Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair

Join us for the 2022 Boston Book Fair, returning to the Hynes Convention Center in downtown Boston! 
This three-day event will feature 100+ booksellers and
the freshest stock around!
The Boston Book Fair is the annual fall gathering for book lovers and collectors, featuring the top selection of items available on the international literary market. Mark your calendars for the 44th annual gathering of U.S. and international dealers, sanctioned by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers.

11-13, 2022
Boston, MA

November 11-13, 2022
Boston, MA

Friday: 4pm-8pm
Saturday: 12pm-7pm
Sunday: 12pm-5pmFriday: 4pm-8pm
Saturday: 12pm-7pm
Sunday: 12pm-5pm
We are looking forward to seeing you in person this year in Boston

Following is a partial list of some of the highlights
we will be bringing with us

Evelyn, John
ACETARIA. A DISCOURSE OF SALLETS. London: Printed for B. Tooke at the Middle-Temple gate in Fleetstreet, 1699. First Edition. [42], 1-192, [50] pages. 16.5 x 10 cm. Mixing gastronomic ideas, knowledge-based concerns, and the study of ancient texts, Evelyn brings forth the beauty of Sallets, or salads as we now refer to raw vegetable dishes. Listing 82 various vegetables, leaves, and herbs, the author shares his knowledge of both the growing seasons and preparation of ingredients. Full folding chart describes seasonal production of plants. Alchemically and astrologically symbolic armorial bookplate of forensic psychiatrist Dr. Marcus Crahan, who, along with his with Elizabeth, collected books on culinary subjects for over 40 years. Interior heavily foxed, spine rebacked with contemporary front and back boards present. [OXFORD 46] [CAGLE 669]. Contemporary speckled calf, floral ornamental tooled, modern spine. Good. Hardcover. [2937] $4,500.00
la Varenne
Il Cuoco Francese OVE E INSEGNATA La maniera di condire ogni sorte di Viuande, E di fare ogni sorte di patticcierie, e di Confetti, Conforme le quartro Stagioni dell'Anno. Bologna: per il Longhi, 1693. Second Edition. (4) 544 pages. 14.5 x 8 cm. In three sections, continuously paginated - conforming to the four seasons of the year. Originally published in 1651, in French, this cookbook was a hit in Italy - enormously influential all around Europe. La Varenne is regarded as the founding father of modern, French cooking with his departure from the earlier style of heavily spice cooking to one that was based on natural flavors. Book plate of Dr. Georg Freund on paste-down endpaper. Owner's handwriting, crossed out, on half title page, as well as Drexel stamp and blue colored marker. A Berlin library stamp, in red, on title page. Clean copy, with small closed tear (repaired) to page 329. Half bound vellum with marbled boards. Very good. Hardcover. [2910] $2,850.00
The BarTender's Guide
Thomas, Jerry. The BarTender's Guide
A Complete Cycolpaedia of Plan and Fancy Drinks. New York: Fitzgerald Publishing Corporation, 1887. 244 pages. 19 x 13.5 cm. This guide codified what was then an oral tradition of recipes from the early days of cocktails. Includes all of the high points in mixology including Thomas' signature drink, the "Blue Blazer," which involved lighting whiskey afire and passing it back and forth between tow mixing glasses, creating an arc of flames. Original $1.50 price on cover. Owners signature on front free end paper. Boards lightly rubbed at corners, some foxing and light stains to interior, binding loose. Brown embossed boards, illustration and title in gilt. Very good. Hardcover. [3293] $1,000.00
Paris: Ant. Boudet, Imprimeur du Roi, P.A. Le Prieur, Imprimeur du Roi, 1752. 536 pages. 17 x 10 cm. New Edition. Volume One. Includes exact description of Vegetable plants; the qualities of the soil, the climate specific to each plant, properties for good health and how to propagate various plants; collecting the seeds. Light toning throughout. Hinges cracked with ten pages coming loose at head and some loss to head of spine. Owners inscription on title page and verso. Elizabeth Woodburn/Booknoll Farm label on verso of cover. Brown calf, decoration in gilt on spine. Good. Hardcover. [2907] $200.00
Henbarth's Bowlen=, Punsch=, und ... Kafee = haus = Getränkebuch.
Desden: Max Hegenbarth's Verlag, 1903. 84 pages. 22.5 x 14.5 cm. Translation: Hegenbarth's bowl, punch and coffee house drinks book. Includes cold, warm and other drinks. With special consideration of the domestic and foreign coffee house drinks, "American drinks", as well as apple and other fruit bowls and punches. Hinges cracked, pages loose but present. Interior clean. Red and black textured boards. Very good. Hardcover. [2945] $100.00

Thomas, Jerry. [COCKTAILS] The Bar-Tender's Guide or How to Mix All Kinds of Plain and Fancy Drinks. New York: Fitzgerald Publishing Company Successor to Dick & Fitzgerald, 1887. 130 pages. 18.5 x 12 cm. Thomas, considered the "the father of American mixology," originally wrote this seminal work on cocktails in 1862. A first for the United States, this guide codified what was then an oral tradition of recipes from the early days of cocktails. This Third edition includes all of the high points in mixology including Thomas' signature drink, the "Blue Blazer," which involved lighting whiskey afire and passing it back and forth between two mixing glasses, creating an arc of flames. Also notable for the addition of the Martinez, accepted by cocktail aficionados as the early Martini. Attractive softcover with light cover edgewear, attractive spine, initials in pencil at top right corner of cover and title page. Rear board with lightest smudging. Scarce in extremely good condition. Yellow wraps. Near Fine. Paperback. [2649] $2,200.00
[NEEDLEWORK] Binder of linen Piece Work. c. early 1900's. 55 pieces - A unique handcrafted binder filled with hand sewn samples of lace edging for use in cuffs, collars, and other cloth edgings. Some of the work is a good example of tatting - a technique for handcrafting a particularly durable lace from a series of knots and loops. Needlework was one of the few occupations considered acceptable for women, but very rarely paid a living wage. Women doing "piece work" often worked 14-hour days to earn enough to support themselves. A collection such as this, displays a large variety of techniques and patterns utilized to demonstrate this particular seamstresses competency in the fine art of needlework. Binder is in good condition, silk ties present with some tearing. Piece work is mostly clean with some toning and few stains. Illustrated cloth binder, hand sewn, with linen needlework examples. Very good. Cloth. [3289] $225.00
A.L. Damman Co. (Damman’s Hardware). [LABOR] [WOMEN] Welcome to Damman’s (New Employee Instruction Manual, Geared Towards Female Cashiers). Sterling Heights, MI: A.L. Damman Co., Circa 1972. Blue paper file folder with 13 pages of mimeographed leaves bound in, 20 pages laid into the front pocket, and nine leaves of sample forms, receipts, invoices, etc, housed in clear plastic sleeves, bound in with the first noted group of mimeographed leaves. 29.5 x 24 cm. An introductory packet used for onboarding at a chain of hardware stores, aimed towards female employees. Includes expectations and advice as well as directions such as “keep the area for which [you are] responsible as neat as [you] would keep [your own] kitchen”, “train yourself not to daydream”, and “REMEMBER, BE YOU! PUT ON A SMILE!!!” As well as employee etiquette guides, there are a number of examples and copies of written and blank receipts, checks, forms, etc. that were used to run the hardware store. A pristine example of the intricacies of running a business at the time. Mild wear to the folder, previous owner’s address on the front of the folder, presumably complete. Blue folder with loose leaf pages. Near Fine. Folder. [3304] $275.00
Silliman, Benjamin
Manual on the Cultivation of the Sugar Cane, and the Fabrication and Refinement of Sugar Prepared Under the Direction of the Hon. Secretary of the Treasury, in Compliance with a Resolution of the House of Representatives of Jan. 25, 1830. Washington DC: Francis Preston Blair, 1833. First Edition, First Printing. 122 pages. 25 x 16 cm. “.. a well digested Manual, containing the best practical information concerning the culture of the Sugar Cane, and the fabrication and refinement of Sugar, including the most modern improvements.” Details the use of different machines and techniques, clarifying agents, temperatures, moulds, and other necessary steps for sugar-making in 1800s America. This report was drawn up by B. Silliman as requested by the Secretary of the Treasury, Hon. Louis McLane. Stab sewn-pamphlet in contemporary tan paper wraps. Very good in good paper wrapper. Sewn binding. [3268] $450.00
Nancy Llyoyd
Only for Her
A Courtship by Strategy. Cleveland, OH: Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company, 1909. First Edition. 31 pages. 16 x 10.5 cm. A magnificent little volume which serves as a sly advertisement for the Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company. The content is a story of a single woman whose life and courtship of men are made easier by the electrical improvements to her home, such as lamps and kitchen appliances. Several plates and inset illustrations, adorn the text. A splendid little volume from a bygone era, of real research value for those interested in the portrayal of women in advertising. Beige paper wrapper. Near fine. Paperback. [3267] $325.00
Brillat-Savarin, Jean Anthelme. PHYSIOLOGIE DU GOUT PRÉCÉDÉE D'UNE NOTICE PAR ALPH. KARR. Paris: Furne et Cie, LIBRAIRES-ÉDITEURS, 1864. 460 pages. 26.5 x 17.5 cm. Second printing of this edition, Paris, 1864, which was originally published, Paris 1848 (First edition 1826). Engraved frontispiece and six engraved plates as well as numerous wood engravings. This time-honored gastronomic classic is less a discourse on cuisine or culinary arts - the genius is the authors entertaining analysis of casual conversation and doctrines, observations and anecdotes of every kind that may complement the pleasures of the table. Brillat-Savarin, the man who gave us the expression - "Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are" - was already an old man when he published (1825), at his own expense for an audience of friends, the one book for which he would be remembered. During his lifetime, he had been neither a man of letters nor a cook, as is often thought, but a provincial lawyer who rose to become a judge of the appeals court in Paris. He died at seventy a few months after the publication of his masterpiece. Text in French. Original wrappers preserved. Interior clean. Corners rubbed. [CAGLE 99]. Quarter bound, marble paper covered boards, spine decorated in gilt. Very good. Hardcover. [3260] $250.00
Rombauer, Irma S.
The Joy of Cooking A Compilation of Reliable Recipes with a Casual Culinary Chat. New York: The Bobby’s-Merrill Company, 1936. First Edition, Third Printing. 628 pages. 24 x 16.5 cm. A third edition copy of the widely beloved Joy of Cooking. After the suicide of her husband in 1930, Irma Rombauer cobbled together a cookbook, illustrated by her daughter Marion. By 1936 the Bobbs-Merrill Company agreed to publish the expanded version, keeping the narrative style later known as the "action method", in which ingredients are called for within the recipe. Chock full of recipes fit for everyday meals or inviting over guests, this timeless book is comprehensive and popular for good reason. Some minor foxing, cover slightly soiled and worn in spots. Yellow cloth boards. Very Good. Hardcover. [3249] $325.00
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Cross Creek Cookery. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1942. First Edition. 230 pages. 22 x 15 cm. Presentation copy, signed by the Author. Rawlings focuses on the passion one encounters when cooking regional specialties. With recipes such as Minorac Gopher Stew and Pot Roast of Bear, the reader is whisked back into the world in which Rawlings lived and loved. Interior clean, boards lightly rubbed. [BROWN 494] Color illustrated cloth covered boards. Very good. Hardcover. [3085] $350.00
Haimo, Oscar.
Cocktail and Wine Digest Encyclopedia & Guide For Home & Bar (From Private Notes). New York: The Cocktail, Wine, Beer and Spirit Digest, Inc., 1945. 128 pages. 16 x 12 cm. Signed/Inscribed on front free end paper by the author. Early edition, illustrated throughout. Oscar Haimo, President of the International Bar Manager's Association speaks to the obligation of the professional barman to serve the public by always serving the best and most consistent cocktails. A-Z encyclopedia plus chapter on - How, When, and What Wine to serve. Interior crisp and clean. Covers very lightly rubbed at edges. Red cloth boards stamped in silver. Very good. Hardcover. [3163] $100.00
Smith College
Botanical Books in the Smith College Library. Northampton, MA: Smith College, 1981. Unpaginated. 24 x 16 cm. Collected issue of six leaflets describing botanical books held by the Rare Book Room at Smith. The leaflets were printed in editions of 250 copies, with one hundred copies reserved for a special issue. They were never offered for sale, and produced as gifts for donors, project participants, and other staff and students. The leaflets are housed in a printed folder, the whole contained in a clamshell box, printed and bound by Barbara Blumenthal at the Catawaba Press, with her binder's ticket. The subjects are Carl von Linné, Herbarius latinus (1484), Otto Brunfels' Herbarum vivae eicones (1532-36), Leonhart Fuchs' Primi de stirpium (1545), Heironymus Bock's De stirpium... commentariorum libri tres (1552), and John Parkinson's Paradisi in sole (1629). The texts are by Alison York and Lynne Bush, the illustrations are by Pamela See. The depiction of rampion in the Fuchs leaflet has been hand-colored by the illustrator. Although not called for, this copy has an extra set of the six leaflets in the printed folder, with the Fuchs illustration not hand-colored. Very slight toning to folders, small stain on rear of box, else fine. WorldCat locates only one copt, at Smith. Leaflets in clamshell box. Near Fine.. Leaflet. [3082] $300.00
Wortendyke, Caroline
[CULINARY MANUSCRIPT] New Jersey Cookbook. Hackensack, NJ, 1891. 35 pages. 18 x 10 cm. A collection of recipes from named friends and family. Recipes include suet pudding, Aunt Lizzie's tomato catsup. Leap Year cake, snow pudding, oyster chowder, old fashioned Johnny Cake, pickled green tomatoes, and raisin cake from Mother Wortendyke. Caroline (Gurnee) Wartendyke (1847-1895) was the wife of attorney Raymond P. Wortendyke - they lived in Englewood and Jersey City. His firm, Carrick & Wortendyke was involved in litigating the Edison phonograph case. Cover heavily worn, spine missing. A few newspaper recipes pasted in and a couple of handwritten recipes laid in. Brown calf wraps. Poor. Sewn binding. [3062] $175.00
Alpha- De Laval "Baby" Cream Separators A Practical Education in the varied advantages of centrifugal separation. Poughkeepsie, NY: The De Laval Separator Company, 1896. No. 246. 22.5 x 14.5 cm, 28 pages. This booklet advertises the various models of De Laval Cream Separators along with the highlights of the products, their uses, and when one might consider the purchase of one of these fine machines. De Laval machines were used on a smaller scale than the factory or creamery, and assisted dairymen, families, and those with only a few cows. Included are six full page illustrations of the models of Cream Separators along with their prices and capacity in pounds per hour. Cover toned. 1.5 cm tear on corner of back cover. Peach printed wraps, Very good. Staplebound wraps. [3117] $125.00
Bergeron, Victor [Trader Vic]
Trader Vic's Book of Food and Drink With an introduction by Lucius Beebe. New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1946. First Edition. 272 pages. 19 x 12 cm. Victor Bergeron (Trader Vic) originally opened a bar/restaurant in Oakland, California, called Hinky Dink's which soon became Trader Vic's. During the Tiki culture fad of the 1950's and 1960's, as many as 25 Trader Vic's restaurants were in operation worldwide. This classic book offers a glimpse into that past with fantastic cocktail recipes, food recipes, how to throw a luau, and an in-depth look into the different rums of the world. Price clipped, dust wrapper rubbed at edges with small chips. Interior lightly toned. Protected in mylar. Illustrated cream boards. Very good, in good dust wrapper. Hardcover. [3164] $125.00
Porta, Mariano. El Arte Del Licorista Del Fabricante de Vinos de Todas Classes, Aguardientes, Jarabes & Helados. Nuevo Método para hacer toda clase de licores finos y superfinos sin destilacion poir medio de los estractos reconcentrados al vapor á alta presion. Zaragoza, Spain, 1883. 81 pages. 21 x 15.5 cm. (The Art of the Liquorist. From the Manufacturer of Wines of All Kinds, Spirits, Syrups & Ice Cream. New method to make all kinds of fine and superfine liquors without distillation by means of the extracts reconcentrados by steam at high pressure). A rare, early Spanish language pamphlet published in the capitol of northeastern Spain's Aargon region. Chapters discuss the manufacture of many types of liquors, lagers, ice creams, teas, and creams. Heavily water stained throughout - top 1/3 of pages, not affecting text. Tan paper pamphlet. Good. Sewn binding. [2953] $2,200.00
Baker, Charles H. The Gentleman's Companion Volumes I & II. New York: Crown Publishers, 1946. Volume I - BEING AND EXOTIC COOKERY BOOK OR, AROUND THE WORLD WITH KNIFE, FORK, AND SPOON. 220 pages. 24 x 16 cm. INCLUDING: A Company of Hand-Picked Reciepts, each one Beloved & Notable in its Place, collected faithfully on Three Voyages & a Quarter Million Miles around the World, & Other Journeys. NOT FORGETTING: Certain Valuable Words to the Wise, Gleaned from Divers Chefs in Many & Strange Places; & the Home Formulae for Construction of such Intriguing Exotics as Hell-Fire Bitters, Key West Old Lime Sour, Herb Vinegar's; to Say Nothing of Various Strange and Delicious Sauces & Bastings for Fish, Flesh, Fowl, & the Wilder Games.
Volume II - BEING AN EXOTIC DRINKING BOOK OR, AROUND THE WORLD WITH JIGGER, BEAKER AND FLASK. 217 pages. 24.5 x 16.5 cm. INCLUDING: A personally collected Regiment of World-Famous Lively Liquid masterpieces from Greater & Lesser Port of Orient & Occident, & the South Seas. NOT FORGETTING: The proper & Civilized Service of Beverages with Foods, together with Proven Formulae for Home Construction of Certain Bitters, Wines, Meads & Cordials; a Meaty Kernal of Advice for Those Departing for the Bars, & in the Last a Sextet of Temperance Delights, & a Platoon of Picker-Uppers of Proven Worth & Discretion. All edges gilt. Crisp, clean copy. Red cloth covered boards, Near fine, in good slip case. Hardcover. [2975] $225.00
The Only William (William Schmidt)
The Flowing Bowl
When and What To Drink.
New York: Charles L. Webster & Co., 1892. First Edition. 294 pages [10 pp publishers adverts]. 21 x 15 cm. Photo illustrated frontispiece of author with tissue guard. Early American cocktail book containing History, Composition of Drinks, Description of Historical Banquets, Wine Service, Sample Menus, Introduction to Mixed Drinks, Mixed Drink Recipes, Liquors, Punches, Bowls, Kaltshalen, Extra Drinks, Fruit Wines, and Poetry. Interior crisp and clean, boards incredibly clean. Owner's bookplate on verso of cover - Jerome A. Hart, editor of the San Francisco periodical, Argonaut. Blue boards, embossed illustration. Good. Hardcover. [3166] $375.00

Browne, Charles
The Gun Club Cook Book or a Culinary Code for Appreciative Epicures. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1930. First Edition. [vii-xvii] 291 [8] pages. 21 x 15 cm. Born out of Dinners given after an outing of Skeet shooting (clay pigeons), The Gun Club Cook Book was named for the Nassau Gun Club in Princeton, New Jersey. The author seems to have been big on clubs as listed in The Prominent Families of New Jersey, Browne was a member of 16 clubs. Includes menus, recipes, and cocktails. Boards rubbed and lightly soiled, dust wrapper soiled and rubbed at edges. Green illustrated boards. Good, in Good dust wrapper. Hardcover. [3284] $175.00
Browne, Charles
The Gun Club Drink Book Author of The Gun Club Cook Book. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1939. First Edition. 190 pages. 21 x 15 cm. At the end of Prohibition, a reinvigorated public turned to cocktail books to provide a fresh approach to drink making. The author, Charles Browne, states in the Preface: "Immediately upon the repeal of the annoying and unworkable Prohibition Amendment there was released upon a waiting world a whole generation of young people who knew nothing about the principles and practices of proper drinking." The author, a founding member & president of the Nassau Gun Club of Princeton, provides whimsical and humorous anecdotes, history, and recipes in this cocktail treatise. Illustrated throughout. Boards and interior crisp and clean, dust wrapper lightly rubbed. Illustrated red boards. Very good, in very good dust wrapper. Hardcover. [3283] $575.00
Joyant, Maurice
LA CUISINE DE MONSIEUR MOMO CÉLIBATAIRE Illustré de vingt-quatre aquarelles et dessins par H. de Toulouse-Lautrec et d'un frontispice par Vuillard. Paris: Pellet, 1930. 283 pages. 24 x 20 cm. Limited edition #157 of 250 copies. Frontispiece by Edouard Vuillard, 24 lithographs by Toulouse-Lautrec. This book, both a food memoir as well as a homage to the pleasures of life - refers to fellow gastronomic voyagers who came of age after the Franco-Prussian War and enjoyed forty years of peace. Some of these men who are cited are Dr. Noël Ballay, a French doctor, poet and explorer - Dr. Robert Wurtz, an Alsatian doctor and world traveler - and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Maurice Joyant was a lifelong friend of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, whom he met in 1872 and later organized the first retrospective of Lautrec's work in 1893. Original outer wraps professionally restored, hinges repaired. Interior clean and crisp. Large cream paper wrappers. Very good. Wraps. [2936] $2,500.00
Bausil, Albert
Le Cuisine Catalan Le Coq Catalan. Perpignan, 1937. 40 pages. 23 x 14.5 cm. Albert Bausil was a native of Peripignan, France - located at the southern border with Spain. Bausil, a fabulous poet, loved his home town and founded a newspaper Le Coq Catalan in 1917. This edition is a reprint of the Catalan Coq of 1919 - issue devoted Catalan Cuisine at The Paris Exhibition and the beauty of Les Maisons du Roussillon, the area surrounding his hometown in the south of France, on the shores of the Mediterranean and at the gates of Spain. Bausil recounts the surrounding beauty as well as the sumptuous cuisine, with recipes included. Pages and cover toned. Housed in original glassine wraps. Cream illustrated wraps. Very good. Staplebound. [2891] $250.00

Toye, Nina & A.H. Adair (Collected by)
Petits & Grands Verres Choix Des Meilleurs Cocktails. Paris: Au Sans Pareil, c. 1920. First Edition. 132 pages. 19 x 14 cm. Compiled during the Années folles (crazy years) and quickly cemented itself as one of France's finest cocktail books. Published during prohibition, sometime during the 1920's - this cocktail guide features some of the finest pre prohibition and worldly cocktail recipes of its time. The recipes were collected by J. E. Plowman and published anonymously under the pseudonyms of Nina Toye and AH Adair and translated in French under the pseudonym of Philibert Le Huby. Includes 199 cocktails - 50 recipes with gin, 16 with whiskey, 12 with rum, 19 with cognac, 34 varied alcohol, 3 without alcohol, 5 juleps, 6 ice punches, 9 cups (champagne, wine, cider, sherry), 7 hot punches, 6 lemonades and orangeades, 20 various drinks, 2 non alcoholic refreshments and 11 office liqueurs. Cover Illustration by J.E. Plowman with 16 line drawings on the interior. Early owner's bookplate on front free end paper. Color illustrated wrappers with chipping and loss to word Verres along the spine. Very good. Wraps. [2934] $500.00

Armitage, George T.
[COCKTAIL] Hawaiian Hospitality. Honolulu, Hawaii: George T. Armitage, 1944. Third Printing. 48 pages. 25.5 x 10 cm. Edited by Helen Berkey, Published and Distributed by HAWAIIAN SERVICE. Die-cut pineapple shaped cocktail book filled with narratives of local food and drink lore. Each page begins with a Hawaiian saying along with its translation. Black and white photo featuring Fannie Hurst (1889-1968) an American novelist drinking a fresh coconut. Other illustrations include a full page spread of a royal luau with King Kalakaua, the last male monarch of the islands, and Robert Louis Stevenson, the principle guest of honor. Pristine condition. Color illustrated die-cut wraps. Fine. Staplebound. [2879] $250.00
Brunhoff, Jean de.
Histoire de Babar
le petit éléphant. Paris: Editions du Jardins des Modes, 1931. First Edition. 47 [1] pages. 37 x 27 cm. An exceptional copy of the first Babar title in remarkably good condition. After his mother is killed by a hunter (why is the mother always killed?), Babar avoids capture by escaping to the city, where he is looked after by the kindly Old Lady.Text in French. A classic. Boards rubbed at corners. Interior crisp and clean. Red illustrated boards, blue cloth spine. Very good. Hardcover. [2920] $1,500.00
Brunhoff, Jean de.
Babar The King Translated from the French by Merle Haas. New York: Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, 1935. First American Edition. 47 [1] pages. 37 x 27 cm. The third in the series of Babar our beloved elephant. This first American edition (not the more common Random House re-issue) finds Babar and Céleste creating the city of Célestville while coping with adversaries, fires, and unrest. Interior crisp and clean. Boards clean except for a 2 cm. spot that coincides with a tear in the dust wrapper. Dust wrapper heavily rubbed and soiled with 2 cm. missing at front edge. Yellow illustrate boards, green cloth spine. Very good, in good dust wrapper. Hardcover. [2922] $1,000.00
Fillassier, Jean-Jacques & Robert-Xavier Mallet. Culture de la Grosse Asperge, bound with - Culture de l'asperge de Gravelines, et des Petits-Pois. A Amsterdam; Et se trouve A Paris: Chez Méquignon l'aîné, Libraire, rue des Cordeliers, 1779. First Edition. 46 pages. Dite de Holland, la plus précoce, la plus hâtive, la plus fécond & la plus durable que l'on connoisse. Traité qui présente les moyens de la cultiver avec succès, en toutes sortes de terres. (Dutch asparagus, the earliest, the most fertile and the most durable that we know). Fillassier's book on the cultivation of asparagus was one of the many books on Agriculture in Thomas Jefferson's Catalogue of Books. 
35 pages, plus index. 
Interior crisp and clean, all edges red. Boards rubbed at edges. Calf over marbled boards, spine decorated in gilt. Very good. Hardcover. [2900] $1,725.00

Dick Humelbergius Secundus
Apician Morsels or, Tales of the Table, Kitchen, and Larder Containing a New and Improved code of Eatics; Select Epicurean Precepts; Nutritive Maxims, Reflections, Anecdotes, &c. New York: J. & J. Harper, Printers, 1829. First American Edition. 212 pages. 20.5 x 12.5 cm. Title conclusion: Illustrating The Veritable Science of The Mouth; which includes The Art of Never Breakfasting at Home, and Always Dining Abroad. Combining the history of cooking, anecdotes, and humor, this amusing title keeps the fun in gastronomy. The author Dick Humelbergius Secundus is believed to be English novelist William Beckford. Edges lightly rubbed with a dent at the head of the front board. Half bound in tan leather and tan buckram. Very good. Hardcover. [2894] $325.00
Carême, Marie-Antoine
Le Patissier Royal Parisien, en Traité Élémentaire et Pratique de la Pâtisserie Ancienne et Moderne, de l'entremets de sucre, des entrées froides et des socles. Vol.I & II. Paris: J.G. Dentu, 1815. First Edition. Vol. I: 482 pages. 21 x 13.5 cm. Engraved title page with explanation on the facing page signed by the author. 31 folding plates, numbered 2-23. Plate #2 torn but present. 
Vol. II: 448 pages. 21 x 13.5 cm. 38 engraved plates,23 of which are folding, numbered 33-70. 
Carême, who referred to himself in a princely manner, as the 'chef of kings and king of chefs' - made his mark early by creating classic architectural forms in sugar and pastry. This, his first book, is a manual and treatise divided into two volumes comprising of sweet and savory recipes along with over 60 illustrated line drawings depicting the most elaborate dishes. Foxing and some toning throughout. Boards rubbed, especially at corners, hinges cracked but holding. [CAGLE 126] [BITING 74] later edition. Leather covered boards, title and volume in gilt on spine. Very good. Hardcover. [2904] $3,250.00
Liger, Louis
DICTIONAIRE PRATIQUE DU BON MENAGER DE CAMPAGNE ET DE VILLE de nourrir, élever & gouverner, tant en santéque malades, toutes sortes de Bestiaux, Chevaux & Volailles, de sçavoir mettre à son profit tout ce que provient de l'Agriculture; de faire valoir toutes sortes de Terres, Prez, Vignes & Bois; de cultiver les Jardins, tant Fruitiers, Potagers, que Jardins Fleuristes; de conduire les Eaux, & faire generalment tout ce que convient aux Jardins d'ornemens. AVEC UN TRAITE' DE TOUT CE QUE CONCERNE la Cuisine, les Confitures, La Pâtisserie, les Liqueurs de toutes sortes, les Chasses differentes, la Pêche, & autres divertissemens de la Campagne; les mots Latins de tout ce qu'on traite dans ce Livre, & quelques Remarques curieuses sur la plûpart; le tout en faveur des Etrangers, & de tous ceux qui se plaisent à ces sortes de lectures. ouvrage tres-utile dans les Families. TOME PREMIER/TOME SECOND. Paris: Chez Pierre Ribou, 1715. First Edition. Two Volumes bound in one. Vol. I 436 pages. Vol. II 400 pages. 26 x 20 cm. Title translated: PRACTICAL DICTIONARY OF THE GOOD COUNTRY AND CITY MANAGER, to feed, raise & govern, both healthy and sick, all kinds of Cattle, Horses & Poultry, to know how to put to his profit all that comes from Agriculture; to assert all kinds of Lands, Prez, Vines & Woods; to cultivate the Gardens, both Fruit Trees, Vegetable Gardens, and Flower Gardens; to conduct the Waters, & generally to do all that befits Ornamental Gardens. WITH A TREATISE OF EVERYTHING CONCERNING Cookery, Jams, Pastry Liquors of all kinds, Different Hunting, Fishing, & other Country Recreations; the Latin words of all that is dealt with in this Book, & some curious Remarks on most of them; all in favor of foreigners, and of all those who like this sort of reading. very useful work in families. 
Leather Book-Label on paste-down endpaper of the Famed French Chef, Raymond Oliver, owner of Le Grand Vefour on the Rue de Beaujolais in the Palais-Royal district. Other antiquated Book-Label above. Complete, clean copy. Boards rubbed at edges with some loss to head and tail of spine. Hinges cracked but holding. [BITTING 287] Brown calf, raised bands, spine gilt decorated with red Morocco label. Very good. Hardcover. [2908] $1,500.00
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