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151.
Bacco in Toscana. Ditirambo. Colle Annotazioni Accresciute.
Firenze [Florence]: Per Piero Matini, 1691. Small quarto (23 cm), (8), 46; (2), 251, pages. Title page in red and black with printer’s vignette; decorative head- and tail-pieces, and ornamental initial caps. Text in Italian. ~ Third edition, improved. Franceso Redi (1626-1697) used the form of Ditirambo (dithyramb), a poetic meter of the ancient Greeks in the form of a song, here a paean praising the benefits of wine, particularly... (Item #5901)
Price: $1,000.00
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L'Art du bien manger suivi de l art de choisir les vins et de les servir à table et d un chapitre spécial, orné de figures explicatives sur le découpage puis les Aphorismes de Brillat-Savarin en 20 compositions hors texte de A. Robida. Préface d André Theuriet.
Paris: Librarie Nilsson, [1903]. Short, squat octavo, 914 pages. Later edition. Illustrated by Robida. Considered by some to contain the first documentation of a recipe for coq au vin. Priscilla Ferguson discusses this book as an example of Culinary Republicanism, a patriotic recognition of the diversity of parts, and yet the assembly into a whole. She points out that Alsace and part of Lorraine had been ceded to the Germans... (Item #3126)
Price: $150.00
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Le Clos de Vougeot. Preface de Gaston Roupnel.
Dijon: Librarie L. Venot, 1949. Quarto, 177, [2] pages. Frontispiece, 33 heliogravures hors texte. Second edition. Rodier's celebrated work, a fine look at the history and culture of one of the most famed vineyards of France. Tiny bit of foxing to the edges of the text block, otherwise fine. (Item #4577)
Price: $180.00
Le Clos de Vougeot. Preface de Gaston Roupnel. Camille Rodier.
154.
Kansas State University, Receipt Book and Household Manual.
Manhattan, KS: Kansas State University Library, 1968. Quarto, 230 pages. First edition. Bibliography of all the cookery books and household manuals held by Kansas State University Library in 1968. In cloth-backed purple wrappers with some creasing, and edgewear to the spine. (Item #3428)
Price: $45.00
Kansas State University, Receipt Book and Household Manual. G. A. Rudolph.
155.
The Rich Man and the Poor Lazarus.
late 1500s. Engraving, 23.5 x 29.5 cm (image dimensions). Signed in lower part of impression, "Bassan. inuet. loa. Sadeler sc." and CU. priuil. S. Caes. M." and ex S. Lvc. xvi. cap." Lacking the legend below the image. One of Sadeler's three "Kitchen" scenes, this one with Lazaraus seen from behind at right with two dogs,, seated and looking at a dinner table with the rich man, a kitchen with... (Item #4858)
Price: $1,200.00
The Rich Man and the Poor Lazarus. Johannes Sadeler, Jacopo Bassano il vecchio.
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Von Lucullus zu Escoffier: Ein Schlemmerbuch fur kluge Frauen und gescheite Manner.
Hergiswil: Verlag Gastropress, 1981. Large octavo, 304 pages. Later printing. Illustrated with facsimiles throughout. Text in German. Schraemli's important history of cookery and cookbooks. In clean tan cloth. Very, very slight foxing to a few pages, otherwise fine. In near fine dust jacket with minor wear to corners. (Item #3411)
Price: $90.00
Von Lucullus zu Escoffier: Ein Schlemmerbuch fur kluge Frauen und gescheite Manner. Harry Schraemli.
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Von Lucullus zu Escoffier: Ein Schlemmerbuch fur kluge Frauen und gescheite Manner.
Zurich: Interverlag AG, 1949. Large octavo, 296 pages. First edition. Illustrated with facsimiles (in-text and plates) throughout. Text in German. Schraemli's important history of cookery and cookbooks. In cloth boards with red and gilt stamped spine label, with some minor discoloration. Text slightly browned with age, otherwise very good condition. (Item #3412)
Price: $100.00
Von Lucullus zu Escoffier: Ein Schlemmerbuch fur kluge Frauen und gescheite Manner. Harry Schraemli.
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Von Lucullus zu Escoffier: Ein Schlemmerbuch fur kluge Frauen und gescheite Manner.
Zurich: Interverlag AG, 1949. Large octavo, 296 pages. First edition. Illustrated with facsimiles (in-text and plates) throughout. Text in German. Schraemli's important history of cookery and cookbooks. In cloth boards with red and gilt stamped spine label, with some minor discoloration. Text slightly browned with age, else very good condition. (Item #3413)
Price: $100.00
Von Lucullus zu Escoffier: Ein Schlemmerbuch fur kluge Frauen und gescheite Manner. Harry Schraemli.
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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.
160.
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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A Dictionary of Gastronomy.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Company, 1949. Large octavo, 264 pages. First American edition. Dictionary of culinary terms from "Abalone" to "Zweiback" by the president of the Wine and Food Society of London, Andre L. Simon. In rather chipped and faded dust jacket. Blue cloth slightly discolored and rubbed at edges. (Item #3430)
Price: $30.00
A Dictionary of Gastronomy. Andre L. Simon.
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A Dictionary of Gastronomy.
London: The Wine and Food Society, circa 1949. Large octavo, 264 pages. First edition. Dictionary of culinary terms from "Abalone" to "Zweiback" by the president of the Wine and Food Society, Andre L. Simon. In red boards with minor bumping, title stamped in gold to front cover and spine. Text in fine condition with bookseller's ticket of Cooks Books to rear paste down. (Item #3434)
Price: $30.00
A Dictionary of Gastronomy. Andre L. Simon.
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Substance Of The Work Entitled Fruits And Farinacea, The Proper Food Of Man.
Manchester / London: John Heywood / F. Pittman, 1873. Octavo, 112, [1] pages. Ads. A condensed and revised version of Smith's Fruits and Farinacea, originally published in 1845. This revision is aimed at the lay reader, specifically the members of the Vegetarian Society. Smith took a very broad view of his subject, considering all of history from biblical times forward, and quoting Moses, Linnaeus, Adam Smith, and so on. In... (Item #5206)
Price: $100.00
Substance Of The Work Entitled Fruits And Farinacea, The Proper Food Of Man. John Smith, Francis William Newman.
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The Canadian Oyster: Its Development, Environment and Culture.
Ottawa, Canada: The Mortimer Co. Ltd. 1913. Commission of Conservation Canada. Committee on Fisheries, Game and Fur-bearing Animals. Large octavo, 159 pages. Illustrated with seven black & white plates and one map. Errata slip. First edition. A bit of bumping to the corners and spine of gilt-stamped brown cloth. Otherwise fine. (Item #5123)
Price: $50.00
The Canadian Oyster: Its Development, Environment and Culture. Jos Stafford.
165.
The Rice in Japan.
Kobe, Japan: T. Takagi, Photographic Studio & Art Gallery, circa 1914. 18 x 25.5 cm, unpaginated [22 leaves, plates interleaved with tissue]. Illustrated title page, brief introduction, and twenty hand-colored collotype plates depicting the process of cultivating Japanese rice, or, “Nippon’s ‘Staff of Life’”. Each photograph accompanied by short descriptive text. Known for his glass slides and many collotype books on themes of Japanese life, Teijiro Takagi bought his Kobe..... (Item #3753)
Price: $750.00
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Catalogo de Cubiertos.
Barcelona: Orfebres de Espana, Sociedad Anonima, circa 1920. Tall, brad-bound trade catalogue, 23 leaves, printed rectos only. Trade catalogue of flatware, illustrated in various patterns. Some wear to the printed card-stock wrappers, otherwise very good. Scarce. [OCLC locates no copies]. (Item #4801)
Price: $200.00
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American Candy Box Labels.
[Philadelphia]: circa 1920. 29.5 x 39.5 cm each, 134 labels and 46 labels. A pair of sample books containing candy box labels. One book contains variations of the same label—a geometric border and decorative floral motifs—printed in a variety of colors on papers that vary in color, pattern, texture, finish, and weight. The companion book contains forty unique designs for a range of brands and products, including Whitman’s, Douglass’, and..... (Item #3922)
Price: $600.00
American Candy Box Labels. Trade Catalogues - Candy.
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American Fried. Adventure of a Happy Eater.
New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1974. Octavo, 215 pages. First edition of this first work in Trillin's "Tummy Trilogy," and the first of his food writing in book form. A classic. Very good in a near very good dust jacket. Signed by the author on the half-title. Surprisingly scarce, and doubly so signed. (Item #1677)
Price: $1,000.00
American Fried. Adventure of a Happy Eater. Calvin Trillin.
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The Honours of the Table, or, Rules for Behaviour During Meals; with the whole art of carving, illustrated by a variety of cuts. Together with directions for going to market... by the author of Principles of politeness, &c. For the use of young people. Second Edition.
London: Printed for the author at the Literary-Press, No. 62 Wardour Street, Soho, and all Book-sellers in Town and Country, 1791. Duodecimo (16 x 10.5 cm.), 120, [4-12] pages. Illustrated with twenty-one wood engravings. Publisher's advertisements at rear. ~ Second edition. First issued in 1788, this juvenile etiquette manual for mealtime is best known for its extensive section on carving, well-illustrated with nineteen handsome woodcuts of carving instruction for different... (Item #6553)
Price: $1,500.00
The Honours of the Table, or, Rules for Behaviour During Meals; with the whole art of carving, illustrated by a variety of cuts. Together with directions for going to market... by the author of Principles of politeness, &c. For the use of young people. Second Edition. Thomas Trusler, c by the author of Principles of Politeness.
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Fruit of the Vine. A Symposium on Social Drinking. As Seen by Many Witnesses of All Times.
Baltimore: the author, 1950. Octavo, 165 pages. First edition of this interesting compilation of historical “evidence” against alcohol. Turnbull, a sculptor and historian of the ancient world, pulls quotes and snippets from figures including Plato, Chaucer, Franklin, Johnson, Poe and others, many of whom more than enjoyed a tipple. In a way, a drinker’s anthology, albeit one twisted by the logic of prohibitions search for “freedom.” A fine copy, in..... (Item #1649)
Price: $500.00
Fruit of the Vine. A Symposium on Social Drinking. As Seen by Many Witnesses of All Times. Grace H. Turnbull.
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Popular Observations On Regimen and Diet; In Which The Nature And Quantities of Our Common Food Are Pointed Out and Explained; Together With Practical Rules and Regulations In Regard to Health, Adapted to Various Situations and Circumstances, From Infancy to Old Age.
Chelmsford: Printed and Sold by Meggy and Chalk, circa 1820. Duodecimo, v, 248, xii pages. First edition. The author, an Essex surgeon, insists on the primacy of dietetics or nutrition to health, and traces its place in medicine back to Hippocrates, and then forward, through Cheyne, Cullen, Nisbet, etc. There are sections on general nutrition, invalid care, and the effects of exercise on digestion, but much of the book is... (Item #3913)
Price: $450.00
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The French Cook. By Louis Eustache Ude, Ci-Devant Cook to Louis XVI, and the Earl of Sefton, and Steward to his Late Royal Highness the Duke of York. The Eighth Edition, Greatly Enlarged.
London: William H. Ainsworth, Old Bond-Street, 1827. Octavo, xl, 498 pages. Ads. With an engraved frontispiece portrait of the author, and nine plates illustrating bills of fare. Eighth edition, greatly enlarged. Perhaps the most extravagant work on French cookery published in England up to that time, first issued in 1813. This eighth edition was issued with a much abbreviated title, describing the author more than the contents, and, I believe... (Item #3730)
Price: $750.00
The French Cook. By Louis Eustache Ude, Ci-Devant Cook to Louis XVI, and the Earl of Sefton, and Steward to his Late Royal Highness the Duke of York. The Eighth Edition, Greatly Enlarged. Louis Eustache Ude.
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The French Cook; a System of Fashionable, Practical, and Economical Cookery, Adapted to the Use of English Families. Twelfth Edition, Corrected and Enlarged.
London: John Ebers & Co. 1833. Octavo, 485 pages. With an engraved frontispiece portrait of the author, and nine plates illustrating bills of fare. Twelfth edition. Perhaps the most extravagant work on French cookery published in England up to that time, first issued in 1813. Internally tight and clean. Some internal soiling, with a few dog-eared pages and some offsetting from the frontispiece. In half calf, rebacked with a gilt-stamped... (Item #3921)
Price: $400.00
The French Cook; a System of Fashionable, Practical, and Economical Cookery, Adapted to the Use of English Families. Twelfth Edition, Corrected and Enlarged. Louis Eustache Ude.
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The French Cook; a system of fashionable, practical, and economical cookery, adapted to the use of English families. Twelfth edition, corrected and enlarged, with an appendix of observations on meals of the day...
London: John Ebers & Co., 27, Old Bon-Street, 1833. Octavo, xlviii, 485, [3] pages. With an engraved frontispiece portrait of the author, and nine plates illustrating bills of fare. Twelfth edition, corrected and enlarged. Perhaps the most extravagant work on French cookery published in England up to that time, first issued in 1813. A particularly handsome copy, in publisher's original patterned green cloth with gilt-titled spine. Some internal light soiling... (Item #5560)
Price: $500.00
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La Cuisine Lyonnaise.
Lyon: Librairie de P. Masson, 1928. Large octavo 136 pages. First edition, n° 818 of 900 examples on vélin blanc, from a total edition of 1040. Illustrated. A year earlier, the author issued a twenty-three page booklet with the same title. "Treats of the old Lyonnaise innkeepers, cabarets, and famous restaurants; the Lyonnaise cookery, accompanying wines, and typical recipes..." (Bitting). A fine copy, uncut, in original printed wrappers, with glassine... (Item #3770)
Price: $750.00
La Cuisine Lyonnaise. Mathieu Varille.

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