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The Date Palm. Bread of the Desert.
New York: Dodd, Mead, 1974. Quarto, 158 pages. Illustrated. First edition. An historical survey of the date palm, but the daughter of Henry Simon, who was a pioneer of American date palm cultivation, and who undertook four years of travel in the Sahara (1910-1914) in search of cultivars. The photographic illustrations in the book are from the elder's trip. Near fine in publisher's green cloth, in a near very good... (Item #1876)
Price: $90.00
The Date Palm. Bread of the Desert. Hilda Simon.
Substance Of The Work Entitled Fruits And Farinacea, The Proper Food Of Man.
Manchester / London: John Heywood / F. Pittman, 1873. Octavo, 112, [1] pages. Ads. A condensed and revised version of Smith's Fruits and Farinacea, originally published in 1845. This revision is aimed at the lay reader, specifically the members of the Vegetarian Society. Smith took a very broad view of his subject, considering all of history from biblical times forward, and quoting Moses, Linnaeus, Adam Smith, and so on. In... (Item #5206)
Price: $100.00
Substance Of The Work Entitled Fruits And Farinacea, The Proper Food Of Man. John Smith, Francis William Newman.
Food in History.
London: Penguin Books, 1988. Octavo, 424 pages plus advertisements. Later paperback printing. Illustrated throughout. A panoramic survey of food in history, spanning half a million years, describing the world history of food and the way in which food has influenced human development. In illustrated wrappers with minor bumping. In very good condition. (Item #3499)
Price: $12.00
Food in History. Reay Tannahill.
A Short History of the Worshipful of Bakers of London.
Croydon: Geo. B. Cotton at the Galleon Press, (1933). Octavo, 207 pages. Illustrated First edition. A history of the seven centuries of one of the oldest of the livery companies, dating itself to the 12th century and the reign of Henry II. Previous owner's ink initials to front free end paper, corners of gilt stamped green cloth boards slightly bumped, otherwise fine. (Item #2440)
Price: $90.00
All About Coffee.
New York: The Tea & Coffee Trade Journal Company, 1935. Small stout quarto, 832 pages, with more than 800 illustrations, maps and diagrams, some in full color. Second, edition, revised. At the time of the book’s original publication in 1922, The New York Times called it “without a doubt the most comprehensive and authoritative work on the subject that has been published in any language” (New York Times, December 3... (Item #1659)
Price: $1,000.00
All About Coffee. William H. Ukers.
All About Tea.
New York: Tea & Coffee Journal, 1935. Two volumes, quartos, xvi, 559 pages, & viii, 568 pages, thoroughly illustrated. First edition of the definitive study on tea. The finest copy we have seen of this monumental work on the history, agriculture, and trade of tea. Slight spotting to top edge of text block on both volumes, as is usually seen (tea stains?), otherwise fine and bright in publisher’s green buckram... (Item #1658)
Price: $3,500.00
All About Tea. William H. Ukers.
Printer's Ink. A Bibliographic Remembrance of André Simon and his Written Works.
Santa Rosa, CA: Nomis Press, 2011. Large octavo, 195 pages. Photographically illustrated. First edition. Limited to 200 hand-numbered copies. The definitive bibliographical reference to the works of André Simon, including his books not dedicated to food or drink. Fine in claret colored cloth, with gilt decoration to front panel. No dust jacket, as issued. (Item #2926)
Price: $125.00
Printer's Ink. A Bibliographic Remembrance of André Simon and his Written Works. Gail G. Unzelman, Andre Simon.

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