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Fanny at Chez Panisse. A Child's Restaurant Adventures with 46 Recipes.
New York: Harper Collins, 1992. Illustrated by Ann Arnold. Quarto, 133 pages. First edition. A simple and lovely book for young people told from the point of view of Alice Waters' daughter Fanny. Fanny observes the bustle of the Chez Panisse kitchen, but also the many farmers and others who supply the restaurant, and she considers the wider connectedness of her little microcosm to the bigger food world and to... (Item #3673)
Price: $150.00
Fanny at Chez Panisse. A Child's Restaurant Adventures with 46 Recipes. Alice Waters, Bob Carrau, Patricia Curtan.
427.
The Improved Housewife. Or Book of Receipts: with Engravings for Marketing and Carving... Twentieth Edition, revised : with supplement and perpetual calendar.
Hartford: Ira Webster, 1854. Octavo, xi, 12-236 pages. Frontispiece, plus folding, hand-colored plate. Illustrated with woodcuts in the text. First edition, likely 14th or 15th printing, although styled the Twentieth Edition on title page. "Mrs. Webster was at best, what one would call a good plain cook, and yet she too reflects some of the virtues of her time", writes Karen Hess, who stops to point out that up to... (Item #5332)
Price: $250.00
The Improved Housewife. Or Book of Receipts: with Engravings for Marketing and Carving... Twentieth Edition, revised : with supplement and perpetual calendar. Mrs. A. L. Webster.
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The Improved Housewife. Or Book of Receipts: with Engravings for Marketing and Carving. The Second Edition, revised.
Hartford: A.L. Webster [Stereotyped by R.H. Hobbs], 1844. Octavo, xi, 12-214 pages. Frontispiece, plus woodcuts in the text. First edition, second printing, although styled Second Edition on the title page. "Mrs. Webster was at best, what one would call a good plain cook, and yet she too reflects some of the virtues of her time", writes Karen Hess, who stops to point out that up to Mrs. Webster, "most cookbook..... (Item #5668)
Price: $250.00
The Improved Housewife. Or Book of Receipts: with Engravings for Marketing and Carving. The Second Edition, revised. Mrs. A. L. Webster, by a. Married Lady.
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Wehman's Cook Book: A complete collection of valuable recipes suited to every household and all tastes.
New York City: Wehman Bros., 126 Park Row, copyright 1890 [1890-1912]. Octavo-sized, stapled booklet (18 x 12.5 cm.), 96, [2] pages. index is actually a detailed table of contents. Publisher's advertisements. Early, but unidentified printing. Author from copyright notice (but likely produced by a contract writer). A novelty, "pulp" cookbook, with recipes in narrative form. Illustrations of the covers of other Wehman titles can be seen on the interior and... (Item #6371)
Price: $90.00
Wehman's Cook Book: A complete collection of valuable recipes suited to every household and all tastes. Henry J. Wehman.
430.
Baker's Guide; or, The art of baking. Designed for practical bakers and pastry cooks. With full explanations and appropriate remarks.
Boston: Published by the Author, 1870. Octavo, 191 pages. With an engraved frontispiece portrait of the author. First edition. A thorough little guide to baking of all sorts, written by a professional baker, who worked both coasts of Canada, San Francisco and the Sandwich Islands. The author differentiates the skills of bread baking from those of cake making and pastry, but endeavors to teach it all. With sections on jellies... (Item #2634)
Price: $350.00
Baker's Guide; or, The art of baking. Designed for practical bakers and pastry cooks. With full explanations and appropriate remarks. John Weild.
431.
The Bachelor and the Chafing Dish. With a Dissertation on Chums. Containing some valuable recipes gathered from fascinating sources in cookery - triumphs of well-known bon vivants in clubs, yachting circles, army and navy, and the dreams of fair women - Heaven Bless 'Em!
New York / Chicago: F. Tennyson Neely, 1896. Octavo, 141 pages + [5] ads. Illustrated. First edition, second printing. An early example of a cookbook written solely for men outside the culinary profession. An amusing mixture of recipe collection and narrative stories illustrating the fine life a gentleman can lead with a chafing dish. Welch was a literary and theater critic and a regular contributor to Harper's Magazine. Notes and... (Item #5094)
Price: $60.00
The Bachelor and the Chafing Dish. With a Dissertation on Chums. Containing some valuable recipes gathered from fascinating sources in cookery - triumphs of well-known bon vivants in clubs, yachting circles, army and navy, and the dreams of fair women - Heaven Bless 'Em! Deshler Welch.
432.
Why I do Not Eat Meat.
Zarephath, NJ: The Pentecostal Union (Pillar of Fire), 1915. Octavo, 213 pages plus advertisements. First edition. Black and white illustrations throughout. Alma White (1862-1946) was the founder and bishop of the Pillar of Fire Church (she became the first female bishop in the United States in 1918), noted for her association with the Ku Klux Klan and her feminism, anti-Catholicism, anti-Semitism, anti-Pentecostalism, and racism. In Why I do Not Eat... (Item #3185)
Price: $50.00
Why I do Not Eat Meat. Alma White.
433.
Just How: A Key to the Cook-Books.
Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Company, 1886. Duodecimo, 311 pages. Eighth edition. This little book purports to be a grammar for the literature of cuisine, which the author sees to be burgeoning, in the 1870s. Imagine if she could see what we have now! She attempts to re-introduce "knack," "judgment," and "gumption" into the excessively scientific approach which was becoming popular. Had she only lived to see the damage done by... (Item #2056)
Price: $120.00
Just How: A Key to the Cook-Books. A. D. T. Whitney.
434.
Lutèce Carte des Vins.
New York: 1962. Folio, unpaginated [ 22 leaves]. Printed rectos only. Hand lettered. An early wine list from the legendary Manhattan restaurant Lutèce (1961-2004). The list opens with an introductory statement to diners from the restaurant’s founder, André Surmain, who thanks the restaurant’s seven suppliers, a rare credit on modern wine lists, and Alexis Lichine, the author of the “Wines of France”. Displaying a fine selection of Bordeaux, Rouges &..... (Item #4330)
Price: $500.00
Lutèce Carte des Vins. Wine List, André Surmain, André Soltner.
435.
A wine collector's extensive archive, the meticulous records of Douglas H. Thomas (1847-1919; President of Merchants' National Bank, Baltimore, Maryland), including wine catalogues and invoices, Thomas's correspondence with wine importers, restaurant menus, and other material gathered by Thomas, 1897-1906.
Baltimore and other places: 1897-1906. A prominent member of Baltimore society in the late 19th and early 20th century, and a connoisseur of fine wines, Thomas traveled widely, retaining menus from restaurants he visited in London, Paris, Nice, Lucerne, Moscow, etc.; this collection includes more than one hundred fifty items, including thirty-five wine catalogues and lists issued by importers, major vintners, private clubs and hotels, sixteen hotel and restaurant wine... (Item #3900)
Price: $7,500.00
A wine collector's extensive archive, the meticulous records of Douglas H. Thomas (1847-1919; President of Merchants' National Bank, Baltimore, Maryland), including wine catalogues and invoices, Thomas's correspondence with wine importers, restaurant menus, and other material gathered by Thomas, 1897-1906. Wine, Douglas H. Thomas.
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Rules for Good Living. Published by the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, New London, Conn. January, 1894.
New London, Conn. [Woman's Christian Temperance Union of New London, Conn.]; Morning Telegraph Print. 1894. Squarish book, stapled in cloth-backed stiff boards (19 x 17 cm.), [1-14], 61 pages. Advertisements. Separate indices for Advertisers, Authors, and Recipes. Evident FIRST EDITION. A dual purpose set of "rules" composed of unattributed recipes for breads, cakes, cookies, etc, candies and ice cream, dessert, eggs, miscellaneous helps, preserving and pickling, salads, soups and meats... (Item #6433)
Price: $300.00
Rules for Good Living. Published by the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, New London, Conn. January, 1894. Woman's Christian Temperance Union, Conn New London.
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The Green Mountain White Ribbon Cook Book, Especially adapted to Young House Keepers and Busy Women. Containing Choice Gleanings from Many Households.
Jericho, Vermont: Published by the Women's Christian Temperance Union of Vermont/Roscoe Printing House, [1895]. [Small octavo, 74 + 2 pages, with ads. First edition. The date and priority is indicated by Cook, who dates the first edition as 1895 (the second is 1906), and that this earlier printing was printed by the Roscoe Printing House in Jericho, VT, which this copy is. This small temperance cookbook contains recipes specifically thought... (Item #3928)
Price: $250.00
The Green Mountain White Ribbon Cook Book, Especially adapted to Young House Keepers and Busy Women. Containing Choice Gleanings from Many Households. Women's Christian Temperance Union of Vermont.
438.
E.B. Estes & Sons, Lumbermen, Woodworkers and Enamelers, Manufacturers of American Woodenware.
New York: 1916. Pamphlet, 31.1 x 23.9 cm, 8 pages plus 1-page price list. Printed throughout in blue and yellow. Illustrated trade catalog of woodenware, including bowls, rolling pins, butter moulds, potato mashers, steak mauls, salt boxes, fish tongs, toothpicks, and more. Each item is illustrated and descriptions provide various size options and shipping information. Price list included as separate sheet. E.B. Estes, American woodworkers and exporters are listed with... (Item #3291)
Price: $150.00
E.B. Estes & Sons, Lumbermen, Woodworkers and Enamelers, Manufacturers of American Woodenware. Woodenware, E B. Estes, Sons.
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Home Comfort Cook Book; Containing a Splendid Collection of Modern Recipes Chosen and Prepared by Experienced Writers at "Culinary Art": The Essential Points of Healthfulness, Daintiness and Economy Are Carefully Considered, and Particular Attention Given to Those Viands which May Be Readily Prepared from Supplies Usually Found in a Home Kitchen; It also Contains Valuable Formulas, Special Articles, and Other Information which may Be Helpful in Any Household.
St. Louis, (MO): Wrought Iron Range Co. [circa 1926]. Octavo, 168 pages. Illustrated. Combination cookbook and trade catalogue. Includes descriptions of the company's kitchen appliances, testimonials as to their effectiveness, list of references, and 65 pages of recipes. The company was established in variations of this cookbook were published by the company from the late 19th century. Some pulling at hinges, otherwise very good. Additional brochure laid-in. [Not in Brown or Cagle]. (Item #3022)
Price: $120.00
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The White House Cook Book : a comparative cyclopedia of information for the home, containing cooking, toilet and household recipes, menus, dinner-giving, table etiquette, care of the sick, health suggestions, facts worth knowing, etc.
Oakland, Calif. Occidental Pub. Co. 1900. Thick quarto, 590 pages. First edition, thus. A rare saleman's copy of a deluxe edition with chromolithographed plates with an unusual Oakland California imprint. At the rear of book is subscription information, with lined blank pages for customers to sign up. In white oil cloth binding, edges with faux marbling. Some wear to cloth edges, hinges a bit shaken, previous owner's name to front... (Item #4236)
Price: $250.00
The White House Cook Book : a comparative cyclopedia of information for the home, containing cooking, toilet and household recipes, menus, dinner-giving, table etiquette, care of the sick, health suggestions, facts worth knowing, etc. Hugo Ziemann, Mrs. F. L. Gillette.
441.
The White House Cook Book : a comparative cyclopedia of information for the home, containing cooking, toilet and household recipes, menus, dinner-giving, table etiquette, care of the sick, health suggestions, facts worth knowing, etc.
New York; Akron; Chicago: Saalfield Publishing Company, 1920. Thick quarto, 609 pages. Later edition. New and enlarged. Pages significantly browned throughout and brittle as a result. Some wear to cloth edges, hinges a bit shaken, previous owner's name to front paste down. Good only. (Item #4237)
Price: $60.00
The White House Cook Book : a comparative cyclopedia of information for the home, containing cooking, toilet and household recipes, menus, dinner-giving, table etiquette, care of the sick, health suggestions, facts worth knowing, etc. Hugo Ziemann, Mrs. F. L. Gillette.
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The White House Cook Book : a comparative cyclopedia of information for the home, containing cooking, toilet and household recipes, menus, dinner-giving, table etiquette, care of the sick, health suggestions, facts worth knowing, etc.
Chicago: R. S. Peale & Co. 1891. Thick quarto (25 x 20 cm.), 570 pages. Index. Illustrated. Second printing of the revised and enlarged edition, first issued in 1887. Pages browned throughout, but not as brittle as many copies of this title. Hinges started; waterstain to margins of frontipiece. In white oil-cloth binding, decorated in silver. Fading and abrasions, as usual, but still better than is usually found. [OCLC locates sixteen copies of this issue]. (Item #6664)
Price: $120.00
The White House Cook Book : a comparative cyclopedia of information for the home, containing cooking, toilet and household recipes, menus, dinner-giving, table etiquette, care of the sick, health suggestions, facts worth knowing, etc. Hugo Ziemann, Mrs. F. L. Gillette.

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