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American-Hindi Cook Book. Compiled for the American Women's Club, New Delhi.
New Delhi, Supreme Press, 1956. Large octavo (23 x 18 cm.), 154 pages. Index. Text throughout in Hindi and English. First edition. A charitable community cookbook, issued by the American Women's Club of New Delhi. A preliminary leaf states, "All proceeds from the sale of this book will go to the welfare fund of the American Women's Club of New Delhi to be used for Indian Welfare". Recipes represent both... (Item #5811)
Price: $150.00
American-Hindi Cook Book. Compiled for the American Women's Club, New Delhi. New Delhi American Women's Club, Faye M. Sollid, compiler.
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The Future of the Date Palm in India. (Phoenix Dactylifera).
Calcutta: Thacker, Spink & Co. 1885. Octavo, 118, [2] ads, pages. First edition. The author examines the Date Palm's suitability for cultivation in India, and encourages the establishment of plantations for the trees. Dates have now been grown in India at some scale for decades, and as recently as 2008, the Indian government has initiated programs to establish plantations in Gujarat and Rajasthan. With the ownership stamp of the Salem... (Item #2984)
Price: $300.00
The Future of the Date Palm in India. (Phoenix Dactylifera). E. Bonavia.
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Chinese-Japanese Cook Book. By Sara Bosse and Onoto Watanna.
Chicago: Rand McNally; [Hotel Monthly Press], 1919; ©1914. Hotel Monthly handbook series. Tall duodecimo (17 x 9 cm.), 120, [2] pages. Index. Publisher's advertisements at rear. Publication date from OCLC record. ~ Second printing, and while not indicated as such, issued by John Willy's Hotel Monthly Press. The first American cookbook to prominently feature Japanese recipes and one of the earliest to feature Chinese. The title and copyright pages retain... (Item #6473)
Price: $300.00
Chinese-Japanese Cook Book. By Sara Bosse and Onoto Watanna. Sara Bosse, Onoto Watanna, Winnifred Eaton.
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Golden Tips. A Description of Ceylon and its Great Tea Industry.
London: Samson Low, Marston & Company, 1900. Octavo, 474 pages. Illustrated with photographs by the author. First edition, of this lovely survey of Ceylon and its tea industry, by a member of the Royal Asiatic Society and author of several other titles on the South Asian island nation, now known as Sri Lanka. Fine in a stunning gilt-stamped white buckram binding. All edges gilt. (Item #1665)
Price: $400.00
Golden Tips. A Description of Ceylon and its Great Tea Industry. Henry W. Cave.
5.
Food and Drink in Ancient Bengal.
Calcutta: Published by the author; Gossain & Co., (Printers) Private, Ltd. 1959. Octavo (25.5 x 17 cm.), vi, 72 pages. Index. Glossary. Bibliography. Foreword by Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, Chief Minister, West Bengal. FIRST EDITION. An interesting, thorough history with very useful glossary and bibliographical references. The author was at the Department of Ancient History and Culture, University of Calcutta. In unprinted, blue paper-covered boards; corners slightly bumped. Printed, blue... (Item #6116)
Price: $150.00
Food and Drink in Ancient Bengal. Taponath Chakravarty.
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How to Cook and Eat in Chinese [= Zhongguo shi pu].
New York: The John Day Company, 1945. An Asia Press Book. Octavo, xviii, 262 pages. Illustrated. First edition. A milestone of Chinese cookbooks published in America, a fact established in Anne Mendelson's terrific Chow Chop Suey, where she calls the work "the first work in the field by a home cook who knew what other home cooks were up against. She was neither a restaurateur, journalist, nor test-kitchen flack like... (Item #5631)
Price: $450.00
How to Cook and Eat in Chinese [= Zhongguo shi pu]. Buwei Yang Chao.
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[Broadside] Excelsior Cooking Utensils, Manufactured by Howdon's Sons, Cincinnati, O.
Cincinnati: Circa 1872. Broadside, 27.3 x 13.5 cm. Illustrated advertisement for Excelsior cooking vessels, which purport to contain no "injurious enamels" and have "only one-half the weight to lift of an ordinary iron vessel". "Rice, hominy and all kinds of food can be cooked and retain their natural color, and receives no impure taste from the vessel, as is the case with copper bottoms, ordinary iron pots and impure enamel... (Item #3288)
Price: $90.00
[Broadside] Excelsior Cooking Utensils, Manufactured by Howdon's Sons, Cincinnati, O. Cincinnati Tin, Japan Co.
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The Landour Community Centre Cook Book.
Mussoorie, India: Mussoorie Book Society; printed at the Art Printing Press, 1938. Stated second edition; the first having been issued in Landour in 1930, and printed at the Mafasilite Electric Printing Works. The brief foreword to the second edition, printed on the title page, mentions slight corrections and additions. A community cookbook created by expatriot American and English women in a summer resort community in the foothills of the Himalayas... (Item #6105)
Price: $250.00
The Landour Community Centre Cook Book. Landour Community Centre.
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Notes on Turquois in the East.
Chicago, Illinois: Field Museum of Natural History, 1913. Anthropological Series, Vol. XIII, No. 1. Octavo, 71 pages, plus eight photographic plates with captioned tissue guards; color frontispiece. FIRST EDITION. Laufer was the Field Museum's Curator of Asian Anthropology from 1908 to 1934. For much of that time, he was the only Sinologist working in the United States. He built magnificent collections of artifacts and books and documents for the Field... (Item #6002)
Price: $90.00
Notes on Turquois in the East. Berthold Laufer.
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To the Honorary Commercial Commissioners of Japan and the American Trade Experts at Ithaca Hotel, Ithaca, New York, U.S.A. Friday, October 8, 1909.
Ithaca, N.Y. 1909. Cord-gathered booklet (18 x 14.5 cm.), [8] pages. Cover illustration. The 1909 Japanese business mission to the U.S. was three-month long trade visit to the U.S., the first large-scale delegation to the United States. It followed a visit to Japan one year earlier by American business leaders from Pacific Coast states. There were more than fifty members (with additional private secretaries and attendants) of the Japanese trade... (Item #6270)
Price: $100.00
To the Honorary Commercial Commissioners of Japan and the American Trade Experts at Ithaca Hotel, Ithaca, New York, U.S.A. Friday, October 8, 1909. Menu – Diplomatic; Commercial Commissioners of Japan; Eiichi Shibusawa.
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[Hand-drawn watercolor menu] en honneur de S.A.R. Le Prince Maha Valiravudh. Prince Royal de Siam... Burapha Palace, Fevriar 14, 1903.
Bangkok, [Thailand]: 1903. Die-cut, pen and ink, and watercolor menu (17 x 13 cm.). Text in printed in French on the verso and in Thai on the recto. The fanciful menu for a dinner in honor of Prince Maha Valiravudh of Siam, depicts a royal procession. Printed fare, includes both Western and Thai dishes, including: Dindon Froid, Oie Rotie Froide, Aspci de Foie Gras, Jambon d'Yorck, Petits Fours, and Creme... (Item #5548)
Price: $600.00
[Hand-drawn watercolor menu] en honneur de S.A.R. Le Prince Maha Valiravudh. Prince Royal de Siam... Burapha Palace, Fevriar 14, 1903. Menu – Royalty, Prince Royal of Siam La Prince Maha Valiravudh.
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Rangoon International Cook Book. By the Woman's Society of Christian Service of the Methodist English Church, Rangoon, Burma.
Rangoon, Burma: [The Society], 1956. Octavo (23 x 14.5 cm.), [2], 263 pages. Advertisements. Stated second edition, enlarged, following the original issue of 1954. Edition statements from forewords. A substantial missionary cookbook, with 654 recipes, many attributed. An additional 120 recipes appear in this second edition. Includes interesting short sections on cereals, fruits and vegetables available in Rangoon markets, and a practical nutrition guide, titled, "How Shall We Feed Our... (Item #5868)
Price: $150.00
Rangoon International Cook Book. By the Woman's Society of Christian Service of the Methodist English Church, Rangoon, Burma. Methodist English Church . Woman's Society of Christian Service, Burma Rangoon.
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African Cookery Book.
Nairobi: Kenway Publications/East African Educational Publishers Ltd. 1993. Octavo, 152 pages. Text illustrations by David Carnegie. Later printing. The recipes in African Cookery Book represent a cross section of communities in East Africa - Ugandan, Tanzanian and Kenyan and also Asian and European recipes from local ingredients. Tips are given on kitchen storage; nutrition and diets; marketing and storing food and cooking and hygiene. Special consideration is given for individual... (Item #3042)
Price: $20.00
African Cookery Book. Mary Ominde.
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Mandarin Chop Suey Cook Book : Containing Authentic Translations of the Best Recipes of Leading Chinese Chefs and Directions for Preparing Various Popular and Healthful Chinese Dishes Exactly as They Are Prepared in the Orient.
Chicago: Pacific Trading Company, 1928. Octavo, 96 pages. Second edition. An early Chinese-American cookbook. Newman counts this as among just four Chinese cookbooks published in the 1920s. Seventy-seven recipes. Includes menus, and a number of memorandum pages at rear for handwritten additions. Near fine in publisher's printed tan wrappers. With the bookseller's ticket of Maxwell Einhorn. [Newman, Chinese Cookbooks 483]. (Item #3442)
Price: $50.00
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Sake.
Tokyo: Nishigahara Kankokai, 1936. Octavo, 553 pages. Text in Japanese. An unrecorded Japanese sake guide and manual. Very good in red cloth. [Worldcat locates no copies]. (Item #2524)
Price: $500.00
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The Rice in Japan.
Kobe, Japan: T. Takagi, Photographic Studio & Art Gallery, circa 1914. 18 x 25.5 cm, unpaginated [22 leaves, plates interleaved with tissue]. Illustrated title page, brief introduction, and twenty hand-colored collotype plates depicting the process of cultivating Japanese rice, or, “Nippon’s ‘Staff of Life’”. Each photograph accompanied by short descriptive text. Known for his glass slides and many collotype books on themes of Japanese life, Teijiro Takagi bought his Kobe... (Item #3753)
Price: $750.00
17.
Devsti piat'desiat bliud kitaiskoi kukhni.
Moskva: Gostorgizdat, 1959. Octavo, 206, [2] pages. Illustrations in the text. Thirty-two additional pages of illustrations from black-and-white photographs. First edition. Two hundred and fifty Chinese recipes, with title pages, preface and chapter headings in both Russian and Chinese, and text in Russian. A scarce culinary artifact of an era of good will between the Soviet Union and China, published just prior to the Sino-Soviet split. Original blue pictorial cloth... (Item #4401)
Price: $200.00
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Pan Estilo Chino. Selección de recetas de panes estilo chino, económicos y de rápida preparación. Todas experimentadas y garantizadas por la Academía de Cocina y Repostería "Velázquez de León.
México, D.F. Ediciones Velázquez de León, [circa 1988]. Octavo (19 x 14 cm.), 48 pages. Illustrated. Publisher's advertisements to wrapper. Publication date from last book published by the author/publisher, as listed on the wrapper. . Stated fourth edition. A collection of recipes for "Chinese Breads", so called not because they were of Chinese culinary origin, but because they were frequently baked and sold in shops owned by the Chinese. From... (Item #5314)
Price: $120.00
Pan Estilo Chino. Selección de recetas de panes estilo chino, económicos y de rápida preparación. Todas experimentadas y garantizadas por la Academía de Cocina y Repostería "Velázquez de León. Josefina Velázquez de León.