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February 17, 2018. 


Sumption and Ashbrook. COOKIES AND MORE COOKIES. Peoria: Charles A. Bennett Co., 1948. 182 pages of cookies. unused copy. $40.  


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. 



Jan 27. 


MFK  Fisher. SERVE IT FORTH. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1937. second edition. white inside front covers. DJ. Clean and bright. $115. 


Leo Cotton. OLD MR. BOSTON. Boston: Ben Burk, Inc. 1936. 3rd printing. $75. 


Julie Bimbach. KOCHBUCHLEIN DIE PUPPENKUCHE ODER PUPPENKOCHBUCHLEIN. Kochbüchlein für die Puppen-Küche Oder erste Anweisung zum Kochen für Mädchen VON 8-14 JAHREN. Esslingen: J. F. Schreiber, 1890-95. worn. $95. 


Celestine Eustis. LA CUISINE CREOLE A L’USAGE DES PETITS MENAGES. New York: R. H. Russell, 1903- stated. first edition. 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.


Constance Cary Harrison. WOMAN’S HANDIWORK IN MODERN HOMES. NY: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1881. Chapters on Embroidery, Brush and Pigment, and hints and advice for Modern Homes. decorating and maintaining the house. illustrated with color plates by Louis C.Tiffany, Volkmar, Rosina Emmet, and Samuel Colman. introduction by William Morris who is associated with the Arts and Crafts Movement that used bold patterns- bold, though muted hues, stylistically had roots in Japonism in both 2 and 3 dimentional decorations. slightly cocked and with worn edges, though unusual in the first edition. 




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


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

PASSENGER TO TEHERAN. NY, 1927. collection of Katharine 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. 


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.



































Mrs. Isabella Beeton. 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



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.

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.



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.