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E. T. H. Shaffer. CAROLINA GARDENS. NY: Huntington Press, 1937. vivid descriptions of the North and South Carolina gardens, plantation farms, Colonial gardens, coastal & alpine, pineland and sandhill, illustrated with black and white photographs. signed and numbered by the author. $75.
William N. White. GARDENING FOR THE SOUTH; OR THE KITCHEN AND FRUIT GARDEN: WITH THE BEST METHODS FOR THEIR CULTIVATION TOGETHER WITH HINTS UPON LANDSCAPE AND FLOWER GARDEN. NY: A. O. Moore & Co., 1859. The author was from Athens, Georgia. Covering improvements of the soil, kitchen gardens, fruit trees, medicinal herbs. 402 pages + publishers advertising. A well worn copy with impressive and creative book repairs. $115.
3 Canton plates, broken and repaired with staples. $225 set.
April 19, 2018
Ladies of the Presbyterian Church. HOUSEKEEPING IN THE BLUE GRASS. A NEW AND PRACTICAL COOK BOOK CONTAINING NEARLY A THOUSAND RECIPES. Cincinnati: Robert Clarke & Co., 1888. c. 1874. eighteenth thousand. Edited by the Ladies of the Presbyterian Church, Paris, Kentucky. 184 pages. additional newspaper clippings glued in on several pages, 5 additional pages of handwritten recipes include the unspiring Cottage Pudding, Sponge Cake and Potato Salad- barely regional but there is a Blue Grass Fruit Cake recipe (no nuts) on page 178. a bit worn & front cloth cover has a bit of puckering. $75.
The Right Honorable Lady LLanover. GOOD COOKERY ILLUSTRATED. AND RECIPES COMMUNICATED BY THE WELSH HERMIT OF THE CELL OF ST. GOVER, WITH MANY REMARKS ON ANY THINGS PAST AND PRESENT. London: Richard Bentley, 1867. related in prose form. 482 pages, 1/2 leather marbled boards, all illustrations present.— recipes, history, ‘techniques’ and the old ways of the Welsh. Recipes are gathered at the end of the book. see here for a history of Llanover and see here for an article from The Spectator about this book. $375.
Christiane Sand. A LA TABLE DE GEORGE SAND. Flammarion, 1988. Inscribed by the author. excellent condition. $35.
Marie Christine and Didier Clement. COLETTE GOURMANDE. Paris: Albin Michel, 1990. excellent condition, inscribed by the authors. $45.
Richard Olney. THE FRENCH MENU COOKBOOK. NY: Simon and Schuster, 1970. First printing stated. With NY Times obituary by R. W. Apple jr. laid in. beautiful clean unused copy- lightest jacket wear. $150.00
Mary (Marie) Rosicky. BOHEMIAN-AMERICAN COOK BOOK. TESTED AND PRACTICAL RECIPES FOR AMERICAN AND BOHEMIAN DISHES. Omaha: The National Printing Company, 1915. In English with Czech recipe subtitles. 306 pages + index. Rose Rosicky, Marie’s daughter, was the translator and wrote a ’few words’ in an introduction. One correction is tipped in, and one recipe was cut out. ex-lib, with pockets removed. $135.
Mila Contini. FRUILI e TRIESTE IN BOCCA. Palermo: Il Vespro, 1978. in VG++ clean and tight- in Italian, English, and dialect. part of the cardboard Il Vespro series of the regions of Italy. $125.
Harry DeWindt. MOLES AND THEIR MEANING. London: C. Arthur Pearson, Ltd., 1907. 75 pages + publisher’s advertising. in VG+ condition- bright and clean. personality analysis by the position of moles on the body. $125.
DICK’S QUADRILLE CALL-BOOK, AND BALL-ROOM PROMPTER ….AND OVER 1ONE HUNDRED FIGURES FOR THE “GERMAN. NY: Dick & Fitzgerald, Publishes, date is covered by an owner’s signature and date, in good used condition. paper printed boards. $65.
AMERICAN FASHIONABLE LETTER WRITER, ORIGINAL AND SELECTED, CONTAINING A VARIETY OF LETTERS ON BUSINESS, LOVE, COURTSHIP, MARRIAGE, RELATIONSHIP, FRIENDSHIP, ETC WITH FORMS OF COMPLIMENTARY CARDS…. Troy: W & H Merriam, 1845. 24 mo. $75.
February 12, 2018
Vita Sackville West. SOME FLOWERS. London: Cobden -Sanderson, 1937. a mere 63 pages, paper covered boards. rich black and white illustrations for her flower selection. A pretty little book-- some loss to the spine. lately reprinted with glossy paper that changes the whole concept of her book. this copy $135.
Curnonsky. LA TABLE ET L’AMOUR. NOUVEAU TRAIT DES EXCITANTS MODERNES. Paris: La Cle d’Or, 1950. wraps, 232 pages, uncut, excellent copy, toned paper. in French. $60.
F. Marion McNeill. THE SCOT’S KITCHEN. Glasgow: Blackie & Sons Limited, 1929. first printing. 259 pages. A masterpiece of regional culinary history. Notes are conveniently placed at the bottom of the page for reference. 14 chapters. Soups, Fish, Game and Poultry, Meat, Vegetables, Puddings and Pies, Sweets, Banocks, Scones and tea bread, Cakes and Shortbreads, Sweets, Savouries, Preparations of oatmeal, milk, blood and seaweed, Marmalades and jams, Confectionery & Beverages, as well as histories. with added paper ephemera from a previous owner— a newspaper clipping of an oatmeal recipe and labels from store bought haggis, more. $95.
Gael Greene trilogy:
DON’T COME BACK WITHOUT IT. NY: Simon and Schuster, 1960. semi autobiographical, a collection of NY Post personal interest submissions. restaurants and food and movie stars. 1st printing with a bright jacket designed by Tomi Ungerer. $75.
-BITE. A NEW YORK RESTAURANT STRATEGY FOR HEDONISTS, MASOCHISTS, SELECTIVE PENNY PINCHERS AND THE UPWARDLY MOBILE. NY: W. H. Norton Inc., 1971. first edition. covering a lot of NYC restaurant history from the 60’s. her own personal impressions of the business. a signed copy- Great dining adventures Gael Greene. jacket design by Milton Glaser. $75.
INSATIABLE. TALES FROM A LIFE OF DELICIOUS EXCESS. NY: Warner Books, 2006. 51 essays from New York Magazine. signed by Greene-- Great Sensual Adventures. $60.
A Wholesale Curer of Comestibles. THE ART AND MYSTERY OF CURING, PRESERVING, AND POTTING ALL KINDS OF MEATS, GAME AND FISH; ALSO THE ART OF PICKLING….. London: Chapman and Hall, 1864. 184 pages. a very good, sound clean 1st edition. covering meats and fish, dried and smoked, potted, pickled, preserving fruits and vegetables as pickles, ketchups or jams. a scarce title. 2 book seller stamps on front paste down. Welsh Dried Salmon; Fine Dutch Salmon; Superior Kippered Salmon; Kippered Mackerel; Cape Breton, or Digby Herring; Aldborough Smoked Sprats; British Anchovies; Italian Cincerelli; Jersey Black Pudding; Potted Lobsters; Young Pig Collared; Potted Moor Game; Potted Eels; Essence of Anchovies; Tomato Catsup; Bengal Chetna, West India Preserved Green Ginger; Lemon Pickle— $325.
Vicenta T. de Rubio. MANUAL DE COCINA MICHOACANA. Zamora: Imprenta Moderna, 1896. 796 pages + xxxii of home remedies and after thought recipes, 8vo. 1/4 leather, gilt title and bands on spine. pebbled dark cloth over boards in worn condition, a sound binding, fep and ep missing, all plates and pages intact. several mementos from a previous owner. last on market auction in 2013 ( Dorothy Sloan, Austin, Texas) in several university libraries, the Schlesinger, UCSD, Los Angeles Public Library & Uni. New Mexico. not in Cagle.
from the UTSA, (University of Texas at San Antonio) Blog about the special collections: Manual de Cocina Michoacana, (1896) by Vicenta Torres de Rubio. Published in Zamora, Michoacán, this cookbook is the first regional cookbook written by a woman in Mexico, and possibly the first regional cookbook to be published in Mexico. It began with local recipes contributed to Vicenta Torres de Rubio by women within the state, but then expanded to include recipes submitted by cooks across the country , leading to a collection of hundreds of traditional recipes, including moles, chlemole, pipian, guisos, tortas, and numerous salsas. A glossary of terms and definitions is also included.
 Pilcher Jeffrey Pilcher, Que Vivan los Tamales!: Food and the Making of Mexican Identity(Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1998), 67.
a scarce copy.
This copy offered $2500.