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Sun-Dials and Roses of Yesterday. Garden Delights Which are Here Displayed in Very Truth and are Moreover Regarded as Emblems.
New York: Macmillan & Co, 1902. Thick, stout octavo, 461 pages. First edition, trade issue, of this thorough survey of sundials and roses (there was also simultaneously issued limited printing of 100). Thoroughly illustrated with black and white photographs of dials in various garden settings. The author was an amateur historian who wrote frequently on the Puritans and colonial America. Earle was a passenger on a ship headed for Egypt... (Item #2849)
Price: $150.00
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A Collection of Twenty-five Early American Tavern Licenses and Related Documents from Southern Vermont and Connecticut.
Southern New England, 1734-1802. The collection includes licenses for named individuals to operate taverns, public inns, or houses of entertainment; town approbations for tavern keepers; and power of attorney documents. Each item is dated and signed; many feature signatures from the town’s Selectmen, Constable, Justice of Peace, Grand Juror, and Civil Authority. The tavern was the center of social and political life in early American communities; the Vermont state constitution..... (Item #3587)
Price: $1,100.00
A Collection of Twenty-five Early American Tavern Licenses and Related Documents from Southern Vermont and Connecticut. Early American Tavern License Collection.
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Small Manor Houses and Farmsteads in France. With an Introduction by Leigh French, Jr.
Philadelphia & London: J. B. Lippincott & Company, 1926. Octavo, 303 pages. Illustrated throughout with a color frontispiece and 253 half tones. First edition. A handsome survey of the architecture of manor houses and farmsteads in the provinces of France. With images of homes and details. Small chip to foot of dust jacket spine, otherwise fine. (Item #2230)
Price: $250.00
Small Manor Houses and Farmsteads in France. With an Introduction by Leigh French, Jr. Harold Donaldson Eberlein, Roger Wearne Ramsdell.
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Cubists and Post-Impressionism.
Chicago: A.C. McClurg & Co. 1914. Octavo, 245 pages. Illustrated with twenty-three color plates and forty-six half-tone illustrations. Index. First edition. The author, Arthur Jerome Eddy, was a significant collector of modernist art. As with so many others, 1913's Armory Show was a revelation, and this book is in part a reaction. Eddy was one of the first Americans to seriously collect Cubist, Post-Impressionist and Avant-garde art, and a piece... (Item #5529)
Price: $900.00
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Railroad Mills Extra. Wheat Barrel Label.
Rochester, NY: Rochester Daily Advertiser Print, circa 1850s. Broadside, 21.9 x 25.4 cm. Advertisement for F.M. Edson's Railroad Mill in Le Roy, Genesee County, New York. Flour manufactured from local wheat and "equal to any manufactured in the world!" Additionally notes that new machinery ensures clean wheat and thus pure flour. Freeman Edson was one of the founding Directors of the Western Union telegraph Company. Printed on salmon-colored paper that... (Item #3263)
Price: $300.00
Railroad Mills Extra. Wheat Barrel Label. F. M. Edson.
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The Church Cook Book: Published for the Benefit of Church Work and Charity.
Baltimore, U. S. A. Williams & Wilkins Company, 1908. Octavo (19.75 x 14 cm.), 180 pages. Index. Illustrated. First edition. A broad reference with generalized instructions ("Directions for making mush and gruels") but also with quick entries, in some cases a single sentence ("Hominy. To 1 quart of large hominy add 1 gallon of water, 1 cup of beans, a little salt, and boil it all day, slowly"). ~ Four... (Item #5572)
Price: $90.00
The Church Cook Book: Published for the Benefit of Church Work and Charity. Eleanor Phillips Passano, Williams & Wilkins Company.
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Ripley's Sweet Sixteen: Sixteen Recipes for Homemade Candies. Compiled by Mrs. De Witt C. Owen.
Dixon, Illinois: Printed at the Office of The Tri-Weekly Star, 1898. Duodecimo (14 x 11.5 cm.; wrappers 16 x 12.5 cm.), [16] pages. Pages [13-16] for "Additional recipes" (blank). We are aware of two cover designs: this one with just text, and another with a line drawing of a woman. The priority of the two wrapper states remains undetermined. FIRST EDITION. Attractively designed pamphlet with an overview of candy-making basics... (Item #5915)
Price: $60.00
Ripley's Sweet Sixteen: Sixteen Recipes for Homemade Candies. Compiled by Mrs. De Witt C. Owen. Ella "Nellie" Upton Leighton Owen, Mrs. De Witt C. Owen, Dewitt.
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The New Cyclopaedia of Domestic Economy and Practical housekeeper Adapted to all classes of society, and comprising subjects connected with the interests of every family; such as domestic education, houses, furniture, duties of mistress, duties of domestics, the storeroom, marketing, table and attendance, care and training of children, care of the sick, preparation of food for children and invalids, preservation of health, domestic medicine, the art of cookery, perfumery, the toilet, cosmetics, and Five Thousand Practical Receipts and Maxims. From the best English, French, German, and American sources. Illustrated with over two hundred engravings.
Norwich: The Henry Bill Publishing Company, 1873. Thick octavo, 603 pages. With a chromolithograph frontispiece and second plate, both depicting families at table. Numerous wood engravings in the text. Later printing, first published in Norwich in 1872. All edges marbled, in professionally re-backed half gilt-decorated black morocco. Some edgewear, but generally very good. [Brown 256; Cagle 230]. (Item #4440)
Price: $200.00
The New Cyclopaedia of Domestic Economy and Practical housekeeper Adapted to all classes of society, and comprising subjects connected with the interests of every family; such as domestic education, houses, furniture, duties of mistress, duties of domestics, the storeroom, marketing, table and attendance, care and training of children, care of the sick, preparation of food for children and invalids, preservation of health, domestic medicine, the art of cookery, perfumery, the toilet, cosmetics, and Five Thousand Practical Receipts and Maxims. From the best English, French, German, and American sources. Illustrated with over two hundred engravings. Mrs. E. F. Ellet.
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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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Ausführliches Kochbuch für die einfache und feine jüdische Küche : unter Berücksichtigung aller rituellen Vorschriften in 3759 Rezepten; [Cover title: Kochbuch für die einfache und feine jüdische Küche; spine title: Israelitisches Kochbuch].
Frankfurt a. M. Verlag von J. Kauffmann, 1901. Thick octavo (23 x 16 cm.), vi, 926, [2],16 pages. Index. Advertisements. FIRST EDITION of this important German- Jewish cookbook. In their excellent survey of historic German-Jewish cooking, Gabrielle and Sonya Gropman state that Elsasser's is "a book for Jewish housewives, and holds important secrets of the German-Jewish kitchen, such as a section of acceptable fat substitutions in a land of pork... (Item #6041)
Price: $750.00
Ausführliches Kochbuch für die einfache und feine jüdische Küche : unter Berücksichtigung aller rituellen Vorschriften in 3759 Rezepten; [Cover title: Kochbuch für die einfache und feine jüdische Küche; spine title: Israelitisches Kochbuch]. Marie Elsasser.
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The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks. New Revised Edition. Illustrated by Nathan Gluck.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Co. Inc. 1958. Octavo, 362 pages. The third, revised edition of perhaps the last of the classic cocktail books, a bookend of sorts to all of the pioneers that came before. Embury was nothing if not opinionated and blunt about expressing himself, so it comes as no surprise that David Wondrich puts him squarely in the "You may not know it, my friend, but... (Item #2516)
Price: $450.00
The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks. New Revised Edition. Illustrated by Nathan Gluck. David A. Embury.
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Stimulants. Uses and How Best Conserved. Moral and Legal Reform Methods.
New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, 1888. Duodecimo, 61 pages. First edition. Ostensibly a pro-alcohol temperance tract. The author argues for some middle ground between prohibition and complete freedom, even suggesting that the crimes committed by those under the influence should be met with hanging, while drinking itself should not be criminalized. A near fine copy, with only very slight edge rubbing to the publisher's blind stamped forest green boards. (Item #2005)
Price: $90.00
Stimulants. Uses and How Best Conserved. Moral and Legal Reform Methods. J. M. Emerson.
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Instructions for Setting Up and Operating Empire No. 1A Cream Separator.
Chicago/Bloomfield, IL: Empire Cream Separator Company, circa 1909. Instruction Manual, 19.8 x 13.8 cm, 32 pages. An indexed manual for a centrifugal device that separates milk into cream and skimmed milk. Contains instructions for getting the machine out of the box and cleaning for the first run to regulating the thickness of cream, as well as an "explanation of the adjustment of parts". Diagram of the machine appears on page... (Item #3303)
Price: $30.00
Instructions for Setting Up and Operating Empire No. 1A Cream Separator. Empire Cream Separator Company.
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Sensible Dieting, and the Engel Vital Calorie Diets.
New York: Knopf, 1939. Octavo, 408 pages. First edition. A surprisingly sensible approach to weight loss in this early diet book, with the foreword titled, "Accidentally, I Become the Father of a Hornets Nest of Fads," in which the author relates the story of Hollywood starlet desiring to lose 40 pounds in four weeks. He asked her what she liked to eat and recommend that she eat it every meal... (Item #1866)
Price: $150.00
Sensible Dieting, and the Engel Vital Calorie Diets. William Engel.
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Enterprise Electrical Coffee Mills and Meat & Food Choppers.
Philadelphia: Enterprise Manufacturing Company of Pennsylvania, 1921. Octavo in wrappers, 52 pages. Trade catalogue for "Enterprise" electrically driven rapid grinding and pulverizing mills and meat and food choppers. Machines are designed to "meet the requirements of all classes of trade, and to suit conditions as to Current, Voltages, etc., existing in any locality." Machinery prices determined by the kind of current furnished. Some discoloration to title page, some wear to... (Item #3257)
Price: $175.00
Enterprise Electrical Coffee Mills and Meat & Food Choppers. Enterprise Manufacturing Company of Pennsylvania.
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Le Guide Culinaire. Aide-Memoire De Cuisine Pratique. Avec La Collaboration De MM. Phileas Gilbert et Emilie Fetu. Deuxieme Edition.
Paris: Emile Colin et Cie, 1907. Thick octavo, xvi, 1247 pages. Index. Illustrated. Facsimile signature of Escoffier to the title-page verso. Second edition; the first edition appeared in 1903. Interior age-toning as usual with this printing; text block sound. In blind-ruled red cloth, over red morocco spine, compartmented with gilt title and four gilt decorations; marbled endpapers; hinges expertly restored. Ink stamp to title page and half-title of the grand... (Item #4884)
Price: $600.00
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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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Cooking and Castle Building.
N.p. by the author, 1890. Octavo, 216 pages. A later edition of a work first published by James Osgood in 1880, and later by Fairbanks, Palmer in 1883 and 1890. The author promises to "not add another to the list of abominations miscalled cook-books, in which it is impossible to find a recipe whereby an unskilled or inexperienced housewife can make a loaf of bread equal to that made by... (Item #4957)
Price: $200.00
Cooking and Castle Building. Emma P. Ewing.
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[F.B. Gates' Paper Grocery Bag].
Plymouth, CT: F.B. Gates Grocer, [undated]. Unused flat-bottom paper grocery bag, 36.8 x 25 cm. With illustration of F.B. Gates's horse drawn grocery wagon. Top of bag stamped with "Union 8 Buckskin" Slight foxing throughout, otherwise very good. (Item #3613)
Price: $40.00
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Crown Satchel-Bottom and Old Style Paper Bags...
New York: F.H. Melville, circa 1880s. Tri-fold pamphlet, 14 x 24.1 cm. Illustrated. Promotional brochure for a New York paper warehouse, with products that serve grocers and general stores. Features descriptions and prices for available items, including satchel-bottom and old-style paper bags, flour sacks, twines, paper, butter dishes, spring brass tea, coffee and spice scoops, and more. Very fine condition. (Item #3283)
Price: $90.00
Crown Satchel-Bottom and Old Style Paper Bags. Paper Warehouse F H. Melville.
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Farlar's late Stratton and Norton, new steam kitchen range, improved oven, and self-oiling smoke jack ; together with an improved warm bath; in action everyday for public inspection.
[London]: J. Barfield, Printer, 91 Wardour-Street, Soho, [circa 1816]. Leaflet, 4 pages, folded at top edge. Illustrated. Handbill, advertising a kitchen range, combining a smoke-jack, with an "improved warm bath". The kitchen range here provides a boiler for hot water, so a warm bath may be had elsewhere in the house. Includes descriptions of the major aspects of the range, along with a handsome woodcut illustration of the range itself... (Item #4822)
Price: $500.00
Farlar's late Stratton and Norton, new steam kitchen range, improved oven, and self-oiling smoke jack ; together with an improved warm bath; in action everyday for public inspection. W. Farlar.
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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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The Cooking Club. [The Cooking Club of Tu-Whit Hollow [cover title]].
Boston/Dover, N.H. D. Lothrop & Co., Publishers, 1884. Octavo, 223, [2] pages. Frontispiece and engraved illustrations throughout. Later printing. The juvenile title is "a series of daytime parties for you and the other grils. They will be given at one house and then at another... you will cook your own refreshments while at the club." In narrative style, the books leads one through formation of the club, making yeast, bread... (Item #5556)
Price: $90.00
The Cooking Club. [The Cooking Club of Tu-Whit Hollow [cover title]]. Ella Farman.


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