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  1. 116959comp
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    The Joy of Cooking.

    A compilation of reliable recipes with a casual culinary chat. Illustrations by Marion Rombauer Becker.
    Fourth printing. Signed by the author to front blank "Cordially yours Irma S. Rombauer." First published privately by the author in 1931 with a run of 3,000 copies. The Bobbs-Merrill Company bought it in 1936 and went on to produce six further editions. It is considered the quintessential American cookbook. Learn More
    £2,250

    Date of Publication: 1936

    Published: Indianapolis and New York

    Stock Code: 116959

    Signed: Yes

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  2. 116622

    Mrs. Beeton's Household Management.

    A Complete Cookery Book.
    First published in 1861, this is what was described as the "New Edition" of Beeton's classic household manual; "For more than half a century Mrs. Beeton has been the guide, philosopher and friend of countless happy homes ... Eight years after the first appearance of the book, an enlarged and revised edition was found necessary. Since then the changing years have brought additional information, new features, and increased size, till we find the new edition we are now introducing to the public has nearly twice the number of pages and is four times the size of its modest ancestor" (Preface). Learn More
    £175

    Date of Publication: 1923

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116622

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  3. 116621

    Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management.

    A Guide to Cookery in all Branches, Daily Duties, Menu Making, Mistress & Servant, Home Doctor, Hostess & Guest, Sick Nursing, Marketing, The Nursery, Trussing & Carving, Home Lawyer.
    First published in 1861, this is described as the "New Edition" which was first brought out in 1907. The "new edition" includes copious illustrations and 74 chapters, where the 1861 edition had a mere 44. The updates include expanding the chapter on "Colonial and Foreign Cookery" and introducing a chapter on vegetarian cooking. Learn More
    £150

    Date of Publication: [c.1912]

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116621

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  4. 116231

    Wine and the Wine Lands of the World.

    With some account of places visited. With 55 illustrations.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £95

    Date of Publication: 1926

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116231

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    Recherché Side Dishes.

    For Breakfast Luncheon Dinner and Supper. Comprising Hors d’Oeuvres Savouries and Salads With Appendix of the Newest After-Dinner Savouries.
    Third edition. The author, inspecting and consulting Chef de Cuisine at the National Training School of Cookery London, suggests that "something new in the way of a side dish is at all times a welcome acquisition". The book contains around 600 recipes. Learn More
    £100

    Date of Publication: 1899

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116082

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  6. Soups Savouries Sweets.

    Soups Savouries Sweets.

    With a Chapter on Bread. By a Practical Housewife.
    First edition. This cookbook was aimed at the housewife who is "well-educated as well as practical". Each page features gastronomic quotes taken from texts throughout the ages, after all, "it may cost ... an effort sometimes to put down Shakespeare, Tennyson, or Browning ... to leave the library for the kitchen" (introduction). This charming book includes many vegetarian recipes, which were in "vogue", and everyday menu plans. Learn More
    £100

    Date of Publication: 1889

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116067

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  7. The Grapes of Ralph.

    The Grapes of Ralph.

    Wine According to Ralph Steadman.
    First edition, impression. Learn More
    £75

    Date of Publication: 1992

    Published:

    Stock Code: 115747

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  8. Over the Black Coffee.

    Over the Black Coffee.

    First edition, first printing, a scarce book in the rare dust jacket; an appealing compilation of coffee-related anecdotes and encomia. Learn More
    £425

    Date of Publication: 1902

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 115380

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  9. Report from the Committee upon the Distilleries in Scotland. Reported by the Right Honourable Sylvester Douglas, 11 June 1798.

    Report from the Committee upon the Distilleries in Scotland. Reported by the Right Honourable Sylvester Douglas, 11 June 1798.

    [in:] Reports from Committees of the House of Commons. Re-printed by Order of the House. Vol. XI. Miscellaneous Subjects: 1782 — 1799.]
    First collected edition of these fifteen parliamentary reports, including Sylvester Douglas's indispensable two-part survey of the Scottish whisky industry, and three further reports, together illustrating the culmination of parliament's continued attempts to regulate the Scottish distilleries over the course of the eighteenth century following the Act of the Union in 1707. Learn More
    £2,500

    Date of Publication: 1803

    Published: [London]

    Stock Code: 114987

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  10. 114817

    Administrator's Sale. Personal Property! Belonging to the Estate of B. Smith deceased, on the premises near Uniontown, Saturday, December 16, [18]'65.

    A scarce advertising broadside, announcing the estate sale of one B. Smith, probably Benjamin Smith, the owner of a store in the mining town of Marshall, later named Uniontown and today called Lotus, in Eldorado County, California. The sale was organised by the administrator of the estate, F. A. Hornblower, originally from New Jersey, who moved to California in 1849. Learn More
    £950

    Date of Publication: 1865

    Published: [N. P., ?Placerville, CA]

    Stock Code: 114817

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  11. The Noble Grapes and the Great Wines of France.

    The Noble Grapes and the Great Wines of France.

    First edition, second printing. A handsomely bound copy. Learn More
    £500

    Date of Publication: [1957]

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 114648

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  12. Old English Drinking Glasses:

    Old English Drinking Glasses:

    their chronology and sequence.
    First edition, first impression, of this uncommon and important monograph. A handsomely bound copy. Learn More
    £500

    Date of Publication: 1926

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 114647

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  13. Omar Repentant.
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    Omar Repentant.

    First edition, first printing, number 89 of 100 copies on Japan Vellum signed by Le Gallienne, and with an additional quatrain not appearing in the trade edition. Le Gallienne had published a translation of Omar Khayyam's Rubaiyat in 1897, but Omar Repentant is his own creation, a poetic satire on Khayyam's own adulation of drink as a solution to all philosophical quandaries: "The Grape! The Vine! - O what an evil wit / Have words to gild the blackness of the pit! / Said so, how fair it sounds - the Vine! the Grape! - / O call it whiskey - and be done with it. Learn More
    £750

    Date of Publication: 1908

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 114553

    Signed: Yes

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  14. The Book of Household Management.

    The Book of Household Management.

    Entirely new edition, revised, corrected and greatly enlarged, containing new coloured plates and numerous full-page and other engravings.
    A later edition of the domestic bible of the Victorian age, originally published in parts between 1859 and 1861. A note by Isabella's husband is appended to the preface, dated 1869, noting that his "late wife's writing was so clear, and her directions so practical, that only the slightest alterations and corrections were needed, except such as Time had rendered necessary". Learn More
    £250

    Date of Publication: [c.1900]

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 114385

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  15. Zodiac Cocktails.
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    Zodiac Cocktails.

    Cocktails for all birthdays.
    First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed on the title page "to G. Y., My Best Wishes, Stanley MacNiel". An attractively presented and wackily conceived collection of cocktails based around the signs of the Zodiac. Rare, with only four copies recorded by OCLC in libraries worldwide, and none recorded at auction. Learn More
    £750

    Date of Publication: 1940

    Published: Radio City, NY

    Stock Code: 113832

    Signed: Yes

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  16. How to Cook a Wolf.

    How to Cook a Wolf.

    First edition, first printing. This practical and humorous book, published at the height of food shortages during the Second World War, offered housewives advice on how to achieve a nutritious diet with limited ingredients, as well as other useful advice, such as eating in a blackout, and recipes for home-made toothpaste and a cheap sherry cocktail. Learn More
    £500

    Date of Publication: 1942

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 113782

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    Traitez Nouveaux & curieux du Café, du Thé et du Chocolate.

    Ouvrage également necessaire aux Medecins, & à tous ceux qui aiment leur santé.
    First edition, same year as a Paris edition in Latin, expanded from the same author's Usage du caphé, du thé, et du chocolate of 1671. "The work of Dufour upon coffee, tea, and chocolate is a classic. It is the standard work of reference for the early history and methods of preparation" (Bitting). Dufour describes himself as a "merchant, negotiating with others doing business in the Levant", who thus had "become familiar with the subject". Learn More
    £2,500

    Date of Publication: 1685

    Published: Lyon

    Stock Code: 113444

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  18. The Cook's Oracle;

    The Cook's Oracle;

    Containing receipts for plain cookery, on the most economical plan for private families: also the art of composing the most simple and most highly finished brothers, gravies, soups, sauces, store sauces, and flavouring essences: pastry, preserves, puddings, pickles, etc. Containing also a complete system of cookery for Catholic families. The quantity of each article is accurately stated by weight and measure; being the result of actual experiments instituted in the kitchen. A new edition.
    Later London edition, uncommon in the original boards, of the most famous of Kitchiner's cookery books, "an acknowledged source of inspiration for Mrs Beeton, and mined by the writers of other household guides" (ODNB). First published in London in 1817, The Cook's Oracle "was written in a down-to-earth style, and demonstrated Kitchiner's familiarity with the entire process, from shopping, through preparing and serving the dishes, to cleaning up" (idem). Learn More
    £250

    Date of Publication: 1829

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 113405

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  19. Cookery and Pastry.

    Cookery and Pastry.

    A new edition. To which are added, for the first time, figures of dinner and supper courses, from five to fifteen dishes. Also, a correct list of every thing in season for every month in the year.
    Uncommon edition of a popular cookery book first published in Edinburgh in 1773 and reputedly including the first printed recipe for haggis. Maciver ran a cookery school for ladies in Edinburgh together with her colleague Mrs Frazer, and is believed to have died in the year 1790, after which Mrs Frazer continued to run the school on her, and published The Practice of Cookery, drawing heavily on the work of her mentor. Learn More
    £650

    Date of Publication: 1787

    Published: Edinburgh

    Stock Code: 113404

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  20. 1700 Cocktails From the Man Behind the Bar. Together with 1800 and all that. Drinks - Ancient  Modern.

    1700 Cocktails From the Man Behind the Bar. Together with 1800 and all that. Drinks - Ancient Modern.

    First editions, first impressions, both of de Fleury's scarce but classic cocktail recipe books presented together with the very scarce dust jackets over the publisher's full leather bindings. At the time de Fleury's 1700 Cocktails was the most comprehensive to be included in one book. The author's note in his follow up volume 1800 and all that reads "This volume, though complete in itself, is intended as a companion to my previous book. Learn More
    £2,750

    Date of Publication: 1934

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 112962

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