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1.
Confectioner's Hand-Book.
New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, [c.1881]. Octavo, 79+[16] pages. Ads. First edition. A small, but thorough, manual of sweets cookery, from blanc mange to sugar spinning. One closed tear and a few very small chips to the edges of the printed wrappers, otherwise fine. Scarce. [OCLC cites only two copies of this 1881 edition, and three of an early 20th century printing; Bitting page 535; not in Cagle]. (Item #2396)
Price: $450.00
Confectioner's Hand-Book.
2.
Cocoa and Chocolate: A short history of their production and use. New edition.
Dorchester; Boston, Mass. Walter Baker & Co. Limited; The Barta Press, 1899. Royal octavo (24 x 18 cm.), 72 pages. Illustrated. Stated "new edition". An overview of the process of cocoa production, and of the history and development of Walter Baker & Co., at the time the oldest and largest chocolate manufactory in North America. Some light soil, and a small dampstain to the rear panel of the chromolithograph wrappers... (Item #4981)
Price: $90.00
Cocoa and Chocolate: A short history of their production and use. New edition. Walter Baker.
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Die K.u.K. [Kaiserliche und Königliche] Hofzuckerbäckerei Demel. Ein Wiener Märchen. Hrsg. Christian Brandstätter. Einleitender Essay Gotthard Böhm. Mit 37 Farb- und 4 Schwarzweiß-Abbildungen nach Photographien von Franz Hubmann. Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen nach Zeichnungen von Federico Pallavicini. [my translation: The k.u.k. [imperial and royal] Hofzuckerbäckerei Demel. A Viennese fairytale.
[Munich]: Wilhelm Goldmann Verlag, [1980]. Goldman Austriaca, 26903. Edited by Christian Brandstätter. Introductory essay by Gotthard Böhm. Squarish octavo, 174, [2] pages. Thirty-seven color and four black & white illustrations after photographs by Franz Hubmann. Numerous illustrations after drawings by Federico Pallavicini. Text in German. First paperback edition, following the original 1976 issue by Munich's Verlag Fritz Molden. A history, with recipes of the legendary Demel, bakery to King and... (Item #6084)
Price: $30.00
Die K.u.K. [Kaiserliche und Königliche] Hofzuckerbäckerei Demel. Ein Wiener Märchen. Hrsg. Christian Brandstätter. Einleitender Essay Gotthard Böhm. Mit 37 Farb- und 4 Schwarzweiß-Abbildungen nach Photographien von Franz Hubmann. Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen nach Zeichnungen von Federico Pallavicini. [my translation: The k.u.k. [imperial and royal] Hofzuckerbäckerei Demel. A Viennese fairytale. Federico von Berzeviczy-Pallavicini.
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Art De Confectionner Les Fleurs Artificielles; Nouvelle edition orne de figures et dediee aux Dames.
Paris: Librarie Delarue, [1850]. Duodecimo, 272, [11] pages, with twenty-five numbered plates (some double-page), plus thirty-two supplemental plates lettered a-z and aa-ff. New edition. Date supplied via OCLC. A lovely small manual for the creation of sugar flowers, a pastime for genteel Victorian women. Some creasing to original printed wrappers at spine, and a bit of paper restoration to corners of wrapper, otherwise fine. In a later chemise and slipcase... (Item #4901)
Price: $350.00
5.
The Story of Page and Shaw.
New York: Page and Shaw, 1921. Stapled booklet (14.5 x 9 cm.), 40 pages. Illustrated. Stated “sixth edition” of an unrecorded promotional booklet for the significant candy shop firm, Page & Shaw, which grew from a single shop on West Street in Boston in 1888 to a multinational candy retailer by the time of this publication. Illustrations depict the storefronts of the Page & Shaw candy shops in Boston, London... (Item #6431)
Price: $90.00
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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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Ripley's Sweet Sixteen: Sixteen Recipes for Homemade Candies. Compiled by Mrs. De Witt C. Owen.
Dixon, Illinois: Printed at the Office of The Tri-Weekly Star, 1898. Duodecimo (14 x 11.5 cm.; wrappers 16 x 12.5 cm.), [16] pages. Pages [13-16] for "Additional recipes" (blank). We are aware of two cover designs: this one with just text, and another with a line drawing of a woman. The priority of the two wrapper states remains undetermined. FIRST EDITION. Attractively designed pamphlet with an overview of candy-making basics... (Item #5915)
Price: $60.00
Ripley's Sweet Sixteen: Sixteen Recipes for Homemade Candies. Compiled by Mrs. De Witt C. Owen. Ella "Nellie" Upton Leighton Owen, Mrs. De Witt C. Owen.
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The Royal Confectioner: English and Foreign. A practical treatise on the art of confectionary in all its branches.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1866. Thick octavo, 422 pages. With eight chromolithographs and a chromolithograph frontispiece, and five wood engraved plates. The final work of Anglo-Italian chef and cookery writer, Francatelli (1805-1876). Trained in France, Francatelli became cook to Queen Victoria before heading up the kitchens of the Reform Club. Text block a little shaken and with a tiny bit of foxing, otherwise internally very good, in gilt and black-stamped... (Item #3560)
Price: $300.00
The Royal Confectioner: English and Foreign. A practical treatise on the art of confectionary in all its branches. Charles Elmé Francatelli.
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The New Candy Department.
Alexandria, VA: C.C. Sartgis & Bro. printers, circa 1900. Printed handbill, 32.3 x 21.5 cm. Illustrated advertisement for the candy department of F.S. Harper, a Virginia wholesale grocery business. An assortment is offered here of over twenty varieties of sweets, plus a facsimile assortment for window display. Some creases, otherwise very good. (Item #3685)
Price: $75.00
10.
The Story of Hershey : The chocolate and cocoa town, and Central Hershey, the sugar town : also, a brief narrative of the discovery and commercializing of cocoa beans, the manufacture of chocolate and cocoa, and of the sugar industry.
Hershey, Pa. Hershey Chocolate Co. circa 1920. Stapled octavo, 32 pages. Illustrated. First edition of this little history of the parallel towns of Hershey, PA, and Central Hershey, Cuba. Illustrated with photographs of the grounds, buildings, and commercial activities of the cocoa growing and chocolate manufacturing towns. Near fine in stapled wrappers. Scarce. [OCLC locates four copies]. (Item #4040)
Price: $90.00
The Story of Hershey : The chocolate and cocoa town, and Central Hershey, the sugar town : also, a brief narrative of the discovery and commercializing of cocoa beans, the manufacture of chocolate and cocoa, and of the sugar industry. Hershey.
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The Italian Confectioner; or, Complete Economy of Desserts: Containing the Elements of the Art, According to the Most Modern and Approved Practice. Third Edition, Corrected and Enlarged.
London: William H. Ainsworth, 1827. Octavo, 276 pages, with two folding plates and a frontispiece portrait of the author. Third edition, corrected and enlarged. The author's full name was William Alexis Jarrin [Guglielmo Alexis]. In early editions, including this one, the name is abbreviated "G.A." Later he anglicized his name was abbreviated "W.A." "In 1820 Jarrin published The Italian Confectioner, through which he is best known. The book sits within... (Item #1944)
Price: $1,250.00
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Ripley's Sweet Sixteen: Sixteen Recipes for Homemade Candies. Compiled by Mrs. De Witt C. Owen.
Dixon, Illinois: Printed at the Office of The Tri-Weekly Star, 1898. Duodecimo (14 x 11.5 cm.; wrappers 16 x 12.5 cm.), [16] pages. Pages [13-16] left blank for "Additional recipes". We are aware of two cover designs: this one with just text, and another with a line drawing of a woman. The priority of the two wrapper states remains undetermined. FIRST EDITION. Attractively designed pamphlet with an overview of candy-making... (Item #5994)
Price: $60.00
Ripley's Sweet Sixteen: Sixteen Recipes for Homemade Candies. Compiled by Mrs. De Witt C. Owen. Mrs. De Witt C. Owen, Ella "Nellie" Upton Leighton Owen.
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Sweetmeats: a Franklin Sugar book of recipes for making candies and bon bons, conserves, cake icings and meringues, by Caroline B. King.
Philadelphia: Frankling Sugar Refining Co.; Edward Stern & Co. Inc. 1923. Stapled booklet (18.5 x 13.5 cm.), 64 pages. Illustrated in color lithography throughout. Index. FIRST EDITION. Handsomely illustrated product cookbook, with recipes for a variety of candies, including patties, bon bons, taffy, bars, brittles, pulls, etc., as well as sauces, jams, jellies, cookies, cakes, icing, meringues, and more. The two-page, four panel illustration at the center of the booklet... (Item #6286)
Price: $40.00
Sweetmeats: a Franklin Sugar book of recipes for making candies and bon bons, conserves, cake icings and meringues, by Caroline B. King. Product cookbook – confectionery, Caroline B.: Franklin Sugar Refining Co King.
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One hundred dainty desserts with cream of pure chocolate original recipes by our friends in the United States and Canada, also by Mrs. Sarah Tyson Rorer and Miss Imogene C. Belden, of the judges, with a few anonymous recipes not entered for prizes.
Danvers, Mass.; Lynn, Mass. L.A. Roberts & Co.; Perry & Searle, Printers, 1902. Stapled booklet (17 x 12.5 cm.), 64 pages. Illustrated. [Cover title: 100 Recipes with Cream of Pure Chocolate]. First and only edition. Includes testimonials and prize-winning recipes, many attributed to their contributors. Sections include: Beverages, Beverages for the sick, Cakes and cookies, Candy, Custards, Frostings, Fudge, Ice cream, Pie fillings, Puddings, Sandwiches. Some offsetting from wrappers to... (Item #5919)
Price: $50.00
One hundred dainty desserts with cream of pure chocolate original recipes by our friends in the United States and Canada, also by Mrs. Sarah Tyson Rorer and Miss Imogene C. Belden, of the judges, with a few anonymous recipes not entered for prizes. S. T.; Imogene C. Belden Rorer.
15.
The Candy-Maker : a practical guide to the manufacture of the various kinds of plain and fancy candy.
New York: Excelsior Publishing House, 1878. Small octavo, x, 88, [6] pages. Ads. Illustrated. Excelsior library of popular hand books, no. 64. First edition. Issued in the same year in the series Haney's Trade Manuals, which include a number of works on animal training and sign painting. This is the sole book in the series devoted to food of any sort. Haney's manuals were extracted originally from The Home Mechanic... (Item #5125)
Price: $350.00
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The New Whole Art of Confectionary, Sugar Boiling, Iceing, Candying, Jelly Making, &c.
Liverpool: G. Wood, 1828. Octavo, 60 pages. Seventh edition. A slim but thorough guide to confectionary. Rebound in original boards with leather spine label. [Not in Oxford, Bitting or Simon; Cagle cites the eleventh edition; OCLC shows only one copy of this edition]. (Item #2196)
Price: $350.00
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Chocolat Côte d’Or Album Botanica.
Brussels, Belgium: Affiches Marci, circa 1930. Folio, 38 x 33 cm, 20 pages. Album containing 156 chromolithograph trade cards. In French and Flemish. Album produced for Côte d’Or customers to collect, specifically, the company’s botanical trade cards. Each page contains an outlined area for eight specific cards with a description for each printed in French and Flemish. Full-color trade cards are pasted down and depict a wide range of flora... (Item #4680)
Price: $150.00
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Thirty-one mounted trade cards, all advertising chocolate.
Unbound sheets of black construction paper (17 x 14 cm.), mounted with thirty-one chromolithograph trade cards. Two of the cards, those for the Maison du Petit st. Thomas, are die-cuts of an artist’s palate. Mounting paper is worn and chipped at edges; though the cards are mounted, the rectos of the cards themselves are very good. (Item #6254)
Price: $180.00
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[Suite of Sixteen Chocolate Box Trade Cards with accompanying engraved plates].
A Paris: chez E. Jourdan, quai des Augustins, n. 17, [circa 1825]. Sixteen numbered poems printed on trimmed laid paper (the largest measuring 8 x 8.5 cm.), accompanied by sixteen corresponding engraved plates (sheet sizes circa 12.75 x 9.75 cm., and images 5 x 3.75 cm.). The imprint is provided at the bottom edge of plates no. 6 and 14. Bonbon box trade cards to be collected by children, the... (Item #6446)
Price: $900.00
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George Miller & Sons, Manufacturers of Confectionery, and wholesale dealers in foreign fruits and nuts, No. 610 Market Street, Philadelphia.
Philadelphia: Haddock & Son, Printers, circa 1870. 28 x 21.5 cm, half-fold catalog. Printed in blue and red. One engraved image of “The Excelsior Fruit Drop Machine”. A catalog of confections offered by George Miller & Sons of Philadelphia. Decorative red border encloses product list. Items include cough confections, Arabian gum drops and sticks, fruit, nuts, jelly work, rock candy, chocolate, sardines, fancy toys, and more. George Miller & Sons... (Item #4337)
Price: $200.00
George Miller & Sons, Manufacturers of Confectionery, and wholesale dealers in foreign fruits and nuts, No. 610 Market Street, Philadelphia. Trade Catalog – Confectionery, George Miller, Sons.
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American Candy Box Labels.
[Philadelphia]: circa 1920. 29.5 x 39.5 cm each, 134 labels and 46 labels. A pair of sample books containing candy box labels. One book contains variations of the same label—a geometric border and decorative floral motifs—printed in a variety of colors on papers that vary in color, pattern, texture, finish, and weight. The companion book contains forty unique designs for a range of brands and products, including Whitman’s, Douglass’, and... (Item #3922)
Price: $600.00
American Candy Box Labels. Trade Catalogues - Candy.
22.
Our Candy Recipes.
New York: The Macmillan Co. 1922. Octavo, vi, 202 pages. Photographically illustrated. First edition. Authors are faculty of the Teachers College of Columbia University. A candy manual. "This book has grown in answer to the constant requests of housewives and students for good recipes for homemade candies. There is hardly a home in which candy is not made, at least occasionally, and there are few cookery courses which do not... (Item #5244)
Price: $50.00
Our Candy Recipes. May B. Van Arsdale, Day Monroe, Mary I. Barber.
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How to Make Candy. A Complete Hand Book for Making all Kinds of Candy, Ice Cream, Syrups, Essences, etc., etc.
New York: Frank Tousey, Publishe (sic), 1884. Stapled booklet with printed wrappers. 60, [4] pages. First edition. The author is supplied by the LOC records. Warford was the author of a long list of “How To” books in fields as varied as cookery, magic, religious belief and more. With an LOC copyright stamp to the titles page and wrappers, both dated August 22, 1884. Small chip missing from rear panel... (Item #4847)
Price: $350.00
How to Make Candy. A Complete Hand Book for Making all Kinds of Candy, Ice Cream, Syrups, Essences, etc., etc. Aaron Warford.
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Nouveau Manuel du Confiseur Chimiste, contetant: ce qu'il est essential de savoir pour faire les confitures, compotes, dragées, pates, sirops, etc.
Paris: Au Depot des Nouveaux Manuels, 1837. 16mo, 272, [3], 17, 34 pages. Ads. Index. First edition. Illustrated frontispiece depicting a cook hard at work over candy bowl, fruit and bottles in the background, and a woman in the front of shop pointing out the goods to an unseen customer. The front wrapper includes the date "1838" and Vicaire cites only an 1838 edition published by M. Poussin. Some general... (Item #4803)
Price: $900.00