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Archive from our Vintage Collection

PLEASE NOTE: ALL OF THESE BOOKS HAVE BEEN SOLD

(Paula Wolfert) Menasce, Elsie. The Sephardi Culinary Tradition.

Illus. with drawings and photographs in color. Maroon cloth, pictorial cover label, slipcase. First (Collectors) Edition. Cape Town: Sephardic Cookbook Corp., 1984.

A scarce book on the subject, with great drawings illustrating savory pastries, festival foods, etc., with photographs of Sephardic dishes and street scenes from Rhodes. Fine, with Wolfert'sd stamp to front free endpaper. $150. SOLD

(Paula Wolfert) Der Haroutunian, Arto. Vegetarian Dishes from the Middle East.

Illus. with drawings. Jacket. First Edition. London: Century Publishing, 1983.

Paula Wolfert's copy, with her signed bookplate to front free endpaper. Der Haroutunian became famous for this and his previous book on Middle Eastern cookery, as he was known for his precision and historical knowledge of his subject. A few stains to fore-edges from a coffee splash, else very good. $50. SOLD

(Paula Wolfert) Louis, Diana Farr. Feasting and Fasting in Crete.

Illus. with sepia photographs. Pictorial boards. First Edition. Crete: Kedros Publications, 2001.

Paula Wolfert's copy, with her stamp to front free endpaper. A heavily-researched book on the food and food culture and history of Crete, with chapters on Cretan pies, game and rabbit, pastas & pulses, the Cretan diet, etc. Near fine. $50. SOLD

(Wolfert, Paula) Cuina Popular Catalana: Cuina Casolana Empordanesa.

Illus. with drawings. Pictorial stiff green wrappers. Figueres: Trayter, 1981.

Paula Wolfert's copy, with her stamp to front free endpaper. A small but in-depth book of regional Catalan recipes, in Catalan. Rubbing to extremities, else very good. $35. SOLD

(Wolfert, Paula) De Olot, Fray Sever. Libro del Arte de Cocinar.

Printed in red & black. Pictorial wrappers. First Edition Thus. N.p.: Ediciones de la Biblioteca del Palacio de Perelada, 1982.

Paula Wolfert's copy, with her stamp to front free endpaper. First printed edition of the 1787 manuscript, with 18th century recipes for Spanish cuisine such as caldo de borrajas, sopa de arroz con leche de almendras, un plato de jamon de cerdo, etc. Very good. $45. SOLD

Beard, James. Delights and Prejudices

Illus. by Earl Thollander. Jacket. First UK Edition. London: Victor Gollancz, 1964.

A charming and wonderful epicurean autobiographical journal of informal discussions of travels and food markets around the world. Minor rubbing to jacket spine head, else near fine. $75 SOLD

Beard, James. Beard on Food.

Illus. by Bill Greer. Jacket. First Edition. NY: Knopf, 1974.

Warmly inscribed & SIGNED by Beard to baker Flo Braker on half-title. Mild offset to front free endpaper from newspaper clipping laid-in, else near fine. $100. SOLD

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

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

Typical Southern recipes for Savannah Stewed Prunes, Fried Peaches, Georgian Style Sweet Potatoes, Dinah’s Rice Croquettes, etc. About fine. $65. SOLD

N.Z. Truth Cookery Book.

Illus. throughout with ads for New Zealand food products. Pictorial wrappers. First Edition. Wellington, NZ: Truth Ltd., c.1950's.

An uncommon New Zealand cookbook, with over a thousand recipes, including prune veal, watermelon layer sponge, new toad-in-hole, ways with rabbit, etc. Fine and sharp - great cover design! $40. SOLD

Beer, Gretel. Austrian Cooking

Jacket. First Edition. London: Andre Deutsch, 1954.

Pudding made with rolls, stoss suppe, baked pancakes with vanilla cream (!), muerbe schnitten, hazelnut rolls, etc. A fine copy of a charming book. $40. SOLD

Beard, James & Alexander Watt. Paris Cuisine.

Illus. by Vladimir Bobri. Jacket. First Edition. Boston: Little, Brown, 1952.

A fine copy of a scarce Beard title, with Parisian fare from the finest restaurants of the day: La Tour d'Argent, L'Escargot, L'Ami Louis, Laperouse, etc. $75.SOLD

Southworth, May. 101 Beverages.

Printed in red & black. Pictorial oblong wrappers. Revised Edition. San Francisco: Paul Elder, 1907.

The most beautiful copy I've ever seen, with elegantly printed recipes for cocktails like Barbed Wire, Champagne Punch, Twentieth Century, Boston, and summer and winter drinks like ginger beer, pippin fizz, apple toddy, Dixie cider, chocolate, etc. Fine. $200. SOLD

Fabrega, Jaume & Carme Puigvert. La Cuina Menorca

Illus. Pictorial wrappers. First Edition. Barcelona: Ediciones de la Magrana, 1995.

Paula Wolfert's copy, with her stamp to front free endpaper. A very good copy of an in-depth book on the cuisine of Minorca. $45. SOLD

Poilane, Lionel. Guide de l'Amateur de Pain.

Illus. with photographs. Pictorial boards. First Edition. Paris: Robert Laffont, 1981.

A fine copy of an important work on bread by the late, great Lionel Poilane. $75.SOLD

Tremel, May. Everyday Meals for Invalids: A Collection of Tiny Recipes, Tasty and Nourishing, for Every Day of the Year

Jacket. First Edition. NY: Greenberg, 1925.

The cover illustration makes invalidity look quite appealing - perhaps even torrid - however the recipes should give less comfort: creamed turnip, treacle posset, stewed kidney, cornflour pudding & mould, milk soup, etc. Very good; rare in jacket. $75. SOLD

Ladies of Kingsley Methodist Church. The Milwaukee Cook Book.

305 pp. Illus. with photographs of Milwakee homes, churches, and buildings, as well as with ads from Milwaukee businesses. Tan cloth lettered in red. First Edition. Milwaukee: Houtkamp Printing, 1907.

Recipes for regional specialties like wild ducks, fried teal, larded fillets of hare, roast Belgina hare, broiled quails, pickled lilly, spiced currants, green tomato pickles, pickled red cabbage, etc. Faint dampstaining to a few pages, else very good. $75. SOLD

(Delaware) Cook Book Committee of the Milford New Century Club. Blue Hen’s Chickens’ Cook Book

Illus. with numerous ads for Delaware businesses. Pictorial mustard cloth. Milford, DE: Caulk Press, [1921].

The Milford New Century Club began in 1898, and has been located in the same women’s historic clubhouse ever since. From the intro: “The Peninsula which lies between the Delaware and Chesapeake Bays and is composed of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Delaware, and a little bit of Virginia, has for two hundred years been famous the world over for the lusciousness of its viands and the excellence of its cooking.” Very good. Brown 399. $175. SOLD

(Gloucester Fish Industry) Consumers Fish Co. From Ocean to Consumer.

14 pp. Pictorial oblong wrappers. Gloucester, MA: Consumers Fish Co., 1901.

Price lists and cooking directions for items harvested by the Consumers Fish Co., including Irish moss, mackerel, salmon trout, lobster, finnan haddie, clams, halibut, salmon & cod. Covers nearly detached from a neat tear along spine, still very good and quite scarce. $40. SOLD

(Tennessee) Federation of Women's Clubs. Dixie Dishes (The Green Book, Revised).

108 + [6] ad pp. Large format green wrappers, string tie. Clarksville, TN: Titus Printing, 1930.

Historic Clarksville is the county seat of Montgomery County, Tennessee, and the fifth-largest city in the state behind Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, and Chattanooga. Recipes include Creole corn, pig foot jelly, ham croquettes, end of season pickle, backbone pie (containing actual chicken backbone), peaches peeled with lye, pecan cake, and many more. Piece of spine wrappers lacking, neat tears along hinges & short tear to upper front wrapper, else good. $60. SOLD

Punnett, Dr. P.W. Husband and Wife Diet Cook Book.

Illus. with drawings. Jacket. First Edition. NY: Arco, 1955.

A perfectly "Mad Men" era diet cookbook for the on-the-town couple trying to keep up with the Joneses. 75 low-calorie menus accompany 100 diet recipes, including tomato ring, perfection salad, chicken pineapple mold, Hawaiian shrimp salad, orange tapioca pudding, etc. Near fine. $40. SOLD

(London Restaurants) Burke, Thomas. Dinner is Served.

75 pp. Illus. frontis. Red cloth. London: George Routledge & Sons, 1937.

Thomas Burke (1886-1945) was a British writer best known for his Limehouse Nights short story collection which told tales of working class London, especially the poverty stricken Chinatown district referred to in the title. His own biography is murky as he often traded in his mostly suburban upbringing for a fabricated version where he grew up in the East End “at the feet of Chinese philosophers in opium dens”. Dinner is Served is a lesser known work; his guide to eating in the restaurants and clubs in London in the late 30's with a bit of history, descriptions of dishes found at restaurants including Indian, Jewish, vegetarian and Old English establishments among others. A directory listing just the names is found at the end. A bit of fading to cloth, else very good. $75. SOLD

Heaton, Nell & V.H. Mottram. Cooking for the Sick and Convalescent: A Textbook of Dietetics.

Jacket. First Edition. London: Faber & Faber, 1951.

With essays on digestion, health, stomach complaints, and ailments, accompanied by recipes for bland meals and foods to make one feel tip-top again. Near fine. $45. SOLD

(Southern) Gaskins, Ruth. A Good Heart and a Light Hand: Ruth L. Gaskins’ Collection of traditional Negro Recipes.

Illus. from drawings by Porge Buck. Pictorial spiral-bound boards. First Edition. Alexandria, VA: 1968.

Compiled by women in Alexandria, Virginia, with the purpose of distributing proceeds from the sales of the book to “organizations which primarily benefit Alexandria’s Negro Citizens.” Tear to upper spine cloth; mild soiling & a few interior spots, owner's name to front free endpaper, else very good. $60. SOLD

[Kenney-Herbert, Colonel Arthur Robert] "Wyvern." Culinary Jottings from Madras: A Treatise in Thirty Chapters on Reformed Cookery for Anglo-Indian Exiles

 

Illus. with vignettes. Pictorially gilt-stamped brown cloth. Second Edition. Madras: Higginbotham, 1879.

First published in 1878, this is one of the most famous Raj-era cookbooks for Englishmen living abroad, and was reprinted hundreds of times. Expertly recased with original spine strip laid-on. Rubbing to corners, general scuffing, else very good; scarce in such an early edition. $400. SOLD

Wickstrom, Lois. The Food Conspiracy Cookbook: How to Start a Neighborhood Buying Club anbd Eat Cheaply.

Illus. by Sara Raffetto. Pictorial wrappers. First Edition. San Francisco: 101 Productions, 1974.

Recipes accompany ideas on how to pool resources to make bulk purchases for local co-ops. The first chapter is titled "The Berkeley Food Conspiracies," so we know where these ideas came from! Very good. $35. SOLD

Craig, Elizabeth. Wine in the Kitchen.

Jacket. First Edition. London: Constable, 1934.

Price clipped, old tape to verso of jacket along spine (not visible to front of jacket), else very good. Who doesn't love a little wine in the kitchen? Recipes using wine include oxtail soup, braised goose, hare with red wine, clear turtle soup (using Sherry or Madiera), rum jelly, Sicilian strawberries, apricot jam, etc. $60. SOLD

Francatelli, Charles Elme. The Royal Confectioner: English and Foreign. A Practical Treatise on the Art of Confectionery in All its Branches.

422 + [6] ad pp. Illus. with 9 chromolithograph plates (incl. frontis.) and 5 wood-engraved plates, as well as several table-settings. Orig. gilt- & blind-stamped purple cloth, gilt-lettered spine. Second Edition. London: Chapman & Hall, 1866.

Francatelli had an illustrious career ending with an appointment to the Royal Household of Queen Victoria. Illustrations include fancy desserts of the day, including croque-en-bouche, a swan made of nougat, an ornamental caramel basket filled with caramel, iced pudding a la Victoria on a stand, etc. Bitting 164. Minor sunning to spine; foxing to chromolithograph plates, else very good. $500. SOLD

Schloesser, Frank. The Cult of the Chafing Dish.

Illus. with Art Nouveau chapter headings. Pictorial red & orange cloth. First Edition. London: Gay & Bird, 1904.

Worth it for the dessert recipe for "Whisky Apples" alone. Very good, and utterly charming. $75. SOLD

Carson, Jane. Colonial Virginia Cookery: Procedures, Equipment, and Ingredients in Colonial Cooking.

Illus. with drawings of early American kitchen implements, etc., by Linda Funk. Half cloth & dec. boards, paper spine & cover labels. First Edition. Williamsburg: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1985.

An in-depth history of Colonial Virginia's cooking methods and utensils, in a lovely binding. $35. SOLD

Child, Julia, Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle. Mastering the Art of French Cooking.

 

Jacket. Early Edition. NY: Knopf, 1964.

SIGNED by Julia Child on half-title, adding, "Bon appetit!" above her signature. Minor rubbing and a bit of chipping to jacket spine head & upper rear corner, some foxing to fore-edges, else a near fine copy of one of the 20th century's most important cookbooks. Scarce signed. $1,200. SOLD

M[arkham], G[ervase]. The English House-Wife, Containing the Inward and Outward Vertues which ought to be in a complete Woman. As her skill in physicke, surgery, cookery, extraction of oyles, banqueting-stuffe, ordering of great feast, preserving all sorts of wines, conceited secrets, distillations, perfumes, ordering of wooll, hempe, flax, making cloth, and dying, the knowledge of dayries, office of maling, of oates, their excellent uses in a family, of brewing, baking, and all other things belonging to a household.

 

[10], 252 pp. Period calf, rebacked with original spine strip laid-on. Third Edition. London: Nicholas Okes for John Harrison, 1631.

Originally published in 1623 as "Country Contentments, or English houswife." A fascinating look into the home life and hearth. Markham's instructions include advice on everything from making a pastry of venison and hares to the plague, baldness, and bad breath, with guidance on brewing beer, growing flax & hemp for thread, and wine preserving. Owner's signature and date of 1657 to p. [4]. Lacking blank A1; rebacking slightly amateurish; a couple pages with paper loss to lower corners (not affecting text), else very good. $1,200. SOLD

Apicius. Caelii Apicii De opsoniis et condimentis sive arte coquinaria libri X. Cum lectionibus variis atque indice edidit Joannes Michael Bernhold.

 

xiv, [2], 230 pp. Period vellum, hand-lettered spine. Marcobraitae : Joan. Val. Knenlein, 1787.

The foods described in the book are useful for reconstructing the dietary habits of the ancient world around the Mediterranean, but the recipes are geared for the wealthiest classes, and a few contain what were exotic ingredients at that time (e.g., flamingo). This is the last edition of Apicius to reprint the 1542 Humelberg text, and therefore closes the Renaissance tradition for the author. Joannes Michael Bernhold (1736-97) was, according to the Oxford Journal, a relatively obscure German physician who published several works. In his introduction, he claims that the editor of this edition, while not listed on the title page, was Andreas Goetz of Nuremberg (1698-1780); in any case, either of the editors seemed to follow Martin Lister’s lead. Darkening to spine, else near fine. Two copies located in world libraries. $300. SOLD


(WWII) American Women of Blockaded Berlin. Operation Vittles Cook Book.

Illus. from drawings and photographs of Berlin in wartime. Pictorial boards. First Edition. Berlin: 1949.
Compiled by the American women of blockaded Berlin, and “Dedicated to the happy group of wives who attempted to obtain American meals by slaying the dragons of language, old utensils, ovens sans thermometers, conflicting opinions, etc., ad infinitum….” Very good. $95. SOLD


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

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

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

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

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

Early cookbooks may have been difficult to define, but the hierarchy within a household was strictly elucidated, as seen in the many domestic manuals printed. These guides ranged from standalone works to directions contained within larger household manuals, and were written both for those in service and those supervising a staff. The Footman's Directory, written by an experienced butler, provides specific instructions for dealing with daily tasks a footman would be expected to perform, as well as general advice on avoiding temptations and conducting oneself in a becoming manner. $300. SOLD

Sassu, Antonio. La Vera Cucina in Sardegna.

Illus. with drawings of scenes of Sardinia. Pictorial boards. Second Edition. Rome: Casas Editrice Anthropos, 1986.

Paula Wolfert's copy, with her stamp to front free endpaper. Regional and historic recipes from Sardinia, including coldizedda, aranzata di bortigiadas, panada di anguille, acciuleddi, etc., with their translation into Italian (from Sardinian dialect). Historical notes accompany chapters. Closed crack along fron inner joint, else very good and bright. $50. SOLD

Anelini, Piergiorgio, et al., eds. Antologia della Cucina Populare. Preface by Corrado Barberis

Illus. with drawings of Italian peasantry. Large format cloth in jacket. Third Edition. Fabriano: Comunita Montana Alta Valle dell'Esino, 1993.

Paula Wolfert's copy, with her stamp to front free endpaper. An anthology of peasant food in rural Italy, including recipes for dishes such as pane nociato, le fave dei morti, scorzette di mele, coniglio all'arrabbiata, braciolette di crastato, etc. An appendix discusses the wines of each region. Very good. $60. SOLD

Carnacina, Luigi & Luigi Veronelli. La Cucina Rustica Regionale: Puglia, Basilicata, Sicilia, Sardegna, Interregionali.

Illus. profusely with color photographs. Jacket. First Edition. Milan: Rizzoli, 1979.

Paula Wolfert's copy, with her stamp to front free endpaper. Volume 4 of a series on regional Italian cooking, with recipes from four fascinating regions: Sardinia, Sicily, Basilica, and Puglia. Very good and bright. $60. SOLD

(Spain) Hierro, Miguel Salcedo. La Cocina Andaluza

559 pp. Illus. with color photographs. Pictorial boards. Sevilla: Centro Andaluz del Libro, 1989.

Paula Wolfert's copy, with her stamp to front free endpaper. A deeply complete encyclopedia of Andalucian cuisine, with nearly 600 pages of regional recipes from southernmost Spain. (In Spanish). Very good. $60. SOLD

Menesini, Renzo. Le Erbe Aromatiche in Cucina: Aromatic Culinary Herbs

Illus. with beautiful color drawings of culinary herbs. Pictorial wrappers. First Edition. Lucca: Maria Pacini Fazzi, 1992.

Paula Wolfert's copy, with her stamp to front free endpaper. In Italian and English, this charming volume described the edible herbs of Italy, and also contains numerous recipes for using them. Near fine. $40. SOLD

Padovan, Rachele. La Cucina Ampezzana.

Illus. with drawings by Mariuccia Buscicchio. Pictorial salmon wrappers. First Edition. Padua: Franco Muzio, 1981.

Paula Wolfert's copy, with her stamp to front free endpaper. Wonderful, whimsical illustrations of kitchen utensils and techniques like hanging prosciutto, kneading bread, raking hay, pulling beets out of the ground, and possibly beating recalcitrant children (can't quite tell for sure what's going on in this image). Cuisine of the Dolomites/Veneto area. Very good. $40. SOLD

Canade, Teresa Gravina. Un Calabrese in Cucina: Ricette, Tradizioni e Lessico Gastronomico

Illus. with drawings and color photographs. Pictorial boards. First Edition. Messina: Rubbettino Editore, 1994.

Paula Wolfert's copy, with her stamp to front free endpaper. An in-depth look at the cuisine of Calabria, with historical context and recipes for traditional cucina povera like pasta e ceci, spezzatino di pollo al limone, pomodoro gratinati, melanzene al funghett, biscottini fritti, dolcetti di sesamo, etc. Recipe titles in Calabrese and Italian. Very good. $50. SOLD

Sandri, Amedeo. La Polenta nella Cucina Veneta. Preface by Giuseppe Maffioli. Wine appendix by Maurizio Fallopi. Drawings by Tomaso Boniolo of polenta-making methods.

Jacket. Second Edition. Padua: Franco Muzzio, 1985.

Paula Wolfert's copy, with her stamp to flyleaf, signature to front free endpaper, and a few marginal notes throughout. Every variation of polenta one can imagine, with history and in-depth recipe descriptions throughout. Short tears to jacket extremities & 2" piece lacking from upper rear jacket panel, else very good. $75. SOLD

Sada, Luigi. La Cucina della Terra di Bari

Illus. from historic photographs. Jacket. First Edition. Padua: Franco Muzzio, 1991.

Paula Wolfert's copy, with her stamp to flyleaf. In-depth descriptions of the regional food and recipes of Bari, including local olive oil, vegetables, meat, cheese, fish and sweets. Dialect dictionary in rear. Short tears to jacket extremities, else very good. $65. SOLD

Marini, Marino. La Cucina Bresciana.

Illus. from historic photographs. Jacket. First Edition. Padua: Franco Muzzio, 1993.

Paula Wolfert's copy, with her stamp to flyleaf. In-depth descriptions of the regional food and recipes of Brescia, including local soups, antipasti, meat, greens, fish, dessert, etc. Short tears to jacket extremities, else very good. $65. SOLD

Muzi, Beatrice & Allan Evans. La Cucina Picena.

Illus. from historic photographs. Jacket. First Edition. Padua: Franco Muzzio, 1991.

Paula Wolfert's copy, with her stamp to flyleaf and numerous ink notes in margins of pp. 71-72. Warmly inscribed & signed by the authors to Wolfert on flyleaf. In-depth descriptions of the regional food and recipes of the Marche, including soups, polentas, pork, eggs, marmalades and preserves, etc. Short tears to jacket extremities, else very good. $75. SOLD

Grossi, Francesca. Cucina Tradizionale della Lunigiana.

Illus. with drawings. Green wrappers. Lucca: Maria Pacini Fazzi, 1995.

Paula Wolfert's copy, with her stamp to flyleaf and one marginal ink note. A bit of soiling to wrappers and slight warping to pages, still very good, with rustic regional recipes for polenta di castagne, rotolini di Mocrone, testaroli, soladella, frittelle di erba amara, etc. $40. SOLD

Marinoni, Jacopo. Cucina e Salute con le erbe spontanee nelle Tre Venezie. Preface by Giuseppe Maffioli.

Illus. with color photographs & drawings of foragable herbs. Jacket. First Edition. Padua: Franco Muzzio, 1984.

Paula Wolfert's copy, with her stamp to flyleaf. Identification of wild herbs in Northern Italy, with regional recipes for using them in cooking. Glossary in rear. Near fine; scarce. $75. SOLD

Sorzio, Angelo. Conservatutto Carni e Pesci Sottovetro.

Illus. with color photographs and line drawings. Pictorial boards. Milan: Fratelli Fabbri Editori, 1977.

Paula Wolfert's copy, with her stamp to flyleaf. A well-illustrated and highly detailed book on conserving meat, fowl, and fish, generally by potting them in jars. Very good. $60. SOLD

Frati, Luigi. Antichi Sapori da Riscoprire.

Illus. with drawings by Marisa Barontini. Stiff pictorial wrappers. No. 113 of 150 copies. Osimo: Luigi Frati, 1994.

Rediscovering ancient flavors is the theme of this charming Italian cookbook. Minor rubbing to extremities, else very good. Scarce. $75. SOLD

Sardo, Maria Consoli. Cucina Nostra.

Illus. with numerous photographs and drawings. Pictorial boards. First Edition. Palermo: S.F. Flaccovio, 1978.

Paula Wolfert's copy, with her stamp to flyleaf. An in-depth and historical dive into Sicilian cuisine, focusing on olives, wild herbs, eggs, pigs, fish, grapes, etc. Sunning to spine, else very good - an early book on the subject of Sicilian cooking. $60. SOLD

Ferrante, Maria Pignatelli. La Cucina delle Murge: Curiosita e Tradizioni.

Illus. from historic photographs. Jacket. First Edition. Padua: Franco Muzzio, 1991.

Paula Wolfert's copy, with her stamp to flyleaf. In-depth descriptions of the regional food and recipes of Puglia, including local potatoes, pork, mushrooms, focaccia, olive oil, vegetables, beef, wine, fish and sweets. Short tears to jacket extremities, else very good. $65. SOLD

(Foraging) Toto, Lorenzo. Gosto, Matilde e la Cucina di Una Volta: Le Ricette con i doni dell'orto, del prato, del cortile, del bosco.

Illus. with drawings of wild edibles. Dec. wrappers. First Edition. Alessandria: Editrice Taro, 1997.

Paula Wolfert's copy, with her stamp to flyleaf. Near fine - an exploration of foragable plants in Italy, and their historic uses. $45. SOLD

Uccello, Antonio, ed. Del Mangiar Siracusano.

Illus. with line drawings. Pictorial blue wrappers. Second Edition. Siracusa: Ente Provinciale per il Turismo, 1979.

Paula Wolfert's copy, with her stamp to title page. Minor creasing to front wrapper, else very good, with recipes and historic descriptions of Siracusan cuisine: carciofi fritti a cervella, fungo di carrubo in umido, fagottino del budello di beccaccia, pastizzu di Natale, etc. Each chapter is by a different author. $45. SOLD

(Orecchiette) Piceci, Tonio. Oltre le Orecchiette: La Cucina Salentina

Illus. with numerous drawings; text in script. Pictorial wrappers. First Edition. Lecce: Edizioni del Grifo, 1994.

Paula Wolfert's copy, with her stamp to flyleaf and one 3x5 card with manuscript notes by her laid-in. Very good, with wonderful regional recipes for and history of orecchiette. $60. SOLD

(Spain) Ripoll, Luis. Libro de Cocina Menorquina.

Illus. with drawings. Pictorial wrappers. Palma de Mallorca: Luis Ripoll, 1983.

Paula Wolfert's copy, with her stamp to front free endpaper. Minorcan cuisine, with charming illustrations and recipes for codornices con salsa, buey rehogado, datiles de mar guisados, various salsas, dulces, etc. Very good. $30. SOLD

(Preserves) Le Livre des Confitures et des Confiseries, d'apres le cuisinier royal et bourgeois MDCCXII.

Illus. with drawings of fruit by Celestine Dablan. Foil-covered boards. 1 of 1,000 copies. First Edition. Paris: Lagrue, 1967.

Paula Wolfert's copy, with her stamp to front free endpaper. Recipes for every kind of fruit preserve, written in prose form, with charming line drawings by Dablan. Very good. $60. SOLD

Louc, Marcel et Roger. Cocktails et Grands Crus.

Illus. with numerous photographs of bartenders around the world, as well as color photos of cocktails, and many ads for liquors and wines. Gilt-lettered flexible leather. First Edition. Paris: Albert Moiret, 1953.

Images of barmen from Mexico to Switzerland to Baltimore are accompanied by their house cocktails. In addition, various liquor and wine companies placed ads in color and black and white throughout. Cocktail recipes are plentiful, as are descriptions and advice about wine service and vintages. Fading to spine, rubbing to extremities and along hinges, else very good. A fantastic book! $250. SOLD

Daudet, Leon. A Boire et a Manger.

Illus. with woodcuts by Jos Jullien. Pictorial wrappers, glassine. No. 1094 of 1200 copies. First Edition. Paris: Au Pigeonnier, 1927.

Paula Wolfert's copy, with her stamp to front free endpaper. A beautiful book about the charms of drinking and eating in France, with lush woodcuts by Jullien. Fine, with a gorgeous 1920's bookplate of James Chomel. $200. SOLD

Croze, Austin de. Les Plats Regionaux de France: 1400 succulentes recettes traditionelles de toutes les provinces Francaises.

Pictorially embossed brown morocco. Luzarches: Daniel Morcrette, 1977.

Paula Wolfert's copy, with her stamp to front free endpaper. A lovely reprint of this classic work on French regional cooking, first published in 1928. Upper half of front hinge cracked through, else good. $65.

SOLD

Amunategui, Francis. L'Art des Mets ou Traite des Plaisirs de la Table.

Pictorial wrappers, glassine. Paris: Librairie Artheme Fayard, 1959.

Paula Wolfert's copy, with her stamp to front free endpaper. A lovely treatise on the traditional dishes of France, including bifteck du pauvre, rognons de veau Bercy, l'escargot, tarte des desmoiselles tatin, fondue Bourguignonne, etc. A couple ink squiggles in margins by Wolfert, else near fine. $75. SOLD

De Pomiane, Edouard. Vinget Plats qui Donnent la Goutte.

2 parts in one. Illus. throughout with drawings by Andre Giroux. Stiff pictorial wrappers bound-in to pictorial burnt orange morocco. No. 76 of 100 copies. Paris: J. Dedicourt, 1983.

Paula Wolfert's copy, with her stamp to front free endpaper. De Pomiane (1865-1974) was a well-known French food writer who distinguished himself by writing about the commonness of food at a time when it was written about in elevated, elegant terms. This edition is a beautiful reprint of the 1935 edition, with charming illustrations. Fine. $120. SOLD

Bringer, Rodolphe. Les Bons Vieux Plats du Tricastin.

Pictorial stiff wrappers bound-in to period red morocco marbled boards, gilt-lettered spine, raised bands. Avignon: Ayzac, [1930].

Ads in rear for local food products of the Vaucluse, including truffles, chocolate, liqueurs, etc. Recipes and descriptions of the foodways of this small region of Southern France, in the north of Provence. About fine. $120. SOLD

Lunel, Yves, ed. La Cervelle: Dix Facons de la Preparer.

Lavender wrappers, unopened. No. 522 of 800 copies. Second Edition. Paris: l"Imprimerie Quotidienne, 1982.

Paula Wolfert's copy, with her stamp to front free endpaper. An early edition of the now-famous series, "Dix Facons de la Preparer," this volume covers how to cook brains. Fading to extremities, else very good. $40. SOLD

Jamil-Garbutt, Nina. The Baghdad Kitchen

Illus. Pictorial boards. Surrey: Kingswood Press, 1985.

Paula Wolfert's copy, with her stamp to front free endpaper. A scarce work on Iraqi cuisine before the U.S. invasions. Recipes include aubergines with tahina, layered fish with rice, almonds and sultanas, baked khuba, date syrup, etc., with Iraqi names of each dish included. Very good. $35. SOLD

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

Jacket. First Edition. NY: Simon & Schuster, 1962.

Liebling is best known for his writings on boxing (he coined the term, "the sweet science"), but his musings as a foreign correspondent on the food scene in Paris between the wars are still relevant today. Minor chipping to jacket spine head, small piece of jacket lacking from lower front panel, otherwise a near fine copy of a classic of food literature. $150. SOLD

Rombauer, Irma S. The Joy of Cooking.

Illus. by Marion Rombauer Becker. Blue gingham cloth. Third. Edition. Indianapolis & NY: Bobbs-Merrill, 1936.

An unusually near fine, early copy of Rombauer's classic cookbook, with inscription, "To my Wife," dated 1938, to front free endpaper. Perhaps the most important American cookbook of the 20th century, which has been reprinted numerous times. Rombauer first privately published her book in 1931, and then found a commercial publisher in 1936. The book was an immediate success, and went into multiple printings in its first year. $120. SOLD

One Hundred Ways to Serve Dutch Tea Rusk, the Toast Supreme.

28 pp. Illus. in color with tea-time cakes and treats. Pictorial wrappers. First Edition. Holland, MI: Dutch Tea Rusk Co., 1929. Fine and bright, with recipes for cheese puff canapes, coddled rusk, Cuban meatloaf, prune tarts, lemon rusk, etc. $30. SOLD

Ross, Patricia Fent. Made in Mexico: The Story of a Country's Arts & Crafts.

Illus. with woodcuts by Carlos Merida. Jacket. First Edition. New York: Knopf, 1952.

Mexico's popular and visual arts are explored in depth, with a fascinating chapter on Mexican kitchens and cooking. The 20-page chapter looks at the role of cooking vessels, corn, chicharones, menudo, tamales, enchiladas, tacos, mole, chilies, etc. Small piece of jacket lacking from upper front panel, else very good and bright. $60. SOLD

Chiang, Cecilia Sun Yun. The Mandarin Way. Ed. by Allan Carr.

Illus. incl. frontis. photo of Chiang. Jacket. First Edition. Boston: Little, Brown, 1974.

SIGNED by Chiang on front free endpaper, dated 1974. A near fine copy of Chiang's first autobiography with recipes from her famed San Francisco restaurant, The Mandarin. Chiang was a pioneer in the Chinese restaurant business in that she didn't only serve Cantonese cuisine, and refused to decorate with tropes of Chinese decor: lanterns, ebony, etc. Her elegant restaurant was hugely popular for more than 30 years, most of it at Ghirardelli Square. $65. SOLD

(Wolfert, Paula) Fabrega, Jaume. La Cuina de Cadaques. Preface by Miquel Figueras.

Pictorial stiff wrappers. First Edition. Barcelona: Editorial Empuries, 1992.

Paula Wolfert's copy, with her stamp to front free endpaper. Food from Cadaquez, along the Costa Brava: tripa i morro de vedella, clavellada amb allioli, cargols amb salsa, etc. In Catalan. Fine. $45. SOLD

California Hostess Book.

64 pp. Illus. incl. color images. Pictorial wrappers. Anaheim: Mutual Citrus Products, 1938.

California citrus recipes including orange waffles, orange marmalade biscuits, crepes Suzette, and a few pages of cocktails, incl. Singapore sling, aviation cocktail, Boston sidecar, New York sour, Daquiri cocktail, hot toddy, etc. Spot to rear wrapper and minor creasing to front, else very goo. $30. SOLD

Souvenir California Raisin Recipe Book.

30 pp. Illus. in color. Pictorial wrappers depicting a California mission. Fresno: California Associated Raisin Co., c.1920's.

Apple raisin marmalade, gooseberry Bar le Duc, cherry raisin sponge, chocolate raisin bavaroise, prune and raisin meringue, etc. Very good. $40. SOLD

De Graf, Mrs. Belle. Recipes with Raisins.

46 pp. Gray wrappers. First Edition. Fresno: Sun-Maid Raisin Growers Assoc., 1923.

Issued by Sun-Maid, with recipes for raisin pastry pin-wheels, walnut raisin tarts, ribbon cake, sandwich bread, raisin dainty, sweet sandwich fillings, raisin sauce for ham, etc. Minor sunning to spine, else very good. $30. SOLD

(North Carolina) Favorite Recipes and Directory.

48 pp. Brown large-format wrappers. Hendersonville, NC: St. James Episcopal Church, 1926.

Replete with ads for local businesses, and the occasional bottom-of-the-page banner admonishing, "Go To Church On Sunday." Recipes from around town include mint cocktail, Italian fritters, rummage pickle, black raspberry pudding, candied sweet potatoes, corn bread, fried chicken, ham toast, sour milk batter cakes, etc. Small nick to front wrappers & first few fore-edges, else very good. $75. SOLD

Olney, Richard. Simple French Food. Foreword by James Beard.

Illus. by Olney. Jacket. First Edition. NY: Antheneum, 1974.

Warmly inscribed & SIGNED by Olney to baker Flo Braker on half-title. Olney (1927-1999) wrote about French food and cooking throughout his career, and he also edited the Time-Life Good Cook series of cookbooks. He lived in a house above the village of Solliès-Toucas in Provence, France, for most of his adult life. After The French Menu Cookbook was published in 1970, his then-revolutionary approach of seasonal menus and close attention to wine pairings began to attract notice in England and America. By the time he wrote Simple French Food in 1974, he was considered one of the most important food writers of the era, with a huge impact on nouvelle and California cuisine. Fine. $250. SOLD

Vergé , Roger. Ma Cuisine du Soleil.

Illus. with color plates. Boards. First Edition. Paris: Robert Laffont, 1978.

Warmly inscribed & SIGNED by Vergé to baker Flo Braker on title page. Vergé (7 April 1930 – 5 June 2015) was inspired to learn cooking from his aunt Célestine, to whom he dedicated many of his books. He began work under Alexis Chanier at restaurant Le Bourbonnais in his aunt's hometown, and trained at the Tour d'Argent and the Plaza Athénée, before leaving France to work in Africa. He worked in the restaurant of Mansour de Casablanca (in Morocco), L'Oasis (in Algeria) and in Kenya. Back in Europe, he worked in the restaurants of Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo (in Monaco) and Le Club de Cavalière (in Le Lavandou, France). Some mild rubbing, creasing and yellowing to front cover, else good. $150. SOLD

Troisgros, Jean & Pierre. Cuisiniers a Roanne.

Illus. with color plates. Boards. First Edition. Paris: Robert Laffont, 1977.

Inscribed & SIGNED by Jean Troisgros on front flyleaf. The sons of famed restaurateurs Jean-Baptiste and Marie Troisgros, Jean and Pierre, were raised to admire fine cuisine almost as if it were a religion. At the age of fifteen, they each began training for the restaurant business, and remained in it their entire lives. Fine. $150. SOLD

Lenôtre, Gaston & Sylvie Gille-Naves. Faites la Fete comme Gaston Lenôtre.

Profusely illus. with techniques for making food for parties. Pictorial boards. First Edition. Paris: Flammarion, 1983.

Warmly inscribed & SIGNED by Lenôtre to baker Flo Braker on title page. Lenôtre (1920-2009) opened the first chain of upscale bakeries in Paris, a bakery-café bistro in the first French shopping mall, the first professional French re-training chef school, the first line of frozen desserts distributed all over France, and the first International bakery franchises (now in a dozen countries including Germany, Japan and Kuwait). Among the prominent chefs he trained are David Bouley and Michel Richard. Fine. $60. SOLD

Lenôtre, Gaston. Faites vos Glaces et Votres Confiserie comme Lenôtre.

Illus. throughout with photos of pastry. Jackewt. First Edition. Paris: Flammarion, 1978.

Warmly inscribed & SIGNED by Lenôtre to baker Flo Braker on title page. Very good, with intricate methods for creating professional French pastry. Great association copy, from one great baker to another. $60. SOLD

Sollid, Faye, ed. American-Hindi Cook Book.

Red cloth & printed gray boards. First Edition. New Dehli: Supreme Press, 1956.

Printed to benefit the American Women's Club of New Dehli, recipes are written in Hindu and English, including instructions for making fried pom-fret (Indian fish), shrimp curry, faarikol (lamb with cabbage), dosais, quick suji iddli, garam masala, mango fool, and numerous American and Mexican dishes as well. Irregular fading to covers; owner's inscription to front free endpaper, else very good. $60. SOLD

Lewis, Edna & Evangeline Peterson. The Edna Lewis Cookbook

Jacket. First Edition. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1972.

Edna Lewis' first cookbook, with Southern and French recipes including deep-dish blackberry pie with blackberry sauce, cold poached shrimp, peach cobbler, roast rack of spring lamb with herb butter, compote of linbgonberries, etc. Minor rubbing to jacket & extremities, else very good. $225. SOLD

Duffy, Patrick Gavin. The Official Mixer's Manual

Jacket. Garden City: Garden City Books, 1948.

A sharp copy of this classic cocktail book, with recipes for mixing up velocity cocktail, biffy cocktail, Fifth Avenue cocktail, duppy cocktail, and many other popular drinks of the day. $75. SOLD

(Connecticut) “The Black Birds”. Black Birds’ Cook Book, containing Valuable Receipts

116 pp. Ads interleaved throughout. Pictorial purple wrappers. Deep River, CT: Deep River New Era Print, 1898.

Likely Deep River’s first cookbook, with recipes for green corn cakes, fried tomatoes, Parker House rolls, cranberry sauce, rissoles a la Black Birds, baked blue fish, Salem pudding, and other New England fare. The Black Birds was a local women's organization begun at the end of the 19th century and devoted to raising funds to macadamize the roads and to install sidewalks. Owner’s name & inscription to title page, else near fine. $80. SOLD

Gorham, Maurice. Back to the Local.

Illus. with drawings by Edward Ardizzone. Jacket. First Edition. London: Percival Marshall, 1949.

A nostalgic and charming depiction of London's favorite pubs before and during WWII. Jacket spine head chipped with piece lacking, else very good. A wonderful book. $120. SOLD

Craig, Elizabeth. The Scottish Cookery Book

Jacket. First Edition. London: Andre Deutsch, 1956.

Craig finally has a chance to write about cooking from her homeland in the 375-page tome. Partridge paste, mashed curly greens, inky-pinky, deer sausages, yarrow fruit cake, etc. Chipping to jacket extremities, else very good and bright. $60. SOLD

Ames, Mark & Roberta. Barbecues!

Illus. with line drawings. Jacket. First Edition. NY: Hearthside, 1954

250 recipes for 100 outdoor meals, including Gulfland chicken, sweet and hot burgers, grilled frankfurter and bacon, roasted clams, tropical ham, barbecued pork tenderloin, paprika fried chicken, and other American classics. A bit of rubbing to extremities, else very good and bright. $45 SOLD

"Seneca." (Henry H. Soule). Canoe and Camp Cookery: A Practical Cook Book for Canoeists, Corinthian Sailors and Outers.

Gilt-stamped pictorial brick cloth. NY: Forest & Stream, 1893.

Published in 1885 in New York, Canoe and Camp Cookery by well-known outdoor writer Henry H. Soule is one of the earliest outdoor cookbooks published. Focused on practical recipes for simple but filling meals, the cookbook has two sections: one for the modern-day version of a backpacker, emphasizing light weight and ease of transportation; and the other for the more settled camper, describing more elaborate meals that can be fixed outdoors. Entries include: The Canoeist’s “Grab Box,” Fish Caught in Muddy Streams, Potatoes and Green Corn, Go Light as Possible, Brown Betty, and General Remarks on Cooking Soups. Soule compiled the majority of the recipes from outdoor enthusiasts of the time: hunters, trappers, and army men, but actually tested each recipe himself during his own outdoor adventures. Fine and bright. $200. SOLD

Gillette, Mrs. F.L. & Hugo Ziemann. The White House Cook Book: Cooking, Toilet And Household Recipes, Menus, Dinner-Giving, Table Etiquette, Care Of The Sick, Health Suggestions, Facts Worth Knowing, Etc., Etc.: The Whole Comprising A Comprehensive Cyclopedia Of Information For The Home.

570 pp. Frontis. port. of Mrs. Harrison (First Lady in 1891), and illus. with several other plates showing White House kitchens and dining rooms; tissue guards. Pictorial white boards. First Edition Thus. NY & St. Louis: N.D. Thompson, 1891.

Fanny Lemira Gillette (1828-1926) originally published her White House Cook Book in 1887, but the book had little to do with the White House, other than the inclusion of several portraits of former First Ladies. In 1891, she partnered with a co-author, White House steward Hugo Ziemann, and together they incorporated several special menus from White House occasions. Included were menus from Gen'l Grant's birthday dinner, Mrs. Cleveland's wedding lunch, etc. The book was hugely popular, and was reprinted many times through 1925. Fading, soiling & rubbing to covers; interior pages brittle and browned, dedication page detached but present, else good. Bookplate of the Ward Lincoln Collection of American Cookery Books. Hard to find in early editions, and an important contribution to American cooking. $400. SOLD

(Italian-American) Cusimano, Jack. Economical Italian Cook Book, containing many new and delicious receipts and designed especially to meet the present high cost of living.

53 pp. Illus. with 2 chromolithograph plates of pasta, and frontis. port. of the young author. White linen printed in green and orange. First Edition. Los Angeles: Jack Cusimano, 1917.

One of the earliest Italian-American cookbooks, with recipes using pasta, squash, beans, sheep head, peppers, etc., including a chapter on Italian soup for invalids (!). Glozer 76. Near fine, extremely scarce with the plates present. $3,000. SOLD

(Rice) How to Cook Rice, Presented by the Louisiana Rice Exhibit, New Orleans.

 

Gilt-stamped & embossed white oblong wrappers. First Edition. NY: H.R. Elliott, c.1893.

My best guess is this is a souvenir from the World’s Columbian Exhibition of 1893 (alternately, it could have been issued for the 1904 St. Louis Exposition). Recipes include jambalaya au congri, gumbo soup, rice fritters, and “Belle calas; tout chaud,” described herein: “Under this cry is sold by the old Creole negro women in the French portion of New Orleans every morning, this tasty dish.” Near fine. $85. SOLD

Murrey, Thomas. Practical Carving.

Cloth-backed chromolithograph boards. First Edition. NY: Frederick Stokes, 1887.
One of the rarer in the series, with instructions on carving and butchering. Very good and bright. $200. SOLD

Morris, Josephine. Household Science and Arts.

Illus. with color plates of Boston meat cuts. Pictorial cloth. First Edition. NY: American Book Co., 1913.
American recipes and techniques for Boston brown bread, orange frosting, etc., and with incredible color plates with Boston meat cuts. Hand-made library pocket to front pastedown, with offset to facing page. Very good. $35. SOLD

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

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

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



Hibben, Shiela. The National Cookbook: A Kitchen Americana. Cloth. First Edition. NY: Harper, 1932.

 

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


 

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

Illus. by O. Soglow. Jacket. First Edition. NY: Greystone, 1942.

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

J.R. Watkins Co. The Romance of Vanilla.

Illus. from photographs & drawings. Pictorial wrappers. Winona, MN: J.R. Watkins, 1928.

A description of the history of vanilla, how it is harvested and refined, and with recipes using Watkins Vanilla. Fine. $30. SOLD

J.R. Watkins Co. Spices from the Orient.

Illus. from photographs & drawings. Pictorial wrappers. Winona, MN: J.R. Watkins, 1927.

A gorgeous book of spices and extracts produced by J.R. Watkins, with illustrations detailing the harvesting and manufacture of black and red pepper, cloves, mustard, allspice, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, and sage. Very good and bright. $40. SOLD

(Jewish) Field, Miriam. Festive Manna.

34 pp. Illus. Dec. brown wrappers. NY: Standard Brands, 1966.

While presented by Standard Brands (makers of Planters Oil), the author seems to have gone slightly rogue and created a book of recipes that looks more to the natural foods movement than back to the canned foods one. Recipes include golden raisin carrot torte, Persian poppy seed puffs, herbed garden salad, "Provocative Chopped Liver," Red Sea slaw, Israeli corn fritters, sweet potato and prune tzimmes, etc. Wrappers detached and crudely taped back into place, chipping to extremities, owner's embossed stamp to front wrapper, thus fair only. $35 SOLD

(Jewish) Rumford Co. Famous Recipes for Jewish Housewives

Illus. in color. Dec. wrappers. Rumford, RI: Rumford Co., 1949.

Bright color illustrations of cheese blintzes (personal favorite), tayglech, potato latkes, mandel bread, homantashen, etc. All recipes are for baked goods, using Rumford Baking Powder, of course. Very good. $45 SOLD

(Chinese - Sacramento) Lee, King & Son. They Way to Cook Chinese Meal

Illus. with color photographs of dishes. In Cantonese. Maroon cloth, pictorial cover label. First Edition. Sacramento: c.1950.

King Lee and his son owned the Rice Bowl Cafe in the Florin Square Shopping Center of Sacramento, California. While their address and title are in English, the text is completely in Cantonese. The restaurant is still there, and is considered a local landmark. While they're website says they've been serving the area for "more than 40 years," the phone number listed in the book has call letters, meaning it must be older than 1970. Small tear to one page, else very good. $50. SOLD

Brillat-Savarin. Physiologie du Gout. 2 vols. Preface by Charles Monselet.

Half red morocco & marbled boards, raised bands, gilt-lettered spines. Paris: Librairie des Bibliophiles, 1930.

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. Minor rubbing to spines, else a very good, elegant edition. $120. SOLD

(Italian-American) Madonna Brand Primissima Salsa di Pomodoro Recipe Booklet

2 copies 39 pp. Pictorial stapled wrappers. Riverbank, CA: Riverbank Canning, c.1920's-30's.

California Italian recipes using canned tomatoes, including eggplant with rice, corned beef spaghetti, baked macaroni, Italian meatballs, spaghetti with clams, catfish stew, etc. Riverbank is in Stanislaus County, where California sun-ripened tomatoes were brought to be canned every August through October. Very good and bright. $35. SOLD

(Hawaii) C & H Sugar. Hawaiian Sugar...Its Place in American Life.

48 pp. Illus. from photographs, charts, & color images of C & H sugar. Pictorial wrappers. Sixth Edition. [Honolulu: C & H Sugar], 1956.

Hawaii has just closed its last sugar processing plant, having given over to cheaper sugar imports from the Philippines, Brazil, and other countries. This booklet is from a time when Hawaiian sugar was king, the industry second-to-none. The industry in Hawaii supported the population for nearly a hundred years. Very good and quite informative; filled with photographs. $40. SOLD

Cheng, F.T. Musings of a Chinese Gourmet: Food Has Its Place in Culture. Jacket.

First Edition. London: Hutchinson, 1955.

Cheng was once the Chinese ambassador to the Court of St. James, and wrote this volume with the intention of not just giving traditional recipes, but of conveying the fundamental principles which underlie Chinese cookery. She describes the various schools of cooking throughout China, discusses wine and tea in depth, and dives into Chinese culture as it relates to food. Piece of jacket lacking from spine head area, mild fading to jacket, else very good. $75. SOLD

Trillin, Calvin. Alice, Let's Eat: Further Adventures of a Happy Eater

Jacket. First Edition. NY: Random House, 1978.

Trillin's delightful sequel to American Fried, in which he searches for "something decent to eat," along with his charming wife, Alice. Near fine. $50. SOLD

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

(Paella) Paul, Elliot & Luis Quintanilla. Intoxication Made Easy.

Illus. with drawings by both Paul & Quintanilla. 3/4 black cloth & pink boards, paper spine label, slipcase. No. 28 of 100 copies. First Edition. NY: Modern Age Books, 1941.

SIGNED by both authors on the limitation page. A charming look at every ingredient that makes a paella, including the rice, shrimp, mussels, scallops, inkfish, pork, salt, saffron, pepper, peas, and rice. One of several collaborations by the left-wing journalist Elliot Paul and his great friend, the painter and caricaturist Luis Quintanilla, who was exiled from Spain due to his Republican sympathies in the Spanish Civil War. Near fine. $300. SOLD

Whitfield, W.C. Here's How: Mixed Drinks.

Illus. by Tad Shell. Pictorial wooden boards depicing a rooster drinking a cocktail, bound with leather string. First Edition. Asheville, NC: Three Mountaineers, 1941.

Fine condition, with cocktail recipes for Astor punch, solar plexus punch, Manhattan cooler, Santa Cruz rum fix, Hapsburg punch, etc. $75. SOLD

(Oysters) The Rise and Decline of the Olympia Oyster.

 

Illus. from photographs of the Olympia oyster industry. Jacket. First Edition. Elma, WA: Olympia Oyster Growers Assoc., 1957.

A highly unusual book on the subject of Washington's tiny Olympia oyster, and the industry that built up around it in southern Puget Sound. Minor chipping to jacket extremities, else very good; scarce. $75. SOLD

Douglas, Elizabeth. The Cake and Biscuit Book.

Pictorial cloth. First Edition. London: Grant Richards, 1903.

 

Late Victorian-era dessert recipes include lemon layer cake, puff-ball doughnuts, shortbread, walnut cake, and perhaps the best dessert name of all time: pitcaithley bannock. Mild soiling to covers, else very good and bright. $200. SOLD

(Mushrooms) Hahn, Gotthold. Der Pilz-sammler oder Anleitung zur Kenntnis der wichtigsten Pilze Deutschlands und der angrenzender Lander.

Illus. with 30 bright chromolithograph double-page plates of 172 different kinds of mushrooms, both German and from neighboring countries. Pictorial cloth. Gera: Herm. Kanitz' Verlag, 1890.

 

Gorgeously illustrated with bright chromolithographs depicting the mushrooms from the area; tissue guards between each plate have kept them foxing-free. 1/2" tape repair to closed tear at lower title page, else near fine. $300. SOLD

(Mushrooms) Jaccottet, J. Die Pilze in der Natur. Foreword by Emil Nuesch.

Illus. with 76 color plates by Paul Robert. Green cloth, pictorial cover label. First Edition. Bern: Francke A.-G. Verlag, 1930.

 

Mushrooms in nature, particularly in Switzerland and Germany, with gorgeous color illustrations by Paul Robert and descriptions both scientific and personal. Sunning to spine, else very good. $95. SOLD

Southern Style Coconut Recipes for Desserts, Frostings, Small Cakes, and Pastries.

15 pp. Illus. from drawings of Caribbean life. Pictorial wrappers. N.p.: General Foods, 1937.

Coconut tumble, coconut snowball sundae, Valencia coconut frosting (among several others), ambassador strawberry tarts, and of course, coconut cream pie. Very good. $25. SOLD

Sherraton, Denzil. Everybody's Guide to Poultry-Keeping.

Illus. with drawings. Dec. blue cloth. First Edition. London: Madgwick, Houlston & Co., c.1896.

A pocket-guide to all poultry knowledge, from building coops and enclosures to raising chicks, mock-ups of expenditure reports, chicken health, and of course, descriptions of all the breeds. Near fine. $65. SOLD

Hewitt, Jean. The New York Times Cocktail Party Guide/Dinner Party Guide/Guide to Better Brunches. 3 vols.

Illus. by Corrigan. Pictorial wrappers. First Editions. NY: New York Times, 1970-71.

Recipes for cocktail and dinner party fare (as well as brunch), and tips on conversation (hint: talk about the New York Times!). Very good condition, with great period illustrations, particularly of unhappy-looking 1970's couples on the front covers. Good thing divorce was becoming acceptable! $65. SOLD

(Bahamas) The Lucayos Cook Book.

48 pp. Pictorial wrappers. First Edition. Nassau & Ontario: Old Authors Farm, 1959.

Originally published in 1660, the Bahamas were named Lucayos by Columbus. Recipes include orange wine, pickled walnuts, almond cheesecakes, stewed hare, pickled turkey, rice pudding, pickled nasturtium buds & limes, etc. Darkening to part of wrappers, note to upper front wrapper, else about very good. $35. SOLD

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

Illus. with drawings by Milton Hildebrand. Jacket. First Edition. Brattleboro: Stephen Daye Press, 1938.

Chapters on cooking equipment, beverage, natural foods, and game: venison, rabbits, quail, doves, trout, partridge, duck, etc. Near fine in slightly faded but very good jacket. $60. SOLD

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

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

Instructions on craving all kinds of meat, fish & fowl, including pigeons, mutton, rib roast, turkey, etc., with notes on utensils and a few recipes as well. Mild rubbing to extremities; owner's bookplate and another owner's name to front pastedown, else very good. $65. SOLD

Allen, F. Sturges. What's What? At Home and Abroad.

Pictorial cloth. First Edition. NY: Bradley-White, 1902.

A fantastic little book of bill of fare vocabulary, with additional chapters on poisonous plants and remedies, what to do in case of accidents, and incongruously, on jewels and fine stones. Owner's name to front free endpaper, else near fine. $75. SOLD

Colwin, Laurie. Home Cooking

Illus. by Anna Shapiro. Jacket. First Edition. NY: Knopf, 1988.

Colwin's classic food memoir with recipes became a beloved homage to the nostalgia food can evoke. The author tragically died at the age of 48 from a heart attack. Fine. $75. SOLD


Löffler, Henriette. Grosses Illustrirtes Kochbuch. Foreword by Theodor Bechtel.

Numerous wood engravings throughout. Pictorially gilt-stamped blue cloth, elaborately gilt-dec. spine. Ulm: J. Ebner, c.1892.

Owner's inscription, dated 1892, to verso of front free endpaper. A sumptuous Victorian-era German cookbook with classic recipes written in Old German. Near fine and bright. $150. SOLD

Tilden, Joe. Joe Tilden's Recipes for Epicures

 

Printed in red & black, with vignettes, and blank memo pages for adding recipes. Picotiral cloth with image of owl atop a chafing dish. First Edition. San Francisco: A.M. Robertson, 1907.

According to the publisher, Major Joe Tilden was "one of the most famous Bohemians and epicureans of the Pacific Coast." Many recipes are typically San Franciscan, with the influence of Mexican and Spanish dishes like baked sardines, crabs, oysters, etc., as well as interesting recipes for terrapin, frog, and the like. As new - the brightest copy I've ever come across. $150. SOLD

Breakfast and Dinner Parties, Teas, Suppers, Luncheons and Receptions, Dainties and Desserts.

 

72 pp. Pictorial wrappers. Philadelphia: Curtis Publishing, 1888.

Chipping and closed tears to wrappers and a couple pages, else good. $35. SOLD


Scurfield, George & Cecilia. Home Baked: A Little Book of Bread Recipes.

 

Illus. by Nora Kay. Jacket. London: Faber & Faber, 1956.

Near fine; a darling book with bread recipes in three sections: English Tea Breads, Wholemeal Breads, and Coffee Breads from Abroad. $40. SOLD

Goessling, Adeline. Making the Farm Kitchen Pay.

 

91 pp. Illus. from photographs. Pictorial wrappers. Springfield, MA: Phelps, 1914.

Instructions on making homemade wines, butchering, salting and pickling, etc. Small piece lacking from lower front cover, else very good. $35. SOLD

(Oysters) Bonnot, Paul. The Edible Bivalves of California.

 

28 pp. Illus. with numerous drawings of oysters, clams, mussels and scallops. Green wrappers. San Francisco: Calif. Fish & Game, 1940.

An offprint from a longer report from Calif. Fish & Game, this consists of pp. 211-239 but were specially reprinted in this format, with its own printed cover. Each bivalve described lists description, habitat and range, notes, and other names. Near fine. $50. SOLD

The Kenya Settlers' Cookery Book and Household Guide.

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


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

Illus. from photos by the author of tea plantations across Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). Gilt-dec. white cloth, gilt-lettered spine, a.e.g. First Edition. London: Sampson Low Marston, 1900.

An important early work on Ceylon's tea industry, with beautiful descriptions of the land and the plantations. Near fine. $300. SOLD

 

National Food Magazine. 4 issues: Vol. 35, No. 1 (July 1913), Vol. 36, No. 4 (April 1914), Vol. 37, No. 1 (July 1914), and Vol. 37, No. 6 (Dec. 1914).

Illus. incl. ads for foods of the day. Pictorial wrappers. 1913-14.

Published at the onset of WWI in Europe, these issues are filled with in-depth articles advocating Prohibition and food health and safety across the U.S. It takes government officials to task for meat inspections, adulterations in bread and milk, and weak food safety laws. Very good; scarce. $150. SOLD

Elizabeth David. French Country Cooking. Illus. by John Minton.

Jacket. First American Edition. NY: Horizon, 1952.

Elizabeth David's second ground breaking cookery title made more iconic by the wonderful John Minton Illustrations throughout. Elizabeth David was a British cookery writer who, in the mid-20th century, strongly influenced the revitalization of the art of home cookery with articles and books about European cuisines and traditional British dishes. Minor foxing to fore-edges, else fine and bright. $400. SOLD

Savarin, Jeanne. La Cuisine des Familles.

74 issues (No. 135, 4th year-No. 24, 5th year). Profusely illus. with wood engravings and ads for French food businesses (particularly table service). Bound together in period 3/4 cloth & mottled boards, gilt-lettered spine. Paris: La Cuisine des Familles, Jan. 1908-June 1909.

After the beginning of January, 1909 the magazine was renamed "La Menagère Moderne et las Cuisine des Familles Réunies." An amazing collection of this early 20th century French food magazine, filled with recipes, food history, articles on things like olive oil production or cherry conserves, letters to the editor, etc. Very good - a very scarce set. $450. SOLD

(Salmon) Forty New Ways to Serve Pink Chum Salmon.

Pictorial wrappers. Seattle & San Francisco: Traung Label & Lithograph, c.1910.

One illustration in rear demonstrates how to open a can of salmon, which shows how new industrial canning was at the time. Recipes include baked salmon in pepper cases, potato and pink salmon salad, pink or chum salmon with macaroni, pink salmon chowder, etc. Near fine. $35. SOLD

(Clams) Warrenton Clams: Aristocrat of the Dinner Table.

Illus. with drawings. Small folding 2-sided pamphlet with 16 recipes for clams. Oregon: L. Warrenton, 1930.

Warrenton clams were from Oregon, Washington & Alaska, and the company canned them as well as sold fresh razor clams. Fine - charming. $30. SOLD

"Charles." The Cocktail Bar.

Jacket. London: Foulsham, 1960.

A bright and colorful version of a classic cocktail book, with instructions for mixing a Dempsey cocktail, an Alaska cocktail, a martini, and old-fashioned, and everything in-between. Very good. $75. SOLD

Kenealy, Capt. A.J. Royal "Camp Cookery" for Miners, Lumbermen, Ranchmen, Sportsmen, Yachtsmen, and for All Out-door Cooking

32 pp. Gray wrappers lettered in red. First Edition. NY: Royal Baking Powder, 1919.

Published by the Royal Baking Powder Co. (with great graphic on rear wrapper), this outdoor cookbook contains recipes for field bread baked in a frying pan, feathered game, squirrels and rabbits, pork and beans Brunswick stew, planked fish, roast clams, how to dress a deer and make a campfire, etc. Fine. $45. SOLD

Loeb, Robert H. Wolf in Chef's Clothing.

Illus. throughout with drawings by Jim Newhall. 8x11, cloth in jacket. First Edition. Chicago: Wilcox & Follett, 1950.

A charming mid-century cookbook for men, featuring simplistic (but humorously illustrated) instructions for cooking a steak, mixing a salad, poaching an egg, etc., with commentary right out of the Mad Men era. 1" piece of jacket lacking from spine head, short closed tears & chipping to extremities, else very good and bright. $50. SOLD

(Chinese) Hong Kong Young Women's Christian Association. Noodles and Rice and Everything Nice.

Illus. with drawings. Red cloth lettered in black. Hong Kong: Local Printing Press, 1950.

Put together by the Hong Kong Y.W.C.A., with recipes for eight precious duck, crip-fried garoupa with sweet-sour sauce, braised sliced abalone, crab-fat with green vegetables, chestnuts & Tientsin cabbage, frog meat and chicken, Szechuen Duck, etc. Very good. $65. SOLD

Emmons, Minnie Alice. Good Things to Eat from Wellville

45 pp. Illus. in color. Pictorial wrappers. First Edition. Battle Creek, MI: Postum Cereal Co., 1916.

Postum was a powdered roasted-grain beverage used a coffee substitute in the early 1900's. C.W. Post created the caffeine-free beverage in 1895 and marketed as a healthful alternative to coffee. The Postum Cereal Company eventually became General Foods, which was bought by Kraft Foods. Post was a student of John Harvey Kellogg, who believed that caffeine was unhealthy. Very good. $45. SOLD

(Pasta) Elbs, John. Fifty Good Ways of Serving Woodcock Macaroni

15 pp. Illus. in color, incl. wonderful rear wrapper illustration of pasta boxes from the company. Pictorial wrappers. First Edition. Rochester: Woodcock Brand High Grade Foods, 1919

Despite its exotic title, Woodcock Macaroni was a product of the Woodcock Brand Co. This little book focuses exclusively on pasta recipes, though one would hardly call them Italian: creamed macaroni or spaghetti with codfish, spaghetti salmon loaf, macaroni gouash, macaroni with frankforts, and...wait for it...macaroni with peanut butter. There is a Napoli spaghetti recipe to appease any offended Italians. Very good. $35. SOLD

Hurd, Sophie B. Soups, Salads and Desserts: Their Making and Serving

Illus. with drawings. Pictorial wrappers. Third Edition. Oneida: Burt Olney Canning, 1907.

Recipes and menus for using canned goods from the Burt Olney Canning Company. Very good, with lovely cover illustration. $30 SOLD

(African-American) McRee, Patsie. The Kitchen and the Cotton Patch.

Illus, with drawings of African Americans working in the South, by K. Burke. Tall 4to, jacket. First Edition. Atlanta: Cullom & Ghertner, 1948.

Poems in “negro dialect” by the daughter of a former landowner for whom numerous African Americans worked in post-slavery Georgia, accompanied by recipes (also in dialect). According to McRee, they were treated well and were extraordinarily happy (a typical myth many direct descendants of Southern landowners chose to believe). Chipping to jacket extremities, stain to upper spine jacket, tear along rear jacket flap crease, else very good. $95. SOLD

Echoes from the Southern Kitchen. [compiled and published by the Robert E. Lee Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, No. 278]

Ads throughout fir Los Angeles businesses. Original cloth-backed pictorial red boards. First Edition. Los Angeles: Robert E. Lee Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, 1905.

Mrs. C.B. Nichols was in charge of book production and sales, which were intended to benefit a local hospital. According to the preface, it "contains a collection of the recipes for the delicate and delicious dishes of the 'old plantation days' of the South, which was famous for its cooking and tables all over the world, for in Dixie 'before the war' is where the best meals were served. Tradition has handed down to the daughters of the South the art of good cooking, and coming from their mothers and the old colored 'mammies,' these recipes have been carefully collected...." South Carolina johnny cake, Virginia corn muffins, fig pickle, ginger pears, old fashioned molasses candy, watermelon pickles, Middle Tennessee turkey dressing, Brunswick stew, Southern gumbo, Virginia stuffed ham, etc. Many old magazine & newspaper recipe clippings mounted to page margins (not affecting recipes but occasionally covering chapter headings & creating offset to facing pages); fading to covers, joints starting, else good - scarce. $500. SOLD

Beard, James. Delights and Prejudices.

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

With scarce addenda correction to first edition laid-in. A charming and wonderful epicurean autobiographical journal of informal discussions of travels and food markets around the world. Minor rubbing to upper jacket extremities, else near fine. $95. SOLD

(Swedish-American) Bjorklund, Gustafva. Svenska Kokboken en Praktisk Kokbok afsedd for Svenskarne i Amerika.

Pictorial cloth. Chicago: Svenska Tribunen-Nyheter, c.1910-20.

Written for the large population of Swedish emigrants in Chicago and the Midwest, with recipes for the homesick (in Swedish) for anka med applen, sockerkulor, chokolad-karamell, hvit bischoff, etc. Very good and bright. $50. SOLD

Haraszthy, Arpad. Wine-Making in California. Intro. by Ruth Teiser & Catherine Harroun.

Illus. incl. frontis. port. of the author. Jacket. 1 of 600 copies printed by Lawton Kennedy. Prospectus laid-in. San Francisco: Book Club of California, 1978.

Arpad Haraszthy (1840-1900) was one of the first California winemakers, best known as the creator of Eclipse champagne, the first commercially successful sparkling wine produced in the state. He was the first president of the California State Board of Viticultural Commissioners, one of the founding members and first officers of San Francisco's world-famous Bohemian Club, and a frequent and articulate writer on wine, winemaking, and viticulture. Bookplate of collector John Kemble. Near fine in very good jacket. $120. SOLD

Graham, Gladys. Tropical Cooking: A Handbook of Tropical Foods and How to Use Them

Illus. with drawings. Cloth-backed gilt-lettered textured green boards. First Edition. Panama City, Panama: Panama American Press, 1947.

An amazing book filled with fascinating recipes for all kinds of tropical fruits, vegetables, herbs, beans, spices, and animals, including big cats, armadillo sausage, parakeet pie, pig tail soup, roast tapir, barracuda, & curry of turtle. Rubbing to extremities, else very good - an amazing compendium of Panamanian recipes. $60. SOLD

(Oysters - Menu) The Darbee & Immel Oyster Co.

 

4 pp. Printed stiff wrappers. San Francisco: 1906-09.

According to San Francisco food historian Erica Peters, Darbee & Immel were located at 1888-1890 Fillmore St. (at Bush St.) from 1906-09 (this location is printed on the front of the menu), when they moved to 243 O'Farrell St. A number of local oyster companies set up oyster beds in the San Leandro tidal flats, which led to fights over territory between companies. An article published in 1905 in the Pacific Fisherman reports, "War has broken out again over the oyster beds of the San Leandro, Cal, water front, and so bitter is the feud between rival companies which claim the beds that shotgun guards have been employed to hold the contested claims.... The Darbee & Immel Oyster and Land Company (faction of the Pacific Oyster Company of San Francisco) had obtained a temporary injunction against the Smith Oyster Company of Oakland, Cal., restraining the latter from interfering with the possession of its recently constructed wharf at Robert's Landing. The fight ... between the two rival companies has occupied the attention of the courts for the last two years, and has frequently given concern to the peace officers of Alameda County. The wharf of the Darbee & Immel Company was recently cut down by employees of the Smith Company." In light of the tension, Darbee & Immel stayed in business just until 1914. Stains & creasing to menu, else good; scarce. $65. SOLD

(Oysters) Fisher, M.F.K. Consider the Oyster.

 

Jacket. First Edition. NY: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1941.

M.F.K. Fisher’s guide to the seductive oyster solidified her place as one of the best modern food writers. As her beloved second husband, Dillwyn Parrish, grew ill, Fisher wrote three books, the last of which was Consider the Oyster; she dedicated to him. The book is humorous and informative, and contained numerous recipes incorporating oysters, combined with observations on the history of the oyster, oyster cuisine, and the love life of the oyster. Chipping to jacket spine head, mild rubbing to jacket extremities; charming inscription dated 1944 to front free endpaper (and owner Adele Novelli's equally charming bookplate to front pastedown), small tape repair to verso of jacket at spine head, else very good and bright. $400. SOLD

(Menu) Bergez-Frank's, Inc. Old Poodle Dog Menu.

16 pp. Illus. with drawings of courtiers and courtesans serving up feasts; tissue interleaved. Pictorial wrappers. San Francisco: c.1908.

 

At the time this was printed, Bergez-Frank's Old Poodle Dog was located at 415-421 Bush St., but there were also three other similarly-named restaurants nearby: Bergez Restaurant, Old Poodle Dog, and Frank's Rotisserie. After the original restaurant was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake, a number of restaurateurs came together to open in 1908. According to acclaimed menu historian Henry Voigt, "this grand establishment featured twenty-one private dining rooms on the floors above the main restaurant. According to lore, it was shortly before this time that Louis Coutard created Louis Dressing, still one of the mainstays of San Francisco cuisine. These restaurateurs banded together for many years, meeting the challenges posed by immigration, financial panics, earthquakes and fires. However, in February 1920, they encountered a seemingly insurmountable obstacle—Prohibition...Unable to sustain operations without the sale of wine and other alcoholic beverages, many of the country’s best restaurants would soon be going out of business. On April 15, 1922, Bergez-Frank’s Old Poodle Dog finally shuttered its doors, closing after having been an integral part of the city's social life since 1849." Offset from white paper stuck to extremities of front and rear wrappers; faint dampstain to upper interior pages, warping them ever so slightly, thus good. $75. SOLD

Thursday Thimble Club. Summer Recipes 1919

[20] pp. Pictorial wrappers. Printed in green & red. N.p.: Thursday Thimble Club, 1919.

There were numerous "Thursday Thimble Clubs" around the country in the early to mid-20th Century; they focused on needlework and cooking. Recipes herein reflect popular salads and sandwiches of the day: tomato jelly with grapes, cucumber jelly with cream mayonnaise, marbled tongue, chicken bechamel in potato cases, piquant cheese sandwiches, etc. There are actually several lobster recipes in here as well, leading me to believe this could be from a club in New England. Very good. $45. SOLD


The Two Bees Flavorine Bake Book.

32 pp. Wrappers. Fargo, ND: Two Bees Mfg., 1911.

A price list of priducts at the front of this booklet gives a window into what Two Bees was all about: they made artificial maple syrup as well as a variety of extracts, including maple, vanilla, pineapple, orange, lemon, bitter almond, etc. Fine. $18. SOLD


Kephart, Horace. Camp Cookery.

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

Near fine, with outdoors recipes for porcupine, fried squirrel, muskrat, possum, deer brains, broiled eel, etc. Also with chapters on fire-building, utensils for camp cookery, etc. $60. SOLD

Illenberger, Theodora & Avonne Eyre Keller, eds. The Cartoonist Cookbook: A Gathering by the Newspaper Comics Council. Intro. by James Beard. Foreword by Stephen Becker. Illus. throughout with food and cooking cartoons by numerous contributors. Jacket. First Edition. NY: Hobbs, Dorman & Co., 1966.

 

Photos and bios of famous cartoonists of the day, accompanied by their favorite menus and recipes. Contributors include Charles Schulz, Dik Browne, Roy Crane, Don Sherwood, Jack Tippit, Bill Yates, Mort Walker, and many others. Chipping to jacket spine head and a bit of fading to jacket spine, else very good and bright, and a whole lot of fun. $60. SOLD

(New Jersey) Women's Auxiliary to the Cooper Hospitality. Garden Fare: Regional Cookbook for Southern New Jersey.

255 pp. Illus. incl. map at front. Spiral-bound pictorial wrappers. Fifth Edition. Camden, NJ: 1975.

Delicious fare inspired the excellent products of Southern New Jersey, including stuffed baby lobster tails, clam pie, crab souffle, Creole corn, stuffed tomatoes, Collingswood carrots, country cooked succotash, and some specialties like Grandma Lehmann's liver dumplings. Very good. $45. SOLD

Baker, Jack, ed. Cherokee Cookbook.

16 pp. Pictorial wrappers. Oklahoma City: Baker Publishing, 1967.

Wilted watercress, squaw bread, fried huckleberries, squirrel dumplings, 'possum with sweet potato, wild strawberry shortcakes, frog legs, etc. Kind-of a hybrid of Native American cooking and Good Ole' Okie food. Cherokee alphabet printed on rear wrapper, and a glossary of Cherokee words is on the last page. Very good. $35. SOLD

Gray, Patience. Honey from a Weed: Feasting and Fasting in Tuscany, Catalonia, the Cyclades and Apulia.

Jacket. First American Edition. NY: Harper & Row, 1987.

In the early 1960's, writer Patience Gray met and fell in love with the Belgian artist and sculptor Norman Mommens. They embarked on a journey around the Mediterranean to Provence, Carrara, Catalonia, the Greek island of Naxos, and finally southern Italy, wherein 1970 they settled in Apulia, in a farmhouse named Spigolizzi. She writes about this journey in Honey From a Weed, a book about rural life, folklore and cookery, full of recipes featuring peasant food. She refused to have such modern conveniences as the refrigerator, telephone or electric light at Spigolizzi, and foraged for many a meal. Fine. $125. SOLD

Feng, Doreen Yen Hung. The Joy of Chinese Cooking.

Illus. by Feng. Pictorial cloth. First Edition. NY: Greenberg, 1935.

An early American work on authentic Chinese cuisine, with drawings by Feng (including blueprints for spring rolls, folding instructions for dumplings, etc.), Cantonese pronunciations, chopstick and kitchen utensil instructions, etc. Recipes include chicken-fat braised carp, winter melon pond, Ieh Fooh noodles, Yang Chow lion's head, etc. Fading to spine & rubbing to spine ends; bookplate to front pastedown, else very good. $45. SOLD

Filippini. 100 Ways of Cooking Eggs.

Illus. in faint green throughout with egg motif. Pictorial stiff wrappers. NY: Dodge Publishing, 1915. Filippini was a chef at New York's Delmonico's for 25 years, and originally wrote this in 1892. This pictorial edition is charming, with recipes for eggs a la bonne femme, scrambled eggs with truffles, sardine omelet, crawfish or lobster omelet, omelet Mexicaine, etc. Period inscription to half-title. Fine. $60. SOLD

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!). Fine condition – a scarce title from Southworth’s “101” series . $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. 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. Mild darkening to spine & extremities, else very good. $150. SOLD

City of David - Israelite House of David. Vegetarian Cook Book

141 pp. Orig. printed green wrappers. First Edition. Benton Harbor, MI: Israelite House of David, c.1930.

The House of David was formed by Benjamin and Mary Purnell in 1903 after settling in Benton Harbor, Michigan. The Jewish commune soon had several hundred members. In 1906, the House owned about 1,000 acres, on which the colony harvested fruit from a dozen orchards and cultivated grain. The commune had its own cannery, carpenter shop, coach factory, tailor shop, and steam laundry. They also owned and operated their own electricity plant, providing lighting to the community. It had three brass bands and two orchestras, and a zoological garden. However, Benjamin (you knew this was coming) was rightly accused of having sex with at least 13 girls who were minors at the time, and after his death in 1927, the group splintered; Mary went on to run one smaller faction, from whence this judgmental vegetarian cookbook springs. Minor fading to extremities, else very good. $40. SOLD

(Sushi) Katogi, Kazunari. Sushi gijutsu kyokasho: edomaezushi hen.

 

Textbook of Shushi Technique: Tokyo Style volume]. 372 pp. Profusely illus. with photos of sushi and fish carving techniques. Jacket, slipcase. First Edition. Tokyo: Asahiya Shuppan, 1981.

Extraordinarily detailed illustrations and descriptions in Japanese of how to make every kind of sushi. Near fine. $120. SOLD

Hill, Paul & Mavis. The Edible Sea. Illus. from photographs. Jacket. First Edition. NY: A.S. Barnes, 1975.

 

Covering all manner of sea foraging, from abalone and octopus to seaweeds, eels, sea horses, seals, and even whales. Recipes from around the world cover everything from aphrodisiacs to health foods. Closed tear to upper front panel, else very good. $60. SOLD

Okukura, Tatsuyuki. Suizoku Shashin. 2 vols.

 

Illus. throughout with full-page woodcut images of one or two variations of tai per page, on rice paper (2 are pink, others are black and white). Vol. I has one full-page image and the rest is text in Japanese. Original Japan-bound orange wrappers, paper cover labels. First Edition. Tokyo: Sasuke Nakamura, 1857.

Okukura Tatsuyuki (a.k.a. Kougaya Chouemon, who died in 1859), ran a green grocer in the KandataTacho district of Edo. A significant book on the subject of Japan's various species of tai (sea bream or snapper); a facsimile of the image in Vol. I appears in the famed sushi chef Jiro's new book, Sushi Chef. This title translates to, "Life Sketches from the Aquarium." It is an important work in the history of Edo-period Japanese block-printed books, and is in the collection of several major museums, and is quite rare. Very good, with stunning illustrations. $800. SOLD

Eastman, W. Fillmore. How to Make a Pure Food Cake, To Make a Loaf of Bread, to Make a Pie

119 pp. Illus. incl. ads. Pictorial wrappers. Revised & Enlarged Edition. [Chicago]: 1909.

Marketed as a reference book of the "National Pure Food Health Club" by its president, W. Fillmore Eastman, this book is filled with baking recipes for doughnuts, sponge cakes, marsh mallow icing, and all manner of not healthy goods. Eastman was one of the leaders of America's food reform movement, which included Graham and Kellogg in the late 19th century. Near fine. $60. SOLD


Craig, Elizabeth. Entertaining with Elizabeth Craig

312pp. Illus. with 24 pochoir (color stencil) plates by Herry-Perry. Jacket. First Edition. London: Collins, 1933.

Lush illustrations in pink and yellow of cocktail parties, larders and pantries, shopping, soups, prize beef, and much more. Just a gorgeous book. Chipping to jacket spine head, closed tear to front jacket panel, soiling to jacket, else very good. $120. SOLD

Constantin, Fru. Nem Mad Kogebog for de Englije og for Smaa Hjem. Foreword by Ingeborg Vollquartz.

Cloth-backed pictorial boards. Copenhagen: E. Jespersens, 1925.

Translated title means, "Easy Cook Book for the English and Small Home." Recipes for ollebrod, skipperkaal, stuvede kartofler, and much more. Foxing & darkening to boards; mild browning to pages, else good. $50. SOLD

(Vegetarian) Anon. The Unity Inn Vegetarian Cook Book: A Collection of Practical Suggestions and Receipts for the Preparation of Non-Flesh Foods in Palatable and Attractive Ways.

Illus. from photographs of Kansas City's Unity Vegetarian Inn. Gilt-stamped blue cloth. First Edition. Kansas City: Unity School of Christianity, 1924.

In the summer of 1906, Charles and Myrtle Fillmore opened Kansas City's first all-vegetarian restaurant, the Unity Inn, on the first floor of an old frame house at 913 Tracy. The restaurant opened with meatless cuisine and good intentions. During the opening weeks of the original Unity Inn, patrons could pay as little or as much for their meals as they wished. Unfortunately, this part of their concept failed, as too many customers weren't "freely giving" for those meals of nut-loaf, home-baked breads and fresh vegetables. The staff at the Unity Inn started charging set prices for modest but nourishing meals like French peas with carrots, rice balls, lima beans and rolls. More than 140 people dined in the restaurant the day it opened, and the Unity Inn became so successful, it quickly outgrew the frame house, and by 1920, the Fillmores opened a new, two-story cafeteria at the corner of Ninth and Tracy. Before World War II, the Unity Inn was one of the largest vegetarian venues in the United States, sometimes serving as many as 10,000 meals a week. A bit dusty, else very good. $75. SOLD

Camporesi, Carla Geri. Tempo di Castagne/Chestnut Time - 140 Ricette/Recipes.

Illus. with vignettes. Marbled wrappers. First Edition. Lucca: Maria Pacini Fazzi, 1993.

140 recipes in Italian and English for chestnuts. A charming and dedicated piece of work. $30. SOLD

(Virginia) Tyree, Marion Cabell, ed. Housekeeping in Old Virginia. Containing Contributions from Two Hundred and Fifty of Virginia’s Noted Housewives, Distinguished for their Skill in the Culinary Art and Other Branches of Domestic Economy.

 

Illus. in rear with several pages of ads and with lined blank pages for manuscript recipes. Original pictorial gilt-stamped & lettered brown beveled cloth. First Edition Thus (publihsed in two previous editions under slightly different titles). Louisville, KY: John P. Morgan, 1879.

According to the author, “I would say to housewives, be not daunted by one failure, nor by twenty. Resolve that you will have good bread, and never cease striving after this result till you have effected it. If persons without brains can accomplish this, why cannot you?” Of the many famed recipes, the contribution of the first ever for Sweet Tea is one of my favorites. Chipping and rubbing to spine ends, mild rubbing to extremities; front joint starting at title page, one manuscript recipe blank page with long closed tear, still very good. Owner’s name (Lenora Carleton, Mexico, 1880) to front endpapers. $400. SOLD

Huling, Charles. American Candy Maker.

 

356 pp. Illus. with ads in rear for candy equipment. Gilt-lettered red cloth. First Edition. Philadelphia: Charles Huling, 1902.

Privately printed in the golden era of candy-making in America, with recipes for lemon rock, iced mallow walnuts, pistachio-top bonbons, vanilla bird eggs, fig chocolates, roasted almond truffles, etc. Very good; scarce. $250. SOLD

(Sugar) Ware, Lewis C. The Sugar Beet: including a History of the Beet Sugar Industry in Europe, varieties of the sugar beet, examination, soils, tillage, seeds and sowing, yield and cost of cultivation, harvesting, transportation, conservation, feeding qualities of the beet and of the pulp, etc.

 

Illus. with 90 wood engravings, incl. folding frontis. of a sugar factory in France. Pebbled cloth, spine lettered in gilt. First Edition. Philadelphia: Henry Carey Baird, 1880.

Rubbing to spine head, else very good; scarce. $250. SOLD

(Mushrooms) Falconer, William. Mushrooms: How to Grow Them. A Practical Treatise: Mushroom Culture for Profit and Pleasure.

Illus. with engravings & from photographs of mushrooms. Gilt-stamped pictorial green cloth. NY: Orange Judd, 1907.

Fine condition, with detailed information particular to American mushroom-growing. $120. SOLD


(Bread) Ward Baking Co. Bread Facts.

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

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

(Oysters) Griffin, Eldon. Oysters Have Eyes or The Travels of a Pacific Oyster.

 

Illus. from photographs. Green printed wrappers. First Edition. Seattle: Wilberlilla Publishers, 1941.

An in-depth look at the Pacific oyster business just before WWII, with particular emphasis on the canned (steamed) oyster business in the Pacific Northwest. SIGNED by the author on the title page, with small Xmas sticker & inscription from another in lower corner. Very good. $60. SOLD

Seaside Oyster Dishes.

16 pp. Illus. with drawings. Pictorial wrappers. S. Norwalk, CT: Sealshipt, c.1900.

Issued by Sealshipt Oyster System, which placed oysters in air-tight, germ-proof containers, out of the shell (the company explains that, "The shell has no more to do with the taste of an oyster than feathers have to do with the taste of a chicken"). Recipes include Maryland Stew, Philadelphia Fry, oyster pot pie, oyster fritters, etc. Very good. $25. SOLD

 

Hills Bros. The Date Book.

16 pp. Illus. from photographs. Pictorial wrappers. NY: Hills Bros., 1928

Stuffed dates, school lunches, sandwiches, breads, muffins, salads, etc. - there's a recipe here for any date from the Dromedary brand. Very good. $30. SOLD

Beebe, Lucius. Snoot If You Must.

Illus. by Rea Irvin. Jacket. First Edition. NY: D. Appleton, 1943.

Beebe was a noted gourmand. He had his own column "Along the Boulevard," in Gourmet, and wrote extensively for Holiday and Playboy about restaurants and dining experiences around the world. Some of the restaurants he covered include The Colony, The Stork Club, The Pump Room, the 21 Club, Simpson's-in-the-Strand, and Chasen's. A noted wine aficionado, he was a member of the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin. Beebe's send-up of New York society, including its favorite restaurants, bars and clubs, are spared no mercy here. Near fine; scarce. $150. SOLD

Boni, Ada. Il Talismano della Felicita.

382 pp. Stiff pictorial wrappers. First Edition Thus. Roma: Carlo Colombo, 1951.

Ada Boni was one of Italy's most important food writers. In 1915, she founded a lady’s home economic’s magazine called Preziosa. Each monthly instalment featured recipes that she had collected from all over Italy, albeit with a strong emphasis on her native Lazio and central Italy more generally. In 1929, she published a compendium of over 2000 recipes from her columns–a truly encyclopedic volume that has had an enormous influence over modern Italian cuisine. This edition is 968 pp., in Italian, and was then translated for the American market. Soiling to covers, paper starting to come away from upper hinge just a bit, else very good. $200.

SOLD

Guilford, W.S. California Hog Book: A Compilation of Information about Hogs Applied to California Conditions.

Illus. from photographs & with blueprints of hog enclosures. Tan cloth lettered in green. First Edition. San Francisco: Pacific Rural Press, 1915.

Information on all levels of hog raising, particularly in California, with descriptions of breeds, enclosures, diseases, slaughtering, and much more. Fine. $75. SOLD

Venesz, Jozsef. Hungarian Cuisine

376 pp. Illus. with color photos. Jacket. Second Edition in English. Budapest: Corvina Press, 1963.

A thick and heavy tome, filled with classic Hungarian recipes like jellied egg a la Munkacsy, Transylvania mixed grill on a wooden platter, Szekely pig's trotters in sour cabbage, Ormania stuffed belly of pork, sacher cake, etc. Near fine. $60. SOLD

 

(Italian Tobacco) I Tabacchi Italiani: Monopolio di Stato.

Illus. from photos of Italian film and stage stars smoking, as well as 28 bright chromolithograph plates of loose tobacco, cigarettes, cigarette, cigar & tobacco packaging, tobacco leaf varieties, etc. Large format string-bound card-backed pictorial stiff silver wrappers. First Edition. Rome & Milan: 1934.

A stunning catalog detailing pre-war Italian cigarette culture, which was just about as stylish as you might think. Cigar boxes and cigarette tins and packs were lushly colored and impeccably designed, all presented bound in a Futurism-inspired binding. My favorite illustration is of rows of individual cigarettes and details of their filters. Whil this isn't a cookbook, I just had to have it for my shop. Near fine. $850. SOLD

Thomas, Jerry. How to Mix Drinks, or the Bon-Vivant's Companion.

Ed. with intro. by Herbert Asbury. Illus. Jacket. NY: Knopf, 1930.

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. A Tom Collins appeared in later editions for the first time. Mild chipping to jacket spine ends, faint dampstain to upper jacket spine & rear panel; owner's name to upper front free endpaper, else near fine in very good, scarce jacket. $300. SOLD

(Charcuterie) Brunfaut, Eugen. Kunstgemasse Garnierung von Schusseln.

90 pp. Illus. with 36 chromolithograph plates of charcuterie, meat platters, hams, special occasion meats, sausages, etc. Oblong 8vo., original blue cloth decorated in gilt and brown patterns and elaborately lettered in gilt on upper cover. Berlin: Allegemeine Felischer-zeitung c.1910.

Spectacular graphic and brightly colored plates of meat platters, wedding hams, pigs' trotters, decorated terrines and pates, etc. A bit of tearing to cloth along hinges, faint dampstain to fore-edges, intruding very minimally into margins of plates (about 1/16"), else very good. $250. SOLD

Grigson, Jane. Jane Grigson's Fruit Book

Illus. by Yvonne Skargon. Glossary by Judith Hill. Jacket. First American Edition. NY: Antheneum, 1982. A companion to Grigson's Vegetable Book, with her famed recipes and notes still springing off the page. A bit of sunning to jacket spine, else near fine and bright. $120. SOLD

(Boston) Boston Retail Grocers' Association. Official Program: Fourth Boston Food Fair, Mechanics Building, October 2 to 28, 1899.

80 pp. Illus. with portraits of important grocers, as well as numerous ads for all manner of Boston grocery products. 1899.

• Grocer's Magazine (Program for the Fifth Boston Food Fair).

35 pp. Numerous articles about grocery business. Illus. with ads. 1901.

Together, 2 vols. Very good and bright, with wonderful ads for food products from Boston companies, and fascinating articles on the state of the grocery business at home and abroad at the turn-of-the-century. $120. SOLD

Renaud, Helena. The Cook Book of the Stars: 1195 Modern Recipes, Covering All Types of Food Preparation in the American Home

Illus. throughout with photos of Hollywood stars, and with color frontis. of vegetable dishes. Large format, jacket. NY: Windsor Editions, 1941. Humphrey Bogart's Manhattan Clam Chowder, Ronald Reagan's Baked Peaches, Priscilla Lane's Chicken and Noodle Casserole, and many more. A couple closed tears to jacket, rubbing and some chipping to jacket extremities, else very good and bright. $150. SOLD

(Jell-O Ephemera) 3 identical 4-page booklets advertising strawberry Jell-O.

Pictorial chromolithograph wrappers. LeRoy, NY: Genesee Pure Food Co., c.1900.

In 1897, Pearle Wait, a carpenter in LeRoy, was putting up a cough remedy and laxative tea in his home. He experimented with gelatine and came up with a fruit flavored dessert which his wife, May, named Jell-O. He tried to market his product but he lacked the capital and the experience. In 1899 he sold his formula to a fellow townsman for the sum of $450. Three identical booklets are in fine condition. $45. SOLD

(China) Tientsin Woman's Club. Cookery Book. Revised by Mrs. W.J.N. Dyer & Mrs. C.E. Seymour.

 

Illus. with numerous ads from local & international businesses serving Asia. Cloth-backed tan boards printed in green. Tientsin: Tientsin Press, 1933.

Includes such helpful hints as. "In China, flour be sifted six times to give it the consistency of the flour that we use for cakes and breads." Tientsin one of the premier ports of northern China, and was fought over bitterly during WWII; in 1933, there was a large ex-pat community living there. Near fine. $75. SOLD

Bald, Claud. Indian Tea: Its Culture and Manufacture, Being a Text-Book on the Culture and Manufacture of Tea.

 

Illus. from photographs and a folding plan of a factory building. Green cloth, gilt-lettered spine. First Edition. Calcutta & Simla: Thacker, Spink, 1922.

From pruning and cultivation and planning of tea gardens to drying, manufacturing, packaging and labor - a large tome. A chapter titled “The Cooly” explains how to handle laborers, which is as sad as it is fascinating. Ads for tea machinery in front and rear. Very good. $120. SOLD

(Sugar) Newlands, John A.R. & Benjamin E.R. Newlands. Sugar: A Handbook for Planters and Refiners, being a Comprehensive Treatise on the Culture of Sugar-Yielding Plants, and the manufacture, refining, and analysis of cane, beet, palm, maple, melon, sorghum, and starch sugars…and a chapter on the Distillation of Rum.

876, pp. with numerous additional ad pp. Illus. from photographs & with 11 plates, some folding, of sugar refining machinery. Pictorially gilt-stamped green cloth. First Edition. London: E. & F.N. Spon, 1909.

An in-depth exploration of the sugar industry at the turn-of-the-century, with detailed folding plates, and wonderful ads for the latest up-to-date equipment. Rubbing to extremities, else very good. Scarce. $300. SOLD

(New Orleans) Eustis, Celestine. Cooking in Old Créole Days, La Cuisine Créole à l’Usage des Petits Ménager.

 

Illus. with line drawings by Harper Pennington on frontis. and seven others throughout. Blue-grey pictorial boards, gilt-lettered spine. Former owner Lady Cambridge’s signature, in pencil, on front free endpaper. First Edition. NY: R.H. Russell, 1904.

Bitting, p. 148. Food historian Lynn Nelson calls this ultimate exposition of early 20th century Louisiana Creole cuisine a “reflection of [Eustis’] Creole heritage, New Orleans background, French living, and privileged lifestyle”. The classic recipes (including jambalaya, oyster dishes, pot au feu and gumbo) frequently credit the African-American cooks that helmed the well-staffed kitchens of wealthy New Orleans society. With tissue-guarded illustrations of purveyors and domestic scenes, musical notations of Creole songs and a menu from 1898, for a dinner held for delegates of the New Orleans Press Club. In French and English. An absolute treasure. Owner’s name & date (“Bird Weyler, Dec. 25, 1904”) to front free endpaper. Offset to extremities of front endpapers, else fine. $400. SOLD


(Oysters) De Salis, Harriet Anne. Oysters a la Mode or The Oyster and Over 100 Ways of Cooking It, to which are added a few Recipes for Cooking All Kinds of Shellfish.

 

Quarter blue cloth & dec. boards. Second Edition. London: Longmans, Green, 1888.

Mrs. De Salis (1829-1908) was a well regarded cookbook author, most famous for her "A La Mode" series during the Victorian era. The first book in the series (Savouries a la Mode) was published in 1886, and the last was Cakes & Confections a la Mode, in 1899. She was 70 years old at the time. This volume covers British, French and American recipes for oysters and other shellfish. About very good. $75. SOLD

(Oysters) Southworth, May. 101 Ways of Serving Oysters.

 

Oblong pictorial wrappers. Printed in orange & black. First Edition. San Francisco: Paul Elder, 1907.

An important relic of oyster culture at the turn-of-the-century, with recipes for Baltimore oysters, deviled oysters, Florodora, Kipling, Mother's Way, Olympic, Curried, and many more. Chipping to extremities of wrappers, else good. $75. SOLD

(Oysters - Menu) Pearl Oyster House Menu

 

4 pp. Pictorially printed in red & blue. San Francisco: c.1915-20.

The Pearl Oyster House was one of a number of stalls at California Market at 418 Pine St., one of San Francisco's largest markets. (Pearl actually took up 12 stalls). The manager at the time this was printed was P.J. Martina, whose reign at the restaurant seems to have come between Albert Rosenlund in 1899 and Dalmatian manager Louis Slavich in 1928. In addition to a large selection of oysters in bottles, the restaurant and dozens of ways to prepare fresh oysters, as well as lobsters, clams, mussels, and crabs. Minor foxing to extremities, else very good and bright. $75. SOLD

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

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


 

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

 

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


Douglas, Elizabeth. The Soup and Sauce Book.

Pictorial cloth. First Edition. London: Grant Richards, c.1900.

A gorgeous little book with cover depicting a chef standing over his steaming soup pot, while a black cat rubs against his leg. This was one of a trio of books by Douglas (the other two being "The Cake and Biscuit Book" and "The Pastry and Sweet Book"). Owner's name subtly to upper title page, else very good and bright. $200. SOLD


Whelpton, Eric. Eric Whelpton's Gastronomic Guide to Unknown France.

Illus. by Barbara Crocker. Jacket. First Edition. London: Johnson, 1966.

A gastonomic journey through France and Switzerland, with stops along the way at famous sites and restaurants, as well as route advice and space for notes to be written. Chipping to jacket spine head & upper corners, else very good. $65. SOLD


E.A. Les Halles. [Paris: c.1890] A collection of 12 illustrated menu cards (all blank) depicting scenes from Paris' famous bygone food and flower market, Les Halles

 

The subject of each menu card is a different stall or worker: an oysterman, a vegetable seller, a pork butcher, a cheese seller, a soup vendor, rabbits, fish, flowers, etc. The lettering of each "MENU" is spelled out in whatever item is being sold: sausages, flower boughs, etc. In original pictorial envelope depicting poultry being hefted through the market while a dog steals a duck carcass on the recto, and an outdoor apple seller on the verso. Near fine and extremely rare. $950. SOLD


Dumont-Lespine, G. Nos Recettes au Four Electrique

Illus. with sumptuous silhouettes of French chefs and cooks doing what they do best, especially where electric ovens are concerned. Large format, cloth-backed pictorial boards. First Edition. Paris: Phogor, c.1930's.

A book of recipes and instructions for new-on-the-scene electric ovens, with simple and beautiful illustrations in silhouette of cooking from the earliest times to the present. Faint spot & soiling to covers, rubbing to extremities, else very good. $95. SOLD


Heath, Ambrose. Good Drinks. Decorations & jacket design by Edward Bawden

Jacket. London: Faber & Faber, 1950.

First published in 1939, this is a beautifully designed book from one of England's foremost illustrators, Edward Bawden (1903-89) in collaboration with wartime food writer Ambrose Heath. This is perhaps the scarcest of his numerous books, and the only one on drinks, both alcoholic and non. He covers the gamut, from pfirsichbowle (peach punch with wine), homemade bramble tip wine, "Bunny Hug Cocktail" (gin, whiskey & absinthe), to softer drinks like mintfruit punch, pussyfoot cup, milk shake, etc. Owner's name to front free endpaper, jacket price-clipped, else near fine and bright. $250. SOLD


Cheng, S.K. Shanghai Restaurant Chinese Cookery Book

Orange cloth printed in black. First Edition. London: Shanghai Restaurant, 1936.

The owners of the restaurant also apparently owned the next-door Chinese food shop, Shanghai Emporium, where one could presumably buy the ingredients they would need for making the recipes herein: shark's fins, salted black bean paste, bean curd, dried flat fish, water chestnuts, etc. Both businesses were located on Greek St. in Soho. General hints on Chinese cooking are offered, as are sample menus for banquets of 8; recipes tend to be authentic and quite complex. Light soiling and spots to cloth, expertly rebacked, else very good. A scarce early Chinese cookbook. $350. SOLD


Abuki, Isao. The Special Foods of Tokyo

Illus. from photographs and drawings of tempura preparations, and with several ads in rear for tempura restaurants in Tokyo. String-bound rice paper wrappers, paper cover label. First Edition. [Tokyo: 1955].

Inscribed 7 SIGNED by the author at the end of his foreword. Yabuki was the owner of Ten-Ichi Temura in Tokyo, and while he discusses various Japanese foods in the book, his main focus is on the art and craft of tempura. As far as I know, this is the first book ever written solely on this subject. A fascinating read in an elegant binding. $120. SOLD


Bradley, E.G. A Household Book for Tropical Colonies

Jacket. Second Edition. London: Oxford Univ. Press, 1950.

Originally titled "A Household Book for Africa," this edition was expanded to include other colonies, particularly in tropical locales like Rangoon, Cairo, and Karachi. Advice is dispensed on dealing with servants and cooks (bath towels should be "large strong ones to resist the zeal of African wash boys"), bush travelling and packing, storage of items, bush ovens, supplies and morning orders for the market (differentiated from "The Bachelor's weekly order from the butcher"), etc. In addition to food and drink recipes (gin seemed to be the cocktail mixer of choice), a chapter of indigenous foods includes all varieties of African corn and cereals, groundnuts and squash, and palm oil. Fine condition - a truly fascinating read. $150. SOLD


Huxley, Gervas. Talking of Tea.

Illus. by Acanthus. Jacket. First Edition. London: Thames & Hudson, 1956.

A lovely history of tea and description of its uses by one of the famed Huxley family. The illustrations are absolutely charming. Fine. $75. SOLD


De Pomiane, Edouard. Cooking in Ten Minutes or The Adaptation to the Rhythm of our Time

Illus. with 19 woodcuts by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Jacket. First Edition in English. Oxford & Los Angeles: Bruno Cassirer & Pazifische Press, 1948.

Jacket good only with front flap detached (but present), foxing to jacket & chipping to extremities; cloth is in very good condition. Scarce, with wonderful drawings by Toulouse-Lautrec of farm and game animals. $150. SOLD


Isola, Anotonia. Simple Italian Cookery.

Cloth. First 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 US. 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. Browning to spine, chipping to spine head, else very good. $300. SOLD


Baker's Pure Fruit Flavoring Extracts: Receipts for Cakes, Creams, Custards, Candies, etc.

24 pp. Illus. with drawings. Pictorial chromolithograph wrappers (different image on rear wrapper). Springfield et al.: Baker Extract Co., c.1900.

Chapter at rear discusses the vanilla bean's growth. A charming little book, with recipes for snowball cake, sea foam cake, fairy cake, caramel ice cream, Philadelphia vanilla ice cream, peppermint drops, buttersctoch candy, etc. Fine. $45. SOLD


Price, Vincent C. Dr. Price's Excellent Recipes for Delicious Desserts

56 pp. Illus. with drawings of lemon picking in Sicily and vanilla gathering in Mexico. Dec. light yellow wrappers, string tie to upper spine. NY & Chicago: Price Flavoring Extract Co., c.1890.

Dr. Price (grandfather of the actor, Vincent Price) invented baking powder in the mid-19th century. Though the exact date for his invention is debated, one agreement is that his mother's renowned biscuits were the impetus for his invention. According to Bottlebooks.com, Dr. Price’s Delicious Flavoring Extract was a product of the partnership of V. Clarence Price and Charles R. Steele. They “were in business together from 1874 until 1883. When Steele left to go into real estate in 1887, the company was called the Price Flavoring Extract Co. They were located on Water St. in Chicago. They sold a variety of flavors.” By the age of 50, Dr. Price was a multi-millionaire. Minor rubbing and fading along spine, else very good. $60. SOLD


(Rumford Chemical Works) The Rumford Cook Book, containing practical recipes for making superior Bread, Biscuit, Cakes, Pastry, &c.

32 pp. • The Horsford Cook-Book, containing practical recipes for making superior Bread, Biscuit, Cakes, Pastry, &c. 32 pp. Together, 2 booklets. Chromolithograph wrappers, both illustrated on rear wrapper. Providence, RI: c.1880's.

According to the American Chemical Society, the groundbreaking baking powder devised by Eben Horsford (1818-1893) first carried his name, only later becoming Rumford Baking Powder. As such it was marketed for decades and contained the same three ingredients—calcium acid phosphate, sodium bicarbonate, and corn starch—in the same proportions as in Horsford's day. The only significant change came in the source of the calcium acid phosphate; in the late 1880s, the introduction of calcium phosphate mining eliminated the need for beef bones. Fine condition. $35. SOLD

Beal, W.J. Seed Dispersal.

Illus. with drawings. Pictorial cloth. First Edition. Boston: Ginn & Co., 1898.

A charming yet scientific book that covers all the way seeds are dispersed: on wind, water, by animals, by roots, and by shooting their own seeds. Seed saving has become of great interest to chefs and farmers in the last several years as our collective desire to renew heritage plants and animals has grown. $95. SOLD


Gibson, Axel Emil. Sugar and Salt - Foods or Poison?

 

Purple cloth. First Edition. Los Angeles: Will A. Kistler, 1913.

A book with a very strong point of view, which answers the title's question with a resounding, Poison! Chapter topics include, "Correspondence Between 'Free Sweets' and Loose Morals," "How Salt at Once can become the Savior and Destroyer of Life," "Sugar as Fatformer," etc. Spot to front cover, else about very good. $60. SOLD


Curtis, Isabel Gordon. The Good Housekeeping Woman's Home Cook Book.

Oblong pictorial white cloth. First Edition. Chicago: Reilly & Britton, 1909.

An American recipe assemblage from the per-refrigeration days, incl. recipes for compote of greengages, chocolate pudding, black currant cup, raspberry shrub, fig ice cream, etc. Very good and bright. $60. SOLD

 

Schloesser, Frank. The Greedy Book: A Gastronomical Anthology.

Illus. with 6 plates. Yellow cloth, spine lettered in gilt. First Edition. London: Gay & Bird, 1906. Darkening to spine; later endpapers, else a very good copy of this wonderful anthology of food writing. Chapters include "The Salad in Literature," "Oysters," "Waiters and Snails," and other tantalizing subjects. $60. SOLD

Hackwood, Frederick W. Good Cheer: The Romance of Food and Feasting.

Illus. with numerous plates, incl. color frontis. Gilt-lettered & pictorially stamped blue cloth. First Edition. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1911. Over 400 pages of food history and culture, Roman banquets and food of the ancients to national cuisines and epicurean delights. Fading to spine, else very good. $75. SOLD

Brillat-Savarin, Jean Anthelme. A Handbook of Gastronomy (Physiologie du Gout). Intro. by Charles Monselet.

Illus. with 6 engraved plates from the first French edition, by Bertall (Charles Albert d'Arnoux); tissue guards. Gilt-stamped maroon cloth, gilt-lettered spine, t.e.g. No. 144 of 375 copies printed at the Riverside Press. Boston & NY: Houghton Mifflin, 1915.

The text of this edition was first published in London in 1884 and is thought to be the first complete English translation. Minor fading to spine, else near fine. $95. SOLD

Apicius. Cookery and Dining in Imperial Rome. A Bibliography, Critical Review and Translation of the Ancient Book known as Apicius de re Coquinara. Trans. by Joseph Dommers Vehling. Intro. by Frederick Starr.

Illus. with drawings by Vehling of ancient Roman cooking utensils and apparatus. Large 4to, half blue cloth & boards, spine label, jacket. No. 240 of 530 copies printed by the Torch Press. Chicago: Walter M. Hill, 1936.

Jacket with numerous repairs, else fine in good, scarce jacket. $500. SOLD

Velazquez de Leon, Josefina. Como Preparar Exquisitos Platillos y Reposteria con la Nata de la Leche.

Pictorial wrappers. First Edition. Mexico City: Academia de Cocina, c.1960's.

Recipes for typical Mexican dishes like enchiladas con nata, panqusitos de naranja, chiles rellenos de frijol, etc. Some creasing to wrappers, else very good; scarce. $80. SOLD

Hutchinson, Ruth. The Pennsylvania Dutch Cook Book.

Jacket NY: Harper, 1948.

Chapter headings on Pennsylvania Dutch foodways precede traditional recipes for Aunt Sue's dandelion wine, Mrs. Ganseleiter's hot mummix, hexel (both types of hash), fastnacht-kuche, springerle, slapjacks, etc. Very good and bright. $40. SOLD

Zelayeta, Elena. Elena's Secrets of Mexican Cooking

Illus. by Jeanyee Wong. Jacket. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1958.

SIGNED by the author on presentation page. A fine copy of an important work on Mexican cooking. Zelayeta was a Mexican-American woman who used her blindness to help other blind people to cook. $75. SOLD

Dunbar, M.C. Dunbar's Complete Handbook of Etiquette: Clear and Concise Directions for Correct Manners, Conversation, Letters of Introduction, Dinner Parties, Visiting, Travelling, Dancing, Dress, Table-Talk, Anecdote, Bridal Etiquette, Etc., Etc

Cloth-backed pictorial boards. First Edition. NY: Excelsior Publishing, 1884.

Minor wear, else a near fine copy of this charming book on deportment during the Victorian era in America. $200. SOLD

 

(Pastry) Vine, Frederick. Saleable Shop Goods for Counter-Tray and Window, including Popular Penny Cakes

Illus. with wood engravings of pastry cases and pastry-making instructions & equipment. Cloth-backed boards. Second Edition. London: Baker and Confectioner, 1901

Illus. with ads for pastry companies, and with blank margins for notes. A fantastic handbook for bakers and confectioners at the turn-of-the-century; pile your penny-cakes just so, and they'll sell like hotcakes! $120. SOLD

 

Brody, Iles. The Colony: Portrait of a Restaurant and its Famous Recipes.

Jacket. Second Printing Before Publication. NY: Greenberg, 1945.

The Colony (1923-71) was founded by Ernest Cerutti, Alfred Hartmann, and Gene Cavallero, who bought an earlier Colony restaurant from their former employer. At first, it was known for its upstairs gambling club where men could meet their mistresses. After Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt discovered it, it became the fashionable haunt of New York high society. The Colony served liquor during prohibition, serving it in cups rather than glasses, and keeping its liquor in a service elevator where it could easily be moved, though Mayor Walker protected the restaurant from raids. Chipping and short tears to jacket extremities, small piece lacking from upper front panel, else about very good. $40. SOLD

De Lyon, Madame Romaine. The Art of Cooking Omelettes

Jacket. First Edition. NY: Doubleday, 1963.

Signed by the author on page facing title. A classic and charming book with over 500 omelette recipes. Owner's inscription to page facing half-title. Jacket spine faded, else very good. $95. SOLD

Hutchinson, Peggy. Peggy Hutchinson's Home-made Wine Secrets.

Jacket. London: W. Foulsham, c.1948.

Bread champagne, almond wine, golden plum wine, grape port, green gooseberry champagne, and many more interesting recipes. Chipping to jacket spine head, with short tears to upper extremities; browning to pages, else about very good. $40. SOLD

Schultz, Charles. Suppertime!

Illus. throughout with Peanuts characters. Jacket. NY: Dutton, 1968.

A humorous book of food-isms from our favorite childhood heroes and heroines: Snoopy, Lucy, Charlie Brown, et al. A bit of rubbing to jacket, short tear to lower front jacket panel, else very good and bright, and absolutely wonderful. $40. SOLD

 

Allen, Marilyn. The Paper Plate Cookbook: Plategerism

Plates designed by Jon Barry Allen. Recipes printed on a large stack of yellow & orange paper plates, with 7 blue & white gingham blank plates at rear, presumably for using! All bound together with a large silver ring. N.p.: 1969.

From her introduction (on the first plate): "Some of the recipes I use are my own creations...results of my sorcery. But most of them I have lifted very discriminately from cooks I know who have that special talent for turning an ordinary pot of ingredients into something really magical." Fine, with wonderful, whimsical recipes. $120. SOLD

 

Southworth, May. 101 Mexican Dishes.

Oblong pictorial cloth. Printed in orange & black. First Edition. San Francisco: Paul Elder, 1906. An important relic of old California Mexican cooking, with uncommon recipes for cangrejuelos, pulchero grueso, albondiguillas, etc. Very good & bright; scarce, especially in hardcover. $200. SOLD

(Eau de Vie) Sartori, Fausto. L'Arte dell'Acqua di Vita, Nascita e fine di una corporazione di Mestiere Veneziana (1618-1806)

79 pp. Foreword by Giovanni Scarabello. Illus. Red wrappers. First Edition. Venice: Fondazione Scientifica Querini Stampalia, 1996. A history of eau de vie from Venice. Fine. $25 SOLD

(Venice) Brusegan, Marcello. Cisame de Pesse, Quale tu Voy": Il Pesce nelle tavole Veneziane nei secoli XIV-XVI.

Illus. with wonderful fish drawings. Pictorial wrappers. First Edition. Venice: Centro Internazionale della Grafica di Venezia, 1992.

A fascinating history, in Italian, of fish at table in Venice from the 14th-16th centuries. Fine. $65. SOLD

Boni, Ada. ​Piccolo Talismano della Felicita

382 pp.Stiff pictorial wrappers. First Edition Thus. Roma: Carlo Colombo, 1949.

Ada Boni was a professional food writer. In 1915, she founded a lady’s ‘home economic’s magazine called Preziosa. Each monthly instalment featured recipes that she had collected from all over Italy, albeit with a strong emphasis on her native Lazio and central Italy more generally. In 1929, she published a compendium of over 2000 recipes from her columns–a truly encyclopedic volume that has had an enormous influence over modern Italian cuisine. This is the first edited edition in Italian, which was then translated for the American market. A bit of soiling, else very good. $300. SOLD

 

(Italian-American) Gentile, Mrs. Maria. The Italian Cook Book: The Art of Eating Well. Practical Recipes of the Italian Cuisine, Pastries, Sweets, Frozen Delicacies, and Syrups.

Jacket. First Edition. NY: Italian Book Co., 1919.

One of the earliest Italian-American cookbooks, extremely rare in dust jacket. 221 recipes for Italian dishes both sweet and savory, and features all the classic recipes of the Italian cucina casalinga, Italian housewife cookery. The preface stresses that the Italian cuisine is "palatable, nourishing and economical". It also affirms that Italians are "...among whom the art of living well and getting the most out of life at a moderate expense has been attained to a very high degree." 1" piece of jacket lacking at spine head, chipping to upper jacket corners, else near fine in very good jacket. $400. SOLD

Cook, Raymond A. Plots Against Hitler: An Informative Book for the Victory Digger dealing with the 101 Problems of the Vegetable Garden

48 pp. Illus. with drawings & wartime poster design and ads. Green & yellow wrappers. First Edition. Gateshead-on-Tyne: Northumberland Press, 1941.

Obviously, a fantastic title for a WWII victory gardening manual, with recommendations for winter storage, plot rotation, digging for health, food for stamina, etc. Creasing to corners of rear wrapper, a few specks to front wrapper, else very good. $60.

SOLD

(Jewish - San Francisco) Hirschler, Mrs. David, ed. Council Cook Book

Illus. with ads for local businesses. Brown cloth lettered & dec. in black. First Edition. San Francisco: San Francisco Section of the Council of Jewish Women, 1909.

A cookbook for San Francisco's turn-of-the-century Jewish population, with recipes for ravioli, red cabbage with chestnuts and raisins, pickled beef tongue, wiener brauten, and a brief chater of Passover dishes in rear. Darkening to extremities, else very good. $150. SOLD

Sendrens, Eventhia. Recettes Originales pour Tout-Petits. Preface by Dr. Julien Cohen-Solal.

Illus. with drawings of infants and children. Pictorial wrappers. First Edition. Paris: Robert Laffont, 1983.

A very good copy of this French cookbook for babies and children. $30. SOLD

Pohren, D.E. Adventures in Taste: The Wines and Folk Foods of Spain.

Illus. with numerous color folding maps and from the photographs of Spanish wine industry. Jacket. First Edition. Sevilla: Society of Spanish Studies, 1972.

Sunning to jacket spine, else very good, with wonderfully detailed folding color maps of wine regions of Spain, and recipes for regional Spanish dishes throughout. SOLD.

 

[DeGraf, Belle]. The California Practical Cook Book

[2] ad pp., 56 + [6] ad pp. Original staple-bound printed wrappers. Oakland: Pacific Press, 1882.

The California Practical Cook Book is a collection of recipes, both culinary and household, gathered from Oakland women and published by a local Oakland printer, Pacific Press. The recipes are basic both in scope and in ambition, but they are a valuable source of information about the recipes being made in the average household in California in the late 19th century. Only the eighth California community cookbook to be published in the state. Tipped-in bookplate of Helen Evans Brown. Chewing to upper rear wrapper and final 6 pages of ads, affecting margins but not near any text. Other than this paper loss, this is near fine & quite rare. Cook p.23; Brown 30. $800. SOLD

Mr. Peanut in the Kitchen

38 pp. Illus. with vignettes of Mr. Peanut throughout. Pictorial wrappers. Suffolk, VA, etc.: Planters Nut & Chocolate Co., c.1920. Mr. Peanut was created by grade schooler Antonio Gentile for a 1916 contest to design the company's brand icon. A charming booklet of recipes. Fine. $30. SOLD

(Louisiana) Woman's Auxiliary, Grace Episcopal Church. Recipes from Audubon's Happy Land West Feliciana

21 + [2] index pp. Pictorial green wrappers. First Edition. St. Francisville, LA: c.1920's.

A compilation of "Recipes of cookery from the day books of the great-grandmothers of West Feliciana Parish. Lucy Audubon herself may have used some of these." Recipes include dewberry acid, pralines, caramel sweet potatoes, shrimp Louisiana, Aunt Minerva's cheese cakes, crayfish gumbo, turtle, Louisiana okra gumbo, etc. A few stains to covers & interior pages, short tear repaired with tape to front wrapper, else about very good. Facsimile edition also accompanies this copy. $50. SOLD

(Chocolate) Robson, Barbara Reid, ed. The Story of Chocolate, Complete in Six Bulletins

Illus. with drawings and charts. San Francisco: D. Ghirardelli Co., c.1922. Recipes and lore combine with facts about production and nutrition. Very good. $40. SOLD

(Cocktails) Angostura Recipes

34 pp. Illus. from photos of celebrity chefs of the day. Pictorial wrappers. NY: Angostura-Wuppermann, 1934.

Filled with recipes for gin, rum, and whiskey cocktails, combined with food recipes using Angostura bitters by famed chefs of America's great hotels and dining establishments. Rubbing to extremities, else very good. $65. SOLD

Ellis, Monica. Ice and Icehouses Through the Ages, with a Gazeteer from Hampshire.

87 pp. Illus. Large pictorial stiff wrappers. [UK: c.1980's or 90's].

"The aim of this publication is to trace the history of he Icehouse and to give a short account of the transport and storage of ice through the centuries and of its later manufacture. Examples of icehouses in the County of Hampshire are examined." Fine. $60. SOLD

(Monterey) Sam's Fish Market. Sea Food Recipes

32 pp. Pictorial green wrappers. Seal Beach: Sam's Fish Market, c.1940's.

Sam's Fish Market in Seal Beach was the go-to spot for fresh seafood, and their recipes book contains not just cooking instructions, but also tips for buying seafood in season. Sunning to extremities, else very good. $18. SOLD

Glozer, Liselotte F. Fish & Feast: A Mendocino Coast Cookbook.

30 pp. Illus. from drawings. Pictorial wrappers. First Edition. Berkeley & Mendocino: The Glozers - Booksellers, 1964.

Liselotte Glozer was best known for creating the "California 100," a list of what she considered the most important California cookbooks ever printed. A bit of discoloration to upper wrappers & faint dampstaining to lower interior pages, else very good. $40. SOLD

Lockhart, Sir Robert Bruce. Scotch: The Whisky of Scotland in Fact and Story.

 

Jacket. Second Edition. London: Putnam, 1952.

Scotch is so revered in Scotland that they call it “the water of life.” I think most would agree. Chipping to jacket spine ends, else near fine & bright. $60. SOLD

Hollister, Will C. Dinner in the Diner: Great Railroad Recipes of All Time.

Intro. by Spencer Crump. Illus. with maps and from numerous photos of trains, scenery along routes, menus and dining cars. Jacket. First Edition. Los Angeles: Trans-Anglo Books, 1965.

Recipes from 19 famous railways, including the Santa Fe, Baltimore & Ohio, Southern Pacific, Great Northern, New York Central, etc., with a history of each as well. Chipping to jacket spine ends, else very good. $45. SOLD

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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


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

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

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

 

 

Campbell, John A. How to Make Salads.

 

16 pp. Illus. with drawings. Pictorial chromolithograph wrappers, orig. mailing envelope. Detroit: Horton-Cato, 1894.

Campbell was the head chef of the Administration Building at the Columbus World’s Fair in Chicago. Here’ he’s pimping Horton-Cato’s Royal salad dressing with numerous salad recipes. Beautiful and bright chromolithograph covers, in poor but scarce original printed envelope. $40. SOLD

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

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

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


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

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

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

Illus. with wood engravings. Orig. blindstamped green cloth, gilt-lettered spine. First Edition. NY: C.M. Saxton, 1862.

An unusual Civil War-era book on winemaking in the United States, with the latest methods of growing and producing detailed. Saxton was an important agricultural publisher in the 19th century. Very good condition. $250. SOLD

 

Etablissements Nicolas. Liste des Grands Vins Fins 1934.

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


 

Street, Julian. Wines.

 

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

Brillat-Savarin, Jean Anthelme. A Handbook of Gastronomy (Physiologie du Gout). Intro. by Charles Monselet.

Illus. with 6 engraved plates from the first French edition, by Bertall (Charles Albert d'Arnoux); tissue guards. Gilt-stamped maroon cloth, gilt-lettered spine, t.e.g. No. 144 of 375 copies printed at the Riverside Press. Boston & NY: Houghton Mifflin, 1915.

The text of this edition was first published in London in 1884 and is thought to be the first complete English translation. Minor fading to spine, else near fine. $95. SOLD

Apicius. Cookery and Dining in Imperial Rome. A Bibliography, Critical Review and Translation of the Ancient Book known as Apicius de re Coquinara. Trans. by Joseph Dommers Vehling. Intro. by Frederick Starr.

Illus. with drawings by Vehling of ancient Roman cooking utensils and apparatus. Large 4to, half blue cloth & boards, spine label, jacket. No. 240 of 530 copies printed by the Torch Press. Chicago: Walter M. Hill, 1936.

Jacket with numerous repairs, else fine in good, scarce jacket. $500. SOLD

None Such Mind Reader

24 pp. Illus. with chromolithograph images of foods, laid out on a year's worth of calendar pages. Chromolithograph wrappers. Syracuse: Merrell-Soule, c.1900.

Short tears to spine ends, else very good, with charming illustrations of all the canned goods Nonesuch produced. $30. SOLD

Murray, Alexander. A Complete System of Modern Cookery and Domestic Economy: containing directions for Purchasing, Keeping, and Dressing all kinds of Butcher's Meat, Fish, Poultry and Game.

 

[2], 567, vii. Illus. with copper-engraved frontis. of various meat animals and 4 copper plates demonstrating carving methods. Period half calf & marbled boards, gilt-lettered spine. Glasgow: Cameron & Ferguson, [1840].

Some rubbing to spine, else very good, with wonderful, clean illustrations. $250. SOLD

Simon, André, ed. A Concise Encyclopedia of Gastronomy, Section VII: Meat.

 

Jacket. London: Wine & Food Society, 1947.

Part 7 of Simon's incredible 9-part series of food encyclopedias, covering every kind of meat, it's history and methods of cookery, both current and historical. Pieces of jacket spine lacking, still very good - an amazing accomplishment and wonderful read. $60. SOLD

Casey, Donna M., ed. What Aria Cooking? San Francisco Opera Cookbook.

 

Illus. by Fifi Holbrook. Pictorial wrappers. First Edition. San Francisco: S.F. Opera Guild Auxiliary, 1974.

Produced to support SFO programs, with recipes for Pavarotti's maltagliati con fagioli, Frederica von Staade's cold pea soup, Leontyne Price's crabmeat imperial casserole, and the awful Kurt Herbert Adler's vanilleknipferl (he was my father's boss, a true bully, and I still hold a grudge). Inscription to front pastedown, owner's rubberstamp to title page, else very good. $20. SOLD

Harris, H.G. & S.P. Borella. All About Genoese, Petits Fours, Glaces & Bon Bons

Illus. from photographs and drawings, & with ads for professional confectionery equipment.. Green cloth lettered in white. London: MacLaren & Sons, c.1910. A delicious journey through professional pastry of post-Victorian England, with classic recipes for bouchee de dame, Turkish delight, Russian toffee, nougat baskets with and without moulds, etc. Near fine; scarce. $250. SOLD

Velazquez de Leon, Josefina. Manual Practico de Cocina y Reposteria.

 

594 pp. Illus. incl. color plates & intricate drawings of pastry stencils. Pictorial wrappers. Third Edition. Mexico City: Academia de Cocina y Reposteria Velazquez de Leon, 1943.

With a large chapter of Mexican specialties (incl. numerous moles), communion feasts, pastries, etc. A couple pages with lower halves neatly clipped away (affecting text), some dog-earing to pages, else very good. $120. SOLD

Carlota, Irma. 150 Recetas de Dulces y Conservas.

 

Pictorial wrappers. Mexico City: Libros y Revistas, 1945.

Recipes for jalea de higos, conserva de datiles y platanos, marquesa de chocolate, and numerous other jams, marmalades, and sweets. Price tag to upper front wrapper, else very good. $25. SOLD

Artusi, Pellegrino. L'Arte di Mangiare Bene.

 

Illus. with a few line drawings. Green wrappers. NY: Italian-American Press, 1944.

With a few manuscript recipes in Italian laid-in. Slight dog-earing to corners, else very good - an important cookbook for Italians and Italian-Americans, this is an interesting wartime edition for immigrants. $60. SOLD

Troisgros, Jean & Pierre. Cuisiniers a Roanne.

 

Illus. with color plates. Boards. First Edition. Paris: Robert Laffont, 1977.

The sons of famed restaurateurs Jean-Baptiste and Marie Troisgros, Jean and Pierre, were raised to admire fine cuisine almost as if it were a religion. At the age of fifteen, they each began training for the restaurant business, and remained in it their entire lives. Fine. $75. SOLD

Blanc, Georges. Ma Cuisine des Saisons.

 

Illus. with color plates. Boards. First Edition. Paris: Robert Laffont, 1984.

Blanc was born in 1943; in 1981 he received his third Michelin star and the title of Chef of the Year in the Gault et Millau guide. In 1985, he received the rare mark of 19.5/20 from the same guide, a mark that had never before been attained. A bit of wear to covers, else about very good. $75. SOLD

Chapel, Alain. La Cuisine c’est beaucoup plus que des Recettes. Written in collaboration with Jean-Francois Abert.

 

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

Fine condition. Alain Chapel was a French Michelin three-starred chef, credited with being one of the originators of Nouvelle Cuisine. Chapel was born in Lyon in 1937, and died of a heart attack at age 53 in Avignon, in 1990. He influenced legions of today’s chefs, including Heston Blumenthal, Alain Ducasse, and Manresa’s David Kinch. $75. SOLD

Astor, Jane. The New York Cook-Book, being the Art of Cooking ina Palatable, Digestible and Economical Manner, with instructions in Carving and Arranging the Table for Dinners, Parties, etc.

 

Illus. with engravings of carving instructions. Green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. First Edition. NY: G.W. Carleton, 1880.

A wonderful representation of 19th c. New York foodways, with instructions for cooking lambreys and eels, oysters and tench, endive, venison, goose, lobster, currant wine, black cherry brandy, etc. Irregular fading to covers; a few marginal short tears, binding a bit shaken, else good. $300. SOLD

Southworth, May. 101 Sandwiches.

 

Beautifully printed in red & black. Oblong dec. gray & yellow wrappers. Revised Edition. San Francisco: Paul Elder, 1906.

Some browning & chipping to extremities, fading to part of rear cover, else very good. Inventive sandwich recipes for various sandwiches & salads, including truffle, Bohemian, pate de foie gras, tongue and veal, etc. $120. SOLD

(Virginia) Dietz, F. Meredith, ed. De Virginia Hambook by De Ol' Virginia Hamcook: Recipes, Party Suggestions, Dances, Luncheon Parties, Menus, Philosophy.

 

Pictorial wrappers. Richmond: Dietz Press, 1946.

Some browning to extremities of wrappers, else very good, with recipes for numerous Virginia ham dishes, as well as Virginia spinach, Virginia baked eggs, etc., and much narrative on Virginia foodways and society. $60. SOLD

Hemenway, H.D. How to Make School Gardens: A Manual for Teachers and Pupils.

 

Illus. from photographs (incl. frontis. of a school garden being created at Hyannis Normal School in Mass.), and also from drawings showing tools, beds, garden layouts & plans, etc. Green cloth lettered in white. Second Edition. Garden City: Doubleday, Page, 1912.

Fascinating early manual on the subject, pre-WWI, with lessons for schoolmasters and students on garden and greenhouse work, root-grafting, budding, fertilizing, and an important bibliography in rear of all articles written on school gardens from various sources around the U.S. Originally published in 1903, this is the second edition of likely the first work on the subject. Flaking to white lettering on cover, rubbing (with small piece lacking) to title page, else very good. $120. SOLD

 

(Sherry) Hernandez, C.F. Black Beans and a Storm-Tossed Ship.

 

Illus. from photographs. Green wrappers, lettered in gilt, with yellow rope around spine. Mexico City: C.F. Hernandez, 1932.

A history of Habanero Berreteaga, a blending of "the rarest wines of old Spain with the juice of the pure sugar-cane," and produced in Tabasco, Mexico. Talks all about the history of rare sherry & moscatel, shipped to Cuba from Spain, and winding its way to Mexico. There are photos of the offices and production facilities (sherry and moscatel depts.), as well as numerous recipes for cocktails using Berreteaga. Fine. $95. SOLD

 

(Preserving) Cruess, William V. Home and Farm Preservation.

Illus. from photographs. Green cloth. First Edition. NY: Macmillan, 1918.

Canning fruits, salting and pickling, preserving meat, drying fruit, making relishes – all covered herein! Fine. $75. SOLD

Dumas, Alexandre. Petit Dictionnaire de Cuisine.

 

[4], iii, [1], 819 pp. Contemporary ¾ olive green levant morocco & marbled boards, gilt-lettered & tooled spine, raised bands, t.e.g. First Edition. Paris: Alphonse Lemerre, 1882.

An abridged version of Dumas' monumental ''Grand dictionnaire de cuisine'' (1873), containing only the recipes and dispensing with the commentary, history and anecdotes. Minor browning to joints, else near fine in lush, Riviere-like binding. $850. SOLD

Brillat-Savarin. The Handbook of Dining; or, Corpulence and Leanness Scientifically Considered. Comprising the art of dining on correct principles consistent with easy digestion, the avoidence of corpulency, and the cure of leanness; together with special remarks - on these subjects.

 

Translated by Leonard Francis Simpson. Purple cloth, gilt-lettered spine. Second Edition. London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts & Green, 1864. x, 170, 32 ad pp. According to James Cummins, this is a ”selective translation of the Physiologie du Goût that by its emphasis on reducing reveals many of the culinary and dietary preoccupations of the day.” First published in 1859.

Sunning to spine; period armorial bookplate, else very good. Bitting p. 437 (for 1859 London ed.); Cagle & Stafford 104; Wheaton and Kelly 855. $450. SOLD

(Vegetarian) [Brotherton, Martha]. Vegetable Cookery, with an Introduction Recommending Abstinence from Animal Food & Intoxicating Liquors, by a Member of the Bible Christian Church.

 

Xix, 363 pp. Copper-engraved title page. Period cloth, original paper spine label. Third Edition. London: Horatio Phillips & Clark, et al., 1829. First published in 1821.

According to Sherrie Inness’ Secret Ingredients: Race, Gender, and Class at the Dinner Table, Joseph Brotherton helped lay the early groundwork for vegetarianism in England, and his wife helped: “From its inception, the British movement was aided by many women. For example, Brotherton’s wife, Martha Harvey Brotherton, published Vegetable Cookery…If more people were vegetarians, she declared, it would ‘prevent much cruelty…and disease, besides many other evils that cause misery in society.’” However, her book was roundly criticized by Thomas Hood, a well-regarded reviewer of the day: “The hint is clearly taken from Grimaldi’s old stage trick of building up a man of vegetables, and the authoress has wisely, or more herbally speaking, sagely, endeavoured to apply pantomime practice to real every-day life, and to support the human body with sour-krout, onions, parsneps, and split-peas.” Last 2 leaves (3 pages of index) are replaced with facsimiles, binding solid but rubbed and discolored; front free endpaper lacking, foxing, thus good. Scarce. Bitting p.613. $750. SOLD

Francatelli, Charles Elme. The Modern Cook; A Practical Guide to the Culinary Art in All its Branches.

xv, 560 pp. Illus. incl. steel-engraved frontis. Stippled green cloth, gilt-lettered spine. Seventeenth Edition, Revised & Enlarged. London: Richard Bentley, 1867.
Shelfwear; a bit of discoloration to frontis., else about very good. Francatelli (1805-1876) studied in France under Careme and later became the chief cook to Queen Victoria. $150. SOLD

Brillat-Savarin. Gastronomy as Fine Art or The Science of Good Living.

 

Translated by R.E. Anderson. Cloth-backed marbled boards, gilt-lettered spine. London: Chatto & Windus, 1889.

Piece of cloth lacking from spine head, fading to spine, else good. $75. SOLD

(WWI) Evans, Mary Elizabeth. Mary Elizabeth's War Time Recipes.

 

Illus. incl. frontis. port., tissue guard. Cloth, paper cover label. First Edition. NY: Frederick Stokes, 1918.

Ms. Evans decided to only sell conservation food in her shop during the war, and received so many requests for her troop-saving recipes that she published this cookbook. Very good. $60. SOLD

(WWI) Harrison, Grace Clergue & Gertrude Clergue. Allied Cookery: British, French, Italian, Belgian, Russian.

 

Intro. by Hon. Raoul Dandurand. Preface by Stephen Leacock & Ella Wheeler Wilcox. Pictorial boards. First Edition. NY: G.P. Putnam's, 1916.

Published in WWI to "aid the war sufferers in the devastated districts of France," this gem includes recipes for world cuisine, including Salmon Teriyaki (Japan), Ribs of Pork in Casserole (Serbian), and Ginger Ice-Cream (Canada). Rubbing to extremities, else very good. $60. SOLD

(WWI) Moore, Helen Watkeys. Camouflage Cookery: A Book of Mock Dishes.

Jacket. First Edition. NY: Duffield, 1918.

War-time demand for substitutions and mock dishes create a huge need for recipe books that provided instructions and inspiration. Mock chop suey, five variations on mock terrapin, mock squabs, even mock rabbit and mock caramel custard. Times were hard. Very good in good only jacket; newspaper article with mock recipe suggestions mounted to front free endpaper. $75. SOLD


Acton, Eliza. Modern Cookery, for Private Families, reduced to a System of Easy Practice, in a Series of Carefully Tested Receipts, in which the principles of Baron Liebig and other eminent writers have been as much as possible applied and explained.

643, [1], 24 ad pp. Profusely illus., incl. 8 steel-engraved plates. Orig. cloth, gilt-lettered & dec. spine. Revised & enlarged edition. London: Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1855. Tears to cloth along hinges (repaired); later endpapers, else good. Wonderful illustrations. $200. SOLD


Acton, Eliza. Modern Cookery, for Private Families, reduced to a System of Easy Practice, in a Series of Carefully Tested Receipts, in which the principles of Baron Liebig and other eminent writers have been as much as possible applied and explained.

643, [1], 24 ad pp. Profusely illus., incl. 8 steel-engraved plates. Orig. cloth, gilt-lettered & dec. spine. Revised & enlarged edition. London: Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1855. Tears to cloth along hinges (repaired); later endpapers, else good. Wonderful illustrations. $200. SOLD


Malden, W.J. Farm, Field & Fireside Series No. 1: Rational Pig Keeping to Ensure Profit.

Illus. with engravings & from photographs of heritage pig breeds. Gilt-lettered dec. red cloth. First Edition. London: William A. May, [1895].

Fine condition, with descriptions of various British breeds, as well as information on breeding, anatomy, feeding, housing, and of course, how to make a profit. $225. SOLD

Payne, A.G. The Housekeeper's Guide to Preserved Meats, Fruits, Vegetables, &c.

Pictorial green cloth. Likely First Edition. London: Crosse & Blackwell, c.1885.

West Indian preserved ginger, orange bitters, essence of maraschino, truffled plovers, kippered herrings, etc. - a fantastic encyclopedia of pickled and preserved foods of Vitorian England. Fine. $150. SOLD

(Alabama) McDavid, Mitylene Owen, ed. Culinary Crinkles: Tested Recipes by the Ladies of the Church of the Advent.

 

175 pp. Replete with ads for Birmingham businesses. Pictorial wrappers. First Edition. Birmingham, AL: Unit No. 2 of the Woman's Guild, 1919.

Published at the end of WWI, this is full of excellent recipes for making pork sausage, peapod soup, chicken military soup, Mrs. George R. Ward's sliced sweet potato pie, sunflower marmalade, preserved watermelon citron, sweet peach pickle, etc. Some ink notes to a few recipes, else very good. $75. SOLD

(Mississippi) Junior Guild of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. The Guild Cook Book.

 

Illus. with numerous ads for Meridian-area businesses in rear. Cloth. First Edition. Meridian, MS: 1907. Manuscript recipes for biscuits written in pencil in a contemporary hand on front pastedown. Recipes include Manhattan Punch (with a quart of Jamaican rum), Old Fashioned Seed Cake of 1831, blackberry mush, braised lima beans, fried eels, stewed terrapins, etc. Darkening to covers & offset from bowl-shaped rings to cloth, else good; a scarce early 20th c. Mississippi cookbook. $300. SOLD

(New Orleans) Plauché, Léda. Ma-Lou's Creole Recipes.

 

46 pp. Pictorial wrappers. First Edition. New Orleans: Green Orchid Gift Shop, c.1940's.

Inscribed & SIGNED by the author on front free endpaper. Léda Hincks Plauché (Mrs. Henry Plauché) was born in New Orleans in 1886. She designed her first Carnival ball for the Krewe of Nereus in 1916 and, over the next forty years, she included the krewes of Rex, Proteus, Comus, and Momus among her clients. Mrs. Plauché was also the proprietor of the Green Orchid gift shop in the French Quarter. She died in New Orleans in 1980. In 1958, Léda Plauché donated a large collection of Mardi Gras costume and float designs and a smaller collection of photographs to the Louisiana Department (now Division) of New Orleans Public Library. Fine. $65. SOLD

(Vegetarian) Sharpe, M.R.L. The Golden Rule Cook Book: Six Hundred Recipes for Meatless Dishes.

323 pp. Frontis. photograph of a little girl with a cow, judgementally captioned, "A Carnivorous Animal and Her Prey" (yipes!), as well as photos of Arts & Crafts-style dining rooms & kitchens. Blue cloth lettered in white. Second Edition. Boston: Little, Brown, 1912.

Sections on nut dishes, breads, eggs, sauces, and also the dining room and kitchen. Chipping to white lettering on cover, some fading to cloth; occasional dog-earring, else very good. $85. SOLD

Braun, Lionel H. & William Adams. Fanny Hill's Cook Book.

 

Illus. by Brian Forbes. Jacket. First Edition. NY: Taplinger, 1971. A fairly (okay, very) pornographic romp through recipes and cooking methods. "Rumproast or Backside Entree," "Cock-in-Hand," "Jock's Strap," "Whores d'Oeuvres and Snacks"...really, no subject is spared. Minor rubbing to jacket extremities, else very good and bright - and amusing. $75. SOLD

(Southern) The Southern Hotel Journal: A Magazine Devoted to the Interests of Hotels, Restaurants, Clubs and Travel. Vol. 1, No. 1 to Vol. 1, No. 12 (one year's worth of issues), bound together.

 

Profusely illus. with ads for hotels, restaurants, and supporting businesses across the South. 3/4 red leather & gilt-lettered cloth. A complete run of the first year of the magazine. Atlanta: Southern Hotel Journal, April 1911-April 1912.

This copy was presented to H.N. Dutton, president of the Atlanta Hotel Men's Assoc., stamped so in gilt on front cover. With trade directories of hotels and rooming houses across the South, long with descriptions of hotels, cafes, lunchrooms, restaurants, etc., incl. menus, whether all waiters are white (yes, it actually says that), the definition of the word "cafe," advances in food technology, upcoming hotel projects, etc. 2" piece of leather lacking from spine foot, front hinge cracking, else very good. $250. SOLD

Crumb, Dana & Sherry Cohen. Eat It: A Cookbook.

 

Illus. by R. Crumb. Pictorial stiff wrappers. First Edition. San Francisco: Bellerophon Books, 1972.

With R. Crumb’s iconic illustrations, and apparently decent recipes, too. Very good. $60. SOLD

Hiller, Mrs. E.O. Book of Recipes, Selected from the Course of Cooking Lectures Given by the Denver Post at the Denver Auditorium, April 15 to April 24, 1909.

 

32 pp. Pictorial wrappers. N.p.: P.P. & P., 1909.

Mrs. E.O. Hiller believed in three square meals a day, no joking around. Herein are recipes for apricot dumplings, New England fruit cookies, tea au rhum, oyster cocktail, eggs a la Calcutta, and other surprises. Very good. $40. SOLD

The Housekeeper’s Receipt Book.

 

32 pp. Pictorial wrappers. Newburyport, MA: C.L. Davis, 1880.

Tiny piece of lower corner of front wrapper lacking, else near fine, with recipes for ginger snaps, jelly cake, pickled peaches, chicken salad, spiced currants, imitation pate de foie gras, etc. $35. SOLD

McLaren, L.L. The Pan-Pacific Cook-Book: Savory Bits from the World’s Fair.

Illus. with charming drawings. Yellow cloth, pictorial cover label. First Edition. San Francisco: Blair-Murdock, 1915. Published in conjunction with San Francisco’s Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915, with recipes for world foods like chile rellenos con queso, Chinese noodles baked, dhal, eggplant al forno, etc. Near fine. $125. SOLD

Dutton, June. Cocina Mexicana (Mexican Kitchen). Illus. by Ann & Bruce Butte.

 

Pictorial boards. First Edition. San Francisco: Determined Productions, 1969.

Boccados, chili con carne, enchiladas, platanos con ron, margaritas, and other Mexican fare – with wonderful illustrations. Some rubbing to extremities, else very good and bright. $60. SOLD

Tovrea Packing Co. Spanish and Mexican Recipes.

 

20 pp. Illus. with drawings. Pictorial red & black wrappers. First Edition. Phoenix: Tovrea Packing Co., 1933.

Mexican squash, agua chiltepin, preparing chili pulp, Mexican almond & pineapple pudding, etc. Fine. $75. SOLD

(Menus – WWI) 3 menus from the Hotel McAlpin.

 

Each with a different cover image of New York city buildings, with string ties along spines, and variant menus for the nights of Feb. 4, March 11 & March 18, 1917.

Fine condition: Long Island duckling with oranges, sweetbread parry Lucullus, roast turkey with American dressing, etc. $100. SOLD


(Menu - Ansel Adams) Ahwahnee Hotel.

 

Christmas Dinner at Bracebridge Hall, 1960.

One large folded sheet printed on 4 sides, with cover image of a Half Dome in Yosemite by Ansel Adams. 20-pp. text by Ansel Adams & Jeannette Dyer Spenser laid-in (drawings by Frann Reynolds). Text printed in S.F. by 5 Associates in 1953; menu is from Christmas 1960. Very good. $60. SOLD


Wells-Abbott-Nieman Co. “How to Cook a Husband” and Other Things: A Book of Selected Recipes – Tried and True – Dedicated to the Housewives of America – the Noblest Women on All the Earth.

 

32 pp. Illus. with woodcuts. Pictorial wrappers. Schuyler, NE: Wertz Printery, 1905.

A good many husbands are utterly spoiled by mismanagement.” Fine; charming. $60. SOLD

(Los Angeles) Farmers Market: Los Angeles Souvenir.

 

Illus. throughout with full-color and black & white photographs of the Los Angeles Farmers Market at 3rd & Fairfax. Pictorial flaps. Los Angeles: c. early 1950’s.

Middle signature neatly detached, else near fine, with wonderful images of the early days of the L.A. Farmers Market. $45. SOLD

(Los Angeles) Voltz, Jeanne & Burks Hammer. The L.A. Gourmet: Favorite Recipes from Famous Los Angeles Restaurants.

 

Jacket. First Edition. Garden City: Doubleday, 1971.

Before Wolfgang Puck arrived on the scene, there was Andre’s of Beverly Hills, Chasen’s, Brown Derby, Stuft Shirt, Paul’s Duck Press, Kowloon Cantonese, La Bella Fontana at the Beverly Hilton, and many more. Near fine. $35. SOLD

(New Orleans) Young, F.W. Dixie Pastry Cook Book.

 

Illus. with chromolithograph plates of Washington, D.C. government buildings. Gilt-lettered, embossed stiff wrappers tied with ribbon. New Orleans: Gulf Manufacturing, 1893.

Issued as a souvenir from the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893, with bright color images and recipes for Spanish almond custard, New Orleans chess club pie, Southern rice bread, graham griddle cakes, etc. Fine. $120. SOLD

(Oakland) Colcord, Mrs. Anna L. A Friend in the Kitchen: or What to Cook and How to Cook It.

 

Pictorial red cloth, stamped in silver. First Edition. Oakland: Pacific Press, 1899.

With recipes for wholesome drinks, food for infants, how to can fruit, rules for dyspeptics, etc. “There is religion in a good loaf of bread.” Rubbing to spine ends; front joint cracked, dampstaining to front free endpaper & title page margins, else good. $150. SOLD

(Mississippi) Recipes from Rosalie.

 

8 pp. Pictorial stiff wrappers. First Edition. Natchez, MS: State Shrine Mississippi D.A.R., c.1920.

Crisp Fried Chicken, Lady Baltimore Cake, Spoon Bread, Pralines, and other fare from the Daughters of the American Republic of the deep South. Near fine. $45. SOLD

(Southern) Marshall, Ann Parks, ed. Martha Washington’s Rules for Cooking, Used Every Day at Mt. Vernon; Those of her Neighbors Mrs. Jefferson, Mrs. Madison, Mrs. Monroe.

 

Illus. with numerous ads for Washington and Virginia businesses. Pictorial cloth, paper cover label. First Edition. Washington: Ransdell, 1931.

Inscribed & signed by Marshall on front free endpaper. Near fine – an important work on early Southern cooking. $100. SOLD

(Cocktails) Cobb, Irvin S. Irvin S. Cobb's Own Recipe Book.

 

52 pp. Illus. with drawings. Pictorial wrappers. First Edition. Louisville: Frankfort Distilleries, 1936.

Kentucky cocktails, written with sassy narrative by humorist & cocktail writer Irvin S. Cobb. Old rubber stamp of Geary Tap Room (in San Francisco) to front wrapper and interior. Very good. $75. SOLD

(Cocktails) Alderson, William A. Here’s to You.

 

Illus. Pictorial gilt-stamped green cloth. First Edition. NY: Dodge Publishing, 1907.

Filled with wonderful toasts to women, wine, et al. Front free endpaper neatly lacking, else near fine. $75. SOLD

(Cocktails) The Good Old Days. Souvenir wine and cocktail list from the Hotel Henry Perkins in Riverhead, Long Island.

Pictorial wrappers. NY: 1936. Fine, with prices for all manner of cocktails, domestic and imported wines, straight alcohol, and ginger ales. $65. SOLD

(Cocktails) Charles Brown & Sons. Recipes for Cocktails & Other Drinks.

 

28 pp. Illus. with drawings of barware. Wrappers. First Edition. San Francisco: Chas. Brown & Sons, c.1930's.

303 cocktail recipes, from the Absinthe Cocktail to the Zazerac. Very good and bright. $60. SOLD

Manuscript recipe book • Rick Pettit

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

 

(Beverages) Kessler, E.J. Practical Flavoring Extract Maker.

 

Illus. with images of working filters, percolators, etc. Gilt-lettered cloth. First Edition. NY: Spice Mill Publishing, 1912.

"A treatise on the manufacture of the principal flavoring extracts, in accordance with the requirements of the food laws of the United States; written by a practical manufacturer who sets down the full knowledge of his specialty acquired during many years of continuous experience." Vanilla, lemon, chocolate, mint, clove, and many other extracts, for alcoholic and non-alcoholic purposes. Very good - with two gorgeous liquor store trade cards laid in, from Chicago & Philadelphia, c.1900. $120. SOLD

(Port) Valente-Perfeito, J.C. Arte de Beber o Vinho do Porto.

 

64 pp. Pictorial wrappers. First Edition. Porto: Instituto do Vinho do Porto, 1935.

A treatise on the art of drinking port. 2” closed tear along rear joint, else very good and bright. $95. SOLD

(Port) Brunet, Raymond & Valente Perfeito. Le Porto et la Bonne Chere.

 

40 pp. Illus. with Art Nouveau-style drawings. Pictorial wrappers. First Edition. Porto: Instituto do Vinho do Porto, 1938.

Fine condition, with recipes for using port in cooking, beautifully illustrated. $95. SOLD

Isola, Anotonia. Simple Italian Cookery.

 

Cloth. Second 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 US. 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. Lacking front free endpaper, else very good. $125. SOLD

Artusi, Pellegrino. Italian Cook Book. Adapted from the Italian by Joseph V. Di Cecco.

 

Gilt-lettered blue cloth. First Edition Thus. NY: S.F. Vanni, 1940.

Mid-century Italian cuisine adapted for the American home: Spaghetti in the rustic style, rabbit bread, crostini fioriti, frog soup, etc. Very good. $200. SOLD

(San Francisco) Menu San Francisco.

 

2 issues. Illus. with menus & from photographs of S.F. dining establishments. Pictorial wrappers. San Francisco: West Coast Lithograph Co., 1961 & 1964.

Menus from some of San Francisco’s iconic restaurants: Veneto, Le Trianon, the Hungry I, Ming’s, Trader Vic’s, L’Etoile, etc. Very good. $70 the two together. SOLD

 

(San Francisco) A Gift from San Francisco's Night Clubs: Perfect Hostess' Mixed Drinks Recipes.

 

30 pp. Illus. with ads for local businesses, incl. bars and clubs. First Edition. San Francisco: c.1930's.

An illustration of drinking glasses starts the reader off, followed by recipes for Leave-it-to-Me Cocktail, Little Devil Cocktail, Journalist Cocktail, and many other inventions of San Francisco bartenders. A bit of faint spotting to covers, owner's rubber stamp to front wrapper, else very good - scarce. $150. SOLD

 

(San Francisco) Koehler, Margaret H. Recipes from the Russians of San Francisco.

Illus. by Rudolf Czufin. Jacket. First Edition. Riverside, CT: Chatham Press, 1974.
Russian recipes with a history of Russians in San Francisco as the preface. Near fine. $35. SOLD

 

Adams, Sara Swain. How to Set the Table for Every Occasion.

 

Illus. from color drawings and also from photographs of scenes in Irish linen country. Pictorial boards. NY: Derryvale Linen, 1918.

Fine condition. $40. SOLD

(Vegetarian) Perkins, Evora Bucknum. The Laurel Health Cookery: A Collection of Practical Suggestions and Recipes for the Preparation of Non-Flesh Foods in Palatable and Attractive Ways.

 

Dec. cloth. First Edition. Melrose, MA: Laurel Publishing, 1911.

The author was an instructor of vegetarianism in homes and sanitariums, and a self-professed pioneer in hygienic vegetarian restaurant work. Fine. $95. SOLD

 

(Vegetarian) Whitfield, Mildred G., Maria Hornbacher & Ruth Pearson. The Fine Art of Cooking.

Illus. from color photographs. Pictorially embossed gold cloth. First Edition. Berrien Springs, MI: White Brothers’ Graphic Arts Center, 1941.

A health food book promoting better living through vegetarianism, with recipes using fruits, vegetables, nuts and grains. Owner’s name to front free endpaper, else near fine. $60. SOLD

(Rice) Sunset Route Passenger Industrial Dept. Texas and Louisiana Rice: How it is Grown and Cooked.

61 pp. Illus. from photographs of rice harvesting and production along the Sunset Route (New Orleans to Houston). Later boards with original pictorial wrappers mounted to front & rear boards. First Edition. Houston: Cumming & Sons, 1910. Marketing, threshing, economics, food value, etc., is all covered herein. Tape to orig. wrapper covers. Good. $75.

SOLD

(Cherries) Recipes: Delightful Dishes Easily Made with Sturgeon Bay Cherries.

 

12 pp. Illus. Pictorial wrappers. Sturgeon Bay, WI: c.1920.

Recipes for cherry cocktail, cherry soup, steamed cherry puddings, candied Sturgeon Bay cherries, cherry Turkish paste, etc. Near fine; charming. $45. SOLD

 

Allen, Lucy G. Choice Candy Recipes.

Illus. from photographs. Blue cloth lettered in orange. First Edition. Boston: Little, Brown, 1930.

A touch of sunning to spine, else very good and bright, with recipes for ginger caramels, raisin bonbons, fresh strawberry fudge, and other delights from the heyday of American candy. $60. SOLD

 

 

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(Florida) Stennis, Mary A. Florida Fruits and Vegetables in the Family Menu.

 

132, + ix index pp. Illus. incl. color plates of Florida produce. Printed green wrappers. Tallahassee: State of Florida Dept. of Agriculture, 1938.

Irregular fading to wrappers, else very good, with interesting, specific information on the subject. $40. SOLD

 

(Florida) Harris, Frances Barber. Florida Salads.

Jacket. First Edition. Jacket. First Edition. Jacksonville: Frances B. Harris, 1918.

Fine in very good, scarce jacket: alligator pear salad, Mayport crab salad, Florida pecan sandwiches, etc. $65. SOLD

 

(Georgia) Dennis, Annie. The New Annie Dennis Cook Book: A Compendium of Popular Household Recipes for the Busy Housewife.

358 pp. Pictorial cloth. Revised Edition. Atlanta: Mutual Publishing, 1905.

Fair condition only, with wear and discoloration to covers, brittle pages, etc., however rare and complete with recipes for Southern delights like peach cake, pigs’ feet, shrimp fritters, blackberry shrub, watermelon pickles (and dozens of other pickles), etc. $60. SOLD

 

(Bread) Mace, Jean. The History of a Mouthful of Bread and its Effect on the Organization of Men and Animals.

Trans. From the French Mrs. Alfred Gatty. Gilt-lettrered cloth. First American Edition. NY: Harper & Bros., 1868.

A scientific book for children and adults on food’s effects on various organs. Very good. $75. SOLD

Cookery as it Should Be; a New Manual of the Dining Room and Kitchen, for Persons in Moderate Circumstances…by A Practical Housekeeper, and pupil of Mrs. Goodfellow.

 

362, [12] ad pp. Illus. with wood engravings. Pictorially blindstamped brown cloth, gilt-lettered spine. Seventh Edition, revised & enlarged. Philadelphia: J.W. Bradley, 1859.

Foxing, else very good, with classic American recipes for New Orleans Gumbo, Rye Cake, Baltimore Ginger-bread, Apple Corn Meal Pudding, Peach Pot Pie, Ragout of Rabbits, Southern Ochra Soup (and Northern Ochra Soup, for good measure), etc. Printed on the eve of the Civil War, the regional American recipes herein take on special significance. $250. SOLD

[Brotherton, Martha]. Vegetarian Cookery, by a Lady. Intro. explanatory of the principles of vegetarianism by James Simpson.

Cloth, gilt-lettered spine. Seventh Edition. London: Fred. Pitman, 1882. First published in 1821.

According to Sherrie Inness’ Secret Ingredients: Race, Gender, and Class at the Dinner Table, Joseph Brotherton helped lay the early groundwork for vegetarianism in England, and his wife helped: “From its inception, the British movement was aided by many women. For example, Brotherton’s wife, Martha Harvey Brotherton, published Vegetable Cookery…If more people were vegetarians, she declared, it would ‘prevent much cruelty…and disease, besides many other evils that cause misery in society.’” Fading to spine, faint discoloration to front cover, else very good. $120.

SOLD

[GRIMOD DE LA REYNIÈRE (ALEXANDRE BALTHAZAR LAURENT)]. Manuel des amphitryons; contenant Un Traité de la Dissection des viandes à table, la Nomenclature des Menus les plus nouveaux pour chaque saison, et des Elémens de Politesse gourmande. Ouvrage indispensable à tous ceux qui sont jaloux de faire bonne chère.

 

Illus. with 17 copper-engraved plates showing carving, & wonderful frontis. depicting an ortolan speared on a fork. Period tree calf tooled in gilt, expertly rebacked with original spine strip laid-on, morocco spine label. Paris. Capelle et Renand., 1808.

Grimod de la Reynière was one of the world's first food reviewers and restaurant critics. Scathing and witty in his observations, he wrote the "Manual for Hosts" ("Manuel des Amphitryons") in 1808, and published the annual "L'Almanach des gourmands" for several years in the early 1800s in Paris. In 1803, Grimod had hit upon the idea of doing a food lover's almanac, and did indeed start one; it was very successful. From 1803 to 1812, he published eight volumes of L'Almanach des gourmands, one a year. The books were both food criticism and restaurant guides. As a way of doing research for the almanac, nearly every Wednesday he invited twelve friends for dinners which lasted up to five hours. During the meals, they tasted food sent to them by caterers, and judged it. Their opinions would ruin many chefs and fledgling restaurants. One restaurant he did approve of heartily was "Véry", on the Palais-Royal next to the Louvre. In 1808 -- Grimod published the "Manual for Hosts" ("Manuel des Amphitryons"), based on material from the Almanacs published so far. It provided a guide to restaurants which were appearing for the first time in history. Very good; scarce. $2,500. SOLD

(Ice Cream) Heller, B. Heller’s Guide for Ice-Cream Makers.

 

Illus. throughout with wonderful period drawings illustrating various types of ice cream desserts. Gilt-lettered black cloth. Chicago: B. Heller & Co., 1918.

Each ice cream or ice cream dessert lays out the amount of butter fat, and most illustrations depict young couples courting around ice cream fountains. Charming. Rubbing to extremities, else very good. $150. SOLD

(Wine) Strong, W.C. Culture of the Grape.

 

Illus. with wood engravings; engraved title page. Gilt-lettered purple cloth. First Edition. Boston: J.E. Tilton, 1866.

Varieties and styles of grapes and wine-making particular to the United States, published just after the Civil War. Chipping to spine ends, rubbing to corners; mild dampstaining to extremities of some pages, else near very good. $300. SOLD

(John Henry Nash). Addison, Joseph. The Trial of the Wine-Brewers: An Essay. Intro. by Edward F. O’Day.

 

Woodcut title page port.; decorations by William Wilke. Marbled boards. No. 75 of 385 copies. San Francisco: John Henry Nash, 1930.

Fading to spine, a bit of chipping to paper along spine, else very good. $40. SOLD


(Preserving) Malcolm, Ola Powell. Lippincott's Home Manuals: Successful Canning and Preserving.

Illus. from photographs, incl. 6 color plates. Pictorial cloth. Fourth Edition, Revised & Enlarged. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1917. General shelf wear, else very good, with detailed instructions on preserving smack in the middle of WWI. $60. SOLD

Harrison, Mrs. Sarah. The House-keeper’s Pocket-Book; and Compleat Family Cook. Containing Above Seven Hundred Curious and Uncommon Receipts, in Cookery, Pastry, Preserving, Pickling, Brewing, Baking, Made Wines,

&c. 168 pp. Copper-engraved frontis. of a woman in her kitchen, plating a dish in front of a roaring fire. Period calf, expertly rebacked in matching calf, leather spine label.
London: Thomas Martin, 1783. Bitting p.217. Near fine, smaller format version of above. $400. SOLD

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

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

Typical Southern recipes for Savannah Stewed Prunes, Fried Peaches, Georgian Style Sweet Potatoes, Dinah’sa Rice Croquettes, etc. A couple binding rings broken, else very good. $150. SOLD



(Ice Cream) Sommer, Hugo H. Theory and Practice of Ice Cream.

 

628 pp. Illus. with scientific charts, and with pictorial ads for professional equipment in rear. Maroon cloth. First Edition. Madison: Hugo Sommer, 1932.

A bit dusty, else near fine, with a scientific approach to professional ice cream making. $95. SOLD

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

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

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

SOLD

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

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

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

The Authentic Guide to Victory Gardens, Based Largely on Official Data.

 

96 pp. Illus. with drawings of produce and gardening implements. Pictorial wrappers. First Edition. NY: Authentic Publications, 1943.

Detailed instruction for wartime food gardening: sowing seeds, protecting cabbage against insects, carrot advice, even a map of killing frosts across the U.S. in 1938., etc. Foxing to wrappers, browning to paper, else very good. $60. SOLD

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

Jacket. Honolulu: Hawaiian Service, 1947.

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Illus. incl. color frontis. of a chestnut. Pictorial green cloth. First Edition. Battle Creek, MI: Joseph Lambert, 1899.

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

 

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

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

Quackenbush’s Nut Picks and Cracks.

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

(Cocktails) Baker, Charles H., Jr. The Gentleman’s Companion, Being an Exotic Drinking Book or, Around the World with Jigger, Beaker and Flask.

Debossed calf with illustration of cocktails and a globe; subscriber’s name (Dick Barclay) in gilt to front cover. First Edition Thus. NY: Crown, 1946.

Originally published in a 2-vol. set with an eating companion, this limited printing discards any illusions that men have interest in cooking. Cocktail recipes throughout, including some great WWII-era drinks like Adios Amigos, The Peking Tiger’s Milk, Sunday Morning Cocktail, the Okolehao Cocktail, etc. $250. SOLD

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

Small cloth-backed marbled boards, paper cover label. 1 of a limited edition. White Bear Lake, MN: Ampersand Club, 1997.

The untitled and anonymously-compiled word-list of cocktail terms that appears in the book was discovered in a small notebook in the library of M.F.K. Fisher. The manuscript consists of 15 pages on graph paper, in pencil. Spelling and punctuation are preserved. Fine. $65. SOLD

 

(Cake) Hopkins, Dennis M. Simple but Effective Cake Decorating.

 

Profusely illus. from photographs. Pictorial red cloth stamped in white. First Edition. Chicago: Bakers’ Helper, 1925.

Issued for the trade, with complicated cake decorations throughout. Very good. $60. SOLD

(Cake) Murphy, Claudia Quigley. A Collation of Cakes, Yesterday and Today, in which is included a true and accurate notation of Early English and Colonial American Receipts, showing the beginning and progress of the Gentle Art of Cake Making to the present time.

 

30 pp. NY: Caludia Q. Murphy, 1923.

With cake recipes from numerous sources, from the 17th century to the present. A couple small spots to covers, else very good; charming. $60. SOLD

(Cheese) Squire, John, ed. Cheddar Gorge: A Book of English Cheeses.

 

Illus. by Ernest H. Shepard. Yellow cloth lettered in gilt. First Edition. London: Collins, 1937.

Shepherd, famous for illustrating A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh books, here charms the reader with images of England’s famous cheeses, from stilton to cheddar. Meanwhile, Squire has collected some of the best writers of the time, from Andre Simon to Ambrose Heath, to pine over the subject. General shelfwear & soiling, else very good. $75. SOLD

(Cocktails) Hopkins, Albert A. Home Made Beverages: The Manufacture of Non-Alcoholic and Alcoholic Drinks in the Household.

Illus. incl. frontis photo of a woman stemming grapes. Pictorial cloth. First Edition. NY: Scientific American Publishing, 1919.

John Collins, East India Punch, Maple Beer, Celery Phosphate, Pineapple Julep – just several of hundreds of beverages herein. An amazing compilation, just before Prohibition made half the drinks in here illegal. An afterword makes reference to the prospect of Prohibition, mentioning that people who can afford to are stockpiling "for a more or less drastic period of abstinence" but that "This book is written for all, and is without prejudice of any kind." Minor rubbing to spine, else very good. $150.

SOLD

(Confectionery) Bradley, Alice. The Candy Cook Book.

 

Photographic frontis. Pictorial cloth. Boston: Little, Brown, 1921.

Typical candies of the American candy heyday: maple chocolate fudge, peanut nougat, horehound candy, butterscotch squares, etc. A bit of soiling to covers, else very good. $75. SOLD

(Confectionery) Rigby, W.O. Rigby’s Reliable Candy Teacher, with Complete and Modern Soda, Ice Cream and Sherbet Sections.

272 pp. Illus. Pictorial wrappers. Topeka: Rigby Publishing, c.1930. Everything the aspiring candymaker needs to know, from nougats and chocolates to caramels and ice creams. A bit of dogearing, else very good. $75. SOLD

(Confectionery) Chewing Candies.

 

40 pp. Illus. from photographs. Printed wrappers. First Edition. New York: Nulomoline Co., 1929.

Nougat, caramels, butter chews, and toffee are included here. Fine. $60. SOLD

Lambrecht, Bernard. The New Style of Confectionery.

Illus. with tipped-in color plates of cakes, marzipan, petits-fours, etc.; tissue guards. Dec. square cloth. First Edition in English. London & Glasgow: Maclaren, c.1929.
Okay folks, this is one of my favorite books ever. Translated from the German, there is a 14-page manifesto declaring that the current pastry community needs to move away from the overly-stylized, inedible Careme-type desserts, and toward a Bauhaus approach. Incredibly rare to see such an innovative treatise about food styles so early in the 20th century. Fine condition. $400. SOLD

(Maine) Handy Hints: A Valuable and Useful Compilation of Tried and Famous Household Cooking Receipts.

144 pp. Illus. with numerous ads. Pictorial wrappers. Portland, ME: C.H. Guppy Co. Apothecaries, c.1880's.
"Dainties for the Sick Room - Poison Antidotes - Table Etiquette, etc., etc." Some stains & chipping to wrappers, else good. $45. SOLD

 

Schultz, Charles. Peanuts Lunch Bag Cook Book. Recipes by June Dutton.

Illus. throughout with Peanuts cartoons. Jacket. First Edition. San Francisco: Determined Productions, 1970.
Small piece of front free endpaper lacking from top, owner's name to bottom of same page, else very good in fine jacket. $45. SOLD

Kaltenbach, Marianne. Cooking in Switzerland.

Illus. from wood engravings. Red gingham cloth, paper cover label. First Edition. Munster: Wolfgang Holker, 1989.
Charming book of recipes, with facsimile stains and hand-written notes to pages. Owner's inscription to ownership page, else near fine. $30. SOLD

Frederick, J. George & Jean Joyce. Long Island Seafood Cook Book.

Jacket. First Edition. NY: Business Bourse, 1939.

Hundreds of recipes specific to Long Island towns, like Sheepshead Bay Fish Chowder, Waterville Lobster Soup, Ocean Beach Batter Shrimp, Riverhead Giblet & Oyster Pie, Sandy Hook Gumbo, etc. Fabulous, micro-local, sustainable, organic! A bit of fading to jacket spine, price clipped, else very good. $75.

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

Hibben, Sheila. American Regional Cookery.

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

Illus. from drawings by Marvin Bileck. Jacket. First Edition. NY: Viking, 1949.

Inscribed & signed by Fisher on the front free endpaper to Bud & Judith [Clancy] Johns. Judith Clancy illustrated Fisher's book As They Were and she and her husband were great friends of Fisher. Usual fading to jacket spine, chipping to jacket spine head, a few light spots to rear panel, else very good. $850. SOLD

 

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

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

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

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

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


Wakefield, Ruth. Ruth Wakefield's Toll HouseTried and True Recipes.

Jacket. NY: M. Barrows, 1937.
With 24 cookie recipes, for which New England's Toll House Inn was so famous. Price clipped, else very good. $50. SOLD


Loeb, Robert H. How to Wine Friends and Affluent People: A Step-by-step Picture Cookbook.

Illus. in color by Jon Buelow. Jacket. First Edition. Chicago: Follett, 1965. Charming cartoons and advice from the author of Wolf in Chef's Clothing. Fine. $50. SOLD

Rorer, Mrs. Sarah T. World’s Fair Souvenir Cook Book.: Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis,

1904. Pictorial cloth. First Edition. Philadelphia: Arnold & Co., 1904.

Sadly, there is no recipe for making ice cream cones, which were introduced at the 1904 World’s Fair. There are, however, numerous recipes for making the best ice creams, as well as preserves, pies, puddings, and savory dishes. Fine condition. $150. SOLD

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 SOLD

Neil, Marion H. Canning, Preserving and Pickling.

Illus. from photographs. Pictorial cloth. First Edition. Philadelphia: David McKay, 1914.

Greengage jam, citron-melon preserve, chestnut jam, picked crab apples, green tomato chutney, and many other American preserves. Some discoloration to lower spine; foxing, else very good. $85. SOLD

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.

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

SOLD

Rorer, Mrs. Sarah T. How to Cook Vegetables.

Pictorial frontis. Cloth. Third Edition. Philadelphia: W. Atlee Burpee, 1892.

Burpee was one of America’s premier seed growers, so their cookbook tie-in to vegetables was a smart move. Mrs. Rorer, one of the most famous cooking instructors in America, gets us going with German Style Red Cabbage, Green Tomato Pickles, Corn Griddle-cakes, etc. Very good. $75. SOLD

Rorer, Mrs. Sarah T. Many Ways for Cooking Eggs. * Hot Weather Dishes.

Jackets. Revised & Enlarged Editions. Philadelphia: Arnold & Co., c.1910 & 1912.

Upper jacket of first copy with pieces lacking, else very good in good jacket; 2nd copy near fine, with cold dishes for hot days. Both scarce in jacket. $60 each. SOLD

Rorer, Mrs. [Sara] T. Fifteen New Ways for Oysters.

Slver-lettered brick cloth. First Edition. Philadelphia: Arnold & Co., 1894. 16 oyster recipes are included in this little cookbook, including Larded oysters broiled, Oysters a la Newburg, Bisque of oyster, and my favorite, "Keebobbed Oysters." Very good. $85. SOLD

(Preserving) Archdeacon, William. Archdeacon's Kitchen Cabinet: A Book of Receipts, for the Manufacture of Pickles, Preserves, Jellies, Syrups, Sauces, Ketchups, Vinegars, and Canning All Kinds of Fruit, Vegetables, Meats, Fish, etc.

548 pp. Pictorially gilt-stamped brown cloth. First Edition. Chicago: William Archdeacon, 1876.

A large 19th c. tome on canning and preserving, with detailed instructions on everything from the simplest (canning tomatoes) to canning more complex ingredients, like rabbit. Also with recipes for coloring fruit syrups for soda water, various methods of making vinegar, etc. Very good - solid. $120. SOLD

Nesbitt, Henrietta. The Presidential Cookbook: Feeding the Roosevelts and their Guests.

Jacket. First Edition. Garden City: Doubleday, 1951.

"When she was a housekeeper in the White House, Mrs. Nesbitt was confronted by the duties of a normal American kitchen 1000 times multiplied. While the Roosevelts themselves preferred poached eggs and corned-beef hash to the tastiest delicacies, Mrs. Nesbitt left no stone unturned to serve each of the hundreds of important guests his favorite dish. From apple pie to snails and artichoke hearts, she prepared them all." Chipping to jacket spine hear, rubbing to extremities, else very good. $40. SOLD

Fergusson, Edna. Mexican Cookbook. Decorations by Valentin Vidaurreta.

Jacket. First Edition. Santa Fe: Rydal Press, 1934.

Beautiful 1930’s typography combines here with authentic recipes for Tortillas, Chicharrones, Tamale Pastel, Pollo Relleno, Natillas, etc. With Mexican menus for full meals in rear. Fine in chipped but very good and scarce jacket. $95. SOLD

Don Carlos. Spanish-Mexican Cookbook.

Jacket. First Edition. Culver City: Murray & Gee, 1950.

Recipes for unusual Cal-Mex fare such as Carne con Chile Colorado, Higaditos de Gallina con Arroz Silvestre (chicken livers with wild rice), Gusanos de Maguey (Maguey plant grubs), etc., are accompanied by descriptions of food history and culture of each recipe. Chipping to jacket spine head, else very good and bright. $60. SOLD

[Miller, Elizabeth]. In the Kitchen.

568 pp. Gilt-stamped pictorial gray cloth, bevelled edges. c.1890.

A large and substantial cookbook, with great 19th c. American recipes for Election Cake, Mrs. Boyd's Doughnuts, Edgewood Birthday Cake, Kentucky Icing, Pickled Nasturtiums, Reed Birds, Broiled Woodcock, etc. Rubbing to spine ends and a bit to corners, else very good. $150. SOLD

Harland, Marion. The Cottage Kitchen: A Collection of Practical and Inexpensive Receipts.

Pictorial cloth. First Edition. NY: Scribner's, 1883. 19th c.

American fare with handy advice about traveling in the countryside, including "the vexed question [of] domestic service in America." Recipes include barbecued ham, pork and beans, codfish chowder, catfish soup, baked rice pudding, huckleberry cake, etc. The final chapter is entitled, "Nest-building." Very good - quite charming. $75. SOLD

(Hawaii) The Hilo Woman's Club Cook Book: Hawaiian Recipes.

Rope-tied stiff pictorial wrappers. Fifth Printing. Hilo: Hilo Tribune-Herald, 1947.

Chapters include Hawaiian fish, mango, ohelo, poha, granadilla, etc. Very good. $45. SOLD

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

Modern blue cloth with cover label from orig. binding laid-on. Fourth Edition, Revised & Enlarged. Honolulu: Hawaiian Gazette, 1896.

Originally published in 1882, the recipes, according to editor Ellen McCully, were "mainly contributed by the ladies of Oahu and the other Islands..." Some unusual recipes include "Soupe de Corbeaux", which calls for two mynah birds to be roasted and ground, then served on fried toast slices. A highly unusual contribution for the period is "A Hawaiian Feast." "Ahaaina" or more commonly called "Luau." This contribution from Miss Louisa Brickwood and daughters gives directions for preparing and serving a luau. Title page lacking blank margins and refitted on later paper; binding is not original, but still quite scarce. $400. SOLD

(Hawaii) Some Fruits of Hawaii: Their Composition, Nutritive Value and Use.

133 pp. Illus, from photographs & drawings. Pictorial wrappers. First Edition. Honolulu: Hawaii Agricultural Experiment Station, 1936.

Unusual fruits of Hawaii described here include acid lime, mountain apple, poha, soursop, carambola, etc. Fine condition. $45. SOLD

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

Green cloth. First Edition. Wailuku: Maui Publishing, 1939.

Spiced mangoes, poha jam, guava icing, pineapple ice box cake, are just some of the Hawaii-focused recipes herein. Very good condition. Rare. $120. SOLD

(Bread) T.N.T. Bread-Making.

Illus. with wood engravings. Cloth-backed pictorial boards. First Edition. NY & London: G.P. Putnam's, 1884.

A Victorian-era work on bread-making, with chapters on various types of ovens, on sour bread, yeast, biscuits, etc. Very good. $95. SOLD

Bomberger, Maude A. Colonial Recipes from Old Virginia and Maryland Manors, with Numerous Legends and Traditions

Interwoven. Pictorial blue cloth. First Edition. NY & Washington: Neale Publishing, 1907.

A number of unique beverages, such as Mint Brandy, Old Maryland Apple Toddy, Quince Brandy, etc., and with local recipes for Arlington Fritters, Sally Lunn, etc. Fading & some discoloration to covers, else very good. $45. SOLD

Brown, Helen. Helen Brown's Holiday Cook Book.

Intro. by M.F.K. Fisher. Drawings by Harry Diamond. Jacket. First Edition. Boston: Little, Brown, 1952.

Rubbing to jacket spine head, else near fine. $40. SOLD

Rockwell, F.F. Save it For Winter: Modern Methods of Canning, Dehydrating, Preserving and Storing Vegetables and Fruit for Winter Use.

Illus. from photographs. Pictorial cloth. First Edition. NY: Frederick Stokes, 1918.

Intensive instructions on preserving and canning , with chapters on equipment, storage, building drying racks, etc. Old faint stain to lower page margins of most pages, still very good. $60. SOLD

MacKay, Gertrude. The Housekeeper's Apple Book: Over Two Hundred Ways of Preparing the Apple.

Pictorial red cloth. First Edition. Boston: Little, Brown, 1918.

MacKay was a high school domestic economy instructor in Pittsburgh, and her charming cookbook covers the gamut of apple recipes, from Sweet Cider Frappe and Apple Schmarren to roast goose garnish and 6 variant apple fritter recipes. Being located near Pennsylvania Dutch country, German apple recipes rule the day. Very good - charming. $50. SOLD

(San Francisco) Bartlett, Josephine, ed. The Bulletin's Cook Book, Containing all of the Bulletin's Prize Contest Recipes.

Large pictorial wrappers. First Edition. San Francisco: The Bulletin, 1916.

Very good condition - the first-place winners in various categories of the San Francisco's newspaper's recipe contest include strawberry shortcake, squab royale, chicken souffle, lemon pie, and lobster salad. Very good. $60. SOLD

Rowland, Mabel, ed. Celebrated Actor Folks' Cookeries: A Collection of the Favorite Foods of Famous Players.

Cloth-backed pictorial boards. NY: Mabel Rowland, 1916.

Published to benefit of the Red Cross and Actor's Fund, this features recipes from stars of stage and screen, including Enrico Caruso's Terrapin a la Baltimore, Ethel Barrymore's Vanilla Wafers, Fatty Arbuckle's Fricassee of Lobster & Mushrooms, Charlie Chaplin's Apple Roll, Mary Pickford's Raspberry Jam Tarts, etc. Near fine. $120. SOLD

Sheridan, C. Mac, ed. The Stag Cookbook: A Man's Cookbook for Men. Intro. by Robert H. Davis.

Jacket. First Edition. NY: George H. Doran, 1922.

Irvin S. Cobb's Hog Jowl and Turnip Greens, golfer Chick Evans' Tomato Soup, Houdini's Scalloped Mushrooms & Deviled Eggs, and Charlie Chaplin's Steak & Kidney Pie are among the gems herein. Near fine; scarce in jacket. $95. SOLD

The Standard Cook Book for Practical Housewives.

Illus. with wood engravings throughout, of kitchen utensils, service, unfamiliar vegetables, duck breeds, etc. Pictorial chromolithograph wrappers. First Edition. Springfield, OH: Mast, Crowell & Kirkpatrick, 1894.

Short, closed tears to cover near spine, cover nearly detached; worm-holes to rear pages, thus good only, but wonderful. $45. SOLD

Trader Vic. Trader Vic's Kitchen Kibitzer: The Cookbook for Men.

Illus. with drawings by Alec Yul-Thornton. Jacket. First Edition. Garden City: Doubleday, 1952.

SIGNED by Trader Vic on the front free endpaper. For the bachelor of the Mad Men era (or perhaps, science fiction): recipes include Puerto Rican Pig Roast, Iguana, Venison Pot Roast, etc., and cocktails such as Yom Kipper [sic] Punch (don't ask), Wake Robin Special, Chicago Sour, and more. Fine. $120. SOLD

Squite, Marian, ed. The Stag at Ease, being the Culiary Preferences of a Number of Distinguished Male Citizens of the World. Jacket.

First Edition. Caxton Printers, Caldwell, Idaho, 1938. 164p, indexed. Jacket. First edition.

Includes Mencken's recipe for "Deviled Crab," Robert Frost's Potatoes in Wood Ashes, William Steig's Veal Scalopine, and A.A. Milne's Creme Brulee. Chipping to upper jacket extremities, some fading & darkening to jacket extremities, else very good. Scarce. $75. SOLD

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

781 pp. Illus. with plates in black & white. Pictorial black cloth. New Edition, Revised & Enlarged. Indianapolis: Bobbs Merrill, 1906.

A massive tome with wonderful cover design by Margaret Armstrong. Chipping to spine ends; front joint cracking, still very good with recipes for huckleberry shortcake, stewed tripe & oysters (listed as a breakfast dish!), slipery-elm cough candy, roast partridges, woodcock, braised wild pigeons, rhubarb preserves, etc. $120. SOLD

(Los Angeles) Lummis, Charles, et al. Landmarks Club Cook Book: A California Collection of the Choicest Recipes from Everywhere, including a chapter of the most famous old Californian and Mexican Dishes by Chas. F. Lummis.

Illus. from numerous photographs of derelict Southern California Missions, and of a tortilla-maker. Dec. green cloth. First Edition. Los Angeles: Out West Co., 1903.

Lengthily inscribed & SIGNED by Lummis on the front free endpaper, describing the benefits of the publication to saving the decaying Missions in California. The inscribees, Mr. & Mrs. Reginald Knight Smith, were prominent San Franciscans whose home at 2600 Jackson Street was built by famed architect Ernest Coxhead, so were surely patrons of architectural preservation. Among the Spanish and California-Mexican recipes are Nasturtium sauce, walnut paste, cajeta de Celaya, atole de peña, camotes con dulce from Peru, etc. Near fine. $300. SOLD

Herrick, Christine Terhune. Liberal Living Upon Narrow Means.

Cloth. First Edition. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1890.

Set up by month, this book is typical of Victorian-era cookbooks that assumed the home cook had no servants to help with the cooking. This was a new era for women, and they suddenly had to learn how to make their way around a kitchen by themselves. One chapter, entitled "The Seamy Side of Summer," concentrates solely on preserving. Rear free endpaper lacking, else very good. $75. SOLD

(Camping) "Seneca." Canoe and Camp Cookery: A Practical Cook Book for Canoeists, Corinthian Sailors and Outers.

Gilt-stamped pictorial brick cloth. NY: Forest & Stream, 1893.

What to make and how to make it when in woods and stream: Brunswick stew, pork and beans, baked deer's head, woodchucks, porcupines, corn dodgers, and most importantly, coffee. Near fine. $150. SOLD

Kephart, Horace. Camp Cookery.

Gilt-lettered dec. green cloth. NY: Outing Publishing, 1910.

Owner’s name (and rank in the Medical Corps as Colonel), dated 1910, to upper title page. Near fine, with outdoors recipes for porcupine, fried squirrel, muskrat, possum, deer brains, broiled eel, etc. Also with chapters on fire-building, utensils for camp cookery, etc. Near fine. $75. SOLD

(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. SOLD

Francatelli, Charles Elme. The Royal Confectioner: English and Foreign. A Practical Treatise of the Art of Confectionary in All Branches.

Illus. with early chromolithograph plates. Gilt-stamped original brown cloth, rebacked with orig. spine strip laid-on. Second Edition. London: Chapman & Hall, 1866.

Francatelly (1805-1876), was an Anglo-Italian cook born in London and educated in France, where he studied cookery. Coming to England, he was employed successively by various noblemen, subsequently becoming manager of Crockford's club. He left Crockford's to become chief cook to Queen Victoria, and afterwards he was chef at the Reform Club. He was the author of The Modern Cook (1845); A Plain Cookery Book for the Working Classes (1852), The Cook's Guide and Housekeeper's & Butler's Assistant (1861) and The Royal Confectioner: English and Foreign (1862). Foxing throughout, new endpapers, else good. $400. SOLD

(1876 International Exposition). The National Cookery Book, compiled from Original Receipts, for the Women's Centennial Committees of the International Exhibition of 1876.

Gilt-stamped pictorial green cloth. First Edition. Philadelphia: Women's Centennial, 1876.

Great American regional recipes to celebrate America's first 100 years, including Virginia Spiced Oysters, Philadelphia Croquettes, Florida Pilau, Saratoga Potatoes, Governor Hancock's Favorite Pudding, and "Seven Receipts from an Oneida Squaw": Baked Bear's Meat, Bear's Meat, Woodchuck, Muskrats, Indian Bread, Hulled Corn, and Mud Turtle. Wow! Chipping to spine ends; joints cracking, else very good & extraordinarily bright. $150. SOLD

Hueg, Herman. Ornamental Confectionery and the Art of Baking in all its branches.

Illus. with drawings of numerous cake designs and icing patterns. Printed in German & English. Gilt-lettered pebbled red cloth. Ninth Edition. Washington, DC: Herman Hueg, 1910.

Recipes from a German-American baker for Bohemian Rye Bread, Salt Pretzels, Apple Sugar, etc., are melded seamlessly with American favorites like Candy Canes, Sugar Peanuts, Chocolate Ice Cream, etc. Near fine, with fantastic illustrations and ads for confectionery equipment. $120. SOLD

(Santa Barbara) Ladies of the First Congregational Church. Santa Barbara Recipes.

82 pp. plus numerous extra ad pp. Illus. with rear street map of Santa Barbara (tiny town back then!) engraved ads for local businesses such as livery & boarding stables, hotels, a Chinese bazaar, druggists, and even an individual fisherman. One ad for Annie Hambrook's New England Lunch Parlors touts, "No Chinese Employed." Original flexible printed cloth. First Edition. Santa Barbara: Morning Press Printing House, 1888. Recipes include California originals such as Fig Marmalade and Quail a la Spanish. An early enchilada recipe also makes an appearance herein. This book of recipes had the makings of the origins of California cuisine. A bit of gnawing to lower front cover, some soiling and fading to covers, a few internal stains, but overall very good. Located in just 3 libraries in the U.S.- very rare. $1,200. SOLD

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(Berkeley) Ladies of the Congregational Church, eds. Berkeley Cook Book; a Collection of Choice and Tested Recipes, by the Ladies of Berkeley.

Illus. with wonderfully engraved local ads for corsets, pianos, saloons, photographers, tailors, etc. Gilt-lettered cloth. First Edition. Oakland & S.F.: Pacific Press Publishing, [1884]. A collection of recipes by Berkeley women for Sago griddle cakes, Parker House rolls, hickory nut cake, stuffed eggplant, Jenny Lind soup, etc. Located in just 3 libraries in the U.S. Two period manuscript recipes for candy written (in two separate hands) on rear free endpaper, and 5 more pages of them (for coffee cake, sauces, etc.) on blank pages meant for doing so. Absolutely charming. Rubbing to spine ends & lower extremities, some insect damage to front cover, else very good and extremely scarce. $1,500. SOLD

 

Lord Westbury. Handlist of Italian Cookery Books.

Illus. from images from antiquarian Italian cookbooks, incl. folding frontis. Folio in wrappers. First Edition. Firenze: Leo S. Olschki, 1963. An important descriptive bibliography of Italian cookbooks, c.1475-1860, in Italian and English. Stains to covers, else about very good, and a valuable resource for anyone collecting Italian cookbooks. $75. SOLD

Southworth, May E. The Motorist's Luncheon Book.

Pictorial cloth, original dust jacket. First Edition. NY: Harper & Bros., 1923. A promise on the rare dust jacket reads, "For the motor picknicker or camper, this handy little cook-book will solve all questions about food." By the author of the "101" series, this was published at a time that moro cars were reaching their peak in popularity. Near fine & bright; scarce. $150. SOLD

Hill, Sarah C. A Cook Book for Nurses. Cloth. Second Edition. Boston: Whitcomb & Barrows, 1907.

Cookery for invalids was segregated into chapters on fluid diets, light soft diets, convalescent diets, and special diets. Hill was a cooking instructor at the Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago. Very good. $65. SOLD

[Hearn, Lafcadio]. La Cuisine Creole. A Collection of Culinary Recipes from Leading Chefs and Noted Creole Housewives, who have made New Orleans Famous for its Cuisine.

Frontis. port. of an African-American cook. Gilt-lettered red cloth. Second Edition. New Orleans: F.F. Hansell, 1885. Hearn (1850-1904) anonymously wrote the first book on Creole cooking while he was a reporter for the Times-Picayune in New Orleans. Recipes for Gombo Fillee, Grenouilles Frites, Okra Gombo, Pain Perdu, and various regional cocktails are all described herein for the first time. Before this, no one had put these recipes in writing, so this is an important first record of these Creole recipes. A bit of darkening to spine, else very good. $550. SOLD

(Georgia) The Gate City Cook Book.

Compiled by Committee Number Two of the Ladies' Aid Society of the Ponce deLeon Avenue Baptist Church. Illus. with ads, incl. one for Coca-Cola (!). Printed wrappers. First Edition. Atlanta: 1905. An early printed Georgia cookbook, which includes several recipes for Brunswick Stew (using chicken or beef), Hog's Head, Little Girl's Doll Cake, Cornbread, Waffles, Shrimp Pie, Terrapin Soup, Sweet Peach Pickles, etc. Near fine - scarce. $250. SOLD

California Women. Los Angeles Times Cook Book No. 2: One Thousand Toothsome Cooking and Other Recipes Including Seventy-nine Old-Time California, Spanish and Mexican Dishes - Recipes of Famous Pioneer Spanish Settlers.

105 pp. White boards printed in black First Edition. Los Angeles: Times-Mirror, [1905]. Recipes for Tamale Pie, Chili Stew, Alligator Pear Salad, Enchiladas, California Orange Marmalade, Date Pudding, etc., make this a uniquely Southern California recipe book. Near fine. $200. SOLD

 

(Los Angeles) The Red Cross Cook Book.

305 pp. Illus. with numerous ads for local L.A. businesses. Printed wrappers. First Edition. Los Angeles: L.A. Chapter of the American Red Cross, c.1917-19. Published during WWI, with numerous conservation recipes contributed by Red Cross volunteers, the book was printed at cost as a donation to the Red Cross, and purchasers were encouraged to patronize the advertisers who so patriotically supported the publication of the book. Very good. $65. SOLD

Thomson, David. Handy Book of Fruit Culture Under Glass.

Pictorially gilt-stamped green cloth. Second Edition. revised & enlarged. London: William Blackwood, 1881. Detailed instructions for growing fruits in a greenhouse, including pineapple, grape vines, melons, figs, peaches, etc. Chipping to spine ends, else very good. $95. SOLD

Blair, Edna. The Food Garden.

Illus. with drawings by Laurence Blair. Jacket. NY: Macmillan, 1943. A manifesto on victory gardening, with tips on sowing and growing one's own produce. Jacket worn, else about very good - scarce. $60. SOLD

Tilden, Joe. Joe Tilden's Recipes for Epicures.

Printed in red & black, with vignettes, and blank memo pages for adding recipes. Picotiral cloth with image of owl atop a chafing dish. First Edition. San Francisco: A.M. Robertson, 1907.

According to the publisher, Major Joe Tilden was "one of the most famous Bohemians and epicureans of the Pacific Coast." Many recipes are typically San Franciscan, with the influence of Mexican and Spanish dishes like baked sardines, crabs, oysters, etc., as well as interesting recipes for terrapin, frog, and the like. As new - the brightest copy I've ever come across. $150. SOLD

Kleber, Mrs. L.O. The Suffrage Cook Book.

Pictorial blue cloth stamped in yellow. First Edition. Pittsburgh: Equal Franchise Federation of Western Pennsylvania: 1915. One of the suffragists' most unlikely and effective weapons in their fight for the vote was the cookbook. By 1870, women were staging mammoth bazaars and fairs to raise funds for suffrage work. When "The Woman Suffrage Cook Book of 1886" was published; it was offered for sale at many of these gatherings. The Suffrage Cook Book offered here even contains a recipe from author Jack London for stuffed celery to precede his version of roast duck. The book was dedicated to Fanny Garrison Villard (1844-1928), widow of Henry Villard and a longtime suffragist. Fanny Villard was among the suffrage leaders in Seattle for the July 1909 National American Woman Suffrage Association convention. Fading to spine, else near fine and very scarce. $400. SOLD

 

Fisher, M.F.K. How to Cook a Wolf.

Jacket. First Edition. NY: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, [1942]. Jacket with loss to upper extremities and spine head, rubbing to jacket extremities, dampstaining to jacket verso, else very good in good only jacket. $120. SOLD

 

Fisher, M.F.K. Consider the Oyster.

Jacket. First Edition. NY: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1941. First Edition. One of the scarcer first editions by Fisher, this is in very good condition, with a small piece missing from upper front jacket panel. $400. SOLD

Meindertsma, Christien. Pig 05049.

Illus. throughout with images of everything made from pigs, with tabs for each chapter. Stiff tan wrappers, ear tag attached to spine. [Holland: 2007]. Chapters include Skin, Bones, Meat, Internal Organs, Fat, and Miscellaneous. A fascinating book that thoroughly explores through photographs the products made with pig parts. Fine. $150. SOLD

Dodd, Jack & Hazel Blair. Bohemian Eats of San Francisco.

Illus. with bawdy drawings of San Francisco's burgeoning boho scene. Pictorial wrappers. First Edition. [S.F.: Jack Dodd, 1925]. Fine, very scarce, mentioning a number of old S.F. restaurants. $150. SOLD

Haffner-Ginger, Bertha. California Mexican-Spanish Cook Book: Selected Mexican and Spanish Recipes.

Illus. from sepia-tone photographs of Mexican and Spanish restaurants, cooking apparatus and utensils, kitchens, cooks, etc. Pictorial color cloth. First Edition. N.p.: 1914. Nearly anthropological in its approach, this book looks at the influences of Spanish and Mexican cooking and ingredients in California, with descriptions of and recipes for many variations of tamales, enchiladas, chile con carne, sopas, bread made of corn, sauces of chile peppers, jerked beef, tortillas, chilies, etc. It contains the first known, English-language recipe for tacos. There's even a list of "Mexican Supplies in Mexican Stores" in the rear. Near fine and quite scarce. $800. SOLD

 

Warner-Jenkinson Mfg. Co. Ice Cream. Carbonated Beverages: A Handbook for ice-cream makers, sodawater bottlers, and students taking short courses in Dairying, etc.

Frontis. drawing of the factory, and illus. from photographs of large-scale production of ice cream and carbonated beverages. Cloth. First Edition. St. Louis: Warner-Jenkinson Mfg., 1924. Fading to spine, else very good - a fascinating look at the rapidly growing industry of soda fountains in America in the 1920's. $65. SOLD

 

Newnham-Davis. The Gourmet's Guide to London.

Frontis. port. of a formidable patron at the Cheshire Cheese, and with a few photographic portraits of London restaurateurs. Gilt-stamped pictorial red cloth. London: Grant Richards, 1914. Detailed descriptions of London's pre-war gourmet institutions, such as the Ritz, Goldstein's, the Trocadero, etc. A particularly fascinating look at London's restaurant culture on the eve of WWI. Staining to rear cover and some faint dampstaining to last several page margins, else good. $75. SOLD

Vermont Maple Sugar Exchange. Maple Sugar Cook Book.

Illus. with local ads for sap spouts, sugar evaporators, organs, mimeographs, etc. Original printed wrappers. Brattleboro, VT: Vermont Maple Sugar Exchange, c.1880's. Put out by the Vermons Maple Sugar Exchange, with wonderful Vermont ads and recipes using maple sugar for everything from tomato soup and rye biscuits to raised doughnuts and baked fool. Very good. $50. SOLD

Isola, Anotonia. Simple Italian Cookery.

Cloth. First 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 US. 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. Browning to spine, chipping to spine head, else very good. $300. SOLD

Gaige, Crosby. New York World's Fair Cook Book -The American Kitchen.

Pictorial cloth. First Edition. New York: Doubleday, Doran, 1939. Contains recipes from the wide American spectrum, incl. crawfish bisque (Louisiana), shrimp and bamboo (Los Angeles), Hudson Apple Trifle (New York), Nebraska Prarie Chicken, etc. A wonderful look at how America ate as it emerged from the Great Depression.Near fine - scarce in this condition. $150. SOLD

Webster, Mrs. A.L. The Improved Housewife, or Book of Receipts; with Engravings for Marketing and Carving.

[2], 226 pp. Illus. with wood engravings of carving techniques and meat charts for pigs, cows, venison, mutton & veal. Period 3/4 calf & marbled boards, later endpapers. Boston: Phillips, Sampson, 1852. Published not long before the beginning of the Civil War, this cookbook is filled with American recipes such as clam pancakes, cranberry and apple sauce, fresh fried trout, turtle soup (with preceding recipe for dressing turtle), Southern barbecued shoat (a fat young hog), Virginia drop biscuits, Indian cake, Boston cream cake, etc. A fascinating window into what foods were available and consumed in mid-19th century America, before everything fell apart. Owner's contemporary manuscript recipe for "Amherst Pudding" mounted on card on rear flyleaf. Very good condition, with wonderful content. $250. Sold

McNeil, Blanche & Edna. First Foods of America.

Illus. with vignettes & music, and frontis. port. of a Mexican woman making tortillas. Jacket. First Edition. Los Angeles: Suttonhouse, [1936]. A beautiful 1930's cookbook of Mexican and Southwestern foods, such as Huachinango en Adobo (red snapper in pickled sauce), Enchiladas Oaxaquanas, Pastel de Noche Buena (Christmas Cake), etc. Pieces of jacket lacking along upper & lower extremities, still very good & bright. Scarce. $150. SOLD

 

Cobb, Robert. The Brown Derby Cookbook. Intro by Marjorie Child Husted.

Illus. with drawings. Brown leather, pictorial cover label. First Edition Thus. The famed Hollywood Brown Derby in Los Angeles distinguished itself by its shape (a huge brown derby hat), but it's lasting fame has been the Cobb Salad, supposedly created by its owner in 1937 for Sid Grauman, who requested a late-night snack one fateful evening. Originally published in 1949, this special edition came out 3 years later (prospectus laid-in). Original owner's name (Jay L. Quade) stamped in gilt on lower front cover. A touch of rubbing to spine head, else near fine. $150. SOLD

(Joan Crawford) 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. SIGNED by Joan Crawford on front free endpaper; her contribution of two salads also appears on p. 26 (along with Green Goddess Salad Dressing). Title neatly hand-written on spine, later signature of a nobody to front pastedown, else very good, with great early signature by a star of the silver screen, the year she appeared in Possessed with Clark Gable. $200. SOLD

Birmingham, Frederic A., ed. Esquire Drink Book.

Illus. with color drawings by Charmatz. Jacket. First Edition. NY: Harper & Row, 1956. Tears & repairs to jacket spine head, else very good & bright, with great cocktail recipes and lore throughout. $125. SOLD

Dubelle, G.H., ed. Soda Fountain Beverages: A Practical Receipt Book for Druggists, Chemists, Confectioners and Venders of Soda Water, comprising a selected list of over 500 drinks including the latest novelties.

Tan cloth. Fourth Edition, enlarged. NY: Spon & Chamberlain, 1917. Many improvements had been made from the time the first edition was published in 1892, and they are included herein. Intended for the trade, there are mouthwatering recipes for alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks such as Coca Champagne (!), Sherry Phosphate, Plum Punch, Mulberry Syrup, Swiss Alpine Wine-Bitters Shake, Claret Ice Cream Soda, World's Fair Egg Phosphate...the list of unique formulas goes on. There is also a chapter of "New Modern Punches," which likely did not appear in the earlier edition. Rubberstamp of the Martin Pharmacy, Bristol, Connecticut, to endpapers. Faint dampstaining to last few pages, else very good and a whole lot of fun. $85. SOLD

Cotton, Mrs. Olive A. Cake and Bread Recipes: Loaf Cakes, Layer Cakes, Frostings, Small Cakes, Gingerbread, Breakfast and Tea Cakes, Bread and Rolls.

Gilt-lettered dec. maroon cloth. Chicago: R.R. Donnelley & Sons, 1900. Every recipe in here is making me hungry: Cocoanut Cakes, Cream Puffs, Caramel Nut Cake, Marshmallow Paste, and even something called "Mermaid Cake"! Near fine. $45. SOLD

Parloa, Maria. Camp Cookery: How to Live in Camp.

Gilt-lettered pictorial olive cloth. First Edition. Boston: Graves, Locke, 1878. What to cook in the outdoors including what you probably shot in the outdoors: Stewed Partridges or Pigeons, Birds Roasted in their Feathers (according to Miss Parloa, "A gentleman assures me that they are perfectly delicious cooked in this manner"), Fish Chowder, Broiled Salmon, as well as Fried Salt Pork, Hominy Griddle Cakes, etc. Fine condition. $150. SOLD

[Tower, Jeremiah]. Taillevent. Le Viandier de Guillaume Tirel, dit Taillevent.

Notes by Jerome Pichon & bibliographer George Vicaire. Pictorially blindstamped leather. Facsimile Edition. Luzarches: Librairie Daniel Morcrette, c.1960's. Jeremiah Tower's copy, with his signature to front pastedown. Near fine. $75. SOLD

 

(Pastry) Anon. The Art of Confectionery: With Various Methods of Preserving Fruits and Fruit Juices; the Preparation of Jams and Jellies; Fruit and Other Syrups; Summer Beverages, and Directions for Making Dessert Cakes. Also Different Methods of Making Ice Cream, Sherbet, etc.

346 pp. Pictorially gilt-stamped bevelled green cloth. First Edition. Boston: J.E. Tilton, 1866. From title page, "These receipts are from the best New York, Philadelphia, and Boston confectioners, and include a large number from the French and other foreign nations." A bit of rubbing to spine ends & corners, else near fine. $300. SOLD

 

(Cocktails) Whitfield, W.C. Here's How: Mixed Drinks.

Illus. with cartoons by Tad Shell. Pictorial carved wood covers, bound with leather strings & brass clasps. Asheville, NC: Three Mountaineers, 1941. Recipes for Southern Eggnog, Mississippi Punch, Ramos Fizz, etc., and drinks with inventive names like "Brace Up," "Dream," and "Solar Plexus Punch." Some fading to cover design, else very good. $65. SOLD

(Cocktails) Colonial America Spiritous Liquor License, 1697.

On hand-laid paper, with full papermakers watermark. 7 3/4 x 12". In full, the license reads: "Memourandum that on The 13th Day of April 1697 in The Nineth Year of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lord William The 3rd King over England and before John Saffin Esq & others of His Majestys Justices Of the Peace for The County of Bristol sittting in Quarter Sessions Mr Jabor Howland Inholder and John Cary Carpenter Both of Bristol in sd County in N:E: became Bound for Mr Jerimiah Osborn of sd Bristol in The Sum of 5 Pounds each of them and The sd Osborn for Himself 10 Pounds Currant Money of New England to which they acknowledge to Owe unto our Sovereign His Heirs Successors. The Condition of This Recognizance is such that whereas the Above Bound Jerimiah Osborn IS ADMITTED AND ALLOWED by The Justices in Quarter Sessions TO KEEP A COMMON INN ALE HOUSE OR VICTUALING HOUSE & TO THE COMMON SELLING OF WINE,BEER,ALE & CIDER for Ye Space of One Full year and no Longer in The now Dwelling House of Him The sd Jerimiah Osborn in Bristol aforesaid COMMONALY known by The Sign of The "Bristol Arms" & No other if therefore The sd Jerimiah Osborn shall not Permit Suffer or have any Playing of Card or Dice Tables, Quoits,Loggots,Bowles,Shuffleboard,Ninepins,Billiards or any unlawful Game or Games in His House,Yard,Garden or Backside or any of The Dependents Thereof,Nor Shall Suffor to be or remain in His any Person or Persons there not being of His Ordinary Household or Family on The Lords Day or any Part thereof Contrary to law. NOR SHALL SELL ANY WINE,LIQUOR OR OTHER STRONG DRINKS TO ANY APPRENTICES, SERVANTS, INDIANS OR NEGROS Nor Shall Suffer to be or Remain in His House any Person or Persons there Tipling Drinking or Continue there after Nine of Ye Clock in The Night Time or otherwise Contrary to Law and in his sd House shall use Maintain & Uphold Good Order & Rules and Do Endeavor The Observance of The Laws made for The Regulation of such Houses Then this Recognizance to be Null and Void or else to stand abide and remain in Full Force Power and Virtue." On verso It states "Jerimiah Osborn Recognizance 1697". Paper at left side archivally repaired/replaced, not affecting text. Very good and unique. $800. SOLD

(Coffee) Hagen, J. De Koffiecultur: Onze Koloniale Landbouw.

Illus. from photographs. Pictorial wrappers. First Edition. Haarlem: H.D. Tjeenk Willink & Zoon, 1932. Part of a Dutch series on Colonial agricultural interests, this volume focuses on the coffee plantations of Indonesia and Uganda. In Dutch, but a fascinating portrait of a vital commodity, with numerous photos of plantations, trees, and workers harvesting and roasting coffee beans. Near fine. $60. SOLD

(Connecticut) Woman's Club of Westport. The New Connecticut Cookbook, being a Collection of Recipes from Connecticut Kitchens.

Illus. by Connecticut artists. Jacket. First Edition. NY: Harper, 1947. Recipes compiled by the Woman's Club include Baked Clams, Oyster & Salt Cod Pie, Butterscotch Brownies, Creole Icing, etc. Minor ex-library markings incl. a rubber stamp to front free endpaper and pocket in rear. Nobody ever checked the book out. Near fine. $45. SOLD

(Louisiana) Land, Mary. Mary Land's Louisiana Cookery.

376 pp. Illus. from drawings. Cloth. First Edition. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 1954. 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. Fine. $75. Sold

Ashbrook, Frank & Edna Sater. Cooking Wild Game: Meat from Forest, Field and Stream and How to Prepare it for the Table - 432 Recipes.

Foreword by Jay Darling. Illus. from photographs, incl. frontis. port. of a hunter with his Spaniel and catch. Jacket. First Edition. NY: Orange Judd, 1953. Recipes for opossum, venison, bear, buffalo, reindeer, woodchuck...you name it, with detailed descriptions of hunting and dressing as well. Very good and bright. $45. SOLD

Taylor, H. The Bee-keeper’s Manual; or Practical Hints on the Management and Complete Preservation of the Honey Bee, and in particular Collateral Hives.

viii, 184 pp. plus catalogue. Illus. with many figs. in text. Pictorial chromolithograph boards. 4th Ed. London: Groombridge, 1850. With the attractive green seal (emblem) of ‘John Davies Bookseller, Stationer & Printer, Wincanton’ to top corner of front pastedown; very good, with wonderful cover art. (Harding 227). $300. SOLD

Hofflin, Florence. The Dutch Lunch.

Arts & Crafts style decorations throughout by L.V. Mero, incl. insides of wrappers. Tall narrow stiff wrappers. N.p.: Buzza Co., c.1910. Corners somewhat worn, else very good. In the same style as Paul Elder's 101 series written by May Southworth. $45. SOLD


Jackson, George H. The Medicinal Value of French Brandy.

Illus. from photographs. Cloth. First Edition. Montreal: Therien Freres, 1928. A deeply detailed look at the brandy industry and the relative value to everyone's health. Very good. $80. SOLD

The Original Picayune Creole Cook Book. 

Color frontis. of a mammy sitting in front of a fireplace. Pictorial brick cloth. Eleventh Edition. New Orleans: Times-Picayune, 1947. pine cloth binding slightly offset (binder's error), a bit of fading to spine & extremities; wonderful inscription from 1953 to front free endpaper ("To Margaret from Grand Daddy"). Very good. $60. SOLD

Howe, Robin. Greek Cooking.

Jacket. First Edition.London: Andre Deutsch, 1960. Jacket cover art to die for, and wonderful Greek recipes for dishes like Hare in Walnut Sauce, Roast Kid, Fried Smelts, Yoghourt Cake, etc. Tape to jacket corners, else near fine. $30. SOLD

McLaren, L.L. Pan-Pacific Cook Book: Savory Bits from the World’s Fair.

Illus. with drawing of the California bear eating his way through each section. Half cloth & dec. boards, gilt-lettered spine. First Edition. San Francisco: Blair-Murdock, 1915.

Recipes from around the world all brought together for the S.F. Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915. Patrons of the fair were exposed to foreign cuisines in many cases for the first time, and some of the foods they tasted, such as Chinese, even emboldened residents to venture in Chinatown. Fine. $125. SOLD

Kamman, Madeleine. When French Women Cook: A Gastronomic Memoir.

Jacket. First Edition. NY: Antheneum, 1976. An important gastronomic memoir from one of the best food writers of the 20th century. Near fine. $95. SOLD

Amis, Kingsley. On Drink.

Illus. by Nicholas Bentley. Jacket. First Edition. London: Jonathan Cape, 1972. Chipping to jacket spine head & upper jacket corner, else near fine & bright. Amis' classic work on a favorite subject. $95. SOLD

Reeve, Mrs. Henry. Cookery and Housekeeping: A Manual of Domestic Economy for Large and Small Families

Illus. with 8 chromolithograph plates of various foods, incl. frontis. of edible fish. Pictorial cloth. Second Edition. London: Longmans, Green, 1882. Rubbing to spine ends, small tear to cloth at spine head, else very good and bright. Chapters on pork, fish, game, batter, sauces, sweet dishes, etc., with great illustrations. $85. SOLD

Anon. Keeping One Cow: Being the Experience of a number of practical writers, in a clear and condensed form, upon the Management of a Single Milch Cow.

Illus. from drawings of cows and dairy structures. Gilt-stamped pictorial brick cloth. New Enlarged Edition. NY: Orange Judd, 1896. Fine and bright - a beautiful copy of this wonderful little guide to keeping just one cow on a small property, with chapters such as, "The Village Cow in Ne England" and "Jerusalem Artichokes as Cow Feed." $150. SOLD

Anon. Barn Plans and Outbuildings.

Illus. with 257 wood engravings of barns, outbuildings, and natural shelters for livestock & farm equipment. Gilt-stamped pictorial brick cloth. NY: Orange Judd, 1884. Minor insect damage to covers, else near fine, with hundreds of plans for building your own barn on an American farm in the 19th century. $150. SOLD

Hofflin, Florence. The Dutch Lunch.

Arts & Crafts style decorations throughout by L.V. Mero, incl. insides of wrappers. Tall narrow stiff wrappers. N.p.: Buzza Co., c.1910. Corners somewhat worn, else very good. In the same style as Paul Elder's 101 series written by May Southworth. $45. SOLD

Oliver, Michel. La Cuisine est en Jeu d'Enfants. Intro. by Charlotte Turgeon. Intro. by Jean Cocteau.

Illus. throughout in color by the author. Large format, jacket. First Edition. NY: Random House, 1965. Near fine - scarce in jacket; a charming, classic children's cookbook with intro. by Cocteau. $125 SOLD

Kander, Mrs. Simon. The Settlement Cook Book.

Frontis. port. Jacket. Victory (26th) Edition. Milwaukee: Settlement Cook Book Co., 1944. A discreetly Jewish cookbook, you;d miss these recipes if you weren't looking for them: Creplich or Pierogi, Brisket with Sauerkraut, Matzos-Marrow Balls, etc. Published ostensibly for every housewife, but particularly for Jewish immigrant households in America. This wartime edition is near fine - bright and unusual for its condition. One can only feel sorry for the husband, whose wife clearly never cracked this open. $95. SOLD

Allen, Lewis. American Cattle: Their History, Breeding and Management.

528 pp. Illus. with wood engravings of cattle breeds, dairy cos, etc. Pictorially gilt-stamped green cloth. NY: Orange Judd, 1877. Chipping to spine ends, rubbing & fading to covers; front free endpaper lacking, else a good copy of an important 19th century American work on cattle, incl. numerous heritage breeds no longer with us. $150. SOLD

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

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

Smith, Capt. John. Advertisements for the Unexperienced Planters of New England, or Anywhere; or, The Pathway to Erect a Plantation.

Facsimile folding map of New England from the 1635 edition. Gilt-lettered bevelled brown cloth, gilt-stamped armorial plate on front cover. 1 of 250 copies. Boston: William Veazie, 1865. This re-issue of Smith's final work, at the same time a tract urging colonization and a continuation of his history of the New England, contains a copy of the ninth state of Smith's map of New England. The map was originally produced, in 1616, for the first edition of Smith's Description of New England. It is considered the first accurate depiction of the Massachusetts coastline and one of the first important maps of New England cartography. Mild chipping to spine ends, else near fine. $150. Sold

Neil, Marion H. Candies and Bonbons and How to Make Them.

Illus. from photographs. Pictorial cloth. First Edition. Philadelphia: David McKay, 1913. Rubbing to spine ends, a few spots to covers; some foxing & pencil notations to pages, closed tear to lower 2" of title page, else about very good. $45. SOLD

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

Blue printed cloth. First Edition. San Francisco: Putney Haight, 1910. Menus designed by Hirtzler for the hotel, along with recipes. A bit of darkening to spine & extremities, else very good. $50. SOLD

Waugh, F.A. Plums and Plum Culture: A Monograph of the Plums Cultivated and indigenous in North America, with a complete account of their propagation cultivation and utilization.

Illus. from photographs. Gilt-lettered green cloth. NY: Orange Judd, 1901. A fine, bright copy of an important work on American plums. $200. SOLD

Eskew, Garnett Laidlaw. Salt: The Fifth Element - the Story of a Basic American Industry.

Illus. Silver-lettered blue cloth. First Edition. Chicago: J.G. Ferguson, 1948. Fine and bright. $40. SOLD

Elijah Muhammad. How to Eat to Live, from God in Person Master Fard Muhammad, Book No. 2. 

Pictorial wrappers. Atlanta: Messenger Elijah Muhammad Propagation Society, 1972. Chapters cover fasting, what to eat, what to not eat, animal flesh, etc. Very good. $30. Sold

Webster, Thomas and Parkes, Mrs. Encyclopedia of Domestic Economy.

¾ calf & marbled boards, and gilt-lettered spine. Illus. with nearly 1,000 engravings. London: Longman, 1861. Bitting, p. 489. Part of the Smithsonian Institution’s permanent collection (their “Making of a Homemaker” library series), this handsome American volume was the handiest of resources for a lady of the house in the Victorian age. Along with recipes (including an extensive chapter on bread-making ) and household hints (cleaning brass work, dispatching household fleas, oil lamp technology) are the latest architectural and interior design trends for keeping up with the Joneses. From Alan Davidson’s collection, with his bookplate, and inscriptions from J. Mewlow and “Madeline Twenlow, 11 July 1911”. Rubbing to front cover and extremities, else very good. $120. SOLD

 

Juniper, Francis. The True Drunkard's Delight.

Cloth, paper spine label. Second Edition. London: Unicorn Press, 1933. A compendium of writings on drink, both witty and serious. Sunning to spine, else very good. $40. SOLD

Tidbury, G.E. The Clove Tree.

Illus. from photographs, drawings & maps of clove plants. Jacket. First Edition. London: Crosby Lockwood & Son, 1949. A comprehensive account of the history of the Clove tree, its cultivation, trade and products. Closed tears & rubbing to jacket, else very good in good jacket. $40. SOLD

Women of the 315th Composite Wing of the Fifth Air Force. What's Cooking in Japan? An American-Japanese Cook Book.

Oblong red cloth lettered in gilt. Tokyo: Far Eastern Literary Agency, 1949. Stationed in Fukuoka, the preface begins, "General MacArthur has likened us wives to the pioneer women of long ago. But with this little book tucked under your arm, your days will be free to enjoy the beauties and customs of this fascinating country." Recipes for favorite recipes from home, in English and translated into Japanese. Very good. $40. Sold

Weaver, Louise Bennett & Helen Cowles LeCron. A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband, with Bettina's Best Recipes.

Illus. with drawings by Elizabeth Colbourne. Orig. tan cloth. First Edition. NY: Britton Publishing, 1917. Charming illustrations of life with hubby and how to keep the perfect kitchen and home fire. Fading spot to lower front cover, rubbing to rear free endpaper, else very good - scarce in 1st Ed. $300. SOLD

Root, A.I. • The ABC of Bee Culture: A Cyclopedia of Every Thing Pertaining to the Care of the Honey Bee.

Illus. incl. full-page wood-engraved plates of apiaries, bees, equipment, honeycomb, etc. Blindstamped brown cloth with gilt-stamped honeybee to front cover. 52nd Thousand. Medina, OH: A.I. Root, 1891. Originally published in 1887, this book went through thousands of editions well into the 20th century because the information within was invaluable to American beekeepers. Pale stain to lower front cover; faint dampstaining throughout pages, interior joints cracked, a few spots to pages, else good - scarce. $250. SOLD

Ferguson, Edna. Mexican Cookbook.

Illus. by Li Brown. Jacket. Albequrque: Univ. of New Mexico Press, 1945. Chipping to jacket spine head & a bit to foor, a bit of fading & light spots to jacket spine, 1" piece lacking from lower rear jacket panel, else very good in bright, wonderful jacket. Recipes focus on Southwestern cuisine, like Temole de Chile Verde, Albodingas, Hominy, Tamale Pie, etc. $75. SOLD

Hiller, Elizabeth O. The Calendar of Sandwiches and Beverages: 365 Delicious, Savory and Sweet Sandwiches and Beverages.

Long stiff pictorial wrappers bound at top with silk rope, in original matching cardboard box. Joliet: P.F. Volland, c.1915. Wrappers a bit faded, else near fine in very good, scarce box. $45. SOLD

Kao, Miss L.T. Cookery Book on Local Food.

Printed wrappers. Singapore: Straits Printers, 1946. Recipes for Yam or Taro with Roast Pork, Ragi Paste, Steamed Dumplings, fried pig or ox heart, etc. Very good. $50. Sold

Nirvana. Chocolate Making: A Comprehensive Treatise on the Making of Chocolate Goods.

Illus. with drawings & photographs of chocolates and chocolate molds. Cloth. First Edition. London: British Baker, c.1920. Published for professional confectioners, this little volume is packed with detailed information on the science and art of chocolate making. Crease to upper front cover, soiling, else very good; scarce. $150. SOLD

Anon. The Church Cook Book: Published for the Benefit of Church Work and Charity.

Illus. with vignettes. Pictorial black & white cloth. First Edition. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins, 1908. A beautifully designed book with no attribution whatsoever to the cover or interior artist. Recipes are reprinted from other cookbooks of the day, such as Mrs. Rorer, etc. but seem to mostly carry a Maryland theme, with recipes such as Maryland biscuits, soft shell crab, terrapin, etc. Long, closed tear to page 79, else near fine. $120. SOLD

David, Elizabeth. Syllabubs and Fools.

Orig. dec. wrappers. Second Edition. London: 1971. Jeremiah Tower's copy, with his signature to inside front cover. Samll red stain to lower front wrapper, else about fine. Tower & David were good friends. $200. SOLD

Lemcke, Gesine. Preserving and Pickling.

Gilt-lettered cloth. First Edition. NY: D. Appleton, 1900. Jams and pickles using quince, cherries, ginger, gooseberries, etc., as well as instructions for making fruit wines. A lovely book with wonderful recipes for preserving the summer, before refrigeration made it all so easy. Very good. $50. SOLD

(Viennese Cookery). Seleskowik, Louise. Wiener Kochbuch.

532 pp. Illus. with 25 wood-engraved plates of plated food, knives, chocolate molds, pots, pans, etc. Gilt-lettered pictorial cloth. Vienna: Wilhelm Braumuller, 1899. Fantastic illustrations of utensils and foods for the Viennese pantry, with hundreds of Viennese recipes. Rubbing to extremities, else very good. $75. SOLD

Strope, Nancy. Cattle Country Cook Book: Basic Recipes from East of the Cascades.

Illus. with meat charts. Jacket. First Edition. Portland, OR: Binfords & Mort, 1971. Fine condition, with great recipes for local specialties like Sage Hen Steaks, "Making the Most of a Deer Heart," Smoking Jerky, Barbecued Brisket, etc. Occasional underlining and editorial commentary in margins by previous owner. $60. SOLD

(New Mexico) Espanola Calley Cookbook: Cookery Recipes from Three Cultures - Anglo, Spanish, Indian.

Pictorial wrappers. 3rd Edition. Espanola, NM: Espanola Hospital Auxiliary, 1969. Layered Enchilada Pie, Sausage and Espanola Valley Apples, Quelite (lamb's quarters), Blue Corn Paper Bread, etc. As local as you can get! Near fine. $15. SOLD

(Cocktails) Duffy, Patrick Gavin. The Official Mixer's Manual: The Standard Guide for Professional & Amateur Bartenders Throughout the World. Revised & enlarged by James Beard.

Illus. by Reisie Lonette. Jacket. First Edition Thus. Garden City: Garden City Books, 1956. Owner's name to front free endpaper, else near fine - a classic originally published in 1934, with over 1,200 recipes for mixed drinks. $75. SOLD

Birds of the Table.

8 pp. Illus. with wood engravings by Thomas Bewick. Pictorial wrappers. London: C.L. Bencard, LTd., Christmas 1940. Issued as a Christmas bonus to customers, with 8 pages of game bird recipes (woodcock, pheasant, partridge, etc.), and the beautiful 19th c. woodcuts of Thomas Bewick from his set on British Birds. A bit of dog-earing, else very good and quite charming. $20. SOLD

McKinney, Emma & William. Aunt Caroline's Dixieland Recipes: A Rare Collection of Choice Southern Dishes.

Plaid cloth, pictorial cover label. Fourth Edition. Chicago: Gold Seal Corp., 1922. Traditional Southern recipes for Mason and Dixie Cookies, Mississippi Biscuits, Old Virginia Molasses Taffy, Green Tomato Pickles, Carolina Broiled Steak, etc. Very good - a wonderful collection. $120. Sold

(California) Stahl, Robert. Miner 49er Cookbook.

Illus. with wood engravings, and with facsimile old maps and broadsides loose in pocket in rear, as issued. Thick cardboard bound with leather string. First Edition. Columbia, CA: 1970. Recipes and lore from hotels, saloons, and dining establishments in the Gold Country during the Gold Rush. Plum Duff, Skilligalee, and Borsch all make appearances. Fine. $35. SOLD

Your Key to Dining Out in Chicago, Including Chicago Street Guide, Sectional Maps, Famous Recipes from Leading Gourmets.

Illus. with marginal drawings. Spiral-bound stiff wrappers. Evanston: Gourmet Club of Chicagoland, 1952. Anyone remember The Golden Ox on N. Clybourn? How about The Beghoff on W. Adams? These and numerous other restaurants are reviewed, and recipes like Stuffed Mustaccoli from Granato's Pizzeria and Svickova Pecene from Little Bohemia give a picture of a diverse city with a lot to choose from at dinnertime. Near fine. $30. SOLD

(Bourbon) The Jigger.

Illus. with ads & cartoons, incl. cover image by Syd Hoff. 23 pp. Pictorial wrappers. Phildelphia:Drake Press, 1951. Bourbon-heavy recipes and lore, such as, "The Old-Fashioned cocktail was invented at the Pendennis Club in Louisville 100 years ago in honor of a distinguished English visitor, novelist William Makepeace Thackeray." Who knew?! Fine. $45. SOLD

Marchese, Giovanni. Il Vino: Modo di Farlo e Conservarlo: Manualetti Pratici No. 4.

Printed boards. Milan: Casa Editrice Sonzogno, c.1926. Very good little volume on making and conserving Italian wine. $50. SOLD

(Jewish) Sisterhood Temple Mishkan Tefila. The Center Table.

Gray cloth. Revised Edition. Boston: 1929. Published for the benefit of the New Jewish Center of Temple Mishkan Tefila. The first edition was published in 1922, and its immense popularity made it worth revising and enlarging into this edition. Recipes herein for Stuffed Neck (helzel), chopped liver, pickled herring, etc., but concesionas are also made to that great Jewish favorite, Chinese Chicken Chow Mein. Fine. $95. SOLD

Brown, John H. Early American Beverages.

Illus. from photographs & drawings. Jacket. First Edition. Rutland: Tuttle, 1966. An important encyclopedia of drinks from America's Colonial days through the 19th century, with period quotes about all kinds of drinks, alcoholic and not, and historical recipes for making them. Near fine. $45. SOLD

Wakefield, Ruth. Ruth Wakefield's Toll House Tried and True Recipes.

Jacket. NY: M. Barrows, 1937. SIGNED by Wakefield on front free endpaper. With 24 cookie recipes, for which New England's Toll House Inn was so famous. Chipping and tears to scarce jacket, else very good in good jacket. $50. SOLD

(California) Recetas de Baja/Recipes from Baja.

Illus. Printed wrappers. N.p.: c.1960's. A homemade production, with directions for differentiating chilies and making local specialties like cholo sauce, guacamole, gazpacho blanco, menudo, etc. Old price in ballpoint ink on upper front wrapper, else very good. $20.s Bewick from his set on British Birds. A bit of dog-earing, else very good and quite charming. $20. SOLD

(Mexico) Goolsby, William Berlin. Guide to Mexico for the Motorist.

Illus. incl. color frontis., folding map, and colorful ads for Mexican hotels, restaurants, etc. Pictorial wrappers. Mexico City: William Goolsby, c.1930's. Very good and bright, with wonderful descriptions of Mexico at its most vibrant time. $40. SOLD

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

David, Elizabeth. French Provincial Cooking.

Intro. & notes by Narcissa Chamberlain. Illus. by Juliet Renny. Jacket. First American Edition. NY: Harper & Row, 1962. A touch of sunning to jacket spine, a couple short, closed tears to front jacket panel, else near fine in very good, bright jacket. $95. SOLD

David, Elizabeth. Italian Food.

Illus. by Renato Guttuso. Jacket. First American Edition. NY: Knopf, 1958. David was an early champion of Italian cooking, and brought the flavors of the Mediterranean into English kitchens for the first time in the middle of the 20th century. Near fine. $450. SOLD

Les Cuisiniers Francais: Societe de Secours Mutuels de Cuisiniers de Maisons Bourgeoises.

Illus. throughout with numerous ads for Paris food businesses, from butchers and epiceries to poissonieres and cafes and restaurants, as well as several from other regions of France. Printed wrappers. Paris: 1938. Some shelf wear, otherwise very good, with listings of all the current members, and a list of the deceased members as well! $60. SOLD

[Jewish-German Cookbook] Kochbuch fur den Judischen Haushalt und Grohbertrieb.

Foreword by Ottilie Schoenewald. Cloth-backed printed boards. First Edition. Berlin: Philo, 1926. Recipes on brittle paper for German Jewish fare: gefullte fische, sauerkrautsalat, zwiebackpudding, etc. Rubbing to corners, pages browned & brittle, but overall very goo; a remarkable survival. $350. SOLD

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. First Edition. NY: American Grocer Publishing, 1881. A bit of rubbing to spine ends & corners, else near fine. A scarce work on coffee and its use as a commodity in the Victorian era. $400. SOLD

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. First Edition. London: Routledge & Sons, 1869. Brandy, Whisky, Liqueurs, and Wines comprise the ingredients for a very good time in this post-Civil War era cocktail book. Rare - near fine but for scattered foxing. $400 Sold

[Oakland] Dee-licious Recipes. Compiled by the Women's City Club of Oakland and the East Bay.

Illus. with local ads. Pictorial black & white cloth. First Edition. Oakland: 1932. California cuisine from 1932, including recipes for Spanish corn, Mexican beans, fig pudding, date cake, etc. A bit of discoloration to front cover, else very good & bright. $60. SOLD

Roosevelt, Robert Barnwell. Florida and the Game Water-Birds of the Atlantic Coast and the Lakes of the United States, with a full account of the sporting along our seashores and inland waters, and remarks on breech-loaders and hammerless guns.

Illus. with wood engravings of waterfowl and game sea animals like turtles. Pictorial red cloth, gilt-lettered spine. First Edition. NY: Orange Judd, 1884. Cloth binding is stained & faded, but interior is in great shape, and the information within priceless. $120. Sold

Waters, Alice. Chez Panisse Menu Cookbook.

Jacket. First Edition. NY: Random House, [1982]. Manuscript card laid-in, signed by Alice Waters and inscribed to her friend and patron, Duke McGillis. Also laid-in is a pamphlet for a cooking trip to Bordeaux with Chez Panisse's former head chef, Jean-Pierre Moulle. Fine. $80.  Sold

Cunningham, Marion. The Supper Book.

Illus. by Donnie Cameron. Jacket. Second Edition. NY: Knopf, 1992. Warmly inscribed & signed by Cunningham to her assistant, Joyce McGillis (her creamy corn recipe appears on page 36). Fine; a great association copy. $125. Sold

Buist, Robert. The Family Kitchen Gardener; Containing Plain and Accurate Descriptions of all the Different Species and Varieties of Culinary Vegetables.

Illus. with 25 wood engravings. Period cloth, gilt-lettered spine. First Edition. NY: Orange Judd, 1847. An early American imprint on commonly grown American vegetables, published just ahead of the Civil War. Includes plans for gardens as well as detailed descriptions of rhubarb, cress, scurvy grass, cherries, etc. Chipping to spine ends, some fading to covers, else very good. Scarce. $200. Sold

[Arizona] Wickenburg Library Assoc. Hassayampa Favorite Recipes.

48 pp. Illus. with local ads. Pictorial wrappers. Wickenburg, AZ: c.1915. Recipes from Arizona for sea foam candy, sunshine cake, "old fashioned pone corn bread", tamale pie, and Hassayampa soup (!), etc. About fine. $45. SOLD

Home Curing of Bacon and Hams. Compiled by the Small Pig Keepers' Council.

62 pp. Illus. from photographs. Pictorial wrappers. London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1952. Some graphic illustrations and wonderful ads throughout, with clear instructions for butchering and curing. Shelf wear, else very good. $45. SOLD

Fuller, Andrew. The Grape Culturist: A Treatise on the Cultivation of the Native Grape.

Illus. with wood engravings. Gilt-stamped pictorial pebbled cloth. First Edition. NY: A. Fuller [Orange Judd], 1864. A Civil War-era book on the subject of American grape vines, how to build a propagating house, etc. Chipping to spine ends; front joint starting, else very good. $75. Sold

Cape Cod Kitchen Secrets.

Illus. with drawings. Spiral-bound pictorial wrappers. Yarmouth: Cape Cod Aid Assoc., 1958. General shelf wear, else a very good copy, with nostalgia-inducing recipes for fish chowder, flounder Hyannis, Cape Cod broiled scallops, etc. $35. SOLD


[Manuscript ledger] Laughton, James W. The General Receipt-Book, containing an Extensive Collection of Valuable Receipts, connected with Domestic Economy.

24 pp. Printed wrappers. London: W. Mason, 1840. This is in poor condition with wrappers present but detached, pages dog-eared and some with closed tears, foxing, etc. However, the cool thing about this is in the front are 10 loose leaves from a manuscript ledger book dated 1744 and 1778, with a list of household goods to be sold by a Mr. Couldrick. These are trimmed so some is missing, but together, this is all an enlightening picture of English household life in the 18th & 19th centuries. $40. Sold


Pratz, C. de. French Dishes for English Tables.

Pictorial red cloth. First Edition. London: Sands, c.1910. The title says it all, and the cover enhances it greatly! $50. SOLD


Lincoln, Mrs. D.A. Boston School Kitchen Text-Book.

Cloth. Boston: Little, Brown, 1913. Near fine, with period owner's name to front free pastedown. Mrs. Lincoln was the founder of Boston's famed cooking school, and this little text book was for use in classes. $45. SOLD

Ray, Cyril. The Compleat Imbiber 2: An Entertainment.

Designed by F.H.K. Henrion, with color illustrations and variegated color pages throughout. Jacket. First Edition. London: Jarrold & Sons, 1958. Articles throughout on drink by Joseph Wechsberg, Raymond Postgate, Kingsley Amis, et al. 1" piece of jacket lacking from spine head, else very good & bright. $60. Sold

 

The Masterly Touch.

Illus. in color throughout. Green cloth. First Edition. NY: Canada Dry, 1934. Issued by Canada Dry, this wonderful cocktail book contains elegant color drawings of 1930's cocktail culture, at the end of Prohibition. Fine. $150. Sold

 

Walker, Thomas. Aristology or The Art of Fine Dining. Preface & notes by Felix Summerly.

Vignettes at chapter headings. Gilt-lettered red cloth. First Edition Thus. London: George Bell, 1881. Bookplate & a bit of soiling, else near fine. $150 SOLD

 

Virginia League of Women Voters. Virginia Cookery Book: Traditional Recipes.

Illus. with great local ads. Pictorial white boards. First Edition. Virginia, c.1920. With a large bent toward suffrage, this wonderful cookbook contains recipes from all parts of the state, for baked Smithfield ham, barbecued hare, pickled mangoes, chow-chow, green pickled tomatoes, etc. Very good. $75. SOLD

 

Snyder, Mrs. Sherwood. The Art of Candy Making Fully Explained, with 105 Recipes for the Home.  

Cloth. First Edition. Dayton, OH: Health Publishing, 1915. "Candies to be wholesome must be free from poisonous colorings, paraffin, shellac, and deleterious fillings." Fine. $75. SOLD

Marketos, Olympia. Athens a la Carte. 

Stiff wrappers, jacket. First Edition. Athens: 1956. Pikti (pig's feet), Galos Yemistos (turkey with chestnut-olive filling), Vasilopites (Christmas wine cookies), etc. A beautiful copy with authentic recipes. $30. Sold

[Los Angeles] Women's Athletic Club of Los Angeles. The Old Vanity Fair Tea Room: Recipes Gathered from Far and Near. 

Printed in indigo ink. Cloth-back pictorial boards. First Edition. Los Angeles: 1927. Wonderful little book of recipes served in the dining room of the Women's Athletic Club of L.A., incl. Watermelon Conserve, Peach Honey, Adam and Eve Salad, and White House Pudding, with blank pages in each section for adding your own recipes. Rubbing to extremities, darkening to covers, else very good. $60. Sold

Hawkins, W.B. Tavern Anecdotes, and Reminiscences of the Origin of Signs, Clubs, Coffee-houses, Streets, City Companies, Wards, &c. Intended as a Lounge-book for Londoners and their Country Cousins.

Illus. with copper-engraved folding plate of various tavern signs, & copper-engraved title page. Later 3/4 morocco & green cloth, gilt-lettered spine, raised bands; bound by Root & Sons. London: William Cole, 1825. First edition of this interesting, entertaining work, which includes an account of the earliest coffee-houses in London. The folding plate affords us such delights as 'The Belle Sauvage', 'The Tanner of Joppa' and 'George and the Dragon'. Even then, it seems, the tavern was a haven of tranquility for the hard-pressed professional male. Near fine. $200. SOLD

Baker, Charles. The Gentleman’s Companion. Volume I

Being an Exotic Cookery Book. Volume II Being an Exotic Drinking Book. 2 vols. Gilt-lettered cloth in slipcase. NY: Crown, 1946. A bit of sunning to spines, else near fine in very good, increasingly scarce slipcase. A classic of cocktail literature. $225. Sold

 

Duffy, Patrick Gavin. The Official Mixer's Manual.

299 pp., all tabbed by section (Cocktails; Highballs; Flips, Smashes & Nogs; Daisies, Slings, Shrubs & Coolers, etc.). Printed cloth bound as a three-ring binder for adding or removing pages. Photo of Duffy in bowler hat holding cane on front free endpaper. N.p.: c.1930's. Bookplate & rubberstamps of "Hollingworth Company Beer Outfits" to several margins. Very good, scarce bound thus. $200. Sold

Brock, Alice May. Alice's Restaurant Cookbook.

Recorded intro (on a removeable record in rear of book) by Arlo Guthrie. Illus. from photographs & drawings. Jacket. NY: Random House, 1969. A wonderful throwback to another era, and with the record present! Very good. $50. Sold

[Thomas Keller & Milton Glaser]. Jones, Idwal. The Adventures of Chef Gallois. Afterward by Thomas Keller.

Illus. with a suite of color portraits of the story's main characters by Milton Glaser. Yellow cloth, paper spine label, dec. slipcase. 1 of 275 copies printed by the Yolla Bolly Press. Covelo, CA: The Yolla Bolly Press, 2000. Signed by Milton Glaser and Thomas Keller in the colophon. Fine. $600. SOLD

Dali, Salvador. Les Diners de Gala.

Translated by Capt. J. Peter Moore. Illus. throughout by Dali. Large format. Jacket. First Edition. NY: Felice, 1973. Fine copy of Dali's wild and crazy cookbook. $250. SOLD

Herbert, Col. Kenney (Wyvern). Fifty Luncheons

 

Dec. cloth. London: Edward Arnold, c.1900. Col. Kenney was known for his lessons on cookery from Colonial India, though here he leans toward the French end of things. Fine. $60 SOLD

 

 

Boumphrey, G.M. Cunning Cookery.

 

Cloth-backed pictorial wrappers. First Edition. London: Thomas Nelson, 1938. A perfect cookbook for a new bride or an old hat who's lost their servants, as many did after the first World War. As the foreword states, the books should be "as compulsory for young brides as the wedding ring. The divorce statistics would dwindle in a year as a result!" Near fine & bright. $80. Sold

 

 

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

 

Tipped-in frontis. illustration of a midnight feast. Tall pictorial boards. First Edition. SF: Paul Elder, 1914. Wonderful typography in blue and black is set for recipes for salads, eggs, meat, vegetables, fruit, cheese, and sweets (including fudge!). Fine condition – a scarce title from Southworth’s “101” series . $120. SOLD

 

Wagner, E. Recipes for the Preserving of Fruit, Vegetables and Meat.

 

Trans. from the German by Charles Salter. Illus. with engravings of 19th c. industrial preserving equipment. Gilt-lettered green cloth. First Edition. London: Scott, Greenwood, & Son, 1908. Written for professionals, this little book tells much about preserving ways at the turn-of-the-century. Owner's name and address (246 Fulton St., Brooklyn), dated 1914, to half-title. Fine. $50. SOLD

Baudoin, A. Les Eaux-de-Vie et la Fabrication du Cognac

 

Illus. with wood engravings of liqueur-making equipment. Orange cloth. First Edition. Paris: J-B. Bailliere, 1893. A bit dusty & with scattered foxing, else very good. $120. Sold

Miss Parloa's New Cook Book and Marketing Guide.

Illus. with wonderful small engravings of kitchen implements. Pictorial cloth. First Edition. Near fine; scarce thus, and with guides for 19th century meat cuts, recipes for oyster soup, braised tongue, chocolate pies, and everything inbetween! NY 1880. $250 SOLD

Zieman, Hugo & Mrs. F.L. Gillette. The White House Cook Book: Comprehensive Cyclopedia of Information for the Home.

Illus. incl. frontis. port. of Edith Roosevelt (Theodore's wife). 590 pp. Pictorial cloth. Akron: Saalfield Publishing, 1908. First published in 1887, the White House Cookbook was published in new editions into the 20th centure, with each edition having a picture of whichever First Lady was in office at the time of publication. Great American heritage foods are represented here, such as stewed frogs,Boston oyster pie, roasted woodcock, squirrel, snow birds, etc. Paper is browned and brittle, title page detached, faint staining to several pages, else good. $45. SOLD

Filippini, Alexander. The International Cook Book.

Cloth, pictorial cover label. Garden City: Doubleday, Page, 1911. At 1,059 pages and 3,300 recipes, you'll get just about all you need to know to cook for the rest of your life. Frond free endpaper lacking, else very good - a great window into the culture and recipes in America in 1911. $75. SOLD

Bucks the Artists' County Cooks: A Gourmet's Guide to Estimable Comestibles with Pictures.

Illus. with drawings. Spiral-bound pictorial stiff wrappers. Fourth Edition. Philadelphia: Macrae Smith, 1952. Recipes from the members of the Women's Auxiliary of Trinity Chapel, including Shrimp-Corn Pie, Cranberry Mold, Hot Potato Salad, and Baked Chocolate Pudding. Acetate peeling a bit from covers, front cover tearing away from spiral binding, else very good. $40. SOLD

Paige, Alice M. Cook Book: Amoskeag Textile Club School of Domestic Science.

Dec. cloth. Manchester, NH: 1916. A few general instructions accompany some uniquely American recipes such as Creole spaghetti, Macaroni with oysters, Banana and Currant Salad, etc. Very good - unusual. $95 SOLD

Holmboe, Buster. What You Have Eaten in Norway: Popular Norwegian Dishes.

Pictorial wrappers. John Griegs Forlag, 1957. Recipes for classic Norwegian dishes such as Rakorret (half-fermented trout), Blodpudding (blood pudding), and Ryper (ptarmigan) won't disappoint. Very good. $20. Sold

Rorer, Mrs. Sara T. New Ways for Oysters.

Cloth. First Edition. Philadelphia: Arnold, 1903. Innovative oyster recipes, including "devilled oysters in clam shells," "New York broiled oysters," "Keebobbed oysters," etc. White printing on front cover flaking off slightly, else very good. $75. SOLD

Petersen, William. Treasurer's Cactus Barrel Full of Arizona Recipes.

55 pp. Illus. with meat charts for all cuts of animals. Great recipes for Arizona favorites like Greenlee County Bear Steak, Gila County Quail Dinner, Coconino County Roast Deer, Apache County Elk Dinner, Mohave County Lake Mead Baked Bass, and even a recipe donated by Eleanor Roosevelt for Arizona Baked Grapefruit. Pictorial wrappers. Presumed First Edition. Soiling to covers, creasing to pages, closed tear to last page, else very good, with great statewide recipes for the game & fish of Arizona. $40. Sold

 

Colquitt, Harriet Ross. The Savannah Cook Book. Illus. by Florence Olmstead. Intro. by Ogden Nash.

 

Jacket. First Edition, Third Printing. NY: Farrar & Rinehart, 1933. "Harriet Ross Colquitt was the author of The Savannah Cookbook, a more colorful and quirky collection of recipes, chock full of such coastal standards as mulatto rice (a composed rice dish with tomatoes) and Chatham Artillery Punch (a kitchen-sink conglomeration of, among other liquors, brandy, gin, rye, and rum). Published in 1933, the book boasts a foreword by poet Ogden Nash wherein he proclaims, 'Everybody has the right to think whose food is the most gorgeous / And I nominate Georgia's.'"- New Georgia Encyclopedia. 3" piece of jacket lacking from lower half of spine, and about 1/4" from jacket spine head as well, but still very bright, nice condition; scarce. $275. Sold

 

Parsons, Florence Crosby. Every Woman's Home Cook Book: An Economical, Practical Guide for the Twentieth Century Housekeeper

 

Illus. with chromolithograph plates. Pictorial white & blue boards. First Edition. Racine, Wis: Hamming-Whitman, 1915. All-American recipes for chocolate-caramel cake, piecrust doughnuts, ginger beer, Alabama rice fritters, etc., alongside some European standards. Some soiling to covers & a couple larger spots to rear cover; period owner's notes & recipes in pencil to endpapers, else very good - charming. $75. SOLD

 

(Chocolate) Walter Baker & Co. Description of the Educational Exhibit of Cocoa and Chocolate.

Illus. with 6 gilt-enhanced chromolithograph plates. Oblong brown cloth. First Edition. Dorchester, MA: Walter Baker, 1927. Fine and rare, with gorgeous, bright plates depicting various chocolate brands produced by Baker & Co. Beautiful. $400. SOLD

Sausalito Cook Book: Favorite Recipes Compiled by St. Brigid's Guild and Christ Episcopal Church.

Spiral-bound pictorial pink wrappers. Favorite recipes from Sausalito congregants, with lots of California influence from fresh fish, avocados, etc. Very good. $40. SOLD

 

Delta Chapter, Phi Upsilon Omicron, University of Wyoming. High Altitude Cook Book: A Compilation of Tested and Tried Recipes.

 

Dec. wrappers. Laramie: 1930. Apparently these were not as tested and tried as advertised, because there is an addendum of corrections laid-in. Still, recipes for tapioca, puddings, breads and cakes can safely by made in the high state of Wyoming. Very good. $35. Sold

 

 

 

Fantini, Francisco. Gastronomia de la Patagonia Chilena.

 

Illus. throughout with lush color photos. Recipes for new Chilean cuisine by various Chilean chefs. Large format, jacket, slipcase. First Edition. Chile: BBVA, 2008. This is the first ever publication to contribute to the rescue of the gastronomic heritage found from the city of Valdivia to Cape Horn. Near fine. $150. Sold

 

 

Nicol, Mary. Three Hundred and Sixty-Six Dinners.

 

Half cloth & gilt-dec. boards. Second Edition. NY: G.P. Putnam's, 1892. Menus for every day of the year, with seasonality taking center stage. Period hand-written recipe for fruit cake laid-in. Very good. $60.

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. First Edition. San Francisco: Paul Elder, 1914. Fine condition. $150. Sold

 

Koopmans-Gorter, A. & G.A.M. de Boer-de Jonge. Het Nieuwe Kookboek.

 

Pictorial cloth. Batavia: P. Noordhoff, 1936. Charming Dutch cookbook with a great cover illustration. $45. Sold

Maiden, Rachel Bell. The Canape Book.

 

Illus. with Art Deco-style black & white drawings by Lucina Smith Wakefield. Orange cloth, pictorial cover label. NY: D. Appleton, 1936. $75 Sold

365 Orange Recipes: An Orange Recipe for Every Day of the Year.

 

Did you even imagine there were that many orange recipes? Oh yes, from "Orange and Bread Omelette" to "Arizona Fritters" and "Imperial Orange Pie," this little gem has it all. $60. Sold

Boxer, Arabella. First Slice Your Cookbook.

 

Illus. by Alan Cracknell. Interior spiral binding, dec board. NY: Nelson, c. 1966. A staple in 1960s British kitchens, Lady Boxer’s innovatively designed flip-book is divided (literally!) by course and beautifully color-coded (rich, light, intermediate) for easy menu planning. Recipes include roast partridge, melon salad, rhubarb fool and other simple English and French country fare. Wine pairings by award-winning wine writer Hugh Johnson. $50. Sold

Anon. Tea and Tea Blending.

 

Illus. with tea estate marks. Gilt-lettered green cloth. First Edition. London: Eden Fisher, 1886. A fascinating and helpful Victorian manual for the tea-blending trade in England, with detailed descriptions of teas from China, India, Ceylon, Japan, and Java. Also with a chart of tea statistics for the years 1836-1888. Near fine – scarce. $400. Sold

Saint-Ange, Madame. La Bonne Cuisine.

 

Saint-Ange, Madame E. La Bonne Cuisine. Illus. with 36 drawings. Cloth-backed pictorial boards. First Edition. Paris: Larousse, 1929.

From the library of Jeremiah Tower. Repair to torn spine cloth & front hinge, paper spine label wearing off, but better than good copy of an important work. $150. Sold

Davidis, Henriette. Henriette Davidis Kochbuch.

 

417 pp. Illus. with large folding plate of a butchered pig in rear. Pictorial red boards backed in cloth. Berlin: c.1920. Beautifully illustrated cover with fantastic folding meat chart in rear. Very good. $100. Sold

 

Sierra Madre Woman's Club. Sierra Madre Souvenir Cook Book.

 

Metal ring-bound stiff pictorial wrappers. Sierra Madre: 1929. Great local ads and descriptions of subtropical fruits and their uses make this a gem. Light staining inside & out, else good. $30. Sold

 

Baker, Charles, Jr. The Gentleman's Companion: Vol. I: Being an Exotic Cookery Book or, Around the World with Knife, Fork and Spoon. Vol. II: Being an Exotic Drinking Book or, Around the World with Jigger, Beaker and Flask.

 

2 vols. Frontis. portraits of the author enjoying cocktails and ladies. Quarter maroon cloth & red buckram, gilt-lettered spines, slipcase. No. 199 of 1250 copies. First Edition. NY: Derrydale Press, 1939. Fine in broken slipcase. A classic that has never gone out of style; scarce limited edition printed by the Derrydale Press. $800. Sold

 

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

 

Illus. from drawings. Pictorial cloth. NY: Knopf, 1928. Jeremiah Tower's copy, with his signature to front pastedown. Perhaps the most famous 19th century cocktail manual published in America. Soiling, else very good. $200. Sold

 

David, Elizabeth. French Provincial Cooking.

 

Jacket. First American Edition. NY: Harper & Row, 1962. Signed by David on the half-title, and by owner Jeremiah Tower on the front pastedown. David and Tower were close friends. Very good in fine, bright jacket. $500. Sold

 

Sloïmovici, A. Ethnocuisine de la Bourgogne.

 

Illus. Pictorial cloth. First Edition. Cormarin: 1973. Jeremiah Tower's copy. A rare example of a book on this specific cuisine of Burgundy, with chapters on the origins of gougeres, Marc, coq au vin, boeuf bourguignon, etc. (in French). Fine. $50. Sold

 

(Cocktails) The Iron Gate: Jack & Charlie's "21", Thru which is presented a vivid portrayal of a unique institution - by a distinguished group of authors and artists.

 

Illus. profusely with colorful liquor ads, pin-up girls, and cartoons by various artists. Pictorial gilt-stamped stiff wrappers. First Edition. NY: 1936. A love letter of sorts to New York's favorite night club (at 21 W. 52nd St.), with articles by Lucius Beebe ("Bar of Our Night"), Rube Goldberg, George Jean Nathan, Robert Benchley, Ben Hecht, Lowell Thomas, and other great writers of the day. Illustrators include James Montgomery Flagg, Alex Raymond (Flash Gordon), Albert Lefcourt, and many more. Fantastic cocktail literature of the era. Near fine. $200. Sold

 

Ellwanger, George H. The Pleasures of the Table: An Account of Gastronomy from Ancient Days to Present Times.

 

Illus. incl. frontis. port. Gilt-stamped pictorial cloth. First Edition. NY: Doubleday, Page, 1902. A history of gastronomic literature - wonderful book in a beautiful period binding. Fine. $120. Sold

Toklas, Alice B. Aromas and Flavours of Past and Present.

 

Jacket. First Edition. London: Michael Joseph, 1959.

Jeremiah Tower’s copy. “Here is a book of more than two hundred recipes, some simple, some elaborate, but none hackneyed.” Near fine. $95. Sold

Walker, Thomas. The Art of Dining.

 

Intro. By Filson Young. Wood engravings by J.M. Dixon. Cloth-backed boards. 1 of 600 copies. London: Cayme Press, 1928.

From the library of Jeremiah Tower. Chapters on the Room and the Company, the Ideal Dinner, Dinner and the Seasons, etc. Irregular darkening to boards, a bit of rubbing to corners, else very good. $50. Sold

(Texas) Cox, Mrs. Samuel, ed. The Parker House Cook Book. Published for the Benefit of the First Presbyterian Church…Abilene, Texas.

 

Illus. with color ads for cake mixes, etc. Pictorial cloth. Second Edition. Abilene, TX: [1932].

From the library of Jeremiah Tower. Great Texas content, with recipes for Stuffed Crabs Galveston Styles, Tomatoes & Okra, West Texas Fair Hamburger, and a sandwich called “Black Cat”. Soiling, a few ink marks to front cover, else very good. Scarce. $150. Sold

Codman, Russell, Jr. Vintage Dinners: A Treatise in Which Some of the Oenophilic and Gastronomic Experiences of Le Club des Arts Gastronomiques are Described and Other General Information Offered Pertaining to the Subject of Wines.

 

Illus. from photographs of wine. [Boston]: 1937.

From the library of Jeremiah Tower. An ode to fine wine and it’s pairing with splendid French meals. Some discoloration from old stains to covers, else very good. $85. Sold

Street, Julian. Where Paris Dines: With Information about Restaurants of All Kinds, Costly and Cheap, Dignified and Gay, Known and Little Known, and How to Enjoy Them.

 

Frontis. drawing of Maxim’s menu cover. Black cloth, paper spine & cover labels. First Edition. NY: Doubleday, Doran, 1929.

From the library of Jeremiah Tower, with his notes in pencil listing other restaurants he tried in Paris, as well as “X” marks by a number of restaurants listed. Very good condition. $225. Sold

Craddock, Harry. The Savoy Cocktail Book.

 

Illus. with wonderful color decorations by Gilbert Rumbold. Cloth-backed pictorial gold foil-covered boards. First Edition. London: Constable, 1930.

From the library of Jeremiah Tower. I would venture to say this is the most famous cocktail book of the 20th century, with classic cocktails like the Rob Roy jostling for space next to lesser-known potions like the Grren Dragon and the Gypsy Cocktail. Discoloration to lower front boards (afftecting bottom 1/3), a bit of flaking to upper corner area, else near very good. $500. Sold

Friedman, Jake and Kennedy, William H. Jake Friedman’s Common-Sense Candy Teacher.

 

Friedman, Jake and Kennedy, William H. Jake Friedman’s Common-Sense Candy Teacher. Burgundy gilt-lettered cloth & spine. Frontis. port. of author. Chicago: Jonas M. Bell, 1915. Candy takes center stage in this straight-talking volume written to the trade: sherbets, sodas, brittles, licorice, stick candies, caramels, taffy, chicle chewing gum and other sticky, sweet delights. Some bumping to spine, else near fine. $60. Sold

Browne, Charles. The Gun Club Cook Book, or a Culinary Code for Appreciative Epicures.

 

Illus. with humorous drawings by Leonard Holton. Jacket. Revised Edition. NY: Scribner’s, 1946. According to our author, a Princeton man, "Several booksellers have found the title, `The Gun Club Cook Book,’ misleading and have had some difficulty in attracting the attention of possible buyers. Women associated the "The Gun Club" with stalkers of game and eaters of wild flesh, while men thought of `cook Book’ in terms of Women's Social Centers and Church Bazaars. We cannot remedy this, but would ask our readers to tell their friends that the Gun Club shoots only clay birds and is situated entirely within the precincts of civilization -- if a college town can be called civilized -- and let the men know that this is no cook book of the angel-cake variety." A bit of crinkling to jacket spine head, owner’s name to front free endpaper, else very good and bright. $150 Sold

Wight, J. Ambrose, ed. Prairie Farmer.

 

Devoted to Western Agriculture, Horticulture, Mechanics and Education. Vol. XIII, No. I to Vol. XIII, No. XII (Jan.-Dec. 1853). Profusely illus. with wood engravings & ads. ¾ calf & marbled boards. Chicago: John S. Wright & Ambrose Wight, 1853.

Hints for building effective rat traps (wonderful graphic if you hate rats) share space with pear varieties and sow pens, newfound snakes and cattle for sale. A snapshot of agricultural America just prior to the Civil War. Very good. $350. Sold

Hogner, Dorothy C. Herbs from the Garden to the Table.

Illus. by Nils Hogner. Jacket. First Edition. London: 1950's. $45.

Leyel, Mrs. C.F. The Truth About Herbs

Jacket. First Edition. London: Andrew Dakers, 1943. Wartime saw the publication of many books on herbs, I think because rationed food begged so much for flavor. Chipping to jacket spine head, else very good. $30 Sold

Ripperger, Helmut. Mushroom Cookery. 1941. $45. * Cheese Cookery. 1941. $45. * Spice Cookery. 1942 Sold

 

$40. Jackets. First Editions. NY: George W. Stewart. Very good condition - charming volumes on each subject.

Young, Chic. Blondie's Cook Book: Sops, Salads, Sandwiches

 

Illus. with Archie & Blondie cartoons by Young. Jacket. First Edition. NY: David McKay, 1947. Archie loved his cheese and jelly sandwiches, and Blondie's sardine canapes made him swoon. Near fine - scarce! $60 Sold

 

Brillat-Savarin. Physiologie du Gout ou Meditations de Gastronomie Transcendate.

 

3/4 calf & marbled boards, morocco spine label. Early Edition. Paris: Michel Levy Freres, 1873. Jeremiah Tower's copy, with his name to blank facing title page. Brillat-Savarin's seminal work on gastronomy. Front cover nearly detached, wear to spine, especially upper 1", else good. $125. Sold

 

Gibat & Gibat. The Lore of Still Building or, Getting to Know Your Local Sheriff.

 

Illus. Pictorial wrappers. Norman, OK: 1973. Complete instructions for building a still, and mash recipes. A rare look into the ins and outs of moonshine, with a photo of the authors on rear wrapper, captioned, "The authors and their proofreader, Effie Pearl, in happier days (before their still blew up)." Very good. $40. Sold

 

Pellaprat, Henti-Paul. Les Desserts: Recueil de Patisserie et Entrements Simples.

 

Illus. with color-tinted photographs. Jacket. First Edition. Paris: Comptoir Francais du Livre, 1937. Brgiht and colorful, with recipes for all the French classics, from Baba au Rhum to Madeleines. $60. Sold

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

 

 

Illus. wih engravings. Pictorially gilt-stamped red cloth. Revised ed. NY: Orange Judd, 1905. Cracking to rear joint, else near fine & bright. $150. Sold

Ashley, Diana. Where to Dine in ’39: A Guide to New York Restaurants, to which there is added a Cook Book of Recipes by Famous Chefs.

 

Jacket. First Edition. NY: Crown, 1939. Long gone treasures share space with legendary restaurants like Peter Luger’s and Gage & Tollner’s. Interesting that the steakhouses were the ones to survive. Chipping to jacket at upper extremities, else very good and quite scarce. $150. Sold

Urbain-Dubois and Emile Bernard. La Cuisine Classique: Etudes Pratiques, Raisonees et Demostratives de l’Ecole Francaise Appliquee au Service a la Russe.

 

 From the library of Jeremiah Tower. 2 vols. Illus. with duotone lithograph frontispieces and 38 stipple-engraved plates of fanciful dishes piled high with precious ingredients. Large quarter calf & marbled boards, morocco spine labels. Paris: 1856.  Signature stamp of authors to copyright page. Foxing, else near fine and handsomely bound. $2,500. Sold

Cowan, T.W. The Honey Bee: Its Natural History, Anatomy, and Physiology.

 

Illus. from drawings. Pictorial cloth, Art-Nouveau design of bees and flowers. London: Houlston & Sons, 1890.

A scientific treatise within a gorgeous, whimsical binding. Chapters on comb construction illuminate the honey. Near fine. $50. Sold

(African) La Cuisine au Pays du Soleil: 750 Recettes Recueillies en Afrique Noire, a Madagascar et aux Antilles.

 

Illus. with woodcuts. Variegated colored paper. Pictorial boards. Issy-les-Moulineaux, 1965.

From the library of Jeremiah Tower. Scarce French-African cookbook, with recipes from Martinique, Cameroon, Dahomey, Antilles, etc. Tape to lower spine; bookplate to front free endpaper, else very good. $75. Sold

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

 

Jacket. NY: Gramercy, 1957.

Fine condition – Hawaiian foods explained, along with some influences from Japan, China, and America. $35. Sold

Clysmic Spring Co. Clysmic Booze Book.

 

Chromolithograph port. of Uncle Sam drinking Clysmic Spring Water. Dec. wrappers bound with string. Waukesha, WI: c.1900.

Short tear to front free endpaper, else a very good copy of this little American cocktail guide, with recipes for using Clysmic (“King of Table Waters”) in “California Lemonade” to “Tip-Top Cooler” and “New Orleans Fizz.” $75. Sold

Yonge, C.M. Oysters.

 

Illus. Jacket. First Edition. London: Collins, 1960. Number 18 in the New Naturalist series, this is a scarce volume that once belonged to chef Jeremiah Tower. Minor chipping to jacket spine head, short closed tear to front panel, else near fine & bright $120. Sold

Corson, Juliet. Family Living on $500 a Year.

 

A Daily Reference-Book for Young and Inexperienced Housewives. Gilt-stamped pictorial green cloth, gilt-lettered spine. First Edition. NY: Harper, 1887. How could an American family make it in the Victorian era? By economizing meat, making their own soap, hunting game, picking mushrooms and salad plants, etc. This handy guide helped lead the reader through the steps. Charming – fine condition. $75. Sold

Filippini. 100 Recipes for Cooking and Serving Fish.

 

Pictorial cloth. First Edition. NY: H.M. Caldwell, 1892. Beautiful copy of this little gem, by the chef from Delmonico’s in New York. Blanched eels, stuffed lobster, fried sole, and other specialties of the Belle Epoque. $75. Sold

Carroll, W.E. & H.J. Rucker. Pig Projects and Profits.

 

 

Illus. from photographs. Gilt-stamped pictorial cloth. Danville, IL: The Interstate, 1939. $75. Sold

McLaren, John. Gardening in California, Landscape and Flower.

 

Illus. from photographs and drawings of layouts. Gilt-lettered & dec. buckram. San Francisco: A.M. Robertson, 1909. Okay, so this isn't really a food book, but McLaren was the designer and longtime superintendent of Golden Gate Park, so I couldn't resist bringing it into my shop. Near fine. $75. Sold

Heath, Ambrose. Simple Salads and Salad Dressings.

 

Jacket. First Edition. London: Faber, 1943. Famous for his wartime cookbooks, Heath was a master at stretching what you have into a delicious meal. $40. Sold

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

Jacket. First Edition. Garden City: Doubleday, 1974. A bit of soiling to jacket, darkening to lower corner of front jacket flap, else a near fine copy of this classic of food literature - Trillin's first book. $75. Sold

Chidlow, David, and others. The American Pure Food Cook Book and Household Economist

 

508 pp. Pictorial gilt-stamped tan cloth. Chicago: Geo. M. Hill, 1899. Includes a glossary of cooking terms, chapters of recipes for everything savory to sweet, pickling, preserving, and household tips for raising pets, home laundering, health suggestions, etc. Near fine - a beauty! $300. Sold

Appleyard, Alex. Make Your Own Wine.

 

Jacket. First Edition. London: Athene, c.1940. A lovely instructional manual for making all sorts of homemade wines, from elderberry to damson, cherry to ginger, and blackberry to Russian black bread wine (!). Fine. $40. Sold

Bautte, A. Modern French and English Cookery for Private Families, Hotels, Restaurants, and Clubs, Containing Over 3500 Recipes.

 

Illus. with engraved plates of kitchen utensils and elaborate meal presentations. Gilt-lettered beveled blue cloth, a.e.g. London: Malcomson, 1901. Bookplate of Alan Davidson. While the recipes here are impressive in number, the book stands out for its wonderful illustrations as well as its detailed instructions for preparing tea, a glossary of sauces, and wonderful descriptions of long-lost pies such as Raised Snipe Pie, Raised Lark Pie, and Jugged Hare. Some rubbing to covers, else very good. $150. Sold

Maril, Lee. Spice & Scent: Herbs in Fact and Fancy.

 

Illus. with color drawings by the author. Dec. boards. First Edition. BY: Coward-McCann, 1943. A charming history and lore of herbs – one chapter begins thus: “You may not believe it but much as we appreciate parsley in our kitchens we have never dreamed of honoring this herb as much as the ancient Greeks did. Listen to the story:….” Of course, you’ll have to buy the book to find out what happened. Near fine. $30. Sold

Urbain-Dubois. Le Grand Livre des Patissiers et des Confiseurs.

 

From the library of Jeremiah Tower. Large 8vo. Illus. with numerous wood engravings, incl. red-tinted frontis., of fancy desserts and kitchen utensils. Large later cloth binding. Paris: Flammarion, c.1870's-80's. A thorough collection of recipes and descriptions of equipment, but the core of the book are the astonishing designs and presentations, from comparatively simple 'poudings' to near-incredible 'pieces-montees'. $750. Sold

Salles, P. & P. Montagne. La Grand Cuisine Illustree: La Cuisine Ancienne, La Cuisine Moderne.

 

From the library of Jeremiah Tower. 808 pp. Illus. with charming wood engravings of fabulous platters of food. Large orig. pictorial wrappers bound-in to quarter crushed morocco and dec. boards, gilt-lettered spine, vellum corners. First Edition. Monaco: A. Chene, 1902. Beautifully bound and illustrated edition of this culinary classic work, which includes nearly 1,500 recipes, from appetizers and soups to pastries. Montagne (1865-1948) was a chef in Cauteret, San Remo, Monte Carlo, and Paris, where he had a restaurant in Rue de l'Echelle. With Gottschalk, he wrote the "Larousse Gastronomique", printed in 1938 and introduced by Auguste Escoffier and Phileas Gilbert, and was also the author of a dozen other works fine cuisine. Oberle, 270: " A major treaty of modern …a precursor of Escoffier." Bitting, p. 415. Schraemli, 114. Walterspiel, 454. Lambert, 280. Fine condition. $800. Sold

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

 

Tipped-in frontis. illustration of a midnight feast. Tall pictorial boards. First Edition. SF: Paul Elder, 1914. Wonderful typography in blue and black is set for recipes for salads, eggs, meat, vegetables, fruit, cheese, and sweets (including fudge!). Fine condition – a scarce title from Southworth’s “101” series. $120. Sold

Salles, P. & P. Montagne. La Grand Livre de la Cuisine.

 

From the library of Jeremiah Tower. 1,479 pp. Preface by Henri Beraud. Illus. with woodcuts by Renefer. Dec. cloth. Near fine copy of this enormous encyclopedia of cooking methods for just about every French dish imaginable, all listed alphabetically. Paris: Flammarion, 1929. $600. Sold

Tower, Jeremiah. New American Classics.

 

From the library of Jeremiah Tower. Jacket. First Edition. NY: Harper, 1986. Jeremiah Tower’s copy. Invitation to the book party at Prunelle Restaurant in New York laid-on to front free endpaper, and half-title & invitation page warmly inscribed & signed by numerous culinary luminaries, including Craig Claiborne, George Lang, Barbara Kafka, Molly O’Neill, Ed Moose, Alex Witchel, Larry Forgione, Jonathan Waxman, Clark Wolf, et al. Near fine. $400. Sold

Hogg, Robert. The Fruit Manual; Containing the Descriptions & Synonymes of the Fruit and Fruit Trees commonly met with in the Gardens & Orchards of Great Britain, with Selected Lists of those most worthy of Cultivation.

 

Alphabetically arranged chapters on apples, apricots, nectarines, figs, pears, peaches, gooseberries, etc. Orig. gilt-lettered cloth. London: Cottage Gardener Office, 1860. Period owner's pencil notes to margins. $450. Sold

Caldwell, William H. Langwater Guernseys. A Testimonial to Frederick Lothrop Ames for his Devotion, Study and Effort for the Improvement of the Guernsey Cow.

 

Illus. with numerous photographs of Guernsey cows, and with frontis. port. of Ames. Large flexible red cloth lettered in gilt. [Pennsylvania?]: American Guernsey Cattle Club, 1925. Inscription to front free endpaper reads: "With this book go hearty congratulations to Miss Austin who, in building a high class herd of Guernseys, has made a definite contribution to American Agriculture. - Harry Hayward, Devon, Pennsylvania, Dec. 25, 1931." Fine. $300. Sold

Maril, Lee. Crack & Crunch: Nuts in Fact and Fancy.

 

Illus. by Maril with color drawings of nuts on the tree. NY: Coward-McCann, 1945. Scarce in jacket. $40. Sold

Cooper, Virginia. The Creole Kitchen Cook Book: Famous New Orleans Recipes.

Jacket. First Edition. San Antonio: Naylor, 1941. French bread, speckled trout, baked redfish, oyster stew, even Creole fruit sponge! $75. SOLD

De Gouy, Louis P. The Oyster Book

 

Illus. from photographs. Jacket. First Edition. NY: Greenberg, 1951. 266 oyster recipes, from Oyster Chowder to Codfish-oyster balls luncheon and Bridesmaids' oysters au gratin. Fine condition. $75. Sold

Wilson, John. British Farming: A Description of the Mixed Husbandry of Great Britain.

 

575 pp. Illus. with numerous engraved plates of pig breeds, sheep, cattle, folding plates of barn plans, etc. Orig. pictorial gilt-stamped cloth. Edinburgh: Adam & Charles Black, 1862. Near fine & bright. $450. Sold

Clarke, A. Dudley. Farm Buildings: Their Construction and Arrangement.

 

Illus. with engravings & incl. folding plates of farm buildings. Gilt-lettered blue cloth. London: B.T. Batsford, 1899. Spotting to covers, still about very good. $250. Sold

Ukers, William H. Coffee Merchandising: A Handbook to the Coffee Business Giving Elementary and Essential Facts Pertaining to the History, Cultivation, Preparation, and Marketing of Coffee. Illus. from photographs. Gilt-lettered cloth. First Edition. NY: Tea & Coffee Trade Journal, 1930. Fine. $200. SOLD
Ukers, William H. The Romance of Coffee: An Outline History of Coffee and Coffee-Drinking Through a Thousand Years.Illus. from photographs. Jacket. First Edition. NY: Tea & Coffee Trade Journal, 1948. Fine condition. $350. SOLD
Ukers, William H. All About Coffee. Illus. from photographs. Jacket. Second Edition. NY: Tea & Coffee Trade Journal, 1948. Chipping to jacket extremities, else fine in very good, scarce in jacket. $500. SOLD

Bachelder, N.J., ed. New Hampshire Farms for Summer Homes.

 

Illus. from numerous photographs of New Hampshire farms and homes. Large oblong pictorial gray wrappers hilighted with gilt; image of Old Man of the Mountain [R.I.P.] in center. Second Ed. Concord: State Board of Agriculture, 1904. Near fine. $250. Sold

De Loup, Maximilian. The American Salad Book

 

Gilt-stamped dec. cloth with dandelion design on front cover. NY: McClure, Phillips, 1900. Fine condition - a darling book, with typical turn-of-the-century salads like Luncheon Salad of Conchs, Nasturtium Sandwiches, and Lobster Salad. $75. SOLD

Larmoth, Jeannie. Murder on the Menu

Recipes by Charlotte Turgeon. Jacket. First Edition. 1972. $20. Sold

Blochman, Lawrence. Recipe for Homicide

Jacket. Early Edition. 1952. $35. Both in very good condition. Sold

Harris, Lloyd J. The Book of Garlic. Jacket. First Edition

 

NY: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1975. Folklore, remedies, and of course recipes, for all things garlic. Illus. with historical photographs and amusing drawings. Fine, bright condition. $40. SOLD

Grossman, Ruth & Bob. A Rage to Nosh: A Cookbook for a Nation of Nibblers

 

NY: Paul Ericksson, 1966. Great chapters with titles like"Noshes to Pack for the Train" and "Salads So You Shouldn't Spend So Much Time in the Kitchen on a Hot Day." Near fine. $40. Sold

Bode, Charles. Wines of Italy

Jacket. First Edition. NY: McBride, 1956. Drawings by David Williams of Italian countryside scene complement congenial writings about Italian wines by Mr. Bode. Near fine. $30. SOLD

McCollum, E.V. & Nina Simmonds. The American Home Diet: An Answer to the Ever Present Question, What Shall We Have for Dinner

 

Gilt-lettered green cloth. Detroit: Frederick C. Mathews, 1923. Advice from the joyous to the dangerous: "Wrong Eating Habits in Children Cause Injury," "The Tomato Prevents Scurvy," "The Raw Food Fad" (seriously! 1923!), "Sugar and Candy and Bad Teeth." Fine. $45. Sold

Schwind, Cap'n Phil. Clam Shack Cookery

 

Illus. with cartoons by Gordon Brooks. Camden: Internat'l Marine, 1975. Quahog Chowder, Razor Clams, Sea Scallops - all here to remind you how fabulous the fruits of the sea of New England are. Fine. $30. Sold

Purdy, Mabel Dulon. Food and Freedom

 

Pictorial cloth. NY: Harper, 1918. Cooking during WWI involved an entirely new way of thinking, conserving vital foods for the troops and asking Americans to "Go on a Diet." This little handbook lays out the rules for how to eat and cook during the war. Fine. $120 Sold

James, Norah. Cooking in Cider

 

Spiral-bound stiff wrappers. Surrey: 1952. Oxtail Stew, Pork Chops in Cider, Herrings in Cider, and even a dish called "Reindeer Oslo"! $35 Sold

MacKay, L. Gertrude. The Housekeeper's Apple Book

 

Pictorial cloth. Boston: Little, Brown, 1917. German Apple Cup, Indian Pudding with Apples, and 6 variations on Apple Fritters - what could be better? Near fine. $75 Sold

Martignoni, Angela. Libro di Cucina Italiana/Italian Cook Book

 

Jacket. First Edition. In English and Italian. NY: Vatican City Re. Book Co., 1945. Just an amazing Italian-American book in stunning, rare dust jacket. Flawless. $300 Sold

Prezzolini, Giuseppe. Spaghetti Dinner

 

Illus. Jacket. First Edition. NY: Abelard-Schuman, 1955. An early history of pasta in Italy, with illustrations from antiquarian books on the subject. Near fine. $60 Sold

Greenbaum, Florence Kreisler. Jewish Cook Book

 

Cloth. Ninth Printing. NY: Bloch Publishing, 1931. Kosher recipes from America, Austria, Germany, Russia, France, Poland, Romania, and other Easter European nations. Gefiltefish, anyone? Near fine. $60 Sold

(Brewing) Combrune, Michael. The Theory and Practice of Brewing.

 

Quarto. vi, xii, 298, [1] pp. Period speckled calf, expertly rebacked in the style of the period, morocco spine label. First Edition. London: J. Haberkorn, 1762. First edition of this classic of 18th century brewing literature. Michael Combrune sought to introduce the thermometer as a diagnostic tool in brewing. The theory and practice occupy separate parts of the book - the first containing the author's theories on thermometers, and the second laying out the explicit arithmetical computations of the relationships between malt character, mashing heats, hop rates, and fermentation times on a basis which is entirely thermometric. $3,000 Sold

Corbett, Scott. Sauce for the Gander

 

Illus. by Don Freeman. Jacket. First Edition. NY: Thomas Crowell, 1951. Amazing story of a guy who decided to go into business with a Chinese restaurateur and mass produce & mass market his favorite Chinese sauce, which he dubbed "Sea Sauce", made from black beans, garlic and ginger. Fascinating! Near fine. $75 Sold

(Coffee) Gentil, M. Dissertation sur le Caffé, et sur les moyens propres a prévenir les effets qui résultent de sa préparation communément vicieuse; & en rendre la boisson plus agréable & plus salutaire.

 

[Title translation: Dissertation on Coffee, and ways to prevent the effects resulting from its preparation commonly unpleasant: and render the beverage more enjoyable & celebratory.] vi, 177. [3], [4] pp. Copper-engraved frontis. of a coffee plant. Period wrappers. Paris: M. Gentil and Libraire Pyre, 1787. Cited by Ukers in his seminal book All About Coffee. Stamp of "Kaiser's Kaffeegeschaft" to title page. Old label to spine, else very good and quite rare - I could find no other copies in institutions or for sale. $2,600 Sold

(Cacao) Daniele Concina. Memorie Storiche Sopra l'uso della Cioccolata in Tempo Digiuno: esposte in una mettra a Mopnsig. illustriss., e Reverendiss.

 

Venice: Simone Occhi, 1748. (Bound with: Rifflessioni sopra la lettra responsiva as un amico in torno alla Quaresima appellante, 1749). [8], cxcvi; [2], 3-71, [1]. Octavo, period calf with spine tooled in gilt, morocco spine label. First Edition.
The first printing of this important work of a letter to the archbishop (with his reply the following year bound-in) addressing the eating of chocolate during fasts. There was debate about whether the chocolate drink was suitable for the fast days prescribed by the Church: Pope Pius V established that liquids do not break the fast, but there was doubt over whether chocolate, with its density, could define a liquid. Near fine. Extremely rare - I found one copy in the Libri Antichi in Perugia. $3,200 Sold

(Cacao) Felici, Giovanni Battista. Parere intorno all'uso della cioccolata scritto in una lettera dal conte dottor Gio. Batista Felici all'illustriss. signora Lisabetta Girolami d'Ambra.

 

xi, [1], 88 pp. Illus. with woodcut vignettes. Quarto in full period vellum. Firenze: Giuseppe Manni, 1728. Opinion about the use of chocolate in a letter written by Dr. Felici to Mrs. Elizabeth Girolami d'Ambra. Closed tear to page 2, else very good and clean. In 1600, through Tuscany, cocoa arrived in Italy thanks to the merchant Antonio Carletti Florence, and in 1615 the rest of Europe. The traces of the ancient link between Florence and chocolate are found in some library collections of the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale in Florence (Magliabechiano and Palatine), where trace many writings that testify as early as 1600 a heated debate on chocolate and its consumption (Francesco Redi, Lorenzo Magalotti, Francesco d'Antonio Carletti). Also in Florence, since 1680, trace many writings on the subject of chocolate, and this is one of them. $3,200 Sold

Chan, Shiu Wong. The Chinese Cook Book

 

Pictorial cloth. NY: Frederick A. Stokes, 1917. Chinese recipes adapted for the American kitchen, with transliterations of names and also with Chinese characters. Salt Chicken, Fried Noodles, Potato Pork, and Duck Chop Suey, all make appearances! Near fine. $75. SOLD

(Cacao and Coffee) Dufour, Philippe Sylvestre. Traitez Nouveaux et Curieux du Café, du Thé, et du Chocolate. Ouvrage egalement necessaire aux Medecins, & a tous ceux qui aiment leur santé.

 

[20], 445, [5] pp.Illustrated with 3 beautiful copper engravings - a man in Chinese dress and Levantine sipping their drinks, with coffee plants and tea - and a third inset: American Indian "with Chocolate and the cup" and "branch of the cocoa tree. " Vignette and initial cap at the beginning of two sections. 17th c. vellum, spine lettered by hand in original ink. Lyon: Jean Girin & B. Riviere, 1685.
Very rare edition, and the most complete. A great merchant from Manosque, Du Four (circa 1322-1685) plied the Lyon international drug trade with the East, and was a lover of rare and curious foreign drinks. In a publication of 1671, the Treaty on Chocolate was a reprint of the text of Colmenero de Ledesma (1643) translated by René Moreau, and the Treaty on Tea is a brief compilation of comments extracted relations trip to the Orient. For this new edition of 1685, the author has extensively revised and expanded the original work, thus giving "a version widely supplemented treated for both tea and chocolate, and an entirely new text for the Treaty of Coffee." In this edition, Dufour often drinks chocolate with ice in Italy, which he prefers to the French method of adding hot milk and an egg yolk (he found this to be "too voluptuous"). Two chapters of the Treaty on Coffee are specifically dedicated to the preparation of the drink, not without a sarcastic remark about the use by the French, who abuse the sugar.
Old repair to frontis., else just totally amazing and very scarce. $5,500 Sold

Heller, B. Heller's Secrets of Meat Curing and Sausage Making

 

Illus. with amazing drawings of all kinds of meat curing equipment and methods, creatively drawn. Gilt-lettered red cloth. Chicago: B. Heller, 1929. Near fine - scarce. $120. Sold

Grubb, Eugene H. & W.S. Guilford. The Potato: A Compilation of Information from Every Available Source.

 

Illus. with plates from photographs. Gilt-lettered pictorial cloth. First Edition. Garden City: Doubleday Page, 1912. Scientific, historic, and agricultural, this book has everything there was to know about potatoes in 1912. Soiling & some discoloration to covers; front joint cracking, else good. $60. Sold

Johnnie Walker Co. The Johnnie Walker Dinner Party Book.

 

Gilt-stamped black cloth, with miniature Johnnie Walkers all over cloth. N.p.: c.1960’s. A fabulous printed diary for recording dinner parties, incl. table seating arrangements, drinks served, dress and jewelry worn, guests, and menus. Not used by previous owner, which means it’s up to you to fill it with great memories. Fine. $75. Sold

Squire, John, ed. Cheddar Gorge: A Book of English Cheeses.

 

Illus. by Ernest H. Shepard. Jacket. First American Edition. NY: Macmillan, 1938. Shepherd, famous for illustrating A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh books, here charms the reader with images of England’s famous cheeses, from stilton to cheddar. Meanwhile, Squire has collected some of the best writers of the time, from Andre Simon to Ambrose Heath, to pine over the subject. Old tape repairs to extremities (not discolored), else very good. Alan Davidson’s copy, with his bookplate. $60. Sold

Pourrat, Henri. The Roquefort Adventure.

 

Trans. By Mary Mian. Illus. with pochoir plates by Yves Brayer. Orig. printed wrappers. No. 4,560 of 5,000 copies. France: Societe Anonyme des Caves et des Producteurs Reunis de Roquefort, 1956. Bookplate of Alan Davidson. Charming watercolors illustrate the work of shepherds and cheesemakers of Roquefort as the countryside is described in charming detail by Henri Pourrat. A bit of soiling, else near fine. $50. Sold

Cole, Rosalind. Of Soda Bread and Guinness: An Irish Cookbook, and a Picture of Ireland as Seen Through its People, its Places, its Traditions and its Cooking Lore.

 

Illus. from photographs. Jacket. First Edition. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1973. Ireland as seen through moody pictures, food memories of various Irish authors and poets, and recipes for Blarney pate, Boiled Limerick Ham, Fitzpatrick tipsy cake, etc. $40. Sold

American Women in Spain. Cocina Hispano-Americana/American-Spanish Cook-Book.

 

Cloth-backed pictorial boards. First Edition. Barcelona: Argos, 1949. Each recipe is written in Spanish and English, for meals both Spanish and American – Swedish Cocktail Meatballs are even included! Near fine & bright. $40. Sold

Krofsky, Jean. The Gardener’s Cookbook.

 

Illus. by Fritz Kredel. Jacket. First Edition. NY: Crowell, 1952. Sponsored by the Eastern States Farmers’ Exchange, there are some wonderfully current recipes in here, such as Marmalade Beets and Raw Pepper Relish. Near fine. $35. Sold

Beard, James. Beard on Food.

 

Jacket. First Edition. NY: Knopf, 1974. Signed by Beard on the half-title in red ink. Near fine copy of Beard’s wonderful gastronomical opus. $100. Sold

Chamberlain, Narcissa. The Omelette Book.

 

Illus. by Hilary Knight. Jacket. First Edition. NY: Knopf, 1956. Married to Samuel Chamberlain, and with whom she wrote several books on the food of France and Italy, Ms. Chamberlain said of this little gem: “Because a lot of people don't seem to know how to beat an egg, I decided to write a book on omelets." The illustrator, Hilary Knight, became famous for her drawings in the Eloise books. Fine. $50. Sold

Maublanc, A. Champignons Comestibles et Venenoux. 2 vols.

 

Illus. with numerous color plates. Jackets. Paris: Editions Lechevalier, 1976. From the library of Alan Davidson, with his bookplate to both vols. Profusely illustrated French encyclopedia of edible and poisonous mushrooms, with attractive color plates illustrating exteriors and interiors of many fungi. Closed tear to one jacket, else very good. $60. Sold

Burdett, Osbert. A Little Book of Cheese.

 

Illus. with woodcuts by Pauline Baumann. Jacket. First Edition. London: Gerald Howe, 1935. A charming roundup of cheeses both English and foreign, with descriptions historic, poetic, and gustatory. A bit of soiling to jacket, else very good. $75. Sold

Jewry, Mary. Warne’s Model Cookery.

 

From the Library of Alan Davidson. Illus. with wood engravings, and several chromotlihograph plates of fancy meals on platters. 728 pp. Gilt-lettered green cloth. London: Frederick Warne, 1893. Alan Davidson’s copy, with his bookplate. Near fine with wonderful chromolithographs of fish, meat, and dessert platters piled high with fanciful treats. Filled with thousands of recipes, and also Victorian instructions for handling household servants, napkin-folding, table settings, cleaning plates, etc. $150. Sold

Eustis, Celestine. Cooking in Old Créole Days, La Cuisine Créole à l’Usage des Petits Ménager.

 

Illus. with line drawings by Harper Pennington on frontis. and seven others throughout. Blue-grey pictorial boards, gilt-lettered spine. Former owner Lady Cambridge’s signature, in pencil, on front free endpaper. First Edition. NY: R.H. Russell, 1904. Bitting, p. 148. Food historian Lynn Nelson calls this ultimate exposition of early 20th century Louisiana Creole cuisine a “reflection of [Eustis’] Creole heritage, New Orleans background, French living, and privileged lifestyle”. The classic recipes (including jambalaya, oyster dishes, pot au feu and gumbo) frequently credit the African-American cooks that helmed the well-staffed kitchens of wealthy New Orleans society. With tissue-guarded illustrations of purveyors and domestic scenes, musical notations of Creole songs and a menu from 1898, for a dinner held for delegates of the New Orleans Press Club. In French and English. An absolute treasure. A bit of rubbing to extremities & fading to front cover, else near fine. $325. Sold

Nignon, Edouard. Les Plaisirs de la Table.

 

From the library of Jeremiah Tower. Designs by Robert de Flers. 3/4 crushed morocco & marbled boards, gilt-lettered spine, raised bands. 1 of 300 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.  Scarce. $600. Sold

Guillot, Andre. La Grande Cuisine Bourgeoise.

 

From the library of Jeremiah Tower. Beautifully illustrated from 23 drawings by Andre Jacquemin. Dec. cloth. Paris: Flammarion, 1976. Fine. $75. Sold

Harris, W. H. The Honey-Bee: Its Nature, Homes and Products.

 

Illus. with wood engravings, incl. frontis. of honey comb. Gilt-lettered pictorial cloth. First Edition. London: Religious Tract Soc., c.1884. A beautiful copy of the scarce first edition. $150. Sold

De Fleury, R. 1700 Cocktails for the Man Behind the Bar.

 

Jacket. First Edition. London: William Heinemann, 1934. Classic cocktails are buffeted by stranger brews, like cocktails titled “one Exciting Night”, “Lulu’s Eyelash”, ”Satan’s Whiskers Curled,” and “Saucy Sue.” Small piece lacking from upper front jacket panel (not affecting text), else very good. $60.   Sold

Fisher, M.F.K. A Cordiall Water

Jacket. First Edition. Boston: Little Brown, 1961. Charming little volume of old recipes and prescriptions for a better life, by the doyenne of American food literature. Sunning to jacket spine, else near fine. $75. SOLD

Bode, Charles. Wines of Italy

Jacket. First Edition. NY: McBride, 1956. Drawings by David Williams of Italian countryside scene complement congenial writings about Italian wines by Mr. Bode. Near fine. $30. SOLD

De Loup, Maximilian. The American Salad Book

Gilt-stamped dec. cloth with dandelion design on front cover. NY: McClure, Phillips, 1900. Fine condition - a darling book, with typical turn-of-the-century salads like Luncheon Salad of Conchs, Nasturtium Sandwiches, and Lobster Salad. $75. SOLD

[Adria, Ferran] Alicia & El Bullitaller. Lexico Cientifico Gastronomico: Las Claves para Entender la Cocina de Hoy

Glossary of molecular gastronomy terms published by the food labs of Adria's El Bulli in Spain, with photos by Hans Gissinger. First Edition. Fine. Barcelona: Planeta, 2006. $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. First Edition. San Francisco: Paul Elder, 1914. Fine condition. $150. Sold

Cobb, Robert. The Brown Derby Cookbook.

Illus. with drawings. Jacket. First Edition. The famed Hollywood Brown Derby in Los Angeles distinguished itself by its shape (a huge brown derby hat), but it's lasting fame has been the Cobb Salad, supposedly created by its owner in 1937 for Sid Grauman, who requested a late-night snack one fateful evening. $150. SOLD

Vermeire Robert. Cocktails: How to Mix Them

London: Herbert Jenkins, c.1920's. Scarce little British cocktail book by the bartender of the American Bar, Casino Municipal, Nice, and also the Embassy Club in London. Find out the secrets of Tuxedo Cocktail, Horse's Neck, and South Africa's Boomerang Cocktail.
Owner has written cocktail notes on rear jacket panel as well as front & rear endpapers & half-title, some tape to jacket & endpapers, else good. $120. SOLD

Townsend, Jack & Tom Moore McBride. The Bartender's Book

Jacket. First Edition. NY: Viking, 1951. Wonderful, collectible cocktail manual from the early 1950's, with cocktail chapters split into "families," such as "The Martini Family," "The Pink Lady Family," and a great chapter called "What America Drinks Today", set up by popularity rank, preference more toward women or men, and popularity increase or decrease since 1945. The top two are 1) The Manhattan and 2) The Martini. Least loved? Something called The Zazarac. Faint sunning to jacket spine and rubbing to spine head & corners of jacket, else very good & bright. $300. SOLD

Campbell, Andrew. The Book of Beer. Jacket

First Edition. London: Dennis Dobson, 1956. Fine, bright condition - a fantastic book on beer and ale, with a bias toward beers of the British Isles. Subjects covered include history, brewing science, choice of beers, types of ales, and even drinking glasses. $60. SOLD

Rivers, Frank. The Hotel Butcher, Garde Manger and Carver.

Chicago: Hotel Monthly Press, 1935. "Suggestions for the Buying, Handling, Sale and Service of Meats, Poultry and Fish for Hotels, Restaurants, Clubs, and Institutions." Illus. with drawings of meat cuts. $75. SOLD

Barron, Archibald F. Vines and Vine Culture.

Illus. throughout with wood engravings. Pictorially gilt-stamped brown cloth. New Edition, Revised & Enlarged. London: Journal of Horticulutre, 1887. $150. SOLD

Pallu, Rene. Charcuterie Salaisons Industrielles & Artisinales

Wrappers. Paris: R. Pallu, 1949. Foxing to covers; dampstain to front endpapers, rear wrapper torn along hinge (but not detached), else good only. $500. SOLD

Reglementation et Usages en Charcuterie

Wrappers. Paris: R. Pallu, 1960. Signed letter from Pallu about charcuterie laid-in. Both illus. with great ads for sausages, etc. Near fine. $500. Both illus. with great ads for sausages, etc. SOLD

Coit, J.E. Citrus Fruits: An Account of the Citrus Fruit Industry with Special Reference to California Requirements and Practices and Similar Conditions

Illus. from photographs. Cloth. First Edition. NY: Macmillan, 1920. Fine. $95. SOLD

Fletcher, S.W. Strawberry-Growing.

Illus. from photographs. Cloth. First Edition. NY: Macmillan, 1917. Very good. $120.
Ukers, William H. Coffee Merchandising: A Handbook to the Coffee Business Giving Elementary and Essential Facts Pertaining to the History, Cultivation, Preparation, and Marketing of Coffee. Illus. from photographs. Gilt-lettered cloth. First Edition. NY: Tea & Coffee Trade Journal, 1930. Fine. $200. SOLD
Ukers, William H. The Romance of Coffee: An Outline History of Coffee and Coffee-Drinking Through a Thousand Years.Illus. from photographs. Jacket. First Edition. NY: Tea & Coffee Trade Journal, 1948. Fine condition. $350. SOLD
Ukers, William H. All About Coffee. Illus. from photographs. Jacket. Second Edition. NY: Tea & Coffee Trade Journal, 1948. Chipping to jacket extremities, else fine in very good, scarce in jacket. $500. SOLD

Grigson, Jane. The Art of Charcuterie

Jacket. First American Edition. NY: Knopf, 1968. Beautiful, fine condition - a classic in the canon of charcuterie books, by the famed British food author. $75. SOLD

La France a Table: Gastronomie et Tourisme

13 issues (each sold separately), 1950's-1970's. Each issue covers a different region of France, including neighborhoods of Paris, Marseilles, Lyon, Pays Roman, etc. The magazine was devoted to French tourism, with the read being all about gastronomy, incl. restaurant reviews, recipes, and ads. Color lithograph plates advertise prescription drugs (!). $25 each.

Layton, T.A. Five to a Feast.

London: Duckworth, 1948. Layton attempted to recreate for his friends a medieval banquet held in London in 1356, attended by King Edward III and four other kings. This is his account of the dinner. $40. SOLD

Everitt, J.A. The Third Power: Farmers to the Front.

Indianapolis: Hollenbeck Press, 1903. A call to gardening spades, with poetry to rouse the farming masses and encouraging writing about cooperating to get the best prices for grain in America. Cool! $45. SOLD

Madame Prunier. Madame Prunier's Fish Cookery Book.

Ed. by Ambrose Heath. Illus. with beautiful woodcut plates by Mathurin Meheut. London: Nicholson & Watson, 1938. $60. SOLD

Harding, A.R. Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants.

Columbus, OH: 1936. $25.

* Malone, J.I. Ginseng Growers' Guide (Ginseng Culture).

Cedarburg, WI: 1930.$60. Two vintage books on ginseng and it's healing properties. SOLD

Rubinstein, Helena. Food for Beauty.

Illus. by Robert L. Leonard. Jacket. Third Printing. NY: Ives Washburn, 1938. In describing her salad-heavy philosophy, Rubinstein avers, "You see why I urge you to come as near as possible to artistic perfection in your food arrangements. I know the value of these things. I have seen the startling beauty of some of these meals. I know what the sight of beauty has done to thousands of women. It actually fires them with ambition. It in some subtle way suggests the inner purpose of this entire system of eating and therefore holds them to their first resolve to carry on until they, too, have been admitted to the ranks of slender and vital women." A bit of rubbing to jacket extremities, else very good and bright. $75. SOLD

Simmons, Owen. The Book of Bread.

Illus. incl. 10 original silver gelatin prints of bread tipped-in to heavy stock, as well as 12 additional blue & yellow chromolithograph plates, and numerous text illus. from black & white photographs. First Trade Edition. London: MacLaren & Sons, c.1900. This is a rare work illus. with original photographs. Simmons, a lecturer at the National Bakery School in London, commissioned the full-sized black and white photographs that appear in the work, writing, "However critical readers may be, they will be forced to admit that never before have they seen such a complete collection of prize loaves illustrated in such an excellent manner." Bitting. p.435. Old ex-Newport Reference Lib. with bookplate and some old and not too intrusive stamps, rubbing to spine ends & corners, some tipped-in photos with corners bent, else about very good. $2,500 SOLD

Hogan, Lou Rand. The Gay Cookbook.

Illus. with hilariously campy drawings by avid Costain of men making "Swish Steak" and the like. Pictorial cloth. First Edition. Los Angeles: Sherbourne Press, 1965. $100. SOLD

Report of the Secretary of Agriculture 1890.

I know this sounds boring, but look at some of the attached color plates - exquisite! There are 9 total chromolithograph plates of fruits, plus numerous color folding maps of agricultural zones across the U.S. Binding is not in very good condition, so you could actually "break" the book by taking plates out and framing them. Washington: Gov't Printing Office, 1890. $250. SOLD

Sinclair, Sir John. The Code of Agriculture; including Observations on Gardens, Orchards, Woods and Plantations.

xv, 593; appendix 152 pp. Illus. with 9 copper-engraved plates of granaries, farm crop layouts, wheelbarrows, etc. & frontis. port. of author. Period calf. Third Ed., improved. London: Sherwood, Neely & Jones, 1821. $600. SOLD

Liebig Co. Liebig Company's Practical Cookery Book

Illus. with humorous and whimsical engravings. Cloth-backed chromolithograph boards (front and back). London: Liebig's Extract of Meat Co., 1893. Wrinkles to front cover; joint cracked in middle, middle signature detached but present, thus good only but with great covers and illustrations. $50. SOLD

Tuite, Eva. Lemco Dishes for All Seasons

Illus. incl. great ads. Cloth-backed pictorial boards. London: Lemco, c.1910. Lemco was also a meat extract company, and the book is filled with meat recipes and others such as oyster patties, beef steak and kidney pie, foie gras in jelly, brown stew of tripe, etc., all using Lemco products. This is the type of cookbook that gave England its terrible food reputation! Rubbing & soiling to covers, else about very good. $45. SOLD

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

Illus. incl. double-page frontis. chromolithograph. Gilt-stamped pictorial cloth. London: Ward, Lock, c.1880's. Chipping to spine head, a bit of soiling and shaking to binding, else very good. $120. SOLD

Il Cuoco Milanese e la Cuciniera Piemontese. Manuale di Cucina.

Wood engraved fronits. & title page. 19th c. calf-backed boards. Milano: Francesco Pagnoni, 1867. Wear to cover boards, incl. 1/4" piece lacking from upper front corner, still very good internally & along spine - tightly bound. $200 SOLD

Repplier, Agnes. To Think of Tea!

Illus. with vignettes. Jacket. First Edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1932. Alfred Sutro's copy with his morocco bookplate. Short tears to upper & lower jacket spine, else very good. $75. SOLD

Child, Theodore. Delicate Feasting.

Dec covers. NY: Harper, 1890. Charming volume on the do's and don'ts of the kitchen, lyrically told. $75. SOLD

Balzer, Robert Lawrence. California's Best Wines.

Los Angeles: Ward, Ritchie, 1948. At the time this was written, there were just 400 wineries across California - this is an amazing window into the early California wine industry. $45. SOLD

De Bethel, David. Bouquet Garni: Good Dishes from La Belle France

Illus. with woodcuts by De Bethel. Cloth-backed dec. boards. First Edition. London: Medici Society, 1935. Spine ends rubbed, else very good, with numerous lovely illustrations of French recipes, with recipes included. $60. SOLD

Point Pleasant Hospital Guild. Jersey Shore Cooks and Artists.

Illus. by the Manasquan River Group of Artists. Pictorial stiff wrappers. First Edition. Pt. Pleasant, NJ: 1958. Illustrations of life on the Jersey Shore in the 1940's highlight recipes for local foods like Orange Bowknots, Sherried Tuna Dip, Scalloped Oysters, etc. $60. SOLD

A Guide to Pink Elephants: 200 Most Requested Mixed Drinks on Alcohol Resistant Cards.

Original spiral-bound stiff wrappers in box. NY: Richard Rosen, 1952. Recipes for the usual cocktails, as well as some rarer ones like Abbey Cocktail (gin), El Presidente (Puerto Rico rum), and Barbaray Coast (ye or bourbon, creme de cacao, gin, cream and club soda). $45. SOLD

Thomson, David. A Practical Treatise on the Culture of the Pine-Apple.

A few small engravings of indoor "pineries". Orig. gilt-lettered cloth. London: William Blackwood & Sons, 1866. $325. SOLD

Browne, J.D. The American Poultry Yard; Comprising the Origin, History, and Description of the Different Breeds of Domestic Poultry.

Illus. with wood engravings. Pictorial gilt-stamped cloth with images of poultry birds. NY: A.O. Moore, 1859. Very good condition. $300. SOLD

Telford, Emma Paddock. Good Housekeeper's Cook Book. Ed. by M.A. Armington

Illus. with frontis. drawing of a woman mixing something in a bowl, and with illustrated vignettes at each chapter heading (nice). Pictorial cloth. NY: Cupples & Leon, 1914. Rubbing to spine ends & joints (mild); tears to lower corners of two pages, else very good & bright. $45. SOLD

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

Dec. yellow & red on white cloth. First Edition. NY: G.P. Putnam's, 1890. No illustrations in this one, but a sweet book. Fading to spine, else very good. $85. SOLD

Langley, Rolly. War Gardens.

Illus. by Roger Condon and from photographs of adults and children planting victory gardens. San Jose: Rosicrucian Press, 1943. $85. SOLD

Murrey, Thomas J. The Book of Entrees.

NY: White, Stokes, & Allen, 1886. Charming chromolithograph cover of a young chef stirring a boiling pot on the stove. $75. SOLD

Point, Fernand. Ma Gastronomie

Jacket. First American Edition. Intro. by Joseph Wechsberg. NY: Flammarion, 1974. Secrets of the famed French restaurateur, Mr. Point. Piece of jacket lacking from spine head, 1" tear to front jacket panel at upper corner & lower corner of rear jacket panel, else very good in good jacket. $45. SOLD

Beeton, Mrs. Isabella. Every Day Cookery and Housekeeping Book.

Illus. with numerous chromolithograph plates, incl. folding frontis. of a long dining table set for 12, and with numerous wonderful ads of the day. Gilt-lettered pictorial gray cloth. London: Ward, Lock & Bowden, c.1880's. Chipping to spine ends, soiling & a bit of rubbing to covers, else very good; a wonderful Victorian book. $150. SOLD

Mellish, Kate. Katharine Mellish's Cookery & Domestic Management.

987 pp. (huge). Illus. with 56 chromolithograph plates. London: E. & F.N. Spon, c.1900. Beautiful but for a slight mar to front cover. $60. SOLD

Streeter, Bertha. Home Making Simplified: A Book for the Bride as Well as for the Experienced Housekeeper who is Still Confronted with Unsolved Problems.

Gilt-stamped pictorial cloth depicting a peaceful home scene. Binding signed "DD". NY: Harper, 1922. Ah, if we could only live this way, life would be so...simple. $45. SOLD

Murrey, Thomas. 50 Salads.

Chromolithographed boards. NY: Stokes, 1885. Forward-thinking, with recipes for Rabbit Salad, Borage for Salads, Frog Salad, etc. Wonderful! $85. SOLD

Conil, Jean. JEAN CONIL'S Cookery Classes.

Illus. with drawings and photographs. Jacket. First Edition in English. London: Arco, 1957.
Condition: Fine. $40. SOLD

Lapin: Clapier d'amateur. Clapier de rapport

Illus. with 14 engravings of rabbits, dead and alive. Pictorial wrappers. Paris: Librairie Larousse, c.1941.Charming book in French on raising rabbits for food. $45. SOLD

Muscatine, Doris. A Cook's Tour of Rome: The Best Roman Food and Where to Find It.

Jacket. First Edition. NY: Scribner's, 1964. Condition: Very good . Ah, Rome in its heyday! $30. SOLD

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

Illus. from tinted photographs. Jacket. First Edition Thus. San Francisco: Bedford Arts. 1989. Scarce edition of this famous manifesto. $225. SOLD

Favorite Recipes Used by American Woman's Club of Bombay

Great illustrations with local ads from Colonial Bombay. Cloth-backed pictorial boards. First Edition. Bombay: American Woman's Club, c.1940. Mostly recipes for dishes that would remind women in India of England, but with a few Indian hybrid dishes such as Mulligatawny Soup, Almond Soup, and my personal favorite, Bombay Boston Bread with chuppatti flour. Very good condition. $60. SOLD

Jorgensen, Alfred. The Micro-Organisms of Fermentation Practically Considered. Intro. by Horace Brown

Illus. Gilt-lettered brick cloth. London: F.W. Lyon, 1889. A bit of soiling & rubbing; bookplate of the University of Leeds 1933 with a few stamps on other pages, else very good. $65. SOLD

Keen, Adelaide, ed. With a Saucepan Over the Sea: Quaint and Delicious Recipes from the Kitchens of Foreign Countries

Illus. with plates from photographs of various dishes such as "Baked Sole, Normandy" and "Asparagus, as cooked in Spain." Rubbing to spine ends, light soiling to covers, else very good. $45. SOLD

Hogg, James. The Vegetable Garden. A Complete Guide to the Cultivation of Vegetables.

An alphabetical listing of garden vegetables complements advice on preserving and growing. NY: Dick & Fitzgerald, 1877. Scarce. $150. SOLD

Farmer, Fannie Merritt. Chafing Dish Possibilities.

Gilt-lettered & dec. maroon cloth. Boston: Little, Brown, 1903. Who knew all you could make with a chafing dish: Macaroon Pudding, Devilled Chestnuts, Coffee Souffle...the list goes on. Fine & bright. $45. SOLD

Ali-Bab. Gastronomie Pratique: Etudes Culinaires.

Paris: Flammarion, 1928. A huge tome weighing in at 1,281 pages, this is a standard French classic, including recipes for meals listing calorie counts. $200. SOLD

Ranhofer, Charles. The Epicurean: A Complete Treatise of Analytical and Practical Studies on the Culinary Art....

Illus. with 800 engravings. Chicago: Hotel Monthly Press, 1920. Ranhofer was the chef at Delmonico's, New York's first restaurant. At 1183 pages, the volume is massive and encyclopedic. $350. SOLD

Robertson, Helen, Sarah MacLeod & Frances Preston. What Do We Eat Now: A Guide to War-time Housekeeping.

A fascinating guide to eating during wartime, including cheaper cuts of meat, how to stretch the food dollar, etc. In a bright dust jacket. $65. SOLD

Heath, Ambrose. Good Cheese Dishes.

London: Faber & Faber, 1943. $40. * Layton, T.A. Choose Your Cheese. London: Duckworth, 1957. $40. Two charming little books on how to use cheese in just about any dish!BOTH SOLD

Law, James T.  Law's Grocer's Manual:

A Practical Guide for Tea and Provision Dealers, Italian Warehouse-Men, Chandlers, Shipstore Dealers, Bakers, Confectioners, Fruiterers, and General Shopkeepers. 845 pp. Illus. with numerous ads for Victorian-era food provisions. Yellow cloth printed in black. Liverpool: J.T. Law, c.1880's. A fascinating look at the grocery trade of the 1880's. $250. SOLD

The Good Wife's Cook Book.

Illus. with color double-plate of a set table. London: Selfridge, 1911. Giblet pie, mincemeat pie, stewed sorrel - a celebration of everything British! SOLD

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

Jacket. First Edition. NY: Simon & Schuster, 1962. Chipping to jacket spine head and a bit to upper front panel, faint stain to front panel, else very good. A classic! $150. SOLD

Fisher, M.F.K. Consider the Oyster.

NY: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1941. First Edition. One of the scarcer first editions by Fisher, this is in very good condition, with a small piece missing from upper front jacket panel. $200. SOLD

Yutang, Mrs. Lin & Lin Hsiangju. Cooking with the Chinese Flavour.

London: Heinemann, 1958. The recipes may be old-school, but I just love the graphics of this dust jacket. $35. Sold

Murphy, Charles J. American Indian Corn: 150 Ways to Prepare and Cook It.

Cloth. NY: Putnam's, 1917. A couple of chapters discuss the history, planting, and traditional preparations of American Indian corn, followed by numerous recipes for everything related to maize, including Indian Meal Doughnuts,Succotash Soup, Corn Ginger Cooking, etc. $60. SOLD

Grigson, Jane. Jane Grigson's Vegetable Book.

1979. $60. * Jane Grigson's Fruit Book. 1982. $120. NY: Atheneum. First American Editions. Both beautifully written books by Grigson are in near fine condition, though the Fruit volume is the scarcer of the two. SOLD

Hosford, Mary. The Missouri Traveler Cookbook.

Jacket. 1st Edition. NY: FSG, 1958. All about Missouri eats, with recipes for Southern corn puddin', Grandmother Hebel's caramel dumplings, Tommy Dorsey's popcorn, etc. Near fine. $45. SOLD

Reed, Anna W. The Philadelphia Cook Book of Town and Country.

Jacket. First Edition. NY: Bramhall House, 1963. Philly's most famous recipes, including Frog Legs a la Shelburne, Spoon Bread, and Hominy Grits. Very good condition. $45.

Kasdan, Sara. Mazel Tov, Y'all: A Bake Book for Happy Occasions.

Illus. by Louis Slobodkin. Jacket. First Edition. NY: Vanguard, 1968. Yiddish lore, Jewish cooking, and Southern hospitality, all in one book! Very good condition. $45. SOLD

Woman's Society of Christian Service. Rangoon International Cook Book.

Illus. with numerous local ads. Cloth-backed pictorial boards. Rangoon, Burma: WSCS of the Methodish English Church, 1962. Fantastic recipes for local and foreign foods, each of which lists from whence they derive, from Dutch banana cake to Buffadoo (Portugese duck with cucumbers) and Indian vindaloo. $40. SOLD
Fancy Ices

Mrs. A.B. Marshall. Fancy Ices.

Illus. with wood engravings of ice creams, bombes, and the like. Silver-stamped pictorial cloth. London: Marshall’s School of Cookery, 1894. Mrs. Marshall ran a cookery school in Victorian London, and also authored Mrs. A.B. Marshall's Cookery Book and The Book of Ices, but neither is as lavish as this publication.
Condition: Near fine; bright with minimal chipping to silver on cover; scarce thus. $600. SOLD

Kamman, Madeleine. When French Women Cook.

A Gastronomic Memoir. Jacket. First Edition. NY: Atheneum, 1976.
SIGNED by Kamman! Condition: Fine. $150. SOLD

Muckensturm, Louis. Louis' Salads & Chafing Dishes.

Frontis. portrait of the author. Tall Art Nouveau green cloth. First Edition. Boston: H.M. Caldwell, 1906. Who can resist Gooseberries au Maraschino?? Inscribed and signed by the author - rare. $200. SOLD

Oemler, Dr. A. Truck-Farming at the South: A Guide to the Raising of Vegetables for Northern Markets

Illus. with numerous engravings. Orig. dec. brown cloth, gilt-lettered & dec. spine. First Edition. NY: Orange Judd, 1883. Finest copy I've ever seen of this fascinating book, with chapters on cauliflower, strawberries, watermelon, sweet potatoes, etc. $325. SOLD

Pratz, C. de. French Dishes for English Tables.

Pictorial red cloth. First Edition. London: Sands, c. 1920's. Classic French dishes such as Boeuf au Gratin, Blanquette de Veau, Creme Brulee, etc. Condition: A bit of sunning to spine, else fine & bright. $50. SOLD

Anon. The Kitchen Directory and American Housewife:

Containing Valuable and Original Receipts in All the Various Branches of Cookery...Also, the Art of Carving. Illus. with cuts of meat, incl. frontis. of animals & their cuts for marketing. NY: Ivison, Phinney, 1862. Includes not just Civil War-era food recipes, but also remedies (mosquito & insect bites: opium, of course!), hints ("To Preserve Cheese from Insects", "How to Make Good Food of Poor Bread,"), etc. Old ex-lib. with buckram binding, else about very good. $300. SOLD

The Book You Want. How to Cure Everything, How to Do Everything, Receipts for Everything

(Well, really, what more can you ask for?). Frontis. steel engraving of a mother with baby, husband, & advisor (slight dampstaining to edges of this plate). Gilt-stamped brick cloth. London: Milner, c.1880. A bit of fading to front cover, else very good. $60. SOLD

Adams, Sara Swain. How to Set the Table for Every Occasion.

Illus. from color drawings and also from photographs of scenes in Irish linen country. Pictorial boards. NY: Derryvale Linen, 1918. Fine condition. $40. SOLD

Maillard, Leon. Les Menus & Programes Illustres. Invitations - Billets de Faire Part - Cartes d'Adresse - Petites Estampes.

Thick folio, 402 pgs. A sumptuous celebration of French menus and invitations (as well as theatre programs) from the 17th through the 19th century. Many of France's leading 19th century artists--including Toulouse-Lautrec--contributed illustrations to this work; tissue guards at lithographs. Original covers by Mucha bound-in to handsome Art Nouveau binding of 3/4 green morocco & marbled yellow boards. No. 367 of 1050 copies on vellum paper. Paris: G. Boudet, 1898. A bit of rubbing & fading to spine, else very good; in custom-made clamshell box. $2,750. SOLD

Gouffe, Jules. Le Livre de Cuisine.

861 pp. Illus. with chromolithograph and steel-engraved plates of food and utensils. Period half morocco & mottled boards, gilt-lettered spine. Paris: Hachette, 1881. Rubbing & some fading to binding; front signature detached but present, occasional foxing & small dampstain to joint margins of first signature, still very good, with bright chromolithographs - tissue guards present & have worked! $350. SOLD

American Red Cross. The Nanking Cook Book.

An Enlargement and Revision of the American Red Cross Book of Recipes for the Use of Chinese Foodstuffs. A few illus. Cloth-backed pictorial boards. Shanghai: Presbyterian Mission Press, 1924. Contains some great ads in rear, as well as a chart listing "Chinese Foodstuffs" in English and corresponding Chinese. Contains a mix of English and Chinese dishes, with some Chinese characters used. One wonders whether this was made for the English-speakers living in Shanghai, or for Chinese to learn Western dishes. About fine. $100. SOLD

Broomhall, William, ed. Country Gentlemen's Estate Book 1907.

567 pp. Illus. from photographs and with many great pages of ads for everything from "dog, poultry and tennis fencing" to rabbit and game nets, etc. Gilt-lettered red cloth. London: Country Gentlemen's Assn, 1907. $150. SOLD

Beatty Bros. Beatty Barn Book.

Really unusual book, illus. throughout with blueprints for barns, color lithographs of feeding stalls for cattle, from photos of barns, farmers, and farm animals (mostly cattle), all on various weights of paper - almost like a scrapbook. Letter from the publisher is laid-in, and first paragraph reads: "Dear Sir, You have herewith the BT Barn Book, which gives a lot of useful information regarding the building and remodeling of barns. It also describes and illustrates Beatty Steel Stable Equipment." Pictorial cloth. First Edition. Fergus, Ontario: Beatty Bros., 1930. $175. SOLD

Hunt, Peter. Peter Hunt's Cape Cod Cookbook.

Jacket. NY: Gramercy Publishing, 1962. Fabulous Portugese and Cape Cod recipes. Near fine. $35. SOLD

Ogra, Irfan. Cooking with Yogurt.

Jacket. First Edition. London: Andre Deutsch, 1956. Near fine & bright. $25. SOLD

Truchot, Jules. Le Decor et L'Ornamentation en Charcuterie.

Illus. with numerous engravings of decorations for charcuteries, pates and meats. Printed green wrappers. First Edition. Dijon: April, 1929. Inscribed & signed by Truchot to his son or daughter. Very good condition, with fabulous decorations. $700. SOLD

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

Cloth-backed chromolithograph pictorial boards. Boston: Little, Brown, 1899. A bit of scuffing to covers, else very good. $100. SOLD

Burrill, Katharine & Annie M. Booth. The Amateur Cook.

Illus. by Mabel L. Atwell. Pictorial cloth tooled in gilt. First Edition. New York: Frederick Stokes, [1905]. A pristine example of one of the most desirable period bindings around; I have never seen such a fine copy. $300. SOLD

[Hearn, Lafcadio]. La Cuisine Creole: A Collection of Culinary Recipes From Leading Chefs and Noted Creole Housewives, Who Have Made New Orleans Famous for Its Cuisine.

Gilt-lettered red cloth, pictorial cover label. Second Edition. New Orleans: F.F. Hansell & Bros., 1885. Hearn wrote La Cuisine Creole, the first cookbook - or perhaps the second by a hair - to illuminate Creole cooking and see it as worthy of recording. (Creole Cookery, assembled by the Christian Woman's Exchange, was published the same year, 1885.) Without Hearn, says John Folse, a Louisiana chef, "We would have no insight into an emerging cuisine that has now become one of the most important on the planet." The book includes "hundreds of Creole recipes that had never before been published," according to historian Andy Smith, like "Gombo filee, Bouille-abaisse, Jambolaya and Bisque of Crayfish a la Creole." Rubbing to spine foot; head scuffed, a few scratches to cover label, else very good. $250. SOLD

Pepin, Jacques & Helen McCully. The Other Half of the Egg.

Jacket. First Edition. NY: NY: M. Barrows, 1967. Pepin's first book! Near fine. $45. SOLD

Beard, James. Jim Beard's Complete Book of Barbecue & Rotisserie Cooking.

Illus. with drawings by H. Rosenbaum. Jacket. First Edition. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1954. Small piece of jacket lacking from upper rear panel, else very good & bright. $75. SOLD

Browne, Charles. The Gun Club Cook Book or a Culinary Code for Appreciative Epicures.

Illus. by Leonard Holton. Jacket. First Edition. NY: Scribner's 1930. Browne was most famous for his companion drink book, but this one has an equal number of charming illustrations, plus recipes for soft shell crabs, onion soup, canapes, and other dishes any Princeton man (like Browne) would appreciate. Jacket spine head chipped (affecting "The"), faint dampstaining to jacket, else very good. $150. SOLD

Reynolds, Bruce. A Cocktail Continentale, Concocted in 24 Countries, Served in 38 Sips and a Kick Guaranteed.

Illus. with drawings of debauchery and cocktails. Red cloth. NY: George Sully, 1927. A bit of fading to spine, else very good. $60. SOLD

Claire, Mabel. Gimbels Cook Book: A Kitchen Guide for the Busy Woman

Green printed cloth. First Edition. NY: Greenberg, 1932. Fine. $45. SOLD

Cornfeld, Lilian. Israeli Cookery

Illus. from black & white photographs of Israel, incl. food, street scenes, bottling plants, street markets, etc. Jacket. First Edition. Westport, CT: Avi Publishing, 1962. $35. SOLD

Koehler, Margaret H. Recipes from the Russians of San Francisco

Illus. with drawings. Jacket. First Edition. Riverside, CT: Chatham Press, 1974. $30. SOLD

Flint, Edward Du Bois. The Garden Patch.

Illus. with a "Table of Planting in California". Beautifully typeset Arts & Crafts book on various California vegetables and how to grow them. Los Gatos: E.D. Flint, 1912. Near fine. $60. SOLD

Craddock, Harry. The Savoy Cocktail Book.

Cloth-backed Art Deco boards. First American Edition. NY: Richard R. Smith, 1930. Fine and bright condition - I've never seen such a lovely copy of this classic. $700. SOLD

Solandre, Pierre-Jacques. Les Conserves Menageres.

Paris: Librairie Garnier Freres, c.1920's. Jams and preserves in French - a lovely little book. $95. SOLD

Biddle, Violet. Small Gardens and How to Make the Most of Them.

London: Arthur Pearson, c.1910. Illus. with wonderful ads for garden netting, lawn mowers of the day, etc. Charming! $60. SOLD

Houghton, Walter, et al. American Etiquette and Rules of Politeness.

Illus. from engravings of people doing the right things. Gilt-stamped green cloth. Sixth Edition. Chicago: Rand, McNally, 1882. $95. SOLD

Young, John H. Our Deportment or the Manners, Conduct and Dress of the Most Refined Society....

Illus. with charming vignetters & frontis. engraving of a well-heeled Victorian family. Gilt-stamped indigo cloth. First Edition. Cincinnati: F.B. Dickerson, 1883. $45. SOLD

Compton, Margaret. Grand Union Cook Book.

Filled with "reliable recipes for hundreds of tempting recipes," incl. Frog's Legs, A New Way to Fry Bacon, Lard Tea Cakes, and other healthful recipes of the day. Pictorial white cloth. Brooklyn: Grand Tea Co., 1902. Condition: Very good - charming and with a great Brooklyn provenance. $50. SOLD

Gray, Patience. Honey From a Weed: Fasting and Feasting in Tuscany, Catalonia, the Cyclades and Apulia.

Illus. with drawings by Corinna Sargood. Jacket. First Edition. London: Prospect Books, 1986. A classic!
Condition: Fine. $120 SOLD

Anon. All About Indian Chutneys, Pickles and Preserves

Orig. cloth-backed pictorial boards. First Edition. Calcutta: Thacker & Spink, c.1920. Rare authentic Indian cooking for Colonialists living in India, this little gem contains recipes for sweet mango chutney, Col. Wroughton's sweet chutney, nasturtium seed pickle, bamboo pickle, Aloobokhara cheese, etc. Measurements are translated from English to Indian. Very good condition - scarce thus. $120. SOLD

Edwords, Clarence. Bohemian San Francisco

Its Restaurants and Their Most Famous Recipes - The Elegant Art of Dining. Gilt-embossed pictorial cloth. Tipped-in frontis. photograph of San Francisco restaurant "The Old Cobweb Palace at Miegg's Wharf." First Edition. SF: Paul Elder, 1914. Descriptions of San Francisco's restaurants from Spanish times to 1914, including the Cliff House, Poodle Dog, Marshall's Chop House, Sanguinetti's, etc. Near fine. $150. SOLD

Good Housekeeping. Good Housekeeping's Book of Meals Tested, Tasted and Approved

Great frontis. photo of family at a table, with caption, "It is a cherished priviledge for children to eat at the family table." Dec. cloth. First Edition. NY: Good Housekeeping, 1930. Condition: A bit of soiling, else near fine. $35. SOLD

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

Illus. from photographs. Pictorial cloth. First Editon. Philadelphia: Wilmer Atkinson, 1909.
Condition: Adorable book in fine condition. $60. SOLD

Leroux & Co. Manual on Cordials. Intro. by Jules Leroux

Illus. with one folding color plate (two-sided) in rear of Leroux cordial bottles. Gilt-stamped spiral-bound stiff wrappers. Philadelphia: Leroux & Co., 1949. Fascinating explanation of cordials, incl. chapters on distilled liquors, fruits, seeds, peels, and a history of the company. Near fine. $75. SOLD

Savarin. The Physiology of Taste; or, Transcendental Gastronomy

Trans. into English by Fayette Robinson. Original gilt-stamped blindstamped brown cloth. First Edition in English. Philadelphia: Lindsay & Blakiston, 1854. Spine ends heavily chipped, a bit of rubbing to corners, else a very good copy of this scarce edition. $750. SOLD

Jack, Florence. Cookery for Every Household

730 pp. 400 illustrations. Jacket. First Edition. London: Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1934. A few chips & closed tears to jacket, else very good & bright - a huge compendium of cookery. $60. SOLD

Lo Pinto, Maria. New York Cookbook.

Illus. with drawings. Jacket. First Edition. NY: A.A. Wyn, 1952. Recipes from classic New York neighborhoods: Jewish, Eastern European, "Oriental Row," "The Latin Quarters," etc. Great look at New York in the 1950's through its food culture. Condition: Near fine. $40. SOLD

Byfield, Barbara Ninde. The Eating in Bed Cookbook

Hilarious illustrations throughout of people enjoying themselves in bed, with food. Pictorial boards. First UK Ed. London: Longmans, 1963. Very good condition. $45. SOLD

Benet, Jane. The San Francisco Cookbook

Illus. with drawings of San Francisco scenes. Jacket. First Edition. SF: Fearon, 1958. $40. SOLD

[Whiting, Sydney]. Memoirs of a Stomach. Written by Homself, That All who Eat May Read. Ed. by a Minister of the Interior

Illus. with engravings by George W. Terry. Fourth Edition. London: W.E. Painter, c.1850's or '60's. Mid-nineteenth century humor, with a full chapter on oysters. $120. SOLD

Chadieu, Georges & Achille Bonneville. Boucher de Paris. 2 vols.

Illus. throughout from photographs of Parisian butchering, meats, and tools. Pictorial wrappers. First Edition. Paris: 1950. Inscribed & signed by authors! Scarce. $125 for the set. SOLD

Curnonsky. Six Portraits Gastronomiques

Illus. with six drawings by Dugo. Stiff wrappers. Paris: Editions de l'Ecu de France, 1938. Charming illustrations of people enjoying huge meals, as Curnonsky himself obviously did. Scarce; near fine. $250. SOLD

De Pomaine, Edouard. Vingt Plats qui Donnent la Goutte

Illus. with comic woodcuts by Andre Giroux. Pictorial boards. Paris: Piperazine Midy, 1935. Near fine. $125. SOLD

101 Series

Beautiful typography and graphics by San Francisco's legendary Paul Elder. • Southworth, May. 101 Salads. Dec. wraps. San Francisco: Paul Elder, 1906. $80. • Southworth, May. 101 Entrees. Dec. wraps. San Francisco: Paul Elder, 1906. $80. • Southworth, May. Midnight Feasts: Two Hundred & Two Salads and Chafing-Dish Recipes. Dec. Boards. San Francisco: Paul Elder, 1914. $120. • Southworth, May. 101 Chafing Dish Recipes. Dec. stiff wraps. San Francisco: Paul Elder, 1904. $80. • Southworth, May. 101 Mexican Dishes. Dec. boards. San Francisco: Paul Elder, 1914. $120. SOLD

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

Vertically oblong pictorial cloth. First Edition. Boston: H.M. Caldwell, 1910. Charming book with suggestions to wives and mothers, and blank pages for notes with headings such as, "When Served. Guests. Remarks." Near fine condition. $120. SOLD

Ranhofer, Charles. The Epicurean: A Complete Treatise of Analytical and Practical Studies on the Culinary Art...

Including...a Selection of Interesting Bills of Fare of Delmonico's from 1862 to 1894. A massive 1182 pp. Illus. with 800 engravings. Blindstamped black & gold cloth. Chicago: Hotel Monthly Press, 1920. Delmonico's was considered New York's first restaurant (though there is dispute as to its exact year of establishment). This huge tome provides a deep look at the foodways of New York during and after the Civil War. An amazing compendium, in fine, bright condition. $350. SOLD

Bellei, Sandro & Ugo Preti. Cosa Bolle in Pentola a Modena.

2 vols. Modenese cuisine and food history. Modena: Modena Libri, 1980 & 84. $40 (together). SOLD

Dodd, Jack. Bohemian Eats of San Francisco

Illus. with bawdy drawings of San Francisco's burgeoning boho scene. Pictorial wrappers. First Edition.
Condition: Fine, very scarce, mentioning a number of old S.F. restaurants. $125. SOLD

Thomas, J.J. Rural Affairs [for 1873-4-5]: A Practical and Copiously Illustrated Register of Rural Economy and Rural Taste, including Country Dwellings, Improving and Planting Grounds, Fruits and Flowers, Domestic Animals and all Farm and Garden Processes.

Vol. VII. Profusely illus. - wonderful. Gilt-stamped cloth. Albany, NY: Luther Tucker & Son, 1884. Cranberry culture in New Jersey, construction of greenhouses, a full account of "The Great Sale of the Century": $381,990 for 109 short-horn cattle at New York Mills, etc. $200. SOLD

Beverly Hills Woman's Club. Fashions in Foods in Beverly Hills.

Art deco black & white cloth. Los Angeles: Beverly Hills Citizen, 1930. $45. SOLD

The Merry Mixer from the House of Schenley.

Illus. from color drawings. Pictorial wrappers showing waiters with trays of drinks. NY: Schneley Products, 1938. Cocktails include Boston Milk Punch, Yale Cocktail, Three Little Pigs, etc. Short tear to upper spine some wrinkle lines from bending, else very good. $45. SOLD

Lupoiu, Jean. Cocktails.

Illus. with various ads, and frontis. photo of the author. Cloth-backed pictorial boards. First Edition.[Paris: Jean Lupoiu], 1948. Warmly inscribed & signed by author on frontis. portrait. In French. Rare. Contains some old classics, now gone out of style, like the Coronation Cocktail, Astoria Cocktail, Harvard Cocktail, Knock-Out Cocktail, etc. $225. SOLD

Charon, Ad.-J. Chevres et Chevereaux.

Illus. from photos & drawing of goats and milk extraction. Orig. pictorial wrappers. Paris: Montsouris, c.1950's. $25. SOLD

Myrick, Herbert. The American Sugar Industry: A Practical Manual on the Production of Sugar Beets and Sugar Cane, and on the Manufacture of Sugar therefrom.

Prefaced by a Treatise on the Economic Aspects of the Whole Sugar Question and its Bearings upon American Agriculture, Manufacturers, Labor and Capital. Illus. from photographs. Gilt-stamped large pict. cloth. 1st Ed. Springfield, MA: Orange Judd, 1899. Beautiful! $200. SOLD

Waring, George E. Waring's Book of the Farm; Being a Revised Edition of the Handy-Book of Husbandry. A Guide for Farmers

Illus. from wood engravings of farm equipment, animals, barns, etc. Blindstamped pictorial cloth, stamped in gilt on cover with image of horse and foal. Spine lettered in gilt with elaborate gilt motif of farm tools. Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1877. Provides a look at American farming after the Civil War, intended as a guide for farmers to do everything from build plows and fences to milk cows and break horses. A fascinating and beautiful book. Condition: Hinges cracked, else very good. $95. SOLD

McKinney, Emma & William. Aunt Caroline's Dixieland Recipes: A Rare Collection of Choice Southern Dishes.

Plaid cloth, pictorial cover label with smiling mammy. First Edition. Chicago: Laird & Lee, 1922. Recipes drawn from the memories of Aunt Caroline Pickett, a famous black Virginia cook. The many wonderful Southern recipes include Johnny Reb cake, Mississippi biscuits, Jeff Davis muffins, Uncle Remus Mint Julep, pickaninny's cookies, etc. Verso of each page has been left blank for "Milady's Favourite Recipe," and a couple have recipes laid-in or pasted onto these pages from the time. A few light spots to covers, else very good. $120. SOLD

Victory Edition: Burnt Toast.

Filled with recipes by the Women's Auxiliary of the California Babies' and Children's Hospital, Los Angeles. This book was put out during WWII to help augment the costs of running the hospital, and this "Victory Edition" includes advice on how and when to use the hospital during wartime (i.e.: don't - unless you are dying.). Condition: A bit of bumping to upper corners, else very good. $25. SOLD

Howe, Robin & Pauline Espir. Sultan's Pleasure and Other Turkish Recipes.

Illus. by Osbert Lancaster. Jacket. First Edition. NY: A.A. Wyn, 1953. Bobrek sotesi (kidney saute), Kadin Budu (women's curves), Doner Kebab (the ever-turning kebab) are just some of the fabulous Turkish recipes for our delight. $45.SOLD

Hueg, Herman. Ornamental Confectionery and Practical Assistant to The Art of Baking in All its Branches

Illus. with black & white printed plates. Gilt-lettered pebbled red cloth. First Edition. NY: H. Hueg, 1893. Runs the gamut, from "Cheap Ice Cream" to "Meringue Work" and even a sponge cake called "Jenny Lind." Condition: Near fine. $120. SOLD

Brown, Susan Anna. Mrs. Gilpin's Frugalities: Remnants and 200 Ways of Using Them.

Oblong cloth-backed chromolithograph boards. First Edition. NY: Scribner's, 1883. Condition: Slight warping to rear cover, some scratches & mars, chipping to spine ends; faint dampstaining to pages, else good. Contains all kinds of economical recipes, incl. clear soup, beef tongue hash, veal jelly, etc. $120. SOLD

Howland, Mrs. Esther Allen. The New England Economical Housekeeper and Family Receipt Book.

Illus. with frontis. wood engraving of two women in a large kitchen. Original cloth-backed printed boards. "Stereotype Edition." Worcester: S.A. Howland, 1846. While Mrs. Howland's fame derived from her many editions of this convenient reference guide, her daughter made her mark introducing Valentine's Day cards to the American public. Soiling to covers and vintage smudges to pages, else very good. $150. SOLD

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. First Edition. Lyon: P. Masson, 1928. In French, a study of cuisine of the area surrounding Lyon. Condition: Chipping to spine wrappers, else very good. Scarce. $150. SOLD

Beeton, Mrs. Isabella. All About Cookery.

Illus. with numerous chromolithograph plates of tables filled with food, and drawings of various food items. Gilt-lettered pictorial red cloth. London: Ward, Lock, 1906. Condition: A bit of soiling, chipping to spine head; front free endpaper detached, else very good - full of Victorian charm. $150. SOLD

Toklas, Alice B. Aromas and Flavours of Past and Present.

Intro. by Poppy Cannon. Jacket. First Edition. London: Michael Joseph, 1959. A bit of chipping to jacket spine head, else near fine and bright (jacket protector causes photo to look a little weird). $60. SOLD

Bitting, A.W. Appertizing or The Art of Canning; Its History and Development.

852 pages. Illus. from one photograph. Period library cloth. First Edition. San Francisco: Trade Pressroom, 1937. Plain cloth indicates library binding, but no library markings inside or out. An amazing, encyclopedic history of preserving through canning from the late 18th century forward. Condition: Very good condition. $120. SOLD

Pastry. Hand-written recipe book.

21 pages of a blank book, written in a Civil War-era hand & ink, filled with recipes for all sorts of cakes, incl. sand tarts, pound cake, fruit cake, "Federal cake," "Cocoa-nut Cake," etc. Period calf-backed marbled boards. c.1860's. Very good condition; recipes easily legible & quite fascinating for their historical character. $300. SOLD

Holland, Mrs. Mary. The Complete Economical Cook and Frugal Housewife;

an entirely new system of Domestic Cookery, with directions for Purchasing, Preserving, and Cooking,...also Potting, Pickling; for Pastry and Confectionary... the Art of Making British Wines, brewing.... Illus. with copper-engraved title page & frontis. London: Thomas Tegg, 1829. Darkening to covers; bookplate of culinary book collector John Marks, else very good - a treasure. $275. SOLD
One Hundred Sandwiches

Southworth, May. 101 Sandwiches

Illus. with vignettes in black and red. Oblong dec. wrappers. First Edition. San Francisco: Paul Elder, 1901. Very good. $60. SOLD
Fancy Ices

Senn, Charles Herman. Recerche Side Dishes for Breakfast, Luncheon, Dinner, and Supper, Comprising Hors d'OEuvres, Savouries, Salads, & Oriental Dishes.

Pictorial red cloth lettered in gilt. London: John Haddon, 1894. Recipes are so very French, incl. Truffles Saute Metropole, Deviled Olives, Truffles Careme Style, Foie Gras Sandwiches, etc. Delicious! Near fine & bright. $150. SOLD

Vine, Frederick T. Saleable Shop Goods for Counter-Tray and Window: A Practical Book For Practical Confectioners.

Illus. with numerous wood engravings of pastries and confections, as well as pastry equipment. Cloth-backed boards. Sixth Ed. London: British Baker & Confectioner, c.1920. Wonderful guide for shop-owners on how to set up your own pastry shop, with suggestions for displays to maximize sales. Inscription dated 1935 gifting this book to a student of Acland LCC Evening Institute.
Condition: Light running to extremities, else near fine. $100. SOLD

Scott, Natalie & Caroline Jones. Gourmet's Guide to New Orleans.

Illus. Pictorial wrappers. Seventh Edition. New Orleans: Scott & Jones, 1941. Inscribed & signed by Jones to San Francisco ladies' golf champ Helen Lengfeld on title page.
Condition: Near fine. $40. SOLD

The Congressional Club Cook Book: Favorite National and International Recipes. Foreword by Jacqueline Kennedy.

Illus. Pictorial cloth. Sixth Edition. Includes recipes from Kennedy (Creme Brulee and fish chowder), Lady Bird Johnson (choclate souffle), Mamie Eisenhower (Seven-minute Frosting), and wives of just about every Congressman at the time. Blank pages for notes are charming and blank. Fine. $40. SOLD
One Hundred Salads

Larned, Linda Hull. One Hundred Salads

NY: Scribner’s 1924. Quaint inscription dated 1925 to front free endpaper. A time capsule of popular 1920's recipes, like "Mayonnaise Hollandaise" and "Cheese Jelly Salad."
Condition: Very good. $45.SOLD

Contributors to "The Garden." Kitchen and Market Garden.

Dec. green cloth. First Edition. London: Macmillan, 1877. Chapters on most manner of vegetables, how to plant and propogate them, and how to eat them. A bit of rubbing to extremities, else very good. $120. SOLD

Beard, James. Delights and Prejudices.

Jacket. First American Edition. New York: Antheum, 1964. Near fine. $65. SOLD

Gaige, Crosby. New York World's Fair Cook Book -The American Kitchen.

Pictorial cloth. First Edition. New York: Doubleday, Doran, 1939. Contains recipes from the wide American spectrum, incl. crawfish bisque (Louisiana), shrimp and bamboo (Los Angeles), Hudson Apple Trifle (New York), Nebraska Prarie Chicken, etc. A wonderful look at how America ate as it emerged from the Great Depression.
Condition: A bit of rubbing to spine ends, with small tear to spine head, else near fine - scarce in this condition. $150. SOLD

Maule, William H. The Maule Seed Book 1932.

Illus. throughout with images of vegetables for planting, both from photographs and wood engravings. Pictorial wrappers. Philadelphia: Wm. Henry Maule, 1932.
Condition: Worming to upper right pages throughout, but covers are bright and content fascinating. $18. SOLD

Scott, Mrs. Anna B. Mrs. Scott's North American Seasonal Cook Book: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter Guide to Economy and Ease in Good Food.

Pictorial cream cloth. First Edition. Philadelphia: John C. Winston, 1921. Some rubbing to extremities, a bit of soiling, elee very good - ahead of its time! $45. SOLD

Thompson, Ruth. Eating Around San Francisco

First Edition. San Francisco, Sutton House, 1937. Thompson was the restaurant reviewer for the S.F. Examiner in the 1930's, and here she describes the best restaurants in San Francisco. Some, like Vanessi's and Fior d'Italia, were mainstays until quite recently.
Condition: Very good. $45. SOLD

Times-Picayune. The Original Picayune Creole Cook Book.

Illus. Pictorial cloth. Eleventh Ed. New Orleans: Times-Picayune, 1947. Condition: Very good. $40. SOLD

Beale, Stephen. Profitable Poultry Keeping...and a Chapter on American Incubators by H.S. Babcock.

Profusely illus. with engavings of prize chickens. Pictorial cloth. First Edition. NY: Routledge, 1895.
Condition: Light running to spine ends, a bit of soiling, else extremely good. $150. SOLD

Pick-Me-Up: Thirteen Drawings in Colour by Ian Fenwick, with Thirteen Rhyming Recipes by A.N. Other.

Illus. with drawings to accompany cocktail recipes. Cloth-backed pictorial boards. First Edition. London: Centaur Press, 1933. Minor soiling, else very good - a whimsical look at cocktails in 1930's London. $150. SOLD

South Sea Scotty. Okolemaluna! (Bottoms Up!): The Amateur Bartender's Hawaiian Friend.

Illus. with drawings. Wrappers. First Edition. Honolulu: South Sea Sales, 1969. Recipes for cocktails and tiki drinks range from the Barracuda Bite to the Tahiti Milkmaid.
Condition: Fine. $30. SOLD

Whitfield, W.C., ed. Just Cocktails. Illus. by Tad Shell.

Pictorial wooden boards. First Edition. N.p.: Three Mountaineers, 1939. Drinks across America, incl. the Coney Isle (1/4 each Curacao, Chartreuse, Absinthe, fresh cream) and the Bohemian Girl (Creme de Cacao, brandy, egg white, lime juice).
Condition: Fine. $75. SOLD

Schmidt, William. The Flowing Bowl: What and When to Drink.

First Edition. NY: Chas. Webster, 1892. A famous Victorian-era cocktail book, this volume contains recipes for punches, mixed drinks, and wines. Recipe no. 150, the Forget-Me-Not, calls for: "A mixing-glass with ice, the juice of a lime, a spoonful of sugar, a drink of brandy, a dash of maraschino, the white of an egg. Shake this well, strain and serve." Contains 519 recipes in all, and also poetry of drink in the back.
Condition: Very good. $250. SOLD

Escoffier, Auguste. A Guide to Modern Cookery.

Original gilt-lettered green cloth. First Edition in English. London: William Heinemann, 1907.
Condition: Spine ends rebacked, rubbing to corners, light ring to front cover, else very good. Scarce in original binding. $400. SOLD

Powell, Ola. Lippincott's Home Manuals - Successful Canning and Preserving.

Illus., incl. with color plates of photographs of canned and preserved foods. Second Edition. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1918. Contains a history of scientific canning, and contains just about everything there is to know about pickling, preserving and canning fruits, vegetables, and meats.
Condition: Near fine. $75. SOLD

Jeanes, William. Gunter's Modern Confectionery: A Practical Guide to the Latest and Most Improved Methods for Making the Various Kinds of Confectionery, including Ices.

Illus. with 8 plates, incl. frontis. of a table laid with desserts, entitled, "Summer Dessert for 24 Persons." 262 pp. Gilt-stamped dec. cloth. Fifth Ed,. with appendix. London: Dean & Son, c.1870. Mr. Jeanes was the chief confectioner at Gunter's, and he presents us with 452 numbered recipes. Queen Victoria was apparently a good customer.
Condition: Near fine, bright copy of a scarce book. $165. SOLD

Price, Vincent and Mary. Mary and Vincent Price's - Come Into the Kitchen Cookbook.

Illus. by Charles Wysocki & Nicholas Amorosi. Dec. cloth. Fist Trade Edition. NY: Straven Educational Press, 1969.
Condition: Fine. $95 SOLD
Manuel du Boulanger et du Patissier-Boulanger

Manuel du Boulanger et du Patissier-Boulanger, Favrais, E.

Illus. with wood engravings of baguettes, bread ovens, pastries, etc. Original wrappers. Paris: Bernard Tignol, 1904. Very good. From the collection of Camille Mailhaibuau, one of the original owners of San Francisco's Old Poodle Dog restaurant, c.1910, with his small stamp to lower front wrapper.
Condition: Scarce. $600. SOLD

Sidney, Samuel. The Pig.

Illus. with drawings of various pig breeds and 19th c. piggeries. Pictorial cloth. Revised Edition. London: Routledge, c.1895. Wonderful little manual describing heritage breeds such as Hampshire, Berkshire, Black Chinese, Essex, etc., and their diets and housing.
Condition: Near fine - scarce thus. $120. SOLD

Walker-Tisdale, C.W. & Theodore Robinson, Practical Buttermaking.

Illus. from photographs, incl. frontis. of a shorthorn dairy cow. Pictorial cloth. Fifth Ed., revised. London: Swarthmore Press, 1924.
Condition: Slight bowing to covers, else near fine. $80. SOLD
Charcuterie Ancienne et Moderne

Charcuterie Ancienne et Moderne, Dronne, L-F

Illus. with wood engravings of sausages, pigs, and meat grinders. Original unopened wrappers. First Edition. Paris : Eugene Lacroix, c.1904. Condition: Very good. From the collection of Camille Mailhaibuau, one of the original owners of San Francisco's Old Poodle Dog restaurant, c.1910, with his small stamp to lower front wrapper.
Condition: Scarce. $500. SOLD

Grigson, Jane. The Art of Charcuterie.

Jacket. First US Edition. NY: Knopf, 1968.
Condition: A bit of rubbing to jacket extremities, chipping to jacket spine ends, else fine in very good jacket. $75. SOLD
Cooling Cups and Dainty Drinks

Terrington, William. Cooling Cups and Dainty Drinks

Gilt-lettered cloth. First Edition. London: Routledge, 1869. Near fine. Very scarce cocktail book from the Civil War era, this little gem includes recipes for "Yankee Punch", "Elephant's Milk", and "Elixir de Violettes." $500. SOLD
Eggs All the Year Round at Fourpence per Dozen

Maclehose, James. Eggs All the Year Round at Fourpence per Dozen, and Chickens at Fourpence per Pound.

Gilt-stamped pictorial cloth. Glasgow: 1876. Poultry keeping manual for small farmers across Britain.
Condition: A bit of rubbing to extremities, else very good. $65. SOLD
Food, Farming and the Future

Sykes, Friend. Food, Farming and the Future.

Jacket. First Edition. Emmaus: Rodale, 1951. This was one in a series of early Rodale books promoting organic farming over the onslaught of agribusiness, then just starting to rear its ugly head.
Condition: Very good and bright. $75. SOLD
CurryCold Meat and Fish in a Hundred Different Way

Hill, Georgiana. How to Stew, Hash, & Curry Cold Meat and Fish in a Hundred Different Ways.

Stiff pictorial wrappers. London: Routledge, c.1890. Hill takes an international view, with recipes for "Turkish Hash," "Cold meat a la Japanoise," "Rechauffe a la Normande," and comes home again with "Bubble and Squeak."
Condition: Front joint starting, else very good. $90. SOLD
101 Ways of Cooking Bananas

Senn, C. Herman. 101 Ways of Cooking Bananas

Wrappers. London: Food & Cookery, c.1910. The name says it all! Everything from Banana and Raisin Pudding to Savoury Banana Omelet.
Condition: Chipping to extremities, else very good. $40 SOLD
Small Pig Keepers. Home Curing of Ham

Small Pig Keepers
Home Curing of Bacon and Hams

Wrappers. First Edition. London, 1949. If you have a carcass-hanging apparatus at home, then this little book is for you!
Condition: Fine. $35. SOLD
The Creamery patron's Handbook

The Creamery Patron’s Handbook: A Book of Information for the Keepers of Dairy Cows

 

Gilt-stamped pictorial cloth. First Edition. Chicago: Nat’l Dairy Union, 1902. Descriptions herein of detecting tainted milk from unscrupulous sources, benefits of feeding grass vs. corn, the protection of butter's reputation against oleomargarine, and other totally outdated topics. Condition: Fine. $100. SOLD

American Salad Book

De Loup, Maximillian. American Salad Book.

Pictorial cloth. First Edition. NY: McClure, Philips, 1900. A panoply of daring salad recipes, such as "Frog Salad: This is one of the most delicate and delicious of all salads. Clean and skin the frogs and soak in salted water about an hour..."
Condition: Fine. $65. SOLD

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