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May Beattie. RECIPES FROM BAGHDAD. Baghdad: The Indian Red Cross, 1946. A mixture of recipes, Ajjat el Quarnabit, Kabab Mafrum, Marabba mal Qaddah, Abu Nawas—a cocktail, Kubba Lebania, Bubble and Squeak—to name a few. A mixture. black paper covered boards with green title, 163 pages. DJ. Beattie was a distinguished scholar of eastern carpets—a link to her studies and travels is here. No jacket $145.
Letter from Alice B. Toklas to Mr. Cummings (Philip
Cummings, Woodstock, VT) from the apartment at 27 Rue de Fleurus. The letter was written one year after the
publication of The Autobiography of Alice B Toklas, a book that brought much fame and notoriety to the couple. Alice had written the cookbook after Gertrude’s death, in it recalling the company and
meals, the wars they had seen, their lives together in Bilignin.
It is a short, beautifully crafted letter. $750.
There are 3 different links in my short description from The New York Times and to Wikipedia pages about Mr. Cummings and 27 rue de Fleurus.
Critical of their clothes.
A 2 page handwritten letter by C. J. Cowles of Charlottesville N.C., who is a cousin of Livinia Andrews of New Britain, Ct. C.J.
is disappointed that Livinia wasn’t able to join her for the meeting in Shaker Village, known also as Watervliet (NY)
But the letter gives a interesting description of what she saw and her impression of the Shaker ladies’ dresses. “ I am spending the day with the Shakers- attended their meeting which was thronged today & 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 & their narrow ones not unlike a shirt bosom on a large scale— with kerchiefs laid smooth across the shoulder— folded from corner to corner…” continuing with their pale countenance and also the dress of the men.
Dated August 9 1857. The letter was dispatched from Albany as a ‘free’ letter meaning the postage was paid by C.J. and the carrier would not need to collect a stamp fee from Lavinia. $300.
Henriette Davidis-Holle. PRACTISCHES KOCHBUCH. Bielefield und Liepzig: Verlag von Belhagen & Klasing, 1927. 667 pages, a very bright copy, decorative endpages. old Germanic typeface, color plates and line illustrations. All purpose cooking and household. In a beautifully preserved, bright box. $175.
Z. Guinaudeau. FES. Rabat: J. E. Laurent, 1962. In French. card covers. artichokes, olives, lemons. $95.
Bruce Reynolds. PARIS WITH THE LID LIFTED. A. L. Burt & Company, 1927. first edition with a bright jacket. a between the wars tour guide. Theaters, Shopping, Bars, Dance Halls, etc. in VG/VG. $75.
[Sidney Grimaldi.] THE TOILET. London: The Author, 1821, second edition. A book of good virtues for young girls.
The author encourages virtues to be used as little decorations or adornments rather than Vanity, Lip Salve or Face Paint. Constructed as a “flap” book, unpaginated. In relatively very good condition,
one flap and one tissue guard missing. Original paper covered boards, centered title with simple decorative border. worn spine covering. hand colored flaps and virtue engravings.
Table of Contents:
1.The Enchanting Mirror. tissue, flap
2.A was to smooth Wrinkles. tissue, flap
3.An universal Beautifier.tissue, flap
4.Matchless Ear Rings.tissue, flap missing
5.Best White Paint. tissue, flap
6.Superior Rouge.tissue, flap
7.A mixture to Sweeten the Voice.tissue, flap
8.Fine Lip Salve. no tissue, flap
9.The late King’s Eye Water.tissue, flap
Janet Ross. LEAVES FROM OUR TUSCAN KITCHEN. London: London: J. M. Dent and Sons, Ltd., 1931. a very pleasing copy, tissue guard at frontis, tight, clean and a bright jacket with a bit of smudging. $115.
Auguste Escoffier. MI COCINA. Barcelona: Ediciones Garriga, 1965. 2500 recipes. 569 pages. Book and recipe format is comparable to the early French editions. color photographs. this edition is in Spanish. a pristine copy in a very sturdy slipcase. $60.
Madame Romaine de Lyon. THE ART OF MAKING OMELETTES. NY: Double Day, Garden City, 1963. “Over 500 tasty and imaginative variations on the this popular egg dish” egg yolk colored dj in near fine condition. A portrait of Mme Romaine in her restaurant on the back jacket. But first her history, born in Lyon to restauranteurs -this is Chapter one and then on to how to make an Omelette and then the recipes. Her NYC restaurant was on East 56th Street. $75.
Fannie Merritt Framer. THE BOSTON COOKING-SCHOOL COOK BOOK. Boston, Little, Brown and Company, 1921. c 1918. first published in 1896. This is a revised edition with new chapters on the cold-pack method of canning, on the drying of fruits and vegetables, and on food values.
This copy in VG++, book and jacket. $125.
Irma S. Rombauer. THE JOY OF COOKING. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1946. dj in pieces— parts missing. many handwritten recipe inserts--typewritten page with recipes from Hilda Goldberger from Santiago, Chile, in German. see Wiki Germans in Chile, n.d.ca 1940-50's; a recipe written on an envelope with an Indianapolis, Indiana address. some marginalia. Well used copy, repaired. stains. $90.
Henriette Davidis. PRAKTISCHES KOCHBUCH FUR DIE DEUTSCHEN IN AMERIKA. Milwaukee: George Brumder’s Verlag, 1897. green decorative covers, 646 pages. some illustrations, black and white. in German. Milwaukee had a very large German population at the turn of the 20th century. A popular, all purpose cookbook having many editions with many book designs. first published in 1845. Wiki states that this cookbook became very popular and sold well but that Henriette was not able to assert control over her work. This is a crisp copy. $75.
ADVERTISING FAN. ephemera from Cafe Martin [1901-1913], NYC. early 20th century. credit for my description goes to Henry Voigt for his highly informative blog entitled THE AMERICAN MENU. Cafe Martin was opened in 1901 by the Martin brothers, Jean and Louis- on the foundation of Delmonico’s restaurant at 26th Street between 5th and Broadway. It was sumptuous and well orchestrated, easily accommodating a society wedding or political caucus nominating supper. Fan is Japonisme-Victorian style, wooden sticks(9”) and guards, brass rivet and loop, cotton cord tassel. In VG. $150.
Townley Searle. STRANGE NEWES FROM CHINA. A FIRST CHINESE COOKERY BOOK. NY: E.P. Dutton & Co., n.d. (1932) Printed in England at the Burleigh Press, as new copy with just a touch of shelf wear. decorations by Searle. paper lantern decorative inside covers. $225.
Simonetta (Duchessa Colonna di Cesaro). A SNOB IN THE KITCHEN. NY: Doubleday and Company, 1967. dated and signed. a fashion icon with her own perfume. beautiful recipes too. a bright copy in a jacket. $200.
By Several Ladies. THE POCUMTUC HOUSEWIFE A GUIDE TO DOMESTIC COOKERY AS IT IS PRACTICED IN THE CONNECTICUT VALLEY. Deerfield, 1906. A charitable publication for the Deerfield Academy and the First Church. 56 pages with several pages of advertising. revised printing of 1906. Originally printed in 1805. Flexible covers. 2 staples hold it together. $65.
G. Hennequin. NOUVEAU MANUEL COMPLET DU CHARCUTIER DU BOUCHER ET DE L’EQUARRISSEUR TRAITANT DE L’ELEVAGE MODERNE DU PORC. Paris: Encyclopedie- Roret, 1923. With recipes, equipment illustrations, diagrams of the animals, 390 pages, fold out diagram of the different quality of the meat for the butcher. Table of contents and 36 pages of advertising from the publisher. $165.
Restaurant Receipt. LA PYRAMIDE. Lunch with a Hermitage. Ca. 1960’s- early 70’s. $125.
THE LITTLE BOOK OF JEWISH COOKERY. London: George Newnes Ltd., (1912). 96 pages. 6 x 9 cm. gold coloring to top edge. Part of a series that were uniform in size. $225.
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, stink bugs too. Insect consumption from pre-history to the present day. While there are no recipes, a description of how they were prepared was recorded. An extensive bibliography. 352 pages. in clean tight condition. $175.