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The Cooking Box: How to Make and Use It; Together with Eighty Economical Recipes Adapted for Fireless Cookery.
London; Colchester: National Society's Depository; Printed by Spottiswoode, Ballantyne and Co. Ltd. 1917. Small octavo (18.5 x 12.5 cm.), viii, [ii], 82 pages. Illustrated. Table of contents. First and only edition. Soused Mackerel, Irish Stew, Sea-Pie, Tripe and Onions, Swede Turnips, Treacle Pudding, Apple Charlotte: the eighty recipes are intended to reassure readers that standard English fare can readily be prepared economically in the cooking box. The phrase "fireless cooker"... (Item #5516)
Price: $150.00
The Cooking Box: How to Make and Use It; Together with Eighty Economical Recipes Adapted for Fireless Cookery. Constance Radcliffe-Cooke.
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The Experienced English House-keeper. For the Use and Ease of Ladies, The House-keepers, Cooks, &c., Wrote Purely from Practice. Dedicated to the Hon. Lady Elizabeth Warburton, Whom the Author lately served as Housekeeper...
Manchester: Printed by J. Harrop for the author, 1769. Octavo, iv+362 + xii pages. Two engraved folding plates of table settings. First edition. One of the most celebrated and popular of 18th century cookery books, placing the author in the same sphere as Hannah Glasse. In addition to her position as housekeeper to Lady Warburton, Raffald operated the Bull's Head Pub in Manchester, and the King's Head in Salford, both... (Item #2418)
Price: $2,500.00
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The Experienced English House-keeper. For the Use and Ease of Ladies, The House-keepers, Cooks, &c., Wrote Purely from Practice. Dedicated to the Hon. Lady Elizabeth Warburton, Whom the Author lately served as Housekeeper... The Seventh Edition.
London: Printed for the author, and sold by R. Baldwin, No. 47, in Pater-noster Row. 1780. Octavo, iii, [1], 412, xiv pages. Two engraved folding plates of table settings, and one folding plate of stove fires. Stated seventh edition. One of the most celebrated and popular of 18th century cookery books, placing the author in the same sphere as Hannah Glasse. In addition to her position as housekeeper to Lady... (Item #5170)
Price: $1,200.00
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The Experienced English Housekeeper. For the use and ease of ladies, housekeepers, cooks, &c., Written purely from practice. Dedicated to the Hon. Lady Elizabeth Warburton, whom the author lately served as housekeeper...
London: T. Wilson & R. Spence, 1806. Octavo, 397 pages. With three folding plates. A later, "New Edition, in which are inserted some celebrated Receipts by other modern Authors." Originally published in 1769, The Experienced English Housekeeper was one of the most celebrated and popular of 18th century cookery books, placing the author in the same sphere as Hannah Glasse. In addition to her position as housekeeper to Lady Warburton... (Item #2321)
Price: $1,200.00
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The Experienced English Housekeeper. For the use and ease of ladies, housekeepers, cooks, &c., Written purely from practice. Dedicated to the Hon. Lady Elizabeth Warburton, whom the author lately served as housekeeper...
London: Printed for J. Brambles, A. Meggitt, and J. Waters, by H. Mozley, Market-place, Gainsborough, 1805. 24mo., vii, [1], 282 pages. Frontispiece depicting a kitchen table laden with fish, flesh and fowl. One folding plate, depicting the stove fires; lacking the two plates of table settings. A later, “New Edition, in which are inserted some celebrated Receipts by other modern Authors” in a handy small format. Originally published in 1769... (Item #5169)
Price: $900.00
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The Experienced English Housekeeper. For the use and ease of ladies, housekeepers, cooks, &c., Written purely from practice. Dedicated to the Hon. Lady Elizabeth Warburton, whom the author lately served as housekeeper...
London: Printed for J. Brambles, A. Meggitt, and J. Waters, by H. Mozley, Gainsborough, 1814. 24mo., vii, [1], 282 pages. Frontispiece depicting a kitchen table laden with fish, flesh and fowl. One folding plate (of three). A later, "New Edition, in which are inserted some celebrated Receipts by other modern Authors" in a handy small format. Originally published in 1769, The Experienced English Housekeeper was one of the most celebrated... (Item #5171)
Price: $900.00
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Quarter of a Century with the Traveling Public and What it Taught Me, by Edwin Kachel. Price one dollar.
[Seattle: Progressive Printing Co.], 1937. Octavo (20 x14.5 cm.), [10], 113 pages. Illustrated with a portrait of the author. FIRST & ONLY EDITION. A memoir of a railroad steward, having served in dining-car service on the Portland to Seattle run since 1911. In part a guide to ‘Humanized Hospitality’ on the railroads, and in part profiles of some of the celebrities the author served. Green-titled wrappers, backed in brown cloth;... (Item #6831)
Price: $150.00
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Code Gourmand. Avec une preface de Leo d'Orfer et des illustrations de Stab.
Paris: Eugene Figuiere, Editeur, 1923. 192 pages. Colored illustrations in the text. Publisher's catalog pages [177]-192. Horace-Napoleon Raisson (1798-1854) was a journalist, historian, gourmet and author of numerous "codes" interpreting the manners and morals of nineteenth century French society [e.g., Le Code galant, Le Code conjugal, etc.]. He was a popular enough writer in his lifetime, although today his works are, in the words of the writer of the preface... (Item #4386)
Price: $100.00
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Myco-Gastronomie. Avec un Preface de Robert J. Courtine.
Marseille: Laffitte Reprints, 1979. With an introduction by Roger Heim. Octavo, 109 pages. With reproductions of the eight hand-colored woodblock illustrations by J.-V. Prost. Facsimile edition of the original 1954 publication. One of the greatest of epicurean mushroom cookbooks. This facsimile edition carries a new edition by the famed gastronome Robert J. Courtine. A fine copy in publisher's gilt-stamped, morocco-grained, red cloth. Quite scarce, even in facsimile. [Volbracht 1703]. (Item #2172)
Price: $200.00
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The Foundations of Mathematics, and other Logical Essays. Edited by R. B. Braithwaite. With a Preface by G. E. Moore.
London; New York: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner; Harcourt Brace and Company, 1931. International Library of Psychology, Philosophy and Scientific Method. Octavo (22 x 14.5 cm.), xviii, 292, 20 pages. Publishers advertisements at rear (dated 1933-4). First Edition, first printing. Essays by the Cambridge philosopher and member of the Cambridge Apostles, Frank Plumpton Ramsey, collected from his published and unpublished papers, on the philosophy of mathematics and other topics of this... (Item #6489)
Price: $100.00
The Foundations of Mathematics, and other Logical Essays. Edited by R. B. Braithwaite. With a Preface by G. E. Moore. Frank Plumpton Ramsey.
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The Virginia Housewife: or, Methodical Cook. Method is the Soul of Management.
Philadelphia: Published by E.H. Butler & Co. 1851. Small octavo, xii, 180, [12] pages. Later printing, based on stereotyped plates made in 1831 and used for later printings through 1860. The first edition was published in 1824. The first regional cookbook published in America. Karen Hess called this book "the most influential American cookbook of the nineteenth century... and a case may be made for considering it to be the... (Item #4818)
Price: $750.00
The Virginia Housewife: or, Methodical Cook. Method is the Soul of Management. Mary Randolph.
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The Virginia Housewife: or, Methodical Cook. Method is the Soul of Management. Stereotype Edition, with Amendments and Additions.
Baltimore: Published by John Plaskitt, 218 Market Street, 1836. 16mo., xii, 180 pages. Styled fifth edition, later printing (after Cagle). Stereotyped plates for this edition were made in 1831 and used for later printings through 1860. The first edition was published in 1824, and this volume was copyright 1828. The first regional cookbook published in America. Karen Hess called this book "The most influential American cookbook of the nineteenth century..... (Item #4034)
Price: $1,500.00
The Virginia Housewife: or, Methodical Cook. Method is the Soul of Management. Stereotype Edition, with Amendments and Additions. Mary Randolph.
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The Epicurean, a Complete Treatise of Analytical and Practical Studies on the Culinary Art. Including Table and Wine Service, How to Prepare and Cook Dishes, an Index for Marketing, a Great Variety of Bills of Fare for Breakfasts, Luncheons, Dinners, Suppers, Ambigus, Buffets, etc., and a Selection of Interesting Bills of Fare from Delmonico's, from 1862 to 1894. Making a Franco-American Culinary Encyclopedia.
Chicago: Hotel Monthly Press, 1920. Thick quarto, 1183 pages. Illustrated. Later printing of the 1894 classic, originally self-published, by Charles Ranhofer of Delmonico's. An encyclopedic book containing the great chef's recipes accumulated over his thirty four years at Delmonico's including signature dishes such as Lobster Newburg and Baked Alaska (Ranhofer did not invent this dish, but did name it). This great work is considered an American equivalent of Escoffier's Guide... (Item #3363)
Price: $450.00
The Epicurean, a Complete Treatise of Analytical and Practical Studies on the Culinary Art. Including Table and Wine Service, How to Prepare and Cook Dishes, an Index for Marketing, a Great Variety of Bills of Fare for Breakfasts, Luncheons, Dinners, Suppers, Ambigus, Buffets, etc., and a Selection of Interesting Bills of Fare from Delmonico's, from 1862 to 1894. Making a Franco-American Culinary Encyclopedia. Charles Ranhofer.
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The Epicurean, a Complete Treatise of Analytical and Practical Studies on the Culinary Art. Including Table and Wine Service, How to Prepare and Cook Dishes, an Index for Marketing, a Great Variety of Bills of Fare for Breakfasts, Luncheons, Dinners, Suppers, Ambigus, Buffets, etc., and a Selection of Interesting Bills of Fare from Delmonico's, from 1862 to 1894. Making a Franco-American Culinary Encyclopedia.
Chicago: Hotel Monthly Press, 1920. Thick quarto, 1183 pages. Illustrated. Later printing of the 1894 classic, originally self-published, by Charles Ranhofer of Delmonico's. An encyclopedic book containing the great chef's recipes accumulated over his thirty four years at Delmonico's including signature dishes such as Lobster Newburg and Baked Alaska (Ranhofer did not invent this dish, but did name it). This great work is considered an American equivalent of Escoffier's Guide... (Item #6825)
Price: $350.00
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The Journal of the American Agricultural Association. Vol. 1, No. 1.
New York: Published by the Association, 1881. Large octavo, 260 + xxvi pages ads. Illustrated. The first issue of this journal issued by the A.A.A. with the original prospectus for the journal laid in. Includes articles on seed quality, dairying, Holstein cattle, watermelons, irrigation in California, wheat, sheep, fish and more. Of particular interest are essays, Daniel Ammen's "Country Homes and Who Should Have Them" which addresses on both practical... (Item #2129)
Price: $90.00
The Journal of the American Agricultural Association. Vol. 1, No. 1. Joseph H. Reall.
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Elisha Sears' Inn, Hartford.
[Hartford, Conn. circa 1820 to 1823]. Printed and holograph receipt for board (14.5 x 8.5 cm.), single sheet printed recto only. Simple typographical border. The upper date limit is based on external evidence (the Inn was sold to a new owner who renamed it The Eagle Tavern in 1823(Conn. History online)). An unidentified client ran up a bill of $21.27, for twenty breakfasts, eighteen dinners, and twenty suppers, as well... (Item #6474)
Price: $200.00
Elisha Sears' Inn, Hartford. Receipt for Board; Elisha Sears' Inn, Conn Hartford.
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The Rector Cook Book. World Famous Recipes. Specialties from Noted Restaurants including those mentioned in "A Cook's Tour" and "The Girl from Rector's" as appeared in the Saturday Evening Post.
Chicago, IL: Rector Publishing Company, 1928. Octavo, 173 pages + index + ads. First edition. If you're looking for golden age recipes, this is the best of the raconteur chef George Rector's books by far. It includes recipes found in his other works and in his Saturday Evening Post column. So much of what Rector wrote was puffery; culinary historian David Kamp has called him a "congenital embellisher" while debunking... (Item #2481)
Price: $300.00
The Rector Cook Book. World Famous Recipes. Specialties from Noted Restaurants including those mentioned in "A Cook's Tour" and "The Girl from Rector's" as appeared in the Saturday Evening Post. George Rector.
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The Rector Cook Book. World Famous Recipes. Specialties from Noted Restaurants including those mentioned in "A Cook's Tour" and "The Girl from Rector's" as appeared in the Saturday Evening Post.
Chicago, IL: Rector Publishing Company, 1928. Octavo, 173 pages + index + ads. First edition. If you're looking for golden age recipes, this is the best of the raconteur chef George Rector's books by far. It includes recipes found in his other works and in his Saturday Evening Post column. So much of what Rector wrote was puffery; culinary historian David Kamp has called him a "congenital embellisher" while debunking... (Item #2564)
Price: $150.00
The Rector Cook Book. World Famous Recipes. Specialties from Noted Restaurants including those mentioned in "A Cook's Tour" and "The Girl from Rector's" as appeared in the Saturday Evening Post. George Rector.
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A History and Description of Modern Wines. Third Edition with Revisions and Corrections.
London: Henry G. Bohn, York Street, Covent Garden, 1860. Octavo, 440 pages. Third, revised edition, later printing. The "first book in English that deals exclusively with modern wines." (Gabler page 304). Simon says, "no other book written in English on the subject of wines has ever been more popular nor so copiously copied from..." The title page bears the ownership signature of G. Mead Tooker, of Manhattan and Newport, and... (Item #2643)
Price: $300.00
A History and Description of Modern Wines. Third Edition with Revisions and Corrections. Cyrus Redding.
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Every Man his Own Butler, by the author of the "History and description of modern wines.”
London: Whittaker and Co., Ave Maria Lane; Printed by Manning and Mason, 1839. Duodecimo (18 x cm.), xv, 200 pages. FIRST EDITION. A guide to the buying, storing and drinking of wine by the journalist and author, Cyrus Redding, 1785-1870. 'The chief thing in the art of drinking wine is to keep within those salutary limits which mark the beneficial from the pernicious ... This is best done by studying... (Item #6288)
Price: $600.00
Every Man his Own Butler, by the author of the "History and description of modern wines.”. Cyrus Redding.
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Bacco in Toscana. Ditirambo. Colle Annotazioni Accresciute.
Firenze [Florence]: Per Piero Matini, 1691. Small quarto (23 cm), (8), 46; (2), 251, pages. Title page in red and black with printer’s vignette; decorative head- and tail-pieces, and ornamental initial caps. Text in Italian. ~ Third edition, improved. Franceso Redi (1626-1697) used the form of Ditirambo (dithyramb), a poetic meter of the ancient Greeks in the form of a song, here a paean praising the benefits of wine, particularly... (Item #5901)
Price: $1,000.00
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Starting and Managing a Small Automatic Vending Business.
Washington, DC: Small Business Administration, 1967. 23.3 x 15 cm, 70 pages. First edition. Illustrated throughout. Volume thirteen in the government sponsored "Starting and Managing Series" offers practical advice for starting and running a successful vending machine business. In wrappers with slight discoloration to spine edge, rusting staples, and slight foxing, else very good. (Item #3619)
Price: $40.00
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How to Buy Rare Books, A Practical Guide to the Antiquarian Book Market.
Oxford: Phaidon, Christie's Ltd. 1985. Large square octavo, 159 pages. First edition. Illustrated throughout. Part of "Christie's Collectors Guides" series, this guide provides historical context and offers practical advice to buyers of antiquarian books. Dust jacket, boards, and text in fine condition. (Item #3478)
Price: $30.00
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Cookery and Housekeeping. A Manual of Domestic Economy for Large and Small Families. With eight coloured illustrations and numerous woodcuts. Third Edition.
London: Longmans Green and Co. 1882. Octavo, 540, [2] pages. Illustrated with eight chromo-lithographed plates and woodcuts in the text. Third edition, published in the same year as the first. A Victorian era cookbook aimed at reasonably modest households, with some of the menus containing more elaborate preparations. With an eye to a larger audience she states, "It is hoped that the greater portion of [the recipes] and the early... (Item #3105)
Price: $350.00
Cookery and Housekeeping. A Manual of Domestic Economy for Large and Small Families. With eight coloured illustrations and numerous woodcuts. Third Edition. Mrs. Henry Reeve, Christina Georgina Jane.
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How to Cook for Children: A Cook Book for Mothers.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1927. Octavo, 250 pages. Later printing with introduction by Dr. Chalres Gilmore Kerley. An instruction manual to bridge the gap between physicians' prescribed diet for children and a mother's ability to provide recommended foods. The author, a mother of six, has spent countless hours in thoughtful experimentation to provide mothers with not only tested recipes, but processes from, "squeezing oranges to baking milk puddings... (Item #3133)
Price: $50.00
How to Cook for Children: A Cook Book for Mothers. Estelle M. Reilly.


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