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Choosing: Green Beans.
Milan: Edizioni Toselli, 1972. Octavo, unpaginated [28] pages. First Edition, limited to 1500 copies. Illustrated with offset lithography on paper. Text in Italian and English. In this, Baldessari's second artists' book, the text is comprised of a description/set of instructions for a game of choosing (in this case green beans). This is accompanied by nine photographs in which an anonymous finger points to one of three green beans. Stiff white... (Item #3337)
Price: $2,200.00
Choosing: Green Beans. John Baldessari.
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Anonyme Skulpturen: Formvergleiche industrieller Bauten: Städtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, 24. Jan.-9. März 1969.
Düsseldorf: Städtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, 1969. Square octavo in wrappers (20 x 20 cm.) 36 pages. Illustrated. Bibliographical references. FIRST EDITION. An exhibition catalogue, published prior to the publication of the first full-length book of their work. The exhibition included some of the most famous work by the conceptual artists, photographers, and members of the New Topographics movement, Bernhard and Hilla Becher. Slight crease to illustrated wrapper, otherwise fine. (Item #6750)
Price: $90.00
Anonyme Skulpturen: Formvergleiche industrieller Bauten: Städtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, 24. Jan.-9. März 1969. Bernhard Becher, Hilla, Städtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Bernd.
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Record of a Gilded-Age Boston Society Party.
[Boston: Winter, 1896]. A bound volume of autograph letters with the invitation and autograph menu. Octavo (22.5 x 15 x 8 cm.), bound volume of letters mounted on stubs. A superb record of the social grace of an era long gone. Mrs. Francis Blake, wife of the physicist and inventor of telephone fame (see DAB), gave a small ‘dancing’ party for the society ‘A’ list of Boston. Participants were to... (Item #6716)
Price: $750.00
Record of a Gilded-Age Boston Society Party. Boston Society, Francis Blake.
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Coffee Through The Camera's Lens. A Project on Brazil. Photographs by Margaret Bourke-White. Home Economics Department.
New York: Home Economics Department, American Can Company, 1936. Printed card folio (18 x 12.5 cm.) with pocket holding sixteen loose leaves (each 16.5 x 9.5 cm.). The loose leaves include eleven reproductions of captioned photographs by Margarite Bourke-White, plus additional sheets with map of Brazil and classroom assignments on the history and production of coffee. There is also a mail-order card for ordering additional copies. Published at the height... (Item #6762)
Price: $400.00
Coffee Through The Camera's Lens. A Project on Brazil. Photographs by Margaret Bourke-White. Home Economics Department. Margaret; Home Economics Department Bourke-White, American Can Company.
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For Every Article in the Bakery and Confectionery Line Go To A.W. Kleys, Mammoth Bakery [...]
Phoenixville, PA: circa 1890. Broadside, 35.5 x 28 cm; set of six photographs, approximately 13 x 11 cm each; and business card, 4.5 x 9 cm. Broadside with pasted down photograph by A.W. Rothengatter & Company of Philadelphia. Offers fresh baked items daily, seasonal treats, and event catering. Four photographs are pasted down to individual rough-edged board, remainder with descriptions to verso. Photos illustrate various exterior and interior shots of... (Item #3704)
Price: $1,200.00
For Every Article in the Bakery and Confectionery Line Go To A.W. Kleys, Mammoth Bakery [...]. Broadside and Photograph Collection – Bakery, A W. Kleys Bakery/The Kley Baking Company.
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Autograph Letter Signed ("Julia Child"), to Mr. Fairbanks.
Paris: 16 May [1953]. One and one half page pen and ink letter (26.5 x 21.5 cm.) on single sheet of pale blue Paul Cushing Child stationery, with ink date stamp ("May 18 1953"), addressed, "USIS. 5 Place de Rome, Marseille (B du Rh)". ~ An early letter from Julia Child, written while she was living in Paris with her husband Paul and working on her first book, the seminal... (Item #6718)
Price: $3,500.00
Autograph Letter Signed ("Julia Child"), to Mr. Fairbanks. Julia Child.
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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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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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Tractatus Novi de Potu Caphé, et de Chinesium The.
Parisiis: Apud Petrum Muguet, 1685. Duodecimo, 169. [4] pages. Index. A fair copy manuscript of the first two sections of Dufour's Tractatus. The third section,on chocolate, is a translation of a separate work, Antonio Colmenero de Ledesma's Curioso Tratado de la Naturaleza y Calidad del Chocolate, etc., and is omitted here. The third part is also not included in the title, which in every other way is a facsimile of... (Item #4326)
Price: $3,500.00
Tractatus Novi de Potu Caphé, et de Chinesium The. Philippe Sylvestre Dufour, pseud., Jacob; Colmonero de Ledesma Spon, Bartolomeo, Antonio; Marradon.
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Recept Buch für Matilde Lehmann in Liebemuehl. 1853.
Liebemuehl, Prussia: 1853. 20.5 x 17 cm, 140 pages. Text in German. In one neat hand. A cookery book created for Matilde Lehmann of Milomlyn, Poland, formally Liebemuehl in the Province of Prussia. Contains two hundred eighty-six food recipes scaled for household use and partially indexed at the front. Written in narrative form, the recipes include a wide variety of desserts such as puddings, cakes, and torts as well as... (Item #3894)
Price: $750.00
Recept Buch für Matilde Lehmann in Liebemuehl. 1853. German Manuscript Cookery Book, Matilde Lehmann.
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La Conversation / The Conversation.
Phoenicia, NY: Woodstock Editions, 2000. Two volumes, unpaginated, with black and white photographs. Quarto, boards covered in butcher paper, boxed. First edition, one of 2000 copies, signed by Gissinger and numbered. This book, an exchange in words and images between photographer Hans Gissinger and chef Marc Meneau, provides a sharp contrast to what is usually considered "food photography". The black and white images reveal the grisly processes of haute cuisine;... (Item #1624)
Price: $450.00
La Conversation / The Conversation. Hans Gissinger, Marc Meneau.
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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 Organic Zucchini.
Toronto: Arterial Books, 1976. Oblong quarto, 73 pages. Illustrated with black & white photographs. First edition of this artist book about - well, zucchini. The book group out of a pair of performance exhibitions given in Toronto in 1973 and 1974, and contains a brief history of the prolific squash, along with recipes for a 30 course zucchini meal, and a series of fun photos of the vegetable as hood... (Item #1872)
Price: $70.00
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[Collection of Culinary Calendars].
Joliet, Illinois; New York; Chicago; Toronto: P.F. Volland Company, circa 1910-20. Tall, narrow octavo, 28 x 14 cm, unpaginated (varying page lengths). Full color art deco illustrated covers and monochromatic illustrative borders (or headers and footers) to each page. Ten books (seven unique titles) from the calendar recipe book series published by P.F. Volland Company. The duplicates are maintained because of slightly varying imprints and in two cases distinct artwork... (Item #4679)
Price: $450.00
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Original photograph of Meat Market
Somerville, MA: circa 1900. Original photograph (13x18 cm), mounted on card. The photograph shows the interior of a butcher shop, with display counter, large wooden table attractively laid out with cuts of meat, a butcher block, signs and advertising posters, two neatly aproned butchers and the formally dressed gentleman who is clearly the proprietor. We've been unable to find references to "Israel [?] Publicorer, Meat Market" in any sources. "Somerville... (Item #3657)
Price: $90.00
Original photograph of Meat Market. Meat Market Israel Publicorer, and.
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Boletus Flavus L. Collected L'Islet County, Que. 1950. [Original watercolor with convolute of related materials].
1950. Original watercolor, 17 x 22 cm. Labeled, signed and dated by the artist in pencil. On watercolor paper which had been mounted on a thicker card stock, now de-laminated, but in remarkably fine condition. Henry A.C. Jackson (1877-1960) was one of Canada's outstanding amateur naturalists. He was the elder brother of landscape painter A.Y. Jackson, and while A.Y. achieved great fame through his art, Henry chose to quietly document... (Item #2368)
Price: $3,500.00
Boletus Flavus L. Collected L'Islet County, Que. 1950. [Original watercolor with convolute of related materials]. Henry A. C. Jackson.
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Making Chicken Soup.
Rochester: Humpy Press / Light Impressions, 1979. Square duodecimo, unpaginated. Illustrated with twenty-eight black and white photographs. First edition. An artist's book from Les Krims, in which the artist's mother demonstrates the step-by-step method for preparing her chicken soup. The book also includes Mrs. Krims' recipes for kreplach and matzo balls. A fine copy. A scarce photographic artist’s book and doubly so in that it is signed and dated by... (Item #1654)
Price: $900.00
Making Chicken Soup. Les Krims.
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La Masa Critica/Critical Mass Bakery. Cookbook by the Unemployed Workers Movement of La Matanza's Community Bakery
Buenos Aires: MTD Editora, 2007. Quarto, 45 pages. Photograhically illustrated. First edition. A photo essay with recipes and an introductory text. Some slight bumping to publisher's printed wrappers, otherwise fine. (Item #3769)
Price: $45.00
La Masa Critica/Critical Mass Bakery. Cookbook by the Unemployed Workers Movement of La Matanza's Community Bakery. La Matanza, Noah Dobin-Bernstein.
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Small Manuscript Recipe Collection.
[New York]: Prior & Bowne, [circa 1845 ff.]. Octavo-sized booklet (15.5 x 10 cm.), [16 pages]. A gathering of recipes in two or more hands (ink with pencil emendations), originating in Duchess County, New York and dating from 1845 or shortly thereafter, in a preprinted notebook originally with twelve leaves (15.5 x 10 cm.), of which the first four have been excised. Initials on the front cover “A.N.P.” likely correspond... (Item #5510)
Price: $350.00
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Commercial Index to First Hands in Drugs, Paints, Oils and Kindred Branches for 1873-1874 [cover title].
[circa 1873]. Narrow octavo, 56 pages, plus unpaginated memoranda section. Pages 1-25 of the Commercial Index are pasted over with clippings that include recipes for cakes, preserves, puddings, cookies, pies, and other household hints. Pages 26-55 remain intact with indices of business houses of Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh with maps showing locations. Interspersed are advertisements. Page 56-finis are forty-nine handwritten recipes, ranging from fly-paper and taffy to sausages... (Item #3270)
Price: $75.00
Commercial Index to First Hands in Drugs, Paints, Oils and Kindred Branches for 1873-1874 [cover title]. Manuscript Cook Book.
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A Receipt to Make Black Cherry Wine.
n.d. Manuscript recipe on single leaf. 15 x 17 cm. Fold lines visible, otherwise fine. (Item #3120)
Price: $90.00
A Receipt to Make Black Cherry Wine. Manuscript Cookery.
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Foods Note Book.
Undated. Octavo, 72 hand-numbered pages. Handwritten recipes in a ruled notebook. Manuscript notebook for a "Division #1 food class" by a Gloria Holden. Penciled in neat cursive, topics include notes on food preservation; cold pack methods for tomatoes, peaches, and pears; nutritional value of fruit; general rules for cereals; breakfast and lunch menus; rules for waiting tables; food value of vegetables; plus thirty recipes. Composition notebook; corners and text-block edges... (Item #3345)
Price: $50.00
Foods Note Book. Manuscript Recipe Book - Educational, Gloria Holden.
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[Report of Greater Boston Area Almshouse Menus].
Roxbury, MA: 1849. 24.5 x 20 cm, half-fold manuscript report. A handwritten report by a committee member of the Roxbury almshouse to assess the complaint that there are “Paupers living so much better than other Paupers”. The report quality of houses in the Boston area, looking specifically at menus. A weekly menu for the Charlston, Cambridge, and Roxbury almshouses are outlined specifically, with the conclusion that “New Bedford is the... (Item #4335)
Price: $350.00
[Report of Greater Boston Area Almshouse Menus]. Manuscript – Almshouses.
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[One page autograph letter signed.]
St Louis. MO: [circa 1940]. One page autographed letter signed, from Irma Rombauer, author of The Joy of Cooking, and a major figure in the history of American cooking. Addressed to Louise [Diallo],The last name was supplied by the seller and is not indicated on the letter itself. In black ink on cream colored stationery printed in brown, "Mrs. Edgar Rombauer - 5712 Cabanne Avenue - St. Louis - Mo... (Item #2180)
Price: $4,000.00
[One page autograph letter signed.]. Manuscript – ALS, Irma Rombauer.
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Scrapbook containing individual recipes in French and English.
England, France: [circa 1840-1910]. Quarto-sized scrapbook (28.5 x 23 cm.), with twenty-three individual recipe sheets pasted-in. Texts in English and French. An odd collection of loose recipes on individual sheets. We've been unable to make sense of the particular selection, which includes a number of duplicate recipes, for rather unusual dishes, appearing side by side. Three of the recipes are on printed stationery. Recipes include: [illeg.] Glace, Pouding au Chocolat... (Item #6731)
Price: $250.00
Scrapbook containing individual recipes in French and English. Manuscript – recipe scrapbook.


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