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276.
Mastering the Art of French Cooking (volume two only).
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1970. Quarto, 555, liv pages. First edition, first printing of the second volume of Julia Child's classic work, published nine years after the first volume. For this second work, Julia was joined by Simone Beck only. The book is in very good condition, in original publisher's cloth. The dust jacket has some age-toning to the spine and rear panel as well, red-titling to spine now... (Item #5219)
Price: $150.00
Mastering the Art of French Cooking (volume two only). Julia Child, Simone Beck.
277.
Mastering the Art of French Cooking (Volumes 1 & 2, both signed).
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1966. Quarto, 684 + xxxii pages & 555 + liv pages. First edition, twelfth printing and first edition, third printing respectively. Both volumes of the great classic, each signed by both Paul and Julia Child. The first volume a fine copy in a very near fine dust jacket, with just a touch of edgewear and soiling. The second volume with a touch of tape residue... (Item #2307)
Price: $2,500.00
Mastering the Art of French Cooking (Volumes 1 & 2, both signed). Julia Child, Louisette Betholle, Simone Beck.
278.
Mastering the Art of French Cooking.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1961. Quarto, xv, 684, xxxii, pages. FIRST EDITION, first printing. The classic book that started the career of the most famous of American food personalities. Some light soiling to original boards and to edges of text block; otherwise near fine. Lacking the dust jacket. Difficult to obtain in the true first state. (Item #6030)
Price: $500.00
Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Julia Child, Louisette Bertholle, Simone Beck.
279.
Mastering the Art of French Cooking.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1968. Quarto, xv, 684, xxxii, [2] pages. Seventeenth printing, originally issued in October 1961. The classic book that started the career of the most famous of American food personalities. Fading and light soil to top edge and to spine; the red is particularly faded. Good. Lacking dust jacket. Inscribed on the half-title, "Bon appetit to Michael, Julia Child, 9/22/92" (Item #6032)
Price: $350.00
Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Julia Child, Louisette Bertholle, Simone Beck.
280.
Delicate Feasting.
New York: Harper & Brothers, Franklin Square, 1890. Octavo, xii, 214 pages. Advertisements. Illustrations in the text. First edition. An interesting and often charming late nineteenth-century American gastronomy book. The book goes to great lengths to compare American and British cooking with French, unfavorably. He holds up Whistler's peacock room for the Leyland house as an example of a properly decorated dining room, and includes and interesting section on the... (Item #2626)
Price: $150.00
Delicate Feasting. Theodore Child.
281.
Delicate Feasting.
New York: Harper & Brothers, Franklin Square, 1890. Octavo, xii, 214 pages. Adverisements. Illustrations in the text. First edition. An interesting and often charming late nineteenth-century American gastronomy book. The book goes to great lengths to compare American and British cooking with French, unfavorably. He holds up Whistler's peacock room for the Leyland house as an example of a properly decorated dining room, and includes and interesting section on the... (Item #5022)
Price: $150.00
282.
Description of the Educational Exhibit of Cocoa and Chocolate
Dorchester; Boston, Mass. Walter Baker & Co., Inc.; The Barta Press, 1915. Oblong octavo (13 x 21 cm.), 39, [1], [12] pages. Six color chromolithograph plates and numerous illustrations in the text. Later printing; originally issued in 1897. A well-illustrated promotional item describing the transformation of cocoa seeds from raw material to a "health-giving Breakfast cocoa and chocolate". Some of these little books accompanied a wooden salesman's case containing four... (Item #6169)
Price: $150.00
Description of the Educational Exhibit of Cocoa and Chocolate. Chocolate, Walter Baker, Inc Co., Inc Co., Mass Dorchester.
283.
A Book of Recipes. Second and Improved edition, compiled by the Womans Guild of Christ Church Cathedral.
Lexington, Kentucky: [The Church; Printed by] Press of James M. Byrnes Co. 1926. Octavo (21 x 14.75 cm.), 122 pages. Advertisements. “Index” is actually a table of contents. ~ Stated “second and improved edition.” A church cookbook from the heart of the Bluegrass interior, with three hundred fifty recipes, a few of them attributed. Among those of more than passing interest: Kentucky Spoon Bread, Currant Loaf, Gritts Muffins, Buckwheat Cakes... (Item #6072)
Price: $120.00
A Book of Recipes. Second and Improved edition, compiled by the Womans Guild of Christ Church Cathedral. Christ Church Episcopal Cathedral ; Womans Guild, Ky. Lexington.
284.
Little Lessons in Corrective Eating [Lessons 1-24].
New York: Corrective Eating Society, Inc. circa 1916. Twenty-four stapled booklets, 16.6 x 11, 8 + index; 8; 10; 10; 13; 8; 15; 15; 15; 14; 16; 16; 12; 16; 12; 14; 12; 13; 10; 14; 15; 16; 11; and 16 pages. Later printing. Twenty-four lessons in as many volumes, with the first containing a laid-in notice describing the program: “These ‘Little Lessons in Scientific Eating’ are not theoretical essays... (Item #3752)
Price: $200.00
Little Lessons in Corrective Eating [Lessons 1-24]. Eugene Christian.
285.
Petrus Ciacconius Toletanus de Triclinio, sive de Modo Convivandi, Apud priscos Romanos, & de conviviorum apparatu. Accedit Fulvii Ursini Appendix, & Hier. Mercurialis De accubitus in coena Antiquorum origine, Dissertatio.
Amstelaedami: Apud Henricum Wetstenium [Wetstein, Hendrik], 1689. Duodecimo (133x78 mm), [12, including additional engraved title], 445, [23] pages; 6 leaves of plates (5 folding), and numerous full-page engravings. All edges red. Fifth edition, the first appeared in Rome in 1588. A "remarkable study of the ancient Roman table : the feast, invitations, the dishes, composition of the table, etc. Several chapters are devoted to drinking, generosity toward guests, the nobility... (Item #3916)
Price: $1,200.00
Petrus Ciacconius Toletanus de Triclinio, sive de Modo Convivandi, Apud priscos Romanos, & de conviviorum apparatu. Accedit Fulvii Ursini Appendix, & Hier. Mercurialis De accubitus in coena Antiquorum origine, Dissertatio. Petrus Ciacconius, Pedro Chacón.
286.
[Broadside] Excelsior Cooking Utensils, Manufactured by Howdon's Sons, Cincinnati, O.
Cincinnati: Circa 1872. Broadside, 27.3 x 13.5 cm. Illustrated advertisement for Excelsior cooking vessels, which purport to contain no "injurious enamels" and have "only one-half the weight to lift of an ordinary iron vessel". "Rice, hominy and all kinds of food can be cooked and retain their natural color, and receives no impure taste from the vessel, as is the case with copper bottoms, ordinary iron pots and impure enamel... (Item #3288)
Price: $90.00
[Broadside] Excelsior Cooking Utensils, Manufactured by Howdon's Sons, Cincinnati, O. Cincinnati Tin, Japan Co.
287.
The World's Modern Cook Book for the Busy Woman.
Cleveland, Ohio; New York: World Syndicate Publishing Co.; Greenberg,Publishers, Inc. 1932. Thick octavo (20.5 x 14 cm.), 416 pages. Index. Illustrated. ~ FIRST EDITION under this title, and simultaneous with the other variant titles. A contract cookbook, licensed here to the World Publishing Syndicate (later World Publishing). The original title, issued the same year by Greenberg, was the Modern Cook Book for Busy Women. Other licensed versions appeared simultaneously as... (Item #6484)
Price: $40.00
288.
Fodder and Pasture Plants.
Ottawa: Government Printing Bureau, 1913. Large octavo, 143 pages. With full-color illustrations after watercolors by Norman Criddle. First edition. Descriptions of each of the major North American fodder and pasture grasses. For each section, there is a botanical description, geographical distribution, habitat, cultural conditions, climate, habits of growth, agricultural value, pasture, seed, and quality of seed. Very good, in publisher's gilt-stamped olive green cloth. (Item #4747)
Price: $120.00
289.
The Cook Book of Left-overs: a collection of 400 reliable recipes for the practical housekeeper.
New York & London: Harper & Bros. 1911. Small octavo, v, 253, [1] pages. First edition. With sections on leftover meats, as wells as vegetables, cereals, bread, cheese, sour milk, eggs, fruit, beverages, and cake. Light soiling to edge of text block, otherwise very good, in publisher's black decorated blue cloth, with a touch of fading to spine. (Item #5226)
Price: $50.00
The Cook Book of Left-overs: a collection of 400 reliable recipes for the practical housekeeper. Helen Carroll Clarke, Phoebe Deyo Rulon.
290.
Indigestion: Its Causes and Cure. . . American edition. revised and enlarged by the author, from the fifth British edition.
Philadelphia; Lancaster: Boericke & Tafel; T.B. & H.B. Cochrane, Printers, 1900. Duodecimo (16.5 x 11 cm.), 147 pages. First American edition after the fifth English edition. The bulk of this work is given over to the causes of indigestion, of the workings of various foodstuffs, as well as drink, and tobacco, on the work of digestion. The author, John Henry Clarke (1853-1931) was a prominent British homeopath, fellow fo the... (Item #6314)
Price: $120.00
Indigestion: Its Causes and Cure. . . American edition. revised and enlarged by the author, from the fifth British edition. John H. Clarke.
291.
Seventh General Index to Book-Auction Records for the Years 1958-1963 (Volumes LVI-LX), Giving instant clues to the entire contents of these five volumes, and incidentally to Anonymous Authors, Autographs, Bibliophiles, Binders, Bindings, Distinguished Owners, Editors, Fore-edge Paintings, Holograph Manuscripts Illustrators, Notable Presses, Pseudonyms, Translators, etc.
Surrey and New York: Henry Stevens, Son & Stiles and Farnham & Larchmont, 1966. Octavo, 1146 pages plus advertisements. First edition. Auction record for book sales from 1958 to 1963. Red boards and text in fine condition. (Item #3479)
Price: $10.00
292.
A Manual Containing Information Respecting The Growth Of The Mulberry Tree, With Suitable Directions For The Culture Of Silk. In Three Parts.
Boston: Carter, Hendee & Co. 1833. Duodecimo, [v]-xii, [13]-98. Three engraved plates (two hand-coloured). Second, enlarged edition (the first was published in 1831). Cobb [1799-1882] was a Massachusetts lawyer and pioneer silk manufacturer. He established one of the earliest silk mills in the United States in 1837. Based on his earlier researches, Cobb was commissioned to write the present manual, the first and most influential guide to American silk manufacture... (Item #5311)
Price: $250.00
A Manual Containing Information Respecting The Growth Of The Mulberry Tree, With Suitable Directions For The Culture Of Silk. In Three Parts. Jonathan Holmes Cobb.
293.
Cocktails, Liqueurs, Cigars, Cigarettes. Cunard Line.
England: Cunard Line, 1963. Small, trifold printed card cocktail menu. 8 x 15cm. Attractively printed in blue, red, black and silver, with a flourish of white particles glued-on, to represent effervescence above one glass. The menu indicates it is for the Queen Elizabeth, and includes lists of Liqueurs, Cocktails, Aperitifs, Mixed Drinks, Beer, Cigars, Tobaccos, Cigarettes, and Playing Cards. A few small stains, otherwise very good. (Item #4585)
Price: $120.00
Cocktails, Liqueurs, Cigars, Cigarettes. Cunard Line. Cocktail Menu, QEI Cunard Line.
294.
Apples By Ocean.
New York: Macmillan, 1950. Octavo, 128 pages. First edition. A collection of poetry, by the Pulitzer prize winning writer, poet and professor. Coffin was a native of Brunswick, ME. Lightly foxed, otherwise near fine in publisher's green cloth, with a price clipped, but otherwise very good dust jacket. Inscribed by the author, "With best wishes, Robert Tristam P. Coffin," and with an ink drawing of a seabird over waves, with... (Item #1865)
Price: $200.00
Apples By Ocean. Robert Tristam Coffin.
295.
The Gasteromycetes of the Eastern United States and Canada.
Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1928. Quarto, ix, 201 pages. Illustrated with 123 black & white plates. First edition. A major study of the gasteromycetes, a class of fungi including over 700 species commonly known as "puffballs". The authors were both botanists at the University of North Carolina, and William Coker left his magnificent collection of mushroom books to the Rare Book Collection at UNC where, together with... (Item #5284)
Price: $50.00
296.
Manuel des Elements Culinaires a l'usage des jeunes filles.Troisieme Edition, revue, corrigee et considerablement augmentee.
Paris: L. Mulo, Libraire - Editeur, 1897. Small octavo, 242 + 6 +36 pages. Third edition, revised and enlarged. A thorough and somewhat scientific cookbook for girls, from founder of the Ecole de Cuisine, and the former Chef des cuisines of the Prince and Princess Hatzfeldt Wildembourg. The book starts with a list of condiments, really an ingredient dictionary, and that alphabetical list starts with, what else, absinthe! Exactly where... (Item #2306)
Price: $250.00
Manuel des Elements Culinaires a l'usage des jeunes filles.Troisieme Edition, revue, corrigee et considerablement augmentee. Auguste Colombie.
297.
“An Act for granting unto His Majesty an Excise upon Wines and Spirits distilled, sold by Retail, and upon Lemmons and Limes” from Acts and Laws, Passed by the Great and General Court or Assembly of His Majesty’s Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England, Begun and Held at Boston upon Wednesday the Twenty-fifth Day of May 1737.
[Boston]: Printed by J. Draper, Printer to His Excellency the Governour and Council, 1737. 29.3 x 18.5, 593-598 loose pages (3 leaves). Bears the coat of arms of King George II, printed in black ink on the first page. An act of colonial legislation ruling that retailers of alcohol must keep full sales accounts and levy taxes; specifically “an excise upon all brandy, rum and other spirits distilled, and upon... (Item #4113)
Price: $350.00
“An Act for granting unto His Majesty an Excise upon Wines and Spirits distilled, sold by Retail, and upon Lemmons and Limes” from Acts and Laws, Passed by the Great and General Court or Assembly of His Majesty’s Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England, Begun and Held at Boston upon Wednesday the Twenty-fifth Day of May 1737. Colonial American Spirits Legislation, Royal Arm.
298.
How to Cook and Why.
New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1942. Small octavo, ii, 249 pages. Index. Illustrated. Later printing. The authors of this domestic science manual were both instructors at New York's Pratt Institute. The books' editor Isabel, Ely Lord, writes in the preface, "This book has been written to meet two sets of needs, those of the girl of high-school age and those of the average housekeeper... They are not... (Item #5133)
Price: $25.00
How to Cook and Why. Elizabeth Condit, Jessie A. Long.
299.
Encyclopedia of Food.
London: JG Press, 1996. Large octavo, 400 pages. Remainder edition. With over 2000 entries from Aaslsuppe to Zymase, master chef Jean Conil presents the A to Z of the world of food. In blue cloth, with illustrated dust jacket with slight edge wear. Text clean and very fine. (Item #3531)
Price: $5.00
Encyclopedia of Food. Jean Conil.
300.
Toots.
New York: Meredith Press, 1969. Octavo, 214 pages. Illustrated with photographs. First edition. A biography of the great barman and owner of the legendary eponymous New York bar/restaurant, Toots Shor. Filled throughout with the famous imbiber and raconteur's exploits behind the bar and out and about in New York City, and of stories of of the celebrities and politicians who frequented Toots Shor. Considine was a journalist, best known for... (Item #5237)
Price: $60.00
Toots. Bob Considine.

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