Spring Cleaning
has unearthed some hidden gems:
Recipes for Cooking
Forty Fathom Fish
Szarvas, Theodore, and Louis Diat . Boston: Bay State Fishing Company, 1927. 15 pages. 16 x 9 cm. Charming pamphlet created by the Maitre d' Hotel, Theodore Szarvas, and Chef de Cuisine, Louis Diat, of the Ritz-Carlton , New York City. Author portraits displayed along with a note to American Housewives on how to cook fish. Recipes and illustrations. Light toning. Illustrated wraps. Very good. Staplebound. $25.00
Silver Jubilee Cook Book
of Tested Recipes
St. Mark's M.E. Church. Brooklyn, New York: St. Mark's M.E. Church. 160 pages. 23.5 x 16 cm. Recipes furnished by and attributed to church members. Filled with period local advertisements. Pages toned, with some stains and pencil marking. Crisp, clean copy. Silver illustrated boards. Good. Hardcover. $60.00
La Cuisinier Parisien ou Manuel Complet, bound with Le Livre De Tous Les Ménages ou L'art de Conserver
Albert, B. and Nicolas Appert. La Cuisinier Parisien ou Manuel Complet, bound with Le Livre De Tous Les Ménages ou L'art de Conserver . Paris: Louis Tenré/Patris et Cie, 1833, 1810. Fifth Edition/First Edition. 454 pages/116 pages. 21 x 13 cm. La Cuisinier : Covering all aspects of cooking of post revolutionary France. Includes engraved frontispiece titled "intérieur d'une cuisine bien ordonnée" and 3 plates depicting ovens and cooking utensils. Albert was former chef de cuisine for Cardinal Fesch, Napoléon's Uncle. L'art de Conserver : Appert's signature on verso of title page. One folding plate. Appert, a confectioner, chef, and distiller, developed the first method of preserving food by enclosing it in airtight, sealed containers. (Pasteur later admitted his pasteurization process was largely derived from Appert's earlier methods.) Appert was rewarded with a prize of 12,000 francs by the French Directory (Napoléon) who needed to supply the growing armies with stable sustenance. [CAGLE 28, 36]. Some foxing to interior. Covers rubbed at corners, otherwise very good. Contemporary half-calf and decorated boards. Very good. Hardcover.
The Household Gem
The Perry Medical Company. A Collection of Valuable Recipes. Perry, NY: The Perry Medical Company, c. 1881. 16 pages. 14 x 10.5 cm. Recipes, remedies, advertisements, and history of Perry, NY. The Town of Perry, NY, established in 1814, was once a thriving mill community on the banks of the Silver Lake Outlet. Dr. G. R. Traver was the Mayor of the hamlet, the coroner, and a business man. Advertised in the pamphlet are various creations of the "Neuralgia King:" e.g. "Dr. Traver's Neuralgia King," " Thankful Coon's Indian Tooth Powder," "Dr. Traver's Cough Syrup," and "The Oil of Universal Relief." Rubber stamp on rear cover: Compliments of Holley & Fletcher, Sidney Center, N.Y. [BROWN 2144a] Toned and stained on cover, with some pin holes. Tan illustrated wraps, string bound. Good. Pamphlet. $85.00
A Great Many Good Things or A Cook Book of Pittsburgh Recipes
The Officers of Helen E. Pelletreau Scholarship Committee (Compiled by) .[Pennsylvania College For Women]. Pittsburgh: Murdoch, Kerr & Co., c. 1895. 128 pages. 19 x 14 cm. (22 pages local advertisments). An array of dishes with some surprises, such as a recipe for "Hot Tamales" from a contributor (Helen E. Pelletreau) who had traveled to Corpus Christi. Helen Pelletreau was the third president of the Pennsylvania College For Women, and the first woman to hold the office. Pelletreau was chosen as Acting President after the prior person to hold the office resigned, and while trustees searched for a replacement. The committee, citing her exceptional business insight, then elected Miss Pelletreau as President, a title she kept for 14 years until her retirement in 1894. Pages lightly toned. White oil cloth covered boards. Very good. Hardcover. $275.00
The Analysis of Foods and The Detection of Poisons
Blyth, Alexander Wynter . A Manual of Practical Chemistry - with illustrations. New York: William Wood and Company, 1878. 468 pages. 19 x 13 cm. Includes folding plate & tri-fold food table. First Portion - Concise account of the composition of various Foods and Beverages. Second Portion - Arrangement of the Organic and Inorganic Poisons. Covers rubbed and toned, interior pages lightly toned. Red embossed boards. Very good. Hardcover. $65.00
Modern Cookery
For Private Families
Acton, Eliza. Reduced to a System of Easy Practice. London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1860. 643 pages, 24 publishers advertisements. 18.5 x 13 x 5 cm. One of the first cookbooks tailored to the domestic reader and employing the now-universal practice of listing ingredients and suggesting cooking times. Handwritten recipe on front free end paper. Lacks first plate. Spine professionally rebacked. Boards rubbed, interior toned and stained. Maroon boards. Good. Hardcover. $65.00
Your Solution of - That Everlasting Laundry Problem
Automatic Electric Washer Company. Newton, Iowa: Automatic Electric Washer Company, 1924. 31 x 34 cm. sheet folding to 16 x 9 cm. Promotional leaflet illustrating all the mechanical advantages of washing machines made by Automatic Electric Washer Company. "Over a hundred thousand Housewives know that this superior Electric Washer accomplishes in an hour or so what previously required half a day of tedious work the old-fashioned way." Light toning. Color illustrated folding leaflet. Very good. Pamphlet. $15.00
Automatic Washer
Automatic Electric Washer Company. An Investment in Household Economy. Newton, Iowa: Automatic Electric Washer Company, 1923. 16 x 27 cm. sheet folding to 16 x 9.5 cm. Art Deco promotional leaflet touting the economy of electric washers made by Automatic Electric Washer Company. Illustration of three women wearing period clothing and stating,"Sis, I'm so glad I followed your advice and selected the Automatic, I realize now it will pay for itself by saving Time, Labor, Clothes and Expense." Clean and crisp. Color illustrated folding leaflet. Near fine. Pamphlet. $15.00