New York: Simon & Schluster, 1971. Hardcover. 4to. Green cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front board. Clean, tight interior with color illustrations. Dj has been taped onto front board. White illustrated dj with black title to spine. Minro rubbing to dj. 272 pp. WINE/060805. Very Good Minus in Very Good dj.
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990. Hardcover. First Edition. Near fine black cloth backed green paper covered boards with copper title to spine. In near fine copper dust jacket with dark green title to front and spine panels. Interior is lovely, bright and clean. Deckle-edge paper w/many b/w photos. Index, 364 pp. Cooking. COOK/5103. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.
Springfield, IL: Hartman Publishing Company, circa 1925. Paperback. In side-stapled yellow paper wrappers with title and illustration of a cake to front cover. Wear to spine and covers. Closed tears to edges of a few pages, recipe written in pencil for Sea Foam to inside rear cover, and a few small spots of soiling. Includes several laid in recipes / articles. 128 pages. COOK/090315. Very Good.
San Francisco: California Packing Corporation, 1924. Paperback. In white side stapled paper wrappers with gold and purple title to front cover. Illustration of a lady holding a jello mold in her dining room to front cover. Foxing to covers and first and last pages. Clean interior. Cute book with a variety of recipes on how to use canned fruit. 32 pages. COOK/090315. Very Good.
NY: Simon and Schuster, 1990. Hardcover. 8vo. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. Red cloth backed grey paper boards with gilt title to spine. Clean, bright interior with several maps and illustrations. Black dust jacket with gold title to spine. Minor wear to edges of jacket and a few scuff marks to panels of jacket. Index, 1052. WIN/062207. Fine in Very Good DJ.
San Francisco: KQED, Inc, (1992). Paperback. SIGNED. 8vo. Peach and salmon colored Illustrated paper wrappers with purple title to front wrapper and to spine. Two small spots of browning to inside of front wrapper and to front free end page. Appears to be where small pieces of tape were once stuck. Else is clean and bright. Illustrations throughout. Index, 177 pages. COOK/031510. Near Fine in Wraps.
Japan. Paper Wrappers. 8vo. White paper wrappers with grey title to spine and front panel. Crease to edge of front panel. Interior is very clean with many illustrations. Tight binding. White and black dj with black title to spine. Minor rubbing to dj and crease to edge of front panel. IN JAPANESE with a few words in English. Signed by previous owner. 150 pp. COOK/091205. Very Good in Very Good dj.
London: Prospect Books, 2005. Hardcover. Includes a transcript of What Shall We Have For Dinner, by Lady Maria Clutterbuck, a pseudonym used by Catherine Dickens when publishing her menu books. This extensively researched book offers a culinary history of typical meals for various numbers of persons in the middle of the 19th century as well as the social and cultural factors involved. But much more, it sheds new light on the often maligned figure of Charles Dickens's wife Catherine, showing that she for many years played a vital role in her husband's life in managing his household and demanding social schedule. As is well known, their marriage ended badly when Dickens became infatuated with the young actress Ellen Ternan and separated from his wife. Bound in dark blue cloth with gilt title and author to spine. In light blue dust jacket with portrait of Mrs. Dickens on front cover. With eight pages of illustrations. In near fine condition. 376 pages including notes and index. COOK/042716. Near Fine / Near Fine.
New York: Hearst Books, (1997). Hardcover. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. 8vo. Black cloth backed bright green paper covered boards with silver title to spine. Previous owner's name to front free end page. Inscription to half title page. Else is pristine with full color illustrations. Illustrated dust jacket with white and orange title to front panel and to bright green spine panel. Index, 131 pages. COOK/040210. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket.
Bern: Benteli Verlag, 1984. Hardcover. A charming cookbook including history and recipes of the region (or canton) of Bern, Switzerland in four languages: German, French, Italian, and English. In illustrated paper covered boards with red spine titled in orange. Light wear to edges of boards, else fine. Clean, bright interior filled with photographic illustrations of the region and of the food. Size: oblong quarto. 104 pages. COOK/010915. Near Fine.
Japan: Shufutoseikatsusha, 1968. Hardcover. Bound in white paper covered boards with black title to spine. Minor wear to edges of boards and corners. In an illustrated dust jacket with orange spine panel. The title on the spine is in Japanese with the number 10 in a white circle. Minor rubbing to jacket. Clean, bright interior with full color illustrations. Text is in Japanese. Size - small octavo.183 pages. COOK/121713. Very Good / Very Good.
Baltimore: Montgomery Ward & Co., 1931. Softcover. Who knew that Montgomery Ward used to sell groceries by catalog? Pages of dry goods; canned fruit, vegetables, and fish; condiments, jellies, and jams; smoked meats; livestock feeds, and more. All at prices that seem impossible today. Inserted are an order form and mailing envelope, and a flyer talking about their monthly Thrift Specials. Some aging to paper but very good condition. 7.25 x 9.25 inches. 32 pages. COOK/121018. Very Good.
London: Hutchinson of London, (1959). Hardcover. 8vo. Light brown paper covered boards with silver and yellow title to spine. Foxing to end pages and edges of text block. Else is clean and bright. Illustrated dust jacket with white title to front and spine panels. Minor edgewear and rubbing to dust jacket. Index, 335 pages. Wine and Spirits. SPIR/042916. Very Good / Very Good.