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 so please call if you are making a special trip.


Irma S. Rombauer and Marion Rombauer Becker. THE NEW JOY OF COOKING.  Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1953. A pristine dust jacket and insides. Paperclipped note of Recipes to Try on title page, owners signature on FEP, a small spot on the lower edge of the book, otherwise the book appears unused. $90.

A sturdy 2 piece teapot ca. 1950’s. from the designer Swedish Gunnar Nylund (1904-1997) Often pretty teapots like this are put in a display cupboard and never used. This was in a cupboard. The large base pot would be used for hot water. The spout of the teapot has strainer holes to catch the leaves. Dark brown matte glaze with traces of green under glaze in the lower pot, white shiny glaze in the inside teapot.  8 ½”h x 5” bottom pot diameter. no chips or cracks. a generous 2 cup upper pot. $600.


H. Stuart Menzies. LET’S FORGET BUSINESS. London: A & C Black, Ltd., 1930. The Commentaries of Fortnum & Mason, that being  a shopper’s catalogue.  Strange, convoluted commentaries on Crystallized fruit, tea, coffee, cheese, ginger in jars. Euuuuu  pressed beef, bottled fruit, champagne, lots more. Post WW1 gourmet canned, rationed food.

Hardcover, with a dust jacket toned paper, a clean and tightly bound copy. Coloured illustrations throughout by W. M. Hendy. $50.


Mike Linz. THE LOBSTER’S FINE KETTLE OF FISH. A COMPLETE FISH AND SHELLFISH COOK BOOK. NY: The Citadel Press, 1958. 338 pages. founded in NYC in 1919. Seafood recipes. A very clean, tightly bound copy in a VG wrapper.  BLACK endpapers. $50.


Robert H. Loeb, Jr. SHE COOKS TO CONQUER. NY: Wilfred Funk, Inc., 1952. 121 pages. The suave Mr. Loeb authored other catchy titled books Date Bait & Wolf In Chef’s Clothing.  Recipes illustrated manga style. $75.


Elizabeth Post Mirel. PLUM CRAZY. A BOOK ABOUT BEACH PLUMS. NY: Clarkson Potter, Inc., 1973. First edition. 144 pages. describing the fruit, where it is found and when, collecting, cooking and preserving it and the recipes for using the berries.  A bright little book, in VG/VG, both clean and tightly bound. $35.

Adolphe Torelli. 900 RECETTES DE COCKTAILS ET BOISSONS AMERICAINES. Paris: Bornemann, 1947.192 pages alphabetically listed, in French.  an as new copy with just a bit of ageing. $325.

F.S. Bodenheimer. INSECTS AS HUMAN FOOD. The Hague: Dr. W. Junk, Publishers, 1951. Anthropological studies throughout the world. Spiders, ants, beetles, grubs, bees, locusts. An extensive bibliography. 352 pages. Slightly cocked, in clean tight condition. $165.

2 newly acquired Canadian Cookbooks.

16 PAGES OF NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS SCRAPBOOK. pasted over the Pembroke Conservatory of Ontario program booklet. additional paste-ons-on the front and back covers. Dated 1916.  from  housewife in Guelph, Ontario. $95.

The Ladies of Noyan, Province of Quebec, Canada. THE FAMILY COOK BOOK. Bedford: A.T. Gould, 1911. 130 pages. Includes business advertising. And recipes have contributor’s names. Mahogany cloth cover, restored endpages. Tight binding. Eliz. Driver Q 70.1 p.130.  $325.

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Madeleine Kamman. THE MAKING OF A COOK. NY: Atheneum, 1971. A TV chef with a French accent, author of When French Women Cook-- easier haute. 559 pages, red end pages, deckled edges, dust jacket, fine insides, previous owners signature on FEP. Madeleine’s signature on title page, dated ’98. $150.

ENGLISH BREAD AND YEAST COOKERY.Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1987. 1977. Paperbound copy, with a signature of Elizabeth David on the title page. A very good, clean copy that has a small moisture stain on the front cover. $365.

Maida Heatter. NEW BOOK OF GREAT DESSERTS. NY: Alfred Knopf, 1982.  First edition, stated. A near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket,

in a protective sleeve. 468 pages. $125.


A  small broadside that would be in the dining halls where the guests ate with the Shakers. beginning with Gather up the fragments that remain, that none be lost.’ John 6:12.

Here then is the pattern               Tho' Heaven has bless'd us

Which Jesus has set;                      With plenty of food:

Double column, double lined, 8 verses, in a double lined frame. 2 punched holes at the top. This printed ca, 1900. From the visitor’s dining room, Shaker Village, N.H.  unframed. $225.

Descriptions of the clothing worn in 1857.

A 2 page handwritten letter by C. J. Cowles of Charlottesville N.C., who was a cousin of Livinia Andrews of New Britain, Ct.  C.J. who was  disappointed that Livinia wasn’t able to join her for the meeting in Shaker Village, known also as Watervliet. 

The letter gives a interesting description of what she saw and experienced.  Dated August 9 1857.  

The letter was dispatched from Albany as a ‘free’ letter meaning the postage was paid by C.J. Cowles and the carrier would not need to collect a stamp fee from Lavinia Andrews. $300.

           I am spending the day with the Shakers---- attended their meeting which was thronged today and felt that you would have enjoyed the scene exceedingly. We had dozens of  mediums.   The Sisters looked rather grotesque in their plain white hoopless habits------- all were dressed alike ------ all wore white muslin Crepes---the skirt pleated back from the front-------- broad pleat front & then narrow ones not unlike a shirt bosom on a large scale------ with kerchiefs laid smooth across   shoulders---- folded from corner to corner----- bobinet caps------long bodied cap(e?)s with a slightly pleated fill of same----- no ribon  ---- that hid their faces better than our fashionable bonets  do ours girls. ---- shoes with heels further  forward than is customary & much higher and Hkfs. 

Edward Deming Andrews and Faith Andrews. SHAKER HERBS AND HERBALISTS. Stockbridge: Berkshire Garden Center, Inc., 1959. 16 pages. card covers, stapled pamphlet. A small tribute to the herb growers by the pre-eminent collectors of Shaker culture. Naming brothers, names of herbs grown, bits of Shaker life. $15.

A small dessert plate, white, sturdy, 7 1/4" ca. 1945. back marks, Walker China, from Redford Ohio. 11-45.   $200.


CLARISSE OR THE OLD COOK. London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1926. Preface by A.B. Walkley. Written by an opinionated ‘French Connoisseur’ who is opinionated about his meals and his women. Written in prose style with interspersed recipes, but you must have a good accompanying wine, a source for leveret or venison, cream and eggs, a taste for the simple and good, and a nice table.

--From the 1922 edition translated by Elisse Vallee. This is the British publication in a VG jacket with the VG++ batik papered boards. A beautiful little publication and an exquisite little copy. 178 pages. $165.

CLARISSE OU LA VIEILLE CUISINIERE. Paris: Editions de l’Abeille d’Or, 1922. The first French edition of this book. Delightfully designed, in paper wraps, 199 pages + 7 leaves. A very good copy, light shelf wear, in the original glassine protection. Paste on titles on front and spine. $165.


Mrs. Hattie Burr. THE WOMAN SUFFRAGE COOK BOOK. CONTAINING THOROUGHLY TESTED AND RELIABLE RECIPES FOR COOKING, DIRECTIONS FOR THE CARE OF THE SICK, AND PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS CONTRIBUTED ESPECIALLY FOR THIS WORK. Boston: self published, 1890. Second edition. c.1886. 148 pages, a clean bright copy, printed paper boards, back hinge cracked but strong. A fund raising book for the movement--Raising consciousness through the kitchen. $450.


W.W. Kent. THE HOOKED RUG. NY: Tudor Publishing Company, 1941. C 1930. 210 pages. A VG/VG beautifully designed book. Black and white photograph illustrations. For beautification and warmth, from thriftiness and creativity  the similarities of the art in other countries, covering patterns & techniques. $60.



To drink tea ceremoniously, in the proper setting, with the correct tools, 2 early 19th century printed books, for the ceremony and for the setting.

61 Pages of printed text and illustrations. Showing water vessels, silk pouches, screens, covered bowls, food trays, teapots, whisks, furniture & lanterns and commentary for the tea ceremony. Sewn binding and many worm trails.

58 pages of commentary and diagrams of garden plans, indoor and outdoor lanterns, brooms, hibachi  trivets, water vessels. Worm trails, minus worms in both.   $325.







Rosemary Hemphill. FRAGRANCE AND FLAVOUR. THE GROWING AND USE OF HERBS. Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1973, c1961. 107 pages, hardcover with jacket. Light foxing to the edges. Less scholarly than Rohde or Grieve. $22.


Dorothy Allhusen.  A BOOK OF SCENTS AND DISHES. London: Williams & Norgate Ltd., 1934. c.1926. a charitable collection of recipes that were gathered from friends and acquaintances from Lady Grace Barry to Vita Sackville West. 258 pages, very decorative boards and a scarce dust jacket. From soups to pot pourri. $145.


W.C. Sellar and R. J. Yeatman. GARDEN RUBBISH. AND OTHER COUNTRY BUMPS. London: Methuen, 1964, c1936. 125 pages, illustrated by Stephen Dowling. More humor from British gardeners. $25.

Mrs. J. Bartley. INDIAN COOKERY. “GENERAL,” FOR YOUNG HOUSEKEEPERS, CONTAINING NUMEROUS RECIPES BOTH USEFUL AND ORIGINAL. BY AN ANGLO INDIAN. Bombay: The Army & Navy Co-operative Society, Ltd., 1923. 195 + xii. Sixth edition revised and enlarged. Stiff boards with a tape like spine, missing some pieces, slight bows to the edges but very clean and tight inside.

747 numbered recipes + 1 unnumbered- shin stew, tables of measures, and hints, index, fish names, vegetable names, seed & spice names. And a preface of KITCHEN REQUISITES. Mostly Indian, some British and American added. $200.

George Ordish. VINEYARDS IN ENGLAND AND WALES. London: Faber & Faber, 1977. 186 pages. nearly new, with a dust wrapper. Bibliography & references. $25.

Hugo Munsterberg. THE FOLK ARTS OF JAPAN. Rutland: Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1982, c1958. 12th printing. 168 pages. near fine, with dust jacket and slipcase. Listed here because of the many kitchen and household arts pictured, fabrics, pottery, wooden ware, baskets, and house exteriors. $60.