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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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A Bibliography on Grapes, Wines, Other Alcoholic Beverages, and Temperance : Works Published in the United States Before 1901.
Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1996. Quarto, i-xx, 294 pages. First edition. Bibliography of over 3000 titles related to drink in America prior to 1901. Features titles related to grape growing and wine making in the early settlement period, government publications, temperance and prohibition literature, and publications on the alcoholic beverages industry. In black boards with only minor rubbing, otherwise a fine copy. (Item #3520)
Price: $50.00
A Bibliography on Grapes, Wines, Other Alcoholic Beverages, and Temperance : Works Published in the United States Before 1901. Maynard A. Amerine, Axel E. Borg.
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Cookery and Dining in Imperial Rome: A Bibliography, Critical Review and Translation of the Ancient Book known as Apicius de re Coquinaria.
New York: Dover Publications, Inc, 1977. Octavo, 301 pages. With forty-nine illustrations. Edited and translated by Joseph Dommers Vehling. Later printing; an unabridged facsimile of the 1936 edition which in turn was the first English translation of Apicius de re Coquinaria, the ancient cookery book dating back to 4th or early 5th century AD Rome. "It is not probable that any one of the three Roman epicures who bore the... (Item #3448)
Price: $20.00
Cookery and Dining in Imperial Rome: A Bibliography, Critical Review and Translation of the Ancient Book known as Apicius de re Coquinaria. Apicius, edited and; Joseph Dommers Vehling.
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Cookery and Dining in Imperial Rome: A Bibliography, Critical Review and Translation of the Ancient Book known as Apicius de re Coquinaria.
New York: Dover Publications, Inc, 1977. Octavo, 301 pages. With forty-nine illustrations. Edited and translated by Joseph Dommers Vehling. Later printing; an unabridged facsimile of the 1936 edition which in turn was the first English translation of Apicius de re Coquinaria, the ancient cookery book dating back to 4th or early 5th century AD Rome. "It is not probable that any one of the three Roman epicures who bore the... (Item #6560)
Price: $15.00
Cookery and Dining in Imperial Rome: A Bibliography, Critical Review and Translation of the Ancient Book known as Apicius de re Coquinaria. Apicius, edited and; Joseph Dommers Vehling.
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The Art of Preserving All Kinds of Animal and Vegetable Substances for Several Years.
London: Mallinckrodt, 1966. Octavo, 165 pages. Facsimile of 1812 edition; volume I in Mallinckrodt Collection of Food Classics. In the late 18th century Appert developed a strictly empirical method for maintaining and extending the line of supply of food for military campaigns, this text recounts that process. In black slipcase with some edge wear. Wrappers with some rubbing. Owner's name and date stamped to front wrapper and bookseller's ticket to... (Item #3524)
Price: $25.00
The Art of Preserving All Kinds of Animal and Vegetable Substances for Several Years. M. Appert.
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The Delectable Past: The Joys of the Table from Rome to the Renaissance, from Queen Elizabeth I to Mrs. Beeton. The Menus, the Manner and the most delectable Recipes of the past masterfully recreated for cooking and enjoying today.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1964. Large octavo, 254 pages. First edition. Illustrated throughout. From Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and Elizabethan England to late 19th-century America this social history of food, eating, and drinking contains numerous historic recipes. Previous owner inscription. Quarter-cloth in heathered gray boards decorated with gilt and purple, slight bumping to corners else fine condition. In dust jacket with edge-wear and chipping. (Item #3465)
Price: $35.00
The Delectable Past: The Joys of the Table from Rome to the Renaissance, from Queen Elizabeth I to Mrs. Beeton. The Menus, the Manner and the most delectable Recipes of the past masterfully recreated for cooking and enjoying today. Esther B. Aresty.
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The Delectable Past: The Joys of the Table from Rome to the Renaissance, from Queen Elizabeth I to Mrs. Beeton. The Menus, the Manner and the most delectable Recipes of the past masterfully recreated for cooking and enjoying today.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1964. Large octavo, 254 pages. First edition. Illustrated throughout. From Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and Elizabethan England to late 19th-century America this social history of food, eating, and drinking contains numerous historic recipes. Quarter-cloth in heathered gray boards decorated with gilt and purple, slight bumping to corners else fine condition. In dust jacket with edge-wear and chipping. (Item #3466)
Price: $35.00
The Delectable Past: The Joys of the Table from Rome to the Renaissance, from Queen Elizabeth I to Mrs. Beeton. The Menus, the Manner and the most delectable Recipes of the past masterfully recreated for cooking and enjoying today. Esther B. Aresty.
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A Bibliography of Household Books Published in Britain, 1800-1914.
London: Prospect Books, 1987. Quarto, 438 pages. First edition. 22 illustrations throughout. Bibliography of household books, from domestic economy, servants, domestic medicine and childcare, and etiquette, with over 750 titles all dating 1800-1914. Very good in blue cloth, with spine-sunned dust jacket. (Item #3510)
Price: $90.00
A Bibliography of Household Books Published in Britain, 1800-1914. Dena Attar.
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Cookbooks Worth Collecting.
Radnor, PA: Wallace-Homestead Book Company, 1994. Octavo, 232 pages. First edition. Illustrated with more than 100 black and white photographs. Over 1000 bibliographic entries of collectible cookbooks with history and lore and relative values. Fine in illustrated wrappers. (Item #3492)
Price: $10.00
Cookbooks Worth Collecting. Mary Barile.
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Two "Loaf Givers", Or A Tour through the Gastronomic Libraries of Katherine Golden Bitting and Elizabeth Robins Pennell.
Washington: Library of Congress, 1984. Square octavo, 223 pages. First edition. Illustrated throughout. Narrative tour through two important gastronomic collections at the Library of Congress. In illustrated terra cotta boards with minor bumping to spine. Very good. (Item #3467)
Price: $35.00
Two "Loaf Givers", Or A Tour through the Gastronomic Libraries of Katherine Golden Bitting and Elizabeth Robins Pennell. Leonard N. Beck.
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The Scottish Antiquarian Tradition. Essays to Mark the Bicentenary of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and Its Museum, 1780-1980.
Edinburgh: John Donald Publishers Ltd. 1981. Octavo (24 x 16 cm.), x, 286 pages. Illustrated; frontispiece portrait of the 11th Earl of Buchan. Appendix. Index. First edition. Eight essays on the development of various antiquarian pursuits in Scotland, and on the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and the Museum of the same. Fine in publisher's black cloth, with lightly worn and thus near fine dust jacket. (Item #6559)
Price: $25.00
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Gastronomic Bibliography.
Mansfield, CT: Maurizio Martino Publisher, undated. Large octavo, 718 pages. Limited edition facsimile of 1939 first edition. Limitation unstated. Illustrated throughout with engravings and one color photographic plate. Important bibliography of cookery books, the author's personal collection now resides at the Library of Congress. Fine in red cloth. No dust jacket, as issued. (Item #3410)
Price: $90.00
Gastronomic Bibliography. Katherine Golden Bitting.
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Gastronomic Bibliography.
London: Holland Press, 1981. Large octavo, 718 pages. Limited edition facsimile of 1939 first edition. 1/500 copies. Illustrated throughout with engravings and one color photographic plate. Important bibliography of cookery books, the author's personal collection now resides at the Library of Congress. Fine in green cloth; dust jacket with chip to foot of spine. (Item #5804)
Price: $90.00
Gastronomic Bibliography. Katherine Golden Bitting.
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Culinary Americana: 100 Years of Cookbooks Published in the United States from 1860 through 1960.
New York: Roving Eye Press, 1961. Large octavo, 417 pages. Frontispiece illustration. Bibliography of over 4400 American cookery books. In yellow dust jacket with minor edge wear and spine discoloration. Green boards with some discoloration, otherwise very good. Text clean and crisp. (Item #3414)
Price: $90.00
Culinary Americana: 100 Years of Cookbooks Published in the United States from 1860 through 1960. Eleanor and Bob Brown.
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Culinary Americana: 100 Years of Cookbooks Published in the United States from 1860 through 1960.
New York: Roving Eye Press, 1961. Large octavo, 417 pages. Frontispiece illustration. Bibliography of over 4400 American cookery books. In yellow dust jacket with chipping, spine discoloration, and light foxing. Green boards with some discoloration, otherwise very good. (Item #3415)
Price: $75.00
Culinary Americana: 100 Years of Cookbooks Published in the United States from 1860 through 1960. Eleanor and Bob Brown.
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Culinary Americana: 100 Years of Cookbooks Published in the United States from 1860 through 1960.
New York: Roving Eye Press, 1961. Large octavo, 417 pages. Frontispiece illustration. An idiosyncratic bibliography of over 4400 American cookery books. Brown and his family wrote and published an enormous number of cookery books in just a few short years, following years as an editor of little magazines, and a go at avant-garde poetry. Green cloth in very good condition with text clean and crisp. In faded yellow dust jacket... (Item #3517)
Price: $75.00
Culinary Americana: 100 Years of Cookbooks Published in the United States from 1860 through 1960. Eleanor and Bob Brown.
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Boxes for the Protection of Rare Books, Their Design & Construction.
Washington: Library of Congress Preservation Office, 1982. Quarto, 289 + i-xxviii pages. Illustrated throughout.Comprehensive review of Library of Congress's standards for conservation techniques for bound materials. Includes detailed and illustrated instructions for building boxes. Printed on card stock and compiled in three-ring binder. Spine of binder is labeled "JCC". Text is clean and has only minor edge-wear, near fine. (Item #3461)
Price: $90.00
Boxes for the Protection of Rare Books, Their Design & Construction. Margaret R. Brown.
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A Matter of Taste: A Bibliographical Catalogue of International Books on Food and Drink.
New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 1999. Large octavo, 991 pages. Second edition, revised and expanded. Illustrated throughout with printed facsimiles. Important gastronomy bibliography with over 1250 volumes listed, dating from 15th to 20th centuries. Like all bibliographies built on a single collection this one is incomplete, but the bibliographical detail is admirable. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. (Item #3405)
Price: $90.00
A Matter of Taste: A Bibliographical Catalogue of International Books on Food and Drink. William R. Cagle.
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A Matter of Taste: A Bibliographical Catalogue of the Gernon Collection of Books on Food and Drink
New York & London: Garland Publishing, Inc. 1990. Large octavo, 980 pages. First edition. Illustrated throughout with printed facsimiles. Important gastronomic bibliography with over 1250 volumes listed, dating from 15th to 20th centuries including manuscripts. Blue boards with title gilt stamped to spine and cover with some discoloration. Scarce in the original edition. (Item #3408)
Price: $200.00
A Matter of Taste: A Bibliographical Catalogue of the Gernon Collection of Books on Food and Drink. William R. Cagle.
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Food and Drink in Ancient Bengal.
Calcutta: Published by the author; Gossain & Co., (Printers) Private, Ltd. 1959. Octavo (25.5 x 17 cm.), vi, 72 pages. Index. Glossary. Bibliography. Foreword by Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, Chief Minister, West Bengal. FIRST EDITION. An interesting, thorough history with very useful glossary and bibliographical references. The author was at the Department of Ancient History and Culture, University of Calcutta. In unprinted, blue paper-covered boards; corners slightly bumped. Printed, blue... (Item #6116)
Price: $150.00
Food and Drink in Ancient Bengal. Taponath Chakravarty.
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Seventh General Index to Book-Auction Records for the Years 1958-1963 (Volumes LVI-LX), Giving instant clues to the entire contents of these five volumes, and incidentally to Anonymous Authors, Autographs, Bibliophiles, Binders, Bindings, Distinguished Owners, Editors, Fore-edge Paintings, Holograph Manuscripts Illustrators, Notable Presses, Pseudonyms, Translators, etc.
Surrey and New York: Henry Stevens, Son & Stiles and Farnham & Larchmont, 1966. Octavo, 1146 pages plus advertisements. First edition. Auction record for book sales from 1958 to 1963. Red boards and text in fine condition. (Item #3479)
Price: $10.00
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Encyclopedia of Food.
London: JG Press, 1996. Large octavo, 400 pages. Remainder edition. With over 2000 entries from Aaslsuppe to Zymase, master chef Jean Conil presents the A to Z of the world of food. In blue cloth, with illustrated dust jacket with slight edge wear. Text clean and very fine. (Item #3531)
Price: $5.00
Encyclopedia of Food. Jean Conil.
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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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One Hundred Sixteen Uncommon Books on Food & Drink, From the Distinguished Collection on Gastronomy of Marcus Crahan.
Berkeley: The Friends of the Bancroft Library, 1979. Quarto, 84 pages. First edition. Illustrated throughout. Catalogue of exhibition of important gastronomic works with over 115 titles with annotations. From the collection of Marcus Crahan. With introduction by the collector. In wrappers with minor tear to spine, else near fine throughout. (Item #3458)
Price: $35.00
One Hundred Sixteen Uncommon Books on Food & Drink, From the Distinguished Collection on Gastronomy of Marcus Crahan. Marcus & Elizabeth Crahan.
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Marcus and Elizabeth Crahan Collection of Books on Food, Drink and Related Subjects
New York: Sotheby's, 1984. Large octavo, unpaginated [168 pages]. Auction catalogue for important gastronomic collection with 786 lots. Includes two loose leaves of sales results. Illustrated color wrappers and text in near fine condition only slight bumping to spine. (Item #3459)
Price: $25.00
Marcus and Elizabeth Crahan Collection of Books on Food, Drink and Related Subjects. Marcus & Elizabeth Crahan, Sotheby's.


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