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1.
Ei y ry ri no tsukurikata.
Tokyo: Shufu no Tomo, 1934. Special Supplement to Shufu no Tomo, May 1934. Octavo-sized book (19 x 13 cm.), 320 pages. Advertisements. Illustrated with 24 pages of color plates, 16 pages of halftones, and additional images in the text throughout. Text in Japanese. A cookbook for women focused on healthy food, published as a special supplement to the magazine Shufu no Tomo (Housewife's Friend). Includes a section on cooking for... (Item #5773)
Price: $250.00
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The Food Queston. Health and Economy.
Mountain View California: Pacific Press Publishing Association, 1925. Octavo, 112 pages. Second edition, somewhat expanded from the first edition of 1917. A layman's introduction to nutrition and dietary health, from the publishing house of the Seventh Day Adventists. With various charts, graphs and menus for specific ailments. Very good in publisher's illustrated, stapled wrappers. (Item #2983)
Price: $35.00
The Food Queston. Health and Economy.
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The Ladies’ Indispensable Companion and Housekeepers’ Guide: embracing rules of etiquette, rules for the formation of good habits, and a great variety of medical recipes, to which is added one of the best systems of cookery ever published ...
New York/Indianapolis: H. Dayton, 36 Howard Street/Dayton & Asher, 1859. Octavo, vii, 10-66, [3], iv-vii, [2], 77-136] pages. The third edition, the first issue with this title, and the first combined with the second section with a separate title page: Ladies' domestic economy and housekeepers' guide: containing a selection of valuable family recipes ... by an Experienced cook, (p. [67]-136). The first section was originally issued in 1851 as, Ladies'... (Item #5289)
Price: $450.00
The Ladies’ Indispensable Companion and Housekeepers’ Guide: embracing rules of etiquette, rules for the formation of good habits, and a great variety of medical recipes, to which is added one of the best systems of cookery ever published ...
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The Modern Cook Book and Medical Guide.
[New York]: F. M. Lupton, Publisher, 1889. The Leisure Hour Library, Vol. III, no 230. Small octavo in wrappers, 128 pages. About equal parts cookbook and household medical guide. recipes are short, and in narrative form, and the book lacks introduction or other parts that might provide more context. Internally a bit age-toned, stapled, in printed wrappers, with some edgewear and staining, but near very good. Scarce. [Worldcat locates only... (Item #2944)
Price: $120.00
The Modern Cook Book and Medical Guide.
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The management of the sick room: with rules for diet; cookery for the sick and convalescent; and the treatment of the sudden illnesses and various accidents that require prompt and judicious care... compiled from the latest medical authorities, by a Lady of New York, under the approval and recommendation of Charles A. Lee ... Third edition.
New York: Published by J.K. Wellman, 16 Spruce Street, 1845. Duodecimo, ix, 107 pages. Third edition. Originally published New York 1844 by J. Mowatt. The author's preface (following that of Dr. Lee), states her intention to address "the ignorance of nurses and attendants, in relation to the general management of the sick room and the preparation of suitable articles of drink and nourishment..." The book begins with general descriptions of... (Item #5309)
Price: $350.00
The management of the sick room: with rules for diet; cookery for the sick and convalescent; and the treatment of the sudden illnesses and various accidents that require prompt and judicious care... compiled from the latest medical authorities, by a Lady of New York, under the approval and recommendation of Charles A. Lee ... Third edition. A Lady of New York, Charles A. Lee, Mrs. T. J. Crowen.
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The Ladies Delight Cook Book. Number Two. A collection of valuable and reliable recipes, which have been thoroughly tested by the most skillful housekeepers of Dorchester and vicinity.
Boston: A.P. Ordway & Co. 1889. Small octavo, 32 pages. First edition of this second cookbook issued by Ordway Co. to promote use of Sulphur Bitters. And promote it does! Each short recipe comes with a final line of text proclaiming another fantastic quality of the tonic, perhaps the only honest one being "What Sulphur Bitters have done for others, they will do for you." The recipes are interspersed with... (Item #1587)
Price: $120.00
The Ladies Delight Cook Book. Number Two. A collection of valuable and reliable recipes, which have been thoroughly tested by the most skillful housekeepers of Dorchester and vicinity. Proprietors of Sulphur Bitters A P. Ordway.
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Pick, Cook and Brew.
London: Pelham Books Ltd. 1973. Octavo, 224 pages. Illustrated. Recipe index. FIRST EDITION. A guide to cooking wild flowers fruits and plants. With general instructions on handling and storing the plants, and on using the harvest. The bulk of the book is given to a long section, Recipes, Plant by Plant, with nearly one hundred plants to be found and foraged, represented with three hundred recipes, including wine, herbal teas... (Item #6689)
Price: $25.00
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The Philosophy of Eating.
New York: Hurd & Houghton, (1868). Duodecimo, [2], 344 pages. Second edition, with additional a very good copy in original green cloth, gilt lettering on spine two numbered pages of text tipped in as a cancel. And with a Preface to the Second Edition, dated January 1868, following title page. Erratum slip tipped-in at page 15. The title and copyright page is the same as for the first edition. Previous... (Item #5243)
Price: $90.00
The Philosophy of Eating. Albert J. Bellows MD.
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For Home Use. This recipe book, containing other helpful and relative general information, has been compiled for private personal use. Invaluable to the Host and Hostess.
Port-Of-Spain, Trinidad, British West Indies: Angostura Bitters Ltd. 1939. Tall octavo (24.5 x 16 cm.), 46 pages. Illustrated. Stated ninth edition. A promotional book, with history of Angostura Bitters, with the remainder of the work divided into "Social" (drink) and "Domestic" (food). Cocktails recipes and non-alcoholic recipes of course use Angostura Bitters, as do the food dishes. Bitters in Marmalade sounds like a particularly good idea. A bit of offsetting... (Item #6442)
Price: $35.00
For Home Use. This recipe book, containing other helpful and relative general information, has been compiled for private personal use. Invaluable to the Host and Hostess. Bitters, Angostura Bitters Ltd.
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A Handbook of Invalid Cooking : for the use of nurses in training-schools, nurses in private practice, and others who care for the sick : containing explanatory lessons on the properties and value of different kinds of food, and recipes for the making of various dishes.
New York: The Century Co. 1903. Octavo, vii, 326 pages. Revised edition, originally published 1893. A training book for nurses, developed by an instructor in the Johns Hopkins Hospital Training School. A combination of text book and recipe collection, with some recipes drawn from Mrs. Lincoln's Boston Cook Book. The book has a fair number of annotations, written in an early, and neat hand, each annotating a recipe, or adding... (Item #5290)
Price: $90.00
A Handbook of Invalid Cooking : for the use of nurses in training-schools, nurses in private practice, and others who care for the sick : containing explanatory lessons on the properties and value of different kinds of food, and recipes for the making of various dishes. Mary A. Boland.
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The Invalid's Tea-Tray.
Boston: James R. Osgood & Co. 1885. Square duodecimo, 67 pages. First edition. Recipes for the ill. Many things pounded into a paste. Attractively typeset, with just one recipe per page. Some light edgewear, generally very good in publisher's chromolithographic decorated boards over burgundy cloth spine. [OCLC locates 16 copies; Axford page 229; Cagle 118; Wheaton & Kelly 925]. (Item #3020)
Price: $120.00
The Invalid's Tea-Tray. Susan Anna Brown.
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Natural Foods: The Safe Way to Health.
Los Angeles: Carqué Pure Food Co. 1926. Octavo, 356, [4] pages. Illustrated. Second edition; the first was issued a year earlier. Born in Germany, Otto Carqué (1867-1935), settled in Los Angeles in 1905 to market dried fruit grown in California. His company, Carqué Pure Food Co., was the first to use the term “natural foods”. He opened his first health food store in 1922. Photograph of the Natural Foods Building... (Item #6610)
Price: $50.00
Natural Foods: The Safe Way to Health. Otto Carqué.
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The Fruit, Herbs and Vegetables of Italy. An Offering to Lucy, Countess of Bedford.
London: Viking/British Museum, Natural History, 1989. Translated with an introduction by Gillian Riley. Quarto, 175 pages. First English translation of this work,originally written in 1614, while the author was in exile in Italy. It was written partially as a fond remembrance of his far away home, and partially to encourage the English to eat a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Small ink dot on bottom edge of text block... (Item #1577)
Price: $150.00
The Fruit, Herbs and Vegetables of Italy. An Offering to Lucy, Countess of Bedford. Giacomo Castelvetro, Jane Grigson.
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Dr. Chase's Recipes; or, information for everybody; an invaluable collection of about eight hundred practical recipes for merchants, grocers, saloon keepers, physicians, druggists, tanners, show makers, harness makers, painters...
Ann Arbor, Michigan: R.A. Beal, 1870. Thick duodecimo, xxix, [2], 34-384 pages. Frontispiece woodcut portrait of Dr. Chase, plus three additional plates. Later printing of Chase's famous household receipt collection. Eight hundred or so recipes for medical, nursing and convalescent concoctions, with cooking, baking, veterinary, household, agricultural and bee-keeping. In gilt- and blind-decorated green cloth with edgewear and general soiling; first leaf of plates with significant edgewear. Contemporary ownership signature... (Item #5301)
Price: $75.00
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Memorial Edition, Dr. Chase's Third Last and Complete Receipt Book and Household Physician.
Detroit: F.B. Dickerson, 1898. Thick octavo, 865 pages. Later printing of this final expanded version of Dr. Chase's famous household receipt collection. Thousands of recipes for medical, nursing and convalescent concoctions, with cooking, baking, veterinary, household, agricultural and bee-keeping. Small bit of discoloration to foot of spine, otherwise very near fine, in publisher's decorated maroon cloth. (Item #2612)
Price: $90.00
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Little Lessons in Corrective Eating [Lessons 1-24].
New York: Corrective Eating Society, Inc. circa 1916. Twenty-four stapled booklets, 16.6 x 11, 8 + index; 8; 10; 10; 13; 8; 15; 15; 15; 14; 16; 16; 12; 16; 12; 14; 12; 13; 10; 14; 15; 16; 11; and 16 pages. Later printing. Twenty-four lessons in as many volumes, with the first containing a laid-in notice describing the program: “These ‘Little Lessons in Scientific Eating’ are not theoretical essays... (Item #3752)
Price: $200.00
Little Lessons in Corrective Eating [Lessons 1-24]. Eugene Christian.
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Indigestion: Its Causes and Cure. . . American edition. revised and enlarged by the author, from the fifth British edition.
Philadelphia; Lancaster: Boericke & Tafel; T.B. & H.B. Cochrane, Printers, 1900. Duodecimo (16.5 x 11 cm.), 147 pages. First American edition after the fifth English edition. The bulk of this work is given over to the causes of indigestion, of the workings of various foodstuffs, as well as drink, and tobacco, on the work of digestion. The author, John Henry Clarke (1853-1931) was a prominent British homeopath, fellow fo the... (Item #6314)
Price: $120.00
Indigestion: Its Causes and Cure. . . American edition. revised and enlarged by the author, from the fifth British edition. John H. Clarke.
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A Practical Guide to Cookery in West African and the Tropics.
London: The Scientific Press Limited, [1905]. Small octavo, 160 pages [plus advertisements]. First edition. The former head of a late colonial nursing service in Sierra Leone, Sister Cockburn created this cookbook considering the importance of diet for the convalescent and in order to provide "a little pleasant change in the rather limited menu of the ordinary West African cuisine." Standard British recipes altered to consider the climate of West Africa... (Item #3040)
Price: $150.00
A Practical Guide to Cookery in West African and the Tropics. Adelaide M. Cockburn, Sister.
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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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Vingt Plats qui Donnent la Goutte (Unice ad usum Medicorum), conseillés par la Pipérazine Midy, l'anti-urique type.
Paris: Editions Paul-Martial pour la Pipérazine Midy, 1935. Squarish octavo (22.5 x 16.5 cm.), 96-(4) pages. Table of contents. Illustrated throughout. FIRST EDITION. A cookbook as pharmaceutical promotion, from the great French founder of "gastrotechnie". The twenty rich recipes – any one of which may be sufficient to bring on "the drop" – are followed by a twenty-first, a dose of the medicine Pipérazine Midy which, it was claimed, would... (Item #4925)
Price: $50.00
Vingt Plats qui Donnent la Goutte (Unice ad usum Medicorum), conseillés par la Pipérazine Midy, l'anti-urique type. Edouard de Pomiane, André Giroux.
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Sensible Dieting, and the Engel Vital Calorie Diets.
New York: Knopf, 1939. Octavo, 408 pages. First edition. A surprisingly sensible approach to weight loss in this early diet book, with the foreword titled, "Accidentally, I Become the Father of a Hornets Nest of Fads," in which the author relates the story of Hollywood starlet desiring to lose 40 pounds in four weeks. He asked her what she liked to eat and recommend that she eat it every meal... (Item #1866)
Price: $150.00
Sensible Dieting, and the Engel Vital Calorie Diets. William Engel.
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Food and Cookery for the Sick and Convalescent.
Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1907. Octavo, 289 + 16 pages ads. Photographically illustrated. Third edition. Originally issued in 1904. while best known for The Boston Cooking School Cookbook, Fannie Farmer had more than a passing acquaintance with issues of health, convalescence and medicine. Farmer suffered a debilitating stroke following high school, and struggled for years to regain her mobility. After her studies at the Boston Cooking School she took... (Item #2599)
Price: $60.00
Food and Cookery for the Sick and Convalescent. Fannie M. Farmer.
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Food and Cookery for the Sick and Convalescent.
Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1909. Octavo, 289 + 16 pages ads. Photographically illustrated. Fourth edition. Originally issued in 1904. while best known for The Boston Cooking School Cookbook, Fannie Farmer had more than a passing acquaintance with issues of health, convalescence and medicine. Farmer suffered a debilitating stroke following high school, and struggled for years to regain her mobility. After her studies at the Boston Cooking School she took... (Item #3746)
Price: $200.00
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Food and Cookery for the Sick and Convalescent.
Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1909. Octavo, 289 + 16 pages ads. Photographically illustrated. Fourth printing. Originally issued in 1904. While best known for The Boston Cooking School Cookbook, Fannie Farmer had more than a passing acquaintance with issues of health, convalescence and medicine. Farmer suffered a debilitating stroke following high school, and struggled for years to regain her mobility. After her studies at the Boston Cooking School she took... (Item #4322)
Price: $60.00


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