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Alan Davidson. MEDITERRANEAN SEAFOOD. 1976. inscribed by Davidson. $95. 


Vita Sackville West. TWELVE DAYS. Hogarth Press, 1928.

PASSENGER TO TEHERAN. NY, 1927. collection of Kaherine Tompkins. $95. set


Child, Bertholle & Beck. MASTERING THE ART OF FRENCH COOKING. 1976, blue colored end papers. a near fine copy.  $75. 


Yvonne Baker. WHAT CAN I BRING? 1988. fine copy. picnic, pot luck fare. $40. 




Jill Norman. ELIZABETH DAVID’S CHRISTMAS. 2003. $25.


MARICHU VA A LA COCINA Y RECIBE CON DISTINCTION. Mexico, 1939. 3rd edition. printed wraps. $75. 


Kate Brew Vaughn. CULINARY ECHOES FROM DIXIE. Cincinnati, 1917. $40.


William J. Todd. PORT. London, 1926 second impression. with a good jacket over a VG copy. $75. 


Sumption and Ashbrook. COOKIES AND MORE COOKIES. Illinois, 1938. with a dj over a VGood copy. $75. 


A.W. Brunner. COTTAGES. NY, 1884. charming house plans. vg copy. $115. 


Robert Tristam Coffin. MAINSTAYS OF MAINE. NY, 1945. dj  $45. 



MAINE COAST. Maine, 1973. $40. 


Samuel Chamberlain. ITALIAN BOUQUET. AN EPICUREAN TOUR OF ITALY. NY, 1968. $50. 



Celestine Eustis. LA CUISINE CREOLE A L’USAGE DES PETITS MENAGES. New York: The Derrydale Press, 1928, second printing.  first printing in New York by R. H. Russell, 1904. 118+ pages. with tissue guards with music many of the cries of the vendors. clean, bright pages, some foxing on the deckled edges. first part in English, page 83-113 in French. $165.


TUFTED WOOL TEA COSY. Satin lining. $125. 



first edition stated, 1938. $135.        click the link to  Elizabeth Hawes


Mrs. C. F. Leyel. THE MAGIC OF HERBS. A MODERN BOOK OF SECRETS. London: Jonathan Cape, 1926. first printing. 320 pages. 8 pages of source material—bibliography. 16 chapters of simples and compounds. One of the best 20th century receipt books for the home maker. A bright Dust jacket.  VG/VG.  $135.


P. Dagouret. LE BARMAN UNIVERSEL. Paris: Flammarion, 1949. 11th edition. hard cover, with jacket, small sized, 203 pages. recipes for drinks, cups, cobblers, mulls, slings, toddies, lots more + index. ingredients and directions in French though most recipes have English names.  $95.

Mrs. Isabella . THE BOOK OF HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT; COMPRISING INFORMATION FOR THE MISTRESS, HOUSEKEEPER, COOK, KITCHEN MAID, BUTLER, FOOTMAN.......ALSO, SANITARY, MEDICAL, & LEGAL MEMORANDA; WITH A HISTORY OF THE ORIGIN, PROPERTIES, AND USES OF ALL THINGS CONNECTED WITH HOME LIFE AND COMFORT. London: S.O Beeton, 18 Bouverie St., 1861. in two parts. first printing, first issue of a 'book' form of this title. with all the check marks present as proof of first issue. with all the plates most with their tissue guards. some light foxing. in 2 parts volumes, a before the binder copy. rare. $4000. 



Mrs. Isabella Beeton. THE BOOK OF HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT; COMPRISING INFORMATION FOR THE…. ALSO SANITARY, MEDICAL, AND LEGAL MEMORANDA. London: Ward, Lock and Co., 1869. This date as stated in the Note to the New Edition, signed S.O. Beeton. Warwick House, Paternoster Row, 1869. Isabella died February 1865. ENTIRELY NEW EDITION, REVISED AND CORRECTED. This being the Three Hundred and First Thousand (301,000) copies printing. All colour plates present. Contemporary binding, 3/4 leather, newer spine with reinforced text block, stamped title. xl+ [2] 1139 pages. 

A well used copy, with the previous owner’s newspaper clippings glued in and also inserted clippings, and all rear blank pages used in neat hand written script, one dated 19.4.28. pages are toned, expertly repaired when torn or rubbed, a tight binding with marbled colored edges. a very nice early copy of this title. However, there is a telltale cigarette smell, not totally offensive but hopefully fading. $650. 


—another copy. London: Ward, Lock and Co., [ca. 1880, there abouts]  ENTIRELY NEW EDITION, REVISED AND CORRECTED. 1296 pages + advertising. 361,000. frontis. cellotaped repairs to front and back covers. clean copy, lots of intext illustrations, stoves, raised pie moulds, game, fish, fowl, vegetables and many chapter headings with an ornate arrangement of table decorations and prepared dishes. $165.



—MRS. BEETON’S HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT. A COMPLETE COOKERY BOOK WITH SECTIONS ON—THE HOUSEWIFE; HOUSEHOLD WORK…London: Ward, Lock & Co., [1957] 1680 pages + advertising. with dust jacket. a very good copy with color plates. sold


William Jeanes. GUNTER’S MODERN CONFECTIONERY. A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO THE LATEST AND MOST APPROVED METHODS FOR MAKING THE VARIOUS KINDS OF CONFECTIONERY; SWEETS, WITH THE MANNER OF PREPARING AND LAYING OUT DESSERTS. London: John Camden Hotten, n.d.[1864] c.1861.  desserts, with sugar, preserved fruits, jellies, water ices, on crystallization, on comfits, on moulds plus many more topics in between. illustrations. 224 pages + fourteen plates- all present, several pages of publisher’s advertising. green cloth, a little loose. $265.



Frederick T. Vine. SAVOURY PASTRY. London: Office of the Baker and Confectioner, 1900. 196 pages + advertising for the trade- Butter and Lard Importers; Piper’s Rapid Pie Trimmers and Jiggers; Flour; Batty & Co., Makers of High-Class Pickles and Sauces; subscriptions to The British Baker. recipe quantities are for home use. 10 chapters covering Utensils; Pastries; Pork Pies; Patties, Cases and Fillings; Raised Pies and Their Fillings; Savoury Dish Pies; Vol-au-Vents and Their Fillings; Mincemeat and Pies and Miscelaneous Savoury Pastry. illustrated through out. other titles in Bitting, 479. scarce in any edition. $125.


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.



J.A.P. Cousin. VOYAGES GASTRONIMIQUES AU PAYS DE FRANCE. PARIS ET LA REGION PARISIENNE. Paris: E. Flammarion, 1925. 12 mo.370 pages, wraps. uncut pages, tight copy with an interior repair. restaurants and cafes with specialties listed, with maps and towns alond the motor route to Nice.  Suggested itineraries for travel. $95.



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.

Natalie Scott  and Caroline Merrick Jones.  GOURMET GUIDE TO NEW ORLEANS. New Orleans, Peerless Printing Co., 1933. first edition, no errata sheet. stiff card covers, 99 + pages, quite a bright, clean copy, with the usual edge cover bending. introduction by Dorothy Dix. signed by Scott. recipes from celebrated chefs and restaurants. $250.



MENU. JACQUES PEPIN. 8.75 X 14” ORIGINAL. Cream colored stiff paper. rapidigraph, pencil guide lines erase, dated December 13, 14, 15,  1983. while a guest chef at La Tulipe, NYC. Prix fixe $75. Signed Jacques 83.   $300. 



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.



Sara Bosse and Onoto Watanna. CHINESE-JAPANESE COOK BOOK. Chicago: Rand McNally & Company, 1914. small 16mo. 120pp + publ. early  imprint of Asian cooking in America perhaps in tribute to her Chinese mother, the story is a little blurry. Why not? An interesting wikipedia biography here. A bright little copy, bright paste on, clean and tight. lightly bumped corners. $300.




Gabler G40330. green cloth with elaborate gilt decorations front cover (small stain and a 1 1/2” blister) and spine, gilt edging 3 sides. tissue guard in place— all in all a very good copy. profusely illustrated, no foxing. neat pencil underlining on page 40, a recipe by Dom Perignon from 1718 to impart a dainty and delicate flavor to his wine. folding plates & advertising in the last few pages. $900.

[Sidney Grimaldi.] THE TOILET. London: The Author, 1821, second edition. A book of good virtues for young girls. Good virtues encouraged in charming ways— 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. fragile sewn binding holding. hand colored flaps and virtue engravings.

Table of Contents:

1.The Enchanting Mirror. 2. A was to smooth Wrinkles, 3.An universal Beautifier.tissue, 4.Matchless Ear Rings,

5.Best White Paint, 6.Superior Rouge, 7.A mixture to Sweeten the Voice, 8.Fine Lip Salve, 9.The late King’s Eye Water.  $650.


SMALL folding RIMMEL FAN. 6 panels with brass grommet, astrological caricatures. from the Rimmel shop, London or Paris. $95.



Eugene Rimmel. THE BOOK OF PERFUMES.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1871. seventh edition. 266 pages. gilt edges. gilt stamped front cover and spine. more than 250 illustrations, 1 colour plate. a history in 12 chapters. It’s perfume !! Love it. $165.