2013 Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair
Join us November 15-17 for the 37th Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair. The event takes place at the Hynes Auditorium, and more information is available at
We will be bringing a large selection of rare and unusual books on food and drink, farming and gardening, as well as culinary ephemera. Highlights of our show list include: an inscribed First English language edition of Escoffier's Guide to Modern Cookery; Von Hellwig's 1680 report on his search for alchemical ingredients in the naturalia of Indonesia; the first important work in the gastronomical literature of Canada; an unrecorded astrological cocktail book, a number of rare American charitable cookbooks, and much more.
2013 California International Antiquarian Book Fair Show List
A partial list, just sixty items, of rare and unusual culinary books we'll be exhibiting at the California Book Fair. Join us February 15-17 in San Francisco for three days of rare books from around the world.
2012 Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair Show List
Join us November 16-18 in at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA for the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair. Here's a partial list of some of the culinary gems we'll be offering for sale.
Rabelais Catalogue 2
You hold in your hands (well, virtually) Rabelais Catalogue 2. It’s been a long time coming, almost three years now since its predecessor. We’ve tried to fill the time in between with short lists, some printed special items, like our cocktail brochure for Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans, and more than a few appearances at book fairs. But there’s nothing like a real catalogue to force a bookseller to get down to work, to take stock of what he or she has purchased that might be worthy of a print, and to get around to doing the research, writing and photography that are the building blocks of this ephemeral, and admittedly commercial, endeavor.
California Book Fair 2012 Show List
A selection of some of the books we will be exhibiting at the 2012 California International Antiquarian Book Fair, and at the San Francisco Antiquarian Book Fair.
New Year Catalogue 2012
We celebrate the New Year and ring in 2012 with a selection of special culinary books from the 16th through the 20th Centuries. Elizabethan cookbooks in fine bindings, signed books by Julia Child, Miss Leslie, and Elizabeth David, and several rare, unrecorded cocktails books are among the offerings.
Boston Book Fair List 2011
A short list, in menu form, of some of the rare books and other items we'll be exhibiting at the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair.
Tales of the Cocktail Short List 2011
This July, we head to New Orleans for Tales of the Cocktail, the annual international conference for drink history and craft cocktail creation. We'll be displaying hundreds of rare books on cocktails, drink history, distilling, wine, soda fountains and more. As a little tease, we've created this short catalogue with just a few of our offerings. See you in the Big Easy!
RBMS 2011 Catalogue
Five centuries of books on food and drink, a short list of some of the titles we will be exhibiting at the 2011 RMBS in Baton Rouge this June. Included are exceptional American, English and French cookbooks, manuscript cookbooks, trade catalogues, charity and community cookbooks, menus, photograph albums and one fine press publication.
New York Book Fair Catalogue 2011
A catalogue of rare food and drink books, in celebration of the New York Antiquarian Book Fair. Included are newly catalogued American, English and Continental cookbooks, wine and cocktail books and books on historical farming and gardening.
Boston Book Fair Catalogue 2010
A selection of books we'll be offering for sale at the Boston Book, Paper, and Ephemera Show November 13th at the Park Plaza Castle. The list includes American & European cookbooks, cocktail, wine & beer books, and three centuries of books on farming & gardening.
Our first catalogue of antiquarian titles contains books from the 18th through the 20th centuries, and includes cookbooks, artist's books, farm and garden books, cocktail manuals and more.