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Les fastes de Bacchus et de Comus, ou Histoire du boire et du manger en Europe, de l'antiquité à nos jours, à travers les livres.
Paris: Belfond, 1989. Quarto, 643 pages. First edition. Text in French. Illustrated throughout. an indispensable gastronomic bibliography featuring over 1150 European titles with annotations, dating from the 15th to 20th century. In red cloth, with dust jacket. As new. Cardboard slipcase worn. (Item #3452)
Price: $200.00
Les fastes de Bacchus et de Comus, ou Histoire du boire et du manger en Europe, de l'antiquité à nos jours, à travers les livres. Gérard Oberlé.
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Bates Vineyard and Grape Nursery, White Hall, Illinois. Directions for the planting, pruning, training, and care of grape vines and small fruits. By W.P. & L.O. Bates, growers of and dealers in choice varieties of grape vines and other small fruits, especially for the retail trade [cover title].
[White Hall, Ill.]: White Hall Republican Print, [circa 1890]. Machine-sewn booklet in wrappers (16.5 x 12 cm.), 12 pages. Illustrated. Printed throughout in dark blue. Stated “Fourth edition, 5000”. A small trade catalogue for this Illinois grape and small fruit nursery. The small fruits section includes strawberries, currants, gooseberries, raspberries, and blackberries. Pages creased and edges chipped and with closed tears. Original pink, printed wrappers. Unrecorded. [OCLC locates no copies... (Item #6795)
Price: $250.00
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Exhibition of recent work by Claes Oldenburg: opening 4-7 pm, Tuesday April 7 continuing through May 2, 1964 [at] Sidney Janis Gallery, 15 East 57th Street, New York.
New York: Sidney Janis Gallery, 1964. Quarto-sized booklet in wrappers (28 x 22 cm.), [2],[12], [2] pages. Illustrated. Cover title: Oldenburg. FIRST EDITION. Catalogue of this early and important one man show, coming before his major museum exhibitions at the Moderna Museet (1966), MOMA (1968), and London's Tate (1970). Tiniest bit of edgewear, otherwise fine. (Item #6751)
Price: $50.00
Exhibition of recent work by Claes Oldenburg: opening 4-7 pm, Tuesday April 7 continuing through May 2, 1964 [at] Sidney Janis Gallery, 15 East 57th Street, New York. Claes Oldenburg, Sidney Janis Gallery.
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Les Vertus de Civilite. Célébrées au burin par Gautier-Constant.
n.p. Raymond Oliver, [circa 1950]. Small folio, 16 unbound leaves, with letterpress text, or engraved illustration, "celebres au burin par Gautier-Constant". First and only edition. Number seventy-four of one hundred numbered copies printed. A guide to appropriate behaviors for those involved in active flirtation and seduction, from the chef/owner of Le Grand Vefour, one of the greatest of French restaurants of its day. The virtues include "tact", "discretion", "la pudeur"... (Item #2086)
Price: $500.00
Les Vertus de Civilite. Célébrées au burin par Gautier-Constant. Raymond Oliver, Raymond Gautier-Constant.
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Recettes pour un ami. Préface et illustrations de Jean Cocteau. Introduction de Emmanuel Berl.
Paris: Galerie Jean Giraudoux, 1964. Quarto, unpaginated. 20 original illustrations in red on ivory cloth pages. First edition, limited to 800 copies, with this being number 64 of 770 unsigned copies. A collection of recipes by the chef of Le Grand Vefour, the first grand restaurant of Paris, which originally opened in 1784. The restaurant was revived with Oliver in charge in 1948, having been closed in 1905. It was... (Item #4807)
Price: $900.00
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Economié, Gastronomié, ...Santé, Beauté...
Brussels/Paris: Les Editions de la Toison D'or, 1941. Octavo, 251 pages. First edition. A French/Belgian wartime cookbook. The wrapper is stamped with the words, (my translation) "Have more sugar, I have no butter, I have plenty of meat." Pages a bit browned from the wartime paper, pink printed wrappers a bit edgeworn and faded, otherwise very good. Scarce. (Item #2989)
Price: $40.00
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The French Menu Cookbook. A revised and updated edition of a Culinary Classic... with illustrations by Judith Eldridge.
Boston, Mass. David R. Godine, Publisher, 1985. Small quarto, x, [2], 295, [8] pages. Limited, deluxe issue of the second edition; #99 of 250 numbered copies each signed by the author in the colophon. Originally published by Simon & Schuster in 1970. The author's first book, and a classic at that. The French Menu Cookbook was voted "Best Cookbook Ever" by The Observer Food Monthly. Richard Olney was one of... (Item #6152)
Price: $150.00
The French Menu Cookbook. A revised and updated edition of a Culinary Classic... with illustrations by Judith Eldridge. Richard Olney.
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Romaneé-Conti.
Paris: Flammarion, 1991. Large quarto, 192 pages. Illustrated. First edition. Text in French. Originally published in this French translation, by Jean Forberger. The English language edition was published four years later. A joyous exploration of the gran cru Burgundy from the Cote de Nuits, of which the critic Clive Coates said, "a yardstick with which to judge all other Burgundies." A touch of very light spotting to textblock edges, otherwise... (Item #2695)
Price: $150.00
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Simple French Food.
London: Jill Norman & Hobhouse Ltd. 1974. Octavo, 339 pages. First UK edition. A classic book. The best of Cuisine Bourgeoise from one of the greatest of cookbook authors. These are not simple recipes, but rather recipes for food not found in haut cuisine restaurants, food of the ordinary people. Tiny bit of foxing to edges of text block, otherwise fine in gray cloth. With a price clipped, but otherwise... (Item #2785)
Price: $75.00
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African Cookery Book.
Nairobi: Kenway Publications/East African Educational Publishers Ltd. 1993. Octavo, 152 pages. Text illustrations by David Carnegie. Later printing. The recipes in African Cookery Book represent a cross section of communities in East Africa - Ugandan, Tanzanian and Kenyan and also Asian and European recipes from local ingredients. Tips are given on kitchen storage; nutrition and diets; marketing and storing food and cooking and hygiene. Special consideration is given for individual... (Item #3042)
Price: $20.00
African Cookery Book. Mary Ominde.
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Cooking with Yogurt.
London: Andre Deutsch Limited, 1960. Octavo, 120 pages. Second impression. A nice little collection of recipes each using yogurt as an ingredient. Yogurt was becoming popularly recognized for its health benefits, The Turkish author brings her culture to bear on the recipes, but there are others from different cultures as well. Fine in a fine dust jacket. (Item #2071)
Price: $35.00
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Osborne, Farm Annual. 1913.
Auburn, NY: Osborne Division, 1913. Octavo, 96 pages. Illustrated throughout. A handsome farm annual, with lots of information on general farm tasks, and depictions of how the Osborne line of farm tools and implements can make those tasks easier. Includes some basic recipes, lunar charts, and photos and line drawings of tools. The chromolithographed wrappers depict the goddess of agriculture, Ceres, walking through a garden gate. Very near fine. (Item #2126)
Price: $60.00
Osborne, Farm Annual. 1913. Osborne Division, International Harvester.
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The Handy Housekeeper: Containing many of the good things that have appeared in the "Farm Journal" for the past eight years, with other new and original hints and helps for busy rural housewives. Edited by Our Country Cousin.
Philadelphia and Chicago: Farm Journal; copyright 1885 by Wilmer Atkinson; Electroplated, printed, and bound by J.F. Dickson & Co. 1886. Duodecimo (13 x 8.5 cm.), 64 pages. Illustrated. Table of contents is really a short index. Second printing. The 1885 original issue appears to have been 96 pages long, and larger in dimensions (18 cm. tall). A home economics manual for the rural housewife, drawn from the pages of Farm... (Item #6692)
Price: $90.00
The Handy Housekeeper: Containing many of the good things that have appeared in the "Farm Journal" for the past eight years, with other new and original hints and helps for busy rural housewives. Edited by Our Country Cousin. Our Country Cousin; Farm Journal; Wilmer Atkinson.
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Choice Cookery.
New York: Harper & Brothers, Franklin Square, 1889. Thick duodecimo, 316, [4] pages. Ads. First edition. A collection of recipes original written for the pages of Harper's Bazaar. The book encourages a style of simple cookery, but contains more than a touch of luxury, but not extravagance. The recipes themselves, which include "reed birds in aspic", and "compote of pigeon", are written in full narrative, are an enjoyable read, and... (Item #2168)
Price: $200.00
Choice Cookery. Catherine Owen, pseud. of Helen Alice Matthews Nitsch.
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Ten Dollars Enough: keeping house well on ten dollars a week; how it has been done; how it may be done again.
Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1898. Small octavo, ix, 279, 14 pages of publisher's ads. Later printing, originally published in 1886. Domestic advice and recipe book portrayed through a fictional story of a young married couple and their German servant. Originally published serially in Good Housekeeping magazine. In blue publisher's cloth printed in black and gold, with some edgewear and lightly soiled. Very slight foxing throughout, otherwise... (Item #4965)
Price: $70.00
Ten Dollars Enough: keeping house well on ten dollars a week; how it has been done; how it may be done again. Catherine Owen, Helen Alice Matthews Nitsch.
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Delicious Desserts for Dainty Diners: Fifty-six recipes for making desserts. Compiled by Mrs. De Witt C. Owen.
Dixon, Ill. the author; Star Jobs Press, 1900. Stapled booklet (16 x cm.), 16 pages. FIRST EDITION. Another in the series of charming self-published cookbooks produced under the name "Mrs. De Witt C. Owen". The author, Ella "Nellie" Upton Leighton, was born in Steuben, Maine, and adopted into the Leighton family. Her husband, Dewitt Clinton Owen was a newspaperman, owner of Dixon Illinois' Tri-Weekly Star, whose thrice a week publication... (Item #6434)
Price: $50.00
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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] left blank for "Additional recipes". 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... (Item #5994)
Price: $60.00
Ripley's Sweet Sixteen: Sixteen Recipes for Homemade Candies. Compiled by Mrs. De Witt C. Owen. Mrs. De Witt C. Owen, Ella "Nellie" Upton Leighton Owen.
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Beef, Veal and Leftovers. First of a series on meats. [Cover title: Meats. Beef, Veal and Leftovers].
Dixon, Illinois: Privately Printed at the Star Job Rooms, [circa 1900]. Cord-bound booklet (15.5 x 12 cm.), 16 pages. FIRST EDITION. Another in the series of charming self-published cookbooks produced under the name "Mrs. De Witt C. Owen". The author, Ella "Nellie" Upton Leighton, was born in Steuben, Maine, and adopted into the Leighton family. Her husband, Dewitt Clinton Owen was a newspaperman, owner of Dixon Illinois' Tri-Weekly Star, whose... (Item #6807)
Price: $120.00
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Soups, Number Seven of the Ripley Series of Cook Books. Containing about three dozen Tested Recipes for making Soups and Chowders.
Dixon, Illinois: Privately Printed at the Star Job Rooms, [circa 1900]. Cord-bound booklet (15 x 12 cm.), 16 pages. FIRST EDITION. Another in the series of charming self-published cookbooks produced under the name "Mrs. De Witt C. Owen". The author, Ella "Nellie" Upton Leighton, was born in Steuben, Maine, and adopted into the Leighton family. Her husband, Dewitt Clinton Owen was a newspaperman, owner of Dixon Illinois' Tri-Weekly Star, whose... (Item #6806)
Price: $120.00
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Notes from a Collector's Catalogue: With a Bibliography of English Cookery Books.
London: Messrs. John and Edward Bumpus, Ltd. 1909. Octavo, 116 pages. First edition. The first gastronomic bibliography by Oxford. Together with the author's English Cookery Books to the Year 1850, Bitting describes this as the "most detailed and exhaustive treating of English cookery books" (352). Though a text on collecting in general, approximately three-quarters of the book is dedicated to a bibliography of English cookery books dating 1508 to 1814... (Item #3523)
Price: $100.00
Notes from a Collector's Catalogue: With a Bibliography of English Cookery Books. A. W. Oxford.
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Notes from a Collector's Catalogue: With a Bibliography of English Cookery Books.
London: Messrs. John and Edward Bumpus, Ltd. 1909. Octavo, 116 pages. First edition. The first of Oxford's important gastronomic bibliographies. Along with English Cookery Books to the Year 1850, Bitting describes them as the "most detailed and exhaustive treating of English cookery books" (352). Though a text on collecting in general, approximately three-quarters of the book is dedicated to a bibliography of English cookery books dating 1508 to 1814. Quarter-cloth... (Item #3377)
Price: $90.00
Notes from a Collector's Catalogue: With a Bibliography of English Cookery Books. A. W. Oxford, Arnold Whitaker.
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Notes from a Collector's Catalogue: With a Bibliography of English Cookery Books.
London: Messrs. John and Endward Bumpus, Ltd. 1909. Octavo, 116 pages. First edition. The first of Oxford's important gastronomic bibliographies. Along with English Cookery Books to the Year 1850, Bitting describes them as the "most detailed and exhaustive treating of English cookery books" (352). Though a text on collecting in general, approximately three-quarters of the book is dedicated to a bibliography of English cookery books dating 1508 to 1814. Quarter-cloth... (Item #3378)
Price: $150.00
Notes from a Collector's Catalogue: With a Bibliography of English Cookery Books. A. W. Oxford, Arnold Whitaker.
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Notes from a Collector's Catalogue: With a Bibliography of English Cookery Books.
London: Messrs. John and Endward Bumpus, Ltd. 1909. Octavo, 116 pages. First edition. The first of Oxford's important gastronomic bibliographies. Along with English Cookery Books to the Year 1850, Bitting describes them as the "most detailed and exhaustive treating of English cookery books" (352). Though a text on collecting in general, approximately three-quarters of the book is dedicated to a bibliography of English cookery books dating 1508 to 1814. Quarter-cloth... (Item #3379)
Price: $150.00
Notes from a Collector's Catalogue: With a Bibliography of English Cookery Books. A. W. Oxford, Arnold Whitaker.
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English Cookery Books to the Year 1850.
London: Henry Frowde/Oxford University Press, 1913. Small octavo, 192 pages. First edition. Important gastronomic bibliography of English cookery books dating 1500 to 1850. Approximately 400 carefully recorded entries with annotations. The "...most detailed and exhaustive treating of English cookery books" says Bitting (352). Blue cloth slightly rubbed with gilt lettering. Text has some pencil annotations and marginal marks from previous owner. Dust jacket shows some wear, part of spine title lost and drawn in. (Item #3375)
Price: $150.00
English Cookery Books to the Year 1850. Arnold Whitaker Oxford.
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English Cookery Books to the Year 1850.
London: The Holland Press, 1977. Small octavo, 192 pages. Facsimile of the original 1913 edition of the important gastronomic bibliography of English cookery books dating 1500 to 1850. Approximately 400 carefully recorded entries with annotations. The "...most detailed and exhaustive treating of English cookery books" says Bitting (352). Red cloth with gilt lettering with just slight rubbing, front board has a very faint stain. Near very good. (Item #3376)
Price: $90.00
English Cookery Books to the Year 1850. Arnold Whitaker Oxford.


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