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126.
Animal Slinging Railway and Refrigerators.
Boston/Cambridgeport: Chester D. Holmes/J.R. Drew, Printer, 1882. Handbill, 27.3 x 17.8 cm. Illustrated. One-page advertisement for Richard J Davie's "Animal Slinging Railway," patented on July 18, 1882. These meat hangers are "strong" and "light" and come in three sizes. Chester D. Holmes is indicated as the agent for the patentee and uses the lower quarter of the page to advertise various refrigerators for which he lays no claim for patent... (Item #3259)
Price: $90.00
Animal Slinging Railway and Refrigerators. Richard J. Davies, Chester D. Holmes.
127.
The New Century Cook Book. A Mentor for Home Life in all its Phases; A Chronicle of the Progress of America and the World; A Compendium of the Nation's Greatest City; and a Guide for the Great Army of Home Builders.
New York: Eaton & Mains, 1900. Octavo, 400 pages. FIRST EDITION. A guide to stylish household management. Near fine in publisher's black, pale blue, and white-stamped green cloth. (Item #4070)
Price: $35.00
128.
Gourd Growers of the South Seas: An Introduction to the Study of the Lagenaria Gourd in the Culture of the Polynesians.
Boston: The Gourd Society of America, 1943. Ethnographical Series No. 2. Octavo, xiii, 119 pages. Plus 33 plates in black and white. Large folding chart of use categories. The second publication of The Gourd Society of America. Green cloth stamped in gilt. Fine. Scarce. (Item #4813)
Price: $450.00
Gourd Growers of the South Seas: An Introduction to the Study of the Lagenaria Gourd in the Culture of the Polynesians. Ernest S. Dodge.
129.
Forward American Wines, Including Wine Producer's Formulae.
Boston: Carl Dumbra, (1948, 1950). Two volumes. Thick quartos, xxvi, 518 & xxvii-xlv, 519-1175 pages. Book one a stated second printing; book two stated first edition. Illustrated with occasional black and white photos and figures. A very scarce technical treatise. The jacket states, "The master guide for the chemist, researcher, winemaker, wine producer, and production man. Technical information and numerous wine formulae and blends are listed... Chemical and engineering developments... (Item #1619)
Price: $1,200.00
Forward American Wines, Including Wine Producer's Formulae. Carl D. Dumbra.
130.
Ripley's Sweet Sixteen: Sixteen Recipes for Homemade Candies. Compiled by Mrs. De Witt C. Owen.
Dixon, Illinois: Printed at the Office of The Tri-Weekly Star, 1898. Duodecimo (14 x 11.5 cm.; wrappers 16 x 12.5 cm.), [16] pages. Pages [13-16] for "Additional recipes" (blank). We are aware of two cover designs: this one with just text, and another with a line drawing of a woman. The priority of the two wrapper states remains undetermined. FIRST EDITION. Attractively designed pamphlet with an overview of candy-making basics... (Item #5915)
Price: $60.00
Ripley's Sweet Sixteen: Sixteen Recipes for Homemade Candies. Compiled by Mrs. De Witt C. Owen. Ella "Nellie" Upton Leighton Owen, Mrs. De Witt C. Owen.
131.
The New Cyclopaedia of Domestic Economy and Practical housekeeper Adapted to all classes of society, and comprising subjects connected with the interests of every family; such as domestic education, houses, furniture, duties of mistress, duties of domestics, the storeroom, marketing, table and attendance, care and training of children, care of the sick, preparation of food for children and invalids, preservation of health, domestic medicine, the art of cookery, perfumery, the toilet, cosmetics, and Five Thousand Practical Receipts and Maxims. From the best English, French, German, and American sources. Illustrated with over two hundred engravings.
Norwich: The Henry Bill Publishing Company, 1873. Thick octavo, 603 pages. With a chromolithograph frontispiece and second plate, both depicting families at table. Numerous wood engravings in the text. Later printing, first published in Norwich in 1872. All edges marbled, in professionally re-backed half gilt-decorated black morocco. Some edgewear, but generally very good. [Brown 256; Cagle 230]. (Item #4440)
Price: $200.00
The New Cyclopaedia of Domestic Economy and Practical housekeeper Adapted to all classes of society, and comprising subjects connected with the interests of every family; such as domestic education, houses, furniture, duties of mistress, duties of domestics, the storeroom, marketing, table and attendance, care and training of children, care of the sick, preparation of food for children and invalids, preservation of health, domestic medicine, the art of cookery, perfumery, the toilet, cosmetics, and Five Thousand Practical Receipts and Maxims. From the best English, French, German, and American sources. Illustrated with over two hundred engravings. Mrs. E. F. Ellet.
132.
Stimulants. Uses and How Best Conserved. Moral and Legal Reform Methods.
New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, 1888. Duodecimo, 61 pages. First edition. Ostensibly a pro-alcohol temperance tract. The author argues for some middle ground between prohibition and complete freedom, even suggesting that the crimes committed by those under the influence should be met with hanging, while drinking itself should not be criminalized. A near fine copy, with only very slight edge rubbing to the publisher's blind stamped forest green boards. (Item #2005)
Price: $90.00
Stimulants. Uses and How Best Conserved. Moral and Legal Reform Methods. J. M. Emerson.
133.
Instructions for Setting Up and Operating Empire No. 1A Cream Separator.
Chicago/Bloomfield, IL: Empire Cream Separator Company, circa 1909. Instruction Manual, 19.8 x 13.8 cm, 32 pages. An indexed manual for a centrifugal device that separates milk into cream and skimmed milk. Contains instructions for getting the machine out of the box and cleaning for the first run to regulating the thickness of cream, as well as an "explanation of the adjustment of parts". Diagram of the machine appears on page... (Item #3303)
Price: $30.00
Instructions for Setting Up and Operating Empire No. 1A Cream Separator. Empire Cream Separator Company.
134.
Sensible Dieting, and the Engel Vital Calorie Diets.
New York: Knopf, 1939. Octavo, 408 pages. First edition. A surprisingly sensible approach to weight loss in this early diet book, with the foreword titled, "Accidentally, I Become the Father of a Hornets Nest of Fads," in which the author relates the story of Hollywood starlet desiring to lose 40 pounds in four weeks. He asked her what she liked to eat and recommend that she eat it every meal... (Item #1866)
Price: $150.00
Sensible Dieting, and the Engel Vital Calorie Diets. William Engel.
135.
Cooking and Castle Building.
N.p. by the author, 1890. Octavo, 216 pages. A later edition of a work first published by James Osgood in 1880, and later by Fairbanks, Palmer in 1883 and 1890. The author promises to "not add another to the list of abominations miscalled cook-books, in which it is impossible to find a recipe whereby an unskilled or inexperienced housewife can make a loaf of bread equal to that made by... (Item #4957)
Price: $200.00
Cooking and Castle Building. Emma P. Ewing.
136.
The Cooking Club. [The Cooking Club of Tu-Whit Hollow [cover title]].
Boston/Dover, N.H. D. Lothrop & Co., Publishers, 1884. Octavo, 223, [2] pages. Frontispiece and engraved illustrations throughout. Later printing. The juvenile title is "a series of daytime parties for you and the other grils. They will be given at one house and then at another... you will cook your own refreshments while at the club." In narrative style, the books leads one through formation of the club, making yeast, bread... (Item #5556)
Price: $90.00
The Cooking Club. [The Cooking Club of Tu-Whit Hollow [cover title]]. Ella Farman.
137.
Food and Cookery for the Sick and Convalescent.
Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1907. Octavo, 289 + 16 pages ads. Photographically illustrated. Third edition. Originally issued in 1904. while best known for The Boston Cooking School Cookbook, Fannie Farmer had more than a passing acquaintance with issues of health, convalescence and medicine. Farmer suffered a debilitating stroke following high school, and struggled for years to regain her mobility. After her studies at the Boston Cooking School she took... (Item #2599)
Price: $60.00
Food and Cookery for the Sick and Convalescent. Fannie M. Farmer.
138.
Food and Cookery for the Sick and Convalescent.
Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1909. Octavo, 289 + 16 pages ads. Photographically illustrated. Fourth edition. Originally issued in 1904. while best known for The Boston Cooking School Cookbook, Fannie Farmer had more than a passing acquaintance with issues of health, convalescence and medicine. Farmer suffered a debilitating stroke following high school, and struggled for years to regain her mobility. After her studies at the Boston Cooking School she took... (Item #3746)
Price: $200.00
139.
Food and Cookery for the Sick and Convalescent.
Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1909. Octavo, 289 + 16 pages ads. Photographically illustrated. Fourth printing. Originally issued in 1904. While best known for The Boston Cooking School Cookbook, Fannie Farmer had more than a passing acquaintance with issues of health, convalescence and medicine. Farmer suffered a debilitating stroke following high school, and struggled for years to regain her mobility. After her studies at the Boston Cooking School she took... (Item #4322)
Price: $60.00
140.
Food and Cookery for the Sick and Convalescent.
Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1904. Octavo, 289, 16 pages. Advertisements. Photographically illustrated. FIRST EDITION. While best known for the Boston Cooking School Cookbook, Fannie Farmer had more than a passing acquaintance with issues of health, convalescence and medicine. Farmer suffered a debilitating stroke following high school, and struggled for years to regain her mobility. After her studies at the Boston Cooking School she took summer courses at the Harvard... (Item #5183)
Price: $90.00
141.
Chafing Dish Possibilities.
Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1902. Duodecimo, 161 pages. Later printing. Originally issued just two years after the very successful launch of the author's monumental Boston Cooking School Cook Book. Very good, slightly rubbed, gilt-stamped publisher's red cloth. [Bitting, page 153; not in Cagle]. (Item #5044)
Price: $60.00
Chafing Dish Possibilities. Fannie Merritt Farmer.
142.
Fannie Fox's Cook Book. In collaboration with Lavinia S. Schwartz.
Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1923. Octavo (21 x 15 cm.), x, 535 pages. Illustrated with photographs. FIRST EDITION. A Jewish cookbook, with intentions to be broader and representative of a national cuisine. The author's sister, novelist and member of the Algonquin Round Table Edna Ferber, remembers growing up in a household with Aunt Babette's Cook Book as the family go-to for recipes. But she looks upon Aunt Babette as... (Item #6280)
Price: $200.00
Fannie Fox's Cook Book. In collaboration with Lavinia S. Schwartz. Fox Fannie Ferber, Lavinia S. Schwartz.
143.
300 Culinary Receipts, by Filippini, 25 Years with Delmonico.
New York & Boston: H.M. Caldwell & Company, 1892 & '93. The Handy Volume Culinary Series, with three smaller works combined in one: One Hundred Ways of Cooking Eggs, One Hundred Ways of Cooking Fish, and One Hundred Desserts. Oblong, thick duodecimo, 122, 121, & 121 pages. Ads. First edition in this combined form. From the celebrated chef of Delmonico and author of The Table. A few small closed tears... (Item #2406)
Price: $350.00
300 Culinary Receipts, by Filippini, 25 Years with Delmonico. Filippini, Alexander.
144.
One Hundred Ways of Cooking Eggs, by Filippini, 25 Years with Delmonico.
New York and Boston: H.M. Caldwell Company / Charles L. Webster & Co. 1892. Handy Volume Culinary Series, Vol. 1. Oblong duodecimo, 122 pages. Ads. First edition. From the celebrated chef of Delmonicos and author of The Table. In publisher's red and white printed gray cloth, with some edgewear and soiling. [OCLC locates thirty-two copies; Bitting page 157; Cagle 257 (citing only a different volume in the series)]. (Item #5021)
Price: $100.00
One Hundred Ways of Cooking Eggs, by Filippini, 25 Years with Delmonico. Filippini, Alexander.
145.
Cooks Books: A Special Collection
New York: Hofstra University Library, 1976. Octavo, unpaginated [22 pages]. Illustrated with facsimiles throughout. Exhibit catalogue with bibliographic entries for 159 cookery books drawn from the collection of Lucille Fillin. Text in very fine condition. In beige wrappers, with some slight wear. Includes the Fillin's bookplate. (Item #3421)
Price: $20.00
Cooks Books: A Special Collection. Lucille Fillin, Hofstra Library Associates.
146.
Great Auction Sale of Dry Goods and Groceries.
Augusta, IL: G.M. Finlay & Bro. 1870. Broadside, 29.8 (h) x 22.8 (w) cm. Advertisement for an auction sale of dry good and groceries. G.M. Finlay (1836-1914) born in Ireland, came to Adams County, IL in 1839, served with the 10th Missouri Volunteers during the Civil War, and operated his business in Augusta until 1904. Very minor bumping along bottom edge, otherwise very good condition. (Item #3251)
Price: $200.00
Great Auction Sale of Dry Goods and Groceries. G. M. Finlay.
147.
The Art of Eating. The Collected Gastronomical Works.
Cleveland and New York: World Publishing Company, 1954. Octavo, 748 pages. With a photographic jacket portrait of the author by Man Ray. First edition of this one volume collected edition of the great food writer's first five books, including her first, Serve It Forth (1937), Consider the Oyster (1941), How to Cook a Wolf (1942), The Gastronomical Me (1943), and An Alphabet for Gourmets (1948). A large portion of the... (Item #2314)
Price: $350.00
The Art of Eating. The Collected Gastronomical Works. M. F. K. Fisher.
148.
A Considerable Town.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1978. Octavo, 208 pages. First edition. A celebration of Marseille, "its glory and wickedness, past and present; its life, its legend, its mystery." The incomparable Fisher writes with love history and memories of Marseilles and its people. Text is very good in publisher's cloth. In dust jacket with very slight edge- wear. (Item #3236)
Price: $20.00
A Considerable Town. M. F. K. Fisher.
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Dubious Honors.
San Francisco: North Point Press, 1988. Octavo, 212 pages. First edition. A collection gathered on the occasion of the author's 80th birthday, Dubious Honor features over 32 introductions (to her own books and those by others) on a wide range of subjects, from Japanese cooking to Robert Louis Stevenson. "Marvelously bright (and sometimes biting) ... and to further satisfy her legions of voracious fans, she has written new introductions to... (Item #3234)
Price: $35.00
Dubious Honors. M. F. K. Fisher.
150.
Here Let Us Feast, A Book of Banquets. An Epicure's Zestful Visit to the Festive Boards of Ancient & Modern Literature.
New York: Viking Press, 1946. Octavo, 491 pages. First edition of this anthology of literary and historical excerpts, along with the author's own writings. A near fine copy in like dust jacket. (Item #1680)
Price: $150.00

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