NEW AND OF INTEREST:
Antonio Cocchi. DEL VITTO PITAGORICO PER USO DELLA MEDICINA. Napoli: MDCCXLVI. Nuova Editione. first published in 1743 in Florence. From a family of doctors in Tuscany, he was fluent in several languages. On the importance of eating vegetables for the prevention of certain diseases, references to other studies and theorists. a contemporary vellum cover, slightly crooked, 66 pages of text + 3 pages of reviews from professors and doctors. $800.
19th Century Vegetarian Cookery Books:
Mrs. J. R. Leadsworth. THE NATURAL FOOD OF MAN AND HOW TO PREPARE IT. San Francisco: Pacific Press Publishing Co., 1899. a slim volume of recipes eschewing meat and dairy. A presentation copy with enclosed letter to Dr. Kellogg at Battle Creek from Dr. Leadsworth pleased that herebook was included in the library at Battle Creek. 40 pages, decorative stamped green cloth with gilt title. Embossed stamp from the Kellog Library on the title page. $165.
John Smith. SUBSTANCE OF THE WORK ENTITLED FRUITS AND FARINACEA THE PROPER FOOD OF MAN. London: The Vegetarian Society, 1885 fifth edition. edited by Francis William Newman for The Vegetarian Society. an observation and studies of vegetable eating— far ranging essays and experiments. from the private library of J.H. Kellogg. $125.
R. T. Trall. THE HYGEIAN HOME COOK BOOK; OR, HEALTHFUL AND PALATABLE FOOD. WITHOUT CONDIMENTS. New York: Fowler & Wells, Publishers, 1884. $125.
New England Vegetarianism:
"House-keeping is as much a science, and in view of its results in the formation of human health and character, as deserving of study, too-as geography or mathemetics."
Wm. A. Alcott. THE YOUNG HOUSE-KEEPER OR THOUGHTS ON FOOD AND COOKERY. Boston: George W. Light, 1838. third stereotype edition. essays on the keeping the home, the dignity of that role, food and recipes. simplicity in diet and food preparation and avoidance of meat. with essays about fruits and vegetables. Lowenstein (1954) 173, 1st, 2nd & 3rd stereotype edition published the same year. 424 pages + advertising by publisher. decorative blind stamped fabric, spine sunned, title on spine, make do thin cord bookmarks sewn in. a tight copy seeing a bit of light foxing. $175.00
A New England Mother. AUNT MARY’S NEW ENGLAND COOKBOOK A COLLECTION OF USEFUL AND ECONOMICAL COOKING RECEIPTS, ALL OF WHICH HAVE BEEN PRACTICALLY TESTED. Boston: Lockwood, Brooks & Co., 1881. 71 pages, using meat and dairy, in brown cloth covered boards with a decorative title. from the private library of J. H. Kellogg, M.D. $200.
Elsie Turner. FIFTY WAYS OF COOKING FISH. London: Spottiswoode, Ballantyne & Co., Ltd, 1933. with the original glassine wrapper over the opalescent fish scale patterned boards. Good recipes. A perfect little copy. $200.
—FIFTY EGG DISHES. London: Spottiswoode, Ballentyne & Co., 1935. screened printed patterned boards in eggs in nest and chick design. pasted title on front. with the original glassine wrap. A perfect little copy. a charming, charming book — maybe impossible recipes. $200.
M. Grieve. F.R.H.S. CULINARY HERBS AND CONDIMENTS. NY: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1940. third printing. c.1934. recipes with the addition of historical context. $60.
Alexandre Dumaine. MA CUISINE. Paris: Pensee Moderne, 1972. 215 pages. French chef and restauranteur Dumaine also known as Le Magnifique, Le Roi des Cuisiniers and Le Cuisinier des Roi, menus and recipes. Color glossy pictures. A coveted title and a VG copy in a VG jacket. $450.
An obscure title:
Achille de Behec. LA CUCINA PRACTICA ed ECONOMICA PER LA FAMIGLIA OSSIA L’ARTE DI MANGIAR BENE E SPENDER POCO. Napoli: Società Editrice Partenopea, n.d. ca.1910. 272 pages. bound in stiffer paper jacket. tape restored paper cover, text block solid. The New York Academy of Medicine owns a different title, 1907, with restorative recipes to improve health. in Italian.$250.00
Cynthia M. Westover. WHAT ONE WOMAN THINKS. ESSAYS OF HARYOT HOLT CAHOON. New York: Tait, Sons & Company, Publishers, 1893. presumed first. essays pertaining to women, the home, equal rights- suffrage, raising a family, having a voice in the late 19th century in the State of Arkansas. $95. frontis portrait of Cahoon, with tissue guard. gray cloth cover with stamped decorative title. see here for her brief bio. 269 page. $95.
The Ladies of Noyan, Province of Quebec, Canada. THE FAMILY COOK BOOK. Bedford: A.T. Gould, 1911. 130 pages. Includes business advertising. And recipes have contributor’s names. cloth cover, restored endpages. Tight binding. Driver 130. $325.
Dick Humelbergius Secundus. APICIAN MORSELS: OR, TALES OF THE TABLE, KITCHEN, AND LARDER CONTAINING A NEW AND IMPROVED CODE OF EATICS; SELECT EPICURIAN PRECEPTS…etc. London: Whittaker, Treacher and Co., 1829. first edition. 25 curious and interesting essays. 1st edition for London. 1 illustration as frontis, in a repaired but stabilized state. 3/4 leather, stamped spine, marbled boards. $125.
U.P. Hedrick. THE PEARS OF NEW YORK. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1921. Twenty-ninth Annual Report— Vol.2 Part II. Sixth in the series of hardy fruits issued by the New York Agricultural Experiment Station. 636 pages, bound in green cloth covered sturdy boards. Gilt title on spine and front, tissue guard between frontis and title page. minor scuffing. a very good copy. full page color illustrations. $300.
U.P. Hedrick. THE PLUMS OF NEW YORK. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1911. Eighteenth Annual Report— Vol.3— Part II. third in the series of hardy fruits issued by the New York Agricultural Experiment Station. 616 pages, bound in green cloth covered sturdy boards. Gilt title on spine and front, tissue guard between frontis and title page. minor scuffing. a very good copy. full page color illustrations. $300.
Rev. C. David Badham, M.D. PROSE HALIEUTICS OR ANCIENT AND MODERN FISH TATTLE. London: John W. Parker and Son, 1854. an anthology— from descriptions of the ancient to the modern art, fish sauces (!) ancient of course, different species described, in depth description of physiology, in the market places, unusual traits of that species, in art. An incredible anthology of fish prattle. blue decorative stamped cloth with gilt title on spine. 552 pages. index includes such varied topics as Chaucer; eel; minnow; Naples Bay; Pliny; poisonious fish; Shad; Sophocles. footnotes. hinges reinforced. $150.
W.W. Tucker (Translator) . THE REPUBLIC OF SAN MARINO. Cambridge [MA] Riverside Press, 1880. translated from the first French edition of 1827 by Auger St.Hippolyte. history of this mountain duchy surrounded by the country of Italy. $145.
M. W. Maigne. VERITABLE TRESOR DES MENAGES.Paris: P. Lebrigre-Duquesne, Editeur, 1868. 580 pages. a huge compilation of recipes and receipts for cooking and household. In French. Inside many mementos, clippings, advertising and 4 leaf clovers. $115.
Martin Parr. MEXICO. London: Chris Boot Ltd., 2006. Oblong shape publication. Bold, bright, lively colors of Mexico are captured in signature focused vingettes by Parr, many here are food related. an inscribed copy. $75.