Carbondale, PA: C.R. Munn, 1900. Hardcover. Second edition, revised and augmented. A scarce turn-of-the-century regional cookbook with recipes submitted by the many young lady workers from the church. The recipes range from the proverbial soup to nuts and the names of the women who submitted them are given. Equally interesting are the many handwritten recipes on the pastedowns, endpapers, and within the cookbook. There are also many handwritten recipes on various types of paper that are inserted. Most of them are for baked goods and sweets. There are two ownership signatures on the front pastedown dated 1903 and 1907. The book is bound in unlabeled black paper covered boards that have odd remnants of paper and string attached. The interior of the book is in generally very good condition. The hinges are weak but holding, and the free endpapers are torn. The text pages are very good with a few small scattered marks. Measures 5 x 7.5 inches.107 pages. COOK/081519. Very Good -.
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Norwood, NJ: [c. 1950s-60s]. Softcover. The wine list from the Moby Dick restaurant in Norwood, NJ. Not dated, but from the prices per bottle, $3.50-$8.50, it was several decades ago. Bound in black and gold leatherette with illustration of a whale attacking whaling boats on the front cover. List is three pages. Very good condition. EPHEM/113017. Very Good.
Bordeaux: Massin, 1967. Hardcover. An album about the wine merchants in Bordeaux since 1820 including pictures and recollections of the trade, vineyards, and city. Oblong in white silk covered boards with gilt title and color illustration to front cover. Light soiling to covers, but clean overall. Clean interior with many photographic illustrations, most in black and white. Text in French and English. In original clean acetate jacket with minor wear to edges including a few chips. An interesting history. Unpaginated. WINE/060518. Very Good.
New York: Clarkson Potter/Publishers, (2002). Hardcover. First Edition. Red paper covered boards with light yellow title to spine. Previous owner's name and date to top corner of title page. Else is pristine with full color illustrations throughout. Illustrated dust jacket with light yellow title to red spine. Minor creasing to top edge of dust jacket. Index, 335. COOK/033010. Fine in Near Fine DJ.
Chicago: American School of Home Economics, 1912-1914. Hardcover. An uncommon book comprised of three works: The House Its Plan, Decoration and Care by Bevier: Household Hygiene by Elliott; and Household Management by Terrill. The three authors were all university or college teachers. The handbook offers a fascinating look at housekeeping techniques and beliefs in the early 20th century. Each work is paginated separately. The topics range from an historical overview of housing to housing care and cleanliness, to the keeping of household accounts and managing expenditures. With illustrations, graphs, and tables throughout. Boundin yellow cloth with title in black to front cover and spine. Binding is bumped and somewhat soiled but still very good. Interior pages are in very good condition. Bevier book: 226 pages; Elliott: 228 pages; Terrill: 214 pages. ETI/041317. Very Good.
Boston, New York, Toronto, London: Little, Brown & Company, (1995). Hardcover. INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Maroon paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Previous owner's name written in pen to front free end page. Else is pristine. Illustrated dust jacket with white title to maroon spine. Minor creasing to bottom edge of dust jacket. 311 pages. Cookbooks. COOK/021810. Fine in Near Fine DJ.
Boston, Toronto: Little, Brown and Company, (1985). Hardcover. Tall 8vo. Fine in near fine white illustrated dust jacket with green title to front and spine panels. Light edgewear and rubbing to dust jacket. Interior is clean and bright and filled with lovely full color illustrations. Index, 159 pages. COOK/041916. Fine / Near Fine.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992. Hardcover. Signed by author. First edition. 8vo. Red paper covered boards with yellow title to spine and yellow and white pattern to boards. Previous owner's name written on front free end page. Author's signature to half title page. Interior is clean and bright. Blue, red and white illustrated dust jacket with white and gilt title to front and spine panels. Index, 392 pages. COOK/031510. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.
Austin, TX: Mystic Cowboy Press, 1994. Paperback. INSCRIBED BY THE COMPILER. Grey and white illustrated paper wrappers with red title to front wrapper and black title to spine. Inscription to title page. Pristine interior with photographic illustrations throughout. 128 pages + index. COOK/041916. Fine.
Los Angeles: Tastebud Entertainment, (2008). Hardcover. Signed. Scarce. 4to. Orange paper covered boards with white title to spine. Pristine interior filled with colorful illustrations. Orange illustrated dust jacket with white title to spine. Index, 160 pages. COOK/022610. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket.