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101.
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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The Art of Cookery, In Imitation of Horace's Art of Poetry. With some Letters to Dr. Lister, and Others: Occasion'd principally by the Title of a Book publish'd by the Doctor, being the Works of Apicius Coelius, Concerning the Soups and Sauces of the Antients. With an Extract of the greatest Curiosities contain'd in that Book. To which is added, Horace's Art of Poetry, in Latin. By the Author of the Journey to London. Humbly Inscrib'd to the Honourable Beef Steak Club.
London: Printed for Bernard Lintott at the Cross-Keys between the two Temple Gates in Fleet-Street. [1708]. Octavo, 160 pages. First authorized version [Cagle, citing Foxon, indicates an unauthorized folio edition published in 1707]. The book consists of letters to Dr. Lister and others, followed by parallel editions of Horace's Art of Poetry, and King's Art of Cookery. The poem is the author's satire on Lister's translation of Apicius. The author... (Item #2808)
Price: $750.00
The Art of Cookery, In Imitation of Horace's Art of Poetry. With some Letters to Dr. Lister, and Others: Occasion'd principally by the Title of a Book publish'd by the Doctor, being the Works of Apicius Coelius, Concerning the Soups and Sauces of the Antients. With an Extract of the greatest Curiosities contain'd in that Book. To which is added, Horace's Art of Poetry, in Latin. By the Author of the Journey to London. Humbly Inscrib'd to the Honourable Beef Steak Club. William King.
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Aunt Martha's Corner Cupboard, Stories about tea, coffee, sugar, rice etc. With sixty illustrations.
Philadelphia: Henry Altemus, [1898]. Duodecimo, 165, [7] pages. Advertisements. Illustrated with engravings throughout. Later edition, originally published London 1875, with a U.S. distribution by Thomas Nelson & Sons. The book proved popular in the US, with three separate issues 1898: with this printing by Altemus in Philadelphia , as well as Chicago and Boston printings, by A. Flanagan and DeWolfe, Fiske & Co. respectively. A set of stories about various... (Item #6049)
Price: $50.00
Aunt Martha's Corner Cupboard, Stories about tea, coffee, sugar, rice etc. With sixty illustrations. Mary Kirby, Elizabeth.
104.
Aunt Martha's Corner Cupboard; or stories about tea, coffee, sugar, rice &c. With thirty-six engravings.
London: Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1891. Duodecimo, 144 pages. Illustrated with engravings throughout. Later edition, originally published in 1875. A set of stories about various foodstuffs, tenuously held together with a story line. Manuscript examination prize inscription to front fly leaf. Some fading to decorated endpapers. Very slight wear to decorated green cloth binding. Scarce in all editions. [OCLC locates three copies of this printing]. (Item #4437)
Price: $200.00
Aunt Martha's Corner Cupboard; or stories about tea, coffee, sugar, rice &c. With thirty-six engravings. Mary Kirby, Elizabeth.
105.
De l’Usage des Eaux Minérales naturelles et artificielles de Carlsbad, Embs, Marienbad, Eger, Pyrmont et Spa.
Leipzig/Paris: chez Brockhaus/Schubart et Heideloff, 1829. Duodecimo, xvi, 330 pages. First edition in French, translated from the second German edition, revised and corrected. Kreysig was physician to Frédéric Auguste King of the Saxons, from 1803 to 1828. His greatest contribution was to the art of diagnosis. Attractively bound in full calf with gilt decorated spine, red speckled edges. Early previous owner's name, otherwise very good. [OCLC locates thirteen copies, just..... (Item #4769)
Price: $250.00
106.
A Month of Sundays. A Novel.
New York: The Viking Press, 1961. Octavo, 186 pages. First edition. A hotel novel by the editor, critic and biographer. Kronenberger depicts Serenity Press, where "the tarrff is $1500 per week, the chef is French, the hairdresser understanding, and the waiting list long. "A fine copy in publisher's cloth, in a near fine dust jacket. (Item #2016)
Price: $90.00
107.
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.
108.
Five to a Feast.
London: Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd. 1948. Octavo, 219 pages. First edition. A collection of essays, including the author's attempt to recreate a 14th century banquet. Layton was a caterer, and the other essays describe some of the escapades encountered in that noble profession. A bit of rubbing to the foot of the spine, otherwise a very good or better copy, in an edge chipped dust jacket with a handsome... (Item #2017)
Price: $40.00
109.
Five to a Feast.
London: Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd, 1948. Octavo, 29 pages. First edition. A collection of essays, including the author's attempt to recreate a 14th century banquet. Layton was a caterer, and the other essays describe some of the escapades encountered in that noble profession. With the tiny ink bookseller stamp of Sotheran to front end papers, and some pencil bookseller description to rear end papers. Otherwise a fine copy in... (Item #2054)
Price: $150.00
Five to a Feast. T. A. Layton.
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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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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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A Short-title Catalogue of Household and Cookery Books published in the English Tongue, 1701-1800.
London: Prospect Books, 1981. Quarto, 197 pages. First edition. Illustrated throughout. Short-title gastronomic bibliography featuring over 300 English language titles. Red cloth with only minor bumping otherwise fine condition. In very good dust jacket. (Item #3471)
Price: $75.00
A Short-title Catalogue of Household and Cookery Books published in the English Tongue, 1701-1800. Virginia Maclean.
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Cross Creek Cookery. By Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. With Drawings by Robert Camp.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1942. Octavo (21.5 x 14.5 cm.), xxii, 230 pages. Illustrated endpapers. Full-page black-&-white reproductions of watercolors and illustrated chapter headings. ~ Evident FIRST EDITION, in a second state dust jacket, with "$3.00" on the flap. ~ Idiosyncratic, literary elucidation of cookery as described in the memoir of a “northern” transplant to a small community in a corner of Alachua County (in north-central Florida). Widely venerated... (Item #4835)
Price: $200.00
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Cross Creek Cookery. By Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. With Drawings by Robert Camp.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1942. Octavo (21.5 x 14.5 cm.), xxii, 230 pages. Illustrated endpapers. Full-page black-&-white reproductions of watercolors and illustrated chapter headings. ~ Evident FIRST EDITION, in a second state dust jacket, with "$3.00" on the flap. ~ Idiosyncratic, literary elucidation of cookery as described in the memoir of a “northern” transplant to a small community in a corner of Alachua County (in north-central Florida). Widely venerated... (Item #5537)
Price: $100.00
Cross Creek Cookery. By Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. With Drawings by Robert Camp. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Robert Camp Jr.
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Cross Creek Cookery. By Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. With Drawings by Robert Camp.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1942. Octavo (21.5 x 14.5 cm.), xxii, 230 pages. Illustrated endpapers. Full-page black-&-white reproductions of watercolors and illustrated chapter headings. ~ Evident First Edition, in a price clipped dust jacket, thus jacket assumed to be second state. ~ Idiosyncratic, literary elucidation of cookery as described in the memoir of a “northern” transplant to a small community in a corner of Alachua County (in north-central Florida)... (Item #6011)
Price: $50.00
Cross Creek Cookery. By Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. With Drawings by Robert Camp. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Robert Camp Jr.
116.
Off My Toes! The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Blueberry Hill Farm's Enterprising, Resourceful...
Boston: Little, Brown & Co. 1961. Octavo, 298 pages. First edition. A memoir by the author of the Blueberry Hill Cookbooks. From the jacket, "This girl Elsie is spunky. Vigorous. Devastatingly funny..." A near fine copy, in publisher's green paper-covered boards. In an edge chipped and lightly soiled, but near very good dust jacket. (Item #2019)
Price: $30.00
Off My Toes! The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Blueberry Hill Farm's Enterprising, Resourceful. Elie Masterton.
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Buffets & Receptions.
Lugano: Editions Rene Kramer, 1983. Thick quarto, 893 pages. Illustrated. First edition. Text in French. A monster compendium of meals appropriate for celebrations, with recipes drawn from throughout Europe (although distinctly francophilic), and with menus for occasions as diverse as baby showers and a king's afternoon snack. Previous owner's name in ink on free front end paper, and a tiny bit of foxing to the top edge, otherwise fine in... (Item #1868)
Price: $90.00
Buffets & Receptions. Pierre Mengelatte, Walter Bickel, Albin Abelanet.
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Hotel Perrine Menu.
Twin Falls, Idaho: 1906. (17 x 16 cm.), [7] leaves. Menu from the Hotel Perrine for a farewell banquet assembled for M.M. Murtaugh by “his many friends in Twin Falls, Idaho.” Photographic image of Murtaugh as frontispiece. Booklet is organized into three sections, each tabbed separately: The Event, The Menu, The Autographs. The menu features dry martini cocktails, Oyster en Glasse, Sauterne wine, Lamp Chops ala Nelson, Apples Princess, White... (Item #4765)
Price: $150.00
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The Club of Cunning Cooks. [with:] The Lenten Council of Ten.
Philadelphia: 1876-1877. Two printed menus, for two different social dinners, the so-called "Council of Ten" in Philadelphia, a small group of wealthy men active in politics and municipal affairs. Both menus print excerpts of dialogue from the plays of William Shakespeare to describe various items on the bill. For instance, under Boned Chicken is the caption "Alas, poor hurt fowl" from the second act of Much Ado About Nothing. For... (Item #3866)
Price: $250.00
The Club of Cunning Cooks. [with:] The Lenten Council of Ten. Menus.
120.
Meyrina Revue Economique Universelle Annuelle. Guide, Catalogue et Repertoire General des Denrees Coloniales, Epicure Fine, Conserves Alimentaires, Vins Fins, Liqueurs, Droguerie, Porduits Chimiques et Techniques, Coleurs et Vernis, Parfumerie, Specialites Pharmaceutiques, Eaux Minerales, etc.
Geneva: Administrations et Redaction, [1893]. Quarto, 207 pages plus index and errata. Illustrated advertisements throughout. Numbered "17" on front pastedown, and presumably one of a number of presentations copies. A scarce Swiss economic review of food, wine, liquor, medicinal products, and fragrances world-wide. Original gilt- and black-stamped blue cloth has some bumping, endpapers include some marks from prior booksellers, but otherwise in very good condition. Inscribed at length by Meyer... (Item #3269)
Price: $500.00
Meyrina Revue Economique Universelle Annuelle. Guide, Catalogue et Repertoire General des Denrees Coloniales, Epicure Fine, Conserves Alimentaires, Vins Fins, Liqueurs, Droguerie, Porduits Chimiques et Techniques, Coleurs et Vernis, Parfumerie, Specialites Pharmaceutiques, Eaux Minerales, etc. Ernest Meyer.
121.
The Bottom of the Harbor.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1961. Octavo, 243 pages. First UK edition. The third book by the great New Yorker writer, a classic study of New York's waterfront and fish markets, with an emphasis on the bounty of the bottom of the harbor, oysters. Contains the story "Up in the Old Hotel" which later became the title of Mitchell's collected short works. A source for Mark Kurlansky's The Big Oyster. A.... (Item #3593)
Price: $120.00
122.
Children of Love.
London: The Poetry Bookshop, 1914. Octavo 32 pages. First edition. An early work by Monro, poet, publisher, and founder of the Poetry Bookshop. Text block age-toned but clean and sound. Wrappers brittle and edgeworn. Front panel cleanly separated at hinge. A good copy. Signed by Monro on a slip of paper pasted to the center of the title page, and inscribed on the title page by Monro to W.H. Davies... (Item #5253)
Price: $350.00
Children of Love. Harold Monro.
123.
Le Trésor de la Cuisine du Bassin Méditerranéen par 70 médecins de France.
Chartres: Editions de la Tournelle, S. d. c. 1930. Offered by the Laboratories of Dr. Zizine. Illustrated by V. Le Campion. Octavo, 127 pages. First edition thus. Prosper Montagné, author of Le Grand Livre De Cuisine, and co-author of the monumental Larousse Gastronomique, revises this compilation of Mediterranean recipes supplied by more than seventy French men of medicine. In original black printed orange wrappers. Small damp-stain to edge of front... (Item #4810)
Price: $150.00
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La Cuisine Decorative Moderne: Dressage Formules pour l'Execution; Cent Pieces Illustres e Anotees avec preface par Chatillon-Plessis et Introduction Historique.
Paris: Bibliotheque de l'Art Culinaire, 1913. Quarto, xxix, [3], 48 pages. Text illustrations. Index. First edition. A monument to French culinary excess, with illustrations of elaborate sculptural presentations suitable for royal banquets and other formal occasions. Includes instructions for dishes such as "Tonneau Abondance" and "Volcan Norwegien".Original pictorial wrappers bound into contemporary half leather and marbled paper-covered boards, with raised band and gilt-lettered spine. Some wear to edges and corners... (Item #2384)
Price: $1,200.00
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Myko Libri: die Bibliothek der Pilzbucher. (The Library of Great Mushroom Books).
Hamburg: the author, 2006. Quarto, 528 pages. First edition, one of 750 numbered and signed copies. 450 illustrations, mostly in color, including 90 full-page mushroom plates. The bibliographical catalog of the Christian Volbracht- Collection with 3000 iconographies, books and prints from six centuries (1481-1959). A fine copy in publisher's gilt lettered brown cloth, in a fine dust jacket. (Item #1569)
Price: $400.00
Myko Libri: die Bibliothek der Pilzbucher. (The Library of Great Mushroom Books). Mushrooms, Christian Volbracht.

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