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H. Warner Allen. SHERRY AND PORT. London: Constable, 1952. 215 pages of good histories. In vg/vg. $40.

 

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. $75. 

 
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.

PARTIES AND ENTERTAINMENTS. 1907. 96 PAGES.

 

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. 

 

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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. 

 

Mrs. Hattie Burr. THE WOMAN SUFFRAGE COOK BOOK. CONTAINING THOROUGHLY TESTED AND RELIABLE RECIPES FOR COOKING, DIRECTIONS FOR THE CARE OF THE SICK, AND PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS CONTRIBUTED ESPECIALLY FOR THIS WORK. Boston: self published, 1890.

 

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. 

 

THE PENGUIN ELIZABETH DAVID COOKERY BOOK SET. VG +  
 

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.