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“By An Old Lady Resident.” THE MADRAS COOKERY BOOK. Madras: Higginbotham & Co., 1912. fifth edition. revised and enlarged. 125 pages. redish cloth covered boards, a very clean copy, well preserved. title on spine. good recipes, many pickles and chutneys. $465. 


An Anglo-Indian. INDIAN COOKERY “LOCAL’ FOR YOUNG HOUSE-KEEPERS. Bombay: The Imperial Press, 1887. second edition. 128 +14 pages. a very scarce copy, in worn condition. card covers, cloth covering over spine - very worn, vg and unmarked inside- though all is in a fragile state— intact. FEP torn, back cover has a corner missing. excellent recipes. in English. $450.


Harriet Lawrance. “COOKERY FOR THE MILLION” BEING 333 PRACTICAL, ECONOMICAL RECIPES IN INDIAN COOKERY. Madras: Higginbotham & Co., 1904. 333 recipes, 187 pages, iv index,  a very good copy with additional owner notes and clippings. printed board covers, cloth tape spine.


W. S. Burke. EVERY-DAY MENUS FOR INDIAN HOUSE-KEEPERS WITH A KITCHEN DICTIONARY AND SOME EASILY MADE CUPS AND COCKTAILS. Calcutta: Thacker, Spink & Co., 1923. fourth edition. 163 pages. 84 suggested menus, hotweather menus, recipes. A well used copy with a loose binding. Menus for breakfast, tiffin and dinner, combining traditional British foods with traditional  Indian foods. menus, recipes and kitchen vocabulary ‘The Hindustani phonetically spelt; the verbs in Imperative Mood.’  with a split, loose binding, taped spine, bumped edges and scuffed boards. scarce title. $375.


Christiane Sand. A LA TABLE DE GEORGE SAND. Flammarion, 1988. Inscribed by the author. excellent condition. $35.


Marie Christine and Didier Clement. COLETTE GOURMANDE. Paris: Albin Michel, 1990. excellent condition, inscribed by the authors. $45. 



J.A.P. Cousin. VOYAGES GASTRONIMIQUES AU PAYS DE FRANCE. PARIS ET LA REGION PARISIENNE. Paris: E. Flammarion, 1925. 370 pages, wraps. uncut pages, tight copy with an interior repair. restaurants and cafes with specialties listed, with maps and towns alond the motor route to Nice.  Suggested itineraries for travel. sold


Mary Margaret McBride. LONDON IS A MAN’S TOWN [BUT WOMEN GO THERE]. NY: Coward-McCann, Inc., 1930. A travel and guide book from her point of view—no qualms about meeting the Queen or being part of a pheasant shooting party. $125.






Cauderlier. L’ECONOMIE CULINAIRE. Ghent: A.D. Hoste, n.d. first published in 1861. this being the dixieme edition. a bright copy, sunned spine, with pressed flowers & hand written recipe slipped in. 478 pages.  sold

Patience Gray and Primrose Boyd. PLATS DU JOUR OR FOREIGN FOOD. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1961. c.1957. original paperback issue with the distinctive pink covers and charming illustrations by David Gentleman. well written, mainly Italian and French Mediterranean and some Spanish dishes. a very up-to-date recipe book, with a chapters on pots and pans, vins ordinaries and fungi. a very good copy with toned pages.                       $95.


- HONEY FOM A WEED. FASTINDG AND FEASTING IN CATALONIA, THE CYCLADES AND APUGLIA. NY: Harper & Row, 1987. first U.S. edition. 374 pages. VG/VG copy. this book also contains a diverse bibliography of Gray's references. what's on your book shelf?  $95.

Henriette Davidis-Holle. PRACTISCHES   KOCHBUCH.  Bielefield und Liepzig: Verlag von Belhagen & Klasing, 1927. 667 pages, a very bright copy, decorative endpages. old Germanic typeface, color plates and line illustrations. All purpose cooking and household. In a beautifully preserved, bright  box.  $175.


---above red box and book almost as new 1935 edition. $225.  


Henriette Davidis. PRACTISCHES KOCHBUCH FUR DIE GEWOHNLICHE UND FEINERE KUCHE. Bielefeld and Leipzig: Verlag Velhagen & Klasing, 1882. with Luise Rosendorf. 680 pages. Box is dated from website as 1888. not a perfect match- book and box, but the book which varies in size from printing date to printing city-- fits perfectly in this box. in German of course.  $150.

F. Point. MA GASTRONOMIE. Paris: Flammarion, 1969.  178 pages. a tribute to the town of Vienne and to the restaurant founded

by Fernande Point, La Pyramide. silk covered boards, stamped titles, paste on decoration on front cover, original mylar cover, illustrated end pages. Bright clean, tight copy, bumped bottom corners. In French. $225.


another copy. Wilton [Ct.]: Lyceum, 1974. a VG/VG copy. clean and bright. in English. illustrations of the famous dishes and of the famous restaurant and wine cellar. $90. 


Alexandre Dumas.  GRAND DICTIONNAIRE DE CUISINE. Paris: Lemerre,1873. 155 pages + 24 pages of advertising. title page in red and black type. frontis with tissue guard, reinforced binding, tight and clean, 1/4 leather, mended corners. intro and portrait of Vuillemot and several introductions, a calendar of months by de la Reyniere, the grand Dictionnaire, that will give histories, recipes or how the listed is used. a section of Vin. encyclopedic.  $2100. 

—PETIT DICTIONNAIRE DE CUISINE PAR ALEXANDRE DUMAS. Paris: Alphonse Lemerre, 1882. 819 pages. front paper covers detached, binding loose. fragile paper. clean. $550.

F.S. Bodenheimer. INSECTS AS HUMAN FOOD. The Hague: Dr. W. Junk, Publishers, 1951. Anthropological studies throughout the world. Spiders, ants, beetles, grubs, bees, locusts, stink bugs too. Insect consumption from pre-history to the present day. While there are no recipes, a description of how they were prepared was recorded. An extensive bibliography. 352 pages. in clean tight condition. $175.

Yogi Wassan. SECRETS OF THE HIMALAYAN MOUNTAIN MASTERS AND LADDER TO COSMIC CONSCIOUSNESS. India, 1927.  413 pages.  Essays covering Yogi Wassan Plans
Hindu Yoga Yug; How to Recharge and Vibrate Everything; How I Bathe My Eyes; How I Make Home Made Candy; What Padam Concentration Really Is; The Magnetic Tones; Vibrating Mind Brain; Chant Chart; Maha Atma Bramvidya Brahm Giyan, Vigiyan, Jeven Mukti--many many essays for climbing the ladder included are food recipes and instructions for their preparation. This is a signed copy.
From the web is a small essay about Yogi Wassan, born in the Punjab region of India and immigrated to Portland, Ore., in 1905, and there, worked as a labourer. Finding that sort of work was not his calling, he traveled to Southern California where he developed a cottage industry as a Yogi and there, had a large following.
Green textured cloth covers with gilt stamped titles, 408 + 5 unnumbered pages of Contents. This copy has a 1939 printers mark x’ed next to the last page. $350.



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. vg/vg. black cloth with gilt titles. Bitting 146. $200.


Escoffier. LE GUIDE CULINAIRE. AIDE-MEMOIRE DE CUISINE PRACTIQUE. Paris: E. Flammarion, 1924. Quatrieme edition. ¼ leather, personalized copy. 2 small L’art Culinaire  stamps on a title page and another on the facing page small picture clipping of Escoffier. A pinned recipe on the back FEP and some clippings inside. All in all a very good copy. sold


LAROUSSE GASTRONOMIQUE. Preface of A. Escoffier. Paris. (1938-1949) a solid ,clean, bright copy. inside endpapers in a dandelion pattern, owner's signature dated 1952. cover bright, gilt bright. $149.


Auguste Escoffier. MI COCINA.  Barcelona: Ediciones Garriga, 1965. 2500 recipes. 569 pages. Book and recipe format is comparable to the early French editions. color photographs.  this edition is in Spanish. a pristine copy in a very sturdy slipcase. $60.

Brillat Savarin. PHYSIOLOGIE DU GOUT OU MEDITATIONS DE GASTRONOMIE TRANSCENDANTE.  Paris: Garnier Freres, 1867. Together with La Gastronomie by Berchoux and L’Art de Diner en Ville by Colnet. In marble boards, a VG+ copy, 492 pages. With the previous owner’s book plate, Dr. Ewald Mayer and a newpaper cutting, in German, tipped in. $135.




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.


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. brown cloth, decorative gilt title and very decorative gilt spine.   $950.


Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin. THE PHYSIOLOGY OF TASTE OR, MEDITATIONS ON TRANSCENDENTAL GASTRONOMY.  A new translation by MFK Fisher with profuse annotations by the translator and illustrations by Sylvain Sauvage. NY: Heritage Press, 1949. A very good edition for reading the book with Fisher’s notes. This is a fine copy with decorative paper boards, with its glassine cover in the red slipcase that has a little edge sunning. Some black and white and color illustrations within the text. $150.

Menon. LA SCIENCE DU MAITRE D’HOTEL CONFISEUR,A L’USAGE DES OFFICERS, AVEC DES OBSERVATIONS SUR 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. $350.


Eugene Briffault. PARIS A TABLE. Paris: J. Hetzel, 1846. Beautifully bound in a black stamped binding with bright gilt decorations, title on spine. Gilt edges. Pale yellow-green endpages. 184 +iv contents. Essays on the restaurants of Paris, in history and opinions and reviews. Illustrations by Bertall and others.  $1500.


Menon. LA SCIENCE DU MAITRE D’HOTELCONFISEUR,A L’USAGE DES OFFICERS, AVEC DES OBSERVATIONS SUR 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. $350.


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 beautiful copy. Bitting 393. Vicaire 737. $500.


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. With illustrations, identification, cultivation and Les Maladies.  Bitting 291. No recipes. the last image on this page is LES HUITRES. $600.


Robert J. Courtine. CELEBRATION DE L'ASPERGE. Haute-Provence, 1965. part of the CELEBRATION series published by Robert Morel. The books were tributes to the everyday unheralded -- sardines, honey, eggs, eels.... 24 books in the series, uniform in size but with varying cloth covers and book marks. This copy is inscribed to Tony Curtis--the actor, presumably--with a drawing depicting a glamorous woman's face & If I hadn't  myself onetime seen Curtis at the Nice airport accompanied by a jeune fille, I might doubt the inscription. See the link above for information about Courtine. $145. 


Curnonsky & Marcel Rouff. LA FRANCE GASTRONOMIQUE. Paris, F. Rouffe.  3 of the 13 volumes in this series of the different regions of France. Small paper wraps, almost uniform in size and appearance. Small travel guides for the regions with recommendations for chosing an auberge and wine with some recipes included.

LA SAVOIE. 1923. 119 pages + advertising. $75.

L’ALSACE. 1921. 123 pages + local advertising. $75.

LA NORMANDIE. 123 pages. + advertising. $75.





Sara Bosse and Onoto Watanna. CHINESE-JAPANESE COOK BOOK. Chicago: Rand McNally & Company, 1914. small 16mo. 120pp + publ. early  imprint of Asian cooking in America perhaps in tribute to her Chinese mother, the story is a little blurry. Why not?  An interesting wikipedia biography here. A bright little copy, bright paste on, clean and tight. lightly bumped corners. $300.



Townley Searle. STRANGE NEWES FROM CHINA. A FIRST CHINESE COOKERY BOOK. NY: E.P. Dutton & Co., n.d. (1932) Printed in England at the Burleigh Press, as new copy with just a touch of shelf wear. decorations by Searle. paper lantern decorative inside covers. $225.


Buwei Yang Chao. HOW TO COOK & EAT IN CHINESE. Taipei: Book World Company., n.d.  286 pages. The Physician/cookbook author has a Wiki page. This is an unrecorded edition undated, with a bright dust jacket, very clean.  The first edition in WorldCat is 1945 from the John Day Company, NY. Preface by Pearl Buck.  $125.


Dolly Chow. (Mrs. C.T. Wang) CHOW ! SECRETS OF CHINESE.  COOKING WITH SELECTED RECIPES BY DOLLY CHOW. RUtland: Tuttle, 1953. c1952. 174 pages. an introduction to the nuances of etiquette, cooking method, ingredients. dj. and book both in vg. $65.


Dr. Aya Kagawa. JAPANESE COOKBOOK (100 FAVORITE JAPANESE RECIPES FOR WESTERN COOKS.)  Tokyo: Japan Travel Bureau, 1970. 198 pages. $35.


Rosy Tseng.CHINESE COOKING MADE EASY. Rutland: Charles E. Tuttle, 1967. Dj VG+. $30.


H. Lecourt. LA CUISINE CHINOISE. Paris: Robert Laffont, 1968. The complete reprinted 1923 edition. Laffont is famous for unusual and innovative and artistic book design. This edition is clean and bright.  $125.


early printings of Il Vespro:

ERBUARIO SICILIANO.   Il Vespro, 1977. as new copy. $100. 


SICILIANA IN BOCA. Il Vespro, 1974. bright with bumping to the corners. $200.


Waverley Root. THE FOOD OF ITALY. NY: Atheneum, 1971. Photographs and maps of the regions. A grand, intimate tour. 750 pages. dj and book in excellent condition. SOLD


Elizabeth David. ITALIAN FOOD. London: Macdonald, 1954, fifth impression. The best, most vivid impressions. Dj and book in excellent condition. SIGNED by David on the title page. $1500.


Marcella Hazan. THE CLASSIC ITALIAN COOK BOOK. NY: Harpers Magazine Press, 1973. The original FIRST edition stated. later printed by Knopf. Red jacket. in excellent condition. $90.


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


Pelligrino Artusi. LA SCIENZA IN CUCINA L'ARTE DI MANGIAR BENE. Firenze: Adriano Salani, 1961. a bright, clean, unused  copy, toned paper. in Italian. $60. 


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.


F. T. 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.


Renato Rovetta. INDUSTRIA DEL PASTIFICO O DEI MACCHERONI. Milano: Editore Ulrico Hoepli, 1951. The story, the fabrication, machinery, factory, and of course the shapes. with 2 folding plate of the factory and machinery bluprints, and 4 colored folding plates of shapes, 5 full page color paltes of maccheroni shapes as well as numerous black and white illustrations of shapes and diagrams and formulae, a former owners signature and an exlibris stamp on the half title page, very clean and well preserved and tight. flexible paper covers,  paper toning, a very well preserved copy.   $150. 



Simonetta (Duchessa Colonna di Cesaro). A SNOB IN THE KITCHEN. NY: Doubleday and Company, 1967. dated and signed. a fashion icon with her own perfume. beautiful recipes too. a bright copy in a jacket.  $250. 


Alberto Consiglio. LA STORIA DEI MACCHERONI CON CENTO RICETTE E CON PULCINELLA MANGIA MACCHERONI. Italy: Edizioni Moderne, 1959. Stories and recipes262 pages, red cloth, plastic cover, all in a pictorial slipcase. $125. 


John Moore. A VIEW OF SOCIETY AND MANNERS IN ITALY: WITH ANECDOTES RELATING TO SOME EMINENT CHARACTERS. Boston: Apollo Press, 1792. While most dialogue covers more lofty and historical descriptions of society and politics in the many cities and towns, interesting details of dress and meals punctuate the story. “ I shall mention two circumstances, from which you may form an idea of the grandeur of an Italian palace, and the number of domestics which some of the nobility retain. We passed through twelve or thirteen large rooms before we arrived at the dining room; there were thirty-six persons at the table, none served but the Prince’s domestics, and each guest had a footman behind his chair; other domestics belonging to the Prince remained in the adjacent rooms, and in the hall. We afterwards passed through a considerable number of other rooms in our way to one from which there is a commanding view.” 

No shortage of descriptions of hand gestures or extemporaneous declarations of religious passion, which we in the Roman Catholic faith call ejaculations.    $150.

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 subject and also a general Wikipedia search.  blind stamped, gilt title, slightly cocked. Flentje also wrote books on Wine. in NYPL. not in Bitting or Brown. $250.

Bertha. NYESTE OG FULDSTAENDIGSTE KOGBOG.  Kristiania: Sophus Kriedts Forlag, n.d. 1890. for small and large households. 206 pp. $150.


Josefine St. Hilaire and others. BUDAPESTER KOCHBUCH. Budapest: Rob. Lampel. N.d. ca late 19th century. 594 pp. bound in boards with restored endpages. Chromolithed pasteon cover. Txt in German. $125.


A. Heckmann. SUSSE KUNST. Nordhausen: 1930. impressive 'look book' of cakes and pastries with recipes, in German language, 10 x 14". in very good, bright and clean condition. $300.


Georg Steinberger. MODERNE TORTEN- VERZIERUNGEN. 78 MODERNE VORLAGEN EIGENE ENTWURFE MIT KLAREN ERLÅUTERUNGEN. Bayern, 1910. Gray cloth covers, 40 color plates, pastel color designs. 12 x12 “ a very clean sturdy copy. With the original cardboard envelope. $375.


J. M Erich Weber. PRAKTISCHE KONDITOREI-KUNST. “PRA-KO-KU” DAS GROSSE KONDITOREN-FACHWERK DER WELT. Dresden, 1924. 90 color plates, of cake and pastry designs. 11 ½ x 12 “. Missing the stencils. Bumped edges and a bit wobbly, still an impressive pastry cookbook. $225.



A. Escoffier. A GUIDE TO MODERN COOKERY. London: William Heinemann, Ltd., 1930.  891 pages. all in VG/VG. $250.