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326.
Miss Parloa's Young Housekeeper. Designed to Aid Beginners. Economical receipts for those who are cooking for two or three. Illustrated.
Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1894. Octavo, 405 pages. Ads. First edition, second printing. Originally issued in 1893. While many of the author's earlier books included both economical and "rich" dishes, often clearly demarcated, this book collects solely the economical recipes aimed at the small family. Internally sound and tight, but quite a few pages have been discolored from news paper clippings laid-in. The publisher's black and silver decorated green oil-cloth... (Item #5299)
Price: $90.00
Miss Parloa's Young Housekeeper. Designed to Aid Beginners. Economical receipts for those who are cooking for two or three. Illustrated. Maria Parloa.
327.
Choice Receipts and Specimen Pages from Miss Parloa's New Cook Book. Sold by all Booksellers and Newsmen.
Boston: Estes & Lauriat, 1881. Small octavo, 32 unnumbered pages. Advertisements. Illustrated. Includes a page of press notices. Sample book with specimen pages for the author’s New Cook Book. Miss Parloa’s New Cook Book was written during the time she was lecturing at the newly established Boston Cooking School, funded in 1879 by the Women’s Education Association. not long after the book was published, she left Boston for New York..... (Item #4904)
Price: $300.00
Choice Receipts and Specimen Pages from Miss Parloa's New Cook Book. Sold by all Booksellers and Newsmen. Parloa, Maria.
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PET Recipes.
St. Louis, MO: Pet Milk Company, 1931. Squarish octavo, 84 pages, ring bound. Illustrated. First edition. A handsomely produced product cookbook, from the makers of Pet Milk - "pasteurized, sterilized, in a sealed can". WITH: an additional 16-page booklet published in 1934, also titled Pet Recipes. Some slight age toning to the printed wrappers, otherwise fine. (Item #2136)
Price: $40.00
PET Recipes. Pet Milk Company.
329.
The Maple Dell of '76. Thirteenth edition.
Philadelphia: Printed by Lippincott & Co. 1887. Duodecimo (17 x 11.5 cm.), 95 pages. Includes two pages of "Opinions of the Press". Stated Thirtenth Edition, though more likely a later printing of the first edition. Originally published by Lippincott in 1878, this Temperance tract in verse was republished almost yearly until its final issue, in 1889. The Daily Leader of Binghamton, N.Y. described the work as "an intensely interesting Temperance... (Item #6123)
Price: $60.00
The Maple Dell of '76. Thirteenth edition. O. A. Powers, Mrs.
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What'll You Have? A not too dry text book about cocktails, almost 200 of them -- and what to serve with them. Wines, liqueurs, cordials: how, when and where to serve them.
Chicago; New York: A. L. Burt Company; [Printed by William C. Popper & Co.], [1933]. Octavo (20.5 x 15 cm.), 128 pages. Illustrated, including two full-page black & white images, one of the correct glassware for various drinks. Stated FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. An optimistic cocktail recipe manual, published on the eve of repeal. This first printing was issued November, 1933; the 21st Amendment was ratified December 5, 1933, overturning... (Item #6043)
Price: $250.00
What'll You Have? A not too dry text book about cocktails, almost 200 of them -- and what to serve with them. Wines, liqueurs, cordials: how, when and where to serve them. Julien J. Proskauer, and compiler.
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The Loaves and Fishes Cookbook. Delectable recipes from East Hampton's fabulous gourmet shop.
New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1985. Illustrated by Philippe Weisbecker. Octavo, 258 pages. First cloth edition. For more than 25 years, this cookbook has represented Hampton's style, and for nearly twenty of those years Anna Pump's fans have been wondering when it will be reprinted. Fine in a price clipped but otherwise fine dust jacket. (Item #2308)
Price: $150.00
The Loaves and Fishes Cookbook. Delectable recipes from East Hampton's fabulous gourmet shop. Anna Pump.
332.
Mrs. Putnam's Receipt Book, and Housekeeper's Assistant. New and Enlarged Edition.
Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1857. Small octavo, xii, 136 pages. Later printing, originally published in 1849. Pages stained and with some foxing throughout. In faded and slightly worn brown cloth with some splatters to text, otherwise very good. Generally nicer than most copies of this book we've encountered. [OCLC locates no copies of this edition; Bitting, page 384; Cagle (other printings); Lowenstein 739]. (Item #5004)
Price: $350.00
Mrs. Putnam's Receipt Book, and Housekeeper's Assistant. New and Enlarged Edition. Putnam Mrs, Elizabeth H.
333.
Old Cook Books, An Illustrated History.
London: Studio Vista, 1978. Quarto, 256 pages. First edition. Illustrated throughout, with over 100 plates. Bibliographic history of culinary arts through the ages with historic recipes throughout. In illustrated dust jacket with some edge-wear and chipping. In blue boards with gilt title to front and spine, with bumping to corners. Slight foxing to all edges, text otherwise clean and in very good condition. (Item #3469)
Price: $40.00
Old Cook Books, An Illustrated History. Eric Quayle.
334.
The National Malnutrition.
Milwaukee, WI: Lee Foundation for Nutritional Research, 1943. Octavo, 119 pages. Later printing. "This book was written because 999 out of every 1000 people lack proper nutrition." The author, one of American's foremost authorities on deficiency diseases, clarifies what our dietary needs are and how to satisfy them, why we need vitamins and minerals, and what can be done about widespread deficiency diseases. Medical studies cited throughout, including reference to... (Item #3108)
Price: $25.00
The National Malnutrition. D. T. Quigley.
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The Virginia Housewife: or, Methodical Cook. Method is the Soul of Management.
Philadelphia: Published by E.H. Butler & Co. 1851. Small octavo, xii, 180, [12] pages. Later printing, based on stereotyped plates made in 1831 and used for later printings through 1860. The first edition was published in 1824. The first regional cookbook published in America. Karen Hess called this book "the most influential American cookbook of the nineteenth century... and a case may be made for considering it to be the... (Item #4818)
Price: $750.00
The Virginia Housewife: or, Methodical Cook. Method is the Soul of Management. Mary Randolph.
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The Virginia Housewife: or, Methodical Cook. Method is the Soul of Management. Stereotype Edition, with Amendments and Additions.
Baltimore: Published by John Plaskitt, 218 Market Street, 1836. 16mo., xii, 180 pages. Styled fifth edition, later printing (after Cagle). Stereotyped plates for this edition were made in 1831 and used for later printings through 1860. The first edition was published in 1824, and this volume was copyright 1828. The first regional cookbook published in America. Karen Hess called this book "The most influential American cookbook of the nineteenth century..... (Item #4034)
Price: $1,500.00
The Virginia Housewife: or, Methodical Cook. Method is the Soul of Management. Stereotype Edition, with Amendments and Additions. Mary Randolph.
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The Epicurean, a Complete Treatise of Analytical and Practical Studies on the Culinary Art. Including Table and Wine Service, How to Prepare and Cook Dishes, an Index for Marketing, a Great Variety of Bills of Fare for Breakfasts, Luncheons, Dinners, Suppers, Ambigus, Buffets, etc., and a Selection of Interesting Bills of Fare from Delmonico's, from 1862 to 1894. Making a Franco-American Culinary Encyclopedia.
Chicago: Hotel Monthly Press, 1920. Thick quarto, 1183 pages. Illustrated. Later printing of the 1894 classic, originally self-published, by Charles Ranhofer of Delmonico's. An encyclopedic book containing the great chef's recipes accumulated over his thirty four years at Delmonico's including signature dishes such as Lobster Newburg and Baked Alaska (Ranhofer did not invent this dish, but did name it). This great work is considered an American equivalent of Escoffier's Guide... (Item #3363)
Price: $450.00
The Epicurean, a Complete Treatise of Analytical and Practical Studies on the Culinary Art. Including Table and Wine Service, How to Prepare and Cook Dishes, an Index for Marketing, a Great Variety of Bills of Fare for Breakfasts, Luncheons, Dinners, Suppers, Ambigus, Buffets, etc., and a Selection of Interesting Bills of Fare from Delmonico's, from 1862 to 1894. Making a Franco-American Culinary Encyclopedia. Charles Ranhofer.
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The Epicurean, a Complete Treatise of Analytical and Practical Studies on the Culinary Art. Including Table and Wine Service, How to Prepare and Cook Dishes, an Index for Marketing, a Great Variety of Bills of Fare for Breakfasts, Luncheons, Dinners, Suppers, Ambigus, Buffets, etc., and a Selection of Interesting Bills of Fare from Delmonico's, from 1862 to 1894. Making a Franco-American Culinary Encyclopedia.
Chicago: Hotel Monthly Press, 1920. Thick quarto, 1183 pages. Illustrated. Later printing of the 1894 classic, originally self-published, by Charles Ranhofer of Delmonico's. An encyclopedic book containing the great chef's recipes accumulated over his thirty four years at Delmonico's including signature dishes such as Lobster Newburg and Baked Alaska (Ranhofer did not invent this dish, but did name it). This great work is considered an American equivalent of Escoffier's Guide... (Item #6825)
Price: $350.00
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The Journal of the American Agricultural Association. Vol. 1, No. 1.
New York: Published by the Association, 1881. Large octavo, 260 + xxvi pages ads. Illustrated. The first issue of this journal issued by the A.A.A. with the original prospectus for the journal laid in. Includes articles on seed quality, dairying, Holstein cattle, watermelons, irrigation in California, wheat, sheep, fish and more. Of particular interest are essays, Daniel Ammen's "Country Homes and Who Should Have Them" which addresses on both practical... (Item #2129)
Price: $90.00
The Journal of the American Agricultural Association. Vol. 1, No. 1. Joseph H. Reall.
340.
Elisha Sears' Inn, Hartford.
[Hartford, Conn. circa 1820 to 1823]. Printed and holograph receipt for board (14.5 x 8.5 cm.), single sheet printed recto only. Simple typographical border. The upper date limit is based on external evidence (the Inn was sold to a new owner who renamed it The Eagle Tavern in 1823(Conn. History online)). An unidentified client ran up a bill of $21.27, for twenty breakfasts, eighteen dinners, and twenty suppers, as well... (Item #6474)
Price: $200.00
Elisha Sears' Inn, Hartford. Receipt for Board; Elisha Sears' Inn, Conn Hartford.
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The Rector Cook Book. World Famous Recipes. Specialties from Noted Restaurants including those mentioned in "A Cook's Tour" and "The Girl from Rector's" as appeared in the Saturday Evening Post.
Chicago, IL: Rector Publishing Company, 1928. Octavo, 173 pages + index + ads. First edition. If you're looking for golden age recipes, this is the best of the raconteur chef George Rector's books by far. It includes recipes found in his other works and in his Saturday Evening Post column. So much of what Rector wrote was puffery; culinary historian David Kamp has called him a "congenital embellisher" while debunking... (Item #2481)
Price: $300.00
The Rector Cook Book. World Famous Recipes. Specialties from Noted Restaurants including those mentioned in "A Cook's Tour" and "The Girl from Rector's" as appeared in the Saturday Evening Post. George Rector.
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The Rector Cook Book. World Famous Recipes. Specialties from Noted Restaurants including those mentioned in "A Cook's Tour" and "The Girl from Rector's" as appeared in the Saturday Evening Post.
Chicago, IL: Rector Publishing Company, 1928. Octavo, 173 pages + index + ads. First edition. If you're looking for golden age recipes, this is the best of the raconteur chef George Rector's books by far. It includes recipes found in his other works and in his Saturday Evening Post column. So much of what Rector wrote was puffery; culinary historian David Kamp has called him a "congenital embellisher" while debunking... (Item #2564)
Price: $150.00
The Rector Cook Book. World Famous Recipes. Specialties from Noted Restaurants including those mentioned in "A Cook's Tour" and "The Girl from Rector's" as appeared in the Saturday Evening Post. George Rector.
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How to Cook for Children: A Cook Book for Mothers.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1927. Octavo, 250 pages. Later printing with introduction by Dr. Chalres Gilmore Kerley. An instruction manual to bridge the gap between physicians' prescribed diet for children and a mother's ability to provide recommended foods. The author, a mother of six, has spent countless hours in thoughtful experimentation to provide mothers with not only tested recipes, but processes from, "squeezing oranges to baking milk puddings... (Item #3133)
Price: $50.00
How to Cook for Children: A Cook Book for Mothers. Estelle M. Reilly.
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Manuscript Notebook of a San Francisco Cellarman.
[San Francisco]: 1892-1901. Duodecimo, about 50 pages. Manuscript in pencil and ink. Small, blank account book for a dry goods store, repurposed as a cellar book for A J. B. Reveyron, who is identified by Crocker-Langley's San Francisco Business Directory (1899), as a "cellarman" located at 135 Perry Street in San Francisco. The book, written in both French and English, records personal expenses, amounts of wine and spirits moving in... (Item #4806)
Price: $1,200.00
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The Story of the New England Kitchen. Part II. A Study in Social Economics.
Boston: Press of Rockwell and Churchill, (1893). Small pamphlet, 26, [2 (blank)] pages. First edition of this second, separately published work. There was a first part, issued in 1890, and that earlier publication is summarized within this one. A report, by the creators, on the New England Kitchen, an experiment in cooking education by example, aimed at weaning immigrants off of their food traditions toward a "New England diet" (see... (Item #4968)
Price: $180.00
The Story of the New England Kitchen. Part II. A Study in Social Economics. Ellen Henrietta Richards, Mary Hinman Abel.
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The Practical Cook Book.
New York: Baker, Pratt & Company, 1875. Octavo, 225 pages. Third edition. A popular Civil War-era cookbook, original published in 1864. Edges of text block soiled; rear free end paper creased. Previous owner's inscription in ink to preliminary leaf; bookseller's ticket to front pastedown, both from Syracuse. In worn and rubbed publisher's black and gilt decorated brown cloth. Good only. [OCLC locates three copies of this edition, and eleven copies... (Item #5248)
Price: $60.00
The Practical Cook Book. Helen M. Robinson.
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The Joy of Cooking.
Indianapolis/New York: Bobbs Merrill, 1946. Thick octavo, 884 pages. The 1946 printing, sometimes called the Post-war edition, an update of the 1943 War-time edition. The first trade printing of the The Joy of Cooking was issued by Bobbs Merrill in 1936, following the original, privately published by the author and printed by Clayton of St. Louis in 1931. As described by Anne Mendelson in her masterful biography of Rombauer, Stand... (Item #1554)
Price: $300.00
The Joy of Cooking. Irma S. Rombauer.
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The Joy of Cooking. A compilation of reliable recipes with a casual culinary chat.
Indianapolis/New York: Bobbs-Merrill Company, Publishers, 1941. Thick octavo (24 x 16.5 cm.), [10], 1-628 pages. Illustrated with silhouettes by the author’s daughter, Marion Rombauer Becker; detailed Table of Contents and detailed Index. Second edition, stated sixth printing. The sixth printing of the first trade publication of the The Joy of Cooking, issued by Bobbs Merrill in 1936, following the original, privately published by the author and printed by Clayton of... (Item #6470)
Price: $350.00
The Joy of Cooking. A compilation of reliable recipes with a casual culinary chat. Irma S. Rombauer.
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Streamlined Cooking. New and Delightful recipes for canned, packaged and frosted foods and rapid recipes for fresh foods.
Indianapolis; New York: Bobbs-Merrill Company, Publishers, [1939]. Octavo (21.5 x 15 cm.), x, 210 pages. Illustrated. Evident FIRST EDITION. The second book of the author of the landmark American cookbook, The Joy of Cooking. This second effort met with, at best, a lukewarm reception. Rombauer addresses the homemaker in a rush, and tries to help her use more canned and other quick foods. The acknowledgments include home economists from Proctor... (Item #6563)
Price: $90.00
Streamlined Cooking. New and Delightful recipes for canned, packaged and frosted foods and rapid recipes for fresh foods. Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker.
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The Century Cook Book. With a New Supplement of One Hundred Receipts of Especial Excellence.
New York: The Century Co. 1921. Thick octavo, 635 pages. Later edition. A solid and interesting recipe compendium, with classic 19th century cooking. Lacking dust jacket, but a fine copy otherwise. (Item #2151)
Price: $60.00

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