Eleanour Sinclair Rohde. GARDENS OF DELIGHT. London: The Medici Society, 1934. these long gone English ladies and gents and their beautiful gardens.... with a dust jacket that has a 'tipped in' image- a tapestry at Angers- of Saint Maurille, the gardening saint. 308 pages illustrated with black and white photographs. arranged month by month a year of gardens and the flowers blooming then. Lovely gardens. gilt upper and deckled edges. $145.
Lieutenant Colonel Newnham-Davis and Algernon Bastard. THE GOURMET’S GUIDE TO EUROPE. London: Grant Richards, 1903. What he saw and what he ate when he was there. The author of several books of the gastronomical experience. A great tease of the senses by this ‘batchelor man Colonel’ who wrote with such passion and hunger. A bright tight copy, with an index. $250.
Mme. Blanche. CAKES FOR WEDDINGS AND ANNIVERSARIES. Self published 1914. Bakery shop brochure with photographs of cakes. 243 East 57th Street, New York. 22 pages, 32mo. Title page, portrait page of Mme. Blanche Le Ralac, pricing page. Shop established in 1904. 12 pages. 2 staples. Her business card. $150.
Madame Romaine de Lyon.THE ART OF COOKING OMELETTES. NY: Doubleday & Company, 1963. signed. Mme. Lyon had her own little restaurant on East 61 Street. a fine copy. $165.
Mrs. (Sarah Stickney) Ellis. THE DANGERS OF EATING OUT OR, HINTS TO THOSE WHO WOULD MAKE HOME HAPPY. New York: D,. Appleton & Co., 1843. A cautionary tale of bad moms. - a popular subject in mid- century England. a bit of foxing, tissue guard intact. $65.
RASPBERRIES, CHERRIES, STRAWBERRIES, SALADS, PICNICS, PUDDINGS, COLD SOUFFLES, CUCUMBERS ! BEANS ! SUMMER
Elizabeth David. SUMMER COOKING. London: Museum Press, 1955. first editiion with DJ variant. Illustrations by Adrian Daintrey throughout. a spot or two or three in the test, otherwise very clean and tight and clean. lightly sunned spine. $400.
Mitzi Wagner. COCINA VEGETARIANA. Mexico, 1933. SECOND PRINTING. 20 pages + wraps a very good , unused copy. toned paper. 2 stapled binding. 90 recipes. $100. in Spanish.
Alex Maccabeus. THE RASTA COOK BOOK. Sold through Naturo Products in Vancouver. 1979. cover price of $2. indicating a first printing. A very different edition than the second printing ($2.50) that I had in the shop. The first is 24 pages + the flexible covers. vegetarian recipes. a collage of recipes & illustrations of homeland Jamaican images, famous personalities and heavy advertising. Rare Rastafarian recipes. $375.
Nahiko Emori and Sau Asahitani. CHASHITSU. Asahi Simbunsha, n.d. published after WWII. in dust jacket. With an English introduction explaining the tea ceremony with respect to the actions, the history, the atmosphere with in the room, the pleasure and enjoyment of the ceremony, the decorations of the room, and finally the authors added "the taking of the photographs ….started in 1935 and that some of the original rooms presented have been destroyed during the war. Accordingly, these pictures constitute invaluable documentary records of celebrated tea-rooms that can be handed down to posterity.”
beautifully documented with deep, warm, black and white photographs. garden vegetation, rooms, fences, gates, furniture and decorative objects, interiors and exteriors.
an incredibly beautiful aesthetic. scarce. In a dust jacket. $250.