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26.
The Cooking Manual, of Practical Directions for Economical Every-Day Cookery. Eighth thousand, revised and enlarged.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1879. Small octavo, 159, [4] pages. Later printing of this important book on economical cookery from the head of the New York Cooking School. Corson made it her life's work to bring practical, inexpensive cooking to the masses. The section "Cheap Dishes With Meat" includes a good number of dishes made with alternative cuts, offal, or less popular meats such as mutton. Chip to... (Item #3489)
Price: $350.00
27.
Miss Corson's Practical American Cookery and Household Management. An everyday book for American housekeepers, giving the most acceptable etiquette of American hospitality, and comprehensive and minute directions for marketing, carving, and general table service; together with suggestions for the diet of children and the sick.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, circa 1886. Octavo, 591 pages. Illustrated. First edition. While the copyright page indicates 1885, the preface states 1886, which is in alignment with Bitting. Corson was "one of the original cooking school leaders, and a champion of nutritious meals for the poor." [Historic American Cookbook Project] As the founder of the New York Cooking School in 1876, she was a predecessor of Fannie Farmer... (Item #3490)
Price: $250.00
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Changes: Notes on Choreography
New York: Something Else Press, 1968. Squarish octavo, unpaginated. First edition of this engaging exploration of Cunningham's work through his working notebooks, revealing works in progress, and accompanied by the author's speculations about the problems he was attempting to solve. With photographic illustrations of performances throughout. One of the scarcest and most sought after publications of Dick Higgins' Something Else Press. A fine copy in white cloth, with publisher's printed... (Item #3056)
Price: $750.00
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How to Read a French Menu. Practical Advice for Gourmets Everywhere.
New York: Appleton & Co. 1966. Small octavo, 95 pages. First edition. "A delightful and practical book for any tourist or diner-outer in any large city anywhere." (from the jacket). A short dictionary of culinary terms for the fledgling gourmet and traveler. Fine in publisher's blue cloth, in a very near fine dust jacket. With a "compliments of the author" bookmark inserted, and inscribed by the author (revealing that "Martin-Dale"... (Item #2089)
Price: $200.00
How to Read a French Menu. Practical Advice for Gourmets Everywhere. Martin Dale.
30.
Sensible Dieting, and the Engel Vital Calorie Diets.
New York: Knopf, 1939. Octavo, 408 pages. First edition. A surprisingly sensible approach to weight loss in this early diet book, with the foreword titled, "Accidentally, I Become the Father of a Hornets Nest of Fads," in which the author relates the story of Hollywood starlet desiring to lose 40 pounds in four weeks. He asked her what she liked to eat and recommend that she eat it every meal... (Item #1866)
Price: $150.00
Sensible Dieting, and the Engel Vital Calorie Diets. William Engel.
31.
Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments, with Recipes, Romances and Home Remedies.
New York: Doubleday, 1992. Small octavo, 246 pages. First English language edition of the author’s first book. The basis of the fine film by the same title. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page. (Item #1667)
Price: $250.00
Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments, with Recipes, Romances and Home Remedies. Laura Esquivel, Carol and Thomas Christensen.
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La Cuisine de Madame. 299 recettes eprouves par l'auteur et ses Amis.
Paris: Librarie Gallimard, 1932. Quarto, 180 pages. First edition, numbered and limited. One of 220 numbered hors commerce copies, stamped S.P. [service de la presse], from a total of 1589 copies. Printed in red and black and with text decorations throughout. Marie-Claude Finebouche is the pseudonym of Madame Jean Alabert, wife of the celebrated author and gourmand. Born in 1879, she published several cookbooks in the 1930s and 40s celebrating... (Item #2638)
Price: $750.00
La Cuisine de Madame. 299 recettes eprouves par l'auteur et ses Amis. Marie-Claude Finebouche, Madame Jean Ajabert.
33.
Spirits of the Valley.
New York: Targ Editions, 1985. Quarto (29 x 20 cm.), 21 pages. FIRST EDITION, limited to 250 copies signed by the author. The twenty-fifth work published by Targ Editions. A short memoir of Fisher's early California life. In paste paper-covered boards over tan cloth with paper spine label. Some rubbing to bottom edge of boards, otherwise fine, in original glassine. (Item #6756)
Price: $250.00
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Champagne: The Wine, the Land, and the People.
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1967. Octavo (22.5 x 15 cm.), 492 pages. Illustrated with twenty-five photographic plates. Bibliography. Index. FIRST EDITION. A comprehensive work on the Champagne district and its wines. The book “treats the whole subject as a unity – the wine, the countryside, the soil, the geological features, the history, the people” (from the jacket). Original publisher's burgundy cloth, gilt-titled, with endpaper maps of the Champagne District. Some... (Item #6949)
Price: $120.00
Champagne: The Wine, the Land, and the People. Patrick Forbes.
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Traité sur les Vins du Médoc et les autres Vins Rouge et Blancs du Département de la Gironde. 3rd Edition.
Bordeaux: P. Chaumas, Libraire-Editeur, 1853. Stated third edition. One of a number of books that were published on the heels of the Restoration (the first edition of this work was issued 1824). Clive Coates puts it among "the first comprehensive accounts of the wines of Bordeaux" (Grand Vins, 1995). Some light soiling internally, pulled at the title page/frontispiece, otherwise very good. In publisher's half green calf, over marbled boards. With... (Item #3182)
Price: $1,500.00
Traité sur les Vins du Médoc et les autres Vins Rouge et Blancs du Département de la Gironde. 3rd Edition. William Franck.
36.
Salami.
Phoenicia, NY: Woodstock Editions, 2001. Folio, 194 pages with 58 full page color plates. First edition, limited to 500 copies signed by Gissinger and numbered. Nearly sixty "portraits" of salamis taken by Gissinger on his travels through Milan's salumeria, with a funny and erudite series of essays by Oberlé as accompaniment. Text in French and English. In the artist's salami-pattern printed cloth; edges of text block also with salami pattern. Fine. (Item #1623)
Price: $450.00
Salami. Hans Gissinger, Gérard Oberlé.
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The Great Little Hot Dog Cookbook. Illustrated by Ed Nuckolls.
Garden City: Double Day & Company, Inc. 1973. Small octavo, 115 pages. First edition. A "great little" book with one hundred easy hot dog based recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and special occasions. From the Brunswick, Maine author responsible for "The Paper Back Cook Book." A fine copy in publisher's brick color cloth, in an unprice-clipped, fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the author on the half-title, "Hot Dog! John Gould." (Item #5341)
Price: $120.00
The Great Little Hot Dog Cookbook. Illustrated by Ed Nuckolls. John A. Gould.
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The Raw and the Cooked.
New York: Dim Gray Bar Press, 1992. Octavo, 29, [4] pages. Illustrated. First, limited edition. Number 36 of 100 signed and numbered copies (there were also 26 lettered copies). Three essays on food which originally appeared in the pages of Esquire, and which were included in the much expanded trade collection of essays under the same name. Three quarter pink paper over boards, quarter-bound in bright red cloth with titles stamped in gilt on spine. Fine. (Item #3090)
Price: $400.00
The Raw and the Cooked. Jim Harrison.
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Sunday Night Suppers.
Boston: Dana Estes & Company, 1907. Octavo, 126 pages. FIRST EDITION. A nicely designed and charmingly written cookbook (except for the swipe at the New Englander's taste for brown bread and baked beans for supper). The recipes are in narrative paragraph form. printed in brown and black throughout. In patterned tan cloth, with illustrated paste-down, and printed text. Inscribed by the author on the half-title. (Item #3825)
Price: $90.00
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The English-Arabic Cookery Book.
Beirut: Dar Al Hayat, 1950. Large octavo, stapled in wrappers, 239, [17] pages.Advertisements. Parallel text in English and Arabic. First edition. The author states that this book is the product of her thirty years in the Middle East (preface). It seems she is trying to bring a sort of generalized Western cooking peppered with North African flavors to the ordinary young Lebanese housewife, and that the Arabic translation was intended... (Item #2816)
Price: $250.00
The English-Arabic Cookery Book. E. Gertrude Joly, compiler.
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High Bonnet.
New York: Prentice Hall, Inc. 1945. Octavo, 184 pages. First edition, of this classic novel of the professional chef. The author, a Welshman transplanted to California, was a longtime San Francisco journalist and novelist. M.F.K. Fisher provides a long jacket blurb which, in part, states "Everything Idwal Jones writes is charged with a special tantalizing flavor, a kind of exotic earthiness, and High Bonnet is to my mind the most... (Item #2226)
Price: $350.00
High Bonnet. Idwal Jones.
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R.S.V.P. Menus for Entertaining from People who Really Know How.
New York: Clarkson Potter, Publishers, 2000. Quarto, 212 pages. First edition. An entertaining cookbook from one of New York society's truly great hosts. Includes recipes and ideas from friends of the author, a parade of A-list names from around the world. The settings are fitting of the food, a boar hunt in the Loire Valley, a former diplomat's Manhattan apartment, a magnificent ranch in Texas. Fine in publisher's cloth, in... (Item #2757)
Price: $200.00
R.S.V.P. Menus for Entertaining from People who Really Know How. Nan Kempner.
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The Incredible Case of the Stack O'Wheats Murders
Rochester, NY: the photographer, 1972. Small folding box (14 x 15 cm.), with two folding sheets containing text by Robert Sobieszek, and ten black and white prints. FIRST EDITION, limited, numbered 1047/4000 copies and signed by the author on the second text leaf. Internally fine; publisher’s blue folding box, with photographically illustrated title pasted-down to top panel, rubbed and slightly split at corners. Still, generally very good. [Not in Roth... (Item #7006)
Price: $450.00
The Incredible Case of the Stack O'Wheats Murders. Les Krims.
44.
Making Chicken Soup.
Rochester: Humpy Press / Light Impressions, 1979. Square duodecimo, unpaginated. Illustrated with twenty-eight black and white photographs. First edition. An artist's book from Les Krims, in which the artist's mother demonstrates the step-by-step method for preparing her chicken soup. The book also includes Mrs. Krims' recipes for kreplach and matzo balls. A fine copy. A scarce photographic artist’s book and doubly so in that it is signed and dated by... (Item #1654)
Price: $900.00
Making Chicken Soup. Les Krims.
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4 Sequences de la Matrice V. 1997.
n.p. Antoine Laval, 1997. Quarto, unpaginated. First edition of this artist book/sculpture, from Luxembourg artist Antoine Laval. One of ten hors commerce copies from an edition of 25, all on Johannot, signed and numbered by the artist. Four volumes, each with a different shape die-cut all the way through. The die-cuts, embossing, and black print refer to negative space created by abstract block sculptures constructed by the artist. Sturdy black... (Item #3053)
Price: $750.00
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Alexis Lichine's Guide to the Wines and Vineyards of France.
New York: Alfred Knopf, 1982. Large octavo, 483 pages. Revised edition. Lichine, an "absolute authority," provides the the wine tourist an indispensable guide, systematically covering each wine region, offering the author's personal recommendations for restaurants and hotels, as well as wine tour itineraries. Fine in price clipped dust jacket. Inscribed by the author to Chef Louis Szathmary. (Item #3174)
Price: $120.00
Alexis Lichine's Guide to the Wines and Vineyards of France. Alexis Lichine.
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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! 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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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.
49.
The Rabbit.
London: Turret Books & Steam Press, 1972. Octavo-sized pamphlet, unpaginated. First edition, limited to 1100 copies, of which the first one hundred are signed by the poet and the artist. This is copy number one, inscribed by the poet, "For Joseph Golol", and "(Hello Jo!)" by the illustrator. The cover depicts a pair of long-eared rabbits, each with a carrot. Inside the two rabbits have become four, and then eight... (Item #2077)
Price: $250.00
The Rabbit. Edward Lucie-Smith, Ralph Steadman.
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Set 'Em Up. Illustrated by John Rupe. Published by a Punch-Drunk Author who Still Hasn't Learned his Lesson.
New York: the author/Cornwall Press, 1939. Octavo, 136 pages. FIRST EDITION of this third installment of self-published barroom tales from Joe Madden. All of the the dust jacket blurbs are supplied by Joe Madden. Madden's bartending world is rough and tumble, occasionally crass and frequently politically incorrect. Edges a bit dusty, some light age-toning throughout, otherwise fine in bright orange cloth, in a very good, unclipped dust jacket with a.... (Item #6921)
Price: $250.00
Set 'Em Up. Illustrated by John Rupe. Published by a Punch-Drunk Author who Still Hasn't Learned his Lesson. Joe Madden, the Markee.

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