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  1. Mrs. Beeton’s Household Management.

    Mrs. Beeton’s Household Management. 1923

    £175

    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 …Read more

  2. Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management.

    Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management. [c.1912]

    £150

    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 …Read more

  3. Wine and the Wine Lands of the World.
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    Wine and the Wine Lands of the World. 1926

    £95

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  4. Cakes & Confections À La Mode.

    Cakes & Confections À La Mode. 1910

    £65

    Eighth impression of this long-running series; the first edition was published 1889. Succinct recipes in alphabetical order demonstrate what was in fashion when it came to serving something sweet in 1910. Read more

  5. Recherché Side Dishes.

    Recherché Side Dishes. 1899

    £100

    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. Read more

  6. Puddings & Sweets.

    Puddings & Sweets. [1892?]

    £75

    A wide variety of recipes- sufficient to try a different one every day for a year. Read more

  7. The Grapes of Ralph.

    The Grapes of Ralph. 1992

    £75

    First edition, impression. Read more

  8. Les Dîners de Gala.

    Les Dîners de Gala. 1973

    £600

    First edition, first impression, of Dali’s classic cookery book of 136 recipes from Lasserre, La Tour d’Argent, Maxim’s and Le Buffet de la Gare de Lyon (Le Train Bleu). Read more

  9. Serve It Forth.

    Serve It Forth. 1937

    £875

    First edition, first printing. The first book by pre-eminent American food writer M. F. K. Fisher. Rather than a book of recipes it is a literary appreciation of food history and culture. Read more

  10. Over the Black Coffee.

    Over the Black Coffee. 1902

    £425

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

  11. 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. 1803

    £2,500

    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 …Read more

  12. French Country Cooking.

    French Country Cooking. 1987

    £500

    Signed limited edition, second impression (the same year as the first). Number 10 of 50 copies, signed by the author on the title page. The author’s landmark second book, first published in 1951, was written while rationing was still in force. David (1913–1992) taught herself …Read more

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

    The Noble Grapes and the Great Wines of France. [1957]

    £500

    First edition, second printing. A handsomely bound copy. Read more

  14. Old English Drinking Glasses:

    Old English Drinking Glasses: 1926

    £500

    First edition, first impression, of this uncommon and important monograph. A handsomely bound copy. Read more

  15. Omar Repentant.

    Omar Repentant. 1908

    £750

    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 …Read more

  16. Deipnosophiston biblia pentekaideka [Greek letters]. Dipnosophistarum, hoc est argutè sciteque convivio differentum. Libri XV.

    Deipnosophiston biblia pentekaideka [Greek letters]. Dipnosophistarum, hoc est argutè sciteque convivio differentum. Libri XV. 1535

    £2,750

    Second edition of the Greek text, edited by Jakob Bedrott, preceded only by the Aldine edition of 1514, of what is probably the earliest known text on cookery. A fictionalized symposium of thinkers gathering to discuss the ideal banquet, the Deipnosophistae (“dinner-table philosophers”) is a …Read more

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

    Traitez Nouveaux & curieux du Café, du Thé et du Chocolate. 1685

    £2,500

    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 …Read more

  18. Zodiac Cocktails.

    Zodiac Cocktails. 1940

    £750

    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 …Read more

  19. How to Cook a Wolf.

    How to Cook a Wolf. 1942

    £500

    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 …Read more

  20. The Cook’s Oracle;

    The Cook’s Oracle; 1829

    £250

    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 …Read more

  21. Cookery and Pastry.

    Cookery and Pastry. 1787

    £650

    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 …Read more

  22. 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. 1934 / 1937

    £2,750

    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. …Read more

  23. French Country Cooking.

    French Country Cooking. 1951

    £650

    First edition of the author’s landmark second book, written while rationing was still in force. David (1913–1992) taught herself Mediterranean-style cooking while living abroad during the early 1940s, and in 1949 she began writing a food column for Harper’s Bazaar. Her first book was published …Read more

  24. French Country Cooking.

    French Country Cooking. 1951

    £1,250

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  25. The Candy Cook Book.

    The Candy Cook Book. 1928

    £100

    New and revised edition of this text which first appeared in 1917. Featuring recipes for fudge, hard candies, frostings for cakes, crystallised fruits, glaces and pulled flowers, fondants, and all things sweet. Read more

  26. The New James Beard.

    The New James Beard. 1981

    £950

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the title page. A 1000 new recipes from the dean of American cooking. Read more

  27. The Art of Cuisine.

    The Art of Cuisine. 1966

    £85

    First US edition, first printing. First published in French in Switzerland in 1966 under the title, L’Art de la Cuisine. Read more

  28. A Bride’s Cookbook.

    A Bride’s Cookbook. 1962

    £175

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper,” For Kay Dobson-Best Wishes Peggy Harvey.” Read more

  29. Toaster’s Handbook.

    Toaster’s Handbook. 1914

    £350

    First revised edition with added material, second edition overall. Read more

  30. French Country Cooking.

    French Country Cooking. 1987

    £375

    Signed limited edition. Number 229 of 450 copies, signed by the author on the title page. The author’s landmark second book, first published in 1951, was written while rationing was still in force. David (1913–1992) taught herself Mediterranean-style cooking while living abroad during the early …Read more

  31. Spir-it spoon sampler.

    Spir-it spoon sampler. 1952

    £175

    An attractive piece of 1950s promotional advertising, with a doggerel as a slogan: “Manhattans, Martinis, Old Fashioneds, and Sours. You struggle for cherries and olives for hours. The SPIR-IT will help you. The SPIR-IT will spear… the olive, the cherry. The cherry, my dear!”. Read more

  32. The London Art of Cookery,

    The London Art of Cookery, 1811

    £375

    Final lifetime edition, twelfth overall, of a work first published in 1783. A chef at the London Tavern, “Farley’s claim to fame has rested solely on his cookery book, although this is now known to be the work of a hack writer, Richard Johnson. Ninety …Read more

  33. The Italian Confectioner;

    The Italian Confectioner; 1827

    £375

    First revised edition, corrected and expanded, third edition overall. Originally published in 1820. “The book sits within an English tradition of publishing recipes for food and confectionery, but it reveals more about the techniques involved, and about the character of the author, than was usual …Read more

  34. The Potato Book.

    The Potato Book. 1972

    £275

    First edition, first printing. Signed by Truman Capote on the title page. A recipe book concerning potatoes only. Read more

  35. Directions for Cookery.

    Directions for Cookery. 1837

    £1,200

    First edition, first printing. After the author’s successful first cookery book, Seventy-five recipes in Cakes,Pastry and Sweetmeats, Miss Leslie decided to set out on a more ambitious cook book. The title quickly became one of the most popular cookery books of the 19th century, staying …Read more

  36. Les Dîners de Gala.

    Les Dîners de Gala. 1973

    £600

    First edition, first impression, of Dali’s classic cookery book of 136 recipes from Lasserre, La Tour d’Argent, Maxim’s and Le Buffet de la Gare de Lyon (Le Train Bleu). Read more

  37. 1800-And All That.

    1800-And All That. 1937

    £950

    First edition, first impression. A follow up to Fleury’s successful 1700 Cocktails From the Man Behind the Bar. Read more

  38. The Cook’s Own Book.

    The Cook’s Own Book. 1864

    £350

    Expanded and illustrated edition of “the first alphabetically arranged culinary encyclopaedia to appear in the United States” (Oxford Companion to Food, p. 17), one of the most popular American cookbooks of the 19th century (Michigan State University introduction, online). The Cook’s Own Book was first …Read more

  39. The Cook’s Own Book:

    The Cook’s Own Book: 1832

    £1,750

    First edition, first issue, of “the first alphabetically arranged culinary encyclopaedia to appear in the United States” (Oxford Companion to Food, p. 17), and one of the most popular American cookbooks of the 19th century (Michigan State University introduction, online). The author’s sources are mainly …Read more

  40. Kettner’s Book of the Table.

    Kettner’s Book of the Table. 1877

    £425

    First edition, a particularly bright example of the original cloth. Dallas made his name in anonymous journalism, achieving particular recognition as an obituarist. He was also knowledgeable about cooking, and like his Victorian contemporaries was indebted to French cuisine: his “encyclopaedic Kettner’s book of the …Read more

  41. The Cook’s Oracle;

    The Cook’s Oracle; 1831

    £400

    Expanded edition 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 …Read more

  42. The Experienced English Housekeeper,

    The Experienced English Housekeeper, 1807

    £475

    A later London edition of this popular Georgian-era cookery book, first published in Manchester in 1769; there were some twenty further editions before the turn of the 19th century, of which only twelve were authorised. Raffald (née Whitaker, 1733-1781) was born in Doncaster and spent …Read more

  43. Canning, Preserving and Pickling.

    Canning, Preserving and Pickling. 1914

    £175

    First edition, first printing. Recipes for jellies, jams, relishes, catchup and pickling. Read more

  44. Cusine D’Amour.

    Cusine D’Amour. 1952

    £65

    Limited edition printing of this title first printed in 1942. Read more

  45. The Stork Club Bar Book.

    The Stork Club Bar Book. 1946

    £1,075

    First edition, first printing, deluxe issue. A trade edition was published in the same year. An essential cocktail recipe book by the café society writer “Luscious” Lucas Beebe, with drinks listed as for “Morning, Noon and Night.” With the scarce promotional illustrated Stork and Fox …Read more

  46. What’ll You Have?

    What’ll You Have? 1933

    £1,175

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author just 13 days after the Prohibition ended, “To Jacquline-or Jo, as we know her, this book is given for she is of that younger generation to whom this book is dedicated x. With the author;s best wishes …Read more

  47. The Art of Drinking.

    The Art of Drinking. 1930

    £250

    First edition, first printing. A cocktail recipe book featuring all the classics and with each cocktail recipe a matching canapés recipe is given. Read more

  48. New Bartender’s Guide.

    New Bartender’s Guide. 1914

    £350

    First edition, first printing. This copy includes the 1913 printing at rear of Harry Montague’s “The Up to date Bartender’s Guide”, a ready reference guide and a choice selection of appropriate toasts. Read more

  1. Mrs. Beeton’s Household Management.
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    BEETON, Isabella. BEETON, Isabella.

    Mrs. Beeton’s Household Management.

    £175

  2. Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management.
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    BEETON, Isabella. BEETON, Isabella.

    Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management.

    £150

  3. New Arrival
    Wine and the Wine Lands of the World.
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    BUTLER, Frank Hedges. BUTLER, Frank Hedges.

    Wine and the Wine Lands of the World.

    £95

  4. Cakes & Confections À La Mode.
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    DE SALIS, Harriet A. DE SALIS, Harriet...

    Cakes & Confections À La Mode.

    £65

  5. Recherché Side Dishes.
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    SENN, Charles Herman. SENN, Charles Herman.

    Recherché Side Dishes.

    £100

  6. Puddings & Sweets.
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    JONES, Lucy. JONES, Lucy.

    Puddings & Sweets.

    £75

  7. The Grapes of Ralph.
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    STEADMAN, Ralph. STEADMAN, Ralph.

    The Grapes of Ralph.

    £75

  8. Les Dîners de Gala.
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    DALI, Salvador. DALI, Salvador.

    Les Dîners de Gala.

    £600

  9. Serve It Forth.
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    FISHER, M. F. K. FISHER, M. F....

    Serve It Forth.

    £875

  10. Over the Black Coffee.
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    GRAY, Arthur. GRAY, Arthur.

    Over the Black Coffee.

    £425

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

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

    £2,500

  12. French Country Cooking.
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    DAVID, Elizabeth. DAVID, Elizabeth.

    French Country Cooking.

    £500

  13. The Noble Grapes and the Great Wines of France.
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    SIMON, André L. SIMON, André L.

    The Noble Grapes and the Great Wines of France.

    £500

  14. Old English Drinking Glasses:
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    FRANCIS, Grant R. FRANCIS, Grant R.

    Old English Drinking Glasses:

    £500

  15. Deipnosophiston biblia pentekaideka [Greek letters]. Dipnosophistarum, hoc est argutè sciteque convivio differentum. Libri XV.
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    ATHENAEUS of Naucratis. ATHENAEUS of Naucratis.

    Deipnosophiston biblia pentekaideka [Greek letters]. Dipnosophistarum, hoc est argutè sciteque convivio differentum. Libri XV.

    £2,750

  16. Traitez Nouveaux & curieux du Café, du Thé et du Chocolate.
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    DUFOUR, Philippe Sylvestre. DUFOUR, Philippe Sylvestre.

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

    £2,500

  17. Zodiac Cocktails.
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    MACNIEL, Stanley. MACNIEL, Stanley.

    Zodiac Cocktails.

    £750

  18. How to Cook a Wolf.
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    FISHER, M. F. K. FISHER, M. F....

    How to Cook a Wolf.

    £500

  19. The Cook’s Oracle;
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    KITCHINER, William. KITCHINER, William.

    The Cook’s Oracle;

    £250

  20. Cookery and Pastry.
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    MACIVER, Susanna. MACIVER, Susanna.

    Cookery and Pastry.

    £650

  21. 1700 Cocktails From the Man Behind the Bar. [Together with] 1800 and all that. Drinks – Ancient & Modern.
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    (COCKTAILS.) FLEURY, R. de. (COCKTAILS.) FLEURY, R....

    1700 Cocktails From the Man Behind the Bar. [Together with] 1800 and all that. Drinks – Ancient & Modern.

    £2,750

  22. French Country Cooking.
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    DAVID, Elizabeth. DAVID, Elizabeth.

    French Country Cooking.

    £650

  23. French Country Cooking.
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    DAVID, Elizabeth. DAVID, Elizabeth.

    French Country Cooking.

    £1,250

  24. The Candy Cook Book.
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    BRADLEY, Alice. BRADLEY, Alice.

    The Candy Cook Book.

    £100

  25. The New James Beard.
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    BEARD, James. BEARD, James.

    The New James Beard.

    £950

  26. A Bride’s Cookbook.
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    HARVEY, Peggy. HARVEY, Peggy.

    A Bride’s Cookbook.

    £175

  27. French Country Cooking.
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    DAVID, Elizabeth. DAVID, Elizabeth.

    French Country Cooking.

    £375

  28. Spir-it spoon sampler.
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    (COCKTAILS.) (COCKTAILS.)

    Spir-it spoon sampler.

    £175

  29. The Potato Book.
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    DAVIS, Myrna. DAVIS, Myrna.

    The Potato Book.

    £275

  30. Directions for Cookery.
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    LESLIE, Eliza Miss. LESLIE, Eliza Miss.

    Directions for Cookery.

    £1,200

  31. Les Dîners de Gala.
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    DALI, Salvador. DALI, Salvador.

    Les Dîners de Gala.

    £600

  32. The Cook’s Own Book.
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    [LEE, N. K. M.] & Eliza... [LEE, N. K....

    The Cook’s Own Book.

    £350

  33. The Cook’s Own Book:
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    [LEE, N. K. M.] [LEE, N. K....

    The Cook’s Own Book:

    £1,750

  34. Kettner’s Book of the Table.
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    [DALLAS, Eneas Sweetland.] [DALLAS, Eneas Sweetland.]

    Kettner’s Book of the Table.

    £425

  35. The Cook’s Oracle;
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    KITCHINER, William. KITCHINER, William.

    The Cook’s Oracle;

    £400

  36. The Experienced English Housekeeper,
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    RAFFALD, Elizabeth. RAFFALD, Elizabeth.

    The Experienced English Housekeeper,

    £475

  37. Canning, Preserving and Pickling.
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    NEIL, Marion. NEIL, Marion.

    Canning, Preserving and Pickling.

    £175

  38. Cusine D’Amour.
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    HEARTMAN, Charles. HEARTMAN, Charles.

    Cusine D’Amour.

    £65

  39. New Bartender’s Guide.
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    (COCKTAILS.) (COCKTAILS.)

    New Bartender’s Guide.

    £350

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