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76.
Spirits of the Valley.
New York: Targ Editions, 1985. Quarto (29 x 20 cm.), 21 pages. FIRST EDITION, limited to 250 copies signed by the author. The twenty-fifth work published by Targ Editions. A short memoir of Fisher's early California life. In paste paper-covered boards over tan cloth with paper spine label. Some rubbing to bottom edge of boards, otherwise fine, in original glassine. (Item #6756)
Price: $250.00
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With Bold Knife and Fork.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1969. Octavo (23.5 x 16 cm.), 318 pages. Index. FIRST EDITION. A collection of essays originally written for Fisher's column "Gastronomy Recalled" in the The New Yorker. Includes over one hundred forty recipes. Gift inscription to the half-title, otherwise near fine in publisher's cloth; some pages dog eared. Publisher's dust jacket is price clipped, lightly soiled and chipped at the head of the spine. Good only. (Item #6577)
Price: $50.00
With Bold Knife and Fork. M. F. K. Fisher.
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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. The Astronomer Poet of Persia. Rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald, with Accompaniment of Drawings by Elihu Vedder.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin & Company, 1894. Thick octavo, 61 pages. First octavo edition, following the folio and quarto editions of 1884 and 1886 respectively. Lacking the original publisher's box and dust jacket, this copy is otherwise very good, with only a bit of age toning to the edges of the beautifully illustrated gray cloth binding. (Item #2013)
Price: $150.00
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At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque. Translated by Mrs. Wilfrid Jackson with illustrations and decorations by Frank C. Pape and an introduction by William J. Locke.
London: John Lane, the Bodley Head, 1922. Octavo ( x cm.), 275, [3] pages. Half title, frontispiece, eleven full-page plates, final advertising leaf. Illustrations by Frank C. Pape. FIRST ILLUSTRATED, ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDITION. Lacking the accent on "Pedauque" in the header of page 151. Originally published in France as La Rôtisserie de la Reine Pédauque (1893), and first issued in English as The Queen Pédanque (1910, translated by J.A. Stritzko)... (Item #6728)
Price: $50.00
At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque. Translated by Mrs. Wilfrid Jackson with illustrations and decorations by Frank C. Pape and an introduction by William J. Locke. Anatole France, pseud. of Jacques Anatole Thibault.
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Katish. Our Russian Cook.
New York: Farrar Strauss, 1947. Octavo, 208 pages. Illustrated by Henry J. Stahlhut. First edition. A "novel-plus-cookbook" created from a series of stories which appeared in Gourmet Magazine. Now a classic of food writing and a glimpse into Russian cooking. Fine in publisher's brown cloth; dust jacket with a one-inch chip from top of rear panel. Fine in a near very good dust jacket. (Item #5742)
Price: $60.00
Katish. Our Russian Cook. Wanda L. Frolov.
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Katish. Our Russian Cook.
New York: Farrar Strauss, 1947. Octavo, 208 pages. Illustrated by Henry J. Stahlhut. First edition. A "novel-plus-cookbook" created from a series of stories which appeared in Gourmet Magazine. Now a classic of food writing and a glimpse into Russian cooking. Ownership signature to front endpaper; otherwise fine in publisher's brown cloth; dust jacket with edgewear to the spine. Fine in a near very good dust jacket. With the bookseller's ticket... (Item #5743)
Price: $50.00
Katish. Our Russian Cook. Wanda L. Frolov.
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The Mary Frances Cook Book. Adventures Among the Kitchen People. Seven full-page colored illustrations by Margaret G. Hays. Individual decorations in colors on each page by Jane Allen Boyer.
Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Co. 1912. Squarish octavo, 175 pages. First edition. The classic children's culinary adventure, "It makes pleasant companions of the pots and pans and turns drudgery into pleasure. It makes every little girl want to learn to cook and teaches her to cook the things that grown up people cook" (from the dust jacket). An unusually clean copy, with the color illustration pasted down on blue... (Item #4513)
Price: $750.00
The Mary Frances Cook Book. Adventures Among the Kitchen People. Seven full-page colored illustrations by Margaret G. Hays. Individual decorations in colors on each page by Jane Allen Boyer. Jane Eayre Fryer.
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AO&: Fall Residency NYCl AO& for Katia and Gerold Schneider; AO& Imtal; Summer Residency; AO& For ARche Noah; Momenti Mori Tour; AO& for Fred Loimer; AO& for Pepi Helm; Late Winter Residency; Feed the Rich; Nonvaleur; Harvest Trojice; Fall/Winter 2009; Heimsuchung Schweiz; Weimsuchung; Ganz; Kurpfusch; Brot und Tod; Leben und Sterben in den Bergen; Alimentary; Prigglitz; Natura and Obscrura; General Statement; Specifications.
(Vienna): AO&, (2009-2010). Folio, [78] pages. (First edition). Full color and black and white photographs. This book documents approximately twenty interventions by the Austrian art collective AO& between 2009-2010. Consisting of its founding members, Philipp Furtenbach, Phillip Riccabona, and Thomas A. Wisser, AO& explores the intersection of food and place, taking inspiration from sources as diverse as Fluxus and molecular gastronomy. According to their own manifesto, “AO& is a semi-nomadic..... (Item #3896)
Price: $500.00
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Of Garlands and Coronary or Garland Plants. Thomas Browne to John Evelyn Esq. F.R.S.
[Northampton, Massachusetts: Printed for The Smith College Museum of Art at the Gehenna Press, 1962]. Keepsake no. 5 of the Press. Octavo sewn in green, printed wrappers (23.5 x 15.5 cm.), [14]. Title page printed in black, green, and red. FIRST EDITION, publisher's "overprint" issue, limited to 250 copies printed for patrons and friends of the press; from a total edition of 750. Laid-in is a small printed statement from... (Item #6486)
Price: $50.00
Of Garlands and Coronary or Garland Plants. Thomas Browne to John Evelyn Esq. F.R.S. Gehenna Press, Thomas Browne, printer John Evelyn; Leonard Baskin.
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L'ancienne Alsace à Table, étude historique et archaeologique sur l'alimentation, les moeurs et les usages épulaires de l'ancienne province d'Alsace.
Paris: Berger-Levrault et Cie. 1877. Large octavo, vi, 362 pages. Second edition of this remarkable historical and archaeological study on food in Alsace. The original 1862 edition published in Colmar by Decker is very rare. Oberlé states "this new edition is the most sought after" (Oberlé 516). A bit of dog earing to a few pages, and some light foxing, otherwise very good, in original publisher's printed wrappers, with edgewear... (Item #4738)
Price: $500.00
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Recettes de 48 Hors-D'Oeuvre Varies Froids, Presentes au 8e Salon Culinaire.
Paris: Imprimerie Typographique Ph. Marquet, Editeur, 1905. Octavo, 28, [2] pages. Table of contents. Engraved preface by the author. FIRST EDITION of this small but decidedly global cookbook. Turkish, American, Russian, Moroccan, German, Italian, and of course, French, influences can be seen in the recipes and their names. recipes printed two to the page, with the titles of each in a variety of typefaces. Small closed tears to a few... (Item #1960)
Price: $150.00
Recettes de 48 Hors-D'Oeuvre Varies Froids, Presentes au 8e Salon Culinaire. Alphonse Gilles.
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La Conversation / The Conversation.
Phoenicia, NY: Woodstock Editions, 2000. Two volumes, unpaginated, with black and white photographs. Quarto, boards covered in butcher paper, boxed. First edition, one of 2000 copies, signed by Gissinger and numbered. This book, an exchange in words and images between photographer Hans Gissinger and chef Marc Meneau, provides a sharp contrast to what is usually considered "food photography". The black and white images reveal the grisly processes of haute cuisine;... (Item #1624)
Price: $450.00
La Conversation / The Conversation. Hans Gissinger, Marc Meneau.
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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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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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The Raw and the Cooked.
New York: Dim Gray Bar Press, 1992. Octavo, 29, [4] pages. Illustrated. First, limited edition. Number 36 of 100 signed and numbered copies (there were also 26 lettered copies). Three essays on food which originally appeared in the pages of Esquire, and which were included in the much expanded trade collection of essays under the same name. Three quarter pink paper over boards, quarter-bound in bright red cloth with titles stamped in gilt on spine. Fine. (Item #3090)
Price: $400.00
The Raw and the Cooked. Jim Harrison.
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The Mint Julep.
Savannah: The Beehive Press, 1975. Small octavo (21 x 13 cm.), 59, [1] pages. FIRST EDITION, limited to 300 copies, one hundred for the author and two hundred for the publisher. Harwell's elegant volume provides a delightful foray into the ceremonial, traditional, and regional history of the Old South's favorite drink. Taking the reader through several oft-debated recipes for creating the perfect julep, Harwell unveils the elusive history behind the... (Item #6516)
Price: $90.00
The Mint Julep. Richard Barksdale Harwell.
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Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine.
London: Elliot Stock, 1902. Book-Lover's Library series, edited by Henry B. Wheatley. Small octavo, 271 pages. Index. Popular edition. Classic text in which Hazlitt explores The Early Englishman and his Food; Royal Feasts and Savage Pomp; Diet of the Yeoman and the Poor; Meats and Drinks; The Kitchen; Meals; Etiquette of the Table; and a large four-part section of Cookery Books which includes bibliography and select extracts of Early Receipts... (Item #2764)
Price: $75.00
Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine. W. Carew Hazlitt.
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Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine.
New York: George J. Coombes, 1886. Book-Lover's Library series, edited by Henry B. Wheatley. Small octavo, 271 pages. Index. First American printing. Woodcut illustration and designs sporadically throughout. Classic text in which Hazlitt explores "The Early Englishman and his Food"; "Royal Feasts and Savage Pomp";"Diet of the Yeoman and the Poor"; "Meats and Drinks";"The Kitchen"; "Meals"; "Etiquette of the Table"; and a large four-part section of "Cookery Books" which includes... (Item #3382)
Price: $150.00
Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine. W. Carew Hazlitt.
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Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine. Popular edition.
London: Elliot Stock, 1902. Book-Lover's Library series, edited by Henry B. Wheatley. Small octavo, 271 pages. Index. Later printing. Woodcut illustration and designs sporadically throughout. Classic text in which Hazlitt explores The Early Englishman and his Food; Royal Feasts and Savage Pomp; Diet of the Yeoman and the Poor; Meats and Drinks; The Kitchen; Meals; Etiquette of the Table; and a large four-part section of "Cookery Books" which includes bibliography... (Item #3380)
Price: $75.00
Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine. Popular edition. W. Carew Hazlitt.
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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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[Collection of Culinary Calendars].
Joliet, Illinois; New York; Chicago; Toronto: P.F. Volland Company, circa 1910-20. Tall, narrow octavo, 28 x 14 cm, unpaginated (varying page lengths). Full color art deco illustrated covers and monochromatic illustrative borders (or headers and footers) to each page. Ten books (seven unique titles) from the calendar recipe book series published by P.F. Volland Company. The duplicates are maintained because of slightly varying imprints and in two cases distinct artwork... (Item #4679)
Price: $450.00
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Schöne alte Kochbücher. Katalog der Kochbuchsammlung.
München: Karl Pressler, 1982. Octavo (24.5 x 17 cm.), 488 pages. Illustrated with 82 black and white images drawn from historical cookbooks of the 15th through 20th century. First edition. An indispensable bibliography for every collector of antiquarian cookbooks. In publisher's yellow cloth, with title label to front panel and spine. In a very slightly sun-faded dust jacket, otherwise fine. (Item #5803)
Price: $150.00
Schöne alte Kochbücher. Katalog der Kochbuchsammlung. Erna Horn, Julius Arndt.
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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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