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A Book of Fruits & Flowers, 1653.
London: Prospect Books, 1984. Octavo, 12 page introduction, 48 page facsimile, plus 25 page glossary. First edition of this facsimile. A Book of Fruits & Flowers, first published in 1653 and reproduced from the copy at Brotherton Library of the University of Leeds, contains unusual illustrations (17th century cookery books rarely include illustrations aside from frontispieces), recipes for cookery, confectionary, preserves and medicines. C. Anne Wilson's introduction and glossary help... (Item #3142)
Price: $30.00
A Book of Fruits & Flowers, 1653.
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Cold Storage and Ice Trade Journal. Volumes 35-36. (12 issues in all).
New York & Chicago: 1908. Thick quarto. 12 issues of this professional journal of the ice trade. Profusely illustrated with ads for all business connected to the trade. Contents include articles on large scale refrigeration installations, various technical matters, regional association activities, trade conventions, etc. Text block very good, but three quarter brown morocco binding is split at the hinges and quite rubbed. Scarce in the trade. (Item #2921)
Price: $300.00
Cold Storage and Ice Trade Journal. Volumes 35-36. (12 issues in all).
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The Housekeepers' Friend. A Cook Book, Containing Plain Directions for all the Dishes Usually Placed on a Well Ordered American Table.
Buffalo, NY: Buffalo Publishing Comapny, 1890. Octavo, 351 pages + index. First edition. A thorough and well written book, aimed simultaneously at the middle class homemaker seeking to manage a household and to the cook in their employ. It is set in an era of prosperity. In a section titled " What Must Always be Done, and What Must Never be Done," the author offers this, "And last, though not... (Item #2776)
Price: $150.00
The Housekeepers' Friend. A Cook Book, Containing Plain Directions for all the Dishes Usually Placed on a Well Ordered American Table.
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The Kitchen Directory and American Housewife: Containing the Most Valuable and Original Receipts, in All the Various Branches of Cookery: Together with Collection of Miscellaneous Receipts and Directions Related to Housewifery... Also the Whole Art of Carving, Illustrated by Sixteen Engravings. Revised and Enlarged.
New York & others: Ivison Phinney & others, 1858. Small octavo, 195 pages. Illustrated with two plates of market cuts of beef, venison, mutton, veal, and pork, and with additional illustrations in the text, particularly in the section on carving. Later printing, revised and enlarged. The text was substantially published earlier, in 1839, under the title, "The American Housewife..." Two pages discolored from newspaper clipping laid-in, some chipping and wear... (Item #2610)
Price: $500.00
The Kitchen Directory and American Housewife: Containing the Most Valuable and Original Receipts, in All the Various Branches of Cookery: Together with Collection of Miscellaneous Receipts and Directions Related to Housewifery... Also the Whole Art of Carving, Illustrated by Sixteen Engravings. Revised and Enlarged.
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The New Congregational Cook Book Compiled By the Woman's Association of the Congregational Church-Lagrange, Illinois September 1935
LaGrange, IL: Woman's Association of the Congregational Church-Lagrange, 1935. Octavo, 297 pages + ads and blanks for recipes. First edition. A sizable church cookbook, with many recipes attributed to their donors, and a good section of ads at the rear. A tiny bit of spotting throughout, but still bright, otherwise fine in publisher's printed red cloth. Includes one page of recipes in manuscript to the blanks at rear, "Ice Box... (Item #2747)
Price: $120.00
The New Congregational Cook Book Compiled By the Woman's Association of the Congregational Church-Lagrange, Illinois September 1935
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Tratado Pråctico de la Manipulacion de la Leche.
Paris: Garnier Hermanos, N.d., circa 1890. Small octavo, 266 pages. Illustrated. Spanish edition. Translated from the French by Luis Bravo y Boulet. A guide to modern methods for producing milk, butter and cheese, from an agricultural instructor from Calais. Illustrated with images of modern dairying equipment. With the bookseller stamp of Trejos Hermanos in Costa Rica. Some pencil notes to a few pages. Pages age-toned and with a bit of... (Item #3307)
Price: $250.00
Tratado Pråctico de la Manipulacion de la Leche.
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AWCT Cook Book. 1973.
Tunis: Imprimerie Besbes, 1973. Small quarto, 134 pages. Second edition, but nearly an entirely new book, with some recipes from the 1967 book issued by the same organization. This one also includes some recipes drawn from the Peace Corps Cook Book. The attributed recipes represent the sort of Anglo-oriented cooking one might expect in an international women's club, 'Beef Stroganoff', 'Mushroom's Florentine', etc. Near fine in decorated wrappers, with a.... (Item #2779)
Price: $100.00
AWCT Cook Book. 1973.
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On Drink. Nicolas Bentley Drew the Pictures.
London: Jonathan Cape, 1972. Octavo, 109 pages. First edition. Review copy, with lavender review slip laid-in. A masterwork of drink literature. In in a fine, unclipped dust jacket. (Item #3193)
Price: $250.00
On Drink. Nicolas Bentley Drew the Pictures.
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Public Markets in Massachusetts. Circular No. 84. Commonweath of Massachusetts, State Board of Agriculture
Boston: Wright & Potter, 1918. 9"x6" stapled pamphlet, 23 pages. Illustrated with three halftone plates of outdoor farmers' markets in Holyoke & Lowell. Some very light rubbing and edgewear to the stapled wrappers, otherwise very good. (Item #2803)
Price: $60.00
Public Markets in Massachusetts. Circular No. 84. Commonweath of Massachusetts, State Board of Agriculture
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L'art d'accommoder les restes dédié aux petites fortunes, par un gastronome émérite.
Paris: Achille Faure Libraire-Editeur, 1866. Duodecimo, 180 pages. First edition. A collection of 311 culinary observations, with a culinary calendar. With the ex libris stamp of H.J. Grossi and a bookseller’s stamp to the rear paste down. Little bump to head of spine, otherwise a fine copy in contemporary green buckram. [Vicaire, Bitting (later edition)]. (Item #1646)
Price: $350.00
L'art d'accommoder les restes dédié aux petites fortunes, par un gastronome émérite.
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Suggestions Regarding the Cooking of Food... With Introductory Statement Regarding the Nutritive Value of Comon Food Materials, by Mrs. Ellen Richards.
Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1894. Octavo, 31 pages. First edition. The author lays out his theory of cooking, loosely based on the Norwegian Cooking Box, and that applies mostly low heat to slowly cook foods with, what the author claims, is minimal waste of food, heat and fuel. Toward the end, the New England clambake is described as an example of the application of low heat. Small chips to... (Item #2877)
Price: $60.00
Suggestions Regarding the Cooking of Food... With Introductory Statement Regarding the Nutritive Value of Comon Food Materials, by Mrs. Ellen Richards.
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Potable Water and Methods of Detecting Impurities.
New York: Van Nostrand Company, 1899. Duodecimo, 97 pages + 9 ads. First edition. A small text book on how to obtain and test potable water. Fine in publisher's printed green cloth. Scarce. (Item #1921)
Price: $100.00
Potable Water and Methods of Detecting Impurities.
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Choosing: Green Beans.
Milan: Edizioni Toselli, 1972. Octavo, unpaginated (28 pages). First edition, limited to 1500 copies. Illustrated with offset lithography on paper. Text in Italian and English. In this, Baldessari's second artists' book, the text is comprised of a description/instructions for a game of choosing (in this case green beans). This is accompanied by nine photographs in which an anonymous finger points to one of three green beans. Stiff white wrappers with... (Item #3337)
Price: $2,200.00
Choosing: Green Beans.
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Ice Formation, with Special Reference to Anchor-Ice and Frazil.
New York/London: John Wiley & Sons/Chapman & Hall, Limited, 1906. Large octavo, 260 pages + 19 ads. Illustrated and with a folding chart. First edition, first thousand. A scientific survey of ice, its structure and formation, with special focus on the ice of northern rivers. In publisher's blue cloth. Very good. (Item #2667)
Price: $120.00
Ice Formation, with Special Reference to Anchor-Ice and Frazil.
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Miss Beecher's Domestic Receipt-Book; Designed as a Supplement to the Treatise on Domestic Economy. Third edition.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851. Octavo, xiii + 306 , including index. Woodcut illustrations throughout. Stated third edition, but following Cagle's descriptions, this is the first edition, 6th printing. This recipe book was a supplement to A Treatise on Domestic Economy, by the great educator and domestic reformer Catherine Beecher. Corner of half-title lacking. Some light foxing and soiling throughout. Rebound in tan cloth with gilt-stamped morocco spine label... (Item #2588)
Price: $250.00
Miss Beecher's Domestic Receipt-Book; Designed as a Supplement to the Treatise on Domestic Economy. Third edition.
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A Treatise on Domestic Economy. For the Life of Young Ladies at Home, and at School. Revised edition, with numerous additions and illustrative engravings.
New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1868. Octavo, 369 pages, [11] index. Woodcut illustrations throughout. Stated third edition (preface), but later printing. Originally published by Marsh, Capen, Lyon, and Webb of boston in 1841. A household manual, not a recipe book, with sections on care of infants and the sick, healthful food, cleanliness, washing, house cleaning, kitchen maintenance, and more. By the great educator and domestic reformer Catherine Beecher. Some... (Item #3095)
Price: $250.00
A Treatise on Domestic Economy. For the Life of Young Ladies at Home, and at School. Revised edition, with numerous additions and illustrative engravings.
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A Practical Treatise on the Hive and Honey-Bee. With an introduction by Reverend Robert Baird, D.D.
New York: C.M. Saxton, 1873. Octavo, 409 pages + 2 ads. Third, revised edition, Illustrated with seventy-seven engravings. It was in this book that Langstroth brought to American the first practical movable frame bee hive. The author was deeply influenced by Jan Dzierzon's work, Theorie und Praxis (not published in English until 1882). The movable frame hive reduced the danger from angry bees, allowed better observation and treatment of the... (Item #1882)
Price: $300.00
A Practical Treatise on the Hive and Honey-Bee. With an introduction by Reverend Robert Baird, D.D.
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Manufacturers of Soda Water Supplies. Cleveland , O.
Cleveland: n.p. c. 1889-1904. Small octavo, 47 pages. Illustrated with four chromolithograph plates. Trade catalogue, issued by the wholesale druggists and soda water supply company, Benton, Myers. & Co. (1882-1904). With a list of products from hot sodas to chocolate extracts, soda syrups, phosphates, ginger ales, "Cafola, a new kola drink" and much more. And with luscious chromo plates of a port wine and a non-sparkling champagne, both produced by... (Item #2421)
Price: $1,250.00
Manufacturers of Soda Water Supplies. Cleveland , O.
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Cuban Cookery. Gastronomic Secrets of the Tropics, with an Appendix on Cuban Drinks.
Havana, Cuba: Molina & Cia, [1931]. Octavo, 158 pages. Illustrated with line drawings by Conrado Massaguer. A later but early edition of the first Cuban cookbook printed in English. The first was published by Editorial Hermes, and had eight fewer pages. De Baralt was the American wife of a Cuban doctor who moved to Havana around the turn of the century. She clearly felt at home there, as she refers... (Item #3358)
Price: $750.00
Cuban Cookery. Gastronomic Secrets of the Tropics, with an Appendix on Cuban Drinks.
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Een Vruchtenmandje. [A Fruit Basket].
Amsterdam: De Spieghel, 1927. Folio, [48] pages, 21 handcolored plates, All the plates are on a sturdy, thick card stock and measured 11.5 x 8 inches (29x21 cm). First edition, signed and limited. Roman numeral III of a limitation of seven copies in portfolio form, signed by Bodenheim. With an additional inscription dated 1941, signed by Bodenheim and Ansingh. There was also an edition of 100 copies, in book form... (Item #2727)
Price: $5,000.00
Een Vruchtenmandje. [A Fruit Basket].
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The Alice Bradley Menu-Cook-Book. Menus, Marketing Lists and Recipes. April-May-June.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1937. Octavo, 253 pages. First edition of this single season volume issued of an early American seasonal cookbook, later collected in a single volume. Bradley was the principal of Miss Farmer's School of Cookery. Very good or better in publisher's metal comb binding, in very attractive boards with a colorful deco-y design. [not in Cagle]. (Item #2450)
Price: $90.00
The Alice Bradley Menu-Cook-Book. Menus, Marketing Lists and Recipes. April-May-June.
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The Alice Bradley Menu-Cook-Book. Menus, Marketing Lists and Recipes. [Four volumes] January-February-March, April-May-June, July-August-September, October-November-December.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1937. Four volumes, octavos, 241, 247, 247, 253 pages. Later printings of all volumes of this early American seasonal cookbook, later collected in a single volume. Bradley was the principal of Miss Farmer's School of Cookery. All very good or better in publisher's metal comb bindings, in very attractive boards with a colorful vegetable/kitchen designs. Scarce complete. [not in Cagle]. (Item #2749)
Price: $350.00
The Alice Bradley Menu-Cook-Book. Menus, Marketing Lists and Recipes. [Four volumes] January-February-March, April-May-June, July-August-September, October-November-December.
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The Alice Bradley Menu-Cook-Book. Menus, Marketing Lists and Recipes. October, November, December.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1940. Octavo, 253 pages. Later printing of this single season volume issued of an early American seasonal cookbook, later collected in a single volume. Bradley was the principal of Miss Farmer's School of Cookery. Very good or better in publisher's metal comb binding, in very attractive boards with a colorful deco-y design. [not in Cagle]. (Item #2449)
Price: $90.00
The Alice Bradley Menu-Cook-Book. Menus, Marketing Lists and Recipes. October, November, December.
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Desserts, Including Layer Cakes and Pies.
Boston: M. Barrows & Company, 1931. Octavo, 270 pages. First edition, 2nd printing, following the original of the previous year. From the Principal, of Miss Farmer's School of Cookery, and the author of Cooking for Profit, and the Candy Cook Book. This complete dessert cookbook includes sections on ice creams and French pastries. Lacking the dust jacket, but otherwise fine in publisher's gilt-stamped, marble designed green cloth. Inscribed to an... (Item #2170)
Price: $90.00
Desserts, Including Layer Cakes and Pies.
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A Household Book for Tropical Colonies.
London: Geoffrey Cumberlegde/Oxford University Press, 1950. Octavo, 149 pages. Second edition. This work was originally published under the name, A Household Book for Africa in 1939. It contains recipes, but much more, for the operation of a household in a colonial region, and includes lists of foodstuffs and other provisions for trips into the bush, and methods of assuring your supplies are not carried off by ants or natives. Fine... (Item #2962)
Price: $60.00
A Household Book for Tropical Colonies.


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