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Allen, Ida Bailey. One Hundred-Four Prize Radio Recipes, with, Twenty-Four Radio Homemaker's Talks. Decorations by E. M. Stevenson.
New York: J.H. Sears & Company, 1926. Small octavo (16.5 x 10.5 cm.), 125 pages.

FIRST EDITION. A collection of radio talks with recipes from the Radio Recipe contest winners. With a Postscript which serves as a membership form to join the National Radio Homemaker's Club. In publisher's black-titled and decorated royal blue boards. Fine.

[Brown 2876]. $60.00

Masterson, Elsie. Blueberry Hill Menu Cookbook. Decorations by the author.
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1963. Small octavo (20.5 x 12.5 cm.), viii, [2], 373 pages. Index.

FIRST EDITION. The followup to the author's Blueberry Hill Cookbook, published in 1959. Includes advice for the use of leftovers within each section. Fine in publisher’s decorated paper over mustard-colored cloth. Unclipped dust jacket with a few small stains, but otherwise fine. Inscribed by the author on the half-title in the year of publication, “October 1963, For Dorothy Crooks - Cordially - Elsie Masterson”. $90.00

Haedrich, Ken; Diane Haedrich (illustrator). Good Food, Good Folks: A Collection of vegetarian recipes from across America.
Plainfield, N.J.: American Impressions, 1978. Booklet, stapled in wrappers (21.5 x 13.7 cm.), 46, [1] pages. Illustrated.

FIRST EDITION. A vegetarian cookbook; the first published work of cookbook author Ken Haedrich, perhaps best known for his Country Baking. The rear wrapper panel states "Half of the proceeds from the sales of ... will be donated to World Hunger Year...". One half of leaf containing an order form at rear has been excised, otherwise fine in yellow wrappers, with title and design printed in red and black. Inscribed by the author on the title page, “Enjoy!, Ken Haedrich”.

[OCLC locates just two copies (NYU, Miami)]. $90.00

[Patent Medicine Receipt Book – A.L. Scovill & Company (New York); Amon L. Scovill].
The Annual Family Receipt Book & useful medical adviser, or, Every body's book, containing something for everyone.
New-York: A.L. Scovill & Company, Gothic Hall, No. 316 Broadway, 1854. Booklet, cord-sewn in wrappers (19.3 x 11.5 cm.), 24 pages. Illustrated. Advertisements. Wrapper title: Annual Family Receipt Book and useful medical adviser; Every body's book; Family receipt book.

FIRST EDITION THUS. An annual patent medicine receipt book was the third and final annual issues of three, each with a slightly variant title. "Amon L. Scovill entered the proprietary medicine business in New York circa 1850" (Atwater). Prior to this series, he published The Farmers' and Mechanics' Almanac (1850-1863). The book is substantially an advertisement for the patent medicine Dr. Rogers' Compound Syrup of Liverwort, Tar and Canchalagua, with testimonials throughout. It's unclear which specific plant Canchalagua, as the name is used to describe various medicinal plants in Southern California and in Peru. The recipes are an amalgam of medical, household, and culinary recipes. Some pages are dog eared. Wrappers splitting at the crease; and with a stain in the center of the wrapper's front panel, effecting the engraved illustration. Still, near very good.

[OCLC locates six copies; Atwater 2-1188]. $350.00

Farmer, Fannie M.
Food and Cookery for the Sick and Convalescent.
Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1904. Octavo, 289, [16] pages. Index. Publisher's advertisements. Photographically illustrated.

FIRST EDITION. While best known for the Boston Cooking School Cookbook, Fannie Farmer had more than a passing acquaintance with issues of health, convalescence and medicine. Farmer suffered a debilitating stroke following high school, and struggled for years to regain her mobility. After her studies at the Boston Cooking School she took summer courses at the Harvard Medical School, where she later would lecture. The school she founded under her own name, Miss Farmer's School of Cookery, developed special equipment for the invalid or convalescent. ExLibris the Frederick C. Adams Publick Libary (discard stamp present), with the library's bookplate and loan records to the rear endpapers, and small paper shelf label on spine; no other marks. Some light wear and fading to the green publisher's decorated binding; otherwise, very good.

[Axford page 162; Wheaton & Kelley 2085; Cagle 248; Bitting page 153 (later edition)]. $90.00

Schmidt, William. The Flowing Bowl. When and What to Drink. Full Instructions How to Prepare, Mix and Serve Beverages.
New York: Charles L. Webster & Co.; [Press of Jenkins & McCowan], 1892. Octavo (21.5 x 15 cm.), 294, [10] pages. Publisher's advertisements at rear.

FIRST EDITION. Copyright 1891 but first published 1892. A classic cocktail recipe book, by the self-styled "Only William", a German immigrant who opened the Bridge Saloon at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge in 1884. An endlessly creative bartender who created drinks on a whim with imaginative ingredients, he has been called the "Godfather of Modern Mixology". Very slight rubbing to edges of silver and gilt-stamped illustrated blue cloth, otherwise very good and scarce thus. Early ownership signature to front paste-down, situating this copy early in 1892, "G.H. McCall, 20 January, 1892".

[Noling, Beverage Literature page 363]. $450.00

Trade catalogue & cookbook combined
[Richmond Stove Company (Norwich, Conn.)].
The Richmond Receipts with Hints and Helps for Mother, Daughter and Wife.
Norwich, Conn.; Hartford: Richmond Stove Company; Press of the Plimpton Mfg. Company, 1893. Duodecimo (14 x 11.3 cm.), 67, [1] pages. Illustrated. Representative's stamp on cover: "Emerson & Son, House Furnishers, Milford, N.H." Two earlier issues appeared, with different pagination, and advertising a different selection of stoves,

FIRST EDITION thus. A combination trade catalogue and promotional cookbook. True to its word, Richmond Receipts provides "hints and helps" beyond what is needed for baking and roasting – including a few entries for ice cream – in about one hundred seventy recipes. Advertising is unobtrusive: "Bake in ordinary stove three-quarters of an hour; in a Richmond Range, thirty minutes". There is one appeal to external authority: "To make a pie, by Miss Parloa") but the remainder are unattributed. A nice oddity is the entry "To Pickle Nasturtiums". The booklet was a vehicle for advertising models of Richmond stoves, ranges, and furnaces. It might be helpful to clarify that the Richmond Stove Company incorporated in Norwich, Connecticut in June 1867 has no connection with the better known Richmond Stove Company established, before the Civil War, in the iron-works manufacturing region of Richmond, Virginia. Attractively designed and printed, in lightly soiled, gilt-lettered blue wrappers. Near fine.

[OCLC locates three copies; in neither Brown nor Cagle; Romaine, page 363 (two earlier issues)]. $150.00

Chao, Buwei Yang (1889-1981).
How to Cook and Eat in Chinese [= Zhongguo shi pu].
London: Faber & Faber, 1956. Octavo ( x cm.), xviii, 286 pages. Illustrated. Index.

FIRST U.K. EDITION. A milestone of Chinese cookbooks published in America (or in the English language at all, originally issued by John Day in 1949. Anne Mendelson, in her terrific Chow Chop Suey, calls the work "the first work in the field by a home cook who knew what other home cooks were up against. She was neither a restaurateur, journalist, nor test-kitchen flack like those hired to crank out American soy sauce manufacturer's recipe brochures. Hers was also the first work by anyone acquainted with a broad spectrum of culinary styles beyond Cantonese... But her book also stood apart for two other reasons. One was the unspoken matter of social and educational status. The second, perhaps even more crucial, was the participation of uniquely qualified translators". The book is divided into three parts: Cooking and Eating (about foodstuffs and eating utensils), Recipes and Menus, and Meals and Menus. Also included is a Table of Recipes in English and Chinese. Text block clean and sound. In publisher's yellow cloth, titled in red on the spine; spine lettering a bit rubbed. Lacking the dust jacket, but otherwise very good. Very scarce.

[Newman, Chinese Cookbooks 103; Newman, Melting Pot 84]. $450.00

Child, Mrs.; [Lydia Maria Child (1802-80)].
Mother's Book, by Mrs. Child.
Boston, MA: Published by Carter and Hendee, 1831. Octavo (21.3 x 13.3 cm.), x, 169 pages.

Stated Second Edition, issued the same year as the first. An early work by the author, following her important cookbook, The Frugal Housewife, by just a year. Chapters include: On the means of developing the bodily senses in earliest infancy -- Early development of the affections -- Early cultivation of intellect -- Management in childhood -- Amusements and employments -- Sunday, religion. Views of death. Supernatural appearances -- Advice concerning books -- List of good books for various ages -- Politeness -- Beauty, dress, gentility -- Management during the teens -- Views of matrimony. ~ Original printer's binding, untrimmed. One quarter brown linen over plain paper-covered pasteboard, with gilt-titled brown calf spine label. Covers stained along bottom two inches corresponding tideline to some pages within; foxing throughout. Good only, but all original. Ink ownership signature, "Mary Ann Holleys" to free front endpaper, and to head of title page.

[OCLC locates numerous copies of both the first and second editions; BAL 1309; Checklist of American Imprints 6496]. $250.00

With Mrs. Beeton's final printed words
Beeton, Mrs. Isabella.
The Englishwoman's Cookery-Book, being a collection of economical recipes taken from her "Book of Household Management". Amply illustrated by a large number of appropriate and useful engravings. A New Edition.
London: S.O. Beeton, 248 Strand, W.C. (Ten Doors from Temple Bar), 1866. Octavo (17.4 x 11.4 cm), 208, [4]] pages. Illustrated throughout with engravings in the text. Index. Publisher's advertisements at rear.

Stated "New Edition" of the first of Beeton's "cookery" books; first issued in this extract form by S.O. Beeton, Bickers & Bush, in 1863. This edition bears a preface from the author, dated January 1865, though it makes no reference to any revision. Pagination is the same as the 1863 and 1865 printings, but lacking the four-page Christmas supplement on pink paper found in the first. The 1865 issue was the first to bear the label "New Edition" and the first with the preface. The author died on February 6th, 1865, and the new preface is considered her last statement for publication. This 1866 issue was the last under the S.O.Beeton imprint; in 1867, the book was issued with the Ward, Lock imprint. The book was published through the 1880s, and again through the 1990s as Mrs. Beeton's Cookery Book and Household Guide, and then the shorter Mrs. Beeton's Cookery Book. There are numerous engravings of both food and cooking utensils in the text. In original publisher's orange cloth-covered limp boards, lacking the endpapers and with hinges reinforced. Text block and binding soiled. Good only. Very scarce.

[OCLC locates no copy with this date (and just one copy of the 1863 and two of the 1865 printings); not in Bitting nor Cagle]. $500.00

[Price Flavoring Extract Co. (New York, N.Y.)]. Dr. Price's Excellent Recipes, Delicious Desserts. Practical – Simple – Delicate. All carefully tested and arranged with regard to season and taste, by the Price Flavoring Extract Co.
New York, Chicago: Price Flavoring Extract Company, [circa 1890s]. Stapled booklet in wrappers (18 x 13 cm.), 52 pages. Illustrations, including four plates in color. Index.

Early edition (a later, 1904 printing is labeled "34th edition"). A promotional cookbook, emphasizing the purity and goodness of the flavoring extracts produced by the Price Flavoring Extract Company. Includes testimonials, from Christine Terhune Herrick, Mrs. S.T. Rorer, Marion McBride, and others. The illustrations, unusually printed in color, depict the sourcing of a few ingredients of the Price flavors, including lemons from Sicily and vanilla from Mexico. ~ This copy with the wrapper stamp "Compliments of Snow Bros., Grocers... Dedham, Mass." Pinhole through the booklet for a loop of thread (present) on which to hang the booklet. Engraved title and decorations to front panel of textured, tan wrapper. Some light soiling throughout; wrappers rubbed; otherwise near very good.

[OCLC records four copies with this exact title and title pagination]. $50.0096

[International Harvester (Chicago, Il.); Barker, Edwin L.; Glenn V. Johnson (illustrator)]. The Story of Bread.
Chicago, Il.: International Harvester Company of America; Rand McNally Company, Printer, 1922. Octavo-sized booklet, stapled in wrappers (20 x 14.5 cm.), [31] pages. Illustrated throughout. Publisher's advertisement at rear.

FIRST EDITION, deluxe issue. There are at least two printings of this booklet, one on cheaper paper with black and white illustration only, and this one, on thicker stock, printed in brown, blue and gold. The colophon states "And thus ends the story of bread, as told by Edwin L. Barker, illuminated by Glenn V. Johnson, and printed and distributed by the IHC Service Bureau of the International Harvester Company of America, the home office of which is in the city of Chicago, U.S.A." Near fine, in publisher's wrappers, printed in blue, brown and gold. $50.00

[Educational Department, Postum Company Inc.
(Battle Creek, Mich.); Haywood, Carolyn (illustrator)].
The School Lunch.
[Battle Creek, Mich.: Postum Company, Inc., 1928]. Octavo-sized booklet, stapled in wrappers (26.5 x 14.5 cm.), 32 pages. Illustrations throughout printed in blue and black. Title from cover.

Stated "second edition, second printing". A promotional cookbook, advertising various Postum Company products including Grapenuts, Postum Cereal, and Minute Tapioca. Most of the content is not recipes, but rather instruction on how to achieve healthy nutrition for children in a school lunch context. Sections include "Energy Needs of the Body", "A Plan for the Day's Choice of Foods, "Lunch Brought from Home", "The Hot Lunch at School", etc. A few small, and light stains to rear wrapper panel. Otherwise fine. $40.00

[Trade card series – Armour Packing Co. (Kansas City, Mo.)]. Luncheon Beef, Ready, Unique, Delicious. ["Eh Cully, Let's Crack it."].
Kansas City: Armour Packing Co., [circa 1901-1910]. Series of eight trade cards, bound with a silk cord loop (8.5 x 11.5 cm), 8 pages, numbered versos only. Title from recto of first card.

Promotional ephemera, with each card illustrated with a chromolithograph depicting monkeys and parrots in a progressively more drunken conversation. Artist's identity possibly indicated on the seventh card with the initials "DM". Versos contain slightly different texts, all advertising Armour's Luncheon Beef, "the only canned meat that can be used for cooking" (?). Some rubbing to cards, otherwise very good, with maroon silk cord binding. $150.00

Owen, Jeanne. Lunching and Dining at Home.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1942. Octavo (18.4 x 12 cm.), vi, 284, xvii, [2] pages. Index.

FIRST EDITION. Review copy, with publisher Alfred Knopf's compliments slip laid-in. "Here are clear and exact recipes for fine dishes that any housewife can prepare in a small kitchen with limited equipment" (from the jacket). Jeanne Owen was the secretary of the Wine and Food Society of New York and wrote on food for Vogue, House Beautiful, House and Garden, etc. Some age toning to text block. In publisher's tan cloth, titled and decorated in blue and dark red. Near fine. Signed by the author on the free front endpaper. Small ink name, "Street", to front flap of dust jacket. We think it likely that this copy was intended for Julian Street, whose book Wines, was also published by Alfred Knopf in 1933, and who retained a working relationship with the publisher through 1961. $150.00

[First Presbyterian Church, Ladies Social Circle
(Aledo, Ill.)].
Pipe Organ Cook Book. Compiled by the Ladies of the First Presbyterian Church, Aledo, Illinois. Revised and enlarged by the Ladies Social Circle, First Presbyterian Church.
Aledo, Illinois: First Presbyterian Church; [Press of the Aledo Democrat], 1907. Octavo (19.3 x 14.5 cm.), 180 pages. Index actually a table of contents. Advertisements throughout. All edges red.

Second Edition, "Revised and Enlarged by the Ladies' Social Circle. Originally issued in 1896; a third edition was issued in 1911. A community cookbook, this revisions issued by the Ladies Social Circle, presumably in aid of securing a pipe organ for the church. That this second edition, and the third of 1911 also bear the name Pipe Organ Cookbook, implies the project was successful as a community builder. Not many church cookbooks so clearly indicate their fundraising purpose. The recipes are presented in narrative form, and many are attributed. The chapter headings include: Soups, Oysters and fish, Eggs, Meats, Vegetables, Salads and salad dressings, Bread and rolls, Breakfast and other dishes, Pastry, Puddings, Desserts, ice cream and ices, Fruit, Pickles and catsups, Loaf cake, Layer cake, Cake fillings, Ginger-bread, cookies, doughnuts, etc., Chafing dishes, Sandwiches, Confectionery, Beverages, Miscellaneous, and Menus. Aledo is the county seat of Mercer County, Illinois, just east of Davenport/Moline. Some stains internally, but accompanied by additional recipes in ink to front and rear endpapers, and others clippings pasted-in. Ownership name in ink, "Grace Gray, Aledo Illinois", to free front endpaper. Cream colored cloth boards, titled in reddish-orange on the front panel. Externally handsome, and with interesting evidence of use. Scarce.

[OCLC locates no copies of the second or first editions, and just two copies of the third edition of 1911 (UIll, Huntington); Cook, page 68 (1911 edition only); not in Brown]. $200.00

Lincoln, Mary J[ohnson],[Mrs. D.A. Lincoln].
Mrs. Lincoln's Boston Cook Book. What to do and what not to do in cooking.
Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1895. Octavo (19.4 x 13.3 cm.), xiv, [2], 536, [24], [26] pages. Final pages blank for additional recipes. Illustrations by M.S. Devereux in the text. Advertisements, including publisher's ads for five cookbooks. Index. Table of contents.

Later edition; the original published in 1884, though copyright 1883. The milestone cookbook from Mary J. Lincoln (1844-1921) the first principal of the Boston Cooking School and a student of Maria Parloa. The work was "undertaken at the urgent request of the pupils of the Boston Cooking School, who have desired that the receipts and lessons given during the last four years in that institution should be arranged in a permanent form." Considered one of the earlier American cookbooks to provide scientific information about cooking and nutrition, it helped set the pattern of rational organization for cookbooks to come. Lincoln was also the teacher of Fannie Farmer who based her own book, the Boston Cooking School Cookbook, largely on this work. ~ Very clean and sound throughout. Corners slightly bumped, and some light edgewear to paper-covered boards over brown cloth. Still, near very good.

[Grolier Club, One Hundred Influential American Books Printed in Before 1900, page 116-117; Bitting, page 288 (1896 ed.) Cagle 478 (the first edition)]. $300.00

Beeton, Isabella.
Mrs. Beeton's Every Day Cookery and Housekeeping Book, comprising instructions for mistress and servants...
London; New York: Ward, Lock & Co., Warwick House; , [circa 1885]. Thick octavo (20.5 x 14 cm.), liv, 404, [22] pages. Illustrated with eight chromolithographic plates and numerous engravings in the text. Index. Advertisements.

Later, undated edition; originally published in 1866 by Ward. Lock, and Tyler; a "New & Revised" edition was issued in 1890, with 568 pages. So this edition sits between the two. Includes the short "Philosophy of housekeeping" (page s[i]-lxiv) not present in some editions. One of the many works extracted from (though quite hefty itself) Mrs. Beeton's massive Victorian household dictionary and cookbook, The Book of Household Management (1861). Contains a section at rear containing "Brief Descriptions" (really recipes) of the items depicted in the color plates. A few signatures a bit shaken; some light age-toning and darkening to edges; otherwise very good. In brown cloth, black and gilt-titled and decorated. Overall, very good.

[OCLC locates no copies with this pagination, and the "Ward, Lock & Company" imprint (and six copies of the Ward, Lock Tyler imprints); Freeman, Isabella and Sam, page 295; Wheaton 545]. $300.00

[Saleman's dummy & finished book]; Paul, Sara T.
The Economical Cook Book: a practical guide for housekeepers in the preparation of every day meals, containing more than one thousand domestic recipes, mostly tested by personal experience, with suggestions for meals, lists of meats and vegetables in season, etc.
[Chicago, Ill.]; Philadelphia: John C. Winston; Standard Publishing Company, [1905; 1905]. Two works [the complete book:] small octavo (19.5 x 13 cm.), vi, 338 pages. Illustrated with [8] leaves of plates. Index. [WITH the salesman's dummy:] small octavo (19.2 x 12.8 cm.), specimen pages with various pagination and ruled pages for recording subscribers' names at end.

FIRST EDITION under this title, though this is an exact reproduction, perhaps a stereotyped edition, of an earlier work published in 1875 under the title: Cookery from Experience... Despite being a re-issue (the running title retains the original title), the dummy includes an ad for the book that states that, "Most of these recipes... have never appeared in print before". The Economical Cook Book also appeared in 1905 with the imprint of The Evening World. The author indicates that many of the recipes within are her own, or those she uses often, and she has marked these (indeed most) with an *. A bit of age-toning to both text blocks; dummy has a few small dog ears. in matching navy blue-titled white oil cloth. Some rubbing to corners and a light spot or two. Both very good. With a pencil ownership inscription, "Mrs. Horace L. Stevens... Gorham Maine".

[OCLC locates eighteen copies ; and one copy with the Evening World imprint (NYU); and one copy (UMich.) of the sample book; not in Cagle]. $250.00

Harland, Marion [pseudonym of Mary Virginia Terhune]. Breakfast, Luncheon and Tea.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1875 [but circa 1878]. Octavo (19.5 x 13.5 cm.), 459, [2] pages. Advertisements.

Later printing, with the slight change in name of the publisher, which occurred in 1878. The second in the author's "Common Sense in the Household" series. Marion Harland was the pen name of Mary Virginia Terhune, a Virginia born novelist and author of non-fiction, mostly for women. She wrote a number of cookbooks and domestic works, and was the first woman elected to the Virginia Historical Society. Her daughter, Christine Terhune Herrick, was also the author of several cookbooks and other works. Internally shaken and with some signatures pulling loose. In publisher's green cloth, titled and decorated in black and green, with some rubbing to edges. Overall, near very good. With five handwritten recipes, on blank pages in the front and rear. With the ownership inscription of food historian and cookery re-enactor Marion Walke.

[Bitting 214; Brown 2382; Cagle 326]. $90.00

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