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G & W Packing Company Meat Buyers Guide.
Chicago: G & W Packing Company, [undated]. Stapled, legal-size booklet, partially unpaginated [29 leaves] + 7 pages. Mimeograph style buyers guide for Chicago meat purveyors, featuring a cover image of the gateway of the Union Stockyards. Includes a TLS from the company’s president, the customer-is-always-right-statement, advertisements for “Cook-In-Bag Roast”, and product list for beef, veal, lamb, pork, poultry, sausage, smoked meats, and entrees. In printed beige wrapper with minor edgewear..... (Item #3643)
Price: $50.00
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Wine into Words : A History and Bibliography of Wine Books in the English Language.
Baltimore: Bacchus Press Ltd. 1985. Quarto, xiii + 403 pages. First edition. A history, including wine facts that span centuries, and wine bibliography with other 3000 titles that includes biographical sketches of prominent wine writers. In dust jacket with some edge wear, chipping, and rubbing. Boards in fine condition, with like text. (Item #3539)
Price: $30.00
Wine into Words : A History and Bibliography of Wine Books in the English Language. James M. Gabler.
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Wine into Words : A History and Bibliography of Wine Books in the English Language.
Baltimore: Bacchus Press Ltd. 1985. Quarto, xiii + 403 pages. First edition. With a foreward by Maynard Amerine. A history, including wine facts that span centuries, and wine bibliography with other 3000 titles that includes biographical sketches of prominent wine writers. Fine in tan cloth. In near very good dust jacket with some minor edge wear. (Item #3540)
Price: $20.00
Wine into Words : A History and Bibliography of Wine Books in the English Language. James M. Gabler.
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The Borzoi Cook Book.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1923. Octavo, 247 pages. First edition. The book was issued the following year in London under the title, The Russian Cookbook. Four hundred sixteen recipes, compiled and translated by Princess Alexandre Gagarine, collected from her friends. Batik-decorated lavender and torquoise paper over one-quarter yellow cloth. Slightest rubbing to edges of boards, otherwise fine. In green-printed yellow dust jacket, with some edge chipping. Scarce in general... (Item #5295)
Price: $250.00
The Borzoi Cook Book. Princess Alexandre Gagarine.
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The Standard Cocktail Guide. A Manual of Mixed Drinks Written for the American Host.
New York: M. Barrows and Co. 1944. Small octavo, 128 pages. Second printing. A simple listing of cocktail recipes, with a little extra advice on stocking a bar, and correct glassware usage. Not the full package, like the author's other drinks book; the Cocktail Guide and Ladies' Companion was not just a guide, but "a wise and witty discussion of the philosophy of drinking." But this one covers the basics... (Item #3308)
Price: $250.00
The Standard Cocktail Guide. A Manual of Mixed Drinks Written for the American Host. Crosby Gaige.
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Hand-Book of Ready Reference.
Springfield, Mass. The King-Richardson Publishing Company, 1897. Large octavo, 636 pages. Index. Glossary. Illustrated with engravings throughout the text, and with three chromolithographed manikins, 'Manikin of the Horse', 'Manikin of the Knee, Fetlock and Ankle of the Horse', and 'Manikin of the Cow', each created by the author for this book. The work contains chapters on cows, horses, swine, poultry as well as crops such as potatoes and fruit, and... (Item #5730)
Price: $60.00
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Barolo, Tar & Roses. A study of the wines of the Alba.
London: Jill Norman/Century, 1990. Octavo, 275 pages. First edition. Illustrated. Excellent documentation of the change from Piemonte's traditional winemaking methods to more modern techniques. Quite scarce. Fine in fine dust jacket. (Item #3602)
Price: $200.00
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Wienerisches bewährtes Kochbuch in sechs Abschnitten, welches tausendsechshundertneunzehn Kochregeln für Fleisch- und Fasttage, alle auf das deutlichste und gründlichste beschrieben, enthält ; nebst einem Anhange in fünf Abschnitten, worin man einen allgemeinen Unterricht, was man in der Küche, ... finde.
Wien: Carl Gerold, 1824. Octavo, 608 pages. An early edition of one of the most popular of Viennese cookbooks, the original date of issue of which has yet to be determined. Contains 1619 recipes, as well as rules for kitchen management. According to Cagle, the earliest edition recorded is the second, Steyr, 1740. Other editions contained a frontispiece depicting a kitchen scene and two additional engravings. We assume these are... (Item #3781)
Price: $200.00
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Wassail! Or Mazers of Mead. An Account of Mead Methgelin, Sack and Other Ancient Liquors, and of the Mazer Cups out of which they were drunk.
London: Phillimore & Co. Ltd. 1948. Octavo, 176 pages. Illustrated. First edition. As the title says. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. (Item #1676)
Price: $90.00
Wassail! Or Mazers of Mead. An Account of Mead Methgelin, Sack and Other Ancient Liquors, and of the Mazer Cups out of which they were drunk. G. R. Gayre.
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Mexican Cooking. The Flavor of the Twentieth Century. That Real Mexican Tang.
[San Antonio, TX]: U.S. Print and Litho Co. c. 1911. Tall, stapled booklet, 44 pages. Illustrated in color. Ads. Very early edition of the first Mexican-American cookbook published in in English. Gebhardt published this little recipe booklet to help spread an understanding of Mexican-American cooking in order that they might grow demand for their products. The recipes claim to drawn from the "most famous chefs in Old Mexico". The dating... (Item #4861)
Price: $500.00
Mexican Cooking. The Flavor of the Twentieth Century. That Real Mexican Tang. Gebhardt Chili Powder Co.
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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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Perfume in the Garden.
London: Museum Press Limited, 1955. Octavo, 160 pages. First edition. The author investigates the most fragrant plants in the garden, including pinks, roses, narcissa, herbs, and 'winter fragrances'. A fine copy in green paper covered boards, in a near very good dust jacket, with a bit of chipping to the head of the spine. (Item #2073)
Price: $30.00
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Compliments of Columbia Spanish Restaurant and Bar. [Cover title: Columbia Restaurant Inc., Spanish Restaurant & Bar, 7th Ave. at 22nd Street.]
Ybor City [Tampa], Florida]: [the restaurant], [circa 1935]. Small stapled booklet (10 x 6 cm.), 30, [2] pages. Advertisements. Index. Illustrated. Evident first and only edition. A promotional cocktail book, with recipes as well, from the oldest restaurant in Florida, and one of the oldest and largest Spanish/Cuban restaurants in America. A tip of the hat is given to the bartender, "Genial" Tony, who is indicated as the compiler. A.... (Item #5862)
Price: $350.00
Compliments of Columbia Spanish Restaurant and Bar. [Cover title: Columbia Restaurant Inc., Spanish Restaurant & Bar, 7th Ave. at 22nd Street.]. Genial Tony, Florida Ybor City, Columbia Restaurant Inc.
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The Italian Cook Book. The Art of Eating Well. Practical Recipes of the Italian Cuisine, Pastries, Sweets, Frozen Delicacies and Syrups.
New York: Italian Book Company, [1919]. Octavo, 160 pages. First edition. An early Italian-American cookbook, emphasizing the relevance of Italian cuisine for the thrifty years of the Great War. The dishes are "representative of the Cucina Casalinga of the peninsular Kingdom, which is not least the product of lovable and simple people, among whom the art of living well and getting the most out of life at a moderate expense... (Item #4779)
Price: $300.00
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The Italian Cook Book. The Art of Eating Well. Practical Recipes of the Italian Cuisine, Pastries, Sweets, Frozen Delicacies and Syrups.
New York: Italian Book Company, 1919. Octavo, 160 pages. First edition. An early Italian-American cookbook, emphasizing the relevance of Italian cuisine for the thrifty years of the Great War. The dishes are "representative of the Cucina Casalinga of the peninsular Kingdom, which is not least the product of lovable and simple people, among whom the art of living well and getting the most out of life at a moderate expense... (Item #5010)
Price: $300.00
The Italian Cook Book. The Art of Eating Well. Practical Recipes of the Italian Cuisine, Pastries, Sweets, Frozen Delicacies and Syrups. Maria Gentile.
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The People's Cook Book of Practical Receipts for Every-Day Dishes. Compiled and Collected from the most Reliable and Approved Sources [by] Geo. W. Flint & Co. 61 Asylum Street, Hartford.
[Hartford, Conn. The Company; Press of A.W. Lang, Courant Building, [circa 1885]. Small octavo (14.5 x 12 cm.), 32 pages. Cover title: Do You Keep House? If Not, Why Not? Printer from cover. Illustrated advertisements interspersed. An engaging promotional cookbook for George W. Flint & Co., a Hartford-based-based household furnishings supplier. The ninety or so recipes found here are indeed "every-day", although Breeze Pudding and Hickory Nut Macaroons at the... (Item #5962)
Price: $90.00
The People's Cook Book of Practical Receipts for Every-Day Dishes. Compiled and Collected from the most Reliable and Approved Sources [by] Geo. W. Flint & Co. 61 Asylum Street, Hartford. George W. Flint & Co., Conn Hartford.
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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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Recept Buch für Matilde Lehmann in Liebemuehl. 1853.
Liebemuehl, Prussia: 1853. 20.5 x 17 cm, 140 pages. Text in German. In one neat hand. A cookery book created for Matilde Lehmann of Milomlyn, Poland, formally Liebemuehl in the Province of Prussia. Contains two hundred eighty-six food recipes scaled for household use and partially indexed at the front. Written in narrative form, the recipes include a wide variety of desserts such as puddings, cakes, and torts as well as... (Item #3894)
Price: $750.00
Recept Buch für Matilde Lehmann in Liebemuehl. 1853. German Manuscript Cookery Book, Matilde Lehmann.
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Une Affaire de Goût, A Selection of Cookbooks: 1475 to 1873: From the Library of Dr. and Mrs. John Talbot Gernon.
The Lilly Library, Indiana University, 1983. Quarto, 111 pages. First edition. With introduction by William R. Cagle. Gastronomic exhibition catalogue of the Gernon's collection that contains European titles dating from the 15th to 19th centuries. In wrappers with minor rubbing and slight discoloration to edge, else near fine condition. (Item #3544)
Price: $20.00
Une Affaire de Goût, A Selection of Cookbooks: 1475 to 1873: From the Library of Dr. and Mrs. John Talbot Gernon. Dr. & Mrs. John Talbot Gernon, Pegram Harrison.
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Une Affaire de Goût, A Selection of Cookbooks: 1475 to 1873: From the Library of Dr. and Mrs. John Talbot Gernon.
The Lilly Library, Indiana University, 1983. Quarto, 111 pages. First edition. With introduction by William R. Cagle. Gastronomic exhibition catalogue of the Gernon's collection that contains European titles dating from the 15th to 19th centuries. In wrappers with minor rubbing and slight discoloration to edge, else near fine condition. (Item #5028)
Price: $20.00
Une Affaire de Goût, A Selection of Cookbooks: 1475 to 1873: From the Library of Dr. and Mrs. John Talbot Gernon. Dr. & Mrs. John Talbot Gernon, Pegram Harrison.
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The Kenya Kitchen Cookery Book.
Nairobi: Taylor Advertising Ltd. 1964. Quarto-sized, 96 pages. Text illustrations (partly colored), additional illustrations contained in advertising matter. Index. IRST EDITION. An interesting cookbook published in Kenya in the early postcolonial era. The cuisine is unequivocally more British than African, despite the mention of local fresh water fish like Nile perch and tilapia and the inclusion of a section on curries and samosas, but there's nary a trace of a.... (Item #4397)
Price: $100.00
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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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Salami.
Phoenicia, NY: Woodstock Editions, 2001. Folio, 194 pages with 58 full page color plates. First edition, limited to 500 copies signed by Gissinger and numbered. Nearly sixty "portraits" of salamis taken by Gissinger on his travels through Milan's salumeria, with a funny and erudite series of essays by Oberlé as accompaniment. Text in French and English. In the artist's salami-pattern printed cloth; edges of text block also with salami pattern. Fine. (Item #1623)
Price: $450.00
Salami. Hans Gissinger, Gérard Oberlé.
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Giunta Brothers Manufacturing Co. Catalog No. 28.
Philadelphia: Giunta Brothers Manufacturing Co. [circa 1900]. Oblong stapled catalogue, 23 x 30.7 cm, 23 pages. Text in English and Italian. Heavily illustrated with photographs and drawings. Features typical Italian culinary wares: wine presses, pasta makers, coffee grinders, ice cream freezers, pizzelle irons, and more. “All items manufactured [...] are covered by patents.” In printed yellow wrappers with chipped corners and tide marks, otherwise near very good. [OCLC locates one... (Item #3645)
Price: $200.00


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