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This is a pretty red clay teapot, unglazed and unmarked, ca. mid 18th century- a British maker. A stamped pot would be a pseudo Chinese stamp in imitation of red stone wares that were being imported from China. Chinoiserie was all the rage in England, popularized by publications like The Lady's Amusement. See the entry in The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
2 teeny nibbles in the lid. $600.
Natalie V. Scott. YOUR MEXICAN KITCHEN. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1935. A Compilation of Mexican Recipes Practicable in the United States. forward by William Spratling. dedicated to Maria Luisa, Scott’s little maid who brightens her Mexican Kitchen. A very fine, unused 1st edition with a rare bright dust jacket that has a few little edge tears. $300.
DQ 104. DESIGN QUARTERLY JULIA'S KITCHEN. Minneapolis: Walker Arts Center, 1977. 40 pages + folded broadside. Designed by Bill Stumpf and Nicolas Polites. With photographs by Dick Swift. Black and white photographic images of Julia in her kitchen at home, analyzed graphically, architecturally and ergonomically.
Arthur Gray. THE LITTLE TEA BOOK. NY: Baker & Taylor, 1903. 100 pages. A bright, bright copy with the incredibally scarce woven slipcase-- that is in fragile condition. A collection of tea histories. Text within wide page margins, frontis and tissue guard, title page in red and black. A little vanity on the subject of tea. $175.
Mme. Calderon de la Barca. LIFE IN MEXICO. Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1843. In two volumes. in 3/4 leather, marbled boards. tooled gilt titles on the spine. An entertaining journal of letters describing, travel, food, people and personalities, clothing and jewelry (pearls and diamonds) & political uprisings, fragrant flowers- mostly everywhere, architecture, bandits mostly everywhere and observations of her everyday life and of others whose lives were less fortunate.
This is a page (below) from Vol 2 of her visit to the convent La Encarnacion.
In the endpages of volume 2 are five journalist’s articles reviewing the 20th century travelogue of the British author Sybille Bedford THE SUDDEN VIEW A MEXICAN JOURNEY, 1953, first edition. Bedford, it says, was influenced by de la Barca’s letters and she mentions de la Barca's influence in her own travels. Listed here with a dust jacket. Rare, both titles, especially with the clippings.
Sold together— $600.
Harwood and Callahan. THE SOUL FOOD COOK BOOK. San Francisco: Nitty Gritty Publications, 1969. a VG copy. no bibliography ! Uniform to the Nitty Gritty series, obling stiff paper covers. $75.
Henry D. Thoreau. THE SUCCESSION OF FOREST TREES WILD APPLE SOUNDS. Houghton Mifflin Company: Boston, 1887. 3 essays in this stiff covered stapled binding. a little worse for wear. deaccessioned with markings, penciled scribble on the front cover, a few penciled notes. with a biographical sketch by Ralph Waldo Emerson. A precious little booklet of essays. $95.
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. included is an extensive bibliography. 352 pages a very good clean copy in a well preserved jacket. $225.
Peter Lund Simmonds. THE CURIOSITIES OF FOOD; OR THE DAINTIES AND DELICACIES OF DIFFERENT NATIONS OBTAINED FROM THE ANIMAL KINGDOM. London: Richard Bentley, 1859. decorative blind stamped gilt title on spine. 372 pages. a worldwide mid-nineteenth century study of the meats- fish, crustaceans, animals, thick skinned animals, ruminants- domestic and wild, insects, birds, descriptions of the habitats, islands, north and southern hemispheres, hot and cold terrains- sometimes there is a description of how it is cooked and served. interestingly a scarce title. $450.
Nicolas Appert. L’ARTE DE CONSERVER, PENDANT PLUSIERS ANNEES, TOUTES LES SUBSTANCES ANIMALES ET VEGETALES. Paris: Chez Patris et Cie, 1811. deuxieme edition. c. 1810. Bitting 13- the second edition is not mentioned, but the third and the fourth as well as the British edition of 1811, the German translation of 1811 and 1812 and the Swedish edition of 1811. Wildly famous scientific discoveries, in print, spreading from (professional) kitchen to kitchen.
225 pages, original grey green paper wraps with the paper title on spine, some worming from the back of the book ending in a small hole to p 71. last leaf has the bottom third removed.
one folding plate after the second title page. a very nice clean copy, holding very well- no loose pages or cracking in the structure of the book. $1500.
A FEW APHRODISIAC RECIPE BOOKS:
Norman Douglas. PANEROS. Florence: G. Orioli, 1930. 166 pages, deckled edges. THE LUNGARNO SERIES. No.5. a lengthy preface followed by some recipes and advice as well as the advice of others knowledgable of the subject + an INDEX of aphrodisiacs and PERSONS worth noting. a limited 250 this being #157 signed by the author. $350.
another signed copy #24. $350..
Curnonsky. LA TABLE ET L'AMOUR. Paris: La Clé d'Or, 1950. from herbs to liqueurs and all foods in between. toned paper,uncut pages, flexible stiff covers with a decorated jacket. 232 pages. gift inscription on the half title page. $65.
Pilaff Bey. LA TABLE DE VENUS. Paris: Éditions Denoël, 1954. 227 pages + soupe to sorbet. $75.
because I like Colette:
Colette Willy. SEPT DIALOGUES DE BÊTES. Paris: Mercure de Paris, 1923. bound in marbled boards 1/4 leather. illustrations by Jacques Nam. $95.
Lowenstein (1954) 50
GALATEO; OR A TREATISE ON POLITENESS AND DELICACY OF MANNERS. Baltimore: George Hill, 1811. 274 pages. text block tight, boards reattached or reinforced. with the carving and trussing illustrations. $350.
MRS. SOMERVILLE'S COOKERY AND DOMESTIC ECONOMY. RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED TO THE LADIES OF SCOTLAND. Glasgow: G.Watson, 1862. xlviii + 14 engraved plates + 339 pages + 8 pages of publisher's advertising + 2 inserted recipes one with an address. cracked rear hinge, holding. Yellow end papers. Presumably the first, with an errata sheet. decorative 2 toned title page and decorative frontis. Anglican simplicity avoiding Gallic influence- refinement without extravagance. in the original fine weave, brown cloth binding with gilt stamped title on spine with a thistle motif. 14 pages of engravings. top spine damage with 1 1/2 " chipped away. an owner's signature on FEP appears to be Agnes Gray, 1862. $350.
Georgiana Hill. FOREIGN DESSERTS FOR ENGLISH TABLES: A CALENDAR FOR THE USE OF HOSTS AND HOUSEKEEPERS, CONTAINING RECIPES, BILLS OF FARE, AND DESSERT ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE WHOLE YEAR. London: Richard Bentley, 1862. arranged by the months of the year. the first printing of this title. The title was changed to The Lady’s Dessert Book. $250.
May Henry and Edith Cohen. THE ECONOMICAL JEWISH COOK: A MODERN ORTHODOX RECIPE BOOK FOR YOUNG HOUSEKEEPERS. etc.. London: Williams, Lea & Co., Ltd., 1923. 5th edition. blue cloth 76 pages. a very good clean and bright copy. Hollis, 3rd ed. Princeton Library, later ed. $375.
Mrs. J. Atrutel. AN EASY AND ECONOMICAL BOOK OF JEWISH COOKERY, UPON STRICTLY ORTHODOX PRINCIPLES. London: P. Valentine, 1894. maroon colored cloth showing some fading, tightly bound, some foxing. with several pages of advertising with the businesses from Aldgate district of London, an area settled by Jews in the 12th century. $350.
ETIQUETTE FOR LADIES; WITH HINTS ON THE PRESERVATION, IMPROVEMENT, AND DISPLAY OF FEMALE BEAUTY. Philadelphia: Cary, Lea & Blanchard, 1838. scarce first printing. brown polished cloth. gilt title on front cover. LOC, this date. well preserved copy. $325.
Ambrose Heath. GOOD FISH DISHES. London: Faber & Faber, 1940. dj, bright with some scuffs. fresh and salt water recipes. $135.
John A.P. Millett. HOW DID YOU SLEEP LAST NIGHT. The World’s Work, 1946. d.j. $60.
MFK Fisher. THE GASTRONOMICAL ME. NY: Duell Sloan and Pearce, 1943. “I” green cloth, silver lettering, Hurrell photo. DJ $325.
Miss Leslie. DOMESTIC FRENCH COOKERY, CHIEFLY TRANSLATED FROM THE SUPLICE BARUÉ. Philadelphia: Carey & Hart, 1844 (1832). new edition. 120 pages. light foxing. a nice copy. $265.
STAFFORDSHIRE TEA SET.
6 cups, 6 saucers, 1 compote bowl 2 larger sweetmeats dishes. Silver lustre, with blue and deep orange designs with a CHIMERICAL BEAST MEDALLION . a lovely very early service. $4500.
Lady Rosalind Northcote. THE BOOK OF HERBS. London: John Lane: The Bodley Head, 1912. second edition. 212 pages with advertising. scarce in jacket. $175.
Kimika Lyda. IKEBANA INSTRUCTIONS. 2 books. both signed 2x’s by the author, on the book and also the slip case. both are illustrated with black and white photos and linear illustrations.
Vol 1; 175+ pp.
Vol 2; 217pp. card covers with mylar in cardboard slip case. $35.
Eleanour Sinclair Rohde. SHAKESPEARE’S WILD FLOWERS FAIRY LORE, GARDENS, HERBS, GATHERERS OF SIMPLES & BEE LORE. London: The Medici Society, 1935. 236 pages. with 5 color plates and numerous black and white illustrations. with a scarce dust jacket. $225.
Mrs. Grieve, F.R.H.S. Bucks (UK), 1911-1925. Bound collection of pamphlets, covering herbs, fungi, soil and its care, culinary herbs, pickles, chutneys, ketchup and herb vinegars, native fruits, vegetables from hedegrows, sweet sebted leaves , roots, fruits and seeds, spices and fragrant gums, roses and potpourri, fragrant flowers, old-fashioned cures. Her issued pamphlets on various aspects of herbs, this book is a bound collection of the pamphlets from Mrs. Grieve’s own personal library. unusual. $ 325.
Christian Dior. LA CUISINE COUSU-MAIN. France: L'imprimerie de Chatelaudren, 1972. #000588/3965.
8.5 x 11". embossed silver colored paste-on mounted over silver acrylic/paper/ boards. silver back strip, with the menu designed by Dior.
illustrations by Rene Gruau, recipes by Jacques Rouet. superbly designed presentation with the original acrylic slipcase, some light plastic scratches but NO cracks. A very good copy. $950.