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151.
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
152.
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.
153.
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.
154.
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.
155.
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
156.
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.
157.
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.
158.
Our New Cook-Book and Household Receipts, Carefully Selected and Indexed.
Boston: People’s Publishing Company, 1883. Octavo, 454 pages. First edition of this thorough household cookbook, issued by the publisher’s of Fireside Journal. Includes some interesting apple desserts. Previous owner’s pencil to rear free end paper, a bit of rust to the front free end paper, otherwise a fine copy, with the binding clean and crisp. (Item #1671)
Price: $150.00
Our New Cook-Book and Household Receipts, Carefully Selected and Indexed. S. Annie Frost.
159.
The Standard Cocktail Guide. A Manual of Mixed Drinks Written for the American Host.
New York: M. Barrows and Co. 1944. Small octavo, 128 pages. Second printing. A simple listing of cocktail recipes, with a little extra advice on stocking a bar, and correct glassware usage. Not the full package, like the author's other drinks book; the Cocktail Guide and Ladies' Companion was not just a guide, but "a wise and witty discussion of the philosophy of drinking." But this one covers the basics... (Item #3308)
Price: $250.00
The Standard Cocktail Guide. A Manual of Mixed Drinks Written for the American Host. Crosby Gaige.
160.
Hand-Book of Ready Reference.
Springfield, Mass. The King-Richardson Publishing Company, 1897. Large octavo, 636 pages. Index. Glossary. Illustrated with engravings throughout the text, and with three chromolithographed manikins, 'Manikin of the Horse', 'Manikin of the Knee, Fetlock and Ankle of the Horse', and 'Manikin of the Cow', each created by the author for this book. The work contains chapters on cows, horses, swine, poultry as well as crops such as potatoes and fruit, and... (Item #5730)
Price: $60.00
161.
Mexican Cooking. The Flavor of the Twentieth Century. That Real Mexican Tang.
[San Antonio, TX]: U.S. Print and Litho Co. c. 1911. Tall, stapled booklet, 44 pages. Illustrated in color. Ads. Very early edition of the first Mexican-American cookbook published in in English. Gebhardt published this little recipe booklet to help spread an understanding of Mexican-American cooking in order that they might grow demand for their products. The recipes claim to drawn from the "most famous chefs in Old Mexico". The dating... (Item #4861)
Price: $500.00
Mexican Cooking. The Flavor of the Twentieth Century. That Real Mexican Tang. Gebhardt Chili Powder Co.
162.
The Italian Cook Book. The Art of Eating Well. Practical Recipes of the Italian Cuisine, Pastries, Sweets, Frozen Delicacies and Syrups.
New York: Italian Book Company, [1919]. Octavo, 160 pages. First edition. An early Italian-American cookbook, emphasizing the relevance of Italian cuisine for the thrifty years of the Great War. The dishes are "representative of the Cucina Casalinga of the peninsular Kingdom, which is not least the product of lovable and simple people, among whom the art of living well and getting the most out of life at a moderate expense... (Item #4779)
Price: $300.00
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The Italian Cook Book. The Art of Eating Well. Practical Recipes of the Italian Cuisine, Pastries, Sweets, Frozen Delicacies and Syrups.
New York: Italian Book Company, 1919. Octavo, 160 pages. First edition. An early Italian-American cookbook, emphasizing the relevance of Italian cuisine for the thrifty years of the Great War. The dishes are "representative of the Cucina Casalinga of the peninsular Kingdom, which is not least the product of lovable and simple people, among whom the art of living well and getting the most out of life at a moderate expense... (Item #5010)
Price: $300.00
The Italian Cook Book. The Art of Eating Well. Practical Recipes of the Italian Cuisine, Pastries, Sweets, Frozen Delicacies and Syrups. Maria Gentile.
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The People's Cook Book of Practical Receipts for Every-Day Dishes. Compiled and Collected from the most Reliable and Approved Sources [by] Geo. W. Flint & Co. 61 Asylum Street, Hartford.
[Hartford, Conn. The Company; Press of A.W. Lang, Courant Building, [circa 1885]. Small octavo (14.5 x 12 cm.), 32 pages. Cover title: Do You Keep House? If Not, Why Not? Printer from cover. Illustrated advertisements interspersed. An engaging promotional cookbook for George W. Flint & Co., a Hartford-based-based household furnishings supplier. The ninety or so recipes found here are indeed "every-day", although Breeze Pudding and Hickory Nut Macaroons at the... (Item #5962)
Price: $90.00
The People's Cook Book of Practical Receipts for Every-Day Dishes. Compiled and Collected from the most Reliable and Approved Sources [by] Geo. W. Flint & Co. 61 Asylum Street, Hartford. George W. Flint & Co., Conn Hartford.
165.
Dame Curtsey's Book of Candy Making.
Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co. 1913. Small octavo, 110 pages. Index. First edition. Glover (b. 1868) was the author of a series of "Dame Curtsey" books published by McClurg, essentially guides to etiquette, entertaining and cookery for the aspiring classes. Other titles in the series include Dame Curtsey's Book of Novel Entertainments for Every Day in the Year, Dame Curtsey's Book of Guessing Contests, and Dame Curtsey's Book of... (Item #4391)
Price: $150.00
Dame Curtsey's Book of Candy Making. Ellye Howell Glover.
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Dame Curtsey's Book of Etiquette.
Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co. 1909. Small octavo, 122 pages. Index. First edition. Glover (b. 1868) was the author of a series of "Dame Curtsey" books published by McClurg, essentially guides to etiquette, entertaining and cookery for the aspiring classes. Other titles in the series include Dame Curtsey's Book of Novel Entertainments for Every Day in the Year, Dame Curtsey's Book of Guessing Contests, and Dame Curtsey's Book of... (Item #4392)
Price: $125.00
Dame Curtsey's Book of Etiquette. Ellye Howell Glover.
167.
Dame Curtsey's Book of Salads, Sandwiches, and Beverages.
Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co. 1913. Small octavo, 110 pages. Index. First edition. Glover (b. 1868) was the author of a series of "Dame Curtsey" books published by McClurg, essentially guides to etiquette, entertaining and cookery for the aspiring classes. Other titles in the series include Dame Curtsey's Book of Novel Entertainments for Every Day in the Year, Dame Curtsey's Book of Guessing Contests, and Dame Curtsey's Book of... (Item #4393)
Price: $150.00
Dame Curtsey's Book of Salads, Sandwiches, and Beverages. Ellye Howell Glover, Dame Curtsey.
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California in the Kitchen. An Essay upon, and a check-list of, California Imprints in the Field of Gastronomy from 1870(?)-1932.
[Berkeley, CA]: Privately printed [lithographed by David Brothers], 1960. Octavo, ix, 43 pages. 3 additional pages of facsimiles. Bibliography and index. First edition. One of 500 copies. A necessary starting point for any collector of California cookbooks – a union listing of three hundred fifty-nine items published in California from Bartholomew White's Book of Domestic Recipes (Napa City, 1866) through 1930. Blue cloth, as issued. Fine. (Item #4380)
Price: $85.00
169.
California in the Kitchen. An Essay upon, and a check-list of, California Imprints in the Field of Gastronomy from 1870(?)-1932.
[Berkeley, CA]: Privately printed [lithographed by David Brothers], 1960. Octavo, ix, 43 pages. 3 additional pages of facsimiles. Bibliography and index. First edition. One of 500 copies. A necessary starting point for any collector of California cookbooks – a union listing of three hundred fifty-nine items published in California from Bartholomew White's Book of Domestic Recipes (Napa City, 1866) through 1930. Blue cloth, as issued. Fine. (Item #4382)
Price: $85.00
170.
The Great Little Hot Dog Cookbook. Illustrated by Ed Nuckolls.
Garden City: Double Day & Company, Inc. 1973. Small octavo, 115 pages. First edition. A "great little" book with one hundred easy hot dog based recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and special occasions. From the Brunswick, Maine author responsible for "The Paper Back Cook Book." A fine copy in publisher's brick color cloth, in an unprice-clipped, fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the author on the half-title, "Hot Dog! John Gould." (Item #5341)
Price: $120.00
The Great Little Hot Dog Cookbook. Illustrated by Ed Nuckolls. John A. Gould.
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Early American Wooden Ware and Other Kitchen Utensils.
Rutland, VT: Charles E. Tuttle Co., Inc, 1962. Octavo, 243 pages. Later printing. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs. First authoritative reference book on the various types of early American wooden ware and kitchen utensils. From cheese drainers and well buckets to oyster kegs and sausage guns, Gould clearly defines each tool and places it within its historical context. In dust jacket with slight tear, otherwise very good. (Item #3136)
Price: $40.00
Early American Wooden Ware and Other Kitchen Utensils. Mary Earle Gould.
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Early American Wooden Ware and Other Kitchen Utensils.
Rutland, VT: Charles E. Tuttle Co., Inc, 1962. Octavo, 243 pages. Later printing. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs. First authoritative reference book on the various types of early American wooden ware and kitchen utensils. From cheese drainers and well buckets to oyster kegs and sausage guns, Gould clearly defines each tool and places it within its historical context. Small ownership stamp to half-title. In dust jacket with slight... (Item #5861)
Price: $40.00
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Choice Recipes. Arranged by the Ladies of Grace Church, Stafford Springs, Conn.
Stafford Springs: The Press Job Print, 1902. Duodecimo (15.5 x 13 cm.), 106 pages. Ads. Cover title: Grace Church Recipes. Advertisements interspersed. First edition. A Connecticut church cookbook with one hundred fifty recipes, most of them attributed. There is an emphasis on meat and fish dishes somewhat unusual for the time; among them: Swedish Baked Fish, Potted Shad, Pressed Chicken, Beefsteak Pie, Stewed Liver, Glazed Sweetbreads. But not to despair... (Item #5411)
Price: $250.00
Choice Recipes. Arranged by the Ladies of Grace Church, Stafford Springs, Conn. Grace Episcopal Church . Ladies of the Church, Conn Stafford Springs.
174.
Charter Constitution and By-Laws of the Grain and Flour Exchange of Pittsburgh with Rules and Regulations. Revised and Corrected, 1910.
Pittsburgh: Shaw Brothers, Printers, 1910. Stapled booklet, 15 x 19.5 cm, 49 pages. In gold-printed gray wrappers with very minor rubbing and small chip to spine, slight rusting to staples, otherwise very good. [OCLC locates no copies]. (Item #3634)
Price: $90.00
175.
What to Have for Breakfast.
New York & London: G.P. Putnam's Sons/The Knickerbocker Press, 1905. Thick duodecimo, 283 pages. First edition, fourth printing. The first of the ten glorious little cookbooks penned by Chicago's Myrtle Reed. The series was designed by Margaret Armstrong. In the introduction, which the author calls "The Philosophy of Breakfast", she states, "Many a man is confronted in the morning by an untidy, ill-cooked breakfast, a frowsy woman and a still... (Item #2750)
Price: $60.00
What to Have for Breakfast. Olive Green, Myrtle Reed.

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