Chicago: Walter Hill, 1936. Read More about 29 Original Ink and Pencil Drawings for Apicius: Cookery and Dining in Ancient Rome. A...
Boston: Dana Estes, . First Edition. IN DUSTJACKET. From the Introduction: "We of the Anglo-Saxonrace still believe in slaying the fatted calf, to which there is surely no objection...In the sudden deveolpment of enormous wealth in our own country, there is some danger that we shall be dazzled by the..... Read More about A Handbook of Hospitality for Town and Country
Lille: d l’Imprimerie de P. S. Lalau, 1750. First edition. Rare Study of the Thermal Waters of Saint-Amand. Early study of the therapeutic properties of the thermal waters of St. Amand by a surgeon-physician at the military hospital of Lille. Read More about Essai physique sur les eaux de St Amand, où l’on examine la nature de ces eaux, leurs...
Baghdad: 1946. Letter from Baghdad, 1946. Fascinating letter from editor May H. Beattie (1908-1997), editor of Recipes from Baghad (published for the benefit of the Red Cross), and later a widely published author on Persian and oriental carpets. Beattie describes its contemporary reception in cosmopolitan Baghdadi circles, noting specific criticisms..... Read More about Autograph Letter, signed (“May”), to Helen [Gaudin], from Baghdad, dated 2 May 1946. [With:]...
London and West Burke, VT: Gefn Press and Janus Press, 1990. Limited edition, Number 40 of 150 copies signed by Meynell and Johanknecht. “A sardonic poem about food, love and nursery rhymes with six duotones of the poet’s photographs of cherries, sausages, and white bread” (from the prospectus). Read More about Eat Book
London: William H. Ainsworth, 1827. Third edition, corrected and enlarged. Third edition of a work originally published in 1820. "The book sits within an English tradition of publishing recipes for food and confectionery, but it reveals more about the techniques involved, and about the character of the author, than was..... Read More about The Italian Confectioner; or, Complete Economy of Desserts …
London: Hurst and Blackett, 1875. First edition. Read More about A Book About the Table
[London: n.d., c. 1723 or after]. Later issue. Kidder (1666-1737) ran a popular pastry school, his obituary in the London Magazine claiming that he "taught near 6000 Ladies the Art of Pastry." His school had several different locations in the 1720s and '30s, the different addresses resulting in title-page variants..... Read More about E. Kidder's Receipts of Pastry and Cookery, For the Use of his Scholars. Who teaches at his...
Paris: Giguet et Michaud, 1804. Troisiéme édition, revue, corrigée et augmentée d'un grand nombre de Pièces fugitives du mème auteur. Read More about La Gastronomie, ou l'Homme des Champs a Table. Poëme didactique en IV Chants
New York: 1944. SIGNED BY MARSHALL. Signed ("G. Marshall") in pencil on upper cover by Gen. Marshall. Dinner held Wednesday, 24 May 1944; medals were given to Bernard Baruch amongst others. Read More about Annual Dinner of the National Institute of Social Sciences The Waldorf-Astoria (Sert Room) ......
New York: Cassell Publishing Company, . First edition. Samuel Ward McAllister (1827–1895) was the self-appointed arbiter of New York society from the 1860s to the early 1890s.McAllister coined the phrase "the Four Hundred". According to him, this was the number of people in New York who really mattered; the people..... Read More about Society As I Have Found It
New York, Chicago & Toronto: P.F.Volland, 1919. A scarce little book of humorous poems and cartoons about the horrors of the coming prohibition. The author, Joseph Patrick McEvoy, went on to some success as the creator of the Dixie Dugan comic series. Read More about The Sweet Dry and Dry or See America Thirst
N.p. [Germany]: 1825. German Pastry and Baking Recipes, 1825. Closely written in an elegant and archaic hand, comprising more than 50 recipes for a variety of puddings and pastries.The title leaf and front cover are signed Emmeline Kühl. Read More about Mehlspeisen, Pasteten, und allerlei Backwerken [German Manuscript Cookery Book
Portland, Ore: 1914. Second Edition. Revised and Enlarged. Read More about The Neighborhood Cook Book. Compiled Under the Auspices of the Portland Section in 1912
Soho: The Nonesuch Press, 1924. No. 530 of 850 copies thus. Read More about The Receipt Book of Elizabeth Raper and a portion of her Cipher Journal. Edited by her...
Soho: The Nonesuch Press, 1924. Grant, Duncan. No. 788 of 850 copies thus. Read More about The Receipt Book of Elizabeth Raper and a portion of her Cipher Journal. Edited by her...
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1942. First edition. MINT. Read More about Cross Creek Cookery
London: Cassell and Company Ltd, . First Edition, with errata slip. Mint in Box. Read More about Fine Bouche. A History of the Restaurant in France … Translated from the French by Arthur L....
London: [William Heinemann, Ltd, 1959]. Second printing. INSCRIBED. With hand-written card taped to f.f.e.p.: “To J.(immy) Heineman / In appreciation of your affection & kindness to me for so many years. George Criticos.”. Read More about The Life Story of George of the Ritz as told to Richard Viner
Garden City, New York: Doubleday Page & Company, 1925. Edw. A Wilson. First edition, After the printing of 209 de luxe copies. Read More about Full and By Being a Collection of Verses by Persons of Quality in Praise of Drinking
[Copacabana Palace Hotel, Rio de Janeiro: October 1997 - December 2014]. ‘en este maravilloso Cipriani’. Fine diverse autograph album of noted guests at the Cipriani restaurant in the Copacabana Palace Hotel, in Rio de Janeiro, often with sentiments inscribed to the manager, Hervé Jean Yves Schmidt, including Harald, king of..... Read More about Autograph album of the manager of the Cipriani Restaurant at the Copacabana Palace Hotel, Rio de...
New York: [Privately printed], 1926. "Limited edition of 201 copies, each copy bearing the initials of the fourth secretary, B. M. [i.e. Brander Matthews]" Nicholas Murray Butler's Copy. A remarkable roster, indeed, of this Club formed shortly after the Civil War. Among its members were two American Presidents (Woodrow Wilson..... Read More about The Roster of the Round Table Dining Club. With a prefatory note by the fourth secretary of the club
[Kingston, R.I.]: The Biscuit City Press, 1979. First edition, Number 39 of 62 copies. Printed by Sylvia and Robert Gutchen, the title page by Alexander Nesbitt. The type is Sectrum and the paper Rives heavy. Read More about The Vertues of Salad
London: C. Hitch and L. Hawes …, 1758. Sixteenth edition, with additions. First published in London in 1727, the 1742 Williamsburg, Virginia edition of The Compleat Housewife was the first cookbook to be published in America. Read More about The Compleat Housewife, or, Accomplish"d Gentlewoman"s Companion: Being a Collection of...
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1844. First edition. A curious and delightful by one of 19th-century technological visionaries. The inventor and ethnologist Ewbank (1792-1870) emigrated to New York from England in 1819."In 1820 he began the manufacture of metallic tubing in New York, and retired in 1836 to devote himself..... Read More about The Spoon; with Upwards of One Hundred Illustrations, Primitive, Egyptian, Roman, Mediaeval, And...