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The Handbook of Dining; or, How to Dine, Theoretically, philosophically, and Historically Considered. Based chiefly on upon The Physiologie du Gout of Brillat- Savarin.
London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans & Roberts, 1859. Small octavo, 244, 24 pages. First UK edition, and the first edition of the English language translation of Leonard Francis Simpson. The first English language translation was that of Fayette Robinson, published in Philadelphia in 1854. Simpson's translation here is quite unfaithful to the original, admitting in the Introduction that "Many parts are, however, condensed, others omitted, as not suited to the... (Item #4329)
Price: $1,000.00
The Handbook of Dining; or, How to Dine, Theoretically, philosophically, and Historically Considered. Based chiefly on upon The Physiologie du Gout of Brillat- Savarin. Brillat-Savarin, Leonard Francis Simpson, Jean-Anthelme.
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Physiologie du Goût, ou Méditations de Gastronomie Transcendante ouvrage théorique, historique et à l'ordre du jour, dédié aux gastronomes parisiens par Brillat-Savarin.
Paris: Charpentier, Libraire-Éditeur, 1865. Small octavo, xii, 525, (3) pages. With additional gastronomic texts by Balzac, Berchoux, and others. A later printing of the 1853 Charpentier edition. Internally clean and tight, marbled endpapers. Previous owner's name inked to half-title. Marbled boards over half-morocco, compartmented spine, with gilt-titled labels. light wear to edges, otherwise near very good. [Vicaire, page 118; this edition not in Cagle, Bitting or Oberlé]. (Item #4883)
Price: $250.00
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The Physiologie du Gout... Illustrée par Bertall, Précédee d'une notice biographique par Alp. Karr. Dessins de Bertall.
Paris: Furne et Cie, Libraires-Editeurs, 1864. Quarto, 458, [2] pages. Later edition, with the illustrations of Bertall, first issued thus in 1848. "The most famous book ever written about food and man's taste for it." Bertall's illustrations are witty and light handed, and appear here in full page plates as well as within the text. Some light age-toning and foxing throughout. Bound in full vellum with gilt border, and decorations... (Item #4882)
Price: $500.00
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Digesters Improved.
London: Jackson & Moser, April 1800. Engraved broadside (32.5 x 20.25 cm.). Advertisement for an “improved” steam digester with simple instructions for cooking soups, puddings, meats, and rice, as well as turning “the head, feet, and other parts of Fowls & Game that are generally thrown away” into nutritious broths and gravies. Includes notes on relevant appurtenances (“trevets” and “cullenders”) and on the various shapes and liquid capacities available. With..... (Item #5441)
Price: $400.00
Digesters Improved. Broadside – Bone broth, Moser, Jackson.
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Dictionnaire de cuisine et d' économie ménagère, à l'usage des maitres et maitresses de maison, fermiers, maitre d' hotel, chefs de cuisine, chefs d' office, restaurateurs, pâtissiers, marchands de comestible, confiseurs, distillateurs, etc.
Paris: Librairie Usuelle/Imprimerie de J.A. Boudon, 1836. Octavo (25 x 15.5 cm.), iii, [1], 788 pages. Eleven plates (complete), plus illustrations in the text. Text in two columns. FIRST & ONLY EDITION. An important and thorough encyclopedia of cuisine and kitchen management. The title page continues with a bit of shaped typography in the form of a goblet: "L'explication de tous les termes techniques -- Les divers procédés employés dans..... (Item #4751)
Price: $750.00
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A Matter of Taste: A Bibliographical Catalogue of International Books on Food and Drink.
New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 1999. Large octavo, 991 pages. Second edition, revised and expanded. Illustrated throughout with printed facsimiles. Important gastronomy bibliography with over 1250 volumes listed, dating from 15th to 20th centuries. Like all bibliographies built on a single collection this one is incomplete, but the bibliographical detail is admirable. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. (Item #3405)
Price: $90.00
A Matter of Taste: A Bibliographical Catalogue of International Books on Food and Drink. William R. Cagle.
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A Matter of Taste: A Bibliographical Catalogue of the Gernon Collection of Books on Food and Drink
New York & London: Garland Publishing, Inc. 1990. Large octavo, 980 pages. First edition. Illustrated throughout with printed facsimiles. Important gastronomic bibliography with over 1250 volumes listed, dating from 15th to 20th centuries including manuscripts. Blue boards with title gilt stamped to spine and cover with some discoloration. Scarce in the original edition. (Item #3408)
Price: $200.00
A Matter of Taste: A Bibliographical Catalogue of the Gernon Collection of Books on Food and Drink. William R. Cagle.
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Golden Age Menu Album, of a Railroad Tycoon's Daughter.
1884-1892. A collection of nineteen menus and two name place cards from the turn of the last century in a contemporary red cloth album decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt and black on front board and in blind on rear board. Some of the menus are printed and some hand written, several illustrated with small drawings or watercolours. The menus are held in the album by slits cut in the... (Item #3700)
Price: $1,200.00
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Collection of six books from Julia & Paul Child's Paris apartment library.
1950. Rimbaud. Oeuvres (Paris: Mercure de France, 1950; Le Chanson de Roland (Paris: Piazza, 1947); Honore de Balzac (Paris: Bibliotheque Nationale, 1950); de Maupassant. Contes (Paris: Piazza, 1930). La Legende de St. Germain des Pres (Paris: Roulotte, 1950). Guide Commode de la Banlieue de Paris (Paris: Andre Leconte, 1950). Various sizes and editions. All signed by Julia Child. The final volume listed above is signed "Paul Child" but in Julia's... (Item #3213)
Price: $3,500.00
Collection of six books from Julia & Paul Child's Paris apartment library. Julia Child.
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Mastering the Art of French Cooking (Volume 2 only, signed).
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1970. Quarto, xxi, 555, liv, [4] pages. FIRST EDITION, first printing of the second volume of Julia Child's classic work, published nine years after the first volume. For this second work, Julia was joined by Simone Beck only. Fore corners of original publisher's cloth slightly bumped, otherwise fine; some rubbing to head and foot of dust jacket spine, and slight age-toning to the red printing... (Item #6031)
Price: $750.00
Mastering the Art of French Cooking (Volume 2 only, signed). Julia Child, Simone Beck.
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Mastering the Art of French Cooking (volume two only).
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1970. Quarto, 555, liv pages. First edition, first printing of the second volume of Julia Child's classic work, published nine years after the first volume. For this second work, Julia was joined by Simone Beck only. The book is in very good condition, in original publisher's cloth. The dust jacket has some age-toning to the spine and rear panel as well, red-titling to spine now... (Item #5219)
Price: $150.00
Mastering the Art of French Cooking (volume two only). Julia Child, Simone Beck.
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Mastering the Art of French Cooking (Volumes 1 & 2, both signed).
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1966. Quarto, 684 + xxxii pages & 555 + liv pages. First edition, twelfth printing and first edition, third printing respectively. Both volumes of the great classic, each signed by both Paul and Julia Child. The first volume a fine copy in a very near fine dust jacket, with just a touch of edgewear and soiling. The second volume with a touch of tape residue... (Item #2307)
Price: $2,500.00
Mastering the Art of French Cooking (Volumes 1 & 2, both signed). Julia Child, Louisette Betholle, Simone Beck.
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Mastering the Art of French Cooking.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1961. Quarto, xv, 684, xxxii, pages. FIRST EDITION, first printing. The classic book that started the career of the most famous of American food personalities. Some light soiling to original boards and to edges of text block; otherwise near fine. Lacking the dust jacket. Difficult to obtain in the true first state. (Item #6030)
Price: $500.00
Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Julia Child, Louisette Bertholle, Simone Beck.
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Delicate Feasting.
New York: Harper & Brothers, Franklin Square, 1890. Octavo, xii, 214 pages. Advertisements. Illustrations in the text. First edition. An interesting and often charming late nineteenth-century American gastronomy book. The book goes to great lengths to compare American and British cooking with French, unfavorably. He holds up Whistler's peacock room for the Leyland house as an example of a properly decorated dining room, and includes and interesting section on the... (Item #2626)
Price: $150.00
Delicate Feasting. Theodore Child.
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Delicate Feasting.
New York: Harper & Brothers, Franklin Square, 1890. Octavo, xii, 214 pages. Adverisements. Illustrations in the text. First edition. An interesting and often charming late nineteenth-century American gastronomy book. The book goes to great lengths to compare American and British cooking with French, unfavorably. He holds up Whistler's peacock room for the Leyland house as an example of a properly decorated dining room, and includes and interesting section on the... (Item #5022)
Price: $150.00
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Petrus Ciacconius Toletanus de Triclinio, sive de Modo Convivandi, Apud priscos Romanos, & de conviviorum apparatu. Accedit Fulvii Ursini Appendix, & Hier. Mercurialis De accubitus in coena Antiquorum origine, Dissertatio.
Amstelaedami: Apud Henricum Wetstenium [Wetstein, Hendrik], 1689. Duodecimo (133x78 mm), [12, including additional engraved title], 445, [23] pages; 6 leaves of plates (5 folding), and numerous full-page engravings. All edges red. Fifth edition, the first appeared in Rome in 1588. A "remarkable study of the ancient Roman table : the feast, invitations, the dishes, composition of the table, etc. Several chapters are devoted to drinking, generosity toward guests, the nobility... (Item #3916)
Price: $1,200.00
Petrus Ciacconius Toletanus de Triclinio, sive de Modo Convivandi, Apud priscos Romanos, & de conviviorum apparatu. Accedit Fulvii Ursini Appendix, & Hier. Mercurialis De accubitus in coena Antiquorum origine, Dissertatio. Petrus Ciacconius, Pedro Chacón.
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Apples By Ocean.
New York: Macmillan, 1950. Octavo, 128 pages. First edition. A collection of poetry, by the Pulitzer prize winning writer, poet and professor. Coffin was a native of Brunswick, ME. Lightly foxed, otherwise near fine in publisher's green cloth, with a price clipped, but otherwise very good dust jacket. Inscribed by the author, "With best wishes, Robert Tristam P. Coffin," and with an ink drawing of a seabird over waves, with... (Item #1865)
Price: $200.00
Apples By Ocean. Robert Tristam Coffin.
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Manuel des Elements Culinaires a l'usage des jeunes filles.Troisieme Edition, revue, corrigee et considerablement augmentee.
Paris: L. Mulo, Libraire - Editeur, 1897. Small octavo, 242 + 6 +36 pages. Third edition, revised and enlarged. A thorough and somewhat scientific cookbook for girls, from founder of the Ecole de Cuisine, and the former Chef des cuisines of the Prince and Princess Hatzfeldt Wildembourg. The book starts with a list of condiments, really an ingredient dictionary, and that alphabetical list starts with, what else, absinthe! Exactly where... (Item #2306)
Price: $250.00
Manuel des Elements Culinaires a l'usage des jeunes filles.Troisieme Edition, revue, corrigee et considerablement augmentee. Auguste Colombie.
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Bread and Butter French.
Boston/Providence: C.S. Cook/Livermore & Knight, 1897. Sewn booklet, [24] pages. First edition. An early guide to simple French for the English-speaking tourist. The author claims, “This little book is imperfect and incomplete, but it will enable the owner to speak French enough to get about Paris…” The book is divided into sections on the Hotel, Railway Station, Public Carriages, About Bread and Coffee, Midday Meal, Dinner, About Wines, Things for..... (Item #5037)
Price: $200.00
Bread and Butter French. C. S. Cook.
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One Hundred Sixteen Uncommon Books on Food & Drink, From the Distinguished Collection on Gastronomy of Marcus Crahan.
Berkeley: The Friends of the Bancroft Library, 1979. Quarto, 84 pages. First edition. Illustrated throughout. Catalogue of exhibition of important gastronomic works with over 115 titles with annotations. From the collection of Marcus Crahan. With introduction by the collector. In wrappers with minor tear to spine, else near fine throughout. (Item #3458)
Price: $35.00
One Hundred Sixteen Uncommon Books on Food & Drink, From the Distinguished Collection on Gastronomy of Marcus Crahan. Marcus & Elizabeth Crahan.
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Marcus and Elizabeth Crahan Collection of Books on Food, Drink and Related Subjects
New York: Sotheby's, 1984. Large octavo, unpaginated [168 pages]. Auction catalogue for important gastronomic collection with 786 lots. Includes two loose leaves of sales results. Illustrated color wrappers and text in near fine condition only slight bumping to spine. (Item #3459)
Price: $25.00
Marcus and Elizabeth Crahan Collection of Books on Food, Drink and Related Subjects. Marcus & Elizabeth Crahan, Sotheby's.
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Marcus and Elizabeth Crahan Collection of Books on Food, Drink and Related Subjects
New York: Sotheby's, 1984. Large octavo, unpaginated [168 pages]. Auction catalogue for important gastronomic collection with 786 lots. Includes 2 loose leaves of sales results. Illustrated color wrappers and text in near very fine condition. (Item #3460)
Price: $25.00
Marcus and Elizabeth Crahan Collection of Books on Food, Drink and Related Subjects. Marcus & Elizabeth Crahan, Sotheby's.
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One Hundred Sixteen Uncommon Books on Food & Drink, From the Distinguished Collection on Gastronomy of Marcus Crahan.
Berkeley: The Friends of the Bancroft Library, 1979. Quarto, 84 pages. First edition. Illustrated throughout. Gastronomic bibliography with over 115 titles with annotations from the collection of Marcus Crahan. With introduction by the collector. In wrappers with some discoloration, minor bumping, and "Crahan" handwritten on spine. Text near fine. (Item #3456)
Price: $25.00
One Hundred Sixteen Uncommon Books on Food & Drink, From the Distinguished Collection on Gastronomy of Marcus Crahan. Marcus Crahan.
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One Hundred Sixteen Uncommon Books on Food & Drink, From the Distinguished Collection on Gastronomy of Marcus Crahan.
Berkeley: The Friends of the Bancroft Library, 1979. Quarto, 84 pages. First edition. Illustrated throughout. Catalogue of exhibition of important gastronomic works with over 115 titles with annotations. From the collection of Marcus Crahan. With an introduction by the collector. In wrappers with minor crease to spine, else near fine throughout. (Item #3457)
Price: $25.00
One Hundred Sixteen Uncommon Books on Food & Drink, From the Distinguished Collection on Gastronomy of Marcus Crahan. Marcus Crahan.
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A Marriage Feast. A Parody.
Dublin: Hibernia Magazine, [circa 1810-11]. Uncut, engraved sheet in the shape of a hand fan (32.5 x 50 cm.). Printed verso only. A parodic table setting. The image depicts the table for a “Marriage Feast”, with a main table and dessert and liquor side tables. The tables are decorated with cupids, arrows and quivers, doves, and paired lovebirds. The names of the dishes reveal the conceit, with “Devine Part of..... (Item #6229)
Price: $1,200.00
A Marriage Feast. A Parody. Culinary Parody – Fan.

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