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Pierre Alechinsky : Ideotraces.
Paris: Éditions Denoël, 1966. Sqaure quarto, unpaginated. Text in French. First Edition, in a limited edition of 3000 copies. Near fine in publisher's brown cloth, in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the artist to the great art dealer Xavier Fourcade. (Item #3058)
Price: $350.00
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Gastronomique, a Cookbook for Gourmets.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1958. Large octavo (24 x 16.5 cm.), 384 pages. Index. Illustrated by Jean Simpson. FIRST EDITION. "Add a touch of the unusual and the exotic to entertaining! It's easy to do..." (jacket copy). Ida Bailey Allen's career included work as an editor at the New York American, Good Housekeeping, Pictorial Review, and Woman's World. She was a culinary radio and television pioneer... (Item #6198)
Price: $90.00
Gastronomique, a Cookbook for Gourmets. Ida Bailey Allen, Ida Cogswell Bailey Allen.
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The Palmer House Cook Book, 1044 Original Recipes for Home Use. Created and Tested by Ernest E. Amiet.
Chicago, Ill. John Willy, Inc.; The Hotel Monthly Press, 1940. Octavo (20.5 x 13.5 cm.), 318 pages. Index. Photographic illustrations. Second edition (an enhanced revision of a work published by Bobbs-Merrill in 1933). A restaurant-related cookbook, its contents collated from the author’s “careful record of the requests for recipes by patrons of the dining rooms under my supervision,” including “for the most part my own original creations” as well as... (Item #4762)
Price: $150.00
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Bee Venom Therapy. Bee Venom, Its Nature, and Its Effect on Arthritic and Rheumatoid Conditions.
Osage, Iowa: L.A. Doyle, 1981. Octavo, 238 pages Facsimile of the original 1935 edition, with the addition of a new foreword by Charles Mraz, owner of Champlain Valley Apiaries, world-renowned beekeeper, and founding member of the American Apitherapy Society. Fine in publisher's blue cloth. No dust jacket, as issued. Inscribed by the author to New England beekeeper William Petch, and with a typed letter, signed laid-in. (Item #2462)
Price: $200.00
Bee Venom Therapy. Bee Venom, Its Nature, and Its Effect on Arthritic and Rheumatoid Conditions. Bodog F. Beck.
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Oeuvres de Berchoux. La Gastronomie, Poeme, suivi de poemes fugitives. Nouvelle edition, revue, corrigee et augmentee...
Paris: L.G. Michaud, Libraire-Editeur, 1829. Four volumes in two. Duodecimo, 226+210+216+216 pages. With four frontispiece engravings. A handsome early collection of the works of Berchoux, who is attributed with having popularized the word "gastronomy" with the first poem of this collection. Quarter green calf bindings, with gilt titled and decorated spines. Spines darkened, and some rubbing and edgewear to the boards, otherwise very good. Lord Westbury's copies, with his bookplate... (Item #2395)
Price: $350.00
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Joslyn Presents Bernard Schimmel's Masterpieces
Omaha, NE: Joslyn Art Museum, 1976. Oblong octavo, 216 pages. Illustrated. Schimmel was an Omaha born and raised youth when he left for Switzerland to study at Lausanne's Hotel School. He eventually returned home to become one of the Midwest's most celebrated chefs and innkeepers. Fine in publisher's illustrated cloth. From the collection of American fashion and style icon Bill Blass, and boldly inscribed by the chef to Blass on... (Item #2756)
Price: $200.00
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Be Our Guest.
Alexandria, Virginia: Jean Berrard, 1987. Quarto in wrappers, [xiii], 146 pages. First and only edition. A cookbook and memoir by a chef who grew up in his family's hotel in the small town of Artemare Haute Savoie and followed in his father's footsteps when his father retired in 1955. The author describes life under Nazi occupation. Berrard's admirers included Simca Beck, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas. Pen mark roughly... (Item #6086)
Price: $75.00
Be Our Guest. Jean Berrard.
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Practical Bee Anatomy. With Notes on the Embryology, Metamorphoses, and Physiology of the Honey Bee.
Benson, Oxon., England: The Apis Club, 1923. Octavo, 89, xii pages. Illustrated. First edition, and first volume in the Apis Library series. The author was the Vice President and Fellow of the Apis Club, Expert B.B.K.A. and Honorary Associate of the Scottish B.K.A. Internally very good, the spine of the red cloth covered boards is chipped away, and there is soiling. inscribed on the half-title endpaper, "With the author's love"... (Item #2960)
Price: $60.00
Practical Bee Anatomy. With Notes on the Embryology, Metamorphoses, and Physiology of the Honey Bee. Annie D. Betts.
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Een Vruchtenmandje. [A Fruit Basket].
Amsterdam: De Spieghel, 1927. Folio, [48] pages, twenty one hand-colored plates, All the plates are on a sturdy, thick card stock (29 x 21cm). First edition, signed and limited. Roman numeral III of a limitation of seven copies in portfolio form, signed by Bodenheim. With an additional inscription dated 1941, signed by Bodenheim and Ansingh. There was also an edition of 100 copies, in book form, bound in a Japanese... (Item #2727)
Price: $5,000.00
Een Vruchtenmandje. [A Fruit Basket]. Nelly Bodenheim, Lizzy Ansingh.
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Bone in the Throat.
New York: Villard Books, 1995. Octavo, 290, [1] pages. Cover title: Bone in the Throat, A novel of death and digestion. First edition, second printing. The first book from Anthony Bourdain, chef, author, television host, celebrity defender of the working kitchen staff. This novel appeared five years before Kitchen Confidential, the author’s breakthrough nonfiction portrait of the workings of the New York City restaurant world. Bone in the Throat was... (Item #6529)
Price: $1,500.00
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Desserts, Including Layer Cakes and Pies.
Boston: M. Barrows & Company, 1931. Octavo, 270 pages. First edition, 2nd printing, following the original of the previous year. From the Principal, of Miss Farmer's School of Cookery, and the author of Cooking for Profit, and the Candy Cook Book. This complete dessert cookbook includes sections on ice creams and French pastries. Lacking the dust jacket, but otherwise fine in publisher's gilt-stamped, marble designed green cloth. Inscribed to an... (Item #2170)
Price: $90.00
Desserts, Including Layer Cakes and Pies. Alice Bradley.
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Collection of six books from Julia & Paul Child's Paris apartment library.
1950. Rimbaud. Oeuvres (Paris: Mercure de France, 1950; Le Chanson de Roland (Paris: Piazza, 1947); Honore de Balzac (Paris: Bibliotheque Nationale, 1950); de Maupassant. Contes (Paris: Piazza, 1930). La Legende de St. Germain des Pres (Paris: Roulotte, 1950). Guide Commode de la Banlieue de Paris (Paris: Andre Leconte, 1950). Various sizes and editions. All signed by Julia Child. The final volume listed above is signed "Paul Child" but in Julia's... (Item #3213)
Price: $3,500.00
Collection of six books from Julia & Paul Child's Paris apartment library. Julia Child.
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From Julia Child's Kitchen.
London: Jonathan Cape Limited, 1978. Thick large octavo, 640 pages. First British Edition. A useful guide to more precise cooking, filled with recipes which are supplemented with advice on buying the ingredients, storing the foods, and making the most of your cooking. A very good or better, nice clean and tight copy of the unusual British first edition, in a clipped dust jacket, with a neat closed tear to the... (Item #3163)
Price: $350.00
From Julia Child's Kitchen. Julia Child.
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Julia Child & Company
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1978. Quarto, x, 243 pages. FIRST EDITION, first printing. The first of two books written to accompany Julia Child's second television series, following the French Chef. Some light edge wear and bumping to publisher's decorated white cloth. In a price-clipped and edge worn dust jacket. Small chip to head of spine. Near very good. Inscribed on the title page, "To Kelsie, Julia Child, Paul Child" (Item #6035)
Price: $250.00
Julia Child & Company. Julia Child.
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The Way to Cook.
New York: Alfred Knopf Inc. 1989. Thick quarto, 511, [1] pages. FIRST EDITION, first printing. The book is a well-illustrated guide to technique with recipes for delicious classics. More than eight hundred recipes in this magnificent cookbook, of Child's works, arguably second in importance only to Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Fine in a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "To Bea, Julia Child" (Item #6033)
Price: $900.00
The Way to Cook. Julia Child.
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The Way to Cook.
New York: Alfred Knopf Inc. 1989. Thick quarto, 511, [1] pages. First edition, fifth printing (December 1989). The book is a well-illustrated guide to technique with recipes for delicious classics. More than eight hundred recipes in this magnificent cookbook, of Child's works, arguably second in importance only to Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Fine in a near fine, unclipped dust jacket, with just a touch of age-toning to the... (Item #6034)
Price: $300.00
The Way to Cook. Julia Child.
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Mastering the Art of French Cooking (Volume 2 only, signed).
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1970. Quarto, xxi, 555, liv, [4] pages. FIRST EDITION, first printing of the second volume of Julia Child's classic work, published nine years after the first volume. For this second work, Julia was joined by Simone Beck only. Fore corners of original publisher's cloth slightly bumped, otherwise fine; some rubbing to head and foot of dust jacket spine, and slight age-toning to the red printing... (Item #6031)
Price: $750.00
Mastering the Art of French Cooking (Volume 2 only, signed). Julia Child, Simone Beck.
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Mastering the Art of French Cooking (Volumes 1 & 2, both signed).
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1966. Quarto, 684 + xxxii pages & 555 + liv pages. First edition, twelfth printing and first edition, third printing respectively. Both volumes of the great classic, each signed by both Paul and Julia Child. The first volume a fine copy in a very near fine dust jacket, with just a touch of edgewear and soiling. The second volume with a touch of tape residue... (Item #2307)
Price: $2,500.00
Mastering the Art of French Cooking (Volumes 1 & 2, both signed). Julia Child, Louisette Betholle, Simone Beck.
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Mastering the Art of French Cooking.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1968. Quarto, xv, 684, xxxii, [2] pages. Seventeenth printing, originally issued in October 1961. The classic book that started the career of the most famous of American food personalities. Fading and light soil to top edge and to spine, The red is particularly faded. Good. Lacking dust jacket. Inscribed on the half-title, "Bon appetit to Michael, Julia Child, 9/22/92" (Item #6032)
Price: $350.00
Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Julia Child, Louisette Bertholle, Simone Beck.
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Apples By Ocean.
New York: Macmillan, 1950. Octavo, 128 pages. First edition. A collection of poetry, by the Pulitzer prize winning writer, poet and professor. Coffin was a native of Brunswick, ME. Lightly foxed, otherwise near fine in publisher's green cloth, with a price clipped, but otherwise very good dust jacket. Inscribed by the author, "With best wishes, Robert Tristam P. Coffin," and with an ink drawing of a seabird over waves, with... (Item #1865)
Price: $200.00
Apples By Ocean. Robert Tristam Coffin.
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The New Cookery.
Battle Creek, MI: Modern Medicine Publishing, Inc. 1929. Octavo, 493 pages. Eleventh, revised edition. A later edition of this cookbook from two dieticians from the Battle Creek Sanatorium. Includes sections on meat subsitutes Protose, Vita-met and Nuttolene. Some light soiling to the printed wallpaper covered boards, otherwise a fine copy, inscribed by one of the authors, "To my good friend, Bertha Stump. With best wishes. Leena F. Cooper." (Item #1858)
Price: $90.00
The New Cookery. Lenna Frances Cooper, Margaret Allen Hall.
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The New Cookery.
Battle Creek, MI: Modern Medicine Publishing, Inc. 1929. Octavo, 493 pages. Illustrated. Eleventh, revised edition. A later edition of this cookbook from two dieticians from the Battle Creek Sanatorium. Includes sections on meat substitutes Protose, Vita-met and Nuttolene. Previous owner's inscription to front paste-down. Some light soiling to the printed wallpaper covered boards, otherwise very good. (Item #5030)
Price: $60.00
The New Cookery. Lenna Frances Cooper, Margaret Allen Hall.
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The Cooking Manual, of Practical Directions for Economical Every-Day Cookery. Eighth thousand, revised and enlarged.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1879. Small octavo, 159, [4] pages. Later printing of this important book on economical cookery from the head of the New York Cooking School. Corson made it her life's work to bring practical, inexpensive cooking to the masses. The section "Cheap Dishes With Meat" includes a good number of dishes made with alternative cuts, offal, or less popular meats such as mutton. Chip to... (Item #3489)
Price: $350.00
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Miss Corson's Practical American Cookery and Household Management. An everyday book for American housekeepers, giving the most acceptable etiquette of American hospitality, and comprehensive and minute directions for marketing, carving, and general table service; together with suggestions for the diet of children and the sick.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, circa 1886. Octavo, 591 pages. Illustrated. First edition. While the copyright page indicates 1885, the preface states 1886, which is in alignment with Bitting. Corson was "one of the original cooking school leaders, and a champion of nutritious meals for the poor." [Historic American Cookbook Project] As the founder of the New York Cooking School in 1876, she was a predecessor of Fannie Farmer... (Item #3490)
Price: $250.00
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Changes: Notes on Choreography
New York: Something Else Press, 1968. Squarish octavo, unpaginated. First edition of this engaging exploration of Cunningham's work through his working notebooks, revealing works in progress, and accompanied by the author's speculations about the problems he was attempting to solve. With photographic illustrations of performances throughout. One of the scarcest and most sought after publications of Dick Higgins' Something Else Press. A fine copy in white cloth, with publisher's printed... (Item #3056)
Price: $750.00


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