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(African American) Mendes, Helen. The African Heritage Cookbook.

Illus. by Otto Neals. Pictorial jacket. First Edition.

A scarce first edition of Mendes’ seminal, scholarly work on soul food, with 85 pages of history of African and plantation food, “establishing a link between soul food and sixteenth- and seventeenth-century West African heritage cookery" [Toni Tipton-Martin, The Jemima Code], followed by 200 recipes for meals such as several versions of collard greens, pig tails and greens, black-eyed peas and maws, Mrs. Grady’s dark fruit cake, etc. The illustrator, Otto Neals (1931-present) is an award-winning African-American painter and sculptor living in New York City; he collaborated with Jacob Lawrence during the Harlem Renaissance. $175. SOLD

(African American) Watts, Edith [Ballard] & John. Jesse's Book of Creole and Deep South Recipes

Jacket. First Edition. NY: Viking, 1954.

According to Toni Tipton-Martin in The Jemimah Code, "Jesse Willis Lewis cooked Creole dishes and Gulf Coast specialties that he had learned at his mother's knee in the Ballard home in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. This book is a compilation of more than 340 of his classic recipes...what is mind-blowing is that these authors observe and record the true finesse possessed by one of history's disregarded cooks, providing details without degradation." Chipping to jacket spine ends and rubbing to jacket extremities; owner's name to front free endpaper, else very good and bright; scarce. $300. SOLD

Hibben, Sheila. American Regional Cookery.

First Edition. Boston: 1946.

Hibben’s work on regional cooking in America was one of the first books to cover the subject, and her exhaustive knowledge is a great contribution to food history. A near fine copy. $75

(Georgia) Wing, Mrs. Newton & Mrs. J.A. Carlisle, eds. Atlanta Woman's Club Cook Book

Illus. with drawings by Marie Haines, and occasional photographs, incl. frontis. photograph of the Atlanta Woman's Club and some standard meat cut charts. White cloth lettered in blue. First Edition. Atlanta: Atlanta Woman's Club, 1921.

Inscribed by the Garden Division of the Club to Ethel DuPont, a well-known socialite, in 1932. A contribution on "School and Business Lunches" is by Mrs. S.R. Dull, better known for her seminal cookbook, Southern Cooking. Southern recipes throughout, including two versions of white fruit cake, bouollets (Creole dish), oka, gumbo, corn salad, Hopping John, fried squash, Southern style string or snap peas with pork, Lady Baltinmore preserves, peach jam, sweet potato souffle, etc. Ads in rear are for local businesses. Very good. $95

(India) Ladies' Committee, F.I.N.S. Women's Workshop. A Friend in Need: English-Hindustani Cookery Book

Cloth-backed pictorial boards. First Edition. Madras: F.I.N.S. Women's Workshop, 1933.

Written for servants of the English ex-pats living in Raj-era India. Translations throughout from English into Hindustani, with instructions for cooking what must have seemed completely bizarre dishes: kidneys in onions, foie gras mousse, gateau of ham, cheese souffle, Southern chicken roll, pigeon en casserole, etc. Happily, there is one recipe for curry sauce. Minor wear to spine, else near fine and bright - rare in a first edition. $130.

Gibbs, W.M. Spices and How to Know Them

Illus. from photographs, color plates, & folding color maps. Frontis. photograph of "A native of Jamaica Island." Large green cloth, lettered in gilt. First Edition. Buffalo: Matthews-Northrup, 1909.

A scarce early 20th century work on the subject, with in-depth writings on everything from chemical compositions to harvesting, history, cooking uses and anthropology. Detailed folding maps printed in color show the movement of spices across lands. Fine. $125.

[Peel, Mrs. Constance]. Waiting at Table: A Practical Guide, by a Member of the Aristocracy

Dec. gray cloth. London: Frederick Warne, [1895].

Instructions for parlour-maids and butlers waiting at table for each daily meal, as well as for special occasions such as wedding luncheons and receptions, afternoon tea, garden parties, ball-suppers, hunt breakfasts, etc. Final chapter is on serviettes and how to fold them. Small spot to front cover; foxing, offset to endpapers, else very good. $75. SOLD

Peel, Mrs. C[onstance].S. The Art of Modern Housekeeping.

Jacket. First Edition. London: Frederick Warne, [1933].

Mrs. Peel (1868-1934) was known for her non-fiction books on inexpensive household management and cookery, written after WWI when households experienced their kitchen and homes without servants for the first time. During the First World War, Peel ran a Lambeth-based club for the wives of servicemen, and spoke on behalf of the United Workers' Association and the National War Savings Association. She co-directed, with Maud Pember Reeves, the women's service of the Ministry of Food during the voluntary rationing of 1917-8, as well as publicly speaking about economical household food practices. Period inscription to front free endpaper reads, "Dorothy from Nora, as one housekeeper to another! Christmas 1936." Her ink notes also appear on front jacket flap. Very good; scarce in jacket. $185.

Peel, Mrs. C[onstance].S. Waiting at Table

Jacket. First Edition Thus. London & NY: Frederick Warne, [1938].

This is the first edition of the "New Edition," with illustrated dust jacket; the true first was published in the teens. This is an instructional guide for butlers and waiters, with a long chapter on wine service, as well as admonishments such as, "Do not breathe heavily," "Do not rattle knives and forks," and, "Servants do not usually stay in the drawing room to hand tea. The lady of the house or her daughter pours it out, and those present wait on themselves. The men hand cups and plates to the ladies, or, when only women are present, the young people wait on their elders." Near fine; rare in jacket. $185.

Jackson, Alan. The Breakfast Book.

Illus. with drawings by John Alcorn. Jacket. First Edition. NY: Simon & Schuster, 1959.

Breakfasts for every occasion, including recipes for Monte Cristo sandwiches, red yam pudding, Mexican hot chocolate, rye fritters, corn bread has, etc. Chipping to jacket spine head, small mark to lower front panel extremity, else very good. $35. SOLD

[Gerry, Vance] Quayles, Bunston. Hearty Fare: A Book of Cookery Recipes for Gentlemen.

Illus. with woodcuts by Vance Gerry. Cloth-backed printed board, gilt-lettered spine, jacket. No. 1 of 150 copies. First Edition. [South Laguna]: Weather Bird Press, 1990.

Signed by Gerry on the half-title. Gerry (who wrote under the pseudonym Bunston Quayles) was a master of pochoir and stencil illustration, and ran his Weather Bird Press in South Laguna, California, from 1968 until his death in 2004. This is a scarce and gorgeous work on cookery, with recipes for everything from Los Angeles stewed chicken to cannelloni, borsch, salad Nicoise, and Artillery punch. Fine. $300. SOLD

Biggle, Jacob. Biggle Poultry Book: A Concise and Practical Treatise on the Management of Farm Poultry

Illus. incl. 16 chromolithograph plates of chickens, ducks, and geese. Pictorial blue cloth lettered in red. First Edition. Philadelphia: Wilmer Atkinson, 1913.

A charming little book, with bright, colorful chromolithograph plates of poultry in their habitats. Near fine. $60.

Cornfeld, Lilian. Israeli Cookery

Illus. from photographs of food scenes in Israel. Jacket. First Edition. Westport, CT: Avi Publishing, 1962.

A panorama of Israels many cuisines and influences from communities including Yemenites, Iraqis, Caucasians, Afghanistan, North Africa, the Balkans, Eastern Europe, etc. Near fine and bright. $45. SOLD

Mowat, Jean. Meals for Small Families

Illus. with cartoons throughout. Pictorial blue cloth, jacket. First Edition. Chicago: Laidlaw Bros., [1929].

Written for newlyweds (endpaper illustrations show a couple at their dinner table with a terrier at their feet) in their first home, with an eye toward the kitchenette-apartment dweller. Oysters in ice cubes, boiled raisin cake, cottage chicken, Boston baked beans, and other American fare of the era. Discoloration to jacket, piece of jacket lacking from spine head, sunning to jacket spine, else very good in good jacket. $65.

(Vegetarian) Beard, Sidney H. A Comprehensive Guide-Book to Natural, Hygenic, and Humane Diet

Illus. with tiny period woodcuts. Pictorial sky-blue cloth. Fifth Edition. Paignton, UK: Order of the Golden Age, c.1904.

Beard (1862-1938) devoted his life and work to the Order of the Golden Age, of which he was founder and president. He became a vegetarian in 1894, after being moved by a series of lectures at the Exeter Vegetarian Society. Among the Order's objects, as set out in its literature at that time, were "to proclaim and hasten the coming of the Golden Age, when humaneness and peace, righteousness and spirituality shall prevail, and when kindness towards every fellow-creature shall reign in the human heart." Label of the Philadelphia Vegetarian Society below the copyright, indicating they may have co-published an American edition. Very good, with charming illustrations. $85.

(Vegetarian) Baker, Ivan. Complete Vegetarian Recipe Book

Jacket. First American Edition. NY: Citadel, [1955].

Macaroni haricot hot pot, sweet peppers with noodles, almond dumplings, apple struedel, and other mid-century vegetarian delights. Near fine. $60.

(Vegetarian) Dwight, Henrietta Latham. The Golden Age Cook-Book

Illus. with vignettes. Gilt-lettered & pictorially embossed green cloth. First Edition. NY: Alliance Publishing, 1898.

One of the first vegetarian cookbooks published. Henrietta Marshall Latham (1840–1909) was the wife of Oakland broker James H. Latham and an early advocate for animal welfare. Dwight's cookbook is filled with delightful recipes showing how a full diet can be had without meat of any kind. Her introduction shows the author to be driven mainly by animal rights and health concerns, and she quotes many prominent authors of the day on the subject, from Sylvester Graham to Annie Besant. Published in 1898 by the Alliance Publishing Company, the volume has a bright gilt and embossed cover and contains over 300 recipes including: Sweet Potato Croquettes, Mock Fish Chops, and a Border Timbale of Mock Chicken and numerous simple recipes for cakes and other sweets. Near fine. $150.

Nignon, Edouard. Les Plaisirs de la Table. Designs by Robert de Flers

Original printed wrappers bound-in to full crushed brown morocco & marbled endpapers, gilt-lettered spine, raised bands. No. 161 of 2,000 copies. Paris: 1926.

Nignon was a great chef who first presided over the stoves of the Tsar and the Emperor of Austria, and later became the owner of the famous restaurant Larue, rue Royale in Paris, where he showed off his skills at Russian cuisine. Irregular sunning to covers and spine; creasing to interior wrappers, else very good and elegantly bound. Scarce. $600.

Miller, Jill Nhu Huong. Vietnamese Cookery

Spiral-bound flexible boards. First Edition. Rutland & Tokyo: Charles Tuttle, [1968].

The first Vietnamese cookbook published in the United States, and in the middle of the Vietnam War, to boot. From the introduction: "Here, for the first time in English, is an absolutely authentic, definitive, and most distinctive collection of Vietnamese recipes...The most distinctive element in Vietnamese cookery, however, is the extensive use of Nuoc Mam Sauce for seasoning, similar to the use made of soy sauce in Japanese and Chinese cookery." Mild darkening to covers, else near fine and quite uncommon. $120. SOLD

Fava, Franco, ed. La Grande Cucina: Made in Italy

Illus. with drawings throughout. Pictorial cardboard boards. First Edition. Milan: Libreria Meravigli Editrice, [1985].

Risotto di Gamberi, insalata Piemontese, spaghetti col rancetto, brasato, etc. A fabulous production with 1980's typography and graphics that are a snapshot of the time. An extension of the "In Bocca" series, in Italian, English & German. Slight softening to corners, else near fine. $120. SOLD

Lorella, Zanzi. Cucina Tipica Lombarda: A Tavola come come una Volta

Illus. with drawings throughout. Pictorial cardboard boards. First Edition. Varese: Cescere Edizioni, 1999.

Written in Italian, and replete with recipes from the Lombardi region of Italy, including risotto con funghi porcini, polenta e cotechino, fagiano alla panna, torta sbrisolona, etc., and a listing of regional wines in rear. Slight softening to corners, else near fine. $120. SOLD

Scott, Natalie. Cocina to You: Mexican Dishes for American Kitchens.

Illus. with drawings and double-page color plate, as well as color endpaper designs. Pictorial cloth. First Edition. Mexico: La Nacional Impresora, 1942.

A gorgeous little book of authentic and regional Mexican recipes like sopa de albodingas, empanadas de carne Sra. Villarreal, enchiladas de Minguiches, bacalao Veracruzano, copitas de cajeta de leche, etc. Owner's name (Dorothy Macdonald) on title page and front pastedown, both dated Taxco, 1942. Macdonald was a well known ex-pat with a beautiful home in Taxco, which she often opened up to visiting tourists. Sunning to spine and irregular fading to covers; a couple spots to title page, else very good. $75. SOLD

(Boulud & Passard) Boulud, Daniel. Daniel's Dish: Entertaining at Home with a Four-Star Chef

Illus. from photographs. Jacket. First Edition. NY: Filipacchi Publishing, 2003.

Inscribed & SIGNED by Boulud on half-title, and also with elaborate drawing and signature by chef Alain Passard on front free endpaper. Fine. $150. SOLD

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, jacket. First Edition. San Francisco: Paul Elder, 1914.

Wonderful descriptions of the San Francisco restaurant scene from the Gold Rush days through the 1906 earthquake and up to 1914. Very good in fair, partial jacket. $150. SOLD

Boy Scouts of America. Troop Camp Service Training Helps: Commissary, Cooking Gear, Food Cost Accounting.

48 pp. Illus. incl. laid-in charts and drawings of cooking utensils, campfires, etc. Pictorial brown wrappers. First Edition. N.p.: Boy Scouts of America, c.1916.

A very early guide to cooking outdoors and on hand-built ovens, as well as fire pits like a deep one made for cooking beans. Also with charts of food accounting, troop cooking charts, and laid-in plans. Recipes include "Bean hole beans," flapjacks, stewed figs, lamb roast, rice crispies, etc. Darkening and some shelf wear to extremities, else very good. $95. SOLD

(Wine) Centro Viti-Vinicola Nacional. La Viti-vinicultura Argentina en 1910

580 pp. Illus. throughout from photographs of Argentina's wine industry, color vignettes surrounding photographs. Oblong folio, bevelled brown cloth lettered in white. First Edition. [Buenos Aires: Centro Viti-Vinicola Nacional, 1910].

A massive tome that covers every aspect of Argentina's nascent 20th century wine industry, from planting vines and growing grapes, to harvesting, distilling, and producing wine. In addition, each Argentinian winery is individually covered, with photographs of the owners and properties, each garnering at least two pages. Color designs by Max Brown surround photographs on each page, making for a gorgeous presentation. In 1551, the first vines were planted in Argentina, spreading rapidly in the central, western and northeastern areas of the country. Favored by the optimum soil and weather conditions of the Andean region, the winemaking industry experienced rapid, extensive growth. The addition of transportation by railroad in the mid-19th century made Argentina's wines known to the wider world. By 1873, Argentina already had 5,000 acres of vineyards, and by the 1900's, the vineyard area had reached 519,800 acres, and created many wine barons. This copy has been removed from the University of California library, with their stamps and markings to several pages, incl. title. Binding shaken and rubbed, chipped at spine ends and some fore-edges of pages; occasional creasing to pages, still good and solid, and quite rare. $700. SOLD

David, Elizabeth. French Country Cooking

Illus. by John Minton. Jacket. First Edition. London: John Lehmann, [1951].

David's second book, this one on the cooking of rural France. From peasant soup and cassoulet to souffles and daubes, Ms., David made her mark on British mid-century kitchens. Short, closed tear to upper tear jacket panel, minor rubbing to jacket spine ends & corners; owner's name (dated, romantically enough, Paris 1952) to front free endpaper, else very good; scarce. $400.

Olney, Richard. The French Menu Cookbook

Illus. with drawings by Gosta Viertel. Jacket. First Edition. NY: Simon & Schuster, [1970].

Richard Olney was an American who moved to France and befriended (as well as annoyed, according to most who knew him) Julia Child, M.F.K. Fisher, and other ex-pats living there. His recipes are excellent, and he went on to edit the impeccable Time-Life Good Cook series. A touch of sunning to jacket spine, flaps clipped, else near fine. $75. SOLD


Wechsberg, Joseph. Blue Trout and Black Truffles: The Peregrinations of an Epicure

Jacket. First Edition. NY: Knopf, 1953.

Wechsberg's seminal work on gastronomy in Europe, namely Austria, Hungary, and France, written with his characteristic flair. Minor touch of sunning to jacket spine, else about fine. $95.


Wechsberg, Joseph. Dining at the Pavillon

Illus. by Isador Seltzer. Jacket. First Edition. Boston: Little, Brown, [1962].

When Henri Soule came from Paris to New York, his restaurant made an enormous splash, and heralded in an entire era of fine French dining in New York City. Original newspaper review of the book by Lucius Beebe laid-in. Jacket flap price-clipped, mild chipping to jacket spine head; owner's notes & small rubber stamp to front free endpaper, else very good. $125.


Perl, Lila. Rice, Spice and Bitter Oranges: Mediterranean Foods and Festivals.

Illus. with drawings by Stanislao Dino Rigolo. Jacket. First Edition. Cleveland: World Publishing, [1967].

This is one of my favorite books. Perl, who also wrote books on American and Austrian foods and festivals, puts her anthropological curiosity into studying the foods and festivals of Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, Israel, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, and North Africa. In 1967, basically no one was writing about food anthropology in such a delightful way; she discusses customs from pre-history to modern times, and adds some recipes to boot. Mild rubbing to jacket extremities, else very good. $75.


Toulouse-Lautrec, Comtesse Guy de. Les Recettes de Mapie

Illus. from photographs by Maurice Crespi and drawings by Jean Reschofsky. Cloth-backed photographic boards. First Edition. Paris: Hachette, [1956].

Mapie was the mother of artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Her very French recipes are accompanied by very French cartoons by Reschofsky. Very good. Very French. $45.


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

Illus. with light green vignettes. Tall Art Nouveau-designed stiff wrappers. First Wrappers Edition. NY: Dodge Publishing, [1910].

A beautifully bound book from the end of the Art Nouveau era, with Muckenstrum's recipes for Ravioli Napolitaine, Marrow Fritters, Squab en Casserole, Broiled and Devilled Bones, etc. Near fine. $75.


(Japanese) [12 Seasons of Entertaining]

Illus. from drawings and photographs of Japanese cooking utensils, methods, and dishes. Pictorial wrappers depicting fish on platters. [Japan: c.1940].

Very good, with endpaper illustrations of sushi cutting techniques, and illustrations throughout depicting sushi rolling, noodle-making, hot pots, etc. $45. SOLD


(Japanese) [Japanese Pastry]

Illus. Jacket. [Japan: c.1960's].

Photographs in black & white of wagashi, as well as some historic images of Japanese sweets from antiquarian books. Rubbing to jacket extremities, else very good. $50.


(Japanese) Tachibana, Minori. [The Day a Tomato Became a Vegetable]

Illus. from color photographs. Jacket. Tokyo: Soshisha, 1999.

A history of tomatoes, with lovely illustrations in color. Very good. $40.


(Japanese) [Nostalgic Flavor]

Illus. with drawings, as well as color photographs. Printed tan boards. [Japan: 1984].

A book about changes in foods and food habits in Japan over time. About fine, with lovely illustrations of past and present food culture in Japan. $45. SOLD


White, Marco Pierre. The Mirabelle Cookbook

Illus. from color photographs. Folio, jacket. First Edition. London: Ebury Press, [1999].

White acquired Mirabelle in Mayfair in 1998, and transformed it into a modern and decadent restaurant, which went on to win high praise from critics around the world. Near fine. $65.


(Robert Laffont) Blanc, Georges. Ma Cuisine des Saisons

Illus. from photographs, incl. color. Pictorial boards. First Edition. Paris: Editions Robert Laffont, 1984.

Minor yellowing to covers, else near fine. George Blanc (b.1943) was one of the arbiters of Nouvelle Cuisine. He joined the family business (begun in 1872) working with his mother Paulette, and succeeded her in 1968 at the age of twenty five. He transformed their hotel into a luxury hotel with the subsequent development of adjacent properties into a gourmet village. $75.


(Robert Laffont) Briand, Daniel, ed. Les Menus de Fete des Grands Chefs

Illus. from color photographs by Laurent Bianqui. Pictorial boards. First Edition. Toulouse: Daniel Briand/Robert Laffont, 1984.

Menus and recipes for celebrations by great French chefs: Bernard Loiseau, Alain Sendrens, Michel Lorain, Roger Verge, Georges Blanc, Guy Savoy, Pierre Gagnaire, Michel Le Coze, and many more. A bit of rubbing to spine ends and corners, else very good. $65.


(Robert Laffont) Chapel, Alain. La Cuisine c'est Beaucoup plus que des Recettes. Edited by Jean-Francois Abert.

Pictorial boards. First Edition. Paris: Editions Robert Laffont, 1995.

Chapel (1937-1990) was a French Michelin 3-star chef, credited with being one of the originators of Nouvelle Cuisine. This book is a compilation of his writings from 1980-90. Like so many French chefs, he cooked around France only to return to his family's restaurant in Mionnay the 1960's, and by 1973 had won La Mere Charles its third star. New York Times food critic Craig Claiborne in 1977 described Chapel's gateau de foies blonds as "his ultimate triumph" and "one of the absolute cooking glories of this generation". Fine condition. $75. SOLD


(Robert Laffont) Peyrot, Claude (with Celine Vence). Vivarois la Cuisine de L'Emotion.

Profusely illus. from photographs in color. Pictorial boards. First Edition. Paris: Editions Robert Laffont, 1992.

Peyrot was a pioneer of Nouvelle Cuisine, and achieved three Michelin stars for his Paris restaurant, Le Vivarois. His book demonstrates the techniques for working with fresh, seasonal ingredients at a time this style was becoming all the rage. Fine. $100.


(Robert Laffont) Senderens, Alain. La Grande Cuisine a Petits Prix.

Illus. from color photographs of elegantly plated dishes. Pictorial boards. First Edition. Paris: Editions Robert Laffont, 1984.

Senderens (1939-2017) was a leading French chef and practitioner of Nouvelle Cuisine. Le Figaro credited him as the inventor of food and wine pairings. In 1968, Alain Senderens opened L’Archestrate in Paris, which he operated until 1985. He also worked at well-known restaurants La Tour d'Argent and Lucas Carton, which he would later own. In 2005, he became the first chef to hand back his three Michelin stars after the restaurant was relaunched as Senderens. At the time he said he could not charge an affordable price for meals while keeping up the standards Michelin required, a problem that has become somewhat ubiquitous throughout France. Near fine; scarce. $175.


(Robert Laffont) Wynants, Pierre (with Leon Leonard). "Comme Chez Moi."

Illus. from color photographs of elegantly plated dishes. Pictorial boards. Paris: Editions Robert Laffont, [1996].

Charmingly inscribed & SIGNED by Wynants on half-title ("Cuisinier avec passion, offre de nobles satisfactions...."). First published in 1985, this was reprinted by Laffont in 1996. Wynants (b.1939) is a Belgian chef who owned and led the Comme chez Soi restaurant in Brussels, eventually garnering it three Michelin stars. Near fine. $200.


(Robert Laffont) Wynants, Pierre. L'Equilibre Gourmand. Preface by Christian Millau. Co-written with Patrick Delaroche & Marie-Claire Lallemend

Illus. from photographs of technique and plated dishes, as well as with drawings. Pictorial gray boards. First Edition. Paris: Robert Laffont, 1990.

Warmly inscribed & SIGNED by Wynants (with a drawing by him) on half-title, dated 1997. Near fine. $200.


(Robert Laffont) Witzigmann, Eckart. La Nouvelle Cuisine Allemande et Autrichienne

Illus. from numerous photographs in color of the chef's plated dishes. Pictorial boards. First Edition. Paris: Editions Robert Laffont, 1984.

Witzigmann (b.1941) is an Austrian chef who moved to France and studied under Paul Bocuse. In 1978, he became the first German-speaking chef (and the third outside France) to receive three stars from the French Michelin Guide for his Munich restaurant Aubergine, which he had opened one year previously. Yellowing to rear cover, else very good; scarce. $125.


(Robert Laffont) Marchesi, Gualtiero. La Cuisine Italienne Reinventee

Illus. from refined color photographs, and with illustrated endpapers depicting a 1979 "Diner de l'Apocalypse." Pictorial boards. First French Edition. Paris: Robert Laffont, [1984].

First published in Italy in 1980, this is the first French edition, published by famed publisher Robert Laffont. Marchesi (1930-2017) is considered to be the founder of modern Italian cuisine; the predecessor to Massimo Bottura and is ilk. After working for several famed French restaurants, including Troisgros in Roanne, Marchesi returned to Milan and eventually opened his first restaurant on Via Bonvesin de la Riva. Within a year he earned his first Michelin star, and added another following the next year. It took another seven years, but he eventually won the distinction of a third Michelin star – the first chef in Italy to do so. In September 1993, Marchesi moved out of Milan to the Franciacorta region, between Bergamo and Brescia. He opened the Ristorante di Erbusco in the Albereta Hotel where his vision of global cuisine took root and flourished. He left an invaluable legacy when he died in December last year. Irregular yellowing to covers, otherwise very good; rare. $200.


(Robert Laffont) Les Maitres Cuisiniers de France & Cecile Vence. Les Recettes du Terroir. Preface by Claude Lebey. Foreword by Paul-Louis Meissonnier

492 pp. Illus. with drawings and vignettes. Pictorial boards. First Edition. Paris: Editions Robert Laffont, 1984.

Menus, with recipes, from all the regions of France, from Alsace to Touraine. Near fine. $75.


(Robert Laffont) Guerard, Michel & Alain Coumont. Minceur Exquise: 150 Recettes pour Maigrir en se Regalant

Illus. throughout from color photographs. Pictorial boards. First Edition. Paris: Editions Robert Laffont, 1989.

Recipes for healthy eating by two inventors of Nouvelle Cuisine (Guerard also invented cuisine minceur). Mild soiling to covers (easily cleaned), else near fine. $60.


(Robert Laffont) Billoux, Jean-Pierre. Recettes Pour Alexis. Intro. by Claude Lebey

Illus. throughout from color photographs of plated dishes, scenery around Dijon and with the author. Pictorial boards. First Edition. Paris: Editions Robert Laffont, 1990.

Jean-Pierre Billoux opened his restaurant in 1986 in the vaults of the Hotel de la Cloche in Dijon, and later moved the location to Independence Square, in what used to be Master Chef Henri Racouchot’s Le Trois Faisans in the early 20th century. Fine. $120.


Trillin, Calvin. American Fried: Adventures of a Happy Eater.

Jacket. First Edition. Garden City: Doubleday, 1974.

Inscribed & signed by Trillin to "Potter of the Royal Cafe" in New Orleans. Trillin's first book, in which he travels around America eating as much regional food as he can. Rubbing to cloth extremities, chipping to jacket spine head, mild soiling to jacket, else very good. $250.


(Children) Feeding the Child from Crib to College.

Title page illustration & color vignettes throughout. Gray-green boards, paper cover label. First Edition. Rahway, NJ: Wheatena Corp., 1928.

A children's nutrition book issued by Wheatena Corporation of New Jersey, which started making America's earliest boxed cereal, in c.1879. The company moved to Rahway in 1907, and by the 1920's, they were selling millions of boxes each year. Naturally, the product makes its way into most recipes herein. Near fine. $60.


(Mississippi) Home Ed. division of the Mississippi Cooperative Extension Service. The Mississippi Cookbook.

475 pp. Illus. with drawings. Gilt-lettered green cloth.Third Printing. Jackson: Univ. Press of MS, 1974.

Hundreds of home recipes for Mississippi standards like pickled shrimp, dill casserole bread, crispy catfish, cheese grits, quick venison camp roast, bar-b-qued doves, baked squirrels, barbecued rabbit, lane cake, etc. Rubbing to spine ends & corners, binding cocked, a few internal spots from cooking, else very good. A large compendium of local dishes. $45. SOLD


(Mississippi) Coahoma Woman's Club. Coahoma Cooking Every Day and Sunday Too: Favorite Menus and Recipes.

83 pp. Illus. with drawings. Pictorial wrappers. Third Edition. Clarksdale, MS: Clarksdale Printing Co., 1950.

Classic Mississippi recipes including spoon bread, charcoal broiled bacon, eggplant and stuffed squash, Coahoma style eggs, pork sausage biscuits, milk punch (calls for "1 jigger 86 proof whiskey"), Elizabeth Henderson's chocolate ice box cake, rum pudding, etc. Inscribed & signed by one of the editors' husbands. Soiling & a few spots from use, front & rear wrappers torn along spine, darkening to wrappers, still good. $40.


(Jeremiah Tower) Child, Julia. Cooking with Master Chefs.

Illus. from photographs of professional chef contributors. Jacket. First Edition. NY: Knopf, 1993.

Signed by contributor Jeremiah Tower on the title page (just under author Julia Child's name, where he has appended his own). Minor soiling to front jacket panel, else near fine. $95. Ego free with purchase. SOLD


(Colombia) Daguet, Jeanne. Cocina de "La Capilla."

553 pp. Intro. by F. de S. Aguilo. Illus. by Pierre Daguet. Third Edition. Bogota: 1958.

Warmly inscribed and SIGNED by Daguet on the dedication page (in French). La Capilla del Mar was a renowned hotel and restaurant in Cartagena, whose owner, Madame Daguet, was famous throughout the country for its exquisite menu created from traditional techniques of French cuisine. In spite of being a kitchen characterized by its indisputable European style, it did not leave out the varied local products of the region, and her cookbook is filled with Colombian cuisine using local products like sardines, turkey, coffee, tropical fruits, etc. General shelf wear, else very good. $150.


(Los Angeles) Bohemian Life as Seen by Savarin St. Sure. 50 issues, from Nos. 1-7, and 17-62. Each issue is 4 pages.

Illus. with drawings, incl. color after Issue 17. Los Angeles: Bohemian Distributing, 1939-1944.

A very scarce run of Los Angeles' first monthly food and drink newsletter. Published by L.A.’s Bohemian Distributing Company – purveyors of fine wines, spirits, ales, and beers – it launched its first issue in September 1939. According to the L.A. Public Library, "its coverage of L.A. gourmet eats and drinks (penned by Touring Topics editor Phil Hanna under the goofy Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin nom de plume 'Savarin St. Sure') quickly made it the essential reading material of the city’s rising epicurean class." Coverage included the latest California wines, liquors, and cocktails of the day, as well as chef profiles, recipes, food in wartime, cookbook reviews, and California food products like olive oil, cheese, oysters, Mexican fare, etc. Charming illustrations and color vignettes are peppered throughout. Usual three-ring binder holes to left margins, occasionally torn through, else a fine set - quite scarce. $800.


(Preserving) Zumwalt, Betty. Ketchup, Pickles, Sauces: 19th Century Food in Glass.

480 pp. Profusely illus. with photographs. Jacket. First Edition. Fulton, CA: Mark West Publishers, 1980.

A fascinating encyclopedic bibliography of pickles & preserves makers who manufactured their own bottles in the 19th c. Descriptions include not only details about the containers, but also about each company - where they were located, when they began their business, what they preserved or bottled, etc. A fascinating reference. Near fine. $45.


(Cool Whip) [Yes, I said Cool Whip]. The Well-Dressed Dessert

Illus. with color illustrations in the style of Peter Max, and also with color photographs of Cool Whip desserts. Spiral-bound with cardboard stand. N.p.: General Mills, c.1970.

A wonderful period piece, with Yellow Submarine-like color illustrations . "Cool Whip" written in ink on front cover, else very good and bright. $45.

Williams, D.W. Beef Cattle Production in the South.

Illus. with photographs of varieties of cattle, and charts regarding Southern beef production. Red cloth. First Edition. Danville, IL: The Interstate, 1941.

Williams was the head of the Dept. of Animal Husbandry at Texas A & M College. A deep dive into the specific factors that make cattle raising and production in the South successful. Small gouge to cloth on front cover, else very good. $45.

(Miami) Aid Society of the First Presbyterian Church. The Florida Tropical Cook Book.

Illus. with frontis. photograph of the First Presbyterian Church and Manse of Miami (still in existence) and of Pastor W.W. Faris (no longer in existence). Also illustrated with numerous ads for local businesses, including land for sale in the Everglades. Pictorial cloth. First Edition. Miami: First Presbyterian Church, 1912.

Miami's first cookbook, and one of the first published in Florida. With recipes for tropical favorites like green mango pie, candied kumquats, avocado ice cream, Biscayne salad, avocado soup (and avocado everything else), paw paw salad, crawfish salad, Mother McKinley's receipt for Johnnycake, royal Poincianna "beans" (with whiskey), Miami sandwich, potted kingfish, barbecued ham with bananas, okra, fried tomatoes, sweet potatoes in Georgia fashion, sweet potato pone, grits loaves, Florida pumpkin (steamed squash), ginger fritters, fig sweet pickle, etc. Much darkening and soiling to covers from a long residence in tropical climes, rubbing to spine head, but internally clean and extremely scarce. $300.

Adoff, Arnold. Eats: Poems.

Illus. in sepia watercolors by Susan Russo. Pictorial jacket. First Edition. NY: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1979.

Inscribed & SIGNED by Adoff on the title page. Food poems with recipes by Adoff, with heavy emphasis on apple pie. Adoff was a poet and anthologist who wrote a number of poetry books. This is lushly illustrated by Ms. Russo. Mild soiling to jacket; owner's bookplate to rear pastedown, else very good. $40.

(Santa Barbara) Managers of the Cottage Hospital, eds. Good Things from Good Cooks.

Illus. from photographs of Santa Barbara landmarks. White boards printed in blue. First Edition. Santa Barbara: Pacific Coast Publishing, 1909.

Spanish-Mexican recipes a’plenty: Albodingas de Pescado, Stuffed Chilis, Spanish Quail, even Spanish Mustard! Photos include the Potter Hotel, Santa Barbara Country Club, etc. Soiling & spots to white covers, else good. Scarce. Brown 87, Glozer 286, Cook p.31. $200.

(Mexico) Zolla, Carlos. Elogio del Dulce: Ensayo sobre la Dulcería Mexicana.

Illus. with color photographs of Mexican candies and sweets, by Salvador Lutteroth. Jacket. First Edition. Mexico: Fondo de Cultura Economica, 1988.

Aguas frescas, chocolate, Day of the Dead candies, candied fruits, marzipan, church and fiesta sweets, etc. A delicious and unique history of Mexican sweets - no recipes, just history and iconography. Near fine. $75.

Castillo, Maria Isabel Monroy, et al. Quadernos de Cosina de Barios Guizados: Hazienda del Peñasco, San Luis Potosi, 1773. 2 vols.

Vol. I illus. with beautifully-printed duo-tone plates from photographs; Vol. II with facsimiles of original manuscript book of recipes throughout. Pictorial cloth. First Edition. Mexico: Fundacion Herdez, 2007.

A two-volume set reproducing and breaking down an original manuscript from 1773 wholly on stews of Mexico. Incredible. Fine condition. $175.

Harland, Marion. Marion Harland's Complete Cook Book: A Practical and Exhaustive Manual of Cookery and Housekeeping.

781 pp. Frontis. illustration of a set dinner table. Pictorial cloth. Second Edition, Revised & Enlarged. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1906.

Harland (1830-1922) was a prolific cookbook author around the turn of the last century, and her works are important records of American cooking at that time. Recipes for Philadelphia scrapple, New England blueberry pie, New Jersey baked beans, soft-shell crabs, fried chicken Virginia style,Minnehaha cake, etc., are examples of the regional cooking of the United States. Near fine and bright; scarce bound in cloth. $200.

Carstarphen, Dee. Windjammer Cooking flavored with Sea Salt and Wood Smoke.

Illus. in black & white by the author. Pictorial wrappers. First Edition Thus. Wicomico Church, VA: Pen & Ink Press, 1989.

Warmly inscribed & signed by the author. A tour of shipboard cooking around Maine, with recipes for pickled fish, clam pot, red-eye poach, New England raisin bread, and homemade ice cream. Owner's bookplate to copyright page. A charmingly illustrated book. $35.

Carstarphen, Dee. The Conch Book: All you Ever Wanted to Know About the Queen Conch from Gestation to Gastronomy.

Illus. in black & white by the author. Pictorial wrappers. First Edition Thus. Wicomico Church, VA: Pen & Ink Press, 1982.

Warmly inscribed & signed by the author. Beautifully illustrated by Carstarphen, with drawings of a variety of conch shells. Recipes include. conch crisp, sweet & sour conch, conch ceviche, white conch chowder, etc. Fine. $40. SOLD

(South Carolina) Women's Auxiliary to the Ocean View Memorial Hospital. Coastal Carolina Cooking.

Illus. with drawings. Spiral-bound pictorial wrappers. Third Edition. Myrtle Beach, SC: Walker, Evans & Cogswell, 1960.

Published to benefit Ocean Beach Memorial Hospital of Myrtle Beach, this cookbook is replete with regional recipes like Egg Nog St. Simons, Roasted Oysters, Broiled Nestling Squab stuffed with Wild Rice, Dixie pork chops, Summer Duck, Marsh Hens, etc. Mild soiling to wrappers, else very good - a scarce early edition. $60.

Allen, Ardis & Ramona Scott. Cooking with Grass: An Arresting Collection of Pot Dishes.

Dec. boards, jacket. First Edition. NY: Random House, 1971.

An hilarious send-up of marijuana books of the day, however there are no actual recipes for using marijuana herein - just using a pot. Chapter titles include Navajo nosh, Drag, Joint-ed Chicken, Mary Jane's Sole Food, etc. A bit of fading & rubbing to jacket, chipping to jacket spine head & sunning to jacket spine, else very good. $40.

Belloc, Hilaire. Advice. Preface by Evelyn Waugh.

Illus. with line drawings. Jacket. First Edition. London: Harvill Press, 1960.

Beautifully printed at the Curwen Press, Belloc issued advice on wine, food and other matters, with his characteristic wit and humor (with notes printed in margins in red). Fine in very good, bright jacket. $60.

(Cocktails) Considine, Bob. Toots.

Illus. from photographs. Jacket. Second Edition. NY: Meredith Press, 1969.

Toots Shor was, as this book proudly states, "known from coast to coast - the name calls up the smiling, rubicund face of the nation's most famous saloonkeeper and bum." Photographs herein show famous faces of the time (the joint opened in 1940): Sinatra, Eisenhower, Jackie Gleason, Joe DiMaggio, et al., partying with Toots at his famed bar/restaurant in Manhattan. Rubbing & creasing to jacket spine ends & a bit to corners, else very good. $45.

(African) Dede, Alice. Ghanaian Favourite Dishes: Recipes that are Loved Best in many Ghanaian Homes. 106 pp. Blue wrappers printed in white. First Edition. Accra: Anowuo Educational Publications, 1969.

Recipes include twi kenkey, wasawasa, little iced orange buns, palm-nut soup with ripe plantains, pawpaw fritters, roasted stuffed cocoyam, garri and groundnut buns, cassava Yakayeke, fufu, and much more. A very authentic cookbook. Owner's name stamped to front wrapper & interior, else in very good condition. $35

Mitchell, John M. The Herring: Its Natural History and National Importance.

374 pp. Illus. with folding chromolithograph frontis. of a shiny herring and 5 color lithograph plates of fishing vessels in waters off the coasts of France and England. Blue cloth, gilt-lettered spine. First Edition. Edinburgh: Edmonston & Douglas, 1864.

Armorial bookplate of Josselyn. Upper front joint & hing cracked, chipping to cloth along spine, stains to upper front cover, thus good only, but bright interior with fascinating subject. Rare. $300

(Cocktails) Prosit! Tracy's - BRyant 9-9885.

Folding booklet that opens to 3 pages (printed on 6). NP: c.1940's.

Possibly from Bristol, PA. Price list for Tracy's, a liquor store, along with pictorial ads for liquor sets. Fine condition, with fabulous cover graphic. $65.

(Tower, Jeremiah) Mitchell, S. Weir. A Madeira Party. Intro by William Dickerson. Appendices on Madeira wine by Roy Brady.

Frontis. & border illustrations by Patrick Dullanty. Quarter pebbled cloth & dec. yellow boards. 1 of 1,000 copies printed Andrew Hoyem in San Francisco. Sacramento: Corti Bros., 1975.

Jeremiah Tower's copy with his signature to front pastedown. Fine condition - a beautiful fine printing of an early work on Madeira. $95.

Darlington, Jeanie. Grow Your Own: An Introduction to Organic Gardening.

Illus. with drawings. Pictorial wrappers. Fourth Printing. Berkeley: The Bookworks, 1971.

The epitome of a "hippie food" book, Jeanie & Sandy Darlington gave directions for growing your own produce, composting, seed saving, insect control, etc. Nowadays, Jeanie occasionally plays the fiddle at the Farmers Market in Silver City, New Mexico. She has since remarried; daughter Nellie is a nurse who lives nearby. Near fine. $40.

Schefer, Mme. G. & Mlle. H. Francois. Recettes de Cuisine Pratique.

Profusely illus. with engravings. Pictorial green cloth. Paris: Librairie Delagrave, 1939.

A charming volume of pre-war recipes for the French home: veal in pastry, escargots a la bourguignonne, rabbit, boudin, meringues and tarts, etc. Near fine. $50.

Derys, Gaston. Les Plats au Vin.

Rose-colored wrappers. First Edition. Paris: Albin Michel, 1937.

Over 150 recipes for cooking with wine in pre-war France. Recipes include poitrine de veau a l'Alsacienne, poulet au Champagne, lapin a la Napolitaine, oeufs en matelota, truffes au vin, etc.Near fine. $60.

Hopkins, Dennis. Simple but Effective Cake Decorating.

Illus. from photographs & drawings. Pictorial oblong blue cloth. Second Revised Edition. Chicago: Clissold Publishing, 1952.

A beautiful book of fancy cake decorating, with post-it notes in Flo Braker's hand to numerous pages. Minor fading to cloth, else near fine. $60.

Berman, Matthew. The How & Why of Candy Making.

480 pp. Illus. Gilt-lettered & dec. brown cloth. First Edition. Chicago: Emmet Boyles, 1925.

Illustrations throughout show modern candy-making equipment. A large tome, replete with recipes for candy popular during the heyday of American candymaking: marshmallows, fudge, caramels, jellies, nougats, coconut candies, etc., with an eye toward the professional who needs help troubleshooting and producing large quantities of consistent quality. Rubbing to extremities, else very good. $65. SOLD

Wayland, Virginia and Harold Wayland. Of Carving, Cards & Cookery or, The Mode of Carving at the Table as Represented in a Pack of Playing Cards originally designed & sold by Joseph & James Moxon, London, 1676-7.

[6], 122, [2] pp. With 53 tipped-in plates reproducing the playing cards, each with a design for carving meat, poultry, fish, etc. 8x6¼, boards, slipcase. No. 131 of 275 copies printed on Arches heavy buff laid mould-made paper by Carol Allen Cockel at the Raccoon Press. Arcadia, CA: Raccoon Press, 1962.

"In this book will be found Instructions by means of which any of ordinary Capacity may easily learn how to Cut up or Crave as well as to Cook all the most usual Dishes as well as Rarities to grace the Festive Table." Just starting to split at joints, small nicks there, else very good. Marcus Crahan copy with his bookplate; prospectus laid-in. $150.

Chafing Dish Recipes - also Deserts [sic] and Candy Making. 32 pp. Pictorial yellow wrappers.

N.p.: Vinol, c.1900.

Ads for Virol (a cod liver health tonic) throughout, making space for recipes like Mexican rarebit, peanut candy, poached eggs, banana whip, etc. Very good. $40.

Rochester Stamping Company. Chafing Dish Suggestions.

62 pp. Illus. with drawings. Pictorial stiff gray wrappers. First Edition. Rochester, NY: c.1899.

A charming and beautiful work, with printing in orange and black on thick rag paper. Recipes run the gamut, and also include cocktails, like Tom and Jerry, and suggestions for type and price of chafing dishes is included. Quoting the Washington Star, the book informs us, "The chafing dish has sprung suddinly into extraordinary popular favor. A fashion magazine announced recently that every fin-de-siecle young man must know something about cooking in a chafing dish." Faint spot to front cover, else near fine. $75.

(Nebraska) Ladies' Aid Society of the First Congregational Church. Congregational Cook Book: A Choice Collection of Tested Recipes for the Kitchen.

52 pp. Ads for local businesses throughout, incl. a surprising one for a femal doctor, Anna M. Cross, physician & obstetrician. Original string-tied wrappers. First Edition. Crawford, NE: Crawford Gazette, c.1880s-90s.

Crawford was settled on the Great Plains of Nebraska in 1886. According to historians, Crawford was a wild town, and was home to many saloons and brothels. In fact, Calamity Jane came to Crawford from Deadwood, South Dakota with ten dancing girls and set up a tent south of town. There were also a number of murders that took place in Crawford, most involving soldiers from Fort Robinson. Despite all the lawlessness, the First Congregational Church managed to gain a foothold in the town from the beginning. The first service, in 1886, was held in a tent partially occupied by a storeroom for feed, and in another corner was a barber chair. Recipes in this early Nebraska cookbook include musk melon preserves, corn fritters, lmon pie, Thanksgiving cake, German custard pie, Miss Harmon's roast chicken, etc. Handwritten recipes to memo pages (also 19th c.) for corn cakes & salmon loaf. Rare. $300.

Laufer, Berthold. Ostrich Egg-shell Cups of Mesopotamia and the Ostrich in Ancient and Modern Times.

50 pp. Illus. with 9 photographic plates & 10 text figures of ostriches and their egg-shells made into cups (!). Pictorial wrappers. First Edition. Chicago: Field Museum of Natural History, 1926.

In-depth descriptions of ostrich egg-shell cups and their uses in ancient Mesopotamia, along with the history of the ostrich in Palestine, Syria, Arabia, Egypt, America, and Africa. "Office Copy" written in color pencil to top of front cover (promting one to wonder which office would need to have a copy of this book), else very good. Unique! $40.

(San Francisco) St. Anthony Dining Room.

Illus. from photographs of St. Anthony's, including homeless and impoverished patrons enjoying a free hot meal. Pictorial wrappers. First Edition. San Francisco: Franciscan Fathers of St. Boniface Church, 1952.

Franciscan Friar Fr. Alfred Boeddeker had a vision of uniting vulnerable populations in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood, and in 1950 opened St. Anthony's Dining Room. The first day the Dining Room opened, Fr. Alfred expected to serve 150 meals to low-income and homeless guests. He ended up serving 400. This is an early (likely the first) book to describe the mission and accomplishments of St. Anthony's, which survives and thrives today. Very good. $50.

(Menu) Rod's Steak House.

2-page die-cut menu in the shape of a steer. Williams, AZ: c.1950.

Just outside the Grand Canyon National Park, visitors could rest their weary eyes and order a ham omelet for $1, coffee for 10 cents, and frozen grapefruit juice for 20 cents. Offset to verso where this was pasted into an album & subsequently removed, else very good. $30.

(Menu) Shavey-Lee's Tung-Sai Restaurant

Large format, 2 pp. with printing on all four surfaces. NY: c. 1950's.

Located in New York's Chinatown, at 32 Mulberry St. (now home to a sushi restaurant), Shavey-Lee's offered a full 4-course Cantonese family-style meal for $2.50, as well as a la carte Chinese-American options such as chow mein, lo mein, moo goo gai pan, egg rolls, spare ribs, etc., and a full bar (the rear page is the liquor and wine list). According to historian Charlotte Brooks, "James Waye 'Shavey' Lee and James Yip Typond owned a brokerage firm at 40 Mulberry St. Shavey Lee (李振輝) was by far the more flamboyant of the two men. Born and raised in New York, he grew up in Chinatown and earned his nickname because his father shaved his head in the summer to keep the boy cool. By the late 1930s, the jovial, rotund, cigar-smoking Shavey had become a sort of local celebrity whom journalists often referred to as the 'Mayor of Chinatown.'...Shavey Lee and James Typond exploited Shavey’s fame when they opened 'Tung-Sai,' a restaurant near City Hall that became known simply as 'Shavey Lee’s.' It attracted politicians and celebrities alike and remained a fixture in Chinatown until the 1970s." Crease down middle, else very good. $60.

(Jewish) Gumprich, Wittwe Joseph. Vollständiges Praktisches Kochbuch fur die Jüdische Küche

348 pp. Pictorial light green & red cloth lettered in gilt. Fourth Edition. Trier: Verlag von Kaufmann, c.1899.

The first edition was published in 1888, and this edition includes the forewords to all 4 editions (1888, 1896, 1899, and this one). This edition of the practical Jewish cookbook is an enlarged edition with additional recipes and appendixes on tablecloths and serving. This was a popular German-Jewish cookbook for many years, and includes guidelines for kosher cooking methods and ingredients, including seventy varieties of sweet and savory soups, as well as ragouts made from veal brain and sweetbreads and tongue. Minor rubbing to spine ends, else a near fine and bright copy. $300.

Robertson, Jean. The Sunday Telegraph Cookery Book

Illus. by Pamela Guille & with color photos. Wine chapter by Andrew Robertson. Blue & white striped cloth. First Edition. London: Collins, c.1950's.

A very English cookbook for the home cook, with Sunday roasts, kedegree, potted herring, green ham, cold roast duck, spicy gingerbread, rowanberry jelly...you get the picture. Mild soiling to covers & occasional spots to pages from use, else very good. $40.

Bemelmans, Ludwig. The Eye of God.

Jacket. First Edition. Illus. with color endpapers by Bemelmans. Jacket. First Edition. NY: Viking, 1949.

An early novel by Bemelmans, a follow-up to his beloved My War with the United States, which observes an innkeeper in Tyrol. Chipping to jacket spine ends; unfortunate orange sticker (and offset) to upper jacket spine; bookplate to verso of front free endpaper, else very good. $65. SOLD

(Oakland) Kuffman, Dorothy, ed. West Oakland Soul Food Cook Book.

47 pp. Illus. by John Baldwin & Audrey DeJournette. Large pictorial yellow wrappers. First Edition. Oakland: Peter Maurin Neighborhood House, c.1966.

In 1963, the Peter Maurin Neighborhood House opened, offering daily activities and a co-op nursery to mainly African-American residents of West Oakland. Their community involvement preceded the Black Panthers, who took on a much more visual role in the neighborhood a couple years later. Recipes include fried buffalo fish, turtle stew, hog head cheese, smothered chicken wings, etc. Illustrations of neighborhood residents are wonderful. Spots to covers, else about very good; scarce. $120.

Kidd, [William]. Kidd's Practical Instructions in the Art of Fashionable Cookery; or the Housekeeper's Economical Pocket Book: containing, in simple arrangement, numerous practical Receipts in French and English Cookery ; translated from the celebrated Manuscript of Monsieur Hautenjamses, of the Hotel du Boi, Paris.

36 pp. Frontis. wood engraving by Cruikshank. Bound together with Reminiscences, Whimsical and Ridiculous by a Travelling Artist. Illus. with two vignettes on wood by Cruikshank & with comic illustrations from the graver of John Phillips. 18 pp. Original pictorial yellow wrappers bound-in to period 3/4 red calf & marbled boards, gilt-tooled spine, morocco spine labels, raised bands. First Edition. London: W. Kidd, [1837].

An uncommon and charming book of cookery, with recipes for partridges (minced), woodcock, lambs' tails, buttered apples, fowls with truffles, ragout of hare, Italian soup, chocolate cream, etc. Also contains instructions on making 6 classic French sauces. Frontis. detached but present, else very good; rare. $200.

Loeb, Robert H., Jr. The New Chef in Wolf's Clothing: The Picture Cook and Drink Book for Men.

Illus. with color drawings by Jim Newhall. Jacket. Second Edition. Chicago: Follett, Publishing, 1958.

A charming follow-up to Loeb's original Chef in Wolf's Clothing, with instructions for carving and chopping meat for the grill, and mixing up the latest artisanal cocktails. Very good and bright. $45. SOLD

Callahan, Genevieve. The California Cook Book for Indoor and Outdoor Eating.

Decorations by Philip Little. Jacket. Third Edition. NY: M. Barrows, 1949.

SIGNED by Callahan on half-title. Chipping to jacket extremities; bookplate to flyleaf facing half-title, else good. An important work on California cooking at mid-century, with the first recipe for Green Goddess salad. $60.

(Peter Pauper Press) King of Hearts Drink Book. • Queen of Hearts Cook Book. Together, 2 vols.

Illus. by Josephine Irwin. Pictorial boards. First Editions. Mt. Venon, NY: Peter Pauper Press, 1955.

A pair of Aces! Two charming books on food and drink, with recipes for libations like Havana Club, Honey Bee, Martini on the Rocks, etc., and dishes such as chutney and bacon, chopped herring, roast goose, paprika chicken, and Swiss cheese and clams (yes, together). Fine condition. $75 for the pair.

(Cocktails) The U.K.B.G. International Guide to Drinks.

296 pp. Illus. throughout with ads for various liquor companies. Pictorial white & green cloth. Fourth Edition. London: United Kingdom Bartender's Guild, 1965.

First published in 1953, with changes in each successive edition. With not only cocktail recipes, but inception stories and descriptions of each type of drink (slings, rickeys, daisies, punches, etc.), and notes about from whence they came. An important little book in near fine condition. $95.

Lamprecht, H. Kochbuch fur Drei und Mehr Personen.

367 pp. Illus. Cloth-backed pictorial boards. Likely First Edition. Munich: Verlag von Dienstbier, 1933.

A cookbook filled with German recipes for three or more people, with over 1,000 recipes. Wood engravings in rear are of napkin folding. An interesting and informative cookbook for German families published just before the Second World War. A couple scrapes to front cover; mild foxing, else very good. $65.

(Grapes) Brandt, Johanna. The Grape Cure

Jacket. NY: Harmony Centre, 1959.

First published in 1928, with delightful chapters on how grapes can cure issues with gas, constipation, mouth sores, ulcerated stomachs, arthritis, "unnatural cravings," and sex problems. Sign me up! Small pieces of jacket lacking from spine head and upper front panel, else very good. $45.

(Grapes) Chaminade, Roger. La Production et le Commerce des Raisins de Table. Intro. by M. Prosper Gervais. Illus. from photographs of French grape varietals. Pictorial red cloth. First Edition. Paris: J.-B. Bailliere et Fils, 1933.


An important work on post-Phyloxeria grapes in France. Very good and bright. $85.

Hollingworth, H.L. & A.T. Poffenberger, Jr. The Sense of Taste

Illus. with three drawings. Gilt-lettered maroon cloth. First Edition. NY: Moffat, Yard, 1917.

An early scientific work on the study of taste, with chapters on gustatory imagination and memory, food and flavor, sense-organs of taste, taste-producing substances, etc. Very good. $40.

De Neuville, Lemercier. Les Cuisinieres: Tableau Culinaire en un Acte. 34 pp. Printed wrappers. Paris: Librairie Theatrale, 1928.


A play about food! Stamp of Marcel Pascal to upper front wrapper & half-title, else very good. $45.

(Chinese) Ross, Irma Walker. Recipes from the East

Illus. with color drawings by Baye Mizumura. Pictorial spiral-bound stiff wrappers. Rutland & Tokyo: Charles Tuttle, 1971.

Recipes from across the Orient for Americanized versions of dishes such as crab Manila, beef a la Baguio, fried diced chicken with walnuts, oyako-donburi, etc. Very good. $40.

Embury, David A. The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks. Jacket. First New and Revised Edition. London: Faber & Faber, 1958.


The scarce British edition of Embury's classic cocktail book, originally published in the U.S. in 1948, and then in 1953 in London. The jacket flap describes this as "the Escoffier of cocktail books." Filled with hundreds of recipes for cocktails, along with sections on glassware, bar equipment, a discussion of several different types of bitters. Mild chipping to jacket spine and minor rubbing to spine foot; owner's small inscription to front free endpaper, else near fine in very good, bright jacket. $300.

Beard, James. Delights and Prejudices

Illus. by Earl Thollander. Jacket. First Edition. NY: Atheneum, 1964.

A charming and wonderful epicurean autobiographical journal of informal discussions of travels and food markets around the world. Mild chipping to jacket spine head, else very good. $75. SOLD

Douglas, Lester, ed. Plum Pudding Island and How it was Discovered. [24] pp. Illus. with red & green drawings by Ralph Peterson. String-bound gray wrappers, printed cover label. 1 of a limited number of copies printed by Rufus Darby. First Edition Thus. Washington, D.C.: Rufus Darby, 1943.

The text, a fantastical story of how plum pudding was created, originally appeared in the first edition of Punch's Snapdragons for Christmas in London, 1845. Fine; scarce. $65.

Land, Mary. Mary Land's Louisiana Cookery.

376 pp. Illus. from drawings by Morris Hobbs. Cloth. First Edition. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 1954.

SIGNED by Land on front free endpaper. Fantastic recipes for traditional Louisiana cuisine: Muskrat Casserole, Chipmunk, Possum Louisiana Style, Cajun Rabbit, Brennan's Oyster Bienville, May Haw Jelly Sauce, etc. A whole section of cocktails from the area include Absinthe Drip, Arthur's Scarlett O'Hara, Sour Citrus Wine, etc. Mild fading to spine, small piece of paper lacking from upper front free endpaper, else very good. $95.

(Hawaii) Lind, Helen, Mary Bartow & Carey Miller. Ways to Use Vegetables.

110 pp. Pictorial wrappers. First Edition. Honolulu: Univ. of Hawaii, 1946.

Chapters on Hawaiian vegetables such as belembe (Tahitian taro), dasheen, taro leaves for luau, cabbage, Chinese peas, etc. Short tears to lower spine area, else very good. $120.

(Hawaii) Wadsworth, Frances,ed. Maui Cookery.

255 pp. Jacket. Third Edition, Revised. Wailuku: Maui Publishing, 1944.

First published in 1939, this is the revised edition, with additional recipes. A compilation of recipes from Hawaiians and ex-pats, including instructions for making date loaf, banana bread, pineapple canape, tamarind juice, chicken and luau, "sub-gum" spare ribs, etc. Many of the contributors' names are well know in Hawaii as some of the earliest mainland settlers, such as Asa Baldwin. Rubbing to lower extremities, else very good. $120.

(New Zealand) Maori Cookbook. Illus. with line drawings. Dec. wrappers. First Edition. N.p.: c.1980.


Chapters reflect the spread of Maori people across the Pacific, including Fiji, Cook Islands, Tonga, Pitcairn, Samoa, Tahiti, and Hawaii. Detailed drawings include how to build a fire pit for cooking an entire pig. Accompanying recipes are histories of a number of foods and dishes, such as raupo or bullrush bread; titi, mutton bird or sooty shearwater, a fish called Tuangi, etc. Fine. $45.

Acton, Eliza. The People's Cook Book of Modern Cookery, with additional chapters on Cooking for Children, Cooking for Invalids, and the Digestibility of Different Foods./

500 pp. Illus. with lithograph plates. Blue cloth, spine pictorially stamped in gilt. London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent, c.1890's.

A compendium of Victorian-era cookery, first published in 1845, and directed toward middle class families in Britain. The work introduced the now-universal practice of listing ingredients and giving suggested cooking times with each recipe. It included the first recipes for Brussels sprouts and for spaghetti, and the first reference in print to Christmas pudding. Its popularity was not eclipsed until 1861, when Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management was published. This is the forty-first edition. Very good and bright. $150.

Fuller, Eva Greene. The Up-to-Date Sandwich Book: 400 Ways to Make a Sandwich.

Illus. with marginal vignettes on every page. Pictorial pink boards, in original pictorial box. First Edition. Chicago: A.G. McClurg, 1909.

An absolutely charming book of turn-of-the-century sandwiches such as corned beef, roast beef and jam, claret jelly, truffle, headcheese, lobster salad, fried oyster, shad-roe and cucumber, etc. Fine and bright in good only but scarce box. $300.

(Cocktails) Cocktails Recommended by Calvert: Low-Down on Mix-ups.

Illus. with caricatures, as well as from photographs of Calvert products. Pictorial stiff wrappers. N.p.: Calvert-Maryland Distilling, 1935.

A tall and narrow booklet of cocktails made with Calvert liquors, including Bronx cocktail, pink lady, Tom Collins, gin rickey, etc. Creasing & mild fading to covers, else very good. $50.

(Native American) Ebeling, Walter. Handbook of Indian Foods and Fibers of Arid America

971 pp. Illus. from photographs & line drawings. Jacket. First Edition. Berkeley: UC Press, 1986.

An immense tome describing the Native American uses of plant foods and fibers in all the arid regions in the United States & Mexico. Ebeling lists 1,367 species and describes 839 of them. There are also sections devoted to wild animals, which include discussions of many insect species and the ways in which they were used for foods. Near fine. $95.

Clotho. Prosit: A Book of Toasts.

Frontis. lithograph. Pictorial cloth. First Edition. San Francisco: Paul Elder, 1904.


Lovely typography illustrates all manner of toasts, from a California Toast to a Toast to a Lost Love, one to the Navy, another to Whisky. A bit of darkening to extremities, foxing along spine & a few faint spots to rear cover, else very good. $95.

(Beer) Marchant, W.T., ed. In Praise of Ale or, Songs, Ballads, Epigrams, & Anecdotes relating to Beer, Malt, and Hops, with some curious particulars concerning Ale-Wives and Brewers, Drinking Clubs and Customs.

Brick cloth, gilt-lettered spine. First Edition. London: George Redway, 1888.

This 1888 first edition is one of the true classic works on English brewing lore and history. More than 600 pages are filled with fun, fact, and fancy -- all on the subject of beer. Among the 22 chapters are "Carols And Wassail Songs," "Church Ales and Observances," "Scotch Ale Songs," "Royal and Noble Drinkers," Black Beer," "Drinking Vessels," and more. 1" closed tear to margin of p.199, else near fine. $150.

(Cocktails) Thomas, Professor Jerry. The Bon Vivant's Companion or How to Mix Drinks. Ed. with intro. by Herbert Asbury.

Illus. from the original wood engravings. Jacket. London: Knopf, 1928.

The scarce UK edition, with variant dust jacket design and imprint of London at spine foot. Jeremiah (Jerry) P. Thomas (1830-1885) was perhaps the best-known American bartender of the 19th century; because of his pioneering work in popularizing cocktails across the United States, he is considered "the father of American mixology." In addition to writing the seminal work on cocktails, his creativity and showmanship established the image of the bartender as a creative professional. As such, he was often nicknamed "Professor" Jerry Thomas. In 1862, Thomas finished Bar-Tender’s Guide (alternately titled How to Mix Drinks or The Bon-Vivant’s Companion), the first drink book ever published in the United States. The book collected and codified what was then an oral tradition of recipes from the early days of cocktails, including some of his own creations; the guide laid down the principles for formulating mixed drinks of all categories. The first edition of the guide includes the first written recipes of such cocktails as the Brandy Daisy, Fizz, Flip, Sour and variations of the earliest form of mixed drink, Punch. Stain along lower half of jacket spine & extending a bit onto front & rear panels. Chipping to jacket head, 2" closed tear to lower jacket along spine crease; fading to cloth spine, still very good & quite scarce. $400.

Bugialli, Guiliano. Parma: A Capital of Italian Gastronomy

Photographs by Andy Ryan. Large format, jacket. First American Edition. Milan: Silvana Editore, 2005.

Inscribed & SIGNED by Bugialli on half-title. Fine condition, one of Bugialli's most sought-after cookbook, with recipes from the Parma region of Italy - full of cream, butter, and cheese. $75.

Kitchen Garden Association. Advanced Lessons in Kitchen Garden, with Songs and Occasions

Cloth-backed pictorial boards. First Edition. NY: J.W. Schermerhorn, 1883.

This title is a bit misleading, as this is really a collection of songs and lessons about all variety of house and garden work. There are ironing songs & lessons, laundry songs & lessons, lessons and songs covering bread and yeast, vegetables, marketing, cooking lessons, etc. Emily Huntington (1841-1909) was the founder of the "kitchen garden movement." According to Notable American Women, 1607-1950: A Biographical Dictionary, Huntington took a job as a teacher at the Wilson Industrial School for Girls in the tenement-filled Lower East Side of Manhattan, and was "shocked by the poverty and wretchedness of the immigrant families with whom she came in contact and by the utter inability of her students to perform even the simplest household tasks." She came up with lesson plans and a first book on keeping house, and by 1879, kitchen garden classes were being taught in 14 New York City industrial schools. In 1880, the Kitchen Garden Association was formed with the help of a young female philanthropist, with Huntington as the marketing arm. Within just a few years, associations popped up in various cities across the U.S. Huntington later became superintendent of the New York Cooking School. Stains to covers, fading to spine, else good. $125. SOLD

Isaacs, Jennifer. Bush Food: Aboriginal Food and Herbal Medicine

Profusely illus. in color. Large format, jacket. Australia: Weldon Publishing, 1991.

A scarce book on the subject, with in-depth description of Australian Aboriginal forageable foods and herbs, as well as brilliant photographs of people, animals, and plants in the Bush. Very good. $75.

(Chinese) Chong, Wong-Chin, ed. Chinese American-European Cook Book

A few illustrations within text. Green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. San Francisco: Chong Sing Co., 1925.

Mainly in Chinese with a few recipe titles translated, with American, Chinese and European recipes for Chinese cooks living in America in the first quarter of the 20th century: khabob mutton curry darjeel, lobster canapes, raspberry souffle, pekin foo yung crab, German waffles, sweet pickle peaches, fried butter ball, etc. In no particular order! Very good; scarce. $195.

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

Mustard printed cloth First (Subscription) Edition. San Francisco: Putney Haight, 1910.

Menus designed by Hirtzler for the hotel, along with recipes, incl. German pancakes, cream of sorrel soup, hassenpfeffer, crabapple jelly, etc. Ads for local businesses throughout. Hirtzler (c.1875-1931) was a Strasbourg-born chef who headed San Francisco's famed St. Francis Hotel restaurant from its opening in 1904 until 1926. Considered one of America's first celebrity chefs, he invented dishes and gave them memorable names, wrote cookbooks, and hosted extravagant meals. $150

Early English Recipes Selected from the Harleian Ms. 279 of about 1430 A.D. Intro. by Sir Stephen Gaselee. Illus. with woodcuts by Margaret Webb

Quarter cloth & pictorial boards, gilt-lettered spine. First Edition. Cambridge: University Press, 1937.

Near fine, with beautiful woodcuts by Webb of eels, cherries, pigs being prepared for the fire, poultry to be plucked, etc. $125.

Southworth, May. Midnight Feasts: Two Hundred & Two Salads and Chafing-Dish Recipes

Tipped-in frontis. illustration of a midnight feast. Tall pictorial paper-wrapped boards. First Edition. San Francisco: Paul Elder, 1914.

Wonderful typography in blue and black is set for recipes for salads, eggs, meat, vegetables, fruit, cheese, and sweets (including fudge!). Some chipping to extremities, else very good – a scarce title from Southworth’s “101” series . $95

De Pomiane, Edouard. Radio Cuisine: Conferences Gastronomiques.

Original wrappers printed in red & black. First Edition. Paris: Editions Albin Michel, 1949.

De Pomiane gained a large audience as the creator of what was likely the first culinary radio program; his book Radio Cuisine (first published in 1934) was a hugely popular. While born in Poland, he achieved much success in France as a writer and critic of the gastronomic scene between the wars in Paris. Fine condition; unopened. Scarce thus. $120.

Meyer, Adolphe. The Post-Graduate Cookery Book

Frontis. port. of the author. Gilt-lettered mustard cloth. First Edition. NY: Caterer Pub. Co., 1903.

Meyer was the longtime chef at the Union Club in New York, and this work is basically advanced cooking for graduates of cooking school, with complex recipes for Capon a la d'Albufera, croustades de Cabillaud a la Bragance, stuffed truffled pig's feet, and numerous sauces and fancy desserts. Very good. $120.

Monselet, Charles. L'Almanach Gourmand pour 1868.

Illus. Pictorially engraved wrappers. Paris: Librairie du Petit Journal, 1868.

Seasonal foods lister for each month, long with poems and stories around food, with each page illustrated with engraved vines. One piece describes a meal in Mexico, and another in China. Binding strings coming loose, piece of rear wrapper lacking, else good. $200.

Varille, Mathieu. La Cuisine Lyonnaise. One illustrated plate of a chef in his kitchen, licking his fingers while his wife, seated behind him, plucks feathers from a dead bird. Original wrappers. 1 of 1,000 copies. First Edition. Lyon: P. Masson, 1928.


In French, a study of cuisine of the area surrounding Lyon, the gastronomic capitol of France. Bitting p.475: "Treats of the Old Lyonnaise innkeepers, cabarets, and famous restaurants; the Lyonnaise cookery, accompanying wines, and typical recipes; the usages of the table, and accounts of Lyonnaise gourmets." Mild chipping to spine wrappers, long piece of spine wrapper lacking & front wrapper detached, rear wrapper torn along joint (but still attached), else very good. Scarce. $150.

(Children's) Tucker, George Fox. Uncle Calup's Christmas Dinner

Blue cloth. First Edition. Boston: George B. Reed, 1892.

A New England tale of a Christmas dinner dominated by the unavoidable presence of one Uncle Calup. Very good. $45.

(Children's) Bamford, Mary E. The Denby Children at the Fair

Illus. with drawings & from historical photographs. Dec. gren & black cloth, pictorial cover label. First Edition. Elgin, IL: David C. Cook, c.1894.

The story of the Denby family (a widow and two children), who operate a lunch counter at the San Francisco Midwinter Fair of 1892. This was the first American international exposition to be held west of Chicago, and buildings were built in Orientalist style in Golden Gate Park (the Japanese Tea Garden still stands today). According to the Bancroft Library, "San Francisco, had gone from the social disorder of the gold rush years to a society organized along lines that were much more in keeping with national norms. Through this process, this frontier region became recognizable as part of the nation. Through the fair, elites fashioned a story about the city as a distinctive place—with its own history and vision for the future—but placed squarely within the contours of the national story and central to the nation’s development." Very good. $60.

Murrey, Thomas. Breakfast Dainties.

Cloth-backed chromolithograph boards. NY: White, Stokes & Allen, 1887.

Maize Muffins, Spanish Omelet, Baked Apples, Fried Smelts, and coffee, are just some of the breakfast dainties herein. A bit of rubbing to extremities & front board, faint small spot to upper front cover, else very good & bright. $85.

Palmer, Arnold. Movable Feasts: A Reconnaissance of the Origins and Consequences of Fluctuations in Meal-times with special attention to the introduction of Luncheon and Afternoon Tea.

Illus. Jacket. First Edition. London: Oxford Univ. Press, 1952.

A must-have for every Anglophile! A look at mealtime habits and etiquette from 1780 to the mid-20th century, charmingly written by Palmer and illustrated with historical images. Minor chipping to spine hear, else neat fine. $60.

Peterson, B.R. Buck. The Original Road Kill Cookbook

Illus. by "Sourdough" J. Angus McLean. Pictorial wrappers. First Edition. Woodinville, WA: 1985.

A cult classic, this guide tells the cook how to make dinner out of disaster, with chapters on elk, goose, skunk, porcupine, "pavement possum," etc. Near fine. $30. SOLD

Abel, Mrs. Mary Hinman. Practical Sanitary and Economic Cooking, adapted to Persons of Moderate and Small Means. Maroon cloth, gilt-lettered spine. First Edition. Rochester: American Public Health Assoc., 1890.


Economic cookery for those with little means: boiling beef, salting pork, soda bread made from corn meal, and health and nutrition discussions regarding milk, fats, carbohydrates, etc. Very good. $65.

Moss, Capt. James A. Field Service. Mustard cloth lettered in black. Second Edition. Menasha, WI: Geo. Banta Publishing, 1912.


Ostensibly self-published by Moss, this field guide appeared just a few years before the outbreak of WWI. There are chapters on rifle trenches, camp expedients, marches, individual and field cooking, and field baking & field bakery equipment. A fascinating snapshot of military life in 1912. About fine, with owner's name and rank to front free endpaper, dated 1918. Leonard (1889-1970) was a San Francisco native who enlisted in the U.S. Army shortly after graduating from Santa Clara University in 1910. After the war, his life's work and passion was collecting Californiana, and he was active in all the historical societies the state had to offer. $60.

(Ice Cream Soda) Drink Wheelon and get a Ladies' Handsome Gold Watch Free! Broadside advertising Wheelon ice cream soda.

Sparta: WI: 1902.

Wheelon was, according to this broadside, the "finest fountain drink in America." Sadly, no records of the company exist. Fading to extremities, else very good. $40.

(Jewish) WWII Broadside warning Americans to beware of price gouging at Jewish bakeries, in Yiddish and English.

N.p.: c.1940's.


Scarce and fragile broadside warning the public (both Jewish and not) to be aware to bread price spiking, with a mention of President Roosevelt. Period handwritten note on verso says the flier was found stuck into the owner's door. Minor offset from tape to extremities, else very good. $75.

Willard, X.A. Address before the Cheese Makers' Association.

20 pp. Wrappers. Albany: Van Benthuysen's Steam Printing, 1865.

Willard's address was made at the end of the Civil War, with remarks on production during wartime, impressions of American cheeses in England, Cheddar-style American cheeses, etc. Old stamp dated 1945 to upper front wrapper, else very good. $60.

(Bread) Parmentier, Antoine-Augustin. Pane Economico Ossia di Patata.

8vo. 30 pp. Original dec. engraved wrappers loosely tied-in to 3/4 morocco & tan boards, red morocco cover label lettered in gilt. First Edition. Bergamo: Stamperia Locatelli, 1796.

Parmentier was a French agriculturalist and apothecary who did more to popularize the potato in Europe than any other individual in its history. As a prisoner of war in Germany in the mid-18th century, Parmentier realized the nutritional value of potatoes, as they were basically the only food he was given. According to "The Old Foodie," "After his return to France in 1763, Parmentier had to work hard to promote the potato in the face of opposition from scientists (who said it caused leprosy), the clerics (that it provoked lust, and anyway was a Protestant vegetable), and the gourmands (it was tasteless, indelicate, and flatulent). Some poor wheat harvests helped his campaign, but in the end he succeeded with methods well-known today – making it appear covetable, and arranging celebrity endorsement. The first he achieved by having some trial plantings in the garden of the Palace of the Tuileries appear valuable by having them guarded heavily - by day only, thus ensuring the theft of plants at night. The second he did by managing to persuade Marie Antoinette to wear a posy of potato flowers in her bosom, and by hosting grand dinners with the likes of Benjamin Franklin in attendance, at which all courses from soup to liqueur were based on potatoes. Louis XVI supposedly said “France will thank you some day for having found bread (ie potatoes) for the poor”, and Parmentier actually did open up soup kitchens to feed the poor of Paris." Bookplate of famed culinary collector Marcus Crahan to front pastedown. Very good; scarce. $1,500.

(Bread) Irons, J.R. Breadcraft. Ed. by W.H. Evans.

Illus. from photographs of various breads in black & white; frontis. port. of the author. Gilt-lettered indigo cloth. First Edition. London & Dublin: Virtue & Co., 1948.

Irons won over 7,500 awards in bread competitions, according to the title page of this book (!). Fine, with in-depth chapters on doughmaking, procedure, baking, characteristics of bread, faults in breads, shapes of loaves, etc. $250.

(Bread) Wells, Robert. The Bread and Biscuit Baker's and Sugar-Boiler's Assistant...with remarks on the Art of Bread-Making and Chemistry as Applied to Bread-Making.

Illus. with engraved ads for baking equipment. Dec. steel blue cloth. First Edition. London: Crosby, Lockwood & Son, 1889.

Besides much about bread baking in Victorian England, there is a deep dive into sugar boiling and coloring sugar (and resulting confections), along with biscuits, cakes, ice cream, etc. Mild rubbing to extremities, else very good. $125. SOLD

(Bread) Bryant, J. Percy. Commercial, Exhibition and Fancy Breads.

Illus. from photographs of breads. Green cloth lettered in black. First Edition. London: Maclaren & Sons, c.1900.

Photographs depict loaves of bread at its best, with varieties such as currant bread, cottage loaf, chalah [sic], British Vienna bread, etc. Very good. $75.

(San Francisco) Goodrich, Mary. The Story of the Palace Hotel.

Illus. with drawings & photographs. Jacket. First Edition. San Francisco: Privately Printed, 1930.

The history of San Francisco's grand hotel, published 9 years before Oscar Lewis' work on the subject, "The Bonanza Inn." The stories of the hotel are legendary, and Goodrich includes quite a few in this slim and uncommon volume. Very good in fair, fragile jacket. $45.

Crocheron, B.H. & W.J. Norton. Fruit Markets in Eastern Asia.

366 pp. Illus. with numerous photographs in black & white and also with charts. Reddish cloth, gilt-lettered spine. First Edition. Berkeley: UC Press, 1930.

Admiringly inscribed & signed by Crocheron to Professor Leroy B. Smith, "who unselfishly and competently carried the duties of Director of Agricultural Extension while this investigation was in progress." In-depth descriptions of markets in China (by region), South East Asia, India, Ceylon, Philippines, and Japan, with breakdowns by fresh fruits, canned fruits, dried fruits, and a look at fruit in the particular diet of each country's citizenry in 1930. Fascinating & rare. Very good condition. $150. SOLD

Escoffier, Auguste. A Guide to Modern Cookery

891 pp. Frontis. port. Green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. London: William Heinemann, 1935.

Originally published in 1907, Escoffier's tome became the chefs' bible, with instructions for making the seven master sauces as well as every classic French dish known to man. Near fine. $200

Morrison, Robert. The Individuality of the Pig: Its Breeding, Feeding, and Management.

Illus. from photographs & drawings. Gilt-lettered blue cloth. First Edition. London: John Murray, 1926.

Photographs of various porcine breeds share space with drawings of enclosures, dental anatomy, farm layouts, etc. There's even a chapter on why potatoes should be boiled before feeding to pigs. Very good and bright. $200.

Fish, D.T. The Pear: Its History, Varieties, and Cultivation.

[71]-170 pp. Illus. with wood engravings of pear varieties. Ads in rear. Pictorial wrappers. First Edition. London: The Bazaar, [1878].

Fish wrote books on fruit & fruit tree management in Victorian England, including one on apples and another on peaches and nectarines. The pagination begins for some (or no) reason at page 71, but is complete, and bound as a separate volume with its own wrappers. Chipping to spine wrappers, lacking rear wrapper, else good. $85.

(Corn) Gompertz, M. Corn from Egypt: The Beginning of Agriculture.

Jacket. First Edition, Review Copy. NY: William Morrow, 1928.

Review copy with review label mounted to front free endpaper. A near fine copy, and a deep dive into ancient agriculture. $50.

(Corn) Tracy, S.M. Corn Culture in the South. • Hartley, Charles P. Broom Corn. • Hartley & Webber. The Production of Good Seed Corn. • Hartley. Harvesting and Storing Corn. • Warren, J.A. Small Farms in the Corn Belt. • Hartley. Seed Corn. • Hartley. How to Grow an Acre of Corn. • Ainslie, George. The Larger Corn Stalk-Borer. • Gibson, Edmund. The Corn and Cotton Wireworm.... • Rothger, Benton. Dwarf Broom Corns. • Hartley. Corn Growing Under Droughty Conditions.

Together, 11 agricultural bulletins on corn, bound in 3/4 morocco & cloth, gilt-lettered spine. Washington: U.S. Dept of Agriculture, 1914-16.

An important compendium of American corn science at the outset of WWI, with maps and illustrations depicting a wide swath of subjects related to corn. Sunning to spine, front joint cracking, esle good. $45.

Stoll, Rudolph O. & S. Emil Swanbeck. The Knowledge of Wares.

Gilt-lettered dec. blue cloth. First Edition. Eau Claire, WI: Eau Claire Book & Stationery, 1893.

A compendium of wares one should know, from sea weed, honey & chicory to turpentine, garnet & butter. Broken into parts: The Vegetable Kingdom, Animal Products, and The Mineral Kingdom. Very good. $85.

(Spoons) [Ewbank, Thomas] Hab'k. O. Westman. Transactions of the Society of Literary & Scientific Chiffonniers; being essays on Primitive Arts in Domestic Life.

The Spoon, with upwards of one hundred illustrations, Primitive, Egyptian, Roman, Medieval, and Modern. 288 pp. Illus. with 8 stipple-engraved plates of a variety of spoons, more than a hundred in all. Calf-backed pebbled cloth, gilt-lettered spine. First Edition. NY: Harper, 1844.

A deep dive into the world of spoons, from ancient history to the present, with fabulous engraved plates of spoons in the shape of seashells, horns, flowers, vines, etc. The inventor and ethnologist Ewbank (1792-1870) emigrated to New York from England in 1819. In 1820 he began the manufacture of metallic tubing in New York, and retired in 1836 to devote himself to literary and scientific pursuits. From 1849 till 1852 he was U. S. commissioner of patents; he was also one of the founders of the American ethnological society. Rubbing to extremities; mild foxing, else about very good. Sabin 103034. $300.

(Beer & Soda) Balaguer y Primo, Francisco D. Fabricacion de las Cervezas y Gaseosas: Cervezas en general inglesas, alemenas, austriacas, concentradas, etc.; bebidas gaseosas refrescantes; vinos, cervezas y sidras gaseosas artificiales.

168 pp. Illus. with numerous wood engravings of beer and soda making equipment. Period tree calf, red morocco spine label. Second Edition, revised. Madrid: Hijos de D.J. Cuesta, 1892.

A scarce 19th c. Spanish publication on the manufacture of English, German & Austrian beer and sparkling drinks. Very good. $120.

(Africa) Kapwepwe, Mulenga M. Traditional Bemba Foods and Beverages.

Illus. with drawings. Pictorial wrappers. First Edition. Lusaka: Published by the Author, 2003.

Zambian food and drink, along with lore, customs, origins, and superstitious beliefs. Fine. $25.

(Africa) Pendaeli-Sarakikya, Mrs. Eva & Sister Agnesa Blaser. Recipe Book for Tanzania.

Pictorial cloth. First Edition. London: Macmillan, 1965.

Recipes that had once been handed down through generations were put into type for the first time here, garnering the knowledge of the girls in local schools. Some of these include coconut bean soup, mbaazi with coconut, ladyfinger curry (okra or Bamia Indian), kisamvu (dried cassava leaves), curried choroko (small green dahl), stewed papa (dried shark), and mixed jam using African fruits. Rubbing to cloth, else about very good. $65.

(Danish Agriculture) Bondorff, K.A., ed. Den Ny Landmandsbog. 2 vols.

Forward by Johs. Petersen-Dalum. Profusely illus. with color & black & white photographs of agriculture in Denmark. 3/4 cloth & marbled boards, gilt-lettered morocco spine labels. 1 of 10,000 copies. First Edition Thus. Copenhagen: Westermann, 1941.

Denmark's most important work on farming and agriculture, with beautiful images of native seeds, farmland, livestock, etc. Fine. $250. SOLD

Rosenberg, Jay F. The Impoverished Students' Book of Cookery, Drinkery & House Keepery. Illus. with drawings by Charles Rosenberg.

Pictorial wrappers. Portland, OR: Arcady Press, 1970.

The "Maxims of Impoverished Student Cookery" are listed herein, as well as recipes for poor students all around the country: Highly spikeable punch, brussels sprouts that nothing has gone wrong with, costless rican rice, etc. Very good. $35.

Folger, J.C. & S.M. Thomson. The Commercial Apple Industry of North America

Illus from photographs of apple orchards, etc. Green cloth. First Edition. NY: Macmillan, 1921.

An in-depth look at the apple regions of America, with descriptions of cultivation of successful orchards, farm management, marketing and storage, etc. Chipping to upper front cover, else good. $65.

Beaty-Pownall, S. The "Queen" Cookery Books: Pickles and Preserves

Dec. cloth. Second Edition. London: Horace Cox, 1908.

Canning, bottling, jams, jellies, liquors, wine, vegetables and meats: everything about preserving is included in this charming little book. Near fine. $120.

Stoddard, H.H. An Egg Farm: The Management of Poultry in Large Numbers

Illus. with numerous wood engravings. Gilt-stamped pictorial brown cloth, gilt-lettered spine. First Edition. NY: Orange Judd, 1889.

Victorian era American poultry management, with directions for building housing for chickens, feeding and rearing large numbers of them, breed varieties, etc. Fine condition. $120.

Citizens United for Racial Equality. The Integrated Cook Book.

174 pp. Illus. with drawings. Spiral-bound stiff wrappers. San Diego: CURE, 1970.

A fine copy of a scarce political action cookbook, compiled to reflect the ethnic and racial diversity of the cooking in America. Chapters focus on African, Soul Food, American Indian, Mexican, Jewish, Italian. Philippine, Japanese, etc. With manifesto in rear. A wonderful example of a cookbook with purpose from 1970. $60. SOLD

Boothby, William T. "Cocktail Bill" Boothby's World Drinks and How to Mix Them. Pictorial wrappers. Revised Edition

San Francisco: Boothby's World Drinks, 1934.

Boothby was a legendary San Francisco bartender at the Palace Hotel for many years. His cocktail recipes were first published in 1891, with a fourth edition appearing in 1908. Creasing & some darkening to wrappers, clear tape to parts of spine; owners' names across title page, else good; scarce. $150.



[Epner, F. Kolbasa Production Industrial and Domestic A Practical and Comprehensible Manual for making all kinds of sausage, kolbasa, aspics, pâtés, stuffed dishes...meats, cheeses, etc. etc. By the infantry sergeant-major and attested expert F. Epner Translation from the 6th German edition with many notes and additions by N. Nikolaev].

German charcuterie book in Russian. Illus. with 38 wood engravings. Cloth-backed pictorial printed boards. Saint Petersburg, izd. V. I. Gudinskago, c.1890's.

A fascinating book translated into Russian from the original German, with illustrations of pigs, salamais, sausages, and sausage-making machinery. Very good; a remarkable survival. $275.


Jubo. Jubo's Forty Fowl Recipes from Black Africa

Illus. with drawings by Rhonda Boone. Pictorial orange wrappers. First Edition. Arlington, TX: Sable Publishing, 1974.

Recipes from across Africa, including Upper Volta (noua guilougou), Mozambique (k'uku pilipili), Ghana (wuoloo roast), Tanzania (bata Zanzibar), Dahomey (amiwo), and many others. Inscription to title page, else near fine. $60.

Vick, Oscar. Gullah Cooking: Creative Recipes from an Historic Past from the Low Country of South Carolina

Illus. with drawings. Spiral-bound pictorial stiff wrappers. Charleston: 1989.

SIGNED by Vick. Vick wanted to help preserve the Gullah language, developed by slaves on plantations, with stories, poems, and recipes in Gullah patois. Recipes include catfish stew, sting ray wings (poor man's scallops), John's Island shrimp stew, William's turtle soup, Middleton Flats venison Creole, fried snipe, okra pie, tea farm swamp fried wild hog, etc. Very good. $35

(Los Angeles) Fashions in Foods in Beverly Hills

Illus. with woodcut vignettes and local ads. Pictorial cloth dec. by Vivian Robeson. Third Edition. Beverly Hills: Beverly Hills Woman's Club, 1931.

Contributors include Joan Crawford (2 salads), Norma Talmadge (East India squab nest!), Norma Shearer (sweet and sour tongue), Morgot de Luna Perez (Americanized Cuban pan tamale), Louise Fazenda (prune cake), and other forgotten film stars of yore. Fine. $120.

"Kappa". Bartenders Guide to the Best Mixed Drinks

Illus. with numerous liquor ads from Japan., and with photo charts of glassware & bar utensils. In English & Japanese, with recipes for American-sounding drinks like the Harvard Cocktail, the Princeton Cocktail, and the Hotel Plaza Cocktail, as well as Asian-sounding ones like Green Dragon Cocktail, Shanghai Cocktail, and Singapore Sling. Pictorial orange boards. Revised Edition. Tokyo: Kasuga Boeki, 1953. Minor rubbed spot to front cover, else near fine. $250.

Hoff, A.C., ed. Roasts and Entrees of the World Famous Chefs

Illus. with photographs of famous chefs of the day. Gilt-stamped pictorial wrappers. First Edition. Los Angeles: International Publishing, 1914.

Chicken Creole, chipolata of young rabbit, roast pheasant adorned in plumage, roast squab with water cress, canvas back duck, and perhaps my favorite: the George Washington camp fire chicken stew (!). A few small pencil marks at favorite recipes, mild wear to corners, else very good. $50.

(Menu) Johnny's Prime Steak House

2 pp. on heavy glossy card stock. Chicago: c.1960.

The menu cover depicts the traditional song 'Frankie and Johnny': it tells the story of a woman, Frankie, who finds that her man Johnny was making love to another woman and shoots him dead. This was Chicago's iconic steakhouse at mid-century, with a special de luxe sirloin steak with sides for $4.75. Discoloration to lower interior edges, some rubbing to cover image, else good. $45.

(Menu) Club Desayuno Breakfast

Fold-out to 3 pp., with printing on verso as well. Mexico: Sanborns, c.1930's.

A menu in Spanish and English for tourists visiting Mexico. Sanborns now has several locations around Mexico City. A beautiful little menu in fine condition. $40.

(Menu) The Highland Hotel

6 pp., with daily special card stapled to front cover interior, and 4-pp. "Taking our Smorgasbord Pleasantly" by Bob Jahrling laid-in. Springfield, MA: 1947.

Fantastic menu with beautiful illustrated cover, and with 4-page insert dated Tues., June 24, 1947. Lobster, Gaspe Bay salmon, blackberry brandy parfait, preserved figs, native asparagus, etc. Very good. $60.

[Rutledge, Sarah]. The Carolina Housewife; or House and Home: By a Lady of Charleston.

xvi, 196 pp. Orig. brown cloth, rebacked in modern black cloth. Second Edition, Revised, Corrected & Enlarged. Charleston, SC: W.R. Babcock, 1851.

First published in 1847 as The Carolina housewife, or House and home: by a lady of Charleston, this is perhaps THE classic Southern cookbook. The magazine Time has described it as 'an incomparable guide to Southern cuisine,' and many of the recipes in it can be translated into the modern kitchen with little or no trouble, but it will also interest historians and book collectors. According to the American Antiquarian Society, "The book includes 25 rice-based recipes for cakes, bread, soup, puddings, and pilau. With over 600 recipes, this treasury of Southern fare acknowledges for the first time the contributions of Native American and African American cooks by including recipes such as Hoppin’ John, Potted Shrimp, Seminole Soup, and numerous rice dishes. Sarah Rutledge emphasized that The Carolina Housewife contained recipes that had been gathered from the community, tested in their own kitchens, and—a topic that still resonates today—appropriate for people of limited incomes. Other delicious recipes include Hominy Bread, Rice Griddles, Baked Shrimps in Tomatoes, Peach Sherbet, and Lemon Drops, all combining to make The Carolina Housewife 'a treasure trove for social historians studying South Carolina culture and lifestyles,' according to South Carolina Historical Magazine." Profesionally rebacked with new endpapers, else very good. $1,800

Rance, Patrick. The French Cheese Book

562 pp. Jacket. First Edition.

Rance's seminal work on French cheese, which has become increasingly scarce. Near fine. $120

McDouall, Robin. Clubland Cooking

Illus. Jacket. First Edition. London: Phaidon Press, 1974.

Recipes from the great private clubs of London: White's, Thatched House Club, Reform Club, United University Club, etc. Hare soup, coddled eggs, fried herrings, steak and kidney pudding, and canape Windsor are among the recipes. Near fine. $50

(Menu) Menu Yuck Ball Low.

3-page fold-out on orange cardstock. San Francisco: c.1940's.

Located in Chinatown at 747 Grant Ave., Yuck Ball Low featured typical Chinese-American cuisine, including numerous chop sueys (pineapple chop suey, duck chop suey, li hong chong chop suey, chop suey won ton, etc.), steamed squab with rice, yee foo noodles, black mushroom chow mein, bitter melon chow wok, cho goo jan park ap, etc. They were famously open until 3:00 a.m. on weekdays and 4:00 a.m. on Saturday. Faint stains, else very good. $120. SOLD

(Menu) Far East Cafe.

8 pp. printed in red & black. Pictorial faint green cardstock. San Francisco: c.1943.

Beautifully printed in red and black , both in Chinese and English, with a lengthy cocktail list printed on the inside of the front cover. Chop suey dun, crab chop suey, hom yee yuck, bolo-pineapple, gai fan gong, nga choy chow yuk, jow ha quo, etc. Admonishments included a warning to watch your belongings, "positively no service less than 20c, bread served with Chinese dishes 10c extra," and a statement in rear that all prices are below the high water mark of 1943. Fine. $120.

Lelong, B[yron].M[artin]. A Treatise on Citrus Culture in California.

Illus. with wood engravings and a bright chromolithograph frontis. of a Washington Navel. Gilt-lettered pebbled brown cloth. First Edition. Sacramento: State Office, 1888.

A description of the best varieties grown in California, incl. pomelos (with spelling typo corrected throughout by the printer), oranges, lemons, limes, and citrons. Lelong also wrote extensively about the fig industry in California, and was a leading expert on its citrus in the late 19th century. Fine copy, with numerous illustrations of healthy and diseased citrus varieties, cooking instructions, etc. $300.

(Paula Wolfert) Baysal, Dr. Ayse & others. Samples from Turkish Cuisine.

Illus. with color photos of Turkish dishes. Jacket. First Edition. Ankara: Turkish Historical Society Printing House, 1993.

Paula Wolfert's copy, with her stamp to front free endpaper. An important work on Turkish cuisine, with descriptions of regional characteristics of each dish (i.e.: fried turbot, "It is a Black Sea Region dish served either for lunch or dinner with vegetable salad...." Historical perspectives are also laid out. Very good. $75.

(Cocktails) The ABC of Cocktails.

Illus. with woodcuts by Ruth McCrea. Pictorial boards, jacket. Mt. Vernon, NY: Peter Pauper Press, 1962.

Cuban apricot, New Yorker, Gin Gimlet, Lover’s Delight, Manhattan, etc. A wonderful little book in fine condition. $60.

(Cocktails) Baker, Charles H., Jr. The Gentleman’s Companion in Two Volumes: Volume One Being An Exotic Cookery Book; Volume Two Being An Exotic Drinking Book. 2 vols.

Illus. with photographic frontis. Red cloth, gilt-lettered spines, slipcase. First Trade Edition. NY: Crown Publishers, 1946.

Charles H. Baker was a writer for Esquire magazine, based in Florida, and was known as the "Town & Country Gourmet". He was regarded by the Hemingway set as the pinnacle of knowledge in all matters of the good life, notably food, drink, and travel, to the better enjoyment of which this production is dedicated. The book takes the form of a gastronomic world-tour, wittily described with anecdote and an excellent turn of phrase. The recipes themselves, drawn from around the world, are in fact none the worse for their comedic conveyance. A bit of fading to spines as well as to slipcase, else very good. $200.

Isola, Anotonia. Simple Italian Cookery.

Green cloth. Early edition. NY: Harper, 1912.

Antonia Isola (born May 16, 1876 in New York), is the pseudonym of Mabel Earl McGinnis. She wrote Simple Italian Cookery, published by Harper and Brothers, February, 1912. It was the first Italian cookbook to be published in the U.S. She had lived in Rome for some years, and was well-versed in Italian cooking but the publishers chose the pseudonym to impart "authenticity" to the work. As if ravioli with brains weren't authentic enough. A few spots to covers, else about very good. $85.

(Southern) Wilson, Mrs. Henry Lumpkin. Tested Recipe Cook Book.

Illus. from photographs of women on the agricultre and horticulture Board of Women Managers, Cotton States and International Exposition. Silver-stamped green cloth. First Edition. Atlanta: Foote & Davis, 1895.

The 1895 Cotton States and International Exposition was held at the current Piedmont Park in Atlanta, Georgia. Nearly 800,000 visitors attended the event. It was designed to promote the South to the world and showcase local products, especially food and agriculture, as well as new technologies. Pennsylvania's first woman American architect, Elise Mercur designed the Woman's Building (pictured on the front cover), a Palladian style building constructed for the purpose of displaying the accomplishments of women. Recipes from contributors mainly from Georgia include boiled ham, brain patties, imitation pate de foie gras, apple duck, marrow fritters, Creole stew, peach mangoes, sweet pickled beet, watermelon rind pickle, ax-jar pickles, strawberry short cake, peach ice cream, kiss pudding, and many more. Discoloration to extremities of front cover, else very good and quite rare. $850.

Weather, John, ed. Commercial Gardening: A Practical & Scientific Treatise for Market Gardeners, Market Growers, Fruit, Flower & Vegetable Growers, Nurserymen, &c. 4 vols.

Illus. from photographs, drawings, and color plates & fronitspieces of commercial aspects of gardening. Tow vols. have rear plates of cabbage & potato plants that flap open to reveal multiple interiors of the plants. Gilt-lettered dark green cloth dec. in orange & black. First Edition. London: Gresham, 1913.

An in-depth exploration of gardening for profit, particularly with fruits and vegetables, with photos of British fruit and vegetable markets small and large, as well as gardens, crops, harvesting, etc. Illustrated plates with movable flaps all present are just incredible. Fading from water damage to two vols., else very good, with period pressed flowers between several pages. $300.

Carstarphen, Dee. Maverick Sea Fare: A Caribbean Cook Book.

Illus. with drawings by the author throughout. Large-format pictorial cloth. Second Edition. Rockland, ME: Maine Coast Printers, 1978.

A very entertaining and enjoyable book on Caribbean foods, with descriptions of tropical fruits and their uses, sea creatures, drinks, etc. Near fine. $45.

Ewing, Emma P. Cooking and Castle-Building.

Blue cloth. Early Edition. Chicago: Fairbanks, Palmer, 1883.

Recipes written in prose, for American standards like coffee, griddle cakes, raspberry and currant jams and jellies, stewed terrapin, boiled dandelion, Cape May bread, Boston baked beans, raised doughnuts, etc. Very good. $120.

(Grains) Newman, L.H. Plant Breeding in Scandinavia.

Illus. from photographs. Gilt-lettered green cloth. Ottawa: Canadian Seed Growers' Assoc., 1912.

A deep discussion of Scandinavian grains and grasses such as wheat, barley, oats, orchard grass, potatoes, etc., at the beginning of the 20th century. Notes on breeding, seeds, etc., with numerous charts and graphs as well as images of plants. Irregular fading to covers, chipping to extremities, else good. $65. SOLD

Child, Theodore. Delicate Feasting.

Gilt- and silver-dec. tan cloth. First Edition. NY: Harper, 1890.

A charming diatribe on the pleasures of eating and dining, with chapters on relish and seasoning, the chemistry of cooking, the theory of soups, methods of preparing meats, on paratriptics and the making of tea and coffee, etc. Chipping to spine ends, else very good. $120.

Deeley, Lilla. Hungarian Cookery.

Illus. by L. Farkas & Z. Poharnok. Dec. red plaid cloth, paper cover label. First Edition. Boston: Hale, Cushman & Flint, 1938.

Attractive silhouette illustrations share space with classic Hungarian recipes for Transylvanian stew, paprika meat with vegetable marrow, Transylvanian quail, chestnut trifle, crayfish soup, Hungarian hot-pot, etc. Fading to spine, else very good. $45.

Tornborg, Pat. The Sesame Street Cookbook.

Illus. by Robert Dennis. Pictorial boards. First Edition. NY: Platt & Munk, 1978.

Cookie Monster's Un-Cookies, Grover's sun jelly sundae, Oscar's sardine specialties and Junk Food Pie, Snuffle Truffles, Bert's best breakfasts, Big Bird's pretzel nests, etc. Very good and bright, and destined to bring back some cherished memories. $60.

Swenson, Gwen & Susan Cunningham. Mid-Life Crisis Cookbook.

Pictorial yellow wrappers. First Edition. Orinda, CA: 1980.

From the intro: "Anyone who is busy contemplating the intricacies of independence, solitude, self-fulfillment and perhaps even the very meaning of life itself will find these recipes a cinch. They taste great and best of all, no one need know what thoughts may lurk in the mind of the cook." SIGNED by Swenson. Fine. $40.

(Kenya) Shapi, Fatma & Katie Halford. A Lamu Cookbook.

Illus. by J. Dik. Pictorial red stiff wrappers. Lamu: 1985.

The Lamu Society was formed in 1973 to encourage the preservation, restoration, and development of the historic old town of Lamu in Kenya. Coconut rice, several pilaus, curry of aubergines, cassava, green bananas, Lamu spinach, honeycomb bread, grilled fish, etc. Very good. $30.

(Sherry) Pedro Domecq. European Award: Mercurio D'Oro.

Illus. from color photographs, many tipped in, of Pedro Domecq sherry, brandy, and other labels. Large folio, jacket. 1 of 30,000 copies. First Edition. Jerez de la Frontera: Pedro Domecq, 1970.

Fine condition, with bright photographs and descriptions of the company's products in 1970. $75.

(Brooklyn) St. Mark's M.E. Church of Brooklyn, NY. Silver Jubilee Cook Book of Tested Recipes.

Illus. with great local ads. Pictorial silver cloth. First Edition. Boston: Griffith-Stillings Press, 1928.

Recipes from parishioners including Grapenut Bread, Ice-Box Cookies, Hominy Puffs, Coffee for 35, Stuffed Hamburger Steak, and Scotch Eggs. Fine. $120.

O'Brien, Harry R. Diary of a Plain Dirt Farmer

Jacket. First Edition. NY: Sears Publishing, 1933.

A book of food and flower for the average Midwesterner during the Depression. An interesting and lovely book, with inspiring WPA-era jacket art. Short closed tears & chipping to jacket, else very good. $60.

Cole, A.N. The New Agriculture; or, The Waters Led Captive.

Illus. with stone lithograph plates of fruit, farms, and fields. Pictorially gilt-stamped brown cloth. First Edition. NY: American Angler, 1885.

A fascinating 19th c. tome on new methods to harness water for agriculture, with in-depth descriptions of capturing snow melts, reclaiming the "great American desert," irrigating apple orchards, drainage trenches, and other revolutionary techniques to aid the American farmer. Images of fruits and homesteads are detailed and lovely. Mild foxing, else very good and bright. $95.

(Strawberries) Pardee, R.G. A Complete Manual for the Cultivation of the Strawberry; with a Description of the Best Varieties. Also, Notices of the Raspberry, Blackberry, Currant, Gooseberry, and Grape; with directions for their cultivation, and the selection of the best varieties.

144 + 10 ad pp. Illus. with wood engravings of bush fruit varieties. Blindstamped brown cloth, gilt-lettered spine. First Edition. NY: C.M. Saxton, 1854.

An important early work on American cultivation of strawberries and other berries, with in-depth advice for choosing the best varieties for climates and soil of the East Coast. Minor chipping to spine head, faint spot to front cover, else very good. $175.

(Peaches) Waugh, F.A. The American Peach Orchard: A Sketch of the Practice of Peach Growing in North America at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century.

Illus. with drawings and photographs. Gilt-lettered green cloth. First Edition. NY: Orange Judd, 1913.

A snapshot of American peach orchards and their management in 1913, with chapters on cultivation, procurement of trees, marketing the crop, family orchards, pruning, insects, varieties, and an extra chapter on nectarines. Very good. $75.

Nicolardot, Louis. Histoire de La Table: Curiosites Gastronomiques de tous les Temps et de touse les Pays.

435 + 36 ad pp. Original wrappers. First Edition. Paris: E. Dentu, 1868.

A grand history of cuisine (particularly French) from Roman times up to 1868, including notes on wines, vermouth, etc. Foxing, front wrapper neatly detached, else very good - scarce in original wrappers. $300.

Woman’s Christian Temperance Union. Temperance Cook Book.

Wrappers. Attleboro, MA: c.1890's.

Replete with ads for local businesses, and recipes for rhubarb pie, green corn soup, clam griddle cakes, pop-overs, Dover cake, ginger bread, etc. Intended to benefit the Woman's Christian Temperance Union of Attleboro, Massachusetts. Puncture to upper front wrapper and going through most pages, else good. $85.

(Hungarian) Neni, Rezi. Igazi Magyar Konyha: Szegedi Szakacskonyv.

484 pp. Pictorial boards. Budapest: 1907.

Nearly 500 pages of Hungarian recipes, with ads along lower 1" of most pages for Hungarian products and businesses. Tears to cloth at joint ends, soiling, contents somewhat shaken, still good & scarce. $150.

Scharrer, Karl. Susse Speisen und Eis.

Illus. with 6 chromolithorgraph plates of sweets and fancy ices. Pictorial boards. First Edition. Nordhausen: Hainrich Killinger, c.1915.

Gorgeous illustrations of fancy ices and pastries, accompanied by simple recipes for them. Rubbing and chipping to spine (with pieces lacking from upper spine), some darkening to covers, else very good. $275.

Birmingham, Frederic, ed. Esquire Drink Book.

Illus. with charming color drawings by Charmatz. Jacket. First Edition. NY: Harper, 1956.

A gorgeous copy of a whimsical cocktail book, with mid-century recipes (with anecdotes) for mixing up a New Orleans Fizz, a Rum Sugar Daddy, and chapters on rum, rye, wines, brandy, whisky, etc. $125.

Die Kuche: Zeitschrift fur Kochkunst und Kuchen-Technik

Illus. from menus, with meat cuts, ads, baking demos, etc. All issues of the magazine Die Kuche from 1921, bound in original gilt-lettered maroon cloth. First Edition. Frankfurt: 1921.

A fascinating look at German cooking between the wars, with wonderful illustrations. Very good. $150.

(Bread) Robinson, Nicholas. A Treatise on the Virtues and Efficacy of a Crust of Bread, Eat in a Morning Fasting; to which are added , some particular remarks concerning great Cures accomplished by the Saliva, or Fasting-Spittle, as when internally given, in the Scurvy, Gravel, Stone, Rheumatism, and divers other diseases, arising from obstructions. By A Physician.

75 + [1] ad pp. 3/4 morocco & cloth, gilt-lettered spine, raised bands. Fourth Edition. London: Printed for A. and C. Corbett; and sold by J. Crouse in Norwich, 1765.

An early treatise on the medical benefits to digestion from bread. Frond cover detached but present, otherwise good and complete - rare. $350.

Biardot, A. Franco-American Soups: How They Are Made

Illus. with drawings throughout. Pictorial wrappers. First Edition. Jersey City Heights, NJ: Franco-American Food Co., n.d.

The Franco-American Soup Company began on Greenwich Street in New York City in 1887.

They claimed to source their terrapin and rice from South Carolina, their duck from Philadelphia, and their green turtles from the West Indies. A beautiful book, likely from around 1910. Not in Bitting. $75.

(Jewish) Manieschewitz Co. Tempting Kosher Dishes, Prepared with World-Famous Manischewitz Products.

Illus. with ads for Manieschewitz products. Pictorial wrappers. Seventh Edition. Cincinnati & Jersey City: B. Manischewitz, 1949.

Front half is in English, rear half in Hebrew, with recipes for fried macaroons, farfel pudding, baked matzos and cheese, Boston chremsel, baked tomato matzos, etc. Crease to upper front wrapper, dampstain to upper corners of first couple pages, else very good. $40

(Jewish) Cohn, Rabbi Jacob. The Royal Table: An Outline of the Dietary Laws of Israel

Brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt. First Edition. NY: Bloch, 1936.

Kosher laws, ethics, and requirements are laid out in this in-depth book, with chapters on cooking by gentiles, how dishes are purified, agricultural prohibitions, fat, sinew, blood and the salting of meat, etc. Very good; scarce. $150

(Brooklyn) Silleck, Miss Willie, ed. Reliable Cook Book…in Aid of Industrial School and Home for Destitute Children.

viii, 164 + numerous ad pp. Interleaved with lined blank pages for manuscript recipes. Illus. with engraved image of the Home for Destitute Children, as well as numerous engraved ads for Brooklyn businesses. Gilt-lettered dark green cloth. First Edition. NY: D.H. Gildersleeve & Co., 1878.

Summer mince pies, ice pudding, dandy pudding, prairie chicken, quail on squab pie, potted pigeon, stewed terrapin, clam chowder, Ham a la Hartford Club, and numerous other contributions by various friends of the Home, which was located on Butler St. near Vanderbilt Ave. in Brooklyn. Offset to covers from past non-archival makeshift cover; a bit of dog-earing to first few pages, else good (internally very good), with wonderful recipes and ads. $350.

(Vermont) Every-Day Helps. Comprising the Housewife's Guide, Diamond Cook-Book, Hand-book for the Nursery, Renovating and Renewing, Home Dyeing, Family Dairying, Domestic Cheese Making.

238 pp. Illus. with engravings, and with 4 pp. of engraved ads in rear. Cloth-backed gilt-lettered boards. Burlington, VT: Wells, Richardson, 1892.

A Vermont-centric book with concentration on dairying and butter- and cheesemaking. Sponsored by Diamond Dyes, with a cool chart of color blends for dyeing wool. Irregular fading to front cover; front joint starting, else about very good. $125.

(New Hampshire) Ladies Aid Society of Methodist Episcopal Church, Newport, New Hampshire. The Home Comfort Cook Book

105 pp. Illus. with ads from New Hampshire businesses. Printed tan wrappers. Morrisville, VT & Plainfield, NJ: Wm. H. Nichols Cook Book Pub., 1908.

Chipping to extremities, majority of spine wrappers lacking, else good, with recipes for local favorites like shredded codfish & potato, Boston baked beans, maple sugar bisque, creamed lobsters, etc. $70.

(New Jersey) Ladies of the Sinking Fund Society of Trinity Church, Elizabeth, New Jersey. Housekeeper’s Manual; being a compilation of Receipts of Tested Value

186; [8] engraved ad pp. Gilt-lettered green cloth. NY: J.J. Little, 1882.

The ladies of the sinking fund contributed numerous recipes like Troy pudding, chicken corn pie, preserved apples, fried tomatoes, sweet pickle watermelon rind, squash pies, deviled crabs, etc. There are even a few Brazilian recipes, no doubt contributed by an immigrant church member. Some chipping to spine ends, small scrape to cloth at upper front cover; front hinge starting, else very good. $200.

(Texas) Favorite Recipes of the Roxanna Class of the Central Christian Church

50 pp. Illus. with local ads, and with variegated colored paper in rear section of Mexican foods. Pictorial wrappers. First Edition. Brownsville, TX: [1938].

The special section on Mexican foods includes chiles rellenos, mole of turkey, pecan candy, guacamole, and fried corn on the cob. Because of its proximity across the Rio Grande to Mexico, the influence was substantial. A bit of discoloration to wrappers, else very good. $75.

(St. Louis - Temperance) Ladies of the Pilgrim Church. The Pilgrim Housekeeper: A Collection of Tried Recipes. Ed. By Mrs. D.D. Fisher, Mrs. H. Brinsmade, and Mrs. C.W.S. Cobb

298 pp. Frontis. wood engraving of the Pilgrim Church, and illus. with ads for local businesses as well. Green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. First Edition. St. Louis: H.P. Studley, 1886.

Published for the benefit of the Ladies’ Home Missionary Society. Mrs. C.L. Goodell declares in her preface, “It is a temperance book; that is another great merit in these days when many good people are not sufficiently careful to bring up their children with right habits. Some here may learn how delicious dishes may be made without the use of liquors.” Some recipes, both in manuscript and from newspaper clippings, mounted to blank pages intended for such. Particularly strong are the additions to the preserves section. Fading to cloth, subbing to spine head, short tear to cloth along rear hinge, a bit of dampstaining to outer margins of pages, else good. $300.

(New Mexico) Baptist Ladies of Alamogordo. Alamogordo Cook Book

51 pp. Title page photo of the church, and with ads throughout for local businesses. Silver-stamped gray wrappers. Alamogordo, NM: c.1928.

Recipes for chili con carne, sopa de arroz, Spanish rarebit, spiced whole green tomatoes, English orange marmalade, Mexican loaf cake, etc. Wrappers detached (separately) and pieces of cover corners lacking, thus fair, but complete & with some great recipes reflecting the population of Alamogordo. $60.

(Utah) Brigham Young University. Conservation Cook Book

104 pp. Illus. with numerous ads from Prove-area businesses. Dec. wrappers. First Edition. Provo: Brigham Young University, 1918.

With letters and conservation tips by Herbert Hoover & Woodrow Wilson in the front, as well as a message to users of this book that this book is a distinctly Utah undertaking, and “it is urged that Utah products be used in these recipes, First: Because they are universally superior, Second: Because it saves transportation, Third: Because it is positively right that they should be used.” Fine. $150.

(Nebraska) Cook Book Prepared by the Ladies' Social Union of Stromsburg, Nebraska, in the Interest of Health, Economy, and Long Life

67 pp. Illus. with engraved ads for local businesses. Stiff maroon wrappers. First Edition. Stromsburg, NE: Stromsburg News Print, 1904.

Rubbing to extremities, small piece of lower corner of front cover lacking; old spots & lights stains, else very good. Instructions on making stuffed tomatoes, German coffee cake, buck wheat cakes, green corn soup, chicken fritters, pickled beans, etc. $200.

(Connecticut) Ladies Aid Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Methodist Cook Book

52 pp. Profusely illus. with ads for Bristol businesses. Gilt-stamped dec. blue wrappers. First Edition. Winsted: M.W. Dowd & Co., 1881.

Baked Indian pudding, roast beef, clam fritters, chocolate pie, piccalilli, spiced grapes, pickled butternuts, dandy cake, etc. Wrappers neatly detached (torn along spine), upper corners of front wrapper and first 32 pp. with bite, as if from a large rodent, taken out (not affecting text), thus fair, but with lovely printing and wonderful ads from Victorian-era Connecticut. Brown 261 lists 1882 edition. $60.

(Connecticut) Gridley, Mrs. Mary Twining. The Elm City Free Kindergarten Receipt Book

102 + [19] ad pp. for New Haven area businesses. Printed olive boards. [New Haven, CT]: The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Press, 1909.

A New Haven, Connecticut community cookbook containing over 175 recipes. Gingerbread, deviled turkey legs, college crisps, lobster a la Windermere, brandy peaches, and claret cups for the Eli in town. Near fine. $200.

(Connecticut) Rebekahs of Connecticut. The Handy Rebekah Cook Book.

50 + [2] ad pp. Cloth-backed stiff pictorial wrappers. New London, CT: Bingham Paper Box Co., 1901.

Proceeds of the book were to be applied to the Odd Fellows and Rebekah Orphanage Fund. The creed of the Rebekahs was, “To live peaceably, do good unto all, as we have opportunity and especially to obey the Golden Rule, Whatsoever ye would that others should do unto you, do ye even so unto them.” Recipes include clam fritters and clam chowder, buttercup and daisy cake, cranberry pie, and other specialties of New England. Very good, with local ads throughout. $100.

(Massachusetts) Woburn Y.M.C.A. Souvenir Cook Book of World’s Fair Iowa Corn Exhibit and Festival, held under auspices of Woburn Y.M.C.A., April 18 to 25, 1894.

80 pp. Profusely illus. with drawings & photographs, as well as elaborate ads for local and national businesses. Pictorial wrappers. First Edition. Boston: Engraver & Printer Co., 1894.

With 100 recipes for Indian corn or maize, all from different contributors, incl. old New England succotash, green corn cakes, Indian corn loaf cake, Meadville corn cake, Nantucket green corn pudding, etc. Very good; scarce. $300.

(Massachusetts) The Pocumtuc Housewife; a Guide to Domestic Cookery as it is practiced in the Connecticut Valley…by Several Ladies.

Tan wrappers printed in red & black. Deerfield: Willard Lend a Hand Society, 1897.

Originally published in 1805, this is a reprint with additions, and is an important document in early American cookery. Recipes for Rhode Island cakes, Grandmother Arms’ boiled dinner, sea pie, roast turkey, pan dowdy, boiled Indian pudding, etc. found their inception here. Near fine. $125.

(Massachusetts) Ladies of the First Baptist Church. Round Robin Cook Book, containing Five Hundred Favorite Recipes

184 pp. Intro. By Etta Stocks. Pictorial white cloth lettered in black. Lowell, MA: 1899.

Pictorial ads for local businesses in rear, and with blank memo pages filled with penciled-in recipes for preserved quinces, chili sauce, lemon pie, etc. Other recipes include Mrs. U’s cake, rhubarb wine, raspberry shrub, home-made beer, orange frappe, blueberry gems, and a lot of chocolate cakes. Period inscription dated 1899 to front free endpaper. Soiling, else very good. $200.

(Michigan) Ladies of the Independent Congregational Church. The Battle Creek Cook Book: A Collection of Well-Tested Recipes.

[2], 124+ [26] ad pp. Plain flexible cloth. Battle Creek, MI: Review & Herald, 1890.

A scarce Michigan cookbook, likely the first community cookbook published in Battle Creek, with recipes for fried corn mush, huckleberry cake for breakfast, pickled chicken, roasted prairie chickens or partridges, cured hams, cream beer, etc. Interior binding detached from cloth (and pastedown ads), fraying to cloth spine ends, chipping to extremities of brittle pages, else fair-good only. $400.

(Oysters) Thompson, Helen Mar. Oysters in a Hundred Ways.

32 pp. Illus. Brown wrappers. First Edition. Chicago: Booth Fisheries, 1911.

Oyster health patties, oysters a la mid-day poulette, veal-oyster frizee, oysters in a snow storm, and many other (103 in fact) wonderfully-titled oyster dishes. Darkening to covers, old ink stain to lower spine & inner margins, else good. $45.

(Fish) Houck, J.J. Fish Recipes.

30 pp. Pictorial wrappers. Reading, PA: J.J. Houck, 1901.

Houck ran a fish stall at the Reading Market, though in his introduction, he let his customers know he's been sick fo 8 years, and his son Irving has taken over. Houck's recipes include New England codfish dinner, green turtle soup, brook trout, barbecued oysters, etc. A scarce piece of ephemera. $60.

(Quebec) L'Institut de tourisme et d'hotellerie du Quebec. Cuisine Traditionelle des Regions du Quebec.

Illus. with color photos throughout. Pictorial boards. First Edition. Quebec: 1996.

Traditional recipes of Quebec, including betteraves a la gelee rouge, saute de lapin, salade aux coudes de Saint-Donat, tarte costarde a l'erable, terrine de dore de Kipawa, etc. Binding slightly shaken, else very good. $60.

(FINLAND) Hilen, N.A., Felix Jonasson & S. Mattson. Finnish Agriculture and Forestry Illustrated. Profusely illus. with matte duotone photographs of Finnish farmlands, vegetable growing, stock raising, barns, co-op buildings, grain storage, horses, hay and homes, retailers (like butcher shops), etc. Large 4to (about 9x12"), gilt-lettered gray cloth. First Edition. Porvoo & Helsinki: Werner Soderstrom Osakeyhtio, 1932.


A fascinating look at all aspects of Finnish agriculture and forestry, with beautiful photographs throughout of Scandinavian farmlands, forests, and buildings supporting agriculture in Finland. Very good condition - rare. $200. SOLD

Fuller, Andrew S. The Nut Culturist: A Treatise on the Propagation, Planting and Cultivation of Nut-Bearing Trees and Shrubs adapted to the Climate of the United States, with the Scientific and Common Names of the Fruits Known in commerce as edible or otherwise useful nuts.

Illus. with wood engravings of nuts, and frontis. port. of Fuller, who also specialized in the strawberry. Pictorially gilt-stamped blue cloth, gilt-lettered spine. First Edition. NY: Orange Judd, 1896.

Publisher Orange Judd printed books useful to the mid- to late-19th c. farmer in the United States, often beautifully bound in gilt-decorated cloth. This volume is no exception - a beautiful book with advice on cultivating almonds, chestnuts, beechnuts, hickories, walnuts, and other American favorites. Period owner's name to title page, else near fine. $150.

Fraley, Oscar & David Huntley. The All-Star Athletes Cook Book.

Illus. throughout with photographs of athletes next to their recipes. Cartoons by Willard Mullin. Oblong cloth. First Edition. NY: Centaur House, 1965.

Tony Oliva was a Cuban-born Minnesota Twins outfielder, but also a master at Chicken Diablo. Sam Snead was known for his turkey-wild rice casserole, while Jack Dempsey showed off his campfire-style trout. Bob Pettit's stuffed olives, Vince Lombardi's broiled deviled ham steaks, Rocky Graziano's barbecued steak - it's all here! Very good. $45.

(Colorado) Nemiro, Beverly & Donna Hamilton. Colorado a la Carte: Secret Chefs' Recipes and a Guide to Good Eating.

Jacket. First Edition. Denver: Sage Books, 1963.

Inscribed & signed by Hamilton on the title page. Numerous restaurants across the state of Colorado are listed and reviewed, and some of their special recipes are exposed here: Antlers Appetizer, sweetbreads a la chasseur from Colorado Springs, Aspen's rock cornish hens in fragrant sauce, etc. Very good. $40.

(Los Angeles) Cleves, Jean. Sauces for Meat, Fish, Fowl, Vegetables: A Comprehensive Collection of Recipes.

Pictorial wrappers. Los Angeles: Women's Service Bureau, 1937. Part of the Art of God Living Series, with recipes for 36 different sauces. Near fine, with charming cover illustration and typography. $30.

(Venezuela) Herrera, Elsie, Dorothy Crease, Catherine de Coup-Crank & Dorothy Kamen-Kaye, eds. Buen Provecho! Caracas Cookery.

Endpapers illustrated with drawings of tropical fruit. Burpap-covered boards. Second Edition. Caracas: British War Charities, 1946.

How to buy, prepare and cook tropical foodstuffs, and printed in English and Spanish. Recipes include pickled kingfish, bacalao a la Vizcaina, Venezuelan cranberry sauce, spiced pineapple, roasted topocho bananas, fermented corn drink, giant granadilla drink, Spanish hot chocolate, and a whole chapter on tropical fruits. Fraying to bumped corners and spine ends, else about very good. Scarce. $60.

(Los Angeles) Los Angeles Junior League Recipes.

Yellow cloth printed in black. First Edition. Los Angeles: Privately Printed, 1930.

The scarce first Junior League cookbook from Los Angeles, which began in 1926. The first Junior League was started in New York in 1900 by about 12 girls. By the time this cookbook was published, there were Junior Leagues in 110 cities across the U.S. Recipes include Chinese chop suey, avocado canape, California salad, stuffed eggplant, chile con carne (California style), tortillas, Cuban corn meal pudding, chilies rellenos, etc. A bit of darkening & rubbing to cloth, else very good and quite scarce. Bitting 568. $800.

Doran, Roxana B. Prohibition Punches. Preface by Dr. Harvey W. Wiley.

Gilt-lettered maroon cloth. First Edition. Philadelphia: Dorrance, 1930.

All sorts of temperance punches for a hot afternoon or warm evening, when liquor was outlawed. Of course, any of these recipes could be amended with a splash of whiskey or gin: Bride's Punch, Florida Punch, Temperance punch, Delta's delightful drunk, pineapple cream, iced Mexican chocolate, raspberry shrub, 1930 cocktail, celebrities dinner drink, etc. Gilt flaking off of cover & spine, else very good. $300.

Shaftesbury, Edmund. How to Choose the Right Foods During Wartime Rationing.

238 pp. Blue wrappers. CT: The Ralston Society, 1940.

This volume lays out the case for a category of “TRUE FOODS” being “Nature’s Doctors, doling out numerous questionable “facts” (such as tea being an “EVIL FOOD” that deadens nerves and indigestion being the cause of 99% of all domestic friction) and telling cautionary tales such as one of an orphanage housekeeper who permitted 14 children in her charge to eat fruit cake for breakfast, lunch and dinner resulting shortly thereafter in 14 newly made graves. No sources are ever given. Mild sunning to spine area, else very good. $60.

White, Florence, ed. Good Things in England: A Practical Cookery Book for Everyday Use, Containing Traditional and Regional Recipes Suited to Modern Tastes - Contributed by English Men and Women between 1399 and 1932.

Illus. with a few photographs. Jacket. London: Jonathan Cape, 1951. Historic English recipes, including "How to Cook a Young Swan," duck and green peas, buttered lobster, minnow tansies, gingerbread valentines, scalded cream, etc. with dates of recipes added for context. Very good. $60.

Hornibrook. Ettie A. Whole-Meal with Practical Recipes

Jacket. First Edition. London: William Heinemann, 1927.

A manifesto on the powers of whole meal flour to cure all ills, with recipes for shrewsbury cakes, whole-meal scones, honey cake, bran savoury biscuits, etc. Very good condition; a nice early book on the subject. $60.

Thomas, Gertrude I. Foods of Our Forefathers in the Southern Colonies 1607-1776. • Foods of Our Forefathers in the Middle Colonies 1614-1776. • Foods of Our Forefathers in the New England Colonies 1620-1776. Together, 3 vols.

Illus. from photographs. Cloth. First Edition. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis, 1941.

These are part of the "Continued Study Units in Home Economics" by Thomas, who was a professor of dietetics at the University of Minnesota. They are extremely detailed histories of each of the colonies, with recipes for foods from each, and with excellent bibliographies in rear of each. Sunning to extremities, else very good. $150.

Morton, Kendal & Julia. Fifty Tropical Fruits of Nassau

Illus. with 55 photographs & drawings. Gilt-lettered blue cloth. First Edition. Coral Gables, FL: Text House, 1946.

Fifty profiles of tropical and subtropical Bahamian fruits, including akee, Barbados gooseberry, strawberry pear, sapote, passionfruits, limequat, Jamaica cherry, feijoa, giant granadilla, Florida silverpalm, etc. Illustrations accompany each fruit. Mild insect damage to spine & extremities, else about very good. $65.

De Soroa y Pineda, Jose M. El Aceile de Oliva: Extraccion del Mismo, Elaboracion y Aprovechamiento de los Residuos de la Elayotencia.

Illus. profusely with photographs of olive harvesting and oil production, along with drawings of equipment and charts/graphs detailing annual production yields. Jacket. Third Edition, revised & enlarged. Madrid: 1944.

Jacket heavily chipped along extremities and spine ends; mothball scent emanating from within, still good and scarce. $150.

[Rundell, Maria Eliza Ketelby]. A New System of Domestic Cookery; formed upon Principles of Economy and adapted to the use of Private Families.

liv, 456 pp. Illus. with 9 copper-engraved plates of carving instructions, & frontis. depicting a woman in her larder. Modern half cloth, earlier green boards, paper spine label. Revised Edition, Corrected. London: John Murray, 1827.

While living in Swansea in 1806, Mrs. Rundell collected numerous culinary recipes, as well as hints for household management, for the use of her married daughters. She decided to send the manuscript to the publisher, John Murray (1778–1843), who happened to be an old family friend. Murray suggested the title ‘Domestic Cookery,’ had the work carefully revised by competent editors, among whom was Dr. Charles Taylor, of the Society of Arts, and added engravings. It was published as ‘A New System of Domestic Cookery’ in 1808, and had an immense success. Five to ten thousand copies were printed yearly. Mrs. Rundell died, aged 83, at Lausanne, on 16 Dec. 1828. Very good. $350.

Ukers, William H. The Romance of Coffee: An Outline of Coffee and Coffee-Drinking Through a Thousand Years.

Illus. from photographs. Gilt-lettered brown cloth. First Edition. NY: Tea & Coffee Trade Journal, 1948.

Ukers penned three major books on coffee, which are still considered to be the gold standard in understanding the subject. This tome covers just about every aspect of coffee, particularly the history of the trade. Illustrations depict harvesting and marketing of coffee. Fine. $200.

W.M. The Queens Closet Opened. Incomparable Secrets in Physick, Chyrurgery, Preserving and Candying &c. which were presented to the Queen: by the most experienc'd persons of the times, many whereof were had in Esteem, when She pleased to descend to private Recreations

Part I. [10], 190, + [8] index pp. Disbound but complete. Corrected & Revised Edition. London: Nathaniel Brooke for Thomas Guy, 1674.

Very little is known about the author of The Queen's Closet Opened. The book was originally divided into three different sections: 'The Pearl of Practice' which covers medical remedies; 'A Queen's Delight' which focuses on confectionery; and 'The Compleat Cook' which is a compilation of general culinary recipes. Here we have just the first part, however many remedies use foods of the time to cure ills. Some of the remedies include "An restorative broth," "To keep small pox out of the eyes," "To make an oyl of eggs," "To make saffron water," "To procure sleep," etc. The first edition appeared in 1655, during the reign of Oliver Cromwell. Eight new cookery books appeared in this period, and The Queen's Closet achieved great success, with ten new and revised editions published before the end of the century. According to the British Library, "Despite the relative stability of the commonwealth, there was an increasing fascination for the customs of the old aristocracy. Books such as these appeared to be opening magical doors on to the glittering secrets of the wealthy." At the time, preserves and remedies contained expensive ingredients which only the wealthy could afford, so books like 'The Queen's Closet' claimed to be able to reveal the secrets hidden in the cabinets of the aristocracy. Following the fall of the monarchy with Cromwell's rise, many distinguished chefs lost their jobs. Historians have suggested that this may be the reason for the sudden wave of new cookery books at this time, as these professionals would have been searching for new ways to make money; these circumstances would also have enabled them to give away their trade secrets. First 20 pages with lower 1" of corners lacking (affecting text), disbound, however otherwise good and very scarce in any condition. $400.

(Baking) Gribbin, H. Suitable Goods for Hot Plates. Recipes for Muffins, Pikelets, Crumpets, Scones, &c., &c.

Illus. with images of ovens, hot-plates, etc. Cloth. First Edition. London: Maclaren, c.1910.

Part of Maclaren's "British Baker" series, with recipes and instructions for professional bakers of the Victorian age, with ads for professional equipment (in this case, industrial-sized hot plates), and with a wonderful ad on rear cover for Tiger Brand Yeast. Very good. $95.

Gay, Charles. Gastronomie Tourangelle: Recueil des Meilleures Recettes des Grands Chefs de Cuisine de Touraine. Preface by M. Louis Pasquier.

Illus. with plates from drawings by Gay. Pochoir wrappers. First Trade Edition. Tours: Arrault, 1937.

Recipes and stories from Tours, with a lexicon of local foods. Closed tear to lower front wrapper, else very good; charming illustrations of eels, local fish, rabbits, goats, et al. $120.

(Cape Cod) Braley, Lucy. Ten Tested Recipes for Home Made Candy

8 pp. Pictorial wrappers. S. Middleboro, MA: Lucy Braley's Candy Kitchen, c.1920's.

Photo on front wrapper depicts the candy kitchen with an old car parked out front. According to a laid-in note, Braley made all her own candy and even went door to door selling it. The building is still there, but is now a diner. Recipes include chocolate walnut fudge, peanut brittle, molasses kisses, chocolate lollypops [sic], and a lengthy recipe for "Delicious Crisp Salted Peanuts," which I want to make right now. Faded, else near fine. $30.

Cakes, Candies and Conceits

16 pp. Pictorial tan wrappers. Cincinnati: Powell & White, 1921.

While no author claimed responsibility for writing this, it appears to have been part of a series from the publisher called "The Blue Cup Series of Handbooks." The chapter on "Conceits" describes color schemes for seasonal parties, and recipes reflect the favorite desserts to serve at parties: jumbles, cup cake, macaroons, ginger snaps, Lady Baltimore cake, etc. Fine. $35.

Lemery, M.L[ouis]. A Treatise of All Sorts of Foods, Both Animal and Vegetable; also of Drinkables: Giving an Account how to chuse the best Sort of all Kinds

xii, 372, [24] index pp. Trans. from the French by D. Hay. Period calf, morocco spine label. First Edition in English. London: T. Osborne, 1745.

Lemery was a French botanist and chemist, and this is his wonderful treatise on every kind of food and drink, with remarks on their usage and how to choose the best. From melons and dates to brandy and tea, sorrel, millet, pineapples, beets, olives and artichokes, veal, goat, roe-buck, milk, and every other foodstuff and drink one can think of. Very good. Bitting p.281; Cagle 822; Maclean p.89; Simon BG 948; Vicaire 514. $ 950.

Montagne, Prosper. Le Tresor de la Cuisine du Bassin Mediterraneen par 70 Medecins de France.

Illus. by V. Le Campion. Original printed wrappers bound in dec. orange cloth. Chartres: Editions de la Tournelle, c.1950.

Gorgeous woodcut illustrations of Mediterranean chefs, cooks, and food are illuminated by recipes provided by doctors championing the Mediterranean diet, edited by Montagne. Fine. $250.

Craig, Elizabeth. Family Cookery.

Illus. incl. photographic color plates. Jacket. First Edition. London: Collins, 1935.

An 887 page behemoth, with hundreds of recipes for pre-WWII English fare like tinned peas, kidney soup, seakale, salsify, prawns in aspic, mulligatawny soup, etc. There's also a decent section on Jewish cookery, as well as different chapters of food from the colonies (India, New Zealand, Canada, West Indies, South Africa, Australia), menus for high tea, etc. Very good and bright. $75.

Craig, Elizabeth. Simple Cooking.

Jacket. First Edition. London: Literary Press, 1934.

Economical recipes for low-income households: boiled bacon, cheap cabbage soup, meat hash, Oxford hot-pot, "How to Make the Most of Old Fowls," etc. Some soiling to jacket, else very good. $60.

Craig, Elizabeth. Standard Recipes.

Illus. from photographs. Jacket. First Edition. London: Collins, c.1930's.

Standard recipes for English households. Elizabeth Josephine Craig (1883 – 1980) was a Scottish journalist, home economist and one of the most notable British writers on cookery of the twentieth century, whose career lasted some sixty years. She began publishing cookery books after the end of World War I and proceeded through World War II and into the 1980s. She began writing in times when food was scarce and rationing was heavily relied upon, and her career ended when the majority of households had a refrigerator and an opportunity to access a much wider variety of foods. A few closed tears to jacket extremities, else very good. $50.

Metropolitan Life Insurance. "A Friend in Need is a Friend in Deed": Health Hints for the Home.

91 pp. Illus. with image of Met Life building. Flexible dec. cloth. NY: Metropolitan Life Insurance, 1903.

Filled with health hints for Americans at the turn-of-the-last-century, including advice on alcoholic spirits, tight clothing, poisoning by mushrooms, hemlock or foxglove (among other things), round shoulders, bruises and burns, scarlet fever, sick children, etc. Very good. $45.

Harris, Ethel. Wholesome Cooking: A Practical Book for a Practical Cook.

Red cloth, pictorial cover label. First Edition. Chicago: Rand McNally, 1914.

200 recipes, including fried smelts, creamed crabs, cheap lemon pie, rabbit stew, stuffed roast goose, buttered beets, and other simple yet delicious fare. Fine. $45.

Descriptive Price List of Albany Ice Cream Company

12 pp. Dec. red & white wrappers. Albany: c.1900.

The Albany Ice Cream Company manufactured ice creams, ices, and sherbets for resale and wholesale. Very good. $15.

College Inn Salads and Some Other Recipes

16 pp. Illus. in red & green with Spanish-style illustrations. Pictorial wrappers. N.p.: Marden, Orth & Hastings, 1916.

Recipes contributed by the chef of the College Inn at the Hotel Sherman in Chicago, using Marden's Spanish Olive Oil. Pasaxline salad, cendrillon salad, monarch salad, anchovy vinaigrette, Andalusian mayonnaise, etc. Near fine. $40.

Brillat-Savarin. Physiologie du Gout, ou Meditations de Gastronomie Transcendante.

viii, 493 + [3] ad pp. Title page engraving. Period calf-backed marbled boards; marbled endpapers. Paris: Charpentier, 1838.

Brillat-Savarin was already an old man when he published (in 1825), at his own expense for an audience of friends, the one book for which he would be remembered. During his lifetime, he had been neither a man of letters nor a cook, as is often thought, but a provincial lawyer who rose to become a judge of the appeals court in Paris. He died at seventy a few months after the publication of his masterpiece. This 1838 edition is quite early, and the first edition to be published in one volume instead of two. Rear hinge cracked, marbled paper lacking from about half of front board; marginal dampstaining to pages throughout, thus good only, but scarce. $250.

(Anon). How to Cook: The Housekeeper's Friend. Containing valuable recipes for cooking all kinds of meats, fish, oysters and game. Also full directions how to make bread, cake, pies, puddings, and almost every dish that is used in family cooking.

82 pp. Pictorial wrappers. NY: Frank Tousey, 1902.

Truly American fare, by "an old and experienced cook in one of our leading restaurants," with recipes that include hominy muffins, New England pancakes, fig cake, gooseberry tart, pickled peaches, Indian johnny cake, pickled red cabbage, stewed duck with green peas, bologna sausage, prairie chickens, etc. Near fine and bright; scarce. $120.

Riello, Mary Carmen. Italian Cook Book.

62 + [2] memorandum pp. Red wrappers. Second Edition. New Haven, CT: Mary Carmen Riello, 1948.

An early Italian-American cookbook, with recipes for baked rabbit, Italian sausage, panzerotte, stuffed eggplant, clam sauce and spaghettini, and a zillion other pasta recipes. Very good. $60.

Packman, Ana Begue. Leather Dollars: Short Stories of Pueblo Los Angeles. Foreword by Henry Carr.

Illus. incl. photo. Pictorial boards. First Edition. Los Angeles: Ana Packman, 1932.

Warmly inscribed & Signed by Packman to Dr. Robert Gordon Sproul on front pastedown, with a bit about her history as a native Californian. Sproul was the eleventh President of the University of California serving from 1930 to 1958. Chapters on the food of Hispano-California and Mexican ice cream (with photo of vendor) in Los Angeles, along with other stories of L.A.'s history. Minor cracking to front hinge, else near fine. $100.

Petersham, Maud & Miska. The Story Book of Corn.

Illus. in color throughout. Green boards, pictorial cover label. First Edition. Philadelphia: John C. Winston, 1936.

Maud Fuller Petersham (1890-1971) and Miska Petersham (1888-1960) were American writers and illustrators who helped set the direction for illustrated children's books as known today. The Petershams worked closely with such pioneering children's book editors as Louise Seaman Bechtel and May Massee, and with such innovative printers as Charles Stringer and William Glaser. They worked as a seamless partnership for more than five decades. Both prolific and versatile, they produced illustrations for more than 120 trade and textbooks, anthologies, and picture books. Of the 50 books they both wrote and illustrated, many were recognized with important awards or critical acclaim. They are known for technical excellence, exuberant color, and the introduction of international folk and modernist themes. Rubbing to spine ends, else about very good. $45.

(Jewish - Washington) Aronson, Mrs. Sigmund & Mrs. William Gottstein, eds. One Thousand Favorite Recipes. Seattle ads throughout.

White cloth lettered in black. Revised Edition. Seattle: Ladies’ Auxiliary, Temple de Hirsch, 1925.

Pickled herring, pickled carp, liver kloese for soup, potato einlauf for soup, brisket of beef with bay leaves, and other Jewish fare. Soiling to covers, fraying to spine head; foxing, else good. $60.

(Vegetarian) Starker, Elise. Hygieinisches Kochbuch zum Gebrauch für Ehemalige Cürgaste von Dr. Lahmann's Sanatorium auf Weisser Hirsch bei Dresden.

186 pp. Ills. with ads for Dresden businesses and health and food products, in beautiful Art Nouveau fonts with vignettes. Red cloth lettered in black. Dresden: Selbstverlag der Verfasserin, 1903.

Johann Heinrich Lahmann (30 March 1860 – 1 June 1905) was a German physician who was a pioneer of naturopathic medicine. In 1888, he opened a sanatorium called the "Physiatric Sanatorium" at Weißer Hirsch, outside of Dresden. This institution would eventually become well-known internationally. He eventually turned away from traditional medicine, and was disdainful of drugs and unnatural medications. Lahmann stressed the importance of diet, exercise and fresh air, and was an ardent practitioner of physiotherapy and hydrotherapy. Lahmann recommended a vegetarian diet of fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grain bread and dairy products, and believed in limiting one's intake of table salt and liquor. He developed five separate diets for his patients, which included food for diabetics, food for the overweight, as well as a strictly vegetarian diet. In his 1891 book, Diätetische Blutentmischung als Grundursache der Krankheiten, he argued that diseases were ultimately caused by a poor diet, and therefore a proper diet was needed to prevent illness. He was also one of the first physicians to recognize the importance of minerals in an individuals' diet, feeling that many foods were mineral deficient. Seasonal menus and recipes for healthful eating from Dr. Lahmann's sanatorium, including kartoffel-schnitten, panadesuppe, mangoldstiele als Gemüse, sagopudding, etc. Very good. $125.

Davenport, Laura, ed. The Bride's Cook Book: A Superior Collection of Thoroughly Tested Practical Recipes Specially Adapted to the Needs of the Young Housekeeper.

Illus. with gorgeous color plates. Gilt-lettered buff cloth, pictorial cover label. Chicago: Reilly & Britton, 1908.

Numerous lush color plates complement recipes (tabbed by subject) for fish, eggs, sauces and pickles, beverages, meats, desserts, breads, etc. Fried hominy, pigs in blankets, water lily salad, Waldorf Astoria salad, sweet potato pie, and other American dishes to make any husband happy. Very good. $160.

(Los Angeles) The Cary Cook Book.

26 pp. Original wrappers. First Edition. Los Angeles: Cary Manufacturing, c.1920's.

The Cary Vapor Cooker was a precursor of the pressure cooker, and purported to retain mineral and vitamine [sic] elements while cooking on multiple physical levels (image at rear shows various compartments). Good. $40.

Lyman, Mrs. Laura E. American Cookery: A Monthly Dining Room Magazine. Vol. I, No. 7. * The Dining Room Magazine. 2 issues: Vol. I, Nos. 10 & 11. Together, 3 issues.

Illus. incl. ads for food & lodgings. Printed wrappers. NY: Union Publishing, July, Oct. & Nov. 1876.

Lyman (1831-1912) edited the short-lived American Cookery, which then became Dining Room Magazine, until its demise in 1877. Issues include Aunt Kate Hunabee's column; book and journal reviews; children's cookery; cookery for the sick; letters from readers; poetry and prose selections; recipes and contributed recipes (with attributions); and references to cooking schools. Promotional tie-ins with Royal Baking Powder, Dobbin's Electric Soap (later with Higgins German Laundry Soap), and Duryeas' Corn Starch. Some issues includes Health Food Company advertisements against using "Graham" Flour, Crushed Wheats, Wheaten Grits, and other cereal foods. The magazine featured articles by such notable writers as Mrs. Henry Ward Beecher, Emily Huntington Miller, and Margaret E. Sangster. One issue with long closed tear along spine, a few spots & some fading, else very good. $120 (for the 3 together).

Rector, George. The Rector Cook Book: World Famous Recipes. Jacket. Third Edition. Chicago: Rector Publishing, 1928.

SIGNED by George Rector on front free endpaper. Rector was born in Chicago, where his father—Charles E. Rector—ran Rector's Oyster House. He claimed his father took him out of Cornell University where he was studying law, and sent him to Paris to learn how to make a sauce for filet of sole. Rector and his father ran several restaurants in New York State and Chicago. At Rector's on Broadway in New York City, he and his father were known for serving celebrities of the 1910s. George Rector's New York Times obituary stated Rector's was "a leading resort of the theatrical, financial and social worlds of those days". The restaurant closed with the coming of prohibition. A couple short closed tears to jacket extremities, else very good. $75.

Rhodes, Mike. Wild Edibles of Fresno County, Plus a Complete Section on Usable Herbs.

Illus. from photographs by Jim Ashbrook & drawings by David Cox. Pictorial wrappers. 1 of 1,000 copies. Second Edition.

Helpful photos of edible wild plants growing in Fresno County will help the reader find soaproot, shepherd's purse, mariposa lily, wild hyacinth, and even date palms. Owner's name to title page, else near fine. $30.

(Corn) Wheeler, Candace, ed. Columbia's Emblem Indian Corn: A Garland of Tributes in Prose and Verse.

Illus. with photographic plates of corn in U.S. and Native American culture; tissue guards. Cloth. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1893.

Corn in song and verse, as well as in American history, from the Aztec and Incas to the Columbia Exposition. A fantastic little book! Small spot to front cover; owner's name to front free endpaper, frontis. & title coming loose, else very good. Scarce. $120.

Maril, Lee. Crack & Crunch: Nuts in Fact and Fancy. Illus. by Maril with color drawings of nuts on the tree. Pictorial boards. First Edition. NY: Coward-McCann, 1945.

Detailed descriptions of peanuts, almonds, pecans, American hazelnuts, nutmeg, Persian walnuts, coconuts (?!), and American chestnuts, with chapters on lore as well. Front hinge cracking, else good. $40.

(Berkeley) Berkeley Women’s City Club Recipes

292 pp. Replete with ads for Berkeley businesses, some pictorial, as well as frontis. image of the club. Dec. wrappers. First Edition. Berkeley: Berkeley Women’s City Club, c.1930’s.

The Berkeley Women's City Club building was designed by one of their members, architect Julia Morgan (student of Bernard Maybeck and notably Berkeley’s most famous architect). The building was completed in 1929 and the book was probably published in the early 1930's. Recipes from members include Hodge Podge Pudding with Panocha Sauce, stuffed Italian squash, Outdoor Fireplace Dish, Tahoe Stew, Tamale Loaf, etc. Some creasing to covers, else very good. $150.

Gorton's. True Food Economy: 28 New and Inexpensive Dishes from the Rich Tender Gorton's Codfish.

22 pp. Illus. Pictorial stiff blue wrappers. Gloucester, MA: Gorton's, 1910.

One page section neatly detached, else near fine condition, with descriptions of all that Gorton's had to offer in 1910. $15.

Johnson, Helen Louise. Culinary Wrinkles: Recipes and Directions for the Use of Armour's Tract of Beef.

48 pp. Pictorial wrappers. Chicago: Armour, 1901.

Larded sweetbreads, oxtail soup, mutton ragout, lobster a la Creole, and other light fare. Small piece of front wrapper lacking from lower corner, soiling to rear wrapper, else very good. $35.

Mackay, L. Gertrude. Housekeeper's Apple Book.

40 pp. Pictorial wrappers. Baltimore: Internat'l Apple Shippers' Assoc., c.1917.

An offprint of Mackay's lovely book of the same title. From apple and barberry jelly to dry apple roly poly, German apple cake, apple schmarren, porcupine apples, apple pan dowdy, and everything in-between. Soiling and a few spots to wrappers, else good. $30. SOLD

(Kansas) The Women’s Civic Center Cook Book.

92 pp. Printed wrappers. Hutchinson, KS: Women’s Civic Center Club, 1955.

Roast wild duck with corn bread dressing sounds fabulous. Pecan, pickle and pineapple salad – not so much. Very good. $35.

(Kansas) Circle No. Five of First Methodist Church.

The Methodist Cook Book. 132 pp. Cloth-backed printed wrappers. Neodesha, KS: First Methodist Episcopal Church, [1931].

Four contemporary manuscript recipes on rear blank pages, as well as several mounted recipe news clippings (one with heading: “Favorite Recipes of Neodesha Housewives”). Date of December, 1931 written on dedication page. Some tearing to cloth along spine, else about very good. $60.

(Missouri) Coburn, Mrs. J.M. Favorite Receipts, Published by the Ladies of the Art Booth of the First Congregational Church Fair, Kansas City, Mo., December 1-2, 1903.

Illus. with designs by Mrs. Noble R. Fuller, who also did the wonderful cover design. Pictorial cloth. Second Edition. Kansas City: F.P. Burnap, 1904.

Recipes from 89 different contributors, including instructions on making hickory nut cake, rhubarb pudding, German relish, chicken pie, and “How to Keep the Affections of your Husband.” Soiling to covers, else very good. $125.

[Kitchiner, William]. The Cook’s Oracle; containing Receipts for Plain Cookery on the Most Economical Plan for Private Families; also the Art of Composing the Most Simple and Most Highly Finished Broths, Gravies, Soups, Sauces, Store Sauces, and Flavoring Essences: Pastry, Preserves, Puddings, &c. and an Easy, Certain, and Economical Process for preparing Pickles in which they will be ready in a fortnight, and remain good for years.

xx, 484 pp. Period 3/4 calf & cloth, morocco spine label. Fifth Edition. London & Edinburgh: A. Constable & Co., 1823.

The most famous of Kitchiner's numerous cookery books, The Cook's Oracle first appeared in 1817 and went through many editions, even after his death. It was written in a down-to-earth style, and demonstrated Kitchiner's familiarity with the entire process, from shopping, through preparing and serving the dishes, to cleaning up. It was an acknowledged source of inspiration for Mrs Beeton, and was mined by the writers of other household guides.” -ODNB. Bitting p.262. The American edition was taken from this fifth edition. Very good. $300.

[Kitchiner, William]. The Cook’s Oracle; containing Receipts for Plain Cookery on the Most Economical Plan for Private Families; also the Art of Composing the Most Simple and Most Highly Finished Broths, Gravies, Soups, Sauces, Store Sauces, and Flavoring Essences: Pastry, Preserves, Puddings, &c. and an Easy, Certain, and Economical Process for preparing Pickles in which they will be ready in a fortnight, and remain good for years.

xviii, 545 pp. Period calf, morocco spine label. Fourth Edition. London & Edinburgh: A. Constable & Co., 1822.

The most famous of Kitchiner's numerous cookery books, The Cook's Oracle first appeared in 1817 and went through many editions, even after his death. It was written in a down-to-earth style, and demonstrated Kitchiner's familiarity with the entire process, from shopping, through preparing and serving the dishes, to cleaning up. It was an acknowledged source of inspiration for Mrs Beeton, and was mined by the writers of other household guides.” -ODNB. Bitting p.262. Dampstaining to last two pages, else very good. $400.

De Salis, Mrs. Sweets and Supper Dishes a la Mode.

Half cloth & boards. London: Longmans, Green, 1908.

Venus pudding, tutti frutti, coffee cannelons, barberry cream, Savarin with punch, and other delectables from 1908. Bookplate of collector Marshall Blum. Very good. $45.

(Temperance) Silver Lake Quartette. Prohibition Bells and Songs of the New Crusade, for Temperance Organizations, Reform Clubs, Prohibition Camps, and Political Campaigns.

Printed music throughout. Cloth-backed pictorial boards. First Edition. NY: Funk & Wagnalls, 1888. Songs composed by the Silver Lake Quartette include "The Saloon Must Go," "A Temperance Dodger," "The Clarion Call," "Prohibition Rallying Song," "Who'll Kill Dat Snake," and many more. Rubbing to extremities and a bit to covers, else very good. $150.

Dumas, Alexandre. Grand Dictionnaire de Cuisine.

2 vols. Half-calf & mottled boards, gilt-lettered spine, raised bands. Illus. with engraved frontispiece portrait of Dumas and a portrait of contributor D. F. Vuillemot, both by Paul-Aldophe Rajon. First Edition. Paris: Alphonse Lemerre, 1873.

Famed French novelist Alexandre Dumas (author of the swashbuckling tales The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo, most famously) was equally devoted to gastronomy, creating a culinary masterpiece in “The Great Dictionary of Cuisine”, published posthumously in 1873. Part reference, part cookbook, Dumas’ massive tome includes his reflections on dining: “It is not enough to eat,” he writes, “[but] to dine, there must be diversified, calm conversation. It should sparkle with rubies of the wine between courses, be deliciously suave with the sweetness of dessert, and acquire true profundity with the coffee.” In French and unabridged; from Alan Davidson’s collection and scarce. Rubbing to extremities, corners repaired; scattered foxing, else very good. Bitting, p.135. $2,500

Anon. The Female Instructor; or, Young Woman's Companion: being a guide to all the accomplishments which adorn the female character, etc.

560 pp. Illus. with copper-engraved title page and 9 copper plates illustrating fables and table settings. Period tree calf, morocco spine label. Liverpool: Nuttell, Fisher & Dixon, c.1811.

The Female Instructor is a conduct manual that promises to teach its reader ‘all the accomplishments’ that will equip her to be a ‘useful member of society – a pleasing and instructive companion or, a respectable mother’ (title page). The first page of the index (p. 5) shows the range of the manual: it encompasses the emotional and the practical, offering advice on courtship and love, as well as asthma, bread-making and the safest methods for raising children. Other topics include education, etiquette, leisure, sensibility and marriage. Owner's name and date of 1838 to front pastedown, foxing to engraved title page. Very good. $400.

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 calf, morocco spine label. First Edition. Bungay: 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 1823 cookery book and dictionary. Expertly rebacked, with original spine strip laid-on, rubbing to covers; faint dampstain to engraved title, else very good. $750.

Pennell, Elizabeth Robins. The Delights of Delicate Eating.

Pictorial blue-green cloth lettered in red. First Edition. Akron: Saalfield Publishing, 1901. Extolling "the Beauty, the Poetry that exists in the perfect dish," The Delights of Delicate Eating is a choice collection, originally published in 1896, of the culinary essays Pennell wrote for London's Pall Mall Gazette. Minor rubbing to spine ends; bookplate, else near fine. $200.

(Los Angeles) Friends of the UCLA Library. A Taste of California.

Hand-printed portfolio comprised of 8 leaves of variously colored heavy deckle-edged paper, illustrated using wood cuts, wood engravings, and decorative typographical devices. Folio portfolio, 13-13/16" wide x 19" high (33 cm x 38.8 cm), brown cloth, paper cover label, string ties. No. 232 of 250 copies printed in Santa Barbara by Graham Mackintosh. First Edition. Santa Barbara: Graham Mackintosh, 1977.

Contents consist of: an introduction/contents leaf and seven folio-sized recipes from the UCLA Library California Cookbooks Collection, representing the culinary history of California: Indian Period (Tortillas de Mais); Goldrush Days (Hangtown Fry); Pastoral California (Carne Tatemada [Barbecued Beef]); Railroad Empire (Eggs Boiled with Tea Leaves); Gilded Age (Celery Victor); Arts & Crafts Movement (Alligator Pear [Avocado] Soup); and Age of the Flapper (Penouchee). Signed by Mackintosh on introduction/limitation page. A bit of dustiness to cloth; intro page with minor creases to upper left corner & irregular fading to lower half within portfolio sleeve; other individual sheets are fine and worthy of framing. $950.

(Colt Press) The Colt Press Epicure Series: The Epicure in Hawaii; The Epicure in China: Eight Complete Chinese Epicurean Dinners; The Epicure in Mexico

Illus. with woodcuts. Cloth-backed boards. Together in original printed box, paper cover label. 1 of 500 copies. First Editions. Los Angeles: Colt Press, 1938, 39 & 40.

Fine condition, with beautiful typography and authentic recipes including Lawalu fish, Haupia, Kalakaua Pie, Diamondback Terrapin soup, snow fungi in clear broth; chalupas, tamales, pan dulce, etc. Rare as a set in original box. $300.


"Jimmy" late of Ciro's. Cocktails

Black & yellow cloth. First Edition. Philadelphia: David McKay, 1930.

From the Preface: "The preparation of this drinking-tome is quite in keeping with the best ethics of such standard works as the family cook-book which your wife keeps tucked away for ready reference in the kitchen table drawer. Here you will find nothing having to do with jiggers or gills. All such occult references have been abandoned and you will find that your favorite drink's make-up is listed in terms of 'parts'; so many parts gin, so any parts pineapple juice and so forth, so that even a child of five may prepare his (or her) favorite beverage without the necessity of running to ask daddy: 'Please, what is a jigger.' This in short, is a work dedicated to the simplification of serious and scientific drinking The 'part' of course is of elastic sire, its final extent to be determined by the student. If he desires he may use a bathtub.'" Very good and bright, with great, classic cocktails. $300.

Southworth, May. 101 Entrees

Printed in red & black. Oblong dec. yellow & brown wrappers. Revised Edition. San Francisco: Paul Elder, 1906.

Mephisto crab, curried apples, Laplander salmon, vol-au-vent, and other creative dishes for dinner. Fine. $100.

Fairclough, M.A. The Ideal Cookery Book

945 pp. Illus. incl. 48 color plates. Gilt-lettered maroon cloth. First Edition. London: George Routledge & Sons, 1911

A whopping 3,157 classic French recipes comprise this massive tome, which was reprinted numerous times through the early 20th century, usually in smaller formats. Rubbing to spine ends, else very good and bright, with instructions on making everything from potage de pieds de veau to cromesquis a la Russe. $150.

Cunningham, Marion. The Fannie Farmer Cookbook.

Jacket. Revised Edition. Warmly inscribed & SIGNED by Cunningham on the half-title, to Joyce McGillis: “To Joyce – Yes, it has finally seen the light of day, with a great thanks to you, Love, Marion.”

McGillis assisted Cunningham in working on this revision, and she is the first person listed in the acknowledgements: “My great appreciation to: Joyce McGillis for her discriminating palate, cooking skills, organization and enthusiasm – her contribution was enormous to this revision….” A bit of soiling to bottom edges, else near fine. $350.

Raper, Elizabeth. The Receipt Book of Elizabeth Raper

And a portion of her Cipher Journal written 1756 - 1770. Edited by her great-grandson Bartle Grant with a portrait and decorations by Duncan Grant. Bevelled blue buckram, gilt-lettered spine, jacket. No. 445 of 850 copies. London: Nonesuch Press, 1924.

With recipes for such dishes as Oxford Sausages; Rost Pike; Stewed Cherries to Eat the Same Day; Oyster Toasts; Lobsters in Scollop Shells; Pull Chickens; Pistachio Nut Cream, etc. Fine. $125.

Cooper, Derek. The Beverage Report.


Jacket. First Edition. Illus. by Andrew Young. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1970.

Inscribed & signed by Cooper on the title page. "An irreverent and witty scrutiny of what Britain drinks and the way in which it's drunk plunges into the whole beverage scene in the seventies from water to wine...." Fun and acerbic look at British pub culture. Very good and bright. $65.

(Coffee) Thurber, Francis B. Coffee: From Plantation to Cup. A Brief History of Coffee Production and Consumption.


416 pp. Lengthy appendix details the authors travels to coffee plantations of the far east and coffee customs in Europe. Illus. with wood engravings and folding chart detailing coffee imports into the U.S. from 1870-81.

Gilt-lettered bevelled brown cloth. NY: American Grocer Publishing, 1884. A bit of rubbing to extremities, else very good. A scarce work on coffee and its use as a commodity in the Victorian era. $400.

Howland, Mrs. E[sther] A[llen]. The New England Economical Housekeeper, and Family Receipt Book.

[4], 11-108 pp. Fronits. showing 2 women preparing food in a large kitchen. Cloth-backed dec. boards. Stereotype Edition. Worcester: S.A. Howland, 1847.

A few period manuscript recipes on rear flyleaves for cakes add to the numerous New England recipes herein for green corn pudding, quaking plum pudding, Bedford cake, Thanksgiving dinner, cranberry tarts, chowder, etc. Cagle 381. Lincoln 261. Lowenstein 363. Wheaton and Kelly 3041. Rubbing to extremities, else very good. $150.

Penney, Norman, ed. The Household Account Book of Sarah Fell of Swarthmoor Hall.


Intro. by John Brownbill. Half buckram & boards, paper spine label. First Edition. Cambridge: University Press, 1920.

The first printing of a manuscript owned by the Society of Friends in London. This account book gives a fascinating picture of 17th century Quaker history through household financial transactions. This is the Crahan copy, with their bookplate to front pastedown. Rubbing to spine label & light bumping to upper corners, else very good. $125.

Percy, Henry Algernon. The Regulations and Establishment of the Household of Henry Algernon Percy, the Fifth Earl of Northumberland, at his Castles of Wressle and Leckonfield, in Yorkshire

Begun Anno Domini MDXII. 452 + [8] ad pp. Half cloth & light blue boards, paper spine label, t.e.g. New Edition, edited with additional notes. London: A. Brown & Sons, 1905.

The household accounts of two Yorkshire castles reflect the state of gentry household affairs in the 16th century. Some soiling, rubbing to corners, else very good. $250.

Strom, S.A.E. And So to Dine: A Brief Account of the Food & Drink of Mr. Pepys Based On His Diary. Vignettes by A.E. Taylor.


Jacket. First Edition. London: Frederick Books, 1955.

A lively picture of the food and drink consumed by the Pepys household and its effect on the health and temper of the famous diarist. Near fine. $45.

Huxley, Elspeth. Brave New Victuals: An Inquiry into Modern Food Production. Foreword by Peter Scott.


Jacket. First Edition. London: Chatto & Windus, 1965.

Small piece of jacket lacking from rear panel, along with a couple minor closed tears, else very good and bright. An important treatise on the state of industrialization in Britain in the 1960's. $125.

Mason, Mrs. Charlotte. The Lady's Assistant for Regulating and Supplying the Table, Being a Complete System of Cookery containing the Most Select Bills of Fare Properly Disposed, for Family Dinners of Five Dishes to Two Courses of Eleven and Fifteen with Bills of Fare for Suppers, etc.

[8], 471, [21] ad pp. Period calf. Second Edition. London: J. Walter, 1775.

Filled with recipes for bills of fare, such as a thirteen-dish supper comprising, "Chicken boiled, potted pigeon, cray fish, prunellas, French plums, a ragout of eggs, apple tart creamed, asparagus, almonds and raisins, pistachio nuts, pickled oysters, rasped beef or buttered rusks and fricasee of lamb stones." Whilst rare in any edition, the second edition is particularly scarce. Expert repair near spine head, else very good. Contemporary owner's name to front pastedown. Vicaire 572, Cagle 861. $1,200.

Atkinson, Edward. The Science of Nutrition...The Aladdin Oven...Dietaries Carefully Computed...Tests of the Slow Methods of Cooking in the Aladdin Oven...Nutritive Values of Food Materials. Various contributing authors for each of these sections.


Illus. with charts & graphs. Cloth. Boston: Damerell & Upham, 1896.

The Aladdin Oven was invented by Atkinson, and purported to conduct heat in a new and more efficient manner, at a time when gas was becoming more common in households. Very good. $60. SOLD

Thomas, Gertrude I. The Dietary Adventures of Anabil Lee.


Illus. with full-page drawings by F.S.B. Gilt-lettered blue cloth, pictorial cover label. First Edition. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis, 1926.

A dietary journal with recipes, instructions, advice, and lined blank pages for the owner to fill out about a baby's diet (through every month of the first year, and then by year through age ten). "Compliments of the Starbird Hospital, King City, Cal." in gilt on lower front cover. Near fine, with charming illustrations. $65.

(San Francisco) Federal Writers Project. Almanac for Thirty-Niners.


Illus. with drawings by the WPA Federal Art Project in San Francisco. Pictorial stiff wrappers. First Edition. Stanford: James Ladd Delkin, 1938.

Map of the 1939 World's Fair and Bay Area illustrates rear cover. An almanac that describes the local particulars of each day of the year; not a cookbook, but just too cool to pass up! Very good. $75.

Harris, H.G. & S.P. Borella. All About Pastries.


Illus. from photographs & diagrams. Green cloth lettered in white, beveled edges. First Edition. London: Offices of The British Baker, c.1920's.

One of a series by the duo of Harris & Borella about all things baking. Minor insect damage to extremities, else very good & scarce, with professional recipes for the heavy-hitters of pastry, as well as lesser-known specialties like Brussels custard tart, cento foglie tart, strawberry grille, galette fourrie, etc. $200.

Harris, H.G. & S.P. Borella. All About Biscuits.


Illus. from photographs & diagrams. Green cloth lettered in white, beveled edges. First Edition. London: Offices of The British Baker, c.1920's.

One of a series by the duo of Harris & Borella about all things baking. Recipes for meringue mushrooms, almond African macaroons, biscuit marzipan, fiches l'orgeat, Shrewsbury wine biscuits, etc. Minor insect damage to extremities, else very good & scarce. $200.

(Chicago) Bronte, Patricia. Vittles and Vice: An Extraordinary Guide to What's Cooking on Chicago's Near North Side.


Illus. by Franklin McMahon. Chicago: Henry Regnery, 1952.

Nothing says it better than the jacket flap: "As a cook book, it is a rare collector's item for its recipes from the country's most exciting and talked-about restaurants, located in the heart of one of the most notorious areas of America. For the Near North Side is to Chicago what Chicago is to the nation: a vigorous, brawling mixture of good and evil, and a place for the derivation of fresh ideas."Chipping to upper jacket extremities, short closed tear to upper front panel, else very good. $60.

(Mushrooms) Robinson, W. Mushroom Culture: its Extension and Improvement.


Illus. with wood engravings, incl. frontis. Light purple cloth, spine lettered in gilt. First Edition. London: Frederick Warne, 1870. An important 19th c. work on growing mushrooms for profit, with chapters on spawning and after-treatment, cave culture, eible and popisonous funghi, etc. Sunning to spine and mild rubbing to extremities, else very good. $125.


(Los Angeles) The Castelar Creche Cook Book.


Printed boards. Los Angeles: Times-Mirror, 1922.

The Castelar Creche was a home for homeless babies, opened in 1921 at 818 Castelar St. in Los Angeles’ Chinatown. Residents and chefs of L.A contributed recipes, including Delicious Joseph Relish (Joseph Boggia, Chef, The Plaza), Anchovy Baskets (Los Angeles Country Club), Van Nuys Fruit Cocktail (Thomas Cooney, Chef), Cream of Fresh Asparagus, Argenteuil (Louis Hauser, Chef), Clam and Tomato Bisque (Vanity Fair Tea Room), etc. A few spots to covers, else very good. $95.

Simon, André. The History of the Wine Trade in England.


3 vols. Illus. Jackets. London: Holland Press, 1964.

Three in-depth volumes that cover the rise and progress of the wine trade in England from the earliest times through the modern day. Fine. $250.

(Wine) Bright, William. Bright's Single Stem, Dwarf and Renewal System of Grape Culture.


Gilt-lettered flexible cloth. Philadelphia: William Bright, 1860. Front cover nearly detached, else good, with wise words on wine. $75.

[Wilcox, Estelle Woods] Buckeye Cookery, with Hints on Practical Housekeeping.


Green cloth. Revised & Enlarged Edition. Minneapolis: Buckeye Publishing, 1895.

This was the great mid-American cookbook of its day. It began life as a charity cookbook when, in 1876, the women of the First Congregational Church in Marysville, Ohio, published a cookbook to raise money to build a parsonage. The author, Estelle Woods Wilcox, who grew up in Marysville had moved with her husband to Minneapolis, where he managed the Minneapolis Daily Tribune. The Wilcoxes, who recognized the ongoing potential of the book, bought its copyright and established themselves as the Buckeye Publishing Company, revising and publishing the book for the next twenty-eight years. Rubbing and some offset to covers, small label to spine; joints cracking, else good. $95. SOLD

(Wine) Husmann, George C[harles Frederick]. The Cultivation of the Native Grape, and Manufacture of American Wines.


Green cloth, gilt-lettered spine. First Edition. NY: American News Co., 1866.

Illus. with numerous engraved plates of grape clusters, etc. Offset to spine area & a bit of insect damage to rear cover, else very good. $75.

(Beekeeping) Revue Eclectique d’Apiculture Mensuelle.


34 pp. Pictorial peach wrappers. Abonnements: Bureaux a Poitiers, Feb. 1896.

Apiculture in all its glory, including an article on keeping bees in the basilica of Sacre-Coeur. Fine. $85.

Tusser, Thomas. Tusser Redivivus: Being Part of Mr. Thomas Tusser's Five Hundred Points of Husbandry; Directing what Corn, Grass, &c. is Proper to be Sown; What Trees to be Planted; How Lnd is to be Improved: with what ever is fit to be done for the benefit of the Farmer in Every Month of the Year.


12 parts (1 part for each month of the year) bound together. [1], 16; 16; 16; 16; 16; 16; 16; 16; 16; 16; 16; 16 pp. Illus. with woodcut vignettes. Modern speckled calf, morocco spine label. London: J. Morphew, 1710.

A charming format for this book, which was first printed in 1557, giving instructions on farming in England throughout the year. An early adherent of seasonality, Tusser's writing is both witty and informative. Professional repair to upper margin of title page, else near fine. See Aslin, Books on Agriculture published between 1471 and 1840, page 132; Dingley, Historic Books on Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, page 152, No. 638; Cagle, A Matter of Taste, 1034 and 1035; Bitting, Gastronomic Bibliography, page 468; Kress Library of Business and Economics, 142 and 439; British Bee Books a Bibliography 1500-1976, pages 34-35. $600.

Tusser, Thomas. Five Hundred Points of Husbandry.


[2], 150 pp. Period calf, git-tooled spine, morocco spine label. London: M. Cooper, 1744.

According to bookseller Roger Middleton, "Thomas Tusser (1524–1580) was educated at Eton and at Cambridge and was best known for this instructional poem. On leaving Cambridge he went to court in the service of William, 1st Baron Paget of Beaudesart, as a musician. After ten years of life at court, he married and settled as a farmer in Suffolk. His major work was first published in 1557 as the Hundred Good Pointes of Husbandrie and this was enlarged to the Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry in 1573. Both editions were frequently reprinted. Tusser includes a homely mix of instructions and observations about farming and country customs which offer a fascinating insight into life in Tudor England, and his work records many terms and proverbs in print for the first time (eg: A fool and his money are soon parted). The work is written in verse and takes the form of a calendar with instructions to the farmer on what he should be doing in each month. In August there is a page on the gathering and storing of hops which were only introduced in the early 16th century but are here referred to as a common crop. The section on Houswifery which runs from page 119 to 138 gives instruction and advice on the daily duties of the farmer's wife." Bookplate of A. Sigston Thompson to front free endpaper. Irregular fading to front cover; some darkening to extremities of endpapers, else very good. See Aslin, Books on Agriculture published between 1471 and 1840, page 132; Dingley, Historic Books on Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, page 152, No. 638; Cagle, A Matter of Taste, 1034 and 1035; Bitting, Gastronomic Bibliography, page 468; Kress Library of Business and Economics, 142 and 439; British Bee Books a Bibliography 1500-1976, pages 34-35. $400.

Jeaffreson, John Cordy. A Book About the Table. 2 vols.


Brown cloth tooled in blind, gilt-lettered spines. First Edition. London: Hurst & Blackett, 1875.

Minor rubbing to spine ends & corners, else a near fine set, with fascinating chapters on the history of table manners and traditions, from the Greeks forward. Medieval menus, Apician precepts, forks and napery, carving and carvers, etc. $450.

De Salis, Mrs. Harriet Anne. The Art of Cookery Past and Present: A Treatise on Ancient Cookery, with Anecdotes of Noted Cooks and Gourmets, Ancient Foods, Menus, etc.


Art Nouveau-dec. cloth. First Edition. London: Hutchinson, 1898.

A survey of Greek, Roman, and golden age French gourmands. De Salis (1829-1908) was a popular writer of Victorian-era cookery and household management, and even wrote a history of kissing (!). Faint spot to front cover; offset from news clipping to two interior pages, else near fine. $200.


Stern, Frances & Gertrude T. Spitz. Food for the Worker: The Food Values and Cost of a Series of Menus and Recipes for Seven Weeks.


Foreword by Lafayette Mendel. Gilt-lettered dark blue cloth. Boston: Whitcomb & Barrows, 1917.

A World War I era book with suggestions for men's and women's meals, including calorie counts, carbs, fat, and protein. Near fine. $75.


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


Preface by Edward H. Hamilton. Decorations by W.S. Wright. Pictorial red cloth. Published for the benefit of the Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association. First Edition. San Francisco: Paul Elder, 1904.

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." A bit of fading to spine; bookplate of Waldo Lincoln Collection of American Cookery Books. Very good. $120.

(Forida) Harcourt, Helen. Florida Fruits and How to Raise Them.


Cloth. Revised & Enlarged Edition. Louisville, KY: John P. Morton, 1886.

A large portion of the book is dedicated to oranges, including history of the fruit in the state, but chapters are also focused on guavas, bananas, pineapples, Chinese sand pears, grapes, Japanese persimmons, and many more (even olives!). Library-bound in buckram, else very good. $95.

(Cocktails) Terrington, William. Cooling Cups and Dainty Drinks: A Collection of Recipes for "Cups" and Other Compounded Drinks, and of General Information on Beverages of All Kinds.

Gilt-lettered green cloth. Second Edition. London: Routledge & Sons, 1870.

Brandy, whisky, gin, liqueurs, and wines comprise the ingredients for a very good time in this post-Civil War era cocktail book. Rare - near fine. $400.


Sloan, Earl S. Sloan’s Handy Hints.


48 pp. Illus. with ads for Sloan’s liniment. Pictorial wrappers. First Edition. Boston: Dr. Earl Sloan, 1901.

Iconic typography and graphics of the era, with ads throughout for the author’s medications to cure rheumatism in people and horses. Minor staining to extremities, else very good. An amazing survival. $75.


Boulestin, X. Marcel. What Shall We Have To-Day: 365 Recipes for All the Days of the Year.


Frontis. pochoir print in pink and green. Jacket. Third Edition. London: William Heinemann, 1933.

Old clear tape to spine head, else fine in very good, scarce jacket. $75.


The Ladies’ Note-Book and Calendar with Select Receipts and Household Information.


24 pp. Pictorial wrappers. Buffalo: World’s Dispensary Medical Association, 1881.

All-American recipes for squash and pumpkin pies, baked Indian pudding, and medical advice, with ads from the medical company that published the book. Chipping to corners, faint stain to front wrapper, else goo. $40.


The U-Need-Me Cook Book, Containing Over Five Hundred Valuable Receipts.


124 pp. Illus. with wood engravings. Oblong chromolithograph wrappers. Second Edition. Milwaukee: Zions Church Evangelical Ass’n, c.1910.

Contributions from church members include beet relish, pickled muskmelon, hot-cross buns, fried green tomatoes, etc., with several manuscript recipes in pencil to free spaces. Some chipping & wear to extremities, else very good. $75.


(Temperance) Ladies of the M.W.C.T.U. Utile Dulci. Massachussetts Woman’s Christian Temperance Union Cuisine: A Compilation of Valuable Recipes Known to be Reliable, together with reports, constitution, by-laws, etc.

Profusely illus. with ads from Boston businesses, incl. temperance coffee rooms, temperance books, etc. Filled with not just recipes, but minutes of meetings and cures for all sorts of ailments. Fraying to spine ends, rubbing to corners and extremities; hinges starting, else about very good; scarce. $400.


(Menu) Swayze’s for Fine Foods Menu.


One folded sheet printed on 4 sides. Albuquerque: Swayze’s Franciscan Dining Room, c.1940’s.

Inscription from one group of friends to another, memorializing their trip together. Breakfast fare from the Southwest. Fine. $20.

Housekeepers’ Almanac and Family Receipt Book for the Year 1854.


36 pp. Illus. with woodcuts. Pictorial wrappers. Philadelphia: King & Baird, 1854.

Pre-Civil War recipes for election cake, Washington cake, floating island, strawberry ice cream, Indian dumplings, rennet or wine custards, etc. A fascinating look at American foodways in the mid-Nineteenth century. Dog-earing to extremities, foxing, else near very good. $75. SOLD

Fisher & Bros. Fisher & Brother’s House-Keeper’s Almanac for the Year of Our Lord 1861.


34 pp. 1861. * Another copy. 34 pp. 1862. Together, 2 vols. Illus. with wood engravings. Pictorial wrappers. Philadelphia: Fisher & Brother, 1861 & 1862. Civil War-era recipes for the kitchen and the rest of the house as well: how to cure gout, how to keep eggs, “death to the bugs,” an antidote to poison, cucumber catsup, lemon pies, green corn omelet, and yes, blackberry diarrhea cordial. You’re welcome. Dog-earing to pages, foxing, still near very good – rather remarkable survivals. $120.


Finn, Frank. The Game Birds of India and Asia.


Illus. from photographs. Cloth-backed pictorial wrappers. First Edition. Calcutta: Thacker & Spink, 1911.

From the Tibetan partridge to the green jungle-fowl, the Japanese quail to copper pheasant, this little guide covers everything a hunter would need to know about their prey. Near fine. $80.

(Oakland) Kramer, Mrs. P.J., ed. Oakland Federation of Mothers’ Clubs and Parent-Teacher Associations.


Printed wrappers. Oakland: 1921.

Printed as a souvenir of the 22nd annual convention of the California Congress of Mothers. Recipes for Garfield jam cake, hurry-up cake, tamale loaf, American chop suey, etc. Tears to a couple of pages, else good. $60.


National Canners Association. Canners Directory and Lists of Members of the Canning Machinery and Supplies Association and the National Food Brokers Association, 1943.


Illus. with numerous ads for canning equipment. Red cloth. Washington: National Canners Association, 1943.

Fine condition. $35.


(Nebraska) Pauline’s Practical Book of the Culinary Art for Clubs, Home or Hotels.


Cloth. First Edition. Omaha: 1919.

Near fine, with rules for hostesses and employees, table settings, menu suggestions for various types of gatherings, etc. $60.


(Cocktails) Fleishman, Joseph. The Art of Blending and Compounding Liquors and Wines, showing how all the favorite brands and various grades of whiskeys, brandies, wines &c. &c., are prepared by dealers and rectifiers for the trade, giving directions for making all the ingredients used in their preparation, and valuable information concerning Whiskeys in Bond.

Gilt-lettered brown cloth. First Edition. NY: Dick & Fitzgerald, 1885. A how-to-guide for the mixing of liquors, in order to increase one's profit margin. The author writes: "Very few persons, outside of those engaged in the wholesale trade, understand what is meant by blending and compounding liquors. The moment a barrel of liquor leaves the bonded warehouse, the first thing thought of, and done, is to reduce its cost. The blender knows how to make the bonded liquor produce a profit of 25 to 50 per cent. on the amount he paid for it, and frequently a great deal more.The object of this work is to give the dispenser of liquors thorough and practical information, by which he will be enabled to compound and blend liquors for his own purposes, and thus secure the additional profit, and at the same time produce as good an article as the market affords - if not better." The book is full of recipes for adulterating various liquors and wines, complete with cost equivalents for the end-product. Crease down center of front cover, still good & quite scarce. Old rubber stamp of "Napa Valley Wine Vaults" to front free endpaper. $400.


(Beverages) Wiley, Harvey W. Beverages and their Adulteration.


Origin, Composition, Manufacture, Natural, Artificial, Fermented, Distilled, Alkaloidal and Fruit Juices. 421 pp. Gilt-lettered cloth. First Edition. Philadelphia: P. Blakiston’s Son, 1919.

Coffee, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, wine, brandy, mineral waters, etc., all explored in-depth. Fascinating; near fine. $200.


(Beverages) Moore, Helen Watkeys. On Uncle Sam’s Water Wagon: 500 Recipes for Delicious Drinks Which can be Made at Home.


Cloth. First Edition. NY: Putnam’s, 1919.

Egg drinks, cocoas, sundaes, fruit drinks, cider, punch, etc. – all non-alcoholic. Very good. $120.


(Philadelphia) Thos. C. Fluke & Co. Groceries and Table Delicacies: Catalogue and Price List, November 1906. 48 pp. • Another copy. January 1907.

48 pp. Printed wrappers. Philadelphia: 1906-07. From prunes to root beer, jarred California white cherries to raspberry vinegar, Fluke’s grocery store carried just about everything a turn-of-the-century gourmand could want. Vol. I with burn mark to front wrapper, else good; other very good. $65.

(Rice) Recipe Book: White House Rice Products.


96 pp. Illus. Pictorial wrappers. Houston: Standard Rice Co., c.1920’s.

Standard Rice had mills across the rice belt, in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Tennessee. White House Rice came in white, natural brown, rice puffs, rice flour, flakes and ricena, reflecting a health movement in the country at the time. Very good and bright. $40.


(Rice) Rice and How to Cook It.


Illus. from photographs and drawings of the primitive & modern methods of planting, cultivating & milling. Pictorial wrappers. First Edition. New Orleans: Louisiana State Rice Milling Co., 1919.

48 pp. A thorough description of the rice industry is accompanied by recipes for “Trembly Truck,” rice lemon pie, rice fritters, chili con carne, etc. Chipping to upper extremities, else about very good. $75.

(Rice) Passenger Department of the Southern Pacific Sunset Route. Rice Cook Book: Two Hundred Receipts for Preparing Rice.


66 pp. Illus. with numerous photographs of rice growing along the “rice belt,” with map on rear wrapper outlining the region between Texas and Louisiana. Houston: S.B. Morse, 1901.

With plentiful ads for rice and rice products in the South, as well as hotels, etc. Near fine – bright and scarce. $150.


(Ohio) Reliable Recipes for Hamilton House Keepers.

Printed wrappers. Hamilton, OH: News & Telegraph Publishing, 1889.

79, [2] ad pp. Recipes include green tea, orange marmalade, little pigs in blankets (which were oysters back then), chocolate caramel cake, corn dodgers, coffee, etc. Expected wear to wrappers, else good; scarce & not found in any of the usual references. $250.


Owen, Catharine. A Key to Cooking that will Unlock Many Kitchen Mysteries.

60 pp. Printed wrappers. First Edition. Springfield, MA: Clark W. Bryan, 1886.

Ms. Owen was a prolific cookbook author in the late 19th century, perhaps most famous for Catherine Owen’s New Cookbook, printed in 1885. This much-lesser known imprint in in neither Cagle nor Bitting. Very good; scarce. $200.


Darrah, Juanita. Modern Baking Powder An Effective, Healthful Leavening Agent, including the occurrence of aluminum compounds in foods and their effect on health.

Illus. from photographs of grains. Gilt-lettered red cloth. First Edition. Chicago: Commonwealth Press, 1927.

A scientific look at the nutritious benefits of baking powder. Fascinating! $45.

(Florida) The Best Yet Cook Book: An Every Day Guide, for the Millions to Economical and Practical Cooking. Ads for Smyrna businesses throughout.

Printed wrappers. First Edition. New Smyrna, FL: 1906. Recipes for Jeff Davis pudding, orange cake, pork and beans, cove oyster salad, quince honey, Spanish pickles, etc. New Smyrna Beach occupies a notable place in history as the site of the largest single attempt a colonial settlement in what is now the United States. Dr. Andrew Turnbull, a Scottish physician and entrepreneur, obtained a grant of land from the British Crown. In 1768 he established a colony of 1,225 immigrants on the coastal plantations at New Smyrna, with a view toward the commercial production of such crops as corn, indigo, rice, hemp, and cotton. But for the next two decades, sugar plantations ruled the day, until Seminoles destroyed the town. Today, it is known for citrus and tourism, with a glistening beach. Slight warping to pages, staples rusting away, else about very good. Scarce. $100.


(Florida) The Ladies’ Guild of the Holy Cross Episcopal Church. Dainty Dishes.

46 pp. Scattered ads for Sanford businesses. First Edition. Sanford, FL: c.1915. In 1870, Henry Shelton Sanford purchased the land west of Mellonville. He planned a new city "the Gate City of South Forida," which he believed would become the transportation hub for all of southern Florida. Mr. Sanford's greatest interest in Florida was the development of Belair, a citrus grove and experimental garden near Sanford. More than 140 varieties of citrus, including the Valencia orange, were tested for adaptability to the Florida climate. By the first decade of the 20th century, Sanford was one of the largest vegetable shipping centers in the United States, and received the nickname "Celery City" for the most successful crop. Recipes reflect the diverse population: Mexican chocolate, Calabaza dulce, hot tamales, chop suey, cocoanut cream candy, stuffed dates, ground peanut candy, shrub of nectar, Jamaica ginger beer, etc. Fine. $75.

(Confectionery) Ragsdale, W. Hillyer. Ragsdale’s Original Scientific Course of Candy Manufacturing

Instructions. 4 vols. Portfolio size with metal screw hinges at tops. Mimeographed long sheets. East Orange, NJ: Ragsdale Candies, c. 1920’s.

With ephemera from the company advertising various supplies and equipment, with order forms, and T.pc.s. to a prospective student. Very good, chock full of information for the aspiring professional candymaker. $150.


Blencowe, Ann. The Receipt Book of Mrs. Ann Blencowe, A.D. 1694.

Intro. by George Saintsbury.Gilt-lettered boards, jacket. No. 120 of 650 copies. London: The Adelphi, Guy Chapman, 1925.
A recipe book typifying the cookbooks of the 17th century in England, with recipes for Cowslip Wine, Honeycomb Cakes, Flummery, etc. Near fine. Bitting p.44. $145.

Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, ed. The Feasts of Autolycus: The Diary of a Greedy Woman.

Woodcut title page. Gilt-lettered Art Nouveau-dec.. green & red cloth. First Edition. London & NY: John Lane & Merriam, 1896.
Pennell's place in the literary history of cooking and eating has recently been reappraised, as she "paved the way for food writers such as Elizabeth David, M. F. K. Fisher, and Jane Grigson," according to Jacqueline Block Williams. Pennell "aimed to reconfigure meals as high art, employing the language of aestheticism to turn eating into an act of intellectual appreciation." Rubbing to spine ends and a bit to corners; bookplate to front free endpaper, else very good and bright; scarce. $300.


[Philp, Robert Kemp]. The Family Save-All: A System of Secondary Cookery supplying excellent dishes for breakfast, luncheon, dinner, and supper from cold and other fragments: with invaluable hints for economy in the use of every article of household consumption.


Gilt-stamped blindstamped green cloth. London: W. Kent, 1861.

The “Invaluable Hints” section provides handy advice such as “Avoid Arsenical Green Paper Hangings” and “Ale and Beer Brewed in a Tea Kettle.” The recipe section is diverse, with instruction on making everything from “Various Ways of Cooking and Serving Sweetbreads” and “An Excellent Pie from the Remains of a Calf’s Head,” to “Mint and other Vinegars for Culinary Purposes.” Profit & loss charts are even provided for the raising of poultry. Fading to spine, else about very good. $95.

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[Philp, Robert Kemp]. The Family Save-All: A System of Secondary Cookery supplying excellent dishes for breakfast, luncheon, dinner, and supper from cold and other fragments: with invaluable hints for economy in the use of every article of household consumption.


Modern ¾ red morocco & cloth, gilt-lettered spine. Twelfth Thousand. London: Houlston & Wright, 1869.

The “Invaluable Hints” section provides handy advice such as “Avoid Arsenical Green Paper Hangings” and “Ale and Beer Brewed in a Tea Kettle.” The recipe section is diverse, with instruction on making everything from “Various Ways of Cooking and Serving Sweetbreads” and “An Excellent Pie from the Remains of a Calf’s Head,” to “Mint and other Vinegars for Culinary Purposes.” Profit & loss charts are even provided for the raising of poultry. Fading to spine, else about very good. $95.

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[Rundell, Maria Eliza Ketelby]. The New Family Receipt-Book, Containing Seven Hundred Truly Valuable Receipts in Various Branches of Domestic Economy.


xliii, [1], 419, [1] ad pp. Period ¾ calf & marbled boards, morocco spine label. London: Squire & Warwick for John Murray, 1810.

There are 28 chapters covering many fields, including numerous recipes and food preservation, cleaning and preservation of household items; the cleaning of prints and books, the making of marbled paper; raising canaries; raising livestock; extermination; and household remedies for injuries and disease. According to Anne Willan in The Cookbook Library, Mrs. Rundell was the leader of a new movement of books on household economy for the Victorian home. “The tone of these books continued to be encouraging but tinged with the self-righteousness that was to characterize Victorian culture.” A bit of rubbing, else very good; a scarce title in first edition. $800.

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[Kitchiner, William]. The Cook’s Oracle; containing Receipts for Plain Cookery on the Most Economical Plan for Private Families; also the Art of Composing the Most Simple and Most Highly Finished Broths, Gravies, Soups, Sauces, Store Sauces, and Flavoring Essences: Pastry, Preserves, Puddings, &c. and an Easy, Certain, and Economical Process for preparing Pickles in which they will be ready in a fortnight, and remain good for years.


xii, 371 pp. Period calf, morocco spine label. Early American Edition, preceeded by editions of 1822 and 1823 in various American cities. NY: Evert Duyvkinck, George Long, E. Bliss & E. White, 1825.

The most famous of Kitchiner's numerous cookery books, The Cook's Oracle first appeared in 1817 and went through many editions, even after his death. It was written in a down-to-earth style, and demonstrated Kitchiner's familiarity with the entire process, from shopping, through preparing and serving the dishes, to cleaning up. It was an acknowledged source of inspiration for Mrs Beeton, and was mined by the writers of other household guides.” -ODNB. This American edition was taken from the fifth English edition. Bitting p.262. Rubbing and cracking to leather binding; foxing, good. $400.

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Salles, Prosper & Prosper Montagne. La Grande Cuisine Illustree.


533 pp. Illus. with wood engravings by V. Morin. Quarter morocco & cloth, gilt-lettered & tooled spine. First Edition. Monaco: A. Chene, 1900.

According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, "After Carême, the two men who probably had the greatest impact on French gastronomy and that of the world at large were Prosper Montagné and Georges-Auguste Escoffier. Montagné was one of the great French chefs of all time, and he achieved a secure place in gastronomic history by creating Larousse Gastronomique (1938), the basic encyclopaedia of French gastronomy." A bit of rubbing to extremities, else very good. $500.

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(Illinois) The Illinois State Journal Cook Book and Home Guide: Prize Recipes 1933.

Illus. with ads for local businesses in Chicago. Pictorial wrappers. First Edition. 300 prize recipes contributed by readers of the Illinois State Journal. Vary good. $45.


(WWI) Rush, Jane. ​The Cook Book.​


Printed in red & black. Gilt-stamped pictorial cloth. First Edition. Boston: Jane Rush, 1918.

Rush was the president of the Massachusetts Auxiliary, Navy Relief Society. Her cookbook is filled with economy recipes for corn muffins, peanut candy, kidneys on toast, and a variety of pastas, unusual for that era. Near fine. $75.

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(WWI - Philadelphia) Hitchcock, Mrs. Nevada Davis. The Record War-time Cook Book.


Vertically oblong cloth. First Edition. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Record, 1918.

Blank pages interleaved for clippings. Oysters, hamburgers, nut and fruit puddings, beans, etc. Soiling, else about very good. $60.

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(WWI) Le Cercle Français. Aunt Betty's Cook Book.


Duo-tone red & blue cloth. First Edition. Cincinnati: Bacharach Press, 1918.

Le Cercle Français was a sub-committee of the American Fund for French Wounded. Recipes include sweetbreads, mock turtle soup, tutti frutti punch, coffee jelly, French beets, barley scones, etc. Fine. $60.

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(WWI) U.S. Food Administration. Food Saving and Sharing: Telling How the Older Children of America May Help Save from Famine their Comrades in Allied Lands Across the Sea.

Illus. incl. frontis. "Hunger Map of Europe." Dec. boards. First Edition. Garden City: Doubleday, Page, 1918. Piece of boards lacking from upper spine, rubbing to front cover; front free endpaper clipped, else very good. $45.

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(Pastry) The Helper for Confectioners and Bakers.


67 pp. Illus. with engravings of fancy cake designs and fantastic ads for baking products, printed in red and black. Large pictorial wrappers. Chicago: Aug. 1895.

Information for professional bakers, with a diverse picture of the industry through ads and information of the time. Short tears and some marginal discoloration, piece of lower corner of rear wrapper lacking, closed tears along spine, still about very good; rare. $120.


(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. SOLD

(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.

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.

(German-American) Davidis, Henriette. Praktisches Kochbuch für die Deutschen in Amerika.


Gilt-lettered pebbled green cloth. First Edition. Milwaukee: Georg Brumder's Verlag, 1879.

Title translates to "Practical Cookbook for the Germans In America." Compiled and adapted for the U.S., with weights and measures in American equivalent, with an appendix of selected recipes of peculiarly American dishes. Hundreds of characteristically German dishes are here as well, so the German immigrant to the Midwest could feel at home in a new land. Front free endpaper detached but present, else very good. $150.


(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.

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.

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. SOLD

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. SOLD

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.


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. SOLD

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. & 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.

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.

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.

(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 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.

(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.

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.


(Oregon) The Mixing Bowl, Fern Social Club, Astoria, Oregon.

36 pp. Illus. with ads from neighboring businesses. Suggestions for menus from the Mixing Bowl. Pictorial wrappers, string ties. Astoria: c.1940. Near fine. $40.

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.

(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.


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.


(Philadelphia) Weaver, William Woys, Mary Anne Hines & Gordon Marshall. The Larder Invaded: Reflections on Three Centuries of Philadelphia Food and Drink.

2 vols. Profusely illus. 8x11, pictorial wrappers. First Edition. An in-depth history of Philadelphia’s foodways, with one volume of 35 recipes. Very good. $45


Boyd, Mrs. William Hart. The Queen Cook Book.


Blue cloth lettered in yellow. First Edition. NY: Fleming Revell, 1895.

Huckleberry pie, Washington pie, ground rice pudding, glazed pigeons, Jenny Lind soup, and other all-American specialties. Front joint starting, else very good. $50.


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.

[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.

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. SOLD


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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(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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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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(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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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 through at pp.142-143, else good. $200.

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. SOLD


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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