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426.
A Considerable Town.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1978. Octavo, 208 pages. First edition. A celebration of Marseille, "its glory and wickedness, past and present; its life, its legend, its mystery." The incomparable Fisher writes with love history and memories of Marseilles and its people. Text is very good in publisher's cloth. In dust jacket with very slight edge- wear. (Item #3236)
Price: $20.00
A Considerable Town. M. F. K. Fisher.
427.
Dubious Honors.
San Francisco: North Point Press, 1988. Octavo, 212 pages. First edition. A collection gathered on the occasion of the author's 80th birthday, Dubious Honor features over 32 introductions (to her own books and those by others) on a wide range of subjects, from Japanese cooking to Robert Louis Stevenson. "Marvelously bright (and sometimes biting) ... and to further satisfy her legions of voracious fans, she has written new introductions to... (Item #3234)
Price: $35.00
Dubious Honors. M. F. K. Fisher.
428.
Here Let Us Feast, A Book of Banquets. An Epicure's Zestful Visit to the Festive Boards of Ancient & Modern Literature.
New York: Viking Press, 1946. Octavo, 491 pages. First edition of this anthology of literary and historical excerpts, along with the author's own writings. A near fine copy in like dust jacket. (Item #1680)
Price: $150.00
429.
How to Cook a Wolf.
New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1942. Octavo, 261 pages. First edition. Fisher's second book, following Serve it Forth. Previous owner's name in pencil to free front end paper, some spotting to text block edges, otherwise very good in publisher's gray cloth. In somewhat worn, and edge chipped dust jacket. (Item #2011)
Price: $300.00
How to Cook a Wolf. M. F. K. Fisher.
430.
Spirits of the Valley.
New York: Targ Editions, 1985. Quarto (29 x 20 cm.), 21 pages. FIRST EDITION, limited to 250 copies signed by the author. The twenty-fifth work published by Targ Editions. A short memoir of Fisher's early California life. In paste paper-covered boards over tan cloth with paper spine label. Some rubbing to bottom edge of boards, otherwise fine, in original glassine. (Item #6756)
Price: $250.00
431.
With Bold Knife and Fork.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1969. Octavo (23.5 x 16 cm.), 318 pages. Index. FIRST EDITION. A collection of essays originally written for Fisher's column "Gastronomy Recalled" in the The New Yorker. Includes over one hundred forty recipes. Gift inscription to the half-title, otherwise near fine in publisher's cloth; some pages dog eared. Publisher's dust jacket is price clipped, lightly soiled and chipped at the head of the spine. Good only. (Item #6577)
Price: $50.00
With Bold Knife and Fork. M. F. K. Fisher.
432.
Handbill. New Pack Salt Fish. 1891. Cleveland, O. January 12, 1891.
Cleveland, Oh. Crangle & Co. 1891. TL, 23 x 15.4 cm. Printed in red and blue, and illustrated with an image of a bass. Solicitation letter from fresh and salt water fish catchers and wholesale dealers, Crangle & Co., a company based in Cleveland, Ohio, describing their wares. Includes dates for Lent, an attempt to further encourage the patronage of fish purveyors. Fold creases otherwise fine. (Item #3279)
Price: $75.00
Handbill. New Pack Salt Fish. 1891. Cleveland, O. January 12, 1891. Fish, Crangle, Co.
433.
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. The Astronomer Poet of Persia. Rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald, with Accompaniment of Drawings by Elihu Vedder.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin & Company, 1894. Thick octavo, 61 pages. First octavo edition, following the folio and quarto editions of 1884 and 1886 respectively. Lacking the original publisher's box and dust jacket, this copy is otherwise very good, with only a bit of age toning to the edges of the beautifully illustrated gray cloth binding. (Item #2013)
Price: $150.00
434.
Country House Cooking.
London: Andre Deutsch, 1958. Small octavo, 256 pages. First edition. A collection of recipes assembled the personal collections of from British and Irish country houses. The recipes are attributed and date from the 18th and 19th centuries. A tiny bit of edge soiling, otherwise fine and bright in publisher's yellow cloth, with a price clipped, but otherwise fine dust jacket. (Item #2148)
Price: $50.00
Country House Cooking. Theodora Fitzgibbon.
435.
The Art of Blending and Compounding Liquors and Wines. Showing how all the favorite brands and various grades of whiskeys brandies wines &c &c are prepared by dealers and rectifiers for the trade giving directions for making all the ingredients used in their preparation. And valuable information concerning Whiskeys in Bond.
New York: Dick & Fitzgerald Publishers, 18 Ann Street, 1885. Octavo, 68, [4 ads], pages. First edition. Contains detailed information on blending to create imitations of popular spirits, but also recipes for bitters, cordials, essences, syrups, and more. The author's preface states, "It is a generally well understood fact that the thirsty individual who takes his glass of whiskey at any of even the first-class public bars, saloons, or parlors... (Item #4340)
Price: $750.00
The Art of Blending and Compounding Liquors and Wines. Showing how all the favorite brands and various grades of whiskeys brandies wines &c &c are prepared by dealers and rectifiers for the trade giving directions for making all the ingredients used in their preparation. And valuable information concerning Whiskeys in Bond. Joseph Fleischman.
436.
Choice Recipes. How to Make the Finest Bread and the Most Delicious Cakes, Pastry, Etc., by the Use of Fleischmann & Co.’s Compressed Yeast.
New York: Fleischmann & Co. 1902. Duodecimo-sized stapled booklet, 52 pages. Printed throughout in brown ink. Second, expanded edition originally issued in 1893. A product cookbook, distributed “with the compliments of Fleischmann’s & Co., original manufacturers, introducers and manufacturers of compressed yeast in the United States and Canada.” Contains more than eighty recipes for breads, buns, cakes and more, all with the product as an ingredient. Fleischmann’s Yeast was founded..... (Item #4902)
Price: $60.00
437.
Hygiène Alimentaire Des Malades, Des Convalescents Et Des Valétudinaires Ou Du Régime Envisagé Comme Moyen Thérapeutique.
Paris: J.B. Baillière, 1867. Octavo, xxii, 670 pages. Second edition, revised and expanded. The second published work by the medical doctor and researcher, Jean Baptiste Fonssagrives, perhaps best known for his first work, Traité d'hygiène navale, (Treatise on Naval Hygiene), in which he took a look at the overall living conditions of French sailors, including their diet and quarters, and suggested a healthier living situation might produce a better fighting..... (Item #5974)
Price: $90.00
Hygiène Alimentaire Des Malades, Des Convalescents Et Des Valétudinaires Ou Du Régime Envisagé Comme Moyen Thérapeutique. Fonssagrives, Jean-Baptiste.
438.
Good King Banana : Children's Game. [Title from mailing envelope].
Boston: United Fruit Co. circa 1930. Single sheet of colored lithographed linen (63 x 43 cm.); original printed mailing envelope, with game instructions. Includes seven-page instructional booklet, A Trip to Banana Land : A Geography Project Adaptable to Any Grade, by Eulalia Dougherty Chapman, reprinted by permission from The Grade Teacher, March, 1930. Rare promotional game from the United Fruit Company. A children's game variant of "Pin the Tail on... (Item #4402)
Price: $350.00
439.
Foods and Sanitation. A Text-Book and Laboratory Manual for High Schools.
Chicago: Row, Peterson and Company, 1914. Octavo, 396 pages. Illustrated. First edition. More a teacher's guide than a student's text book, this work contains information on cleanliness, sanitation and food safety from farm to serving. Very good in brown cloth. (Item #2961)
Price: $35.00
Foods and Sanitation. A Text-Book and Laboratory Manual for High Schools. Edith Hall Forster, Mildred Weigley.
440.
The Cook's Guide and Housekeeper's & Butler's Assistant: a practical treatise on English and foreign cookery in all its branches, containing plain instructions for pickling and preserving vegetables, fruits, game, & c, the curing of hams and bacon, the art of confectionery and ice-making, and the arrangement of desserts, with valuable directions for the preparation of proper diet for invalids, also for a variety of wine-cups and epicurean salads, American drinks, and summer beverages.
London: Richard Bentley & Son, New Burlington Street, 1884. [Cover title: Francatelli's Cook's Guide]. Thick octavo (17.5 x 13 cm.), xx, 524 pages. Frontispiece; illustrated in the text. Index. Glossary. Bills of Fare for each month. Stated "fifty-fifth thousand"; originally issued by the same publisher in London, 1861. Charles Elmé Francatelli (1805-1876) was "Pupil to the celebrated Careme, and Chief Cook to Her Majesty, Victoria, Queen of England". A distinct... (Item #6837)
Price: $300.00
The Cook's Guide and Housekeeper's & Butler's Assistant: a practical treatise on English and foreign cookery in all its branches, containing plain instructions for pickling and preserving vegetables, fruits, game, & c, the curing of hams and bacon, the art of confectionery and ice-making, and the arrangement of desserts, with valuable directions for the preparation of proper diet for invalids, also for a variety of wine-cups and epicurean salads, American drinks, and summer beverages. Charles Elmé Francatelli.
441.
Francatelli's New Cook Book. Francateli's Modern Book. A practical guide to the culinary art in all its branches. Comprising, in addition to English cookery, the most approved and recherché systems of French, Italian, and German cookery. Adapted for the use of all families, large or small, as well as for hotels, restaurants, cooks, cake bakers, clubs, and boarding houses in fact for all places wherever cooking is required ... With sixty-two illustrations of various dishes and a glossary to the whole work. Reprinted from the 26th London edition, with large additions, and carefully revised.
Philadelphia: David McKay, Publisher, 604-8 South Washington Square, [circa 1895]. Thick quarto (23 x 16 cm.), [1], 19-592 pages. Illustrated in black and white. Index. A reprinting of the edition issued by Philadelphia's by T.B. Peterson & Bros. in 1882, which was based on the 26th London edition. The original was published in London in 1846 under the title, The Modern Cook. The first American edition was published the same... (Item #6836)
Price: $350.00
Francatelli's New Cook Book. Francateli's Modern Book. A practical guide to the culinary art in all its branches. Comprising, in addition to English cookery, the most approved and recherché systems of French, Italian, and German cookery. Adapted for the use of all families, large or small, as well as for hotels, restaurants, cooks, cake bakers, clubs, and boarding houses in fact for all places wherever cooking is required ... With sixty-two illustrations of various dishes and a glossary to the whole work. Reprinted from the 26th London edition, with large additions, and carefully revised. Charles Elmé Francatelli.
442.
At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque. Translated by Mrs. Wilfrid Jackson with illustrations and decorations by Frank C. Pape and an introduction by William J. Locke.
London: John Lane, the Bodley Head, 1922. Octavo ( x cm.), 275, [3] pages. Half title, frontispiece, eleven full-page plates, final advertising leaf. Illustrations by Frank C. Pape. FIRST ILLUSTRATED, ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDITION. Lacking the accent on "Pedauque" in the header of page 151. Originally published in France as La Rôtisserie de la Reine Pédauque (1893), and first issued in English as The Queen Pédanque (1910, translated by J.A. Stritzko)... (Item #6728)
Price: $50.00
At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque. Translated by Mrs. Wilfrid Jackson with illustrations and decorations by Frank C. Pape and an introduction by William J. Locke. Anatole France, pseud. of Jacques Anatole Thibault.
443.
Traité sur les Vins du Médoc et les autres Vins Rouge et Blancs du Département de la Gironde. 3rd Edition.
Bordeaux: P. Chaumas, Libraire-Editeur, 1853. Stated third edition. One of a number of books that were published on the heels of the Restoration (the first edition of this work was issued 1824). Clive Coates puts it among "the first comprehensive accounts of the wines of Bordeaux" (Grand Vins, 1995). Some light soiling internally, pulled at the title page/frontispiece, otherwise very good. In publisher's half green calf, over marbled boards. With... (Item #3182)
Price: $1,500.00
Traité sur les Vins du Médoc et les autres Vins Rouge et Blancs du Département de la Gironde. 3rd Edition. William Franck.
444.
Correct Recipes for Sea Food Cookery. Including the Preparation of All Davis Fish Products.
Gloucester, MA: Frank E. Davis Fish Company, [circa 1900]. Small octavo, 28 pages. A promotional cookbook from one one of many Gloucester-based fish companies. Davis carried a full line of seafood, including salt mackerel, halibut, cod, lobsters, salmon, sardines, etc., and recipes for these and other products are included. Also includes recipes for roe, sea moss, and sauces and dressings. A few pencil marks to the text, and some light... (Item #2237)
Price: $150.00
Correct Recipes for Sea Food Cookery. Including the Preparation of All Davis Fish Products. Frank E. Davis Fish Company.
445.
Little Pilgrimages among Bavarian Inns. Being an account of little journeys to the Bavarian highlands and to various quaint inns and hostelries in an out of the ancient towns, together with reminiscences of student and artist life in Munich.
Boston: L. C. Page & Company, 1906. Octavo, xii, 337 pages. Illustrated with 32 black and white photographic plates. Maps to endpapers. Title page printed in black and gold. First edition. A title in the publisher's Little Pilgrimages series. Evocative travel writing with visits to small inns as the focus, all recorded before the ravages of two world wars. Ownership signature to free front endpaper and to half-title, otherwise fine... (Item #5784)
Price: $40.00
Little Pilgrimages among Bavarian Inns. Being an account of little journeys to the Bavarian highlands and to various quaint inns and hostelries in an out of the ancient towns, together with reminiscences of student and artist life in Munich. Frank Roy Fraprie.
446.
Agricultural Chemistry, A Reference Text. Volume One: Principles of Agricultural Chemistry, & Volume Two: Practical Applications of Agricultural Chemistry.
Toronto/New York/London: Van Nostrand Company, 1950 & 1951. Two volumes. Quartos, 812 &588 pages. First editions. the standard textbook of agricultural chemistry in the years following the end of World War II, and the massive expansion of the use of chemicals in farming. Frear championed pesticides and other chemicals in all aspects of agriculture, and was early to claim that without pesticides man would be doomed to starvation. Fine in... (Item #1894)
Price: $300.00
447.
Pheromones of Social Bees.
Ithaca, NY: Comstock Publishing Associates, 1987. Octavo, 218 pages. First edition. The first comprehensive volume on the subject of bee pheremones, by a member of the Bee Research Unit at the University of Cardiff in Wales. Fine in publisher's photographically illustrated boards. (Item #2465)
Price: $50.00
448.
Farm Drainage. The Principals, Processes, and Effects of Draining Land, with Stones, Wood, Plows and Open Ditches, and Especially with Tiles. Including Tables of Rainfall, Evaporation, Filtration, Excavation, Capacity of Pipes, Cost and Number to the Acres of Tiles, Etc., Etc.
New York: C.M. Saxton, Publisher, 1863. Octavo, 384 pages. Illustrated throughout. Later printing of the original 1859 edition. The "high water mark" of American drainage science. French, a Concord, N.H. farmer and judge, was the inventor of the French Drain, and father of sculptor Daniel Chester French. French was also an acquaintance of Ralph Waldo Emerson, and sprinkles the book liberally with quotes from the great Transcendentalist's poetry. This copy... (Item #2175)
Price: $200.00
Farm Drainage. The Principals, Processes, and Effects of Draining Land, with Stones, Wood, Plows and Open Ditches, and Especially with Tiles. Including Tables of Rainfall, Evaporation, Filtration, Excavation, Capacity of Pipes, Cost and Number to the Acres of Tiles, Etc., Etc. Henry F. French.
449.
Katish. Our Russian Cook.
New York: Farrar Strauss, 1947. Octavo, 208 pages. Illustrated by Henry J. Stahlhut. First edition. A "novel-plus-cookbook" created from a series of stories which appeared in Gourmet Magazine. Now a classic of food writing and a glimpse into Russian cooking. Fine in publisher's brown cloth; dust jacket with a one-inch chip from top of rear panel. Fine in a near very good dust jacket. (Item #5742)
Price: $60.00
Katish. Our Russian Cook. Wanda L. Frolov.
450.
Katish. Our Russian Cook.
New York: Farrar Strauss, 1947. Octavo, 208 pages. Illustrated by Henry J. Stahlhut. First edition. A "novel-plus-cookbook" created from a series of stories which appeared in Gourmet Magazine. Now a classic of food writing and a glimpse into Russian cooking. Ownership signature to front endpaper; otherwise fine in publisher's brown cloth; dust jacket with edgewear to the spine. Fine in a near very good dust jacket. With the bookseller's ticket... (Item #5743)
Price: $50.00
Katish. Our Russian Cook. Wanda L. Frolov.

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