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251.
Tales of a Wayward Inn.
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1938. Large octavo, 390 pages. Illustrated. Sixth printing of the first work of Case's trilogy of works about his beloved Algonquin Hotel, alongside Do Not Disturb and Feeding the Lions. Bookseller's ticket to free front endpaper, some creasing to endpapers, otherwise a very good copy. In an edgeworn but complete dustjacket. (Item #2971)
Price: $60.00
Tales of a Wayward Inn. Frank Case.
252.
Tales of a Wayward Inn.
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1938. Large octavo, 390 pages. Illustrated. Sixth printing of the first work of Case's trilogy of works about his beloved Algonquin Hotel, alongside Do Not Disturb and Feeding the Lions. Fine in publisher's dark blue cloth. Dust jacket very worm, and lacking a two-inch piece of backstrip. Inscribed by the author on the half-title. (Item #2972)
Price: $150.00
Tales of a Wayward Inn. Frank Case.
253.
The Fruit, Herbs and Vegetables of Italy. An Offering to Lucy, Countess of Bedford.
London: Viking/British Museum, Natural History, 1989. Translated with an introduction by Gillian Riley. Quarto, 175 pages. First English translation of this work,originally written in 1614, while the author was in exile in Italy. It was written partially as a fond remembrance of his far away home, and partially to encourage the English to eat a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Small ink dot on bottom edge of text block... (Item #1577)
Price: $150.00
The Fruit, Herbs and Vegetables of Italy. An Offering to Lucy, Countess of Bedford. Giacomo Castelvetro, Jane Grigson.
254.
Golden Tips. A Description of Ceylon and its Great Tea Industry.
London: Samson Low, Marston & Company, 1900. Octavo, 474 pages. Illustrated with photographs by the author. First edition, of this lovely survey of Ceylon and its tea industry, by a member of the Royal Asiatic Society and author of several other titles on the South Asian island nation, now known as Sri Lanka. Fine in a stunning gilt-stamped white buckram binding. All edges gilt. (Item #1665)
Price: $400.00
Golden Tips. A Description of Ceylon and its Great Tea Industry. Henry W. Cave.
255.
Manuel Pratique De La Culture De La Vigne Dans La Gironde. 2me Edition Refondue Et Augmentee.
Paris and Bordeaux: G. Masson and Feret & Fils. 1889. Octavo, 304 pages. 112 black and white figures in the text. A thorough, well-illustrated manual of vine work, from the owner of La Réole in the Gironde, Bordeaux. The author apologizes for having spent more time in the fields than in school, but this book is valuable for precisely that reason. Original printed paper wrappers. Yellow printed wrappers show a.... (Item #2804)
Price: $350.00
Manuel Pratique De La Culture De La Vigne Dans La Gironde. 2me Edition Refondue Et Augmentee. Armand Cazenave.
256.
The Centaur Company's Receipt Book; Breakfast, Dinner & Tea [cover title].
New York: The Centaur Co. 1880. Booklet (16 x 10 cm.), 32 pages. Illustrated. First edition. A small almanac-style promotional cookbook, from the makers of Centaur Liniments, with recipes, testimonials, and descriptions of the applications of this miraculous cure from lands far and wide. As is typical of these books, the recipes are very brief and uncredited. Tiny closed tear to fold of wrappers decorated in black, red ,and yellow... (Item #2112)
Price: $75.00
The Centaur Company's Receipt Book; Breakfast, Dinner & Tea [cover title]. Centaur Co.
257.
The Vital Question.
Worcester, MA: Cereal Machine Company, 1899. Duodecimo, 147 pages. Illustrated with three pages of chromolithographed depictions of dishes. Stapled and on cords. Styled seventh edition. A product cookbook from the company that brought us Shredded Wheat. Almost every recipe, from Blueberry Shortcake to Welsh Rarebit, contains Shredded Wheat. A bit of dog-earing, and some fly-specks to the first plate, otherwise near very good in a good, somewhat mottled, red-printed printed... (Item #4283)
Price: $50.00
258.
Home Cookery: Collection of tried receipts, both foreign and domestic. Second Thousand.
Boston - New York: Crosby, Nichols, and Company - Charles S. Francis and Company, 1853. Octavo, 161 pages. Later printing. Author includes an "advertisement" as preface, noting among other things her inclusion of foreign recipes and how they have been modified to simplify proportions. In lightly soiled and edgeworn blind- and gilt-stamped blue cloth. Mild foxing throughout, otherwise very good. [OCLC locates twenty-one copies; Bitting, page 81 (different printing); Cagle 131 (different printing); Lowenstein 578]. (Item #4262)
Price: $300.00
259.
Food and Drink in Ancient Bengal.
Calcutta: Published by the author; Gossain & Co., (Printers) Private, Ltd. 1959. Octavo (25.5 x 17 cm.), vi, 72 pages. Index. Glossary. Bibliography. Foreword by Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, Chief Minister, West Bengal. FIRST EDITION. An interesting, thorough history with very useful glossary and bibliographical references. The author was at the Department of Ancient History and Culture, University of Calcutta. In unprinted, blue paper-covered boards; corners slightly bumped. Printed, blue... (Item #6116)
Price: $150.00
Food and Drink in Ancient Bengal. Taponath Chakravarty.
260.
The Omelette Book. Drawings by Hilary Knight.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1956; c. 1955. Octavo (21.5 x 14.5 cm.), 175, [1] pages. FIRST EDITION. A classic of egg cooking from one half of one of the most famous couples in American culinary letters. Narcissa was an American in France with her husband, the artist, photographer and gastronome, Samuel Chamberlain. "This book includes omelettes for every season of the year, for any meal of the day from... (Item #6816)
Price: $350.00
261.
Le Vin. Procédés Modernes, de Préparation, d'Amélioration et de Conservation. Septieme Edition, Revue et Corrigee.
Paris: Librairie Hachette, 1925. Small octavo, 248 pages + ads. Illustrated. Small technical manual of wine production, with images in text of winemaking equipment of the era. Some age toning to the text block, otherwise near very good, in printed gray paper covered boards, over green cloth spine with paper label. Some general rubbing and wear, otherwise near very good. (Item #3784)
Price: $45.00
262.
A Sermon, preached in Boston, April 5, 1810, the day of the public fast. Published at the request of the hearers.
Boston: from the Press of John Eliot, 1810. Stab-sewn 16mo. (23 x 15 cm.), 23 pages, uncut. Evident FIRST EDITION. A fast-day sermon largely concerning itself with diplomatic relations with France. Front panel of plain sugar paper wrapper is present, rear panel lacking; wear and some spotting to edges, otherwise very good. (Item #6279)
Price: $35.00
263.
How to Cook and Eat in Chinese [= Zhongguo shi pu].
New York: The John Day Company, 1945. An Asia Press Book. Octavo, xviii, 262 pages. Illustrated. First edition. A milestone of Chinese cookbooks published in America, a fact established in Anne Mendelson's terrific Chow Chop Suey, where she calls the work "the first work in the field by a home cook who knew what other home cooks were up against. She was neither a restaurateur, journalist, nor test-kitchen flack like... (Item #5631)
Price: $450.00
How to Cook and Eat in Chinese [= Zhongguo shi pu]. Buwei Yang Chao.
264.
Dr. Chase's Recipes; or, information for everybody; an invaluable collection of about eight hundred practical recipes for merchants, grocers, saloon keepers, physicians, druggists, tanners, show makers, harness makers, painters...
Ann Arbor, Michigan: R.A. Beal, 1870. Thick duodecimo, xxix, [2], 34-384 pages. Frontispiece woodcut portrait of Dr. Chase, plus three additional plates. Later printing of Chase's famous household receipt collection. Eight hundred or so recipes for medical, nursing and convalescent concoctions, with cooking, baking, veterinary, household, agricultural and bee-keeping. In gilt- and blind-decorated green cloth with edgewear and general soiling; first leaf of plates with significant edgewear. Contemporary ownership signature... (Item #5301)
Price: $75.00
265.
Memorial Edition, Dr. Chase's Third Last and Complete Receipt Book and Household Physician.
Detroit: F.B. Dickerson, 1898. Thick octavo, 865 pages. Later printing of this final expanded version of Dr. Chase's famous household receipt collection. Thousands of recipes for medical, nursing and convalescent concoctions, with cooking, baking, veterinary, household, agricultural and bee-keeping. Small bit of discoloration to foot of spine, otherwise very near fine, in publisher's decorated maroon cloth. (Item #2612)
Price: $90.00
266.
Golden Age Menu Album, of a Railroad Tycoon's Daughter.
1884-1892. A collection of nineteen menus and two name place cards from the turn of the last century in a contemporary red cloth album decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt and black on front board and in blind on rear board. Some of the menus are printed and some hand written, several illustrated with small drawings or watercolours. The menus are held in the album by slits cut in the... (Item #3700)
Price: $1,200.00
267.
Autograph Letter Signed ("Julia Child"), to Mr. Fairbanks.
Paris: 16 May [1953]. One and one half page pen and ink letter (26.5 x 21.5 cm.) on single sheet of pale blue Paul Cushing Child stationery, with ink date stamp ("May 18 1953"), addressed, "USIS. 5 Place de Rome, Marseille (B du Rh)". ~ An early letter from Julia Child, written while she was living in Paris with her husband Paul and working on her first book, the seminal... (Item #6718)
Price: $3,500.00
Autograph Letter Signed ("Julia Child"), to Mr. Fairbanks. Julia Child.
268.
Collection of six books from Julia & Paul Child's Paris apartment library.
1950. Rimbaud. Oeuvres (Paris: Mercure de France, 1950; Le Chanson de Roland (Paris: Piazza, 1947); Honore de Balzac (Paris: Bibliotheque Nationale, 1950); de Maupassant. Contes (Paris: Piazza, 1930). La Legende de St. Germain des Pres (Paris: Roulotte, 1950). Guide Commode de la Banlieue de Paris (Paris: Andre Leconte, 1950). Various sizes and editions. All signed by Julia Child. The final volume listed above is signed "Paul Child" but in Julia's... (Item #3213)
Price: $3,500.00
Collection of six books from Julia & Paul Child's Paris apartment library. Julia Child.
269.
From Julia Child's Kitchen.
London: Jonathan Cape Limited, 1978. Thick large octavo, 640 pages. First British Edition. A useful guide to more precise cooking, filled with recipes which are supplemented with advice on buying the ingredients, storing the foods, and making the most of your cooking. A very good or better, nice clean and tight copy of the unusual British first edition, in a clipped dust jacket, with a neat closed tear to the... (Item #3163)
Price: $350.00
From Julia Child's Kitchen. Julia Child.
270.
Julia Child & Company
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1978. Quarto, x, 243 pages. FIRST EDITION, first printing. The first of two books written to accompany Julia Child's second television series, following the French Chef. Some light edge wear and bumping to publisher's decorated white cloth. In a price-clipped and edge worn dust jacket. Small chip to head of spine. Near very good. Inscribed on the title page, "To Kelsie, Julia Child, Paul Child" (Item #6035)
Price: $250.00
Julia Child & Company. Julia Child.
271.
Julia Child & More Company.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1979. Quarto, viii, 248 pages. FIRST EDITION, first printing. The second of two books written to accompany Julia Child's second television series, following The French Chef. Small ink dot to free front end paper; in publisher's decorated white cloth. In publisher's dust jacket with small closed tear to bottom edge; not price clipped. Signed on the half-title, "Julia Child, Paul Child" (Item #6790)
Price: $500.00
272.
The Way to Cook.
New York: Alfred Knopf Inc. 1989. Thick quarto, 511, [1] pages. FIRST EDITION, first printing. The book is a well-illustrated guide to technique with recipes for delicious classics. More than eight hundred recipes in this magnificent cookbook, of Child's works, arguably second in importance only to Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Fine in a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "To Bea, Julia Child" (Item #6033)
Price: $900.00
The Way to Cook. Julia Child.
273.
The Way to Cook.
New York: Alfred Knopf Inc. 1989. Thick quarto, 511, [1] pages. First edition, fifth printing (December 1989). The book is a well-illustrated guide to technique with recipes for delicious classics. More than eight hundred recipes in this magnificent cookbook, of Child's works, arguably second in importance only to Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Fine in a near fine, unclipped dust jacket, with just a touch of age-toning to the... (Item #6034)
Price: $300.00
The Way to Cook. Julia Child.
274.
Julia and Jacques: Cooking at Home.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000. Quarto, xii, 430 pages. Fifth printing. The companion volume to the PBS television series of the same name. A few pages with tiny corner crease, otherwise an unmarked copy in unclipped dust jacket. Near fine in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed by both authors on the free front endpaper, "June, 00, to Christopher, Happy Cooking, Jacques Pepin, Bon Appétit!, Julia Child" (Item #6791)
Price: $250.00
275.
Mastering the Art of French Cooking (Volume 2 only, signed).
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1970. Quarto, xxi, 555, liv, [4] 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. Fore corners of original publisher's cloth slightly bumped, otherwise fine; some rubbing to head and foot of dust jacket spine, and slight age-toning to the red printing... (Item #6031)
Price: $750.00
Mastering the Art of French Cooking (Volume 2 only, signed). Julia Child, Simone Beck.

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