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ATKYNS, Arabella. (pseud.) The Family Magazine: In Two Parts. Part I. Containing Useful Directions in all the Branches of Cookery. Part II. Containing A Compendious Body of Physick; 1741. [9447]
London, J. Osborn, 1741. 8vo. neatly recased original full calf binding, original backstsrip relaid with new red morocco title label, xiv, title, 123, (iii), title, 324pp. some worming to bottom margin of the first part of the volume not affecting text, worming to the second part at right hand margin affecting text to a very small degree in places else a very clean tight copy embellished with six little woodcuts. B.550. M.49. O.71. S.658. The cookery section contains lengthy instructions on the purchase of all sorts of provisions and how to store them followed by several hundred receipts in cookery, pastry, pickling, confectionary (sic), distilling, brewing, cosmeticks, &c. together with the art of making English wines contains much that could be used today with little alteration. The second part being a compendious body of physick succinctly treating all the diseases and accidents incident of men, women and children is better read and not practised. £650.00

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(MENON). French Family Cook (The): being a complete System of French Cookery. Adapted to the Tables not only of the Opulent, but of Persons of moderate Fortune and Condition. Translated from the French. 1793. [7207] London, J. Bell, 1793. 8vo. newly bound full calf in the old style, title, vi, Contents, 342pp. A beautiful copy of an exceedingly scarce item. B.554, O.122, Pennell 53, neither in Maggs nor Vicaire. This is a translation of Menon's hugely popular work La Cuisinière Bourgeoise first published anonymously in Paris in 1746, remaining in print until the middle of the 19thC. written specifically for the female cook of the middle class (rather than aristocratic) French household. Full of recipes which are still agreeable today although even the French tended to boil things almost to extinction the author does state that asparagus "to be well done, it should be crisp". Lettuces are blanched, stuffed then braised, coated in a light batter and fried; turkey boned, stuffed, stewed very gently then served with a reduction of the sauce; many dishes for salt cod, creams, pastries, roasts, conserves, ratafias &c. &c £850.00
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NOTT, John. The Cook's and Confectioner's Dictionary. Or, the Accomplished Housewife's Companion. Containing the choicest Receipts of Cookery; The Third Edition with Additions. 1726. [9490] London: Charles Rivington, 1726. Leather, 8vo. newly bound in the old style, panelled calf, new red morocco label, pp. nn. engraved frontispiece provided in facsimile, pp. Qq1 and Qq 8 also in facsimile, some staining to first part of the volume. B.346, Mac.107, O.56. An attractive item echoing the food and cookery of period. The author gives a graphic description of an elaborate "Divertisement on Cookery, us'd at Festival-Times, as Twelfth-Day, &c." culminating in lids of pies being lifted, birds flying about, frogs leaping, canons discharging making "the Ladies skip and scamper" and causing "a surprizing and diverting Hurly-burly among the Guests". And all this before the Banquet is brought in. £350.00
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RAFFALD, Elizabeth. The Experienced English Housekeeper, for the use and ease of Ladies, Housekeeper's and Cooks etc. 1773. [1164] The Third Edition, London: for the Author, and sold by R. Baldwin, 1773. 8vo. newly bound calf, title label, (4) iv, 366, Erratum and Index, 3 folding plates. Top edge of corners to preface lacking else a fine copy. Signed on page one as stipulated by the author. Elizabeth Raffald who wrote one of the most attractive works on cookery of the period states in her preface: “I am not afraid of being called extravagant, if my reader does not think I have erred on the frugal side.” and goes on to produce a recipe to pot Lobsters which cost ten guineas. £450.00

 
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ALMANACH Almanach des Chasseurs et des Gourmands: Chasse. Table. Causeries. c.1855. [9773]
Paris, au Depot de Librairie, n.d. c.1855. Newly bound quarter green calf, raised bands, gilt decorations, red morocco label, marbled boards, 12mo.(iv), 176pp. 3 plates (2 folding), marbled edges, a pretty little copy. V.15. Anecdotes on hunting game with useful advice on the preparation of various dishes. etc. £215.00
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American Dishes and How to Cook Them. From the Recipes of an American Lady. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1883. [10330] With no Introduction there is nothing to indicate the reason for this item but it may have been published for the many American brides who came across the Atlantic at this time. There are recipes for muffins without yeast (such as are popular now), hominy, corn oysters, soup, pudding, pie and cake, chowders and some very nasty sounding salad dressings. 8vo. blue cloth printed in red to represent a tin with title as a "label" and an advertisement for Montserrat Sauce Lime-Fruit Juice. Lacking free end paper, name on title page, corners a little bumped, contents clean and tight. D.18.1 £55.00
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Anon. Hints for the Table: or, the Economy of Good Living. 1838. [6609] London, Simpkin, Marshall: 1838. Cloth, crown 8vo. 127pp. a.e.g. few pp. pasted, else v.g. with most attractive contemporary bookseller's label. O.171. Scarce. An unusual little item with information gleaned from many sources historical, philosophical and gastronomic. £55.00
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(AUDOT, L.E.) French Domestic Cookery, Combining Elegance with Economy. Describing new culinary implements and processes; the management of the table; instructions for carving; French, German, Polish, Spanish and Italian Cookery in Twelve Hundred Receipts. Besides a variety of new modes of keeping and restoring provisions, domestic hints, &c. management of wines, &c. With many engravings. 1846. [12091] London: David Bogue, Fleet Street, 1846. First English Edition. Hardback, crown 8vo. original blind stamped cloth, xi, 339pp. back strip worn and splitting and with a small piece missing from the top, covers a little marked. Inscription on front paste-down, a little very minor foxing but the main body of the contents, clean and bright. Very scarce. Bitting, 20, gives only the American edition; Oxford 177 (the printer's name is erroneously given as 'Boyne'; This is the first adapted translation into English of Audot's enormously popular work 'La Cuisine de la Campagne et de la Ville' written entirely for the housewife as opposed to the chef. The recipes are typical of the period incorporating, unusually for a French work, dishes from other countries including a section entitled 'Cookery in the South of France, (Provence and Languedoc.)' Also included in the Entremets section of the main body of the work are some twenty-three recipes entitled English Entremets including the inevitable Plum Pudding and its Sauce, Bread-and-Butter Pudding, Wedding Cake (but not as we know it) and no less than five recipes for various Gooseberry dishes. The engravings are of culinary implements new, or little used. £450.00
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AUNT GERTRUDE. (Parker, Miss Gertrude). The Quickest Guide to Breakfast, Dinner and Supper. 1st. edn. c.1886. [11294] First Edition. T. Fisher Unwin, n.d. c.1886. Hardback, small oblong boards, 8vo. ii advertisements, 7-85pp. Domestic Ready Reckoner, iiipp. ads. Covers a little worn and backstrip almost entirely lacking, contents v.g. A dictionary of dishes with one line descriptions to facilitate the lady of the house when preparing her menus. The charm of this item lies in the wondrous illustration on the top cover of a rather wild looking man with a huge hook nose sitting on a mound beside a tree-stump holding cutlery whilst all sorts of birds and fish fly into his open mouth, a cottage loaf, coffee pot and tea pot with legs dance around him and a lobster standing on its tail appears to be conducting this whimsical scene. £70.00
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BAUTTE, A. Hors-D'oeuvres, Savouries, Salads etc. London, c.1905. [7891] London, Love & Malcolmson c.1905. Hardback, 8vo. red cloth, xxxii, 213pp. advertisements, top cover soiled and with a tiny piece of cloth missing from the lower cover, contents very good. The main body of this interesting little book is taken with information on the various ingredients which should be kept in every well established household and over 350 recipes. £20.00
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BONNECHERE, Catherine de. La Cuisine du Siecle. Dictionnaire Pratique des Recettes culinaires et des Recettes de Menage. 1904. [13415] Paul Brodard, Paris, 1904. Hardback, 8vo. blue cloth, 319pp. covers lightly bumped at edges, hinges cracking, contents clean and tight, with the bookplate of Pauline Napper. In dictionary form with two columns per page, descriptions of foodstuffs and with over two hundred recipes. £45.00

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CORTHAY. Le Conserve Alimentaire. Traite pratique de fabrication divise en 6 parties. 1902. [1577] 4th. edn. Paris, Auguste Rety, 1902. Large 8vo. newly bound in half cloth, marbled boards, original wrappers bound in, xiii, 416pp. with 2000 formulas and 500 figures. Small tear to top of spine, a few pp. repaired at edges else a very good copy of this important work. A comprehensive manual for commercial use divided into six parts: Vegetables, Fruit, Fish, Meat, Fowl and Game, Utensils and Machinery. The author was one-time chef to the King of Italy. £95.00
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CRAIES, Euterpe. Recipes from East and West. London, n.d. (1912). [10364] An enchanting little item with many recipes from Greece and Turkey, a few from Holland, Sweden and America as well as old ones from the author’s family. Cr. 8vo. decorated cloth, frontispiece, xvi, 141pp. t.e.g., cloth a little marked and some wear to backstrip else v.g. Scarce. D.251. £35.00
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DAVIES, Hester. A Handbook of Plain Cookery. c.1898. [12968] Seventh Edition. McCorquodale & Co. London, n.d. c.1898. Hardback, quarter green calf, green marbled boards, part of original top cover pasted in to rear free end paper, 132pp. corner to title lacking else a very good clean copy with some food spots. Whilst the majority of the recipes are, indeed, of an everyday nature also included are Jugged Hare, boiled, pickled and baked salmon, veal and ham pie and various cakes. The author was Superintendent of the South Wales and Monmouthshire Training School of Cookery. With the book plate of Professor John Fuller. D.284 not this edn. £20.00
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DODD, George. British Manufactures. Series V. (Bread, Brewing, British Wines, Sugar, Tobacco, Hat, Leather and Glove-Making.) 1845. [13505] Charles Knight & Co. London, 1845. Hardback, 12mo. original cloth, iv, 224pp. woodcut illustrations. Covers worn, lacking front free endpaper, some pp. marked else good. With the book plate of Pauline Napper. £25.00
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DONOVAN, Michael. Domestic Economy. The Cabinet Cyclopedia Domestic Economy Volume I. Brewing, Distilling, Wine-Making, Baking &c. 1st. edn. 1830. [3838] First Edition. Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longman's. London, 1830. Hardback. Crown 8vo. original cloth, original paper label, title, engraved title, xiv, 376pp. covers slightly worn and sunned with small nicks to top and base of spine, title label darkened, very light foxing to engraved title else a very clean, tight copy. With much useful information culled from many different sources including a chapter on the history of intoxicating liquors. Instructions on making wine from grapes and various other fruits, cider and perry etc. The final three chapters are on the making of vinegar obtained by fermentation and by the destructive distillation of wood and the baking of bread. £75.00
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DUMONTEIL, Fulbert, SAVARIN, Jeanne et al. La Bonne Cuisine Pour Tous. Journal bi-mensuel. Paris, 1903-4. [7841] Paris, 1903-4. Newly bound half calf with original back-strip relaid, a very handsome copy. A mine of information containing articles and recipes from many distinguished chefs of that august era such as Alfred Suzanne, Montagne, Chevallier, with regular contributors Dame Tartine, Mont-Bry et al. Thirty-one issues commencing with No.1 - 22 with supplement and Index for the first year and Nos.1-9 of the second. Lacking No.2 of the first year but with No.2. of the second year bound incorrectly in that position. A mine of information containing articles and recipes from many distinguished chefs of that august era such as Alfred Suzanne, Montagne, Chevallier, with regular contributors Dame Tartine, Mont-Bry et al. Thirty-one issues commencing with No.1 - 22 with supplement and Index for the first year and Nos.1-9 of the second. Lacking No.2 of the first year but with No.2. of the second year bound incorrectly in that position. £195.00

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FILIPPINI, Alessandro. The Delmonico Cook Book. How to buy food, how to cook it and how to serve it. Brentano's, London: c.1895. [10945] Menus for Breakfast. Luncheon and Dinner for every-day of the year, over 1500 recipes and advice on the service of meals. 8vo. oil-cloth, vii, 505pp. Covers and hinges worn, contents clean and tight. £65.00
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GOUFFÉ, Jules. The Royal Cookery Book (Le Livre de Cuisine). 1869. [12555] New edition. Sampson, Low, Son, and Marston, London, 1869. Hardback, 4to. quarter roan, xiv, 599pp. 161 woodcuts by E. Ronjat. Neatly rebacked retaining original roan spine but with some damage, cloth covered boards slightly sunned at top, new endpapers, contents very good. Translated from the French and adapted for English use by Alphonse Gouffe head pastry-cook to Her Majesty the Queen. The work is divided into Domestic and High-Class Cookery. The author had been a pupil of Careme then opened a Patisserie in the Faubourg St. Honore. Later he became Chef de Cuisine at the Jockey Club de Paris. £135.00
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“GRID”. Real Cookery. 1st. edn. T. Fisher Unwin, 1893. [10658] This is one of those wonderfully autocratic books so redolent of the Victorian era with chapter headings in the first part such as “On the importance of taking an interest in cookery; of being on good terms with your cook; and, of judicious criticism and praise”. The second part of the book contains instructions on the cooking and serving of dishes with a few recipes. Small 8vo. pictorial cloth, illustrated title page, 86pp. cloth marked and a little grubby, contents v.g. D.449.1. Very scarce. £55.00
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HENRY, May and HALFORD, Kate. Dainty Dinners and Dishes for Jewish Families. 1st. edn. 1902. [12937]
First Edition. Wertheimer, Lea & Co. London, 1902. Hardback, 8vo. pictorial cloth, xvi, 191pp. Covers worn with lower cover loose, backstrip almost entirely lacking, however the main body and contents of the book clean and bright. Interesting contemporary advertisements including one for Palestine Wines and Cognac. By Permission of the Ecclesiastical Authorities. The authors were sisters and both had written cookery books individually but collaborated on this together. In the preface it is mentioned that: “Some of the soup and fish recipes contain milk and butter, others do not; care must therefore be exercised by the orthodox, in choosing soup or fish for dinner.” There are twelve sample menus, over 600 recipes, fourteen little line illustrations and a chapter on Passover Cookery. £65.00

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HENDERSON, William A. The Housekeeper's Instructor; or, Universal Family Cook being an ample and clear display of the Art of Cookery in all its various branches. Revised and considerably improved by Jacob Schnebbelie. c.1815. [13969] Thomas Kelly, London, n.d. c.1815. Hardback, 8vo. original maroon leather, gilt tooling, raised bands with gilt decoration, 464pp. Frontispiece, engraved title and 11 plates, light rubbing to edges else an exceptionally good copy. Henderson, who claimed to have made the Culinary Art his Study for upwards of Forty Years, presents a comprehensive manual compassing every aspect of cookery, confectionery, wine-making, brewing, directions for marketing, management of the kitchen and fruit-garden &c. Schnebbelie was once principal cook at Melun's Hotel, Bath and, at the time of printing, was at Martelli’s, the Albany, London. £105.00
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(JERROLD, W.B.) Fin Bec. The Epicure's Year Book and Table Companion. London: Bradbury Evans, 1868. [5983] First Edition. Bradbury Evans, London, 1868. 12mo. cloth gilt, xii, (xiv) 234pp. advertisements, each page in a ruled border, t.e.g. Covers marked and bubbling else v.g. Contains an Epicure's Calendar, London Dinners, Cooks and the Art of Cookery, Recipes, Scrap Book etc. £195.00
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KITCHINER, William. The Cook's Oracle: 1827. [1312] A new edition, London: printed for Cadell and Co., 1827. Hardback, 12mo. half calf, xix, 419pp. light wear to covers, names on f.f.e.p., some slight foxing else a very good copy. Containing receipts for plain cookery ... also the art of composing the most simple and most highly finished broths, gravies, soups, sauces, stove sauces, and flavouring essences. The author had obviously tested his recipes and the obseervations he makes are as pertinent today as they were when he wrote them. On serving a humble boiled cabbage he states, "With careful management, they will look as beautiful when dressed as they did when growing". £85.00
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(KITCHINER, William,) The Art of Invigorating and Prolonging Life, by food, clothes, air, exercise, wine, sleep &c. By the author of "The Cook's Oracle" London: 1822. [1795] Third edition, Enlarged. Hurst, Robinson, and Co. 12mo. half calf, viii, 298pp. v.g. Light wear to covers, contents very clean and tight. Kitchiner, a wealthy physician, did not practise but wrote several works on cookery and the way to health through diet and exercise etc. His views were highly colourful and controversial. £105.00
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(KITCHINER, William,) The Art of Invigorating and Prolonging Life, by food, clothes, air, exercise, wine, sleep &c. 1827. [7194] New edition, Geo. B. Whittaker, London, 1827. Hardback, 12mo. sometime bound grey boards title label, viii, 341pp. split to lower part of spine, contents very clean and tight.The chapter entitled Peptic Precepts is particularly fascinating and contains the Bill of Fare from Boissier, Restaurateur in the Palais Royal in 1821 as an example of the variety dishes to be had from the Parisian kitchen. £85.00
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LAKE, Nancy. Menus Made Easy; or, how to order dinner and give the dishes their French names. 1905. [10965] Frederick Warne, 1905. Hardback. 8vo. brown cloth decorated with a Menu, Boar's Head and gilt game, xii, 237pp. Owner’s name on paste-down crudely inked out and small chip to cover decoration else v.g. D.595.15.First published in 1884 this enormously popular work remained in print until 1939. Invaluable for the housewife when composing her menus. £15.00
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Liverpool Training School of Cookery. Plain Cookery Recipes for use in Elementary Schools and in Classes for Technical Instruction. 1904. 1904. [13737] C. Tinling & Co. Liverpool, 1904. 31st. edn. soft card, 48pp. (ii) ads. Covers creased and split, contents very clean. Basic recipes some of which are useful today. £4.50
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NEIL, Marion Harris. How to Cook in Casserole Dishes. W. & R. Chambers, London, 1915. [11240] From soups to preserves, invalid cookery, cakes, breads etc. Some of the ingredients would have been new to the English reader such as alligator pear, okra, terrapin etc. 8vo. pictorial cloth a little worn, xiv, 252pp. b/w photographs of the ingredients, utensils, finished dishes etc. some pp. food spotted else contents v.g. £15.00
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(PATON, Mrs. Noel.) The Tweeddale Cookery Book. 1st. edn. 1910. [12860] First Edition. The Ballantyne Press, Edinburgh, 1910. Hardback, crown 8vo. cloth backed boards slightly soiled, owner’s name to back end paper, mark to lower margin of some pp. else contents very good. Published for the Peeblesshire Nursing Association. A few Scottish recipes together with others from India, America and South Africa. Many Scottish advertisers. £50.00
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PAYNE, A.G. Common-Sense Papers on Cookery. The Ladies’ Household Library. c.1880. [13286] Fourth thousand. Casssell, Petter & Galpin, London, c.1880. Hardback, printed cloth, all edges gilt, corners worn, lacking front end paper, book-plate on fly leaf, owner’s name on title, contents clean and tight. The author’s preface states: “The present work has no pretensions to be a complete book on Cooking, but is simply a series of papers (which originally appeared in Cassell s Magazine) in which the endeavour has been, to impart a certain amount of useful knowledge of the Art of Cooking, by giving recipes at greater length than would be possible in any ordinary Cookery Book. Ordinary Cookery Books, though of the greatest utility, are, like dictionaries, seldom if ever read through.” £35.00
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REEVE, Mrs. Henry. Cookery and Housekeeping. A Manual of Domestic Economy for Small and Large Families. 4th. edn. 1883. [6151] Fourth Edition. Longmans Green, And Co., London, 1883. Hardback, 8vo. pictorial cloth, viii, 540pp. 8 particularly fine colour plates of various fish, covers slightly rubbed, contents very good. One of the better Victorian cookery books with recipes of all types and from many different countries together with monthly menu suggestions, and homely bills of fare for a household of six people and three children and four servants. £45.00
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ROUNDELL, Mrs. Julia A.E. Practical Cookery Book with many family recipes hitherto unpublished. 1st. edn. 1898. [9450] First Edition. Bickers & Son, London, 1898. Hardback, 8vo. cloth, viii, 580pp. covers slightly scratched and marked, contents very clean and tight. An exceptional book epitomising the period of excellence in Edwardian country house food and cookery. With many old Family Recipes having been in constant use since 1807, also recipes from Kenney Herbert and other contemporary authors. £95.00
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RYTZ, L. La Bonne Cuisiniere Bourgeoise ou Instruction pour preparer de la meilleure maniere met usites soit dan la vie ordinaire, soit pour les occasions de fetes. 1886. [10070] Dixieme edition, Berne, 1886. Decorated boards, xx, 401pp. advertisements, corners bumped, front paste-down defaced, an attractive hand-written recipe pasted to rear end paper, some foxing else clean and tight. The classic Swiss work covering every aspect of cookery which remained in print for over 50 years. £45.00
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SALIS de, Mrs. Entrées à la Mode. 1898. [1924] 11th. edn. 1898. Longmans, Green, and Co. Hardback, cloth backed boards, vi, 95pp. Covers worn and marked, name on front free end paper, some corners dog eared else contents mainly clean and tight. A collection of recipes for light dishes such as cutlets of various meats, poultry, game and shell-fish etc. £7.50
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SALIS de, Mrs. Entrées a la Mode. 1910. [13702] 15th. imp. Longmans, Green, and Co. 1910. Hardback, cloth backed boards, vi, 95pp. very light wear to edges, name on paste-down, contents v.g. A collection of recipes for light dishes such as cutlets of various meats, poultry, game and shell-fish etc. £10.00
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SALIS de, Mrs. Savouries à la Mode. 1903. [12713]
18th. imp. Longmans, Green, & Co. London, 1903. Cloth backed decorated boards, 78pp. corners bumped, contents clean and tight. Savouries, sandwiches, tartlettes, salads etc. Some useful and delicious recipes suitable for lunch or light suppers. £10.00
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SALLES, Prosper et MONTAGNE, Prosper. La Grande Cuisine Illustree. Selection raisonnee de 1221 recettes de cuisine transcendante. 1900. [7752] First Edition. Monaco, A. Chene, 1900. Hardback, large 8vo. original roan backed cloth, xii, 533pp. illustrated throughout, wear to covers and small split to backstrip, very light browning to page edges else a very good copy of a desirable item. Preface by Phileas Gilbert. A classic work containing recipes from many different parts of the world together with many specimen menus. £255.00
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SEIGNOBOS, Mme. D. Le Livre Des Petits Ménages entretiens sur l'économie domestique. Paris, Hachette et Cie. 1894. [3454] Deuxième edition. Mostly family cookery but with a couple of chapters on household management. 8vo. charming pictorial boards, 476 pp. line decorations v.g. £35.00
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SEIGNOBOS, Mme. Comment on Forme une Cuisiniere. 4 Volumes. Paris, Hachette, n.d. 1921-1922. [9975]
The Complete Set. Paris, Hachette, n.d. 1921-1922. Crown 8vo. beige buckram, with original decorated wrappers bound in, carmined edges, one or two small marks on covers else a fine set. Four volumes. 1ere. Partie: Les Viandes de boucherie; 2me. Partie: Les Volailles, le gibier salaisons de porc, les sauces et les jus; 3eme. Partie: Les Potages, les pates, les legumes, les oeufs, les poissons; 4e. Partie: Les Conserves, les sirops, les entremets sucres, les patisseries, les confitures. With full-page and other illustrations throughout. £85.00
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SENN, C. Herman Casserole Cookery. c.1920. [12885] Seventh edition. Ward Lock & Co. n.d. c.1920. Soft covers, 64pp. Name on front cover, backstrip very worn, contents very good. Recipes for use in fireproof china and earthernware. Line illustrations of the dishes. £3.50
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SENN, C. Herman Chafing Dish & Casserole Cookery. 1918. [10938] 4th. edn. revised, Food and Cookery Publishing Co. 1918. With illustrations of all the different casseroles used for the recipes given. Decorated cloth, 85pp. light wear to covers and light discoloration to endpapers else v.g. £7.50

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SENN, C. Herman The New 20th. Century Cookery Book. Practical Gastronomy and Recherché Cookery. 1913. [6844] 5th. Enlarged Edition. 8vo. quarter roan, 1184p. illustrated throughout, back strip very neatly relaid, contents v.g. A massive tome incorporating every aspect of cooking including sections on the science of cookery, marketing, bills of fare etc. £85.00
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SHORT. (S. Hort). Breakfasts, Luncheons and Dinners at Home. How to order, cook and serve them. 6th. edn. 1886. [9416] 6th. edn. London, Kerby & Endean, 1886. Hardback. 8vo. cloth, 204pp. margin to one leaf torn and lacking but not affecting text else v.g. With hints for the Mistress of the house and for the Cook, sample menus and many recipes. £55.00
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SMITH, Mrs. Louisa E. Bonnes Bouches and Relishable Dishes for Breakfast and Luncheon. 1st. edn. Ward, Lock, Bowden. 1893. [10911] This is a real oddity. The author states that all the recipes are entirely her own, a slight exaggeration I think. It is written partly in narrative form to her maid, partly looking back to her childhood, and there appears little order to the book with recipes all of a jumble. One short section is written from aboard ship en route for America including Savoury Bird’s Nest Soup and Blue Shark Cutlets. Small 8vo. decorated cloth, viii, 110pp. Previous owner’s name on paste-down scratched out and a couple of lines of ms. notes, both free end papers browned else a very nice copy. Blue cloth embellished with a menu standing on an easel printed in red and black and with a lobster on a plate to the lower right hand corner. D.995.1 Very scarce. £95.00
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SOYER, Alexis. The Pantropheon, or History of Food and its Preparation from the earliest ages of the world. Embellished with forty-two steel plates illustrating the greatest gastronomic marvels of antiquity. 1st. edn. 1853. [6290] The First Edition. London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co., Stationers’ Hall Court, 1853. Large 8vo. blue cloth, gilt, xvi, 470pp. 42 steel engraved plates. Neatly recased, edges to a few plates worn, covers rubbed else a very good clean copy. It has now more or less been established that author of this idealistic work was one Adolphe Duhart-Fauvet who sold his manuscript to Soyer to be translated by him, however Soyer makes no mention of Duhart-Fauvet and claimed the work as his own. (6290) £350.00

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SOYER, Alexis. Soyer's Culinary Campaign. Being historical reminiscences of the late War. With The Plain Art of Cookery for Military institutions, the Army, Navy, Public, etc. etc. 1857. [6291]
London: G. Routledge and Co., 1857. 8vo. cloth gilt, viii, 597pp. 2pp. advertisements, portrait of the author, engraved title page and seven plates, neatly recased, contents very good, clean and tight. A breathtaking account of the author's self-appointed trip to the Crimea where he undertook to revolutionise the Army's appalling catering methods. After his arrival the men became well nourished and fighting-fit instead of the half-starved and miserable specimens he encountered at the beginning of his tour. He also invented the Field Stove which remained in use in the British Army until 1966 but, in spite of all this, he was never publicly acknowledged. Mary Seacole (née Grant) was born in 1805 in Kingston, Jamaica, to a Creole mother and a Scots army officer father. Mary learned her trade as a nurse growing up in her mother’s boarding house for invalid soldiers. She travelled widely in her youth, visiting much of the Caribbean and Bahamas, as well as coming to Britain. Following the death of her husband, Edwin Horatio Hamilton Seacole (a godson of Lord Nelson) in 1844, after only twelve years of marriage, Mary dedicated her life to caring for the sick. She treated victims of a cholera epidemic in Panama and a Yellow Fever outbreak in her native Jamaica before going on to her best-known achievements in the Crimean. In 1854, Mary applied to the War Office in response to a request for army nurses, and was rejected four times because of her colour. Undaunted by the prejudice she met, Mary resolved to stage her own mission to the Crimea. In March 1855 Mary opened her “British Hotel” near Sevastopol, close to the battlefields, where she also supplied provisions to the troops and cared for the wounded, often during the rage of battle. Florence Nightingale’s hospitals at Constantinople (now Istanbul) were days’ travel away, so the immediate care provided by Mary, or “Mother Seacole” as she became known to the British troops, was vital to the well-being of the troops. £295.00

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STEWART. Alice M. and CHRISTIE, Ella R. Fare & Physic of a Past Century. 1900. [14680] David Douglas, Edinburgh, 1900. 8vo. yellow cloth with title in blue in a red border, viii, 95pp. covers somewhat grubby and sunned on the rear but contents very good, no jacket as issued. The recipes in this small volume were all taken from a treasured old manuscript (date not given but I imagine to be early to mid-19th. C.) and published In Aid of Lady Lansdowne's War Fund. Many scones, oatcakes, gingerbreads and cakes together with a very good chapter on beverages. £75.00

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TURABI, Efendi. Turkish Cookery Book. A Collection of Receipts, dedicated to those Royal and Distinguished personages, the guests of His Highness the late Viceroy of Egypt, on the occasion of the Banquet given at Woolwich, on board His Highness’s yacht the Faiz-Jehad, the 16th. July 1862. Compiled by Turabi Efendi, from the best Turkish Authorities. [The Compiler of this book reserves the right of translating.] (Printed by W.M. Watts, Crown Court, Temple Bar) n.d. 1864. [11717] Printed by W.M. Watts, Crown Court, Temple Bar. 1864. Crown 8vo. original embossed cloth, vii, 1-82pp. title and last page somewhat browned, small stain and crease to index leaves, covers slightly sunned else a remarkably good copy of an exceptionally rare item. Bitting 141. Originally compiled in 1844 by Mehmet Kamil under the title Melceu’t Tabbahim (The Sanctuary of Cooks) this was the first cookery book in Turkey to be printed by lithography and was translated by Turabi Efendi in 1864.
A collection of classic recipes of the Ottoman Empire, from soups to pickles, sherbets and jams most of which could easily be made in today’s kitchens. Meat, usually lamb or mutton sometimes beef, chicken, hare and offal; fish such as salmon, red mullet, cod-fish, mackerel, halibut and sturgeon; mussels, oysters and prawns. All these are roast, grilled, stewed, minced, fried, in pastry, with and in vegetables. There is much use of herbs such as parsley, chervil, marjoram and mint; of cinnamon, cumin, saffron, nutmeg and rose-water. Imaginative use of vegetables such as aubergines and small vegetable-marrows, turnips, spinach and tomatoes; many different fruits and nuts especially almonds and pistachios. And, of course, rice in plenty as well as butter, olive oil and lemons. “Latin Chicheghi Salatassi. Put a plate of flowers of the Nasturtium in a salad bowl, with a tablespoonful of chopped chervil; sprinkle over with your fingers half a teaspoonful of salt, two or three tablespoonsful of olive oil, and the juice of a lemon; turn the salad in the bowl with a spoon and a fork until well mixed, and serve.” £2,500.00

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WILLIAMS, W. Mattieu. The Chemistry of Cookery. 1st. edn. 1885. [12504] First Edition. Chatto & Windus, London, 1885. Hardback, 8vo. red cloth decorated in gilt with a grid iron, vii, 328pp. publisher’s list, lacking first blank, name stamped on bottom edge, spine browned, some pp. unopened, contents clean and tight. Interesting observations on the effects on foods when cooked in various manners. Precursor by a hundred years to Kurti and McGee. £35.00
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YATES, Lucy H. The Successful Home Cook. 1st. edn. 1910. [10630] First Edition. Rebman, London, 1910. Hardback, small 8vo. cloth, 243pp. covers a little grubby and marked, contents very good. Advice for those whose means are limited; on the principles of cooking with recipes; on Ptarmigan “this is a capital bird for a party of two”. £12.50
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YATES, Lucy H. The Gardener and the Cook. 1st. edn. 1912. [11949] First Edition. London, Constable & Co. 1912. Hardback, 8vo. green cloth gilt, x, 260pp. small marks on top cover and tiny splits to top of backstrip which is slightly darkened else a very nice copy with charming drawings throughout. The story of a kitchen garden, Charlemagne the gardener and the Charlotte cook, with recipes for using the produce grown. £35.00
   
 
FACSIMILE AND OTHER REPRINTS
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COBBETT, Anne. The English Housekeeper: or, Manual of Domestic Management. 1973. [13418]
EP Publishing, Wakefield, 1973. Hardback, cloth, xx, 400pp. a near fine copy in very slightly worn d.w. Facsimile reprint of the 6th. edition printed in 1851. Anne Cobbett’s extensive work covers all areas of what might be described as everyday or wholesome cookery but this must not be interpreted as boring food. Her observations are acute, on bread: “Good bread is so essential that no pains should be spared to procure it” on soups: “The French excel, merely because they take such pains in making soups” etc. £35.00
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DALLAS, E.S. Kettner's Book of the Table. Centaur Press, 1968. [2223] Facsimile reprint of the 1877 edition with an introduction by Derek Hudson. Centaur Press, London, 1968. 8vo. cloth, 500pp. a very good, clean copy in clipped wrapper. A typical cookery book of the Victorian era with recipes from the celebrated restaurateur Auguste Kettner. Arranged alphabetically from Absinthe to Zootje. £17.50
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DIGBY, Sir Kenelm. The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby, Opened. Newly edited with Introduction, notes and glossary by Anne Macdonell. 1910. [6785] First edition, thus. Philip Lee Warner, London, 1910. Hardback, 8vo. blind stamped buckram, t.e.g. lv, 291pp. Portrait of the author and facsimile title page of the original edition of 1699. A fine unopened copy. Digby's enthusiasm for food and cookery together with his vast knowledge on the subject makes this a truly delightful item. £125.00
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DOUGLAS, Norman. Venus in the Kitchen or Love’s Cookery Book. 2002. [13287]First edition thus. Bloomsbury, 2002. Hardback, small 8vo. 192pp. fine in d.w. as new. £8.50
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(EPULARIO) Opera Nova Chiamata Epulario la quale tratta il modo di cucinare ogni carne, ucelli, pesci ... E per fare sapori, torte, pasticci al modo di tutte le province ... composta da Maestro Giovanni de Rosselli. MDXVIII. (1973) 1973. [10372] A. Riccio, Roma, 1973. Hardback, 8vo. two volumes, brown simulated leather cloth, gilt lettering, illustrated from old sources, fine in cloth backed slip case with illustration from the original work. Facsimile reprint of the original edition together with a modern edition with a few notes and an Introduction by Alberto Riccio. £45.00
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GOUFFE, Jules. The Royal Cookery Book. Introduction by Fanny Cradock. 1973. [12550] EP Publishing, London, 1973. Facsimile copy, first published in 1869 by Sampson, Low, Son and Marston. Hardback, 8vo. cloth, ix, xiv, 599pp, woodcut illustrations throughout. Introduction by Fanny Cradock. A very good in very good unclipped d.w. £45.00
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HOLT, Vincent M. Why Not Eat Insects. 1992. Pryor Publications. 1992. [8454] Facsimile reprint of the original 1885 edition. Recipes for Wood-lice sauce (which I cannot bring myself to try even though they are the bane of my existence) grasshoppers, grubs of all kinds and two sample menus. Wraps, 102pp. as new. £3.50
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KIDDER, Edward. Receipts of Pastry and Cookery. For the use of His Scholars. 1997. [9765]
The Iowa Szathmary Culinary Arts Series. Iowa, 1997. 8vo. xi, 179pp. portrait and pp. of ms. in facsimile. Fine in d.w. As new. With original and updated recipes. £9.50

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MERRYTHOUGHT, A. Carving Made Easy. or, Practical Instructions for Diners Out. (Groombridge & Sons, Paternoster Row. 1857.) Facsimile edition of the original edition. c.1999. [12673] Andrew Low, n.d. c.1999. Maroon card gilt decoration, all edges gilt. 31pp. A fine copy. Woodcut illustrations with instructions for the carving of many different cuts of fish, meat, game poultry etc. (Still useful today.) £15.00
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SHORT, Thomas, M.D. Discourses on Tea, Sugar, Milk, Made-Wines, Spirits, Punch, Tobacco etc, with plain and useful rules for gouty people. 1974. [14220] Facsimile reprint. Zentralantiquariat der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik, Leipzig, 1974. Hardback, cloth, (ix), 424pp. small band of sunning to top of front cover else a fine, clean copy. No jacket as issued. A detailed account on the various substances and their effects on a person’s health. £20.00
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SMITH, E. The Compleat Housewife, or Accomplish'd Gentlewoman's Companion. Arlon House Publishing. 1983. [12687] Facsimile reprint of the 16th. edn. 1758 with frontispiece and 4 folding plates. 8vo. mock leather, on old style paper. A very good clean copy. £17.50
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SPURLING, Hilary. Elinor Fettiplace's Receipt Book. Elizabethan Country House Cooking. Penguin, 1987. [8441] Penguin, 1987. Paperback, xii, 250pp. Unused. As new. Over 200 recipes updated from the original 1604 MS. An insight into the country living of an Elizbethan lady of the Manor of Appleton in Oxfordshire. £5.50
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TOKLAS, Alice B. The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book. 1994. [13942] Serif, London, 1994. Paperback, 288pp. A fine, near mint copy. Facsimile reprint with foreword by Maureen Duffy. Illustrations by Sir Francis Rose. £4.50
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VERRAL, William. The Cook's Paradise. 1st. edn. 1948. [13011] First Edition. The Sylvan Press, 1948. Hardback, orange cloth, 139pp. 4pp. facsimile notes and bills, light foxing to fore edge and final paste-down else a very good copy in worn and rubbed d.w. Introduction and Appendices by R.L. Megroz. Interesting observations on Thomas Gray's notes on cookery written on the end papers of his copy of the original. £15.00
   
THE TWENTIETH CENTURY ONWARDS
 

These items are just a sample of what is in stock. Many more items will be uploaded here soon. The majority are listed on my Abebooks page. Click here:Items listed on Abebooks

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ADAIR, Robin. The Four Seasons Cookery Book. Some favourite recipes. 1st. edn. 1954. [13008] First Edition. Macdonald, London, 1954. Hardback, 8vo. orange cloth, 204pp. b/w illustrations, indices to each section, a very good copy in v.g. unclipped d.w. The author was, for many years, the partner of Marcel Boulestin so perhaps much of his knowledge was gleaned from their years together. £12.50
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BAILEY, Adrian (ed.) Mrs. Bridge's Upstairs Downstairs Cookery Book. 1975. [14761] Sphere Books, London 1975. Paperback, 192pp. soft focus b/w illustrations and decorations from old cookery books. Very light crease to lower cover, contents clean and tight. This is an edited and updated edition of a so-called earlier item written by Mrs. Kate Bridges cook to the Bellamys of Eaton Place, London in the early 1900's. Many of the sections contain a Downstairs (i.e. cheaper) collection of recipes for the servants consumtion. Naturally the Upstairs dishes are rich both in cost and consumption. Many of the recipes originate from Isabella Beeton and other sources. £15.50

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BONE. Caroline. The Ambridge Book of Country Cooking. 1st. edn. 1986 [14695] 1st. edn, Methuen, 1986. Hardback, 8vo. pp. nn. illustrations by John Mansbridge, inscription on fly leaf and 1.5pp. covered with extra recipes (chutneys) in an unattractive hand else v.g. in clipped d.w. A lasting legacy to Caroline (Sterling) Bone who died in 2017 and a must for Ambridge devotees. £5.00

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BOURDAIN, Anthony. Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook. 2004. [14743] Bloomsbury, London, 2004. Hardback, decorated cloth, 394pp. photographs by Robert diScalfani, light bumping to top of backstrip else a very good, near fine copy in price clipped d.w. Strategies, recipes, and techniques of classic bistro cooking. £12.50

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BOXER, Arabella. First Slice Your Cook-Book. 1st. edn. 1964. [14769] First Edition. Nelson, London, 1964. Hardback. Decorated boards, metal ring spine. A very good, clean copy in worn slip case. Over 200 recipes with decorations by Alan Cracknell. Each page divided into three with starters at the top, main course in the middle with puddings and savouries at the bottom so that the whole meal may be seen at a glance. £25.00

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BOXER, Arabella. A Second Slice. An Anthology. 1st. edn. 1966. [14770] First Edition. Thomas Nelson & Sons, London, 1966. Hardback, divided into three with over 200 recipes. Illustrations from old and contemporary artists, lengthy inscription to first page and a note on Main Dishes section with a tick on corresponding recipe page else a very good, clean copy in original slightly worn slip case. An anthology of recipes taken from many books of the Twenties and Thirties such as Lady Hindlip, Lady Jekyll, Lady Sysonby, Dorothy Allhusen, Boulestin, and later authors Elizabeth David, Robert Carrier et al. £12.50
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CHAMBERLAIN, Samuel. Bouquet de France: An Epicurean Tour of the French Provinces. 1957. [14706] 4th. imp. Gourmet, N.Y. Hamish Hamilton, London, 1957. Hardback, large 8vo. decorated cloth, pictorial endpapers lii, 619pp. a very good, clean copy. With much interesting narrative and regional recipes adapted by Narcissa Chamberlain. Line illustrations and photographs by the author. These volumes are now considered classic items. £15.00
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CONRAD, Jessie. (Conrad, Joseph.) Home Cookery. Recipes of unusual and delicious dishes suitable for every household. 1st. edn. 1936. [12721] First Edition. Jarrolds Publishers, London, 1936. Hardback. 8vo. white cloth decorated in red, xiv, 160pp. Very slight foxing to covers, foxing to fore-edge and light foxing throughout, crease to f.f.e.p. else contents clean and tight in creased and slightly defective d.w with letters M and E (in Home) defaced where a label has been some time removed. The author felt that the sentiments expressed by her husband Joseph Conrad in his preface to her first work, A Handbook of Cookery, applied equally well to its successor that it is reprinted in this volume. £150.00
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COTTINGTON TAYLOR, D.D. National Cookery Book with Notes on Diet. c.1934. [14408] National Manufacturers' Coupons Association Ltd., n.d. c.1934. Softcover. Landscape pictorial card covers, 95pp. covers slightly worn at edges, contents lightly foxed on a few pages else a nice clean copy. The author was the Director of the Good Housekeeping Institute and was a prolific author before and during WW11. The NMCA produced coupons for which household goods including books etc. could be exchanged. £7.50
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(CRADOCK, F. & J.) The Daily Telegraph Sociable Cook's Book by Bon Viveur. 1st. edn. 1967. [13891]
First edition. The Daily Telegraph, London 1967. Hardback, 8vo. decorated boards, 400pp. no jacket as issued, cartoon illustrations, a very good clean copy. Includes instructions on how to eat a banana at the dinner table. £8.50
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CROFT-COOKE, Rupert. Exotic Food. Three hundred of the most unusual dishes in Western Cookery. [13831] First Edition. George Allen & Unwin, 1969. Hardback, cloth, 161pp. illustrated by John Stoddart, a very good, clean copy in slightly worn d.w. A truly unique and slightly eccentric item with quotes and recipes from books collected during a life of travel and gastronomy. £15.00

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ERLANDSON, Keith. Home Smoking and Curing. 1st. edn. 1977. [13073] (ex. lib.) First edition. Barrie & Jenkins, 1977. Hardback, 8vo. 118pp. line drawings, lacks front free end paper, a couple of small library stamps else very good in d.w. £5.50
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ESCOFFIER, A. A Guide to Modern Cookery. 1930. 1930. [12655] New and revised edition. London, William Heineman, London, 1930. Large 8vo. green cloth, portrait, xvi, 891pp. some wear to covers with dampstain to bottom corner of lower cover, a little internal foxing, a couple of small food stains else contents clean and tight. Without doubt this work is considered to be one of the cornerstones of modern cookery but with the introduction of Nouvelle Cuisine and, latterly, fusion food it became dated. It is interesting to note though that chefs are returning to Escoffier or discovering him for the first time with the realisation the he was a genius. £45.00
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ESCOFFIER, Auguste. Autograph letter signed twice. 1934 [12951] Villa Fernand, Monte Carlo, 3 Decembre, 1934. One leaf folded and written on three sides together with original envelope. The condition of the letter is very good except the two top corners where perhaps once pinned to a board; the envelope is in two parts, partly lacking, without stamp and with insect damage. Addressed to Monsieur L. Donnadieu, Grand Hotel et Cafe du Commerce et Hotel de France reunis, Gaillac-sur-Tarn. Place stamped Monte Carlo. Signed both at the end of the letter and the P.S.
Escoffier writes thanking M. Donnadieu for the news of his marriage which came as a lovely but unexpected surprise since he had not received the invitation which must have been lost in the post. He wishes the couple a peaceful life with joy and happiness, a never-ending honeymoon. He also asks to be remembered to E. Bellegrade. (During prohibition in the United States Escoffier had arranged for Maison Bellgarde of Gaillac to ship their wines to New York marking the cases “Escoffier Sauces”.) In the Post Script Escoffier goes on to write: “I accept your kind invitation with pleasure but, still rather tired, it will not be until next Spring when I take the road to Gaillac. I had to go to Paris during November and, upon the wise advice of my doctor, I have decided to spend the winter in the sun. I will write to you now and then. Business is not brilliant in America.” Alas, a few weeks later on 12th. February, 1935 Escoffier died at his home just a few days after his beloved wife Delphine. In January Escoffier had written to Louis Rampoldi: “My hand trembles ... and it is difficult for me to write.” The letter was typed so it may be supposed his letter to Donnadieu was one of the last written in his own hand. This legendary figure among chefs and gourmets alike, king of chefs and chef to kings was no more. His partnership with Cesar Ritz had changed the face of hotels and restaurants throughout the world becoming synonymous with the elegant style of life at the turn of the 20th.C. Despite his status Escoffier remained a modest and generous man as his letters show and this one is no exception. £1,750.00
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Escoffier Ltd. Sauce Diable a la Provencale. c.1955. [12946] Escoffier Ltd. Harders Road, London S.E.15. Unopened bottle containing 9 fl.oz. sauce. Glass bottle impressed “Escoffier” to front and back 8 inches tall (21cms.) tapering from 1½ inches to 2½ inches (6.5 cms.) sealed with original stopper covered with foil impressed “Escoffier” and with neck label, labels to both front and back, both slightly lacking. Made in England. Retail Selling Price 3/3. Being in an unopened state the contents are, remarkably, still fluid. Escoffier established his company in 1898 and started the manufacture of soups, sauces and pickles in 1907 with his son Paul. In 1915 the company was sold with Escoffier retaining an interest until the end of his life. In the UK the products were manufactured until the early 1960’s by Brown and Polson and the sauces Diable and Robert lingered on until the 1980’s in the USA being manufactured by Nabisco. An unusual and rare item. £175.00
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FAIRCLOUGH, M.A. The Ideal Cookery Book. c.1920. [13031] George Routledge and Sons, London, n.d. c.1920. Large 8vo. cloth, xii, 945pp. marbled edges, 48 colour plates, 247 b/w illustrations, backstrip bumped, light score marks on lower cover, hand-written dedication poem from Ethel Radcliffe (daughter of the shipping magnate Henry Radcliffe who named a ship after her which was bombed in 1941) to Constance M. Newberry on ffep else v.g. A massive work of 3,156 recipes being a prime example of high-class cookery of the pre-1st. World War era. Much underrated. £20.00
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FISHER, John. Alice's Cook Book: a culinary diversion. 1st. edn. 1975. [14762] First edition, Frederick Muller, London, 1975. Hardback, 8vo. original brown cloth gilt lettering, 119pp. with the original Tenniel illustrations, small patch of fading to front cover corresponding with damage to jacket, else a very good clean copy in repaired and sunned d.w. A collection of recipes to delight the palate of any Lewis Carroll fan. £7.50
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FRASER, Moyra. Where's My Dinner?: Real Recipes for Busy People from the "Daily Telegraph" 2003. [13363] First Edition. John Murray, 2003. Hardback, 8vo. 198pp. b/w and jacket illustrations by Louise Morgan, a very good, clean copy in d.w. A collection of simple, quick and sometimes impromptu recipes. £5.50
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GREEN. Henrietta. The Marinade Cookbook. 1978. [8722]Pierrot Publishing, London, 1978. Square paperback, 160pp. colour illustrations, v.g. An interesting collection of ideas. £7.50
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GURNEY, Ann. Cooking Delights 1st. edn. c.1936. [13044] First Edition. Medici Society, London, c.1936. Decorated hand-sewn wraps, 19pp. Decorations from old sources. A near mint copy. Being a collection of simple receipts many from old books. £8.50
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HARBEN, Philip. Philip Harben's Television Cookery Book. 1951. [14759] First edition, Odhams Press Ltd., London, 1951. Hardback, original cloth, 160pp. b/w photographs, browning to edge of covers, light crease to top edge of pp. else a very good clean copy. Best known for being the first regular TV chef on British television post WWII. He also wrote several down to earth cookery books for home cooking. £20.00

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HARBEN, Philip. The Grammar of Cookery. 1965. [14758] Revised edition Penguin, 1965, Paperback, 295pp. page edges browned else a clean, tight copy. Produced in association with the ABC television series. A scientific approach to cookery. £9.50
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HESKETH, Barrie & Marianne. The Druimard Cook Book. c.1980. [12925] The Oban Times, Oban, c.1980. Soft card cover, 80pp. stapled. Very slight wear to covers, contents clean and tight. A collection of favourite family recipes produced for The Mull Little Theatre, Dervaig. £9.50
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HILL, Shaun. Shaun Hill’s Gidleigh Park Cookery Book. 1st. edn. [13693] First edition. Century, 1990. Hardback, 125pp. colour photographs, small indent to backstrip and d.w. else a very good clean copy in unclipped d.w. Shaun Hill’s inspirational recipes are easy to follow and some, such as his Grilled Mozzarella, marjoram and late summer tomato sandwich, are very simple but delicious. Introduction by Ted Hughes. £8.50
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HOPKINSON, Simon. The Good Cook. 2011 [14711] BBC Books, London, 2011. Hardback, quarto, pictorial boards, 320pp. photography by Jason Lowe, a fine, near mint, copy in likewise dust wrapper. From the TV series with over 100 recipes. Simon's genius s that he cooks food to eat, not flashy, not shouty or brashy just quietly mouth-wateringly delicious dishes to cook and eat with friends. £15.00

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HUTCHINSON, Peggy. Old English Cookery Book. 1973. [8242] Revised edn. Foulsham, London, 1973. Hardback, 8vo. 132pp. a very good, clean copy in clipped d.w. A collection of old farmhouse recipes. £8.50
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INNES, Jocasta. The Pauper's Cookbook. 1974. [14700] 1974. Penguin, 1974. Paperback, 239pp. line decorations, cover creased at top corner else a very good, clean, tight copy. A book planned for "church mice" this contains excellent ideas for when you need to tighten the purse strings. £12.50

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INNES, Jocasta, with CUNNINGHAM, Bronwen. Eatability. 1st. edn. 1987. [8089] First Edition. Macdonald, London, 1987. Hardback, decorated boards, each page decorated, 160pp. contents very good, in d.w. A fresh approach to food for the 80's with some interesting ideas. £9.50

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IRIBE, Maybelle and WILDER, Barbara. Pâtés for Kings and Commoners. 1st. English edition, 1978. [11588]
First English edition. Robert Hale, London, 1978. Hardback, 8vo. boards, 161pp. illustrations by Maybelle Iribe, ms. recipes on end blanks else v.g. in price-clipped d.w. A collection of pâtés, terrines and mousses from the various regions of France, pasties or meat pies from the UK and America’s Meat Loaf. £5.50
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LITTLE, Alastair. Soho Cooking. 1st. edn. signed. 1999. [14693] Ebury Press, 1999. Hardcover, 256pp. photographs by Ian Wallace, tiny mark on front cover else a near fine copy in d.w. A collection of the very best international recipes from Soho's top kitchens. Signed by the author on half title. £15.00

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LISTER, Stephen. Fit for a Bishop. or How to keep a Fat Priest in Prime Condition. 1959. [14757] Revised edition, Peter Davies, London, 1959. Hardback, 8vo. maroon cloth with gilt lettering, vi, 183pp. decsorations by Biro, foxing to fore-edge else a very good, clean copy in partly lacking d.w. Recipes gathered from Mlle. Delorme the thin sister of Father Delorme "A fat priest who ruled benignly over a small Provencal village". An eccentric item to say the least. £8.50
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LUARD, Elisabeth. European Festival Food. 1st. edn. 1990. [13564] First Edition. Bantam Press, London 1990. Hardback, 8vo. green covers, gilt lettering, 456pp. illustrations by the author, fore edge ightly marked and a small ink spot on lower edge else a very good clean copy in d.w. A celebration of the meals eaten at the traditional festivals of the church calendar. £17.50
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McDOUALL, Robin. Robin McDouall's cookery book for the greedy. 1965. [14763] First paperback edition. Penguin Books, London, 1965. Paperback, 352pp. decorations by Juliet Renney, light wear to covers, pages browned at edges else a clean tight copy. The author was a self taught cook and was, for many years, in charge of the catering at the Travellers' Club in London and cookery writer for Harper's Bazaar. £7.50

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McNEILL, F. Marian. The Camper's Kitchen. 1st. edn. 1933. [14662] First Edition. Alexander Maclehose & Co. London, 1933. Hardback, 8vo. cloth backed pictorial boards, 136pp. 4pp. b/w illustrations of equipment (paraffin stoves, windscreen, canteens etc.), previous owner's name and a small purple stamp on f.e.p. else a remarkably clean, bright copy. Much advice on the equipment, cooking and clearing up together with menus for the week with and without the oven and many recipes including soups, fish, meat, vegetables, puddings, breads and cakes. £75.00

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MORPHY, Countess. (Marcelle) Recipes for all Nations. 1st. edn. 1935 [14540] First edition for Selfridge & Co. Limited by Herbert Joseph Limited, London, n.d. 1935. Hardback, original cloth, cartographic endpapers, 800pp. plus coloured blanks for readers' notes, covers very worn and marked, hinges slightly shaky, notes to some blanks else contents clean and tight. A monumental work containing hundreds of recipes divided into their various countries, from around the world. This is the book that Elizabeth David found fascinating and used when she first lived in a flat in London in the early 30's. £25.00

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MORPHY, Countess. Recipes of all Nations. n.d. c.1938. [13512] Selfridge and Co. London, c.1938. Hardback, 8vo. cloth, 800pp. plus blanks, thumbnail section separators, sometime rebound, black title label on spine, many marginal notes, some blanks with ms. recipes, overall a good copy. Recipes, divided into their various countries, from around the world. A favourite of Elizabeth David. £12.00
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NICHOLS, Beverley. Down the Kitchen Sink. A memoir. 1st. edn. 1974. [12725] First Edition. W.H. Allen, London, 1974. Hardback, 8vo., 201pp. a very good, clean copy in d.w. Chat with much name-dropping e.g. Noel Coward - an atrocious cook; Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas with a funny little anecdote about lady Diana Cooper; Mrs. Ronnie Greville - the grandest tea-table and many others. With recipes including one in which you stuff the family silver up a chicken before poaching it then leaving it to cool all night (truly). Prettily embellished with drawings by Val Biro. £15.00
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NIGNON, Edouard. Les Plaisirs de la Table. 1930. [4651] Paris, chez l’Auteur. The second edition with extra recipes. Preface by Robert de Flers, line illustrations by Grignon. 8vo. Original wrappers, xiv, 339pp. Wrappers fragile at edges and spine else a very good copy. No. 1849/2000 copies. Nignon was much acclaimed early in the 20th.C. and his works are highly sought after by the leading chefs of to-day. £200.00

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OLIVER, Raymond. Classic Sauces and their preparation. 1st. Eng. edn. 1967. [12380]
First English edition. W.F.S. Michael Joseph, London, 1967. 8vo. hardback, 197pp. colour illustrations, a very good, clean copy in slightly worn d.w. Translated from the French by Rosemary Joekes. Mainly French dishes and sauces many from classic French works with some from other countries. £6.50
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PATTEN, Marguerite. Marguerite Pattern’s Century of British Cooking. 1999. [13941] Grub Street, 1999. Large 8vo. pictorial boards, 336pp. colour and b/w photographs a very good, clean copy, no d.w. A short history of British cooking from the era of kitchen maids, cooks and servants to the world’s larder of the present day. With a selection of recipes for each decade. £7.50
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PEARSON, Marina. The King Edward VII Hospital Cookery Book. 1st. edn. 1993. [11654] First Edition. Dovecote Press, Wimborne, 1993. Hardback, 8vo. 168pp. line illustrations by various artists and photos, a fine copy in unclipped d.w. A better than average charitable collection of recipes from the rich and famous including Serene Highnesses, Duchesses, and very aristocratic ladies. Guinness Cake from the Countess of Iveagh, naturally, and Killer Chilli from Lenny Henry. £9.50

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POMIANE de, Edouard. Cooking with Pomiane. 1969. [14752] Cookery Book Club edition, 1969. Edited and translated from the French with four illustrations by Peggie Benton. Hardback, 8vo. 245pp. a very good clean copy in repaired d.w. Translation and adaptation of the author's radio broadcasts. £8.50
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POMIANE de, Edouard. Cooking in Ten Minutes or The Adaptation to the Rhythm of our Time. 1969. [14756] Cookery Book Club edition, London, 1969. Hardback, 8vo. 145pp. fine in d.w. with 19 woodcut illustrations after Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Some simple menus with quick recipes. £10.00
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PYM, Hilary and WYATT, Honor. A La Pym. The Barbara Pym Cookery Book. 1995. [14658] 1st. edn. Prospect Books, 1995. Hardback, 8vo. highly decorated boards, 140pp. a very good near fine copy. Edited by Louise Ross, foreword by John Francis and with attractive line drawings by Frankie Pollak. A collection of much loved family recipes. £25.00

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READ, Miss. (SAINT, Dora J.) Miss Read's Country Cooking or To Cut a Cabbage-leaf. 1st. edn. 1969. [13397] First Edition Michael Joseph, 1969. Hardback, orange covers with gilt lettering, very thin band of sunning to top, top edge and fore edge spotted and stained but contents clean and tight in poor dust wrapper very stained at folds. Proper old-fashioned country food divided into seasons. £15.00

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ROBUCHON, Joel and WELLS, Patricia Cuisine Actuelle. 1993 [14692] 1st. UK edition. Macmillan., London, 1993. Hardback, 8vo. viii, 327pp. photographs by Steven Rothfield, a fine copy in very slightly worn d.w. Over 100 recipes arranged for the benefit of the home cook by Patricai Wells. Amongst many other awards Robuchon was titled "Chef of the Century" by the guide Gault Millau in 1989. £15.00

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ROBUCHON, Joel and WELLS, Patricia Cuisine Actuelle. 1993 [14767] 1st. UK edition. Macmillan, London, 1993. Hardback, 8vo. viii, 327pp. photographs by Steven Rothfield, a fine copy in lightly worn and sunned d.w. Over 100 recipes arranged for the benefit of the home cook by Patricai Wells. Amongst many other awards Robuchon was titled "Chef of the Century" by the guide Gault Millau in 1989. £12.50
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ROCHE De, Max. The Foods of Love. 1st. edn. 1990. [7628] First Edition. Dorling Kindersley, London, 1990. Hardback, decorated laminated boards, ribbon ties, 96pp. each page decorated, a very good, clean copy. Recipes for all manner of exquisite love potions and aphrodisiacs. £2.50

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ROSE, Mademoiselle. Cent Facons de preparer les restes. 1st. edn. c.1929. [9397] First Edition. Paris, Flammarion, n.d. c.1929. Coloured pictorial wraps, 90pp. tiny mark on lower cover else a very good, clean copy. A wonderful collection of appetising and delicious dishes made from leftovers. £25.00
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ROSS SKINNER, Venetia (ed.). Dorset Country House Cookery. 2nd. imp. 1993. [9766] 2nd. imp. Dovecote Press, 1993. Hardback, 8vo. 176pp. v.g. in price clipped d.w. Recipes from the grand dames of Dorset each with a little vignette of the house. Cover image by Humphrey Stone. £17.50

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SEKERS, Simone. Cook's Progress. 1st. edn. 1979. [7613] First Edition. Compton Press, Tisbury, 1979. Hardback, 8vo. cloth, 189pp. fine in very lightly worn d.w. Advice on the sensible stocking of the larder, preserving and gardening for the kitchen together with some excellent recipes. Delightful illustrations by Ian Beck. £6.50
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SMITH, Drew. Modern Cooking. 1st. edn. 1990. [6703] First Edition. Sidgwick and Jackson, 1990. Hardback, 8vo. 192pp. a fine copy in d.w. as new. From the first back-street Bistros of Lyons to the finest Restaurants of today. Useful historical information with many recipes. £12.50

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SMITH, Mo. A Lazy Cook's Summer. 1st. edn. 2002 [14741] For the author, Leckhampton Press, Cheltenham, 2002. Tall paperback, 145pp. a very good clean copy. Mouthwatering recipes for the time-pressured cook with traditional recipes adapted to modern living with suggested menus. £5.50

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SMITH, Delia. Delia's Christmas. 1st. edn. 1990. [14751] First Edition. BBC Books, London, 1990. Hardback, 8vo. 223pp. colour illustrations, a very good, clean copy in v.g. unclipped d.w. 130 recipes for Christmas (and other times of the year too). £15.00

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SMITH, Michael. The Duchess of Duke Street Entertains. 1977. [14760] A Star Book, London 1977. Paperback, 255pp. sepia illustrations. Covers worn and creased, contents clean and tight. Written in the voice of Louisa Trotter (Rosa Lewis of The Cavendish Hotel) by Michael Smith who devised and created the recipes for the televsion series. Many of them originate from Agnes Marshall, Eliza Acton and Isabella Beeton. £5.50

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S.W.R.I. Cookery Book. Sixth Edition. The Scottish Women’s Rural Institutes. 1946. [12734] Edinburgh, 1946. 8vo. paperback, 248pp. covers soiled and creased at corners, small repair to margin of title page, pp. to lower corner curled else contents good. As always with the Women’s Institute books there are good recipes to be found many of them being local or regional and rural. £6.50
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TIMS, Barbara. (ed.) Food in Vogue. From Boulestin to Boxer. 1988. [2706] Pyramid Books, London, 1988. Large 8vo. 192pp. colour and b/w illustrations a very good, clean copy in d.w. Introduction by Arabella Boxer. Recipes from the 1930's to the 80's from many of the best known books of the period. £12.50
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VENCE, Celine (ed.). Cuisine du Terroir. The Lost Domain of French Cooking. 1987. [14738]
First Edition. Blenheim House Books, Deal, 1987. Hardback, 9vo. laminated pictorial boards, cartographic endpapers, (iv), 249pp. wood engravings by Phillida Gili. Original recipes collected from the master chefs of France edited by Celine Vence for the English edition by Sue Lermon and Simon Mallett. A fine near mint copy no wrapper as issued. A collection of superb recipes with a list of the chefs and their addresses. £40.00

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Various. Off Duty. The World's Greatest Chefs Cook at Home. 2005. [14742] Harper Collins Publishers, London, 2005. Hardback, white cloth, red lettering on spine, 288pp. photographs by James Merrell, a near fine copy in d.w. A collection of favourite home-cooked dishes from forty-eight world-wide chefs and food writers donated to the Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundation. Three dishes per chef, some a bit too twiddly especially the desserts but many of them simple, delicious and easily reproduced. £9.50
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WALLER, Emilie. Emilie Waller's Cookery and Kitchen Book for Slender Purses. 1st. edn. 1935. [14541] First edition. Faber and Faber, London, 1935. Hardback, 8vo. cloth with blue lettering, 151pp. light soiling to covers, damage to bottom corner of lower cover paste-down, contents very good, no dust wrapper. General advice together with menus and recipes for three weeks. The author was one of the first to broadcast weekly on the BBC in 1935. £25.00
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WAUGH, Teresa and Auberon. The Entertaining Book. 1st. edn. 1986. [9615] First Edition. Hamish Hamilton, London, 1986. Hardback, 8vo. 187pp. a very good, clean copy in d.w. A collection of recipes for relaxed entertaining by her and wine-lore by him. Delightfully illustrated by Glynn Boyd Harte. £9.50
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WHITE, Marco Pierre. Wild Food from Land & Sea. 1994. [14768] 1st. edn. Ebury Press, London, 1994. Very large format, hardcover, grey covers with silver lettering, 160pp. Photography by Norman Hollands. Colour illustrations by Julia Whatley. A very good, near fine copy signed by the author. A collection of recipes as served in White's restaurants with a few attributed to other chefs such as Albert Roux, the Macoys of Staddlebridge et al. £25.00

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WIJK, Olof. Eat at Pleasure. Drink by Measure. 1st. edn. 1970. [12495] First Edition. Constable, 1970. Hardback, 8vo. cloth gilt decorations, 192pp. wear and tear to extreme edges, contents v.g. in slightly worn d.w. Inscribed by the author to Robin (McDouall). An anthology and collection of recipes from such sources as Margaret Costa, Arabella Boxer, Elizabeth David et al arranged seasonally with notes on wine by Michael Broadbent and Cyril Ray amongst others. Charming woodcut illustrations. £9.50

 
ELIZABETH DAVID
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DAVID, Elizabeth. The Baking of an English Loaf. 2nd. imp. 1970. [2913] 2nd. imp. Elizabeth David Ltd. Printed by Hopkins & Bailey Ltd. 1970. Taupe coloured wraps, 24pp. A very good copy. Cover illustration: Bread Crock 2/9. Information, advice and a few recipes. £40.00

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DAVID, Elizabeth. A Book of Mediterranean Food. 1975. [12451]1975. 2nd. rev. edn. Penguin, 1975. Paperback, 203pp. A very clean, tight copy. Decorations by John Minton. Cover illustration Garlic in market by Anthony Denney. £3.50
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DAVID, Elizabeth. Cooking with Le Creuset. 1st. edn. 1969. [8258] 1969. First Edition. Clarbat Ltd. 302/4 Barrington Road, London S.W.9 (3/- on cover.) Pictorial orange wraps, 38pp. illustrated, a very good to fine copy. Recipes and advice on the use of Le Creuset cast-iron ware including the Cassadou and Tostador not listed in most later editions. £30.00
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DAVID, Elizabeth. Cooking with Le Creuset and Cousances. c.1981. [8100] n.d. Clarbat Ltd. 100 Acre Corner, 286 Weyhill Rd. Andover, Hants, SP10 3LS. n.d. c.1981. Blue laminated covers, ring spine 38pp. illustrated, a very good, clean copy. Recipes and advice on the use of Le Creuset cast-iron ware. All editions state “© CLARABAT LTD. 1969” but only those copies with the orange wrappers were issued in 1969. Thereafter it was issued with various covers and revisions but undated from 1971 to 1981. £7.50
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DAVID, Elizabeth. Cooking with Le Creuset & Cousances. c.1981 [7671] n.d. Clarbat Ltd. 100 Acre Corner, 286 Weyhill Rd. Andover, Hants, SP10. c.1981. Blue laminated covers, metal ring spine 38pp. illustrated, contents v.g. Recipes and advice on the use of Le Creuset cast-iron ware. All editions state “© CLARABAT LTD. 1969” but only those copies with the orange wrappers were issued in 1969. Thereafter it was issued with various covers and revisions but undated from 1971 to 1981. £7.50
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DAVID, Elizabeth. English Bread and Yeast Cookery. BCA edn. 1978. [8008] Book Club Associates edn. hardback, 8vo. xxii, 591pp. illustrated, v.g. in slightly worn d.w. A history of bread and bread-making together with recipes for many types of bread, yeast risen cakes, soda breads and bakestone cakes etc. £17.50
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DAVID, Elizabeth. French Country Cooking. 1978. [7023] 1978. Penguin. Paperback, 203pp. covers a little creased, contents v.g. Decorations by John Minton. Cover illustration by Anthony Denney, open Armoire. £4.50

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DAVID, Elizabeth. French Country Cooking. 2nd. edn. 1958. [5832] Second edition (with revisions). Macdonald, London, 1958. Hardback, cloth, xii, 15 - 207pp. With decorations by John Minton. Covers slightly marked and rubbed, contents v.g. no dust wrapper. £20.00
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DAVID, Elizabeth. French Country Cooking. 2nd. edn. 1958. [11836] Second edition with revisions. Macdonald, London, 1958. Grey cloth, xii, 207pp. Decorations by John Minton. Covers slightly marked, fore edge spotted, with a slight lean, contents very good, no dust wrapper. Inscription on front end paper. With bookseller’s sticker: John Sandoe Ltd. where Elizabeth David’s sister, Felicite, worked for many years. £20.00
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DAVID, Elizabeth. French Country Cooking. 1987. [14701] 2nd. imp. Dorling Kindersley, London, 1987. Hardback, 8vo. 224pp. a very good, clean copy in d.w. With the original line illustrations by John Minton together with a collection of classic paintings by French artists. £8.50
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DAVID, Elizabeth. Spices, Salt and Aromatics in the English Kitchen. 1971. [14699] Reprinted, Penguin Books, London, 1971. Paperback, 277pp. light wear to edges and the usual browning to page edges else a very good, clean copy. With a short history of the spice trade, descriptions of many different spices together with a selection of recipes many from old books and favourite authors. £9.50
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DAVID, Elizabeth. Spices, Salt and Aromatics in the English Kitchen. 1977. [8538] Penguin, 1977. Paperback, 277pp. very light wear to covers else a very good, clean copy. Cover photograph by Anthony Denney of an old fashioned spice box, wooden pestle and mortar etc. With a short history of the spice trade, descriptions of many different spices together with a selection of recipes many from old books and favourite authors. £5.50

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DAVID, Elizabeth. Spices, Salt and Aromatics in the English Kitchen. 1975. [9530] Penguin, 1975. Paperback, 279pp. A very good, clean copy. Cover photograph by Anthony Denney. With a short history of the spice trade, descriptions of many different spices together with a selection of recipes many from old books and favourite authors. £5.50
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DAVID, Elizabeth. Summer Cooking. c.1988. [7012] Penguin, n.d. c.1988. Large paperback, 234pp. a fine unused copy. Cover photograph illustration by Tessa Traeger of red currants in a cabbage leaf. Light dishes to be enjoyed on summer days. Illustrated by Adrian Daintrey. £7.50
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DAVID, Elizabeth. Summer Cooking. 1966. [7984] 1966. Penguin, 1966. Paperback edn. 232pp. name on inside front cover else v.g. Cover photograph by Anthony Denney. Light dishes to be enjoyed on summer days. With illustrations by Adrian Daintrey. £6.50
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DAVID, Elizabeth. Summer Cooking. 1967. [7989] Penguin, 1967. Paperback, 232pp. light creases to corners, contents v.g. Cover photograph by Anthony Denney of a plate of figs and cheese. Light dishes to be enjoyed on summer days. With illustrations by Adrian Daintrey. £2.50
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DAVID, Elizabeth. Summer Cooking. 1st. edn. 1955. [11603] First Edition. Museum Press, London, 1955. Hardback, 8vo. green cloth, soiled, immature inscription on ffep, not a brilliant copy but a first edition nevertheless. Delicious light dishes for summer eating with some ethereal and old-fashioned sweets such as Geranium Cream, Black Currant Puree, Lemon Ice Cream, all simple to make and delightful to eat. £25.00
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DAVID, Elizabeth. Summer Cooking. Revised and enlarged edn. Penguin, 1976. [12452]
1976. Revised and enlarged edn. Penguin, London, 1976. Paperback, 232pp. Cover photograph by Anthony Denney of a plate of figs and cheese. Tiny spots on cover else v.g. (12452) Light dishes to be enjoyed on summer days. With illustrations by Adrian Daintrey. £2.50
AMBROSE HEATH
  Ambrose Heath (Francis Geoffrey Miller 1891 - 1969) culinary journalist, author and broadcaster wrote for various newspapers including the News Chronicle and The Manchester Guardian, before becoming food writer for The Morning Post 1931–37. He was also a regular contributor to The Guardian, The Daily Mirror, et al. and Cookery Correspondent of the periodical, The Queen, 1938–64; he wrote the Daily Mirror Patsy Cookery Strip, 1946–53. From 1932 many of his books were published by Faber and Faber with decorations by Edward Bawden. Another artist of note, Reynolds Stone, embellished the beautifully produced series of leaflets for The Cookery Advisory Department of AGA Heat Limited. To me his finest work was The Country Life Cookery Book illustrated by Eric Ravilious. It is full of recipes echoing the seasons of the British Isles with all the wonderful ingredients we have wrought into dishes to delight every taste. Country House food at its very best.
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HEATH, Ambrose. More Good Food. 1st. edn. 1933. [6873] First Edition. Faber and Faber Ltd. London, 1933. Hardback, 8vo. cloth, 244pp. Cover and decorations by Edward Bawden, a very good, clean copy no d.w. A further collection of excellent recipes arranged month by month. Try the Sham Whitebait and be prepared for the surprise. £25.00
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HEATH, Ambrose. Good Food on the Aga. 1st. edn. 1933. [14267]First edition. Faber & Faber, Ltd. London, 1933. Hardback, 8vo. cloth, 243pp. front cover lightly rubbed, light foxing to endpapers, a very good, clean copy no dust wrapper. Covers, title and chapter headpieces by Edward Bawden. The first part of this item being The Management and Scope of the AGA Cooker with notes on Jam making, Fruit and Vegetable Bottling and Bread making by Miss M. Frood, M.B.E. Part two, the majority of the volume, contains Heath’s recipes arranged month by month. £35.00
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HEATH, Ambrose. Good Food. Month by Month Recipes. 1934. [14286] 2nd. imp. Faber & Faber, Ltd. London, 1934. Hardback, cloth, 280pp. covers lightly soiled, small repair to one leaf else contents very good, no dust wrapper. Covers and decorations by Edward Bawden. Interesting to note that the publisher did not notice Bawden’s incorrect spelling of February. £25.00
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HEATH, Ambrose. AGA Menu for May. (1936). [13730] The Cookery Advisory Department of AGA Heat Limited, London, 1936. One leaf folded into three with illustration by Reynolds Stone. Recipes by Ambrose Heath and a selection of titles for the Cookery Bookshelf. Very slight discolouration to top else very good. £40.00
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HEATH, Ambrose. AGA Menu for June. (1936). [13729] The Cookery Advisory Department of AGA Heat Limited, London, 1936. One leaf folded into three with illustration by Reynolds Stone. Recipes by Ambrose Heath and a selection of titles for the Cookery Bookshelf. Very slight discolouration to top else very good. £40.00
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HEATH, Ambrose. AGA Menu for July. (1936). [13728] The Cookery Advisory Department of AGA Heat Limited, London, 1936. One leaf folded into three with illustration by Reynolds Stone. Recipes by Ambrose Heath and a selection of titles for the Cookery Bookshelf. Very slight discolouration to top else very good. £40.00
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HEATH, Ambrose. AGA Menu for August. (1936). [13727] The Cookery Advisory Department of AGA Heat Limited, London, 1936. One leaf folded into three with illustration by Reynolds Stone. Recipes by Ambrose Heath and a selection of titles for the Cookery Bookshelf. Very slight discolouration to top else very good. £40.00
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HEATH, Ambrose. AGA Quarterly. No.1. Autumn, 1936. [13726] The Cookery Advisory Department of AGA Heat Limited, London, 1936. 8pp. stapled, with cover illustration by Reynolds Stone. The first in a quarterly series taking the place of AGA’s Monthly Menus. Recipes for Autumnal dishes by Ambrose Heath and a selection of titles for the Cookery Bookshelf. Slight browning to bottom edge, staples rusted but still holding. £40.00
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HEATH, Ambrose. AGA Quarterly No.2. Christmas, 1936.[13723] AGA Heat Limited. Printed by the Curwen Press, London, 1936. Decorated wraps, 11pp. Very light marks to covers, contents very good. With articles by Andre Simon, Charles Walter Berry, recipes by Simone Prunier and Ambrose Heath and a selection of titles for the Cookery Bookshelf. £25.00
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HEATH, Ambrose. AGA Quarterly. (No.5) Summer, 1937. [13724] AGA Heat Limited. Printed by the Curwen Press, London, 1937. Decorated wraps, 11pp. Very light marks to covers, contents very good. Recipes for Summer dishes by Ambrose Heath and a selection of titles for the Cookery Bookshelf. £25.00
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HEATH, Ambrose. AGA Quarterly. (No.6) Autumn, 1937. [13725] AGA Heat Limited. Printed by the Curwen Press, London, 1937. Decorated wraps, 11pp. Very light marks to top cover and stains to lower cover with three tiny holes, contents good. Recipes for Autumnal dishes by Ambrose Heath and a selection of titles for the Cookery Bookshelf. £20.00
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(HEATH, Ambrose.) National Mark Beef. A Booklet with Recipes. c.1935. [11907] Issued by tne Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, n.d. c.1935. Pictorial wraps (with illustration of a large joint on a platter by Mann), 15pp. printed in black and red, lower cover with crease to top corner else v.g. Recipes for roasts, stews, mince dishes etc. together with various accompaniments. Now generally thought to be by Ambrose Heath but I can find nothing to verify this although he did write other pamphlets and booklets for National Mark products.The National Mark applied to foodstuffs which reached certain definite standards of quality from England and Wales. There was a separate scheme for Scotland. £10.00
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HEATH, Ambrose. National Mark Recipes ... Recipes New and Old. c.1935. [13355] Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. Revised edition, 1935. A collection of recipes for using National Mark products with recipes by Ambrose Heath, D.D.Cottington Taylor and Emelie Waller. Card covers, 64pp. vibrant full page scraperboard illustrations. Loose in worn covers, contents v.g. The National Mark applied to foodstuffs which reached certain definite standards of quality from England and Wales. There was a separate scheme for Scotland. £15.00
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HEATH, Ambrose. National Mark Recipes ... Recipes New and Old. 1936. [13721] Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. Revised edition, 1936. A collection of recipes for using National Mark products with recipes by Ambrose Heath, D.D.Cottington Taylor and Emelie Waller. Card covers, 64pp. vibrant full page scraperboard illustrations. Lower cover marked, contents v.g. The National Mark applied to foodstuffs which reached certain definite standards of quality from England and Wales. There was a separate scheme for Scotland. £15.00
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HEATH, Ambrose. The National Mark Calendar of Cooking. 1st. edn. 1936. [13722] First edition. Ministry of Agriculture, 1936. Recipes using National Mark products. Soft card covers sunned at edges as usual and marks on lower cover else contents very good, 128pp. Attractive woodcut illustrations by Blair Hughes Stanton. The National Mark applied to foodstuffs which reached certain definite standards of quality from England and Wales. There was a separate scheme for Scotland. £15.00

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HEATH, Ambrose and COTTINGTON TAYLOR, D.D. The National Mark Calendar of Cooking. Compiled for the Ministry of Agricuture. 1936. [9888] First Edition. Compiled for the Ministry of Agricuture. 1936. Card, 128pp. covers sunned, contents v.g. A collection of recipes for using National Mark products. Woodcut illustrations by Blair Hughes-Stanton. The National Mark applied to foodstuffs which reached certain definite standards of quality from England and Wales. There was a separate scheme for Scotland. £4.50
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HEATH, Ambrose. Dining Out. How and What to order. 1st. edn. 1936. [7168] First Edition. Eyre and Spottiswoode, London, 1936. Hardback, cloth, 106pp. covers marked and a little grubby, end papers browned and foxed with a few notes in a tiny hand on rear end paper but contents clean and good. No dust wrapper. What to eat and drink and how to be sure of getting it. £7.50
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HEATH, Ambrose. News Chronicle Cookery Book. c.1936 [14280] The News Chronicle Publications Department, London, n.d. c.1936. Pictorial card covers, 148pp. slight crease to one corner and a small piece lacking from bottom of front cover at spine, light foxing to title and fore edge else good. Economical dishes. £30.00
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HEATH, Ambrose. The Country Life Cookery Book. With a few hints and reminders about the Kitchen Garden. 1st. edn. 1937. [14268] First Edition. London, Country Life Limited. Hardback, 8vo. deep pink cloth with white lettering, 253pp. a fine, clean, tight copy no dust wrapper. Recipes arranged month by month for the country house hostess. Embellished with exquisite wood engravings by Eric Ravilious. £85.00

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HEATH, Ambrose. 1937 Good Sweets. 1st. edn. 1937. [6993] First edition. Faber and Faber Ltd., Hardback, decorated boards, 117pp. a little wear to covers, spine sunned but contents very good, no dust wrapper. A superb collection of recipes. Covers and decorations by Edward Bawden. £20.00
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HEATH, Ambrose. Vegetable Dishes and Salads for every day of the year collected for the British Growers Council with a special chapter on tomatoes and a section of salads. 1st. edn. 1938. [5472] First Edition. Faber and Faber, 1938. Hardback, 8vo. decorated boards, iv, 210pp. covers and title page by Edward Bawden, name in red on front paste-down else a very good, clean copy in slightly worn dust wrapper. £40.00
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HEATH, Ambrose. American Dishes for English Tables. 1st. edn. 1939. [14283] First edition. Hamish Hamilton, London, 1939. Decorations by James Arnold. Hardback, 8vo. decorated cloth, 179pp. light foxing to fore edge, else near fine in slightly soiled and repaired d.w. A personal selection of typical American dishes which must, at the time, have seemed somewhat exotic. Recipes given in English measures. £35.00
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HEATH, Ambrose. From Creel to Kitchen. How to cook fresh-water fish. 1st. edn. 1939. [3673] First edition, Adam and Charles Black, London, 1939. Hardback, small 8vo. cloth, 110pp. a very good clean copy in slightly worn and clipped dust wrapper. One hundred and seventy-five recipes. £30.00
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HEATH, Ambrose. Good Drinks. 1st. edn. 1939. [14246] First Edition. Faber & Faber Ltd., London, 1939. Hardback, decorated boards, 239pp. light wear to covers, five recipes for Summer Drinks written in a miniscule hand on back endpaper, contents very good, no dust wrapper. Boards and title page decorations by Edward Bawden. A collection of Hard Drinks; Soft Drinks; hot and cold drinks etc. etc. £125.00
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HEATH, Ambrose. Savoury Snacks. A Collection of Recipes for Snacks, hot and cold, suitable for Sherry or Cocktail Parties, Picnics, informal Meals, late Suppers and other Occasions when light but not uninteresting fare is expected: with a note on Savoury Butters. 1st. edn. 1939. [14296] First Edition. Nicholson & Watson, 1939. Hardback, decorated boards, 72pp. a very good copy in slightly worn and clipped dust wrapper affecting part of text on flap. The author writes: “some sustenance of an attractive nature may be found for A.R.P. workers and others on the nation’s duty.” £15.00
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HEATH, Ambrose. Open Sesame. The Way of a Cook with a Can. 1st. edn. 1939. [14277] First Edition. Nicholson and Watson, London, 1939. Hardback, cloth backed decorated boards, 128pp. owner’s name and address stamped on ffep else an exceptionally fine copy in slightly damaged dust wrapper. Some rather innovative recipes from tinned ingredients. £15.00
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HEATH, Ambrose. Cooking in War Time. 1st. edn. 1939. [14276] First Edition. Nicholson and Watson, London, 1939. Hardback, cloth backed decorated boards, 128pp. a very good clean copy, no wrapper. Author’s forword states: “...as I have anticipated, we shall not be faced with any serious shortage of foodstuffs”. How wrong he was.... £25.00
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HEATH, Ambrose. Meat Dishes without Coupons. 1st. edn. 1940. [7230] First edition. Faber and Faber, London, 1940. Hardback, 8vo. printed boards, 117pp. Lower cover decoration by Edward Bawden. A very good clean copy in chipped and partly lacking dust wrapper. From early on in WW11 until 1954 most meats were rationed with the exception of offal so this volume entirely dedicated to these meats must have been very welcome. £25.00
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HEATH, Ambrose. There’s Time for a Meal. 1st. edn. 1940. [14304] First edition. Robert Hale, London, n.d. (1940). Hardback, cloth, 111pp. Hardback, 8vo. red cloth silver lettering, slight bubbling to front cover, endpapers lightly browned, contents very good, no wrapper. Recipes for quickly cooked dishes in timed chapters i.e. ten minutes to two hours and chapter for A.R.P. workers. £15.00
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HEATH, Ambrose. Kitchen Wisdom for use with Borwick’s Baking Powder. c.1940. [7231] Card, 84pp. coloured illustrations, covers worn, creased at corners and completely split at spine with pencil markings to inside, contents mainly good. Very difficult to date as this contains many pre-war recipes using ingredients such as butter and bananas, however it is in the list of books by Heath in What’s Left in the Larder (p.2) which was first published in 1940. £7.50
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HEATH, Ambrose. Meat Dishes without Joints. 1st. edn. thus. London, 1941. [14279] First Edition. Faber and Faber Ltd., 1941. Hardback, boards, 117pp. a very good clean copy in repaired and chipped wrapper. First published under the title Meat Dishes without Coupons in 1940 and is exactly the same but without the Bawden decoration on the lower board. £25.00
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HEATH, Ambrose. Kitchen Front Recipes and Hints. 2nd. imp. 1941. [7232] 2nd. imp. A. & C. Black, London, 1941. Hardback, 8vo. cloth, 95pp. light foxing to edges else a very good, clean copy in clipped dust wrappers with two tiny repairs. Extracts from the first seven months' early morning Broadcasts £15.00
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HEATH, Ambrose. Cooking for One. 1942. [13719] Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1942. Wraps, 46pp. advertisements throughout. Light wear to covers with small repair else a very good copy. Very scarce war time item. Much advice on cooking with heat saving methods such as hay-boxes, jam-jars and left-overs etc. etc. £15.00
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HEATH, Ambrose. Cooking for One. 1942. [10539] Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1942. Wraps, 46pp. advertisements throughout. Wraps fragile and with corners lacking, p.4 reinforced with archive paper where bookplate sometime removed. Very scarce war time item. Much advice on cooking with heat saving methods such as hay-boxes, jam-jars and left-overs etc. etc. £13.00
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HEATH, Ambrose. How to Cook in War-Time. From the Kitchen Front. 1st. edn. 1942. [11269] First Edition. Eyre and Spottiswood, London, 1942. Wraps, 46pp. staples rusted, small amount of wear to top cover else v.g. Over a hundred recipes with fuel and food saving hints. £20.00
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HEATH, Ambrose. Good Dishes from Tinned Foods. 1943. [14303] 3rd. imp. Faber and Faber, London, 1943. War-time cookery from imported canned foods. With a formidable list of pre-war tinned goods. Hardback, 8vo. brown cloth, red lettering, 160pp. a very good clean copy no wrapper. First published in 1939 entitled Open Sesame this is adapted to war-time cookery. £25.00
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HEATH, Ambrose. Simple Salads and Salad Dressings. 1943. [2760] 2nd. imp. Faber and Faber, London, 1943. Hardback, green cloth red lettering, 72pp. a very good clean copy, no dust wrapper. £7.50
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HEATH, Ambrose. Vegetables for Victory. Some 600 Main Vegetable Dishes. 1st. edn. 1944. [7571] First editon. John Gifford Limited, London, 1944. Hardback, grey cloth with gilt lettering 197pp. a very good clean copy no dust wrapper. An astonishing collection of imaginative recipes for use when meat was so scarce. £30.00
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HEATH, Ambrose. Vegetable Dishes and Salads for every day of the year collected for the British Growers Council with a special chapter on tomatoes and a section of salads. 1st. edn. 1946. [14294] 3rd. imp. Faber & Faber Ltd., London, 1946. Hardback, 8vo. cloth, iv, 210pp. light foxing to end papers and mark on front cover, contents very good no dust wrapper. As usual an excellent collection of recipes from this prolific author. £15.00
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HEATH, Ambrose. Good Food for Children. 1946. [14284] 3rd. imp. Faber & Faber Ltd. 1946. Hardback, 8vo. cloth, 123pp. light foxing of the endpapers else a very good, clean copy in slightly damaged and repaired dust wrapper. A diversity of dishes tempting to children’s appetites. £12.50
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HEATH, Ambrose. Good Cooking on Rings. 1st. edn. 1946. [14295] First edition. Faber and Faber Ltd., London, 1946. Hardback, cloth, 132pp. a very good clean copy very good, clipped dust wrapper. Cooking without an oven. £10.00
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HEATH, Ambrose. Simple American Dishes in English Measures. 1946. [14299] 4th. imp. Faber and Faber Ltd., London, 1946. Cloth, 80pp. marks to backstrip else a good, clean copy, no dust wrapper. Devised to bring a little novelty into the wartime kitchen. £7.50
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HEATH, Ambrose. Good Fish Dishes. 3rd. imp. 1946. [8752] Third impression. Faber and Faber Ltd. London, 1946. Hardback, cloth, 104pp. a very bright copy in d.w. with one tiny repair. £8.50
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HEATH, Ambrose. Good Fish Dishes. 3rd. imp. 1946. [14307] Third impression. Faber and Faber Ltd. London, 1946. Hardback, cloth, 104pp. name on fly leaf else a very bright copy in poor dust wrapper. £5.00
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HEATH, Ambrose. Good Cold Dishes. 1st. edn. 1946. [12527] First Edition. Faber and Faber, London, 1946. Hardback, 8vo. cloth, 80pp. covers soiled, contents v.g. no d.w. Written in 1939 but not published until after the end of the war. Useful summer recipes. £5.50
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HEATH, Ambrose. Good Cold Dishes. 1946. [14282] 2nd. imp. Faber and Faber Ltd., London, 1946. Hardback, 8vo. cloth, 80pp. a very good clean copy in poor, repaired dust wrapper. Written in 1939 but not published until after the end of the war. Useful summer recipes. £6.50
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HEATH, Ambrose. Good Sweets and Ices. 1st. edn. thus. 1947. [14265] First edition thus, Faber and Faber Ltd., London, 1947. Hardback, 8vo. cloth, 124pp. a very good, clean copy no d.w. A companion volume to Good Puddings and Pies. £5.50
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HEATH, Ambrose. What’s Wrong with the Cooking? 1st. edn. 1947. [14254] First edition. The Restaurant Trade Journal Ltd. London, n.d. 1947. Hardback, 8vo. cloth, 96pp. a very good, clean copy in likewise dust wrapper. Deals with the processes of cookery and correction of errors occured. £15.00
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HEATH, Ambrose. Good Sweets and Ices. 1st. edn. thus. 1947. [9907] First edition thus, Faber and Faber, London, 1947. Hardback, 8vo. cloth, 124pp. a very good, clean copy no d.w. A companion volume to Good Puddings and Pies. £5.50
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HEATH, Ambrose. Good Jams, Preserves & Pickles. 1st. edn. 1947. [14260] First edition. Faber and Faber Ltd. London, 1947. Hardback, cloth, 91pp. a very good, clean copy in torn, chipped and repaired dust wrapper. Excellent and some unusual recipes for the store cupboard. £15.00
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HEATH, Ambrose. Good Breakfasts. 1947. [14298] Third impression. Faber & Faber Ltd. 1947. Hardback, 8vo. cloth, 118pp. a very good, clean copy, no dust wrapper. Dishes hot and cold, drinks, marmalades and jams many of which would now be excellent lunch or supper dishes. £10.00
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HEATH, Ambrose. Patsy. Learn to cook by pictures. c.1947. London, c.1947. [7547] Daily Mirror, London. c.1947. Card covers, ring spine, 28pp. printed in black on green, light wear to covers, contents very good. Illustrated cookery strips with instructions from Patsy’s Mum and Dad, Mrs. Always and Joan Pennyfeather. This is most probably the first edition. The Patsy Cookery Strip first appeared in the Daily Mirror on the 23rd. November 1946 and ended on the 2nd. January 1953, after which it made a reappearance from 1956 to 1958 in Woman's Mirror. £35.00
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HEATH, Ambrose. Patsy’s Reflections. Learn to cook by pictures. 1948. [9723] Mirror Features, The Daily Mirror Newspapers Ltd., London. Card covers, ring spine, 192pp. printed in black, red and green, lower cover marked, some pp. with small stains else mainly good. Illustrated cookery strips with instructions from Patsy’s Mum and Dad, Mrs. Always and Joan Pennyfeather. Produced for the Christmas market but with only a few actual Christmas recipes. The Patsy Cookery Strip first appeared in the Daily Mirror on the 23rd. November 1946 and ended on the 2nd. January 1953, after which it made a reappearance from 1956 to 1958 in Woman’s Mirror. £25.00
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HEATH, Ambrose. Patsy’s Reflections. Learn to cook by pictures. c.1949. [3654] Mirror Features, The Daily Mirror Newspapers Ltd., London, Card covers, ring spine, 192pp. printed in black, red and green, covers lightly worn at edges, contents clean and very good. Illustrated cookery strips with instructions from Patsy’s Mum and Dad, Mrs. Always and Joan Pennyfeather. The Patsy Cookery Strip first appeared in the Daily Mirror on the 23rd. November 1946 and ended on the 2nd. January 1953, after which it made a reappearance from 1956 to 1958 in Woman’s Mirror. £30.00
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HEATH, Ambrose. Good Potato Dishes. Some 200 unusual Recipes. 1948. [14261] 4th. imp. Faber and Faber, 1948. Hardback, 8vo. boards, 88pp. very light spotting to boards else a very good copy in dust wrapper. Title page and d.w. illustrations by Edward Bawden. Hot and cold dishes including soups and a glossary of restaurant Potato Dishes. £15.00
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HEATH, Ambrose. The Book of Sauces. 1948. [14251] First edition. Faber & Faber Ltd., London, 1948. hardback, 8vo. blue cloth, gilt lettering, 228pp. Covers clean, contents very good, no dust wrapper. A most comprehensive collection from basic stocks to savoury butters and sweet sauces etc. £12.50
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HEATH, Ambrose. Good Salads and Salad Dressings. 1st. edn. 1948. [14288] First edition. Faber & Faber, 1948. Hardback, 8vo. cloth, 106pp. a very good clean copy in repaired and clipped dust wrapper. With 13 recipes for beetroot alone! £20.00
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HEATH, Ambrose. Good Cooking on Rings. 2nd. imp. 1949. [2579] Second impression, Faber and Faber, London, 1949. Hardback, cloth, 132pp. a very good clean copy in torn and partly lacking clipped d.w. Cooking without an oven. £7.50
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HEATH, Ambrose. Good Cooking on Rings. 2nd. imp. 1949. [9891] 2nd. imp. Faber and Faber, London, 1949. Cloth, 132pp. v.g. no d.w. Cooking without an oven. £4.50
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HEATH, Ambrose. Good Vegetables. 1st. edn. 1949. [14305] First edition. Faber & Faber, London, 1949. Hardback, 8vo. cloth, 244pp. a near fine copy in slightly darkened clipped dust wrapper with one tiny hole to backstrip. A combination of Vegetable Dishes and Vegetables for Victory. £30.00
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HEATH, Ambrose. Good Vegetables. 1st. edn. 1949. [14302] First edition. Faber & Faber, London, 1949. Hardback, 8vo. cloth, 244pp. light wear to covers, back strip darkened and rubbed, endpapers spotted, contents very good. A combination of Vegetable Dishes and Vegetables for Victory. £15.00
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HEATH, Ambrose. Good Cooking with Yeast. 1st. edn. 1950. [14263] Faber and Faber, London, 1950. Hardback, 8vo. cloth, 74pp. some light food stains else a very good copy, no dust wrapper. Many regional and old fashioned British breads, cakes and tarts as well as some from foreign lands. £12.50
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HEATH, Ambrose. Fare Wisely and Well. 1st. edn. 1951. [9908] First Edition. Ward, Lock & Co. London, 1951. Hardback, 8vo. boards, 320pp. a very good, clean copy in worn and repaired d.w. Recipes from his column in The Queen magazine. £5.50

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HEATH, Ambrose. Fare Wisely and Well. 1st. edn. 1951. [14293] First Edition. Ward, Lock & Co. London, 1951. Hardback, 8vo. boards, 320pp. lower cover marked with off set residue of sellotape else a very good, clean copy in worn and repaired d.w. Recipes from his column in The Queen magazine. £5.50
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HEATH, Ambrose. Pig Curing and Cooking: With Very Many Recipes of all Kinds. 1952. [14252] First edition. Faber & Faber Ltd., London, 1952. Hardback, 8vo. orange cloth, gilt lettering, 195pp. Light sunning to edges of front cover, endpapers browned, contents very good, no dust wrapper. A most comprehensive collection of recipes using every part of the pig from head to tail many taken form old books and from many countries. £55.00
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HEATH, Ambrose. Pig Curing and Cooking: With Very Many Recipes of all Kinds. 1952. [14291] First edition. Faber & Faber Ltd., London, 1952. Hardback, 8vo. orange cloth, gilt lettering, 195pp. a.very good clean copy, no dust wrapper. A most comprehensive collection of recipes using every part of the pig from head to tail many taken form old books and from many countries. £50.00
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HEATH, Ambrose. Good Egg Dishes. 1st. edn. 1952. [14250] First edition. Faber & Faber Ltd., London, 1952. Hardback, cr. 8vo. cloth, 148pp. a very good copy in likewise dust wrapper. Over 500 recipes of all types hot and cold (but not, alas, that wonderful English summer dish Egg Mousse). £15.00
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HEATH, Ambrose. Small Meat Dishes. 1st. edn. 1953. [14306] First edition. Faber and Faber, London, 1953. Hardback, cr. 8vo. red cloth, silver lettering, endpapers browned as usual, a very good copy in damaged and repaired dust wrapper. With meat still on ration 8 years after the end of the war this book gives many recipes to make a small amount of meat go a long way. £12.50
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HEATH, Ambrose. Kitchen Table Talk. 500 Recipes. 1st. edn. 1953. [14269] First edition. Victor Gollancz Ltd., London, 1953. Hardback, 8vo. pp. nn. foxing to top and fore edges else a very good clean copy no wrapper. A collection of recipes selected from his articles in the Manchester Guardian. £8.50
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HEATH, Ambrose. Good Poultry and Game Dishes. With a note on the cooking of wildfowl. 1st. edn. 1953. [14290] First edition. Faber & Faber Ltd., 1953. Hardback, 8vo. cloth, 123pp. a very good, clean copy in soiled and chipped dust wrapper. As usual with this author some excellent recipes including those for rabbit, grouse, venison, woodcock and pigeon. £20.00
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HEATH, Ambrose. Herbs in the Kitchen. 1st. edn. 1953. [10091] First Edition. Faber and Faber, London, 1953. Hardback, 8vo. cloth, 160pp. a very good copy in chipped dust wrapper. A practical guide to the growing of herbs and their use in the kitchen. £15.00
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HEATH, Ambrose. Herbs in the Kitchen. 1st. edn. 1953. [14292] First Edition. Faber and Faber Ltd., London, 1953. Hardback, 8vo. cloth, 160pp. a very good copy no dust wrapper. A practical guide to the growing of herbs and their use in the kitchen. £10.00
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HEATH, Ambrose. Biscuits and American Cookies. 1st. edn. 1953. [2582] First Edition. Herbert Jenkins. (The Home Entertaining Series). 1953. Hardback, 96pp. a very good, clean copy in poor, repaired, clipped dust wrapper. £7.50
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HEATH, Ambrose. Children’s Party Fare. 1st. edn. 1953. [14237] First Edition. Herbert Jenkins, 1953. (The Home Entertaining Series). Hardback. Pocket sized, 96pp. a couple of pp. lightly food stained else a very good copy in sometime epaired, partly lacking, creased and clipped dust wrapper. Sandwiches, cakes, puddings, drinks etc. £9.00
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HEATH, Ambrose. Dishes without Meat. How to make them. 1st. edn. 1953. [14238] First Edition. Herbert Jenkins. (The Home Entertaining Series). Hardback, 96pp. a very good clean copy in slightly worn d.w. It must be remembered that in the U.K. meat was still rationed. £9.50
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HEATH. Ambrose. Home-Made Wines and Liqueurs. How to Make Them. 1st. edn. 1953. [14239] First Edition. Herbert Jenkins. 1953. (The Home Entertaining Series). Hardback. Pocket sized, 96pp. a very good clean copy on repaired and clipped dust wrapper. Fruit wines, flavoured spirits, beer and ciders etc. £7.50
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HEATH, Ambrose. Herrings, Bloaters and Kippers. 1st. edn. 1954. [2584] First edition, Herbert Jenkins, 1954. Pocket hardback, 96pp. a very good copy in slightly worn dust wrapper. (The Home Entertaining Series). A large collection of recipes devoted to the herring in all its forms. £12.50
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HEATH, Ambrose. Herrings, Bloaters and Kippers. 1st. edn. 1954. [14235] First edition, Herbert Jenkins, 1954. Pocket hardback, 96pp. light foxing to fore-edge else a very good clean copy in repaired, clipped dust wrapper. (The Home Entertaining Series). A large collection of recipes devoted to the herring in all its forms. £12.50
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HEATH, Ambrose. Little Cheese Dishes. 1st. edn. 1955. [14236] First Edition. Herbert Jenkins. (The Home Entertaining Series). Hardback, pocket-sized, foxing to fore edge else a very good, clean copy in slightly worn, clipped dust wrapper. A good selection of hot and cold dishes. £10.00
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HEATH, Ambrose. Soups and Soup Garnishes. 1st. edn. 1957. [14240] First Edition. Herbert Jenkins, London, 1957. (The Home Entertaining Series). Hardback, pocket size, 93pp. a very good clean copy, no d.w. Soups of all kinds for all occasions. £5.50
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HEATH, Ambrose. Haybox Cookery 1st. edn. 1961. [14242] First Edition. Herbert Jenkins, London, 1961. (The Home Entertaining Series). Hardback, pocket size, 93pp. a very good clean copy in very good clipped dust wrapper with one neat repair.. An excellent collection of recipes suitable for modern slow cookers. £12.00
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HEATH, Ambrose. Ambrose Heath’s Honey Cookery. 1st. edn. 1956. [14262] First Edition. Neville Spearman, London, 1956. Hardback, 8vo. xiii. 88pp. light brown strip to endpapers else a fine copy in dust wrapper. Some recipes extracted from The New Zealand Beekeeper. £15.00
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HEATH, Ambrose. Casserole and Chafing Dish. 1st. edn. 1958. [14281] First Edition. Neville Spearman, London, 1958. Hardback, 8vo. cloth, 100pp. name in perncil on front paste down else a very good clean copy in likewise dust wrapper. £15.00
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HEATH, Ambrose. Casserole and Chafing Dish. 1st. edn. 1958. [2592] First Edition. Neville Spearman, London, 1958. Hardback, 8vo. 100pp. a very good clean copy in dust wrapper with some tiny repairs. £14.50
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HEATH, Ambrose. English Cheeses of the North. 1st. edn. c.1960. [14289] First Edition. G.G. Harrap & Co. Hardback, cloth, 25pp. illustrated, a very good, clean copy in dust wrapper with one very small repair. A short history and description of the classic hard cheeses of the area. A companion volume to John Arlott’s Cheeses of the South and West. £5.50
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HEATH, Ambrose. The Queen Cookery Book. 1st. edn. 1960. [9097] First Edition. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1960. Hardback, 8vo. 323pp. name on f.e.p. else a very good, clean copy in slightly worn and clipped d.w. An amazing collection of hundreds of recipes culled from nine years of articles from The Queen magazine. £7.50
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HEATH, Ambrose. The Queen Cookery Book. 1st. edn. 1960. [14244] First Edition. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1960. Hardback, 8vo. 323pp. a very good, clean copy in slightly worn and clipped d.w. An amazing collection of hundreds of recipes culled from nine years of articles from The Queen magazine. £7.50
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HEATH, Ambrose. The Wine and Food Society’s Guide to Meat. 1st. edn. 1968. [14297] First Edition. The Wine and Food Society, London and World Publishing Co, Cleveland Ohio 1968. Hardback, large 8vo. cloth, 240pp. coloured photographs and diagrams, a very good, clean copy in repaired dust wrapper. Advice on the choice and cuts of meat together with recipes. £7.50
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HEATH, Ambrose. Personal Choice. Introduction by Arabella Boxer. 1st. edn. 1971. [14243] First edition, Andre Deutsch, London. Hardback, fine in dust wrapper. Heath’s last book, published posthumously. A collection of his favourite recipes. £10.00
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HEATH, Ambrose. Personal Choice. Introduction by Arabella Boxer. 1st. edn. 1971. [3914] First edition, Andre Deutsch, London. Hardback, fine in dust wrapper. Heath’s last book, published posthumously. A collection of his favourite recipes. £10.00
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HEATH, Ambrose. A Menu for all Seasons. 1st. edn. 1972. [14266] First Edition. Leslie Frewin, London, 1972. Hardback, 8vo. pages not numbered, each page decorated, a very good, clean copy in worn d.w. The last collection published several years after his death. £5.00
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HEATH, Ambrose. Favourite Food. 1st. edn.1979. [4456] First Edition. Faber and Faber, London, 1979. Paperback, 148pp. a very good, clean copy. Recipes chosen by Alexandra Boyd with illustrations by Bawden taken from earlier books. £5.50
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HEATH, Ambrose. (compiler) Home Cookery. 1st. edn. 1956. [14310] First edition. Newman Neame, London, 1956. Hardback, pictorial laminated boards, 126pp. printed in black and red, backstrip damaged and repaired, pencil notes on rear endpaper else contents very good. Introduction by Elizabeth Craig. Produced to celebrate the 250th. year of Crosse and Blackwell. The first part comprises 243 recipes, the second being a short history of two and a half centuries of Food and Entertainment with illustrations taken from archive sources; the third part is a chapter entitled Useful Information with an Index of Products and Index of Recipes. £15.00
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JAMES, Philip. (ed) A Butler’s Recipe Book. 1719. 1st. edn. 1935. [1699] First Edition, Cambridge University Press, 1935. Edited by Philip James, wood-engravings by Reynolds Stone. Hardback, crown 8vo.cloth backed boards, 45pp. a few marks, fore edge foxed else a nice clean copy. A collection of recipes from the still-room and larder etc. With an introduction by Ambrose Heath and woodcuts by Reynolds Stone. £35.00
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MIDDLETON, C.H. and HEATH, A. 1937 From Garden to Kitchen. 1st. edn. . [14256] First Edition. Cassell & Co. 1937. Hardback, cloth, 224pp. some light foxing else very good copy, no d.w. Vegetable gardening with recipes for the gathered produce by Ambrose Heath. £7.50
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MIDDLETON, C.H. and HEATH, A. From Garden to Kitchen. 1st. edn. . [14270] First Edition. Cassell & Co. 1937. Hardback, cloth, 224pp. marks to lower cover else a very good copy, no d.w. Vegetable gardening with recipes for the gathered produce by Ambrose Heath. £7.50
 
BREAD ~ CONFECTIONERY ~ ICES ~ CURING ~ PRESERVING
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ACTON, Eliza. The English Bread Book. 1990. [8703] Southover Press, 1990. Hardback, 8vo. vi, 183pp. with illustrations from various sources. A fine copy. As new. Reprint of the 1857 edition with an introduction by Elizabeth Ray. A most welcome reprint of a rare work that is as relevant to-day as it was when first published. £19.50
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Anon. Domestic Preservation of Meat and Poultry. 1st. edn. 1958. [10800] First Edition. MAFF. The Curwen Press, 1958. Decorated wraps, 48pp. b/w illustrations a very good, clean copy. Bottling, canning, freezing etc. of pork products and poultry with a few recipes. £10.00
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CLAYTON Jr., Bernard. Bernard Clayton’s New Complete Book of Breads. 1st. edn. 1987 [13935] Simon & Schuster, NY, 1987. Hardback, 8vo. cloth backed boards, gilt lettering, 748pp. line illustrations in brown on cream coloured paper, light dampstain to lower corner throughout but not affecting text otherwise a very good clean copy, no d.w. A comprehensive work with hundreds of recipes including a short chapter on Baking for Dogs and instructions for the building of a home-made brick oven. £6.50
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COOPER ENGLISH, Colin. The National Trust Book of Sorbets, Flummeries and Fools. 1st. edn. 1985. [12779] First Edition. David & Charles, 1985. Hardback, tall 8vo. pictorial boards, 95pp. illustrations from Mrs. A.B. Marshall. A very good, clean copy. Some interesting and historical receipts, some modern, altogether a useful item. £6.50
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GRIGSON, Jane. Charcuterie and French Pork Cookery. 1st. pbk. edn. 1970. [12783] First paperback edition. Penguin, 1970. Paperback, pictorial covers, 347pp. slight wear to covers, contents v.g. A comprehensive work and long thought of as a classic item on the subject. Illustrated by J.M. Mott. £12.50
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HAMMOND, Dorothy G. Calendar of Luncheon and Tea Dishes. 2nd. imp. 1933. [10765] Country Women’s Association of New South Wales, Sydney, 1933. Decorated wraps, 11x6¼ inches, contents v.g. with original cord for hanging. Recipes including Soups, Savouries, Salads and what to do with Cold Meat. £10.00
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HANNEMAN, L.J. Patisserie. 1989. [13984] Heinemann Professional Publishing, 1989. Hardback, black cloth gilt lettering, ix, 349pp. b/w illustrations, slight sunning and wear to d.w. else a near mint copy. An invaluable and comprehensive work for both students and professionals alike. £15.00

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HAYWOOD, Tim. Food DIY: How to Make Your Own Everything: Sausages to Smoked Salmon, Sourdough to Sloe Gin, Bacon to Buns. 1st.edn. 2013. [14469] First edition. Fig Tree at Penguin Books Ltd, London, 2013. Hardback, pictorial boards, 384pp. photography by Chris Terry, illustrations by Nicholas John Frith, pictorial endpapers with illustrations from archive sources, a very good clean copy. Filled with intructions on the preservation of many different meats, fish, poultry and game as well as outdoor cooking, dairy and cheese, fruits and alcohols etc. etc. A veritable mine of information and good reading. (Heavy item which may incur extra postage charge.) £17.50
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HEINEY, Paul. Ham and Pigs. A Celebration of the Whole Hog. 1st. edn. 1995. [13059] First edition. Excellent Press, London, 1995. Hardback, 151pp. A fine, near mint copy in unclipped d.w. Attractive wood engravings by Ian Stephens. Heiney’s quest to find the perfect manner of keeping pigs and processing the meat thereafter. £7.50
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HUME, Rosemary and DOWNES, Muriel. Desserts and Puddings. 1979. [13292] Penguin Books, 1979. Paperback, 186pp. very light browning to page edges else a very goo, clean copy. An excellent collection of classic recipes. £2.50
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JACK, Florence B. Cakes. One Hundred Tested Recipes. 1st. edn. 1907 [14691] T.C. & E.C. Jack, London, 1907. Domestic Arts Series. Hardback, cr. 8vo. Green cloth, gilt lettering, iv, 128pp. Index. Wear to back strip and foxing to fore edge else a very good clean copy. General advice together with many traditional recipes. £25.00

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KING, Aileen. Uncommon Preserves. 1st. edn. 1960. [12072] First Edition. Home Made series No.1. Mills & Boon. 1960. Hardback, small 8vo. decorated boards, 28pp. plus blank for your own recipes, title page browned, backstrip sunned else v.g. A little collection of preserves including jams, fruit and herb jellies, chutneys etc. £5.00
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LAMBRECHT, Bernhard. Das Gebot der Leckerheit. Band I vom Schonen, leckeren gestalten des konditorei-erzeugnisses. 1950. [9493] M.-Gladbach, 1950. Hardback, large 8vo. cloth, 135pp. b/w illustrations, 13 tipped in coloured designs, separate folder of four large sheets with design patterns. £25.00
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LASNET de LANTY, Henriette. Conserves Familiales. 1973. [13467] Nouvelle edition revue et completee. Flammarion, Paris 1973. Hardback, 8vo. laminated pictorial boards, 341pp. food stains to fore edge else a very good clean copy. A comprehensive collection of recipes including vegetables, fruits, meat and fish etc. With the book plate of Pauline Napper. £4.50
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LEYEL, Mrs. C.F. The Complete Jam Cupboard. Giving the special virtues of each Preserve. 1st. edn. c.1930 [13683] First Edition. The Lure of Cookery Series. George Routledge, London n.d. c.1930. Hardback, 8vo. decorated boards, 87pp. light wear to covers and corners and small repair to split backstrip, inscription on front free endpaper, contents very good, no d.w. Unusual and old fashioned recipes arranged alphabetically from Angelica to Violet Jam with many others in between such as jellies, curds and cheeses from parsnips, carrots, hips, parsley and the pomegranate. £95.00
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MACE, Herbert. Storing, Preserving and Pickling. 1st. edn. 1940. [13019] First edition. A and C Black, London, 1940. Hardback, 8vo. cloth, 96pp. foxing to fore edge else a very good, clean copy in d.w. Advice on the storage of fruit and vegetables in their natural state as well as store-cupboard recipes. £12.50
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MACHET J.J. Le Confiseur Moderne ou l'Art du Confiseur et du Distillateur. 1821. [3674] Quatrième Edition, Paris, chez Maradan, 1821. Harback, 8vo. original mottled calf, xvi, 462pp. neatly rebacked retaining original red label, front cover slightly chipped, contemporary pencil notes on rear end paper else a very nice copy. One of the great classic works on the subject with recipes for jams and preserves, of sweets and chocolates, vinegars and liqueurs, of creams and ices etc. £285.00
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MANN, Sue. Fantastic Cakes. 1st. edn. 1985. [13675] First Edition. Century Publishing, London, 1985. Hardcover, 144pp. b/w, coloured illustrations and diagrams. Covers lightly marked, no d.w else very good. The author starts with a history of cake decorating from 16thC. and then gives many examples of modern designs such as a box of tennis balls, a picnic hamper, a jigsaw puzzle with instructions for working in fondant, lace and lattice work, piping work etc. £3.50
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MARREC, François. Traité Général de l'Ornementation Artistique dans la Cuisine. (1911) [13709] First Edition. Culina, Paris n.d. (1911) Softcover, large 8vo. 105, xii, (2)pp, 2 only of 3 plates with the third sometime supplied in photocopy but not bound in, many figures in text. Wraps very chipped and loose, page edges browned, stitching broken, various stamps and names on top cover, a poor copy only. A very scarce item. Bitting 310. £55.00
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MATHIOT, Ginette. Je Sais Faire Les Conserves. 1974. [13468] Editions Albin Michel, Paris, 1974. Hardback, laminated pictorial boards, 447pp. line illustrations, food stains to fore edge else a very good clean copy. Over 600 recipes for preserves both sweet and savoury. With the book plate of Pauline Napper. £5.50
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MICHEL, Fernand. Les Conserves. 125 recettes practique. Preface de Phileas Gilbert. c.1930. [5492]Paris, n.d. c.1930. Softcover, wraps, tipped on illustration, 191pp. a very good, clean copy. Instruction for the preservation of meat, vegetables, fish, fruit etc. suitable for hotels, restaurants and the home. £17.50
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NUTT, Frederick. The Complete Confectioner; or, the Whole Art of Confectionary Made Easy: with Receipts for Liqueures, Home-Made Wines, &c. The result of many years experience with the celebrated Negri and Witten. 1808. [10743]Fifth Edition. London: Printed for J. Smeeton, for Mathews and Leigh. 18, Strand. 1808. 12mo. original leather very worn, lacking backstrip, detached from boards, frontispiece of Pomona, 10 plates, 269pp. 3 (of 4) publisher’s advertisements. O.117. The author was obviously highly proficient in his art and his recipes are meticulous "do not leave the oven one minute, when you think it is near baked enough" and was, at one time, offered £1000 to withdraw his work from the public in order to protect his fellow confectioners who were fearful of losing business to those who might rival them having learnt their art through this work. £225.00
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PETTIGREW, Jane. Jane Pettigrew’s Tea Time: A Complete Collection of Traditional Recipes. 1st. edn. 1986. [13924] First edition. Dorling Kindersley, 1986. Hardback, square 8vo. 144pp. colour photographs, a near fine copy in clipped d.w. An excellecnt collection of traditional recipes for cakes and biscuits as well as savoury dishes for high teas and other occasions. £5.50
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PTAK, Claire. The Violet Bakery Cookbook. 2015 [14457] Square Peg, London, 2015. Hardback, 8vo. 272pp. colour photography by Kristin Perers a fine, near mint copy in likewise wrapper, lovely endpaper illustrations of the bakery in the morning and, at the end, in the evening. Clare Patak worked as pastry chef for Alice Waters at Chez Panisse so it goes without saying that her knowledge of the subject is first class and this shines through on every page with an utterly delicious collection of recipes for scones and muffins, biscuits and cakes, puddings, icings, jams and jellies. £12.50
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RAITH, L.M. Hand-Made Continental Chocolates and Pralines. [13420] Garden City Press, n.d. c.1955. Hardback, square 8vo. green cloth, 87pp. b/w illustrations, lettering lightly rubbed else a very good clean copy with the bookplate of Pauline Napper. Translated from the original by the “British Baker“ Staff. Advanced chocolate making. £20.00
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RENSHAW, John F. Marzipan. c.1951. [12577] Mitcham, Surrey. c.1951. 8vo. cloth, 72pp. 31 colour plates, covers a little soiled, contents v.g. Recipes for cakes, biscuits and marzipan fancies. With a short history of the famous firm of John F. Renshaw & Co. Mitcham, Surrey. £15.00
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SANDLER, Nick and ACTON, Johnny. Preserved. 1st. edn. 2004. [13486] First Edition. Kyle Cathie, London, 2004. Hardback, large square 8vo. 224pp. photography by Peter Cassidy. Covering everything from drying, salting, pickling, preserving in sugar and alcolho, sausages and salamis, infusions, fermenting etc. etc. A fine, near mint copy. £15.00
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SCURFIELD, George & Cecilia. Home-Made Cakes and Biscuits. 1975 [13358] Faber & Faber, 1975. Paperback, 88pp. small marks on lower cover else a very good clean copy. Good, old-fashioned recipes. £3.50
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SHIRCLIFFE, Arnold. The Edgewater Sandwich Book: With Chapters on Supremes, Hors D'Oeuvres, Garnitures, Relishes and Flavored Butters. 1930. [12664] The Hotel Monthly Press (label pasted over John Willy), 1930. Hardback, tall crown 8vo. soft green cloth, frontispiece portrait of the Earl of Sandwich, xii, 260pp. unused blanks, 8pp. publisher’s list, 15 b/w photographic plates, name on rear paste-down, covers a little worn at edges, contents v.g. Written for the restaurant, cafe, tea-room trade the choice of dishes is huge especially in the sandwich section. These are, in the main, elaborate with many of them needing cutlery which, of course, defeats the object of being able to eat “a slice of meat tucked between two pieces of bread’. £22.00
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TREUILLE , Eric & FERRIGNO, Ursula. Bread: Baking by Hand or Machine. 2007 [14461] Revised editition. Dorling Kindersley, 2007. Hardback, pictorial laminated boards, 168pp. colour photography by Ian O'Leary. A very good copy in d.w. A collection of breads from around the world with clear instructions for the various techniques and information on ingredients. One small food stain bleeding through six pp. but not affecting text. Highly recommended. £5.00
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WATKIE, Mrs. A.H. (ed.) Calendar of Cakes with Supplement. 9th. edn. 1961. [10763] S. Australia Country Women’s Association, Adelaide, 1961. Wraps, 11x6¼ inches, top cover with a couple of small tears, contents v.g. with original cord for hanging. 365 cakes, biscuits, scones etc. contributed by association members. £7.50
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WENNBERG, G.L. Desserts, Pastries and Fancy Cakes. 1964. [13923] First English edition. Copenhagen: Ivar Forlag 1964. Hardback, 244pp. b/w/ and colour plates, a very good near fine copy in v.g. d.w. Translated by Brenda Bosse. The author was Head Patissier at the Hotel d'Angleterre in Copenhagen. £8.50
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WHITTAKER, Nicholas. Sweet Talk. The Secret History of Confectionery. 1st. edn. 1998. [8633] First Edition, 1998. Hardback, 8vo. 252pp. b/w and coloured illustrations. As new. Informative and sometimes amusing history of forgotten brands and manufacturers. £16.50
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WIRZ-FISCHER, J.H. Handlexicon der Conditorei. Ein Hilfs- und Nachschlagebuch für jüngere Berufsleute. 1890. [5405] Basel, Druck und Verlag. Hardback, 8vo. cloth, xi, 235pp. full page and in-text illustrations. Slight wear to covers and a few food stains within else a very nice copy. Recipes for all types of gateaux, confectionery, patisserie and ices. A Swiss classic on the subject. £80.00
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Women’s Institute. More Yeast Cookery. 1961. [9121] 1961. N.F.W.I. Wraps, 31pp. line drawings, foxing to inside covers else a very good copy. Information on yeast and how it works with recipes. £5.00
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WOODMAN, Mary. 100 Varieties of Sandwiches. c.1940. [12802] First Edition. Foulsham’s Pocket Library, n.d. c.1940. Hardback, pocket sized 8vo. cloth, 92pp. some-time price on ffep, contents clean and tight in worn and slightly chipped d.w. Scarce. Sandwiches both savoury and sweet in listed alphabetical order with a chapter of recipes for breads, scones and biscuits. Some unusual ideas. £9.50
 
FISH ~ SHELLFISH ~ OYSTERS ~ GAME
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ALLYN, Rube. How to Cook your Catch. c.1982. [5240] Florida, n.d. Wraps, 80pp. line illus. v.g. Interesting recipes for planked, smoked and grilled fish straight off the hook. £2.50
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Anon. Favorite Game Recipes. 1st. edn. 1982. [11010] First Edition. Wellspring, Hellam, 1982. Soft card, pictorial covers, 36pp. each page in a ruled border, calligraphy by P. Dutery, v.g. Some unusual recipes for both the game and stuffings. Squirrels too - the bane of my existence. £3.00
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Anon. Les Meilleures Recettes Culinaire pour les Poissons et Crustaces. Le Riz dans la Cuisine du Poisson. 6th. edn. 1933. [7711] Le Comite Boulonnais, 6e Edition, Blondel, Paris, 1933. Hardback, neatly housed in cloth retaining top illustrated card cover, 114pp. figures of various fish, a very good copy. A selection of fish recipes including, sauces, soups, pates etc. as well as recipes for each individual type of fish and shellfish listed. £22.50
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Anon. South African Crayfish. Ten Recipes for Salads. London, 1931. [5593] Wraps, 8pp. a very good, clean copy. Salads and other dishes. £5.00
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ASHBY, Margaret. The Hook to Cook Book. 1st. edn. 1985. [9042] First Edition. Witherby, London, 1985. Hardback, 112pp. a near fine copy in d.w. Trout and Salmon Recipes. Very useful for those who return home with a heavy creel, which, sadly, is seldom me! £5.50
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BADHAM, Rev. C. David. Prose Halieutics or Ancient and Modern Fish Tattle. First Edition. London: 1854. [5412] First Edition. John W. Parker, London 1854. Hardback, 8vo. green blind stamped cloth, xii, 552pp. covers very slightly worn, contents clean and tight. A fascinating item on the history of fish of all types, fish markets, tackle, cookery etc. gleaned from many sources such as Apicius, Pliny, and Galen as well as many modern writers. No lover of fishing or the eating of fish should be without this remarkably informative volume. £125.00
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BEEDELL, Suzanne. The Compleat Angler's Wife. A complete guide to cooking the angler's catch. 1st. edn. 1964. [8595] First Edition. Countrywise Books, London, 1964. Hardback, 8vo. pictorial boards, 127pp. woodcut decorations, a very good, clean copy. A selection of recipes taken from many books old and new. £5.50
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BOLITHO, Hector. The Glorious Oyster. 1960. [14517] First edition. Sidgwick and Jackson, London, 1960. Hardback, 8vo. cloth with gilt lettering, 174pp. b/w illustrations, a very good clean copy in Rex Whistler illustrated dust wrapper stained to the inside. The historyof the oyster in Rome and Britain, its reproduction and growth and a chapter on Oysters Raw and Cooked. £20.00

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BOUCHON-BRANDELY, M. Rapport au Ministre de la Marine sur la Generation et la Fecondation artificielle des Huitres Portugaises. 1882. [2038] Imprimerie du Journal Officiel, Paris, 1882. Wraps, 51pp. a very good, clean copy. A rare pamphlet on the commercial breeding of oysters. £35.00

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BUTTERWORTH, Margaret. Now Cook me the Fish. 1st. edn. 1950. [11154] First Edition. Country Life, London, 1950. Hardback, cloth, 102pp. line illustrations, a very good, clean copy in slightly worn d.w. One hundred and forty-six fresh-water recipes some from old books and other sources. £5.50
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CLARK, Eleanor. The Oysters of Locmariaquer. 1st. English edn. 1965. [12491] First English edition. Secker & Warburg, London, 1965. Hardback, 8vo. 203pp. line illustrations, sellotape marks on covers, contents clean, d.w. with crease to bottom and a couple of small tears. The history and biology of the oyster interwoven with the lives of the people of Locmariaquer. £12.50
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COX, Nicola. Game Cookery. 1st. paperback edn. 1993. [11398] First Paperback edition. Gollancz, 1993. Large format paperback 224pp, colour illustrations, a very good, clean copy like new. The best of all Nicola Cox’s books with traditional and new dishes for game of every type. Wine notes by Simon Cox. £17.50
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COX, Nicola. Game Cookery. 1st. edn. 1989. [11743] First Edition. Gollancz, London, 1989. Hardback, 8vo. 224pp, colour illustrations, near fine copy in d.w. The best of all Nicola Cox’s books with traditional and new dishes for game of every type. Wine notes by Simon Cox. £25.00
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COX, Nicola. Game Cookery. 1st. paperback edn. 1993. [11838] First Paperback edition. Gollancz, 1993. Large format paperback, 224pp. colour illustrations, a very good, clean copy. The best of all Nicola Cox’s books with traditional and new dishes for game of every type. Wine notes by Simon Cox. £19.50

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DAVIDSON, Alan. Mediterranean Seafood. 1st. edn. 1972. [10030] First Edition. Penguin, 1972. Paperback, 425pp. line drawings, some wear to covers, page edges slightly browned else a good clean tight copy with the cover showing a detail from a fourth-century mosaic of fish and other sea-life. Alan Davidson’s first published work which has now become a classic, and rightly so. £25.00
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DAVIDSON, Alan and KNOX, Charlotte. Seafood. A Connoisseur's Guide and Cookbook. 1st. edn. 1989. [12764] First Edition. Mitchell Beazley, London, 1989. Hardback, large 8vo. cloth, 208pp. a very good, clean copy in unclipped worn d.w. Beautifully illustrated by Charlotte Knox with the informed knowledge and recipes by Alan Davidson. £25.00
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DAVIDSON, Alan and KNOX, Charlotte. Seafood. A Connoisseur's Guide and Cookbook. 1st. edn. 1989. [13484] First Edition, Mitchell Beazley, 1989. Hardback, large 8vo. blue cloth with silver lettering, 208pp. a near fine copy in unclipped but sunned and repaired d.w. Beautifully illustrated by Charlotte Knox with the informed knowledge and recipes by Alan Davidson. £15.00
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DUNAWAY, Vic. From Hook to Table. How to Clean and Cook Fish. 1st. edn. 1974. [10794] First Edition. Macmillan, N.Y. 1974. Hardback, small 8vo. illustrated boards, 150pp. b/w photo illustrations, a very good, clean copy. Excellent advice, instructions and recipes for indoor and outdoor cooking. £5.50
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EDEN, Ronald. The Sporting Epicure. The tradition of great game cookery. 1st. edn. 1991. [11643] First Edition. Kyle Cathie, 1991. Hardback, 8vo. x, 221pp. v.g. in slightly worn d.w. A really lovely anthology of anecdotes, advice, recipes etc. taken from many different sources including H.B.C. Pollard, Patrick Chalmers, Dickens, Surtees, Ambrose Heath, all the Fur, Feather and Fin series, Isaac Walton et al. Bedside book or kitchen? Both, undoubtedly. £17.50
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EIDEM, Peter Lorck. The Fisherman's Cook Book-Outdoors and at Home. c.1978. [13362] Possible First Edition. ABU, Svangsta, Sweden no date, c.1978. Hardback, square glossy pictorial linen backed boards, 101pp. beautifullly illustrated end papers, and with photographs throughout, light wear to edges and mark on top cover, inscription on front free endpaper else contents very clean and tight. A splendid selection of recipes for northern European fish and shellfish. £12.50
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FEARNLEY-WHITTINGSTALL, Hugh and FISHER, Nick. The River Cottage Fish Book. 1st. edn. 2007. [13483] First Edition, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2007. Hardback, large 8vo. laminated pictorial boards, 608pp. As new. A truly encyclopaedic work on the subject which is very dear to the authors’ hearts. Sustianable fishing, how to prepare and cook the catch of British sea fish, freshwater fisn and shellfish. Wonderful photography by Simon Wheeler. Very heavy book which will incur extra postage. £15.00
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FLETCHER, Nichola. Game for All with a flavour of Scotland. 1st. edn. 1987. [12777] First Edition. Victor Golancz Ltd., 1987. Hardback 8vo. 208pp. b/w illustrations by the author and from old books. A very good copy in slightly creased unclipped d.w. An excellent work containing much historical information and unusual recipes for all types of game from rivers, land and sky. £12.50
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FLETCHER, Nichola. Venison. The Monarch of the Table. 1st. edn. 1983. [12776] First Edition. N. Fletcher, Auchtermuchty, 1983. Hardback, ring bound cloth gilt, ix, 65pp. a very good, clean copy. With general information and many interesting recipes plus sauces etc. Very useful now that venison is becoming easlily available and is considered to be an extremely healthy meat. Line drawings by the author and other illustrations. £15.50
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FLETCHER, Nichola. Venison. The Monarch of the Table. 1st. edn. 1983. [8831] First Edition. N. Fletcher, Auchtermuchty, 1983. Hardback, ring bound, ix, 65pp. light stain to base of some pages, else v.g. With general information and many interesting recipes plus sauces etc. Very useful now that venison is becoming easlily available and is considered to be an extremely healthy meat. Line drawings by the author and other illustrations. £10.00
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GORE, Lilli. Game Cooking. 1st. pbk. edn. 1976. [10205] First paperback edn. Penguin, 1976. Paperback, 184pp. tiny crease to one corner else v.g. This is an excellent collection of recipes for lovers of fur, feather and fin. £2.50
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GOUY de, L.P. The Derrydale Fish Cookbook. 2000 [13694] First paperback edition. The Derrydale Press, Lanham and N.Y. 2000. Softcover, 330pp. light creases to covers else a very good copy. First published in the 1930’s this is one of the classic books on American fish cookery with hundreds of recipes including sauces, stuffings, marinades etc. £4.50
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GRELON, Michel. Saintonge - Pays des Huitres Vertes. 1st. edn. 1978. [7042] First Edition. Rupella, La Rochelle, 1978. large glossy paperback, 364pp. b/w photographs, v.g. Text in French. Description of the oyster industry in the area, production methods, the people etc. £15.00
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GRIGSON, Jane. Fish Cookery. 1st. edn. 1973. [14750] First Edition. Hardback, I.W.F.S. David & Charles, 1973. Hardback, large 8vo. cloth, 288pp. colour illustrations, covers a little worn, contents clean and tight in lightly worn d.w. Recipes and information on fresh and saltwater fish, shellfish and crustacea, cured and smoked fish. £45.00

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HARGREAVES, Barbara. (ed.) The Sporting Wife. A Guide to Game and Fish Cooking. 1987. [13288] H.F. & G. Witherby, 1987. Paperback, glossy pictorial covers, 336pp. illustrated with old woodcuts, a very good, clean copy. Incorporating The Sporting Wife and The Compleat Angler's Wife together with many additional recipes. £9.50
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HASTINGS, Macdonald and WALSH, Carole. Wheeler's Fish Cookery Book. 6th. imp. 1979. [11165] Michael Joseph, 1979. Hardback, 8vo. 127pp. a very good, clean copy in d.w. "A fish straight from the sea will be as moonbright as a sword blade." The magic of Hasting's pen illuminates this delightful little book. £4.50
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HEATON, Nell. Shell Fish. Crustaceans and Molluscs. 1st. edn. 1952. [2805] First Edition. Faber and Faber, London, 1952. Hardback, cloth, 128pp. a very good, clean copy no d.w. A collection of classic recipes together with advice on suitable wines. £8.50
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HICKS, Susan. The Fish Course. 1st. edn. 1987. [10558] First Edition. BBC Books, 1987. Paperback, 304pp. illustrated, one corner creased else a very good, clean copy. Sea and migratory fish together with shellfish and freshwater fish. £5.00
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HICKS, Susan. The Sea Fish Cookbook. 2nd. imp. 1987. [10557] Hamlyn, 1987. Large paperback, 192pp. colour illustrations, v.g. With useful charts for availability and suitable methods of cooking each fish, boning, filleting etc. together with excellent recipes. £7.50
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(HUGHES, William). Piscator. A Practical Treatise on the Choice and Cookery of Fish. 2nd. edn. 1854. [8347] Second Edition. Longman, Brown, Green, and Longman, London, 1854. Hardback, crown 8vo. green cloth neatly recased with new endpapers, worn at corners, iv, 291pp. contents v.g. The first part of the work is taken up with the description and choice of various fish and shellfish to be found in British waters, the second with their cookery including recipes for potting and pickling, pies and patties together with a few sauces. £250.00
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KUMM, Patsy. The White Fish Kitchen Cook Book. 1st. edn. 1973. [8601] First Edition. Elm Tree Books, London, 1973. Hardback, large 8vo. 143pp. colour and b/w illustrations, a very clean copy in slightly worn d.w. A large collection of recipes for fish and shellfish of all types. £6.50
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KURLANSKY, Mark. Cod. A biography of the fish that changed the world. 1999. [11039] Vintage, 1999. Paperback, 294pp. b/w illustrations, v.g. Totally absorbing history. With a few recipes. £1.50
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LASSALLE, George. The Fish in my Life. Cooking and eating fish for health and happiness. 1st. edn. 1989. [12773] First Edition. Macmillan, 1989. Hardback, 8vo. ix, 227pp. line drawings by Harriet Lassalle, fine in unclipped d.w. Chatty biography interspersed with anecdotes and fish recipes which will fascinate the reader. The author first met Elizabeth David when she was working in Cairo during the War. £15.00
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McANDREW, Ian. A Feast of Fish. 1990. [10571] Macdonald, London, 1990. Large paperback, 232pp. colour illustrations, corner to one page dog-eared else a very good clean copy. Nicely produced with over 150 excellent sounding recipes from this brilliant chef. £4.50
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MACDONALD, Claire. Delicious Fish. 1st. edn. 1986. [10596] First Edition. Grafton, 1986. Hardback, 8vo. 208pp. a very good, clean copy in d.w. Soups, sauces, starters, simple and elaborate main dishes. £8.50
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MARTIN, Ruth. The Poultry and Game Book. 1st. edn. 1971. [11173] First Edition. Angus & Robertson, 1971. Hardback, 8vo. 175pp. decorations by Gillian Kenny, inscribed by Ruth but am not sure if this is the author, spotting on ffep. else v.g. in worn d.w. A selection of recipes from around the world including banana stuffed grouse. Am not sure about that one. £5.00
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MONK, Roger. The Way of a Cook With a Trout. 1st. edn. 1979. [11673] First Edition. Perdix Press, Salisbury, 1979. Wrappers, 24pp. a fine copy. No. 45 of 60 copies signed by both the author and the designer, editor and printer Walter Partridge. Recipes for trout and grayling being a compilation of methods of preparing and serving the fly fisherman’s catch. Cover and frontispiece woodcut illustration taken from the “Trestyse of Fyshyng with an Angle” ascribed to Dame Juliana Berners. £25.00
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MORRIS, N, and BORTON, P. (eds.) The Great Fish Book. 1st. edn. 1988. [12780] First Edition. Absolute Press. Hardback, oblong 8vo. 128pp. with decorations from Bewick and other old sources, a near fine copy in unclipped d.w. A wonderful collection of over 100 fish recipes from the finest restaurants in Great Britain and Ireland. £5.50
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POLLARD, Major Hugh. The Sportsman's Cookery Book. 1st. edn. 1926. [13808] First edition. Country Life, London, 1926. Hardback, 8vo. cloth backed marbled boards, vii, 156pp. spine sunned and light wear to cover edges, some light foxing as usual else a very good clean and partially unopened copy. Containing more than 200 choice alternatives to the everlasting joint including the more unusal game such as waterfowl other than duck, for example moorhen, godwit and dotterells; pigeon and other land birds such as fieldfares, wheatears, rooks and blackbirds; and coarse fish such as barbel, chub, lamprey and pike. One of the best books on game cooking. Pollard was an experienced British intelligence officer, talented linguist, and firearms expert with considerable firsthand experience of wars and revolutions in Mexico, Morocco, and Ireland. £35.00

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RAFFAEL, Michael. Fresh from the Sea. Fine Seafood Cooking. 1st. edn. 1989. [11758] First Edition. The Bodley Head, 1989. Hardback, 8vo. 122pp. a very good, clean copy in unclipped d.w. Classic, original and simple recipes for fish caught in northern waters. With charming illustrations by Charles Shearer. £4.50
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RYDON, John. Oysters with Love. 1st. edn. 1968. [6308] First edition. Peter Owen, London, 1968. First edition, hardback, 8vo. 144pp. a very good, clean copy in d.w. History, recipes and short guide to London restaurants. £5.50
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SALIS, de, Mrs. Oysters à la Mode. Or, The Oyster and over 100 Ways of Cooking It. 1899. [13705] Third Edition. Longmans, Green, and Co., London, 1899. Hardback, cloth backed boards, xii, 68pp. Edges worn, contents very good. A wonderful collection of oyster dishes and with extra recipes for cooking all kinds of shellfish including, cockles, clams, crab, lobster, prawns etc. £95.00
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SAWERS Ltd. How to Cook Fish, Poultry and Game. Fish and Fowl for the Table with some hints concerning their cooking. 1910. [12859] Sawers Ltd., Birmingham, 1910. 8vo. cloth backed embossed card, 64pp. 16 b/w plates, covers soiled and chipped else v.g. With the book plate of Alan Davidson. The company began as a small establishment in Glasgow in 1876 moving to larger premises in Howard Street a few years later and eventually opening premises in Birmingham, Paisley and Belfast which included an Oyster Bar. There are photographs of all these which were handsomely furnished with wonderful Art Nouveau decorative tiles and mahogany fittings. £45.00
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SETTERN, Bokforlaget. The Book on Salmon. About salmon of Halland in rivers and pots. 1st. Eng. edn. 1983. [11672] First English edition. Malmo, 1983. Hardback, oblong 8vo. 122pp. unused pp. for notes, colour illustrations and b/w photographs of fishing in the early 20th.C. v.g in repaired d.w. History of the fishing of the Halland area together with many recipes, some of them most unusual. £20.00
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STEIN, Richard. English Seafood Cookery. 1st. edn. 1988. [12784] First Edition. Penguin, 1988. Paperback, 288pp. pretty illustrations by Katinka Kew, light creasing to corners, contents v.g. Rick Stein’s first book published before he became a TV hero and went on to greater things. Contains excellent recipes and which won the Glenfiddich Food Book of the year. £12.50
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TAYLOR, Fred J. One for the Pot. The Game Cookery Book. 1992. [12712] Revised and enlarged edn. Ashford, Buchan, Enright, 1992. Paperback, 139pp. a fine, clean copy. Advice on the preparation of game caught together with recipes and with a chapter on Outdoor Cooking. With delightful illustrations by Sally Townsend. £14.50
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THWAITES, Mrs. John B. (Isabella). Fish Cookery including many new recipes, entrees, soups, sauces, &c. fish cookery for invalids, special instructions for frying, keeping fish good, &c. 1st. edn. [11018] Edward Howell, Liverpool, 1883. Cr. 8vo. red cloth with fish (a nice fat trout) on top cover, xii, 1-99pp. light foxing on last couple of pp. else a very nice, clean, tight copy of an exceptionally scarce item. With recipes for fish soups, sauces and puddings; how to preserve fish &c. In her preface the author, who was Principal of the International School of Cookery and Domestic Economy, Liverpool, states that she had “aimed throughout at the most utmost possible plainness” but, on reading the recipes, perhaps simplicity would have been a more apt word. The dishes contain butter, cream, egg yolks etc. so are not plain but are simple in their execution. With the plate of John Marks. £225.00
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TURNER, Elsie. Fifty Ways of Cooking a Pheasant. 1936. [11552] New and enlarged edition. Spottiswood, Ballantyne & Co. Ltd. London, 1936. Decorated boards, tipped on title label, pp. nn. very light wear to covers else a very good clean copy. Excellent recipes from the rich dish of the bird stuffed with foie gras to a simple stew with celery. £20.00
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W.I. Poultry and Game edited by Rachel Ryan. 1976 [14214] N.F.W.I. 1976. Edited by Rachel Ryan. Pictorial wraps, 56pp. cover and line decorations by Roger Nicholson, number in red on inside lower cover else a very good clean copy. A good collection of recipes. £8.50

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WALKER, Mrs. E.M. The Sportsman’s Cookbook. Fish and Game. 1st. edn. 1978. [9060] First Edition. Hutchinson, London, 1978. Hardback, 8vo. 192pp. colour illustrations, a very good, clean copy in clipped d.w. In the angling world this is known as: Richard Walker’s mother’s cookery book: and is sought by those who return home with a heavy bag or creel. Attractively produced with lots of good recipes and decorations from old books. £20.00
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WATTS, Elizabeth. Fish and How to Cook It. 1st. edn. 1866. [10771] First Edition. Frederick Warne, London, 1866. Hardback, crown 8vo. original orange cloth marked, iv, 140pp. clean and tight. The sole edition not listed in the usual bibliographies. An excellent collection of recipes for sea, migratory and freshwater fish, shellfish and crustaceans of, mainly, European species together with useful sauces and condiments to accompany them. There are several different recipes for Kippered Salmon these being: Scotch; Border; Irish and Welsh. In her preface (and remember this is dated 1866) the author states: “What man has to do is by legislative interference to protect the fisheries from spoilation, and to forbid the destruction of immature and embryo fish ... to allow the natives of the deep to reach maturity.” We have not, alas, followed this sage advice and are now having to face the dire consequences. On a lighter note she writes: “It has been related that at the Falls of Kilmorac, on the Beauly, in Inverness-shire, the Frasers of Lovat ... used sometimes to surprise their guests with a voluntarily cooked salmon. A kettle was placed on a flat rock on the south side of the fall ... and kept full and boiling until a salmon fell into it.” £95.00
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WRAY, Tom. (ed.) Commercial Fishes of Saudi Arabia. Saudi Fisheries Co. c.1983. [12741]
Glossy paperback, 120pp. colour photograph for every listing, initials on front fly leaf else a very good copy. A useful hand book giving a short description, habitat and edibility. No recipes. £7.50
VEGETABLES ~ SALADS ~ DIET ~ FRUIT ~ FLOWERS
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ADAIR, A.H. Salads and Salads a little collection of 150 recipes. 1st. edn. 1933. [8010] First Edition. Chapman and Hall, 1933. Preface by Marcel Boulestin. Hardback, cloth, 103pp. covers a little worn but contents clean and tight, no d.w. Name on f.e.p. D. Parker Bowles. A good selection of salads simple and complicated, savoury and sweet. £8.50
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ALFONSE, Monsieur. Homely Hints Food and Cooking, Digestion and Indigestion. 1st. edn. 1902. [7910] First Edition. Alf Cooke, Leeds, 1902. Small 8vo. pictorial cloth (M. Alfonse holding a steaming pie), 124pp. A little shaky, worn and stained. The first section deals with foods and feeding with much on digestion and the use of Lactopeptine for Indigestion and Dyspepsia. The second being the recipes with additional notes, “Sweets are treacherous in many ways”. Oh dear, it was ever thus.£11.50
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BACON, Josephine. The Citrus Cookbook. 1983. [5892] First paperback edition. The Harvard Common Press, 1983. Large format paperback, 162pp. attractive decorations, slight curl to top cover else v.g. An excellent collection of recipes of all types. £8.50
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BAKER, Ivan. Vegetarian Recipes. 1st. edn. 1947. [4189] 1947. First Edition. The Vegetarian Society, Manchester, 1947. Pictorial wraps, 83pp. top corner of cover creased else a very good, clean copy. Imaginative recipes for vegetarians. £5.50
  BALOGH, Esther. On the Road to Biotechnology. 2000. [8689] Ile-Ife Nigeria, 2000. Wraps, 46pp. diagrams. As new. Included here as a memorial to the late Professor Balogh who sadly died in 2000 without having been able to deliver her lecture. £5.00
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BARKAS, Janet. The Vegetable Passion. 1st. edn. 1975. [8183] First Edition. Charles Scribner's Sons, N.Y. 1975. Hardback, 8vo. cloth, xi, 224pp. b/w illustrations, a couple of nicks in the lower edge of top cover else very good in slightly worn d.w. A history of the vegetarian state of mind with b/w illustrations of the first nude march and notable vegetarians Hitler, Gandhi, Shaw et al. £7.50
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BARTRUM, Douglas. The Gourmet's Garden. 1st. edn. 1964. [8345] First Edition. Faber and Faber, London, 1964. Hardback, 8vo. cloth, 248pp. woodcuts, a very good copy, clean copy in worn d.w. An excellent book for the gardening cook with lists of old varieties of fruit and vegetables and recipes for using them. £5.50
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BELL, Annie. Evergreen. Classic Vegetarian Cookery. 1st. pbk. edn. 1996. [12781] First paperback edition. Macmillan, London, 1996. Paperback, 303pp. very light crease to lower cover else a very good, clean, tight copy. This is one of those undersung classics useful for all including those who are not vegetarians. £12.00
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BODY, Richard. Our Food, Our Land. Why contemporary farming practices must change. 1st. pbk. edn. 1991. [8614] First Paperback Edition. Century Publishing, 1991. Paperback, 330pp. a very good, clean copy. “Our farms and our food are in trouble.” A plea for organic farming. £2.00
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BOTHWELL, Jean. Onions Without Tears. A Collection of Intriguing Recipes. 1st. English edn. 1951. [12139] First English edition, The World’s Work (1913) Ltd. Surrey, 1951. Hardback, 8vo. cloth, 191pp. illustrations by Margaret Ayer, slight foxing to fore edge else v.g. in pictorial d.w. with a couple of very small repairs. Recipes devoted to the onion, garlic, leek and chive from soups and sauces to main dishes, sandwiches, other snacks etc. etc. Some from other countries such as Japan and Russia but mainly from the US. £12.50
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BOWDICH, Mrs. New Vegetarian Dishes. 11th. edn. 1917. [6525]11th. edn. revised. G. Bell and Sons, Ltd. London, 1917. Pea pod decorated soft cloth, vii, 120pp. a very clean bright copy. Some excellent sounding recipes. £15.00
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BOXER, Arabella and BACK, Philippa. The Herb Book. St. Michael, 1981. [10460] 2nd. imp. St. Michael, London, 1981. Large format paperback, 224pp. colour illustrations throughout, very slight damage to lower cover else v.g. All about herbs and their uses with over 275 imaginative recipes. £5.50
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BRENNAN, Georgeanne. Potager: Fresh Cooking from the French Kitchen Garden. 1st. Eng. edn. 1992. [13950] First English edn. Ebury Press, 1992. Hardback, square 8vo. 145pp. photography by John Vaughan, introduction by Geraldene Holt, a fine, near mint copy in likewise d.w. Glowing endorsements from Deborah Madison and Alice Waters. Imaginative recipes for seasonal produce. £7.50
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BROADBENT, Albert. Salads. Their uses as Food and Medicine with 50 Useful Salad Recipes. [13575] Stockport: Hurst Bros, Shaw Heath, n.d. (1909). Soft card covers, 35pp. plus advertisements. A particularly fine copy. Recipes for raw and cooked salads, vegetable sauces and dressings. £25.00
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BYRON, May. Simple Fare for Sick Folk. Recipes for Feeding Invalids and Convalescents. 1934. [14411]
First edition. Hodder and Stoughton Linited, 1934. Hardback, paper covered boards, 84pp. split to backstrip, some pages marked else good. Nutritious and digestible dishes such as Beef-Teas, Custards both savoury and sweet, jellies and possets etc. £35.00

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CAMERON, T. The Wild Foods of Great Britain. 1977. [12900] The Prism Press, Dorchester, 1977. Large soft card, 93pp, printed in sepia, decorations from old books, fading and wear to edges, a couple of corners dog-eared else very good. Originally published in 1917. Includes unsavoury items such as rat, sting fish and bull heads and other, now forbidden foods, as well as many edible plants, mammals, birds, fish etc. £15.00
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CANTER, Kay and SWANN, Daphne. Entertaining with Cranks. 1985. [9454] J.M. Dent, London, 1985. Hardback, 8vo. cloth, 160pp. line drawings, colour illustrations a very good copy in slightly tired d.w. Delicious vegetarian dishes from the celebrated restaurant charmingly illustrated by John Lawrence. £6.50
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CASTELVETRO, Giacomo. The Fruit, Herbs and Vegetables of Italy. 1st. edn. 1989. [12931] First Edition, Viking, London, 1989. Hardback, 8vo. 175pp. lavishly illustrated in colour with contemporary works of art. Translated from the original of 1614 by Gillian Riley. Foreword by Jane Grigson. A near fine copy in d.w. £40.00
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CHRISTIAN, Mr. & Mrs. Eugene. Uncooked Foods and How to Use Them. A Treatise on how to get the highest form of animal energy from food. 1904. [8187]
5th. edn. The Health-Culture Company, N.Y. 1904. Hardback, green cloth, gilt lettering, 246pp. frontispiece portrait of the authors, a very good, near fine copy. With recipes for preparation, healthful combinations and menus. £10.00

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CLAIR, Colin. of Herbs & Spices. 1st. edn. London, 1961. [5370] First Edition. Abelard-Schuman, London, 1961. Hardback, 8vo. 276pp. line illustrations some in two colours, browning to end papers else v.g. in frayed at edges d.w. A history of herbs together with their modern-day usage. £8.50
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CLIFTON, Claire. Edible Flowers. 1st. edn. 1983. [11730] First Edition. The Bodley Head, London, 1983. Hardback, small 8vo. 96pp. very small indent to top of lower board else a very good, clean copy in clipped d.w. Charming recipes with exquisite illustrations by Glynn Boyd Harte. £12.50
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CRAIG, Elizabeth. Potato Recipes. rev. edn. 1936. [9025] The Potato Marketing Board. 1936. Orange and green pictorial wraps with three potato dishes, slightly marked, v.g. With fewer recipes than the first edition to make room for Potato Pete style illustrations. £6.50
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DAVIDSON, Alan and KNOX, Charlotte. Fruit. A Connoisseur's Guide and Textbook. 1st. edn. 1991. [12763] First Edition. Mitchell Beazley, London, 1991. Hardback, large 8vo. cloth, 192pp. a fine copy in unclipped d.w. Beautifully illustrated by Charlotte Knox with the informed knowledge and recipes by Alan Davidson. £25.00
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DOLAMORE, Anne. The Essential Olive Oil Companion. 1st. edn. 1988. [7777] First Edition. Macmillan, London, 1988. Hardback, 8vo. 160pp. a very good, clean copy in clipped d.w. Recipes, varieties, histories and cultivation. Delightfully illustrated by Madeleine David. An excellent item. £8.50
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DRINKWATER, Penny and SELF, Elaine. A Passion for Garlic. 1st. edn. 1980. [13280] First Edition. Duckworth, 1980. Hardback, 8vo. cloth, 127pp. line decorations, a very good clean copy in price clipped d.w. sunned at the spine. A collection of garlic recipes from around the world with sections on the growing of garlic, suitable wines and a short anthology. £7.50
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EARLE, Maude. Sickroom Cookery and Hospital Diet. 3rd. edn. 1910. [7740] Third edition. Spottiswoode and Co, London, 1910. Hardback, cloth, small 8vo. iv, 252pp. top cover rubbed, lower hinges slightly shaky, contents v.g. advertisements on front end papers and nice old booksellers’ label. With special recipes for convalescent and diabetic patients and notes on the feeding of infants. £10.50
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FERRIGNO, Ursula. Real Fast Vegetarian Food. 1st.edn. 1996. [10695] First edition. Metro, London, 1996. Paperback, 221pp. a very good, clean copy signed by the author. Lovely, simple ideas such as Roasted Red Pepper, Cream Cheese and Rocket Open Sandwiches. Scrummy. £8.50

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FISH, D.T. Onions for Farmers and Labourers, for Food and Market. 1895. [5626] S.P.C.K. London, 1895. Soft cloth, 16pp. a little worn else v.g. Advice on growing, storing, named varieties etc. £7.50
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FREEMAN, Margaret B. Herbs for the Mediaeval Household for use in cooking, healing and divers uses. 1964. [13456] 5th. imp. Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y. Hardback, quarto, decorated boards, 48pp. printed in red and black and laid out in the form of an old herbal, illustrated with old woodcuts, very light spotting to covers, inscription on front free end paper else a very good clean copy. (The dust wrapper lacks the central section hence not shown in scan.) £10.00
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FROMAGE, M. et SABOURIN, Lucien. Dans Votre Jardin ... des Legumes Toute l’Annee. 1975. [13476] Flammarion, Paris 1975. Hardback, glossy pictorial boards, 205pp. colour photographs and line drawings, a very little wear to top and bottom of backstrip else a very good copy. How to sow, grow and store all manner of vegetables. Text in French. £7.50
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FROUDE, Charles C. Right Food. The Right Remedy. 1st. Eng. edn. 1924. [8190] First English edition, Methuen & Co., 1924. Hardback, 8vo. xvii, 301pp. a very good, clean copy no d.w. With food lists and classes of foods, diets for adults and children. £6.50
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GOODWIN, Gillian. Sallets and Salmagundis. 1st. edn. 1980. [7911] First Edition. The Gelofer Press, London, 1980. Prettily produced tall booklet, green card covers, pages not numbered, line drawings, a couple of tiny marks else a very good copy. Advice on the growing and serving salad stuff from old books. One of the Good Housewife series. £3.50
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GRANT, Doris. Dear Housewives. 1st. edn. 1954. [10473] First Edition. Faber and Faber, London, 1954. Hardback. 8vo. cloth, 160pp. a very good, clean copy in slightly worn d.w. drawn by the author. Avoiding the dangers of food adulterations with recipes for a healthy, balanced and delicious diet. £8.50
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GRIGSON, Jane. Cooking Carrots. 1st. edn. 1975. [11798] First Edition. Abson Books, Bristol, November, 1975. Small oblong paperback with illustration of a carrot on front cover, line drawings throughout, artist not acknowledged, 35pp. lacking seed packet as usual. A very good copy of an exceptionally scarce booklet. A tiny jewel from the pen of this highly respected author. Over 35 recipes old and new from around the world all sounding totally mouth-watering. One of a series of five titles, (one other by Grigson and three by Anna Pazienza) all originally containing a packet of the relevant seeds. £45.00

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GURNEY, Ann. Vegetable Variety. 2nd. edn. 1941. [7301] 1941. Second Edition. The Medici Society, London, 1941. Decorated hand-sewn wraps, 44pp. Illustrations from old drawings, wear to edges else a very good, tight copy. How to enjoy a meatless meal. Vegetarain recipes. £6.50
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HANBURY TENISON, Marika. Cooking With Vegetables. 1st. edn. 1980. [9035] First Edition. Jonathan Cape Ltd., London, 1980. Hardback, 8vo. xii, 284pp. colour plates, v.g. in d.w. Recipes using vegetables as the main part of the dish but not a vegetarian cookery book. £8.50
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HOLT, Geraldene. Complete Book of Herbs. 1st. edn. 1991. [9809] First Edition. Conran Octopus, 1991. Large 8vo. 224pp. illustrations from old herbals and books, photographs of food, people and places, A very good clean copy in d.w. With advice on the planning, planting and growing herbs and herb gardens, medicinal herbs and delicious recipes. £8.50

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HUREAUX, Serge. Hit-Parade des Champignons. 1974. [5349] Iris, France, 1974. Soft card, 80pp. colour illustrations, a little wear to cover, contents v.g. Odd title but interesting book. Colour photographs with recipes to accompany the edible fungi and symbols to indicate the poisonous ones. £10.00
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JERROLD, Tom. Our Kitchen Garden. The Plants we grow and how we Cook them. 1st. edn. 1881 [14231] First edition. Chatto and Windus, London, 1881. Hardback, 8vo. original decorated red cloth, viii, 151pp. previous owner’s name on verso of front free end paper sometime excised in a rather crude manner else a very good clean copy. Much advice on the cultivation of vegetables, their preparation and the virtues of consuming more vegetables and less meat. £22.50
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JOHNS, Leslie and STEVENSON, Violet. The Complete Book of Fruit. 1st. edn. 1979. [10255] First Edition. Angus & Robertson, 1979. Hardback, large 8vo. 309pp. a very good copy in d.w. With descriptions, line drawings, coloured photographs and recipes. £9.50
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KEGLER, Henri. Fancy Salads of the Big Hotels. 2nd. printing. 1923. [5909] 1923. 2nd. printing. To which are added Hors D'Oeuvre and Cocktails (Sea Food). The Hotel Industry. N.Y. Small 8vo. cloth backed boards, 78pp. small b/w illustrations, a very good, clean copy. A selection of elaborate recipes for salads of all types together with some dressings. £11.50

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KEGLER, Henri. Fancy Salads of the Big Hotels. 2nd. printing. To which are added Hors D'Oeuvre and Cocktails (Sea Food). 1923. [12479] 2nd. printing. To which are added Hors D'Oeuvre and Cocktails (Sea Food). The Hotel Industry. N.Y. 1923. Small 8vo. cloth backed boards, 78pp. small b/w illustrations. Cloth a little spotted and faded, contents very clean and tight. A selection of elaborate recipes for salads of all types together with some dressings. £12.50
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KHALSA, Baba. Great Vegetables from the Great Chefs. 1990. [13244] First Edition. Chronicle Books, San Francisco 1990. Hardback, 394pp. slight damage to lower front cover corner else a very good clean copy in clipped d.w. Profiles and recipes from prominent chefs all over the States. Introduction by M.F.K. Fisher. £15.00
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LEIPOLDT, C. Louis. The Belly Book or Diner's Guide. 1st. edn. thus, 1936. [7351] First edition thus. Williams & Norgate, London, 1936. 8vo. xx, 298pp. a very good, clean copy in chipped and clipped d.w. Originally published as Commonsense Dietetics in 1911 and now enlarged. Contains a lengthy and useful bibliography. £15.00
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LOEWENFELD, Claire. Nuts. Britain’s Wild Larder. 1st. edn. 1957. [9103] First Edition. Faber and Faber, London, 1957. Hardback, 8vo. cloth slightly marked, contents 312pp. b/w illustrations, contents very clean and tight, no d.w. With descriptions of the various nuts, medicinal qualities etc. and many recipes from all over the world. £12.50
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MABEY, Richard. Food for Free. A guide to the edible wild plants of Britain. 1973. [13922] 3rd. imp. Collins, 1973. Hardback, 192pp. 8 colour plates and 148 pen and ink drawings by Marjorie Blamey, a very good clean copy in d.w. with wear to top edge. Over 300 foods including shellfish, fungi and seaweed as well as flowers, roots vegetables and herbs etc. £5.50
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MASSON, Madleine. The Grand Salad. 1st. edn. 1984. [9327] First Edition. Peacock Vane Publishing, I.O.W. Hardback, large 8vo. 96pp. a very good, clean copy in d.w. with the signatures of the author and Joan Wolfenden. From John Evelyn’s Acetaria with present day salads, calligraphy and illustrations by Joan Wolfenden. £10.00
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MEIGHN, Moira. A Little Booke of Conceited Secrets & Delightes for Ladies. 1st. edn. 1928. [10257] First Edition. The Medici Society, London, 1928. Hardback, small 8vo. cloth backed boards, last page slightly lacking in margin where carelessly opened but not affecting text, name on paste-down and inscription on f.e.p. else a very good, clean copy in sunned d.w. Extracts taken from many old herbals and cookery books decorated with woodcuts. £15.00
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MILES, Eustace. Better Food for Boys. 1st. edn. 1901. [12928] First edition, George Bell & Sons, London, 1901. Hardback, small 8vo. highly decorated pictorial cloth, viii, 86pp. slight wear to covers and browning to paste-downs else a fine clean copy. The author draws attention to the fact that subjecting boys at their most impressionable time of life to a heating and stimulating diet is harmful and provides advice, information and a vegetarian diet rich in proteins and carbohydrates. £75.00
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MUCKENSTURM, Louis. Louis' Salads and Chafing Dishes. c.1906. [9393] Dodge Publishing Company, N.Y. c.1906. Tall 8vo. decorated wraps, 113pp. each with a ruled border, slight darkening to top cover and a little foxing to first and last pp. else v.g. Recipes for Hors d'oeuvres, canapees (sic), sauces, sandwiches etc. £25.00
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NATHAN, Amy. Salad. 1st. Eng. edn. 1986. [8339] First English edn. 1986. Square gloss paperback, 119pp. a very clean copy with clipped price corner. Visually beautiful but time consuming mouthfuls but with much information on vinegars, oils, leaves etc. £3.50
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NICHOLLS, Lucius. Tropical Nutrition and Dietetics. 3rd. edn. 1951. [6955] Third edition. Baillier Tindall and Cox, London, 1951. Hardback, 8vo. cloth, ix, 476pp. b/w illustrations, covers marked, contents v.g. Information on vitamins and minerals, classification of all types of foodstuffs, diets in public institutions, insect pests etc. £9.50
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NIETLISPACH, Mme. F. Legumes et Fruits. Cuisine saine, riche en vitamines. n.d. c.1935. [8386] Editions Emike-Paul Freres, Paris, c.1935. Hardback, 8vo. cloth, 64pp. colour illustrations, covers worn and grubby, hinges shaky, contents mainly very good. £5.00
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NORWAK, Mary. The Fruit Book. 1st. edn. 1976. [9775] First Edition. Michael Joseph, London, 1976. Hardback, 8vo. 192pp. line illustrations by Chris Evans, a very good, clean copy in repaired d.w. An excellent book full of good recipes for dishes as well as preserves and drinks etc. £5.50
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PAYNE, Selma, and W.J.A. Cooking with Exotic Fruit. 1st. edn. 1979. [12575] First Edition. Batsford, 1979. Hardback, 8vo. 144pp. attractive line drawings by Alastair Payne, v.g. in publisher’s clipped and re-priced d.w. A most attractive item with excellent information and recipes. £7.50

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PELLAPRAT, H.-.P. Manuel de La Cuisine Vegetarienne et des Regimes. 1937. [7413] Manuel de La Cuisine Vegetarienne et des Regimes. Editions du Comptoir Francais du Livre, Paris, 1937. Hardback, 8vo. 175pp. colour and b/w illustrations, a very good, clean copy no d.w. Recipes, menus and diets for various ailments. £15.00
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(Potatoes). 99 Potato Recipes. Tested by 33 Famous Cooking Experts. 1938. [9123] Augusta, Maine Development Commission, 1938. Wraps, 48pp. sepia and coloured illustrations, corner repaired else a very good, clean copy. Recipes from the cookery editors of many famous U.S. publications such as Woman’s World, Good Housekeeping , N.Y. Post etc. £4.50
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QUELCH, Mary T. Herbs for Daily Use in Home Medicine and Cookery. 3rd. imp. 1946. [8964] 1946. 3rd. imp. Faber and Faber, London, 1946. Hardback, 8vo. cloth, 328pp. illustrations, a very good, clean copy in worn d.w. Useful recipes and advice. £5.50
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RAFFAEL, Michael. Truffles. 1st. edn. 2002 [13998] First Edition. International Wine & Food Society, 2002. Card covers, 64pp. two maps, a fine, near mint copy. On the culture, the history, the dogs and the people connected to this mysterious growth together with a few recipes from various sources. £8.50
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RIPPERGER, Helmut. Spice Cookery. 1st. edn. 1942. [6827] First Edition. George W. Stewart, N.Y. 1942. Hardback, 8vo. cloth, 95pp. name on f.e.p. else v.g. in partial d.w. A diverse collection of recipes from many countries. £8.50
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ROHDE, E.S. The Scented Garden. 1st. edn. 1931. [2926] First Edition. The Medici Society, London, 1931. Hardback, 8vo. Cloth, xvi, 312pp. Frontispiece. Covers worn and marked else a good, clean copy. A classic work with recipes for sweet bags, pot-pourri, sweet waters etc. £15.00
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ROHDE, Eleanour Sinclair. Rose Recipes. 1st. edn. 1934. [14213] First Edition, Routledge, London, 1934. Hardback, 8vo. decorated cloth xiv, 95pp. very light dampstaining to covers and dust wrapper, contents very good. A romantic collection of recipes for culinary and household recipes, many of them gathered from old sources. £15.00
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ROHDE, Eleanour Sinclair. Uncommon Vegetables and Fruits. 3rd. imp. 1951. [13015] Country Life Ltd. London, 1951. Hardback 8vo. cloth, 102pp. b/w photo illustrations, a very good copy in slightly worn d.w. Advice on cultivation and recipes. Interesting to note that some of these uncommon plants were “discovered” again in the 1970’s and are now all the rage with celebrity chef! £7.50
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SAVOY, Guy with LANGLOIS, Guy. Vegetable Magic. 1st. English edn. 1987. [13948] First English edition. Ebury Press, London, 1987. Hardback, 8vo. 192pp. colour photographs, a very good clean copy in slightly worn d.w. An excellent collection of innovative recipes with minimal use of meat and fish. £4.50
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SCHNEIDER, Elizabeth. Uncommon Fruits and Vegetables. Illustrated by Soun Vannithone. c.1993. [12751] Perennial Library edn. n.d. c.1993. Large paperback, 546pp. illustrated with many of Soun’s exquisite line drawings, A very good, clean copy. A commonsense guide. From Arugula to Yuca an encyclopedic cookbook of America’s new produce with over 400 recipes. Most of these fruits and vegetables are now grown here or are readily available in European markets and there are some interesting recipes. £12.50
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SENN, C. Herman How to Cook Vegetables. 1911. [8200] The Food and Cookery Publishing Agency, London, 1911. Decorated cloth worn, marks to lower half of title and preface, 220pp. plus advertisements, b/w illustrations, contents clean and tight. Whilst some of the recipes are unecessarily elaborate many are unusual and sound excellent including the soups and sauces. £7.50
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SHEPARD, Jean H. The Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Cookbook. 1st. edn. 1975. [8201] First Edition. Little Brown, Boston, 1975. Hardback, 8vo. cloth, 338pp. illustrations from Vilmorin-Andrieux, a very good, clean copy in worn, repaired d.w. With sections on the purchasing, storing and nutritional information together with a large collection of recipes. £6.50
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SHERMANN, Kay Lynne. The Findhorn Family Cook Book. 1st. edn. 1981. [8325] First Edition. Findhorn Publications, Scotland, 1981. Large paperback, 152pp. b/w illustrations, a little wear to covers but mainly a very good clean copy. A vegetarian cookbook which celebrates the wholeness of life. £8.50
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SHERSON, Erroll. The Book of Vegetable Cookery. 1st. edn. 1931. [1915] First Edition. Frederick Warne and Co. London, 1931. Hardback, 8vo. cloth, xviii, 301pp. portrait and line illustrations, covers a little rubbed, light foxing to endpapers else v.g. no d.w. Contains recipes for the more unusual vegetables. £15.00
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SHEWELL-COOPER, Dr. W.E. Vegetables. Growing and Cooking the Natural Way. 1st. edn. 1975. [7415] First Edition. George Allen and Unwin Ltd. London, 1975. 8vo. 219pp. b/w illustrations, fine in d.w. Gardening advice and lots of good old-fashioned recipes. £5.50

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SIMON, A.L. Mushrooms Galore. 1st. edn. 1951. [9966] First Edition. Newman Neame, London, 1951. Decorated boards, 54pp. backstrip partly lacking, some staining to edges but mainly contents v.g. A book of less than usual mushroom recipes. £5.50
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SMETINOFF, Olga. The Yogurt Cookbook. 1st. Eng. edn. 1967. [5896] First English edition. George Allen and Unwin, London, 1967. Hardback, 8vo. 107pp. name on f.e.p. else a very good, clean copy in d.w. A useful collection of recipes. £3.50
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SMITH, John. Vegetable Cookery: including a complete set of recipes for pastry, preserving, pickling, the preparation of sauces, soups, beverages, etc. etc. 1888 [14227] Frederick Pitman, London, 1888. Hardback, cr. 8vo. original blind stamped green cloth, xii, 241pp. publisher’s list, a few pencil lines beside recipes else an exceptionally clean, bright copy. With recipes for all types of dishes excluding meat and meat products. £75.00
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SPENDER, Lizzie. Vegetarian Pastability. 1st. edn. 1997. [7322] First Edition. Faber and Faber, London, 1997. Paperback, 242pp. notes on inside cover else v.g. Demi-veg really as this contains many fish dishes but well worth having. £4.00

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SPENDER, Lizzie. Vegetarian Pastability. 1st. edn. 1997. [9222] First Edition. Faber and Faber, London, 1997. Paperback, 242pp. a very good clean copy. Demi-veg really as this contains many fish dishes but well worth having. £4.50

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SPIELER, Marlena. 200+ Vegetarian Pasta Recipes. 1st. edn. 1993. [10254] First Edition. Thorsons, London. Large paperback, 272pp. a very good, clean copy. An excellent collection of simple recipes for pasta of every type. £4.50
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STEVENS COX, J. Dorset Folk Remedies of the 17th. and 18th. Centuries. 2nd. edn. 1970. [10115] 2nd. edn. Toucan Press, Dorchester, 1970. Wraps, 23pp. frontispiece taken from an old source, a very good, clean copy. Taken from old Dorset family MS. receipt books. £5.50
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TAYLOR, George M. British Herbs and Vegetables. 1st. edn. 1947. [8572] First Edition. Collins, London, 1947. Hardback, boards, 48pp. colour and b/w illustrations from old herbals etc. a very good, clean copy in d.w. A short history of our native and imported vegetables. Britain in Pictures series. £5.50
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TUDOR, Alice M. A Little Book of Healing Herbs. Gathered from an Old Herball. 1st. edn. 1927. [12729]First Edition. The Medici Society, London, 1927. Hardback, crown 8vo. decorated cloth backed boards, original paper title label, 74pp. woodcut illustrations, a sliver of fading to top and bottom back strip else a fine copy in d.w. A little collection of medicinal remedies recipes from Gerarde's Herbal. Of Rocket: is a good sallade herbe if it be eaten with lettuce, purslane and such cold herbes; A conserve of Roses .. taken in the morning and at night strengtheneth the hart and taketh away the shaking and trembling thereof; Of Sowheade: being beaten and made up into troschies or little flat cakes, it is reported to be a good amorous medicine to make one in love if it be inwardly taken. £15.00
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VERGE, Roger. Roger Verge’s Vegetables. Delicious, modern recipes from the French masterchef. 1st. English edn. 1994. [12599] First English edition. Mitchell Beazley, London, London, 1994. Hardback, glossy pictorial boards, 255pp. colour illustrations by Bernard Touillon, v.g. in slightly creased d.w. Interesting recipes and certainly none that one would find in a French restaurant as this is a very personal collection of dishes with the produced gleaned from his garden. £30.00
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WEAVER, Louise Bennett and LECRON, Helen Cowles. Bettina’s Best Salads and what to serve with them. 1st. edn. 1923. [5214] First Edition. A. L. Burt and Co. NY. 1923. Hardback, 8vo. cloth, 215pp. 8 colour illustrations, name on front endpaper, covers slightly marked and hinges shaky, contents v.g. With illustrations to “Give your table the Bettina touch” by Elizabeth Colborne. £37.50
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WILSON, Alan. The Story of the Potato Through Illustrated Varieties. 1993. [14713] Revised edition. Published by the author, 1995. Paperback, quarto size, 120pp. illustrations by Faith Harris, covers with light wear, contents very good. Inscribed by the author. Useful and informative to those gardeners who want grow several varieties of potatoes and due to this work many of the potatoes listed as "rare" have now become availble. £9.50

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WOODWARD, Marcus. (ed) Leaves from Gerard's Herball. Arranged for Garden Lovers. 1931. [8264]
Gerald Howe, Ltd. London, 1931. Hardback, 8vo. cloth, 305pp. with 130 illustrations after the original woodcuts, wear to lower cover else a very good, clean copy. Gerard is such a delightful read, his descriptions being so romantic, of the Pimpinell Rose he writes, “The fruit when it is ripe maketh most pleasant meats and banqueting dishes ... the making whereof I commit to the cunning cooke.” £17.50
 
THE AMERICAS NORTH AND SOUTH AND THE CARIBBEAN
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ANDRADE de, Margarette. Brazilian Cookery Traditional and Modern. 1987. [9254] 6th. imp. A Casa do Livro Eldorado, Rio de Janeiro, 1987. Large paperback, printed in black and red, 349pp. inscription on verso of half title, small tear to bottom edge of front cover, contents v.g. With hundreds of recipes of all types from many sources and illustrated with lively drawings by Carybe. £13.50
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BEARD, James. James Beard's Simple Foods: 40 Cooking Lessons by America's Greatest Cook. [14755] First edition. Macmillan, NY, 1993. Hardback, green/blue cloth with gilt lettering, xxv, 245pp. a very good copy in d.w. with markings to interior not affecting cover, line drawings. Foreword by Julia Child and Introduction by John Minahan. With recollections of people and places as well as advice this makes for a culinary classic from America's most loved cook. £7.50
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COURTINE, Robert J. (Presenter). Madame Maigret's Recipes. 1975 [14754] H.B.J. (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich), N.Y. 1975. Hardback, 8vo. cream cloth with gilt lettering and decorations, xxii, 183pp. pen drawings by Nikolaus Wolff, a few tiny spots to fore-edge else an exceptionally good copy in wrapper with two very small repairs. Translated by Mary Manheim, with a Letter-Preface by Georges Simenon and wine glossary by Jack Lang this item was compiled by Courtine on the occasion of Simenon's seventieth birthday. £35.00

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DEL VALLE (Katharine) Recipes of a Rolling Stone. 1st. edn. 1941. [14146] First edition. Coward McCann, Inc., NY, 1941, Hardback, 8vo. cloth, ix, 217pp. line illustrations by Prince Giorgio Abkhasi, corners very bumped, top and bottom of spine chipped, contents very good. The author collected recipes from the cooks she employed during her travels around the world as a Marine Officer’s wife. Many West Indian, South American and European dishes. £17.50
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(FISHER, M.F.K.) The Physiology of Taste: or Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy. Brillat Savarin. 1972. [12118] 2nd. impression, Knopf, N.Y. 1972. Hardback, 8vo. cloth gilt decorations, 443pp. top edge carmined, fore edge untrimmed, gold silk bookmark, marbled end papers, a fine copy in original, slightly worn, price clipped d.w designed by Scudellari. Translated and annotated by the ever popular M.F.K. Fisher this is widely thought to be one of the best, most perceptive and thoughtful translations of one of the most famous books on gastronomy. £19.50
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GOULD, Francis (Ed). Bottles and Bins Recipes. 1965 [9483] GOULD, Francis (Ed). C. Mondavi and Sons. St. Helena, CA. 1965. Pictorial boards, plastic ring spine, 129pp. v.g. Nicely produced with recipes for wine cookery by various notable contributors. £5.50
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HILLER, Elizabeth O. The Calendar of Salads. 365 Answers to the Daily Question “What shall we Have for Salad?”. c.1915. [12733] First Edition. The P.F. Volland Company, Joliet, Ill. n.d. c.1915. 11x5½ inches, green pictorial wraps, pp.nn. each page in a decorative border, original silk cord for hanging faded, top cover faded and creased and with slight loss to one corner, lower cover creased and lacking bottom right corner, owner’s name on first page else contents clean and bright. There are many excellent and delicious recipes to be found in this collection such as all the leafy and vegetable ones, fish and shellfish, poultry, game and egg salads and with 3pp. of recipes for dressings. £25.00
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JAMES, Alice L. The Chafing-Dish Together With Directions for the Preparation of Sandwiches. 1st. edn. 1912. [13958] First Edition. G P Putnam's Sons The Knickerbocker Press, N.Y. 1912. Hardback, crown 8vo. pictorial cloth covers, title in red and black, vii, 272pp. publisher’s list, bookplate of Joan Dawson and date on f.f.e.p. fore edge un-cut, spine sunned, bleach spots to top egdg else a very good, clean copy. Menus for light suppers with recipes for the chafing-dish using such ingredients as terrapin, oysters, frog’s saddles, crab meat etc. followed by sandwiches both savoury and sweet. Hundreds of recipes and suggestions. £30.00
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LASSWELL, Mary. Rasmussen’s Book of One-Arm Cookery. c.1946. [8986] c.1946. Cambridge, Mass. Hardback, small 8vo. decorated cloth, x, 102pp. name on f.e.p. else a a very good clean copy no d.w. Recipes requested by many fellers in the forces which can be cooked with one hand and with a beer in the other. £9.50
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MacDOUGALL, Alice Foote. Coffee and Waffles. 2nd. edn. N.Y. 1927. [5143] Cakes, sandwiches, salads, coffee and advice on presentation "A lovely luncheon was built on green and white - and the flowers, lilies-of-the-valley and maidenhair only, would give distinction to corned beef and cabbage, I really believe." Gold boards, title labels, xx, 131pp. corners bumped else v.g. with the bookplate of Dorothy Allhusen. Together with a Menu from The Piazetta an Alice MacDougall coffee house dated March 31, 1927. CA.2890. £20.00
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MEYER, Adolphe. The Post-Graduate Cookery Book consisting of a large number of special receipts, many of them original, which are offered in this form as a supplement to existing works on the culinary art. 1st. edn. N.Y. The Caterer Pub. Co. 1903. [5552] An interesting collection of recipes being mainly French, English and American in origin many of them not found in other works. 8vo. 282pp., errata, ads. portrait of author, ex. lib. copy, wear to top and bottom of backstrip, contents v.g. Inscribed by the author. B.323. CA.2589. Scarce. £45.00
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ORTIZ, Elizabeth Lambert. The Book of Latin American Cooking. 1st. Eng. edn. 1984. [12786] First English edition. Robert Hale, London, 1984. Hardback 8vo. pictorial boards, 336pp. line decorations, a near fine copy in unclipped d.w. A major award winning of book written with great style and knowledge. “It takes discipline in Bahia to eat anything but prawns, they are so delicious.”£15.00
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PEARSON, Haydn. The Countryman's Cookbook. 1st. edn. 1946. [9541] First Edition. Whittlesey House, McGraw-Hill, N.Y. 1946. cloth, ix, 311pp. b/w photo illustrations, covers a little worn at edges, contents v.g. CA.2053. A collection of old regional recipes from many different sources and publications. £18.50
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PESSINO, Clara Park. (Introduction). Havana Hospitality English-Espanol. 1st. edn. c.1949. [12932] First Edition. Havana, Cuba, c.1949. Hardback, original red cloth, 389pp. 32pp. advertisements, some light wear to covers and a little foxing else a clean tight copy, no dust wrapper. Prepared under the direction of The St. Rita Guild the recipes come from various sources being, in the main, American, Spanish, Italian, British et al. Pessino was the former owner and publisher of the Havana Post, the largest English-language daily in Cuba before the Castro revolution. £255.00


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RHETT, Blanche S. 200 Years of Charleston Cooking. Edited by Lettie Gay with an Introduction by Helen Woodward. 2nd. imp. 1930. [8983] 2nd. imp. Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, N.Y. 1930. 8vo. printed cloth, xvi, 289pp. backstrip sunned, very slight bleeding from the top edge colour to top of a few pages, 6 b/w plates some of local vendors. CA.4157, B.395. A collection of old recipes many of Huguenot origin with a later Negro influence. £55.00
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SHERIDAN, C. Mac. The Stag Cook Book. Written for Men by Men. 1st. edn. 1922. [8976] First Edition. George H. Doran, N.Y. 1922. Hardback, 8vo. dec. cloth, xxvii, 197pp. ex. lib. copy with stamps etc. else v.g. Recipes from Reed Smoot, Bide Dudley, Dan Beard and several well known personalities from stage and screen. Recipes include a Burgoo with soft-shelled turtle, Yapingacho, Rum-Tum-Tiddy (which sounds too disgusting for words), Shad Roe (remember Eartha Kitt?). £25.00
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TOKLAS, Alice B. The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book. 1st. edn. 1954. [14327] First Edition, Harper & Brothers, New York, 1954. Hardback, 8vo. green and orange cloth, 288pp. endpapers and other illustrations by Sir Francis Rose, covers slightly grubby and wear to edges, name on first blank, else internally very good, no wrapper. A unique mixture of food and friends, menus and memories. £25.00
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VENCE, Celine, and COURTINE, R. The Grand Masters of French Cuisine. Five Centuries of Great Cooking. 1st. edn. 1978. [8813] First Edition. G. P. Putnams Sons, N.Y. 1978. Hardback, large 8vo. 288pp. illustrated from old sources and modern colour plates, a very good, clean copy in worn d.w. A selection of recipes selected and adapted by Philip and Mary Hyman taken from the books of the great masters of cuisine. From Taillevent 1373 to Alexandre Dumas 1873. £16.50
ANGLO~INDIAN ~ COLONIAL ~ ORIENTAL COOKERY
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ACHAYA, K.T. A Historical Dictionary of Indian Food. 1st. edn. 1998 [14676] First edition. Oxford University Press, Delhi, 1998. Hardback, 8vo. pictorial boards, 347pp. a very good clean copy in lightly worn dust wrapper. Contains a wealth of unformation on the food materials, ethos, cuisine and recipes of India together with an extensive reference section. £45.00

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ACHAYA, K.T. The Food Industries of British India. 1st. edn. 1994. [14543] First edition. Oxford University Press, Delhi 1994. Hardback, 8vo. black cloth with gilt lettering, viii, 316pp. b/w illustrations from archive sources, tables etc. a very good near fine copy in slightly worn dust wrapper. From the salt industry in Bengal to post war Factors in Industrial Growth. £45.00
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ADY, Doris. Curries from the Burra Bazaar. 1st. edn. 1983 [14672] First edition. AH & AW Reed, Pty. 1983. Hardback, 96pp. colour photographs, line illustrations, a very good, clean copy in dust wrapper. From Pat Chapman's collection with two typed letters from Lansdowne-Rigby International to The Curry Club pasted to front free endpaper which makes this a special copy. £22.50
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A.K. A Vietnamese Feast. 1998. [12606] First Edition. A Silent Voices imprint, 1998. Paperback, 256pp. covers with very slight wear else v.g. A blend of travel and cookery of Vietnam in 1993 amidst economic, political and cultural changes. £7.50
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AMINI, Rahima. A Pinch of Salt. Classic Afghan Cookery. 1st. edn. 1991. [13050] First edition, Quartet Books, London, 1991. Hardback, blue boards, silver lettering, viii, 1-275pp. pages lightly browning else a very good copy in very slightly worn unclipped d.w. Classic Afghan cookery written after the author and her family fled to the U.K. after the invasion of Afghanistan by the Russians in 1979. Recipes for qoormas, kebabs, dolmas, as well as puddings and sweets, jams, pickles and chutneys. £17.50
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Anon. The Hong Kong Cookery Book. 1989. [14765] The Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children, 1989. Facsimile reprint of the 1921 edition. Hardback, cloth backed pictorial boards, xxxii, 59pp. printed in English and Chinese, a very good, clean copy. Typical British recipes of the period. £7.50
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ANON. Exotic Recipes with Indian Spices c.1980 [14530] The Spices Export Promotion Centre, Ernakulum, India, n.d. c. 1980. Large format paperback, 51pp. colour photographs, a very good clean copy. Best described as mainly western dishes enlivened with spices but none the worse for that, with Glossary of various the spices used. £10.00

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ANON. Recipes from the Brigade of Gurkhas. 1st. edn. 1991 [14671] First edition. The Gurkha Musem, Winchester, 1991. Tall paperback, 24pp., decorated laminated soft card covers, green plastic comb binding, very small red mark on front cover else a very good clean copy. A collection of recipes for rice dishes and dals, meat, poultry, vegetable and egg curries and chutneys with a guide to the ingredients used. £25.00
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ANON. The Indian Cookery Book: A Practical Handbook to the Kitchen in India by Thirty-Five Years' Resident. 2010 [14674] Kessinger Legacy Reprints. Paperback, 123pp. plus publisher's list. FACSIMILE reprint of the 1880 edition published by Thacker, Spink & Co. Calcutta, a fine, near mint copy. One of the most popular Anglo-Indian cookery books of the period. £15.00
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(BATES, Mrs. D.) ed. Fun with Food. Presenting Dishes with a Difference. c.1955. [12908] Produced and distributed by the Salisbury Cerebral Palsy Association. Salisbury, Rhodesia n.d. c.1955. Soft card pictorial covers, 110pp. local advertisements, blanks filled in, wear to covers, some food stains but contents mainly clean. A collection of recipes many of them typically British together with others from S. Africa, Australia, India using local ingredients. £15.00

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BATTYE, Evelyn . Costumes and Characters of the British Raj. 1st. edn. 1982. [14536] First edition, Webb & Bower, Exeter, 1982. Hardback, 8vo. original red cloth white lettering, 80pp. illustrations by (Miss) Cecil Elgee and Introduction by M. M.Kaye, two very small marks on front cover else a very good copy in slightly worn dust wrapper. The drawings and sketches date from the period between 1922 - 27 depict the different castes and creeds of Indians in their daily life and work. £7.50
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BEGUM, Ayesha and NILHOUFER. Dawat E Hyderabadi. 2000 [14526] IBH Publishing, Mumbai, 2000. Paperback, laminated pictorial covers, 118pp. a near fine copy. Classic Hyderabadi cuisine with recipes for Biryanis and Pulaos, vegetables and lentils, sweets and desserts. £25.00

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BHATIA, Savitri. Savitri Bhatia's Delightful Cooking. 1st. edn. 1983. [14534] First edition. Wheeler & Co. Allahabad, 1983. Hardback, 8vo. original black cloth with gilt lettering, xxxviii. 197pp. covers slightly worn, else a very good, clean copy in worn and repaired dust wrapper. A collection of mainly regional recipes together with a few international recipes. £12.00

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BHATTACHARYA, Rinki. Cuisine Creations from Bengal. 1997 [14521] India Book House Publishers, Mumbai, 1997. Small paperback, decorative cover, 115pp. a very good, near fine copy. A collection of recipes many of them served at special occasions as well as some everyday dishes. The author is an Indian writer, columnist and documentary filmmaker and has also written on Bengal Spices. £15.00
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BHUMICHITR, Vatcharin. The Taste of Thailand. 1988. [14726] Pavilion Books, 1988. Hardback, 8vo. 222pp. colour illustrations of the food and country and old b/w photographs, covers very lightly worn else a very good copy in d.w. Beautifully produced with recipes from the proprietor of the Chaing Mai restaurant in London. £35.00
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BRENNAN, Jennifer. One-Dish Meals of Asia. 1st. Eng. edn. 1986. [4927]
First English Edition. Robert Hale Ltd. London, 1986. Hardback, 8vo. 372pp. a very good, clean copy in d.w. Divided into sections such as For Kings and Emperors; Comfortable Stockings; Fast Feasts; Elegant Frugality etc. £8.50

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BROWN, Patricia. Anglo-Indian Food and Customs. 1st. edn. 1998. [13047] First edition. Penguin Books, India, 1998. Paperback, xvii, 1-414pp. light crease to lower corner of back cover else a very good, clean copy. A charming insight into the life and food of an Anglo-Indian family and their friends immediately post Independence. With recipes. £15.00
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BURNETT, David and SABERI, Helen. The Road to Vindaloo. Curry Cooks and Curry Books. 2008. [12636] First Edition. Prospect Books, 2008. Paperback, 224pp. b/w illustrations from many old sources. As new. A history of curry eaten by the British. The authors combed through much literature to attempt a useful answer collecting a host of recipes from the very first curry in an English cookbook (1747) to those we love to cook in the present day. £9.99
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BURTON, David. Savouring the East. 1st. edn. 1996. [8818] First Edition. Faber and Faber, London, 1996. Hardback, 8vo. x, 278pp. colour illustrations, a near fine copy in d.w. Feasts and Stories from Istanbul to Bali with many recipes. Feasts and Stories from Istanbul to Bali with many recipes. £15.50
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BURTON, David. French Colonial Cookery. 1st. edn. 2000. [13048] Faber and Faber, 2000. Hardback, xx, 1-259pp. colour photographs, a fine, near mint copy. A cook's tour of the French-speaking world. From the Caribbean, the southern states of America, the Indian Ocean, Vietnam and back to Marseilles. £14.00
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CANDAPPA, Eileen and BASS Harry. The Spice of Happiness Sri Lanka Cook Book. For Tourists, Expatriates, Connaiseurs. 1983 [14528] Second impression, A Podie Publication, Sri Lanka, 1983. Paperback, pictorial cover, vi, 98pp. Label on front cover Pat's (Chapman) Reference Library, top corner creased, contents very good. The culture and history of food and spices with recipes and glossary. £25.00
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CARPENTER, Hugh. Pacific Flavors. Oriental recipes for a contemporary kitchen. N.Y. 1992. [7418] 1992. N.Y. Large paperback, 272pp. photographs by Teri Sanderson, a very good, clean copy. Rather eccentric but delightful food styling. £11.50
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CHAKRAVARTY, Taponath. Food and Drink in Ancient Bengal. 1st. edn. Foreword by Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, Chief Minister, West Bengal. 1959. [14504] First edition. Published by the author, Calcutta, 1959. Hardback, 8vo. paper covered boards, vi, 72pp. publication stamp to front free endpaper, a very good, clean copy in slightly worn at edges wrapper with label of previous owner pasted to front. Includes bibliographical references and index. A scholarly and thoroughly researched work. £85.00
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CHANG, Constance D. Chinese Cooking. 1968. [7340] Paul Hamlyn, London, 1968. Twenty large format cards housed in flap-over card envelope, a very good, clean set. Twenty four recipes each illustrated in colour. £5.00
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CHAPMAN. Pat. Thai Restaurant Cookbook. 1st. edn. 1996. [9064] First Edition. Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1996. Hardback, 8vo. xvii, 204pp. colour illustrations, a very good, clean copy in clipped d.w. Over 120 favourite recipes from a simple breakfast to a Royal feast. £8.50
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CHAUDHURI, K.N. Trade and Civilisation in the Indian Ocean. An Economic History from the Rise of Islam to 1750. 1989. [14670]
Cambridge University Press, 1989. Paperback, pictorial covers, 269pp. b/w archive illustgrations, very slight curl to top corner, small mrks to fore-edge else a very good, clean copy. An illumination description of the long chain of oceanic trade which stretched from the South China Sea to the eastern Mediterranean passing through a series of rich urban emporia. £25.00

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CHRISTIE, Robert H. Twenty-Two Authentic Banquets From India. 1st. edn. thus. 1975. [14535] First edition thus. Dover Publications Inc., N.Y. 1975. Paperback, 156pp. plus Publisher's list. A very good clean copy. This is an unabridged, unaltered republication from the Indian and Afghanistani sections of the author's work Banquets of the Nations, Edinburgh, 1911. The banquets were created to entertain the members of the Edinburgh Cap and Gown Club. £12.50

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COETZEE, Renata. The South African Culinary Tradition. 3rd. imp. 1981. [9272]
3rd. imp. C. Struik Publishers, Cape Town, 1981. Hardback, 8vo. 127pp. colour photographs of food and country and b/w illustrations from old sources, many dedications written on half-title page else v.g. in poor d.w. The origin of South Africa's culinary arts during the 17th. and 18th. centuries with recipes of the period. £9.50
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COST, Bruce. Foods from the Far East. 1990. [13910] First UK edn. A Jill Norman Book, Century, London 1990. Hardback 8vo. 249pp. foreword by Alice Waters, illustrations by Thao Soun, rubbings from Han tombs, a very good clean copy in likewise d.w. Buying and cooking the staple foods of China, Japan and Southeast Asia. £7.50
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CURRIM, Mumtaz A. and Mumtaz A. RAHIMTOOLA. Deliciously Yours. 1st. edn 1982 [14529] 1982. First edition. Jaico Publishing House, Bombay., 1982. Paperback, 144pp. illustrations by Walter Machado, light wear to cover pages very lightly browned (yellowish) but clean and tight. A collection of exotic and practical, vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. £15.00

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DAY, Harvey. The Complete Book of Curries. 1979. [13909] 1979. BCA edn. Hardback, 8vo x, 254pp. colour illustrations, light staining to fore edge and rear free endpaper else a very good clean copy in very slightly worn d.w. The five Books of Curries in one volume. £3.50
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DIMBLEBY, Josceline. Curries and Oriental Cookery. 1981. [5280] 2nd. edn. Sainsbury, 1981. Paperback, 96pp. coloured illustrations a very good clean copy. A collection of recipes which are both simple to prepare and delicious to eat. £15.00
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DISSANAYAKE, Chandra Ceylon Cookery. 1990. [14515] 4th. edn. for the author printed at Felix Printers Limited, Colombo, 1990. Hardback, 8vo. red cloth gilt lettering, 476pp. colour photographs, b/w line illustrations. top corner to lower cover bumped, else a very good clean copy in creased dust wrapper. An encyclopaedic amount of information covering every possible aspect of Celyonese food and cookery. £15.00
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DOI, Masaru. Cook Japanese. 1964. [7420] First Edition. Kodansha, Tokyo, 1964. Picture Card Series, metal ring spine, 128 thick glossy card pages. A very good, clean copy. Each dish illustrated by Yoshikatsu Saeki. £10.00
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DOLING, Caroline. Macau on a Plate: A Culinary Journey. 1998 [14697] 1st. edn. Roundhouse Publications (Asia) Ltd., Hong Kong, 1998. Foreword by Ken Hom. Paperback, 126pp. colour and b/w illustrations, a very good, clean copy. Fascinating history of the culinary heritage of Macau from its establishment by the Portuguese in 1557 to the present day. With recipes. £15.00
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DOWNER, Lesley; YONEDA, Minoru. Step by Step Japanese Cooking. 1st. edn. 1985. [13918] First edition. Macdonald, London, 1985. Hardback, laminated iluustrated boards, 4to. 192pp. colour photographs throughout, a very good, near mint copy in d.w with two tiny chips from surface (see image). Downer lived in Japan for many years and Yoneda was the founding chef at Kiku the fabled Japanese restaurant in Mayfair. £4.50
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EDWARDS, Marie. Delicious Food for India. A Hostess’s Notebook. 1st. edn. 1935. [9477] First Edition. Thacker, Spink & Co., Calcutta, 1935. Hardback. 8vo. cloth, tipped on title label, 141pp. including ruled blanks for notes, spine rubbed else a very good, clean copy. Set out in the manner of Ruth Lowinsky’s Lovely Food this is an attractive item but unfortunately there is hardly a whiff of an Indian ingredient from cover to cover. £25.00
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FERNANDEZ, Rafi. Malaysian Cookery. 1st. pbk. edn. 1985. [12799]
First paperback edition. Penguin, 1985. Paperback, 286pp. line illustrations, very light wear to covers else a very clean, sound copy. Recipes from the three main cuisines, Malay, Indian Malaysian and Chinese Malaysian their origins, methods of preparation, traditional cooking techniques etc. £7.50
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FULLER, B.G. Ghanaian Cookery. 1st. edn. 1998. [13802] First edition. New Millennium, London 1998. Landscape paperback, glossy pictorial covers, xvi, 66pp. b/w and colour illustrations, a very good near fine copy. With a brief history of the country, explanation of ingredients and with over eighty authentic recipes. £12.50

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GHANOONPARVAR, M.R. Persian Cuisine - Book One: Traditional Foods. 1987. [14537] Mazda Publishers, Lexington. Large format paperback, x, 236pp. illustrations by Jill Lieber and Claudia Kane, cover design by Dennis Rano, a very good, near fine copy. A collection of authentic, traditional recipes with a wide variety of polos, khoreshes, ashes, dolmehs, desserts, breads and many others. Text in English and Iranian. £35.00
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GORDON, Joanna. Advice to a Young Lady in the Colonies. 1st. edn. 1979. [6518] First edition, Collingwood 1979. Hardback, tall 8vo. 91pp. v.g. in d.w.Written in script form to emulate the original document which is a manuscript now housed in the Mitchell Library, N.S.W. £12.50
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Grenada Homemaker's Association. Grenada Spice Isle Homemakers' Cookbook. 1993 [14675] First edition. Gunbyfield Publishing, Canada, printed in Grenada. Paperback, pictorial cover, 134pp. including 8pp. local advertisements, line illustrations, a fine copy. A collection of island recipes using local ingredients such a manicou (possum), titiri (fish), blugoo (small bananas called figs in Barbados) and many others. £15.00
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GROVE, Peter and Colleen. Curry Culture. 2005 [14518] First paperback edition. Menu Publications Ltd. 2005. Decorated cover, 215pp. colour photographs, b/w/ illustrations, slight wear to covers, note on inside front cover else a very good, clean copy. A history of Indian food and restaurants in Britain, the chefs, patrons, authors, the characters et al. £20.00

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HEARD, Vida and FAULL, Lesley. Our Best Traditional Recipes. 1976. [6942]2nd. imp. Howard Timmins, Cape Town 1976. Hardback, pictorial boards, 118pp. illustrated, inscribed by the author together with a letter to Professor John Fuller pasted in to rear endpaper. Dutch colonial traditional dishes and others from South Africa. £15.00
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HOWE, Robin. I.W.F.S. Guide to Far Eastern Cookery. 1972. [1253] CBA edn. George Rainbird for the International Wine and Food Society. 1972.Hardback, large 8vo. 262pp. colour illustrations, fine in d.w. A collection of recipes from sixteen countries. £9.50
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HYMAN, Mavis. Indian-Jewish Cooking. 1st. edn. 1992. [13801] First edition. Published by the author, Hyman Publishing, London, 1992. Paperback, 192pp. illustrations by the author. A very good near fine copy. A collection of recipes from the Jews of India some of them over 200 years old originating from Syria and Iraq. The author was born in Calcutta of Iraqi-Jewish origin her mother's family being one of the earliest Jewish settlers in Calcutta in the 18th.C. £15.50
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JAFFREY, Madhur. Madhur Jaffrey's Indian Cookery. 1st. edn. thus. 1986. [14479] First editon thus. St Michael Books, 1986. Softcover, quarto size, 144pp. pictorial covers, coloured illustrations throughout, each page in a decorative border, minor wear to edges of cover, contents very good. This is a slightly abridged edition which was first published in 1982 by the BBC. £5.50
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JAFFREY, Madhur. A Taste of the Far East. 1st. edn. 1993. [13915] First edition. Pavillion BBC Books, 1993. Hardback, large square 8vo. 224pp. colour photos of food, people, places and finished dishes throughout. A very good to fine copy in slightly worn at edges unclippped d.w. As always, beautifully written and with tempting recipes. £10.50
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JAFFREY, Madhur. Flavours of India. 1995. [13916] BCA, 1995. Hardback, 8vo. 320pp. recipe photographs by James Murphy, a very good, clean copy in slightly worn d.w. Ocer 100 recipes from Kerala, Goa, Gujarat, Punjab, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu many of them from named sources. £5.00
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JAFFREY, Madhur. Step-by-Step Cookery. 2000. [13917] Ted Smart, UK, 2000. Hardback, 4to. glossy pictorial covers, 272pp. colour photograph throughout, a fine, near mint copy. Over 150 dishes from India and the Far East including Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Malayasia. Very useful for the novice cook and, as always, beautifully written. £5.50
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JAGTIANI, Duru Jetho Chutneys & Pickles of India. 1st. edn. 1973 [14516] First edition. IBH Publishing Company, Bombay, 1973. Paperback, pictorial covers, 110pp. covers slightly worn, a couple of notes on front free endpaper, contents clean and tight. Recipes for every conceivable type of pickle and chutney from hot to sweet, sour and bland and combinations of all four. £15.00

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KARKARIA, Bachi J. Dare to Dream. A Life of M.S.OBEROI. 1992 [14542] Penguin Books India, New Delhi 1992. Paperback, x, 260pp. lower corner creased else good. From modest beginnings to the head of an internationally celebrated hotel chain. £7.50

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KAUL, Tahlina, Vegetarian Cook Book. 2004. [13912 ]Possibly first English edition. Fusion Books, New Delhi, 2004. Paperback, 101pp. colour and b/w photographs, cover corners curled else a very good, clean, tight copy. A blend of authentic and innovative recipes which are simple and easy to cook. £7.50
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KAYE, M.M. The Golden Calm. An English Lady's life in Moghul Delhi. 1st. edn. 1980. [8321] First Edition. Webb & Bower, 1980. Hardback, large 8vo. 220pp. decorated endpapers, illustrations, v.g. copy in d.w. Reminiscences by Emily, Lady Clive Bayley and her father, Sir Thomas Metcalf whose beautifully written hand book with its specially commissioned illustrations is reproduced in facsimile. A truly delightful item. £15.00

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KENNEY-HERBERT, Colonel A.R. 'Wyvern' Culinary Jottings for Madras. 1994. A facsimile of the 1885 edition with a new introduction by Leslie Forbes. 1994 [14527] Prospect Books, 1994. Paperback, xiv, 553pp. light wear to edges of cover, a few marginal notes and lines else a very good clean copy. A treatise in thrity chapters on reformed cookery for Anglo-Indian exiles. Possibly one of the best known and revered books for the From the library of Pat Chapman. £10.00

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KUANG-TEH, Yang. 50 Chinese Recipes. 1st. edn. 1958. [12383] First Edition. China Reconstructs, Peking, 1958. Tall yellow decorated wraps worn, contents mainly clean and tight, decorations by Ting Wu and Chen Yung-chen. Recipes and advice for the most frequently served dishes in Chinese homes and restaurants. From the four traditions of Chinese cookery, Peking, Huaiyang, Szechuan and Kwangtung. £6.50
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KUO, Irene. The Key to Chinese Cooking. 1978. [13911] 1st. UK edn. Elm Tree Books, London 1978. Hardback, large 8vo. decorated boards, 532pp. drawings by Carolyn Moy, inscription and mark on front endpaper and pastedown else a very good clean copy in worn, clipped d.w. with small chip. £15.50

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LAL, Premila. Meat Dishes. 1981 [14544] IBH Publishing Company, Bombay. Paperback, illustrated front cover, vi, 124pp. 4 colour plates, a very good, clean copy. Over teo hundred delicious Indian and foreign meat dishes. £10.00
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LAL, Premila. Indian Recipes. 1982. [14519] Rupa & Co. Calcutta, 1982. Paperback, 264pp. line drawings by Mario Miranda, a very good, clean, tight copy. Some 300 recipes for the more adventurous and imaginative cook including chutneys and pickles, breads, sweets and savouries. £15.00

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LATIF, Bilkees I. The Essential Andhra Cookbook with Hyderabadi & Telengana Specialities. 1999. [14532] Penguin India, 1999. Paperback, xxxii, 336pp. line illustrations by Yuthika Sharma, light wear to edges else a very good clean copy. The cuisine of Andhra Pradesh is famous for the rich seasoning and great variety of dishes with this work containing many recipes for them together with accounts of the the traditions and rituals associated with food. A classic item. £20.00

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LEE, Beverly. The Easy Way to Chinese Cooking for Western Kitchens. 1st. Eng. edn. 1964. [2531] First English edition. London, 1964. Hardback, 184pp. a few marginal notes else v.g. in d.w. £6.50

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LENOIR, Philippe and RAVEL, Raymond de. Exotic Cuisine of Mauritius. 1988. [13359] First English Edition, Editions de l'Ocean Indien, 1988. Translated by Maryse de Broglio-Sand. Hardback, large glossy pictorial boards, 299pp. colour photographs throughout, slight wear to edges else a very clean copy. With much detailed information on the produce of Mauritius, utensils and glossary, menus, together with many recipes including Bredes, Achards, Curries, dishes from neighbouring islands etc. £22.50
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LEZARD, Kay. Wild Ways with Cooking. New edition. 1984. [11591] 1984. The Wildlife Socity of South Africa (Natal Branch), 1984. Paperback, 200pp. cartoon illustrations, a very good, clean copy. A few South African dishes others from the world over as usual in a collection of recipes from many contributors. £5.00

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LIN, Chan Sow. Chinese Restaurant Dishes. Kuala Lumpur, n.d. c.1955. [3236] Possibly First Edition. Ling Wah Press, Kuala Lumpur, n.d. c.1955. Hardback, 8vo. boards, 72pp. portrait of the author and possibly her signature on the title, wear and sunning to boards else a very good, clean copy. A collection of favourite restaurant dishes to prepare at home. With English and Chinese names and a useful glossary. £25.00
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LO, Kenneth. Cooking the Chinese Way. 1st. edn. 1955. [13713] First edition. Arco and Neville Spearman, London 1955. Hardback, cr. 8vo. 154pp. with line decorations, a very small strip of sunning to top of backstrip else a very good clean copy in chipped and repaired d.w. Authentic recipes from Britain's one-time foremost Chinese restaurateur. £6.00
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LO, Kenneth. Food the Chinese Way. 1983. [9315] Omega Books, 1983. Hardback, 8vo. 160pp. line drawings, a very good copy in d.w. Much admired in this country for his many books and restaurant Memories of China. £6.50
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LOQUEMAN, M. 22 Years in the Indian Kitchen. [14514] First Edition for the author. Stour Valley Printers, Colchester, n.d. c.1977. Paperback, 56pp. line illustrations by P. Geden, a very good clean copy. A personal collection of recipes used in the author's restaurants, the Indus Curry Restaurant and Indus Mahal in Colchester. Pasted to the inside front cover is a letter from the author to Pat Chapman of The Curry Club stating that "this is a small version of my complete work which is still in the making" however this larger work does not seem to have been published. The author was the main instigator of the Colchester mosque in 1970s with Foysal Chowdry and Kamal Kumrumiah, students at Essex University. The first meeting was held at Mr Loqueman's restaurant the Indus Mahal, 59 East Street, Colchester. £12.50
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LOW, Henry. Cook at Home in Chinese. 2nd. edn. 1947. [9317] 1947. 2nd. edn. Macmillan, N.Y. 1947. Hardback, 8vo. decorated cloth, 274pp. a very good, clean copy no d.w. INSCRIBED by author in Chinese characters. With a lengthy glossary of ingredients in English and Chinese. £15.50
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MA, Nancy Chih. Cook Chinese. 1964. [7423] First Edition. Kodansha, Tokyo, 1964. Picture Card Series, metal ring spine, 128 thick glossy card pages a very good, clean copy. Each dish illustrated by Yoshikatsu Saeki. £10.00
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MAJUPURIA, Indra. Joys of Nepalese Cooking. A most comprehensive and practical book on Nepalese Cookery. 1997. [14673] Fifth edition. S. Devi, 1997. Paperback, pictorial covers and endpages, 402pp. colour illustrations, slight curl to top corner else a very good, clean, tight copy. Over 370neasy to make kitchen tested recipes. £12.50
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MAHAJAN, Jagmohan The Raj Landscape: British Views of Indian Cities. 1988 [14677] First Edition. Spantech Publishers, New Delhi, 1988. Hardback, quarto, 151pp. colour and b/w illustrations from 18th. and 19th. Century landscape artists, a near fine copy in lightly worn dust wrapper. Perhaps a romantic view but nevertheless a fascinating view of the landscape and monuments from all over the country painted by British artists. £17.50
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MAN-CHAM, Eveline. M.B.E. La Cuisine Seychelloise. 3rd. edn. 1983. [12922] Third edition, St. Fidele Press, Mahe,1983. Oblong wraps, 56pp. b/w decorations, covers a little grubby contents in the main very clean. A collection of recipes using local ingredients with suggested menus and a glossary. Text in English. £12.50
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MARKS, Copeland with Manjo Kim. The Korean Kitchen. Classic recipes from the Land of the Morning Calm. 1st. edn. 1993. [12401] First Edition. Chronicle Books, San Francisco, 1993. Paperback, 236pp. line decorations, covers a little worn at edges, contents clean and tight. Over 140 recipes including Spiced Crab soup, Chestnut Rice, Assorted Fritters, Kimchi et. etc. £5.00
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Mathrubhumi Grihalakshmi, The Malabar Cookbook 100 Receipes. 1st. edn. 1999. [14531] First edition, Silk and Spice Travel and Communication Ltd., Kerala 1999. Hardback laminated pictorial covers, 96pp. colour photographs, a fine, near mint copy. Produced for the first Malabar Pepper Fest with simple and exotic recipes, Glossary and a charming Foreword by Pat Chapman. £15.00
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MEHTA, Jeroo. 101 Parsi Recipes. 1987. [14509] 1987. 4th. imp. Jeroo Mehta, Dolphin, Calcutta, 1987. Hardback, cloth backed laminated pictorial boards, 146pp. b/w and coloured photographs, line decorations, light wear to edgeds of boards, contents very good. Ancient Zorastrian recipes originating from the shores of the Caspian sea. £25.00
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MELVIN, Ranoo (ed.) YWCA Cook Book. Bangkok, 1960. [9577] Y.W.C.A. Association. Bangkok, 1960. Large paperback decorated covers, xvi, vi, 87, xiii, 113pp. line drawings and advertisements throughout. Some wear to covers and to a few pages, some pencil markings else good. In English and Thai with a dictionary on local ingredients, helpful hints, recipes from various Embassies, some American and a chapter on Simple Thai Dishes. £22.50
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Menu. The Cockpit Hotel, Singapore, 1989. [11674] Illustrated paper wraps, 4pp. insert, light creasing else condition very good. Front cover illustration of the old Europe Hotel from an old postcard of the 1920's in sepia, inside front cover has a litle history of the original house and hotel. Menu consists of a recipe for the Famous Singapore Sling as made by the barmen since 1915 and Bill of Fare offfering The Tiffin Curry, The Sambals, The Dessert, The Tropical Fruit, The Kopi Raja. £7.50

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MERCHANT, Ismail. Ismail Merchant's Indian Cuisine. 1st. edn. [13807] First edition. Futura, 1986. Paperback, 234pp. colour illustrations, light wear to cover edges, contents very good. A unique approach to Indian cooking by this renowned film producer who delighted in feeding the cast of his productions at the end of a long days filming. £5.50

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MUNRO, Nina and Jim. A Taste of New Zealand in food and pictures. 1st. edn. 1977. [12724] First Edition. A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1977. Hardback, oblong 8vo., 119pp. b/w photographs, inscription of f.f.e.p. else a very good, clean copy in slightly worn d.w. with one small repair. Life in New Zealand from 1868 to 1932 with recipes, some from back "home" but also many using the local produce such as Kumara, Puha, Maori Corn (for this you need access to a clear running stream), Muttonbirds, Toheroa Soup et al. £9.50
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NAYAR, Lali. A Taste of the Punjab. Famous for tandoori dishes. 1st. edn. 1995. [13051] First edition. Merehurst, London, 1995. Tall glossy paperback, 128pp. colour illustrations throughout. A very good, clean copy. Authentic recipes from the north west of India and with a section on pickles, chutneys and raitas. £8.50
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ODARTY, Bill. A Safari of African Cooking. 1971. [9780] First edition. Detroit, 1971. Paperback, 137pp. with illustrations, covers lightly rubbed else a very good, clean copy. A collection of authentic recipes from all over the African continent. £9.50
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OLIVER, Frank. Chinese Cooking. 1st. edn. 1955. [12371] First Edition. Andre Deutsch, 1955. Hardback, 8vo. cloth, 232pp. top edge grubby else very good in worn and slightly chipped d.w. One of a series edited by Elizabeth David. £3.50
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OWEN, Sri. The Cooking of Thailand. 1st. edn. 1991. [9319] First Edition. Sainsbury, 1991. Paperback, 96pp. coloured illustrations, pencil notes on last page else v.g. Recipes from a variety of traditions. £3.00
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OWEN, Sri. Exotic Feasts. 1st. edn. 1991. [5715] First Edition. Kyle Cathie, London, 1991. Paperback, 209pp. v.g. like new. A selection of seasonal menus with recipes. £7.50
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OWEN, Sri. The Rice Book. 1st. edn. 1993. [14753] 1st. edn. Doubleday Transworld, London, 1993. Hardback, large 8vo. 402pp. b/w illustrations by Soun. a fine, near mint copy in likewise unclipped d.w. The definitive book on the magic of rice cookery. A wealth of Eastern dishes with few others. £35.00
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PEIRIS, Doreen. A Ceylon Cookery Book: Over 300 Simple and Easy Tested Recipes for Daily Cooking. 1997. [14512] 8th. edn. Nihal Peiris, 1997. Softcover, laminated pictorial covers, 164, xviipp. a very good near fine copy. Long considered to be one of the most highly regarded books on Sri Lankan cookery. £15.00
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PEMBLETON, Elizabeth and BOYES, Joan H. (Compilers). 'Live on the Country'. Volume II. c.1941. [4525] The Niger Press, Jos. n.d. Soft cloth, 170pp. covers sunned and marked contents clean and tight. Recipes collected in aid of "Win the War Fund" many of them using indigenous fruits and vegetables such as paw-paw, guava, mango, groundnut, soybean etc. £25.00
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PRUTHI, J.S. Spices and Condiments. 1979. [14533] National Book Trust, New Delhi, 1979. Paperback, xiv, 269pp. b/w photographs, line illustrations, worn backstrip, contents clean and tight. Covering nomenclature, description, distribution, physical and chemical properties of about seventy spices with their various uses in foods, beverages, medicine, perfumery and cosmetics etc. £20.00

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REEJHSINGHANI, Aroona. Delicious Bengali Dishes. 1980 [14525] Second impression. Jaico Publishing House, Bombay, 1980. Paperback, xii, 162pp. slight wear to edges with top corner creased, pages lightly browned else very good. Curries for meat, fish and shellfish, vegetables, eggs, pickles and chutneys, rice, sweets and drinks. £27.50
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REEJHSINGHANI, Aroona. 100 Delectable Dishes from Sindh. 1st. edn. 1981 [14524] First Edition. Tarang Paperbacks, Delhi, 1981. Paperback, xx, 126pp. a couple of small notes and wear to edges else a very good clean copy. With a short history of the origins of Sindhi cuisine together with recipes for curries, vegetables, chutneys, pickles and papads et al. £17.50

RUXTON, Genvieve and LEITH-ROSS, Syliva. Practical West African Cookery. 1915. [14210] 2nd. edn. J.W. Moore, Chichester, 1915. Hardback, 8vo. blue cloth, 174pp. browning to endpapers, light wear to cover, contents very good, no dust wrapper. Described as "a perfect vade mecum for those on tour in West Africa as Residents, Commissioners, travellers or Missionaries". With descriptions of native produce the recipes are, in the main, European. £25.00
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SAHNI, Julie. Classic Indian Cooking. 1st. Eng. edn. 1986. [8755] First English edition. Dorling Kindersley, London, 1986. Hardback, pictorial boards, 383pp. woodcut illustrations, long and charming inscription from author on f.e.p., a very good, clean copy in d.w. With a useful introduction concerning ingredients, techniques, planning etc. and many excellent recipes. £17.50
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SCOTT, David. Far Eastern Vegetarian Cookery. 1987. [10989] Century, 1987. Paperback, 160pp. illustrations by Steve Hardstaff, v.g. like new. Over 200 distinctive recipes from China, Japan, Thailand and Indonesia. £5.50
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SCOTT, David and INWOOD, Kristiaan. A Taste of Thailand. 1st. edn. 1986. [10530] First Edition. Rider, 1986. Paperback, 138pp. decorations throughout, light wear to covers else a very good, clean copy. A practical and atmospheric guide to Thai cuisine and life with over 200 recipes. £3.50
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SEED, Diane. Favourite Indian Food. 1st. edn. 1990. [8353] First Edition. Rosendale Press, London, 1990. Glossy boards, 126pp. decorated endpapers, a near fine copy. Illustrated by Robert Budwig. Regional recipes from local chefs. £7.50

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SINGH, Manju Shivraj. Royal Indian Cookery. A Taste of Palace Life. 1st. edn. 1987. [10221] First English Edition. Windward, 1987. Hardback. Large 8vo. 188pp. colour illustrations, a fine copy in d.w. With a forward by H.H. the Raj Mata of Jaipur whose husband was the author's uncle. A wonderful collection of recipes. £10.00
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SING, Phia. Traditional Recipes of Laos being the ms. recipe books of the late Phia Sing, from the Royal Palace at Luan Prabang. lst. pbk. edn. 1981. [12771] First paperback edition. Prospect Books, 1981. Large paperback, 318pp. illustrations by Soun, very slight creasing to covers else contents v.g. together with the original book-mark. With the original manuscript printed on verso and translation opposite, a wonderful collection of fragrant recipes. £35.00
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SOMASEKARAM, Sathanithi. Introduction to Jaffna Cookery. 1st. edn. 1995 [14513] Arjuna Consulting Company, Colombo, 1995. Paperback, pictorial covers, 155pp. 4pp. colour illustrations, corner to top cover and first few pp. creased else a very good clean copy. Jaffna the capital city of the Northern Province of Sri Lanka an area which is known for dishes with a distinct taste. £9.50

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TANEJA, Meera. Good Housekeeping. Indian Cookery. 1st. edn. 1983. [9642] First Edition. Ebury Press, London, 1983. 8vo. 144pp. colour illustrations, a few food stains else a very good copy in d.w. Classic regional recipes. £8.50
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Various. Singapore Sampler Cookbook. 1980 [14588] Womens Auxiliary of The American Association of Singapore, 1980. Card covers, spiral-bound 210pp. plus Index. Light wear to edges else a very good clean copy. A collection of recipes contributed by members and friends of the American Association of Singapore. Art work and historical singapore sketches by Gail Mantz. £15.00
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WALDEN, Hilaire. Thai Cooking. 1st. edn. 1992. [6483] First Edition. Salamander Books, London, 1992. Hardback, tall 8vo. laminated boards, 120pp. colour illustrations, v.g. Easy to follow dishes with step-by-step illustrations. £5.00
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Wandee Na Songkhla Royal Thai Cuisine Book 1. 1993 [14505] (Bangkok), 1993. Large format paperback, glossy pictorial cover with flaps, 134pp. b/w archive illustrations and colour photographs, a couple of notes in biro, small mark on front cover else a fine copy. Text in Thai and English. A collection of recipes interpreted and reproduced from the "Boat Song Poems" written during the reign of King Rama II (1767-1824). With recipes for main dishes and salads including one entitled Gaeng-mad-sa-ma-gai which was extolled in the second stanza of the poem: "Massaman, a curry made by my beloved, is fragrant of cumin and strong spices. Any man who has swallowed the curry is bound to long for her." together with a lengthy section of sweet dishes. £45.00
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WOULIDGE, Sam. Confessions of a Hungry Woman. 1st. edn. 2013. [14468] Struik Lifestyle, Cape Town, 2013. Hardback, pictorial boards with "furry" red lettering, 224pp. photographs throughout, a very good clean copy. A collection of fool-proof recipes for a three course menu gathered from friends in many countries visited by the author for her column for Woolworths Taste magazine. £20.00
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WYK, Magdaleen van. and BARTON, Pat. A Taste of Tradition. 1st. edn. 1993. [11145] First Edition. Struik, Cape Town, 1993. Hardback, large 8vo. 144pp. colour illustrations, a very good, clean copy in slightly worn d.w. South African country recipes handed down from the Dutch, French, German and British settlers together with the influence of the Malayan slaves who came from the East. £12.50

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ZIMMERN, Annabel and TEMPLAR (Illustrator) The Oliver's Cookbook. 1986. [14595] Oliver's Super Sandwiches, Hong Kong, 1986. Square paperback, 80pp. cartoons by Templar. Light wear to covers with crease to lower corner, contents clean and tight. A collection of recipes from this fabled establishment with world renowned suppliers mentioned throughout. Signed by both author and illustrator. £20.00

 
THE MEDITERRANEAN ~ MIDDLE~EASTERN ~ EASTERN EUROPEAN COOKERY
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ANDREWS, Colman. Catalan Cuisine. Europe's last great culinary secret. 1st. Eng. edn. 1989. [12760] First English edition. Headline, London, 1989. Hardback, large 8vo. xvi, 331pp. illustrated with line drawings, a very good, clean copy in unclipped d.w. with one small repair. An inspirational, well researched and informed work on an ancient cuisine with recipes. Now considered to be the classic work on this cuisine. £25.00
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BUTCHER, Nicholas. The Spanish Kitchen. 1st. edn. 1990. [12789] First Edition. Macmillan, London, 1990. Hardback 8vo. 314pp. line illustrations by Debbie Lian Mason, a near fine copy in unclipped d.w. This is the real food of Spain, the food the Spanish cook and eat themselves rather than the stuff planted on tourists. The author is exuberant about the dishes “There are some tapas so irrisitible that one finds oneself helplessly devouring vast quantities of them”, “There are few things more sensuous than a dish of perfectly cook creamy scrambled eggs. They seem to me cooking’s answer to velvet.” £25.00
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CARLUCCIO, Antonio. An Invitation to Italian Cooking. 1st. edn. 1986. [10560] First Edition. Pavilion, London, 1986. Hardback, 8vo. 192pp. colour photographs of people, places and food with delightful illustrations by Flo Bayley, a fine copy in very slightly worn at edges d.w. A wonderful collection of recipes from a great enthusiast. The author's first work. £19.50

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CARLUCCIO, Antonio and Priscilla. Complete Italian Food. 1st. edn. 1997. [13262] First Edition. Quadrille, London, 1997. Hardback, large 8vo. 320pp. colour illustrations throughout. Light wear to d.w. else a very good clean copy. Divided into main food types and then alphabetically with hundreds of recipes. A superb work encompassing the foods and recipes from all the regions of Italy. £20.00

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CARLUCCIO, Antonio and Priscilla. Complete Italian Food. 1st. U.S. edn. 1997. 1997. [9021] First U.S. Edition. Rizzoli, New York, 1997. Hardback, large 8vo. 320pp. colour photographs and drawings throughout. As new. A superb work encompassing the foods and recipes from all the regions of Italy. Divided into main food types and then alphabetically with hundreds of recipes. £20.00
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CARLUCCIO, Antonio. Southern Italian Feast. 1st. edn 1998. [7838] First Edition. BBC Books, London, 1998. Hardback, large 8vo. 192pp. colour illustrations by Philip Webb. A fine copy in likewise d.w. More than 100 recipes inspired by the flavours of southern Italy. £16.00
   
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CARLUCCIO, Antonio. Antonio Carluccio's Italia. The recipes and customs of the regions. 2007. [11814] Alhambra Editions, London, 2007. Hardback, large 8vo. 256pp. fine in dust wrapper. As new. A charming and nostalgic tour of Italy with many favourite recipes from the author's childhood. Beautifully photographed by Alastair Hendy. £14.50

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CARRIER, Robert. Feasts of Provence. 1993. [14464] First US edition. Rizzoli, NY, 1993 (Ted Smart). Hardback, 223pp. coloured photographs of the dishes, ingredients, the places and the people. A very good, clean copy in very lihgtly worn at the edges d.w. An exuberant collection of recipes from the author's friends and favourite restaurants in the area together with some of his own. Each chapter explores a chosen theme such as herbs and spices, cheeses and desserts, the sea, the gift of the olive etc. etc. £15.00
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CHAPMAN, Pat. The Curry Club Middle Eastern CookBook. 1st.edn. 1989. [13806] First edition. Piatkus, London, 1989. Hardback, 192pp. colour illustrations, line decorations, a fine near mint copy in unclipped dust wrapper. With suggested menus and a collection of authentic recipes. £7.50
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CONTE del, Anna. Anna de Conte's Italian Kitchen. I Risotti and Other Rice Dishes. 1993. [14690] First US Edition. Simon ans Schuster, NY, 1993. Hardback, square 57pp. fine in unclipped d.w. Wonderful recipes beautifully illustrated by Flo Bayley. £12.50

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FERRIGNO, Ursula. Truly Madly Pasta. The ultimate book for pasta lovers. 1st. edn. 2003. [14207] First edition. Quadrille, 2003. Hardback, pictorial laminated boards, 160pp. photography by Peter Cassidy, a fine copy in dust wrapper. An inspirational collection of recipes. £5.00
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GHAYOUR, Sabrina. Persiana: Recipes from the Middle East and Beyond. 2014 [14715] Mitchell Beazley, London, 2014. Hardback, 240pp. photography by Liz and Max Haarala Hamilton, inscription to top corner to inside of front free endpaper else a fine, near mint copy. An instant success this book won the Observer's Best New Cookbook award in October 2014 just 12 weeks after publication. Full of vibrant and delicious recipes. £9.50

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GRAY, Rose and ROGERS, Ruth. Pasta & Ravioli. River Cafe Pocket Books. 1st. edn. 2006. [14344] First edition, Ebury Press, London, 2006. Tall paperback, pp. nn. b/w and coloured photographs, a fine, near mint copy. One hyndred and five recipes for pasta, gnocchi and gnudi dishes together with their appropriate sauces. £5.00
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GRAY, Rose and ROGERS, Ruth. River Cafe Cook Book Green. 1st. edn. 2000. [14011] First Edition. Ebury Press, London, 2000. Hardback, 8vo. 463pp. b/w and colour illustrations, very light wear to edges else a very good, clean copy in dust wrapper sunned at the spine. Over 200 wonderful Italian recipes for both savoury and sweet dishes incorporating vegetables and fruit. Please note that this is not a vegetarian cookery book. £17.50
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HALICI, Nevin. Turkish Cookbook. 1st. edn. 1989. [10916] First Edition. Dorling Kindersley, London, 1989. Hardback, 8vo. 176pp. coloured illustrations of food, people and places, slight wear to d.w. else a very good, clean copy. With many wonderful vegetable dishes as well as those using meat, also salads, desserts and drinks. £25.00
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HARRIS, Valentina. Perfect Pasta 1994 [14460] Select Editions, 1994. Hardback, illustrated laminated boards, colour photographs and illustrated throughout with pretty decorations by an unacknowledged artist, a very good, near mint copy in wrapper. An excellent collection of recipes many of them very simple, quickly prepared and totally delicious. £5.50
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LANG, George. The Cuisine of Hungary. 1st. pbk. edn. Penguin, 1985. [12775] Paperback, glossy illustrated covers, 495pp. b/w illustrations from old books, museums et al. Corners and backstrip a little creased else contents v.g. Egon Ronay described this as: “The best book in the English I have ever seen on the cooking of my native country ... George Lang has produced an eye-opener.” Full of history, anecdotes and hundreds of authentic recipes. A classic. £12.50
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LESBERG, Sandy. At the Table of Israel. 1st. Eng. edn. 1973. [9295] First English edn. Peebles Press, London, 1973. Hardback, large 8vo. 224pp, colour illustrations of people not food, a very good, clean copy in clipped d.w. A unique collection of three hundred traditional and modern Israeli recipes. A classic item. £9.50
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MAGYAR, Elek. The Gourmet’s Cook Book. Hungarian Cuisine. 1989. [13297] Second Edition. Corvina, Bekescsaba, 1989. Hardback, large 8vo. glossy pictorial boards, 607pp. colour illustrations. Inscription on front endpaper and a small amount of damage to inner margin of front end paper else contents very good, clean and tight. A comprehensive work covering every aspect of the classic dishes of Hungary from peasant cooking to festive haute cuisine. £25.00
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NAHOUM, Chef Aldo. The Art of Israeli Cooking. 1st. Eng. edn. 1970. [12739] First English edition, John Gifford Ltd. London, 1970. Hardback, 8vo. white cloth, 152pp. colour photographs, other decorations, a very good copy in slightly worn d.w. Original Israeli recipes never before published as well as favourite traditional dishes, all Kosher. £8.50
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OLNEY, Richard. The Exuberant Food and Wine from the Domaine Tempier Vineyard. 1st. U.K. edn. 1995 [14001] Pavilion Books, London, 1995. Hardback, 8vo. 335pp. b/w photographs and line illustrations by V. de Campion, fine in d.w. The delicious food and recipes of Lulu Payraud from the Bandol area of southern France. £22.50
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READ, Jan and MANJóN, Maite, JOHNSON, Hugh. The Wine and Food of Spain. 1st.edn. 1987. [14467] First edition, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London 1987. Hardback, 217pp. a fine copy in clipped (by the publishers with a new price sticker added) wrapper. Striking photographic endpapers of vines and olive trees on the plains of central Spain.The cuisine, the wines, the landscapes, the cities and traditions of each area. All beautifully illustrated with colour and b/w photographs. £12.50
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RODEN, Claudia. Guide to the Greek Menu. 1st. edn. 1982. [11671] First Edition. Reader’s Digest Perrier, 1982. Tall paperback 63pp. coloured illustrations, a little wear to covers else v.g. Guide to the main dishes of Greek cookery with a glossary. No recipes but written in Claudia’s usual charming style. £4.00
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ROOT, Waverley. The Food of Italy. 1st. edn. N.Y. 1971. [5177] Atheneum, N.Y, 1971. Hardback, 8vo. cloth, xx, 751pp. b/w illustrations and maps, a fine, near mint copy in dust wrapper. A gastronomic tour of the Italian mainland and islands interwoven with historical and geographical notes capturing the spirit, flavours and experience of Italian food before the great industrialisation which has taken place in the last forty years which is, of course, having a detrimental effect on the true flavours of regional Italian gastronomy. A high price to pay for commercial success. £35.00
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SENCIL, Edith, E. The Famous Turkish Cookery. Istanbul, n.d. c.1985. [7343] Galeri Minyatur, Istanbul, n.d. c.1985. Glossy paperback, 159pp. slight crease to top cover else v.g. Authentic recipes illustrated with colour photographs of the finished dishes. £8.50
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SETA, Paul. Corsican Cooking of Yesterday and Today. 1991. [11975] La Marge Editions, Ajaccio, 1991. Laminated large paperback, 96pp. colour illustrations, crease to corner of lower cover else v.g. Forty-five authentic recipes drawn from the past. £19.50
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WOLFERT, Paula. The Cooking of South West France. 1st. Eng. edn. 1987. [12657] First English edition. Dorling Kindersley, London, 1987. Hardback,8vo. 347pp. map and drawings by Jerry Joyner. Light marks on fore edge else a very good copy in unclipped d.w. From Perigord to the Pyrenees, from Gascony to Garrigue this huge corner of France incorporates all the best of rustic and sophisticated cooking. From cabbage soup with dumplings to pheasant breasts with foie gras; from prunes in sauternes (so simple) to prune and armagnac ice cream (start two weeks beforehand) all mouthwateringly delicious. £12.50
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WOLFERT, Paula. Good Food from Morocco. 1st. UK edn. John Murray, 1989. [13049] First UK edition, John Murray, London, 1989. Hardback, 8vo. 286pp. drawings by Sidonie Coryn, a very good, clean copy in slightly worn and repaired unclipped d.w. A well researched volume with authentic recipes which is as delightful to read as to cook from. £20.00
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YAZGAN, Mehmet. (ed.) Specialities of Turkish Cuisine. 1st. edn. 1988 [13681] Yazgan Turism Ticaret, Istanbul, 1988. Glossy paperback, 172pp. colour illustrations and advertisements throughout, very light wear to covers else a near fine copy. A collection of recipes illustrating the wide varieties of this ancient cuisine. £6.50
 
CHILDREN'S FOOD AND COOKERY
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ALLISON, Sonia. Lots of Fun to Cook with Rupert. 1st. edn. 1974. [10159] First Edition. Hardback, large format illustrated boards, 29pp. colour illustrations throughout by John Harrold, slight wear to covers else v.g. Recipes, sweet and savoury, each with a little story. £9.50
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BASTABLE, Elaine. Recipes and Rhymes. A Children’s Cookery Book. 1st. edn. 1975. [10759] First Edition. Wiliam Heinemann, London, 1975.Hardback, large 8vo. 96pp. line illustrations, a very good clean copy no d.w. Easy to follow recipes for children under 10 each preceded by a little rhyme. £9.50
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CRADOCK, Fanny and Johnnie. Beginning to Cook. Happy Cooking Children. (No.1) by Bon Viveur. 1st. edn. 1959. [13025] First edition. Putnam, London, 1959. Hardback, pictorial paper covered boards, 64pp. with line drawings, small mark to lower cover else a very clean copy. If you saw them on the telly you know what to expect. £9.50
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Crystals from the Sun. Crystals from the Sun. The Story of Sugar. 1974. [10153] First Edition. The British Sugar Bureau. 1974. Oblong card, 17pp. coloured illustrations, a very good, clean copy. For children. £3.50
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DAKIN, Glenn. Ratatouille. The Guide to Remy’s World. 1st. edn. 2007. [13482] First English edition, Dorling Kindersley, 2007. Hardback, small 8vo. laminated boards, 48pp. coloured illustrations throughout. As new. Explore the sights and smells of Paris from a dark, damp sewer to a luxurious French restaurant. £4.50
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ELLIS, Audrey. The Magpie History of Food. 1st. edn. 1977. [10555] First Edition. Piccolo, London, 1977. Paperback, 190pp. b/w illustrations, covers slightly worn at edges else a very good, clean copy. Cooking and Eating through the Ages. Interesting and well researched. With recipes to cook from each era. £5.50
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EMERSON, Anne. Peter Rabbit's Cookery Book. rev. edn. 1987. [10787] Revised edition. Frederick Warne, London, 1987. Hardback, laminated boards, 48pp. name crossed out on both front and rear end papers else contents v.g. Simple recipes for children illustrated from the much loved books. £5.50
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GOAMAN, Muriel. Judy's Cookery Book. 5th. imp. 1961. [3798] 1961. 5th. imp. Faber and Faber. 43pp. illustrated, end papers foxed else a very good, clean copy in worn d.w. Simple recipes for children. £5.00
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GRENDER, Iris. Very First Cook Book. Adventures in the kitchen for young children. 1976. [11663] Kiddicraft, 1976. Large glossy pictorial boards, 34pp. illustrations by David Bettinson, covers a little worn but mainly a very good copy. Biscuit crumb flan, cheesy potatoes, sweet fried eggs, Cornish pasty etc. £5.50
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JAMESON, Mrs. K. The Nursery Cookery Book. A dainty book of dainty dishes. 1st. edn. 1930. [9430] First Edition. Frederick Warne & Co. c.1930. Hardback, 8vo. cloth, 128pp. Decorations by Muriel Harris. Small bleach mark to bottom of top cover else a very good, clean copy. Sample menus and recipes for a sensible but not boring diet for young children. £12.50
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KASSON, Gracia & E. TSCHANTRE, Jr. Tin Tan Tales. A Book for Children. 1902. [9417] First Edition. Ernest Nister. New York: E.P. Dutton. Printed in Bavaria. n.d. 1902. Hardback, large 8vo. pictorial boards, 22 linen backed card pages, each with a verse and illustration. Some wear to covers and corner of title creased else a very good, clean copy. “The Tin Tans are funny folk ... They live in kitchens and in rooms, Are made of saucers, cups and spoons.” Actually, the Tin Tans are rather vicious folk and seem to do a lot of fighting amongst each other. £95.00


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LAWRIE, Jo. Pot Luck. Cooking and Recipes from the Past. 1st. edn. 1991. [10749] First Edition. A&C Black, London, 1991. Hardback, laminated pictorial boards, 48pp. very small tear to back strip and one small food stain else a very good, clean copy. From the prehistoric era to the Victorians an excellent insight into the history of food, cooking and eating. Pretty coloured decorations and illustrations from old books, mss etc. With recipes. Children’s cookery. £5.25
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LOFTING, Hugh. Gub Gub's Book. An Encyclopædia of Food in Twenty Volumes. 1st. edn. 1932. [11865]
First Edition. Jonathan Cape, 1932. Hardback, 8vo. yellow cloth, coloured illustrated end papers depicting a Food Map of the Two Hemispheres, coloured frontispiece and one other coloured plate and six in black and white, 160pp. very good copy without dust wrapper. Delicious novel for children featuring Gub Gub the pig from the author of Doctor Dolittle. £35.00
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MOSS, Peter. Meals Through the Ages. London, 1962. [7240] 1962. Ex. Lib. Hardback. 8vo. 176pp. line illustrations, ink stains on a couple of pp. else v.g. in d.w. Narrative and recipes for each period from Roman times to the 20thC. £7.50
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NEWMAN, Nanette. The Fun Food Feasts. 1st. paperback edn. 1980. [11705] First paperback edition. Carousel Books, 1980. Tall, glossy, pictorial paperback, pages not numbered, crease to top corner, contents v.g. Further recipes from the Fun Food Factory delightfully illustrated by Alan Cracknell. £5.50
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OLIVER, Michel. Les Hors d’Oeuvre sont un Jeu d'Enfants. 1st. edn. 1969. [11952] First Edition. Plon, Paris, 1969. Hardback, large 8vo. coloured decorated boards, plastic ring spine, 96pp. Text in French with each page illustrated by the author. Some wear especially to boards and one or two rings in the spine broken in part but mainly v.g. Proper cooking simply described and amusingly decorated, a first-class book for children, now a collector’s item. Brioches aux Oeufs; Cocktail de Crabe; Ratatouille; Tarte a l’Oignon etc. £55.00

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PATTEN, Marguerite. The Second Piccolo Cookbook. 4th. imp. 1976. [10861] Piccolo, London, 1976. Paperback, 158pp. slight creasing to front cover, name on ffep. else v.g. Practical advice with step-by-step recipes and line illustrations throughout. £3.00
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PETERSHAM, Maud and Miska. The Story Book of Foods from the Field: Wheat; Corn; Rice; Sugar. 1936. [13547] John C. Winston, Chicago, 1936. Hardback, square 8vo. green cloth gilt lettering and decoration, pages not numbered, covers a little worn, contents very good, inscription of front free end paper, delightful illustrations in colour and b/w by the authors. £8.50
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PETERSHAM, Maud & Miska. The Story Book of Food. 1st. English edn. 1937. [10726] First English edition. J.M. Dent, London, 1937. Hardback, square 8vo. red pictorial cloth a little faded, 31pp. contents clean and tight. Descriptions of various foodstuffs such as wheat, sugar, rice, milk etc. in its chronological order all prettily illustrated. £7.50
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The Story of Coffee. The Story of Coffee. 1979. [10154] The International Coffee Organization. Glossy card, 10pp. colour illustrations, v.g. Very nicely produced booklet for children. £2.50
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USHERWOOD, Stephen. Food, Drink and History. 1st. edn. 1972. [7451] First Edition. David & Charles, 1972. Hardback, 8vo. 73pp. b/w illustrations, a very good, clean copy in v.g. d.w. Explaining how history has evolved our eating habits. £4.50
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USHERWOOD, Stephen. Food, Drink and History. 1st. edn. 1972. [8299] First Edition. David & Charles, 1972. Hardback, 8vo. 73pp. b/w illustrations, a very good copy in d.w. Explaining how history has evolved our eating habits. For children. £4.50
THE HISTORY OF FOOD ~ DOMESTIC LIFE ~ BIOGRAPHIES
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AINSWORTH-DAVIS, J.R. Cooking Through the Centuries. 1st. edn. Dent, 1931. [7922] First Edition. Dent, London, 1931. Hardback, 8vo. cloth, 242pp. illustrated, some slight wear to covers but contents v.g. no d.w. A history of British cooking from the earliest time. £9.50
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AYRES, James. The Shell Book of The Home in Britain. Decoration, Design and Construction of Vernacular Interiors, 1500-1850. 1st. edn. 1981. [9598] First Edition. Faber and Faber, London, 1981. Hardback, 8vo. 253pp. illustrated throughout, a very good, clean copy in d.w. with small repair. From beehive to pigsty to small town house in minute detail giving a vivid picture of the domestic dwellings in Britain. £15.00
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BAUTTE, A. A Travers le Monde Culinaire et Gourmand. Critique de la cuisine et de l'administration des grand hôtels, et restaurants mondains, des familles princiéres et aristocratiques. 1910. [5178] Paris, Librarie Nilsson, 1910. Wraps, 8vo., xi, 328pp. edges uncut, spine slightly sunned else a fine copy, B.30. Very scarce. Containing information not readily found elsewhere on the adulteration of food, bad conditions and alcoholism in professional kitchens in the Edwardian and Continental hotel and restaurant industry. Regrettably one chapter is entitled "The Dustbins of England". Nothing changes. £65.00
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BEMELMANS, Ludwig. La Bonne Table, his lifetime love affair with the art of dining. 1964. [14582] 1st. English edition. Hamish Hamilton, London, 1964. Large 8vo. blue and black cloth boards, gilt lettering to black title label to spine, illus endpapers, 446pp. line illustrations by the author and others, light wear to corners, small bleed from dark blue top edge to rear endpaper else a very good clean copy in worn and repaired dust wrapper. Articles selected and edited by Donald and Eleanor Freide. £35.00

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CARSON, Barbara. Ambitious Appetites. 1990. [6033] First Edition. The American Institiute of Architects Press, Washington. Tall paperback, 212pp. contemporary illustrations, a fine copy as new. Dining, Behavior, and Patterns of Consumption in Federal Washington in the early 19th.C. £15.00
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CHURCH, A.H. The Industrial Arts. Historical Sketches. Food. Food. Some Account of its Sources, Constituents and Uses. Plain Words About Water. 1882. [14562] Chapman and Hall for the Committee of Council on Education. London, 1882. Three volumes bound together for The South Kensington Museum later to become Victoria and Albert Museum. Hardback, original half calf, marbled boards, xiv, 276pp; viii, 224; iv, 36pp. Light wear to covers, light foxing to prelims. contents very good. The first book inludes sections on various metal work, enamels, potterty and porcelain, textiles etc. with numerous illustrations. The second on Food includes information on types of adulteration and its effects. The third on Water is a short account in relation to the nourishing of man's body; in daily food; supply; how to test and purify water. With the bookplate of Sidney William Holbrook. £55.00
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COWEN, Ruth. (SOYER, Alexis). Relish: the Extraordinary Life of Alexis Soyer, Victorian Celebrity Chef. 1st. edn. 2006. [14716] First Edition. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 2006. Hardback, 8vo., ix, 342pp. illustrations from old sources, coloured endpapers of The Reform Club kitchens. A fine copy in v.g. d.w. Fully researched biography of Alexis Soyer, exploring the life, career and legacy of one of the most enigmatic and extraordinary figures of the Victorian age. £15.00

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DAVIDSON, Alan. A Kipper with my Tea. A blend of curious and amusing information and reflections for everyone in the kitchen. 1st. edn. 1988. [13688] First Edition. Prospect Books, London, 1988. Hardback, 8vo. xiv, 274pp. light wear to d.w. else like new. A collection of essays from many different publications written in Alan's deliciously witty style. £9.50
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DAY, Ivan. (ed.) Eat, Drink & Be Merry: The British at Table 1600 - 2000. 2000. [14708] London, 2000. Oblong glossy paperback, 168pp. a fine copy. Lavishly illustrated book produced to accompany the spectacular exhibition which was displayed in Fairfax House, York, Kenwood House, London and the Assembly House, Norwich. Contributions from Ivan Day, Gillian Riley, Lisa Chaney, Peter Brears, Peter Brown, Laura Mason, Eileen White and C. Anne Wilson. £35.00

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DRUMMOND, J.C. and WILBRAHAM, Anne. The Englishman's Food. Five Centuries of English Diet. 1957. [14727]
Pimlico, 1991. Facsimile reprint of the 1957 edition with an introduction by Tom Jaine. Softcover, paperback, 482pp. illustrated from old sources, backstrip creased else a very good cean copy. A classic work on the subject.
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Exposition Les Français et la table. Musée national des arts et traditions populaires 20 novembre 1985, 21 avril 1986. 1986. [13237] Les Français et la table. Musée national des arts et traditions populaires 20 novembre 1985 21 avril 1986. Paperback, 509pp. illustrated throughout, slight wear to covers else almost as new. £17.50
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FINCK, Henry T. Food and Flavor. 2nd. edn. 1924. [7924] Second edition. Harper & Brothers, N.Y. 1924. Hardback, 8vo. decorated cloth, xviii, 604pp. corner of 1p. lacking very slightly affecting text, else contents very good. General notes encompassing every aspect of food and cookery mainly in America and Europe. £20.00
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FULLER, John. Carving Trifles. William King's Imitation of Horace. Chatterton Lecture on an English Poet British Academy. 1976. 1976 [14560] Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1976. Original green wraps bound into cloth backed marbled boards, 25pp. a fine, near mint copy with inscription on front cover of wraps to: "John and Pam with love from John". With a charming letter from the author from his home address to John and Pam "This item will really fox those bibliographers! Don't (I hasten to add) bother to read it ... "The John in this case is Professor John Fuller, formerly Director of the Scottish Hotel School at the University of Strathclyde and then, until his retirement in 1976, Head of the Department of Catering Management at Oxford Polytechnic (later named Oxford Brookes University). The author being Fellow and Tutor in English Literature, Magdalen College, Oxford making this a unique copy. £35.00
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FURNIVALL, F.J. The Babees Book, The Bokes of Nurture of Hugh Rhodes and John Russell, Wynkyn de Worde's Boke of Kervynge, The Booke of Demeanour, The Boke of Curtasye &c. &c. 1868 [13404] London, for the Early English Text Society, 1868. Hardback, 8vo. sometime bound blue buckram, gilt lettering to spine, (vi) 16 plates, cxxxvi, 405, 132pp. light wear to cover, contents very good. A learned work on early English meals and manners, on the carving and serving of food, advice to servants etc. £100.00
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FURNIVALL, F.J. (ed) A Booke of Precedence. The Ordering of a Funerall etc. 1869. [12825] 1st. edn. London, for the Early English Text Society, by N. Trubner, 1869. Large paper copy sometime rebound in blue cloth, xxiv, 1-128; (vi) 7-154pp. Bookseller's notes in pencil (left for interest) some foxing to prelims. else contents very clean and bright. An item from the celebrated Westbury collection with bookplate. Queene Elizabethes Achademy. (By Sir Humphrey Gilbert). Varying Versions of The good Wife, The Wise Man etc. Maxims, Lydgate's Order of Fools ... With Essays on Early Italian and German Books on Courtesy. £55.00

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GOPNIK, Adam The Table Comes First. Family, France and the Meaning of Food. 2011 [14712] 1st. UK edn. Quercus, London, 2011. Hardback, x, 293pp. a fine, near mint copy in likewise dust wrapper. Described as "a journey that begins in 18th. C France and carries on to the molecular Meccas of Barcelona" so - much to be enjoyed between these pages, £15.00
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GOTTSCHALK, Dr. Alfred. Histoire de l’Alimentation et de la Gastronomie depuis Prehistoire jusqu’a nos Jours. 2 volumes. 1948. [13408] Editions Hippocrate, Paris, 1948. Softcover, (iv) 422, (ii)pp. (iv) 384, (vi)pp. b/w illustrations from many sources, covers browning with repairs, corners to 2 pp, lacking to index of volume 2 else a very good, cean and tight copy with the bookplate of Pauline Napper. Text in French. Classic work on the history of food, cookery, art of the table, gastronomy etc. etc. £55.00


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HODGETT, G.A.J. Stere Htt Well. Medieval recipes and remedies from Samuel Pepys's library. 1st. edn. 1972. [7865] First Edition. Cornmarket, Cambridge, 1972. Hardback, 8vo. 50pp. a near fine copy in slightly worn d.w. Medieval recipes and remedies from Samuel Pepys's library. Facsimile ms. with modern version alongside. Introduction by Delia Smith. £11.50
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(Ice) The Romance of Ice. U.S.A. c.1927. [6963] Household Refrigeration Bureau, n.p. or date. U.S.A. Eight pamphlets bound in one, cloth, marbled end papers v.g. Information on how to use refrigeration illustrated with diagrams, the heat (unwanted) portrayed by red heat imps. £10.00

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KNOX, Cleone. The Diary of a Young Lady of Fashion in the Year 1764 - 1765. Edited by her Kinsman, Alexander Blacker Kerr. 2nd. imp. 1925. [8626] Second impression. Thornton Butterworth, London, 1925. Hardback, 8vo. cloth, vii, 245pp. spine splitting, contents v.g. Supposed diary of a young girl travelling from Ireland to Venice on a Grand Tour. £6.00
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LANGAN, Peter. A Life with Food. 1st. edn. 1990. [13137] First Edition. Bloomsbury, 1990. Hardback, 128pp. with artistic illustrations throughout, tiny red mark on lower edge else fine in unclipped d.w. Annotated and with a memoir by Brian Sewell, and Introduction by Susan Langan. With a few traditional Irish recipes. Langan could be described as one of the most colourful characters in London's restaurant world of that era. £10.00
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LANGSETH-CHRISTENSEN, Lillian. Voyage Gastronomique: A Culinary Autobiography. 1st. edn. 1973. [9772] First Edition. Hawthorn Books, N.Y. 1973. 8vo. cloth backed boards, 368pp. corners bumped else very good in worn d.w. From her childhood in N.Y. with her Austrian parents, visits to the great hotels and restaurants of Paris, Vienna and Continental spas to the time she wrote for Gourmet. With recipes. £17.50
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MASON, Laura with BROWN, Catherine. The Taste of Britain. 1st. edn. 2006. [14766] First Edition thus. HarperPress, 2006. Hardback, 8vo. cloth with pink lettering and silver decorations, lovely photographic endpapers, xv, 495pp. decorations from old sources throughtout. Foreword by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. Light stain to top edge else a very good, clean copy. No d.w. as issued. Not only an invaluable listing of our regional British foods each one being given a short history and factual description but also a delightful and compulsive read. (Heavy item which may incur extra postage charge.) £15.00

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Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery and Food History, The. Proceedings of. Taste, 1987. JAINE, Tom. (ed) 1988. [14678] Prospect Books, 1988. Large format paperback, 208pp. a very good clean copy. Papers contributed by Harold McGee, Myrtle Allen, Nevin Halici, Charles Perry, et al. £45.00
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Oxford Symposium on Food, Cookery and Food History, The. Proceedings of. Staple Foods, 1989. Edited by Harlan Walker. 1990. [14508]
Prospect Books, 1990. Large format paperback, 248pp. light wear to covers else a very good clean copy. Papers contributed by Massimo Alberini, Sophie Coe, Anna del Conte, Josephine Alberini et al. £25.00

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Oxford Symposium on Food, Cookery and Food History, The. Proceedings of. Spicing up the Palate. Studies of Flavourings - Ancient and Modern, 1992. Edited by Harlan Walker.1993 [14502] Prospect Books, 1993. Large format paperback, 294pp. very slightly worn at the edges, contents very good. Papers contributed by Roy Shipperbottom, Margaret Shaida, Louis Szathmary, Jenny Macarthur, Lisa Chaney et al.. £75.00
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PIERIS, Maya. Take 6 Carrots, 4 Heads of Celery, 8 Large Onions: the Receipts of a Hertfordshire Family. 1st. edn. 1994. [12668] First Edition. Hitchin Historical Society, 1994. Decorated card covers, 106 pages, b/w illus., bibliography, index, fold-out pedigree of the family of Wilshere. Covers slightly soiled, contents v.g. Edited and adapted for the modern kitchen. History of the Wilshere family, a few recipes and contemorary advertisements. £5.00
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RANCE, Patrick. The Great Cheese Book. 2nd. Papermac edn. 1990 [13303] Papermac, 1990. Paperback, 222pp. line drawings, crease to top corner of front cover else a very good clean copy. Useful guide to British cheeses and especially interesting on the historical side of the subject. £7.50
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SOLDIERS. Interim Report on the Physiological Effects on Food, Training, and Clothing on the Soldier. War Office, 1908. [6313] 1908. Hardback, 8vo. cloth, British Medical Association Library stamp on a few pp. else a clean tight copy. With, amongst others, reports on the Analysis of Tinned Meats as Supplied to the Army; Notes on Rations of Different Armies. £35.00
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(SOYER, Alexis). COWEN, Ruth. Relish: the Extraordinary Life of Alexis Soyer, Victorian Celebrity Chef. 1st. edn. 2006. [12666]
First Edition. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 2006. Hardback, 8vo., ix, 342pp. illustrations from old sources, coloured endpapers of The Reform Club kitchens. A fine copy in v.g. d.w. Fully researched biography of Alexis Soyer, exploring the life, career and legacy of one of the most enigmatic and extraordinary figures of the Victorian age. £15.00
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TANNAHILL, Reay. Flesh and Blood. A History of the Cannibal Complex. 1st. edn. 1975. [5829] First Edition, Hamish Hamilton, London 1975. Hardback, 8vo. 209pp. b/w illustrations, a fine copy in clipped d.w. Makes fascinating reading. £20.00
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VECCHI, Joseph. The Tavern is my Drum. 1st. edn. 1948. [14005] First Edition. Odhams Press, London 1948. Hardback, 8vo. cloth, 224pp. b/w photo plates, covers dampstained at edges not affecting contents which are very good, poor dust wrapper. The author was restauranteur to the nobility, aristocracy and royals of many European countries pre-WW1 and afterwards. Signed by the author. £7.50

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VISSER, Margaret. The Rituals of Dinner. The Origins, Evolution, Eccentrics, and Meaning of Table Manners. 1st. English edn. 1992. [8097] First English Edition. Viking, London, 1992. Hardback, 8vo. xiii, 432pp. a near fine copy in clipped d.w. An exploration on every aspect of our eating rituals resulting in an absorbing work. £10.00
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ZUBAIDA, Sami and TAPPER, Richard. (eds.) Culinary Cultures of the Middle East. [14510] First edition. I. B. Tauris, London 1994. Hardback, 8vo. 302pp. light marks to top cover and a very few notes in biro to contents else a very good copy in likewise wrapper. Papers edited from a conference organized by the Centre of Near and Middle Eastern Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies in 1992. Contributors include: Bert Fragner, Holly Chase, Claudia Roden, Charles Perry and the editors themselves. Also contains and extensive (and extremely useful) Bibliography. £25.00
 
ANTHOLOGIES AND NOVELS
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ALLEN, Brigid. Food. An Oxford Anthology. 1st. edn. 1994. [13932] First Edition. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1994. Hardback, 8vo. ix, 417pp. A fine, near mint copy. A lively selection of extracts from many unusual sources. £7.00
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BEDEL. Maurice. Molinoff; or, The Count in the Kitchen. 1929. [12620] 2nd. imp. The Viking Press, N.Y. 1929. Translated from the French by Lawrence S. Morris. Hardback, 8vo. green cloth, 252pp. spine sunned and with some marks, previous owner’s name stamped on paste downs, number in red on final leaf else contents clean and tight. Rather surreal story of Count Ivan Molinoff, love, food, the aristocracy, the nouveau riche and deception. £9.50
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BROWN, Cora, Rose and Bob. The Wining and Dining Quiz: a banquet of questions and answers from soup to nuts. 1st. edn. 1939. [14406] First edition. D. Appleton-Century Company, Inc. Hardback, 8vo red cloth, tipped on title label in black with gilt lettering, x, 165pp. part dust wrapper neatly cut and pasted to front paste-down, bookplate to front free page else a very clean copy. Over 1400 culinary questions (with answers given) set in 40 quizzes. An amusing item which would have given hours of fun in the days pre-electronic entertainment. £15.00
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BUNYARD, Edward and Lorna. The Epicure's Companion. 1937. [14655] First Edition. J.M. Dent, London 1937. Hardback, cloth, xiii, 539pp. illustrations by Frances Bunyard, light wear to covers, contents very good, name to front pastedown, no d.w. Mostly by the Bunyards and with contributions from G.B. Stern, A.L. Simon, Boulestin et al. Possibly the best anthology of all, crammed with interesting information and extracts from all types of literary material. £25.00
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CAINE, William. The Glutton's Mirror. 1st. edn. 1925. [7103] First Edition. T.Fisher Unwin, London, 1925. Hardback, 8vo. black cloth a little worn, 88pp. colour and b/w illustrations, inscription on endpaper else a very good, clean copy no d.w. A humourist's eye view of the menu illustrated by the author in a slightly Bateman style. £19.50
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CAPALDO, Julie. Love Takes You Home. 1996. [11252] Mandarin, 1996. Paperback, very slight wear to cover, contents v.g. A novel in thirteen delicious meals. With recipes. £2.50
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CAPELLA, Anthony. The Food Of Love 2004 [14710] Time Warner, London, 2004. Hardback, 8vo. pictorial boards, 311pp. gold endpapers, carmined edges, a fine, near mint copy, no jacket as issued. A mouthwatering romantic comedy enveloping food, love and restaurants in Rome. £5.00
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Christie's Wine Companion. Edited by Patrick Matthews, 1987. [6530] Edited by Patrick Matthews, Christie’s, 1987. Hardback 8vo. 199pp. opaque wrapper with tear and crease else fine in d.w. An anthology of wine writings old and new with illustrations from many different sources. A most attractive item. £15.00
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DALEY, Robert. Strong Wine as Red as Blood. 1st. edn. 1975. [9523] First Edition. Harper’s Magazine Press, N.Y. 1975. Hardback, 8vo. cloth, 400pp. pencil notes on f.f.ep. else a very good, clean copy in d.w. with tear to back flap. A novel set in the great Bordeaux vineyard of Château Conderie. £12.50
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DAVIDSON, Craig. Sam Smith, Grocer Extraordinary.1st. Eng. imp. c.1938. [5447] First English edition. Kellogg Co. Manchester, c.1938. Hardback, 8vo. cloth backed boards, xi, 144pp. photographic endpapers, a few paragraphs marked with biro, slightly cocked else good. Adapted from the “Bill Bartlett” articles first published in “The Progressive Grocer” in New York. An optimistic account of the entrepreneurial spirit at work in the grocery trade written in novel form with cartoon illustrations by Tony Sarg. £4.50

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EDWARDS-JONES, Imogen and ANONYMOUS. Hotel Babylon. 1st. edn. 2004. [13742] First edition. Bantam Press, London, 2004. Hardback, 308pp. near fine in unclipped d.w. The decadence and debauchery of the ultimate service industry. £7.50
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EVANS, Len. Indulgences. 1st. edn. 1980. [9384] First Edition. Methuen, Sydney, 1980. Large paperback, 176pp. decorations, backstrip sunned else a very good, clean copy. Inscribed by the author to Colin (Fenton). Notes, jokes, recipes and quotes from his Rollicking Column in the Weekend Australian. £11.50
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HARDY, Justin & NISHIO, Yoshi. A Feast at Midnight. 1st. edn. 1995. [12665] First Edition. Viking, London, 1995. Hardback, small 8vo., 225pp. fine in d.w. A truly delightful epicurean fable of triumph overcoming the misery of being banished to an English prep school where only the dreams of puddings and scrumptious grub keep our young hero going. A favourite read. £12.50
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LAUNAY, Andre. Eat, Drink and be Sorry. 1st. edn. 1970. [9175] First Edition. Margaret & Jack Hobbs, 1970. Hardback, 8vo. cloth, 112pp. illustrations from old sources, light mark on f.f.e.p. where small label removed else a very good clean copy in likewise d.w. Light-hearted history of food and people from the ancient to high-speed nosh. £3.50

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MACAULEY, Thurston. The Festive Board. A Literary Feast. 1st. edn. 1931. [12685] First Edition. Methuen & Co., London, 1931. Hardback, 8vo. red cloth gilt, xxiv, 143pp. backstrip a little bumped, some foxing to fore edge as usual else a very good copy, no d.w. A gentle anthology with much from classic literature, essays and old cookery books. From Athenaeus to George Sainstbury and Izaak Walton to Washington Irving. £12.50
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MACAULEY, Thurston. The Festive Board. A Literary Feast. 1st. edn. 1931. [13686] First Edition. Methuen & Co., London, 1931. Hardback, 8vo. red cloth black decoration, xxiv, 143pp. backstrip sunned, some foxing to fore edge as usual else a very good copy with the bookplate of Harold J.L. Wright print dealer of Colnaghi & Co., no d.w. A gentle anthology with much from classic literature, essays and old cookery books. From Athenaeus to George Sainstbury and Izaak Walton to Washington Irving. £9.50
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MACDOUGALL, Allan, R. The Gourmets Almanac. Wherein is set down, month by month, recipes for Strange and Exotic Dishes ... tressed with many quaint fancies and literary blossoms. Illustrated by several artists of note and talent. Prefaced by John Collier. 1st. English edn. 1931. [10813] First English edition. Harmsworth, London, 1931. 8vo. decorated cloth a little faded in parts, xxix, 357pp. blanks for notes, silver green metallic endpapers, a very good, clean copy. A wonderfully eccentric book full of recipes collected from around the world, from old books, from restaurants and from friends. Arranged by the month each with an illustration on a gastronomic theme by a notable artist such as Jean Cocteau, Jerome Blum, Ruth Reeves, Hiler et al. and interspersed here and there with a burst of song. £35.00
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MORNY, Claude. A Wine and Food Bedside Book. 1st. edn. 1972. [3832] First Edition. I.W.F.S. David & Charles, 1972. Hardback, small 8vo. 334pp. woodcut decorations, fine in clipped d.w. Selections from Wine and Food under the editorship of Andre L. Simon. £6.50
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PRIOR, Lily. La Cucina. 2001. [11253] Black Swan, 2001. Paperback, 267pp. v.g. Like new. Combines the sensuous pleasures of love and food in the heat of a Sicilian kitchen. £2.50
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QUENNELL, Nancy. The Epicure's Anthology. (1935). [13690] Second imp. The Golden Cockerel Press, n.d. c.1935. Hardback, 8vo. cloth, 188pp. laid paper, a very good, clean copy in worn and repaired d.w. With an Essay on The Epicure and the Epicurean by A.J.A. Symons and Decorations by Osbert Lancaster. A delightful selection including the tragic tale of the death of Vatel as written Mme. de Sevigne to Mme. de Grignan. £20.00
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REYNOLDS, Graham. Gastronomic Pleasures. 1st. edn. 1950. [12823] First Edition. Art and Technics, London, 1950. Hardback, small 8vo. decorated boards, 63pp. illustrated, a very good clean copy in chipped d.w. A literary retrospect of a few notable feasts. £3.50
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RUBENSTEIN, Hilary. (ed.) Hotels and Inns. 1st. edn. 1984. [9484] First Edition. Oxford University Press, 1984. Hardback, pocket sized, a very good, clean copy in d.w. like new. Pocket anthology designed to amuse (the overnight guest?). £3.50
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SIMON. A.L. Drink. An anthology. 1st. edn. 1948. [11212] First Edition. Burke Publishing, London, 1948. Hardback, cloth, 271pp. illustrations from old sources, a very good, clean copy in worn, chipped d.w. For all those who like good living and good reading with snippets culled from many different publications. With added information on old drinking vessels and glasses. £7.50
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SIMON, A.L. Food. An anthology. 1st. edn. 1949. [9052] First Edition. Pleasures of Life Series. Burke Publications, 1949. Hardback, cloth, 272pp. illustrated (including the famous portrait of Soyer), v.g. in chipped d.w. A delightful collection from many sources. £7.50

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SIMON, A.L. The Gourmet's Week-end Book. 1st. edn. 1952. [11214] First Edition. Seeley Service, London, 1952. Hardback, 8vo. cloth, 348pp. line illustrations by B. Irving, v.g. in repaired d.w. Mingles entertainment with instruction for the Gourmet. Includes a chapter on English truffles, their whereabouts, Eli Collins etc. £9.50
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SIMON, A.L. The Gourmet's Week-end Book. 1st. edn. 1952. [13691] First Edition. Seeley Service, London, 1952. Hardback, 8vo. cloth, 348pp. line illustrations by B. Irving, covers worn, name on title page and notes on rear endpapers, no d.w. Mingles entertainment with instruction for the Gourmet. Includes a chapter on English truffles, their whereabouts, Eli Collins etc. £5.50
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STAIKOS, Andreas. Les Liasons Culinaires. 2000. [11218] Harvill Panther, 2000. Paperback, 105pp. text in English, v.g. like new. Two suitors, one woman and seventeen succulent dishes ... £3.00
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VAUDOYER, Jean-Louis. Eloge de la Gourmandise. Hachette, Paris, 1926. [2435] Hachette, Paris, 1926. Illustrated card cover, 59pp. front hinge repaired and slight chipping to lower cover else a nice clean tight copy. Thoughts and observations on food and eating. £10.00
 
ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL
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BIARDOT, A(lphonse). Franco-American Soups and other Specialities: A description of each variety by A. Biardot, President of the Company. c.1900. [13951] Franco-American Food Company, Jersey City Heights, c.1900. Tall 8vo. pictorial card covers, pp. nn. chromolithograph illustrations on every page. Tear to top of spine at fold, two illustrations with slight damage else a very good copy in original fragileglassine wrapper. Together with: Compliment card and Price List from the London office of the company to Mr. R.R.Tinley (Grocer), 16 Mercery Lane, Canterbury. In 1886 Biardot and his two sons opened a commercial kitchen in Jersey City, New Jersey, featuring the foods of his native country. The company proved a success, particularly with its line of canned soup and pasta. It was acquired by Campbell's in 1915 with the Franco-American name being phased out over the next two decades for the soup products. £45.00
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BOVRIL. Introducing Bovril Corned Beef. c.1935. c.1935. [13351] Bovril. c.1935. Coloured pictorial wraps, 10pp. covers grubby, contents clean, b/w illustrations. Description of the Santa Elena estate together with a few recipes. £10.00
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British Gas. RONAY, Egon and Barbara. Egon Ronay invites you to entertain at home ... with gas. [14471] Jarrold & Sons, Norwich, n.d. c.1978. Glossy card covers, 30pp. little colour illustrations throughout mainly utensils and dishes loaned by Elizabeth David Ltd. very light wear to cover else a very good clean copy. Six dinner party menus together with recipes. £2.50
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Brown & Polson. Brown & Polson The “Summer Dishes” Recipe Book. (D Book). c.1913. [11990] Brown & Polson, Paisley and London, n.d. Tall red wraps, 24pp. recipes not numbered, staples rusty but holding, covers a little worn. (See Driver p.141.) Cold Sweets, sauces, ices, Fruit jellies and salad, table jellies, for children. £5.50

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Cadbury Brothers Ltd. British Marvels. Cadbury’s Picture Stamp Album. 1930’s. c.1930 [12295] Cadbury Bros., Ltd. Bournville, n.d. An almost complete set of 120 cards, lacking only 5 cards. Coloured pictorial card covers with some wear, 10 pages loose in album due to rusted staples, else condition near very good. £17.50
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Del Monte. The Del Monte Fruit Book. 1930. [13356] British Sales Ltd. Second Edition, 1930. Coloured pictorial wraps, 32pp. a very good clean copy. A Treasury of delectable Fruit Dishes. £5.50
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Fiesta. The Good Neighbor Recipe Book. c.1940. [4218] Moore-McCormack Lines' Good Neighbor Fleet, NY, c.1940. Coloured pictorial wraps, printed in black and red, 32pp. beautifully produced, slight browning to edges else a very good copy. A small collection of South American recipes. £12.50
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General Electric Co. The Silent Hostess Treasure Book. c.1931. 1931. [14390] 4th. edn. General Electric Co. Cleveland, c.1931. Cloth backed, card, 103pp. colour illustrations, slight damage to lower cover, contents v.g. Recipes using the refrigerator. £7.50
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ANON. H.J. Green & Co. Brighton. Recipes. c.1935. [4627] H.J. Green & Co. Brighton, c.1935. Illustrated card covers, 36pp. stapled, coloured illustrations, a very good near fine copy. Recipes for cakes, buns, biscuits, puddings, trifles. jellies and savouries all using Green's various mixtures. TOGETHER WITH: a pamphlet for Green's Two-Way Tin for the making of Sponge Sandwiches, Flans etc. £9.50
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Harpic The Harpic Home Book. Domestic Science, Hygiene, Cookery, Medical, Home Decoration Etc. c.1933. [12303] Harpic Manufacturing Co. n.d. c.1933. Illustrated soft card covers, 96pp. b/w illustrations; covers foxed, slight damage to bottom margin of lower cover going through to final page but not affecting text, rest of contents clean and tight. Good advice throughout and, mericfully, the recipes do not contain Harpic and are of the usual type for this period also listing a few interesting tasty sandwiches and advice on preserving etc. £4.00
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HEINZ, H.J. & Co. Salad Cream and Mayonnaise as a Companion Variety. c.1930. [13600] H.J. Heinz, & Co. n.d. c.1930. Coloured pictorial wrappers, 6x3.5ins. 8pp. Very lightly marked, contents fine. Art Deco vintage recipe booklet, salads and sandwiches. £9.50
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KONING, Martine Wittop. Zomerboekje. c.1930. c.1930. [13715] Calve-Delft, Amsterdam, c.1930. Card covers, 112pp, 96pp. coloured illustrations and line decorations. Some wear to covers, contents very good. Booklet using Calve-Delft Slaolie, Mayonnaise and Delfrite products with recipes for Summer dishes. A fine example of period advertising. Text in Dutch. £12.50
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Le Lidium Francais. Recettes de Cuisine et mode d'emploi du Couvre-Marmite. 1909. [1861] Imprimerie L. Desvignes, Paris, 1909. Wraps, 32pp. frontispiece, covers worn and chipped and with vestiges of two stamps on lower cover, contents v.g. Validation from P. Montagne, L. Gouin and L. Chartier. A little collection of recipes for use with the apparatus with results similar to those of cooking by the hay-box method. £15.00
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LEONI, P.G. Recipes of specialities from Leoni's Quo Vadis Restaurant. 1937. [14657] 2nd. edn. London, 1937. Card covers, pp. nn. stapled, b/w illustrations and decorations, pencil note on lower cover else a very good copy. Potted history of the fabled restaurant with recipes and plaudits from glitterati such as Max Beerbhohm, Bruno Lessing, Evelyn Laye and Robin Douglas. Many adverts throughout. £15.00
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LYONS. Sixty recipes for flavouring with Lyons Coffee & Chicory Extract recommended by our Chef. c.1930 c.1930 [13599] Lyons of Cadby Hall, London, n.d. c.1930. Illustrated card covers, 32pp. landscape, crease to top r.h. corner and showing slight wear but in general condition good plus. Recipes for cakes, puddings and sweets. £9.50
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OETZMANN & Co. Ltd. Concerning the Kitchen. c.1927. [13606] Oetzmann & Co. Ltd. 67-79 Hampstead Road, London, c.1927. Small illustrated catalogue for kitchen equipment, utensils, earthenware, cleaning, dressers etc., staples rusted else very good. Cover illustration by Kitson. £9.50
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OXO Young Britain’s Book of Farm Life. c.1950. [13596] Issued by OXO Ltd. London, n.d. c.1950. Card covers, 30pp. stain to l.h. top cover bleeding through to first and last few pp. but not affecting text. Descriptions of farm life, cattle and working horses. Cover illustrations by Reginald Mills and a wonderful centre fold out illustration of an OXO ranch in South America by Lucy Kemp-Welch. Presented to the younger generation by The OXO Company. £10.00
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The National Milk Publicity Council, Inc. Important People: A Manual for the Milk Salesman. 1958 [14702] NMPC, London, 1958. Card covers, 51pp. b/w illustrations, line drawings, light wear to covers else a very good clean copy. General advice to further the sale of milk. £5.00
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TATE & LYLE. Simple Everyday Cooking for the Busy Housewife. c.1937. [14368] Tate & Lyle, Ltd., 21 Mincing Lane, London, c.1937. Wraps, 16pp. stapled, small split to cover at spine else a nice clean copy. Recipes for puddings, cakes, tarts etc. £3.00
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TOBLER & Co. S.A. Album pour Cartes Reclame. c.1910 [10731] TOBLER & Co. S.A. Fabrique que de Choolat, Berne, Suisse, n.d. c.1910. Card album of 31 pages each cut to hold six cards within decorative borders. Text in German, French and English. Serie 1: Flowers 6/6; Serie 2: Tom Thumb 5/6; Serie 3: Robinson Crusoe: 6/6; Serie 4: Fairytales: 12/12; Serie 5: Swiss Costumes 6/6; Serie 6: Italian Costumes: 6/6; Serie 7: Cascades 5/6; Serie 8: Parrots 6/6; Serie 9: Baby 6/6; Serie 10: Tyrolese 4/6; Serie 11: Swiss Artillery 5/6; Serie 12: Steamboats 5/6/; Serie 13: Mexico 6/6; Serie 14: Russian Costumes 5/6/; Serie 15: Beauties 4/6; Serie 16: 5/6; Serie 17: Poultry 6/6; Serie 18: Emblems 5/6; Serie 19: Dogs 6/6; Serie 20: Birds 6/6; Serie 21: Bernese Oberland 5/6; Serie 22: Swiss Alps 6/6; Serie 23: Men of War 6/6; Serie 24: Country Life 6/6; Serie 25: Tobler a Globetrotting 4/6; Serie 26: Tobler a Globetrotting (2) 5/6; Serie 27: Parisian Traders 6/6; Serie 28: Parisian Life 6/6; Serie 29: Statues 5/6; Serie 30: Monuments: 6/6. Covers worn and somewhat grubby but contents clean being 164/180 cards. Not complete but a remarkably well-filled example of a chocolate card collection. £125.00
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(Unilever) SINCLAIR, Robert. Quick Frozen Foods. 1956. [13776] Unilever, London 1956. Pictorial card covers, 24pp. illustrated, a very good clean copy. A short history and explantion of how foods are grown, harvested, frozen and delivered to the table. £3.50
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Walker’s Austex Chile Co. Rare Recipes. [14392] Walker’s Austex Chile Co. Austen, Texas. Small booklet, pictorial wrappers, 14pp. stapled, printed in black and red, centre pages illustrated with the company’s products. A fine, near mint copy. Over 20 recipes listed. A truly magnificent example of advertising material. £15.00
 
WAR~TIME COOKERY
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FRANK, Katalin. Brave New Cooking. n.d. c.1940. [9912] Sylvan Press, London, c.1940. Wraps, 64pp. Some wear to covers, contents v.g. Cartoon illustrations by David Langdon. War time cookery. £15.00
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GREGG, Marion. The American Women’s Voluntary Services Cook Book. A Book for Wartime Living. 1942. [10011] San Francisco, 1942. Card covers worn at edges, ring spine, 191pp. 2pp. with stain due to invoice having been used as bookmark (now taped to inside front cover) else good. No hint of rationing here and many recipes donated by the stars of Hollywood. War time cookery. £15.00
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GURNEY, Ann. Rational Cookery. 2nd. edn. 1942. [9921] 2nd. edn. The Medici Society, London, 1942. Decorated hand-sewn wraps, 32pp. fragile. Being a collection of simple receipts. Economical recipes from grand country houses, many Scottish. Woodcut illustrations by Katherine Ogilvy. War Time cookery. £15.00
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MIKULICEK, Maria. Czechs in the Kitchen. Cooking of Our Allies. Czechoslovakia. 1945. [12318] 2nd. edn. The New Europe Publishing Company Ltd. London, 1945. Card decorated, 32pp. staples rusted by holding else a very clean tight copy. One hundred quick and easy national dishes. Many cabbage and potato recipes. War time cookery. £15.00
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MILLER’S. Miller’s Recipe Book. (War Time Cookery). c. 1942. c.1942. [14316] Miller. Pictorial wraps, 32pp. illustrated, covers a little worn else condition very good. War-time/Home Front cookery with recipes for Eggless Sponge, Yorkshire Pudding, Chocolate Potato Buns, Emergency Rolls etc. all featuring Miller’s British Baking Powder. £4.50
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OWEN, Mrs. A.M. (comp.) British Recipes. Old and New Collected for your Pleasure and Compiled for your Convenience to Aid British War Relief. 1st. edn. N.Y. 1941. [9922] First Edition. N.Y. Decorated card, ring spine, 125pp. a very good, clean copy. Recipes for all types of dishes and useful charts of Meat Cuts. War time cookery. £12.50

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PETTY, Florence. M.C.A. “The Pudding Lady’s” Recipe Book. 1917. [13582] Third edition. G. Bell & Sons, London, 1917. Softcover, grey soft card, 118pp. very lightly worn but contents very good. 300 Economical Tasty and Nourishing Dishes Arranged Alphabetically Throughout A Useful Gift in War Time. Some regional recipes, household hints including instructions for making a hay box with newspaper and the time to allow for various dishes placed in it. Not in Driver. £12.50
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PIRBRIGHT, Peter. Off the Beeton Track, 1st. edn. 1946. [13885] Golden Gallery Press Ltd. London (Binnacle Books Series) 1946. Hardback, 8vo. decorated cloth, 146pp. decorated end papers, lithograph illustrations by Victor Ross, light wear to covers, small mark to lower part of first blank and half title and one tiny hole to one page else a very good clean copy. An exciting item full of dishes using left-overs, rationed meat, game, offal etc. with tips on the use of reconstituted eggs etc. £7.50
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PRIESTNALL HOLDEN, Ivie. Dishes with a Difference. 1st. edn. John Gifford Ltd., 1943. [9914] First Edition. John Gifford Ltd., London, 1943. Hardback, boards, 128pp. a very good, clean copy in worn d.w. Dishes of foreign and Colonial origin with advice and tips on making food go further. War time cookery. £15.00

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SAVONIUS, Moira A. Scandinavian Smorgasbord, Savouries, Soups, Sweets. Cooking of Our Allies: Scandinavia. 1st. edn. 1945. [12319] First Edition. The New Europe Publishing Company Ltd. London, 1945. Decorated card in Scandinavian colours, 32pp. staples rusted but holding else a very clean, tight copy. A collection of economical national dishes. War time cookery. £15.00
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ULRICH, Gertrude A. 111 Viennese Dishes. Cooking of Our Allies: Austria. 1st. edn. 1946. [12317] First Edition. The New Europe Publishing Company Ltd. London, 1946. Decorated card in the Austrian colours, 40pp. a very clean, tight copy. A selection of quick and easy recipes. Authentic as possible using margarine and dried eggs. War time cookery. £15.00
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Various. Operation Vittles Cook Book. 1949. [12952] Compiled by the American Women in Blockaded Berlin. Deutscher Verlag. 2nd. edn. January, 1949. Hardback, 8vo. pictorial boards, 96pp. five f.p. photographic illustrations and five f.p. illustrations by German school children. Boards browning at edges, tiny piece missing from backstrip else v.g. Mainly American dishes with a few additions from various Military Missions and Governments. £45.00
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VEAL. Irene. Recipes of the United Nations. 1st. edn. 1944. [9931] First Edition. John Gifford, London, 1944. Hardback, cloth, 195pp. a very good copy no d.w. Dishes to create goodwill among the Allied Nations and one wonders what the British housewife thought of some of them. War time cookery. £7.50

 
ROYAL MENUS AND OTHER ROYAL MATERIAL
 
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VICTORIA (1819-1901, Queen of Great Britain)
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The Spithead Review 1889

Her Majesty’s Dinner. Osborne, Sunday 4th. August, 1889. [12115] Printed card 8½ x 5½ inches. VRI, vignette and elaborate coloured border. Some darkening to edges and some slight foxing, damage to verso where sometime removed from album. Six courses and side table. The Fleet at Spithead inspected by the Emperor of Germany Kaiser Wilhelm and others including Ct H. Bismarck, Lieut: Gen: von Hahuke, Hofmarschall von Liebenau all staying at Osborne. All meals during this week, including breakfast were partaken in what the Queen referred to as “the tent”. £195.00

   
 
EDWARD VII (1841-1910, King of Great Britain) & ALEXANDRA (of Denmark, 1844-1925, his Queen)
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EDWARD VII. HMY Osborne. c.1879 [14413] HMY Osborne. Diner du 2 Aout, c.1879. Dinner on board the Royal Yacht Osborne. Deckle edge, 7x4½ inches with Prince of Wales embossed cypher at centre top in blue. Staining to top and r.h. edges, repair to damage on verso where card sometime removed from an album. Elaborate dinner of several courses including Saumon Sce. Persil, Poulard a l’ Estragon, Cailles de Vigne. Meringues a la Creme de Framboises. The Osborne, a wooden paddle-wheeled yacht was much loved by the Prince and Princess of Wales and used for Cowes week and many cruises both to the Mediterranean and to Denmark for shoooting parties. £35.00

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EDWARD VII. HMY Osborne. c.1879 [14414] HMY Osborne. Diner du 4 Aout, c.1879. Dinner on board the Royal Yacht Osborne. Deckle edge, 7x4½ inches with Prince of Wales embossed cypher at centre top in blue. Staining to bottom and r.h. edges, damage to verso where card sometime removed from an album. Elaborate dinner of several courses including Muligatawny (soup), Ris de Veau, petits pois, Poulet Saute a la Stanley, Parfaits aux Fraises. The Osborne, a wooden paddle-wheeled yacht was much loved by the Prince and Princess of Wales and used for Cowes week and many cruises both to the Mediterranean and to Denmark for shoooting parties. £35.00

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EDWARD VII . HMY Osborne. c.1879 [14415] HMY Osborne. Diner du 6 Aout, c.1879. Dinner on board the Royal Yacht Osborne. Deckle edge, 7x4½ inches with Prince of Wales embossed cypher at centre top in blue. Staining to top and r.h. edges, damage to verso where card sometime removed from an album. Elaborate dinner of several courses including Saumon Sce. Genevoise, Creme de Volaille a l’Indienne, Boeuf Rote, Gateau Ponche, Glace d;Abricots. The Osborne, a wooden paddle-wheeled yacht was much loved by the Prince and Princess of Wales and used for Cowes week and many cruises both to the Mediterranean and to Denmark for shoooting parties. £35.00

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EDWARD VII . HMY Osborne. c.1879 [14416] HMY Osborne. Luncheon du 25 Aout, c.1879. Lunch on board the Royal Yacht Osborne. Deckle edge, 7x4½ inches with Prince of Wales embossed cypher at centre top in blue. Staining to bottom and r.h. edges, damage to verso where card sometime removed from an album. A fairly simple meal of several dishes including Le Saumon, Hashet Venaison, Grouse roti,Compote de Fraises. It is possible that the Salmon, Venison and Grouse were sent down from Balmoral. The Osborne, a wooden paddle-wheeled yacht was much loved by the Prince and Princess of Wales and used for Cowes week and many cruises both to the Mediterranean and to Denmark for shoooting parties. £35.00

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EDWARD VII . HMY Osborne. c.1879 [14417] HMY Osborne. Luncheon du 27 Aout, c.1879. Lunch on board the Royal Yacht Osborne. Deckle edge, 7x4½ inches with Prince of Wales embossed cypher at centre top in blue. Staining to bottom and r.h. edges, damage to verso where card sometime removed from an album. A fairly simple meal of several dishes includingPetites Truites Marinee, Kari de Volaille, Grouse rotie, Tarte de Cerises a l’Anglaise. The Osborne, a wooden paddle-wheeled yacht was much loved by the Prince and Princess of Wales and used for Cowes week and many cruises both to the Mediterranean and to Denmark for shoooting parties. £35.00

   
 
GEORGE V (1865-1936, King of Great Britain)
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ROYAL MENU. H.M. King George V. Windsor Castle, 13 Juin, 1933. [14419] Gilt edged printed card 5¼x3½ inches. Gilt cypher GvR and crown, condition very good. Luncheon on the first day of Ascot week, Many dishes including Lobster Mayonnaise, Quails a Buffet of various cold meats and the famous Petits Pates de Mouton a la Windsor. £50.00

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ROYAL MENU. T.M. King George V and Queen Mary. Buckingham Palace, 26 Mai, 1934. [14420] Gilt edged printed card 5¼x3½ inches. Gilt cypher GMR and crown, condition very good. Luncheon to celebrate the Queen’s 67th. birthday. Guests included Queen Victoria Eugenie, the Crown Princess of Sweden, The Prince of Wales, the Duke and Duchess of York, Prince George, the Princess Royal and the Earl of Harewood, Princesses Victoria and Beatrice, Princess Alice and the Earl of Athlone and many other members of the family. The meal included Salmon Trout, Cutlets of Lamb, Poussins Archduc and Fraises Reine Mary. £50.00

 
GEORGE VI (1895-1952, King of Great Britain)
   
 

ELIZABETH II (b. 1926, Queen of Great Britain) & PHILIP (Duke of Edinburgh, b. 1921

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H.M. Queen Elizabeth II. Dinner Party for the Commonwealth Prime Ministers. Windsor Castle, 2nd. May, 1960. [6375] Folding card 6½x4'', five courses of eight dishes, wines and music programme listed. Printed in gold on top cover, black on inside, codition excellent. Present were: Prime Ministers Macmillan, Nehru, Menzies, Nkrumah, Diefenbaker, Yang Teramat Mulia Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-haj (Malaya), Nash, Ayub Khan, Sir Roy Welensky together with their wives and various High Commissioners. £25.00
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H.M. Queen Elizabeth II. Dinner Party for the delegates of the South East Asia Treaty Organization. Buckingham Palace, 3rd. May, 1965. [6360] Folding card 6½x4'' inches, four courses of eight dishes, wines and music programme listed. Printed in gold on top cover, black on inside, condition excellent. £25.00

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H.M. Queen Elizabeth II. Dinner Party for the delegates of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Buckingham Palace, 12th. May, 1965. [6361] Folding card 6½x4'' inches', four courses of seven dishes, wines and music programme listed. Printed in gold on top cover, black on inside, condition excellent. £25.00

   
 
MENUS ~ PRICE LISTS ~ RECEIPTS ~ WINE LISTS ~ HOTELS
 
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DUCKWORTH & CO (Essences Limited). Price List. 1962. [11645] Old Trafford Essence Distillery, Chester Road, Manchester 16. Wraps, 28.5x22cm. (A4), 16pp. Heart Brand concentrated soluble essences, fruit essences, essential oils, colours. A fine, near mint copy. £35.00
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HARRODS. Harrods Food News. Price List. 17 April, 1939. 1939. [13793] Harrods, 1939. Wraps, 12pp. printed in black with b/w/ illustrations a near mint copy. Provisions of quality listed including fresh, tinned and other preserved goods, wine, coal, firewood and sweet pea seeds. £3.50
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Liebig Menu. Menu/ Place Card c.1890. [12716] Free standing unused Liebig menu card 4x3 inches with attractive racing scene, gentlemen drinking and one raising his hat to an elegant lady. £20.00
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MENU. c.1855. [4075] Unused Belgian menu 7x5 inches. Carte porcelaine. Elaborate gilt/bronze lithograph printing by Vasseur Freres, light rubbing to centre panel else a fine card decorated with a royal coronet and monogram set within a border of bamboo, banana leaves, flowers, and ferns. £20.00
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MENU. np. nd. c.1890. [10163] Most attractive French menu card 5x9 inches landscape, illustrated with child chefs in a well appointed kitchen with the menu printed in a centre panel. The meal is an English winter dinner and consists of Hare and Cockie Leekie soups; Crimped Cod with Oyster Sauce; Saddle of Mutton, Sirloin of Beef, Ox Tongue and Spinach etc. etc. Victoria Pudding, Plum Pudding, Jellies etc. £20.00
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MENU. Diner du 20 Juillet. 40, Upper Grosvenor Street, n.d. c.1885. [12159] Die cut embossed card to resemble an oyster opening out with the menu printed on the inside printed in black on white. Fine. An elegant Dinner of two services with some thirteen dishes listed including Soufflees de Merlans en Coquilles; Hanche de Venaison; Cremes de Homard; Turban de Meringues au Chocolat Glace. The meal was catered by Massey & Son who were a highly prestigious firm specializing in the dressing of dinners, ball suppers, wedding breakfasts etc. in the first style of culinary art. £20.00
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MENU. Cambridge, Samedi, 15 Marche (sic) 1879. [5194] Card, 6x4 inches with notes on verso, "Bump supper given to 3rd. Trinity 3rd. boat Lent races". With names of the crew: Cox: Wasborough; Stroke: Miller; Black, Burchell, Le Froy, Horton, Mcnaughton, Manning; Bow: Gilbertson. Twelve dishes including Turbot sauce Homard; Crispects de Foiè-gras aux Truffes; Pouding a la Francaise. £15.00
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MENU. Cambridge, March 14th, 1880. [5196] Menu/place card 7x4 inches decorated in colour with flowers and blossom on gilt background. v.g. Thirteen dishes plus dessert. £12.50
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MENU. Duke of Somerset. 35, Grosvenor Square, London, 15th. Juin, c. 1900. [12714] Gilt edged card, 6x4 inches printed by Henningham, 4 Mount St. a few spots but condition mainly very good. Eight course dinner including Tortue a l’Australienne, Saumon Carlton, Langue braisee, Sauce Cerise etc. Edward Hamilton Seymour, 16th. Duke of Somerset 1860-1931. (Anniversary of the Magna Carta) £10.00
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MENU. Hand painted Menu card. Hunting interest. Dinner/Supper, No place or date, c.1920. [12025] Cream card 7x5 inches with Menu embossed in gilt at top centre. Top right hand corner lightly creased else very good. A nice item of fox-hunting interest. Possibly Hunt Ball dinner/supper menu. The meal consists of Clear Soup Mulligatawny; Salmon Mayonnaise; Fillets of Pigeon in Aspic, Chicken Cream, Guinea Fowl, Turkey, Ham, Game Pie, Pate de Foie Gras in Aspic; Fruit Salad, Meringues, Truffle Cream, Macedoine Jelly hand-written in black ink. Pretty little hand-painted rural scene with two handsome fox-hounds in the foreground. £15.00
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MENU. Sacre de Msr. Maillet. (François-Alexandre Maillet) évêque de Saint-Claude, Dijon, 29 Juin, 1898. [3330] Folding card 5x4 inches folded. Printed in black and red with vignette of the church on rear, cover very slightly marked else very good. Twelve dishes. Wines listed. £10.00
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MENU. Fish Dinner. Bill of Fare. The Ship, Greenwich, June 8th. 1904. [5601] Card, 7x4½ inches, small ink mark else v.g. Fifteen fish dishes plus Duckling, Green Peas and Potatos (sic) and Ice Pudding. Newnham-Davis in The Gourmet's Guide to London wrote that The Ship was one of two Taverns in Greenwich ( the other being The Trafalgar) where Whitebaite Dinners were to be had but by this time they were entitled Fish Dinners. £35.00
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MENU. ROSENSVÄRD, Johan Henrik. (1816 - 1890) n.p. 11th. March, 1879 [14019] Card, 6x4 inches. Menu, hand-written within a decorative border of cherubic chefs cooking at a stove and flying around with platters of food highlighted in gilt. With “General Rosensvard 11/3/79” lightly written in pencil at the top. Condition excellent with vestiges of paper on verso where sometime removed from album.
An elaborate meal consisting of many dishes including Morue, Sauce Hollandaise; Roastbeef a la francaises (sic); Gelinotte (Hazel Hen); Cold Lobster, Dindonneau, Asparagus; Ices etc.
Born in St. Barthelemy and orphaned at a young age Rosensvärd was brought back to Sweden and raised by relatives in Varmland with the aim of becoming an army offficer. This he did with great success holding many posts ultimately becoming Minister of War and decorated with Commander of the Order of the Sword and the North Star. Later in his career he was elected Governor of Värmland. £55.00
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MENU/PLACE CARD Cafe de la Petite Bourse, Dejeuner D’Ouverture, Paris, 17 Avril, 1882. [13301]
Folded gilt edged blue card with gilt greek key decoration 14.5x11mm. open. Card a little worn with tiny split at fold. Hors-d’oeuvre varies; Poisson: Sauce Ecrevisses; Releves: Filet de Boeuf a la Renaissance; Rots: Chapons du Mans rotis; Salade; Entremets: Asperges en Branches; Fruits et Desserts; Vins: Medoc - Chateau-Leoville; Nuits - Champagne; Cafe Liqueurs. £15.00
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MENUS. Carlton Hotel. 16.12.1931. 1931. [6209] Two hand-written menus for Lunch and Dinner 16.12.1931. Card 6½x4 inches blue decorated edge with gilt cypher, v.g. The Chef at that time was Eugene Herbodeau one time colleague of Escoffier. £30.00
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Price List. Prunier. Service On Prendra. London, Autumn, 1972. [6216] Booklet 16pp. cover illustration by Pierre Falize, printed in red and black. In exceptionally fine condition. Price list for take away hot or cold fish dishes, e.g. Filets de Sole Prunier £1.75 per portion. The restaurant closed in 1976. £12.50
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Price List. Prunier. Service On Prendra. London, Spring-Summer, 1968. [8217] Booklet 16pp. cover illustration by Pierre Falize, printed in red and black. In exceptionally fine condition. Price list for take away hot or cold fish dishes, e.g. Filets de Sole Prunier 26/6 per portion. The restaurant closed in 1976. £12.50
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Victoria and Albert Museum. Drinking Glasses and other table glassware. 1947. [14400] Victoria and Albert Museum. Small Picture Book No.1. Decorated wraps, pp. nn. 28 b/w/ illustrations of glassware. Introduction by W.B.H. A very good, clean copy. £3.50
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Wine List. Harveys of Bristol. For Clubs, Colleges, Messes and Hotels. 1st. edn. 1962. [12805] First Edition. Card covers illustrated, 80pp. a very good, clean copy. Illustrations from old wine books, maps by Sheila Waters. Wines listed in dozens. £10.00
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Wine List. Harveys of Bristol. Second Edition, 1961-1962. [9095] Illustrated card covers, 92pp. v.g. Illustrations by Asgeir Scott. Together with a Christmas Cases list 1961 also beautifully illustrated by Scott. Including some regional recipes to match the various wines. £10.00
 
WINES AND SPIRITS ~ ANTIQUARIAN
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COT, Dr. Rapport sur Les Raisins Secs et sur le projet de traite de commerce avec le Grece. 1888. [10507] Montpellier, 1888. Wraps, 42pp. unopened but loose in binding. £7.50
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DONOVAN, Michael. Domestic Economy. The Cabinet Cyclopedia Domestic Economy Volume I. Brewing, Distilling, Wine-Making, Baking &c. 1st. edn. 1830. [8562] First Edition. Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longman's. London, 1830. Original half calf, marbled boards, neatly rebacked with red morocco title label in the old style. Title, engraved title, xiv, 376pp. Foxing to title and engraved title, final leaf and endpapers else a very clean and tight copy. With much useful information culled from many different sources including a chapter on the history of intoxicating liquors. Instructions on making wine from grapes and various other fruits, cider and perry etc. The final three chapters are on the making of vinegar obtained by fermentation and by the destructive distillation of wood and the baking of bread. £65.00
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FERROUILLAT, Paul. Les Fouloirs et Les Pressoirs Continue. Bib. du Progres Agricole et Viticole. 1893. [10508] Montpellier, 1893. Loose in fragile, repaired wraps, 23pp. contents v.g. Illustrated with 7 figures of various pressing machinery. £7.50
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G.J. MULDER. The Chemistry of Wine 1st. English edn. Edited by H. Bence Jones, M.D. F.R.S. [13403] First English Edition. John Churchill, New Burlington Street, London, 1857. Hardback, 8vo. xii, 390, Errata, original blind stamped brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, front hinges slightly shaky, wear to top and bottom edges of spine, fore edge foxed, a few pp. lightly browned, pencil notes on endpapers, pencil lines to margins of many pages and some underlinging to text, small label stuck to front paste-down else a very good, clean copy. “Wines which have been long in bottle often acquire an unpleasant taste from (this) mouldiness ... It really seems strange that in this age, when so many other means can be employed, cork should still be made use of to stop bottles. £115.00
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GRAS & ISSARTIER, MM. Etat de la Question de la Maladie de la Vigne. 1876. [10506] Bordeaux, 1876. Wraps, 38pp. part of top cover and fore edge damaged, contents clean. Paper addressed to the Conseil General de la Gironde. Illustrated with 12 figures. £10.00
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KIRK, Alexander. Grape Culture Up-to-Date. 1909. [3303] First Edition. Pawson and Brailsford, Sheffield, 1909. Hardback, 8vo. cloth, 75pp. advertisements, figures and photographic plates, sellotape marks on pastedowns else a very good clean copy. A practical treatise on the construction of hot houses, growing of grapes etc. £30.00
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ROBIN, J. et V. VERMOREL. Sucrage des Vins et Vins de Seconde Cuvee. 3eme. 1888. [10331] Troisieme edition, Montpellier, 1888. Wraps, 79pp. a very good, clean copy. With various tables and two illustrations. £15.00
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THUDICHUM, J.L.W. A Treatise on Wines. Their origins, nature and varieties with practical directions for viticulture and vinification. 1894. [1608] First edition thus. London, George Bell, 1894. Hardback, 8vo. gilt decorated cloth, xx, 387pp. t.e.g. edges uncut, spine repaired, contents clean and tight. Being an abridged version of the author's earlier work written in conjunction with Dupre. £150.00
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THUDICHUM, J.L.W. A Treatise on Wines. Their origins, nature and varieties with practical directions for viticulture and vinification. 1896. [2518] London, George Bell, 1896. Hardback, 8vo. sometime bound half calf, blue buckram, red morocco title labels, xx, 387pp. edges of two leaves repaired else contents very good. Being an abridged version of the author's earlier work written in conjunction with Dupre. £125.00
 
WINES AND SPIRITS ~ MODERN
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ALLEN, H. Warner. Good Wine from Portugal. 1st. edn. 1957. [6608] First Edition. The Sylvan Press, London, 1957. Decorated wraps, 75pp. dramatic lino-cut illustrations by Aleksander Werner, a near fine copy. Short history of the wines and the trade. £12.50
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ANDRIEU, Pierre. Les Vins de France et d'Ailleurs. Comment les choisir, les servir, les desguster et les utiliser en cuisine. 1939. [3547] Quatrieme mille. Paris, Flammarion, 1939. Wraps, 220pp. corners to a few pp. creased else mainly very good. Advice on the choice of wines mainly from France but also Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Hungary, U.S.S.R., Spain and U.S.A. north and south. £9.50
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BORDEAUX. Les Grands Crus du Medoc classes en 1855. 1964. [10406] Documents Officiels. Bordeaux, 1964. Oblong 8vo. "suede" wraps, 20pp. Small chip from top cover else v.g. Illustrated with archive material, letters, replies and the manuscript listings and a map. £20.00
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CRUESS, W.V. Investigations of the Flor Sherry Process. 1948 [13665] Bulletin 710. California Agricultural Experiment Station, University of California, Berkeley, 1948. Wraps, 40pp. b/w illustrations, wraps fragile and partly splitting at spine, contents v.g. contains a useful bibliography. £55.00
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DAVIS, J. Irving. A Beginner's Guide to Wines and Spirits. 1st. edn. 1934. [11856] First Edition. Stanley Nott Ltd. Printed by The Curwen Press, Plaistow, 1934. Hardback, 8vo. green cloth, viii, 93pp. A very good, clean copy, no d.w. Sage advice illustrated with line drawn maps and other illustrations. A now scarce item by one of the founders of the Wine and Food Society. £10.00

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DENNIS, C.B. A Background to Mead Making 1961 [14718] Fourth Edotion, Central Association of Bee-keepers, Ilford, Essex. 1961. Card covers, 20pp. with diagrams, a fine, near mint copy. (Light item postage charge will be reduced.) £7.50

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DUTTWEILER, Georges. Les Vins Suisses. 1977. [13384] Editions Marguerat, Lausanne 1977. Hardback, 247pp. colour illustrations of bottles, maps and other illustrations, an exceptionally clean copy. All you need to know about Swiss wines and with explanations as to what to eat with which wine etc. £20.00
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FORGEOT, Pierre. Origines du Vignoble Bourguignon. 1st. edn. 1972. [9424] First Edition. Presses Universitaires De France, Paris, 1972. Soft cover, 8vo. wraps, 94pp. Light crease to lower cover else a fine, clean copy. From the Roman era to the present day. £12.50
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HACKETT, J. Michael. English Cottage Wines. The Art of Making Wine in the Home. 3rd. edn. 1960 [9611] English Cottage Wine Company, Morpeth, 1960. Wraps, 53pp. a few advertisements, colour staining on to title, notes written on final blank, covers marked but contents mainly v.g. Wines from fruits, flowers and vegetables. £4.25
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HUTCHINSON, Peggy. Making Soft Drinks. lst. edn. 1960. [14764] First edition, W Foulsham & Co Ltd., London, 1960. Hardback, 8vo. original red cloth gilt lettering, 92pp. a very good, clean copy in slightly worn and epaired d.w. Cordials, Squashes, Syrups etc. Ice Creams and a secotion on Beers, Ales and Ciders with an alcoholic content. £9.50

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JAMES, Walter. Barrel and Book. A Winemaker's Diary. 1951. [5640] Georgian House, Melbourne, 1951. Hardback, 8vo. cloth, viii, 109pp. inscription on f.e.p. else a very good, clean copy in torn and chipped d.w. Charming ramblings with delightful decorations by Harold Freedman. £6.50
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Jas. Hennessy and Co. Cognac. c.1935. [3561] Draeger, Imp. Paris, n.d. c.1935. Illustrated card covers, clear plastic ring spine, 33pp. folding central pages, b/w illustration of the factory and other decorations, a little foxing to covers else contents very good. Souvenir booklet on the history of the company and manufacture of Cognac. £9.50
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LEGLISE, Max. Une Initation a la Degustation des Grands Vins. 1984. [13450] Nouvelle edition. Editions Jean Laffite, Marseille. Paperback, 165pp. line decorations by the author, covers a little worn contents very good. £12.50
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MASSEE, W.E. Wines and Spirits, a complete buying guide. 1st. edn. 1961. [8981] First Edition. McGraw-Hill, N.Y., 1961. Hardback, 8vo. cloth, 427pp. line illustrations by Dorothy Ivens, a good clean copy, no d.w. Full of information on the history of wines, liqueurs and spirits, ales and beers etc. Well worth having.£15.00
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POUPON, P. et FORGEOT, P. Les vins de Bourgogne. 2eme. edn. 1959. [9426] Second edn. Presses Universitaires de France. Paris, 1959. 8vo. pictorial wraps, 175pp. with maps. A fine, clean copy mainly unopened. An indispensable guide. £8.50
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RAY, Cyril. The Wines of Germany. 1st. edn. 1977. [2072] First Edition. Allen Lane, London, 1977. Hardback, 224pp. maps, fine in clipped d.w. A short history of the wines from the Roman times and listing over 2,600 registered vineyards. £5.50
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SIMON, A.L. Wines and Liqueurs From A to Z. A Glossary. c.1935. [13663] The Wine And Food Society, n.d. c. 1935. Decorated wraps, 62pp. a nice clean copy. The Wine And Food Society, n.d. From Abbocatto to Zucco and all else in between. £5.00
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SIMON, A.L. English Wines and Cordials. 1st. edn. 1946. [13028] First Edition. Gramol Publications, London, 1946. Hardback, cloth, 144pp. a very good, clean copy in v.g. d.w. Many recipes taken from old books. £5.50
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SIMON, A.L. Partners. A guide to the Game of Wine & Food Match-Making. 1st. edn. 1951. [8699] First Edition. Wine and Food Society. The Curwen Press, n.d. Wraps, 20pp. Attractive engraving by Ravilious on front cover. Very slight dampstaining to wraps, hardly noticeable else v.g. A guide to the game of wine and food match-making. £12.50
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SIMON, A.L. How to Enjoy Wine in the Home. 2nd. imp. 1953. [7284] Second impression. Newman Neame, 1953. Boards, 32pp. woodcut illustrations and map by Faith Jaques, covers sunned, corners bumped, contents v.g. Little book of advice. £10.00
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SIMON, Andre L. THE HISTORY OF THE WINE TRADE IN ENGLAND. 3 volumes. 1964 [14707] Holland Press, London, 1964. Facsimile reprint of the 1906-09 first edition. Vol. I. The rise and progress of the wine trade in England from the earliest times until the close of the fourteenth century; Vol. II. The progress of the wine trade in England during the fifteenth and the sixteenth centuries; Vol. III. The wine trade in England during the seventeenth century. (3 volume set, complete). £125.00

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Various. Grands Crus et Vins de France. Revue Technique d'Exportation et de Defense Professionelle. 3e. Annee. - No.8. Aout, 1929. 1929. [3550] Publications Pierre Argence, Lyons, 1929. Wraps, 511-578pp. soiling to covers, contents very clean and tight. Articles in French, English and German. Illustrated throughout and with many advertisements. £20.00
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Victoria and Albert Museum. Bottle Tickets. 1958. [9525] H.M.S.O., London, 1958. Oblong 8vo. wraps, 32pp. a very good, clean copy. Short history of the bottle ticket and b/w photographs of rare examples. £3.50
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WAUGH, Alec. Merchants of Wine. A Centenary account of the House of Gilbey. 1st. edn. 1957. [6669] First Edition. Cassell, London, 1957. Hardback, 8vo. 135pp. b/w illustrations a very good copy in repaired d.w. £7.50
 

 

Wine and Food. A Gastronomical Quarterly. 1934 - 1970.

A journal of outstanding quality edited by A.L. Simon and, later, Hugh Johnson with articles contributed by everyone of gastronomical note including, E.G. Boulenger, Edward and Lorna Bunyard, Ambrose Heath, Elizabeth David, G.B. Stern, James Laver, and of course Simon himself. All issues contain the Proceedings of the Society.

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SIMON, A.L. (ed.) Wine and Food. A Gastronomical Quarterly. No.8: Winter Number, 1935. [3062] Published for The Wine and Food Society by The Field Press (1930) Ltd., London. Printed at The Curwen Press. Wraps, pp.1-86 plus ads. a very small tear to top cover else very good. Articles by E.G.Boulenger on Christmas Fare of Other Days; Christmas Dessert by Edward Bunyard; Food Snobs: A Reply to Mr. Osbert Sitwell by Vyvyan Holland et.al. £10.00
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SIMON, A.L. (ed.) Wine and Food. A Gastronomical Quarterly. No.9: Spring Number, 1936. [14422] Published for The Wine and Food Society by The Field Press (1930) Ltd., London. Printed at The Curwen Press. Wraps, pp.1-88 plus ads. Light browning to edge of front cover, contents very good. Articles include Edible Brackens by the Dowager Lady Swaythling, A Trip to France by Irene and Philip Gosse et al. £10.00
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SIMON, A.L. (ed.) Wine and Food. A Gastronomical Quarterly. No.13: Spring Number, 1937. [3063] Published for The Wine and Food Society by The Field Press (1930) Ltd., London. Printed at The Curwen Press. Wraps, pp.1-96 plus ads. Covers slightly grubby and with a very small amount of damage to top cover, contents very good. Articles by A.J.A.Symons, Sir Denison Ross, Horace Annesley Vachell et al. £7.50
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SIMON, A.L. (ed.) Wine and Food. A Gastronomical Quarterly. No.48: Winter Number, 1945 [14424] Published by The Wine and Food Society London. Printed at The Curwen Press. Wraps, pp.181-238 plus ads. damage to front cover, contents very good. Articles by John Fuller on Horace Fletcher, the Apostle of Chewing; Margaret Lane on Dr. Johnson at the Table et al. £5.00
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SIMON, A.L. (ed.) Wine and Food. A Gastronomical Quarterly. No.51. Autumn Number, 1946. [3190] Published by The Wine and Food Society London. Printed at The Curwen Press.Wraps, pp. 121-196 plus ads. small burn to top cover, contents clean and tight. Includes articles on Photographing Food; Victorian and Edwardian Entertaining; Edible Seaweed et al. £5.00
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SIMON, A.L. (ed.) Wine and Food. A Gastronomical Quarterly. No.51. Autumn Number, 1946. [14425] Published by The Wine and Food Society London. Printed at The Curwen Press. Wraps, pp. 121-196 plus ads. a fine clean copy. Includes articles on Photographing Food; Victorian and Edwardian Entertaining; Edible Seaweed et al. £7.50
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SIMON, A.L. (ed.) Wine and Food. A Gastronomical Quarterly. No.52. Winter Number, 1946. [14426] Published by The Wine and Food Society London. Printed at The Curwen Press. Wraps, pp.196-260 plus ads. a fine clean copy. Includes articles on Food and Drink in Persia by Adrian Grant, Concerning Cockles by James Laver, Two XVIIth-Century Closets Opened et al. £7.50
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SIMON, A.L. (ed.) Wine and Food. A Gastronomical Quarterly. No.53. Spring Number, 1947. [14427] Published by The Wine and Food Society London. Printed at The Curwen Press. Wraps, pp.1-56 plus ads. a fine clean copy. Includes articles by Ernest Oldmeadow on The Swallow Dares; Hugh Chevins on Eating in the Soviet Union; Richard Savage on Literary Gourmands et al. £7.50
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SIMON, A.L. (ed.) Wine and Food. A Gastronomical Quarterly. No.54. Summer Number, 1947. [14428] Published by The Wine and Food Society London. Printed at The Curwen Press. Wraps, pp.57-122 plus ads. wraps a little worn, contents very good. Includes articles by John Fuller on Culture and the Cook; Nectar and Ambrosia by Rowland Grey et al. £7.50
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SIMON, A.L. (ed.) Wine and Food. A Gastronomical Quarterly. No.58. Spring Number, 1948. [14429] Published by The Wine and Food Society London. Printed at The Curwen Press. Wraps, pp.1-60 plus ads. wraps a little worn, contents very good. Includes articles on The American Belly Dream by Walt Bloeser; Meric Dobson on The Prattling Diners et al. £7.50
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SIMON, A.L. (ed.) Wine and Food. A Gastronomical Quarterly. No.59. Autumn Number, 1948. [14430] Published by The Wine and Food Society London. Printed at The Curwen Press. Wraps, pp.123-188 plus ads. backstrip a little worn, contents very good. Includes articles on English Gipsy Food by Rupert Croft-Cooke; The Log of the Little Mary by Andre L. Simon; James Boswell. Gourmet and Gourmand et al. £7.50
 
CULINARY JOURNALS
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(CONIL, Jean ed.) Chef-d’Oeuvre. A Food, Wine and Cookery Magazine. Vol. 1: No. 1. 1954. [14374] The Epicurean Circle. Winter, 1954. Decorated card covers, ix, 43, xii - xvpp. A very good, near fine copy. Contains a long list of the Officers and Committee of the Epicurean Circle and Regional Officers. Editorial and Objects. Several pages of recipes for Christmas Fare; How to Taste Wine; an article on Boulestin and his restaurant; Henri Bulot: The Chef’s Dish and, strangely, a section entitled The Oriental Touch being mainly curry recipes sent in by readers. £15.00
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ISOBEL. Home Cookery and Comforts. 1911. [14375] No.219, Vol.XVI. Published by Horace Cox, London, October, 1911. Pictorial wraps, 298 - 320pp. covers worn and a 4pp. with damage to lower edge not affecting text. Economical and simple cookery by various contributors. £10.00
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PLUMMER, John (Editor). THE CATERER and Refreshment Contractors Gazette. Volume 1. No 1. 1878 [14372] J. Gilbert Smith & Co., Leadenhall Street, London, April, 6th. 1878. Wraps, xii (advertisements) 1 - 16pp. Lightly browned, small amount of damage to top corner but mainly a very good clean copy of a culinary journal which is still going strong. Articles on The Law and the Sale of Refreshments; Dried Eggs; American Oysters; Trade Intelligence et al. £35.00
   
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Cuisinier Français, Le. Various. Le Cuisinier Français. Revue officielle de la Société et du syndicat Les Cuisiniers Français. Troisieme Annee, N° 32, 15th. Septembre, 1935. 1935 [14030] Le Cuisinier Français, Paris, 1935. Wraps, stapled. Recipes, articles and advertisements. Top wrapper loose and with much silverfish damage. £2.50
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Cuisinier Français, Le. Various. Le Cuisinier Français. Revue officielle de la Société et du syndicat Les Cuisiniers Français. Quatrieme Annee, N° 43, 15th. Aout, 1936. 1936 [14031]Le Cuisinier Français, Paris, 1936. Wraps, stapled. Recipes, articles and advertisements. Horizontal folds else a very good clean copy. £5.00
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Cuisinier Français, Le. Various. Le Cuisinier Français. Revue officielle de la Société et du syndicat Les Cuisiniers Français. 23° Annee, N° 190, Aout - Septembre, 1956. 1956 [14038] Le Cuisinier Français, Paris, 1956. Wraps, stapled. Recipes, articles and advertisements. Vertical fold and slight damage to edges, else a very good clean copy. £4.50
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Cuisinier Français, Le. Various. Le Cuisinier Français. Revue officielle de la Société et du syndicat Les Cuisiniers Français. 27° Annee, N° 228, Fevrier, 1960. 1960 [14064] Le Cuisinier Français, Paris, 1960. Wraps, stapled. Recipes, articles and advertisements. Vertical fold else a very good clean copy. £4.50
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Cuisinier Français, Le. Various. Le Cuisinier Français. Revue officielle de la Société et du syndicat Les Cuisiniers Français. 36° Annee, N° 329, Avril, 1969. 1969 [14119] Le Cuisinier Français, Paris, 1969. Wraps, stapled. Recipes, articles and advertisements. Vertical fold else a very good clean copy. £4.50
 
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L’Art Culinaire. Various. L’Art Culinaire. Revue Universelle des Science du Gout, de la Table et de la vie a L’Hotel et dans la Maison. 44 Annee, N° 1, Janvier, 1926. 1926 [14147] L’Art Culinaire, Paris 1926. Wraps as issued, slightly fragile, contents good. Articles by various notable chefs. Cookery, recipes, anecdotes etc. line illustrations, advertisements. £5.00
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L’Art Culinaire. Various. L’Art Culinaire. Revue Universelle des Science du Gout, de la Table et de la vie a L’Hotel et dans la Maison. 45° Annee, N° 6, Juin, 1927. 1927 [14157] L’Art Culinaire, Paris 1927. Wraps as issued, slightly fragile, contents good. Articles by various notable chefs. Cookery, recipes, anecdotes etc. line illustrations, advertisements. £5.00
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L’Art Culinaire. Various. L’Art Culinaire. Revue Universelle des Science du Gout, de la Table et de la vie a L’Hotel et dans la Maison. 45° Annee, N° 12, Decembre, 1928. Numero special de Noel - Gourmand. 1928 [14167] L’Art Culinaire, Paris 1928. Wraps as issued, slightly fragile, contents good. Articles by various notable chefs. Cookery, recipes, anecdotes etc. line illustrations, advertisements. £10.00
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L’Art Culinaire. Various. L’Art Culinaire. Revue Universelle des Science du Gout, de la Table et de la vie a L’Hotel et dans la Maison. 48° Annee, N° 9, Septembre, 1930. 1930 [14188] L’Art Culinaire, Paris 1930. Wraps as issued, slightly fragile, contents good. Articles by various notable chefs. Cookery, recipes, anecdotes etc. line illustrations, advertisements. £5.00
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L’Art Culinaire. Various. L’Art Culinaire. Revue Universelle des Science du Gout, de la Table et de la vie a L’Hotel et dans la Maison. 49° Annee, N° 10, Octobre, 1931. 1931 [14200] L’Art Culinaire, Paris 1931. Wraps as issued, slightly fragile, contents good. Articles by various notable chefs. Cookery, recipes, anecdotes etc. line illustrations, advertisements. £5.00
 
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Pleasures of Cooking, The. Various. The Pleasures of Cooking. Vol. V. N°.1 July/August, 1982. 1982 [14122] A Cuisinart Publication, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1982. Softcover, stapled, recipes from various contributors, colour illustrations, slight wear to cover else a very good clean copy of an attractive publication. £3.50
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Pleasures of Cooking, The. Various. The Pleasures of Cooking. Vol. V. N°.2 September/October, 1982. 1982 [14123] A Cuisinart Publication, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1982. Softcover, stapled, recipes from various contributors, colour illustrations, slight wear to cover else a very good clean copy of an attractive publication. £3.50
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Pleasures of Cooking, The. Various. The Pleasures of Cooking. Vol. V. N°. 3 November/December, 1982. 1982 [14124] A Cuisinart Publication, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1982. Softcover, stapled, recipes from various contributors, colour illustrations, slight wear to cover else a very good clean copy of an attractive publication. £3.50
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Pleasures of Cooking, The. Various. The Pleasures of Cooking. Vol. V. N°. 4 January/February, 1983. 1983 [14125] A Cuisinart Publication, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1983. Softcover, stapled, recipes from various contributors, colour illustrations, slight wear to cover else a very good clean copy of an attractive publication. £3.50
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Pleasures of Cooking, The. Various. The Pleasures of Cooking. Vol. V. N°. 6 May/June, 1983. 1983 [14127] A Cuisinart Publication, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1983. Softcover, stapled, recipes from various contributors, colour illustrations, slight wear to cover else a very good clean copy of an attractive publication. £3.50
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Pleasures of Cooking, The. Various. The Pleasures of Cooking. Vol. VI. N°. 1 July/August, 1983. 1983 [14128] A Cuisinart Publication, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1983. Softcover, stapled, recipes from various contributors, colour illustrations, slight wear to cover else a very good clean copy of an attractive publication. £3.50
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Pleasures of Cooking, The. Various. The Pleasures of Cooking. Vol. VI. N°. 2 September/October, 1983. 1983 [14129] A Cuisinart Publication, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1983. Softcover, stapled, recipes from various contributors, colour illustrations, slight wear to cover else a very good clean copy of an attractive publication. £3.50
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Pleasures of Cooking, The. Various. The Pleasures of Cooking. Vol. VI. N°. 3 November/December, 1983. 1983 [14130] A Cuisinart Publication, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1983. Softcover, stapled, recipes from various contributors, colour illustrations, slight wear to cover else a very good clean copy of an attractive publication. £3.50
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Pleasures of Cooking, The. Various. The Pleasures of Cooking. Vol. VI. N°. 4 January/February, 1984. 1984 [14131] A Cuisinart Publication, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1984. Softcover, stapled, recipes from various contributors, colour illustrations, slight wear to cover else a very good clean copy of an attractive publication. £3.50
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Pleasures of Cooking, The. Various. The Pleasures of Cooking. Vol. VI. N°. 5 March/April, 1984. 1984 [14132] A Cuisinart Publication, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1984. Softcover, stapled, recipes from various contributors, colour illustrations, slight wear to cover else a very good clean copy of an attractive publication. £3.50
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Pleasures of Cooking, The. Various. The Pleasures of Cooking. Vol. VI. N°. 6 May/June, 1984. 1984 [14133] A Cuisinart Publication, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1984. Softcover, stapled, recipes from various contributors, colour illustrations, slight wear to cover else a very good clean copy of an attractive publication. £3.50
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Pleasures of Cooking, The. Various. The Pleasures of Cooking. Vol. VII. N°. 1 July/August, 1984. 1984 [14134] A Cuisinart Publication, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1984. Softcover, stapled, recipes from various contributors, colour illustrations, slight wear to cover else a very good clean copy of an attractive publication. £3.50
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Pleasures of Cooking, The. Various. The Pleasures of Cooking. Vol. VII. N°. 2 September/October, 1984. 1984 [14135] A Cuisinart Publication, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1984. Softcover, stapled, recipes from various contributors, colour illustrations, slight wear to cover else a very good clean copy of an attractive publication. £3.50
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Pleasures of Cooking, The. Various. The Pleasures of Cooking. Vol. VII. N°. 3 November/December, 1984. 1984 [14136] A Cuisinart Publication, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1984. Softcover, stapled, recipes from various contributors, colour illustrations, slight wear to cover else a very good clean copy of an attractive publication. £3.50
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Pleasures of Cooking, The. Various. The Pleasures of Cooking. Vol. VII. N°. 4 January/February, 1985. 1985 [14137] A Cuisinart Publication, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1985. Softcover, stapled, recipes from various contributors, colour illustrations, slight wear to cover else a very good clean copy of an attractive publication. £3.50
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Pleasures of Cooking, The. Various. The Pleasures of Cooking. Vol. VII. N°. 5 March/April, 1985. 1985 [14138] A Cuisinart Publication, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1985. Softcover, stapled, recipes from various contributors, colour illustrations, slight wear to cover else a very good clean copy of an attractive publication. £3.50
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Pleasures of Cooking, The. Various. The Pleasures of Cooking. Vol. VII. N°. 6 May/June, 1985. 1985 [14139] A Cuisinart Publication, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1985. Softcover, stapled, recipes from various contributors, colour illustrations, slight wear to cover else a very good clean copy of an attractive publication. £3.50
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Pleasures of Cooking, The. Various. The Pleasures of Cooking. Vol. VIII. N°. 2 September/October, 1985. 1985 [14140] A Cuisinart Publication, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1985. Softcover, stapled, recipes from various contributors, colour illustrations, slight wear to cover else a very good clean copy of an attractive publication. £3.50
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Pleasures of Cooking, The. Various. The Pleasures of Cooking. Vol. VIII. N°. 4 January/February, 1986. 1986 [14141] A Cuisinart Publication, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1986. Softcover, stapled, recipes from various contributors, colour illustrations, slight wear to cover else a very good clean copy of an attractive publication. £3.50
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Pleasures of Cooking, The. Various. The Pleasures of Cooking. Vol. VIII. N°. 5 March/April, 1986. 1986 [14142] A Cuisinart Publication, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1986. Softcover, stapled, recipes from various contributors, colour illustrations, slight wear to cover else a very good clean copy of an attractive publication. £3.50
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Pleasures of Cooking, The. Various. The Pleasures of Cooking. Vol. VIII. N°. 6 May/June, 1986. 1986 [14143] A Cuisinart Publication, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1986. Softcover, stapled, recipes from various contributors, colour illustrations, slight wear to cover else a very good clean copy of an attractive publication. £3.50
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Pleasures of Cooking, The. Various. The Pleasures of Cooking. Vol. XIV. N°. 2 September/October, 1986. 1986 [14144] A Cuisinart Publication, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1986. Softcover, stapled, recipes from various contributors, colour illustrations, slight wear to cover else a very good clean copy of an attractive publication. £3.50
   
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Revue Culinaire, La. Various. La Revue Culinaire. Revue universelle d'alimentation hoteliere et de la table. 21° Annee, N° 227, Aout 1939. 1939 [14026] La Revue Culinaire, Paris, 1939. Wraps, stapled. Articles by prestigious chefs, many recipes, b/w illustrations and advertisements. Vertical crease where once folded else condition mainly very good. £4.50
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Revue Culinaire, La. Various. La Revue Culinaire. Revue universelle d'alimentation hoteliere et de la table. 21° Annee, Collection de Guerre N°2, Decembre 1939. 1939 [14027] La Revue Culinaire, Paris, 1939. Wraps, stapled. Articles by prestigious chefs, many recipes, b/w illustrations and advertisements. Vertical crease where once folded else condition mainly very good. £5.50
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Revue Culinaire, La. Various. La Revue Culinaire. Revue universelle d'alimentation hoteliere et de la table. 22° Annee, Collection de Guerre N°4 Fevrier 1940. 1940 [14028] La Revue Culinaire, Paris, 1940. Wraps, stapled. Articles by prestigious chefs, many recipes, b/w illustrations and advertisements. Vertical crease where once folded else condition mainly very good. £5.50
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Revue Culinaire, La. Various. La Revue Culinaire. Revue universelle d'alimentation hoteliere et de la table. 22° Annee, Collection de Guerre N°5 Mars 1940. 1940 [14029] La Revue Culinaire, Paris, 1940. Wraps, stapled. Articles by prestigious chefs, many recipes, b/w illustrations and advertisements. Vertical crease where once folded else condition mainly very good. £5.50
 
TWELVE TIMES A YEAR
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JAINE, Tom. Twelve Times a Year. 1984. [13229] Blackawton, Devon. September/October,1984. Decorated card covers, 28pp. A very good clean copy. Articles and recipes include: Shopping; More Goat Cookery; Elizabeth lambert Otiz: Chicken Livers; etc. Illustrations by Simon Drew. £5.00
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JAINE, Tom. Twelve Times a Year. 1984 [13230] Blackawton, Devon. One issue: November/December,1984. Decorated card covers, 32pp. covers wine splashed contents clean. Articles and recipes include: Shopping; Chicken Livers; Carbonado; apples with Quince Jelly. £4.50
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JAINE, Tom. Twelve Times a Year. 1985 [13231] Blackawton, Devon. One issue: January/February, 1985. Decorated card covers, 31pp. A very good clean copy. Articles include: a Letter from the North; Oysters and Mussels in the Exe, 1759; A sussex Grocer, Sussex Puddings; etc. £5.00
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JAINE, Tom. Twelve Times a Year. 1985. [13232] Blackawton, Devon. One issue: March/April, 1985. Decorated card covers, 28pp. A very good clean copy. Articles include: Shopping; Glimpses of Kitchen Physick, 1676 by Alan Davidson; A Farmhouse Portfolio; etc. £5.00
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JAINE, Tom. Twelve Times a Year. 1985. [13233] Blackawton, Devon. One issue: May/June, 1985. Decorated card covers, 47pp. A very good clean copy. Articles and recipes include: Great Combe Farmhouse; The Account of Melchoir Coomans. 1795; A Family Chocolate Pudding; etc. £5.00
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JAINE, Tom. Twelve Times a Year. 1985. [13234] Blackawton, Devon. One issue: July/August, 1985. Decorated card covers, 36pp. A very good clean copy. Articles and recipes include: Letter from the North; Oxalic Acid: Does it rot fish bones?; Two Duck recipes; Lavender Custard. £5.00

PETITS PROPOS CULINAIRES
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02. Petits Propos Culinaires: 2. 1979. [13366] Prospect Books, August 1979. Paperback, 76pp. Slight fading to spine else very good. With the bookplate of Anton Mosimann. £15.00
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03. Petits Propos Culinaires: 3. 1979 [13367] TWO VOLUMES. P.P.C. No.3 together with Supplement on Ice Creams. Prospect Books, November 1979. Paperback, illustrated card covers, 60pp., 32pp. both in fine condition. With the bookplate of Anton Mosimann. £15.00
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04. Petits Propos Culinaires: 4. 1980 [13368] Prospect Books, London, 1980. Card, 76pp. v.g. Contributors include Robert Smith, Georgina Masson, Elizabeth David. With the bookplate of Anton Mosimann. £7.50
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05. Petits Propos Culinaires: 5. 1980 [13369] Prospect Books, May 1980. Paperback, illustrated card covers, 72pp. a very good clean copy. With the bookplate of Anton Mosimann. £7.50
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06. Petits Propos Culinaires: 6. 1980. [13370] Prospect Books, London, 1980. Card, 72pp. v.g. Contributors include Claudia Roden, Elisabeth Lambert-Ortiz, Elizabeth David.With the bookplate of Anton Mosimann. £7.50
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07. Petits Propos Culinaires: 7. 1981. [13371] Prospect Books, March 1981. Paperback, illustrated card covers, 68pp. a very good clean copy. With the bookplate of Anton Mosimann. £7.50
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16. Petits Propos Culinaires: 16. 1984 [13372] Prospect Books, March 1984. Paperback, illustrated card covers, 92pp. a very good clean copy. This volume includes Index for volumes 1 - 16. With the bookplate of Anton Mosimann. £10.00
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17. Petits Propos Culinaires: 17. 1984. [13373] Prospect Books, June 1984. Paperback, illustrated card covers, 80pp. a very good clean copy. With the bookplate of Anton Mosimann. £7.50
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20. Petits Propos Culinaires: 20. 1985. [13374] Prospect Books, July 1985. Paperback, illustrated card covers, 80pp. a very good clean copy. With the bookplate of Anton Mosimann. £7.50
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02. Petits Propos Culinaires: 2. 1979. [13607] Prospect Books, August 1979. Paperback, 76pp. Slight fading to spine else very good. £3.50
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03 Petits Propos Culinaires: 3. 1979 [14233] TWO VOLUMES. P.P.C. No.3 together with Supplement on Ice Creams. Prospect Books, November 1979. Paperback, illustrated card covers, 60pp., 32pp. both in fine condition. £7.00
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04. Petits Propos Culinaires: 4. 1980 [13608] Prospect Books, London, 1980. Card, 76pp. v.g. Contributors include Robert Smith, Georgina Masson, Elizabeth David. £3.50
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05. Petits Propos Culinaires: 5. 1980 [13609] Prospect Books, May 1980. Paperback, illustrated card covers, 72pp. a very good clean copy. £3.50
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06. Petits Propos Culinaires: 6. 1980. [13610] Prospect Books, London, 1980. Card, 72pp. v.g. Contributors include Claudia Roden, Elisabeth Lambert-Ortiz, Elizabeth David. £3.50
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07. Petits Propos Culinaires: 7. 1981. [13611] Prospect Books, March 1981. Paperback, illustrated card covers, 68pp. a very good clean copy. £3.50
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08. Petits Propos Culinaires: 8. 1981. [13612] Prospect Books, June 1981. Paperback, illustrated card covers, 76pp. a very good clean copy. £3.50
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10. Petits Propos Culinaires: 10. 1982. [13613] Prospect Books, March 1982. Paperback, illustrated card covers, 68pp. a very good clean copy. £3.50
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11. Petit Propos Culinaires: 11. 1982. [13614] Prospect Books, June 1982. Paperback, illustrated card covers, 68pp. a very good clean copy. £3.50
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12. Petit Propos Culinaires: 12 1982. [13615] Prospect Books, November 1982. Paperback, illustrated card covers, 76pp. a very good clean copy. £3.50
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13. Petits Propos Culinaires: 13. 1983. [13616] Prospect Books, March 1983. Paperback, illustrated card covers, 80pp. a very good clean copy. £3.50
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14. Petits Propos Culinaires: 14. 1983. [13617] Prospect Books, June 1983. Paperback, illustrated card covers, 72pp. a very good clean copy. £3.50
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15. Petits Propos Culinaires: 15. 1983. [13618] Prospect Books, November 1983. Paperback, illustrated card covers, 72pp. a very good clean copy. £3.50
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16. Petit Propos Culinaires: 16. 1984. [13619] Prospect Books, March 1984. Paperback, illustrated card covers, 92pp. a very good clean copy. This volume includes Index for volumes 1 - 16. £5.50
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17. Petits Propos Culinaires: 17. 1984. [13620] Prospect Books, June 1984. Paperback, illustrated card covers, 80pp. a very good clean copy. £3.50
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18. Petits Propos Culinaires: 18. 1984. [13621] Prospect Books, November 1984. Paperback, illustrated card covers, 72pp. a very good clean copy. £3.50
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19. Petits Propos Culinaires: 19. 1985. [13622] Prospect Books, March 1985. Paperback, illustrated card covers, 72pp. a very good clean copy. £3.50
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20. Petits Propos Culinaires: 20. 1985. [13623] Prospect Books, July 1985. Paperback, illustrated card covers, 80pp. a very good clean copy. £3.50
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21. Petits Propos Culinaires: 21. 1985. [13624] Prospect Books, November 1985. Paperback, illustrated card covers, 72pp. a very good clean copy. £3.50
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22 Petit Propos Culinaires: 22. 1986. [13625] Prospect Books, March 1986. Paperback, illustrated card covers, 80pp. a very good clean copy. £3.50
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23 Petits Propos Culinaires: 23. 1986. [13626] Prospect Books, July 1986. Paperback, illustrated card covers, 64pp. a very good clean copy.£3.50
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24 Petits Propos Culinaires: 24. 1986. [13627] Prospect Books, November 1986. Paperback, illustrated card covers, 64pp. a very good clean copy. £3.50
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25 Petits Propos Culinaires: 25. 1987. [13628] Prospect Books, March 1987. Paperback, illustrated card covers, 80pp. a very good clean copy. £3.50
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26 Petits Propos Culinaires: 26. 1987. [13629] Prospect Books, July 1987. Paperback, illustrated card covers, 80pp. a very good clean copy. £3.50
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27 Petits Propos Culinaires: 27. 1987. [13630] Prospect Books, October 1987. Paperback, illustrated card covers, 64pp. a very good clean copy. £3.50
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28 Petits Propos Culinaires: 28. 1988. [13631] Prospect Books, April 1988. Paperback, illustrated card covers, 64pp. a very good clean copy. £3.50
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29 Petits Propos Culinaires: 29. 1988. [13632] Prospect Books, July 1988. Paperback, illustrated card covers, 64pp. a very good clean copy. £3.50
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30 Petits Propos Culinaires: 30. 1988. [13633] Prospect Books, November 1988. Paperback, illustrated card covers, 64pp. a very good clean copy. £3.50
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31 Petits Propos Culinaires: 31. 1989. [13634 Prospect Books, March 1989. Paperback, illustrated card covers, 64pp. a very good clean copy. £3.50
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32 Petits Propos Culinaires: 32. 1989. [13635] Prospect Books, June 1989. Paperback, illustrated card covers, 64pp. a very good clean copy. £3.50
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33 Petits Propos Culinaires: 33. 1989. [13636] Prospect Books, November 1989. Paperback, illustrated card covers, 64pp. a very good clean copy. £3.50
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34 Petits Propos Culinaires: 34. 1990. [13637] Prospect Books, March 1990. Paperback, illustrated card covers, 64pp. a very good clean copy. £3.50
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35 Petits Propos Culinaires: 35. 1990. [13638] Prospect Books, July 1990. Paperback, illustrated card covers, 68pp. a very good clean copy. £3.50
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36 Petits Propos Culinaires: 36. 1990. [13639] Prospect Books, November 1990. Paperback, illustrated card covers, 80pp. a very good clean copy. This volume inclues Index for volumes 26 - 35. £5.50
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37 Petits Propos Culinaires: 37. 1991. [13640] Prospect Books, May 1991. Paperback, illustrated card covers, 72pp. a very good clean copy. £3.50
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38 Petits Propos Culinaires: 38. 1991. [13641] Prospect Books, August 1991. Paperback, illustrated card covers, 72pp. a very good clean copy. £3.50
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39 Petits Propos Culinaires: 39. 1991. [13642] Prospect Books, December 1991. Paperback, illustrated card covers, 72pp. a very good clean copy. £3.50
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40 Petits Propos Culinaires: 40. 1992. [13643] Prospect Books, March 1992. Paperback, illustrated card covers, 64pp. a very good clean copy. £3.50
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41 Petits Propos Culinaires: 41. 1992. [13644] Prospect Books, August 1992. Paperback, illustrated card covers, 72pp. a very good clean copy. £3.50
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42 Petits Propos Culinaires: 42. 1992. [13645] Prospect Books, December 1992. Paperback, illustrated card covers, 68pp. a very good clean copy. £3.50
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43 Petits Propos Culinaires: 43. 1993. [13646] Prospect Books, May 1993. Paperback, illustrated card covers, 68pp. a very good clean copy. £3.50
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44 Petits Propos Culinaires: 44. 1993. [13647] Prospect Books, August 1993. Paperback, illustrated card covers, 68pp. a very good clean copy. £3.50
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45 Petits Propos Culinaires: 45. 1993. [13648] Prospect Books, November 1993. Paperback, illustrated card covers, 64pp. a very good clean copy. £3.50
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46 Petits Propos Culinaires: 46. 1994. [13649] Prospect Books, May 1994. Paperback, illustrated card covers, 64pp. a very good clean copy. Includes Index for volumes 36 - 45. £5.50
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47 Petits Propos Culinaires: 47. 1994. [13650] Prospect Books, August 1994. Paperback, illustrated card covers, 64pp. a very good clean copy. £3.50
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48 Petits Propos Culinaires: 48. 1994. [13651] Prospect Books, November 1994. Paperback, illustrated card covers, 64pp. a very good clean copy. £3.50
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57. Petits Propos Culinaires No.57. 1997. [14234] Prospect Books, 1997. Paperback, illustrated card covers, 64pp. a very good clean copy. £3.50
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64 Petits Propos Culinaires: 64. 2000. [13652] Prospect Books, April 2000. Paperback, illustrated card covers, 64pp. a very good clean copy. £3.50
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76 Petits Propos Culinaires: 76. 2004. [13653] Prospect Books, August 2004. Paperback, illustrated card covers, 127pp. a very good clean copy. Contains Index for volumes 66 - 75. £3.50
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77 Petits Propos Culinaires: 77. 2004. [13654] Prospect Books, August 2004. Paperback, illustrated card covers, 127pp. a very good clean copy. £3.50