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Ladies' Gems ; or, Poems on the love of flowers, kindness to animals, and the domestic affections. From the most approved authors.
New York: Published at 128 Nassau Street, 1855. iv, 108 pages. Illustrated with three vignettes, one each for the three sections (flowers, animals, domestic affections). Later edition, originally published by J.M. Stearns in Williamsburgh in 1847 under the title, The Cottage Garland, or, Poems on the love of flowers, and under this title in 1849 and 1850. A selection of poems on the three topics, some from well-known poets including... (Item #6124)
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Ladies' Gems ; or, Poems on the love of flowers, kindness to animals, and the domestic affections. From the most approved authors.
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; Shufu no zehi kokoroubeki reishiki sah jiten.
; Tokyo: ; Shufu no Tomosha, 1932. Special supplement to the magazine Shufu no Tomosha (Housewife's Friend). Accordion-style binding (19 x 13 cm.), 78 pages. Pictorial boards depict a woman elegantly holding a glass of wine. Illustrations throughout, mostly hand drawn but some a combination of photography and hand drawn work. Text in Japanese. First edition. A guide to proper etiquette for women, published to mark the New Year. Includes... (Item #5772)
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; Shufu no zehi kokoroubeki reishiki sah jiten.
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Ordre en Reglement waar na zig de Bakkers en Roggemeel-Verkoopers binnen de Stad Wageningen zullen moeten reguleren.
Wageningen: Wynand Sandelyn, staddrukker en boekverkooper, 1776. Stab-sewn booklet, 14, [2] pages. Orders and regulations to regulate the bakers and rye-flour vendors of the City of Wageningen, issued December 27, 1775. Two unopened signatures, stab-sewn with thread. decorative ornament to titles page. Fine. (Item #4823)
Price: $250.00
Ordre en Reglement waar na zig de Bakkers en Roggemeel-Verkoopers binnen de Stad Wageningen zullen moeten reguleren. Acts & Ordinances - Dutch Baker's Guild.
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The Romance of Wine.
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc. 1932. Thick octavo, x, 264, [1] pages. Index. First American edition. First published the prior year by Benn in London. A prolific writer on the subject of wine, Allen was a friend of André Simon, Charles Berry, and a member of the Saintsbury Club. This work includes sections on the aesthetics of wine, winemaking in various regions, and the wines of the ancient... (Item #5741)
Price: $50.00
The Romance of Wine. H. Warner Allen.
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L'art d'accommoder les restes dédié aux petites fortunes, par un gastronome émérite.
Paris: Achille Faure Libraire-Editeur, 1866. Duodecimo, 180 pages. First edition. A collection of 311 culinary observations, with a culinary calendar. With the ex libris stamp of H.J. Grossi and a bookseller’s stamp to the rear paste down. Little bump to head of spine, otherwise a fine copy in contemporary green buckram. [Vicaire, Bitting (later edition)]. (Item #1646)
Price: $350.00
L'art d'accommoder les restes dédié aux petites fortunes, par un gastronome émérite. Anonymous.
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Six Hundred Dollars a Year, a wife's effort at low living under high prices.
Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1867. 16mo., vii, 183 pages. First edition. A novel addressing the strains of running a household during the Civil War, including the challenges of War-time taxation, speculation, oil fever, inflation, etc. A section in which the main character considers charitable work with the Sanitation Commission or ladies' charitable groups is enlightening. Some soiling to a few pages. Previous owner's inscription to endpapers; newspaper clipping bearing a.... (Item #5264)
Price: $100.00
Six Hundred Dollars a Year, a wife's effort at low living under high prices. Anonymous.
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De opsoniis et condimentis sive arte coquinaria libri X cum lectionibus variis atque indice edidit Joannes-Michael Bernhold. [De re coquinaria].
[Lubeck]: n.p. [1790]. Octavo, [14], 230 pages. Engraved title and dedication pages. All edges dappled red. The final edition of Apicius to reprint the 1542 Humelberg text, which therefore closes the Renaissance tradition for the author. In the preface to this edition of the Apicius collection of Roman cookery recipes – the oldest collection of recipes to survive from antiquity – Joannes Michael Berhold refers to a Mediolani edition of... (Item #3580)
Price: $1,500.00
De opsoniis et condimentis sive arte coquinaria libri X cum lectionibus variis atque indice edidit Joannes-Michael Bernhold. [De re coquinaria]. Marcus Gavius Apicius.
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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)
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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. 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)
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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. Apicius, edited and; Joseph Dommers Vehling.
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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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Athenaiou Deipnosophiston Biblia Pentekaideka. Athenaei Dipnosophistarvm, Hoc Est argute sciteque conuiuio disserentum. Lib. XV, quibus nunc quantum operae ac diligentiae adhibitum sit satis fiedei erit.
Basileae: Joannes Valderus, 1535. Quarto, [34], 333, [1]. Second edition. Text in Greek, editor's notes in Latin & Greek. One of the most important works of late classical antiquity dealing with food, wine, and table customs, dating from the third century A.D. The book is a fictionalized symposium of twenty one artists, writers, musicians and surgeons, discussing all things that, according to Greek custom, should adorn a banquet. The names... (Item #3160)
Price: $4,500.00
Athenaiou Deipnosophiston Biblia Pentekaideka. Athenaei Dipnosophistarvm, Hoc Est argute sciteque conuiuio disserentum. Lib. XV, quibus nunc quantum operae ac diligentiae adhibitum sit satis fiedei erit. Athenaeus Naucratites, Jakob Bedrott.
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Yours in Food, John Baldessari
New York: A Blind Spot Book/Princeton Architectural Press, 2004. Large octavo, 139 pages. First edition. A founding member of the conceptual art movement, Baldessari serves up nuanced look at Americans breaking bread, accompanied by meditations on eating specially commissioned from contemporary writers and cultural critics such as Paul Auster, David Byrne, Dave Eggers, Francine Prose, Tim Griffin and more. A visual and intellectual feast. Text is very fine in very... (Item #3241)
Price: $60.00
Yours in Food, John Baldessari. John Baldessari.
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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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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 Philosophy of Eating.
New York: Hurd & Houghton, (1868). Duodecimo, [2], 344 pages. Second edition, with additional a very good copy in original green cloth, gilt lettering on spine two numbered pages of text tipped in as a cancel. And with a Preface to the Second Edition, dated January 1868, following title page. Erratum slip tipped-in at page 15. The title and copyright page is the same as for the first edition. Previous... (Item #5243)
Price: $90.00
The Philosophy of Eating. Albert J. Bellows MD.
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La Gastronomia, O Los Placeres de la Mesa. Poema. Traducio Libremente del Frances al Verso Espanol.
Valencia: La Imprenta de Estevan, 1820. Duodecimo, 227 pages +1. First edition of this new Spanish verse translation by Jose de Urcullu of Joseph de Berchoux' popular poetic miscellany on the pleasures of a countryman's table. In full tree calf, with gilt spine decoration and label. With the ticket of a Barcelona bookseller to the marbled front paste-down. Small adhesion of the free front endpaper to the paste-down, otherwise very... (Item #2350)
Price: $500.00
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Oeuvres de Berchoux. La Gastronomie, Poeme, suivi de poemes fugitives. Nouvelle edition, revue, corrigee et augmentee...
Paris: L.G. Michaud, Libraire-Editeur, 1829. Four volumes in two. Duodecimo, 226+210+216+216 pages. With four frontispiece engravings. A handsome early collection of the works of Berchoux, who is attributed with having popularized the word "gastronomy" with the first poem of this collection. Quarter green calf bindings, with gilt titled and decorated spines. Spines darkened, and some rubbing and edgewear to the boards, otherwise very good. Lord Westbury's copies, with his bookplate... (Item #2395)
Price: $350.00
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Les Cris de Paris, à Paris, pour la vefve Jean Bonfons.
Paris; Chartres: Baillieu; Durand imprimeur à Chartres, 1872. Duodecimo (18 x 12.5) cm.), [43] pages. One of 200 examples on thick laid paper. FIRST EDITION this, of this 19th century facsimile edition of the 1545 work by Antoine Truquet, the sixth volume in the Bibliothèque Gothique series, one of eighteen published by Baillieu between 1868 and 1874. Other authors in the series included Nicolas, Villon, Olivier de la Marche and... (Item #6649)
Price: $350.00
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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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Flash in the Pan. The Life and Death of an American Restaurant.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992. Octavo, 302 pages. First edition of this important chronicle of the high-spirited opening and subsequent rapid decline and extinction of a New York City restaurant at the end of the Go-Go Eighties. Blum portrays a restaurant that seemingly had everything: celebrity investors, a trendy location, hot waitresses and A-list clientelle. But things just don't work out. Fine in a fine dust jacket. (Item #2227)
Price: $300.00
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Bone in the Throat.
New York: Villard Books, 1995. Octavo, 290, [1] pages. Cover title: Bone in the Throat, A novel of death and digestion. First edition, second printing. The first book from Anthony Bourdain, chef, author, television host, celebrity defender of the working kitchen staff. This novel appeared five years before Kitchen Confidential, the author’s breakthrough nonfiction portrait of the workings of the New York City restaurant world. Bone in the Throat was... (Item #6529)
Price: $1,500.00
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Paris a Table.
Paris: Publié par J. Hetzel, 1846. Octavo, 184, iv pages. Illustrated by Bertall. First edition. A significant work of early nineteenth-century gastronomy, which, though small by comparison, stands alongside Brillat-Savarin and Dumas. The illustrator Bertall was one of the most prolific French illustrators of the nineteenth century, and a pioneering photographer. Small open tear to corner of page 37, with no loss to text, otherwise very good in dark brown... (Item #3741)
Price: $450.00
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Paris a Table.
Paris: Publié par J. Hetzel, 1846. Octavo, 184, iv pages. Illustrated by Bertall. First edition. A significant work of early nineteenth-century gastronomy, which, though small by comparison, stands alongside Brillat-Savarin and Dumas. The illustrator Bertall was one of the most prolific French illustrators of the nineteenth century, and a pioneering photographer. Very good or better in handsome green patterned paper over contemporary dark blue calf, spine decorated. With the bookplate... (Item #4927)
Price: $450.00


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