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Joanne Hendricks, Cookbooks

488 Greenwich Street

New York, New York, 10013

Shop Phone 212 226 5731

 

 

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From a notation in the auction catalogue The Fine Collection of Cookery Books Formed by Mrs. Claudia Quigley Murphy, New York The Anderson Galleries, April 19, 1926, for a 1796 Carter Philadelphia edition a description reads, “RARE EARLY AMERICAN EDITION. Not in Sabin. Apparently no record of sale at auction. It may be noted that Evans lists but thirteen Cookery Imprints prior to 1795; and American Cookery Books printed before 1825 are of very rare occurrence. THEY ARE, IN FACT, THE INCUNABULA OF THEIR CLASS. The present work and Smith’s “Complete Housewife” were more frequently printed than any other work, and were the books upon which the women of the late Colonial and the Revolutionary eras relied.”

Carter. THE FRUGAL HOUSEWIFE OR, COMPLETE WOMAN COOK. WHEREIN THE ART OF DRESSING ALL SORTS OF VIANDS WITH CLEANLINESS, DECENCY, AND ELEGANCE IS EXPLAINED IN 500 HUNDRED APPROVED RECEIPTS IN GRAVIES, SAUCES, ROASTING, BOILING, FRYING, STEWS....etc. New York: Rogers and Berry, Pearl Street [1795]. Lowenstein 8a [1972] .several handwritten recipes and observations written in the fore pages. a later dated inscription dated June 30, 1830. lacking the illustrated Bill of Fare for November and December, one page, plus any blank ep's. $2000.

 

Another copy: Philadelphia: Mathew Carey, 1802. Missing the frontis. 131 pp. Front index with one plate entitled, ARRANGEMENT OF A DINNER OR SUPPER TABLE, CONSISTING OF NINE DISHES. $800.

 

A Society of Gentlemen in New York. THE UNIVERSAL RECEIPT BOOK, OR, COMPLETE FAMILY DIRECTORY; BEING A REPOSITORY OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE IN THE SEVERAL BRANCHES OF DOMESTIC ECONOMY; CONTAINING SCARCE, CURIOUS, AND VALUABLE RECEIPTS, AND CHOICE SECRETS. New York: I. Riley, 1814. in NYPL, LCOC, AAS, Schlesinger. leather covered boards with small red title label on spine. 16mo. 284pp. household, cookery and health recipes are mixed together- with an index. -name plate of Richard Manning, Raymond, Me. -signature of Richard Manning of Raymond on half-title page-signature Susan De Manning on FEP

In AAS: ( American Antiquarian Society) Notes: Attributed to Richard Alsop in Field, David D. A statistical account of the county of Middlesex, in Connecticut (Middletown, Conn., 1819), p. 52. See also Harrington, Karl P. Richard Alsop "a Hartford wit" (1939), p. 139, where it is suggested that Alsop was one of the society of gentlemen and Alsop is identified as the brother-in-law of Isaac Riley.

 

quite scarce:

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(Albany), 1818. small 16 mo, 34 pages, in a good binding, paper over thin wooden boards, worn at edges, foxed. advocating abstaining from fermented breads, pork, sugar, spiritous liquors, coffee, tobacco. Together with essays condemning corsets, ostentatious dress, tight shoes-- promoting abolition of slaves and shaving. a scarce title. Shaw & Shoemaker 45323.  $450. 

 

William Kitchiner. THE COOK’S ORACLE CONTAINING RECEIPTS FOR PLAIN COOKERY. etc, etc. Boston: Munroe and Francis, 1823. second American edition, 1822. originally published as Apicius Redivivus or Cook's Oracle in 1817 in London, with many editions. Well written, references within the recipe using different typeface for emphasis. $350.

 

THE NEW FAMILY RECEIPT-BOOK, CONTAINING EIGHT HUNDRED TRULY VALUABLE RECEIPTS IN VARIOUS BRANCHES OF DOMESTIC ECONOMY, SELECTED FROM THE WORKS OF BRITISH AND FOREIGN WRITERS OF UNQUESTIONABLE EXPERIENCE AND AUTHORITY, AND THE ATTESTED COMMUNICATIONS OF SCIENTIFIC FRIENDS. New Haven: Howe & Spaulding, and Samuel Wadsworth, 1819. 429 pp + publisher’s advertising. Calf with paste-on title on spine. 38 chapters of various topics and their recipes—agriculture, bird catching, brewing and management of malt liquors, curiosities, distilling, domestic economy, firearms and management of gunpowder, gardening, health, perfumes, water, wine, etc. Longone, American Cookery 1796-1996. Lowenstein/Lincoln(1954) 75. $350.

 

THE COOK NOT MAD OR RATIONAL COOKERY; BEING A COLLECTION OF ORIGINAL AND SELECTED RECEIPTS, embracing….the AMERICAN PUBLICK IN TOWN AND COUNTRY. Watertown (NY): Knowlton & Rice, 1830. 1st ed. 24mo. 120pp. advocating temperance in the quality and quantity of our diet and adapting the diet to the meridian of the locality. Makes good sense. numbered entries covering the sick room and household receipts. fep missing, all else complete. a charming little book with paper covered wooden boards, showing at the edges, calico cloth spine, in a protective folding card box ribbon tied. $2200.

 

Handwritten journal of compounding recipes written by Dr. Henry Smith and Wm. J. Moses. Journal book started January 1, 1844. mid 19th century. Cologne, Washing mixture, Indian Cathartic, Medicine for Horses, Sweet Drops, Spring Bitters, Fever Powder many more recipes. in a marbled journal with lined papers. 1/4 leather spine. detail of page illustrated. $245.

 

Mrs. Mary Randolph. THE VIRGINIA HOUSEWIFE. Philadelphia: E.H. Butler & Co., 1848. c.1824. Bitting 388. Lowenstein. 287b (1954) Cagle. LOC; Schlesinger. The earliest regional American cookbook using familiar early 19th century terminology and Americanisms as well as Spanish and French influenced recipes. A nice recipe for Morello cherry shrub, and a fair number of chicken and bird recipes, and recipes for local river fish.

180 pages, missing prelims but starts with the title page. some pencil scribbling to inner front and back covers. Covers very worn. Binding holding. A scarce and coveted American title.( Mary Randolph 1762-1828, link to Randolph is from the MSU libraries) $650.

 

Mrs. L. G. Abell. THE SKILLFUL HOUSEWIFE’S BOOK, OR COMPLETE GUIDE TO DOMESTIC COOKERY, TASTE, COMFORT, AND ECONOMY. EMBRACING 659 RECEIPTS, PERTAINING TO HOUSEHOLD DUTIES, GARDENING, FLOWERS, BIRDS, PLANTS, ETC. New -York: D. Newell, 1846. stereotyped by Vincent Dill, Jr. 1st ed. 12mo. 208pp. covers were replaced by a stiff paper, hand sewn binding, with additional handwritten recipes bound and pasted inside with a charming colored floral arrangement page also sewn in. original frontis of beef, mutton and pork diagrammed and title page intact. a charming American kitchen relic. Bitting 621. $450.

 

another copy. THE SKILLFUL HOUSEWIFE OR COMPLETE GUIDE TO DOMESTIC COOKERY, TASTE, COMFORT, AND ECONOMY. EMBRACING 659 RECEIPTS PERTAINING TO HOUSEHOLD DUTIES, HEALTH, EDUCATION OF CHILDREN, GARDENING, FLOWERS, BIRDS, ETC, ETC WITH VALUABLE ADDITIONS BY AN ENGLISH HOUSEKEEPER. NY: J. M. Fairchild & Co., Publishers N.D. copyright page entered 1852 according to Act of Congress. 216 pp. 12mo. Fortieth thousand. Last blank leaf missing. ¼ cloth, printed boards. Early signature of owner on FEP. Mrs. Eliza Berry, Portland, Me. And the later signatures of Mary E. Berry (p.212) also a bit of family history, John R. Berry left for Baltimore the 24th of May 1859 written on the end page. 2 plates front and verso of a butchering diagram and the frontis kitchen illustration of a woman rolling pastry with her children acting like children. $450.

 

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, LADIES' TOILETTE TABLE, DIRECTIONS FOR MANAGING CANARY BIRDS; ALSO, SAFE DIRECTIONS FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF CHILDREN; INSTRUCTIONS FOR LADIES UNDER VARIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES; A GREAT VARIETY OF VALUABLE RECIPES, FORMING A COMPLETE SYSTEM OF FAMILY MEDICINE.  New York, 1851. 136pp + 1p. adv. medical and food recipes. in very good condition with foxing. title page print off center, drypoint illustration of animal menagerie on copyright page, 1 hand written recipe for Torte Cake in pencil. An inscription, Presented to Mrs. Hanford by her Father on FEP. Bitting 570. LOC on line catalog, AAS, NYU. $350.

 

Mrs. J.S. Bradley. MRS. BRADLEY'S HOUSEKEEPER'S GUIDE: OR A NEW, PLAIN AND ECONOMICAL COOK-BOOK, CONTAINING THE GREATEST VARIETY OF NEW, VALUABLE AND APPROVED RECEIPTS EVER PUBLISHED IN ONE BOOK. Cincinnati: J. Applegate & Co., 1853. Bitting 54. x-187pages. One recipe written on ep. An embossed bookseller's stamp placing it in Zanesville, Ohio. $300.

 

ARTS REVEALED, AND UNIVERSAL GUIDE; CONTAINING MANY RARE AND INVALUABLE RECIPES AND DIRECTIONS FOR THE USE OF FAMILIES, FROM THE BEST AUTHORITIES. NY: H. Dayton, Publisher, 1859. 155 pp. 8vo. blind stamped cloth cover with a small gilt title. worn edges. a small household encyclopedia of household recipes and advice; medical recipes with a guide to collecting roots, bark herbs and flowers; instructions on dress and cleanliness and etiquette for men and women; instructions for needlework arts; miscellaneous recipes to which are added several recipes for confectionery which precedes a section on killing borers in fruit trees; diseases of children, accidents and emergencies and a chapter of cake recipes. $250.

 

J. R. Stafford’s FAMILY RECEIPT BOOK: CONTAINING THE CELEBRATED 100 METROPOLITAN HOTEL RECIPES AND ALSO OVER 150 OTHER VALUABLE RECEIPTS, AND MANY SUBJECTS OF INTEREST TO ALL CLASSES. New York: Benj. Urner, Steam Book and Job Printer, 248 Canal Street, 1860. 8vo. 32 pp. + advertising. sewn binding. paper covers for this booklet of the Metropolitan Hotel in lower Manhattan now familiarly called SOHO. The hotel was located on Broadway between Houston and Prince Streets and there is a history of the development on the second page with etching of the massive hotel built in 1852. foxed and in ‘used’ condition. ephemera. $65.

 

LADIES' INDISPENSABLE ASSISTANT, BEING A COMPANION FOR THE SISTER, MOTHER, AND WIFE. CONTAINING MORE INFORMATION FOR THE PRICE THAN ANY OTHER WORK UPON THE SUBJECT. HERE ARE THE VERY BEST DIRECTIONS FOR THE BEHAVIOR AND ETIQUETTE OF Mrs. S.G. Knight. TIT-BITS; OR, HOW TO PREPARE A NICE DISH AT A MODERATE EXPENSE. Boston: Crosby and Nichols, 1864. 12mo. 124pp. brown, blind stamped decorative cloth, bumped and scuffed corners and rubbed spine with the cloth separating but repaired and a nice gilt title. a clean bright copy inside. recipes: a general cookbook with a leaning toward puddings, cakes, fritters and carbs. $200.

 

Smith & Swinney. THE HOUSEKEEPER'S GUIDE AND EVERYBODY'S HAND-BOOK: CONTAINING FIVE HUNDRED NEW AND VALUABLE RECIPES. Cincinnati, Ohio, 1868. fourth edition. 12mo. Recipes for the food pantry and the household-- soap, jam, puddings, poison antidotes.96 pages, bound with PORTRAITS AND BIOGRAPHIES OF THE LEADING MILITARY AND NAVAL OFFICERS INCLUDING THOSE OF PRESIDENTS LINCOLN AND JOHNSON. By L. M. Smith. Illustrated with portrait etchings.

Printed board covers, heavily foxed. Complete. The cloth spine is split with the covers detached. LOC, MSU Library. $250.

 

Julia C. Andrews. BREAKFAST DINNER & TEA: VIEWED CLASSICALLY, POETICALLY, AND PRACTICALLY. CONTAINING NUMEROUS DISHES AND FEASTS OF ALL TIMES AND ALL COUNTRIES. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1869. c 1859. 351 pages. deep blue stamped and gilt titles front cover and spine. rubbed. each page is framed in a double rule. pages are clean with toning.Inscription on the fep reads: Mrs John Appleton. From her loving husband.Feb 12 1874. $165.

 

THE HOUSEHOLD TREASURE, OR, THE YOUNG HOUSEWIFE'S COMPANION, CONTAINING COMPLETE INSTRUCTIONS IN, AND RECEIPTS FOR PREPARING, etc...Philadelphia: J. Thomas Huey, 1871. 12mo. 5 +158 +11 pages of advertising from Philadelphia. As well as advertising throughout. Illustrated with 8 color plates + a 2 page sepia colored advertisement from Dobbins' Electric Soap. All pages present. Some tears. Blind stamped cloth cover with gilt stamped National Life Insurance Co. advertising. Title faded and worn on spine. $95.

 

 Dr. Ludwig Flentje. HAUS-REZEPTE. Philadelphia: von M. Dahlem, 1872. in German. recipes, receipts and formulae, cooking, medicinal, household, garden. 1st printing. 288 pages. for a history of the Germans in the Middle Atlantic States see all the books of William Woys Weaver who has written extensively on this culture and also a general Wikipedia search. see here for a digital edition. blind stamped, gilt title, slightly cocked. Flentje also wrote books on Wine. in NYPL. not in Bitting or Brown. $250.

 

Sara T. Paul. COOKERY FROM EXPERIENCE. A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR HOUSEKEEPERS IN THE PREPARATION OF EVERY DAY MEALS. CONTAINING MORE THAN ONE THOUSAND DOMESTIC RECEIPTS, MOSTLY TESTED BY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE; WITH SUGGESTIONS FOR MEALS, LISTS OF MEATS AND VEGETABLES IN SEASON, etc. Philadelphia: Porter and Coates, 1875. 338 pages. Bitting 359. $125.

 

Thomas Hawkes Tanner. M.D., F.L.S. MEMORANDA ON POISONS. Philadelphia: Lindsay & Blakiston, 1875. vade mecum. All sorts of recipes. Definition, diagnosis, detection! Classifications, Mineral, Corrosive Vegetable, Alkalies, Salts, Simple Vegetable, Irritant Gasses, several more chapters. 155 pages. Small, 5 ¼ x 3 1/2”, cloth. $150.

 

P.H. Felker. THE GROCER’S MANUAL, CONTAINING THE NATURAL HISTORY AND PROCESS OF MANUFACTURE OF ALL GROCER’S GOODS ALSO, THEIR ADULTERATIONS AND HOW TO DETECT THEM; RATES OF TARE, AS ALLOWED BY CUSTOM AND LAW…Claremont: Claremont Manufacturing Company, 1878. 312pp. 12mo. alphabetically listed and defined items on the grocer’s shelf, from Adulterations to Yeast. Bitting 155. 1st ed. a bit worn. $125.

 

Mrs. Emma Ewing. SOUP AND SOUP MAKING. Chicago and New York: Fairbanks, Palmer & Co., 1882. 16mo. 40pp. stiff card printed covers with title. a cookery manual by the Superintendent of the Chicago Training School of Cookery. Number 1 of a Cookery Manual series, the others being Bread, Salads and Devil Dainties. a very nice copy with some age yellowing and a water spot to the exterior rear cover. $85.

 

Professor H. Blit. CANNING FRUITS AND VEGETABLES BY HOT AIR AND STEAM, AND BERRIES BY THE COMPOUNDING OF SYRUPS AND THE CRYSTALLIZING AND CANDYING OF FRUITS, ETC., ETC. Pittsburgh, 1890. a new edition and supplement to which is added recipes for making household articles and valuable formulae also medical and toilet formulae with an errata sheet, in addition chapters on improving and strengthening memory and also THE MNEMOTECHNIC DICTIONARY, containing most of the English words in common use, combining classical, geographical, ancient and modern terms and proper names, all arranged in numerical order. cracked hinges but a strong binding. waxed cloth interesting for historical references. $90.

 

JOHN G. CARLISLE’S KENTUCKY COOK BOOK.  Chicago: F. Tennyson Neeley, 1893. 249 pages.  1 or 2 recipes per page. A distinctive cookbook of white polished fine cloth with a printed flower motif, an Arts and Crafts era inspired font.  Scuffed and stained cover with a tight binding, 2 full page handwritten recipes and a gift inscription to Dear Grandmama… dated 1893. $165.

 

Dr. Lyman Abbott, L.W. Betts, Elizabeth Bisland, H.C. Candee, John M. Gerhard, Constance Cary Harrison, P.G. Hubert, Jr., Thomas Wentworth Higginson, M.G. Humphreys, M.C. Jones, E.W. Mc Glasson, Samuel Parsons, Jr., Dr. J. West Roosevelt, W.O. Stoddard, Kate Douglas Wiggin.THE HOUSE AND HOME A PRACTICAL BOOK. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1896. in 2 volumes. with 400 illustrations. 400, 396pages. 18 chapters covering such diverse subjects as Occupations for Woman; Woman in their Business Affairs; The Principles of Housekeeping; The Training of Children; Books and Reading; The Flower Garden; House Decorating; Woman's Handiwork.red cloth, heavy paper, some pages loosening though a tight binding, very clean. nicely illustrated with color & black and white illustrations. a fine 'how to' household reference, nicely indicative of the era. $125.

 

Ysaguirre and La Marca. COLD DISHES FOR HOT WEATHER. NY: Harpers & Brothers, 1896. charming in design and title, small in size, 127 pages, gilt titles. summer shawl or a table runner design on the front cover, --a very good copy. $125.

 

a nation of sweet makers....

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. $300.

 

J.D. Hounihan.  BAKER’S AND CONFECTIONERS GUIDE. Buffalo: John D. Hounihan, 1877. Fep’s were removed. Title page present, a book for the trade, 355 pages. + advertising. A beautiful blue colored cake top designs, also tiered cakes. A very clean copy.  Rear cover edge fraying from the bindery  and a small amount of scuffing on the spine. Bright gilt titles. $325.

 

S.W. McGetrick. THE NEW WHOLE ART OF CONFECTIONARY, SUGAR BOILING, ICEING, CANDYING, JELLY AND WINE MAKING, &c, &c, &c, WHICH WILL BE FOUND VERY BENEFICIAL TO HOUSEKEEPERS, CONFECTIONERS, SERVANTS, &c. First American Edition, from the Eleventh London Edition. To which are now added SEVERAL NEW AND USEFUL RECIPES, NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED. NY: William Mitchell, 1834. 60 pages.Lowenstein(1954)145b.

bound together with THE FAMILY MANUAL: CONTAINING SIMPLE RULES FOR THE PRESERVATION OF HEALTH, APPROVED PRESCRIPTIONS FOR RESTORING HEALTH WITH A TREATISE ON FARMING, GARDENING & FARRIERY. Bloomfield (PA): P. Sturtevants, 1836. 71 pages. In 'rough' fragile condition, bruised corners, cloth cover very worn, still holding together, water stains--all pages present. A nice old apothecary label pasted in and a make do hole repair on the title page. not in Bitting or Stafford. $450.

 

G.V. Frye. THE HOUSEWIFE'S PRACTICAL CANDY MAKER COMPRISING RECEIPTS FOR THE FINEST HOME-MADE CANDIES ESPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR MANUFACTURE IN THE AMERICAN KITCHEN. Chicago: Belford, Clarke and Co., 1889. lacking the last 2 leaves (4 pages) 162 pages. Black stamped design on front cover, gilt title on spine. $125.

 

J. M. Sanderson; Parkinson. COOK AND CONFECTIONER, THE COMPLETE COOK. THE COMPLETE CONFECTIONER, PASTRY-COOK AND BAKER. (Bitting 416; 355) Bitting lists this later compilation in her description of Eleanor Parkinson’s The Complete Confectioner but not for Sanderson, only listing the 1846 edition. And so the frontis title has also been meshed of the 2 books. cloth cover, decorative ¼ leather spine with chip at the top. 196 +154+ advertising by the publisher. $125.

 

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. $125.

 

May E. Southworth. 101 LAYER CAKES. San Francisco: Paul Elder, 1907. Uniform to the 101 series. This is a very scarce hardcover edition. 103pages + index. Fep removed. $75.

 

THE NEW YORK CAKE BOOK FIFTY RECIPES BY A FAMOUS NEW YORK CHEF. NY: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1908. Small 3 ½ x 5 ¼”, unpaginated, floral end pages, one recipe per page. a VG copy. $200.

 

Ellen Terry Johnson. HARTFORD ELECTION CAKE AND OTHER RECEIPTS CHIEFLY FROM MANUSCRIPT SOURCES. Hartford: The Fowler & Miller Co., 1889. a sweet, wonderfully titled charitable cookbook. mostly cakes, puddings, creams and other desserts, and a very nice selection of Election Cakes. 123pp.12mo. in very good condition. uncommon. $425.

 

Lucy W. Bostwick. MARGERY DAW’S HOME CONFECTIONERY. New York: Brentano’s, 1891. Silk cloth with a stamped gold colored bon-bon. 46 pages + blanks.  16mo. A tiny bit of foxing and front cover stain.

Candy making at home, simple recipes, no pictures.  $ 125.

 

Miss. F. THE AMERICAN HOME CONFECTIONARY BOOK CONTAINING RECEIPTS FOR ALL SORTS OF CAKES, SWEETMEATS, PRESERVES, PASTRY, PUDDING AND PIES AS PREPARED IN BOTH AMERICAS AND THE INDIES, ADAPTED FOR THE USE OF AMERICAN AND ENGLISH HOUSEKEEPERS. Paris: Guillard, Aillaud & Co., 1888. CCC (300) recipes the last being Chinese Bungabung, using mulberries, strawberries, currants and raspberries. Quite scarce, in fragile condition. $425.

 

THE CANDY MAKER A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO THE VARIOUS KINDS OF PLAIN AND FANCY CANDY. NY: Excelsior Publishing House, 1901, c. 1896. Paginated as 476-556. printed paper covered boards, cloth spine. #64 in a series of popular subjects: dreams, foreign languages, drills and marches, tricks, training animals, recitations & many other subjects. Originally published by the Excelsior Publishing House in 1878 giving the author Jesse Haney credit for the work. Not in listed in Bitting. A very clean crisp copy with one unfortunate repaired tear to page 525, clean and bright inside. Scarce. Not in Stafford, Bitting. $125.

 

Perfecto. NOTES ON AMERICAN CONFECTIONERY. WITH METHODS OF WORKING WITH DIFFERENT BRANCHES OF CANDY MAKING, ICE CREAM AND SODA WATER. Philadelphia, 1891. Small book probably for the shop owner or a small manufacturer of saleable shop pastries and sweets.  Covering nuts, chocolate, creams, syrups, soda waters and a final chapter on The Window and Counter. Advertising. Loose binding. $75.

 

THE NEW YORK CAKE BOOK FIFTY RECIPES BY A FAMOUS NEW YORK CHEF. NY: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1908. Small 3 ½ x 5 ¼”, unpaginated, floral end pages, one recipe per page. a VG copy. $200.

 

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. $150.

 

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. $75.

 

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Ellen Terry Johnson. HARTFORD ELECTION CAKE AND OTHER RECEIPTS CHIEFLY FROM MANUSCRIPT SOURCES. Hartford: The Fowler & Miller Co., 1889. a sweet, wonderfully titled charitable cookbook. mostly cakes, puddings, creams and other desserts, and a very nice selection of Election Cakes. 123pp.12mo. in very good condition. uncommon. $425.

 

HOUSEKEEPER'S MANUAL A SELECTION OF RECIPES TRIED AND APPROVED BY THE LADIES OF THE VALLEY FALLS (New York) M.E. CHURCH. North Adams, Mass: Walden & Crawley, 1899. 93 pages + several pages of local NY advertising. not in any, that I have searched, on line digital libraries. $95. 

 

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. $165.

 

Ladies’ Literary Circle of the Summit Ave. M.E. Church. THE EAST ST. LOUIS COOK BOOK. East St. Louis: John Haps printer, 1899. a big production, portraits of The Ladies, full page church etching, many, many local ads including an index to the advertisers, index to the recipes each having a flying American flag ‘bullet’ 272 pp. and some hand written additions. a worn and stained white oilcloth cover. Toned paper.  $150.

 

The Ladies of the First Universalist Society. CHOICE RECEIPTS. Haverhill, Franklin P. Stiles, 1897-98. 131pp. Brown 1320. oblong shape, 24mo. (5.75 x 8.25”) gray cloth with Kenoza in large gilt script on front. the recipes are signed by the contributor, many ads, good shape, clean and unmarked. With the small mimeographed errata sheet. $100.

 

M.B. Bosson. AUNT MENA’S RECIPE BOOK. Philadelphia: The National Baptist, 1888. 8vo. 209pp. decorative stamped front cover. in poor condition, complete. sold for the benefit of the Baptist Orphanage, Angora, Philadelphia. $95.

 

The Ladies of the M.W.C.T.U. MASSACHUSETTS WOMAN’S CHRISTIAN TEMPERANCE UNION CUISINE. A VALUABLE COMPILATION OF RECIPES KNOWN TO BE RELIABLE TOGETHER WITH REPORTS, CONSTITUTION, BY-LAWS, ETC. Boston: E.B. Stilling & Co., 1878. 8vo. 23 pp + 127pp + 15 pages of advertising by sponsors, including advertising on end pages and free end pages. one of the greatest of all charitable cookbooks compiled for the cause of Temperance in alcoholic drink and for the establishment of inns and homes for women and men to encourage their reform from the evils of intemperance. brown cloth cover with gilt titles, worn edges. with many added recipes on lined leaves, clippings inserted and pasted in and one leaf inserted of a temperance song. recipes for cooking and hints for households. an incredible 19th century relic. $350.

 

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.  $100.

 

 

THE KIRMESS COOK BOOK. Jersey City, Nov.7-8-9-10, 1906] 519 pages. bound in green cloth covered boards in library binding. [A COLLECTION OF WELL-TESTED RECIPES FROM THE BEST HOUSE-KEEPERS OF JERSEY CITY AND ELSEWHERE]. A charitable cookbook compiled for the benefit of Christ Hospital, with gleanings from "The Up To Date Waitress," Salads, Sandwiches and Chafing-dish Dainties," The "Cook Books" of Mrs,. Seeley, Marion Harland, Miss Parola, Oscar, Filippini, The Boston Cooking School Cook Book and others, from the preface, present, title page missing. (This information was taken from the Open Library copy that is missing the first few pages of Chapter 1 though has the title page). with several added correction and addition slips, penciled notations, and several library repairs. in LOC, NYU (Bobst), Schlesinger, Open Library. Bitting 569. $125.

 

Shishmaref Day School. ESKIMO COOKBOOK. Alaska, 1952. small, nearly 4 1/2 x 6" , stapled binding. A very famous little charitable cookbook, published for the Alaska Crippled Children's Association of Anchorage, Alaska. A mere 36 pages but so exacting of the culture of the native peoples. Local flora and their descriptions, meats and birds with their Eskimo recipes. A treasure. Paper wraps, typewriter layout, recipes are contributed by the schoolchildren with their names signed. an early printing of this booklet with period Santa stickers and inscription done in 50's style penmanship. $50.

 

Julia Lovejoy Cuniberti. PRACTICAL ITALIAN RECIPES FOR AMERICAN KITCHENS. Washington D.C., 1918. A charitable cookbook to aid the orphan boys of Italy in Citta' di Castello, Collestrada and in Rome. Included is the original insert accompanying the cookbook, which is 32 pages, green wraps with front cover paste-on, rag paper. 2 staples as binding. missing the title page. Still very foreign. A scarce title and a very early Italian cooking title in America. $45.

 

EL COCINERO ESPANOL. Boston: Medical Bureau to Aid Spanish Democracy, 1938. very scarce copy of a charitable cookbook whose funds were used to aid the Milk Fund For Spanish Babies during the Spanish Civil War. Dorothy Parker, the journalist and Martha Graham, the dancer, were connected to the Milk Fund. A link here is from a more recent NY Times article about a recreation of a Graham dance composed and performed for the Milk Fund. Many writers and of course artists came to the cause of the Spanish people’s cause. A turbulent moment in Spain’s history and yet a charitable cookbook was published against it. In good condition thought the front cellophane covering of the stiff paper cover is peeling. $135.

 

Gleaners’ Society of the Congregational Church. GLEANER’S PRIDE COOK BOOK. Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, 1904. second edition. 8vo. 178 + blank pages for write-ins. the usual recipe subjects and the names of the contributors. Worn, all blank pages are used, with added clippings. $50.

 

LADIES GUILD. CHOICE SELECTIONS OF TESTED RECIPES FOR MANY HOUSEHOLDS PUBLISHED AND REVISED BY THE CONGREGATIONAL LADIES’ GUILD SOCIETY. Sidney, Montana. N.d 1925. Oil cloth cover, some local advertising but commercial ads too. No mention of the guild’s beneficiaries. $100.

 

COOK BOOK OF THE NORTHWEST, COMPILED BY THE LADIES OF THE WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. KEOKUK, IOWA. Keokuk: R. B. Ogden, Publishers, 1875. A later printing. Local advertising, well used, clippings and added hand written recipes. $150.

 

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. Second edition. c.1886. 148 pages, a clean bright copy, printed paper boards, back hinge cracked but strong. A fund raising book for the movement--Raising consciousness through the kitchen. $450.

 

50 YEARS WITH THE SPRINGS VILLAGE IMPROVEMENT SOCIETY. 1959. Local advertising, unpaginated, 20 pages, stapled, photographs of the town. Snippets of history. Recipes for clams and crullers. $25.

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. $350.

 

 

Mrs. A.P. Hill. HOUSEKEEPING MADE EASY. MRS. HILL’S NEW FAMILY RECEIPT BOOK FOR THE KITCHEN. A PRACTICAL SYSTEM FOR PRIVATE FAMILIES IN TOWN AND COUNTRY. NY: Wm. L. Allison & Co., 1869. C.1867. 427 +7 pages of publisher’s advertising. A ‘good’ copy. ‘Kitchen’ repairs to the cover, text block firmly anchored to the covers though somewhere in the middle some pages are not plumb to the book. All pages present. Cooking and household recipes, first aid remedies for home and for those who could have suffered injury in the war.  Damon L. Fowler wrote an introduction to the 1995 University of South Carolina edition and graciously acknowledges Karen Hess, her guidance and scholarship and vast collection of reference material. We get a thorough perspective of Mrs. Hill and her rightful place in American cookbook history. $325.

Mrs. E.R. Tennent. HOUSE-KEEPING IN THE SUNNY SOUTH. Atlanta: Jas. P. Harrison & Co., 1885. 286 pages. a worn copy, restored decorative paste-downs, a repaired copy— covers worn & stained, title is legible. Virginia Hams, curing hams- using ash and straw as a covering ( I was very fortunate to have once had a gift of a ham cured in this manner- it was from South Carolina and I was a very young NYC homemaker), to boil a ham, souse, backbone pie, similarly- beef recipes- nose to tail. Mince meat for six pies & blackberry mush. Wine, beer, shrubs & cordials using blackberries,cherries, corn, sweet potato, persimmons, Catawba, scuppernong & apples. a list of all recipe contributors, household hints and keeping poultry in the garden is part of it. $250.

The Marietta Journal February 4, 1909 Mrs E R TENNENT, wife of Dr Gil--- TENNENT, died at the family residence, on Atlanta street, on Monday afternoon last, after a brief illness. This occurrence carried sadness and sorrow to hundreds of people and friends who knew this remarkably brilliant and talented woman who possessed an intellect and culture of a high order. Gifted as a writer, she was the author of that famous cook book, "Housekeeping in the Sunny South." Mrs TENNENT was formerly of Paris, Ky., and of a distinguished family. She was kind-hearted, generous, noble impulses, and was always ready and eager to be of service, or do others a kindness or favor. As a member of the Presbyterian church, she was loyal and devoted. Besides her husband, Dr G TENNENT, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs Virgil Odgen WARD, wife of Captain D T WARD, of Franklinton, N. C. We sympathize with the bereaved in the loss they have sustained. The funeral services were held Wednesday morning at 10:30 at the family residence, conducted by Dr J H PATTON.

 

Laura Thornton Knowles. SOUTHERN RECIPES TESTED BY MYSELF. New York: George H. Doran Company, 1913. A v.good clean copy— $200.

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. $150.

 

J. R. Stafford’s FAMILY RECEIPT BOOK: CONTAINING THE CELEBRATED 100 METROPOLITAN HOTEL RECIPES AND ALSO OVER 150 OTHER VALUABLE RECEIPTS, AND MANY SUBJECTS OF INTEREST TO ALL CLASSES. New York: Benj. Urner, Steam Book and Job Printer, 248 Canal Street, 1860. 8vo. 32 pp. + advertising. sewn binding. paper covers for this booklet of the Metropolitan Hotel in lower Manhattan now familiarly called SOHO. The hotel was located on Broadway between Houston and Prince Streets and there is a history of the development on the second page with etching of the massive hotel built in 1852. foxed and in ‘used’ condition. ephemera. $65.

Charles A. Lee. ALEUTIAN INDIAN AND ENGLISH DICTIONARY. COMMON WORDS IN THE DIALECTS OF THE ALEUTIAN INDIAN LANGUAGE AS SPOKEN BY THE OOGASHIK, EGASHIK, EGESHIK, ANANGASHUK AND MISREMIE TRIBES AROUND SULIMA RIVER AND NEIGHBORING PARTS OF THE ALASKA PENNINSULA. Oogashik, 1896. 23 pages , paper covers. with some food terms included. scarce and fragile. 5 3/4 x 3 3/4". $350.

OUR OWN BOOK OF EVERYDAY WANTS, CONTAINS PORTRAITS OF THE PROBABLE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES IN 1888. / THE HOME COOK BOOK: A MANUAL FOR FARMERS AND THEIR WIVES, MERCHANTS, MECHANICS AND THEIR CHILDREN. Etc. Elmira (NY): The Gazette Company, 1888. 319 pages. toned pages, VG except for final page repaired, cracked rear hinge. All else firmly in place. A general all purpose book with chapters to appeal to everyone from Cookery, Indian Recipes, Young Ladies Guide,  Sullivan’s Expedition many more. Brown cloth with stamped front title. Owners name and town & County, NY and date, Jan. 11, 1888. 4 full page portraits of the presidential candidates. not in OCLC or Culinary Collections.  $165.

THE HOUSEHOLD TREASURE, OR, THE YOUNG HOUSEWIFE'S COMPANION, CONTAINING COMPLETE INSTRUCTIONS IN, AND RECEIPTS FOR PREPARING, etc...Philadelphia: J. Thomas Huey, 1871. 12mo. 5 +158 +11 pages of advertising from Philadelphia. As well as advertising throughout. Illustrated with 8 color plates + a 2 page sepia colored advertisement from Dobbins' Electric Soap. All pages present. Some tears. Blind stamped cloth cover with gilt stamped National Life Insurance Co. advertising. Title faded and worn on spine. $95.

Laura C. Holloway. THE HEARTHSTONE OR. LIFE AT HOME. A HOUSEHOLD MANUAL. CONTAINING HINTS AND HELPS FOR HOME MAKING; HOME FURNISHING; DECORATION; AMUSEMENT; HEALTH DIRECTIONS; THE SICK ROOM; THE NURSERY; THE LIBRARY; THE LAUNDRY ETC. TOGETHER WITH A COMPLETE COOKERY BOOK. Chicago: L.P. Miller & Company, 1887. 582 pages, frontis of an inglenook with tissue guard, cover of stamped designs on deep blue cloth. full page illustrations, toned pages, a very good ++ copy in excellent condition. $150.

Mary S. Scott. INDIAN CORN AS HUMAN FOOD. Nevada Iowa: Representative Office, Payne & Son, 1889. Out of Iowa kitchens, advocating small corn production and small milling practices. Describing her grandmother's recipe for corn-dodgers, “a carefully mixed and seasoned dough, made from corn meal and water, wrapped in wet corn husks, pressed into a flat form, and baked in the hot coal and ashes. These cakes were brought to the table directly from the glowing hearth, broken (not cut), and eaten with butter or hot gravy from hot ham." A small book with other descriptions of pioneer preparation, cooking and serving of corn recipes. Recipes too. scarce title.  4 ¾ x 6”. stained red paper covers, wobbly, loose page, cloth spine has a 1" piece missing. - $200.

 

 

 

 

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. $225.

A Water Patient, ed. THE WATER CURE IN AMERICA: TWO HUNDRED AND TWENTY CASES OF VARIOUS DISEASES TREATED WITH WATER, BY DRS. WESSELHOEFT, SHEW, BEDORTHA, SHIEFERDECKER, AND OTHERS; WITH CASES OF DOMESTIC PRACTICE; NOTICES OF THE WATER CURE ESTABLISHMENTS; DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE OF HYDROPATHIC PUBLICATIONS, ETC. DESIGNED FOR POPULAR AS WELL AS PROFESSIONAL READING. New York & London: Wiley and Putnam, 1848. 288 pages, blue blind stamped cloth, gilt title on spine. case studies and discussions. Vermont, Ohio, Syosset, Cooperstown, Waterford. A list of establishments. a very good copy. $350.

 

Joel Shew, M.D. THE WATER CURE MANUAL: A POPULAR WORK EMBRACING DESCRIPTIONS OF THE VARIOUS MODES OF BATHING, THE HYGIENIC AND CURATIVE EFFECTS OF AIR, EXERCISE, CLOTHING, OCCUPATION, DIET, WATER-DRINKING, &c. TOGETHER WITH DESCRIPTIONS OD DISEASES, AND THE HYDROPATHIC MEANS TO BE EMPLOYED THEREIN. ILLUSTRATED WITH CASES OF TREATMENT AND CURE. CONTAINING, ALSO, A FINE ENGRAVING OF PRIESSNITZ. New York: Fowlers and Wells, Publishers, 1854. c.1847. 280 pages. index + advertising. in 2 parts. black blind stamped cloth, gilt titles on spine. missing the frontis. in very good. 14 chapters covering, the cure, the diseases and the uses of the water. $125.

NOT AN AMERICAN IMPRINT BUT ON THE SUBJECT OF WATER:

 

S. Kneipp. MA CURE D'EAU OU HYGIENE ET MEDICATIONS POUR LA GUERISON DES MALADIES ET LA CONSERVATION DE LA SANTE. Strasbourg & Paris: Le Rpoux & Cie. & Retaux, 1893. 540 pages + index. general discussions, applications of the waters--internal or external, hot or cold, with pharmacie, maladies. 1/4 leather, marbled boards. underlining + marked passages, several small bookmarks, illustrations. In French. $150.

 

DR. A. W. Chase. DR. CHASE’S RECIPES; OR INFORMATION FOR EVERYBODY: AN INVALUABLE COLLECTION OF ABOUT EIGHT HUNDRED PRACTICAL RECIPES FOR MERCHANTS, GROCERS, SALOON-KEEPERS, PHYSICIANS, DRUGGISTS, etc, etc. ALL ARRANGED TO THEIR APPROPRIATE DEPARTMENTS. Second Canadian edition. London, Ontario: E. A. Taylor Booksellers and Stationers, n.d. ca. 1872. In a good tight binding in ¼ leather with title on spine, pebbled boards. With a previous owners Rufus Powers Sutton Que, signature on the FEP. $225.

 

The Ladies of Toronto and Chief Cities and Towns in Canada. THE HOME COOKBOOK. TRIED, TESTED, PROVED. Toronto: Rose Publishing Company. N.d. ca. between 1883 & 1894. A book with a very checkered and long history of printed editions, see Elizabeth Driver: A Bibliography of Canadian Cookbooks, 1825-1949, pp 322-337, with all its variants. This copy is a ‘Fiftieth Edition’ and does contain the Carrot Pudding recipe (Page 197) contributed by Mrs. McMaster, founder of the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. A good clean copy, toned papers, owner sig, Louie Mayfair Toronto/82 on the FFP. $175.

 

RECIPE SCRAPBOOK. Guelph, Ontario. 1916. pasteovers into a Pembroke Conservatory brochure. front cover paste on decoration, date changed for booklet use, 14 pages of densely patched newspaper clippings of cooking, health remedies and household hints. $95.

 

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