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New Receipts for Cooking. Comprising all the New and Improved Methods, for preparing all kinds of Soup, Fish, Oysters... with lists of articles in season and suited to go together for breakfasts, dinners, and suppers...
Philadelphia: T.B Peterson & Brothers, 306 Chestnut Street, [1854]. Octavo, 520, 8 pages. Publisher's advertisements. Third edition, third printing, Philadelphia, 1856 (see Cagle for details on the printing history). Originally published under the title, The Lady's Receipt Book, (1847), and enlarged under the title Miss Leslie's Ladies' New Receipt Book in 1850. Recipes clearly written in narrative style. Internally quite fresh and clean; recipes and ownership notes in pencil and... (Item #5656)
Price: $250.00
New Receipts for Cooking. Comprising all the New and Improved Methods, for preparing all kinds of Soup, Fish, Oysters... with lists of articles in season and suited to go together for breakfasts, dinners, and suppers. Miss Leslie, Eliza.
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The Edna Lewis Cookbook.
Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1972. Octavo (23.5 15.5 cm.), 198 pages. FIRST EDITION. The first published work by the distinguished African-American cookbook author and chef; the first recipient of the James Beard Living Legend Award. Her biography is much too interesting and varied to try to capture here – look it up! Fine, in publisher's butter colored cloth. Dust jacket has one small closed tear, and a bit of crinkling to head... (Item #6237)
Price: $500.00
The Edna Lewis Cookbook. Edna Lewis, Evangeline Peterson.
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In Pursuit of Flavor.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. Octavo (21.5 x 16cm.), viii, 323 pages. Illustrated by Louisa Jones Waller. FIRST EDITION. The third book from one of the most beloved of American chefs and cookbooks authors. Tiny bit of light spotting to the top edge of text block, otherwise fine in pictorial yellow cloth. In a near fine dust jacket. (Item #6194)
Price: $75.00
In Pursuit of Flavor. Edna Lewis, Mary Goodbody.
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Buckskin Cookery. Souvenir Cookbook of Pioneer Recipes Donated by Old Timers and Natives of B.C.Vol. I: The Pioneer Section & Vol. II: The Hunting Section.
Quesnel, B.C. Gwen Lewis, 1957. Two volumes, small octavos, 56 & 56 pages. First edition. Contains recipes for Northwest pioneer staples including bannocks, Saskatoon jelly, Buried fruit, and various medicinal concoctions. The hunting volume includes game recipes for coyote, buffalo pemmican, mud pack salmon, moose tongue, and much more. Very thorough little books. Both near fine in publisher's printed wrappers. (Item #1884)
Price: $90.00
Buckskin Cookery. Souvenir Cookbook of Pioneer Recipes Donated by Old Timers and Natives of B.C.Vol. I: The Pioneer Section & Vol. II: The Hunting Section. Gwen Lewis, pub.
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What to Have for Luncheon.
New York: Dodge Publishing Company, 1904. Octavo, 244 pages. First edition. A full treatment of the luncheon, from the author of The Boston Cook Book. If luncheons like this existed today, I would certainly attend: reed birds, venison in blazer, Scotch broth, and sautéed bananas! A fine copy in publishers brown cloth, stamped in green and gold. [Bitting page 288; Brown 2590; Wheaton & Kelly 3720; Cagle 483]. (Item #2999)
Price: $90.00
What to Have for Luncheon. Mary J. Lincoln.
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What to Have for Luncheon.
New York: Dodge Publishing Company, 1904. Octavo, 244 pages. First edition. A full treatment of the luncheon, from the author of The Boston Cook Book. If luncheons like this existed today, I would certainly attend: reed birds, venison in blazer, Scotch broth, and sautéed bananas! Some light soiling internally. Previous owner's ink inscription to front fly, and small bookplate removed from front paste down, otherwise very good in publishers brown... (Item #3000)
Price: $50.00
What to Have for Luncheon. Mary J. Lincoln.
257.
What to Have for Luncheon.
New York: Dodge Publishing Company, 1904. Octavo, 244 pages. First edition. A full treatment of the luncheon, from the author of The Boston Cook Book. If luncheons like this existed today, I would certainly attend: reed birds, venison in blazer, Scotch broth, and sautéed bananas! In brown cloth stamped in green and gold. Some light soiling throughout, hinges shaken, sun fading and a bit of light staining to cloth boards... (Item #5042)
Price: $30.00
What to Have for Luncheon. Mary J. Lincoln.
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Mrs. Lincoln's Boston Cook Book. What to do and what not to do in cooking.
Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1893. Octavo, xiv, [2], 536, [16] ads. Later ed. Originally published in 1884, although copyright 1883. The milestone cookbook from the first principal of the Boston Cooking School and a student of Maria Parloa. According to the preface, the work was "undertaken at the urgent request of the pupils of the Boston Cooking School, who have desired that the receipts and lessons given during the last four... (Item #4761)
Price: $250.00
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Mrs. Lincoln's Boston Cook Book. What to do and what not to do in cooking.
Boston; Cambridge: Roberts Brothers; University Press: John Wilson & Son, 1887; ©1883. Octavo, 536, [7], [25] pages. Advertisements and blanks at rear. First edition, fourth printing (except for the advertisements and blanks, the pagination of the 1884, '85, '86 & '87 printings is identical). The milestone cookbook from the first principal of the Boston Cooking School and a student of Maria Parloa. According to the preface, the work was "undertaken... (Item #6598)
Price: $250.00
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Carving and Serving.
Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1887. Octavo, 52 pages + 2 ads. First edition. A collection of specific instructions on carving and serving various cuts of meat, including tongue, calf's head, haunch of venison, veal neck, etc. Red cloth spine, with paper covered chromolithograph front and rear boards with beveled edges. Tiny pinhole to red cloth spine, otherwise very good. [Cagle 480, Wheaton & Kelly 3702]. (Item #2208)
Price: $150.00
Carving and Serving. Mrs. D. A. Lincoln.
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Mrs. Lincoln's Boston Cook Book. What to do and what not to do in cooking.
Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1885. Octavo, 536 + [2] ads. First edition, early, but not first, printing. Originally published in 1884, although copyright 1883. Except for the ads, the pagination of the 1884, '85, '86 & '87 printings were identical. The milestone cookbook from the first principal of the Boston Cooking School and a student of Maria Parloa. According to the preface, the work was "undertaken at the urgent request of... (Item #2953)
Price: $350.00
Mrs. Lincoln's Boston Cook Book. What to do and what not to do in cooking. Mrs. D. A. Lincoln, Mary Johnson Lincoln.
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Boston School Kitchen Text-Book. Lessons in Cooking, for the use of Classes in Public and Industrial Schools.
Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1887. Octavo, xxvii, 237, [5], 16, [1] pages. Index. Evident FIRST EDITION. Not a cookbook per se, but rather an instruction manual "for the use of classes in public and industrial schools" based on the work being done by the Boston School Kitchen. The Boston School Kitchen was initiated and funded by Mrs. Mary Hemenway in summer of 1885, and was the introduction of cooking schools into... (Item #5831)
Price: $500.00
Boston School Kitchen Text-Book. Lessons in Cooking, for the use of Classes in Public and Industrial Schools. Mrs. D. A. Lincoln, Mary Johnson Bailey Lincoln; Mary Porter Tileson Hemenway.
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Bibliography of American Cookery Books, 1742-1860: Reprinted from the Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society for April. 1929.
Worcester: American Antiquarian Society, 1929. Octavo, 145 pages. First edition. Several plates showing title pages and illustrations from cookery books. Important early bibliography of American cookery books, listing 490 titles with author's annotations. Rebound in quarter-cloth over blue boards with "Bibliography" written by hand in red ink, has rubbing and some wear to edges. Text is in fine condition with minor discoloration to edges and "Bibliography" inscribed along bottom text... (Item #3387)
Price: $35.00
Bibliography of American Cookery Books, 1742-1860: Reprinted from the Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society for April. 1929. Waldo Lincoln.
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American Cookery Books, 1742-1860. Revised and enlarged by Eleanor Lowenstein.
Worcester/New York: American Antiquarian Society/Corner Book Shop, 1954. Octavo, 136 pages. Second edition, revised and enlarged by Eleanor Lowenstein; limited, number 331 of 500. The important gastronomic bibliography on early American cookery books. This is the first edition in which Lowenstein's revisions appear, she adds about 250 new titles and editions. Red boards with titles stamped in gold on spine, fine condition. Red top edge, text in very crisp, clean... (Item #3386)
Price: $75.00
American Cookery Books, 1742-1860. Revised and enlarged by Eleanor Lowenstein. Waldo Lincoln, Eleanor Lowenstein.
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Good Form. Dinners, Ceremonious and Unceremonious, and the Modern methods of Serving Them.
New York: Frederick A. Stokes & Brother, 1890. Small octavo, 80, [1] ads. First edition. A guide for hosting a dinner and to the etiquette of attending. Attention is paid to various levels of dinner parties, from informal to formal, and to proper invitations. Behavior at the table, company dinners, setting the table and arranging a menu are all included. Some light foxing throughout, in gilt-stamped, green cloth. Tidemark to... (Item #5040)
Price: $150.00
Good Form. Dinners, Ceremonious and Unceremonious, and the Modern methods of Serving Them. Abby Buchanan Longstreet.
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Where to Sin in San Francisco. Many Drawings by Lloyd Hoff. Preface by Beniamino Bufano.
San Francisco: The Book Cellar, 1945. Spiral-bound octavo (18 x 13.5 cm.), 191 pages. Illustrated. Third printing, originally issued in 1939. A self-published guide to drinking, dancing, and further illegal activities in San Francisco in the late 1930s. Although post-Repeal, this little guide gives a good overview of the types of pleasures to be found in San Francisco's fine and less-than-fine drinking establishments, with a section on the history of... (Item #6607)
Price: $100.00
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The Household Receipt Book. Published by Loren B. Lord, Successors to Lord Brothers and Dr. H Baxter.
Burlington, VT: Loren B. Lord, c. 1870. Small octavo, unpaginated, 24 pages. First edition. A little product cookbook, with testimonials for Dr. N. C. White's Pulminary Elixir. A bit strange, in that no one thought it inappropriate to make certain recipes adjacent, such as "Lemon Pie" preceded by "Children Having Worms". Edges a bit brittle, some soiling throughout, otherwise near very good. Scarce. [OCLC locates no copies]. (Item #2160)
Price: $150.00
The Household Receipt Book. Published by Loren B. Lord, Successors to Lord Brothers and Dr. H Baxter. Loren B. Lord.
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The Times Cook Book --- No. 2. 957 Cooking and other Recipes by California Women .... Brought out by the 1905 series of prize recipe contests in the Los Angeles Times.
Los Angeles: Times-Mirror Co. [1908]. Octavo, 105, [1] pages. The second printing, with the price of 35 cents on the printed cover. The second in a series of five collections of prize-winning recipes issued under the Los Angeles Times imprint between 1902 and 1917. According to Glozer, this volume was first published in 1908, although others indicate 1905 or '06. This collection offers, according to the front cover, "One Thousand... (Item #2968)
Price: $250.00
The Times Cook Book --- No. 2. 957 Cooking and other Recipes by California Women .... Brought out by the 1905 series of prize recipe contests in the Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles Times.
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The Times Cook Book --- No. 2. 957 Cooking and other Recipes by California Women .... Brought out by the 1905 series of prize recipe contests in the Los Angeles Times.
Los Angeles: Times-Mirror Co. [1908]. Octavo, 105, [1] pages. The second printing, with the price of 35 cents on the printed cover. The second in a series of five collections of prize-winning recipes issued under the Los Angeles Times imprint between 1902 and 1917. According to Glozer, this volume was first published in 1908, although others indicate 1905 or '06. This collection offers, according to the front cover, "One Thousand... (Item #2969)
Price: $200.00
The Times Cook Book --- No. 2. 957 Cooking and other Recipes by California Women .... Brought out by the 1905 series of prize recipe contests in the Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles Times.
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The American Vine-Dresser's Guide. New and Revised Edition.
New York: D. Appleton & Co. 1872. Octavo, 123 pages. Frontispiece portrait of the author. Facing English and French texts. Third edition, an early facsimile of the original G.&C. Carwill edition of 1827. In 1829, Cargill issued a slightly expanded edition with some changes in the translation. Loubat was among the first to recognize the potential of American soil for quality wine grapes. He claims to have planted as many... (Item #2008)
Price: $200.00
The American Vine-Dresser's Guide. New and Revised Edition. Alphonse Loubat.
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La Cuisine Creole: A Collection of Culinary Recipes, From Leading Chefs and Noted Creole Housewives, Who Have Made New Orleans Famous for its Cuisine. Second Edition.
New Orleans, LA: F.F. Hansell & Bro, [1915]. Octavo, 268 pages. Frontispiece. Third edition, styled "Second edition". While the title page states "1885" it was likely printed about 1915. A classic American cookbook, and one of the great books of Creole cuisine. The original was one of the first two books on the subject.; it was anonymously printed in 1885, but it is generally accepted that Lafcadio Hearn is the... (Item #6294)
Price: $300.00
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The Southern Cook Book of Fine Old Recipes.[cover title: Fine Old Dixie Recipes].
Reading, Pa. Culinary Arts Press; Cuneo Press Inc. 1938. Octavo (24 x 15.5 cm.), 48 pages. Illustrated. Later printing, originally issued 1935. The illustrations, by H. Charles Kellum, are mostly drawings of Africans at work, on plantations, in kitchens, as household domestics, and in a stylized and predictably offensive "Africa". Some of the illustrations are accompanied by the text of field songs. Part of a series of popular regional gift... (Item #6006)
Price: $90.00
The Southern Cook Book of Fine Old Recipes.[cover title: Fine Old Dixie Recipes]. Lillie S. Lustig, S. Claire Sondheim, Sarah Rensel.
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Commercial Index to First Hands in Drugs, Paints, Oils and Kindred Branches for 1873-1874 [cover title].
[circa 1873]. Narrow octavo, 56 pages, plus unpaginated memoranda section. Pages 1-25 of the Commercial Index are pasted over with clippings that include recipes for cakes, preserves, puddings, cookies, pies, and other household hints. Pages 26-55 remain intact with indices of business houses of Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh with maps showing locations. Interspersed are advertisements. Page 56-finis are forty-nine handwritten recipes, ranging from fly-paper and taffy to sausages... (Item #3270)
Price: $75.00
Commercial Index to First Hands in Drugs, Paints, Oils and Kindred Branches for 1873-1874 [cover title]. Manuscript Cook Book.
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Foods Note Book.
Undated. Octavo, 72 hand-numbered pages. Handwritten recipes in a ruled notebook. Manuscript notebook for a "Division #1 food class" by a Gloria Holden. Penciled in neat cursive, topics include notes on food preservation; cold pack methods for tomatoes, peaches, and pears; nutritional value of fruit; general rules for cereals; breakfast and lunch menus; rules for waiting tables; food value of vegetables; plus thirty recipes. Composition notebook; corners and text-block edges... (Item #3345)
Price: $50.00
Foods Note Book. Manuscript Recipe Book - Educational, Gloria Holden.
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[Report of Greater Boston Area Almshouse Menus].
Roxbury, MA: 1849. 24.5 x 20 cm, half-fold manuscript report. A handwritten report by a committee member of the Roxbury almshouse to assess the complaint that there are “Paupers living so much better than other Paupers”. The report quality of houses in the Boston area, looking specifically at menus. A weekly menu for the Charlston, Cambridge, and Roxbury almshouses are outlined specifically, with the conclusion that “New Bedford is the... (Item #4335)
Price: $350.00
[Report of Greater Boston Area Almshouse Menus]. Manuscript – Almshouses.

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