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51.
Cuisine et Vins de France.
Paris: Librarie Larousse, 1953. Thick, large quarto, 856 pages. Profusely illustrated. First edition. One of the major works of the self-appointed 'Prince of Gastronomes'. Some age toning throughout. One page with corner torn. Rear hinge shaken, otherwise very good, in publishers gilt-stamped burgundy cloth. (Item #3364)
Price: $90.00
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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.
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Entertaining With Elegance.
London: Frederick Muller Ltd. 1966. Tall octavo, 384 pages. Index. First UK edition, following one year behind the New York Doubleday publication of 1965. An encyclopedic reference to entertaining, from the directrice of the haute couture house of Nina Ricci. "Whether it's how to serve a really good cup of coffee or entertain in a one-room flat or plan a menu for that special dinner party, you'll find Madame Dariaux's... (Item #6070)
Price: $90.00
Entertaining With Elegance. Genevieve Antoine Dariaux.
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French Provincial Cooking. With an Introduction and Notes by Narcissa Chamberlain, and illustrations by Juliet Renny.
New York: Harper & Row, 1962. Thick octavo, 504 pages. First U.S. edition. Elizabeth David is now rightly considered one of the greatest of culinary writers. It was in this book that her full voice was first truly heard. This book is to read as much as cooked from, and then read again. Very light age toning, otherwise fine, in a price-clipped but otherwise very good plus dust jacket. (Item #2310)
Price: $350.00
French Provincial Cooking. With an Introduction and Notes by Narcissa Chamberlain, and illustrations by Juliet Renny. Elizabeth David.
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Bien Manger pour Bien Vivre. Essai de Gastronomie Theorique. Preface par Ali-Bab.
Paris: Albin Michel, Editeur, 1922. Small octavo, 350 pages. Table of contents. Fifth thousand. An early printing of one of the many culinary titles from the great French scientist and food writer. Substantially unopened, in publisher's original black and red printed wrappers. Some age toning throughout, bit of creasing to spine, otherwise very good. (Item #2753)
Price: $90.00
Bien Manger pour Bien Vivre. Essai de Gastronomie Theorique. Preface par Ali-Bab. Edouard de Pomiane, Ali-Bab.
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Bien Manger pour Bien Vivre. Essai de Gastronomie Theorique. Preface par Ali-Bab.
Paris: Albin Michel, Editeur, 1948. Small octavo, 334 pages. Second edition. One of the many culinary titles from the great scientist and food writer Edouard de Pomiane. Some age-toning throughout, otherwise very good. In publisher's original black and gold printed tan cloth. (Item #5250)
Price: $50.00
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Apician Morsels; or Tales of the Table, Kitchen, and Larder: with reflections on the Dietic Productions of Early Writers; on the Customs of the Romans in Eating and Drinking; on Table Ceremonies, and Rules of Conviviality and Good Breeding; with select Epicurean Precepts, Gourmond Maxims and Medicines, &c. &c.
London: Whittaker, Treacher and Co. 1834. Duodecimo, 348 pages. With a frontispiece and one additional plate by Robert Cruikshank. A humorous, but informative look at the history of food. The author's pseudonymous name, "Dick Humelbergius Secundus", is an allusion to Gabriel Hummelberger (Humelbergius), the sixteenth-century annotator of the Roman chef Apicius. Some have attributed this work to the Gothic novelist William Beckford, although Denise Gigante of Stanford suspects the hand... (Item #2195)
Price: $300.00
Apician Morsels; or Tales of the Table, Kitchen, and Larder: with reflections on the Dietic Productions of Early Writers; on the Customs of the Romans in Eating and Drinking; on Table Ceremonies, and Rules of Conviviality and Good Breeding; with select Epicurean Precepts, Gourmond Maxims and Medicines, &c. &c. pseudonym Dick Humelbergius Secundus.
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Gourd Growers of the South Seas: An Introduction to the Study of the Lagenaria Gourd in the Culture of the Polynesians.
Boston: The Gourd Society of America, 1943. Ethnographical Series No. 2. Octavo, xiii, 119 pages. Plus 33 plates in black and white. Large folding chart of use categories. The second publication of The Gourd Society of America. Green cloth stamped in gilt. Fine. Scarce. (Item #4813)
Price: $450.00
Gourd Growers of the South Seas: An Introduction to the Study of the Lagenaria Gourd in the Culture of the Polynesians. Ernest S. Dodge.
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Gastronomie Nivernaise.
Moulins: Crepin-Leblond, 1939. Octavo, 137 pages. First ordinary edition, following a limited edition of 100 copies. Small booksellers sticker on colophon, otherwise very good in publisher's black, green and red printed wrappers. Uncommon. (Item #1934)
Price: $200.00
Gastronomie Nivernaise. Les Freres Drouillet.
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Copy of a letter from the Duke of Portland to the Lord Lieutenant of the County of Chester, and of his Lordship's letter, directing the same to be laid before the magistrates for the said county, at their general quarter sessions, on the 14th Jan. 1800, for the purpose of alleviating the distresses of the poor, from the effects of the late unfavourable harvest, by the substitution of soup and other food, in lieu of bread corn : and copy of several suggestions transmitted by the Duke of Portland to the Lord Lieutenant, on the same subject : printed pursuant to an order made at the said quarter sessions.
Chester: Printed by J. Fletcher, Foregate-Street, 1800. Octavo-sized, linen stitched booklet, iii, [1], 17, [1] pages. One engraved illustration. An early plan for a soup kitchen, with an illustration depicting the floorplan of the Duke’s soup kitchen. William Henry Cavendish-Bentinck served twice as Prime Minister. His interest in the welfare of the poor extended beyond feeding them. He served the London Foundling Hospital, becoming President of the charity in 1793... (Item #4438)
Price: $1,500.00
Copy of a letter from the Duke of Portland to the Lord Lieutenant of the County of Chester, and of his Lordship's letter, directing the same to be laid before the magistrates for the said county, at their general quarter sessions, on the 14th Jan. 1800, for the purpose of alleviating the distresses of the poor, from the effects of the late unfavourable harvest, by the substitution of soup and other food, in lieu of bread corn : and copy of several suggestions transmitted by the Duke of Portland to the Lord Lieutenant, on the same subject : printed pursuant to an order made at the said quarter sessions. Duke of Portland, Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace Great Britain., Cheshire, William Henry Cavendish-Bentinck.
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The Pleasures of the Table. An Account of Gastronomy from Ancient Days to Present Times. With a History of its its Literature, Schools, and most Distinguished Artists; Together with some Special Recipes, and Views concerning the Aesthetics of Dinners and Dinner-Giving.
New York: Doubleday Page and Co. 1902. Large octavo, [10], 477 pages. Frontispiece with tissue guard, Thirty-one additional leaves of plates, text illustrations, decorated endpapers. Bibliography and index. FIRST EDITION. An important work, one of the earliest American publications dealing with the history of food and the aesthetics of fine dining. Original orange cloth decorated in gilt and green; bit of cover soil and wear, otherwise very good or better... (Item #2881)
Price: $175.00
The Pleasures of the Table. An Account of Gastronomy from Ancient Days to Present Times. With a History of its its Literature, Schools, and most Distinguished Artists; Together with some Special Recipes, and Views concerning the Aesthetics of Dinners and Dinner-Giving. George H. Ellwanger.
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The Pleasures of the Table. An Account of Gastronomy from Ancient Days to Present Times. With a History of its its Literature, Schools, and most Distinguished Artists; Together with some Special Recipes, and Views concerning the Aesthetics of Dinners and Dinner-Giving.
New York: Doubleday Page and Co. 1902. Large octavo, [10], 477 pages. Frontispiece with tissue guard, Thirty-one additional leaves of plates, text illustrations, decorated endpapers. Bibliography and index. FIRST EDITION. An important work, one of the earliest American publications dealing with the history of food and the aesthetics of fine dining. Original orange cloth decorated in gilt and green; moderate cover soil and wear, otherwise very good or better. [Axford... (Item #6580)
Price: $90.00
The Pleasures of the Table. An Account of Gastronomy from Ancient Days to Present Times. With a History of its its Literature, Schools, and most Distinguished Artists; Together with some Special Recipes, and Views concerning the Aesthetics of Dinners and Dinner-Giving. George H. Ellwanger.
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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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The London Art of Cookery, and Housekeeper's Complete Assistant. On a new plan. Made plain and easy to the understanding of every housekeeper, cook, and servant in the kingdom... The Seventh Edition.
London: J. Scatcherd and J. Whitaker, 1792. Octavo, 467, [5] pages. Illustrated, with twelve engravings of bills of fare, one for each month. Apparently lacking the frontispiece portrait of the author which is recorded for some copies of this printing but not all. The seventh edition of this extremely popular late-eighteenth century cookbook, with recipes considered to be straightforward and useful, despite their being ghostwritten by "the printer and hack... (Item #3670)
Price: $500.00
The London Art of Cookery, and Housekeeper's Complete Assistant. On a new plan. Made plain and easy to the understanding of every housekeeper, cook, and servant in the kingdom... The Seventh Edition. John Farley.
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The London Art of Cookery, and Housekeeper's Complete Assistant. On a new plan. Made plain and easy to the understanding of every housekeeper, cook, and servant in the kingdom... The Seventh Edition.
London: J. Scatcherd and J. Whitaker, 1792. Octavo, vi, [50], 467, [1] pages. Frontispiece portrait of the author, and twelve engravings of bills of fare, one for each month. Seventh edition. An extremely popular late-eighteenth century cookbook, with recipes considered to be straightforward and useful, despite their being ghost written by "the printer and hack Richard Johnson". (Lehmann, The British Housewife, page 79) Interesting sections include, Pickling, Collaring, Potting, Preparation... (Item #4439)
Price: $750.00
The London Art of Cookery, and Housekeeper's Complete Assistant. On a new plan. Made plain and easy to the understanding of every housekeeper, cook, and servant in the kingdom... The Seventh Edition. John Farley.
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Venturous Vegetables, at the “Frolic Grounds”.
New York: A. L. Burt Company, 1924. Squarish octavo (20.5 x 23 cm.), 63 pages. Illustrated with plates, some black line illustrations on green-tinted paper. First edition. Stories and illustrations by T. Benjamin Faucett. One of four books in the Moon Queen Series, all with anthropomorphic plants as characters. The other three titles are: Brainy Berries, Frolicsome Flowers, and Folksy Fruits. Magazine art editor, comic writer and illustrator Thomas Benjamin... (Item #5610)
Price: $250.00
Venturous Vegetables, at the “Frolic Grounds”. T. Benjamin Faucett.
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Gastronomical and Culinary Literature: A Survey and Analysis of Historically-Oriented Collections in the U.S.A.
Metuchen, NJ and London: The Scarecrow Press, Inc. 1979. Octavo, 125 pages. First edition. A study, conducted between 1975-76, that surveys, identifies, and analyzes important U.S. collections of printed materials on the culinary arts. In teal boards with minor bumping, otherwise fine throughout. (Item #3462)
Price: $20.00
Gastronomical and Culinary Literature: A Survey and Analysis of Historically-Oriented Collections in the U.S.A. Barbara L. Feret.
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Gastronomical and Culinary Literature: A Survey and Analysis of Historically-Oriented Collections in the U.S.A.
Metuchen, NJ and London: The Scarecrow Press, Inc. 1979. Octavo, 125 pages. First edition. A study, conducted between 1975-76, that surveys, identifies, and analyzes important U.S. collections of printed materials on the culinary arts. In teal boards with slight foxing to front cover and minor bumping to spine, otherwise fine throughout. (Item #3463)
Price: $20.00
Gastronomical and Culinary Literature: A Survey and Analysis of Historically-Oriented Collections in the U.S.A. Barbara L. Feret.
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Gastronomical and Culinary Literature: A Survey and Analysis of Historically-Oriented Collections in the U.S.A.
Metuchen, NJ and London: The Scarecrow Press, Inc. 1979. Octavo, 125 pages. First edition. A study, conducted between 1975-76, that surveys, identifies, and analyzes important U.S. collections of printed materials on the culinary arts. In teal boards, very fine throughout. (Item #3464)
Price: $20.00
Gastronomical and Culinary Literature: A Survey and Analysis of Historically-Oriented Collections in the U.S.A. Barbara L. Feret.
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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.
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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 #2639)
Price: $500.00
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The Art of Eating. The Collected Gastronomical Works.
Cleveland and New York: World Publishing Company, 1954. Octavo, 748 pages. With a photographic jacket portrait of the author by Man Ray. First edition of this one volume collected edition of the great food writer's first five books, including her first, Serve It Forth (1937), Consider the Oyster (1941), How to Cook a Wolf (1942), The Gastronomical Me (1943), and An Alphabet for Gourmets (1948). A large portion of the... (Item #2314)
Price: $350.00
The Art of Eating. The Collected Gastronomical Works. M. F. K. Fisher.
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A Considerable Town.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1978. Octavo, 208 pages. First edition. A celebration of Marseille, "its glory and wickedness, past and present; its life, its legend, its mystery." The incomparable Fisher writes with love history and memories of Marseilles and its people. Text is very good in publisher's cloth. In dust jacket with very slight edge- wear. (Item #3236)
Price: $20.00
A Considerable Town. M. F. K. Fisher.
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Dubious Honors.
San Francisco: North Point Press, 1988. Octavo, 212 pages. First edition. A collection gathered on the occasion of the author's 80th birthday, Dubious Honor features over 32 introductions (to her own books and those by others) on a wide range of subjects, from Japanese cooking to Robert Louis Stevenson. "Marvelously bright (and sometimes biting) ... and to further satisfy her legions of voracious fans, she has written new introductions to... (Item #3234)
Price: $35.00
Dubious Honors. M. F. K. Fisher.
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How to Cook a Wolf.
New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1942. Octavo, 261 pages. First edition. Fisher's second book, following Serve it Forth. Previous owner's name in pencil to free front end paper, some spotting to text block edges, otherwise very good in publisher's gray cloth. In somewhat worn, and edge chipped dust jacket. (Item #2011)
Price: $300.00
How to Cook a Wolf. M. F. K. Fisher.

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