NEW AND OF INTEREST:
19th Century Vegetarian Cookery Books:
Mrs. J. R. Leadsworth. THE NATURAL FOOD OF MAN AND HOW TO PREPARE IT. San Francisco: Pacific Press Publishing Co., 1899. a slim volume of recipes eschewing meat and dairy. A presentation copy with enclosed letter to Dr. Kellogg at Battle Creek from Dr. Leadsworth pleased that herebook was included in the library at Battle Creek. 40 pages, decorative stamped green cloth with gilt title. Embossed stamp from the Kellog Library on the title page. $165.
John Smith. SUBSTANCE OF THE WORK ENTITLED FRUITS AND FARINACEA THE PROPER FOOD OF MAN. London: The Vegetarian Society, 1885 fifth edition. edited by Francis William Newman for The Vegetarian Society. an observation and studies of vegetable eating— far ranging essays and experiments. from the private library of J.H. Kellogg. $125.
R. T. Trall. THE HYGEIAN HOME COOK BOOK; OR, HEALTHFUL AND PALATABLE FOOD. WITHOUT CONDIMENTS. New York: Fowler & Wells, Publishers, 1884. $125.
New England Vegetarianism:
"House-keeping is as much a science, and in view of its results in the formation of human health and character, as deserving of study, too-as geography or mathemetics."
Wm. A. Alcott. THE YOUNG HOUSE-KEEPER OR THOUGHTS ON FOOD AND COOKERY. Boston: George W. Light, 1838. third stereotype edition. essays on the keeping the home, the dignity of that role, food and recipes. simplicity in diet and food preparation and avoidance of meat. with essays about fruits and vegetables. Lowenstein (1954) 173, 1st, 2nd & 3rd stereotype edition published the same year. 424 pages + advertising by publisher. decorative blind stamped fabric, spine sunned, title on spine, make do thin cord bookmarks sewn in. a tight copy seeing a bit of light foxing. $175.00
A New England Mother. AUNT MARY’S NEW ENGLAND COOKBOOK A COLLECTION OF USEFUL AND ECONOMICAL COOKING RECEIPTS, ALL OF WHICH HAVE BEEN PRACTICALLY TESTED. Boston: Lockwood, Brooks & Co., 1881. 71 pages, using meat and dairy, in brown cloth covered boards with a decorative title. from the private library of J. H. Kellogg, M.D. $200.
An obscure title:
Achille de Behec. LA CUCINA PRACTICA ed ECONOMICA PER LA FAMIGLIA OSSIA L’ARTE DI MANGIAR BENE E SPENDER POCO. Napoli: Società Editrice Partenopea, n.d. ca.1910. 272 pages. bound in stiffer paper jacket. tape restored paper cover, text block solid. The New York Academy of Medicine owns the same--a different title, 1907, with restorative recipes to improve health. in Italian. $250.00
Cynthia M. Westover. WHAT ONE WOMAN THINKS. ESSAYS OF HARYOT HOLT CAHOON. New York: Tait, Sons & Company, Publishers, 1893. presumed first. essays pertaining to women, the home, equal rights- suffrage, raising a family, having a voice in the late 19th century in the State of Arkansas. $95. frontis portrait of Cahoon, with tissue guard. gray cloth cover with stamped decorative title. see here for her brief bio. 269 page. $95.
Antonio Cocchi. DEL VITTO PITAGORICO PER USO DELLA MEDICINA. Napoli: MDCCXLVI. Nuova Editione. first published in 1743 in Florence. From a family of doctors in Tuscany, he was fluent in several languages. On the importance of eating vegetables for the prevention of certain diseases, references to other studies and theorists. a contemporary vellum cover, slightly crooked, 66 pages of text + 3 pages of reviews from professors and doctors. $800.
W.W. Tucker (Translator) . THE REPUBLIC OF SAN MARINO. Cambridge [MA] Riverside Press, 1880. translated from the first French edition of 1827 by Auger St.Hippolyte. history of this mountain duchy surrounded by the country of Italy. $145.
M. W. Maigne. VERITABLE TRESOR DES MENAGES.Paris: P. Lebrigre-Duquesne, Editeur, 1868. 580 pages. a huge compilation of recipes and receipts for cooking and household. In French. Inside many mementos, clippings, advertising and 4 leaf clovers. $115.