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Mary Li Sia. CHINESE CHOPSTICKS. A MANUAL OF CHINESE COOKERY AND GUIDE TO PEKING RESTAURANTS.  Peking: Peking International Women’s Club, 1938. Second edition. In English 144 pages. with glassine tissue guards, relatively, unused copy but with a ‘scarce’ torn dust wrapper. $135.

Miss Leslie. 200 RECEIPTS FOR FRENCH COOKERY. Philadelphia: Carey & Hart, 1832. translated by Suplice Barue. (x+120 pages) stains, foxing, polished fine blue colored cloth with a paste-on title on front.Inside inscription:

This book was given to my Grandmother by Grandfather about 1833. Saul Guernsey. 9/8/(18)16”

To Eliza A. Guernsey From a high regard to her culinary qualifications. This manual is affectionately inscribed. (Just after a good dinner)


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.

A. J. Liebling. BETWEEN MEALS. AN APPETITE FOR PARIS. NY: Simon & Schuster, 1962. 1st printing. food, wine and women; food, wine, and racing; food, wine and boxing; food, wine and Paris. 191 pages. slightly toned jacket over a near fine copy. gift inscription on fep. $90.

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 starting in the Seventeenth Century. A very clean copy with toned pages,  a chipped jacket in a protective sleeve. Red colored jacket over red cloth covered boards.  $175.

IL NUOVISSIMO CUCCHIAIO D'ARGENTO. Milan: Editoriale Domus, 1972. c.1950. 1083 pages. IN ITALIAN. in a beautiful silver slipcase, a beautiful copy in the original plastic cover. The perfection, if I may exaggerate a bit, of Italian modern design. covering all subjects- sauces to cocktails to menus. scarce in this format. a perfect copy. $225.

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. $165

Filippo Tomasso Marinetti.

e Fillia.  LA CUCINA FUTURISTA. Milano: Casa Editrice Sonzogno, 1932. # 759. 12mo. 267pp. bright yellow wraps with bold red titles. a very good copy ! $4000.

Marcella Hazan. THE CLASSIC ITALIAN COOK BOOK. NY: Harper Collins, 1973. first edition stated. RED dust jacket. A VG+/VG+ copy. 1 recipe has pen notations from a previous owner. $90.

-MARCELLA SAYS. NY: Harper Collins, 2004. as new. Signed by Marcella on half title. page Recipes from her Master Classes. sold

Grimod de la Reyniere (Alexandre Balthazar Laurent. ALMANACH DES GOURMANDS.  8 volumes. 24mo. 1803-1812. all volumes have a half title, frontis and title page. all are complete,  and have been reinforced, marbled boards, with leather spine with gilt titles.

1803, first year, third edition; 1805, second year, second edition; 1806, third year, second edition; 1806,  fourth year, first printing; 1807, fifth year, first printing; 1808, sixth year, first printing, 1810, seventh year, first printing; 1812, eighth year, first printing. each book has a number of essays on various topics. a very nice set.     $5,000.

M. Julia-Fontenelle. MANUEL DU VINAIGRIER ET DU MOUTARDIER. Paris: Roret, 1827. a lovely little food preparation title, uniform to the early Roret series- paper covers 14.5 x 9 cm. a  dissertation and history, methods and instructions, recipes for preserving with vinagre—cornichons, poivrons, ognons, bigarreaux.  treating both subjects, vinegar and mustard scientifically with charts and measures. and index with a wonderful list of vinagre types. front paper detached and in a fragile state. Bitting 161. Cagle 251. later edition in NYPL. later edition in LOC. COPAC with this edition listed. $300.

MM. Cardelli, Lionnet-Clemandot and Julia de Fontenelle. NOUVEAU MANUEL COMPLET DU LEMONADIER, DU GLACIER, DU CHOCOLATIER ET DU CONFISEUR. Paris: Encyclopedique de Roret, 1845, c.1822. Uniform to the series, 458 pages, 4 folding plates, bound in hard covers. Covering all aspects for the confectioner's shop-- chocolates, drinks, ice cream and candies. Bitting 74 with reference notes to Vicaire 143. in French of course. $225. 

MM. E. Hourier et F. Malepeyre. L’EAU-DE-VIE DE POMME DE TERRE ET DE BETTERAVE. Paris: Roret, 1871. c.1855.  nouvelle edition, with 2 folding plates. 228pp with a tremendous amount of publisher’s advertising.  uniform to the Roret scientific series. paper covers. making liqueurs from potatoes and beets scientifically. not in Bitting or Vicaire. COPAC; NYPL; LOC ed.1855. $250.

Curnonsky and Gaston Derys. GAIETES ET CURIOSITES GASTRONOMIQUES. Paris: Librairie Delgrave, 1933. paper wraps. Uncut pages. 160 pgs. The odd essay on food. Cuisine Cubiste, de la Chandeleur a Theodore de Banville et a Dranem, Cannibalisme, Restaurants d'il y a Cent Ans, La Fourchette et l'Assiette. Inscribed by Derys. In excellent shape, tight, clean. some paper toning. $165. 

A. Riant. LE CAFE, LE CHOCOLAT, LE THE. Paris: Librairie Hachette et Cie, 1880. troisieme edition. small in size almost 6 x 4 " 160 pages, some uncut-- covers the harvesting, processing, history, Illustrated with full page engravings. illustrated with 21 full page engravings, 9 smaller images,  paper covers, 160pp. Bitting 395, Vicaire 743. $150.

Alexandre Dumas. GRAND DICTIONNAIRE DE CUISINE. Paris: Alphonse Lemerre, 1873. large, heavy, 4to. 1155pp + 23 pp of tasteful  advertisements which includes a study on mustard.   Dumas frontis with tissue guard 2 color title page, another portrait of the publisher. a well preserved copy. leather spine with decorative gilt title, marbled boards, repaired corners.  $2100.

Eugene Briffault. PARIS A TABLE.  Paris: J. Hetzel, 1846.12mo. 184pp + iv. Notable for the  illustrations.  a beautifully preserved copy. gilt edges, bright lime green endpages.elaborate BERTALL decorative gilt stamped designs on front and back covers, title and decorations  on spine. first signature loosening- but holding very well. repair to  spine cover. This copy has one woodcut frontis, lacking the second tipped in as described by Bitting 60. Cagle 97. Considerable commentary by Beck in  Two "Loaf-Givers", 1984. $1500.

Leon Isnard. LA GASTRONOMIE AFRICAINE. Paris: Albin Michel, 1930. in marbled boards with original cover as paste-on. North- African, French cuisine, cooking under Muslim strictures, Tunisienne, and in the same book  La Cuisine Israelite,  With a small glossary, covering all the chapters of cooking from Potages to Les Refraichissements and Le Cave and some recipes labeled specifically Marocaine, Algeroise or Tunisienne. A bit worn but tight in this binding. A famous title and author. $300.

A. Escoffier. LE LIVRE DES MENUS. Paris: Flammarion, Avril, 1912. Phileas Gilbert & Emile Fetu, collaborators. Compliment indispensible du Guide Culinaire. pages yellowed. 1st printing? no edition number printed on title page. chapters on Cartes du Jour de Restaurant, Petits Menus, Menus de Table d'Hote, Maigre, Banquets, du Carlton Hotel, de Noel et de Reveillon, Buffets et de Soupers de Bal, Presidentiels, Imperiaux et Royaux, Menus divers et documentaires, Methode de repartition du travail dans une grande cuisine, Tableau d'un service journalier. 165 pages+ 1 folding plate.  a vg copy. black cloth with gilt titles. Bitting 146. $350.

Edouard de Pomiane. LE CODE DE LA BONNE CHERE. Paris: Editions Albin Michel, 1948. c.1930. 445 pages. in French. paper wraps, an excellent copy. Elizabeth David was charmed by his writing and quoted his recipes in her book, French Provincial Cooking. Here she wrote an essay in Gourmet magazine. $75.

CALENDRIER GASTRONOMIQUE. Paris: Librairie Grund, 1946. selections from the writings of Reyniere. with a color frontis by Lucien Boucher. arranged month by month with menu suggestions and a folding menu. wraps with original glassine covers. $90.

Nicolas Appert. L'ARTE DE CONSERVER, PENDANT PLUSIEURS ANNEES, TOUTES LES SUBSTANCES ANIMALS ET VEGETALES. Paris: Chez Patris et Cie, 1811. deuxieme edition. c. 1810. Bitting 13, though the second edition is not mentioned, but the third is and the fourth as well as the British edition of 1811, the German translation of 1811 and 1812 and the Swedish edition of 1811. Wildly famous scientific discoveries, in print, spreading from (professional) kitchen to kitchen. 

225 pages, original grey green paper wraps with the paper title on spine, some worming from the back of the book ending in a small hole to p 71. last page has the bottom third removed. one folding plate after the second title page. a very nice clean copy, upper page curl, holding very well- no loose pages or cracking in the structure of the book. $975.


Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin. LA PHYSIOLOGIE DU GOUT. The most famous of all gastronomic writings. First published in 1825. Theories and Meditation on The Senses, Taste, Gastronomy, Appetite, Food, Frying, Thirst, Drink, Gourmands, On the Pleasures of the Table, on Digestion, Repose, Sleep, Dreams, The Influence of Diet on Rest, Sleep and Dreams, Obesity, Treatment of Obesity, Thinness, Fasting, Exhaustion, Death, The Philosophical History of the Kitchen.




LA PHYSIOLOGIE DU GOUT…..Bruxelles: La Boetie, 1947. #2393 of 4660 copies printed on alfa verge superieur des papeteries. in 2 vol. wraps with original glassine paper covers in green flocked slipcase. $325.

Menon. LA SCIENCE DU MAITRE D’HOTEL CONFISEUR,A L’USAGE DES OFFICERS, AVEC DES OBSERVATIONSSUR LA CONNOISSANCE & PROPRIETES DES FRUITS. ENRICHIE DE DESSINS EN DECORATIONS & PARTERRES POUR LES DESSERTS. Paris: Compagnie des Libraires Associes, 1788. an original 16 mo., 525pp + observations and contents.  with marbled boards New edition. vade mecum for the pastry chef: preserving, candying and treatments of fruits, baking, etc... 4 plates all folding, the fifth in facsimile at page 267. with some recipes written in. water mark to page 45.  $350.

Robin Howe. LE LIVRE DES SOUPES. Haute Provence: Robert Morel, 1967. 416 pp + publ. adv. in French. a world wide collection, one or two recipes per page. surely what sets this title apart is its construction, 7” diameter circular shaped book. 2 screws with bolts bind the pages, white vinyl front and back cover with stamped titles in Stencil caps font. in very good condition.  Morel publications have unusual shapes and titles, the company founded in the early 60's in a small hill town in France.$250.

LA FRANCE GASTRONOMIQUE GUIDE. Bitting lists 21 regions of France for this series by Curnonsky and Rouff. Uniform in size 16mo. gray paper covers, illustrated. regional delicacies and eating houses. Bitting 110.Published between 1921-1925 with second printings of the titles thereafter. 2 with the glassine covers, $75. ea.

Alfred Suzanne. 100 MANIERES D’ ACCOMMODER ET DE MANGER LES OEUFS. Paris: I. Frank, n.d. 3rd edition. bright pink paper covered boards with a farmyard family scene. Vicaire 811. 106 + recipes + and cooking recommendations. no recipe illustrations but several pages of delightful advertising.   $165.

Chatillon-Plessis (Maurice Doncourt) LA VIE A TABLE A LA FIN DU XIX SIECLE. Paris: Didot et Cie, 1894. first and only edition. 76 essays on the theories, practicalities of cooking including recipes, literature, chefs.  with 170 gravures in the text, a frontis entitled La Maison du Gourmand, a cocaigne fantasy for the chef, a folding plate of prominent chefs and another folding plate of a reproduction from Le Figaro, 1889, a gastronomic literary supplement. apparently originally published in wraps, bound red pebbled cloth with gilt stamped designs and titles, front and spine, gilt edges. clean and tight and bright- light edge wear. from the collection of H. J. Grossi. Director of Reader Services at the Music Division of the Library of Congress, a scholar of languages and of food. his embossed stamp on second fep. $450. 

The French fashion designers:

Paul Poiret. 107 RECETTES CURIOSITIES CULINAIRES. Paris: Henri Jonquieres et cie, editeurs, 1928. 213 pages. blue tattersall check and doily design wraps. Marie Alix did the calligraphy drawings. a charmingly designed cookbook & a very nice copy. $250.


Christian Dior. LA CUISINE COUSU MAIN. France: L'imprimerie de Chatelaudren, 1972. #000588/3965. 8.5 x 11". blind stamped silver colored paste-on mounted over silver acrylic/paper/ boards. silver back strip, with the menu designed by Dior.

illustrations by Rene Gruau, recipes by Jacques Rouet. superbly designed presentation with the original acrylic slipcase, scratches but NO cracks. A very good copy. $ 1100.

G. Boisseau. L'ESCARGOT ELEVAGE ET PARCAGE LUCRATIFS PREPARATION CULINAIRE ET VENTE. Paris: Librairie Hachette, n.d. 2nd. Edition. Stiff paper wraps, 92 pages +1 adv. The culture of and the preparation with the addition of recipes. $95.

Arnould Locard.LES HUITRES ET LES MOLLUSQUES COMESTIBLES  MOULES, PRAIRES, CLOVISSES, ESCARGOTS, ETC. Paris: Librairie J.B. Bailliere et Fils, 1890. farming, taxonomy with 97 illustrations. scarce title. in French. in an early green cloth cover with ¼ leather, gilt decorative title on spine and a ribbon page marker. in very good, tight condition. Bitting 291. $600.

Jules Remy. CHAMPIGNONS ET TRUFFES. Paris: Librairie Agricole de la Maison Rustique,1861. 173pp. 12 color plates.Comestibles, identification, culture and utilization (recipes) bound in ¼ leather, marbled boards. A very nice copy. Bitting 393. Vicaire 737. $500.


2 Volume set of the Pièces Montées,

Urbain-Dubois. GRAND LIVRE DES PATISSIERS ET DES CONFISEURS. Paris: Librairie E. Dentu, 1883. large 4to. 12” first edition. of thicker, matte paper.

Vol 1. 2 page engraving of Grand buffet de bal. 38 plates in total in the first volume- all present,  descriptions of each concoction, recipes, and armature designs  for the structure of the desserts.
Vol 2. confections are more elaborate, taller, many tiered, pictured are many variations of the  stand or base designs
The title page of vol. 2 states that there are 100 plates with 38 engravings actual count is 12 engravings + 138 plates.
The binding is in poor condition, with bumped edges and a dry spine separating from the back., but the text block is strong.
We do know from documentation that the elaborate centerpieces graced the tables  as early as the 17th century in Versailles. wonderful, awesome and delightful.  $850

*********************** THE GARDEN:

Nahiko Emori and Sau Asahitani. CHASHITSU. Asahi Simbunsha, n.d. published after WWII.  in English. in dust jacket with glassine cover, in ribbon tied, stiff papered case. There is an English introduction explaining the tea ceremony with respect to the ceremony, the history, the atmosphere with in the room, the pleasure  and enjoyment of the ceremony, the decorations of the room, and finally the authors add ,’”the taking of the photographs ….started in 1935 and that some of the original rooms presented have been destroyed during the war. Accordingly, these pictures constitute invaluable documentary records of celebrated tea-rooms that can be handed down to posterity.”beautifully documented with deep, warm, black and white photographs. gardens, rooms, fences, gates, furniture and decorative objects, interiors and exteriors. Click for a larger image.

a beautiful book. scarce.  $350.

Sen’o Tanaka. THE TEA CEREMONY. Tokyo: Kodansha, 1973. first edition. large 4to. 214pp. brown linen covered boards with stamped title and decoration, in a beige colored silk covered box. with corrugated box with titles. richly illustrated with color and black and white photographs, an attempt to ‘offer a window that looks deeply into the Japanese soul’ with a look at the tea ceremony. covering the history, the tea masters and tea styles, the aesthetics of the utensils, etiquette, the performance and the architecture. glossary, notes to plates, and a guide to the tea houses of Japan. a superb copy. $175.  


Edward Sprague Rand jr. FLOWERS FOR THE PARLOR AND GARDEN. 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. $125.

E. Berger. LES PLANTES POTAGERES ET  LA CULTURE MARAICHERE. Paris: J.B. Bailliere et Fils, 1893. in French. 408 pages. illustrated with 64 steel engravings of vegetables. $75.

Beverley Nichols. DOWN THE GARDEN PATH. NY: Doubleday Doran & Co. Inc., 1932. 1st American edition. "Several years ago he found a cottage a mile from the Great North Road in Huntingdonshire...Armed with a seed catalogue and no experience he made the garden over into his own." "...Amusing, witty and gay" as these books tend to be but charming as well. Illustrations by Rex Whistler. with a dust jacket. $60.

M. Grieve F.R.H.S. CULINARY HERBS AND CONDIMENTS. London: William Heinemann, 1933. 1st ed. The uses, the history, literary references, recipes. 209 pages. A VG/VG copy in the rare to find dust jacket. $125.

19. T.W. Pomroy. CLAIRVOYANT REMINISCENCES AND HERBAL RECIPES. NY: George Sparks, Publ., 1887. an autobiography, his healing powers, his eventual attainment of recognition by the public and finally advice for a healthy life, with herbal recipes. stamped decorative green cloth boards with bright gilt titles on the spine. Hinge repairs, newspaper articles remains. Otherwise clean and tight. $300.

Jamaica Kincaid. MY GARDEN (BOOK). NY: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1999. first edition. writing about her garden in Vermont. signed and dated by the author on the title page. $75.


 Helen Morgenthau Fox. GARDENING WITH HERBS FOR FLAVOR AND FRAGRANCE. NY: The MacMillan Company, 1936. c. 1933. 326 pages. bibliography & index. a passion for gardening, a book of quotations, histories, botanical classifications and nomenclature of herbs, medicinal uses in history, culinary herbs and recipes. in a charming dust jacket over a printed cloth cover. $65.

Sacheverell Sitwell. OLD FASHIONED FLOWERS. London: Country life limited, 1939. hardcover with a dust jacket. 193 pages. 9 chapters covering The Jacobean Florist; The Auricula; The Old Primrose and Polyanthus; The Old English Tulip; Carnations and Pinks; Miscellaneous Florists Flowers; Old Fashioned Roses; Fuchsias and a final chapter on The Nineteenth Century Florist, with cultural notes and an index.

This is an exceptional copy. It is inscribed to Lady Moore (Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin, Ireland) with best wishes from Sacheverell Sitwell, 4 October 1939. Also included is a newspaper clipping (no by- line) with a review of the book, a letter to Lady Moore from S.Sitwell asking for another cutting of a Dianthus Fox and the bloom that was sent to the London address and was practically dead so that he never saw it properly, etc., Yours sincerely, etc., etc. as well as 2 other letters to Lady Moore from Edward Bunyard, an author of books on flowers and fruits, on note paper with the Royal Horticultural Society letterhead, dated 3rd October 1939, that were enclosed in this book, requesting a review for the Journal. Altogether a neat little history. $600.

Eleanour Sinclair Rohde. GARDENS OF DELIGHT. London: The Medici Society, 1934. these long gone English ladies and gents and their beautiful gardens. with a dust jacket that has a 'tipped in' image (from a tapestry at Angers) of Saint Maurille, the gardening saint. 308 pages illustrated with black and white photographs. arranged month by month a year of gardens and the flowers blooming then. Lovely gardens. gilt upper and deckled edges. $125.

G.W. Septimus Piesse. THE ART OF PERFUMERY, AND THE METHODS OF OBTAINING THE ODOURS OF PLANTS, WITH INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF PERFUMES FOR THE HANDKERCHIEF... etc., etc. London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1855. 287 pgs. + several pages of publishers advertising. in dark blue cloth, blind stamped, with gilt stamped front cover and spine designs. 1st edition, numerous illustrations. 17 Sections, from history and introduction to Animal Perfumes- ambergris, civet & musk, to Soaps, Tooth Powders, to Hair Washes and an Appendix of many essays. with 2 tipped in pages of neat handwritten recipes for perfumes. rubbed edges and notations from the previous owner in that neat cursive hand. below: a detail of the front cover. $450.

another copy: Philadelphia: Lindsay and Blakston, 1856. in red blind stamped cloth, rubbing to ridges and top spine loss. overall tight. gilt titles on spine. some foxing and a worm tunnel through 8 pages. $350.

Campbell Morfit. PERFUMERY: ITS MANUFACTURE AND USE WITH INSTRUCTIONS IN EVERY BRANCH OF THE ART, AND RECIPES FOR ALL THE FASHIONABLE PREPARATIONS. THE WHOLE FORMING, etc., etc. Philadelphia: Henry Carey Baird, 1853. second edition revised and improved. illustrated with numerous woodcutsThe history, the trade, the laboratory, the raw materials, pomades, infusions, oils, powders. essences, tinctures.... much, much more. 62 chapters.379 pages. + 24 publ. adv. some foxing, top gutter damage. binding split at page 120. though all else holding well. $500.

A.W. Anderson. THE COMING OF THE FLOWERS. NY: Farrar, Straus and Young, Inc., n.d. ca. 1950's. 267 pages. delightful dust jacket, some page toning. delightful essays about garden flowers, history, stories and such. $25.

Eleanour Sinclair Rhode. ROSE RECIPES. London: Routledge, 1939. first printing. 16th to 20th century, from English receipt books. rose recipes for eating and fragrance and preserving rose stems to flower in winter. some pencil underlining, a book delightfully designed—pink on black. $75.

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.

Charles H. Peck. PECK ON FUNGI. REPORT OF THE STATE BOTANIST. 1894. New York State Education Department: Albany, 1894. 8vo. ½ leather with brown cloth. 337pp  Report of the State Botanist being a description of the fungi. some marginalia, plus 43 linen backed, full page chromolithograph plates of fungi. 39 edible, 3 poisonous and 1 unwholesome. rare first compilation of this study. as 1 volume and the first issue of this report. scarce in this presentation.  $425.