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26.
Hood's Cook Book. Number One. Reprint.
Lowell, Mass: C.I. Hood, n.d. Small octavo, 32 pages +ads. A later reprint, still issued by the company. A small product book, with both recipes and remedies, from the makers of Hood' Saponaceous Tooth Powder and Hood's Sasparilla. Very near fine in publisher's printed wrappers. (Item #2062)
Price: $30.00
Hood's Cook Book. Number One. Reprint. C. I. Apothecaries Hood.
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A Collection of Fifty Choice Receipts for making ice cream, water ices, etc.: together with description and directions for operating the celebrated "Peerless Iceland freezer," also directions for freezing cream.
[Cincinnati, Ohio: Dana & Co. [1894?]. Stapled booklet (12.5 x 8.5 cm.), [2], 3-15, [1] pages. Illustrated. Cover title: Fifty Ices. FIRST EDITION. A trade catalogue and product cookbook for the Peerless Iceland Freezer, manufactured by Dana & Co, (later the Peerless Freezer Co.), as well as the Peerless Ice Chipper, which is illustrated on the inside front wrapper. The recipes include Ice Creams, Puddings, Frozen Fruits, and Water Ices... (Item #6374)
Price: $90.00
A Collection of Fifty Choice Receipts for making ice cream, water ices, etc.: together with description and directions for operating the celebrated "Peerless Iceland freezer," also directions for freezing cream. Ice Cream – Peerless Iceland Freezer.
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Steadying the world's price of the staples. An international commerce commission on ocean freight rates.
Rome: International Institute of Agriculture, 1915. Octavo, 24 pages. First edition. United States.; 63d Cong., 3d sess., 1914-1915. Some light edgewear to printed wrappers, otherwise very good. (Item #2982)
Price: $75.00
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A Few Facts About Canning.
circa 1895. Oblong booklet (8.9 x 16.2 cm.), 8 pages. Illustrated with photographs and engravings. Promotes the Mudge Patent Canner, a household canning processor that “does away with the stewing kettle” and is “the cheapest, most efficacious and economical system of putting up high-standard goods that has ever been invented.” The Boston Cooking School Magazine reviewed the device saying, “a great point in its favor is that, by the use..... (Item #3280)
Price: $75.00
A Few Facts About Canning. John L. Gaumer Co.
30.
One Hundred Recipes for the Chafing Dish.
New York: Gorham Manufacturing Company, Silversmiths, 1894. Squarish octavo, 182 pages. First edition, limited Edition de Luxe issue. One of 100 numbered copies. A cookbook, a history of the chafing dish, and a trade catalogue in one. Illustrated with various models of Gorham's chafing dishes. Bound in half yellow cloth, with black cloth boards printed in silver. Spine general age-toning and wear to the yellow morocco spine, otherwise very good... (Item #2777)
Price: $200.00
One Hundred Recipes for the Chafing Dish. H. M. Kinsley.
31.
One Hundred Recipes for the Chafing Dish.
New York: Gorham Manufacturing Company, Silversmiths, 1894. Squarish octavo, 182 pages. First edition, trade issue. There was also a simultaneous deluxe issue. A cookbook, a history of the chafing dish and a trade catalogue in one. Illustrated with various models of Gorham's chafing dishes. Bound in half yellow cloth, with black cloth boards printed in silver; spine chipped at head and foot. All edges silvered. General age-toning and wear to... (Item #5762)
Price: $75.00
One Hundred Recipes for the Chafing Dish. H. M. Kinsley.
32.
Manuscript legal settlement of a dispute over a delivery of fish.
New York: October 13, 1795. Single leaf notarized document (32.5 x 20.5 cm.), printed and manuscript text on recto only. With embossed paper seal of the notary. Sworn testimony of a Peter Adams, regarding an agreement to settle a dispute over transport of one hundred barrels of fish. The fish, located in New Carlisle, Quebec (north of New Brunswick), to New York. The parties, Thomas Sherrer, who had attempted to... (Item #6277)
Price: $350.00
Manuscript legal settlement of a dispute over a delivery of fish. Law – Delivery of fish, Peter. Roorbach Adams, John F.
33.
Facts About Peat as an Article of Fuel. To Which is added, a Chapter on the Untilization of Coal Dust with Peat for the Production of an Excellent Fuel, at Moderate Cost. Specially Adapted for Steam Service
Boston: Lee and Shepard; stereotyped at the Boston Sterotype Foundry, 1867. Octavo, iv, [4], 316 pages. Advertisements in the front matter for the author's mill, and for Leavitt's Peat Journal, his periodical dedicated tot he subject. Engraved frontispiece illustrating Leavitt's Peat Condensing and Mouding Mill. ~ Third edition, revised and enlarged; nearly three times the size of the original 1865 issue, and twice that of the 1866. Peat bogs and... (Item #5935)
Price: $50.00
34.
Melanesian Shell Money in Field Museum Collections.
Chicago: Field Museum of Natural History, 1929. Anthropological Series Volume XIX, No. 1. Octavo, 36, xxv, pages. Illustrated with twenty-five black and white photographic plates. Bibliography. FIRST EDITION. Albert Buell Lewis (1867–1940) led the Joseph N. Field South Pacific Expedition to the colonial territories of Melanesia from 1909 to 1913. Lewis and his team collected and later documented over 14,000 Melanesian objects, which now reside in the Field Museum. He... (Item #6001)
Price: $90.00
Melanesian Shell Money in Field Museum Collections. Albert B. Lewis, Berthold Laufer, Buell.
35.
The London Produce Market, (Mincing lane), being a section of the work "The Exchanges of London at the beginning of the twentieth century".
London: Heywood and Company, Limited, 150 Holborn, E.C.; Printed by Spottiswode & Co., Ltd. 1904. Large quarto (29 x 24 cm.), viii, 1-86, [plates], 1-58 pages. FIRST EDITION. One section, complete in and of itself, of a massive documentation of the Exchanges of London. A detailed description of the history, people, and product of the London Produce Market (Mincing Lane). The work contains: "an historical survey of the London Produce... (Item #6118)
Price: $1,500.00
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MacFarlane, Lang Co. Ltd. Biscuit Manufacturers, London & Glasgow, Christmas 1936.
1936. Quarto, 27.9 x 20.9 cm, 30 pages. Full color illustrations. Trade catalog for Christmas specialties of British biscuit manufacturers MacFarlane, Lang Co. Items featured include Scotch Shortbread, Victoria Cakes, Airtight Containers, and Dessert Gingerbread. In attractively designed orange wrappers bound with red ribbon. Some edgewear to wrappers, otherwise fine condition. (Item #3281)
Price: $250.00
MacFarlane, Lang Co. Ltd. Biscuit Manufacturers, London & Glasgow, Christmas 1936. Lang MacFarlane, Co. Ltd.
37.
McArthur, Wirth & Co., Butchers, Packers and Sausage Makers, Fixtures, Tools, Machinery, and Supplies. Sausage Casings, Spices, Refrigerators and All styles of Ice Boxes.Catalogue "A".
Syracuse, NY: John Single Paper Company, 1900. Quarto, 81 pages + 3 page index. Illustrated throughout with steel engravings. A well-illustrated trade catalogue of tools and machinery, small and large for the butcher or sausage maker. From butchers' coats to slaughterhouse machinery, it's all in here. Printed wrappers over stapled text block. The wrappers are age-toned and brittle, but complete. Internally near very good except for a small damp stain... (Item #2258)
Price: $300.00
McArthur, Wirth & Co., Butchers, Packers and Sausage Makers, Fixtures, Tools, Machinery, and Supplies. Sausage Casings, Spices, Refrigerators and All styles of Ice Boxes.Catalogue "A" Wirth McArthur, Co.
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McArthur, Wirth & Co., Butchers, Packers and Sausage Makers, Fixtures, Tools, Machinery, and Supplies. Sausage Casings, Spices, Refrigerators and all styles of Ice Boxes. Catalogue "A".
Syracuse, NY: John Single Paper Company, 1900. Quarto, 81, [3] pages. Index. Illustrated throughout with steel engravings. A handsome trade catalogue of tools and machinery, small and large, for the butcher or sausage maker. From butchers' coats to slaughterhouse machinery, meat racks, shop counters, butcher blocks, shavers, choppers, slicers, and more, it's all in here. Printed wrappers over stapled text block. The wrappers are age-toned and a bit worn at... (Item #5613)
Price: $300.00
McArthur, Wirth & Co., Butchers, Packers and Sausage Makers, Fixtures, Tools, Machinery, and Supplies. Sausage Casings, Spices, Refrigerators and all styles of Ice Boxes. Catalogue "A" Wirth McArthur, Co.
39.
The Home Modification of Cow's Milk.
Boston: Mellin's Food Company, 1905. Octavo (20.5 x 16 cm.), 46 pages. Illustrated throughout. An interesting how-to on the alteration of cow's milk for consumption by infants and children. Mellin's Food products are added to the cow's milk to alter the alkalinity and,supposedly, improve digestibility. Near fine, in publisher's brown and black-decorated light brown cloth. (Item #6620)
Price: $25.00
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Miss Parloa's New Cook Book and Marketing Guide. Illustrated.
Boston: Dana Estes and Company, Publishers, [post-1887]. Octavo, 430, [18] pages. Rear blanks for recipes (not used). Illustrations in the text. Later printing, with the title page bearing the second title, "New Cook Book and Marketing Guide", not the original, Maria Parloa's New Cook Book, a Guide to Marketing and Cooking. A bit of light soiling to the endpapers and edges of text block, otherwise very good, in slightly edgeworn... (Item #5179)
Price: $200.00
Miss Parloa's New Cook Book and Marketing Guide. Illustrated. Maria Parloa.
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Report of a trial for violation of the patent right of the 'American Air-Tight' cooking-stove, in the Circuit Court of the United States within and for the district of Massachusetts : wherein Elias Johnson and David B. Cox, were plaintiffs, and Peter Low and George W. Hicks, were defendants.
Boston: Dickinson Printing Establishment, Damrell & Moore, 1848. Octavo (22.5 x 14 cm.), 60 pages, [1] folded leaf of plates; illustrated. With one folding copper-engraved plate and 12 text figures. Interleaved with blanks throughout. FIRST EDITION. Record of a patent infringement case between two neighboring stove foundries in Troy, New York. The plaintiffs, Elias Johnson and David B. Cox, who owned the Clinton Foundry (later owned by Fuller & Warren)... (Item #6102)
Price: $750.00
Report of a trial for violation of the patent right of the 'American Air-Tight' cooking-stove, in the Circuit Court of the United States within and for the district of Massachusetts : wherein Elias Johnson and David B. Cox, were plaintiffs, and Peter Low and George W. Hicks, were defendants. Patent suit – Cooking stove design, Elias Johnson, Peter Low, George W. Hicks.
42.
1871, Illustrated Catalogue of Hutchinson's Patent Cider and Wine Mills, Presses, Screws, Grinders, &c., Manufactured and Sold By Peekskill Plow Works, Cleveland, O.
Cleveland, Ohio: Peekskill Plow Works, 1871. Stapled, octavo-sized brochure, 8 pages. Illustrated throughout with steel engravings, of each press, mill or screw. Includes a page dedicated to recipes for "Good, Pure Cider". Quarter-sized abrasion to rear wrapper, and fold marks,otherwise near fine in printed pale blue wrappers. [OCLC shows only one copy for this year, and four copies for all years]. (Item #2198)
Price: $250.00
1871, Illustrated Catalogue of Hutchinson's Patent Cider and Wine Mills, Presses, Screws, Grinders, &c., Manufactured and Sold By Peekskill Plow Works, Cleveland, O. Peekskill Plow Works.
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Advertising booklet.
New London, CT: Quinnipiac Fertilizer Co. 1884. Duodecimo, 40 pages. Advertising booklet for Quinnipiac Fish and Phosphate fertilizer, containing predominantly testimonials from growers about the value of using this product. Also contains a seven page list of farmers, organized by town, with the recommendation that you ask them yourself. With a tiny chip to the fore edge of the rust colored wrappers, and a tiny damp stain to the foot... (Item #1605)
Price: $80.00
Advertising booklet. Quinnipiac Fertilizer Co.
44.
Small Archive Marking the End of Prohibition.
Baltimore: 1933. Manuscript and typescript letters and notes, mostly 26.6 x 20.3 cm. Three typed letters and manuscript inventory compiled by Howard L. Belt of Baltimore, an import agent. The forty-three-page inventory or log tracks Belt’s incoming and outgoing correspondence regarding the importation and distribution of alcohol in the United States and notes the general subject of each letter’s content. Three letters, all referenced in the inventory, illustrate Belt’s relationship..... (Item #3765)
Price: $350.00
45.
[Scrapbook Paper Napkin Sample Book].
circa 1950. 18.5 x 21 cm, upaginated (54 leaves). Collection of fifty-four paper napkins tipped-in with staples, primarily white with color printing though includes two colored paper napkins. This collection includes a wide of variety of designs, primarily promoting businesses and branded products, though some generic seasonal and geometric designs as well. Includes napkins for “Nick’s Cafeteria” in Old Orchard Beach, Maine and “Malone Hardward Co.” in Malone, New York..... (Item #3898)
Price: $150.00
[Scrapbook Paper Napkin Sample Book]. Salesman's Sample Book - Erving Weave Napkins.
46.
Charles G. Summers Jr., Inc. New Freedom, PA. Label Book.
New Freedom, PA: Charles G. Summers Jr., Inc. [undated]. Spiral-bound tall octavo (4.5 x 11.5 cm.), unpaginated [59 leaves]. Fifty-seven full-color chromolithograph labels for canned vegetables. A family business founded in 1865, the Summers Canning Company packed a variety of brands, included here are Superfine, Legion, Lagoon, Mountain, and Summit Grove Brand peas, carrots, corn, potatoes, tomatoes and more. The company was sold to Hanover Foods in 1984 and the... (Item #3597)
Price: $225.00
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London Market Gardens, or Flowers, Fruits and Vegetables as Grown for Market.
London: Garden Office, [1880]. Small octavo, 226 pages. Second edition, the first with an index. An interesting survey of the flowers, fruits and vegetables in the London Markets and of the suppliers and their operations. Some pages age-toned, otherwise very good, in original black ruled and titled brown cloth with a bit of water spotting to the front and back boards. (Item #2438)
Price: $120.00
London Market Gardens, or Flowers, Fruits and Vegetables as Grown for Market. C. W. Shaw.
48.
A Treatise on the Manufacture of Sugar from the Sugar Cane.
London: E. & F.N. Spon, 1872. Octavo, 136 pages + 5 plates. With 31 steel engraved illustrations in the text. First edition. The author of this thorough manual of sugar manufacture was the editor and proprietor of the journal "Artizan'. Earlier in his life, he had designed and built sugar refineries in Jamaica and Siam. The illustrations depict in some detail all of the machinery necessary for deriving sugar from... (Item #2156)
Price: $350.00
A Treatise on the Manufacture of Sugar from the Sugar Cane. Peter Soames.
49.
A Treatise on Cake Making: To Assist the Baker in Gaining the Cake Business Which Should be Rightfully His.
New York: Standard Brands, Inc. 1933. Large octavo, 375 pages plus notes. First edition. Includes black and white photographs and diagrams for basic cake formulas and methods. Divided into four parts: The Cake Market, Basic Ingredients, Cake Making, and Formulas and Methods; A Treatise on Cake Making is Standard Brands plea to bakers to formalize the cake business. To move cake baking out of the home and into industrial kitchens... (Item #3173)
Price: $35.00
A Treatise on Cake Making: To Assist the Baker in Gaining the Cake Business Which Should be Rightfully His. Inc Standard Brands.
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[Early 19th century New York Liquor and Tavern Licenses].
Coxsackie, NY: 1800 & 1806. Two printed forms each completed in unique hand, each 15.5 x 21 cm. The earlier permit allows for Charles Titus (1760-1847) of Coxsackie to sell “spiritous liquors” in a quantity of fewer than five gallons for one year. Specifications that the liquor must not be drunk at his house, out-house, yard, or garden preclude the operation of a tavern or public house. This license is... (Item #3759)
Price: $600.00

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