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276.
Good Housekeeping Cook Book. Recipes and Methods for Every Day and Every Occasion Tested, Tasted, and Approved.
New York: International Magazine Company Inc. 1933. Small octavo, 254 pages. First edition of this popular Good Housekeeping cookbook. Light soiling to publisher's green and white printed cloth, otherwise very good. No dust jacket, as issued. (Item #4784)
Price: $90.00
277.
Good Housekeeping Cook Book. Recipes and Methods for Every Day and Every Occasion Tested, Tasted, and Approved.
New York: International Magazine Company Inc. 1933. Small octavo, 254 pages. First edition of this popular Good Housekeeping cookbook. A bit of wear to spine head and foot, otherwise a fine copy, in publisher's green and white printed cloth. No dust jacket, as issued. (Item #4867)
Price: $120.00
278.
Mrs. Mary Martensen's Recipes. Reprinted from the Chicago American.
Chicago: Chicago American, 1932. Octavo, 126 pages First edition. A newspaper cookbook, from the head of the Home Economics Department of the Chicago American. The author worked for the meatpacker Armour Company prior to this assignment, where she authored the popular, "Sixty ways to Serve Ham." Some light soiling to the publisher's black and red printed wrappers, otherwise fine. (Item #2078)
Price: $30.00
279.
Reports and Bills Relating to the Sale of Spiritous Liquors.
[Place of publication not identified]: 1839. Stab-sewn booklet (25 x 15.5 cm.), 46 pages. Bastard title page. FIRST EDITION. A landmark legal action, containing the Report, Minority Report, and finally the Act to regulate the sale of alcohol in the state of Massachusetts This was the first attempt to regulate temperance by law, limiting the sale of alcohol in quantities smaller than fifteen gallons. The Act passed April 19th of... (Item #5996)
Price: $150.00
Reports and Bills Relating to the Sale of Spiritous Liquors. Massachusetts. General Court. House of Representatives.
280.
Off My Toes! The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Blueberry Hill Farm's Enterprising, Resourceful...
Boston: Little, Brown & Co. 1961. Octavo, 298 pages. First edition. A memoir by the author of the Blueberry Hill Cookbooks. From the jacket, "This girl Elsie is spunky. Vigorous. Devastatingly funny..." A near fine copy, in publisher's green paper-covered boards. In an edge chipped and lightly soiled, but near very good dust jacket. (Item #2019)
Price: $30.00
Off My Toes! The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Blueberry Hill Farm's Enterprising, Resourceful. Elie Masterton.
281.
Receipts as Used by the Shaker Sisters. Sabbathday Lake Maine.
Sabbathday Lake, Me. [Earl Campbell], [1933]. Octavo-sized stapled booklet, 32 pages. Later edition, different pagination, with 32 pages, and with cancel leaf of red paper, printed with "Special, The Prize Winning Recipe, Shaker fish and egg" tipped in after page 6. Compilation attributed to Jennie Mathers, printer, and imprint date, all from T.E. Johnson in Random Notes, Maine Library Association Bulletin, vol. 22, page 20. A short and simple Shaker... (Item #5230)
Price: $90.00
Receipts as Used by the Shaker Sisters. Sabbathday Lake Maine. Jennie Mathers.
282.
McMonagle & Rogers Select Cooking Recipes.
Middletown, NY: McMonagle & Rogers, [circa 1880s]. Small octavo in wrappers, 44 pages plus advertisements. Later printing. Promotional pamphlet for McMonagle & Rogers Premium Fruit Flavors featuring over 150 recipes interspersed with testimonials pronouncing McMonagle & Rogers the best in market. Breads, cakes, candies, ices, pies, puddings, salads, and more are all featured in this booklet, with "the hope that it may prove acceptable in the homes of many time... (Item #3252)
Price: $45.00
McMonagle & Rogers Select Cooking Recipes. McMonagle, Rogers.
283.
McMonagle & Rogers Select Cooking Recipes.
Middletown, NY: McMonagle & Rogers, [circa 1880]. Small octavo in wrappers, 32 pages plus advertisements. Later printing. Promotional pamphlet for McMonagle & Rogers Premium Fruit Flavors featuring over 150 recipes interspersed with testimonials pronouncing McMonagle & Rogers the best in market. Breads, cakes, candies, ices, pies, puddings, salads, and more are all featured in this booklet, with "the hope that it may prove acceptable in the homes of many time... (Item #5151)
Price: $30.00
McMonagle & Rogers Select Cooking Recipes. McMonagle, Rogers.
284.
First Foods of America.
Los Angeles/San Francisco/New York: Suttonhouse Ltd. 1936. Octavo, 150 pages. First edition. This book draws recipes both from Mexico, especially Minititlan, on Tehuantepec in Oaxaca, and from early Texas history, based on oral and manuscript sources. Strehl, in One Hundred Books on California Food and Wine states, "based on family recipes brought from Mexico during the late nineteenth century, this book addresses the Indian origins of Mexican food. Probably the... (Item #2741)
Price: $750.00
First Foods of America. Blanche McNeil, Edna.
285.
Broadside Menu, 'Union Block Eating House. No. 1, On the Corner of Main and Weir Street. Gideon Congdon, Proprietor. Bill of Fare."
no place [Taunton, MA]: Republican Print, Bristol County Bank Building, [1860]. Broadside, 5"x11". A handsome menu from a restuarant that knew how to feed a crowd - "Hot Buck Wheat Cakes constantly on hand!" A few light creases from folding, and some tiny holes along the creases. Still, near very good. (Item #1905)
Price: $220.00
Broadside Menu, 'Union Block Eating House. No. 1, On the Corner of Main and Weir Street. Gideon Congdon, Proprietor. Bill of Fare." Menu - Boston, Union Block Eating House.
286.
Skookum, Thanksgiving Dinner, the thermometer has jumped up to zero from 43 degrees below. Eat drink and be merry while partaking…
[Skookum, Alaska: 1898]. Manuscript menu (19.5x 12.5 cm.). Text in pencil; date in a second hand at foot of page. Illustrated with crossed shovel and pick. Small cord with gold flake attached at top. Menu items include Oyster Soup, Chicken Salad a la “Money”, Porterhouse Steak (without mushrooms), Roast Turkey, Apple Sauce, Roast Chicken, Stewed Tomatoes and Macaroni, Boiled Potatoes, Pickles, India Relish, Fruit Pudding with Hard Sauce, Mince Pie... (Item #6269)
Price: $200.00
Skookum, Thanksgiving Dinner, the thermometer has jumped up to zero from 43 degrees below. Eat drink and be merry while partaking…. Menu – Alaskan Gold Rush.
287.
California Navigation & Improvement Company Menu.
[N.p. (California): the Improvement Company, circa 1885 ff.]. Bi-fold menu (20 x 13 cm.), [4] pages, lithographically printed. The menu spans both pages of the interior, and includes numerous ruled lines for specific dishes (here unused). The California Navigation & Improvement Company was formed in 1854, establishing steamship routes in San Francisco Bay as well as on the Sacramento and San Jacinto Rivers. In part, it was a consolidation based... (Item #6852)
Price: $250.00
California Navigation & Improvement Company Menu. Menu – steamship; California Navigation & Improvement Company; Steamer T. C. Walker.
288.
Cookery Craft, as practiced in 1894 by the women of the South Church, St Johnsbury, Vt.
St. Johnsbury, VT: Press of C.M. Stone, 1894. Octavo, 17, 189, [blanks], 18, [1]. Ads. First edition of this church cookbook, with some of the recipes attributed. With a witty essay about the history of food titled, "Cookery Craft Miscellaneously Considered" at the rear. A number of manuscript recipes have been added on the pages provided, and an owner has very neatly tipped-in a number of additional manuscript recipes and... (Item #3017)
Price: $120.00
Cookery Craft, as practiced in 1894 by the women of the South Church, St Johnsbury, Vt. Mrs. Charles H. Merrill, The Women of South Church.
289.
White Trash Cooking.
Highlands, NC: The Jargon Society, 1986. Issued as Jargon 101. Large spiral-bound octavo (23.5 x 19 cm.), 134, [6] pages. Blank pages at rear for additional recipes. FIRST EDITION. A cookbook often seen as satirical, but which is in fact a genuinely appreciative work of culinary Americana. One of the more unusual titles in Jargon's run and its only bestseller. Publisher Jonathan Williams, reveals how one might "explain what these... (Item #6694)
Price: $750.00
White Trash Cooking. Ernest Matthew Mickler, Jonathan Williams.
290.
In the Kitchen.
Boston/New York: Lee & Shepard/Lee, Shepard, and Dillingham, 1875. Squarish octavo, 568 pages. First edition. A collection of recipes, drawn from various sources, including French, German and English cookbooks, as well as "written receipt-books of families famous both at the North and South for their savory cooking." The compiler, Elizabeth S. Miller, hails from Geneva, New York, and dedicates the book to the "Cooking Class of the Young Ladies' Saturday... (Item #4888)
Price: $200.00
291.
Home-Makers Guide.
[Boston]: The Boston Herald-Traveler Corporation, 1929. Octavo, 216 pages. First edition. A household guide, with instructions for interior decorating, etiquette, menu planning, feeding children, party planning and more. Compiled from the home maker's advice columns of the Boston Herald and the Boston Traveler. Very near fine in printed blue cloth, In a well-chipped dust jacket. (Item #2939)
Price: $50.00
Home-Makers Guide. Marjorie Mills, Associate Women.
292.
Heart's Delight Farm [title from cover].
[Chicago, Il. The Lammers Schilling Company, 1915]. Folio (32.5 x 27 cm.), 114 pages. Illustrated with reproductions of photographs and drawings in sepia-tone and duo-tone of the exterior and interior of buildings, landscapes, machinery, and livestock of the historic Heart's Delight Farm. One mounted plate of a reproduction of a color painting in rear. Printed throughout on heavy card stock. Title from cover; publication information from interior of rear wrapper... (Item #6562)
Price: $350.00
293.
Clams, Mussells, Oysters, Scallops and Snails. A Cookbook and a Memoir.
Orleans, MA: Parnassus Imprints, 1990. Octavo, 215 pages. First edition of this cookbook/memoir by the legendary Provincetown chef. A fine copy in yellow printed wrappers as issued. No cloth edition was published. (Item #1700)
Price: $250.00
Clams, Mussells, Oysters, Scallops and Snails. A Cookbook and a Memoir. Howard Mitcham.
294.
The Bottom of the Harbor.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1961. Octavo, 243 pages. First UK edition. The third book by the great New Yorker writer, a classic study of New York's waterfront and fish markets, with an emphasis on the bounty of the bottom of the harbor, oysters. Contains the story "Up in the Old Hotel" which later became the title of Mitchell's collected short works. A source for Mark Kurlansky's The Big Oyster. A.... (Item #3593)
Price: $120.00
295.
Tabulated Times, by Amanda Moore, illustrations by Kash.
Mobile, Ala. Chat Publishing Co. 1904. Octavo (19 x 13 cm.), [31] pages. Illustrated. FIRST EDITION. A novelty work from Mobile Alabama, emulating the wedding calendar-form journal, but with more lascivious and well-lubricated categories. All illustrated in woodcut silhouettes by Kash. The illustrations for each month include a calendar of dates, each made from cocktail glasses, drops of spirits, jiggers, or jugs of whiskey. In publisher's white and gilt-decorated red... (Item #6754)
Price: $200.00
Tabulated Times, by Amanda Moore, illustrations by Kash. Amanda Moore.
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History of the Cooper Shop Volunteer Refreshment Saloon. By James Moore, M.D.
Philadelphia: Published by Jas. B. Rodgers, nos. 52 & 54 North Sixth St. 1866. Octavo (19.5 x 13 cm.), vi, 212 pages. Frontispiece. FIRST EDITION. A report on the activities of the Philadelphia war relief operation named the Cooper Shop Volunteer Refreshment Saloon. "The saloon, established in 1861 in the cooperage of William M. Cooper & Company, was a volunteer relief agency that provided meals, hospital care, and facilities for... (Item #6087)
Price: $900.00
History of the Cooper Shop Volunteer Refreshment Saloon. By James Moore, M.D. James Moore, Cooper Shop Volunteer Refreshment Saloon.
297.
Murphy's Pets: fifty recipes for cooking potatoes. Compiled By Mrs. De Witt C. Owen.
Dixon, Ill. Star Job Printing Rooms, [circa 1899]. Cord-bound booklet (15 x 12 cm.), 16 pages. Privately published. Evident FIRST EDITION. A collection of potato recipes, another in the series of charming self-published cookbooks produced under the name "Mrs. De Witt C. Owen". The author, Ella "Nellie" Upton Leighton, was born in Steuben, Maine, and adopted into the Leighton family. Her husband, Dewitt Clinton Owen was a newspaperman, owner of... (Item #6532)
Price: $90.00
Murphy's Pets: fifty recipes for cooking potatoes. Compiled By Mrs. De Witt C. Owen. Mrs. De Witt C. Owen, Ella "Nellie" Upton Leighton; DeWitt.
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Mrs. William Vaughn Moody's Cook-Book.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1931. Oxtavo, x, 475 pages. FIRST EDITION. A recipe collection reflecting an American cuisine at the service of a. upper middle class in a catering setting. Harriet C. Moody was a teacher and businesswoman in Chicago, wife of the poet William Vaughan Moody. As an active fixture in Chicago's social scene she operated a salon known as "La Petits Jeux Floraux". She was a friend... (Item #6056)
Price: $45.00
299.
Breakfast Dainties.
New York: White, Stokes, & Allen, 1885. Small octavo, 54 pages. First edition. A lovely small treatise on breakfast cookery, with sections on beverages including coffee, omelets, and toast. Internally good only, with large ink mark to free front endpaper, "1 cent". In soiled and bumped publisher's green cloth, with color decorated paper boards; with the bookplate of the Athens Library of Athens, PA, and with other exlibris marks, including... (Item #6726)
Price: $30.00
Breakfast Dainties. Thomas J. Murrey.
300.
Fifty Soups.
New York: White, Stokes, & Allen Publishers, 1889. Small octavo, 37 pages, ads and blanks for additional recipes. Seventh edition. Includes remarks on soups and fifty recipes for soups, arranged alphabetically from artichoke to vermicelli soup. In bright and clean publisher's paper-covered boards, front and back covers printed in color with an illustrated interpretation of the title with green cloth spine. Some spotting to top edge of pages; publisher's color... (Item #5228)
Price: $40.00
Fifty Soups. Thomas J. Murrey.

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