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Rare books including first editions and copies in fine bindings related to cookery and recipe books, viticulture, cocktails, spirits, brewing, and anything relating directly to food and drink.

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  1. 132504
    An apparently unrecorded broadside, intended as planting and growing instructions to be given to the purchaser of vines sold by the landscape architect André Parmentier (1780-1830). Parmentier came to America from Belgium in 1821, and founded the Horticultural and Botanic Garden of Brooklyn, where he sold European vines... Learn More
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  2. 124697
    A later 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. Elizabeth Raffald (1733-1781) was born in Doncaster and spent some fifteen years in the service of Lady Elizabeth... Learn More
    £500

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  3. 129761comp
    Limited edition, number 1 of 250 copies. The author's own copy, with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper. Marius Dutrey served as a French chef in some of the leading French and British hotels from 1918 to 1962. La Coupe d'Or Internationale d'Art Culinaire is still presented in his name. Learn More
    £350

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  4. 118018
    First and only edition of "the earliest major work in English on the wines of the ancients, and the first book in English that discusses modern wines" (Gabler). Edward Barry was a doctor by training and served as "physician-general to the forces in Ireland, and professor of physic in the University of Dublin, 1745-61 He... Learn More
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  5. 126927
    First edition, first printing, of Fisher's defence of prohibition, arguing for its success in addressing the "alcohol problem" and its economic consequences. "Over a period of twenty years, Fisher gravitated from tolerance of moderate alcohol consumption to a position in favour of total abstinence and national prohibition.... Learn More
    £50

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  6. 119584
    First edition, first printing, of Fisher's defence of prohibition, arguing for its success in addressing the "alcohol problem" and its economic consequences. "Over a period of twenty years, Fisher gravitated from tolerance of moderate alcohol consumption to a position in favour of total abstinence and national prohibition.... Learn More
    £65

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  7. 110420comp
    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the title page. A 1000 new recipes from the dean of American cooking. Learn More
    £950

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  8. 113738
    First edition, first impression, of this collection of cocktail recipes collected by the barman of the Winter Palace in Nice. Learn More
    £1,000

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  9. 107356
    First edition, first printing. The first book of the prolific cookbook author Eliza Leslie. Considered the earliest known example in any language of a cookbook in which every recipe is broken into its three distinct components: name, ingredients, and instructions. Leslie went on to publish Domestic French Cookery, the second... Learn More
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  10. 119657
    First edition in English, an epicurean collection of recipes, reflections, and anecdotes written by one of the most influential food writers ever. According to Vicaire it was first issued in December 1825, two months before Brillat-Savarin's death, though Cagle notes it was first published in Paris in 1826. "For the French... Learn More
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  11. 119965
    The balance between an English and Jewish identity was an overriding concern of Jewish families in the middle class..."> First edition of the first kosher cookbook in the English language, produced anonymously by Judith Montefiore, the "First Lady of Anglo-Jewry", which proves that one can be "genteel without being Gentile".
    The balance between an English and Jewish identity was an overriding concern of Jewish families in the middle class... Learn More
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  12. 121318
    First edition, first impression, including what may be the first appearance in print of the recipe for the sidecar. Also included are various recipes for medicinal drinks, such as the usual hot toddy for a cold, but also absinthe for a headache and champagne for seasickness. The author was the Belgian bartender Robert Vermeire... Learn More
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    First edition, first printing. A one time editor of Good Housekeeping Magazine and author of more than 50 cookery titles. This title with 456 recipes each containing wine or a spirit as an ingredient. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 106281

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  14. 120229
    First edition. William Speechly (c.1740-1821) was gardener to the third Duke of Portland at his Welbeck Abbey estate in Nottinghamshire. Encouraged by the duke Speechly started writing down and publishing his knowledge and experience in gardening; in 1776 he had contributed to Alexander Hunter's edition of Evelyn's Silva,... Learn More
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  15. 116911
    An important historical document regarding viticulture practices and the early wine industry in America. It concerns the progress of Alabama's Vine and Olive Colony, named thus after the land agreement made between the US Congress and refugee settlers in 1817 (some, but certainly not all, of whom were French). Attracted... Learn More
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  16. 116898
    First edition thus. A 24-page descriptive catalogue was printed in 1863. By 1867 William Chamberlain Strong was a well-established nurseryman and an authoritative author on these topics. His Culture of the Grape had been published the previous year, and was considered "a valuable manual" written by the "prophet"... Learn More
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  17. 116896
    A Short Treatise on Horticulture was immensely popular and influential, becoming..."> First and sole edition. Despite Prince's objective being to simply "give a few brief remarks as to the Culture of Fruit Trees, &c. by throwing together some of the leading rules, whose adoption has proved most successful" (Preface), A Short Treatise on Horticulture was immensely popular and influential, becoming... Learn More
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  18. 114817
    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... Learn More
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  19. The Noble Grapes and the Great Wines of France.
    First edition, second printing. An attractively bound copy of this detailed work by a man "regarded as the leading authority in the world on wine and gastronomy" (ODNB). Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 114648

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  20. Old English Drinking Glasses:
    First edition, first impression, of this uncommon and important monograph. A handsomely bound copy. Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 114647

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  21. The Potato Book.
    First edition, first printing. Signed by Truman Capote on the title page. A recipe book concerning potatoes only. Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 110810

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  22. Serve It Forth.
    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. Learn More
    £875

    Stock Code: 109919

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  23. 1800-And All That.
    First edition, first impression. A follow up to Fleury's successful 1700 Cocktails From the Man Behind the Bar.
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    £950

    Stock Code: 110994

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  24. The Stork Club Bar Book.
    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 advert laid in. Learn More
    £1,075

    Stock Code: 110869

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  25. Lambeth Method of Cake Decoration and Practical Pastries.
    First UK edition, first impression, originally published in a limited run in the US two years earlier. Lambeth was an award-winning American pastry chef who emigrated to England and founded his own successful pastry school. A scarce title in this condition. Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 105741

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  26. De generibus ebriosorum, et ebrietate vitanda:
    The German humanist scholar Eobanus Koch (Coccius) (1488-1540) was considered the foremost Latin poet of his age. His prose work "On the species of drunkards" is a mock-quodlibetical speech that applies the scholastic method of argumentation, first printed anonymously in 1515. His first bestseller, the satire was reprinted... Learn More
    £950

    Stock Code: 108213

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  27. Kettner's Book of the Table.
    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 table... Learn More
    £425

    Stock Code: 110872

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    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 Julien J. Prosakauer. Dec 18, 1933." An extremely uncommon cocktail... Learn More
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    Stock Code: 110492

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  29. 104630

    Good Things in England.

    London, Toronto, New York: 1932

    First edition, first printing, with the scarce dust jacket, of this classic book by the founder of the English Folk Cookery Association. Born in 1863, White's somewhat unhappy childhood, shopping "economically for food (since the family was by then poor), waiting on her uncongenial stepmother, and teaching the three small... Learn More
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  30. Illustrated Wine Catalogues.
    Includes a catalogue signed by Steadman on the front cover, "For Alan, love, Ralph Steadman. 16.7.91." Steadman is well known for his illustrations for the catalogues of the off-licence chain Oddbins, which culminated in the creation of two prize-winning books, "The Grapes of Ralph" and "Still Life With Bottle". Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 104101

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  31. Road Dog Ale.
    Steadman's revised promotional material for the Road Dog Ale, following a charge of profanity. He began creating original art for Flying Dog's labels in 1995, and initially designed the labels with the slogan "Good Beer, No Shit." However, this was deemed obscene by the Colorado Liquor Board, who removed all Road Dog beer... Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 104243

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  32. The Doctor in the Kitchen.
    First edition, first impression. A book of nutritious recipes, with advice for stretching a limited budget, together with chapters on hygiene and sterilisation, home remedies, how to keep a sick-room ventilated, and advice on keeping the patient's spirits up and making the room as pleasant as possible. Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 100119

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    Second and preferred edition in English of "one of the first accounts of Yemen" (Arcadian Library), first published in English in 1726 (as A Voyage to Arabia the Happy) following its original appearance in French in 1716. La Roque's father, a Marseilles merchant, had travelled with Jean de la Haye's Turkish embassy of... Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 95184

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  34. Eight Cocktail Napkins, Hand Blocked, with Recipes and the Histories of Eight Famous Drinks.
    First and only edition of this scarce cocktail recipe book with eight richly hand-coloured napkins tipped in. Produced during Prohibition (with "non-alcoholic" wryly inserted after every alcoholic ingredient). "Dedicated to serious drinkers everywhere" with history and recipes for the following cocktails: Manhattan, Blue... Learn More
    £5,000

    Stock Code: 81233

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  35. 60075
    Second edition, improved with revisions. Beautifully bound by the Chelsea Bindery. Learn More
    £1,250

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  36. 38312
    First edition. A splendidly and wilfully eccentric collection of beer lore and literature, a typical Leadenhall Press production, motivated by a sprightly and slightly anachronistic antiquarianism. Learn More
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    Stock Code: 38312

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