One of our favorite events of the antiquarian calendar is the Ephemera Society of American Conference & Fair in Greenwich CT , coming up this weekend, March 18th & 19th. We will be exhibiting a big selection of so many types of ephemera, while still sticking to our food and drink specialization. Fresh Arrivals no. 92 is a taste of some of the categories of printed and manuscript items we will be bringing to the fair, including product cookbooks, trade catalogues, photographs, manuscript cookbooks, handwritten account books, volvelles, menus, sheet music, trade cards, a screenplay (really for a Broadway musical, but...), community cookbooks and restaurant guides! There will be lots more culinary ephemera in our booth at the fair, some - but not all - of which is browse-able on our website here.

Inquiries and purchases will be processed in the order in which they are received. The items are linked to our website, and purchases can be made through the site, or by contacting us via email.

And please note our shop in Biddeford will be open this Friday, 10-4, but closed on Saturday and Sunday. Thanks for looking!
Don Lindgren
a children's menu and book
[Railroad Menu for Children - Canadien National].
Wagon-Restaurant Menu pour les Petits Enfants.
[Imprimé en Canada: Chemin de Fer National du Canada, 1928]. Booklet with menu, stapled in wrappers (15 x 11 cm.), [16] pages.

FIRST EDITION. A little booklet that serves as a children's menu on board the Canadien National trains, and also as an illustrated children's book telling the story, in verse, of children of various ages, traveling via the C.N.F. The attractive illustrations are printed in black, orange, and tan, and the decidedly Art Deco design is rich in pattern, especially in the clothing of the children. The centerfold contains the menu "pour petits garcons et petites filles" offering options at four prices for Dejeuner, Diner, and Thé. Interestingly, many of the prices on the menu (each for a full meal) have been crossed out in the print and revised downwards. Also present is the original mailing envelope, also illustrated and then printed in three colors, unaddressed and unmailed. Very slight soil to wrapper panels, otherwise fine. The envelope is very good. $90.

[Quaker Oats; American Cereal Co. (Chicago, Il.)].
The Frolie Grasshopper Circus.
[Chicago: American Cereal Co., 1898]. Booklet, stapled in wrapper (14 x 9 cm.), 15, [1] pages. Illustrated throughout in chromolithograph and chromotypograph. Chromolithographs by "Forbes New York Boston Chicago"--Page [16], with lithographer's device (gothic letter F). Title and publication data from wrappers.

FIRST EDITION (though some records indicate 1895, this is erroneous, and likely based on a trademark statement, “copyright, 1894, 1895, The American Cereal Co., Frolie, trade mark". Advertisement for Quaker Oats breakfast cereal featuring anthropomorphic grasshoppers dressed in pantomime or commedia dell'arte costumes. Nursery rhymes in verse. Fine. [OCLC records nine copies]. $90.

a Chinese-American cookbook,
rare in the first edition, and inscribed by the author
Au, M. Sing (compiled by); foreword by P.Y. Chong; cover design by Arnold Chow. Chinese Cookery. [Genuine Chinese dishes you can prepare in your kitchen…].
Honolulu: Creart Publications, 1932. Octavo-sized booklet, stapled in wrappers (20.7 x 13.7 cm.), 46, [2] pages. Index. Subtitle from cover; title also in Chinese.

FIRST EDITION. This collection of Chinese recipes includes an exhaustive (for its time) two-hundred twenty-five recipes in narrative form, and sometimes without ingredient quantities. The book later became popular after being issued by the Culinary Arts Press in 1936 and it saw many subsequent editions. This original edition includes a preface, intended to be comical but presented in a racist dialect. Aside from that, discussion of Chinese customs and culture related to food are included throughout. Sections include: the nine-course dinner; seasonings and gravies; noodles; chop sui; ducks; rice; soups; shrimps; pork; fish; beef; chicken; eggs; vegetables; bean sprouts; bean curd; salad; wun tun; rice noodles; cakes and sweets; the art of dining; chopsticks and bowls; the lingering taste. It also contains chapters on the art of dining, on using chopsticks, etc., as well as Charles Lamb's essay, "A Dissertation on Roast Pig".

Newspaper clipping tipped onto preliminary blank; some offsetting on facing page. Some light soiling to wrappers; otherwise very good or better. Light ownership inscription to top of front wrapper panel. Inscribed in English and Chinese by the author on the wrapper inner front panel, “Congratulations on your success in conducting the Honolulu. Star Bulletin cooking school. Aloha – M. Sing Au.” The recipient, Fern T. Hubbard, was a home economist for General Electric in the 1920s and 30s, teaching cooking classes around the country, introducing American women to the new electric appliances, many of which were produced by General Electric. Rare in the first edition, and doubly so inscribed by the author.

[OCLC locates ten copies; Newman Chinese Cookbook Collection]. $500.

North Bennet Street Industrial School (Boston, Mass.). Specialità Culinarie Italiane: 137 tested recipes of famous Italian foods. Sold for the benefit of North Bennet's Industrial Training & Social Service Work in the North End of Boston.
[Boston, Mass.: North Bennet Street Industrial School, 1936]. Wire-O metal coil binding (26 x 18.5 cm.), 57, [7] pages. Index is table of contents. Advertisements. Foreword printed on a separate sheet laid-in at front. Title, author, and publication data from cover. Date from information in the second edition of 1937.

FIRST EDITION. A community fundraising cookbook for the benefit of North Bennett Street Industrial School. There is no front matter (title page, intro, etc.), and the recipes are not attributed, but are drawn from members of the surrounding community, Boston's North End. Other fundraising efforts for the school are featured in the advertising section, including The Perfection Bottle Rack, "made by the unemployed", and an unnamed Spanish olive oil, "sold exclusively by the North Bennet Street Industrial School". There is also a full page, illustrated ad for Prince Superfine Macaroni. ~ Card stock boards printed in blue and silver; edge wear and pulls at a few wire coils. "123" written in ink at head of front wrapper panel, otherwise very good. With the bookplate of cookery author and collector June Platt.

[OCLC locates five copies (and four copies of the 1937 second edition]. $150.

Baldwin, W.H. W.H. Baldwin's Recipe Book.
[Rutland, Vt.: 1870s]. Duodecimo (16.3 x 11 cm.), [circa 100] pages. Pages ruled in blue and red; manuscript text in pencil and ink.

A handwritten collection of holograph recipes, with additional clippings and two manuscript recipes laid-in. There are at least two hands represented, the first in ink, with pages numbered and some "chapter heads"; the second hand is pencil. The recipes are drawn from the community and some are attributed to including members, including Mrs. Kinglsey, Mr. Pantin, etc. Recipes are almost entirely desserts, and include ice cream, sponge cake, rice pudding, lemon pie, chocolate cake, taffy, fig candy, lemon candy, ginger candy, coconut cake, etc. The front free endpaper bears the handwritten title, "Mr's W.H. Baldwin's Recipe Book" and the front panel of the binding, "Reccipe (sic) Book". The front paste-down bears an additional ownership inscription, "H.J. White, Jordon Marsh, Washington Street". In full calf, scuffed and with loss of leather at extremities of spine. Text block a bit shaken, otherwise very good. Additional recipes laid-in or pinned-in. $300.

"the safest and best physiological imitation of mother's milk"
[Infant feeding – milk powder; Fairchild Brothers & Foster (New York & London)]. Peptogenic Milk Powder: yields a food for infants which is pronounced by the highest medical authorities "the safest and best physiological imitation of mother's milk" ... original and reliable preparations of the pure digestive ferments.
New York & London: Fairchild Brothers & Foster, 1888. Booklet, stapled in wrappers (22.4 x 14.3 cm.), 24 pages (including wrappers). Printed on yellow paper throughout.

Stated "3rd revised edition"; originally issued in 1884. A promotional brochure for an early infant formula, offering "Humanized Milk". Humanized milk sought to create a formula that, as closely as possible at the time, could duplicate the properties of human milk. The booklet contains numerous testimonials. "Our preparations are supplied by the principal drug houses in the United States and Canada, and at Snow Hill Buildings, London, England". Some closed tears to the front edge of text block; some light soil to wrappers, otherwise very good or better. Very scarce.

[OCLC locates one copy of this printing (College of Physicians of Philadelphia), and one copy of the 1884 first printing (NLM)]. $120.

[Bill of Fare – Carriage trip to Seaford];
Gibbs, J. (Hailsham).
J. Gibbs, Crown-Inn, Hailsham. Neat post Chaises.
[Hailsham, England]: [circa 1790s]. Bill of fare, (16.3 x 10 cm.), [1] page. Printed text enclosed within an ornamental oval.

Expenses for a six-day trip through Sussex, as recorded on a printed billhead, with details completed in manuscript, undated [but 1790s]. "J. Cox and wife" were charged for transportation from Hailsham to Seaford (one day), then to Lewes (one day), and on to Horsham (four days), with board, for a total of 18 pounds, ten shillings, seven pence. Built in 1793, the Crown Inn still operates in the East Sussex town, though the original owner, J. Gibbs, declared bankruptcy in November of 1808. "Neat Post Chaise" refers to the method of transportation, a four-wheeled, closed carriage, containing one seat for two or three passengers, that was popular in 18th-century England. Some wear to edges; fold lines visible on verso, otherwise fine. $300.

[Menu collection – New Hampshire Hotels].
Thirty-one Menus from the Grand Hotels of New Hampshire's Atlantic Shore and White Mountains.
[New Hampshire: 1852-1901]. Thirty-one different menus, plus four related promotional pieces (35 pieces together,) all assorted broadsides, broadsheets, and bi-folds (various sizes). Some are illustrated with engravings, others with chromolithograph or hand-colored illustrations. Some of the menus are both printed and manuscript; most are print only.

Five decades of menus and other items from the Golden Age of New Hampshire hotels. Hotels include: Mount Pleasant House, Senter House, Twin Mountain House, Profile House, Crawford House, The Oceanic, Intervale House, Farragut House, Franklin House, Winnecummet House, Prospect House, The Wentworth, Lafayette House, The Kearsarge, House of Seven Gables, Strawberry Hill House, the Moosilaukee (sp?), Forbyen House (sp?), Boar's Head House, Van Ness & American Hotels, Ormand, Pearson's House, Everett House, and Lakeside House. ~ Condition is largely very good to fine, though a few items show adhesion marks or stains from being removed from early albums. All are loose in sleeves in a three-ring binder. A rich grouping of rare menus displaying the full range of New Hampshire Hotels during the height of their opulence. $4500.

German flavors, essences, and spirits, in Mexico City
[Schimmel & Co. (Leipzig)].
Recetas Prácticas: para la preparación en frio de licores, aguardientes, arac, coñac, ron, jarabes de fruitas y limonadas, etc. con los productos de Schimmel y Ca.
Miltitz cerca de Leipzig: Schimmel y Ca.; F.A. Neumann, 1910. Octavo (19.5 x 13 cm.), 59, [5] pages. Illustrated with one folding plate. Pages paneled in red. Some pages printed on pink paper.

A promotional catalogue of essences, essential oils, synthetic flavors, and alcoholic beverages made by the Schimmel company of Leipzig (founded 1829). But this catalogue was created for a Spanish speaking client, and in this case the client was the German Lammers Y Cia of Mexico City, as is indicated by the company's rubber ownership stamp which occurs throughout. This work was also produced in English with the title Practical Directions for the cold preparation of liqueurs, spirits, arac, cognac, rum, fruit syrups and lemonades, etc. with the products of Schimmel and Ca. (1875) [Google Books only].

At the time of this publication, Schimmel & Co. in Miltitz bei Leipzig were the largest flavor and perfume company in the world. Extracts and distillates were produced from roots such as angelica and ginger, from aromatic barks such as patchouli and sandalwood, and from fragrant flowers such as rose and jasmine. The firm also built "the first scientific library dedicated to collecting all the known books, information, and literature pertaining to essential oils, perfumes, flavors, aroma chemicals, and botanicals. It is today, with over 40,000 volumes, the largest collection of information pertaining to this branch in the world" (company website). Schimmel & Co. were purchased in 1993 and operate today as Bell's Flavors and Essences Europe. The illustration is a folding lithograph depicting the impressive factories of Schimmel. ~ Internally fine, but for the ownership stamps of German Lammers Y Cia. In publisher's black-titled brown cloth, with a few small spots of stain, otherwise fine. Scarce.

[OCLC locates no copies of this 1910 printing (one copy of an 1896 printing and two copies of a 1922 printing, both with similar pagination; Noling locates other Schimmel publications]. $500.

[Soda Fountains– Saxe, De Forest W.].
Saxe's New Guide, or Hints to Soda Water Dispensers. Complete and Modern Formulae, for the manufacture and dispensing of all carbonated drinks, containing full and explicit directions for making all the leading popular drinks of the age, and giving my, Private formulae for fancy syrups and fancy mixed drinks, containing valuable information... Third edition.
Chicago: The Saxe Guide Publishing Company, 1894. Octavo (20 x 14 cm.), 128,[4] pages. Advertisements, some printed on color paper. Illustrated. Index. All edges gilt.

Stated Third Edition. Originally published in 1890 by the Phospho-Guarano Company of Omaha, Nebraska. A significant compendium of soda fountain knowledge, illustrated throughout with images of soda fountain layouts and, most interestingly, the specific actions and positions of the soda jerks behind the counters. Contains two hundred recipes for soda fountain drinks and ingredients, carbonated beverages, many with spirits. One of the more complete collections of soda recipes we've seen. Clean and sound; one small hole in upper right corner of first leaf. In original gilt-titled maroon cloth. Very near fine. Scarce in all editions.

[OCLC locates five copies of this edition; Noling, page 360]. $500.

"Oh what delight to be given the right..."
[Sheet music]; Johnston, Arthur; Coslow, Sam.
Cocktails for Two. Arranged by Frankie Carle.
New York: Famous Music Corp., 1619 Broadway, 1934. Music score, stapled in wrappers (31 x 23 cm.), 5, [1] pages.

FIRST EDITION. The famous song "Cocktails for Two" debuted in the movie Murder at the Vanities (1934), where it was introduced by singer and actor Carl Brisson. Duke Ellington's orchestra recorded the Johnston and Coslow song in 1934, all on the heels of the December 1933 ratification of the 21st Amendment, which ended the era of Prohibition. The song begins, "Oh what delight to be given the right, to be carefree and gay once again". This first printing contains a publisher's advertisement on the rear wrapper panel for the Bing Crosby Dance Folio. Murder at the Vanities was a Pre-code Paramount production, provocative on many counts, including some near nudity in the big stage numbers, and the song "Marahuana". "Cocktails for Two" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2007. Wrappers printed in pink and black. Very good. Rare. $250.

[Volvelle – cocktails; McKesson-Merrell Drug Co. (St.Louis, Mo.). MIXIT Cocktail Recipes.
[St Louis: McKesson-Merrell Drug Co., circa 1935. Die-cut volvelle (6 x 6 cm.), printed in black and silver.

A promotional cocktail item; a volvelle featuring twenty cocktails and their brief recipes. The individual recipes are featured on both the front and rear of the item and include the Orange Blossom, Rickey Club, Blue Point, Palm Beach, Saratoga, and Woodstock, amongst some more common drinks. The verso carries an advertisement for McKesson-Merrell Drug Co. of St Louis, though presumably this item was used to promote numerous other companies, whose name and info would appear in the same space. Lightest rubbing to extremities, otherwise fine. $120.

[Color broadside – Chocolate]; Rey, John B.
Chocolate, No. 2. Manufactured by John B. Rey, 33 Burling Slip, New York.
New York: John B. Rey, [1840s-50s]. Broadside (16.5 x 22.3 cm.), printed one side only with split fountain (roller rainbow). Illustrated. Date range from range of listings in directories, etc.

We would be tempted to call this a trade card, but for the thin stock it is printed on, more fit to be pasted up than handed out. Described as a "manufacturer of cordials, bitters, essences, syrups, rock candy, sweatmeats, brandy, fruits, sweet, plain and fancy chocolate, prepared cocoa, cocoa paste, vermicelli, maccaroni, catsups, sauces, extracts, etc., John B. Rey was located at 31 & 33 "Burling Slip" (Doggett's New-York City Directory for 1848-49, page 340; earlier listings were just "33 Burling Slip"). At the time of the Directory's publication, seven chocolate makers were listed. John B. Rey's operation was taking advantage of the rapid industrialization of the chocolate making process, as this card depicts two pieces of large machinery - a melangeur (right) and a cacao press - that would have been driven by steam (notice the belt drives in the image. Burling Slip was just north of South Street and the South Street Seaport with its famous fish market. Although the printer is not credited, this is a noteworthy piece of promotional printing, as it displays the split fountain or rainbow roller process of printing multiple colors simultaneously, in this case a mirrored red, green, and blue. A few light creases from folding; some light soiling or foxing. Still, near very good, and very handsome. Rare. Unrecorded.

[OCLC records no copies]. $500.

[Trade catalogue – Refrigeration; Triumph Ice Machine Company (Cincinnati, Ohio)]. Triumph Ice Machine Company.
Cincinnati: C.J. Krehbiel & Co., 1899. Octavo in wrappers (19 x 12.5 cm.), 122 pages. Thoroughly illustrated with photographs and diagrams, numerous plates, some folding.

FIRST EDITION. The second catalogue of Cincinnati's Triumph Ice Machine Company; the first catalogue, of 80 pages, was issued the prior year. A detailed and technical catalogue of the refrigeration and refrigerating machinery offered by the firm. Triumph's machinery was instrumental in growing the ability of meat packers, fisheries, and canners to preserve foodstuffs safe for longer. Clean and sound internally. In publisher's gilt-titled, textured, cream-colored wrappers, with the lightest toning. Near fine.

[OCLC locates one copy (Case Western Reserve); not in Romaine]. $500.

[Typescript – musical book; Vall, Seymour; Greenburg, Dan]. How to Be a Jewish Mother. Based on the book by Dan Greenburg.
New York: Hart - Multi-copy printing, [1967]. Quarto-sized typescript play ( x cm.), 1-52, 2-31 pages, with some holograph corrections.

The stage book based on the published book by the prolific American humorist Dan Greenburg. Originally published in 1964, Greenburg's work became the best-selling non-fiction book of 1965. The book and the subsequent musical dealt in familiar tropes of the Jewish woman, and has more recently been considered anti-Semitic for doing so. This was Seymour Vall's stage book for the musical version produced for Broadway in 1967, with music by Michael Leonard and lyrics by Herbert Martin. How to Be... opened with Molly Picon in the lead at the Hudson Theater December 28th, 1967 and closed January 13th, 1968, after just 20 performances. Vall went on to have greater success on Broadway, as a Producer on a 1972 revival of Stephen Sondheim's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. There are modest holograph corrections throughout, though this is not signed, and thus unclear who the annotator may have been. In blue, metal post-bound binder, titled in silver. Fine. $250.

[6550th USAF Hospital, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida]. Seasons Greetings 1963. Rx, Eat, Eten, Comer, Taberu, Kooshut, Mangiare, A Manger, Essen... 25 December 1963.
[Cocoa Beach, Florida]: 1963. Octavo-sized, metal post binding (21.5 x 14 cm), [100] leaves printed rectos only. Illustrated. Author, title, and publication information from cover.

FIRST & ONLY EDITION. A community cookbook, with recipes attributed, from the airmen and airmen's spouses living at Patrick Air Force. Patrick AFB is a significant location in the history of the American space program, and 1963 just two years after the first manned space flight (Gagarin), and the first human-piloted space flight (Shephard). Patrick Air Force, base is now Space Launch 45, "the premier launch delta of the United States Space Force." Thor and Atlas Missiles, as well as the Titan Booster, were the stock in trade of PAFB from the time of this cookbook through the 1980s. The illustration of a space capsule on the front wrapper panel is of a Mercury capsule, the capsule that carried John Glenn on the first American orbital flight in 1962. A bit of light soiling, otherwise fine, in publisher's gray card stock, titled and illustrated in black. Unrecorded.

[OCLC locates no copies; no other references found, online or otherwise]. $90.00

[Account book - Butcher; James Wallace (Henniker, N.H.)]. Account Book of an unidentified New England Butcher, later repurposed as a general account book by James Wallace.
Henniker, N.H.[?]: [1847-48; 1901-1906]. Tall octavo (42 x 17 cm.), [approx. 150] pages.

An account book of an unidentified New Hampshire butcher working in the 1840's. The individual accounts identify customers at the top of each page, with names including John Slade, Joseph S. Newhall, Hammon Hall, William Oliver, Nathaniel Mansfield, G.H. Hardy, and others. Items sold include Lamb, Beef, Veal, Mutton, Shin Beef, Shank Beef, Beefs, Toung (sic), Chickings (sic), Pork, Sausages, Suett, Soup Bones, and on a separate page Calf Skins, Tripes and Tallow. The free front end paper bears the inscription, "James Wallace Henniker, N.H.", though the hand matches the writing of the keeper of a second account (1901-1906).

The center of the book bears section with a Household Inventory and Accounts (8 pages) of Lizzie P. Gove, conducted by Ella Brock Brooks, both of Manchester, N.H., and likely in Brooks' hand. This cataloguer assumes this accounting was conducted on the death of Gove, as it commences with the inventory on January 1, 1916, and ends in July of 1917 with a final accounting. A few additional leaves laid-in, evidently related to Gove. The Gove section is separate and distinct from the first two sections, which frequently encroach on each other, Wallace using blank spaces on the pages of earlier accounts. While the book cannot be considered "neat" as a result, the text (especially that of the earliest accounts), is legible and the text block and binding are sound. A few pages excised. Marbled, paper-covered boards, over half calf; boards somewhat rubbed and scuffed. Orange cord tied through the central signature with a loop for hanging the book. The front paste-down of the blank book is stamped, "Sold by, C.P.F. Emmons, 47 Main Street, Charlestown". Near very good. $600.

[Trade Catalogue – Aprons]; Samaritaine (Paris)].
Grand Magasins de la Samaritaine – Tabliers Confectionnés Pour Dames et Hommes.
Paris: Inprimerie de la Samaritaine, 1914. Booklet, stapled in wrappers (24 x 15.5 cm.), 15 pages. Illustrated throughout. Text in French.

FIRST EDITION. A small trade catalogue featuring aprons of every type, offered by Paris' famous Samaritaine department store. The aprons are divided into men's and women's. Women's aprons include those for trade, kitchen, nurse, and baker. For men, the aprons include those for gardener, valet, military, grocer, wine merchant, chef, doctor, and veterinarian. Small aprons for valet boys and dining room boys and also included. Illustrated wrappers with 2 cm. stamp on front panel, "Collection Debuisson Paris". Mme Roxane Debuisson (1927-2018) assembled one of the great collections of materials related to the history of Paris. Much of it resides at Stanford University, though some was sold at Drouot in March of 2019. Pages lightly age-toned, otherwise fine. Near fine.

[OCLC locates no copies]. $350.

[Photographs – Hostess Baking Plant (Toledo, Ohio)]. Eight Photographs of Hostess Bakery Workers.
[Toledo, Ohio: 1936]. Eight black & white photographs (13 x 18 cm.).

A series of photographs of bakery workers posed in their sections at the Hostess plant in Toledo, Ohio. The plant was one of the showcase production facilities of Interstate Bakeries, with a daily output of as many as 250,000 loaves per day. Many of the photos are labeled "Hostess Cake Kitchen" which may have been a separate baking department within the larger Interstate facility. Some of the groups of bakers depicted include the Roll Department, Icing Belt, Second Shift, Wrapping Belt, Oven Roll Shift, and the Mixing Room. In very good condition, the photographs are not faded. Photographs 7 & 8 have pencil annotations to the verso, the names of the workers depicted, some of them crossed out. $250.

"Let the poor man feel secure in the possession of his little garden..."
Law, James Thomas. The Poor Man's Garden: or A Few Brief Rules for Regulating Allotments of Land to the Poor, for Potatoe Gardens, With Remarks, Addressed to Mr Malthus, Mr Sadler, and the Political Economists: and a Reference to the Opinions of Dr Adam Smith, in his "Wealth of Nations."
London: Printed for C.J.G. & F. Rivington, St. Paul's Church-Yard, and Waterloo-Place, Pall-Mall, 1830. Booklet, sewn on cords (22 x 14 cm.), 23 pages.

FIRST EDITION. An additional issue was published the same year by Hinde of Lichfield. The author suggests that allotments be supplied to the poor so they might labor at growing some of their own food. He proposes a number of results of the allotments: that the poor may contribute to their own subsistence; that gardening will lead to a higher degree of contentment amongst the poor; and that it will keep them out of mischief. Law invokes Adam Smith and Malthus throughout. While he follows Malthus' lead with a focus on potatoes, he also encourages some variety. At the end he credits his inspiration, " attention was first drawn to the subjects of poors'-gardens, by observing the system in active operation, and working much good, in Somersetshire, under the patronage and direction of the Bishop of Bath and Wells" (page 23). Disbound from compiled volume; some age-toning to text block; a spot or two to the final leaf. Near very good.

[OCLC locates fifteen copies (and two copies of the 1830; Goldsmiths' Kress Library of Economic Literature, 26405]. $250.

to rid yourself of gophers and ground squirrels
[Grundy, F. & Bro.]. How to Exterminate Rats, Mice, Moles, Ground Squirrels, Gophers, Hawks and Owls... ...Valuable Hints to Farmers. Price 35 cents.
St. Louis: Globe-Democrat Job Printing Co., 1877. Duodecimo (16.5 x 11 cm.), 36 pages. Authors from copyright statement.

FIRST EDITION. Pests and predators are a never-ending problem for farmers, homeowners, and shopkeepers, and this work aims to provide numerous approaches through trapping, poisoning, and general discouraging. The book is not a promotional work for a specialized product, but rather employs household and agricultural chemicals of the time. Other materials are used as well, such as Hogs Liver employed to prevent rabbits from barking trees. No author is credited on the wrapper or title page, but "F. Grundy and Bro." is named as the copyright holder. Additionally, an advertisement in the May 1st, 1878 issue of the Fruit Recorder includes an advertisement for a shorter title, Rats, being offered by "F. Grundy & Bro., Publishers", of Morrisonville, Ill. We've been unable to locate a copy of this work, but assume it to be related, if not the same. Small dark stain on the rear panel of the gray wrapper, printed in black, otherwise fine. Very scarce. Unrecorded.

[OCLC locates no copies]. $300.

presentation copy of this early guide to dining in Paris
Robert-Robert [(pseud.) Robert Burnand (1882-].
Le Guide du Gourmand à Paris.
Paris: Bernard Grasset; [Imprimerie E. Durand], 1922. Duodecimo (18 x 12 cm.), 144, [1] pages. Table of contents. Illustrated. Text in French.

FIRST EDITION, trade issue. Review copy, with S.P. "Service Presse" on the front wrapper panel. An interesting overview of Parisian restaurants of the early 20th century, classified by categories. "Le Peloton de Tete" (Montagné, Larue, Voisin, Paillard, Foyot, Tour d'Argent), "Restaurants de Luxe" (Viel, Maxim's, Lapérouse, Lucas), "Restaurants Moyen", "Resturants Abordables", and "Restaurants Simples". This is followed by hotels, suppliers (of fish and oysters, game and poultry, early vegetables, pork butchers, cheesemakers, cafes, liqueurs, confectioners, chocolate makers, pastry chefs, provincial products), and foreign (Italian, Swiss, Spanish, Russian, Romanian, Greek, Chinese, and Jewish) cuisine. Charming, Art-Deco style vignettes at the head of each chapter. Text block age-toned and a bit brittle, upper right corner of a few leaves chipped, not affecting text. Bound in marbled, paper-covered boards, with a gilt-titled, black morocco spine label. Edges rubbed. Original wrappers bound in. Free front endpaper (from the rebind not the original) is separated. generally near very good. With the bookseller tickets of both Maxwell Einhorn and Eleanor Lowenstein's Corner Bookshop. A presentation copy, inscribed by the author to Albert Thibaudet, French essayist, critic, and regular contributor to the Nouvelle Revue Francaise. He was also elected to participate in the first Davos Conference in 1928. $250.

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