.

130 pp. Original cloth-backed printed boards. 29th Edition. NY: Samuel S. & William Wood, 1844. Title page cites as 29th edition, while cover states 27th. Strong emphasis on thrift and self-reliance; offers suggestions for the frugal life in general, as well as for thrifty cooking. Rubbing to extremities, discoloration to covers & some interior faint dampstaining; front free endpaper lacking, rear free endpaper lacking lower 1/4, thus good only, but a scarce and important work. $200.

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Manischewitz Co. Tempting Kosher Dishes.

Illus. in color lithography, incl. endpapers checkered with matzo squares. Half cloth & pictorial boards. Cincinnati: Manischewitz, 1930. Very good condition. Published by the famed kosher foods purveyor, with recipes using their products such as toaster cheese matzos, fluffy knoedel, matzo meal omelet, etc. $60.

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Chinese-English Cookery of European Food. Cloth. Hong Kong: Shanghai Book Store, c.1950's.

Recipes for classic European fare printed on the left side of each page, while the Chinese translation appears on the right. About fine. $45.

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The Kenya Settlers' Cookery Book and Household Guide.

Illus. with ads for local businesses. Cloth-backed printed boards. Tenth Edition. Nairobi: East African Standard, 1949. Filled with recipes from home (treacle and lemon pudding) and Africa (ground nut soup), and a fascinating section of translatable instructions to servants in the rear. Very good. $75

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(Southern Livestock) Randall, Henry S. Sheep Husbandry; with an Account of the Different Breeds, and General Directions in Regard to Summer and Winter Management, Breeding, and the Treatment of Diseases.

Illus. with wood engravings of sheep. Cloth, gilt-lettered spine. NY: Bangs, Brother, & Co, 1852. Thisfascinating volume exclusively covers sheep husbandry (and attendant sheep dogs) inthe Southern United States, making it (at 320 pages) the most extensive work ever produced on the subject. Section of cloth lacking from along rear hinge, some spotting to covers; scattered foxing, else very good and quite scarce. $250.

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Armsby, Henry P. Manual of Cattle-Feeding.

525 pp. Gilt-lettered pebbled green cloth. NY: John Wiley & Sons, 1882. As complete a work as one could hope for on the subject, particularly about the grasses and feed crops of the United States toward the end of the 19th century. Very good condition. $60.

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Easson, R.B. California Poultry Production.

Illus. from photographs. Cloth. First Edition. San Francisco: Pacific Rural Press, 1923. All there was to know about poultry production in the early 20th century in California. Near fine. $95.

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Fitz, James. Sweet Potato Culture: Giving Full Instructions from Starting the Plants to Harvesting and Storing the Crop, with a chapter on the Chinese Yam.

Illus. from drawings. Gilt-lettered brown cloth. New & enlarged Edition. NY: Orange Judd, 1914. Near fine condition - a sweet little book. $45.

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Sisters of the Church of the Bretheren. Inglenook Cook Book.

Pictorial white cloth. New & Revised Edition. Elgin, IL: Bretheren Publishing, 1920. Inglenooks were the dining area of bungalows that became popular during the Arts& Crafts movement at the early part of the 20th century. This collection of recipes includes American classics like Baked Hominy, Turnip Slaw, Virginia Potpie, and several German recipes reflecting the emigrant heritage of the Midwest. Very good and bright. $45.

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Field, Thomas W. Pear Culture: A Manual for the Propagation, Planting, Cultivation, and Management of the Pear Tree.

With descriptions and illustrations of the most productive of the finer varieties and selections of kinds most profitably grown for market. Illus. with wood cuts of American pear varieties. Pebbled cloth, gilt-lettered spine. NY: Orange Judd, 1856. Warping to covers, else good only, but scarce - an important American work on the subject. $95.

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Hume, H. Harold. Citrus Fruits and their Culture.

Illus. from photographs. Green cloth. NY: Orange Judd, 1911. Focused mainly on citrus culture in California and Florida, using the latest methods. Dusty and a bit faded, else about very good. $95.

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Gourmet's Book of Food and Drink. Color illustrations by Hendy.

Orange cloth, paper spine label. First Edition. NY: Macmillan, 1935. Darkening to spine, wear to spine label; foxing throughout, a few pencil notes, else good, with charming illustrations and some great cocktail recipes. $50.

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Lambert, Mrs. Almeda. Guide for Nut Cookery, Together with a Brief History of Nuts and their Food Values.

Illus. incl. color frontis. of a chestnut. Pictorial green cloth. First Edition. Battle Creek, MI: Joseph Lambert, 1899. A rare Victorian book on the use of nuts in cookery, with recipes for making nut butters and pastes with the author's original names. The author's husband, publisher Joseph Lambert, invented a grinder for making peanut butter in the mid-1890's, and by the end of the decade, he had adapted a machine for home use. The couple began distributing nuts as well, and the book was a great addition to the product line. Some scratches to covers, front joint cracking, else very good. $120.

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Cobb, Ernest. Garden Steps: A Manual for the Amateur in Vegetable Gardening.

Illus. from photographs. Pictorial cloth. First Edition. Boston: Silver, Burdett, 1917. With a WWI Victory Garden sensibility, an explanation of each vegetable and it's planting possibilities. Fine condition. $150.

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Fisher, M.F.K. An Alphabet for Gourmets.

Illus. from drawings by Marvin Bileck. Jacket. First Edition. NY: Viking, 1949. Inscribed & signed by Fisher on the front free endpaper to Bud & Judith [Clancy] Johns. Judith Clancy illustrated Fisher's book As They Were and she and her husband were great friends of Fisher. Usual fading to jacket spine, chipping to jacket spine head, a few light spots to rear panel, else very good. $850.

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Phin, John.• Open Air Grape Culture: A Practical Treatise on the Garden and Vineyard Culture of the Vine, and the Manufacture of Domestic Wine. Designed for the Use of Amateurs and Others in the Northern and Middle States..to which is added a selection of examples of American vineyard practice.

Illus. with wood engravings. Orig. blindstamped green cloth, gilt-lettered spine. First Edition. NY: C.M. Saxton, 1862. An unusual Civil War-era book on winemaking in the United States, with the latest methods of growing and producing detailed. Saxton was an important agricultural publisher in the 19th century. Very good condition. $250.

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Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries. Report on the Marketing of Honey and Beeswax in England and Wales.

Illus. from photographs and charts of honey displays, color grades, packaging, etc. Blue cloth, printed cover label, owner's name stamped in gilt on front cover. London: His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1931. Near fine, a window into the world of beekeeping and honey production in England in the 1930's. $45.

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Cave, Henry. Golden Tips: A Description of Ceylon and its Great Tea Industry.

Illus. from photos by the author of tea plantations across Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). Gilt-dec. white cloth, gilt-lettered spine, a.e.g. First Edition. London: Sampson Low Marston, 1900. An important early work on Ceylon's tea industry, with beautiful descriptions of the land and the plantations. Near fine. $300.

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Lady Jekyll. Kitchen Essays.

Intro. by Lady Freyberg. Illus. by Pauline Baynes. Jacket. First Edition Thus. London: Collins, c.1960. 2' closed tear to lower rear jacket panel, small piece of jacket lacking from upper rear panel, short tear to upper front panel, else very good. $45.

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Women of the First Presbyterian Church. Presbyterian Cook Book.

Illus. from drawings of the First Presbyterian Church of Dayton, Ohio, in its various permutations. Dec. cloth. Dayton: United Bretheren Publishing, 1911. Minor rubbing to spine ends, else about fine. $45.

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Brugiere, Sara Van Buren. Good-Living: A Practical Cookery-Book for Town and Country.

643 pp. Printed white boards. Household Edition. NY: G.P. Putnam's, 1908. An important look at the American foodways of the turn-of-the-last-century, with long-lost recipes for "pickled or soused shad," "fried pig's feet for breakfast," "wild duck with jelly sauce," "woodcock and snipe roasted," "arrow-root souffle," etc. Fine condition. $250.

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U.S.D.A. Factors that make for Success in Farming in the South.

Illus. throughout from photographs of Southern farms, migrant workers, livestock, etc. Replete with charts and graphs detailing Southern farm production, particularly Georgia. Pictorial wrappers. Washington, DC: Sept. 1920. A fascinating look at farming in the South post-Reconstruction. Very good. $30.

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Herbert, April. The Tailgate Cookbook.

Jacket. First Edition. NY: Funk & Wagnalls, 1970. "A Practical Handbook of delightful meals for campers, travelers, and sports enthusiasts." Salt-fried hamburgers, anyone? $30.

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Vincent, Mrs. Adebisi. A Cookery Book for the Tropics. Foreword by Dr. Soyode Franklin (chief medical officer, Western Nigeria).

Printed flexible cloth. Fourth Edition. London: George Allen & Unwin, 1970. Mostly African recipes, with detailed introductions to each food group (Pulses and Nuts, Rice, Vegetables, etc.), with menu suggestions as well. Very good. $40.

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Rundell, Maria Eliza. A New System of Domestic Cookery, formed upon Principles of Economy and adapted to the use of Private Families Throughout the United States. By A Lady.

Illus with 9 plates, incl. frontis. of beef, veal and mutton cuts. [ii], 312 pp. Period tree calf, leather spine label. NY: M’Dermut & D.D. Arden, 1814. Bitting, pp. 410-411; Cagle & Stafford 665-679. Originally published in 1806 and frequently revised and reprinted under a variety of titles in both England and the United States throughout the nineteenth century. Early editions such as this one are rare. Considered "the earliest manual of household management with any pretensions to completeness, calling forth many imitations." Very good condition, with just small piece of leather from spine tail and rear free endpaper lacking. $400.

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(Washington State) Choice Receipts, selected from the Best Manuscript Authorities...Published Toward the Erection of a Girl's School at Walla Walla.

Gilt-lettered green cloth.68 pp. Hartford: 1873. An explanatory preface states that, "The first edition of this little book, issued in 1872, for the benefit of Christ Church Fair, sold so rapidly, that the demand far exceeded the supply..." and that this second, revised edition had been printed, "...the proceeds of which have been donated by the compiler toward the erection of a Girl's School at Walla Wall, Washington Territory." Recipes seem to hail from the East Coast, however: Hartford Election Cake, Philadelphia Ice Cream, etc. Near fine. $150.

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Bemelmans, Ludwig. Small Beer.

Illus. with drawings by Bemelmans. Jacket. First UK Edition. London: The Bodley Head, 1940. Chipping to jacket spine head, darkening to jacket spine, slight discoloring spot to front panel, else very good. $50.

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Hibben, Shiela. The National Cookbook: A Kitchen Americana.

Cloth. First Edition. NY: Harper, 1932. Inscribed & signed by Hibben on the front free endpaper. Expertly rebacked in newer cloth, with later flyleaves (but orig. front free endpaper). Irregular fading to covers, else about very good. r, a prominent food columnist of the era and an early campaigner for fresh, local ingredients over "strawberries picked green and shipped too far," was a White House menu advisor to Eleanor Roosevelt. Many recipes here are identified by their state of origin (Tennesee Corn-Cob Soup; Maryland Broiled Shad Roe, etc.) 452 pp. including index. $750.

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Etablissements Nicolas. Liste des Grands Vins Fins 1934.

30 pp. Illus. with color woodcuts by Latour. Comb-bound, six-color & silver-stamped stiff wrappers. Charentonle: 1934. Etablissements Nicolas was at the cutting edge of advertising, with their catalogs all designed by the most modern artists and designers of the day. About fine. $250.

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Quackenbush’s Nut Picks and Cracks.

Catalog, illus. throughout with engraved images of nutcrackers & picks. Pictorial stiff wrappers. Herkimer, NY: H.M. Quackenbush, c.1930. Fine condition. $40.

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Marinetti. The Futurist Cookbook. Trans. by Suzanne Brill. Ed. with intro. by Lesley Chamberlain.

Illus. from tinted photographs. Dec. wrappers. First Edition Thus. San Francisco: Bedford Arts. 1989. Scarce edition of this famous manifesto.Fine. $95.

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Fisher, M.F.K. The Gastronomical Me.

Jacket. First Edition (Second state jacket with more formal author portrait). Lovingly inscribed & signed by Fisher to Bud and Judith Johns (nee Clancy) on front free endpaper. Judith Clancy was Fisher's portraitist, and illustrated the dust jacket for As They Were. Chipping to jacket spine ends (with minor loss to text at very top front panel) & corners, closed tear to lower jacket spine, pencil address to lower rear panel, else very good and bright. Perhaps Fisher's best known work, and a great association copy. $1,500. SOLD

Fisher, M.F.K. Serve it Forth.

Illus. Jacket. First UK Edition. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1937. Rubbing to jacket corners and spine, 2" closed tear along lower front jacket hinge & 1/2" tear to upper front jacket hinge. Soiling to jacket, sunning to cloth spine, still very good and exceedingly scarce copy of the first British edition of Fisher's first book. $800.

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Fisher, M.F.K. On the Rocks.

Small cloth-backed marbled boards, paper cover label. 1 of a limited edition. White Bear Lake, MN: Ampersand Club, 1997. The untitled and anonymously-compiled word-list of cocktail terms that appears in the book was discovered in a small notebook in the library of M.F.K. Fisher. The manuscript consists of 15 pages on graph paper, in pencil. Spelling and punctuation are preserved. Fine. $65.

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Lady Maze & Mrs. V.G. Bowden. Bon Appetit: Secrets from Shanghai Kitchens


Illus. from drawings, and with recipes contributed by ex-pats living in Shanghai. Cloth. Third Impression. Shanghai: 1940. Cocktails and meals. Fine condition - scarce. $120

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Ude, Louis Eustache. The French Cook, a System of Fashionable and Economical Cookery, adapted to the use of English Families.


Frontis. steel-engraved port. of the author. Period 3/4 calf & marbled boards, raised spine bands, leather spine label. Tenth Edition, corrected & enlarged, with appendix. London: John Ebers, 1829. Formal French cuisine laid out for an English audience by the celebrated Monsieur Ude, who cooked for Louis XVI, the Earl of Sefton, and the Duke of York. This classic cookbook, groundbreaking in its day, was first published in 1813 and is here in its tenth edition, with a frontispiece portrait of the author engraved by A. Deane after a Maclise drawing, and nine pages depicting bills of fare as they should be arranged at table. The work is peppered liberally with French terms (of which a vocabulary is provided) and with elaborate techniques that seem likely to have been in use in the most elegant kitchens (but not necessarily beyond the reach of less elite aspirants); Byron swiped the names of many of Ude's dishes for use in canto 15, stanzas 62?74 of "Don Juan," and indeed two of Ude's suggested course progressions for stanza 63 (see p. 426). 12mo (19.5 cm, 7.7"). Frontis., lxxii, 485, [3] pp.; illus. Bitting 471; Cagle 1037 (for first ed.); Hazlitt 167; Oxford 142. Rubbing to extremities, joint cracked at pp.142-143, else very good. $600.


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Case, Frank. Feeding the Lions: An Algonquin Cook Book.


Illus. by O. Soglow. Jacket. First Edition. NY: Greystone, 1942. Inscribed & signed by Case on the front free endpaper, dated 1942. Case was the owner and manager of the Algonquin, perhaps better known for its famous guests than its food. The "Algonquin Roundtable" was comprised of Dorothy Parker, Harpo Marx, Alexander Woolcott, George S. Kaufman, and other wits of the day, and they met regularly at the hotel for lunch and banter. Ah, to have been a fly on the wall...A bit of chipping to jacket spine ends & corners, old repair to jacket spine heard, else near fine & bright. $500.

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De Gouy, Louis P. The Derrydale Cook Book of Fish and Game. 2 vols.


Gilt-stamped maroon cloth, slipcase. No. 1086 of 1250 copies. First Edition. NY: Derydale Press, 1937. Fine set of De Gouy's most famous tome (of many he wrote on cooking). $300.

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Street, Julian. Wines.


Jacket. NY: Knopf, 1966. Originally published in 1933, my favorite thing about this book is the rave review by Mrs. Julian Street on the front cover! Very good and bright. $45.

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Farley, John. The London Art of Cookery, and Housekeeper's Complete Assistant.


On a New Plan. Made Plain and Easy to the Understanding of every Housekeeper, Cook and Servant in the Kingdom., Containing, Proper Directions for the Choice of all Kinds of Provisions. Instructions for trussing Poultry. Roasting and Boiling all Sorts of Butchers Meat, Poultry, Game, and Fish. Baking, Broiling, and Frying. Sauces for every Occasion. Soups, Broths, Stews, and Hashes. Ragoos and Fricassees. Made Dishes, both plain and elegant. All Sorts of Pies and Puddings. Pancakes and Fritters. Proper Instructions for dressing Fruits and Vegetables. Pickling, Potting, and Preserving. The Preparation of Hams, Tongues and Bacon. To keep Garden Stuffs and Fruits in Perfection… [32], 467, [5] ad pp. Illus. with copper-engraved frontis. port. and 12 plates showing various table settings with numerous dishes, showing a Bill of Fare for each month of the year. Period calf, professionally rebacked in later calf, morocco spine label. Seventh Edition. London: J. Scatcherd, J. Whitaker & G & T Wilkie, 1792.

As can be seen by the precise recipes in this book, the London Tavern was justly renowned, during John Farley's tenure, as one of the City of London's best hostelries. Very good copy of this early edition. $550.

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Graham, Molly. Cooking Out of Doors.


London: Andre Deutsch, 1960. Recipes for picnics, sailing, camping, and barbecues, including skewered chicken livers, fish hot pot, and grilled herring. Near fine. $30.

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Rombauer, Irma S. & Marion Rombauer Becker. The New Joy of Cooking

Jacket. Indianapolis: Bobbs Merrill, 1953. Arguably the most famous American cookbook, the 1953 version still contained the recipe for stewed squirrel, ousted in more "modern" editions. This copy is scarce because the dust jacket is present, and other than some chipping at the jacket spine head & front upper corner, in very good, bright condition. Cloth vol. is in fine condition. $200.

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L.E.A. La Cuisiniere de la Campagne et de la Ville, ou Nouvelle Cuisine Economique.

Hand-colored frontis. plate of salads with flowers. 666 + 13 ad pp. 39th Ed. Plain cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Paris: Audot, 1859. $300.

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Black, Mrs. Superior Cookery.

Illus. with bright chromolithograph plates of food. Gilt-lettered dec. cloth. London & Glasgow: William Collins, Sons, c.1880's. $60.

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Kenny-Herbert, Robert (Wyvern). Culinary Jottings: A Treatise in Thirty Chapters on Reformed Cookery for Anglo-Indian Exiles, based upon Modern English, and Continental Principles...and an essay on our kitchens in India.

Gilt-lettered blue cloth. Sixth Ed. Madras: Higginbotham, 1891. How to survive the wilds of India and barely leave the food of England at home. Bright condition. $250.

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Farmer, Fannie Merritt. Catering for Special Occasions

Green cloth, pictorial cover label, gilt-lettered spine. Illus. with great drawings of cherubic Park Avenue-type angels, and also from photographs of table settings. First Edition. Philadelphia: David McKay, 1911. Near fine $200.

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