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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. Advertisements. 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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Bibliographie Gastronomique.
Paris: Chez P. Rouquette et Fils, Editeurs, 1890. Large octavo, 971 columns / 485 pages, plus errata. Text in French. First edition. One of 450 copies on beau papier velin, from a total of 500. Illustrated throughout with images from cookery books and engraved elements for each chapter. Seminal gastronomy bibliography from the beginning of printing to 1890. According to Bitting, "the work is considered the most erudite and valuable... (Item #3389)
Price: $500.00
Bibliographie Gastronomique. Georges Vicaire.
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Que'est-de Que le Vin de Porto? Porto 1950.
Porto: Instituto Do Vinho do Porto, 1950. Octavo, 68 pages. Illustrated. Text in French. Second, revised edition. An introduction to Port and to the region for which it is named. Very good in publisher's printed wrappers. With the bookplate of the prolific Danish wine and travel writer, Henning O'Strit. (Item #4576)
Price: $90.00
Que'est-de Que le Vin de Porto? Porto 1950. Carlos Villa-Lobos Machado.
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Meine Kunst in Kuche und Restaurant. Erfahrungen und kulinarische Anschauungen eines internationalen Kochs. Mit uberr hundert eigenen Rezepten.
Munchen: Selbstverlag/Suddeutschen Verlag, 1952. Octavo, 478 pages. First edition. Walterspiel was a prominent German chef, restaurateur and hotelier. After operating a string of other restaurants and hotels throughout northern Europe, Alfred, with his brother Otto, opened purchased the Hotel Four Seasons in Munich, and opened the Restaurant Walterspiel. The restaurant was open throughout World War II, but was bombed and burnt to the ground in 1944. They reopened the hotel... (Item #4825)
Price: $200.00
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The Bedroom Secrets of the Master Chefs.
New York/London: W.W. Norton, 2006. Octavo, 390 pages. First American edition. As far as we are able to determine, the first novel with a restaurant inspector as protagonist. A fine copy, signed by the author. (Item #1669)
Price: $90.00
The Bedroom Secrets of the Master Chefs. Irvine Welsh.
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Aunt Hope's Kitchen Stove & The Girls Around It.
Cincinnati: Stewart & Kidd Company, 1912. Octavo (20 x 14 cm.), 325 pages. Cover design by Dixie Selden. Stated second impression. A work of instructional fiction with a religious bent. "Dedicated to many, many girls who carried live coals from the old kitchen stoves to their own hearth-stones." Some light spotting to interior and to text block edges. In publisher's decorated trade binding, printed in black and red on tan... (Item #6573)
Price: $50.00
Aunt Hope's Kitchen Stove & The Girls Around It. Lillian Clarkson West.
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Handlist of Italian Cookery Books.
Firenze: Leo S. Olschki, Editore, 1963. Large octavo, xxiv, 273 pages. First edition. Includes works printed 1465 to 1860, with bibliographic descriptions and notes on the authors and the works. Personally, this is an example of what a culinary bibliography should be. Technically accurate, but still a joy to read. Pages uncut, slightest bit of wear to the printed wrappers, otherwise a fine copy. (Item #2819)
Price: $90.00
Handlist of Italian Cookery Books. Lord Westbury.
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Handlist of Italian Cookery Books.
Firenze: Leo S. Olschki, Editore, 1963. Large octavo, xxiv, 273 pages. First edition. Includes works printed 1465 to 1860, with bibliographic descriptions and notes on the authors and the works. Personally, this is an example of what a culinary bibliography should be. Technically accurate, but still a joy to read. Slight crease to spine of black-and red-printed wrappers, otherwise fine. (Item #5807)
Price: $90.00
Handlist of Italian Cookery Books. Lord Westbury.
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La Varenne's Paris Kitchen.
New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc. 1981. Octavo, 256 pages. With photographs by James Scherer. L'Ecole de Cuisine La Varenne was founded in Paris in 1975 by British-American food writer and cooking teacher Anne Willan and was one of the first professional cooking schools in France to offer simultaneous instruction in French & English, and accredited, professional culinary degrees. Paris Kitchen is a selection of specialties by each of... (Item #3129)
Price: $15.00
La Varenne's Paris Kitchen. Anne Willan.
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The Domestic Encyclopaedia, or, A Dictionary of Facts, and Useful Knowledge : comprehending a concise view of the latest discoveries, inventions, and improvements, chiefly applicable to rural and domestic economy ; together with descriptions of the most interesting objects of nature and art ; the history of men and animals, in a state of health or disease ; and practical hints respecting the arts and manufactures, both familiar and commercial ; illustrated with numerous engravings and cuts
London: Printed for Murray and Highley ... Vernor and Hood ... G. Kearsley ... H.D. Symonds and Thomas Hurst ... and the author, 1802. Four volumes. Octavos, xvi, [2], 528; xiii, 512; xii, 512; xiii, 492 pages. 28 plates (complete), one hand-colored, plus illustrations in the text. First edition, of the first domestic encyclopedia in the English language, an encyclopedia aimed at the rural household, with emphasis on agriculture and... (Item #4050)
Price: $1,000.00
The Domestic Encyclopaedia, or, A Dictionary of Facts, and Useful Knowledge : comprehending a concise view of the latest discoveries, inventions, and improvements, chiefly applicable to rural and domestic economy ; together with descriptions of the most interesting objects of nature and art ; the history of men and animals, in a state of health or disease ; and practical hints respecting the arts and manufactures, both familiar and commercial ; illustrated with numerous engravings and cuts. A. F. M. Willich, Anthony Florian Madinger.
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Nouveau Manuel du Confiseur Chimiste, contetant: ce qu'il est essential de savoir pour faire les confitures, compotes, dragées, pates, sirops, etc.
Paris: Au Depot des Nouveaux Manuels, 1837. 16mo, 272, [3], 17, 34 pages. Ads. Index. First edition. Illustrated frontispiece depicting a cook hard at work over candy bowl, fruit and bottles in the background, and a woman in the front of shop pointing out the goods to an unseen customer. The front wrapper includes the date "1838" and Vicaire cites only an 1838 edition published by M. Poussin. Some general... (Item #4803)
Price: $900.00
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Procession of Victuallers.
Philadelphia: Published by Joseph Yeager; printed by Charles Woodward, [circa 1821]. Engraving, etching and aquatint with hand-coloring and mezzotint on buff wove paper (plate: 50.5 x 66 cm.; image: 42.5 x 59 cm.). Second state, in which it is added that the view was “taken from M. Carey & Sons Book Store. S.E. corner of 4th and Chestnut Sts”. There is no known extant copy of the first state, but... (Item #5065)
Price: $5,000.00
Procession of Victuallers. Joseph Yeager, after John Lewis Krimmel, American (born Germany.

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