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Cooks' Books : An Affectionate Guide to the Literature of Food and Cooking.
New York: Facts on File Publications, 1985. Quarto, xi + 239 pages. First edition. Illustrated throughout. Narrative bibliographic work that discusses the history of cook books, classic books by great chefs, ethnic cuisine cook books, books on process, and food-related art, humor, and curiosa. Also includes recipes. In illustrated dust jacket with edge wear and small tear to back. Purple boards have slight edge wear. Bookplate affixed to front end... (Item #3536)
Price: $12.00
Cooks' Books : An Affectionate Guide to the Literature of Food and Cooking. L. Patrick Coyle.
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Zuni Breadstuff.
New York: Museum of the American Indian, 1920. Indian Notes & Monographs Vol. VIII. Small thin octavo, 673 pages. First edition in book form of this important survey of the food traditions of the Zuni tribes. 'Feeding America' calls it one of the most "thorough and comprehensive" examinations of Native American foodways. The author "lived as an adopted member of the Zuni tribe from 1879 to 1884. During this time... (Item #2228)
Price: $350.00
Zuni Breadstuff. Frank Hamilton Cushing.
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Manna: An Historical Geography
The Hague: Dr. W. Junk B.V. Publishers, 1980. Biogeographica Vol. 17. Octavo, 161 pages. First edition. Review copy, with the publisher's slip laid-in. The single most thorough study of the foodstuff manna, referenced in the Biblical Exodus story but also present in the literature of Persian, Sumero-Akkadian, Mesopotamian, Egyptian and other ancient cultures. While manna remains not fully understood, it is generally accepted that it is one of two foodstuffs... (Item #2256)
Price: $250.00
Manna: An Historical Geography. R. A. Donkin.
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Wassail! Or Mazers of Mead. An Account of Mead Methgelin, Sack and Other Ancient Liquors, and of the Mazer Cups out of which they were drunk.
London: Phillimore & Co. Ltd. 1948. Octavo, 176 pages. Illustrated. First edition. As the title says. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. (Item #1676)
Price: $90.00
Wassail! Or Mazers of Mead. An Account of Mead Methgelin, Sack and Other Ancient Liquors, and of the Mazer Cups out of which they were drunk. G. R. Gayre.
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L'ancienne Alsace à Table, étude historique et archaeologique sur l'alimentation, les moeurs et les usages épulaires de l'ancienne province d'Alsace.
Paris: Berger-Levrault et Cie. 1877. Large octavo, vi, 362 pages. Second edition of this remarkable historical and archaeological study on food in Alsace. The original 1862 edition published in Colmar by Decker is very rare. Oberlé states "this new edition is the most sought after" (Oberlé 516). A bit of dog earing to a few pages, and some light foxing, otherwise very good, in original publisher's printed wrappers, with edgewear... (Item #4738)
Price: $500.00
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Early American Wooden Ware and Other Kitchen Utensils.
Rutland, VT: Charles E. Tuttle Co., Inc, 1962. Octavo, 243 pages. Later printing. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs. First authoritative reference book on the various types of early American wooden ware and kitchen utensils. From cheese drainers and well buckets to oyster kegs and sausage guns, Gould clearly defines each tool and places it within its historical context. In dust jacket with slight tear, otherwise very good. (Item #3136)
Price: $40.00
Early American Wooden Ware and Other Kitchen Utensils. Mary Earle Gould.
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Early American Wooden Ware and Other Kitchen Utensils.
Rutland, VT: Charles E. Tuttle Co., Inc, 1962. Octavo, 243 pages. Later printing. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs. First authoritative reference book on the various types of early American wooden ware and kitchen utensils. From cheese drainers and well buckets to oyster kegs and sausage guns, Gould clearly defines each tool and places it within its historical context. Small ownership stamp to half-title. In dust jacket with slight... (Item #5861)
Price: $40.00
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Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine.
London: Elliot Stock, 1902. Book-Lover's Library series, edited by Henry B. Wheatley. Small octavo, 271 pages. Index. Popular edition. Classic text in which Hazlitt explores The Early Englishman and his Food; Royal Feasts and Savage Pomp; Diet of the Yeoman and the Poor; Meats and Drinks; The Kitchen; Meals; Etiquette of the Table; and a large four-part section of Cookery Books which includes bibliography and select extracts of Early Receipts... (Item #2764)
Price: $75.00
Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine. W. Carew Hazlitt.
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Monographie du The - Description Botanique, Torrefaction, Composition Chimique, Proprietes Hygieniques de cette Feuille.
Paris: L'Auteur, 1843. Octavo, 160 pages, illustrated with eighteen engravings and one additional engraving which is an advertisement. First edition. An important work on the history and introduction of tea into Europe, and of the plant’s various uses, including medicinal applications. The handsome engravings show the elements of tea production, from tea plants to factories, equipment, etc. Small cancels to title page and to advertisement at rear indicate a change... (Item #1660)
Price: $400.00
Monographie du The - Description Botanique, Torrefaction, Composition Chimique, Proprietes Hygieniques de cette Feuille. Houssaye J.-G.
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Thomas Jefferson's Cook Book.
Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1979. Octavo, 120 pages. Second printing of the UPV edition. A marvelous study of the culinary preferences of the first President. The recipes found here include some brought back to the states from France by Jefferson, as well as others from cookbook authors of the time. Craig Claiborne called this book, "The most comprehensive work yet compiled on Thomas Jefferson's gastronomic adventures." A near fine... (Item #4947)
Price: $35.00
Thomas Jefferson's Cook Book. Thomas Jefferson, Marie Kimball.
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Thomas Jefferson's Cook Book.
Richmond, VA: Garrett & Massie, Publishers, 1949. Octavo, 120 pages. First edition. A marvelous study of the culinary preferences of the first President. The recipes found here include some brought back to the states from France by Jefferson, as well as others from cookbook authors of the time. Craig Claiborne called this "the most comprehensive work yet compiled on Thomas Jefferson's gastronomic adventures." A near fine copy in brick red... (Item #5083)
Price: $50.00
Thomas Jefferson's Cook Book. Thomas Jefferson, Marie Kimball.
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Thomas Jefferson's Cook Book.
Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1979. Octavo, 120 pages. Later printing of the UPV edition. A marvelous study of the culinary preferences of the first President. The recipes found here include some brought back to the states from France by Jefferson, as well as others from cookbook authors of the time. Craig Claiborne called this book, "The most comprehensive work yet compiled on Thomas Jefferson's gastronomic adventures." A near fine... (Item #5222)
Price: $35.00
Thomas Jefferson's Cook Book. Thomas Jefferson, Marie Kimball.
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Catalogue of the Collection of Books on Cookery and Gastronomy, The Property of M. Leon Lambert, of Brussels.
London: Sotheby & Co. 1966. Octavo, 79 pages. Illustrated. Auction catalogue of the culinary collection of M. Leon Lambert of Brussels. Original green wrappers with very mild wear; very good. (Item #3416)
Price: $25.00
Catalogue of the Collection of Books on Cookery and Gastronomy, The Property of M. Leon Lambert, of Brussels. M. Leon Lambert, Sotheby, Co.
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Five to a Feast.
London: Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd. 1948. Octavo, 219 pages. First edition. A collection of essays, including the author's attempt to recreate a 14th century banquet. Layton was a caterer, and the other essays describe some of the escapades encountered in that noble profession. A bit of rubbing to the foot of the spine, otherwise a very good or better copy, in an edge chipped dust jacket with a handsome... (Item #2017)
Price: $40.00
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Five to a Feast.
London: Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd, 1948. Octavo, 29 pages. First edition. A collection of essays, including the author's attempt to recreate a 14th century banquet. Layton was a caterer, and the other essays describe some of the escapades encountered in that noble profession. With the tiny ink bookseller stamp of Sotheran to front end papers, and some pencil bookseller description to rear end papers. Otherwise a fine copy in... (Item #2054)
Price: $150.00
Five to a Feast. T. A. Layton.
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Buckskin Cookery. Souvenir Cookbook of Pioneer Recipes Donated by Old Timers and Natives of B.C.Vol. I: The Pioneer Section & Vol. II: The Hunting Section.
Quesnel, B.C. Gwen Lewis, 1957. Two volumes, small octavos, 56 & 56 pages. First edition. Contains recipes for Northwest pioneer staples including bannocks, Saskatoon jelly, Buried fruit, and various medicinal concoctions. The hunting volume includes game recipes for coyote, buffalo pemmican, mud pack salmon, moose tongue, and much more. Very thorough little books. Both near fine in publisher's printed wrappers. (Item #1884)
Price: $90.00
Buckskin Cookery. Souvenir Cookbook of Pioneer Recipes Donated by Old Timers and Natives of B.C.Vol. I: The Pioneer Section & Vol. II: The Hunting Section. Gwen Lewis, pub.
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American cookbooks and wine books, 1797-1950, being an exhibition from the collections of, and with historical notes by, Janice Bluestein Longone and Daniel T. Longone.
Ann Arbor, MI: The author, 1984. Quarto-sized booklet, 68 pages. Illustrated. First edition. Exhibition catalogue of the collections of the Longones, with very useful text outlining the development of American cookery through its cookbook authors and their books. Fine in stapled wrappers. (Item #5624)
Price: $25.00
American cookbooks and wine books, 1797-1950, being an exhibition from the collections of, and with historical notes by, Janice Bluestein Longone and Daniel T. Longone. Janice B. Longone, Daniel T.
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Country Contentments Courtesies and Customs. A little book treating of subjects delicate and subtile. Newly set forth...
London: The Medici Society, 1929. Duodecimo, 80 pages. First edition of this collection of excerpts from writers on country matters of the 10th through 18th century. The author has borrowsed her title from Gervase Markham's 16th century work. Authors quoted here include Sir Hugh Plat, Thomas Tusser, Nicholas Culpeper and Cockayne. Fine in publisher's paper covered decorated boards, with orange cloth spine and paste-down label. In near fine dust jacket. (Item #1897)
Price: $50.00
Country Contentments Courtesies and Customs. A little book treating of subjects delicate and subtile. Newly set forth. Moira Meighn.
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Drinking with Pepys.
London/New York: Macmillan & Co Ltd./St. Martin's Press, 1963. Octavo, 125 pages. 1st edition, US issue, with the St. Martin's sticker, added to the foot of the dust jacket. The author has "collated all Pepy's allusions to alcohol, to Possets and Syllabubs, Cellerage and Cooperage". Very good in publisher's red cloth, in a near very good, lightly spine faded dust jacket with a few older tape repairs to the corners... (Item #2029)
Price: $35.00
Drinking with Pepys. Oscar A. Mendelsohn.
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Delightes for Ladies. Written Originally by Sir Hugh Plat. First Printed in 1602, London, England. Reprinted from the Edition of 1627. Illustrations from 1609 edition. Collated and Edited by...
Herrin, Illinois: Trovillion Private Press at the Sign of the Silver Horse, 1939. Tall duodecimo, 120 pages. First printing of this limited edition. Number 37 of 279 signed and numbered copies. A delightful small press printing of the noted agriculturalist and inventor Hugh Plat's popular early 17th Century cookbook, originally published in 1600 (not 1602 as indicated by this title page). Lacking the dust jacket that was issued with the... (Item #5043)
Price: $300.00
Delightes for Ladies. Written Originally by Sir Hugh Plat. First Printed in 1602, London, England. Reprinted from the Edition of 1627. Illustrations from 1609 edition. Collated and Edited by. Sir Hugh Plat.
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Von Lucullus zu Escoffier: Ein Schlemmerbuch fur kluge Frauen und gescheite Manner.
Hergiswil: Verlag Gastropress, 1981. Large octavo, 304 pages. Later printing. Illustrated with facsimiles throughout. Text in German. Schraemli's important history of cookery and cookbooks. In clean tan cloth. Very, very slight foxing to a few pages, otherwise fine. In near fine dust jacket with minor wear to corners. (Item #3411)
Price: $90.00
Von Lucullus zu Escoffier: Ein Schlemmerbuch fur kluge Frauen und gescheite Manner. Harry Schraemli.
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Von Lucullus zu Escoffier: Ein Schlemmerbuch fur kluge Frauen und gescheite Manner.
Zurich: Interverlag AG, 1949. Large octavo, 296 pages. First edition. Illustrated with facsimiles (in-text and plates) throughout. Text in German. Schraemli's important history of cookery and cookbooks. In cloth boards with red and gilt stamped spine label, with some minor discoloration. Text slightly browned with age, otherwise very good condition. (Item #3412)
Price: $100.00
Von Lucullus zu Escoffier: Ein Schlemmerbuch fur kluge Frauen und gescheite Manner. Harry Schraemli.
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Von Lucullus zu Escoffier: Ein Schlemmerbuch fur kluge Frauen und gescheite Manner.
Zurich: Interverlag AG, 1949. Large octavo, 296 pages. First edition. Illustrated with facsimiles (in-text and plates) throughout. Text in German. Schraemli's important history of cookery and cookbooks. In cloth boards with red and gilt stamped spine label, with some minor discoloration. Text slightly browned with age, else very good condition. (Item #3413)
Price: $100.00
Von Lucullus zu Escoffier: Ein Schlemmerbuch fur kluge Frauen und gescheite Manner. Harry Schraemli.
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Chemistry of Food and Nutrition.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1911. Thick octavo, 355 pages + ads. First edition. An important work in the history of nutrition. Sherman, was the first to apply the measurement of calories to nutrition, and was among the first to isolate individual various nutrients including certain minerals, vitamins and amino acids. This work was said to have been the inspiration for the USDA dietary guidelines, first developed by Hazel Stiebeling... (Item #1645)
Price: $600.00
Chemistry of Food and Nutrition. Henry C. Sherman.
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The Date Palm. Bread of the Desert.
New York: Dodd, Mead, 1974. Quarto, 158 pages. Illustrated. First edition. An historical survey of the date palm, but the daughter of Henry Simon, who was a pioneer of American date palm cultivation, and who undertook four years of travel in the Sahara (1910-1914) in search of cultivars. The photographic illustrations in the book are from the elder's trip. Near fine in publisher's green cloth, in a near very good... (Item #1876)
Price: $90.00
The Date Palm. Bread of the Desert. Hilda Simon.


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