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351.
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.
352.
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.
353.
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.
354.
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
355.
Root's New Process for Clarifying Chinese & Other Cane juices. Patented October 8th, 1861.
Galesburg, Ill: Charles Faxon, Book and Job Printer, 1861. Folded folio sheet. 7, [1] pages. From the author of Journal of Travels from St. Josephs to Oregon. Root was a pioneer and early settler of Log City, Illinois and later Galesburg where he built, almost singlehandedly, the first grain mill. He is also patented the rotary snow blower. Other inventions included the spirit-filled level, and the glass fruit jar. With... (Item #3181)
Price: $400.00
356.
New Salads for dinners, Luncheons, Suppers and Receptions. With a group of Odd Salads and some Ceylon Salads.
Philadelphia: Arnold and Company, 1897. Tall duodecimo, 63 [9], pages. Ads. First edition. Another of the many books of Sarah Tyson Rorer, Director of the Philadelphia Cooking School, and author of Mrs. Rorer's Cook Book. Dozens of recipes for salads. Title page ruled in red. Internally near fine. In publisher's gray and burgundy printed green cloth, with some adhesion to the back panel, otherwise near fine. [Axford page 297; Cagle 659]. (Item #3776)
Price: $45.00
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How to Use a Chafing Dish. New edition. Revised and enlarged.
Philadelphia: Arnold & Co.; Printed by George H. Buchanan and Company, 1894. Duodecimo, 73 pages. Later edition, revised and enlarged. Another in the series of small, single subject cookery books from Sara Tyson Rorer, culinary educator, editor, and founder of the Philadelphia School of Cookery. Interesting recipes include Puff Ball Omelet, Frizzled Beef, Tripe and Oysters, and Japanese Eggs. Some light soiling internally; in publisher's cloth, now covered with a.... (Item #5539)
Price: $150.00
How to Use a Chafing Dish. New edition. Revised and enlarged. Mrs. S. T. Rorer.
358.
Dainty Dishes, for all the year round. Part I. [cover title].
Philadelphia: North Brothers Mfg. Co. 1895. Duodecimo-sized booklet, 104 pages. Later printing, originally issued 1890. Another of the many books of Sarah Tyson Rorer, Director of the Philadelphia Cooking School, and author of Mrs. Rorer's Cook Book. The book's publishers were the manufacturers of the Gem Freezer, and ice cream maker, and the recipes are for ice creams and ices. Also includes descriptions with illustrations, of a variety of kitchen... (Item #5895)
Price: $75.00
Dainty Dishes, for all the year round. Part I. [cover title]. Mrs. S. T. Rorer, North Brothers Mfg. Co, Sarah Tyson.
359.
Good Cooking.
Philadelphia/New York: Curtis Publishing Company/Doubleday & McClure Co. 1898. Ladies' Home Journal Household Library. Duodecimo, 245 pages. Later printing. A pocket sized cookbook from the founder of the Philadelphia School of Cookery, and a member of the staffs of both Ladies Home Journal and Good Housekeeping. Some light foxing throughout, otherwise very good. In publisher's gilt- and green-stamped dark green cloth. [Not in Cagle]. (Item #5132)
Price: $60.00
Good Cooking. Rorer Mrs, arah, yson.
360.
The Horsford Cook Book, Containing Practical Recipes for Making Superior Bread, Biscuit, Rolls, Muffins, Waffles, Short Cake, Griddle Or Pan Cakes, Pies, Cake Puddings, and Many Other Useful Recipes.
Providence, RI: Rumford Chemical Works, Circa 1880. Sewn booklet, 9.5x14.5 cm, 32 pages. In chormolithograph-illustrated wrapper printed by Schumacher & Ettlinger Lithy, NY. Date based on 1879 date in the testimonials. An attractively printed product cookbook, promoting Horsford's Baking Powder. Wrappers printed in gold, red and black, with light soiling. Pages age-darkened and with some stains. Still near very good. [Cagle 973 notes a similar work, but with 36 pages]. (Item #3656)
Price: $50.00
The Horsford Cook Book, Containing Practical Recipes for Making Superior Bread, Biscuit, Rolls, Muffins, Waffles, Short Cake, Griddle Or Pan Cakes, Pies, Cake Puddings, and Many Other Useful Recipes. Providence Rumford Chemical Works, Eben Norton Horsford, Rhode Island, President.
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A New System of Domestic Cookery; formed upon principles of economy; and adapted to the use of private families, throughout the United States.
New York: Published by R. M'Dermut & D.D. Arden, No. 1 City Hotel. John Forbes, Printer, 1815. 16mo., xiii, 316 pages. Frontispiece and eight plates. Index. The second New York edition, which was the first to be copyrighted. Originally published 1806 or 1807 in London, this is an early American edition of what has been called the "earliest manual of household management with any pretensions to completeness, it called forth... (Item #5166)
Price: $450.00
A New System of Domestic Cookery; formed upon principles of economy; and adapted to the use of private families, throughout the United States. Maria Eliza Ketelby Rundell, by a. Lady.
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A New System of Domestic Cookery; formed upon principles of economy; and adapted to the use of private families. Third Philadelphia Edition.
Philadelphia: Published by Benjamin C. Buzby, 1810. Duodecimo, 22, 263 pages. Table of Contents. Index. Originally published 1806 or 1807 in London, and in 1807 in America, this is an early American edition of what has been called the "earliest manual of household management with any pretensions to completeness, it called forth many imitations." (DNB). Minor foxing throughout and age discoloration throughout, otherwise very good. Rebacked, with the original spine... (Item #5167)
Price: $500.00
363.
Bottom's Up: Ryan's Guide to Pleasant Drinking.
New York: Ryan's Liquor Store. Small octavo, 46 pages. First edition. Compiled by Ryan's Liquor Shop, because, "most people will agree that in moments of stress and strain wine is one of man's greatest friends." Ryan's Guide to Pleasant Drinking seeks to help you derive the maximum pleasure from your association with this friend of man. Includes helpful hints for successful mixing, suggestions for appropriate drinks with meals and glassware... (Item #3139)
Price: $100.00
Bottom's Up: Ryan's Guide to Pleasant Drinking. Ryan's Liquor Store.
364.
Three Meals a Day: A choice collection of valuable and reliable recipes in all classes of cookery and a comprehensive cyclopedia of information for the home ... and a thousand facts worth knowing. [WITH] Die Tafel und die Kuche, ein sammlung...
Chicago, IL: Educational Company, 189[7?]. Octavo, selected pages [70 leaves], illustrated frontispiece, engraved illustrations. Oil cloth covers, decorated endpapers. text in English and in German. Salesman's sample book, advertising English and German editions, for a subscription publication; postdating editions issued by North American in 1887 and by Acme in 1892, and antedating an enlarged edition published by The Educational Company in 1902. Maud C. Cooke, was a popular and prolific... (Item #3208)
Price: $250.00
Three Meals a Day: A choice collection of valuable and reliable recipes in all classes of cookery and a comprehensive cyclopedia of information for the home ... and a thousand facts worth knowing. [WITH] Die Tafel und die Kuche, ein sammlung. Sample Book, Maud C. Cooke.
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The Complete Cook: Plain and practical directions for cooking and housekeeping; with upwards of seven hundred receipts, consisting of directions for the choice of meat and poultry; preparations for cooking, making of broths and soups; boiling, roasting, baking, and frying, of meats, fish, &c. : Seasonings, colourings, cooking vegetables; preparing salads, clarifying, making of pastry, puddings, gruels, gravies, garnishes, &c. And, with general directions for making wines. With additions and alterations, by J.M. Sanderson, of the Franklin House.
Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard; J. Fagin, Stereotyper; J. & W. Kite, Printers, 1843. Octavo (20 x 12 cm.) 14-196 pages. Index. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, with substantial revisions reflecting its new origin. Perhaps the earliest American cookbook with international pretentions. James M. Sanderson was the owner and chef of Philadelphia's Franklin House Hotel. According to the title page and his introduction, Sanderson clearly states that the majority of his book was... (Item #6413)
Price: $450.00
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Hot peppers: Cajuns and capsicum in New Iberia, Louisiana.
Seattle: Madrona Publishers, 1980. Octavo (21.5 x 15 cm.), x, 223 pages. Illustrated. Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-220) and index. Evident FIRST EDITION. A classic of modern food writing about the captivating capsicum. "Smitten by a love of hot peppers, journalist Richard Schweid traveled to the capital of the U.S. hot sauce industry, New Iberia, Louisiana. This is Cajun country, and capsicum (as hot peppers are known botanically) thrive in... (Item #6538)
Price: $250.00
Hot peppers: Cajuns and capsicum in New Iberia, Louisiana. Richard Schweid.
367.
Mirations and Miracles of Mandy.
New Orleans, LA: by the author/printed by the Robt. H. True Co. 1929. Octavo, 61 pages. First edition. A classic Louisiana cookbook. Natalie Vivian Scott (1890-1957) was a decorated war hero, celebrated journalist, award-winning playwright, historic preservationist, and author of several books on New Orleans regional cuisine and Mexican cooking. The cover art is by New Orleans painter and graphic artist Olive Leonhardt. Very light wear and soiling to the... (Item #2688)
Price: $350.00
Mirations and Miracles of Mandy. Natalie Scott, Vivian.
368.
Table Monitor of the Shakers at Mt. Lebanon, N.Y.
Mt. Lebanon, NY: Mt. Lebanon Shaker Village, 1868. Two column broadside, 27.5 x 21.5 cm. A poem of eight numbered stanzas, which appeared as early as 1830, and is attributed to Hannah Bronson. A later printing included this explanation, "The foregoing hymn was composed by Hannah Bronson, a Shakeress, in consequence of a story being circulated that the Shakers put some kind of seed into their cakes." Rumor had it... (Item #4814)
Price: $350.00
Table Monitor of the Shakers at Mt. Lebanon, N.Y. Shakers - Table Monitor, Elizabeth R. Avery, Hannah Bronson.
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New Favorite Cooking Receipts of the Shakers and Illustrated Almanac for 1883. The Story of an Accidental Discovery.
New York: A. J. White, 54 Warren Street, 1882. Stapled booklet, 32 pages. Illustrated throughout. The third of the A.J. White Shaker almanacs. These promotional booklets, advertising the "Shaker Extract of Root" was manufactured by the Mount Lebanon, New York United Society of Believers Community, but based on the recipes of Andrew Judson White, who contracted the Shakers to supply the tonic. Shaker Almanacs were produced by White for many... (Item #3088)
Price: $250.00
New Favorite Cooking Receipts of the Shakers and Illustrated Almanac for 1883. The Story of an Accidental Discovery. Shaker, A. J. White.
370.
Vanderbilt's Candy Church. The Kings of the Kitchen.
New York: A.J. White, Druggist, [1888]. Duodecimo-sized booklet, 32 pages. Illustrated. An almanac, issued by the A.J. White company, advertising their products which were licensed from, and in some cases, made by the Shakers. Testimonials throughout praise Siegel's Syrup (Extract of Roots). The date is drawn from the fact that this serves as an almanac for 1889, and the last testimonial given is dated November. 1888. Includes profiles of some... (Item #5231)
Price: $75.00
Vanderbilt's Candy Church. The Kings of the Kitchen. Shaker, A. J. White.
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Vanderbilt's Candy Church. The Kings of the Kitchen.
New York: A.J. White, Druggist, [1888]. Duodecimo-sized booklet, 32 pages. Illustrated. An almanac, issued by the A.J. White company, advertising their products which were licensed from, and in some cases, made by the Shakers. Testimonials throughout praise Siegel's Syrup (Extract of Roots). The date is drawn from the fact that this serves as an almanac for 1889, and the last testimonial given is dated November. 1888. Includes profiles of some... (Item #5232)
Price: $100.00
Vanderbilt's Candy Church. The Kings of the Kitchen. Shaker, A. J. White.
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Chemistry of Food and Nutrition.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1911. Thick octavo, 355 pages + ads. First edition. An important work in the history of nutrition. Sherman, was the first to apply the measurement of calories to nutrition, and was among the first to isolate individual various nutrients including certain minerals, vitamins and amino acids. This work was said to have been the inspiration for the USDA dietary guidelines, first developed by Hazel Stiebeling... (Item #1645)
Price: $600.00
Chemistry of Food and Nutrition. Henry C. Sherman.
373.
The American Housewife Cook Book. Parts I & II.
Philadelphia: George T. Lewis and Menzies Company, 1880. Octavo, 356, xxviii, [2] pages. First complete edition, second printing. Part I alone was issued in 1877, with 212 pages. A good general guide for the housewife, with household remedies as well as recipes, produced by the publisher whose main line of business was household and industrial chemicals. The author has a rather low view of much cooking in America, stating that... (Item #5000)
Price: $120.00
374.
Cocktails. A Simple Guide on How to Mix ‘em.
Brooklyn: by the author, 1940. Stapled booklet, 16 pages. Illustrated. First edition. A promotional cocktail recipe book, intended for use by various wine and spirits shops, in this case, Appel’s Wine & Liquor Co. of Jackson Heights, Long Island. The interior of the wrapper includes a chart of proper glassware. Very near fine, in yellow wrappers printed in blue and red. Scarce. [OCLC locates just one copy, at Kansas State;... (Item #4905)
Price: $400.00
Cocktails. A Simple Guide on How to Mix ‘em. Victor Singer, J.
375.
The Inglenook Cook Book: Twelfth Edition.--Fifty-Second Thousand. Choice Recipes.
Elgin, Ill. Brethren Publishing House, 1908. Small octavo (20 x 13.5 cm.), 212 pages. Illustrated. Photographic frontispiece. Stated twelfth edition (from a print run identified as “Fifty-Second Thousand” based on the first edition). Perpetually in demand during the first decades of the last century, a church cookbook that heralded the redefinition of community occasioned by the ascendancy of mass print media. “This Cook Book originated,” readers learn forthwith, “with the..... (Item #5711)
Price: $40.00

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