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Mrs. Mary Randolph. THE VIRGINIA HOUSEWIFE: OR METHODICAL COOK. Philadelphia: E. H. Butler & Co., 1855. c.1824. see the usual serches for geneology of Mrs. Randolph. Vinegar of the Four Thieves— page 177 recommends to pick your herbs in June when they are in full vigour— a refreshing vinegar for crowded rooms, in apartments of the sick and is very refreshing sprinkled around the house in damp weather. America’s earliest ‘regional’ cookbook. $365.
Mrs. E. Lord. THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF LAUNDRY WORK FOR SCHOLARS. London: T. Nelson and Sons, 1898. Fourth edition. 62 pages. blue cloth cover. The value of laundry work as a technical subject, all methods for all cloths. A text book for girls with a few photographs and folding diagrams. $50.
Caroling Reed Wadhams. SIMPLE DIRECTIONS FOR THE LAUNDRESS. New York & London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1917. 82 pages of essays covering all aspects of laundry-- work days and days off, her manners, her room, care of the equipment— hampers and baskets, clothes horses, how to sort, boiling rinsing, wringing, drying, dampening, towels and linens, table linens, lace, wool, etc., etc. in a scarce dust jacket. $400.
-SIMPLE DIRECTIONS FOR THE CHAMBERMAID. New York: Longmans, Green and Co., 1917. 82 pages. who is qualified, manners, wardrobe, duties of a maid, covering all rooms and closets. in VG with no jacket. $165.
THE LAUNDRY MAID; HER DUTIES AND HOW TO PERFORM THEM. London: Houlston and Sons, . 96 pages. part of the Houlston Industrial Library. There were 31 titles in that series, covering professional careers of the household. a bright little copy, stamped decorative cover with gilt, title on spine. 12 chapters covering mangling, starching, implements used in ironing, labour-saving machinery, ink spots and stains, with some illustrations of clotheslines and heating stoves for irons. quite scarce in an original edition. $350.
E. T. H. Shaffer. CAROLINA GARDENS. NY: Huntington Press, 1937. vivid descriptions of the North and South Carolina gardens, plantation farms, Colonial gardens, coastal & alpine, pineland and sandhill, illustrated with black and white photographs. signed and numbered by the author. $75.
William N. White. GARDENING FOR THE SOUTH; OR THE KITCHEN AND FRUIT GARDEN: WITH THE BEST METHODS FOR THEIR CULTIVATION TOGETHER WITH HINTS UPON LANDSCAPE AND FLOWER GARDEN. NY: A. O. Moore & Co., 1859. The author was from Athens, Georgia. Covering improvements of the soil, kitchen gardens, fruit trees, medicinal herbs. 402 pages + publishers advertising. A well worn copy with impressive and creative book repairs. $115.
3 Canton plates, broken and repaired with staples. $225 set.
April 19, 2018
Ladies of the Presbyterian Church. HOUSEKEEPING IN THE BLUE GRASS. A NEW AND PRACTICAL COOK BOOK CONTAINING NEARLY A THOUSAND RECIPES. Cincinnati: Robert Clarke & Co., 1888. c. 1874. eighteenth thousand. Edited by the Ladies of the Presbyterian Church, Paris, Kentucky. 184 pages. additional newspaper clippings glued in on several pages, 5 additional pages of handwritten recipes include the unspiring Cottage Pudding, Sponge Cake and Potato Salad- barely regional but there is a Blue Grass Fruit Cake recipe (no nuts) on page 178. a bit worn & front cloth cover has a bit of puckering. $75.
The Right Honorable Lady LLanover. GOOD COOKERY ILLUSTRATED. AND RECIPES COMMUNICATED BY THE WELSH HERMIT OF THE CELL OF ST. GOVER, WITH MANY REMARKS ON ANY THINGS PAST AND PRESENT. London: Richard Bentley, 1867. related in prose form. 482 pages, 1/2 leather marbled boards, all illustrations present.— recipes, history, ‘techniques’ and the old ways of the Welsh. Recipes are gathered at the end of the book. see here for a history of Llanover and see here for an article from The Spectator about this book. $375.
Christiane Sand. A LA TABLE DE GEORGE SAND. Flammarion, 1988. Inscribed by the author. excellent condition. $35.
Marie Christine and Didier Clement. COLETTE GOURMANDE. Paris: Albin Michel, 1990. excellent condition, inscribed by the authors. $45.
Richard Olney. THE FRENCH MENU COOKBOOK. NY: Simon and Schuster, 1970. First printing stated. With NY Times obituary by R. W. Apple jr. laid in. beautiful clean unused copy- lightest jacket wear. $150.00
Mary (Marie) Rosicky. BOHEMIAN-AMERICAN COOK BOOK. TESTED AND PRACTICAL RECIPES FOR AMERICAN AND BOHEMIAN DISHES. Omaha: The National Printing Company, 1915. In English with Czech recipe subtitles. 306 pages + index. Rose Rosicky, Marie’s daughter, was the translator and wrote a ’few words’ in an introduction. One correction is tipped in, and one recipe was cut out. ex-lib, with pockets removed. $135.
Mila Contini. FRUILI e TRIESTE IN BOCCA. Palermo: Il Vespro, 1978. in VG++ clean and tight- in Italian, English, and dialect. part of the cardboard Il Vespro series of the regions of Italy. $125.
Harry DeWindt. MOLES AND THEIR MEANING. London: C. Arthur Pearson, Ltd., 1907. 75 pages + publisher’s advertising. in VG+ condition- bright and clean. personality analysis by the position of moles on the body. $125.
DICK’S QUADRILLE CALL-BOOK, AND BALL-ROOM PROMPTER ….AND OVER 1ONE HUNDRED FIGURES FOR THE “GERMAN. NY: Dick & Fitzgerald, Publishes, date is covered by an owner’s signature and date, in good used condition. paper printed boards. $65.
AMERICAN FASHIONABLE LETTER WRITER, ORIGINAL AND SELECTED, CONTAINING A VARIETY OF LETTERS ON BUSINESS, LOVE, COURTSHIP, MARRIAGE, RELATIONSHIP, FRIENDSHIP, ETC WITH FORMS OF COMPLIMENTARY CARDS…. Troy: W & H Merriam, 1845. 24 mo. $75.
February 12, 2018
Vita Sackville West. SOME FLOWERS. London: Cobden -Sanderson, 1937. a mere 63 pages, paper covered boards. rich black and white illustrations for her flower selection. A pretty little book-- some loss to the spine. lately reprinted with glossy paper that changes the whole concept of her book. this copy $135.
Curnonsky. LA TABLE ET L’AMOUR. NOUVEAU TRAIT DES EXCITANTS MODERNES. Paris: La Cle d’Or, 1950. wraps, 232 pages, uncut, excellent copy, toned paper. in French. $60.
F. Marion McNeill. THE SCOT’S KITCHEN. Glasgow: Blackie & Sons Limited, 1929. first printing. 259 pages. A masterpiece of regional culinary history. Notes are conveniently placed at the bottom of the page for reference. 14 chapters. Soups, Fish, Game and Poultry, Meat, Vegetables, Puddings and Pies, Sweets, Banocks, Scones and tea bread, Cakes and Shortbreads, Sweets, Savouries, Preparations of oatmeal, milk, blood and seaweed, Marmalades and jams, Confectionery & Beverages, as well as histories. with added paper ephemera from a previous owner— a newspaper clipping of an oatmeal recipe and labels from store bought haggis, more. $95.
Gael Greene trilogy:
DON’T COME BACK WITHOUT IT. NY: Simon and Schuster, 1960. semi autobiographical, a collection of NY Post personal interest submissions. restaurants and food and movie stars. 1st printing with a bright jacket designed by Tomi Ungerer. $75.
-BITE. A NEW YORK RESTAURANT STRATEGY FOR HEDONISTS, MASOCHISTS, SELECTIVE PENNY PINCHERS AND THE UPWARDLY MOBILE. NY: W. H. Norton Inc., 1971. first edition. covering a lot of NYC restaurant history from the 60’s. her own personal impressions of the business. a signed copy- Great dining adventures Gael Greene. jacket design by Milton Glaser. $75.
INSATIABLE. TALES FROM A LIFE OF DELICIOUS EXCESS. NY: Warner Books, 2006. 51 essays from New York Magazine. signed by Greene-- Great Sensual Adventures. $60.