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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. 


Feb 26, 2018

Shiu Wong Chan. THE CHINESE COOK BOOK. NY: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1917. An early Chinese cookbook publication. 201 pages plus blanks for notes. a substantive little book with one recipe per page, beginning with the preparation of primary soup and recipes for sesame and peanut oils, 2 photographic plates, names of shops in NYC, names of ingredients and prices. covering soups, noodles, meats including turtle, fish, dry food and rice. internally very good +, some wear to the boards and the inside front covers. ex. lib  New Haven Gas Light Company Cook Book Library. sold


Della Lutes. THE COUNTRY KITCHEN. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1936. first edition. in 'as new' condition. with a bright jacket, slightly, ever so slightly darkened at the spine. $100. 


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. 






February 17, 2018.   


CRUETS  from Bennington Potters. early wares with script signature underside. perfect condition. original corks. see image below.  $125. 


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. 



A Wholesale Curer of Comestibles. THE ART AND MYSTERY OF CURING, PRESERVING, AND POTTING ALL KINDS OF MEATS, GAME AND FISH; ALSO THE ART OF PICKLING….. London: Chapman and Hall, 1864. 184 pages. a very good, sound clean 1st edition. covering meats and fish, dried and smoked, potted, pickled, preserving fruits and vegetables as pickles, ketchups or jams. a scarce title. 2 book seller stamps on front paste down. Welsh Dried Salmon; Fine Dutch Salmon; Superior Kippered Salmon; Kippered Mackerel; Cape Breton, or Digby Herring; Aldborough Smoked Sprats; British Anchovies; Italian Cincerelli; Jersey Black Pudding; Potted Lobsters; Young Pig Collared; Potted Moor Game; Potted Eels; Essence of Anchovies; Tomato Catsup; Bengal Chetna, West India Preserved Green Ginger; Lemon Pickle— $325.  

Vicenta T. de Rubio. MANUAL DE COCINA MICHOACANA. Zamora: Imprenta Moderna, 1896. 796 pages + xxxii of home remedies and after thought recipes, 8vo. 1/4 leather, gilt title and bands on spine. pebbled dark cloth over boards in worn condition, a sound binding,  fep and ep missing, all plates and pages intact. several mementos from a previous owner. last on market auction in 2013 ( Dorothy Sloan, Austin, Texas) in several university libraries, the Schlesinger, UCSD, Los Angeles Public Library & Uni. New Mexico. not in Cagle. 

from the UTSA, (University of Texas at San Antonio) Blog about the special collections: Manual de Cocina Michoacana, (1896) by Vicenta Torres de Rubio.  Published in Zamora, Michoacán, this cookbook is the first regional cookbook written by a woman in Mexico, and possibly the first regional cookbook to be published in Mexico.  It began with local recipes contributed to Vicenta Torres de Rubio by women within the state, but then expanded to include recipes submitted by cooks across the country [1], leading to a collection of hundreds of traditional recipes, including moles, chlemole, pipian, guisos, tortas, and numerous salsas. A glossary of terms and definitions is also included.

[1] Pilcher Jeffrey Pilcher, Que Vivan los Tamales!: Food and the Making  of Mexican Identity(Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1998), 67.

a scarce copy. 

This copy offered $2500.




A. Escoffier. A GUIDE TO MODERN COOKERY. London: William Heinemann, Ltd., 1930.  891 pages. all in VG/VG. $250.








Ch. Cocks & Ed. Feret. BORDEAUX ET SES VINS. CLASSES PAR ORDRE DE MERITE. Paris: Libraires Associes, 1898. first published iin 1850, still in print, an authoritative reference with maps and  illustrations. coupon on p. xix is cut out. otherwise a beautiful tight, clean copy. all maps present, no smells or marks. bright cover, small amount of wear to upper spine cover. $425.



VOLUMES XXVII & XXVIII,  JANUARY 1855- DECEMBER, 1855. A  Popular Ladies’ monthly magazine, containing fiction and non, needlework ideas and sewing patterns and each month a color plate of the newest Parisian fashions and a full page etching print on a meditative subject— Saint Joan of Arc, Moses Smiting the Rock, The Thunder Storm, nine more, on stiffer papers. One year was considered as 2 volumes, this being complete for the year 1855, all color plates are present with tissue guards. Tight binding, clean copy. Contemporary binding with the binder’s embossed stamp on the FEP. $125.