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26.
; Shufu no zehi kokoroubeki reishiki sah jiten.
; Tokyo: ; Shufu no Tomosha, 1932. Special supplement to the magazine Shufu no Tomosha (Housewife's Friend). Accordion-style binding (19 x 13 cm.), 78 pages. Pictorial boards depict a woman elegantly holding a glass of wine. Illustrations throughout, mostly hand drawn but some a combination of photography and hand drawn work. Text in Japanese. First edition. A guide to proper etiquette for women, published to mark the New Year. Includes... (Item #5772)
Price: $200.00
; Shufu no zehi kokoroubeki reishiki sah jiten.
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Special Limited Edition. Harper's Household Handbook: A Guide to Easy Ways of Doing Woman's Work.
New York & London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1913. Small octavo, 205 pages. First edition. A small household manual, with information on laundry, furnishings, decorating and redecorating, spots and stains, storing food, flowers and house plants, pets, and more. OCLC attributes the work to Martha McCulloch Williams, but we have been unable to verify a connection. Very light soiling to the text block, and some fading to the spine of... (Item #5245)
Price: $35.00
Special Limited Edition. Harper's Household Handbook: A Guide to Easy Ways of Doing Woman's Work.
28.
Observations on a Bill to Permit the General Sale of Beer, by Retail in England, Most Respectfully Submitted to the Members of the House of Commons.
London: W. Sears, 1830. Pamphlet. Octavo, 16 pages. A response to the impending Beer Act of 1830, from a Country Brewer. The Beer Act would open brewing and cider making up to all householders who paid a modest fee, and the existing brewers, all licensed by local magistrates, were pushing back. The argument made within claims that quality will decline, adulteration will proliferate, and the economic impact will be negative... (Item #1923)
Price: $300.00
Observations on a Bill to Permit the General Sale of Beer, by Retail in England, Most Respectfully Submitted to the Members of the House of Commons. A Country Brewer.
29.
Cookery Made Easy; or the Most Plain and Practical Directions for Properly Cooking and Serving-up All Sorts of Provisions, from a Single Joint of Meat with Vegetables to the most Exquisitely Seasoned Dishes of Poultry, Fish and Game, Every Necessary Direction being Clearly Described in the Most Exact and Accurate Manner.
London: Published by Dean and Munday, Threadneedle-Street, circa 1840. Duodecimo, iv, 164 pages. Frontispiece engraving illustrating the "Art of Trussing". Second, improved edition. The "whole written entirely from practice, and combining gentility with economy by a Lady." Three handwritten recipes to rear blanks, two for puddings and one Remedy for Toothache. Near very good, in gilt-titled, limp green cloth. [OCLC locates just three copies of this second edition (none of... (Item #4316)
Price: $200.00
Cookery Made Easy; or the Most Plain and Practical Directions for Properly Cooking and Serving-up All Sorts of Provisions, from a Single Joint of Meat with Vegetables to the most Exquisitely Seasoned Dishes of Poultry, Fish and Game, Every Necessary Direction being Clearly Described in the Most Exact and Accurate Manner. A Lady.
30.
The management of the sick room: with rules for diet; cookery for the sick and convalescent; and the treatment of the sudden illnesses and various accidents that require prompt and judicious care... compiled from the latest medical authorities, by a Lady of New York, under the approval and recommendation of Charles A. Lee ... Third edition.
New York: Published by J.K. Wellman, 16 Spruce Street, 1845. Duodecimo, ix, 107 pages. Third edition. Originally published New York 1844 by J. Mowatt. The author's preface (following that of Dr. Lee), states her intention to address "the ignorance of nurses and attendants, in relation to the general management of the sick room and the preparation of suitable articles of drink and nourishment..." The book begins with general descriptions of... (Item #5309)
Price: $350.00
The management of the sick room: with rules for diet; cookery for the sick and convalescent; and the treatment of the sudden illnesses and various accidents that require prompt and judicious care... compiled from the latest medical authorities, by a Lady of New York, under the approval and recommendation of Charles A. Lee ... Third edition. A Lady of New York, Charles A. Lee, Mrs. T. J. Crowen.
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My Receipt Book: A Treasury of More Than Six Hundred Receipts in Cooking and Preserving etc., etc., compiled entirely from Private Resoursces and Personal Experience, by A Lady.
London: Groombridge & Sons, c. 1867. Small octavo, xii + 160 pages + 8 pages ads. Second edition, enlarged. Small household cookery book, claiming to be compiled "entirely from private resources and personal experience. Includes a significant section of pickles and vinegars, alongside the fish, meat, puddings and wine recipes. Some soiling to pages, and modern owner's inscription and stamp, to endpapers. In gilt stamped and decorated red cloth boards... (Item #1906)
Price: $150.00
My Receipt Book: A Treasury of More Than Six Hundred Receipts in Cooking and Preserving etc., etc., compiled entirely from Private Resoursces and Personal Experience, by A Lady. A Lady.
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The Art of Feeding the Invalid. A series of chapters on the nature of certain prevalent diseases and maladies; together with carefully selected recipes for the preparation of food for invalids.
London: The Scientific Press, [circa 1897]. Octavo, viii, 264 pages. Ads. First edition, second or third printing. Driver reports the first edition as published 1893, with the "New and popular edition" issued 1899. The publisher's address indicated on the title page, "28 & 29 Southampton Street", makes it likely that this was issued 1897. The book is evenly split between the descriptions of special needs for feeding for a variety... (Item #3143)
Price: $90.00
The Art of Feeding the Invalid. A series of chapters on the nature of certain prevalent diseases and maladies; together with carefully selected recipes for the preparation of food for invalids. A Medical Practitioner, a Lady Professor of Cookery.
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The American Practical Cookery-Book; or, Housekepping made easy, pleasant and economical in all its departments.
Philadelphia: John E. Potter and Company, 617 Sansom Street, 1859. Octavo, 319 pages. Illustrated with woodcut vignettes throughout. First edition, second printing (see Cagle 42). Very good in burgundy cloth with black and gilt-stamped decoration. With the bookplate of the Sontheimer Foundation. Scarce. [Bitting page 516; Cagle 42 (later issue); Lowenstein 768-770]. (Item #4999)
Price: $100.00
The American Practical Cookery-Book; or, Housekepping made easy, pleasant and economical in all its departments. A Practical Housekeeper.
34.
The Bordeaux Wine and Liquor Dealers' Guide. A treatise on the manufacture and adulteration of liquors. By a Practical Liquor Manufacturer.
New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, Publishers, No. 18 Ann Street, 1858. Duodecimo, xvii, 146, [4] pages. Advertisements. First Dick & Fitzgerald printing; originally issued in 1857 by Mabie & Co. and then, starting in 1858 by Dick & Fitzgerald. One of the most popular guides to making all types of wines and spirits from various base alcohols. For each type of wine or spirit, the book alternates between a description... (Item #6078)
Price: $400.00
The Bordeaux Wine and Liquor Dealers' Guide. A treatise on the manufacture and adulteration of liquors. By a Practical Liquor Manufacturer. A Practical Liquor Manufacturer.
35.
Johnson Machinery: Machines for Manufacturing Crown Corks, Screw Caps, Regular Bottle Corks and Cork Discs, also Crowning Machines.
Brooklyn: A. Johnson Machine Works, circa 1910. Octavo, 68 pages. Illustrations throughout. Trade catalog featuring machines for manufacturing of crown corks, crowning machines, machines for manufacturing of corks and cork discs, machines for screw caps, and special machines which include a friction capping machine, automatic rotary cap spinning machine, single head cap spinning machine, and an automatic rotary screw cap capping machine. Each item includes detailed rendering, as well as... (Item #3344)
Price: $150.00
Johnson Machinery: Machines for Manufacturing Crown Corks, Screw Caps, Regular Bottle Corks and Cork Discs, also Crowning Machines. A. Johnson Machine Works.
36.
La Cuisiniere de la Campagne et de la Ville, ou Nouvelle Cuisine Economique; Contenant : table des mets selon l'ordre du service... Vingtieme édition, corrigée et augmentée.
Paris: Audot, Libraire-Editeur, 1836. Duodecimo, 480, 24 pages. Styled twentieth edition. Vicaire notes that this extremely popular work has on occasion been misattributed to Mlle. Aglaé Adanson. In 1832, Philadelphia's Carey & Hart published the first American edition, a translation by Eliza Leslie, one of the earliest French cookbooks published in the U.S. A lovely copy, untrimmed, in original printed, paper-covered boards, with a bit of pulling at the hinges... (Item #4766)
Price: $400.00
La Cuisiniere de la Campagne et de la Ville, ou Nouvelle Cuisine Economique; Contenant : table des mets selon l'ordre du service... Vingtieme édition, corrigée et augmentée. A. L. -E, Louis-Eustache Audot.
37.
Twilight of the Pepper Empire: Portuguese Trade in Southwest India in the Early Seventeenth Century
Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1978. Octavo (24 x 16 cm.), ix, 220, [2] pages. Harvard Historical Studies, volume XCV. First edition. A study of the Portuguese commercial empire in India during the Hapsburg years. It is "the first book to explain how and why the Portuguese were not able to modernize their trade system when faced with crisis conditions" (from the jacket copy). Fine, in publisher's black cloth, in a fine dust jacket. (Item #6792)
Price: $150.00
Twilight of the Pepper Empire: Portuguese Trade in Southwest India in the Early Seventeenth Century. A. R. Disney.
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The Family Receipt Book & useful medical adviser. 1852, For gratuitous distribution, to be had gratis of all our agents. [Title from wrapper].
[New York]: Published annually by A.L. Scovill & Co, 1851. Stab-sewn booklet (19 x 12 cm.), 36 pages. Illustrated wrapper signed, Forbes del. N. Orr. Other illustrations engraved by F.A. E. and N. Orr. The OCLC record cites a printer's statement on page [4] of the wrapper, "Printed by E.N. Grossman & Son., 59 Ann-Street, New-York." We find no such statement anywhere on this copy. Evident first edition of this... (Item #5799)
Price: $90.00
The Family Receipt Book & useful medical adviser. 1852, For gratuitous distribution, to be had gratis of all our agents. [Title from wrapper]. A L. Scovill & Co.
39.
The Ladies Delight Cook Book. Number Two. A collection of valuable and reliable recipes, which have been thoroughly tested by the most skillful housekeepers of Dorchester and vicinity.
Boston: A.P. Ordway & Co. 1889. Small octavo, 32 pages. First edition of this second cookbook issued by Ordway Co. to promote use of Sulphur Bitters. And promote it does! Each short recipe comes with a final line of text proclaiming another fantastic quality of the tonic, perhaps the only honest one being "What Sulphur Bitters have done for others, they will do for you." The recipes are interspersed with... (Item #1587)
Price: $120.00
The Ladies Delight Cook Book. Number Two. A collection of valuable and reliable recipes, which have been thoroughly tested by the most skillful housekeepers of Dorchester and vicinity. Proprietors of Sulphur Bitters A P. Ordway.
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Ordre en Reglement waar na zig de Bakkers en Roggemeel-Verkoopers binnen de Stad Wageningen zullen moeten reguleren.
Wageningen: Wynand Sandelyn, staddrukker en boekverkooper, 1776. Stab-sewn booklet, 14, [2] pages. Orders and regulations to regulate the bakers and rye-flour vendors of the City of Wageningen, issued December 27, 1775. Two unopened signatures, stab-sewn with thread. decorative ornament to titles page. Fine. (Item #4823)
Price: $250.00
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An Act for allowing, until the first day of August, one thousand eight hundred and eight, the importation of certain fish from Newfoundland and the coast of Labrador, and for granting a bounty thereon. [17th March 1807].
Dublin: George Grierson, Printer to the Kings Most Excellent Majesty, 1807. Single folio (4 pages) dis-bound from original volume (29.5 x 18.5 cm.), paginated [185]-188. Caption title: Anno quadragesimo septimo, Georgii III. regis., Cap. XXIV. Original printing of this Royal English Act covering fishery law and legislation, in particular permitting "importation of Salted and Pickled Salmon, and Salted dried Cod Fish from the Island of Newfoundland and the Coast of... (Item #6278)
Price: $250.00
An Act for allowing, until the first day of August, one thousand eight hundred and eight, the importation of certain fish from Newfoundland and the coast of Labrador, and for granting a bounty thereon. [17th March 1807]. Acts & Ordinances – Salted and Pickled Salmon & Salted & Dried Cod; King George III.
42.
De Par le Roy en l’assemblée de la police d’Angers tenue au Parquet de l’Audience de la Prevosté du-dit lieu le Lundy. Jullet 1689.
[Angers]: 1689. Broadside, (). First edition. This royal proclamation regulates the prices bakers can charge for different varieties of bread in Angers in proportion to the cost of wheat and rye, perhaps as a result of the economic pressures of the beginning of the Nine Years’ War. Includes regulation of meat prices, and a promise that price regulations will be considered the next Thursday for woodcutters and coopers. These regulations... (Item #5522)
Price: $750.00
De Par le Roy en l’assemblée de la police d’Angers tenue au Parquet de l’Audience de la Prevosté du-dit lieu le Lundy. Jullet 1689. Acts & Ordinances: Bread.
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Anno Regni Georgii III. Regis Magnae Britanniae... An Act to continue two several acts therein mentioned; one for securing the growth of Coffee in his Majesty's Plantations in America, and the other for the better securing and encouraging the Trade of His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America.
London: Printed by John Baskett, Printer to the King's most Excellent Majesty, 1738. Octavo-sized, title plus one leaf. Removed from larger collection of acts. Near fine. (Item #4782)
Price: $150.00
44.
Anno Regni Georgii III. Regis Magnae Britanniae... An Act for the free Importation of Indian Corn or Maize, from any of His Majesty's Colonies in America for the Time therein limited.
London: Printed by Mark Baskett, Printer to the King's most Excellent Majesty; and by the assigns of Robert Baskett, 1767. Octavo-sized, title plus one leaf. Removed from larger collection of acts. Near fine. (Item #4781)
Price: $300.00
45.
Anno Regni Georgii III. Regis Magnae Britanniae... An Act to continue for a further time an Act, intituled... An Act for Importation of Salted Beef, Pork, Bacon, and Butter from Ireland...and for allowing the Importation of Salted Beef... from the British Dominions in America...
London: Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan, Printers to the King's most Excellent Majesty, 1775. Octavo-sized, title plus one leaf. Removed from a larger collection of acts. With creases from folds and some age toning, otherwise near fine. (Item #4783)
Price: $150.00
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You'll Eat It Up! A Menu for Every Day and Every Occasion.
New York: M. Barrows and Company Inc. 1943. Octavo, 308 pages. First edition. Adams was a cookery columnist for PM, a newspaper published for eight years in New York City, during the Second World War, which was frequently accused of left-leaning tendencies. The book was not written just as a wartime cookbook, because Adams thought of a cookbook as "a means of feeding the body as well as the mind..."... (Item #2500)
Price: $30.00
You'll Eat It Up! A Menu for Every Day and Every Occasion. Charlotte Adams.
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Meatless Meals.
Chicago/New York: Laidlaw Brothers, Publishers, (1931). Octavo, 192 pages. Illustrated. First edition. A charming vegetarian cookbook, with whimsical illustrations, from Leona Malek, Food Editor of the Chicago Herald. "The vital elements in vegetables are too often lost through careless cooking. Even the common garden vegetable is worthy of great respect..." With a selection of menus and suggestions for planning the meal. Fine, in decorated green cloth. With a near very... (Item #2497)
Price: $90.00
48.
[Advertising Hand-fan].
Pawtucket, RI: Eastern Advertising Co., Mfrs. [undated, after 1892]. Hand-fan, 29 x 20.5 cm. Illustrated. A functional advertising piece promoting the George W. Smith & Son Confectionery and Cracker Company. Established in Hanover, New Hampshire in 1815 and relocated to White River Junction, Vermont in 1871, the company was renowned for their “Hanover” crackers and large confectionery business. The paper fan, illustrated in black and white with a pastoral scene... (Item #3599)
Price: $50.00
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Twenty-Seventh Annual Fair and Cattle Show, on their fair grounds in Bradford, Vermont, Sept. 24, 25, 26, ’78. Address Wednesday at 2 P.M. by Col. J.B. Mead, of Randolph. Music by Bradford Brass Band. [cover title].
Bradford, Vermont: General Job Printers, [1878]. Machine-sewn booklet (16 x 10.5 cm.), [24] pages. FIRST EDITION. The text is divided into sections: List of Officers, Purses, General Regulations, and a Premium List with prize money for each category, including numerous breeds of horses, cattle, sheep, and swine. Fruit, grains, sugar & honey, mechanic arts (development of new farm implements and techniques), and flowers round out the categories. And of course... (Item #6264)
Price: $200.00
50.
; S zai ry ri ghyakushu. [trans: Fifteen Kinds of Prepared Dishes].
; Tokyo: , ; Fujokai-sha Ltd. 1936. Supplement for the Fujokai, January 1936. volume LIII, number 1. Stapled book (19 x 13 cm.), 240 pages. Index. Advertisement. Illustrated. Text in Japanese. A marketing cookbook published as a supplement to the magazine Fujokaisha (Women's World). With five hundred recipes aimed for the homemaker, illustrated with carving illustrations (mostly fish) in the text. The rear wrapper panel has an export statement printed... (Item #5775)
Price: $150.00
; S zai ry ri ghyakushu. [trans: Fifteen Kinds of Prepared Dishes]. Minekichi Akahori, Women's World, Fujokai-sha.

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