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76.
Feeding the Lions. An Algonquin Cook Book.
New York: The Greystone Press, 1942. Large quarto, 255 pages. First edition, second printing of the third and final work (and only cookbook) in Case's trilogy of works about his beloved Algonquin Hotel, following Tales of Wayside Inn and Do Not Disturb. A cookbook peppered with comments from many of the hotels famous guests. Favorite steak preparations, best breakfasts, etc. Publisher's red cloth binding a bit creased at the spine... (Item #6154)
Price: $300.00
Feeding the Lions. An Algonquin Cook Book. Frank Case.
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Tales of a Wayward Inn.
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1938. Large octavo, 390 pages. Illustrated. First edition, second printing of the first work of Case's trilogy of works about his beloved Algonquin Hotel, alongside Do Not Disturb and Feeding the Lions. Lacking the dust jacket. Previous owner's inscription to front endpaper, otherwise a very good copy. (Item #2970)
Price: $40.00
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Tales of a Wayward Inn.
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1938. Large octavo, 390 pages. Illustrated. Sixth printing of the first work of Case's trilogy of works about his beloved Algonquin Hotel, alongside Do Not Disturb and Feeding the Lions. Bookseller's ticket to free front endpaper, some creasing to endpapers, otherwise a very good copy. In an edgeworn but complete dustjacket. (Item #2971)
Price: $60.00
Tales of a Wayward Inn. Frank Case.
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Tales of a Wayward Inn.
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1938. Large octavo, 390 pages. Illustrated. Sixth printing of the first work of Case's trilogy of works about his beloved Algonquin Hotel, alongside Do Not Disturb and Feeding the Lions. Fine in publisher's dark blue cloth. Dust jacket very worm, and lacking a two-inch piece of backstrip. Inscribed by the author on the half-title. (Item #2972)
Price: $150.00
Tales of a Wayward Inn. Frank Case.
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The Centaur Company's Receipt Book; Breakfast, Dinner & Tea [cover title].
New York: The Centaur Co. 1880. Booklet (16 x 10 cm.), 32 pages. Illustrated. First edition. A small almanac-style promotional cookbook, from the makers of Centaur Liniments, with recipes, testimonials, and descriptions of the applications of this miraculous cure from lands far and wide. As is typical of these books, the recipes are very brief and uncredited. Tiny closed tear to fold of wrappers decorated in black, red ,and yellow... (Item #2112)
Price: $75.00
The Centaur Company's Receipt Book; Breakfast, Dinner & Tea [cover title]. Centaur Co.
81.
The Vital Question.
Worcester, MA: Cereal Machine Company, 1899. Duodecimo, 147 pages. Illustrated with three pages of chromolithographed depictions of dishes. Stapled and on cords. Styled seventh edition. A product cookbook from the company that brought us Shredded Wheat. Almost every recipe, from Blueberry Shortcake to Welsh Rarebit, contains Shredded Wheat. A bit of dog-earing, and some fly-specks to the first plate, otherwise near very good in a good, somewhat mottled, red-printed printed... (Item #4283)
Price: $50.00
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Home Cookery: Collection of tried receipts, both foreign and domestic. Second Thousand.
Boston - New York: Crosby, Nichols, and Company - Charles S. Francis and Company, 1853. Octavo, 161 pages. Later printing. Author includes an "advertisement" as preface, noting among other things her inclusion of foreign recipes and how they have been modified to simplify proportions. In lightly soiled and edgeworn blind- and gilt-stamped blue cloth. Mild foxing throughout, otherwise very good. [OCLC locates twenty-one copies; Bitting, page 81 (different printing); Cagle 131 (different printing); Lowenstein 578]. (Item #4262)
Price: $300.00
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A Sermon, preached in Boston, April 5, 1810, the day of the public fast. Published at the request of the hearers.
Boston: from the Press of John Eliot, 1810. Stab-sewn 16mo. (23 x 15 cm.), 23 pages, uncut. Evident FIRST EDITION. A fast-day sermon largely concerning itself with diplomatic relations with France. Front panel of plain sugar paper wrapper is present, rear panel lacking; wear and some spotting to edges, otherwise very good. (Item #6279)
Price: $35.00
84.
How to Cook and Eat in Chinese [= Zhongguo shi pu].
New York: The John Day Company, 1945. An Asia Press Book. Octavo, xviii, 262 pages. Illustrated. First edition. A milestone of Chinese cookbooks published in America, a fact established in Anne Mendelson's terrific Chow Chop Suey, where she calls the work "the first work in the field by a home cook who knew what other home cooks were up against. She was neither a restaurateur, journalist, nor test-kitchen flack like... (Item #5631)
Price: $450.00
How to Cook and Eat in Chinese [= Zhongguo shi pu]. Buwei Yang Chao.
85.
Dr. Chase's Recipes; or, information for everybody; an invaluable collection of about eight hundred practical recipes for merchants, grocers, saloon keepers, physicians, druggists, tanners, show makers, harness makers, painters...
Ann Arbor, Michigan: R.A. Beal, 1870. Thick duodecimo, xxix, [2], 34-384 pages. Frontispiece woodcut portrait of Dr. Chase, plus three additional plates. Later printing of Chase's famous household receipt collection. Eight hundred or so recipes for medical, nursing and convalescent concoctions, with cooking, baking, veterinary, household, agricultural and bee-keeping. In gilt- and blind-decorated green cloth with edgewear and general soiling; first leaf of plates with significant edgewear. Contemporary ownership signature... (Item #5301)
Price: $75.00
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Memorial Edition, Dr. Chase's Third Last and Complete Receipt Book and Household Physician.
Detroit: F.B. Dickerson, 1898. Thick octavo, 865 pages. Later printing of this final expanded version of Dr. Chase's famous household receipt collection. Thousands of recipes for medical, nursing and convalescent concoctions, with cooking, baking, veterinary, household, agricultural and bee-keeping. Small bit of discoloration to foot of spine, otherwise very near fine, in publisher's decorated maroon cloth. (Item #2612)
Price: $90.00
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Julia Child & Company
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1978. Quarto, x, 243 pages. FIRST EDITION, first printing. The first of two books written to accompany Julia Child's second television series, following the French Chef. Some light edge wear and bumping to publisher's decorated white cloth. In a price-clipped and edge worn dust jacket. Small chip to head of spine. Near very good. Inscribed on the title page, "To Kelsie, Julia Child, Paul Child" (Item #6035)
Price: $250.00
Julia Child & Company. Julia Child.
88.
Julia Child & More Company.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1979. Quarto, viii, 248 pages. FIRST EDITION, first printing. The second of two books written to accompany Julia Child's second television series, following The French Chef. Small ink dot to free front end paper; in publisher's decorated white cloth. In publisher's dust jacket with small closed tear to bottom edge; not price clipped. Signed on the half-title, "Julia Child, Paul Child" (Item #6790)
Price: $500.00
89.
The Way to Cook.
New York: Alfred Knopf Inc. 1989. Thick quarto, 511, [1] pages. FIRST EDITION, first printing. The book is a well-illustrated guide to technique with recipes for delicious classics. More than eight hundred recipes in this magnificent cookbook, of Child's works, arguably second in importance only to Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Fine in a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "To Bea, Julia Child" (Item #6033)
Price: $900.00
The Way to Cook. Julia Child.
90.
The Way to Cook.
New York: Alfred Knopf Inc. 1989. Thick quarto, 511, [1] pages. First edition, fifth printing (December 1989). The book is a well-illustrated guide to technique with recipes for delicious classics. More than eight hundred recipes in this magnificent cookbook, of Child's works, arguably second in importance only to Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Fine in a near fine, unclipped dust jacket, with just a touch of age-toning to the... (Item #6034)
Price: $300.00
The Way to Cook. Julia Child.
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Mastering the Art of French Cooking.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1961. Quarto, xv, 684, xxxii, pages. FIRST EDITION, first printing. The classic book that started the career of the most famous of American food personalities. Some light soiling to original boards and to edges of text block; otherwise near fine. Lacking the dust jacket. Difficult to obtain in the true first state. (Item #6030)
Price: $500.00
Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Julia Child, Louisette Bertholle, Simone Beck.
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Mastering the Art of French Cooking.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1968. Quarto, xv, 684, xxxii, [2] pages. Seventeenth printing, originally issued in October 1961. The classic book that started the career of the most famous of American food personalities. Fading and light soil to top edge and to spine; the red is particularly faded. Good. Lacking dust jacket. Inscribed on the half-title, "Bon appetit to Michael, Julia Child, 9/22/92" (Item #6032)
Price: $350.00
Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Julia Child, Louisette Bertholle, Simone Beck.
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Delicate Feasting.
New York: Harper & Brothers, Franklin Square, 1890. Octavo, xii, 214 pages. Advertisements. Illustrations in the text. First edition. An interesting and often charming late nineteenth-century American gastronomy book. The book goes to great lengths to compare American and British cooking with French, unfavorably. He holds up Whistler's peacock room for the Leyland house as an example of a properly decorated dining room, and includes and interesting section on the... (Item #2626)
Price: $150.00
Delicate Feasting. Theodore Child.
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Delicate Feasting.
New York: Harper & Brothers, Franklin Square, 1890. Octavo, xii, 214 pages. Adverisements. Illustrations in the text. First edition. An interesting and often charming late nineteenth-century American gastronomy book. The book goes to great lengths to compare American and British cooking with French, unfavorably. He holds up Whistler's peacock room for the Leyland house as an example of a properly decorated dining room, and includes and interesting section on the... (Item #5022)
Price: $150.00
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A Book of Recipes. Second and Improved edition, compiled by the Womans Guild of Christ Church Cathedral.
Lexington, Kentucky: [The Church; Printed by] Press of James M. Byrnes Co. 1926. Octavo (21 x 14.75 cm.), 122 pages. Advertisements. “Index” is actually a table of contents. ~ Stated “second and improved edition.” A church cookbook from the heart of the Bluegrass interior, with three hundred fifty recipes, a few of them attributed. Among those of more than passing interest: Kentucky Spoon Bread, Currant Loaf, Gritts Muffins, Buckwheat Cakes... (Item #6072)
Price: $120.00
A Book of Recipes. Second and Improved edition, compiled by the Womans Guild of Christ Church Cathedral. Christ Church Episcopal Cathedral ; Womans Guild, Ky. Lexington.
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[Broadside] Excelsior Cooking Utensils, Manufactured by Howdon's Sons, Cincinnati, O.
Cincinnati: Circa 1872. Broadside, 27.3 x 13.5 cm. Illustrated advertisement for Excelsior cooking vessels, which purport to contain no "injurious enamels" and have "only one-half the weight to lift of an ordinary iron vessel". "Rice, hominy and all kinds of food can be cooked and retain their natural color, and receives no impure taste from the vessel, as is the case with copper bottoms, ordinary iron pots and impure enamel... (Item #3288)
Price: $90.00
[Broadside] Excelsior Cooking Utensils, Manufactured by Howdon's Sons, Cincinnati, O. Cincinnati Tin, Japan Co.
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The World's Modern Cook Book for the Busy Woman.
Cleveland, Ohio; New York: World Syndicate Publishing Co.; Greenberg,Publishers, Inc. 1932. Thick octavo (20.5 x 14 cm.), 416 pages. Index. Illustrated. ~ FIRST EDITION under this title, and simultaneous with the other variant titles. A contract cookbook, licensed here to the World Publishing Syndicate (later World Publishing). The original title, issued the same year by Greenberg, was the Modern Cook Book for Busy Women. Other licensed versions appeared simultaneously as... (Item #6484)
Price: $40.00
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Clarke's Confederate Household Almanac : for the year 1863, being the third year of the independence of the Confederate States of America.
Vicksburg, Miss. H.C. Clarke, Bookseller and Publisher, 1863. Booklet sewn in wrappers (19 x 11.5 cm.), 22, [1] pages. Pagination error; page 21 labeled "page 22". The Clarke's Confederate Household Almanac contains the usual ephemerides, along with five pages of thirty-five culinary and household recipes, including Indian Slap-Jacks, Salting and Curing Meat, Corn Beer, Tanning, Curing Hams and Bacon, Confederate Dye - to Make a Beautiful Blue, To Make Loaf... (Item #6648)
Price: $1,200.00
Clarke's Confederate Household Almanac : for the year 1863, being the third year of the independence of the Confederate States of America. H. C. Clarke, Miss of Vicksburg, compiler.
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The Cook Book of Left-overs: a collection of 400 reliable recipes for the practical housekeeper.
New York & London: Harper & Bros. 1911. Small octavo, v, 253, [1] pages. First edition. With sections on leftover meats, as wells as vegetables, cereals, bread, cheese, sour milk, eggs, fruit, beverages, and cake. Light soiling to edge of text block, otherwise very good, in publisher's black decorated blue cloth, with a touch of fading to spine. (Item #5226)
Price: $50.00
The Cook Book of Left-overs: a collection of 400 reliable recipes for the practical housekeeper. Helen Carroll Clarke, Phoebe Deyo Rulon.
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A Manual Containing Information Respecting The Growth Of The Mulberry Tree, With Suitable Directions For The Culture Of Silk. In Three Parts.
Boston: Carter, Hendee & Co. 1833. Duodecimo, [v]-xii, [13]-98. Three engraved plates (two hand-coloured). Second, enlarged edition (the first was published in 1831). Cobb [1799-1882] was a Massachusetts lawyer and pioneer silk manufacturer. He established one of the earliest silk mills in the United States in 1837. Based on his earlier researches, Cobb was commissioned to write the present manual, the first and most influential guide to American silk manufacture... (Item #5311)
Price: $250.00
A Manual Containing Information Respecting The Growth Of The Mulberry Tree, With Suitable Directions For The Culture Of Silk. In Three Parts. Jonathan Holmes Cobb.

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