Elizabeth David.  GREEN PEPPER BERRIES A NEW TASTE. 1972. 3 pages folded & stapled. a small essay with recipes. the rarest of her series. 


Catherine Owen. PROGRESSIVE HOUSEKEEPING KEEPING HOUSE WITHOUT KNOWING HOW, AND KNOWING HOW TO KEEP HOUSE WELL. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1889. 180 pages + 12 pages, timely advice, well written.  Scarcer title of Owen.

Fine weave cloth cover with stamped title in a type-face of the Arts and Crafts style. 


Piero Accolti. VIAGGIO ATTRAVERSO I VINI DI FRANCIA. Rome: Edi Europa, 1967. c1960. in Italian, covering the major wines of France, illustrated with original labels tipped in n folding pages. a near fine copy.


Published in New York by Stokes White and Allen.



Dolores L. Latorre. COOKING AND CURING WITH MEXICAN HERBS. RECIPES AND REMEDIES GATHERED IN MUZQUIZ, COAHUILA.  Austin: Encino Press, 1977. 1st ed. as new sealed plastic bag. 178 pages. Culinary and medicinal use of plants. with recipes. illustrated with woodcuts of Barbara Whitehead.  


Mrs. J. Atrutel. AN EASY AND ECONOMICAL BOOK OF JEWISH COOKERY, UPON STRICTLY ORTHODOX PRINCIPLES. London: P. Valentine, 1894. maroon colored cloth showing some fading, tightly bound, some foxing. with several pages of advertising with the businesses from Aldgate district of London, an area settled by Jews in the 12th century.  


RESTAURANT DU HAVRe ETIENNE, 109 Rue St. Lazare &et Passage du Havre. Paris.  Lovely nineteenth century, hand written menu, frame. partial date Vendredi 13 mai, 19th century. 8.5 x 3.5", framed 13  x  6.5"  


Charles McIlvaine. ONE THOUSAND AMERICAN FUNGI. Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1911. c1900. green cloth covers, 749 pages. oversized & hefty weight. cracked hinge at the 3rd signature though still holding well. scholarly marginalia in 2 hands. a very nice New Edition copy. 


Joseph A. Lambeth. LAMBETH METHOD OF CAKE DECORATION AND PRACTICAL PASTRIES. London: Virtue and Company Limited, 1936. First edition stated. 308 pages + advertising. A very nice copy with firm binding, no pencil marks or stains, with inserted DESIGN FOR GONDOLA Page 256 present. 


A. Heckmann. SUSSE KUNST. Germany: Heinrich Killinger,1930. Folio, cloth covered boards with front titles. in very good condition with some soiling to the front cover. an exquisite collection of mostly color photographs of cakes and pastries, magically decorated. a huge and heavy opus from this German baker.





Dorothy Allhusen. A BOOK OF SCENTS AND DISHES. London: Williams & Norgate Ltd., 1934. c.1926. a charitable collection of recipes that were gathered from friends and acquaintances from Lady Grace Barry to Vita Sackville West. 258 pages, very decorative boards and a scarce dust jacket. From soups to pot pourri. 


Miss Parloa and Mrs. Janet McKenzie Hill. CHOCOLATE AND COCOA RECIPES & HOME MADE CANDY RECIPES.  Dorchester: Walter Baker & Co., 1912. 64 pages. color illustrations, baking and candymaking. some staining and smudges. 


A CONSIDERABLE TOWN. New York:  Alfred A. Knopf, 1978. 


-SERVE IT FORTH. NY: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1937. 1st ed. with dust jacket. salmon colored endpapers. her first book of essays. 


Dorothy Hartley. WATER IN ENGLAND. London: MacDonald, 1964. with a dj. a 'work of scholarship' a history, medicinal, scientific, running; static; caught, and conducted and compelled; domiciled; domesticated; drinks; plants and personalities pertaining to water; sundries, bibliography- profusely illustrated. 435 pages. 

Edith Warton and Ogden Codman. THE DECORATION OF HOUSES. Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1897. 204 pages, marbled boards of subtle colors, title on spine. a seminal work on the subject.  


Sōfū Teshigahara. IKEBANA. New York: Studio Publications Inc., n.d. ca mid1950’s. 80+ pages. no dust jacket. large 13.75 x 10.5”. black and white and color pictures. interesting ideas. 


Elsie Turner.  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. 



THE COOKERY BOOK OF LADY CLARK OF TILLYPRONIE. London: Constable & Company, LTD., 1909. arranged and edited by Catherine Frances Frere. From 16 books of notes and manuscripts compiled by Lady Clark during her lifetime of travel and entertaining. an exquisite collection of recipes. 12 recipes for yeast, 7 pages of beverages, 4 recipes for grissini, scones, domestic household recipes which includes a remedy to prevent the taste of turnips in milk, 2 recipes for Rowan Jelly (without the addition of apples), ham, beef, mutton, with many recipes for all the parts, sauces, soups ( including Lady Hobhouse's dried turtle soup), lots of sweet dishes, vegetables and an appendix for opinions and to spare animals unnecessary pain. and a very good index. Ms. Frere tells us that the color of the cloth of the book was the tint of the beech leaves in autumn from the hedges in the garden of Tillypronie. It seems to have been a very special place and she a very, very special person. a better than a good copy, tight, a few stains to the edges. no cracks or pencil marks, a darkened spine but a legible title. Front cover gilt title with her seal of entwined C's below a raptor. 584 pages.


A FIRST EDITION: (Victoria Lily Ponsonby nee Kennard.) LADY SYSONBY’S COOK BOOK. London

Putnam, 1935. family recipes from Marlborough Gate. illustrated with the delightful decorations of Oliver Messel. with a dust jacket. a very nice copy! intro by Osbert Sitwell.



Sybil Goffinet. CREAM, BUTTER & WINE. London: Andre Deutsch, second impression 1959.  a VG clean copy in a bright jacket that has areas that are tatty. 


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. signaure of Mrs. E.E. Kellogg on ffep. 


James Beard. DELIGHTS AND PREJUDICES. New York: Atheneum, 1964, first edition. an autobiographical journal with recipes.  signed, dated 11/29/66. a very good copy, in a bright jacket that has a few nicks. 



Nancy Crow. RECIPES OF NA-BOLOM. San Cristobal de Las Casas, 1971. second edition. a charitable cookbook compiled for Na-Bolom, a library unique in its collection of books, photographs and papers of Mexico and Mesoamerica. Frans and Gertrude Blom were archiologists, sociologists and photographers who made the collection. However, for all the time the Bloms lived in San Cristobel in Chipas, they couldn’t shake Quiche Lorraine or Lemon Merangue Pie. 43+ 11 pages. One typed recipe per page. some newsletters and an obituary from the NY Times inserted. 


HOW TO COOK A WOLF. NY: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, Inc. 1943. fifth printing. dj. a very good bright copy. 

- another copy. NY: World Publishing, 1944. Forum Books edition. 


Edna Lewis and Evangeline Peterson. THE EDNA LEWIS COOKBOOK. Indianapolis, The Bobs-Merrill Company Inc.,1972. 1st printing. Hardcover with a dust jacket. The most beautiful cookbook produced in 1972 a regal picture in a yellow kitchen. seasonal menus with instructions. The first book of rrecipes written by Ms. Lewis. 



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

PASSEGER TO TEHERAN. NY, 1927. collection of K. Tompkins. 


Nassrolli Islami. PERSIAN COOKERY. Vintage n.d. stiff paper covers. 


Menu. boldly signed on cover.  PAUL BOCUSE. Collonges au Mt.d'Or, France. etes 1981. 26 x 39.5 cm. white card glossy & matte, one fold. detailed image.   


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.



JAPANESE CULINARY POP. 23 X 16” Fine Arts Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, March & April, 1970. shrink wrapped.


Eleanour Sinclair Rohde. A GARDEN OF HERBS. London: The Medici Society, 1922. DJ. Knots, Sallets, Pottages, Puddings, drinks and Home made Wines, pPicking and Drying, Sweet Scents.  recipes. bibliography. 232 pages + very authoritative. publisher’s advertising. 


A. Escoffier. A GUIDE TO MODERN COOKERY. London: William Heinemann, 1907. the first English translation edition. with portrait frontis  and tissue guard. 880 pages.  



THE PHYSIOLOGY OF TASTE; OR, TRANSCENDENTAL GASTRONOMY. ILLUSTRATED BY ANECDOTES OF DISTINGUISHED ARTISTS AND STATESMEN OF BOTH CONTINENTS. Philadelphia: Lindsay & Blakiston, 1854. This is the first American translation. brown cloth, decorative gilt title and very decorative gilt spine.   



THE NEW DOUBLEDAY COOKBOOK.  Jean Anderson - with her New York Times obituary February 10, 2023 

co-authored with Elaine HanNew York: Doubleday, 1985.


Ruth Reichl. Mmmmm A FEASTIARY. NY: Holt Reinhart and Winston, 1972. vg/vg. 192 pages.   very clean, well preserved copy. line drawings, photographs and different type face. 


--THE RUSSIAN COOKBOOK. London: William Heinemann, Ltd., 1924. 



M. Parloa. THE APPLEDORE COOK BOOK.  Boston: Andrew F. Graves, 1880. new edition. 240 pages.+ additional pages of handwritten recipes. 

Celia Thaxter. AMONG THE ISLES OF SHOALS. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1889. thirteenth edition. vivid Island life narrative of seasonal changes. by the author of:

AN ISLAND GARDEN. Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1894. Thaxter's garden on Appledore, described. famously painted by Childe Hassam- collection of the Smithsonian. offered as a set


Miss Sedgwick. MORALS OF MANNERS; OR, HINTS FOR OUR YOUNG PEOPLE. NY: G. P. Putnam,  1846. a slim 63 pages of do’s and don’t for chldren. Little niceties told in prose. brown cloth with stamped title. and gilt decorations on the spine. 


Herman Hueg. ORNAMENTAL CONFECTIONERY AND THE ART OF BAKING IN ALL ITS BRANCHES. New York, 1905. ninth edition. Bitting 236. 1-223 +8 blanks; 4-93 +48 pages + index. assumes you know how to bake, recipes for the confectioner--ice cream, cakes, breads, sugar arts, brown and white duo-tone linear designs of icing decorations, illustrations of 3 dimensional pièces monteés, illustrations of hardware for the confectioner. shopworn and some stains. maroon colored, pebbled cloth with gilt stamped titles. 


Elisabeth Ayrton. THE COOKERY OF ENGLAND. Purnell Book Services Ltd., 1975. a very good history using recipes. Opinionated, scholarly and wonderfully written. 


J.C. Drummond and Anne Wilbraham. THE ENGLISHMAN'S FOOD. London: Reader's Union, Jonathan Cape, 1959. c.1958. 482 pages, footnotes. A very clean, near fine copy. A scholarly history covering Medieval & Tudor to the 20th Century. Production, quality, diet, scurvy, preservation, the rise of nutrition, diet in institutions. With some illustrations. 


Alan Davidson. NORTH ATLANTIC SEAFOOD. London: Macmillan Ltd.512 pages., 1979. 1st edition.   a dictionary of fish varieties, with remarks, references with 19th century drawing illustrations from historical sources; recipes beginning with Arroz de Polvo from Portugal traveling northward and into the seas, circumventing Greenland rounding Eastern Canada continuing southward to Georgia, USA.

512 pages. incorporating history, anecdotes, quotes, bibliographies and notes. Davidson was a much revered author and publisher. This copy is in VG/VG, well preserved, with a bookmark (ca early 1980's) as found, from the very famous bookshop owned by Heidi Lascelles, Books for Cooks, Notting Hill, London. 


MRS. BEETON'S CAKE-MAKING INCLUDING BUNS, BISCUITS & OTHER DAINTIES. London, Ward , Lock & Co., n.d. ca. 1950's. 350 recipes Fully Illustrated, with black and white photographs. 128 pages. Slight foxing to a vg/vg copy, bright jacket. 


Margaret Bates. TALKING ABOUT CAKES WITH AN IRISH AND SCOTTISH ACCENT. NY:  The MacMillan Company, 1964. 195 pages, DJ, VG/VG copy. traditional recipes with lots of additions.  


Malachi MacCormick. IRISH TRADITIONAL COOKING. NY: The Stone Street Press. Slip cased. Hand made, stitched book and signed and numbered. Irish Festive Fare, 1984, #408/995; Irish Traditional Soups, 1984, #377/795; Irish Bread & Cakes, 1981. #203/ 500. gift inscription on slipcase. near as new. 


-THE LITTLE BOOK OF PRESERVES AND PICKLES. London: Georges Newnes, Ltd., n.d. ca. 1912. an almost perfect little copy, gaps at signatures 1,2 &3, not wobbly. clean, with a penciled inscription dated 1925. 


-BEST PICKLE RECIPES. Des Moines: Better Homes and Gardens, 1928. 157 pages + 3 pages of additional hand written recipes. card covers, a little wilty.  PLUS 18 more hand written pickle recipes and additional marginalia.  A codex for pickles. 


Rosa Maria. A  ARTE DE COMER BEM. Rio: Officina Industrial Graphica,1933. 496 pages. all purpose. paper toning, insect tunnels, colorful paper boards, date, title, price on spine. second edition. 


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.



Montreal: Brandow Publishing Company, 1930. 208 pages.+ advertising. Catholic family book for the new housewife an mother, promotional color advertising, a Nous Mariage Crtificat- filled in. 


Wilma Lord Perkins. THE FANNIE FARMER JUNIOR COOKBOOK. Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1957, 6th printing. new and revised edition. 179 pages, d.j. very clean and bright. illustrated with line drawings. not just cakes and cookies ! some pencil notations. 


SOCIAL ETIQUETTE OF NEW YORK. NY: D. Appleton and Company, 1884. 16 mo. 207 + 4pp. adv. green cloth with decorative gilt titles. gilt edges. a fancy little reference for salutations, visiting, parties, cards, dinner giving, dinners, breakfasts, weddings, funerals, et al. a clean bright copy.


THE JAMES BEARD COOKBOOK. N.Y.: E.P. Dutton and Company, 1970. c.1959. Recipes from A (Appetizers) to V (Vegetables)    a VG+ copy. in a bright jacket. 

TEA COSY VICTORIAN BEAD WORK. Light blue back ground, no damage. original red colored lining- cotton.  very pretty. 


THE PICAYUNE CREOLE COOK BOOK.  New Orleans: The Picayune, 1901, second edition (stated) dark colored pebbled cloth covered boards, faded title on spine, slight cocking, light bumping to corners, toned pages, tight and clean inside. Previous owners name and date on FEP Mary Louise Trumbull Cogswell, New Orleans May 24, 1906. 

unrivaled Creole cookery.  see  picture at the end of this page. 


Hannah More. STRICTURES ON THE MODERN SYSTEM OF FEMALE EDUCATION WITH A VIEW OF THE PRINCIPLES AND CONDUCT PREVALENT AMONG WOMEN OF RANK AND FORTUNE. Hartford: O. D. & I Cooke, 1801. in two volumes. (though 2 volumes are contained in the one book) covering education, French governesses, history and geography, religion, female character, ill directed sensibility, public amusements, Christian character & etc. More was an influential presence in 18th century England, as a playwright, a poet and philanthropist. 288 pages. in original calf. title on spine. 


LESSONS IN ELOCUTION: OR A SELECTION OF PIECES, IN PROSE AND VERSE, FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF YOUTH IN READING & SPEAKING. TO WHICH ARE PREFIXED ELEMENTS OF GESTURE ILLUSTRATED BY FOUR PLATES; AND RULES FOR EXPRESSING, WITH PROPRIETY, THE VARIOUS PASSIONS, &c. OF THE MIND. Boston: Isiaiah Thomas, 1811. third edition. 407 pages. an anthology of selected essays & passages that express the serious, the tragic, the humorous, for thought and discussion, to be read aloud by the student; with four hand colored plates illustrating gestures. a previous owners ex libris in large decorative script pasted on the fep, dated 1814.  


Mrs. Sale Barker. KATE GREENAWAY’S BIRTHDAY BOOK. London: Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd., n.d. A tiny, slightly used copy, yet very clean and with the tiny dust jacket. 


Janet Ross. LEAVES FROM OUR TUSCAN KITCHEN. London: J. M. Dent, 1927. a bright clean copy with tissue guard. bright stamped titles on the smooth, shiny linen covered boards.  


THE ART OF EATING. Cleveland & NY: The World Publishing Company, 1954. Jacket photo by Man Ray. a vg/vg copy. bright and clean. 

---THE ART OF EATING. NY: MacMillan, 1979.    


Alexie Gordon and Trudy Bliss. COME INTO THE KITCHEN.  A COOKERY BOOK FOR BOYS & GIRLS.  London: Victor Gollancz, Ltd., 1947.  Drawings by Nancy Innes.  CHARMING, CHARMING, CHARMING. Clean and bright. With grown up  recipes and no mixes here.


One of England’s most captivating and eloquent food writer was Elizabeth David. Writing about Mediterranean, French Country or Italian food, about Ice Cream or Bread, she was knowledgable and formidable to more than a few. She was inspirational and still is inspirational to many.
A group of postcards addressed to Elizabeth David. Liza, Liz, Mrs.David, Mrs. Elizabeth David, Mrs. Anthony David. 1 from 1948, the others from the 50’s and 60’s. one is addressed to National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, the others to her house at 24 Halsey Street London. 


Ambrose Heath. GOOD PUDDINGS AND PIES. London: Faber and Faber, Ltd., 1947. 94 pages. in a tatty jacket.  


Geraldene Holt. CAKE STALL. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1980. “The world is divided into those who, when asked to think of a cake, think of creamy, rich chocolate gateau, and those who conjure up a succulent, aromatic fruitcake. Fruit cakes don't stay uneaten at any time of the year, but they can help a lot when one has to keep going through a cold winter”. A lovely baking book, with personal stories attached, but don't expect pictures with her recipes. A scarce baking title from the U.K. 240 pages with a dust jacket both in vg ++ condition. 



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.


Elizabeth Hawes. FASHION IS SPINACH. NY: Random House, 1938, 6th printing. a young woman in the fashion business -- ups and downs and hard work. DJ. 


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 and recipes. 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 book marks. a tight copy seeing a bit of light foxing. 


A Friend To Mankind. THE PHILOSOPHICAL MONITOR; BEING AN INVESTIGATION OF THE CAUSES, WHICH DIMINISH THE MORAL AND PHYSICAL PERFECTION OF HUMAN SOCIETY: IN WHICH MANY HERIDITARY POPULAR CUSTOMS, GENERALLY SUPPOSED INNOCENT, ARE SHEWN TO BE PRODUCTIVE OF INDIGENCE, DISEASE, AND PREMATURE TERMINATION OF LIFE. Published in the United States, 1818. small 16 mo, 34 pages, in a good binding, paper over thin wooden boards, worn at edges, foxed. advocating abstaining from fermented breads, meats, sugar, spiritous liquors, coffee, tobacco. Together with essays condemning corsets (yes, corsets) ostentatious dress, tight shoes-- promoting abolition of slaves and shaving. a scarce title. 


R. T. Trall, M.D. THE HYGEIAN HOME COOK-BOOK ON, HEALTHFUL AND PALATABLE FOOD WITHOUT CONDIMENTS. New York: Fowler & Wells, Publishers, 1884. paper. 72 pages of recipes + Advertising+ index. ex libris. J.H. Kellogg. 


Gipsy Petulengro. ROMANY REMEDIES AND RECIPES. London: Methuen & Co., 1935. Second printing. Covering herbal, household, medicinal formulae. 47 pages. Small cloth covered hardcover with a dust jacket. 


ROMAGNA IN BOCCA. Palermo: Il Vespro, 1978. VG++  


Beppe Mallo. CALABRIA E LUCANIA IN BOCCA. Milano: Il Vespro, 1978. Uniform to the series.

Harwood & Callahan. SOUL FOOD. Concord: Nitty Gritty Press, 1969. in VG. oblong shaped paperback.  



Gabler G40330. green cloth with elaborate gilt decoratoins 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 & advertizing in the last few pages. 


Lieutenant Colonel Newnham-Davis and Algernon Bastard. 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.  


William Hunt. HEALTHFUL COOKING ETC. GOOD BREAD. HOW TO MAKE IT LIGHT, WITHOUT YEAST OR POWDERS. Boston: Published by the author, 1858. third edition. 32 pp. + 2 fep with a hand written recipe for washing.  32mo. 3 x 4.75”  blind stamped design with gilt stamped title. baking breads, puddings, plain cooking with healthful living  advice. not in Bitting; Lowenstein 447 (1954).  


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.  


ITALIAN FOOD. London: MacDonald, 1955. third impression. (this copy was sold to me by a UK dealer who had gleaned it from the remains of Edward Ardizzone’s house. Front FEP Inscription to Ardizzone from D.) a special copy of this title. 


Edith M Thomas.MARY AT THE FARM. AND BOOK OF RECIPES. COMPILED DURING HER VISIT AMONG THE “PENNSYLVANIA GERMANS”. Norristown: John Hartenstine, 1915. first edition. 440 pages. brown cloth with gilt stamped title on front cover and spine. stories of eastern Pennsylvania life- late 19th life – lots of Penn German recipes, illustrations of decorative arts particular to   that region. a very good copy- tight and clean.  Bitting 459. 


Stumpf and Polites. DESIGN QUARTERLY 104. Walker Art Center ( Minneapolis), 1977. Photographs by Dick Swift. 40 pages + subscription reply page + folded poster. + kitchen history commentary and thoughts about the Cambridge kitchen, now a permanent exhibit in the Smithsonian Museum- A treasure. 


Simone ‘Simca’ Beck. SIMCA’S CUISINE. NY: Alfred  A. Knopf, 1972. first edition, as new. menus for all seasons and occasions. a beautiful signed copy.


Alice Waters. CHEZ PANISSE MENU COOKBOOK. NY: Random House signed copy. 


Alice Waters. CHEZ PANISSE PASTA PIZZA  & CALZONE. New York: Random House,  in a bright excellent DJ over a fine copy. 


Vita Sackville-West. SOME FLOWERS. London: Cobden-Sanderson, 1937. 63 pages. printed paper boards, full page black and white photographs of garden flowers --a lovely collectors copy.


THE ART OF CONFECTIONERY. PRESERVING FRUITS AND FRUIT JUICES; THE PREPARATION OF JAMS AND JELLIES; FRUIT AND OTHER SYRUPS; SUMMER BEVERAGES, AND DIRECTIONS FOR MAKING DESSERT CAKES. ALSO DIFFERENT METHODS OF MAKING ICE CREAM, SHERBET, ETC. Boston: J.E. Tilton and Company, 1866, c. 1865. 346 pages. cloth with decorative stamped decorations and spine. Bitting 518. see description in Cagle 48. hinge cracked at title page with stitches showing but holding. solid, clean. 


Patience Gray and Primrose Boyd. PLATS DU JOUR. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1957. the pink paperback with Illustrations by David Gentleman. a little faded and a bit yellowed but a first printing and a good solid copy of this title. a very well written book of foreign food: Italian and French mostly, not the usual chapter titles. Pots, Pans and Stoves, The Store Cupboard, Aromatics, Applying the Heat, Cuts and Joints, Vins Ordinaires, a few more. A book for reading about food and then cooking. 



Enid Blyton. LET’S GARDEN. London: Latimer House Limited, 1948. thus. c.1935.  a very charming, beautifully illustrated, gardening book by the very prolific children’s author, with a bright jacket. light edge wear to the jacket. unused book just some old age spots on the edges. decorated end pages too. 


Waverley Root. THE FOOD OF ITALY. New York: Atheneum, 1971. first edition stated. near fine. 


2 tea towels, blue  and white   16” x  28”    $75.  


Daniel Spoerri. MYTHOLOGY AND MEATBALLS. Berkeley: Aris Books, 1982. hardcover edition with DJ. 


Isak Dinesen. OUT OF AFRICA. Random House: New York, 1938. third printing. Listed here for the incredible annotations of underruling, tipped in (dated) newspaper clippings and references to- by Olivia B. Abbott, the owner as stated on the front paste down, July 21, 1939. As a 'gift' from Mrs. Sibley Sherman Morrill, nee Mary W. McKellar. Concord, New Hampshire.  Culinary art, 37- as noted on the FEP.  A delightful copy. references in Wikipedia. 


Patience Gray.  HONEY FOM A WEED. FASTING AND FEASTING IN CATALONIA, THE CYCLADES AND APUGLIA. NY: Harper & Row, 1987. first U.S. edition. 374 pages. VG/VG copy. 


Lucia T. de Madrigal.  MIS RECETAS DE COCINA. Mexico: Edicion de Academia Hogar, 1960. First edition. a bright clean unused copy. Paper toning. 494 pages.


M.C. Cooke. A PLAIN AND EASY ACCOUNT OF BRITISH FUNGI. DESCRIPTIONS OF THE ESCULENT AND POISONOUS SPECIES, DETAILS OF THE PRINCIPLES OF SCIENTIFIC CLASSIFICATION, AND A TABULAR ARRANGEMENT OF ORDERS AND GENERA.  London: Robert Hardwicke, 1862. 24 coloured plates. Some foxing and showing some wear but nice gilt titles and mushroom decoration on the front cover.


Jane Grigson. THE MUSHROOM FEAST. New York: Knopf, 1975. First American edition. 305 + xx pages. as new book in a slightly worn jacket. 


THE FRENCH CHEF COOKBOOK. NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1968. First edition stated. in an exceptionally clean jacket- unused copy. 


Emily Post. ETIQUETTE “THE BLUE BOOK OF SOCIAL USAGE”. NY: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1941. Third printing. Covering all rules. 893 pages, an excellent copy in a bright jacket. 


MARZIPAN. Surrey: John F. Renshaw & Co., Ltd. N.d. 72 pages. a manufacturers publication but with recipes. 


Mary J. Lincoln. THE BOSTON COOK BOOK. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1923. c. 1904. Revised edition, containing over 250 additional recipes. an incredibly clean, unused copy, repaired split rear hinge, binding cloth showing. with an un-clipped ($2.25), with chips, in a protective sleeve, dust jacket. 


Child, Beck, Bertholle. MASTERING THE ART OF FRENCH COOKING. NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1965. c.1961. ninth printing,  blue end pages, bright dust jacket, a few small nicks at the edges. 

--- 1977. twenty-eighth printing. a bright cover, with a few nicks and nibbles. 


J. Berjane. FRENCH DISHES FOR ENGLISH TABLES. London: Frederick Warne & Co., Ltd., 1931. a very good selection of recipes: For I know one place where my little book will find at least a friendly shelter- somewhere in sunny Devon, that blessed land of cream, cider and cheese, where old fashioned kitchen gardens, full of savoury  breathe out the herb  fragrance of their rustic scent. in a dust jacket, barely used, some toning and light foxing. 



Alan Davidson. NORTH ATLANTIC SEAFOOD. London: Macmillan Ltd.512 pages., 1979. 1st edition.   a dictionary of fish varieties, with remarks, references with 19th century drawing illustrations from historical sources; recipes beginning with Arroz de Polvo from Portugal traveling northward and into the seas, circumventing Greenland rounding Eastern Canada continuing southward to Georgia, USA.

512 pages. incorporating history, anecdotes, quotes, bibliographies and notes. Davidson was a much revered author and publisher. This copy is in VG/VG, well preserved, with a bookmark (ca early 1980's) as found, from the very famous bookshop owned by Heidi Lascelles, Books for Cooks, Notting Hill, London. 


William Jeanes. GUNTER’S MODERN CONFECTIONER. A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO THE LATEST AND MOST IMPROVED METHODS FOR MAKING THE VARIOUS KINDS OF CONFECTIONERY, INCLUDING ICES; ADAPTED FOR PRIVATE FAMILIES OR LARGE ESTABLISHMENTS. London: Dean & Sons, Publishers and Factors, nd.[1873] third edition, stated, frontis of Summer Dessert for 28 persons246 pages + advertising. Pages 136,6,7,8 in facsimile. 


Margaret Bates. TALKING ABOUT CAKES. Middlesex: Penguin, 1974. 219 pages. paperback. Good Scone Recipes, Flavoured With Ginger, A chapter on Biscuits, Dreaming Bread, Sweet Nonsense, many other chapters. 


Mabel I. Rivers. TIPS FOR TEA. PLAIN AND FANCY BREAD, SCONES,BUNS, BISCUITS,UN-ICED CAKES, ICED CAKES, FILLINGS FOR LAYER CAKES, ICINGS, SANDWICHES, etc., etc. London: Secretarial Bureau, 1907. Flexible cloth covers, a bit soiled. The author was a staff teacher at the National School of Cookery, Buckingham Palace Road. 75 pages + advertising. 


Mrs. Alfred Praga. EASY FRENCH SWEETS FOR ENGLISH COOKS. London: George Newnes, Limited, 1901. Some mould desserts included. Beautiful serving dishes and dessert plates are a must. Green cloth with a decorative cover.199 pages.


HARVEST OF THE COLD MONTHS. NY: Viking, 1995. David’s last written and researched book on the subject of the social history of ice and ice cream. dust jacket and book are in perfect condition- unclipped price and no remainder mark as is common with this title. and extensive BIBLIOGRAPHY as usual. 

Henry Williams. WINDOW GARDENING. DEVOTED SPECIALLY TO THE CULTURE OF FLOWERS AND ORNAMENTAL PLANTS, FOR IN DOOR USE AND PARLOR DECORATION. New York: Henry T. Williams, Publ., 1875.c.1872. 300 pages + advertising. Arrangements, simple and elaborate, flowers and ferns, parlor and windows. Due for a fad come back ! Profusely illustrated. 


Karl Capek. THE GARDENER’S YEAR. London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1931. First published in Prague 1929. “labours, joys and mediations” of setting up a garden. 160 pages. in a DJ over an excellent copy. Illustrated by Josef Capek.


Hugh Lofting. GUB GUB'S BOOK. London: Jonathan Cape, 1932. 1st British. with DUST JACKET. 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


Menu. LE VERT GALANT. AU COEUR DE PARIS SUR LA SEINE. inserted pink colored mimeographed menu from 1950. silk screened  on card paper signed  A J C 49. 42 Quai des Orfevres, Paris, 1st er. mentioned in PARIS CUISINE, Beard & Watt, 1952.

Emma and William McKinney. AUNT CAROLINE’S DIXIELAND RECIPES. Chicago: Laird & Lee, 1922. 148 pages. Recipes from the State of Virginia compiled for the chef, Aunt Caroline Pickett, by Wm. McKinney. pleasing bright, plaid fabric covers, some dog earred pages, a few pencil notations, **page 121,2 in facsimile. 


THE ALICE B. TOKLAS COOK BOOK. London: Michael Joseph, 1954. with the famous recipe for Haschich Fudge, in the Desserts, Cold section, contributed by Brian Gysin, more famousl absent from the American editions. But this edition has the corrections of the errata from first American printing of 1954. As a cookbook. recipes reminiscent of their garden or the local foods or lack of them because of the war.. This British edition has the illustrations of Sir Francis Rose, and the dust jacket illustration is a drawing after the photograph of Alice by Carl Van Vechten, while living in Bilingin.  


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. sold


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. 


D. H. Lawrence. TWILIGHT IN ITALY. New York: W. Huebsch, 1916. a collection of essays including one entitled ‘The Lemon Gardens.’ Lake Garda famous for the terraced gardens to the west of the lake. A travelogue of a particular, and some might say peculiar person. 


CONSIDER THE OYSTER. New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1941. 117pages.   An essay  with recipes. First edition, clean, bright,  jacket with a touch of wear at the edges. 




COLD SAVOURY MEALS CONTAINING MENUS AND RECIPES FOR 67 MEALS & ADDITIONAL SANDWICH RECIPES. London: George Routledge, n.d. 87 pages. a very good copy in a very bright dust jacket. 


Georgiana Hill. HOW TO COOK APPLES SHOWN IN A HUNDRED DIFFERENT WAYS OF DRESSING THAT FRUIT. London & New York: Routledge, Warne & Routledge, 1864. 113 recipes, using Ribston Pippins, Kentish Pippins, Newtown pippins, Dutch Pippins, Normandy Pippins, Reinettes, beaufins, Russets, Golden Mondays, wonderful use of descriptive adverbs. 64 pages. flexible polished cotton cover with penned  ownership on front cover. sewn binding in a fragile state. 


Nancy Shaw. FOOD FOR THE GREEDY. Chesterfield, Florian Press, Ltd, 1951, c.1936. British cookery at its best. A slim volume, 93 pages. + pages for notes. From the library of Robert Carrier, his signature on the FEP. 


Marion H. Neil. CANDIES AND BONBONS AND HOW TO MAKE THEM. Philadelphia: David McKay, Publisher, 1913. From the cookery editor of The Ladies Home Journal, lessons for chocolate, marzipan, caramels, taffies, many more sweets. Illustrations. 287 pages. dj an unused copy. Pages lightly toned. 


Peter Henderson. PRACTICAL FLORICULTURE A GUIDE TO THE SUCCESSFUL CULTIVATION OF FLORIST'S PLANTS FOR THE AMATEUR AND PROFESSIONAL FLORIST. New York: Orange Judd, 1892. new and enlarged edition. flower bed designs, floral displays and green house plant cultivation.  


J. George Frederick & Jean Joyce. LONG ISLAND SEAFOOD COOK BOOK.  NY: The Business Bourse, Publishers, 1939.  324 pages. 85% Book is clean and perhaps unused in a complete dust jacket, bright but a bit worn. Celebrating Long Island regional cooking. Chowders, oysters, clams, flounder, mussels, eel, crab, shrimp, scallop, recipes from Rockaway, Great South Bay, Little Neck, Montauk, Sea Island, Block Island, Belle Harbor, many, many, many more towns. collectible. 


BETTER AND HOMES AND GARDENS JUNIOR COOK BOOK. FOR THE HOSTESS & HOST OF TOMORROW.  Iowa: Meredith Publishing Company, 1955. First edition.  3 ring binding, photographs and drawings and color blocks of designs.   Clean and bright copy. 


JOHN FOTHERGILL’S COOKERY BOOK. London: Chatto & Windus, 1943. Who also wrote about his experiences as an Innkeeper & who hosted literary luminaries. Interesting for the jacket and the pub food recipes- in print. Rare as a first, with a jacket. 


Elizabeth David. FRENCH COUNTRY COOKING. London: MacDonald, 1958, c.1951. with revisions. with DJ.


Irma S. Rombauer. THE JOY OF COOKING. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1946. dj in pieces— parts missing. many handwritten recipe inserts--typewritten page with recipes from Hilda Goldberger from Santiago, Chile, in German. see Wiki Germans in Chile, n.d.ca 1940-50's; a recipe written on an envelope with an Indianapolis, Indiana address. some marginalia.  Well used copy, repaired. stains. sold




Olga Hartley and Mrs. C.F. Leyel. LUCULLUS THE FOOD OF THE FUTURE. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., 1926. A fine little copy in a good plus jacket. 77 pages plus 20 pages of publisher's advertising. a personal essay on food and water and bringing it into the future for generations to come. 


James Busby, esquire. JOURNAL OF A TOUR THROUGH SOME OF THE VINEYARDS OF SPAIN AND FRANCE. NSW: The David Ell Press, 1979. reprint of the c.1833  Sydney edition. burgundy colored cloth, as new. unnumbered of 1000 copies. engaging reading.


Patience Gray and Primrose Boyd. PLATS DU JOUR OR FOREIGN FOOD. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1961. c.1957. original paperback issue with the distinctive pink covers and charming illustrations by David Gentleman. well written, mainly Italian and French Mediterranean and some Spanish dishes. a very up-to-date recipe book, with a chapters on pots and pans, vins ordinaries and fungi. a very good copy with toned pages.         



Jill Krementz. THE FUN OF COOKING. NY; Alfred A. Knopf, 1985.  Large formatted series for kids growing up – from chocolate mousse to doggie biscuits—and it’s OK to have your kitty cat on the kitchen table watch as you prepare pasta dough. DJ. 


Tanaquil Le ClercqTHE BALLET COOK BOOK. NEW YORK. Stein and Day, 1966.  recipes contributed by the dancers. Illustrated with their     photographs. An excellent, very clean copy in a VG jacket.   good bye to a new home beautiful book


Lucius Beebe. THE STORK CLUB BAR BOOK. a beautiful copy


Dorothy Hartley. HERE’S ENGLAND. London: Kimble & Bradford, 1934. 247 pages. VG/VG — tiny monthly vignettes of country life observations— a very early idea of Instagram. Illustrated in black and white, some early English writings included.     loved this jacket


Norma Jean and Carole Darden. SPOONBREAD AND STRAWBERRY WINE. NY: Anchor Press, 1978. family history and lore with photographs and recipes. Alabama, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia. An inscribed copy by both sisters, dated 9/8/79. in near fine condition- jacket and book. 


Mrs. Virginia E. James. ‘ LA CREOLE’ COOK BOOK. Memphis: Van Vleet-Mansfield Drug Company, 1892. 526. thicker yellowed pages, mostly a general cookbook with Van Vleet-Mansfield Drug Company full page advertising for their products: Louisiana Creole Hair Restorer, Sweet’s Honey Vermifuge!, Plantation Chill Cure, Magic Arnica Liniment & Mississippi Diarrhoea Cordial.Mostly,  mostly a solid copy but crude recent repairs to end pages. 


Louise Bennett Weaver. A THOUSAND WAYS TO PLEASE A HUSBAND. later printing with a DJ. New revised edition with a DJ. 


Daniel Spoerri. MYTHOLOGY AND MEATBALLS. Berkeley: Aris Books, 1982. hardcover edition with DJ. 


BEARD ON BREAD. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1977, c. 1973. ninth printing. near fine copy, d.j. + clippings and written recipes. 


-FRENCH PROVINCIAL COOKING. London: Michael Joseph,1960. second impression. a VG copy. with the extensive bibliography. 


FRENCH PROVINCIAL COOKING. NY: Harper & Row, 1962. c. 1960, first thus. with an introduction by Narcissa Chamberlain. 504 pages. red end pages. one of her best compilations-- some of her best writing--with an extensive bibliography. a very clean copy with a dust jacket with some shelf wear. 


Richard A. Wells, A.M., MANNERS CULTURE AND DRESS OF THE BEST AMERICAN SOCIETY. Springfield: King, Richardson & Co., 1890. DECORUM, behavior in casual social intercourse to etiquette for funerals— a general guide to human interactions. Also included- table etiquette, home etiquette and decorating and household recipes, dress & children. 502 pages. First edition—


A Practical Manufacturer. THE BORDEAUX WINE AND LIQUOR DEALERS' GUIDE. A TREATISE ON THE MANUFACTURE AND ADULTERATIONS OF LIQUORS. NY: Dick and Fitzgerald, Publ., 1858. c. 1857 Mabie & Co. How to make beer out of peas, Page 106; whiskey out of spirits, page 19, champagne out of cider, page 57. many other interesting formulae and recipes as well as directions for distilling. A very good copy with the gilt titling bright. 


Lawrence, D.H. ETRUSCAN PLACES. NY: The Viking Press, 1933. second edition. with jacket. there is always a mention of food  or eating. The tombs and caves  north of Rome, vivid descriptions by Lawrence exploring them. 



Edward Sprague Rand jr. FLOWERS FOR THE PARLOR GARDEN. A BOSTON: J.E. TILTON & CO., 1864. 411 pages. green cloth boards with gilt decorations on front and spine, with some rubbing. Nicely illustrated with steel etchings and line illustrations. Covering the window garden, balcony gardening, Winter gardens, hanging baskets, water plants, blubs and several other topics. Good wintertime reading. 


Emily Post. ETIQUETTE “THE BLUE BOOK OF SOCIAL USAGE” a bright jacket and a very nice clean copy. name removed from FEP along with that part of the page, otherwise all else in excellent. 


Experienced Hands. TIPS ON TIPPING. London:  Frederick Warne & Co., 1933. Small cloth covered book.127 pages.  $50.




Elizabeth David. FRENCH COUNTRY COOKING. Macdonald, 1958. 2nd edition, with revisions. a very nice, bright jacket. recipes and commentaries from other sources from many influential writers and travelers—with notations.


Fisher.  AN ALPHABET FOR GOURMETS.  NY; The Viking Press. 1949.


Jacques Pepin. THE ART OF COOKING. New York:  Alfred A. Knopf, 1987. 

First edition stated. In vg/vg. a signed copy. a big, colorful book of instructional recipes by the master of technique. 


ITALIAN FOOD. London: MacDonald, 1954. no other dates, a Book Society Recommendation. Blue cloth hardcover, 335 pages. Parts of the dust jacket are torn, but mostly intact. Drawings by Renato Guttuso. 


Jean Lupoiu. COCKTAILS. 1948. 


Ted Saucier. BOTTOMS UP. 1962. 


Florence Ranson. BRITISH HERBS. Penguin Books Ltd., 1954, c1949. A manual of herb recognition written for the layperson explaining to what uses herbs can be put. drawings by Edith Longstreth Thompson. an unused copy, bright, clean, unopened. 


Mrs. Grieve. A MODERN HERBAL. THE MEDICINAL, CULINARY, COSMETIC AND ECONOMIC PROPERTIES, CULTIVATION AND FOLK-LORE OF HERBS, GRASSES, FUNGI, SHRUBS & TREES WITH ALL THEIR MODERN USES. London: Jonathan Cape, 1931. 2volumes, v-xvi + 3-427; 431-888 pages. in green cloth. with black and white illustrations. a solid set. scholarly written & well researched.  this is the first edition $300.


Walter Hoving. TIFFANY'S TABLE MANNERS FOR TEEN-AGERS. NY: Ives Washburn, Inc., 1961. 2nd printing.hardcover. clean and bright. Indispensable......from Tiffany's of course.


SUMMER COOKING. London: Museum Press, 1955. 1st printing. page 20-1 has a newspaper clipping shadow, ep's have cellotape residue, jacket is beautifully bright, book is clean and tight. yummy recipes, by lines of the recipes included with Ms. David's evocative writing style. 



THE OYSTER; WHERE, HOW AND WHEN TO FIND, BREED, COOK AND IT. London: Trubner & Co., 1863. Second edition with and additional chapter, The Oyster-Seeker in London. 11 Chapters covering, The Oyster in Season, The Modern History, The Oyster and It’s Journey’s End, The Oyster Abroad, several others. 106 pages with several pages of advertising. A sound, clean, tight copy, save for the spine cover that is missing—a publishers design flaw. 



Merle Armitage. “ FIT FOR A KING”. New York: Longmans, Green & Company, 1939.  large 8vo. 258 pp + 3. true 1st ed. with dust jacket with some staining to upper front, half of back cover missing. yellow cloth with stamped titles. later printed by Duell, Sloan and Pearce using  the same date but not the same quality and texture. a cookbook noted for the unique Armitage design and for Edward Weston’s rich, warm black and white photographs of vegetables- placed at the rear of the book. a collaborative book with notable artist and writer contributors: Gertrude Stein, Louis Untermeyer, Crosby Gaige. Rockwell Kent and Raymond Loewy, to name a few.  the papers of Armitage are housed in The University of Iowa, The University of Texas in Austin and at The University of  Arizona in Tucson.                                                   


Henriette Davidis-Holle. PRACTISCHES   KOCHBUCH.  Bielefield und Liepzig: Verlag von Belhagen & Klasing, a very bright copy, decorative endpages. old Germanic typeface, color plates and line illustrations. All purpose cooking and household. almost as new 1935 edition. 


Bohun Lynch. THE ITALIAN RIVIERA. ITS CUSTOMS & FOOD WITH NOTES UPON THE MARITIME ALPS.  London: The Kitbag Travel Books, first pub. in 1927. this being the cheaper re-issue. Dust jacket, bibliography. a delightful read. 


SICILIANA IN BOCA. Il Vespro, 1974. bright with bumping to the corners. 


ERBUARIO SICILIANO.   Il Vespro, 1977. as new copy.


Photograph: POTATO MAN FROM JOHN'S ISLAND (SOUTH CAROLINA.) Attributed to George W. Johnson. ca.1910's. original black and white, lightly sepia toned. 4 x 5 " This image of the potato man was used as an illustration in the now collectible cookbook 200 Years of Charleston Cookery by Blanche Rhett, c.1930.  


Andre Simon, editor. WINE AND FOOD A GASTRONOMICAL QUARTERLY.  sold as a set. essays by many journalists and writers, advertising, and references cited. sold as a group.   

No. 42: Summer Number 1944

No: 43: Autumn Number 1944

No: 44: Winter Number 1944

No: 89: Spring Number 1956


Eleanour Sinclair Rohde. CULINARY AND SALAD HERBS. London: Country Life, 1940. recipes, origins, histories and cultivation. 106 pages. Dust wrapper. a very nice copy. 


Celestine Eustis. LA CUISINE CREOLE A L’USAGE DES PETITS MENAGES. New York:  R. H. Russell, 1903. 1st edition. 118+ pages. with tissue guards with music many of the cries of the vendors. clean, bright pages,. first part in English, page 83-113 in French, occasional ink stamp ex lib, private library. 


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, another p.262, The Roman Senate Debating on the Turbot. in a repaired but stabilized state. 3/4 leather, stamped spine, marbled boards. Bitting 237. 


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.


Vintage Chinese handloomed fabric from the Cloth House, London.

2 tea towels, white blue and red. hemmed on all sides.  16” x  28”  $75.


MFK Fisher. WITH BOLD KNIFE AND FORK. NY: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1969. lots of essays with recipes ! a bright, tight copy. 


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. 


Madame Romaine de Lyon. THE ART OF COOKING OMLETTES. NY: Doubleday, 1963. over 500 recipes. A v.g./v/g copy. The back jacket photograph is of Mme. de Lyon in her restaurant which was on East 61st Street in NYC. Mostly savoury but a few sweet. 


Mildred S. Friedman editor. DESIGN QUARTERLY 104. JULIA'S KITCHEN A DESIGN ANATOMY. Minneapolis, 1977. stiff paper covers, 39 numbered pages. pages + business card page. Designed by Bill Stumpf and Nicolas Polites. With photographs by Dick Swift. Black and white photographic images of Julia in her kitchen at home, analyzed graphically, architecturally and ergonomically. A vg++ copy with a pristine folded poster. 


MRS. BEETON'S BOOK OF HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT A GUIDE TO COOKERY IN ALL ITS BRANCHES. London: Ward, Lock & Co., Ltd., 1906. new edition. 2056 pages + 35 pages of advertising. 74 chapters of cooking recipes and household management. A big book. 


Isabella Stewart, Sally Sill and Mary Duffield. THE HOME MESSENGER BOOK OF TESTED RECEIPTS. TOTAL ABSTINENCE. E.B. Smith & Company, 1878. second edition. 12mo. 287pp. Respectfully dedicated to the Patrons and Friends of the Detroit Home of the Friendless. pebbled boards with a decorative gilt designs and titles. with the addition of 2 hand written recipes in an early hand on the first EP’s allotted for hand written entries and several more in a later hand. in LOC, Harvard, Brown 1722, Bitting 133. with an earlier repair to the binding. Worn & stained. 


A. Escoffier. A GUIDE TO MODERN COOKERY. London: William Heinemann, Ltd., 1930.  891 pages. all in VG/VG. 


C. Brown. THE RASTA COOKBOOK. ITAL VEGETARIAN OF THE RASTA-FAR-I. Malika Publishing Company, n.d. ca 1979. unpaginated. card paper cover. 40 pages. recipes interspersed with images of famous leaders; Haile Sellassie;  passages from the Old Testament; health news & culture; writings  by Ras Kassai Berhan, revealer of light. A cover price of $2.50 indicates a second printing, another copy found on line with a price of $2. rare American/Rastafarian cookbook. 


H. Warner Allen. SHERRY AND PORT. London: Constable, 1952. 215 pages of good histories. In vg/vg. 


Elizabeth Craig & Andre Simon. MADEIRA WINE CAKES & SAUCE. London: Constable & Co., 1933. 153 pages. a few Madeira essays and recipes. an unused copy, title on spine, brown polished cloth. 


Lei, Wai-Hing, et al. CHOP SUEY. Boston: Gladys. Smith, 1940. “A Mixture of the Chinese Language, Customs and Culture. Understanding that culture, touching on speech and pronounciation, home decoration, etiquette and customs. 160 pages. flexible cover, with a jacket. bright and clean. 

VOLLSTÄNDIGES KOCHBUCH FÜR DEUTSCH-AMERIKANISCHE KÜCHE, NEBST EINER ANWEISUNG ZUM TRANCHIEREN, MIT ILLUSTRATIONEN UND EINEM DEUTSCH-ENGLISCHEN VERZEICHNISSE DER SICH AUF DIE KÜCHE BEZIEBENDEN GEGENSTÄNDE. Philadelphia: Loës & Sebald, n.d. (1855-1857). 408 p. numbered recipes of which there are 1134. From the entry description in Additions and Corrections to Lowenstein’s Bibliography of American Cookery Books, 1742-1860, by William Woys Weaver, it is calculated to these dates based on careful analysis of public records of who was where and when—an incredible amount of sleuthing. ‘Extremely rare’ tightly repaired, some relics of clippings and 4 written recipes on back paste down. 

NOVEL SUGGESTIONS FOR SOCIAL OCCASIONSPaul Pierce wrote 4 entertaining recipe books. rare as a set and with dust jackets. 2 jackets have sticker remains, 1 has chips, 1 is perfect. Suggestions for different entertaining gatherings, a Midsummer Luncheon, a Fourth of July Dinner, A German Whist Party, A Flag Party for Decoration Day, For the Children's Fourth, Amateur Vaudeville, An Autumn, Leaf Party, A Chafing Dish Party, Folk Lore Party, A Dicken's Supper, Cake walk Supper, April Breakfast, Breakfast Alfresco, A Book Title Tea, A Flower Tea, to name just a few. with menu suggestions and recipes. All are clean, bright and appear to have not been used.

DINNERS AND LUNCHEONS. Chicago: Brewer, Barse & Company, 1907. 96 pages. blue cloth with gilt and black decorations.

SUPPERS. NY: Barse & Hopkins, 1907. 96 pages, orange cloth, gilt and black.

BREAKFASTS AND TEAS. New York, Barse & Company, 1907.



Michael and Ariane Batterberry. ON THE TOWN IN NEW YORK. NY: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1973. ‘a history of eating, drinking and entertainments from 1776 to the present,’ 354 pages, dj. a good sized bibliography. signed by both on the title page. 


Dorothy Allhusen. UNUSUAL SAVOURIES. London: Chapman & Hall, Ltd., 1935. Illustrations by Beatrice Christy. Recipes from friends who entertain-- Lady this and Duchess that. A charming little book with a very scarce jacket woodcut engravings by Beatrice Christy. 


PAPER PLATE. Roy Lichtenstein. dated 1969. Stamped on verso. bright, archivally framed. 


Julia Child. THE FRENCH CHEF COOKBOOK. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1968,  a very clean, bright copy, in a similar jacket.  Recipes from her PBS shows. center pages of photographs. This is a signed on the half-title page copy. Internally clean and bright, deckled edges. shadow of an inscription on the FEP erased. 



ALICE B. TOKLAS. reading from The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook and Gertrude Steins’s The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas. recorded April 29, 1960, Paris. cover photo by Carl Van Vechten. an opened copy a perfect LP, from Verve Records, literary series. one complete side from the Cook Book. a thrill to hear.   


A Practical Manufacturer. THE BORDEAUX WINE AND LIQUOR DEALERS' GUIDE. A TREATISE ON THE MANUFACTURE AND ADULTERATIONS OF LIQUORS. NY: Dick and Fitzgerald, Publ., 1858. c. 1857 Mabie & Co. How to make beer out of peas, Page 106; whiskey out of spirits, page 19, champagne out of cider, page 57. many other interesting formulae and recipes as well as directions for distilling. A very good copy with the gilt titling bright. 




Mary J. Lincoln. THE BOSTON COOK BOOK.  1954. Revised 1951. A very clean unused copy in a good jacket. 


Nina Nikolaevna Selivanova. DINING AND WINING IN OLD RUSSIA. NY:  E.P. Dutton & Co., 1933. First edition.  A bit of  Russian history prefacing the chapters from  the Seventeenth Century onwards. A very clean copy with toned pages,  a chipped jacket in a protective sleev red colored jacket over red cloth covered boards.


THE GASTRONOMICAL ME. NY: World Book Cmpany, (Duell, Sloan and Pearce,) 1943 later printing. published as a war time edition. 'The Measure of My Powers' and food, security and love. bright jacket with small chips over a clean copy. 


Escoffier. LE GUIDE CULINAIRE. AIDE-MEMOIRE DE CUISINE PRACTIQUE. Paris: E. Flammarion, 1924. Quatrieme edition. ¼ leather, personalized copy. 2 small L’art Culinaire  stamps on a title page and another on the facing page small picture clipping of Escoffier. A pinned recipe on the back FEP and some clippings inside. All in all a very good copy. 


LAROUSSE GASTRONOMIQUE. Preface of A. Escoffier. Paris. (1938-1949) a solid ,clean, bright copy. inside endpapers in a dandelion pattern, owner's signature dated 1952. cover bright, gilt bright. 


Buwei Yang Chao. HOW TO COOK & EAT IN CHINESE.  


Dolly Chow. (Mrs. C.T. Wang) CHOW ! SECRETS OF CHINESE.  COOKING WITH SELECTED RECIPES BY DOLLY CHOW. RUtland: Tuttle, 1953. c1952. 174 pages. an introduction to the nuances of etiquette, cooking method, ingredients. dj. and book both in vg.


Mrs. Arthur Webb. DOCTOR IN THE KITCHEN. London: George Newnes,

n.d. DJ. Nutritional recipes and advice to help one get better during convalescence. 



Mrs. D.R. Barfield, ed. OUR GIRLS' COOK BOOK. Evansville, 1910. Published by the Working Girls' Association. 107 pages + several blanks at the end of the book 18 pages of those blanks with hand written recipes. In worn, used condition, pages are stained. That being said, the binding is tight. 

The Working Girls Association was a 19th century charitable development started to help the many girls and young women who might migrate from one state to another to find work. It was a charitable association providing shelter and security for them. In Brown, 1006.



A. Pollard & F. W. Beech. CIDER MAKING. London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1957.  $65.


An Anglo-Indian. INDIAN COOKERY “LOCAL’ FOR YOUNG HOUSE-KEEPERS. Bombay: The Imperial Press, 1887. second edition. 128 +14 pages. a very scarce copy, in worn condition. card covers, cloth covering over spine - very worn, vg and unmarked inside- though all is in a fragile state— intact. FEP torn, back cover has a corner missing. excellent recipes. in English. 


Harriet Lawrance. “COOKERY FOR THE MILLION” BEING 333 PRACTICAL, ECONOMICAL RECIPES IN INDIAN COOKERY. Madras: Higginbotham & Co., 1904. 333 recipes, 187 pages, iv index,  a very good copy with additional owner notes and clippings. printed board covers, cloth tape spine.


W. S. Burke. EVERY-DAY MENUS FOR INDIAN HOUSE-KEEPERS WITH A KITCHEN DICTIONARY AND SOME EASILY MADE CUPS AND COCKTAILS. Calcutta: Thacker, Spink & Co., 1923. fourth edition. 163 pages. 84 suggested menus, hotweather menus, recipes. A well used copy with a loose binding. Menus for breakfast, tiffin and dinner, combining traditional British foods with traditional  Indian foods. menus, recipes and kitchen vocabulary ‘The Hindustani phonetically spelt; the verbs in Imperative Mood.’  with a split, loose binding, taped spine, bumped edges and scuffed boards. scarce title. 

Martha Stewart. HOMEKEEPING HANDBOOK. NY: Clarkson Potter Publishers, 2006. first edition stated. 744 pages. from the basics of hanging laundry on a clothesline to patching a hole in a shirt. Endless information. SIGNED. 



Giuseppe Prezzolini. MACCHERONI & C. Milano: Longanesi, 1957. a rare copy of the maccheroni essays. Gli Spaghetti, Il Conditore, C'E Chi Vuol, Lasagne e Ravioli, many more. 262 pages +8. with a dust jacket. in Italian, illustrated. color frontis. 


Stumpf and Polites. DESIGN QUARTERLY 104. Walker Art Center ( Minneapolis), 1977. Photographs by Dick Swift. 40 pages + subscription reply page + folded poster. + kitchen history commentary and thoughts about the Cambridge kitchen, now a permanent exhibit in the Smithsonian Museum. A treasure. chipping to poster extremities. 


Clarice Cliff TEAPOT. Charlotte Royal Staffordsshire dinnerware, Barslow, England. stamped Clarice Cliff. transfer pattern design, certainly not like the Bizarre ware for which she is famous. a small pot, square in design. in perfect condition. 3 3/4 x 3 3/4". 


Joel Barlow. THE HASTY-PUDDING, A POEM IN THREE CANTOS. TOGETHER WITH THE RULING PASSION. Hallowell: Ezekiel Goodale, 1815. c.1796. the most famous of the author's writings a humorous poem of a favorite food.......oh how I miss my corn meal mush with molasses, by the American diplomat, author, real estate agent, publisher. read the rest. a later printing, in wraps, 32 pages. stitched binding.


6 BENNINGTON TEA MUGS. early modern. CO-OP 'hand' signature on the base of the cup, delicate, multi colored glaze, brown lip, teal blue. a beautiful set


Joseph Mitchell. OLD MR. FLOOD. NY: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1948. 3 essays that appeared in the New Yorker. There is this old guy named Hugh Flood who spends his days in the Hartford House a SRO. Old New York City history-- there were lots of these guys around when I first came to NY-- living their days out telling stories, reading mysteries and westerns, smelling of cigarettes that you could smoke at the bars-- when bars were bars ! Another century ago. Clams and beer and the waterfront. 

An excellent copy in an vg bright jacket. $95.


Mrs. C.F. Leyel. PUDDINGS BAKED BOILED FRIED STEAMED ICED. LONDON: George Routledge & Sons, n.d. a chipped jacket, though bright. 85 pages. part of the Lure of Cookery series. not in Bitting. scarce in a dust jacket.


(Victoria Lily Ponsonby nee Kennard.) LADY SYSONBY’S COOK BOOK. London: Putnam, 1948. c. 1935. family recipes from Marlborough Gate. illustrated with the delightful decorations of Oliver Messel. with a dust jacket. a very nice copy! 

--another copy. 1948.  both sold