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Album of Original Wine Bottle Labels.
c. 1947. Small quarto-sized album, with collection of sixty-six original wine labels pasted down. A handsome, interesting, and high quality collection of labels from throughout Europe during the World War Two years. Some highlights include a lovely woodcut for a 1943 Toscano Valpolicella, A Boubee Freres Bourdeaux, and a nice run of Veltliners. Some pencil text to the pages adjacent to many labels, in German, indicating purchase and drinking notes... (Item #2037)
Price: $600.00
Album of Original Wine Bottle Labels.
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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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The New Home Cook Book. 1923. With Oven Cooking Guide for Wood-Fire, Gas and Electricity; Record of Results; Time Table for Cooking and Other Tables. Prepared by a Ladies Club in a friendly rivalry for the very best there is in tested recipes.
Springfield, IL: Illinois State Register, 1923. Octavo, 128 pages. Latest revised edition. A thorough little community cookbook, compiled by an unnamed "Ladies Club" of Springfield, originally published in 1922. Some light staining to interior, and a few pages with some wear. In publisher's printed gray paper wrappers, with cord hanger. Near very good. (Item #2060)
Price: $50.00
The New Home Cook Book. 1923. With Oven Cooking Guide for Wood-Fire, Gas and Electricity; Record of Results; Time Table for Cooking and Other Tables. Prepared by a Ladies Club in a friendly rivalry for the very best there is in tested recipes.
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Party Giving on Every Scale. Or, The Cost of Entertainments, with the Fashionable Mode of Arrangement.
London: Frederick Warne and Co. [1880]. Octavo, xv, 224 pages. First edition. From wedding parties, to teas, the breakfast party, luncheon party, dinner party, balls and dances, the book does indeed cover all sizes of party short of a rave. Includes sample menus, and other indispensable advice for all Victorian party givers. Unfortunately underlined in pencil throughout, otherwise a very near fine copy in black and gilt stamped brown cloth... (Item #3101)
Price: $75.00
Party Giving on Every Scale. Or, The Cost of Entertainments, with the Fashionable Mode of Arrangement.
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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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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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The Salmon Fisheries of England, 1868, From Authentic Information Obtained from the House of Commons, to Which is Added Valuable and Exclusive Information, Extracted from the Reports of the Commissioners of Fisheries in France, America, Norway, & Russia.
London/Bath: Longmans, Green, & CO./William Lewis, "Directory" Office, 1868. Small octavo, 17.6 x 11.3 cm, 117 pages. First edition. Color lithographed frontispiece. A digest of the issues and failing policies facing British salmon fisheries. Threats to fisheries throughout the North Atlantic arose in the 19th century, and despite many laws to regulate salmon in England, all proved ineffectual. Thomas Ashworth expands the issue beyond the British quandary to include extracts... (Item #3321)
Price: $600.00
The Salmon Fisheries of England, 1868, From Authentic Information Obtained from the House of Commons, to Which is Added Valuable and Exclusive Information, Extracted from the Reports of the Commissioners of Fisheries in France, America, Norway, & Russia.
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Orchard And Small Fruit Culture. Third Edition.
New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1947. Octavo, 627 pages. Illustrated. Third edition. A complete and thorough work on the subject of orchards and small fruit, from "one of the major influences of American horticulture" (OSU, History of Horticulture). Small dampstain to top of a few pages at rear, otherwise near fine, in publisher's green cloth. (Item #2940)
Price: $40.00
Orchard And Small Fruit Culture. Third Edition.
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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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Die Neue Ernahrung, in Anleitung und Rezpten.
Stuttgart: K. Thienemanns, [1933]. Octavo, 78 pages. First edition. Text in German. Lower corner of textblock bumped, otherwise very good in black and red printed pictorial wrappers. (Item #2765)
Price: $50.00
Die Neue Ernahrung, in Anleitung und Rezpten.
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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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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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Victory Binding of the American Woman's Cook Book. Wartime Edition. With Victory Substitutes and Economical Recipes for Delicious Wartime Meals.
Chicago: Culinary Arts Institute, 1942. Thick octavo, 816 pages, + a 64 page supplement on wartime cooking. Thumb indexed. Illustrated throughout in black and white and color. First of this special wartime edition of the American Wartime Cook Book, an American omnibus which is itself a derivative of the Delineator Cook Book. A near fine copy of the book, in a near very good dust jacket with some chipping to... (Item #1935)
Price: $150.00
Victory Binding of the American Woman's Cook Book. Wartime Edition. With Victory Substitutes and Economical Recipes for Delicious Wartime Meals.
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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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The English improver Improved or the Survey of Husbandry Surveyed discovering the Improveableness of all Lands: Some to be under a double and Treble others under a Five or Six Fould. And many Under a Tenn fould, yea some under a Twenty fould Improvement. By Wa: Blith a lover of Ingenuity. All clearely demonstrated from Principles of Reason, Ingenuity, and late but most Real Experiences; and held forth at an Inconsiderable charge to the Profits accrewing thereby, under Six Peeces of Improvement. 1 By Floting and Watering such Land as lieth capeable thereof. 2 By draying Fen, Reducing Bog, and Regaining Sea-Lands. 3 By such Enclosures as prevents Depopulation, & advanceth all Interests. 4 By Tillage of some Land lost for want of, and Pasturin
London: Printed for John Wright at the Kings-head in the Old-Bayley, 1653. Quarto, [26], 274, [12] pages, engraved pictorial title and second text title, beginning "All clearly demonstrated...", two folding engraved plates and three full-page woodcut illustrations. Third Edition. "Blith wrote two books on husbandry which surpass all others of their time for their practical good sense, their evidence of his own and others' farming experience, the candour of the... (Item #2843)
Price: $650.00
The English improver Improved or the Survey of Husbandry Surveyed discovering the Improveableness of all Lands: Some to be under a double and Treble others under a Five or Six Fould. And many Under a Tenn fould, yea some under a Twenty fould Improvement. By Wa: Blith a lover of Ingenuity. All clearely demonstrated from Principles of Reason, Ingenuity, and late but most Real Experiences; and held forth at an Inconsiderable charge to the Profits accrewing thereby, under Six Peeces of Improvement. 1 By Floting and Watering such Land as lieth capeable thereof. 2 By draying Fen, Reducing Bog, and Regaining Sea-Lands. 3 By such Enclosures as prevents Depopulation, & advanceth all Interests. 4 By Tillage of some Land lost for want of, and Pasturin
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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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Candy & Candy-Making.
Peoria, IL: Manual Arts Press, 1929. Octavo, 127 pages. First edition. A scientific and practical guide to candy making by an expert in sugar crystallization. Near fine in clean and bright publisher olive cloth, with a tiny bit of discoloration to the front boards. In a fine original - and scarce - dust jacket, printed in pale purple. (Item #2031)
Price: $150.00
Candy & Candy-Making.
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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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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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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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