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How to Cook and Why.
New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1942. Small octavo, ii, 249 pages. Index. Illustrated. Later printing. The authors of this domestic science manual were both instructors at New York's Pratt Institute. The books' editor Isabel, Ely Lord, writes in the preface, "This book has been written to meet two sets of needs, those of the girl of high-school age and those of the average housekeeper... They are not... (Item #5133)
Price: $25.00
How to Cook and Why. Elizabeth Condit, Jessie A. Long.
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One Hundred Sixteen Uncommon Books on Food & Drink, From the Distinguished Collection on Gastronomy of Marcus Crahan.
Berkeley: The Friends of the Bancroft Library, 1979. Quarto, 84 pages. First edition. Illustrated throughout. Catalogue of exhibition of important gastronomic works with over 115 titles with annotations. From the collection of Marcus Crahan. With introduction by the collector. In wrappers with minor tear to spine, else near fine throughout. (Item #3458)
Price: $35.00
One Hundred Sixteen Uncommon Books on Food & Drink, From the Distinguished Collection on Gastronomy of Marcus Crahan. Marcus & Elizabeth Crahan.
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Marcus and Elizabeth Crahan Collection of Books on Food, Drink and Related Subjects
New York: Sotheby's, 1984. Large octavo, unpaginated [168 pages]. Auction catalogue for important gastronomic collection with 786 lots. Two leaves of sales results laid-in. Illustrated color wrappers and text in near fine condition only slight bumping to spine. (Item #3459)
Price: $25.00
Marcus and Elizabeth Crahan Collection of Books on Food, Drink and Related Subjects. Marcus & Elizabeth Crahan, Sotheby's.
4.
Marcus and Elizabeth Crahan Collection of Books on Food, Drink and Related Subjects
New York: Sotheby's, 1984. Large octavo, unpaginated [168 pages]. Auction catalogue for important gastronomic collection with 786 lots. Two leaves of sales results laid-in. Illustrated color wrappers and text in near very fine condition. (Item #3460)
Price: $25.00
Marcus and Elizabeth Crahan Collection of Books on Food, Drink and Related Subjects. Marcus & Elizabeth Crahan, Sotheby's.
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A Book of Mediterranean Food.
London: John Lehmann, Ltd. 1950. Illustrated by John Minton. Octavo, 191 pages. FIRST EDITION, first printing. The important first book by one of the greatest of culinary writers. The recipes are based on David's travels in France Italy, the Greek Isles and Egypt. A bit of light soiling to the spine of the printed pink cloth, otherwise fine, in a price clipped dust jacket with significant chips to the spine... (Item #2496)
Price: $500.00
A Book of Mediterranean Food. Elizabeth David.
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French Country Cooking, by Elizabeth David. Decorated by John Minton.
New York: Horizon Press, 1952. Small octavo (20.5 x 13.5 cm.), x, [4], 15-247 pages. Frontispiece, title vignette, illustrations in the text by Minton. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. The author's landmark second book, written while rationing was still in force. Elizabeth David (1913-1992) taught herself Mediterranean-style cooking while living abroad during the early 1940s, and in 1949 she began writing a food column for Harper's Bazaar. Her first book was published... (Item #6927)
Price: $600.00
French Country Cooking, by Elizabeth David. Decorated by John Minton. Elizabeth David.
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French Provincial Cooking. With an Introduction and Notes by Narcissa Chamberlain, and illustrations by Juliet Renny.
New York: Harper & Row, 1962. Thick octavo, 504 pages. First U.S. edition. Elizabeth David is now rightly considered one of the greatest of culinary writers. It was in this book that her full voice was first truly heard. This book is to read as much as cooked from, and then read again. Very light age toning, otherwise fine, in a price-clipped but otherwise very good plus dust jacket. (Item #2310)
Price: $350.00
French Provincial Cooking. With an Introduction and Notes by Narcissa Chamberlain, and illustrations by Juliet Renny. Elizabeth David.
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Italian Food. Drawings by Renato Guttoso.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1958. Octavo, 322, xvi, [2] pages. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION of a modern English cookbook of significance. Italian Food is Elizabeth David’s third book, following A Book of Mediterranean Food and French Country Cooking, and along with these titles is responsible – in part – for revitalizing English cooking after the Second World War, with better techniques and fresher ingredients, and inspiring an interest in the... (Item #2901)
Price: $300.00
Italian Food. Drawings by Renato Guttoso. Elizabeth David.
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“Sketches for bread book Wendy Jones” for “English Bread and Yeast Cookery”.
London: 1977. Three unpublished pen and ink sketches by Wendy Jones on tracing paper pasted to white board, with some use of correction fluid. Contained in a large folder (37 x 29 cm.) titled “Sketches for bread book Wendy Jones”. The bread book is Elizabeth David's English Bread and Yeast. The first board (21.5 x 19 cm.) contains two images: two measuring cups and a kitchen scale. The second board... (Item #3649)
Price: $600.00
“Sketches for bread book Wendy Jones” for “English Bread and Yeast Cookery”. Elizabeth David, Wendy Jones.
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“Sketches for bread book Wendy Jones” for English Bread and Yeast Cookery.
[London: David Allen Lane, 1977]. Large folder (14 x 11”), titled “Sketches for bread book Wendy Jones”, which is David’s English Bread and Yeast. Contains three unpublished pen and ink sketches by Jones on sketching paper pasted to white board, with some use of correction fluid. The first board (8 x 7") contains two images: two measuring cups and a kitchen scale. The second board (5 x 4") contains a.... (Item #3650)
Price: $250.00
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A Bibliography of Cookery Books Published in Britain, 1875-1914.
London and New York: Prospect Books in association with Mansell Publishing, 1989. Large octavo, 748 pages. First edition. Food historian Elizabeth Driver records over 1200 volumes in this important Gastronomy bibliography. Includes more detailed descriptive information about each book than is usually found. Indispensable for the period it covers. In very fine blue dust jacket in like publisher's boards with crisp clean text. (Item #3403)
Price: $60.00
A Bibliography of Cookery Books Published in Britain, 1875-1914. Elizabeth Driver.
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A Bibliography of Cookery Books Published in Britain, 1875-1914.
London and New York: Prospect Books in association with Mansell Publishing, 1989. Large octavo, 748 pages. First edition. Food historian Elizabeth Driver records over 1200 volumes in this important Gastronomy bibliography. Includes more detailed descriptive information about each book than is usually found. Indispensable for the period it covers. In very fine blue dust jacket in like publisher's boards with crisp clean text. Bookseller's ticket to rear paste down. (Item #3404)
Price: $60.00
A Bibliography of Cookery Books Published in Britain, 1875-1914. Elizabeth Driver.
13.
Opuscule sur la vinification, traitant des vices des méthodes usitées pour la fabrication des vins, et des avantages du procédé de M.lle Élisabeth Gervais, brevetée du gouvernement par ordonnance de S.M. Louis XVIII, pour la même fabrication.
Montpelier: de l'Imprimerie de J.-G. Tournel, place Louis XVI, no 57, 1821. Octavo, 136, [3] pages. Advertisement; table of contents. Illustrated. Second edition, expanded, styled "Nouvelle Edition" with the addition of the letters of Neufchateau and of Chaptal. The first edition was issued in two Montpelier printings, both in 1820. ~ Elisabeth Gervais was the earliest woman known to have produced a technological innovation in winemaking (the first recorded winemaker... (Item #7037)
Price: $500.00
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The Kenya Kitchen Cookery Book.
Nairobi: Taylor Advertising Ltd. 1964. Quarto-sized, 96 pages. Text illustrations (partly colored), additional illustrations contained in advertising matter. Index. IRST EDITION. An interesting cookbook published in Kenya in the early postcolonial era. The cuisine is unequivocally more British than African, despite the mention of local fresh water fish like Nile perch and tilapia and the inclusion of a section on curries and samosas, but there's nary a trace of a.... (Item #4397)
Price: $100.00
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Modern Domestic Cookery, And useful Receipt Book, adapted for Families in the Middling and Gentel Ranks of Life, with a Complete Family Physician. Instructions for Making British Wines, Brewing, Baking, &c.,&c.
London: Dean & Munday, 1820. Duodecimo, iv + 288 pages. Illustrated frontispiece and four engraved plates. Third edition, probable second printing. The book sports two title pages, one dated 1819 and one 1820, which leads us to presume that the printer just added the 1820 title page without removing the former. A fairly popular work that Oxford indicates had at least nine editions. Includes some interesting medical remedies, including this... (Item #2189)
Price: $350.00
Modern Domestic Cookery, And useful Receipt Book, adapted for Families in the Middling and Gentel Ranks of Life, with a Complete Family Physician. Instructions for Making British Wines, Brewing, Baking, &c.,&c. Elizabeth Hammond.
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[Collection of Culinary Calendars].
Joliet, Illinois; New York; Chicago; Toronto: P.F. Volland Company, circa 1910-20. Tall, narrow octavo, 28 x 14 cm, unpaginated (varying page lengths). Full color art deco illustrated covers and monochromatic illustrative borders (or headers and footers) to each page. Ten books (seven unique titles) from the calendar recipe book series published by P.F. Volland Company. The duplicates are maintained because of slightly varying imprints and in two cases distinct artwork... (Item #4679)
Price: $450.00
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Mme. Bégué's Recipes of Old New Orleans Créole Cookery. [With: Other Famous New Orleans Recipes.]
New Orleans, La. J. S. W. Harmanson; Rogers Printing Company, 1937. Small octavo (19.5 x 14 cm.), 64 pages. Index. Illustrated. Second edition. Originally published in San Francisco in 1900 in bilingual French and English. A publisher's souvenir anthology cookbook of one hundred twenty recipes surveying Créole cookery, in part associated with legendary restaurants, and thus in some cases giving large-party quantities. A selection: Créole Gumbo, Codfish with White Beans... (Item #5904)
Price: $50.00
Mme. Bégué's Recipes of Old New Orleans Créole Cookery. [With: Other Famous New Orleans Recipes.]. J. S. W. Harmanson, Firm : New Orleans, La. Restaurant : New Orleans, Elizabeth Kettenring Bégué, Bégué's.
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Aunt Martha's Corner Cupboard, Stories about tea, coffee, sugar, rice etc. With sixty illustrations.
Philadelphia: Henry Altemus, [1898]. Duodecimo, 165, [7] pages. Advertisements. Illustrated with engravings throughout. Later edition, originally published London 1875, with a U.S. distribution by Thomas Nelson & Sons. The book proved popular in the US, with three separate issues 1898: with this printing by Altemus in Philadelphia , as well as Chicago and Boston printings, by A. Flanagan and DeWolfe, Fiske & Co. respectively. A set of stories about various... (Item #6049)
Price: $50.00
Aunt Martha's Corner Cupboard, Stories about tea, coffee, sugar, rice etc. With sixty illustrations. Mary Kirby, Elizabeth.
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Aunt Martha's Corner Cupboard; or stories about tea, coffee, sugar, rice &c. With thirty-six engravings.
London: Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1891. Duodecimo, 144 pages. Illustrated with engravings throughout. Later edition, originally published in 1875. A set of stories about various foodstuffs, tenuously held together with a story line. Manuscript examination prize inscription to front fly leaf. Some fading to decorated endpapers. Very slight wear to decorated green cloth binding. Scarce in all editions. [OCLC locates three copies of this printing]. (Item #4437)
Price: $200.00
Aunt Martha's Corner Cupboard; or stories about tea, coffee, sugar, rice &c. With thirty-six engravings. Mary Kirby, Elizabeth.
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Domestic Cookery, Useful Receipts, and Hints to Young Housekeepers. Fifth Edition.
Baltimore: Cushings and Bailey, 1853. Octavo, viii, 310 pages. Fifth edition. Originally published in 1845, the book found its final form in 1851, and this is the 1853 printing of that edition. One of a number of Quaker cookbooks of the period, along with those Mrs. Widdifield, and Mrs. Nicholson. William Woys Weaver notes that this book does not wear its Quakerism on its sleeve, but reaches for a wider... (Item #4703)
Price: $1,500.00
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Mrs. Lucas's French Cookery Book. With some Additional Hints from English and American Kitchens.
London: Christophers, 1929. Octavo, 231 pages. First edition. Not so much a cookbook of French recipes as an application of French techniques to English cooking, with an eye to bringing the later to new heights. Includes a chapter on wine and its appropriate use with certain dishes. A few small dog-ears, otherwise fine, in publisher's blue cloth, in a very near fine dust jacket. (Item #2737)
Price: $150.00
Mrs. Lucas's French Cookery Book. With some Additional Hints from English and American Kitchens. Elizabeth Lucas.
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In the Kitchen.
Boston/New York: Lee & Shepard/Lee, Shepard, and Dillingham, 1875. Squarish octavo, 568 pages. First edition. A collection of recipes, drawn from various sources, including French, German and English cookbooks, as well as "written receipt-books of families famous both at the North and South for their savory cooking." The compiler, Elizabeth S. Miller, hails from Geneva, New York, and dedicates the book to the "Cooking Class of the Young Ladies' Saturday... (Item #4888)
Price: $200.00
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What I Know; or the Economical Cook and House-Book, Hints on the Daily Duties of a Housekeeper. Comprising nearly five hundred receipts for cooking, preserving, pickling, washing, ironing, gardening, plain and fancy needle-work, putting up of winter stores, and numerous other receipts, useful and needful in every well-regulated household. Fourth edition, revised and enlarged.
Philadelphia: J.W. Bradley, 48 N. Fourth Street, 1860. Small octavo, 160 pages. Index. Stated fourth edition, originally published Philadelphia, 1856 under the title What I Know, or Hints on the Daily Duties of a Housekeeper. One of a number of Quaker cookbooks to appear in the 1850s. Narrative form recipes in "The Economical Cook Book" section with various hints and instructions in the latter household guide. Nicholson offers an early... (Item #5671)
Price: $250.00
What I Know; or the Economical Cook and House-Book, Hints on the Daily Duties of a Housekeeper. Comprising nearly five hundred receipts for cooking, preserving, pickling, washing, ironing, gardening, plain and fancy needle-work, putting up of winter stores, and numerous other receipts, useful and needful in every well-regulated household. Fourth edition, revised and enlarged. Elizabeth Nicholson.
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A Guide for the Greedy By a Greedy Woman, being a new and revised edition of The Feasts of Autolycus.
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, [1923]. Octavo (19 x 13 cm.), xxxii, 179, [1]] pages. Third edition, revised and enlarged, and now with the new title A Guide for the Greedy; therefore first edition with this title. The original did include the subtitle, Diary of a Greedy Woman, so the theme had been established. Interestingly, the book was issued in between these with yet another title, The Delights of Delicate Eating... (Item #6815)
Price: $150.00
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My Cookery Books.
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1903. Large octavo, 171 pages. First edition, numbered 192 of 330. Illustrated throughout with mounted facsimiles. Book designed by Bruce Rogers. Author and collector Pennell has gathered a discursive description and bibliography of her collection, featuring cookery books dating from the 15th to the late 18th century. Quarter-cloth over marbled boards with very minor rubbing to edges. Title label in paper on... (Item #3396)
Price: $500.00
My Cookery Books. Elizabeth Robins Pennell.


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