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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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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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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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Shahi Tukre.
Allahabad: A. H. Wheeler & Co. [1975]. Octavo, xxvii, [1], 378 pages. Fourteen additional pages of plates from colored photographs. Illustrations in the text. Printed errata bound-in at pages 377-378. First edition. Authentic Indian cuisine, with a wide variety of recipes from all of the subcontinent's regions. Pictorial paper-cover boards; pictorial dust jacket. Some chipping to board extremities, jacket has some chipping and tearing along edges, else near very good... (Item #4390)
Price: $125.00
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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, illustrator., Lizzy Ansingh.
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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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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 to... (Item #2307)
Price: $2,500.00
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La Cuisine a la Broche et les Grillades. Recettes et Conseils.
Paris: Bonne Table et Tourisme, 1959. Octavo, 330 pages. Illustrated. First edition. "Edition réservée aux Membres de la confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs." A thorough treatment of grilling and rotisserie cooking by a grand master. Clusells was a Master Rôtisseur and a Grand Senechal of the Chaîne de Rôtisseurs. A fine copy, with the original wrappers bound into gilt titled black cloth. With the bookplate and ink signature of... (Item #3780)
Price: $150.00
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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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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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How to Read a French Menu. Practical Advice for Gourmets Everywhere.
New York: Appleton & Co. 1966. Small octavo, 95 pages. First edition. "A delightful and practical book for any tourist or diner-outer in any large city anywhere." (from the jacket). A short dictionary of culinary terms for the fledgling gourmet and traveler. Fine in publisher's blue cloth, in a very near fine dust jacket. With a "compliments of the author" bookmark inserted, and inscribed by the author (revealing that "Martin-Dale"... (Item #2089)
Price: $200.00
How to Read a French Menu. Practical Advice for Gourmets Everywhere. Martin Dale.
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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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Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments, with Recipes, Romances and Home Remedies.
New York: Doubleday, 1992. Small octavo, 246 pages. First English language edition of the author’s first book. The basis of the fine film by the same title. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page. (Item #1667)
Price: $250.00
Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments, with Recipes, Romances and Home Remedies. Laura Esquivel, Carol and Thomas Christensen.
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La Cuisine de Madame. 299 recettes eprouves par l'auteur et ses Amis.
Paris: Librarie Gallimard, 1932. Quarto, 180 pages. First edition, numbered and limited. One of 220 numbered hors commerce copies, stamped S.P. [service de la presse], from a total of 1589 copies. Printed in red and black and with text decorations throughout. Marie-Claude Finebouche is the pseudonym of Madame Jean Alabert, wife of the celebrated author and gourmand. Born in 1879, she published several cookbooks in the 1930s and 40s celebrating... (Item #2638)
Price: $750.00
La Cuisine de Madame. 299 recettes eprouves par l'auteur et ses Amis. Marie-Claude Finebouche, Madame Jean Ajabert.
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Traité sur les Vins du Médoc et les autres Vins Rouge et Blancs du Département de la Gironde. 3rd Edition.
Bordeaux: P. Chaumas, Libraire-Editeur, 1853. Octavo, 326 pages, 5 folding tables, 24 plates. Lacking the folding map. One of a number of books that were published on the heels of the Restoration (the first edition of this work was 1824). Clive Coates puts it among "the first comprehensive accounts of the wines of Bordeaux" (Grand Vins, 1995). Some light soiling internally, pulled at the title page/frontispiece, otherwise very good. In... (Item #3182)
Price: $1,500.00
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Salami.
Phoenicia, NY: Woodstock Editions, 2001. Folio, 194 pages with 58 full page color plates. First edition, limited to 500 copies signed by Gissinger and numbered. Nearly sixty "portraits" of salamis taken by Gissinger on his travels through Milan's salumeria, with a funny and erudite series of essays by Oberlé as accompaniment. Text in French and English. Fine. (Item #1623)
Price: $450.00
Salami. Hans Gissinger, Gérard Oberlé.
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The Great Little Hot Dog Cookbook. Illustrated by Ed Nuckolls.
Garden City: Double Day & Company, Inc. 1973. Small octavo, 115 pages. First edition. A "great little" book with one hundred easy hot dog based recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and special occasions. From the Brunswick, Maine author responsible for "The Paper Back Cook Book." A fine copy in publisher's brick color cloth, in an unprice-clipped, fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the author on the half-title, "Hot Dog! John Gould." (Item #5341)
Price: $120.00
The Great Little Hot Dog Cookbook. Illustrated by Ed Nuckolls. John A. Gould.
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The Raw and the Cooked.
New York: Dim Gray Bar Press, 1992. Octavo, 29, [4] pages. Illustrated. First, limited edition. Number 36 of 100 signed and numbered copies (there were also 26 lettered copies). Three essays on food which originally appeared in the pages of Esquire, and which were included in the much expanded trade collection of essays under the same name. Three quarter pink paper over boards, quarter-bound in bright red cloth with titles stamped in gilt on spine. Fine. (Item #3090)
Price: $400.00
The Raw and the Cooked. Jim Harrison.
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Sunday Night Suppers.
Boston: Dana Estes & Company, 1907. Octavo, 126 pages. First edition. A nicely designed and charmingly written cookbook (except for the swipe at the New Englander's taste for brown bread and baked beans for supper). The recipes are in narrative paragraph form. printed in brown and black throughout. In patterned tan cloth, with illustrated paste-down, and printed text. Inscribed by the author on the half-title. (Item #3825)
Price: $90.00
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Hood's Practical Cook's Book, for the Average Household.
Lowell, MA: C.I. Hood & Co. 1897. Duodecimo, 351 pages. First edition of this small Victorian guide for the home cook, issued by the makers of Hood's Sarsaparilla. Each chapter carries a decorated letter, and the book is well indexed. In publisher's grey-green printed boards, which are rubbed and soiled. Less than very good, but sound and complete. [Bitting 563; not in Cagle]. (Item #4207)
Price: $50.00


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