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Cassell's Book of the Household: A Work of Reference on Domestic Economy. Special Edition.
London, Paris & Melbourne: Cassell & Company, Limited, 1890. Four volumes. Royal octavos, iv, 380; iv, 380; iv, 380; iv, 380 pages. Index. Sixteen chromolithograph plates, one folding; numerous engravings in the text. A tipped-in printed slip in each volume states "This edition is specially prepared for subscription only, is not obtainable through the general Booksellers." Very light foxing throughout; otherwise near fine, in publisher's black- and gilt-decorated olive green cloth. (Item #5617)
Price: $200.00
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Observations on a Bill to Permit the General Sale of Beer, by Retail in England, Most Respectfully Submitted to the Members of the House of Commons.
London: W. Sears, 1830. Pamphlet. Octavo, 16 pages. A response to the impending Beer Act of 1830, from a Country Brewer. The Beer Act would open brewing and cider making up to all householders who paid a modest fee, and the existing brewers, all licensed by local magistrates, were pushing back. The argument made within claims that quality will decline, adulteration will proliferate, and the economic impact will be negative... (Item #1923)
Price: $300.00
Observations on a Bill to Permit the General Sale of Beer, by Retail in England, Most Respectfully Submitted to the Members of the House of Commons. A. Country Brewer.
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Cookery Made Easy; or the Most Plain and Practical Directions for Properly Cooking and Serving-up All Sorts of Provisions, from a Single Joint of Meat with Vegetables to the most Exquisitely Seasoned Dishes of Poultry, Fish and Game, Every Necessary Direction being Clearly Described in the Most Exact and Accurate Manner.
London: Published by Dean and Munday, Threadneedle-Street, circa 1840. Duodecimo, iv, 164 pages. Frontispiece engraving illustrating the "Art of Trussing". Second, improved edition. The "whole written entirely from practice, and combining gentility with economy by a Lady." Three handwritten recipes to rear blanks, two for puddings and one Remedy for Toothache. Near very good, in gilt-titled, limp green cloth. [OCLC locates just three copies of this second edition (none of... (Item #4316)
Price: $200.00
Cookery Made Easy; or the Most Plain and Practical Directions for Properly Cooking and Serving-up All Sorts of Provisions, from a Single Joint of Meat with Vegetables to the most Exquisitely Seasoned Dishes of Poultry, Fish and Game, Every Necessary Direction being Clearly Described in the Most Exact and Accurate Manner. A. Lady.
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My Receipt Book: A Treasury of More Than Six Hundred Receipts in Cooking and Preserving etc., etc., compiled entirely from Private Resoursces and Personal Experience, by A Lady.
London: Groombridge & Sons, c. 1867. Small octavo, xii + 160 pages + 8 pages ads. Second edition, enlarged. Small household cookery book, claiming to be compiled "entirely from private resources and personal experience. Includes a significant section of pickles and vinegars, alongside the fish, meat, puddings and wine recipes. Some soiling to pages, and modern owner's inscription and stamp, to endpapers. In gilt stamped and decorated red cloth boards... (Item #1906)
Price: $150.00
My Receipt Book: A Treasury of More Than Six Hundred Receipts in Cooking and Preserving etc., etc., compiled entirely from Private Resoursces and Personal Experience, by A Lady. A Lady.
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The Art of Feeding the Invalid. A series of chapters on the nature of certain prevalent diseases and maladies; together with carefully selected recipes for the preparation of food for invalids.
London: The Scientific Press, [circa 1897]. Octavo, viii, 264 pages. Ads. First edition, second or third printing. Driver reports the first edition as published 1893, with the "New and popular edition" issued 1899. The publisher's address indicated on the title page, "28 & 29 Southampton Street", makes it likely that this was issued 1897. The book is evenly split between the descriptions of special needs for feeding for a variety... (Item #3143)
Price: $90.00
The Art of Feeding the Invalid. A series of chapters on the nature of certain prevalent diseases and maladies; together with carefully selected recipes for the preparation of food for invalids. A Medical Practitioner, a Lady Professor of Cookery.
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Anno Regni Georgii III. Regis Magnae Britanniae... An Act to continue two several acts therein mentioned; one for securing the growth of Coffee in his Majesty's Plantations in America, and the other for the better securing and encouraging the Trade of His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America.
London: Printed by John Baskett, Printer to the King's most Excellent Majesty, 1738. Octavo-sized, title plus one leaf. Removed from larger collection of acts. Near fine. (Item #4782)
Price: $150.00
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Anno Regni Georgii III. Regis Magnae Britanniae... An Act for the free Importation of Indian Corn or Maize, from any of His Majesty's Colonies in America for the Time therein limited.
London: Printed by Mark Baskett, Printer to the King's most Excellent Majesty; and by the assigns of Robert Baskett, 1767. Octavo-sized, title plus one leaf. Removed from larger collection of acts. Near fine. (Item #4781)
Price: $300.00
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Anno Regni Georgii III. Regis Magnae Britanniae... An Act to continue for a further time an Act, intituled... An Act for Importation of Salted Beef, Pork, Bacon, and Butter from Ireland...and for allowing the Importation of Salted Beef... from the British Dominions in America...
London: Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan, Printers to the King's most Excellent Majesty, 1775. Octavo-sized, title plus one leaf. Removed from a larger collection of acts. With creases from folds and some age toning, otherwise near fine. (Item #4783)
Price: $150.00
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Aunt Kate's Household Annual.
London & Dundee: John Leng & Company, [1932]. Thick octavo, 252 pages. Illustrated throughout. First edition. A cookbook with a preliminary calendar for the year 1933. Not quite an almanac/cookbook but in that vicinity. This is the only year for which we can find any record, so the annual aspect of the book was short-lived. The illustrations throughout include color illustrations of various dishes, and black and white photographic illustrations... (Item #5294)
Price: $150.00
Aunt Kate's Household Annual. Aunt Kate.
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The "Queen" Cookery Books, No. 8: Breakfast And Lunch Dishes. Second Edition.
London: Horace Cox, 1904. Octavo, 119 pages + ads. Second edition. Recipes drawn from the pages of the 'Queen', with a few new recipes added. The author makes a point to thank Mrs. A.B. Marshall for her assistance with this book. Includes sections on breakfast, eggs, fish, hot dishes, cold dishes, curries and pilafs, and luncheon. Recipes include 'Apums', 'Fadge', and 'Baps'. Previous owner's pencil name to half-title, and the... (Item #2793)
Price: $50.00
The "Queen" Cookery Books, No. 8: Breakfast And Lunch Dishes. Second Edition. S. Beaty-Pownall.
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The Art of French Cookery.
London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green, 1824. Octavo, xv, 380 pages. First English edition of this important cookbook by "one of the most famous early nineteenth century Paris restaurateurs. ...Beauvilliers stands as the first and most easily recognized example of a restaurateur as a democratization of what had once been an aristocratic privilege." (Spang, The Invention of the Restaurant). André Simon called this book, "at the time of... (Item #3114)
Price: $1,000.00
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The Book of Household Management... also Sanitary, Medical, & Legal Memoranda; with a History of the Origin, Properties, and Uses of all Things connected with Home Life and Comfort... Entirely new edition, revised and corrected. Three hundred and twenty-fifth thousand.
London: S.O. Beeton, (1880). Thick, small octavo, xlviii, [3], 1296, [22] pages, with 12 color plates and numerous woodcuts in the text. Ads. Later printing of the revised edition of 1869, of perhaps the most famous of all English cookery books. Originally published in a single volume in 1861 (and issued in 24 monthly parts 1859-61), it was not only exhaustive, with thousands of recipes, formulas, and instructions for all... (Item #4817)
Price: $750.00
The Book of Household Management... also Sanitary, Medical, & Legal Memoranda; with a History of the Origin, Properties, and Uses of all Things connected with Home Life and Comfort... Entirely new edition, revised and corrected. Three hundred and twenty-fifth thousand. Isabella Mary Beeton.
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The English improver Improved or the Survey of Husbandry Surveyed discovering the Improveableness of all Lands: Some to be under a double and Treble others under a Five or Six Fould. And many Under a Tenn fould, yea some under a Twenty fould Improvement. By Wa: Blith a lover of Ingenuity. All clearely demonstrated from Principles of Reason, Ingenuity, and late but most Real Experiences; and held forth at an Inconsiderable charge to the Profits accrewing thereby, under Six Peeces of Improvement. 1 By Floting and Watering such Land as lieth capeable thereof. 2 By draying Fen, Reducing Bog, and Regaining Sea-Lands. 3 By such Enclosures as prevents Depopulation, & advanceth all Interests. 4 By Tillage of some Land lost for want of, and Pasturin
London: Printed for John Wright at the Kings-head in the Old-Bayley, 1653. Quarto, [26], 274, [12] pages, engraved pictorial title and second text title, beginning "All clearly demonstrated...", two folding engraved plates and three full-page woodcut illustrations. Third Edition. "Blith wrote two books on husbandry which surpass all others of their time for their practical good sense, their evidence of his own and others' farming experience, the candour of the... (Item #2843)
Price: $650.00
The English improver Improved or the Survey of Husbandry Surveyed discovering the Improveableness of all Lands: Some to be under a double and Treble others under a Five or Six Fould. And many Under a Tenn fould, yea some under a Twenty fould Improvement. By Wa: Blith a lover of Ingenuity. All clearely demonstrated from Principles of Reason, Ingenuity, and late but most Real Experiences; and held forth at an Inconsiderable charge to the Profits accrewing thereby, under Six Peeces of Improvement. 1 By Floting and Watering such Land as lieth capeable thereof. 2 By draying Fen, Reducing Bog, and Regaining Sea-Lands. 3 By such Enclosures as prevents Depopulation, & advanceth all Interests. 4 By Tillage of some Land lost for want of, and Pasturin. Walter Blith, Walter Blith.
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The Art of Brewing. Part I & Part II. (Complete).
London: Baldwin & Craddock, 1829. Two slim volumes. Octavos, 32 pages + 4 ads; & 32 pages 2 ads. With six steel engraved illustrations of equipment in the text, and additional charts and tables. A practical explanation of brewing ingredients, equipment and processes. Two additional volumes were issued in 1834. Previous owner's name in ink to title page. Offsetting to first and final pages of text block, otherwise internally near... (Item #1922)
Price: $500.00
The Art of Brewing. Part I & Part II. (Complete). David Booth, Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.
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A Second Helping, or More Dishes for English Homes.
London: W. Heinemann Ltd. 1925. Octavo, viii, 156 pages. Frontispiece, and second three-color poacher illustration. First edition, limited, signed, no.17 of 20 copies, with a special frontispiece designed by J.E. Laboureur. Printed on “British hand-made paper”. The author’s second cookbook, following Simple French Cooking for English Homes (1923). A tiny bit of foxing, otherwise internally fine. Moire patterned, cloth-covered boards, decorated and titled in red on the front board and... (Item #4854)
Price: $1,800.00
A Second Helping, or More Dishes for English Homes. X. Marcel Boulestin, Xavier Marcel, James B. Herndon, Jr.
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Cunning Cookery.
London: Thomas Nelson & Sons, Ltd. 1938. Octavo, 181 pages. First edition. A between-the-wars cookbook aimed at the recently servantless cook with few ingredients and little equipment. The book is peppered with little anecdotes or historical references, which leads me to believe the author felt he needed more than recipes to hold the attention of those newly arrived in the kitchen. Bound in limp cloth with an attractive color-illustration to... (Item #3601)
Price: $90.00
Cunning Cookery. Geoffrey M. Boumphrey.
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New improvements of planting and gardening. Both philosophical and practical; explaining the notion of the sapp and generation of plants ... [WITH] The Gentleman and Gardener's Kalendar : directing what is necessary to be done every month in the kitchen-garden, fruit-garden, nursery, management of forest-trees, green-house, and flower-garden. With Directions for the Making and Ordering of Hop Grounds. by Richard Bradley ... ; also the design of a green-house ... contriv'd purposely for the good keeping of exotick plants by Seignior Galilei of Florence. The 3rd ed., to which is now added an abstract of the several acts of Parliament to encourage the planting of timber trees ...
London: Printed for W. Mears at the Lamb without Temple Bar, 1719-1720 & 1720. Three volumes bound as one. Thick octavos, 71+ 136 + 290 [2] pages. Third editions, corrected. [&] [2], xv, 124 pages. [2] leaves of plates. Illustrated, in all, with 11 engraved plates. Third edition, corrected. New Improvements and the Kalendar were often found bound together as such. Bradley (ca. 1688-1732) was an English botanist and gardener... (Item #2131)
Price: $1,500.00
New improvements of planting and gardening. Both philosophical and practical; explaining the notion of the sapp and generation of plants ... [WITH] The Gentleman and Gardener's Kalendar : directing what is necessary to be done every month in the kitchen-garden, fruit-garden, nursery, management of forest-trees, green-house, and flower-garden. With Directions for the Making and Ordering of Hop Grounds. by Richard Bradley ... ; also the design of a green-house ... contriv'd purposely for the good keeping of exotick plants by Seignior Galilei of Florence. The 3rd ed., to which is now added an abstract of the several acts of Parliament to encourage the planting of timber trees. Richard Bradley.
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The Handbook of Dining; or, How to Dine, Theoretically, philosophically, and Historically Considered. Based chiefly on upon The Physiologie du Gout of Brillat- Savarin.
London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans & Roberts, 1859. Small octavo, 244, 24 pages. First UK edition, and the first edition of the English language translation of Leonard Francis Simpson. The first English language translation was that of Fayette Robinson, published in Philadelphia in 1854. Simpson's translation here is quite unfaithful to the original, admitting in the Introduction that "Many parts are, however, condensed, others omitted, as not suited to the... (Item #4329)
Price: $1,000.00
The Handbook of Dining; or, How to Dine, Theoretically, philosophically, and Historically Considered. Based chiefly on upon The Physiologie du Gout of Brillat- Savarin. Brillat-Savarin, Jean-Anthelme, Leonard Francis Simpson.
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A New System of Domestic Cookery; formed upon principles of economy; and adapted to the use of private families. A new edition, corrected.
London: John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1818. Octavo, 354 pages. Index, ads. Frontispiece ("Domestic Cookery"), and nine full-page plates of various meats. New edition, revised and corrected. Originally printed in late 1805 but dated forward to 1806. The book went through dozens of printings, and was one of the most profitable books published by Murray. This 1818 printing appeared just a few years after Mrs. Rundell had started to express misgivings... (Item #3225)
Price: $350.00
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A New system of domestic cookery : comprising practical and valuable receipts for preparing soups, gravies, made dishes, roasting, boiling, stewing, frying, &c. With useful instructions for selecting and purchasing all articles of food ; the whole art of confectionary ; and instructions for preserving and pickling, brewing, &c., &c.
London: William Tegg, 1868. Thick small octavo, [2], [iii]-xlviii, [49]-432 pages. [3] leaves of plates. Frontispiece. Originally printed in late 1805 but dated forward to 1806. The book went through dozens of printings. The author originally intended the book for use by her daughters, and borrowed a good number of the recipes in the original edition from her ancestor, Mary Kettilby. This has been called the "earliest manual of household... (Item #5227)
Price: $120.00
A New system of domestic cookery : comprising practical and valuable receipts for preparing soups, gravies, made dishes, roasting, boiling, stewing, frying, &c. With useful instructions for selecting and purchasing all articles of food ; the whole art of confectionary ; and instructions for preserving and pickling, brewing, &c., &c. By a. Lady, Maria Rundell.
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A new system of domestic cookery : founded upon principles of economy and adapted to the use of private families. By a Lady. Sixty Fourth edition. Remodelled and improved by the addition of nearly One Thousand entirely new receipts, suited to the present advanced state of the art of cookery.
London: John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1840. Thick small octavo, liv, 571 pages. [10] leaves of plates. Originally printed in late 1805 but dated forward to 1806. The book went through dozens of printings, and was one of the most profitable books published by Murray. The author originally intended the book for use by her daughters, and borrowed a good number of the recipes in the original edition from her ancestor... (Item #3789)
Price: $250.00
A new system of domestic cookery : founded upon principles of economy and adapted to the use of private families. By a Lady. Sixty Fourth edition. Remodelled and improved by the addition of nearly One Thousand entirely new receipts, suited to the present advanced state of the art of cookery. By a. Lady, Maria Rundell.
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Pot-Luck, Seventh Edition (Revised and Enlarged) of May Byron's Home Cookery Book. Over Eleven Hundred Recipes from an Old Family Ms. Books, With a Number of Special Additions on Invalid and Convalescent Foods, Etc.
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1926. Thick octavo, 439 pages. Seventh edition, revised and enlarged, of this cookbook compiled from family manuscript recipe collections. The geographic origins of the more than 1000 recipes are indicated. Upon publication of the first edition, The Spectator remarked "so many cookery books have been written, that it might seem hopeless to produce one on original lines" but that Miss Byron "has succeeded in doing so."... (Item #2565)
Price: $250.00
Pot-Luck, Seventh Edition (Revised and Enlarged) of May Byron's Home Cookery Book. Over Eleven Hundred Recipes from an Old Family Ms. Books, With a Number of Special Additions on Invalid and Convalescent Foods, Etc. May Byron.
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Daily Express Prize Recipes for Fish Cookery.
London: The Lane Publications ("Daily Express" Books Dept.), circa 1920-30. Octavo, 79 pages. First edition. Recipes submitted to the newspaper by the readers, in response to the question, "What do You Know About Fish?" Very good in near very good wrapper, with handsome multicolor design by "JH". Worldcat locates only three copies; not in Axford or Driver]. (Item #2898)
Price: $90.00
Daily Express Prize Recipes for Fish Cookery. Daily Express.
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A Book of Mediterranean Food.
London: John Lehmann, Ltd. 1950. Illustrated by John Minton. Octavo, 191 pages. First edition, first printing. The important first book by one of the greatest of culinary writers. The recipes are based on David's travels in France Italy, the Greek Isles and Egypt. A bit of light soiling to the spine of the printed pink cloth, otherwise fine, in a price clipped dust jacket with significant chips to the spine... (Item #2496)
Price: $600.00
A Book of Mediterranean Food. Elizabeth David.
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French Provincial Cooking. With an Introduction and Notes by Narcissa Chamberlain, and illustrations by Juliet Renny.
New York: Harper & Row, 1962. Thick octavo, 504 pages. First U.S. edition. Elizabeth David is now rightly considered one of the greatest of culinary writers. It was in this book that her full voice was first truly heard. This book is to read as much as cooked from, and then read again. Very light age toning, otherwise fine, in a price-clipped but otherwise very good plus dust jacket. (Item #2310)
Price: $350.00
French Provincial Cooking. With an Introduction and Notes by Narcissa Chamberlain, and illustrations by Juliet Renny. Elizabeth David.


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