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By the Author of the Journey to London ( William King 1663–1712.) THE ART OF COOKERY IN IMITATION OF HORACE’S ART OF POETRY…. London: Bernard Lintott, n.d.ca. 1708-09. Mr. King was a satirist and he made a career of being one; a prolific writer and if we can catch his point it would mean reading Horace, Lister, knowing The Royal Society, but maybe you have? Samuel Johnson included him in Lives of the English Poets.
Apicius Coelius is given the treatment in Concerning the Soups and Sauces of the Ancients.
All good literary outlines for commentaries of William King.
edition, in modern ½ calf, marbled boards. Very clean, occasional spot, corners
of 2 pages are thinned—rag paper. $500.
George Saintsbury. NOTES ON A CELLAR-BOOK. London: Macmillan and Co., Ltd., 1920. A great man of letters but remembered foremost for his Notes. This is a first edition copy with a dust jacket—with an Andrian Grant ex,ibris plate with an image of a griffon, a Latin sentiment(?) front FFP and another on the FEP, and a bit of marginalia, presumably from Mr. Grant. Scarce and entertaining. $400.
Celestine Sibley. A PLACE CALLED SWEET APPLE. NY: Doubleday
& Co., 1967. Stories of her home in Kentucky and Southern recipes. SIGNED by the author on the FEP. $35.
Austin De Croze. WHAT TO EAT AND DRINK IN
FRANCE. London: Frederick Warne & Co., 1931. Covering the provinces, foods
and spirits, with illustrated map inside covers. A VG+ copy +VG+ jacket.
Card. 12.5 x 19.5cm (5 x 7 ½”) unmarked undated. Monday morning? 2 young women
drinking from a coffee cans, in this case tin cups, illustrative of the
housekeeper’s clothing after 1870. 6x6 windows with flowered curtains Sepia
toned with some scuffing to the photograph. $125.
Gerber. TRADITIONAL COOKERY OF THE CAPE MALAYS. Cape Town: A.A. Balkema, 1957.
First edition. decorative papered boards. A history of the Maylay Slaves, who
were brought to the Dutch colony in South Africa. A history told through their
food-- the strict Muslim food traditions and how it mixed and evolved with the
Dutch foodways. The history spans the 17-19th centuries. This is a
well researched little cookery book that also covers different social events,
cooking utensils, personal histories from diaries. Gerber’s references are
noted. There are glossaries and drawings in the book that depict women in their
Muslim headdresses. $90.
Elizabeth David. FRENCH COUNTRY COOKING. Macdonald, 1958. 2nd edition, with revisions.price clipped. a very nice, bright jacket. recipes and commentaries from other sources and from many influential writers and travelers—with notations. $95.
H. Lecourt. LA CUISINE CHINOISE. Paris: Robert
Laffont, 1968. A reprint from the very special, limited printing of 1925. Here a cooking manual and explanation of
Chinese cuisine, relating the rituals, the etiquette, the reasons &
rituals. Lecourt was an entrepreneur in China during one of many euro invasions—the
Boxer Rebellion. $125.
Florence White. FLOWERS AS FOOD. London: Jonathan Cape, 1934. 154 pages. receipts and lore from many sources—Florence White, a scholarly, historical writer. First edition with a good jacket. $75.
M.K. Samuelson. SUSSEX RECIPE BOOK. WITH A FEW
EXCURSIONS INTO KENT. London: London Life Limited, 1937. From Soups to Wine (making them),
recipes from 19th century sources, a neat little history, with some
illustrations. Scarce in a dust wrapper, some pencil marginalia. $150.
Luia Forbes. DINNER IS SERVED. 1941. Drawings by Brian Fawcett. Written in English and Spanish. A chapter of Peruvian recipes. Cooking for ‘influential’ friends. A book dedicated to the vice-president of Peru. 213 pages. with a deep blue dust wrapper. $125.
from an on line archived newspaper: LADY FORBES TO GIVE AFTERNOON LECTURE "Wild Flowers I Have Picked" will be the title of an afternoon lecture to be presented by Luia, Lady Forbes in the Society rooms on Tuesday, March 30 at 2 P.M. Lady Forbes has led a brilliant and exciting life. Born in Capetown, South Africa, she spent her girl-hood playing on the slopes of Table Mountain and enjoying the company of famous men like Cecil Rhodes and Rudyard Kipling. After her marriage to Sir Victor Courtenay Forbes, British Ambassador, she lived in Mexico City, Madrid, Rome and Lima. All who have heard Lady Forbes speak have been enchanted by her profound knowledge and her fascinating recollections of the places she has lived. Members will be admitted free and may bring guests upon payment of a $3.00 guest fee. Guest tickets must be obtained in advance.
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.
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.
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.
S I G N E D B O O K S
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
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.
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.
CHA NO YU
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.
BUNKA ERA EARLY 19TH CENTURY
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.
VINEYARDS IN ENGLAND AND WALES. London: Faber & Faber, 1977. 186 pages.
nearly new, with a dust wrapper. Bibliography & references. $25.