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Mary S. Scott. INDIAN CORN AS HUMAN FOOD. Nevada, Iowa: Representative Office, Payne & Son, 1889. Out of Iowa kitchens, advocating small corn production and small milling practices. Describing her grandmother's recipe for corn-dodgers, “a carefully mixed and seasoned dough, made from corn meal and water, wrapped in wet corn husks, pressed into a flat form, and baked in the hot coal and ashes. These cakes were brought to the table directly from the glowing hearth, broken (not cut), and eaten with butter or hot gravy from hot ham." A small book with other descriptions of pioneer preparation, cooking and serving of corn recipes. Recipes too. scarce title.  4 ¾ x 6”. The FEP of this copy is missing, however there are 2 hand written recipes Godalming Pastry and Godalming Cake, dated 1887. This is a link to the history of the indigenous peoples of Iowa. $300.


Cabinet Card. MINCE PIE. Sitting on a milk glass plate, late 19th century albumen print - 4 ¾ x 3 ¾”  mounted on card 5½ x 6 ½ in total. $150.

Elizabeth Lucas. MRS. LUCAS’S FRENCH COOKERY BOOK.  London: Christophers, 1929.  Easy to follow recipes, if you know what’s what in a kitchen- no illustrations. In dictionary form—a bold type title followed by the steps, making it far easier, I would think, to cook. 231 pages, a little foxing, on the outer page edges, a bright jacket—maybe unused. $75.

Tanaquil LeClercq. THE BALLET COOK BOOK. New York: Stein & Day, 1966. Even if you don’t use it as cookbook the pictures of the dancers are so captivating and they will make you smile.It is a collection of recipes contributed by dancers. 424 pages, with the distinctive gold jacket. Scarce. $350.

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.


Neil Gunn. WHISKY AND SCOTLAND. A PRACTICAL AND SPIRITUAL SURVEY. London: George Routledge, 1935.  The first edition, with a dust jacket.  UISGEBEATHA, the Celts, the tradition, the Highlands and the Lowlands and above all nationalism. Part of The Voice of Scotland series. $115.

 NYESTE OG FULDSTAENDIGSTE KOGEBOG FOR STOREOG SMAA HUSHOLDNINGER. Bertha. Kristiania: Sophus Kredits,  n.d. ca.1890. in Norweigan. $100.


Peggie Benton. FINNISH FOOD. 350 RECIPES. Oxford: Bruno Cassirer, 1960. 116 pages. Charming, good northern recipes— from soups to special holiday fare.$40.


J. Marshall Robb, B.Sc. SCOTCH WHISKY A GUIDE. London: W. & R. Chambers, Ltd., n.d.ca. 1950. A brief history, with many illustrations and references. A small take-a-way. Hardcover with d.j. 80 pages. $40.


M.C. Cooke. EDIBLE & POISONOUS MUSHROOMS. WHAT TO EAT AND WHAT TO AVOID. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (SPCK), 1894. With eighteen colored plates illustrating 48 species. Illustrations are bright and well executed for identification. A good, clean and attractive copy. sold




THE BREWER: A FAMILIAR TREATISE ON THE ART OF BREWING, WITH SPECIAL DIRECTIONS FOR  THE MANUFACTURE OF THE PALE ALE & BITTER BEER, AND THE USE OF SUGAR BY BREWERS. London: William Loftus, 1867. Covering General Principles, Materials Used, Fermentation, Management of Beer in Casks, Small Brewing with Limited Conveniences, Bottling. 173 pages, some illustrations additionally there are  22 pages of advertising with more illustrations of brewing instruments. Restored end pages.


N. Beth Bailey. MEAL PLANNING AND TABLE SERVICE. Illinois: The Manual Arts Press, 1924. The etiquette of entertaining-- on a small scale, how to how entertain and the protocol at the table. $45.


Bert Milton. HOW TO BEHAVE AT A BANQUET.  Boston: A. M. Davis Company, 1912. A humorous few pages of How To Behave, presumably by the comedian Milton Berle? Cloth napkin cover. Clean and ironed.  Very funny stuff.  6 folded pages. $60.

Alexander Francis Part. THE ART AND PRACTICE OF INNKEEPING. LONDON: WILLIAM HEINEMANN, 1922. 14 chapters covering such subjects as bookkeeping, the cellar, bars & buffets, layout of the kitchen and hotel, the law. In, a few illustrations, with a tattered jacket. $60.


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.

1st edition, in modern ½ calf, marbled boards. Very clean, occasional spot, corners of 2 pages are thinned—rag paper. $500.


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. 332pages.  $95.


Hilda 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.




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.



A large 13" circular bowl made by Beatrice Wood. This bowl 'glows' with her characteristic opalescent glazes that she used in her pottery. The motif is a beautiful Madonna and Child- a madonna who looks very much like Beatrice Wood herself. Signed 'Beato' on the back. No edge chips, a hairline crack in the glaze, appears to be part of the firing. $3500.


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.