Page 3. MORE BOOKS AND GARDENS
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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. $75.
Fuller. SYNERGETIC STEW. EXPLORATIONS IN DYMAXION DINING.
Philadelphia: Buckminster Fuller Institute, 1982. 118 pages +1 page
of advertising for the book. a collection of actual recipes by
members of the Institute (in Philadelphia) and Fuller submitted his
own. Obviously the thinker and inventor liked to eat too but the
introductions are timely for our green thinking earthlings of the
21st century. Think of what you are eating and where it
came from. near fine. $200.
People of Total Loss Farm: HOME COMFORT. LIFE ON TOTAL LOSS FARM. NY:
Saturday Review Press, 1973. 329 pages of communal thoughts- from
Batik to Psychic Farming. Recipes. Inscribed copy. Marty Jezer for
Total Loss Farm March 3, 1973. D.J. in 'good' condition. sold
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.
Merle Armitage. “ FIT FOR A KING”. New York: Longmans, Green & Company, 1939. large 8vo. 258 pp + 3. true 1st ed. bright, clean dust jacket, yellow cloth cover with stamped titles. The book was later printed by Duell, Sloan and Pearce using the same date. a cookbook noted for the unique Armitage design and for Edward Weston’s rich, warm black and white photographs of vegetables- placed at the end 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. $400.
Helen Jerome. CONCERNING CAKE MAKING. London: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd.,1957, c.1932. later printing. vg/vg. 254 pages. with chapters: Modern Cake Making, Varieties of Cakes, Pastries, Pastries Making, Cakes Old and New, Cakes of Some English Counties, Scottish and Irish Cakes, French Cakes, Canadian and American Cakes. $75.
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.
Consiglio. STORIS DEI MACCHERONI CON CENTO RICETTE E CON PULCINELLA
MANGIA MACCHERONI. Italy: Edizioni Moderne, 1959. original slip case, vg+ copy. macaroni colored cloth with a stamped design of a spaghetti eater--in a slip case with a paper paste-on, front and back. a history with recipes. $145.
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.
mysterious found poem click here for the poem. Looks to be 50's. $250.
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.
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Michael Roberts. PARISIAN HOME COOKING. NY: William Morrow, 1999. first edition. 335 pages in near fine, d.j. illustrated. much sought title. $125.
Leon Isnard. LA GASTRONOMIE AFRICAINE. Paris: Albin Michel, 1930. in marbled boards with original cover as paste-on. North- African, French cuisine. 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. $225.
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Meyer. EGGS AND HOW TO USE THEM. NY: The Caterer Publishing Company,
1898. third printing.a guide to the preparation of eggs, boiled,
poached, fried, cold, omelets, sweet omelets, egg drinks, several
more chapters. Blue cloth with gilt decorations. $65.
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, the first edition of 1885. $165.
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.
an incredibly beautiful book. scarce. $350.
Okakura Kakuzo.THE BOOK OF TEA. New York: Duffield, 1929. c.1906. a nice older copy with a dust jacket. pencil underlining. otherwise clean. the philosophy and the ceremony of drinking tea. $65.
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. $125.
Mrs. Arthur Webb. FARMHOUSE COOKERY. London: George Newnes, Ltd., n.d. ca. 1930’s-40’s. a B.B.C. radio guest whose expertise was English cookery. covering the many districts, Yorkshire, Durham, Kent and Sussex and all the others- while not as scholarly as the author Florence White, this is a charming, charming book with the most picturesque dust jacket. reminding me of Thomas Hardy, a favorite author of mine. black and white decorations within the text. a clean, tight copy in a bumped jacket, darkened spine, in a protective sleeve. $200.
Elisabeth Ayrton. THE COOKERY OF ENGLAND. Purnell Book Services Ltd., 1975. a very good history using recipes. Opinionated, scholarly and wonderfully written. $90.
Lady Arabella Boxer. FIRST SLICE YOUR COOKBOOK. NY: Hawthorn Books, 1966. 1st American Edition. in slipcase. design by Mark Boxer. in VG condition. plastic spiral binding, vertical page turn + horizontal sections to mix and match !! fun, fun design. wonderful colors and black and white illustrations. $90.
--A SECOND SLICE. London: Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1966. Spiral binding, horizontal sections. wonderfully designed. slipcase. picking and choosing from other cookery book authors, 18th to 20th century. illustrated. $90.
Constance Spry. and Rosemary Hume. THE CONSTANCE SPRY COOKERY BOOK. London: J.M. Dent and Sons LTD., 1964. c.1956. all purpose cookery, up a notch, covering all topics from The Cocktail Party to Modern Kitchen Appliances. 1235 pages, decorated pink stamped boards with a clear plastic jacket- a SUPER design. near fine copy. $60.
Mrs. Glasse. THE ART OF COOKERY MADE PLAIN AND EASY; EXCELLING ANY THING OF THE KIND EVER YET PUBLISHED.CONTAINING DIRECTIONS FOR MARKET......MADE WINES, &c &c &c. London: For Ann Lemoine, White –Rose –Court, Coleman –Street And J. Roe, No.90, Houndsditch, 1802. ornamented with engravings, explaining the method used by the London butchers in cutting meat; with the names of the different joints; and a variety of cuts, shewing the art of TRUSSING AND CARVING. that being 3 engravings, the first is a folding frontis (repaired) the 2 others inserted within. marbled boards, half-binding. an OFF year, that is not in NYPL, LOC, Schlesinger. bright, clean copy. $450.
(Dora Saint) MISS READ'S COUNTRY COOKING OR HOW TO CUT A CABBAGE LEAF. London: Michael Joseph, 1969. seasonal recipes collected by Miss Read a writer of 'the gentle rhythms of English village life.' Dora Saint who wrote 30 novels died this year in April and her obituary from the New York Times is here. this copy is nearly fine, bright jacket, lightly sunned on the spine. $40.
Dorothy Hartley. FOOD IN ENGLAND. 1st edition. clean and bright and solid. $250.
-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. a bit musty. $50.
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. $75.
Elisabeth Ayrton. THE COOKERY OF ENGLAND. Purnell Book Services Ltd., 1975. a very good history using recipes. Opinionated, scholarly and wonderfully written. $90.
Evers and Evers. INTO THE FREEZER---AND OUT. NY: The Avi Publishing
Company, 1953. 246pages. With a dust jacket. Preparation of fruits
and vegetables, cutting meats, what to do with the bones, freezing
juices, thawing, and amazingly steps for freezing frogs legs and
B. Nichols and the Editors of Farm Journal. FREEZING & CANNING
COOKBOOK. NY: Doubleday & Company, 1963. 350 pages, d.j. Clean.
Recipes for everything from the American kitchen & Sauerkraut.
Ann Seranne. THE COMPLETE BOOK OF HOME PRESERVING. NY: Doubleday & Company, 1955. canning, preserves, pastes, marmalades, pickling, curing, drying, freezing. Over 1000 recipes. Clean, unused with a jacket. $25.
Nicolas Appert. L'ARTE DE CONSERVER, PENDANT PLUSIERS ANNES, 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.
Edward Behr. THE ARTFUL EATER. Peacham: The Art of Eating, 2004. Second edition, revised, with a new list of sources. a food guru with a New England larder. essays on various subjects, English walnuts, Eggs, Elegy for the taste of cream, An aged country ham, several more. a signed copy. sold
::::: a small selection of Mexican and below the equator cookbooks ::::
Olga Budge de Edwards. LA BUENS MESA. Santiago: Cochrane el Mecurio, 1959. a later printing of the original late 1920's edition. 1104 pages, blue cloth, a solid, perfectly clean copy in a dust jacket. in Spanish. Chilean recipes as well as European. a scarce title to be found in the Northern Hemisphere. $175.
Teresa Calleja and Gloria Sesto. LA COCINERA POBLANA. El Litro Espanol. well preserved, bright, uncut. an all purpose cookbook—cocktails to desserts. $125.
Natalie Scott. MEXICAN COOK-BOOK. MEXICAN DISHES FOR AMERICAN KITCHENS. Mexico: Graficos, 1953. small 12mo. 88pp + index. a charming cookery book delightfully designed. bold, bright colors, authentic simple recipes. cloth boards with decorative folk designs, scuffed. inscribed. $250.
Fabiola Cabeza de Baca Gilbert. THE GOOD LIFE NEW MEXICAN FOOD. Santa Fe: San Vicente Foundation, Inc., 1949. 8vo. 96pp. a title notable for its design by Merle Armitage. again incorporating Armitage colors of yellow, black and red. paper covered boards with dust jacket. light sunning to the spine. red endpapers. introductory stories of simple food gathering, harvesting, cooking, of weddings, religious seasons and recipes. a lovely copy of this rarer of Armitage designs. $225.
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. CROSS CREEK COOKERY. NY: Charles Scribners, 1942.
printing. with dust jacket in very good condition. a beautiful copy
with line drawing and water color illustrations by Robert Camp, Jr.
unclipped jacket price $2.50. $125.
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, Thinness, Treatment of Obesity, Fasting, Exhaustion, Death, The Philosophical History of the Kitchen, Restaurateurs.
PHYSIOLOGIE DU GOUT, OU MEDITATIONS DE GASTRONOMIE TRANSCENDANTE. EDITION ACCOMPAGNEE DES OUVRAGE SUIVANTS TRAITE DES EXCITANTS MODERNES (BALZAC) ANECDOTES ET FRAGMENTS D’HISTOIRE CULINAIRE, PENSEES ET PRECEPTES (RECUEILLIS PAR UN PHILOSOPHE), RECETTES ET FORMULES (PAR UN CORDON BLEU), LA GASTRONOMIE (BERCHOUX) L’ART DE DINER EN VILLE (COLNET). Paris: Charpentier, 1853. bound in decorative boards. $200.
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. $950.
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.
Scott Bruce. THE FIFTIES AND SIXTIES LUNCH BOX. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1988. oblong, softcover, 118pp. color plates. and interesting genre! $25.
Christine Wilson. SECRETS OF EASTERN COOKING. NY: Hastings House, Publishers, 1966. 8vo. 233pp. a smattering of recipes from 20 countries with added essays on fresh cheeses: yoghourt, sour milk and cottage cheese, curry quantities and spices. good recipes and techniques easily explained, for example making Paneer- cottage cheese. a very clean copy with a dust jacket. $22.
The knife article:
MAGAZINE. CRUSADE RESUMED. November, 1951.
Bernard DeVoto wrote the 'knife' article, read by Julia Child, when
she and Paul were in France, wrote to DeVoto whose wife Avis
wrote back to Julia, and so the story goes, was the long 'fruitful'
friendship and spark to Mastering the Art, published by Knopf in
small piece of the larger Mastering the Art of French Cooking puzzle.
Louisette Bertholle is credited with this 1955 British edition, the
American edition was published in 1952, though Simone Beck and Helmut
Ripperger are credited inside on the back of the half-title page.
Culled from more than 600 recipes submitted, this is 58 pages and
just over 65 recipes. Mastering the Art was published 6 years later,
with Bertholle, Beck and Child as the authors.
Bertholle, Simone Beck, Helmut Ripperger. WHAT'S COOKING IN FRANCE.
NY: Ives Washburn, 1952. spiral bound, 63 pages. $95.
Louisette Bertholle. WHAT'S COOKING IN FRANCE. London: MacGibbon & Kee, 1955. A lively introduction to the delights and simplicity of French cooking. Red, white and blue stiff paper covers, spiral bound, crisp though lightly toned inside, bumped corners. Illustrations by Otto Fried. $95.
'Have you run into a recently-published book from Little Brown, ANYBODY CAN COOK, by Gwen French. Very interesting, and she has worked like a dog, and knows her stuff; but I do not think that she has presented it in a readable and workable enough fashion. It is slightly too text-booky; sends you back to too many “ main recipes”....and, I think, will not fill most people's needs for a companion cook-book.' AS ALWAYS, JULIA. ed. By Joan Reardon, 2010, The letters of Julia Child and Avis DeVoto, page page 237.
Never-the-less, listed here:
French. ANYBODY CAN COOK. NY: Grosset & Dunlap, Publishers, 1954.
641 pages. Dust jacket, in a protective sleeve. Minor stains on the
edges, otherwise VG/VG. $40.
Well, I DID meet Julia. It was in 2000, at Smith College where my daughter was a Freshwoman. Julia was there with many other famous alumnae for THIS IS ABOUT SMITH. That famous voice that famous hair streak-- they were there too. And they were all surrounded by an adoring crowd, including me. Julia was most gracious to everyone. She was tall even seated in the provided chair and when it was my turn to have my picture taken with her I noticed how incredibly big her feet were. But she was very gracious and smiling and jubilant and wonderful to everyone who needed to have their picture taken with her.
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 hilltown in France.$250.
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BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS COOKBOOK. Des Moines: Meredith Publishing Company, 1946. June, eighth printing. red and white check, 5 ring binder. $75.
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS COOK BOOK. Des Moines, 1950, 21st. printing. five ring binder with diagonal red and white checked table cloth pattern. $65.
The New York Time's Obituary. TUESDAY JUNE 23, 1992. archivally framed. $300.
-SERVE IT FORTH. NY: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1937. undated published after 1943, War edition. $125.
THE GASTRONOMICAL ME. NY: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1943. undated published as a war time edition. 'The Measure of My Powers' and food, security and love. perfect copy, bright jacket with small chips. $125.
ALPHABET FOR GOURMETS. NY; The Viking Press. 1949. $145.
THE PHYSIOLOGY OF TASTE. NY : Alfred Knopf, 1971. The
translation of Brillat -Savarins meditations on gastronomy-- essays,
opinions. vg/vg. $60.
-THE ART OF EATING. New York: The Macmillan Company. 8vo. 1st thus. the gastronomical works of Fisher containing, Serve It Forth, Consider the Oyster, How To Cook a Wolf, The Gastronomical Me and An Alphabet for Gourmets. $85.
-SISTER AGE. NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1983. 1st ed. 15 essays. nearly new. SIGNED MFK Fisher Glen Allen 1983 on FEP. $250.
SPIRITS OF THE VALLEY. NY: Targ Editions, 1985. first edition, limited to 250 copies, SIGNED by Fisher. beautifully designed hand printed boards. a memoir of Bareacres. $225.
Catherine Plagmann. FINE PRESERVING. Berkeley: Aris Books, 1986. annotated and appropriated by M.F.K. Fisher with her imprimatur. originally written in 1967 by Ms. Plagemann and then reissued with drawings by Earl Thollander. 132 pages. VG/VG-near fine. $30.
Joan Reardon. POET OF THE APPETITES. New York: North Point Press, 2004. first edition. 4to. 509pp. The lives and loves of M. F. K. Fisher. a fine copy. $30.
Jones, Fisher, Keller, Glaser. THE ADVENTURES OF CHEF GALLOIS. Covelo, California, 2000.Limited signed copy, 213/275. slip case, fine/fine. A story by Idwal Jones, illustrations by Milton Glaser. $400.
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. $250.
Susan J. Terrio. CRAFTING THE CULTURE AND HISTORY OF FRENCH CHOCOLATE. Berkeley: The University of California Press, 2000. paperback. 313pp. with extensive notes and refereneces. an academic study of the community of French chocolatiers. as new. $22.
Pat and Fred
Lasch. IF YOU MAKE A MISTAKE PUT A ROSE
ON IT. 1985. limited edition, #40 of 500. marroon silk covered
boards. 4to. 49pp. gilt and rose decorations on the front cover. a
combination of real cake recipes from Pat Lasch’s father who was a baker
and color photographs of the inedible sculpture of cakes of Lasch's. an
inscribed copy accompanied by the hand painted rose and lipstick kiss.
G.A. Jarrin. THE ITALIAN CONFECTIONER; OR, COMPLETE ECONOMY OF DESSERTS:CONTAINING THE ELEMENTS OF THE ART, ACCORDING TO THE MOST MODERN AND APPROVED PRACTICE. London: William H. Ainsworth, 1827. third edtion. 8vo. 276pp. 32 sections, On Sugar to Engraving on Wood. 556 numbered recipes. 19 figures, with descriptions on 2 folding plates. light foxing in the beginning and end of the book, otherwise a bright, tight copy. in a new binding ¼ leather. with title page and frontis. There is a science to this art and Guglielmo Jarrin was the scientist. ‘Confectioner and Ornament Maker at Mr. Gunter’s. Thoroughly documented and written about in E. David’s Harvest of the Cold Months. $1100.
an early journal
Mrs. Hannah Comly. RECEIPTS FOR CAKES AND PUDDINGS etc. 3/34” x 6” small thick paper cover, stitched binding. 22 pages. journal of recipes written by her husband on Sunday afternoon March 16th AD one thousand eight-hundred & fifty four Mr. Edward Comly. 12 pages of Hannah’s recipes in one hand and 7 pages in another hand, some signed Hannah C.
Diaries, a show at the Morgan Library, NYC, included a journal very similar to this copy-- also in the show were journals of Charlotte Bronte and Thoreau, Einstein and Bob Dylan. here is a recipe for Kisses from this booklet. $650.
Ann Seranne and John Tebbel. THE EPICURE’S COMPANION. NY: David McKay Company, Inc., 1962. 484pp. 8vo. with a dust jacket. many, many essays arranged under many subjects: Some Notable Dinners, Euterpe Dines, The English Cuisine, The French Cuisine, Tastings From Other Cuisines, The American Table, Customs and Manners, The Table and its Guests, Cooks and Cookbooks, The Cuisine de’l’Amour, A Menu of Specifics, Exotica, Ingredients of Good Dining, Vegetables in Various Forms, Herbs, Tea, Wine and Liqueurs, Some Gastronomic Eccentricities, Life With the Chefs, Some Curious Recipes, The Philosophic Epicure, Some general Observations, Drama and Poetry, Proverbs, Adages and Maxims, The Philosophy of Liquids and finally The End of the Meal. vg/vg. $35.
Idwal Jones. HIGH BONNET. NY: Prentice Hall, 1945. a novel by Jones folowing the adventures of a Jean-Marie Gallois from Provence to the great kitchens of Paris. $35.
Paul Freedman. FOOD THE HISTORY OF TASTE. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007. 4to. 368pp. as new copy. scholarly essays of various aspects of food history richly illustrated. $40.
PERFUMERY * FLOWERS * HERBS * GARDENING
Sprague Rand jr. FLOWERS FOR THE PARLOR 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Post Mirel. PLUM CRAZY. NY: Clarkson Potter, 1973. an homage to the
berry you pick at the shore. recipes with drawings by Betty Fraser.
Guest. FIRST GARDEN. NY: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1976. with an
introduction by Truman Capote and illustrated by Cecil Beaton and
signed by the author. mostly flower but a small section on
vegetables. jacket toning, otherwise a very nice copy. sold
Howard T. Walden. THE STORY OF CORN IN AMERICA. NY: Harper & Row, 1966. 8vo. 199pp. from a historical and scientific perspective, with a chapter on popcorn. bibliography and references are from government bulletins and scientific journals. illustrated. with a dust jacket vg/vg. $25.
Alice Cooke Brown. EARLY AMERICAN HERB RECIPES. NY: Bonanza Books, 1966.4to. less scholarly and dealing with 19th century home herbals, identification illustrations and an extensive bibliography, recipes. with dust jacket both in vg/vg. $25
LA SAVOIE. 1923
LA NORMANDIE. 1921.
Pierre Andrieu. FINE BOUCHE. London: Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1956. A History of the Restaurant in France. decorations by B. Biro. translated from the French by Arthur Hayward. 274pages , index. covering the Old Time Cooks and Caterers to the 20th Century and the environs of France with many many restaurants noted. beautifully designed, in grey paper, silk covered boards with decorations and titles. a clean, tight copy near fine, with the original clear plastic jacket and the original box. $125.
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.
1975. edition. $50.
Rombauer and Becker. JOY OF COOKING. Bobbs Merrill, 1964. same image as above. $50.
THE NEW JOY OF COOKING. 1951, fine interior, chipped jacket in a protective sleeve. $125.
Kander. THE SETTLEMENT COOKBOOK. Milwaukee: The Settlement Cook Book
Company, 1947, c.1901. without the jacket. with newspaper clippings and bookmarks. clean and tight. image below. $65.
---another copy. 1951. with a dust jacket, red edging on the pages, perfectly clean. $65.
a book on amateur china-painting
Mrs. Monachesi. A MANUAL FOR CHINA PAINTERS. Boston: Lee and Shephard Publishers, 1897. 12mo. 286 pp. instructions and techniques and suggestions for dishes, cups and glass— and 5 pages of paint chip colors. clean and tight a very good copy, with a charming stamped cover. $150.
X. Marcel Boulestin. SIMPLE FRENCH COOKING FOR ENGLISH HOMES. London: William Heinnemann Ltd., 1939. c. 1923. Frederick A. Stokes, n.d. ca. 1930's. first printed in 1923 with a dust jacket, colored frontis. in true Boulestin manner-- you should know the basics of cooking and your ingredients are from the butcher, the fish monger, the vegetable stand and the bakery. and you have a store of wine in your cellar. Bitting 51. $95.
THE CONDUCT OF THE KITCHEN. THE CONDUCT OF THE KITCHEN. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1925. How to keep a good table for sixteen shillings a week. several essays by the author with a section of menus and another section of recipes. 1st ed. with a dust jacket. $145.
X. M. Boulestin. HAVING CROSSED THE CHANNEL. London: William Heinemann, 1934. 12mo. 188pp. cream colored polished linen. deckled edges, with an engraved frontis by J. E. Laboureur, signed neatly by X.M. Boulestin, a limited edition #19 of 25. “a little collection of scenes, impressions, excursions, itineraries and useful information about meals in those parts of France where the food and the wines are the best, also about several places abroad.” $600.
X.M. Boulestin. THE FINER COOKING OR DISHES FOR PARTIES. London: Cassell & Company Ltd., 1937. small 8vo. 198pp. red polished linen with a gilt stamped decoration and titles on spine. limited edition with engraved frontis by J.E. Laboureur, #38 of 55. and signed by Boulestin. with a bright dust jacket in a protective sleeve. deckled edges. $650.
Truman Capote. THE THANKSGIVING VISITOR. NY: Random House, 1st printing. Originally appearing in McCall's in 1967. Remembering the week before Thanksgiving, the bully Odd who came to dinner, Aunt Sook and just how difficult life can be when you are a child. Aunt Sook is the cook in the household-- tender stories by Capote. Slip case, sunned at the edges, a very nice copy. $30.