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The Culture of the Peach and Nectarine.
London: Groombridge, 1859. Octavo, v, 52, [2] pages. Ads. Chromolithograph frontispiece. First edition. Fine in original blind and gilt-stamped green cloth. (Item #5054)
Price: $400.00
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The New London Family Cook : or, Town and Country Housekeepers' Guide; Comprehending Directions for Marketing, With Illustrative Plates, on a Principle entirely new; General Observations, and Bills of Fare for every Week of the Year; Practical Instructions for preparing Soups, Broths, Gravies, Sauces, and Made Dishes.
London: Albion Press. Printed for J. and J. Cundee, Ive-Lane, [1811]. Octavo, 634 pages [lacking pages 633-634 (final leaf of index)]. Frontispiece portrait of the author and ten plates. Later printing of the third edition. Originally issued c. 1800 by J. Robins, with the second edition by J. Cundee in 1808. MacDonald was the Head Cook a the Bedford Tavern and Hotel, Covent-Garden. The condition is good only, with some... (Item #2674)
Price: $350.00
The New London Family Cook : or, Town and Country Housekeepers' Guide; Comprehending Directions for Marketing, With Illustrative Plates, on a Principle entirely new; General Observations, and Bills of Fare for every Week of the Year; Practical Instructions for preparing Soups, Broths, Gravies, Sauces, and Made Dishes. Duncan MacDonald.
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MacFarlane, Lang Co. Ltd. Biscuit Manufacturers, London & Glasgow, Christmas 1936.
1936. Quarto, 27.9 x 20.9 cm, 30 pages. Full color illustrations. Trade catalog for Christmas specialties of British biscuit manufacturers MacFarlane, Lang Co. Items featured include Scotch Shortbread, Victoria Cakes, Airtight Containers, and Dessert Gingerbread. In attractively designed orange wrappers bound with red ribbon. Some edgewear to wrappers, otherwise fine condition. (Item #3281)
Price: $250.00
MacFarlane, Lang Co. Ltd. Biscuit Manufacturers, London & Glasgow, Christmas 1936. Lang MacFarlane, Co. Ltd.
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Le Confiseur Moderne, ou L'Art du Confiseur, du Distillateur, du Raffiner de Sucre, du Parfumeur et du Limonadier, Contenant Tous les Procedes Generaux de Quelques Arts Qui S'y Rapportent, avec le Moyen de Connaitre les Falsifications et le Sophistications en Tout Genre ....
Paris: Corbet, Libraire, 1846. Octavo, xvi, 464 pages. Includes the scarce half-title. Title page is a cancel. Lacking the frontispiece. Stated eighth edition, but actually the ninth edition according to Cagle, A Matter of Taste (an earlier "huitieme edition" was published in 1838). A popular work, first published in 1803 and reissued frequently throughout the first half of the nineteenth century (this 1846 edition is the last published). Extensive recipes... (Item #4404)
Price: $500.00
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Cookery & Pastry. As Taught and Practiced by Mrs. Maciver, Teacher of those Arts in Edinburgh. A New Edition. To which is added, for the first time, Figures of Dinner & Supper Courses, from Five to Fifteen Dishes. Also, A Correct Listing of Everything in Season for Every Month in the Year.
Edinburgh/London: C. Elliot/G.G.J. & J. Robinson, 1787. Duodecimo, [i-v] vi-xii [13] 14-264. Sixth edition. Together with Mrs. Frazer, Susanna Maciver ran one of the few cookery schools in Edinburgh. Mrs. Frazer's book, The Practice of Cookery, is largely based on this work. For this edition, the author has added menus for dinners for five to fifteen people, as well as lists of ingredients in season month by month. The book..... (Item #2482)
Price: $500.00
Cookery & Pastry. As Taught and Practiced by Mrs. Maciver, Teacher of those Arts in Edinburgh. A New Edition. To which is added, for the first time, Figures of Dinner & Supper Courses, from Five to Fifteen Dishes. Also, A Correct Listing of Everything in Season for Every Month in the Year. Maciver, Susanna.
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A Short-title Catalogue of Household and Cookery Books published in the English Tongue, 1701-1800.
London: Prospect Books, 1981. Quarto, 197 pages. First edition. Illustrated throughout. Short-title gastronomic bibliography featuring over 300 English language titles. Red cloth with only minor bumping otherwise fine condition. In very good dust jacket. (Item #3471)
Price: $75.00
A Short-title Catalogue of Household and Cookery Books published in the English Tongue, 1701-1800. Virginia Maclean.
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A Short-title Catalogue of Household and Cookery Books published in the English Tongue, 1701-1800.
London: Prospect Books, 1981. Quarto, 197 pages. First edition. Illustrated throughout. Short-title gastronomic bibliography featuring over 300 English language titles. In dust jacket with minor rubbing. Boards and text in very fine condition, with bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. (Item #3512)
Price: $60.00
A Short-title Catalogue of Household and Cookery Books published in the English Tongue, 1701-1800. Virginia Maclean.
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A Short-title Catalogue of Household and Cookery Books published in the English Tongue, 1701-1800.
London: Prospect Books, 1981. Quarto, 197 pages. First edition. Illustrated throughout. Short-title gastronomic bibliography featuring over 300 English language titles. In dust jacket with minor rubbing. Boards and text in very fine condition, with bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. (Item #3513)
Price: $60.00
A Short-title Catalogue of Household and Cookery Books published in the English Tongue, 1701-1800. Virginia Maclean.
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Food and Drink Through the Ages, 2500 B.C. to 1937 A.D.: A Catalogue of Antiquities, Manuscripts, Books, and Engravings Treating of Cookery, Eating and Drinking, Including Books from the Library and with bookplate of Robert Viel, the famous Paris Restaurateur.
London: Maggs Bros Ltd. 1937. Large octavo, 191 pages plus index. Illustrated throughout. Bookseller's gastronomic catalogue with 767 titles, from a Babylonian tablet inscribed in Cuneiform characters to The Finer Cooking or Dishes for Parties published in 1937. Includes subject, ownership, language, and author indices. In wrappers with minor tape repair to spine and slight edge-wear. Text has very slight bumping and creases throughout, otherwise very good. (Item #3453)
Price: $40.00
Food and Drink Through the Ages, 2500 B.C. to 1937 A.D.: A Catalogue of Antiquities, Manuscripts, Books, and Engravings Treating of Cookery, Eating and Drinking, Including Books from the Library and with bookplate of Robert Viel, the famous Paris Restaurateur. Maggs Bros Ltd.
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New Bartender's Guide. Telling How To Mix All The Standard and Popular Drinks Called For Everyday.[with] The Up-to-date Bartender's Guide, a Valuable Ready Reference Guide to the Art of Mixing Drinks, Containing all the Standard and Popular Drinks, with a Choice Selection of Appropriate Toasts
Baltimore: I. & M. Ottenheimer, Publishers, 800-802 E. Fayette St. 1914; 1913. Two works issued as one volume. Small octavo (15 x 11 cm.), 62, [2], 64 pages. Publisher's advertisements to wrappers. Early edition. Text block age-toned, and somewhat brittle, with some pages dog eared. In publisher's illustrated, blue wrappers, with an image depicting a mustachioed bartender at work. Wrappers heavily chipped, but not affecting text or illustration(just the printed border). Good copy only. [Noling, page 776]. (Item #6794)
Price: $60.00
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The Pea.
New Delhi: Published for the United States Dept. of Agriculture and the National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C. by Amerind Pub. Co.;Oxonian Press, 1983. Large octavo (24 x 16 cm.), [7], 267 pages. Illustrated. Bibliography. First English language edition; originally published in Russian as Gorokh (Leningrad: Kolos, 1973).A detailed description of the pea plant, its morphology, biological and genetic data together with practical information on grain, vegetable and fodder varieties, and... (Item #6012)
Price: $60.00
The Pea. R. Kh Makasheva.
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Small Manuscript Recipe Collection.
[New York]: Prior & Bowne, [circa 1845 ff.]. Octavo-sized booklet (15.5 x 10 cm.), [16 pages]. A gathering of recipes in two or more hands (ink with pencil emendations), originating in Duchess County, New York and dating from 1845 or shortly thereafter, in a preprinted notebook originally with twelve leaves (15.5 x 10 cm.), of which the first four have been excised. Initials on the front cover “A.N.P.” likely correspond... (Item #5510)
Price: $350.00
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Commercial Index to First Hands in Drugs, Paints, Oils and Kindred Branches for 1873-1874 [cover title].
[circa 1873]. Narrow octavo, 56 pages, plus unpaginated memoranda section. Pages 1-25 of the Commercial Index are pasted over with clippings that include recipes for cakes, preserves, puddings, cookies, pies, and other household hints. Pages 26-55 remain intact with indices of business houses of Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh with maps showing locations. Interspersed are advertisements. Page 56-finis are forty-nine handwritten recipes, ranging from fly-paper and taffy to sausages... (Item #3270)
Price: $75.00
Commercial Index to First Hands in Drugs, Paints, Oils and Kindred Branches for 1873-1874 [cover title]. Manuscript Cook Book.
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[Manuscript in Ink and Pencil].
Mexico: [circa 1900 – 1915]. Octavo (18 x 12 cm.), 150 pages. Not illustrated. Text in Spanish. A manuscript cookbook, written in a single, very legible hand on unlined paper in a blank notebook. The hand suggests a single recorder, though variations in pencil, ink and size, suggest the recipes were recorded at various moments through time. One hundred forty one recipes fill one hundred eighteen pages of the blank... (Item #5607)
Price: $3,500.00
[Manuscript in Ink and Pencil]. Manuscript Cookbook – Mexican.
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A Receipt to Make Black Cherry Wine.
n.d. Manuscript recipe on single leaf. 15 x 17 cm. Fold lines visible, otherwise fine. (Item #3120)
Price: $90.00
A Receipt to Make Black Cherry Wine. Manuscript Cookery.
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Foods Note Book.
Undated. Octavo, 72 hand-numbered pages. Handwritten recipes in a ruled notebook. Manuscript notebook for a "Division #1 food class" by a Gloria Holden. Penciled in neat cursive, topics include notes on food preservation; cold pack methods for tomatoes, peaches, and pears; nutritional value of fruit; general rules for cereals; breakfast and lunch menus; rules for waiting tables; food value of vegetables; plus thirty recipes. Composition notebook; corners and text-block edges... (Item #3345)
Price: $50.00
Foods Note Book. Manuscript Recipe Book - Educational, Gloria Holden.
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[Report of Greater Boston Area Almshouse Menus].
Roxbury, MA: 1849. 24.5 x 20 cm, half-fold manuscript report. A handwritten report by a committee member of the Roxbury almshouse to assess the complaint that there are “Paupers living so much better than other Paupers”. The report quality of houses in the Boston area, looking specifically at menus. A weekly menu for the Charlston, Cambridge, and Roxbury almshouses are outlined specifically, with the conclusion that “New Bedford is the... (Item #4335)
Price: $350.00
[Report of Greater Boston Area Almshouse Menus]. Manuscript – Almshouses.
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[One page autograph letter signed.]
St Louis. MO: [circa 1940]. One page autographed letter signed, from Irma Rombauer, author of The Joy of Cooking, and a major figure in the history of American cooking. Addressed to Louise [Diallo],The last name was supplied by the seller and is not indicated on the letter itself. In black ink on cream colored stationery printed in brown, "Mrs. Edgar Rombauer - 5712 Cabanne Avenue - St. Louis - Mo... (Item #2180)
Price: $4,000.00
[One page autograph letter signed.]. Manuscript – ALS, Irma Rombauer.
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Kochrecepte.
Germany: [circa 1890-1915]. Octavo, (20 x14.5 cm.), 141 pages. Thumb indexed by subject. 105 pages of handwritten recipes, eighty-two of which are in a fine German script, with twenty-three pages in English in a somewhat similar hand. One hundred eighty recipes in all. Sections include Soups, Gemuse, Sleischspeisen, Fische, Braten, Wildpret, Saucen, Compots und Salate, Cremes, Puddings, L[illegible], Meat, Desserts. Recorded in a publisher’s blank recipe collection book, thumb indexed... (Item #6775)
Price: $150.00
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Scrapbook containing individual recipes in French and English.
England, France: [circa 1840-1910]. Quarto-sized scrapbook (28.5 x 23 cm.), with twenty-three individual recipe sheets pasted-in. Texts in English and French. An odd collection of loose recipes on individual sheets. We've been unable to make sense of the particular selection, which includes a number of duplicate recipes, for rather unusual dishes, appearing side by side. Three of the recipes are on printed stationery. Recipes include: [illeg.] Glace, Pouding au Chocolat... (Item #6731)
Price: $250.00
Scrapbook containing individual recipes in French and English. Manuscript – recipe scrapbook.
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Saloon Society. The Diary of a Year Beyond Aspirin.
New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce. 1960. Small quarto, 124 pages. Illustrated with photos by David Attie and designed by Alexey Brodovitch. First edition. "The members of Saloon Society live in a world where there is no tomorrow, where the jugs of bourbon pour like sunshine, where the cigarette smoke is as thick as dreams, where one rockets through the heightened moments of life" (from the jacket flap). Some light... (Item #2512)
Price: $250.00
Saloon Society. The Diary of a Year Beyond Aspirin. Bill Manville.
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The Experienced American Housekeeper, or Domestic Cookery: Formed on Principles of Economy, for the Use of Private Families. With an engraving.
New York: Robinson & Franklin, 1839. Duodecimo, 216 pages. With a folding table depicting a table setting, as well as two other engravings: one a butchering guide and the other James and Cornell's Improved Cooking Stove. Later American edition, substantially abridged. Originally published under the title A New System of Domestic Cookery, London 1806 or 1807. Handsomely rebound by St. Michael's Abbey in full brown calf, with red morocco spine... (Item #4434)
Price: $500.00
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A New System of Domestic Cookery : comprising practical and valuable receipts for preparing soups, gravies, made dishes, roasting, boiling, stewing, frying, &c. With useful instructions for selecting and purchasing all articles of food ; the whole art of confectionary ; and instructions for preserving and pickling, brewing, &c., &c.
London: William Tegg, 1868. Thick small octavo, [2], [iii]-xlviii, [49]-432 pages. [3] leaves of plates. Frontispiece. Originally printed in late 1805 but dated forward to 1806. The book went through dozens of printings. The author originally intended the book for use by her daughters, and borrowed a good number of the recipes in the original edition from her ancestor, Mary Kettilby. This has been called the "earliest manual of household... (Item #5227)
Price: $120.00
A New System of Domestic Cookery : comprising practical and valuable receipts for preparing soups, gravies, made dishes, roasting, boiling, stewing, frying, &c. With useful instructions for selecting and purchasing all articles of food ; the whole art of confectionary ; and instructions for preserving and pickling, brewing, &c., &c. Maria Eliza Ketelby Rundell, by a. Lady.
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A New System of Domestic Cookery; Formed Upon Principles of Economy. And adapted to the Use of Private Families. By a Lady.
London: Printed for John Murray, Fleet-Street; J. Harding, St. James's-Street; and A. Constable and Co., Edinburgh; at the Union Printing-Office, St. John's Square, by W. Wilson, 1808. Duodecimo (10 x 16 cm.), [22], xxx, [2], 351, [1, advertisement] pages. Engraved frontispiece, plus nine additional leaves of plates in text. New edition, corrected [i.e., Third edition]. Originally published in 1806 and frequently revised and reprinted under a variety of titles in... (Item #4379)
Price: $400.00
A New System of Domestic Cookery; Formed Upon Principles of Economy. And adapted to the Use of Private Families. By a Lady. Maria Eliza Ketelby Rundell, by a. Lady.
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Cross Creek Cookery. By Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. With Drawings by Robert Camp.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1942. Octavo (21.5 x 14.5 cm.), xxii, 230 pages. Illustrated endpapers. Full-page black-&-white reproductions of watercolors and illustrated chapter headings. ~ Evident FIRST EDITION, in a second state dust jacket, with "$3.00" on the flap. ~ Idiosyncratic, literary elucidation of cookery as described in the memoir of a “northern” transplant to a small community in a corner of Alachua County (in north-central Florida). Widely venerated... (Item #4835)
Price: $200.00


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