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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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Ei y ry ri no tsukurikata.
Tokyo: Shufu no Tomo, 1934. Special Supplement to Shufu no Tomo, May 1934. Octavo-sized book (19 x 13 cm.), 320 pages. Advertisements. Illustrated with 24 pages of color plates, 16 pages of halftones, and additional images in the text throughout. Text in Japanese. A cookbook for women focused on healthy food, published as a special supplement to the magazine Shufu no Tomo (Housewife's Friend). Includes a section on cooking for... (Item #5773)
Price: $250.00
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The Ladies’ Indispensable Companion and Housekeepers’ Guide: embracing rules of etiquette, rules for the formation of good habits, and a great variety of medical recipes, to which is added one of the best systems of cookery ever published ...
New York/Indianapolis: H. Dayton, 36 Howard Street/Dayton & Asher, 1859. Octavo, vii, 10-66, [3], iv-vii, [2], 77-136] pages. The third edition, the first issue with this title, and the first combined with the second section with a separate title page: Ladies' domestic economy and housekeepers' guide: containing a selection of valuable family recipes ... by an Experienced cook, (p. [67]-136). The first section was originally issued in 1851 as, Ladies'... (Item #5289)
Price: $450.00
The Ladies’ Indispensable Companion and Housekeepers’ Guide: embracing rules of etiquette, rules for the formation of good habits, and a great variety of medical recipes, to which is added one of the best systems of cookery ever published ...
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Special Limited Edition. Harper's Household Handbook: A Guide to Easy Ways of Doing Woman's Work.
New York & London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1913. Small octavo, 205 pages. First edition. A small household manual, with information on laundry, furnishings, decorating and redecorating, spots and stains, storing food, flowers and house plants, pets, and more. OCLC attributes the work to Martha McCulloch Williams, but we have been unable to verify a connection. Very light soiling to the text block, and some fading to the spine of... (Item #5245)
Price: $35.00
Special Limited Edition. Harper's Household Handbook: A Guide to Easy Ways of Doing Woman's Work.
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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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All Around the House; or, How to Make Homes Happy.
New York: D. Appleton & Co. 1878; [1879]. Octavo, xii, 468 pages. First edition, second printing. The first printing had 461 pages, plus six pages of unnumbered advertisements. The present printing includes the addition of a seven page appendix containing additional recipes, and now lacking the advertisements. The additional pages, numbered as part of the continuous pagination, are not included in the index. Later Appleton printings continue to use this... (Item #5045)
Price: $150.00
All Around the House; or, How to Make Homes Happy. Beecher Mrs, enry, ard.
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Miss Beecher's Housekeeper and Healthkeeper: Containing Five Hundred Recipes for Economical and Healthful Cooking; Also, Many Directions for Securing Health and Happiness.
New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1873. Octavo, 482, 6 pages. Ads. wood engravings in the text. First edition of this title, though substantially containing material included in the author's earlier titles on domestic economy. In the preface Beecher mentions that it also contains "new and interesting matter". A bit dusty, otherwise very near fine, in brick colored, black ruled and gilt-titled publisher's cloth. [Not in Bitting or Cagle]. (Item #3821)
Price: $150.00
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Miss Beecher's Housekeeper and Healthkeeper: Containing Five Hundred Recipes for Economical and Healthful Cooking; Also, Many Directions for Securing Health and Happiness.
New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1876. Octavo, 482, 7, [1] pages. Ads. Wood engravings in the text. Later printing of this title, Originally issued in 1873. Substantially containing material included in the author's earlier titles on domestic economy. In the preface Beecher mentions that it also contains "new and interesting matter". Previous owner's name in pencil to front free end paper. Some wear to end papers. Some wear to... (Item #4988)
Price: $90.00
Miss Beecher's Housekeeper and Healthkeeper: Containing Five Hundred Recipes for Economical and Healthful Cooking; Also, Many Directions for Securing Health and Happiness. Beecher, Catherine E.
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The Comforts of Home.
Boston: The Atlantic Monthly Press, 1918. Small octavo, 106 pages. First edition. A charming meditation on just what the title says, with chapters on "Getting Settled," "In Praise of Open Fires," and "Conerning Kitchens" among others. Previous owner's name to front pase-down, andlight rubbing to bottom of boards, otherwise a fine copy in green paper-covered boards, with paste-down labels on spine and front panel, In a near very good publisher's... (Item #1883)
Price: $40.00
The Comforts of Home. Ralph Bergengren.
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Praktiska Virtuve. [A Practical Kitchen].
[Memmingen]: Atauga Izdevums, [1949-1952]. Octavo (20.5 x 14.5 cm.), 195, [1] pages. Date from OCLC records of publisher's activity. Likely second edition, enlarged, of this collection of Latvian household recipes. The single recorded copy (at LOC) is described as containing 175 pages, and the index contains a typographical shift with the entries listed after page 175. The additional sections include: Milks Soup, Porridge, Pancakes, Milk, Some Drinks, and two pages... (Item #6719)
Price: $150.00
Praktiska Virtuve. [A Practical Kitchen]. Vilma Bertina.
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A Household Book for Tropical Colonies.
London: Geoffrey Cumberlegde/Oxford University Press, 1950. Octavo, 149 pages. Second edition. This work was originally published under the name, A Household Book for Africa in 1939. It contains recipes, but much more, for the operation of a household in a colonial region, and includes lists of foodstuffs and other provisions for trips into the bush, and methods of assuring your supplies are not carried off by ants or natives. Fine... (Item #2962)
Price: $60.00
A Household Book for Tropical Colonies. E. G. Bradley.
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A Year's Cookery. Giving dishes for breakfast, luncheon, and dinner, for every day in the year, practical instructions for their preparation. Eighteenth thousand.
London: Cassell & Company, Limited, [1888]. Duodecimo, (19 x 14 cm.), iv, 444, [16] pages. Index. Publisher's advertisements at rear. Date from publisher's list at rear. Later edition; stated "Eighteenth Thousand". Originally published in 1879. A menu for three meals for each day of the year. Each menu is accompanied by market advice, and recipes for the dishes. Dishes that are repeated supply the date to refer back in the... (Item #5619)
Price: $120.00
A Year's Cookery. Giving dishes for breakfast, luncheon, and dinner, for every day in the year, practical instructions for their preparation. Eighteenth thousand. Phyllis Browne, née Heaton pseud. of Sarah Sharp Hamer.
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Dr. Chase's Recipes; or, information for everybody; an invaluable collection of about eight hundred practical recipes for merchants, grocers, saloon keepers, physicians, druggists, tanners, show makers, harness makers, painters...
Ann Arbor, Michigan: R.A. Beal, 1870. Thick duodecimo, xxix, [2], 34-384 pages. Frontispiece woodcut portrait of Dr. Chase, plus three additional plates. Later printing of Chase's famous household receipt collection. Eight hundred or so recipes for medical, nursing and convalescent concoctions, with cooking, baking, veterinary, household, agricultural and bee-keeping. In gilt- and blind-decorated green cloth with edgewear and general soiling; first leaf of plates with significant edgewear. Contemporary ownership signature... (Item #5301)
Price: $75.00
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Memorial Edition, Dr. Chase's Third Last and Complete Receipt Book and Household Physician.
Detroit: F.B. Dickerson, 1898. Thick octavo, 865 pages. Later printing of this final expanded version of Dr. Chase's famous household receipt collection. Thousands of recipes for medical, nursing and convalescent concoctions, with cooking, baking, veterinary, household, agricultural and bee-keeping. Small bit of discoloration to foot of spine, otherwise very near fine, in publisher's decorated maroon cloth. (Item #2612)
Price: $90.00
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Clarke's Confederate Household Almanac : for the year 1863, being the third year of the independence of the Confederate States of America.
Vicksburg, Miss. H.C. Clarke, Bookseller and Publisher, 1863. Booklet sewn in wrappers (19 x 11.5 cm.), 22, [1] pages. Pagination error; page 21 labeled "page 22". The Clarke's Confederate Household Almanac contains the usual ephemerides, along with five pages of thirty-five culinary and household recipes, including Indian Slap-Jacks, Salting and Curing Meat, Corn Beer, Tanning, Curing Hams and Bacon, Confederate Dye - to Make a Beautiful Blue, To Make Loaf... (Item #6648)
Price: $1,200.00
Clarke's Confederate Household Almanac : for the year 1863, being the third year of the independence of the Confederate States of America. H. C. Clarke, Miss of Vicksburg, compiler.
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Family Living on $500 a Year. A Daily Reference Book for Young and Inexperienced Housewives.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1887. Thick octavo, vi, 437, [2] pages. Ads. First edition. Corson was "one of the original cooking school leaders, and a champion of nutritious meals for the poor." [Historic American Cookbook Project] As the founder of the New York Cooking School in 1876, she was a predecessor of Fannie Farmer, and was even sought out by the French government for advice on introducing a cooking... (Item #3488)
Price: $400.00
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Household Hints and Recipes.
Boston: Peoples Publishing Company, 1877. Octavo, 156, [4] pages. Ads. First edition. An interesting collection of household recipes, for "every department of the house beyond the kitchen", with helpful advice such as: "To Make a Walking Stick" and "How to Know if Wine is Coloured". Darkening to edges of text block; some wear to head and foot of spine. Otherwise very good in publisher's gilt- and black- decorated brown cloth... (Item #4956)
Price: $90.00
Household Hints and Recipes. Daisy Eyebright, Henry T. Williams, S. O. Johnson, Sophia Orne.
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The New Century Cook Book. A Mentor for Home Life in all its Phases; A Chronicle of the Progress of America and the World; A Compendium of the Nation's Greatest City; and a Guide for the Great Army of Home Builders.
New York: Eaton & Mains, 1900. Octavo, 400 pages. FIRST EDITION. A guide to stylish household management. Near fine in publisher's black, pale blue, and white-stamped green cloth. (Item #4070)
Price: $35.00
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Hand-Book of Ready Reference.
Springfield, Mass. The King-Richardson Publishing Company, 1897. Large octavo, 636 pages. Index. Glossary. Illustrated with engravings throughout the text, and with three chromolithographed manikins, 'Manikin of the Horse', 'Manikin of the Knee, Fetlock and Ankle of the Horse', and 'Manikin of the Cow', each created by the author for this book. The work contains chapters on cows, horses, swine, poultry as well as crops such as potatoes and fruit, and... (Item #5730)
Price: $60.00
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Universal Recipe Book, Containing Recipes Valuable to Every Tradesman,Artist, Merchant and Lady. Also, Many New And Highly Valuable Recipes Never Before Published, Some of Which have been Sold as High as One Thousand Dollars and Upwards.
Boston: Geo. B. Oakes & Company, 1869. Octavo, 292 pages. First edition. A medium-sized compendium of useful household recipes, some for cookery, but most not. Includes many recipes for tinctures, herbal essences, pickles, ketchups, other preserves, hair tonics, roof patches and more, my favorite being "To Make Artificial Volcanoes." Some light foxing throughout, otherwise very good, in publisher's gilt-stamped light brown cloth, with some rubbing and corner bumps, but still... (Item #4634)
Price: $200.00
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Heimstreet's Book of Recipes. Presented with Compliments of the Druggist E.B. Heimstreet, Janesville, Wis.
Janesville, Wis. Recorded Print, 1890-1891. Octavo, 160 pages. Illustrated. Ads. Cover title. Stated eighth edition. The preface indicates that it has been twenty-two years since the first publication, which would then be 1868, but there is no evidence of a copy earlier than 1885. A promotional cookbook for the chemist, whose business is supplying medical, household, and art supplies. Culinary recipes are attributed. Pages quite brittle, binding shaken. In burgundy... (Item #4001)
Price: $150.00
Heimstreet's Book of Recipes. Presented with Compliments of the Druggist E.B. Heimstreet, Janesville, Wis. E. B. Heimstreet, Edward Burton.
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The Harcourts: Illustrating the benefit of retrenchment and reform, by a Lady. Part III. Stories from real life,
New York; Boston: S. Colman; Weeks, Jordan & Co. 1837. Duodecimo (16 x 10 cm.), 144 pages. Evident FIRST EDITION. A lengthy scolding on the dangers of "keeping up appearances", third in the series, Stories from Real Life, Designed to teach true independence and domestic economy. Lacking front and rear free endpapers. Foxed throughout; leaf with pages 7-8, with a closed tear. In rubbed and faded, original pebbled black cloth... (Item #6543)
Price: $60.00
The Harcourts: Illustrating the benefit of retrenchment and reform, by a Lady. Part III. Stories from real life, Hannah Farnham Sawyer Lee.
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Hints on Various Subjects Connected With Our Business.
Buffalo: Steam Press of Thomas & Lathrops, 1856. Octavo, 151 pages. First edition of this book of commercial recipes for household and medicinal products, wines, perfumes, cosmetics and toiletries, soda water, spices, and more. With a special section at the rear explaining why the do not sell patent medicines, "the pill taking propensity, which a few years since was so general as to be called by foreigners an American nationalism...."... (Item #2766)
Price: $350.00
Hints on Various Subjects Connected With Our Business. Mathews, A. I. Co.
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The Art of Table Setting Ancient and Modern, from Anglo-Saxon days to the present time, with illustrations and bibliography. For the use of schools, colleges, extension workers, women's clubs, etc.
New York: The De Vinne Press, 1921. Stapled booklet in wrappers (22.5 x 15 cm.), 65, [1] pages. Illustrated throughout. Brief bibliography. Evident FIRST EDITION. Though not mentioned in the publication info, or elsewhere, Gorham silverware is named in the preface, which leads us to believe this is a promotional book, as are so many works on the subject of table setting. The year prior to this publication the author... (Item #6343)
Price: $45.00
The Art of Table Setting Ancient and Modern, from Anglo-Saxon days to the present time, with illustrations and bibliography. For the use of schools, colleges, extension workers, women's clubs, etc. Claudia Quigley Murphy.
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America's housekeeping book.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1941. Thick octavo, xxiv, 607, pages. Index. Illustrated. First edition. Issued as a companion volume to America's Cook Book. A complete compendium of instructions for the management of the home. Some light soiling throughout, otherwise near fine in a near fine publisher's unclipped dust jacket. With the bookseller's ticket of the Old Corner Book Shop. (Item #5187)
Price: $90.00


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