Tanaquil Le Clercq. THE BALLET COOK BOOK. NEW YORK. Stein and Day, 1966. recipes contributed by the dancers. Illustrated with their photographs. An excellent, very clean copy in a VG jacket. $325
Elizabeth Hawes. FASHION IS SPINACH. NY: Random House, 1938, Black oil cloth cover with yellow stiching design, with a dust jacket. decorated inside endpages. $300.
BETTY CROCKER'S PICTURE COOK BOOK. NY: McGraw-Hill Company Inc., 1950. first edition, fifth printing. A bright clean copy. $75.
another copy: 1956. BETTY CROCKER’S PICTURE COOK BOOK. revised and enlarged. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1956. Second Edition, First Printing. all pages present, clean. $60.
SOME CANADIAN TITLES:
Traveling back and forth over the Canadian/US border:
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.
The Ladies of Noyan, Province of Quebec, Canada. THE FAMILY COOK BOOK. Bedford: A.T. Gould, 1911. 130 pages. Includes business advertising. And recipes have contributor’s names. cloth cover, restored endpages. Tight binding. Driver 130. $325.
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.
LE LIVRE DE LA NOUVELLE MARIEE. UN GUIDE GENERAL POUR LA MARIEE DE MONTREAL.
Montreal: Brandow Publishing Company, 1930. 208 pages.+ advertising. Catholic family book for the new housewife an mother, promotional color advertising, a Nous Mariage Crtificat- filled in. $75
THE GREAT STATE OF NEW YORK COOKBOOKS,
upstate & down:
J. George Frederick & Jean Joyce. LONG ISLAND SEAFOOD COOK BOOK. NY: The Business Bourse, Publishers, 1939. 324 pages. 85% Book is clean and perhaps unused in a complete dust jacket, bright but a bit worn. Celebrating Long Island regional cooking. Chowders, oysters, clams, flounder, mussels, eel, crab, shrimp, scallop, recipes from Rockaway, Great South Bay, Little Neck, Montauk, Sea Island, Block Island, Belle Harbor, many, many, many more towns. collectible. $300.
Gael Greene trilogy:
DON’T COME BACK WITHOUT IT. NY: Simon and Schuster, 1960. semi autobiographical, a collection of NY Post personal interest submissions.restaurants and food and movie stars. 1st printing with a bright jacket designed by Tomi Ungerer. $75.
-BITE. A NEW YORK RESTAURANT STRATEGY FOR HEDONISTS, MASOCHISTS, SELECTIVE PENNY PINCHERS AND THE UPWARDLY MOBILE. NY: W. H. Norton Inc., 1971. first edition. covering a lot of NYC restaurant history from the 60’s. her own personal impressions of the business. a signed copy Great dining adventures Gaele Greene. jacket design by Milton Glaser. $75.
INSATIABLE. TALES FROM A LIFE OF DELICIOUS EXCESS. NY: Warner Books, 2006. 51 essays from New York Magazine. signed by Greene, Great Sensual Adventures. $60.
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.
Lyn Stallworth and Rid Kennedy, Jr. THE BROOKLYN COOKBOOK. NY: Alfred Knopf, 1991. near ‘as new.’ famous eateries past and present— though now, mostly past with added literary excerpts. Lots of pictures and a lot of nostalgia. $35.
Joseph Wechsberg. DINING AT THE PAVILLION. Boston: Little, Brown and Company. a glowing history— see here for the wiki history. 1st edition. $55.
- SOCIAL ETIQUETTE OF NEW YORK. NY: D. Appleton and Company, 1884. 16 mo. 207 + 4pp. adv. green cloth with decorative gilt titles. gilt edges. a fancy little reference for salutations, visiting, parties, cards, dinner giving, dinners, breakfasts, weddings, funerals, et al. a clean bright copy.$165.
Mary (Marie) Rosicky. BOHEMIAN-AMERICAN COOK BOOK. TESTED AND PRACTICAL RECIPES FOR AMERICAN AND BOHEMIAN DISHES. Omaha: The National Printing Company, 1915. In English with Czech recipe subtitles. 306 pages + index. Rose Rosicky, Marie’s daughter, was the translator and wrote a ’few words’ in an introduction. One correction is tipped in, and one recipe was cut out. ex-lib, with pockets removed. $135.
Kate Douglas Wiggin. DORCAS DISHES. Maine: Privately Printed, 1911. signed boldly by Wiggin, “Yours very SIncerely Kate Douglas Wiggin Better editor than cook”! on FEP. printed to “fill our treasury” for the charitable Society. a prolific writer & an educator. authored Society recipes, many of Maine seafood, many more old fashioned New England hardiness. In a final note, gathering a few flowers or if the ground is frozen, find something by the wayside to decorate the family table. 96 pages. worn edges and some toned pages, a tight binding. $100.
Edith M Thomas. MARY AT THE FARM. AND BOOK OF RECIPES. COMPILED DURING HER VISIT AMONG THE “PENNSYLVANIA GERMANS”. Norristown: John Hartenstine, 1915. first edition. 440 pages. brown cloth with gilt stamped title on front cover and spine. stories of eastern Pennsylvania life- late 19th life – lots of Penn German recipes, illustrations of decorative arts particular tot he area. a very good copy- tight and clean. Bitting 459. $165.
Robbins, Wilfred William; John Peabody Harrington; Barbara Freire-Marreco. THE ETHNOBOTANY OF THE TEWA INDIANS. Washington: Government pPrinting Office, 1916. 124 pages + folding map of the Jemez Plateau, showing topography, ruins, cliff dwellings and settlements of the Pueblo. The authors have identified the plant specimens the Tewa have used for healing and for foods, seeds, nuts, leaves, wood, juice, gum, gall balls, with annotated lists of plants and trees, indigenous and cultivated. Illustrations and photographs of plants and terrain. The authors also have listed Tewa words and pronounciation symbols and a small section on the uses for some of the gathered vegetation. Khaki colored cloth uniform to the government studies. title on spine, uniform to the series. $45.
Rodger L and Linda Welsch. CATHER’S KITCHENS. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1987. start with My Antonia if you haven’t already read Cather. Antonia’s life on the prairie— with Kolaches ! $22.
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Homestead Welfare Club. AMANA RECIPES. Iowa, 1948. coming from Frankfurt in the early18th century, settling in Native Peoples’ land in NY state, moved next to Kansas and then Iowa into Native Peoples’ territories confiscated by the US government. a pseudo-communistic community. blue and white printed cover, DJ. German recipes from the community. $25.
The Silver Thimble Society. HOW WE COOK IN TENNESSEE. 4th edition,1927. Jackson (TN), MCCowat-Mercer. green cloth covers. reinforced text block, unused lined pages, clean. Bookseller stamp on front paste down: The Corner Bookshop, Eleanor Lowenstein’s shop on Fourth Ave, NYC. $135.
THE KIRMESS COOK BOOK. A COLLECTION OF WELL-TESTED RECIPES FROM THE BEST HOUSE-KEEPERS OF JERSEY CITY AND ELSEWHERE. Jersey City, Nov.7-8-9-10, 1906. 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, several errata sheets added, pages repaired and mispaginated, pencil notations. rebound in green cloth covered boards - library binding. in LOC, NYU (Bobst), Schlesinger, Open Library. Bitting 569. $95.
Gertrude Stein. TENDER BUTTONS. OBJECTS FOOD ROOMS. New York: Claire Marie, 1914. small papercovered book with green paste on, bruised corner, repaired spine but original all there. some darkening to the spine and edges of the book, same for the back cover. inside perfect. $1900.
Alice. B. Toklas. THE ALICE B. TOKLAS COOKBOOK. NY: Harpers and Brothers, 1954. true 1st edition (see Robert A. Wilson) with errata- a bright copy. not pictured here. $225.
THE ALICE B. TOKLAS COOK BOOK. London: Michael Joseph, 1954. with the famous recipe for Haschich Fudge, in the Desserts, Cold section, contributed by Brian Gysin, more famously, excised from the American editions. But this has the corrections of the eratta of first American printing of 1954. As a cookbook. recipes reminiscent of their garden or the local foods or lack of them because of the war.. This British edition has the illustrations of Sir Francis Rose, and the dust jacket illustration is after the photograph of Alice- by Carl Van Vechten while at the Bilingin. picture of the actual book in this illustration. $395.
ALICE B. TOKLAS. reading from The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook and Gertrude Steins’s The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas. recorded April 29, 1960, Paris. cover photo by Carl Van Vechten. an opened copy a perfect LP, from Verve Records, literary series. one complete side from the Cook Book. a thrill to hear. $250.
Letter from Alice B. Toklas to Mr. Cummings (Philip Cummings, Woodstock, VT) from the
apartment at 27 Rue de Fleurus. The letter was written one year after the publication of The Autobiography of Alice B Toklas, a book that brought much fame and notoriety to the couple. Alice
had written the cookbook after Gertrude’s death, in it recalling the company and meals, the wars they had seen, their lives together in Bilignin.
It is a short, beautifully crafted letter.
Janet Malcolm wrote a essay for The New Yorker that easily puts their notority, and so this letter, into perspective in the writers and artists world, and Mr. Cummings Wiki page focuses the letter.There are 3 different links from The New York Times in my short description and to Wikipedia pages about Mr. Cummings and 27 rue de Fleurus.. $750.
THE PICAYUNE CREOLE COOK BOOK. New Orleans: The Picayune, 1901, second edition (stated) dark colored pebbled cloth covered boards, faded title on spine, slight cocking, light bumping to corners, toned pages, tight and clean inside. Previous owners name and date on FEP Mary Louise Trumbull Cogswell, New Orleans May 24, 1906.
unrivaled Creole cookery. see picture at the end of this page. $495.
pictured left --another copy. New Orleans, 1906. third edition. contemporary blue cloth with stamped title, front and spine. 418pp. small paste –on -bound by T. Fitzwilliam & Co., New Orleans. SOUPES, GUMBOS, RAGOUTS, ENTREMENTS, HORS D’OEUVRES, JAMBALAYS, AND DESSERTS, and the first recipe is for the famous CAFÉ A LA CRÉOLE, all of Chapter 1. a very good unmarked (unused?) copy, light edge stain, cracked hinges front and back –holding. rare early edition, first published in 1900. $400.
Celestine Eustis. LA CUISINE CREOLE A L’USAGE DES PETITS MENAGES. New York: R. H. Russell, 1904.second printing 118+ pages. with tissue guards with music many of the cries of the vendors. clean, bright pages,. first part in English, page 83-113 in French. $95.
Harriet Ross Colquitt. THE SAVANNAH COOK BOOK. New York: Farrah & Rinehart, 1933. 186 pages. Bright jacket, with a few shelf tears, a near fine copy with Interesting regional recipes. $250.
Emma and William McKinney. AUNT CAROLINE’S DIXIELAND RECIPES. Chicago: Laird & Lee, 1922. 148 pages. Recipes from the State of Virginia compiled for the chef, Aunt Caroline Pickett, by Wm. McKinney. pleasing bright, plaid fabric covers, some dog earred pages, a few pencil notations. $175.
Verta Mae. VIBRATION COOKING. NY Doubleday & Co., 1970. FIRST EDITION STATED. 8vo. 190pp. d.j. autobiography, cookbook, travelogue by the granddaughter of a slave, who dedicated the book “ to my mama and my grandmothers and my sisters in appreciation of the years that they worked in Miss Ann’s kitchen and then came home to TCB in spite of slavery and oppression and the Moynihan report” a real mix of island, French, Philadelphian, African. $125.
Princess Pamela. SOUL FOOD COOKBOOK. NY: New American Library, Signet, 1969. First printing. From The Little Kitchen on East 10th Street in NYC. Recipes on the right side of the open book and a quote from Pamela on the left page. 248 pages, the 1969 paperback was the only printing. An unused copy. $80.
Edith and John Watts. JESSE’S BOOK OF CREOLE AND DEEP SOUTH RECIPES. NY: The Viking Press, 1954. first edition. a tribute of a book for the self-made chef for the prominent Ballard family of Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi. ‘as new’ copy with slight jacket scuffs. $150.
Natalie Scott and Caroline Merrick Jones. GOURMET GUIDE TO NEW ORLEANS. New Orleans, Peerless Printing Co., 1933. first edition, no errata sheet. stiff card covers, 99 + pages, quite a bright, clean copy, with the usual edge cover bending. introduction by Dorothy Dix. signed by Scott. recipes from celebrated chefs and restaurants. $250.
LOS ANGELES TIMES COOK BOOK = NO. 2. (THE TIMES COOK BOOK – NO.2 957 COOKING AND OTHER RECIPES) Los Angeles: The Times Mirror Co., 1905. 105 pages. Red cloth covers, worn, 25 cents stamp, including a first chapter of Spanish Dishes. Early edition of this title with the first being 1902. $115.
ORANGE JUDD AND OTHERS
Andrew Fuller. THE ILLUSTRATED STRAWBERRY CULTURIST. New York: Orange Judd Company, 1915, c1887. 12mo. 59pp. + Judd advertising. containing the history, sexuality, field and garden culture of strawberries, forcing or pot culture, how to grow from seed, hybridizing and all other information necessary to enable everybody to raise their own strawberries; together with a description of new varieties and a list of the best of the old sorts. stamped title on front green cloth cover. a bright, clean copy. $60.
Joseph J. White. CRANBERRY CULTURE. New York: Orange Judd Company, 1909. c1885. new and enlarged edition. 12mo. 131pp + Judd advertising. illustrated. Orange Judd published books on Agriculture in the late 19th and early 20th century. this title covers the early natural history and the cultivation of the cranberry with 4 recipes for using cranberries for household use. a nice bright copy with green cloth cover and decorated gilt title on spine. $125.
William Falconer. MUSHROOMS: HOW TO GROW THEM. New York: Orange Judd Co., 1910 c. 1891. 12mo. 169pp. A practical treatise on Mushroom culture for profit and pleasure. illustrated. blind stamped and gilt cover and spine design. a very nice copy. $75.
J.M. Trowbridge. THE COMPLETE CIDER MAKERS’ HAND BOOK. New York: Orange Judd Co., 1901. c. 1890. 119 pages + publishers advertising. a complete guide for making and keeping pure cider. illustrated with press machinery, industrial and home and with filtering racks and cloths, with terminology defined and instructions. gilt decorative title on spine on a blind stamped brown cloth cover. uniform to the other Judd publications. a nice copy. $150.
B. Eastwood. THE CRANBERRY AND ITS CULTURE. NY: C.M. Saxton & Co., 1856. 1st book published on Cranberries. 13 chapters covering the natural history, proper locations for plantings, diseases, blossoming times, the markets. illustrated with a decorative title page and 9 additional plates. brown blind stamped cloth cover with a decorative gilt title on the spine. $225.
Peter Henderson. GARDENING FOR PROFIT; A GUIDE TO THE SUCCESSFUL CULTIVATION OF THE MARKET AND FAMILY GARDEN. New York: Orange Judd & Company, 1867. 1st ed. 12mo. 243pp + publisher’s advertising. green cloth with gilt title on spine with a stamped cabbage motif on front cover. dealing with the garden and planning with chapter 17 covering the descriptions of vegetables and their varieties and the cultivation of them, illustrated throughout. $75.
Robert Buist. THE FAMILY KITCHEN GARDENER, CONTAINING PLAIN AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTIONS OF ALL THE DIFFERENT SPECIES AND VARIETIES OF CULINARY VEGETABLES; WITH......New York: A.O. Moore, Agricultural Book Publisher, 1858. illustrated with 25 engravings. Toning to the pages but a very nice copy gilt decorative front cover. $250.
Irma S. Rombauer. THE JOY OF COOKING. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1946. dj in pieces— parts missing. many handwritten recipe inserts--typewritten page with recipes from Hilda Goldberger from Santiago, Chile, in German. see Wiki Germans in Chile, n.d.ca 1940-50's; a recipe written on an envelope with an Indianapolis, Indiana address. some marginalia. Well used copy, repaired. stains. $90.
Henriette Davidis. PRAKTISCHES KOCHBUCH FUR DIE DEUTSCHEN IN AMERIKA. Milwaukee: George Brumder’s Verlag, 1899. green decorative covers, 646 pages. some illustrations, black and white. in German. Milwaukee had a large German population at the turn of the 20th century. A popular, all purpose cookbook having many editions with many book designs. first published in 1845. Wiki states that this cookbook became very popular and sold well but that Henriette was not able to assert control over her work. This is a crisp copy. $75.
John McPhee. ORANGES. NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1967. a pristine copy in a protective dust wrapper sleeve. $135.
Artemas Ward. THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FOOD. New York: The Baker & Taylor Company, 1929. large 4to. 596pp. an encyclopedia of food and its sources. illustrated. full page and half page photographs and illustrations. Deep grey/green cloth cover. a very good copy. sold
--THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FOOD. New York: Artemas Ward, 1923. a very good copy in grey/green cloth cover. a very good copy. $175.
Joseph Tilden. JOE TILDEN’S RECIPES FOR EPICURES. San Francisco; A. M. Robertson, 1907. 16mo. 132pp. + 3 pp index. an odd assortment of recipes but that’s not what this book is about. aesthetic, arts and crafts designed book. 2 color printed pages with a decorative motif beginning the chapter. thicker cream colored paper. a very good copy with the issued glassine cover protector. $125.
Mary J. Lincoln. THE BOSTON COOK BOOK. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1923. c. 1904. Revised edition, containing over 250 additional recipes. an incredibly clean, unused copy, repaired split rear hinge, binding cloth showing. with an un-clipped ($2.25), with chips, in a protective sleeve, dust jacket. $265.
--another copy. 1933. C1930.a bright jacket with some chips and stains. Tight binding in VG. $100.
--another copy. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1938. 6th edition, revised. with a dust jacket in a protective sleeve. a very good copy with some yellowing from age. $100.
--another copy. Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1942. Revised 1941. Seventh edition. tightly bound, some chips in the bright jacket. $100.
-- another copy. 1962. Revised 1959, tenth edition. bright modern jacket over an unused copy. $65.
Louise Bennett Weaver. A THOUSAND WAYS TO PLEASE A FAMILY. WITH BETTINA’S BEST RECIPES. NY: A.L. Burt, 1922. 397 pages. 59 Chapters of more scenarios and seasonal cooking with Bettina’s family. Book # 2 in the Bettina series of cookery books. almost new book, with a tatty, but bright dust jacket. $165.
Della Lutes. THE COUNTRY KITCHEN. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1936. first edition. in 'as new' condition. with a bright jacket, slightly, ever so slightly darkened at the spine. $100.
Aristene Pixley. THE GREEN MOUNTAIN COOK BOOK. Brattleboro, Stephen Daye Press, 1934. 1st ed. 90 pages+ Local advertising including George Aiken's (Putney neighbors) butternuts. a well preserved copy. With the original banner advertising the book. Vermont cuisine ! All the better if you buy your ingredients locally or get it from your garden. Simple and good. $95.
“Auntie”, Aunt “Dell”, Aunt Elinor,Aunt Elizabeth, Aunt Emery, Aunt Gertrude, Aunt “Mattie”, Aunt “Robbie”, Aunt Virginia, Grandmother Holden. THE AUNT'S COOK BOOK. Cleveland: Horace Carr, 1937. a published family cookbook with the recipes gathered from the Aunts and from other tried and true sources - New England and American south. clean and tight, Jacket is sunned. Decorated inside endpages and a wonderful frontis in the manner of Luca Della Robbia. $95.
-SERVE IT FORTH. NY: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1937. 1st ed. with dust jacket. salmon colored endpapers. her first book of essays. $900.
-another copy NY: World Book Company (Duell, Sloan and Pearce,) . undated published after 1943, War edition. $165.
CONSIDER THE OYSTER. New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1941. 117pages. An essay with recipes. First edition, clean, bright, jacket with a touch of wear at the edges. $325.
HOW TO COOK A WOLF. NY: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, Inc. 1942. Second printing. dj. a very good bright copy. $165.
- another copy. NY: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1951. Revised edition with footnotes & marginalia. With a dust jacket. 282 pages. $150.
HERE LET US FEAST A BOOK OF BANQUETS. NY: The Viking Press, 1946. an anthology of essays by other writers. dj. $100.
NOT NOW BUT NOW. NY The Viking Press, 1947. Dj. Fiction. $110.
THE ART OF EATING. Cleveland & NY: The World Publishing Company, 1954. Jacket photo by Man Ray. a vg/vg copy. bright and clean. $165.
WITH BOLD KNIFE AND FORK. NY: Putnam's Sons, 1969. lots of essays with recipes. a bright copy. $75.
THE PHYSIOLOGY OF TASTE. NY: The Heritage Press, 1949. Illustrations by Sylvan Sauvage. In the slipcase, with original mylar, all in vg +++. With the monthly newsletter issued. $150.
A CONSIDERABLE TOWN. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1978. $30.
AS THEY WERE. NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1982. dj .$50.
-SISTER AGE. NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1983. 1st ed. 15 essays. nearly new. SIGNED MFK Fisher Glen Allen 1983 on FEP. $250.
LONG AGO IN FRANCE. THE YEARS IN DIJON. NY: The Prentiss Hall Press, 1991. dj. $40.
CONVERSATIONS WITH MFK FISHER. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1992. A selection of interviews with writers and journalists. $80.
STAY ME, OH COMFORT ME, JOURNALS AND STORIES, 1933-1941. NY: Pantheon Books, 1993. first edition, dj. $20.
M.F.K. FISHER A LIFE IN LETTERS CORRRESPONDENCE 1929-1991. Washington: Counterpoint, 1997. as new. hard cover. $35.
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.
M.F.K. Fisher signed postcard. dated August, 1986. $65.
RARE AND DESIRABLE:
1 mimeographed page from ECOLE DES 3 GOURMANDES. The cooking school started by Child, Beck and Bertholle in Paris in the 1950's. Stamped twice with the ever so familiar design Julia wore as an embroidered patch pinned to her shirt in her PBS TV show, The French Chef. Some wear. $1500.
The knife article: HARPER'S 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 1961. $45.
A 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.
Louisette Bertholle, Simone Beck, Helmut Ripperger. WHAT'S COOKING IN FRANCE. NY: Ives Washburn, 1952. spiral bound, 63 pages. $95.
another copy: 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.
Child, Beck, Bertholle. MASTERING THE ART OF FRENCH COOKING. NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1977. c.1961. Blue end pages, bright dust jacket, a few small spots on the page edges. $75.
THE FRENCH CHEF COOKBOOK. NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1968. First edition stated. in an exceptionally clean jacket- unused copy. $75.
MEXICO & CENTRAL & SOUTH
Rosa Hilda Zell. ARROZ CON MANGO. Havana, Havana: Printed Ramallo, 1952).
Gleaned from the internet: Rosa Hilda Zell was a journalist in Cuba. wrote essays for the popular journal Bohemia—and was able to mix her recipes with astute & engaging journalism of island politics. The author of the internet page said it was a much anticipated part of the journal—her writing brought wisdom and comfort to people during trying times. The title of the recipe book literally translates as a sticky mess- Adriana Loredo (Rosa Hilda Zell) 1910-1971. $350.
Sylvain Claudius Goy. LA CUISINE ANGLO-AMERICAINE [ et ] LA CUISINE DE L'AMERIQUE CENTRALE. NY: Weiss and Company, 1915. 1st edition. 489 pages, brown cloth boards. in very good condition. L.O.C. on line digital library. Bitting 197. in NYPL. not in Cagle. more French inspired Creole, using America’s ingredients. with comments on ‘Curiosities Culinaires Americaines’— Le Clambake, Le Burgoo et Le Barbecue, recipes for American fish and wild American ducks—a section on the cooking of Cuba, some boissons. $325.
Vicenta T. de Rubio. MANUAL DE COCINA MICHOACANA. Zamora: Imprenta Moderna, 1896. 796 pages + xxxii of home remedies and after thought recipes, 8vo. 1/4 leather, gilt title and bands on spine. pebbled dark cloth over boards in worn condition, a sound binding, fep and ep missing, all plates and pages intact. several mementos from a previous owner. last on market auction in 2013 ( Dorothy Sloan, Austin, Texas) in several university libraries, the Schlesinger, UCSD, Los Angeles Public Library & Uni. New Mexico. not in Cagle.
from the UTSA, (University of Texas at San Antonio) Blog about the special collections: Manual de Cocina Michoacana, (1896) by Vicenta Torres de Rubio. Published in Zamora, Michoacán, this cookbook is the first regional cookbook written by a woman in Mexico, and possibly the first regional cookbook to be published in Mexico. It began with local recipes contributed to Vicenta Torres de Rubio by women within the state, but then expanded to include recipes submitted by cooks across the country , leading to a collection of hundreds of traditional recipes, including moles, chlemole, pipian, guisos, tortas, and numerous salsas. A glossary of terms and definitions is also included.
 Pilcher Jeffrey Pilcher, Que Vivan los Tamales!: Food and the Making of Mexican Identity(Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1998), 67.
a scarce copy.
reference to Rubio in: Mexico's Original Celebrity Chef | SAVEUR, Mar 31, 2016,josefina-velasquez-de-leon.
in the schlesinger, UCSD, Los Angeles Public Library, Uni.New Mexico,
This copy offered $2500.
Josefina Velazquez de Leon. MEXICAN COOK BOOK FOR AMERICAN HOMES. Mexico City: 1956. a very good, bright copy. toned paper, tight binding, wraps with edgewear. in English and Spanish.sold
Rosa Maria. A ARTE DE COMER BEM. Rio: Officina Industrial Graphica,1933. 496 pages. all purpose. paper toning, insect tunnels, colorful paper boards, date, title, price on spine. second edition. $165.
Louisa Rodriguez Garza and others. NUESTRA COCINA MEXICANA. n.d ca 1960’s. recipes from the Carmarca Lagunera region of Mexico. 242 pages with a flexible cover. coving all aspects of meal preparation. some advertising could be a charitable cookbook. $60.
a fund raiser:
Nancy Crow. RECIPES OF NA-BOLOM. San Cristobal de Las Casas, 1971. second edition. a charitable cookbook compiled for Na-Bolom, a library unique in its collection of books, photographs and papers of Mexico and Mesoamerica. Frans and Gertrude Blom were archiologists, sociologists and photographers who made the collection. However, for all the time the Bloms lived in San Cristobel in Chipas, they couldn’t shake Quiche Lorraine or Lemon Merangue Pie. 43+ 11 pages. One typed recipe per page. some newsletters and an obituary from the NY Times inserted. $75.
EL COCINERO PRACTICO CHILENO. Santiago: Imprenta Gutenberg n.d. 1920-30’s. well worn, loose binding. 251 toned pages. pictorial boards. $90.
Mme Niniche Gaillard. RECETTES SIMPLES DE CUISINE HAITIENNE ET CONSEILS UTILES DE MENAGE. Port-au Prince: La Phalange, 1971. 4th edition. paper wraps. in French. $35.
Luia Forbes. DINNER IS SERVED. 1941. Drawings by Brian Fawcett. Written in English and Spanish. A chapter of Peruvian recipes. Cooking for ‘influential’ friends. A book dedicated to the vice-president of Peru. 213 pages. signed by Forbes. $75.
Eliza B. K. Dooley. PUERTO RICAN COOK BOOK. Virginia: The Dietz Press. Inc., 1950. c.1948 second printing. an unused copy in a bright but chipped jacket $60.
Martin Parr. MEXICO. London: Chris Boot Ltd., 2006. Oblong shape publication. Bold, bright, lively colors of Mexico are captured in signature focused vingettes by Parr, many here are food related. an inscribed copy. $75.
Alma Lobo Aragon. LAS MEJORES RECETAS DE LAS COCINAS MEXICANA ESPANOLA Y FRANCESA. Mexico, D.F., 1975. Paper wraps. 157 pages. toned paper, near as new. $50.
Natalie Scott. MEXICAN COOK-BOOK. Mexico: Godinez, 1953. 3rd edition. a signed copy, buen provecho Natalie Scott. decorated & stamped cloth covers-- a bit soiled, clean and tight interior with more illustrations. 88 pages. decorations by Enrique Alvarez. a charming cook book ! $250.
Carmen Aboy Valldejuli. COCINA CRIOLLA. Boston: The Alpine Press, 1964.c 1962. Eighth printing. 467 pages. $50.
Rosa Marquesa de Castellar. MY STOVE IS MY CASTLE. Mexico, 1956. Her collection of recipes. A charming book, nicely designed. a signed, inscribed copy. $65.
Alice Erie Young and Patricia Peters Stephenson. DISCOVERING MEXICAN COOKING. San Antonio: The Naylor Company, 1958. Third edition. 61 pages + pages of 2 notes with recipes. Otherwise a carefully kept copy with a dj. $60.
Diana Kennedy. THE CUISINES OF MEXICO. NY: Harper and Row Publishers, 1972. Edition not stated. A fine clean copy in a very good clean jacket. the best. $45.
Mexico, Centro Benefico de Mayorazgo.
PUEBLA Y SU COCINA. 1983. c1971. third edition. dj photograph of a tiled kitchen with pottery bowls. Kitchen prayer of San Pascualito with a full page portrait of the saint by Srita Cristina Pardo. 357 pages of recipes contributed by residents of the Mayorazgo community. Well preserved copy. In Spanish. limited to 2000 unnumbered copies. $115.
Diana Kennedy. THE TORTILLA BOOK. NY: Harper and Row, Publishers, 1975, first edition stated. buen provecho Diana Kennedy signed copy. a clean bright copy, with a touch of jacket wear. $145.
Marithe de Alvarado. ARTE MEXICANO DEL AZUCAR. Campania Editorial Continental, 1978. c.1959. 728 pages. in Spanish, covering all aspects of baking— ingredients to decorations. profusely illustrated. $165.
Salazar Montroy. LA TIPICA COCINA POBLANA Y LOS GUISOS DE SUS RELIGIOSAS. Puebla: 1945. 48
pages + 24 pages of advertising.
[The typical poblano cuisine is characterized by its tiles, for its semi-circular and circular braziers, for their round or square burners with andirons, for their grinding stones and bowls granite stone for their pot-bellied clay pots with glazed rim for turkey mole, by its whorls for soups, for its large clay pots for cooking tasty tamales and atole or champurrados, and for refreshments horchata, by iron grills to forge roasting meats. The recipes were taken from old journals and notes from religious orders preserved in their monasteries and convents. Old measures were modernized. $95.
Dolores L. Latorre. COOKING AND CURING WITH MEXICAN HERBS. RECIPES AND REMEDIES GATHERED IN MUZQUIZ, COAHUILA. Austin: Encino Press, 1977. 1st ed. as new sealed plastic bag. 178 pages. Culinary and medicinal use of plants. with recipes. illustrated with woodcuts of Barbara Whitehead. $115.
Laura Esquivel. LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE. NY: Bantam Doubleday, 1992. Paperback, first edition stated. Signed and dated on the half title page. As new. Translated in 1992. c.1989. monthly installments of love and recipes and lots of tears—read the book, forget about the movie. $145.
Erna Fergusson. MEXICAN COOKBOOK. Santa Fe: The Rydal Press, 1934. first. stencil illustrations by Valentin Vidaurreta. 119 pages. another very pretty little Mexican cookery book. in English. with recipes and menus, index. a very bright copy. $200.
Robert Coote. BALL ROOM DANCING WITHOUT A MASTER. FOR HOME PRACTICE. WITH ILLUSTRATED FIGURES AND DIAGRAMS. London: Reynolds & Co.,n.d. ca 1870. new edition. by Robert Coote, Professor and Teacher of Dancing and Deportment. 63 pages of instruction + adv. small 32mo. maroon stiff paper covers with gilt titles andedges. sewn binding, strong and clean but with a bit of wear. a priceless little treasure for slipping into your pocket for a quick reference. in the collection at Harvard and in Stanford's extensive collection on dance. $350.
“Dance one or two evenings a week.”
Professor A.C. Wirth. COMPLETE QUADRILLE CALL BOOK AND DANCING MASTER. Chicago: Frederick Drake & Co., 1902. 148 pp. stamped decorated cloth cover. if you can follow directions..... actually a reference for those who are having instruction on the dances. $60.
Two Amateur Leaders. THE GERMAN HOW TO GIVE IT. HOW TO LEAD IT HOW TO DANCE IT. Chicago: A.C. McClure & Co., 1890 c.1878. 132pp. the dances also known as The Cotillion. the etiquette: from the invitations to the favors. some pencil marginalia x’s. dark green cloth with gilt titles. descriptions of figures or that which will be danced, from the simple to those with ’properties’- $50.
Thomas Hillgrove. THE COMPLETE PRACTICAL GUIDE TO THE ART OF DANCING. NY: DICK & FITZGERALD, 1869. C.1863. illustrations throughout of dancers and of foot positions. This publisher also produced many, many how to’s parlor games, speeches, letter writing and gender specific titles such as the popular drink manuals for men. last 2 pages missing which would have been the solid yellow last page and a page of titles from the publisher. dark green cloth with decorative gilt title on front and spine. $100.
ADVERTISING FAN. ephemera from Cafe Martin [1901-1913], NYC. early 20th century. credit for my description goes to Henry Voigt for his highly informative blog entitled THE AMERICAN MENU. Cafe Martin was opened in 1901 by the Martin brothers, Jean and Louis- on the foundation of Delmonico’s restaurant at 26th Street between 5th and Broadway. It was sumptuous and well orchestrated, easily accommodating a society wedding or political caucus nominating supper. Fan is Japonisme-Victorian style, wooden sticks(9”) and guards, brass rivet and loop, cotton cord tassel. In VG. $150.
OF SHAKER INTEREST: Critical of their clothes.
A 2 page handwritten letter by C. J. Cowles of Charlottesville N.C., who is a cousin of Livinia Andrews of New Britain, Ct. C.J. is
disappointed that Livinia wasn’t able to join her for the meeting in Shaker Village, known also as Watervliet (NY)
But the letter gives a interesting description of what she saw and her impression of the Shaker ladies’ dresses. “ I am spending the day with the Shakers- attended their meeting which was thronged today & felt that you would have enjoyed the scene exceedingly. We had dozens of mediums The Sisters looked rather grotesque in their plain white hoopless habits — all were dressed alike— all wore white muslin crepes— the skirt pleated back from the front— broad pleat front & their narrow ones not unlike a shirt bosom on a large scale— with kerchiefs laid smooth across the shoulder— folded from corner to corner…” continuing with their pale countenance and also the dress of the men.
Dated August 9 1857. The letter was dispatched from Albany as a ‘free’ letter meaning the postage was paid by C.J. and the carrier would not need to collect a stamp fee from Lavinia. $300.