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Short list August 20, 2018.
Virginia Woolf. MRS DALLOWAY. NY: The Modern Library, 1928. Later printing presumably, no printings stated. VG without a jacket. $35.
Okakura Kakuzo. THE BOOK OF TEA. Vermont: Richard Tuttle, 1957. second printing. Tuttle first thus edition 1956. Slipcase and printed boards. a VG copy. $30.
Okakura Kazuko. THE BOOK OF TEA. NY: Duffield and Company, 1912, c.1906. an early VG copy. shadow of news clipping in the inside front covers. green cloth. bright titles. $65.
David Embury. THE FINE ART OF MIXING DRINKS. NY: Doubleday, 1958, new revised edition. mixology. an unused copy, slightly shelf worn. DJ. $125.
Adriana Loredo. ARROZ CON MANGO. Havana: Ramallo, 1952.
Gleaned from the internet: Rosa Hilda Zell wrote the cooking column for the journal Bohemia and was able to mix her recipes with astute & engaging journalism of island politics. The author of the internet page said it was a much anticipated part of the journal—her writing brought wisdom and comfort to people during trying times. The title of the recipe book literally translates as a sticky mess or it's complicated- Adriana Loredo (Rosa Hilda Zell) 1910-1971. $350.
Mrs. W. H. Brewer. AUNT MARY’S NEW ENGLAND COOK BOOK. Boston: Lockwood, Brooks & Co., 1881. 72 pages of plain cooking. A small selection of cooking and household recipes, beef stews, chowders, potatoes and other northern fruits and vegetables, apples & quinces, New Hampshire Cakes, Election Cake, Gingerbread—cold weather foods. a slim volume, some spine loss upper and lower, moisture stains to some pages, all pages present. small bookseller sticker from Tessa McKirdy of Rottingdean. condition noted. Bitting 59. $300.
Hugh Lofting. GUB GUB'S BOOK.
London: Jonathan Cape, 1932. 1st British. yellow cloth with blue stamped title on front cover and spine. bright and cleanwith a slight cock—“ Food Map Showing the two hemispheres where the most delectable eatables are to be found.” a gastronomy of food from the viewpoint of a piggy, Prof Gub Gub D.S.D. ( Doctor of Salad Dressing) humorous of course by the creator of Dr. Doolittle”. Xmas inscription dated 1932 to Peter from Mummie & Daddy with a book plate. $450.
G. Vine. HOME MADE WINES: HOW TO MAKE AND KEEP THEM. London: Groombridge & Sons, 1870. General observations for gathering, pressing and fermentation of small, soft, stone, apple,turnip & parsnip, rhubarb and citrus. 48 pages + several pages of publishers advertising. some staining, loose pages, all present. Flexible, cloth covered covers with a stamped title on front. a bit grubby with frayed edges and staining to edges, but a good subject for fruits now coming into season. $115.
Housekeeping made interesting. a later printing.
Mrs. Mary Randolph. THE VIRGINIA HOUSEWIFE: OR METHODICAL COOK. Philadelphia: E. H. Butler & Co., 1855. c.1824. see the usual serches for geneology of Mrs. Randolph. Vinegar of the Four Thieves— page 177 recommends to pick your herbs in June when they are in full vigour— a refreshing vinegar for crowded rooms, in apartments of the sick and is very refreshing sprinkled around the house in damp weather. America’s earliest ‘regional’ cookbook. $365.
Mrs. E. Lord. THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF LAUNDRY WORK FOR SCHOLARS. London: T. Nelson and Sons, 1898. Fourth edition. 62 pages. blue cloth cover. The value of laundry work as a technical subject, all methods for all cloths. A text book for girls with a few photographs and folding diagrams. $50.
Caroling Reed Wadhams. SIMPLE DIRECTIONS FOR THE LAUNDRESS. New York & London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1917. 82 pages of essays covering all aspects of laundry-- work days and days off, her manners, her room, care of the equipment— hampers and baskets, clothes horses, how to sort, boiling rinsing, wringing, drying, dampening, towels and linens, table linens, lace, wool, etc., etc. in a scarce dust jacket. $400.
-SIMPLE DIRECTIONS FOR THE CHAMBERMAID. New York: Longmans, Green and Co., 1917. 82 pages. who is qualified, manners, wardrobe, duties of a maid, covering all rooms and closets. in VG with no jacket. $165.
THE LAUNDRY MAID; HER DUTIES AND HOW TO PERFORM THEM. London: Houlston and Sons, . 96 pages. part of the Houlston Industrial Library. There were 31 titles in that series, covering professional careers of the household. a bright little copy, stamped decorative cover with gilt, title on spine. 12 chapters covering mangling, starching, implements used in ironing, labour-saving machinery, ink spots and stains, with some illustrations of clotheslines and heating stoves for irons. quite scarce in an original edition. $350.
E. T. H. Shaffer. CAROLINA GARDENS. NY: Huntington Press, 1937. vivid descriptions of the North and South Carolina gardens, plantation farms, Colonial gardens, coastal & alpine, pineland and sandhill, illustrated with black and white photographs. signed and numbered by the author. $75.
William N. White. GARDENING FOR THE SOUTH; OR THE KITCHEN AND FRUIT GARDEN: WITH THE BEST METHODS FOR THEIR CULTIVATION TOGETHER WITH HINTS UPON LANDSCAPE AND FLOWER GARDEN. NY: A. O. Moore & Co., 1859. The author was from Athens, Georgia. Covering improvements of the soil, kitchen gardens, fruit trees, medicinal herbs. 402 pages + publishers advertising. A well worn copy with impressive and creative book repairs. $115.
Ladies of the Presbyterian Church. HOUSEKEEPING IN THE BLUE GRASS. A NEW AND PRACTICAL COOK BOOK CONTAINING NEARLY A THOUSAND RECIPES. Cincinnati: Robert Clarke & Co., 1888. c. 1874. eighteenth thousand. Edited by the Ladies of the Presbyterian Church, Paris, Kentucky. 184 pages. additional newspaper clippings glued in on several pages, 5 additional pages of handwritten recipes include the unspiring Cottage Pudding, Sponge Cake and Potato Salad- barely regional but there is a Blue Grass Fruit Cake recipe (no nuts) on page 178. a bit worn & front cloth cover has a bit of puckering. $75.
The Right Honorable Lady LLanover. GOOD COOKERY ILLUSTRATED. AND RECIPES COMMUNICATED BY THE WELSH HERMIT OF THE CELL OF ST. GOVER, WITH MANY REMARKS ON ANY THINGS PAST AND PRESENT. London: Richard Bentley, 1867. related in prose form. 482 pages, 1/2 leather marbled boards, all illustrations present.— recipes, history, ‘techniques’ and the old ways of the Welsh. Recipes are gathered at the end of the book. see here for a history of Llanover and see here for an article from The Spectator about this book. $375.
Christiane Sand. A LA TABLE DE GEORGE SAND. Flammarion, 1988. Inscribed by the author. excellent condition. $35.
Marie Christine and Didier Clement. COLETTE GOURMANDE. Paris: Albin Michel, 1990. excellent condition, inscribed by the authors. $45.
Richard Olney. THE FRENCH MENU COOKBOOK. NY: Simon and Schuster, 1970. First printing stated. With NY Times obituary by R. W. Apple jr. laid in. beautiful clean unused copy- lightest jacket wear. $150.00