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51.
100 Recettes de Cuisine Russe.
N.p. by the author, 1924. Octavo, 36 pages. First edition. A short, but thorough introduction to Russian cuisine, written by an author apparently much beleaguered by frequent requests for her cooking. A truly fine copy, handsomely bound in leaf green cloth, with a leather spine label, and with the original wrappers bound in. Lovely. [OCLC locates 5 copies, only 4 in the US]. (Item #2272)
Price: $200.00
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Le Livre de Patisserie... Ouvrage Contenant 10 Planches chromolithographiqes et 137 Gravures sur Bois, d'apres les Peintures a L'huile et les Dessins de E. Ronjat.
Paris: Librarie Hachette et Cie, 1873. Quarto, 506 pages. Illustrated with ten chromolithograph plates, and one hundred thirty-seven wood engravings in the text. First edition. One of the great works of this student of Careme, head chef of the Jockey Club, and so-called "apostle of decorative cuisine." Internally very good, in sound but homely paper-covered board with gilt-titled black cloth spine. (Item #5117)
Price: $400.00
Le Livre de Patisserie... Ouvrage Contenant 10 Planches chromolithographiqes et 137 Gravures sur Bois, d'apres les Peintures a L'huile et les Dessins de E. Ronjat. Jules Gouffe.
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Manuel des Amphitryons ; contenant un Traité de la Dissection des viandes à table, la Nomenclature des Menus les plus nouveaux pour chaque saison, et des Elémens de Politesse gourmande [...] Par l'auteur de l'Almanach des Gourmands.
Paris: Chez Capelle et Renand, 1808. Octavo, [1-5] 6-384 pages. First edition. A treatise on the carving of meats, proper creation of menus, and manners at table, with much of the contents drawn from the author’s famous Almanach des Gourmands. Grimod was the first restaurant reviewer and one of the great French gastronomes. In quarter red calf, with marbled boards, and black and gilt-decorated spine. Dark stain to front edge..... (Item #2689)
Price: $3,000.00
Manuel des Amphitryons ; contenant un Traité de la Dissection des viandes à table, la Nomenclature des Menus les plus nouveaux pour chaque saison, et des Elémens de Politesse gourmande [...] Par l'auteur de l'Almanach des Gourmands. Alexandre Balthazar Laurent Grimod de La Reynière.
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Almanach des gourmands, servant de guide dans les moyens de faire excellente chère; par un vieil amateur. Premiere année.
Paris: Chez Maradan, 1804. Five volumes (of eight). Duodecimos, xxij, 318; xviij, 282 (lacking frontis.); xiv, 342; xx, 11-336 (two leaves excised, lacking frontis.); xiv, 362 (lacking frontis.). First editions of the first five years of this groundbreaking gastronomic almanac, which ran to eight volumes (1804-1810), and then was revived by Perigord [Horace Raisson] for three Nouvel Almanachs, (1825-1827). These volumes constitute the first restaurant reviews, from one of the... (Item #3728)
Price: $1,000.00
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Kitchen Prelude. (Mes Metiers).
London: Constable & Co. Ltd. 1932. Thick octavo, 309 pages. First English language edition. Translated by Dorothy Bolton. A memoir of the youthful years spent working in commercial kitchens, by this prominent French author. Hamp describes working in kitchens in both the U.K. and France. Put this on the shelf with other back-of-the-house masterworks like George Orwell's Down and Out in Paris and London, Nicholas Freeling's The Kitchen Book, and... (Item #5538)
Price: $350.00
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A Faggot of French Sticks or Paris in 1851.
New York: George P. Putnam, 155 Broadway, 1852. Octavo, 495 pages. First US edition, following the two-volume London edition published by John Murray the same year. Impressions of various features of Paris, viewed during a visit by the author in 1851. Head was a former Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada. Sections include the Place de la Bastille, the poor, Jardin des Plantes, Gardens of the Tuileries, Hôtel des Invalides, Versailles, Imprimerie... (Item #4922)
Price: $350.00
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Traite des Hors-D'oeuvre & Savoureux. Nouvelle edition. Dessins de Froment.
Paris: Bibliotheque de L'Art Culinaire, 1897. Octavo, 79 pages + 2 ads. An interesting collection of hors d'oeuvres by the author of Traite General de la Cuisine Maigre, and published by the journal L'Art Culinaire. Includes recipes for deviled haddock, rice and parmesan croquettes, and Norwegian anchovies with eggs. Near very good, with some age toning throughout. In printed paper boards over a black cloth spine. Scarce. (Item #1961)
Price: $350.00
Traite des Hors-D'oeuvre & Savoureux. Nouvelle edition. Dessins de Froment. Auguste Helie.
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Théorie de l’art des jardins.
Amsterdam: Michel Rey, 1779, 1780. Two [of five] volumes. Quartos, xvi, 264 & iv, 240. Each 'Tome' with an engraved vignette title and ninety-five engraved illustrations. Christian Hirschfeld (1742 - 1792), Enlightenment scholar and rationalist, is perhaps best known for this five volume work on gardens. Published in German as the 'Theorie der Gartenkunst' at the same time as this French edition, Hirschfeld attempted to delineate the garden with the... (Item #1928)
Price: $2,000.00
Théorie de l’art des jardins. C. C. L. Hirschfeld.
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Les Meilleures Recettes de Ma Pauvre Mere, et quelques autres encore.
Dijon: Librarie L. Venot, 1936. Octavo, 127 pages. First edition. A collection of authentic Bourguignonne recipes, assembled by the Comite de la Foire Gastronomique de Dijon. Some age toning to the text block, otherwise very good in very lightly stained faded black and red printed wrappers. [OCLC locates eight copies; not in Cagle]. (Item #2298)
Price: $200.00
Les Meilleures Recettes de Ma Pauvre Mere, et quelques autres encore. Pierre Huguenin.
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Principaux poissons comestibles d'Indochine. 60 espèces de mer et d'eaux douces.
Saigon: Léon Feuillet, 1945. Octavo, [1], 71 pages. Illustrated. Text in French. First edition. Each page is dedicated to a different fish, and headed with an illustration by Tran Thuong-Tin or Trinh Van-Nam. Title page printed in red and with a notice pasted at head of cover-title: "Haut commissariat de France pour l'Indochine. Commissariat fédéral aux affaires économiques. Institut océanographique (Nhatrang-Annam)--Service de la marine marchande (pêches maritimes)." Internally near very..... (Item #3196)
Price: $750.00
Principaux poissons comestibles d'Indochine. 60 espèces de mer et d'eaux douces. Institut scientifique et technique des pêches maritimes.
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Monet's Table: The Cooking Journal's of Claude Monet.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1989. Quarto, 191 pages. Later printing. Photographs by Jean-Bernard Naudin with historic photos throughout. Historic cookery book that features 158 recipes from and based on impressionist Claude Monet's journals. Introductory text explores food of the era and Monet's lifestyle in Giverny, France. Text clean and crisp. In marbled boards with slight bumping, otherwise very good. In dust jacket with some edge-wear and stain from removed... (Item #3449)
Price: $18.00
Monet's Table: The Cooking Journal's of Claude Monet. Claire Joyes.
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Le menage universel de la ville et des champs, et le jardinier accomodez au gout du temps; contenant la patisserrie, confitures, liqueurs, la cuisine, le jardinage, la chasse et la pesche, secrets du menage, les abeilles, les chevauxm les etangs, viviers, canaux, fosses, et marais. Ouvrage utile a toutes fortes de personnes. Par Mr. de La Ferriere. Nouvelle Edition Augmentée... avec approbation et privilege.
Bruxelles: Chez Jean Leonard, Libraire-Imprimeur; rue de la Cour, 1733. Octavo (20 x 13.5 cm.), [2], 502, [21] pages. Table des Chapitres. Frontispiece illustration engraved by Harrewijn, Jacobus (1662-1732?). Four parts in one volume: Le Menage Universel de la Ville et des Champs; [with] Traité des Abeilles ou l'on Voit, both by de la Ferriere; [with] Nouveau Traité des Chevaux, la Maniere se la Nourir, et de les Elever... [and... (Item #6789)
Price: $900.00
Le menage universel de la ville et des champs, et le jardinier accomodez au gout du temps; contenant la patisserrie, confitures, liqueurs, la cuisine, le jardinage, la chasse et la pesche, secrets du menage, les abeilles, les chevauxm les etangs, viviers, canaux, fosses, et marais. Ouvrage utile a toutes fortes de personnes. Par Mr. de La Ferriere. Nouvelle Edition Augmentée... avec approbation et privilege. Abbé de La Ferrière, Jacobus Harrewijn.
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Petits et Grands Verres. Choix des meilleures recettes de Cocktails.
Paris: Au sans Pareil, 1927. Small quarto, 131, [2] pages. (24x18.5cm). First trade edition. A translation, by the artist, of Toye and Adair's, Drinks: Long & Short, originally issued in London in 1925. Much more than a translation, this beautiful re-imagining of the book, by one of France's most prolific and imaginative printmakers. In a custom binding, unsigned, with an original drawing for the design of the binding used as... (Item #5012)
Price: $750.00
Petits et Grands Verres. Choix des meilleures recettes de Cocktails. J.-E Laboureur, Nina & A. H. Adair Toye.
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En Compagnie d'Nout' Vin d'Anjou.
Angers: Editions Jacques Petit, 1945. Octavo, 70 pages. First edition, one of 879 numbered copies on velin blanc pu chiffon, from a total of 990. Illustrated by Maurice Pouzet in pochoir throughout. Some light abrasions to paper covers, otherwise very good, in publisher's paper covered boards, with a wine label style artwork pasted down. (Item #1616)
Price: $300.00
En Compagnie d'Nout' Vin d'Anjou. Felix Landreau, Maurice Pouzet.
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La Cuisine Berrichonne, suivi de Chansons a Boire, Ornaments de Emile Popineau.
Paris: Chez Helleu et Sergent, 1925. Small octavo, 108 + 2 pages. First edition of this simple and lovely book devoted to the cuisine of Berry. The recipe list is not long, but includes 'boeuf au cornichons,' 'veau en etuvee,' 'rognons de moutons a la mode de Bourges,' and 'truffiat ou galette aux pommes de terre'. With a section on the wines of the region, and a collection of local... (Item #2301)
Price: $500.00
La Cuisine Berrichonne, suivi de Chansons a Boire, Ornaments de Emile Popineau. Hugues Lapaire.
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Clarisse, ou La Vieille Cuisiniere
Paris: édition de l'Abeille d'Or. Duodecimo, 200 pages. First edition. Frontispiece by Chas-Labord. Pages a bit age-toned, otherwise good, in a worn wrapper, with a one inch chip to the wrapper spine. (Item #2990)
Price: $60.00
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Manuel du Cuisinier Militaire en Campagne. Préface de Francis Carton.
Paris: Etienne Chiron, Editeur, 1940. Octavo (17.5 x 11.5 cm.), 123 pages. Index. Illustrated with a few diagrams in the text. FIRST EDITION. Practical recipes and menus from J. Laribe, military pharmacist and director of military classes. All recipes are portioned for one hundred soldiers. Laribe's culinary theory was appropriately technocratic for the military, and considered the three main factors in cooking to be equipment, manpower, and climate. Some light... (Item #6819)
Price: $120.00
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Nos vignobles préservés sans frais pour le viticulteur.
Paris: G. Masson, Editeur, 1886. Duodecimo, 99 pages. First edition. A scarce treatise on the maintenance of healthy vineyards at minimal cost to the grower, penned by a retired infantry officer at a moment when phylloxera had destroyed up to 90% of European wine grapes. Complete but shaken, and splitting at creases on the spine. Still, good or better in original wrappers, and with the bookseller ticket of Feret &... (Item #2805)
Price: $500.00
Nos vignobles préservés sans frais pour le viticulteur. P. Launette.
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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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La Nouvelle Maison Rustique, ou Économie générale de tous les biens de campagne; la maniere de les entretenir & de les multiplier; donnée ci-devant au public... Dixieme edition, augm. considérablement, & mise en meilleur ordre; avec la vertu des simples, l'apothicairerie; les décisions du droit françois sur les matieres rurales et enrichie de fig. en taille-douce par M.*** [Henricus Besnier].
Paris: Chez Durand, Neveu, Libraire, rue Galande, Hotel Lesseville, a la Sagesse, 1775. 2 volumes, quartos, 916 pages. Frontispiece to volume one, illustrations, 2 folded plates (other illustrations). Stated tenth edition, revised and augmented. A great work of French rural economy, based largely on an earlier work by Charles Estienne. Le Nouvelle Maison Rustique remained in print throughout the eighteenth century. It includes advice on all aspects of managing a.... (Item #4808)
Price: $1,200.00
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Le Jardinier Fleuriste, ou la culture universelle des fleurs, arbres, arbustes, arbrisseaux servant à l'embellissement des jardins. Contenant plusieurs parterres sur des dessins nouveaux, bosquets, boulingrins, salles, sallons, & autres ornemens de jardin. Avec la maniere de rechercher les eaux, de les conduire dans les jardins, & une instruction sur les bassins: ouvrage ou tous les curieux trouveront de quoi s'amuser agréablement.
Rouen: Chez la veuve de Pierre Dumesnil, 1787. Duodecimo, xij, 419, [1] pages. With fourteen folding leaves of plates, and additional illustrations and ornaments in the text. A later printing of the very popular work of agriculturalist Louis Liger, on flowers and gardening. In a modern binding in imitation of eighteenth century style, in full brown morocco, with compartmented, and gilt-decorated spine. All edges gilt. Fine. With the bookplate of... (Item #4706)
Price: $750.00
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Le Menage des Champs, et le Jardinier Francois accommodez au gout des temps: Dans lesquelles on peut apprende faciliment a apreter tout ce qui est necessaire pour l'usage de la vie a la Compagne, & meme de la Ville; & la maniere de cultiver parfaitement les Jardins fruitiers, potagers, & flueristes, avec un traite de la Chasse & de la Peche; Ouvrage utile a toutes sorte de personnes.
Paris: Michel David, 1711. Octavo, [6], 536, [8] pages. Frontispiece, five leaves of folding plates. Second printing of the first edition. Michel David issued the title originally in 1710. A compilation of two seventeenth century works by Nicolas de Bonnefons, here issued under a royal privilege granted to Louis Liger, sieur d'Auxerre (1658-1717). The work is divided into four books, the first three concerning cooking, the fourth dealing with gardening... (Item #2692)
Price: $1,200.00
Le Menage des Champs, et le Jardinier Francois accommodez au gout des temps: Dans lesquelles on peut apprende faciliment a apreter tout ce qui est necessaire pour l'usage de la vie a la Compagne, & meme de la Ville; & la maniere de cultiver parfaitement les Jardins fruitiers, potagers, & flueristes, avec un traite de la Chasse & de la Peche; Ouvrage utile a toutes sorte de personnes. Louis Liger, Nicolas de Bonnefons.
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Mrs. Lucas's French Cookery Book. With some Additional Hints from English and American Kitchens.
London: Christophers, 1929. Octavo, 231 pages. First edition. Not so much a cookbook of French recipes as an application of French techniques to English cooking, with an eye to bringing the later to new heights. Includes a chapter on wine and its appropriate use with certain dishes. A few small dog-ears, otherwise fine, in publisher's blue cloth, in a very near fine dust jacket. (Item #2737)
Price: $150.00
Mrs. Lucas's French Cookery Book. With some Additional Hints from English and American Kitchens. Elizabeth Lucas.
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Le Confiseur Moderne, ou L'Art du Confiseur, du Distillateur, du Raffiner de Sucre, du Parfumeur et du Limonadier, Contenant Tous les Procedes Generaux de Quelques Arts Qui S'y Rapportent, avec le Moyen de Connaitre les Falsifications et le Sophistications en Tout Genre ....
Paris: Corbet, Libraire, 1846. Octavo, xvi, 464 pages. Includes the scarce half-title. Title page is a cancel. Lacking the frontispiece. Stated eighth edition, but actually the ninth edition according to Cagle, A Matter of Taste (an earlier "huitieme edition" was published in 1838). A popular work, first published in 1803 and reissued frequently throughout the first half of the nineteenth century (this 1846 edition is the last published). Extensive recipes... (Item #4404)
Price: $500.00
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Scrapbook containing individual recipes in French and English.
England, France: [circa 1840-1910]. Quarto-sized scrapbook (28.5 x 23 cm.), with twenty-three individual recipe sheets pasted-in. Texts in English and French. An odd collection of loose recipes on individual sheets. We've been unable to make sense of the particular selection, which includes a number of duplicate recipes, for rather unusual dishes, appearing side by side. Three of the recipes are on printed stationery. Recipes include: [illeg.] Glace, Pouding au Chocolat... (Item #6731)
Price: $250.00
Scrapbook containing individual recipes in French and English. Manuscript – recipe scrapbook.

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