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Okakura Kakuzo. THE BOOK OF TEA. New York: Duffield and Company, 1912.  Very clean and tight. The schools of tea with thoughts to decoration and ceremony. newspaper shadow inside front cover. a very early blue Brantano's stamp inside back cover. $150.


Arthur Gray. THE LITTLE TEA BOOK. NY: Baker & Taylor, 1903. 100 pages. A bright, bright copy with the incredibally scarce woven slipcase-- that is fragile condition. A collection of tea histories. Text in wide margins, frontis and tissue guard, title page in red and black. A little vanity on the subject of tea. $300.


Arthur Reade. TEA AND TEA DRINKING. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1884. 154 pages + ix.  8 Chapters covering cultivation; use as a stimulant; how to make it; as a source of revenue. Illustrated. Advertising for purveyors and a very nice full page ad for ladies foundations. Small in size 7 1/8”h, wraps, repaired spine. A rather good intact copy,no marks inside but front cover is not attached-- with all the pages. Caroline Churchill's signature and date 1888 on inside front flexible cover.  $ 125.


Riant. LE CAFE, LE CHOCOLAT, LE THE. Paris: Librairie Hachette et Cie, 1880. troisieme edition. A small history, engraved illustrations, paper covers, 160pp. Bitting 395, Vicaire 743. $150.


Agnes Repplier. TO THINK OF TEA. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1932. 13 chapters of histories & observations of the culture of tea. 208 cream colored pages, with chapter heading design details, an exceptionally clean copy in a bright dust jacket. $75.


Peter Wentworth-Shields and Kay Johnson. CLARISSE CLIFF. London: L’Odeon, 1981. A history and illustrations of her designs and pottery marks. $30.


Oliver Warner. TEA IN FESTIVAL. London: A Tea Centre Publication, ca. 1951. Essays with black and white photographic illustrations. Drawings by Laurence Scarfe.  Near fine copy. $65. 


Nahiko Emori and Sau Asahitani. CHASHITSU. Asahi Simbunsha, n.d. published after WWII.   in dust jacket. With an English introduction explaining the tea ceremony with respect to the actions, the history, the atmosphere with in the room, the pleasure  and enjoyment of the ceremony, the decorations of the room, and finally the authors added  "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. garden vegetation, rooms, fences, gates, furniture and decorative objects, interiors and exteriors. 

an incredibly beautiful aesthetic. scarce. In a dust jacket. $450.


Mitzi Wagner. COCINA VEGETARIANA. Mexico, 1933. SECOND PRINTING. 20 pages + wraps a very good , unused copy. toned paper. 2 stapled binding. 90 recipes. $100. in Spanish.



Antonio Cocchi. DEL VITTO PITAGORICO PER USO DELLA MEDICINA. Napoli: MDCCXLVI.  Nuova Editione. first published in 1743 in Florence. From a family of doctors in Tuscany, he was fluent in several languages. On the importance of eating vegetables for the prevention of certain diseases, references to other studies and theorists.  a contemporary vellum cover, slightly crooked, 66 pages of text + 3 pages of reviews from professors and doctors.   $800.


John Smith. SUBSTANCE OF THE WORK ENTITLED FRUITS AND FARINACEA THE PROPER FOOD OF MAN. London: The Vegetarian Society, 1873. "One Shilling"  edited by Francis William Newman for The Vegetarian Society. an observation and studies of vegetable eating— far ranging essays and experiments. dark cloth cover with gilt titles. spine cover is mostly worn away. copy is tightly bound. $135. 


--SUBSTANCE OF THE WORK ENTITLED FRUITS AND FARINACEA THE PROPER FOOD OF MAN. London: The Vegetarian Society, 1885 fifth edition. edited by Francis William Newman for The Vegetarian Society. an observation and studies of vegetable eating— far ranging essays and experiments. from the private library of J.H. Kellogg. the signature of Mrs. J.J. Kellogg on the FFEP.  $165.


Percy Bysshe Shelley. AN ESSAY ON THE VEGETABLE SYSTEM OF DIET.   Widdington, Newport, Essex: Thew Linden Press, 1940. with a ragged dust wrapper, 120 copies, 100 copies for sale from the press.  $300.


Ambrose Heath. GOOD FOOD WITHOUT MEAT. London: Faber & Faber, 1940. includes fish recipes.  a beautiful little copy with a couple of light tea cup stains on the jacket.a nice inscription by Ambrose Heath to Dorothy Adair, New Kirk, at Henley on Thames, 27 October 1944. $150.  


Mrs. J. R. Leadsworth. THE NATURAL FOOD OF MAN AND HOW TO PREPARE IT. San Francisco: Pacific Press Publishing Co., 1899. a slim volume of recipes eschewing  meat and dairy. A  presentation copy with enclosed letter to Dr. Kellogg at Battle Creek from Dr. Leadsworth pleased that herebook was included in the library at Battle Creek.  40 pages, decorative stamped green cloth with gilt title. Embossed stamp from the Kellog Library on the title page. $165.





Joel Shew, M.D. HYDROPATHY: OR, THE WATER-CURE: IT’S PRINCIPLES , MODES OF TREATMENT, &c. New York: Wiley & Putnam, 1844. errata p. vii. frontis with tissue guard. $145.


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


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


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


Mrs. M.L. Shew.  WATER-CURE FOR LADIES;  a popular work on the health, diet, and regimen of females and children, and the prevention and cure of diseases : with a full account of the processes of water-cure illustrated with various cases. New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1844.  A popular mid-century past-time by the spouse of the famous Joel Shew, M.D. frontis of the Astor House Hotel with Park and Fountain. heavy foxing, tight binding, original blind stamped cloth cover.  $325.



Hu Kwa tea:

8 ounces, decorative, reusable tins of loose HU-Kwa tea. 

smokey, delicious iced with lemon and sugar. $25.

George Clinch. ENGLISH HOPS. London: McCorquodale & Co., 1919.  120 pages, green cloth covered hard cover- a bit stained, inside clean and bright with a particular older book smell from publishers who printed technical or scholarly books- An anthology that includes historical essays with illustrations. with several sections devoted to references of papers, studies, bibliographies. $150.





Nina Toye & A. H. Adair. PETITS & GRANDS VERRES. Paris: Au Sans Pareil, [1927] card covers, colors bright, choice recipes.$350. .


P. Dagouret. LE BARMAN UNIVERSEL. Paris: Flammarion, 1949. 11th edition. hard cover, with jacket, small sized, 203 pages. recipes for drinks, cups, cobblers, mulls, slings, toddies, lots more + index. ingredients and directions in French though most recipes have English names.  $300.





Osbert & Sacheverelle Sitwell. ALL AT SEA. [London] Duckworth, 1927. first edition. VG/VG. Cecil Beaton illustrated, ‘bright’ pink jacket of a cocktail bar on an ocean liner. not a cook or a cocktail book. observational essays and a play entitled ‘All At Sea.’ (Being) A Social Tragedy in 3 Acts For First Class Passengers Only. $150. 

N.M. Penzer. THE BOOK OF THE WINE LABEL. London: Home & Van Thal, 1947. 144 pages + 28 plates of labels in Mother of Peral, Porcelain, Silver and Curios. a science and an art for the collector. Bibliography. $65.



Pamela Vandyke Price. ALSACE WINES. London & New York: Sotheby’s Publications, 1984. covering The Alsace Vineyard, History, Varieties of grapes, How the wine is made, Special Wines, Confrerie Saint Etienne. maps and color plates. $30.


Kendall Banning. THE SQUIRE’S RECIPES. Chicago: Brothers of the Book, 1912. reprinted from an 1784 copy found in a Connecticut attic. hoax. 'compounded recipes of toddies' and stories. a slim volume. unpaginated. deckled edges, uncut, addenda laid in with an extra title label. as new. $165.


Andre Simon. THE WINES OF THE WORLD POCKET LIBRARY. London: The Wine and Food Society, 1949, 1950. 8 small hardcover booklets that explain, Sherry, Sauternes, Burgundy, Claret, Hocks & Moselles, South Africa, Port & Champagne. In a slipcase- paper covered boards with a tendency to crack at the hinges- this set is in VG with its original slipcase. slight foxing, a hint of musty.  $175.


Hector Bolitho. THE WINE OF THE DOURO. London: Sidgwick and Jackson, 1956. 4to.23pp + a separate section of 18 black and white plates. A smattering bit of history but a beautiful book presentation of this wine.“The heat of the day still came in from the garden and we wore our coolest clothes, but we stood about the fireplace, in true English fashion, to drink our aperitifs- dry white port, with ice and the thin outer rind of green tangerines; a delicious surprise.”a lovely copy. maroon cloth covered boards, gray dust jacket with maroon color typeface. $95.

THE BREWER: A FAMILIAR TREATISE ON THE ART OF BREWING, WITH SPECIAL DIRECTIONS FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF THE PALE ALE & BITTER BEER, AND THE USE OF SUGAR BY BREWERS. London: William Loftus, 1867. Covering General Principles, Materials Used, Fermentation, Management of Beer in Casks, Small Brewing with Limited Conveniences, Bottling. 173 pages, some illustrations additionally there are 22 pages of advertising with more illustrations of brewing instruments. Restored end pages. $150.

Bernard DeVoto. THE HOUR. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1951. 8vo. 84pp. first serialized in Harper’s Magazine in 1948, consolidated in 1951. A slim book with a wonderfully designed jacket. DeVoto - historian, critic, novelist, Pulitzer Prize winner and former editor of The Saturday Review of Literature. This copy, inscribed by DeVoto. highly collectible. unclipped jacket with small chips, book in excellent condition. $325.

- another copy. Unsigned.  $125.


George Sainsbury. NOTES ON A CELLAR-BOOK.  London: Macmillan and Co., 1920. First, with a dust jacket. 13 chapters with a conclusio ad diversos (menus), with  Postscripts, last minute thoughts also chapters covering Origins, Sherry, Port, Hock, Moselles, Beer and Cider,  &c. with inscription in Latin.  $295.

-another copy. 1933. reissue.preface by Owen Wister. d.j. $95.

-another copy. 1963.reissue. preface by Andrew Graham.  $50.


Trinc !


Joseph Goold. RECEIPTS & INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE PREPARATION OF ARTIFICIAL AERATED WATERS. London: Barrett, Sons, 1876. fore and aft manufacturer’s advertising—Mineral Water Trade Review, Wilcock’s Soda Water Machines & Codd’s Globe- Stoppered Soda Water Bottles. Vade-mecum for the soda fountain machinery, with recipes for ‘tinctures’ for the fountains. 1 copy in WorldCat. 69 pages. Blind stamped blue cloth boards, with stains, bumped corners, gilt title. Scarce. $700.

S. Weir Mitchell. A MADEIRA PARTY. New York: The Century Company, 1900, c.1895. 165 pages. 7 x 13cm. Tooled calf, front & back covers and the spine, gilt edges.a gift inscription dated 1901. advice on Madeira and Burgundy in narrative prose. Collectible for the collector. $150.

MANUAL DO DISTILLADOR E LICORISTA OU MODO FACIL PARA PREPARAR COM TODA A PERFEIÇÂO DIFFERENTES VINHOES, etc. Lisboa: Joaquim Jose Bordalo, 1891. A vademecum 286 pages, paper wraps with an opaque tissue paper jacket, book seller stamp of Elizabeth Woodburn, Booknoll Farm, Hopewell, New Jersey- antiquarian dealer of books on horticulture and wine. A sound binding but a fragile publication. $165.


Emma Tudor. OCTOBER DAWN. Cambridge: The Riverside Press, 1926. An as new copy with paper advertising insert, A short and practical treatise on the making of home wines from the native grapes of New England, to benefit The Free Hospital for Women in Brookline. $200.


Patrick Forbes. CHAMPAGNE. THE WINE, THE LAND AND THE PEOPLE. London: Gollancz, 1982. 5th impression. 492pp. profiles of the great makers, history of the vine, making the wine, consuming. and a bibliography. illustrated mostly with photographs some line drawings. in a very good dust jacket and a very good clean copy. $45.


5 beautiful tulip shaped


Bristol green glass, rough pontil


12.4 cm h, 6.4 cm at rim


lead glass  early 19th century  




Karl Baedeker. THE RHINE FROM THE DUTCH TO THE ALSATIAN FRONTIER. Leipzig, London, New York: Karl Baedeker, Publisher, 1926. with 102 maps and plans. eighteenth revised edition. 422 pages. red cloth with a stamped title on front cover. a good clean copy. ribbon markers. $65.




LE LIVRE ET LE VIN DANS LE CADRE DE L’ART ANCIEN. Sion (Switzerland), 1954. An exhibition catalog of wine books, incunables, to the 20th century. Brief descriptions and full page illustrations. Bound with other exhibitions of ancient art, tapestries and sculpture. Many advertisements from wine merchants. $50.


Hugh Johnson.WINE. London: Thomas Nelson & Sons, ltd. 1966. comprehensive -from aperitifs to after dinner wines. a very good dust jacket, over a fine copy. $40.


T.A. Layton. COGNAC AND OTHER BRANDIES. London: Harper Trade Journals Limited, 1968. first edition 1968.illustrated with black and white photographs and a very good readable book. Ancient Stills, Cognac and the Rise of Spirit Drinking, The Modern Making of Cognac, Serving, Cooking with Cognac, The Making and Maturing of Armagnac, A Trip in the Calvados Country. both jacket and book are in VG condition. $50.


Ian Maxwell Campbell. WAYWARD TENDRILS OF THE VINE. London: Chapman & Hall, 1948. memories, remarkable reading and lots of fun. Off to Jerez, Bordeaux Bureaux, Heavy Clarets and Light, Of ’64 Lafite, 1899 and 1900 Clarets, Cheval Blanc and its Corks- A sampling of the first 5 Chapters. 18 Chapters in all, 210pp. a very nice clean copy with a dust jacket. $60.


C.W. Shepherd. WINES, SPIRITS AND LIQUEURS. New York: Abelard-Schuman Limited, 1959. 8vo. 160pp. a guide and a history of what to drink, covering Sherry, Port, The Burgundy Family, Wines from Italy, Rum, Gin, Brandy and other liqueurs, with some black and white photographs with titles such as, A 12th century wine press at Clos de Vougeot, Burgundy, New Madeira wine being poured from a goat skin, The Hospice de Beaune, The grape harvest in Eastern Switzerland, Pot-stills in a Cognac distillery, others. Dustjacketed. $35.


Ernest Peixotto. A BACCHIC PILGRIMAGE. New York · London: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1932. 12mo. 201pp. discourses on the gentle art of drinking wine to travel in the countryside to the chateaux. a lovely copy with a charming dust jacket illustrated by Peixotto and Staats Cotsworth. lightly darkened spine with 2 small chips to the jacket. illustrated inside covers of wine labels. $75.


Bill Manville, David Attie and Alexey Brodovitch. SALOON SOCIETY. NY: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1960. 8o. wine, women, song and experimental photography in Greenwich Village. a diary and reflection of sorts. signed by the photographer Attie. $200.


Basil Woon. THE BIG LITTLE WINES OF FRANCE. INCLUDING THE LANGUAGE OF FRENCH WINE. London: Wine and Spirits Publications, 1972.  Rouergue, Roussillon, Midi, Auvergne, Perigord, etc. with a section on how to pronounce the name of the wine. Pas mal. $22.


Alec Waugh. IN PRAISE OF WINE. London: Cassell, 1959. A lifetime’s of reflections on the most delightful of pursuits. Dj and book in VG/VG.  $45.


T.A. Layton. CHOOSE YOUR WINE. London: Gerald Duckworth & Co., 1949.  Essays by the author, Noah to Now, Cocktails and Aperitifs, Alsace,  White Burgundy, Port, etc. 188 pages.  Jacket and book in VG. $60.


Sarah Bradford. THE ENGLISHMAN’S WINE. THE STORY OF PORT.  London: MacMillan and Co., 1969. DJ and book in VG. A history, illustrated and added interesting news clippings. $40.


H. Warner Allen. THE WINES OF PORTUGAL. NY: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1963. 192 pages + 2 of maps. illustrated with color photographs, histories of port, madeira, setubal, colares and bucelas. bibliography. vg/fine. $50.


(John Lewis) WINE LIST DECORATIONS. Bristol: John Harvey and Sons Ltd., n.d. mid 1960's. illustrations from the Harvey wine lists 1961-1963. illustrations by David Gentleman, Asgeir Scott, Edward Ardizzone and Shelia Waters. and a lovely design of a book. signatures are different muted colors, magenta end papers, orang-y -red cloth covered boards, yellow jacket with red print. a good, tight copy, some odd shadows in the Asgeir Scott section. $60.


William J. Todd. PORT. second impression, 1926.  with jacket and advertising insert for Todd’s A handbook of Wine. very clean and tight. $85. 


Aneas MacDonald. WHISKY. Petto: Henry & Longwell, 1930. Limited edition of 307, this being #131. pre publication excerpt entitled Briefcase Breviaries, The Nature of Whisky. ‘Of the History, Geography, Literature, Philosophy, morals, use and abuse, praise and scorn  of whisky volumes might be written.’  Signed by Aneas MacDonald, Christopher Morley, Frank Henry & Dan Longwell. an excellent copy. $175. 

John Davies. THE INNKEEPER AND BUTLER'S GUIDE, OR A DIRECTORY IN THE MAKING AND MANAGING OF BRITISH WINES; TOGETHER WITH DIRECTIONS FOR THE MANAGING, COLOURING AND FLAVOURING OF FOREIGN WINES AND SPIRITS, AND FOR MAKING BRITISH COMPOUNDS, PEPPERMINT, ANNISEED, SHRUB, ETC. & ETC. Leeds: George Wilson, 1806. second edition. 200 Pages. Paper boards. Crisp, clean, repaired front hinge, 1/2” upper spine cover missing. Index for English Wines; Foreign Wines; Cyder and Perry; Malt Liquor; Vinegar; Brandy; Rum; Holland Geneva; British Compounds. recommendations and advice, recipes. Previous owners signature and place of ownership.   $425. 

Pierre Lacour. THE MANUFACTURE OF LIQUORS, WINES, AND CORDIALS, WITHOUT THE AID OF DISTILLATION. ALSO THE MANUFACTURE OF EFFERVESCING BEVERAGES AND SYRUPS, VINEGAR, AND BITTERS. NY: Dick & Fitzgerald, Publ., 1853. a tight copy, relatively clean, blind stamped cloth covers, 312 pages + publisher's advertising. analyzing the ingredients to get to the final product. a very unusual vade medcum. $300.





Austin de Croze. COMMENT BOIRE NOS BONS VINS DE FRANCE. Paris: Felix Potin, 1934. 8 ¾ x 11”. 24 pages. Some yellowing. With a cellophane cover over stiff wraps. A wine list as well as pairing suggestions. With a separate cream colored outer cover, and an unused postcard. 3 full paged color illustrations and some charming ink line drawings. in French of course. $95.


Maurice des Ombiaux. LE VIN. Paris: La Nouvelle Societe d’Edition. 1928. a small dissertation on wine and vintages and food. in French. 12mo. the popular edition, flexible covers with decorative designs. uncut pages. $25.

Patrick Forbes. CHAMPAGNE. THE WINE, THE LAND AND THE PEOPLE. London: Gollancz, 1982. 5th impression. 492pp. profiles of the great makers, history of the vine, making the wine, consuming. and a bibliography. illustrated mostly with photographs some line drawings. in a very good dust jacket and a very good clean copy. $45.


Hilde Deweer and Jack Van Damme. ALL BELGIAN BEERS. LES BIERES BELGES. ALLE BELGISCHE BIEREN. a codex, 1568 pages, illustrated with color photos, and statistics of production. Alphabetically listed and colour coded. $65.

                               SAKI JUG. Late 19th,   7 x 12"          $250. 



F.W. Fairholt. F.S.A. TOBACCO: ITS HISTORY & ASSOCIATIONS. INCLUDING AN ACCOUNT OF THE PLANT AND IT’S MANUFACTURE; WITH ITS MODES OF USE IN ALL AGES AND COUNTRIES. London: Chatto and Windus, 1876. 12mo. 332+32 pages of advertising. covering the taxonomy, tobacco in America and Europe and its Literary Associations, Pipes, Cigars, Snuff and Snuff Boxes and the Culture, Manufacture and Consumption.hinges cracking holding tightly, hand colored frontis with tissue guard, with illustrations through out. red cloth-7 water spots on cover-with decorative gilt designs. $125.


Compton Mackenzie. SUBLIME TOBACCO. London: Chatto and Windus, 1957. 8vo. 352pp. a life in smoke. An autobiography of the author who was a prolific writer and smoker. with a dust jacket. $50.


TOBACCO TALK AND SMOKERS’ GOSSIP. London: George Redway, 1897. 16mo. 148 + 16pp advertising. red cloth. an amusing miscellany of fact and anecdote relating to the “great plant” in all its forms and Uses including a selection from Nicotian Literature. deckled edges and green colored print. $85.


TABAGO. A PICTURE BOOK OF TOBACCO AND THE PLEASURES OF SMOKING. Munich, 1960. Strikingly interesting book graphics—fold out panoramic pages, black and white photography, use of historical documents, big & bold graphics, tobacco paraphernalia, No credits given for designs and lay out. Published on the anniversary of the Reemtsma Tobacco Company of Hamburg. $95.


John Bains jr. TOBACCO LEAVES.    Boston: H.M. Caldwell Co., 1903. 16mo. 192pp. colored 2 page frontis and title page. another anthology of history and literature. deckled edges with a decorative binding. $65. 

LA PHYSIOLOGIE DU FUMEUR. Paris: Ernest Bourdin, n.d. mid 1800’s.   24mo. vignettes of pictures and stories. paper paper wraps bound on stiff  cards- front and back. signed by the editeur. $125.


Mattoon M. Curtis. THE BOOK OF SNUFF AND SNUFF BOXES. NY: Bramhall House, 1935. 149 + unnumbered illustrations. These include boxes in varicolored gold, silver, ivory, and precious woods and stone.  60.