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BRILLAT-SAVARIN, Jean Anthelme. The Physiology of Taste;
Philadelphia : 1854First 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 and outsides alike, this work... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 119657
ABSINTHE. Catalogue Général - Distillerie Pontissalienne - Fabrique d'Absinthe Supérierue.
Pontarlier, Doubs : c.1900Attractive brochure with full catalogue of products and prices from a leading manufacturer in "la capitale de l'absinthe" at the turn of the century. Superb chromo. endpapers by A. Waton of St. Etienne, who were specialists in labels and catalogues; Michael Twyman noting that their work "transforms everyday items into objects of beauty." (A History... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 141557
MARKHAM, Gervase. The English Hous-Wife,
London : 1660Later edition of this popular 17th-century guide to housewives. The work is in two parts: the first offers a guide to domestic medical recipes, including to whiten teeth, aid conception, ameliorate venereal diseases and cure drunkenness; the second part acts mostly as a cook book, alongside guides to brewing drinks and preparing cloth. The work was... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 129225
COCKTAILS - DE FLEURY, R. 1700 Cocktails From the Man Behind the Bar. [Together with] 1800 and all that. Drinks - Ancient & Modern.
London : 1934 & 1937First 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... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 134199
BOYLE, Patrick. The Publicans' Daily Companion;
London : [1797?]First edition of this guide for publicans. A wide ranging handbook, Boyle's work covers duties and the storage of drink, offers recipes for various mixed drinks, gives a process called "The Doctor" to disguise the taste of drinks that have gone bad, narrates how to make wine from turnips, birch and cowslip, and warns young publicans of the rogues and... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 130661
BEETON, Mrs Isabella. The Englishwoman's Cookery-Book.
London : 1863First edition of the first of Beeton's "cookery" books; the affordable spin-offs from her Book of Household Management (1861). Although the Book of Household Management is largely remembered as Beeton's legacy it was primarily these cheaper "part-issues, spin-offs, and extracts" which most influenced English cooking habits (Beetham,... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 133857
WHITE, John. A Treatise on the Art of Baking,
Edinburgh : 1828First edition of this comprehensive and wide-ranging study of baking, tying in the history of agriculture, the growing and milling of wheat, the baking of bread, biscuits and pastries, and the current state of baking in Britain. The work is now uncommon, with 8 copies listed by Library Hub in British institutions.
Provenance: The Lawes Agricultural... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 129237
KITCHINER, William. The Cook's Oracle;
London : 1829Later 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... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 113405
SPEECHLY, William A Treatise on the Culture of the Vine.
York : 1790First 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, which was shortly followed... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 120229
KEOLEIAN, Ardashes Hagop. The Oriental Cook Book.
New York : 1913First edition, first printing, in a beautiful example of the notably uncommon jacket.
The Oriental Cook Book was the first in the US to present Middle Eastern cuisine. The work features the Arabic names of dishes printed below their English titles. It is complete with a series of suggested menus and a description of "Special Oriental... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 142794
RAFFALD, Elizabeth. The Experienced English Housekeeper,
London : 1793A 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 Warburton at Arley Hall,... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 124697
COOKERY - A Boston Lady. The Dessert Book.
Boston : 1872First edition. This cookery book, designed for a mass audience using products readily available, notably features a section on chocolate and its uses as a beverage. This work provides a useful insight into the practice of sellers adulterating chocolate "with a variety of starch grain items" to meet ever-increasing demand. The author cautions readers... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 118484
(WHISKY.) Report from the Committee upon the Distilleries in Scotland. Reported by the Right Honourable Sylvester Douglas, 11 June 1798.
London : 1803First 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... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 114846
TOKLAS, Alice B. The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book.
London : 1954First edition, first impression, of one of the best-selling cookbooks of all time, notorious for its inclusion of the "Hashich Fudge" recipe on p. 259 that was given to Toklas by Brion Gysin, and which was expurgated from the US edition, published two days later.
Weaving together traditional French recipes and entertaining anecdotes of Toklas's... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 140900
TOKLAS, Alice B. The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book.
New York : 1954First US edition, first printing, of one of the best-selling cookbooks of all time. Weaving together traditional French recipes and entertaining anecdotes of Toklas's life with Gertrude Stein in Paris, The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book is considered the counterpart to Stein's Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (1933) which had catapulted Toklas to fame.
Harper,... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 133986
CURTIS-BENNETT, Noel. The Food of the People, being The History of Industrial Feeding.
London : 1949First edition, deluxe limited issue, number 51 of 100 copies, presented to Eric Simonds by the directors of Peter Merchant Ltd, with their numbered presentation bookplate. A highly attractive copy of this study of the history of the feeding of employees in the workplace, from the middle ages to the factory canteen. Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 128771
COCKTAILS - VERMEIRE, Robert. Cocktails. How to Mix Them.
London : 1922First 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 (1891-1976), who worked... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 121318
[HESSUS, Helius Eobanus.] De generibus ebriosorum, et ebrietate vitanda:
[Frankfurt : 1557The 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 in 1516 and 1550 and afterwards... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 108213
XENOPHON. Xenophons treatise of House holde.
London : 1573Sixth edition in English of Xenophon's Oeconomicus, first published by Thomas Berthelet in 1532, this edition the first to be published by John Allde, at his busy establishment at the Long Shop next to St Mildred Poultry, London. The text is a Socratic dialogue principally about household management and agriculture, one of the earliest works on economics... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 127728
PARLOA, Maria. Home Economics.
New York : 1898First edition, first printing. Parloa's eighth book covers a range of topics ranging from the maintenance of pantries to the digestive system. Parloa was a "pioneer in home economics education", sometimes described as a founder of the discipline, and was arguably America's first celebrity cook (ANB). Her first work, The Appledore Cook Book,... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 120633
BARTENDING. Jayne's Bartender's Guide.
Philadelphia : 1934First edition, first printing. Published soon after the repeal of Prohibition, recipes include the Charlie Chaplin Cocktail, the Pousse Cafe American and the Klondyke Cocktail. The final page of the book contains an afterward, warning that bartenders must uphold certain values to prevent the calamity of Prohibition ever happening again. A scarce work,... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 143685
ACTON, Eliza. Modern Cookery, in all its Branches:
London : 1845First edition, with the advertisements dated January 1845. Modern Cookery established Eliza Acton as the first of the modern cookery writers. This first edition is notably uncommon with just six copies traced institutionally worldwide, four of which are held in the UK.
This copy has the appealing signs of use, with a number of recipes... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 132125
TERRINGTON, William. Cooling Cups and Dainty Drinks.
London and New York : 1869First edition of this early guide to bartending, covering wine, cocktails, and other drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. The book underwent several editions, and, though the word cocktail is only used a few times, helped to further popularise the mixing of drinks. The work has also recently been cited as a further stage in gin's evolution from... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 143703
(SPOONS.) Catalogue of a Remarkable Collection of 16th and 17th Century Provincial Silver Spoons,
London : 1935The catalogue for Sotheby's sale of the Ellis collection of spoons, held on 13 and 14 November 1935. The catalogue remains an important reference work for provincial spoons of the period. With a photocopied obituary for G. E. P. How, who worked on the catalogue, loosely inserted. Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 131527
[REDDING, Cyrus.] Every Man his Own Butler.
London : 1839First edition of this handbook for the amateur wine enthusiast. "Redding's involvement with wine, and French wine in particularly, came about by accident. In 1814 he was sent to Paris as correspondent for The Examiner... Redding spent this time visiting the vineyards of France and Italy and recalled... 'I cannot look back without pleasure to seasons... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 130413
LESLIE, Eliza Miss. Directions for Cookery.
Philadelphia : 1837First edition of "the most popular cookbook of the nineteenth century" (ANB). Leslie's first cookery book, Seventy-five recipes in Cakes, Pastry and Sweetmeats, was published in 1827. The work was highly successful and encouraged Leslie to write a variety of juvenile stories, children's books, magazine articles and novels alongside her "domestic... Learn More£1,200.00
Stock Code: 110601
WINE. Weingroßhandlung Carl Wiewels Trier seit 1847.
Trier : [1846-1948]A unique collection of papers and photographs documenting the history of a family-owned German wine business across two centuries. Beginning with a photograph of Ernst Ferdinand Cronenbold, who founded the company in 1847, this extensively illustrated scrapbook charts the growth of what would later become known as Carl Wiewels, a wholesale wine merchants... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 116915
BURTON, Richard F. Four autograph Indian recipes:
[c.1850]A brief but fascinating list of Indian recipes attesting to Burton's absorption of the culture of the subcontinent. Burton's father was a colonel in the Indian Army and in 1842 finally "acquiesced to his son's requests and purchased a commission for him in the Bombay army. Burton arrived in India on 28 October 1842 and was posted to the 18th regiment... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 127294