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A Book of Recipes. Collected by The Ladies Charitable Association, Amherst, New Hampshire.
Amherst, New Hampshire: The Ladies' Charitable Association, [1916]. Octavo, unpaginated [50 pages]. An attractive community cookbook, with most recipes attributed. With sections on candies, pickles and preserves, sauces, soups, and much more. In publisher's illustrated wrappers. Slight bit of water staining to front panel, otherwise near fine. [OCLC shows three copies only: Harvard, Michigan and Kansas State]. (Item #2201)
Price: $150.00
A Book of Recipes. Collected by The Ladies Charitable Association, Amherst, New Hampshire. Amherst The Ladies' Charitable Association, New Hampshire.
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The Priscilla Cook Book For Everyday Housekeepers: A Collection Of Recipes Compiled From The Modern Priscilla With Menus For Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners And Special Occasions.
Boston: The Priscilla Publishing Co., 85 Broad Street, 1913. Stapled booklet (26.5 x 20 cm.), 48 pages. Index. All pages with ornamented borders and vignettes. Printed in green throughout. FIRST EDITION. With recipes supplied by Fannie Farmer of the Boston Cooking School fame, and head of the Cooking Department of Modern Priscilla magazine. Issued on the brink of the First World War, the book emphasizes meat substitutes, as well as... (Item #6248)
Price: $60.00
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The Moosewood Cookbook. Recipes from Moosewood Restaurant, Ithaca, New York. Compiled, edited, illustrated, and hand-lettered by Mollie Katzen.
Berkeley, California: Ten Speed Press, 1977. Quarto in wrappers (28 x 22 cm.), 221, [3] pages. Illustrated with line drawings by Katzen and with two photographs of the original restaurant at the rear. FIRST TRADE EDITION, simultaneous wrappered issue, of this foundation of American vegetarian cookbooks and classic of counterculture cooking. It follows two editions, both authored and self-published by the collective in a comb binding. In this first trade... (Item #6499)
Price: $120.00
The Moosewood Cookbook. Recipes from Moosewood Restaurant, Ithaca, New York. Compiled, edited, illustrated, and hand-lettered by Mollie Katzen. The Moosewood Collective. [Mollie Katzen et all.
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Metal Sectional Ceilings and Side Wall Decorations.Thirty-seventh series. 1908-9.
Philadelphia: McLaughlin Printing Company Limited, 1908. Oblong quarto (26 x 35 cm), 176, [2] pages. Index. Profusely illustrated. Trade catalogue of one of the significant suppliers of metal ceilings and sidewalls. The illustrations are of individual products, as well as photographs of installations in shops, churches, hotels, etc. General rubbing to cloth-backed, printed gray wrappers; corner of rear wrapper panel is chipped, otherwise very good. [OCLC locates just one copy... (Item #5338)
Price: $225.00
Metal Sectional Ceilings and Side Wall Decorations.Thirty-seventh series. 1908-9. The Penn Metal Ceiling, Roofing Company Limited.
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The Settlement Cook Book : Tested recipes from the Milwaukee Public School Kitchen Girls Trades and Technical High School, Authoritative Dietitians and Experienced Housewives.
Milwaukee, WI: The Settlement Cook Book Co. 1941. Octavo, xlvi+623 pages. Twenty-first edition, revised and enlarged. A much later edition this influential and massively successful cookbook, originally published in 1901. The emphasis is American, with a smattering of hearty Jewish Eastern European fare. In earlier editions, the Jewish/Eastern European influence was more prevalent. This copy is extraordinary, in unused condition bright and fresh, with the original white, washable boards shiny... (Item #2746)
Price: $350.00
The Settlement Cook Book : Tested recipes from the Milwaukee Public School Kitchen Girls Trades and Technical High School, Authoritative Dietitians and Experienced Housewives. Simon The Settlement ; Kander, Henry, Mrs.; Schoenfeld, Wisc Milwaukee.
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Pilgrim Church Cook Book. Compiled by the Women of the Pilgrim Congregational Church, Rev. Ernest Bourner Allen, D.D., Minister.
Oak Park, Illinois: Lake and Scoville, 1927. Octavo, 160 pages. First edition. A handsome community cookbook from Oak Park, Illinois, with the names of the suppliers of most recipes indicated. In blue cloth ruled and lettered in black. Very good. (Item #1918)
Price: $75.00
Pilgrim Church Cook Book. Compiled by the Women of the Pilgrim Congregational Church, Rev. Ernest Bourner Allen, D.D., Minister. The Women of the Pilgrim Congregational Church.
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Mary at the Farm, and Book of Recipes, Compiled During her Visit Among the "Pennsylvania Germans."
Harrisburg, PA: Evangelical Press, 1928. Large octavo, 440 pages. Illustrated. Second edition. MSU's wonderful Feeding America online project calls this book, "among the reliable 20th Century sources for this uniquely American cuisine." The author uses the fictional story of a young woman named Mary to investigate the food and homemaking ways of the Pennsylvania Dutch. The recipes are considered authentic, and the side stories are charming. Among my favorites, she... (Item #4986)
Price: $250.00
Mary at the Farm, and Book of Recipes, Compiled During her Visit Among the "Pennsylvania Germans." Edith M. Thomas.
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The Book of Nature. A discourse on some of those instances of the power, wisdom and goodness of God, which are within the reach of common observation. ... To which is added, The Duty of Mercy, and Sin of Cruelty to Brutes; taken chiefly from Dr. Primatt's Dissertation. Fourth edition, etc.
Boston [Mass.]: Printed by Samuel Hall, no. 53, Cornhill, 1802. Duodecimo, [2]-47 pages. The first American edition; fourth edition overall, from the third published in England (first printed in 1792). John Toogood was a theologian concerned with the parallel revelations of creation - revealed as the 'book of nature' - and scripture. Many theologians were placing significant or all emphasis on the Bible, which in Toogood's estimation was evident in... (Item #5296)
Price: $600.00
The Book of Nature. A discourse on some of those instances of the power, wisdom and goodness of God, which are within the reach of common observation. ... To which is added, The Duty of Mercy, and Sin of Cruelty to Brutes; taken chiefly from Dr. Primatt's Dissertation. Fourth edition, etc. John Toogood, Dr. Humphrey Primatt.
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Dining Room & Kitchen, revised edition : An economical guide in practical housekeeping for the American housewife; containing the choicest tried and approved cookery recipes.
Chicago/Philadelphia: Monarch Book Co. (formerly L.P. Miller & Co.), 1894. Large octavo, 527 pages. Illustrated. Index & table of contents. Later printing. Also published, starting in 1891, as the Imperial Cook Book, and in 1894 as the Star Cook Book, issued by the Lone Star Pub. Co. of Texas. Internally browned and brittle throughout, which is sadly par for the course for this work under all of its titles. Front... (Item #5334)
Price: $200.00
Dining Room & Kitchen, revised edition : An economical guide in practical housekeeping for the American housewife; containing the choicest tried and approved cookery recipes. Mrs. Grace Townsend.
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George Miller & Sons, Manufacturers of Confectionery, and wholesale dealers in foreign fruits and nuts, No. 610 Market Street, Philadelphia.
Philadelphia: Haddock & Son, Printers, circa 1870. 28 x 21.5 cm, half-fold catalog. Printed in blue and red. One engraved image of “The Excelsior Fruit Drop Machine”. A catalog of confections offered by George Miller & Sons of Philadelphia. Decorative red border encloses product list. Items include cough confections, Arabian gum drops and sticks, fruit, nuts, jelly work, rock candy, chocolate, sardines, fancy toys, and more. George Miller & Sons... (Item #4337)
Price: $200.00
George Miller & Sons, Manufacturers of Confectionery, and wholesale dealers in foreign fruits and nuts, No. 610 Market Street, Philadelphia. Trade Catalog – Confectionery, George Miller, Sons.
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Catalog No. 23: Butchers' Cooling Rooms, Refrigerators, and Butchers' Supplies.
Sioux City, IA: G.H. Jenkinson Company, [circa 1910s]. Oblong folio in wrappers, 36 pages. Illustrated. Trade catalogue with a vast array of items for the butcher shop and home, manufactured by the G.H. Jenkinson Company, including platform scales, meat slicers, lard presses, salt and pepper shakers, hotel linens, and candy maker supplies, among many other things. Over two hundred categories of items outlined in the index. Hole punch through upper..... (Item #3260)
Price: $400.00
Catalog No. 23: Butchers' Cooling Rooms, Refrigerators, and Butchers' Supplies. Trade Catalogue - Butcher Equipment, G H. Jenkinson Company.
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American Fried. Adventure of a Happy Eater.
New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1974. Octavo, 215 pages. First edition of this first work in Trillin's "Tummy Trilogy," and the first of his food writing in book form. A classic. Very good in a near very good dust jacket. Signed by the author on the half-title. Surprisingly scarce, and doubly so signed. (Item #1677)
Price: $1,000.00
American Fried. Adventure of a Happy Eater. Calvin Trillin.
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The Cook Book by "Oscar" of the Waldorf.
Chicago: The author; The Werner Company, 1896. Thick quarto, xxii, 9-907 pages. First edition. One of the small handful of grand American restaurant cookbooks from the celebrity chefs of the end of the 19th Century, alongside Ranhofer's Epicurean. Internally sound and clean, hinges reinforced, but tight. In edgeworn, brown-printed, white oilcloth binding. Good. Ownership signatures to the front free endpaper, and the bookplate of the Carl Sontheimer Foundation. [Bitting 467; Brown 739; Cagle 760]. (Item #3901)
Price: $250.00
The Cook Book by "Oscar" of the Waldorf. Oscar Tschirky.
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Fruit of the Vine. A Symposium on Social Drinking. As Seen by Many Witnesses of All Times.
Baltimore: the author, 1950. Octavo, 165 pages. First edition of this interesting compilation of historical “evidence” against alcohol. Turnbull, a sculptor and historian of the ancient world, pulls quotes and snippets from figures including Plato, Chaucer, Franklin, Johnson, Poe and others, many of whom more than enjoyed a tipple. In a way, a drinker’s anthology, albeit one twisted by the logic of prohibitions search for “freedom.” A fine copy, in..... (Item #1649)
Price: $500.00
Fruit of the Vine. A Symposium on Social Drinking. As Seen by Many Witnesses of All Times. Grace H. Turnbull.
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Housekeeping in Old Virginia. Containing Contributions from Two Hundred Fifty of Virginia's Noted Housewives, Distinguished for the Skill in the Culinary Art and Other Branches of Domestic Economy.
Louisville, Kentucky: Favorite Recipes Press, 1965. Thick octavo, 528, [2 ads]. Facsimile of this classic Southern cookbook originally published in 1879 by John P. Morton and Company of Louisville. Tiny bit of edgewear, otherwise fine in printed burgundy cloth. (Item #3029)
Price: $40.00
Housekeeping in Old Virginia. Containing Contributions from Two Hundred Fifty of Virginia's Noted Housewives, Distinguished for the Skill in the Culinary Art and Other Branches of Domestic Economy. Marion Cabell Tyree.
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Aunt Sammy's Radio Recipes. A compilation of 70 menus and 300 recipes developed by the Department of Home Economics.
Washington D.C. Goverment Printing Office, 1927. Octavo, 86 pages. First edition. A collection of some of the most popular recipes from the radio show, "Housekeeper's Chat," a USDA program that ran from October 1926, through June, 1927. Some light soiling throughout, but still generally very good. In publisher's printed green wrappers. [not in Cagle]. (Item #2075)
Price: $35.00
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Good-Living: A Practical Cookery-Book for Town and Country.
New York-London: G.P. Putnam's Sons - The Knickerbocker Press, 1908. Octavo, x, 580 pages. Third edition, with additional material. Preface includes a list of sources consulted from Mrs. Beeton, Mrs. Rorer and Miss Parloa to Careme and Soyer. Additionally the author references that the cuisine included is selected from "the best and most popular dishes of the Eastern States [...]; of Philadelphia [...]; from Baltimore and the South, many of... (Item #5001)
Price: $120.00
Good-Living: A Practical Cookery-Book for Town and Country. Sara Van Buren, Brugiere.
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Early American Bottles and Flasks.
Stratford, CT: J. Edmund Edwards, 1969. Octavo, 320 pages. Revised edition. Number 768 of 1000 signed copies signed by editor J. Edmund Edwards. Originally published in 1926, this reissue includes introduction by Charles B. Gardner and exclusive revised checklist. "The Bottle Collector's Bible" outlines the history of glass manufacturing in the United States, state-specific glass houses, and histories of bottle types, including ink bottles, snuff bottles and jar, and pickle... (Item #3111)
Price: $50.00
Early American Bottles and Flasks. Stephen Van Rensselaer.
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Fertilizers and Crops. Or, the Science and Practice of Plant Feeding.
New York: Orange Judd Publishing Inc. 1927. Thick octavo, 734 pages. Illustrated. Later printing of this work on soil science, originally published in 1912. Spine a bit sun faded, otherwise generally very good. (Item #1701)
Price: $35.00
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Vegex Cook Book.
Westfield, MA/New York: Vitamin Food Company, [circa 1923]. Small octavo die-cut in the shape of a jar, 12.7 x 7.9 cm, 30 pages. First edition. Illustrated wrappers printed in red and green. Invented in the late 19th century, America's introduction to Vegex née Marmite was in 1913. The introductory text heralds the "health- and strength-building" properties of this distinctive and powerfully flavored food spread and its crucial role for British... (Item #3324)
Price: $75.00
Vegex Cook Book. Vitamin Food Company.
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The United States Cook Book. A complete manual for ladies and cooks, with directions for preparing in the best and most economical manner, meats, vegetables, beverages, pastry, jellies, ices, etc.; to lard and carve; to ornament and send to the table the different dishes and beverages, as also, to preserve different fruits, etc.; with particular reference to the climate and productions of the United States.
Philadelphia: Schaefer & Koradi, 1888. Small octavo, xxi, 165 pages. Later printing. Translated by J.C. Oehlschlager. An introduction to European cookery methods modified for local conditions in the United States. In thirty-one sections plus an appendix on the salting and smoking of meat in general. In browned and rubbed printed paper-covered boards with dark brown cloth spine. Child's pencil scribbles to end papers. Early owner's ink ownership inscription to front... (Item #5009)
Price: $150.00
The United States Cook Book. A complete manual for ladies and cooks, with directions for preparing in the best and most economical manner, meats, vegetables, beverages, pastry, jellies, ices, etc.; to lard and carve; to ornament and send to the table the different dishes and beverages, as also, to preserve different fruits, etc.; with particular reference to the climate and productions of the United States. Wm Vollmer.
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The Rumford Common Sense Cook Book.
Providence, R.I. The Rumford Company, n.d. Octavo-sized pamphlet, 64 pages. First edition. Another in the series of product cookbooks from the Rumford Baking Powder people. Very slight, light stain to the front panel of the red and black printed wrappers, otherwise fine. [not in Cagle]. (Item #2076)
Price: $25.00
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Manual for Army Cooks, 1916.
Washington D.C. Government Printing Office, 1917. Duodecimo, 270 pages. Illustrated. First edition of this instructional guide for Army cooks. Beyond the recipes, the guide includes material on building ovens in the field, kitchen sanitation, provisioning and more. Fascinating and well-illustrated. Stamped with the small stamp of the 2nd Telegraph Batallion. Edgewear to the gilt-stamped brown cloth, a bit shaken, otherwise very good. (Item #2771)
Price: $100.00
Manual for Army Cooks, 1916. War Department. Quartermaster Corps.
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How to Make Candy. A Complete Hand Book for Making all Kinds of Candy, Ice Cream, Syrups, Essences, etc., etc.
New York: Frank Tousey, Publishe (sic), 1884. Stapled booklet with printed wrappers. 60, [4] pages. First edition. The author is supplied by the LOC records. Warford was the author of a long list of “How To” books in fields as varied as cookery, magic, religious belief and more. With an LOC copyright stamp to the titles page and wrappers, both dated August 22, 1884. Small chip missing from rear panel... (Item #4847)
Price: $350.00
How to Make Candy. A Complete Hand Book for Making all Kinds of Candy, Ice Cream, Syrups, Essences, etc., etc. Aaron Warford.
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Martha Washington's Rules for Cooking; Used Everyday at Mt. Vernon.
Washington, DC: Ransdell Inc. 1931. Octavo, 160 pages. Ads. Illustrated. First edition. The author claims to have copied these recipes from "a manuscript book compiled by the mistress of Monticello." The recipes are attributed to Martha Washington, Elizabeth Monroe, Dolly Madison, Martha Jefferson, and others, including some who are identified as slaves on the various plantations. Paper label pasted-down to front board over decorated cloth. A bit of soiling to... (Item #4959)
Price: $100.00
Martha Washington's Rules for Cooking; Used Everyday at Mt. Vernon. Martha Washington, Ann Parks Marshall.

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