This week we are featuring
Food & Drink, Ephemera, Health & Women

*food & drink*
Hungers Prevention: Or, The Whole Art of Fowling by Water and Land
Markham, Gervase.
Containing all the Secrets belonging to that Art, and brought into a true Forme or Method, by which the most Ignorant may know how to take any king of Fowle, either by Land or Water. Also, exceeding neccessary and profitable for all such as travell by Sea, and come into uninhabited places: Especially, all those that have any thing to doe with New Plantations. London: Francis Grove for Martha Harrison, 1655. Second Edition. [xvi] including the woodcut frontispiece 285 [1] pages. 14 x 9 cm.

Profusely illustrated with charming woodcuts, this rare and pragmatic seventeenth century English treatise deals with every aspect of fowling and Falconry while including, in the title, a nod to the Americas and the need for a work devoted to self-sufficiency - (the first dedication mentions 'the blessed Plantation of Virginia'). Markham explores the various methods of bird-catching, including descriptions and illustrations of the use of nets, springs, decoys, guns, and hounds; with the training and grooming of hounds and 'water doggs'. Baiting with 'Beafe, Mutton, Veale, or any other kinde of Fleshe', along with Nux Vomica (Homeopathic preparation) is used in taking Land-Fowl. Bird calling is described while some of the fowl mentioned are Pheasants, Ravens, Partridges, Crows, Sparrows, Gray-Plover, Robins, Starlings, and Linnets. Chapter twelve is entirely devoted to Hawking.

An unsophisticated contemporary binding that has stood the test of time as this would have been used in the field and most commonly found heavily restored or in modern bindings. Later spine label lettered 'Fowling', contemporary annotation, possible shelf mark, to title-page, slightly rubbed with some worm damage and rubbing to boards. Both pastedowns sprung but still present, with with early ownership inscription of 'J. Cooke Gaiborough' to the verso of the upper board. Contemporary sheep. Very good. Hardcover.


Panegirico Al Chocolate
Perez De Guzman, Manuel.
Por El Capitan Castro De Torres. Sevilla, Spain: En la Oficina de E. Rasco, 1887. Second Edition. 30 [2] pages. 23.5 x 17 cm. Number 27 or 80 copies.

Scarce copy of this irreverent work. First published in Segovia in 1640, The Panegirico al Chocolate was initially called blasphemous - As Chocolate made its way to the continent, it brought with it certain theological issues as to the appropriate use during fasting for Catholics who were limited to water and wine on fasting days. Original wrappers toned, boards rubbed at edges, one 1 cm. spot on front cover. Gray cloth covered boards - original wraps bound in. Very good. Hardcover.

Recipes For Respect
Zafar, Rafia. African American Meals and Meaning. Athens, Georgia: The University of Georgia Press, 2019. 137 pages. 23 x 16 cm. Beginning in the early nineteenth century and continuing nearly to the present day, African Americans have often been stereotyped as illiterate kitchen geniuses. Rafia Zafar addresses this error, highlighting the long history of accomplished African Americans within our culinary traditions, as well as the literary and entrepreneurial strategies for civil rights and respectability woven into the written records of dining, cooking, and weaving. Rafia Zafar is a professor of English, African and African American studies, and American culture studies at Washington University. Illustrated boards. Fine. Hardcover.

Le Confiseur Royal, Ou L'Art Du confiseur Dévoilé Aux Gourmands;
Utrecht-Friedel (Madame). Paris: Chez Tardieu-Densesle, 1816. Fourth Edition. 352 pages. 17.5 x 10.5 cm. Three plates: Frontispiece (confectioner's laboratory) and 2 plates illustrating kitchen utensils and motifs/decorations.

The author, the widow of a renowned pastry chef, opened her shop in Berlin at the end of the 18th century and was able to establish herself as a refined pastry chef, later moving her establishment to Paris. The book contains recipes and advice on how to make jams, marmalades, and various preserves. Instructions on distillation, and the composition of liqueurs and creams. Also includes, how to prepare chocolate, coffee, tea, syrups, lemonade, punch, ice cream and sorbets.

With marbled boards, end papers, and edges, this French recipe book has some rubbing and wear to the edges with a 1 cm. loss to the tail of the spine. Some worming to top of spine, not affecting structure, soiling to pages 323-336. [CAGLE 195]. Marbled boards, spine tooled in gilt, raised bands, label in gilt. Good. Hardcover.

Smashed Potatoes
Martel, Jane G. (Editor).
A kid's-eye view of the kitchen. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1974. First Edition. 51 pages. 9 x 14 cm. Funny and revealing are the words to describe this unique collection of hilarious recipes devised by very young children. The magic freshness of a child's view comes through as words are transformed into a "kid's-eye view" of how food is made. Jane G. Marten worked in the Winchester (MA) Elementary Public School system and collected these wonderful accounts of the kitchen from the nursery and kindergarten-age children. Clean, crisp copy. Red illustrated cloth covered boards. Near fine, in near fine dust wrapper. Hardcover.

Blanc et Rouge, Rose et Noir,
Bleu Blanc Rouge
Iribe, Paul (illustrator); Georges Montorgueil and René Benjamin, text.
Complete Set. Paris: Draeger. 33 x 26 cm. Three volumes produced for the renowned French wine merchant Nicolas.
1) Blanc et Rouge - 1930 - Plaquette No. 1, La Belle Au Bois Dormant (The Sleeping Beauty). Story set in a Paris jazz club and written solely in dialogue between a waiter and customer. The essence of the conversation - Choose French Wine and stay away from other drinks, such as cocktails and mineral water. Includes pamphlet and original glassine cover.
2) Rose et Noir - 1931 - Plaquette No. 2, Le Mauvais Génie (The Evil Genius). An illustrated account of the nefarious effects of the American cocktail on a young couple. Includes pamphlet 3) Bleu Blanc Rouge - 1932 - FRANCE. Four artfully villainous fold-out full page illustrations of foreign beverages: Russian Vodka, German Beer, British Whisky, and United States Sparkling Water. 

Beautifully illustrated by the Paul Iribe who was portrayed as Chanel's lover in the movie "Coco Before Chanel." Iribe's talent caught the eye of French couturier Paul Poiret, Hollywood film director Cecil B. Demille, and Coco Chanel. All copies complete. Covers rubbed at edges. Glossy card stock. Very good. Wraps.

How to Eat Better for Less Money
Beard, James & Sam Aaron.
With a Helpful Supplement on Budget Wines and Spirits. New York: Pocket Books, 1974. 316 pages. Signed and inscribed by Beard to his friend Gary Wood - "Gary/Always Good Appetite & Good Eating! James Beard". From the man who turned barbecue cooking into an art, this book is filled with recipes for gourmet food and drink on a budget. Pages toned, closed tear to cover. Color illustrated wraps. Good. Paperback.

The Standard Cocktail Guide
Gaige, Crosby. A Manual of Mixed Drinks Written for the American Host. New York: M. Barrows & Company, Inc., 1944. 128 pages. First printing, stated. A compact, easy-to-handle volume that tells you all you need to know about mixing and stirring. Glasses and equipment illustrated in black and white plus a small section on canapés and hors d'oeuvre to go along with the drinks. Gaige had a reputation as a bon vivant and was widely respected as a gourmet and wine connoisseur. Board edges and corners rubbed, interior clean. Blue and silver boards. Good. Hardcover.

Living On A Little
Benton, Caroline French [Caroline Frances Burrell]. Boston: The Page Company, 1917. Third Impression. 268 pages. 19 x 13 cm. A charming work in narrative form beginning with a letter between sisters discussing the necessity for a sound background in the economy of housekeeping. Questions arise, between older and younger, less experienced sister, of where to get the best value for your money when setting up a household. Menus and recipes are discussed with a four page recipe index at the conclusion of the book. Covers lightly rubbed and toned, interior lightly foxed with a couple of pages of notes written in the margins. Owners inscription on front free end paper: Lucille E. Pelouze/August 16, 1923/Orchard Lake, Mich. Original publisher's pictorial cloth binding. Very good. Hardcover.

Reliable Flour Company
Reliable Measuring Cup pamphlets.
c. 1910. Two individual (20 x 12.5 cm.) hand drawn mock-ups illustrations presumably for pamphlet cover art; done in pencil. One (20 x 12.5 cm.) color printers proof of pamphlet cover art, and Nine identical pamphlet - Reliable Measuring Cup - an offshoot of the reliable flour company.

Morning Noon and Night
P.H. Drake & Co. For 1871-71. Third Year... New York: P.H. Drake & Co., 1871. Unpaginated. [48] pages. 21 x 14 cm. Filled with tall tales, nonsensical facts - something like Fake News of the late 19th century, P.H. Drake & Co. primary product, Plantation Bitters , was sold as a cure all but was fundamentally alcohol. Sold in a distinctive bottle with log cabin sides, Plantation Bitters claimed to restore health, invigorate lady invalids, cure malarious fevers, along with a multitude of false assertions. This product was one of many during this era to pray upon the public's lack of medical knowledge and willingness to believe the big lie of cleverly illustrated advertising. An added component of promotion, this booklet included the horoscope for 1871, an Almanac, recipes, remedies, and advertisements for other fraudulent products. Exceptional series of narrative engravings illustrating the "start to finish" production process at the manufacturing plant. Back cover printed: Sold by FERDINAND SMITH/525 High St., Providence, R. Island/DRUGGIST and CHEMIST. Light soiling to wraps and interior. Color illustrated wraps. Very good. Sewn binding.

Program of the Seventy-Three Club Banquet
Harris & Ewing (Photographer).
In Honor of Mrs. Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Washington DC, 1936. Unpaginated (8 pages). 23 x 16 cm.
A charming Program celebrating Eleanor Roosevelt by the Seventy Three Club on March 25, 1936 at the Mayflower Hotel; the wives of the members of the Seventy-third Congress. The 73rd Congress (1933-1935) passed an extraordinary burst of legislation to combat the immediate economic chaos of the Great Depression during President Franklin D. Roosevelt's first 100 days in office.

This Program features a poem "The Woman's Part," by Willard Webb, the Menu; featuring Broiled Filet Mignon, the entertainment; with an address by Eleanor Roosevelt, a poem "The Lady Eleanor," written by John Steven McGroaty, a poet and California congressman, music, dance (The Swift Sisters); listing of Officers of the club, the Committees, and a full list of members. Black and white photograph by the firm Harris & Ewing adorns the cover. Closed tears to head and tail of spine. Light creasing on bottom corner. Interior clean. Illustrated wraps. Very good. Staplebound.

Women's Work Committee of the Japan Lutheran Mission. Kumamoto, Japan: Women's Work Committee of the Japan Lutheran Mission, 1934. 31 pages. 18.5 x 13 cm. Decorative translucent booklet regarding the Janice James School, built at the foot of Mt. Tatsuda in Kumamoto City on land purchased in 1921. Describing the history of mission work in Japan, the account of the girls school, the widows home, the old-age home - accompanied by black and white photos. Includes a card intended for slipping between the pages to block the light and make it easier to read. Covers lightly soiled with crease marks. Interior light foxing. Illustrated paper with traditional thread binding. Very good. Sewn binding.


Cocinas Y Hornillos A Gas
Maxbel. 10 pages. 15 x 12 cm. c. 1950's. Fully illustrated stove catalog, featuring dimensions - with individual prices typed in. Barcelona business stamp on rear: Jose Amado Mingrat. Covers lightly rubbed. Color illustrated wraps. Very good.

Grand Magasins de la Samaritaine - Tabliers Confectionnės
Pour Dames et Hommes
Samaritaine. Paris: Samaritaine, 1914. 15 pages. 24 x 15.5 cm. Early aspirational 20th century department store catalog intended to catch the eye of the growing working and middle class consumer. Samaritaine, founded in 1869, opened in the midst of a new industrial age that saw the price of consumer goods drop, and "fineries" become accessible to a larger population. Copiously illustrated, with prices, this pamphlet presents the assortment of trades of the times. Aprons for women include: trade, kitchen, nurse, baker. For men: gardener, valet, military, grocer, wine merchant, chef, doctor, veterinarian. Also includes small aprons for valet boys and dining boys, most likely children employed in residences. Text in French. Small 2 cm. stamp on cover: Collection Debuisson Paris. Pages lightly toned, otherwise pristine. Illustrated wraps. Near fine. Staplebound.

*health & women*
Surgery Journal and Nursing school Manuscript
Rice, L. A. Miss Rice's Book of Operations. New York, 1917 & 1918. Two Manuscripts written by L.A. Rice (Miss Rice).
Small journal, 22 x 10 cm., with label affixed: L.A. Rice Oct. 23rd, 1917, P.G. Hosp - contains notes, presumably taken during a class given by Dr. Abramhams. These records are primarily comprised of guidance on treating patients with critical health conditions such as congenital heart disease and tuberculosis. Black cloth covered boards, lined paper with pencil present.
Large journal, 30.5 x 14.5 cm., is the handwritten daily history of operations begining April 8th 1918 with the last noted - September 6th 1920 (1071 surgeries). Record includes: date, patients name, type of operation, type of anestetia and duration of anestia, operation time span, doctor's name performing operation and amount of pills administered. After researching, we came to the conclusion these surgeries were preformed at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City. Many of the doctors noted went on to have celebrated careers: Dr. Joseph Bretauer attended to Gustav Mahler and in mentioned in the book Gustav Mahler; A life in Crisis. Dr. Eliz Moschcowitz (1879-1964), a specialist in internal medicine and a one time Medical Director of Mt. Sinai, discovered Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Parpura (TTP) which was originally called "Moschcowitz Syndrome". Dr. Charles A. Elsberg, known as the "Father of Neurosurgery", Elsberg was the dominant figure in the early days of neurosurgery in New York City. The name most frequently noted in the surgical records is Dr. Berg. It turns out, Dr. Albert A. Berg proved to be a visionary pioneer and key player in the development of abdominal surgery in the United States. From the article by Dr. Leon Ginzbert in the Journal of the Mount Sinai Hospital : [Dr. Berg's] tremendous capacity for work, his boldness and resolution , his extraordinary operative skill and his refusal to remain on the accepted path, had brought his service to an enviable position in the field of abdominal surgery. The most significant studies from his clinic were in the fields of gastroduodenal and jejunal ulcers. Other important contributions were made to the subjects of colonics, and more particulary rectal and recto-sigmoidal chronicle adequately all of Dr. Berg's 'labors in the vineyard' would be to write an important chapter in the history of the development of abdominal surgery in the United States." Also known as a bibliophile, Albert A. Berg founded the New York Public Library's Berg Collection, endowed in his older brother Henry's memory.

The History of Health and the Art of Preserving it
Mackenzie, James. or, An Account of all that has been recommended by Physicians and Philosophers towards the Preservation of Health, from the most remote Antiquity to this Time. Edinburgh: William Gordon, 1758. 436 pages. 21 x 13.5 cm. Medical theory and practice developed rapidly during the mid 1700's and advances in the printing press helped spread scholarship by disseminating both new and long-standing theories of medical concepts. Mackenzie applies this principle by including the history of medicine along with guidelines on new practices and theories. Bookplate to front pastedown (annotated "Edinburgh '28"), ink and pencil notes to rear pastedown contain a homemade Index. Rubbing and loss to leather along board edges. Interior clean. Contemporary leather boards rebacked with matching leather, black title/author labels, lettered in gilt. Very good. Hardcover.

Small archive of
Women's health and birth control booklets
Twelve pamphlets pertaining to Women's health and reproduction issues targeting married or soon to be married, educated white women. Well written and illustrated - focucing on the language of science, while attempting to stay away from the religious aspects of reproduction - these pamphlets were some of the first educational guides available after the Supreme Court gave married couples the right to use birth control in 1965. 

Housed in manila envelope with label: John A Dunn Jr. Special Asst. to the President, Ballou Hall (Tufts).

A Doctor's Marital Guide for Patients by Bernard R. Greenblat, M.D., 1967 - second copy with illustrated folding poster: Coital Posture Diagrams Supplement
Pregnancy in anatomical illustrations - presented by CARNATION COMPANY 
Planning your Family - Ovulen tablets. G.D. Searle & Co. 1968
What you should know about Birth Control Pills. Dell Publishing 1964
To Plan for a Lifetime Plan with your Doctor. Mead Johnson & Co. 1966
A woman's guide to the methods of postponing or preventing pregnancy. Ortho Pharmaceutical Company
The Secret of Feeling Attractive. The S.E. Massengill Company
Planning Your Family - Enovid E.tablets. G.D. Searle & Co. 1965
So Close to Nature - Oracon oral contraceptive. Mead Johnson & Co. 1966
After Hysterectomy WHAT? by Lindsay R. Curtin, M.D., 1966. Prescription for Menest Tablets 
A Doctor Discusses Menopause by G. Lombard Kelly, M.D., 1967

All pamphlets in Fine to Near fine condition. 

On the Nature of Various Substances Formed in and Discharged from the Uterus and Vagina
Farre, Arthur. From Dr. Beal's Archives of Medicine, No II,
1858. London: John Churchill, 1858. 7 pages. 22 x 14 cm. Bound together with: Account of the History and Dissection of a Case of malformation of the Urinary Bladder, with Remarks - A. Melville M'Whinnie, 8 pages, London: Wilson & Ogilvy.

An uncommon pamphlet on gynecology, with illustrations examining genital abnormalities. Dr. Arthur Farre was an notable obstetrician and physician extraordinary to Queen Victoria. Farre was also known to instigate the prevention of the advancement of women in the medical field by resigning (1875) in protest from the Royal College of Surgeons at women being allowed to take the midwifery examination. The second work by M'Whinnie investigates malformed genitals and illustrates an apparatus used to collect urine and protect the anatomy. Farre's pamphlet - OCLC locates 3 copies, all in UK institutions. M'Whinnie's pamphlet - OCLC locates 5 copies, 4 UK, 1 US. Crisp, clean copy. Tan paper wraps, holographic title, string bound. Near fine. Sewn binding.

Women's Strike Demonstration
August 26 Strike Committee .
August 26 . New York: August 26 Strike Committee, 1970. 27.5 x 21 cm. Leaflet printed for the New York demonstration marking the 50th anniversary of the passage of woman suffrage - the Women's Strike for Equality March , led by the National Organization for Women (NOW), calling for new rights: free childcare, equal opportunities in education and employment, no forced sterilization, and a right to free abortion.

The strike was called for by Betty Friedan, the Queens-based author of The Feminine Mystique and the first president of NOW. Friedan urged work stoppages for "everyone who is doing a job for which a man would be paid more," as well as women whose labor at home was unpaid.

Sponsors included Rep. Shirley Chisholm, Robin Morgan, Kate Millett, Helen Southard (YWCA), Beulah Sanders (National Welfare Rights Organization), New York Radical Feminists, National Organization for Women, and Columbia Women's Liberation. Lower portion designed to be removed - for contribution and support. Printed on one side only, creased else good condition. White paper, black printing. Very good.

[NURSING] 1914 - 1919
Deptford Red Cross
Cotton Commemorative
Embroidered Tablecloth
Warcup, Kate Parry. Deptford, England, 1920. 810 x 895 mm.
A charming, hand crafted, W.W.I. souvenir made by Kate Parry Warcup (1867-1937)
With over 200 signatures honoring her fellow VAD (Voluntary Aid Detachment 1909-1918) members from the South East London community of Deptford, who, we presume, either volunteered for, or were associated with the Red Cross Between 1914-1919. The tablecloth has the embroidered signature - "A Wartime Souvenir, from Kate D. Warcup, June, 1920". A logical theory of how this memento was made - most likely, signatures were gathered and first made in pencil with Kate later hand stitching each name with precision. Notably, the central signatures are of the Mayor and Mayoress of Deptford at the time, 'W.A. Wayland', and 'Chas Wm Bowerman M.P.P.C.' Charles William Bowerman (1851-1947) was a life-long trade unionist and politician; the Labour MP for Deptford from 1906 to 1931. A remarkable, one of a kind item, in excellent condition. Some light spotting to a few areas, otherwise beautifully preserved. Cotton embroidered table cloth, hand stitched. Near fine. Cloth.