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ABRIDGMENTS OF SPECIFICATIONS RELATING TO MILKING, CHURNING, AND CHEESE-MAKING. A.D. 1777-1866 (at head of title page PATENTS FOR INVENTIONS.
London: Office of the Commissioners of Patents for Inventions, 1874.
12mo, pp (xxx), (72), (66, appendix). Original blue printed paper covers. Covers a bit darkened, with some spine chips, detached front wrapper neatly repaired internally with clear archival paper tape; small library rubber stamp at head of title page but no other library marks; else a VG copy. No illustrations in text. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate will be reduced.
$25.00                          Book Number: 37106                          Order / Enquire



Arts revealed, and universal guide : containing many rare and invaluable recipes and directions for the use of families from the best authorities :...
New York: H. Dayton, 1859.
Later printing (first was in 1853). Tall octavo, original brown cloth, yellow endpapers. pp (135). Inner hinges neatly repaired; soiling in text; short tear to bottom margin of one leaf neatly repaired; in all, a good copy, tight in the binding. Title page continues: "embracing directions for treating diseases, behavior of ladies and gentlemen, embroidery, and other kinds of needlework, information as to roots and herbs, compounding medicines, how to be prepared for accidents, etc. : several recipes cost from $20 to $50 each, having never before been published."
$50.00                          Book Number: 42471                          Order / Enquire



A SELECTION OF PROVED RECIPES FOR USE WITH RADIATION "NEW WORLD" "RUGULO"- CONTROLLED GAS COOKERS
Birmingham, England: Radiation Limited, 1936.
19th edition (first was 1927). Dark brown cloth spine and tan cloth sides, gilt lettered. pp vi, 322 + double-sided photo plate (of stoves) at front. Index. Light spotting and small soil spots to covers; foxing to endpapers; yellowing to page edges; occasional mild soiling in text; else a good,.sound copy, no owner names.
$19.00                          Book Number: 43982                          Order / Enquire



COOKBOOK DALHOUSIE YACHT CLUB (cover title)
No place (Port Dalhousie, Ontario): The Club, 1997.
Unpaged. About 150 leaves printed on rectos only, divisional leaves on yellow paper, light blue card covers bound with black plastic spiral. Soft corner crease to front cover and early leaves, small shallow indentation to front cover, else fine. Issued to mark this St. Catharines club's 60th anniversary.
$10.00                          Book Number: 44717                          Order / Enquire



ALMAGUIN HIGHLANDS ADULT REHABILITATION CENTRE
KITCHEN KLASSICS
Winnipeg: Gateway Publishing, no date (1976), 1976.
Octavo, pp 10, (96), (6, ads), cerlox bound in card covers. Partial split to inner edge of front cover repaired with clear archival paper tape; tape stains on two blank leaves from clippings; good copy. Cookbook for this Sundridge, Ontario, organization.
$10.00                          Book Number: 47144                          Order / Enquire



BARNES, Lynne
DAYTRIPS ON THE BACKROADS: the best kept secrets of Southern Georgian Bay revealed. Recipes by Keri Roberts. Illustrated by Beverley Smith
Thornbury, ON: Valley Girls Publishing, 1993.
Second printing. pp (4), (viii), 151. Index. Card covers with spiral binding. Ink name at front, else fine.
$12.95                          Book Number: 45163                          Order / Enquire



COOLEY, Arnold J. and J.C. Brough
COOLEY'S CYCLOPAEDIA OF PRACTICAL RECEIPTS, processes, and collateral information in the arts, manufactures, professions, and trades, including medicine, pharmacy, and domestic economy...
London: John Churchill and Sons, 1864.
Fourth edition, revised and enlarged. Two volumes, octavo. pp (x), 676, [2]; [2], 677-1393, [3]. Bound in old brown morocco, covers with gilt borders, spines with raised bands, gilt lettering and decorative bands; marbled endpapers and page edges. Armorial bookplate inside both front covers; minor spine rubbing nicely touched up; else fine, inner hinges not cracked, a nice clean and tight copy. Note: 2.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.
$195.00                          Book Number: 41118                          Order / Enquire



DENISON, Merrill
THE BARLEY AND THE STREAM. The Molson Story.
Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1955.
Maroon cloth, pictorial endpapers. (xvi), 398, [2] pp + plates. Fine copy. Jacket has some chips at head of spine, rubbing, fading, good. A history of this large and venerable (once) Canadian brewery. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$25.00                          Book Number: 44875                          Order / Enquire



DUCKITT, Hildagonda J. (1840-1905)
HILDA'S DIARY OF A CAPE HOUSEKEEPER. Second thousand
London: Chapman & Hall, 1902.
Second printing, same year as the first. Original pink cloth lettered in red, black endpapers. pp [12, including frontispiece illustration of her home, Groote Poste), (302), (2, ads). Sleeve for pencil at rear fore edge (original long gone, of course, but we have supplied another). Illustration on p 274 showing how to kill a crab humanely. Once the property of one Ivy Roberts, who has written her name large in black ink on the front cover and smaller in the top margin of the title page. Ms Roberts has also written a recipe in ink on the blank page 80 and in pencil on p. 77 (blank leaves are provided after each month's text for this purpose; spine lightly darkened with almost all of the red lettering rubbed away, two inch cloth tear to lower rear joint neatly repaired; large soil spots to covers, with cloth bubbling from damp to lower front cover; ink later owner name on front fly leaf; cracks to inner hinges neatly repaired; a large chunk torn from the fore margin of the rear endpaper has been neatly replaced with rice paper and coloured to match the endpaper; yellowing to page edges; occasional small soil spots in text but the large majority of the text is clean; in all, only a fair to good copy of this South African cookery and domestic economy classic, reprinted in facsimile by Macmillan in 1978. A sequel to her "Hilda's 'Where Is It?' of Recipes" (1891), which the Dictionary of South African Biography describes as "the first attempt to compile a recipe book for South Africans and to include traditional recipes from all the racial groups at the Cape'. Dictionary of South African biography' describes "Hilda's "Where is it'" of recipes' as "the first attempt to compile a recipe book for South Africans and to include traditional recipes from all the racial groups at the Cape'. Miss Duckitt has been called "The Mrs. Beeton of South Africa". The present month is arranged by months and contains not just recipes but notes on housekeeping. The only early printings were the two 1902 printings totaling only 2000 copies, which accounts for it being a scarce book today. A cornerstone of an African cookery collection.
$250.00                          Book Number: 38550                          Order / Enquire



FOLSTER, David
THE CHOCOLATE GANONGS of St. Stephen, New Brunswick
Fredericton, New Brunswick: Goose Lane Editions, 1990.
Glossy card covers. pp 218 + plates. Index. Fine copy. Story of this Canadian candy maker.
$10.00                          Book Number: 44605                          Order / Enquire



GLASSE, Mrs. (Hannah Glasse, 1708-70)
THE ART OF COOKERY made plain and easy; which far exceeds any thing of the kind yet published....To which are added, one hundred and fifty new and useful receipts. And also fifty receipts for different articles of perfumery. With a copious index...
London: Printed for J. Rivington and Sons, L. Davis, T. Longman, B. Law, T. Payne and Son, B. White and Son, J. Robson and W. Clarke, J. Johnson, G. G. J. and J. Robinson, T. Cadell, T. Vernor, E. Newbery, W. Nicoll, H. Gardiner, R. Baldwin, and others, 1788.
"A new edition, with all the modern improvements; and also the order of a bill of fare for each month, in the manner the dishes are to placed upon the table, in the present taste." Octavo, leaf height 21 cm. pp (2), vi, (20, Contents), 409, [1], (25, Index), [1] + folding table at p. 1 + binder's blank front and rear. Facsimile author signature on p.1, as issued. Recently rebound in full tan calf, spine with red morocco label, gilt rules to raised bands, date at foot. Page edges tanned; two inch tear at bottom of folding table neatly repaired on blank side; in all, externally fine, internally near fine, with only occasional minor foxing. Collated complete. A very nice clean copy of the most famous 18th century English cookbook. Cagle 695-706, not listing the 1788 printing. First published in 1747, it went through numerous printings and revisions
$650.00                          Book Number: 43052                          Order / Enquire



HOLE, Christina
THE ENGLISH HOUSEWIFE IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY
London: Chatto & Windus, 1953.
Octavo, brick cloth. pp (8), (248). Illustrated, index. Ink and rubber stamped owner name at front, yellowing to page edges, else fine. Cream jacket has slight wear at head of slightly puckered spine, VG otherwise.
$18.95                          Book Number: 46042                          Order / Enquire



JACOB, Naomi
ME - IN THE KITCHEN
London: Hutchinson, no date (1935), 1935.
Squarish octavo, natural linen cloth lettered in black. pp 144. Covers soiled; bit of foxing to endpapers and to text early and late; yellowing to page edges; pale tan spot (cooking oil?) to fore margin of first 25 pages and to upper inner corners of pp 126 to end; in all a good, tight and unworn jacketless copy. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR ":With all good wishes, Naomi Jacob". Uncommon cookery book, especially signed, by this author or popular romance fiction.
$50.00                          Book Number: 38539                          Order / Enquire



JEAFFRESON, John Cordy
A BOOK ABOUT THE TABLE
London: Hurst & Blackett, 1875.
Two volumes, octavo. pp (6), 324; (6), 352 + blank front and rear of both volumes, half-titles. Old half leather and marbled boards, marbled endpapers. Recently rebacked in plain brown leather. Endpapers skinned at inner margins with paper repair to hinges; corner clip to front free endpaper of volume I; wear to outer corners of covers; just good externally, but text clean and unworn and pages tight in the binding. Laid in loose are the bookplates of former owner Alfred Henry Lewis, a once popular American writer, picturing cowboys in a frame of old books which bear the titles of some of Lewis' western tales. An interesting and uncommon book of culinary lore by this prolific English novelist and miscellany writer. Note: 2.5 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.
$95.00                          Book Number: 43986                          Order / Enquire



KEIR, David
THE YOUNGER CENTURIES: the story of William Younger & Co. Ltd. 1749 to 1949
Edinburgh: Printed for William Younger & Co. Ltd. by McLagan & Cumming Ltd., 1951.
Octavo, red cloth. pp vi, 110 + colour frontispiece portrait and b&w plates. Light sunning to spine and upper margin of front cover; armorial bookplate and ink name at front; VG+ jaketless copy otherwise. A history of the venerable Scottish brewer.
$18.50                          Book Number: 39005                          Order / Enquire



Knox Presbyterian Ladies Aid
Our Favorite Recipies
Excelsior Springs, Missouri: Commemorative Cook Books, 1978.
Octavo, pp (67), cerlox bound in card covers. Ink notes and taped in recipe on two blank leaves, VG otherwise. Issued on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of this Magnetawan, Ontario, church.
$10.00                          Book Number: 47145                          Order / Enquire



Ladies Auxilliary, Rocklyn, Ontario
Home Cooking Secrets of Rocklyn
Chicago: Women's Clubs Publishing Co., no date (197-?),
Octavo, pp (2), (48), cerlox bound in card covers. Creased nick and small ink name on front cover, VG otherwise. Note: lighter parcel, any default shipping price may be reduced.
$10.00                          Book Number: 47146                          Order / Enquire



NIGHTINGALE, Marie
OUT OF NOVA SCOTIA KITCHENS: a collection of traditional recipes of Nova Scotia and the stories of the people who cooked them
New York: Scribner's, 1971.
Light brown cloth. pp (10), 212, [2]. Illustrations, index. Ink inscription inside front cover, else fine in near fine price-clipped jacket. Includes recipes of the Indians, Germans, Negroes, Scots, French, English, Irish, and New Englanders.
$15.00                          Book Number: 43987                          Order / Enquire



PHILPOTS, John R.
OYSTERS AND ALL ABOUT THEM: being a complete history of the titular subject, exhaustive on all points of necessary and curious information from the earliest writers to those of the present time, with numerous additions, facts, and notes
London: John Richardson & Co., 1890 & 1891, 1890.
Two volumes, octavo, original blue pictorial cloth stamped in black, gilt lettered. pp (2), 642; (2), 643-1370. Index. A few tables but not illustrated. Professional restorations. Damp stains to covers; spines bit darkened with gilt lettering dull; page edges yellowed, with damp stains, light tide marks to upper margin of first half of Vol. I, no visible penetration to text margins otherwise; Vol. I has upper outer corner of pp 861-62 lacking (no text affected), repair to same corner of following leaf (no text loss); two leaves reatttached at inner margins (no text loss); new endpapers; resewn; text paper lightly toned; in all, a good pair, tight in the bindings, text clean and unworn. Probably The Great Oyster Book in English. Only edition. Very scarce. Note: Note: 2.5 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.
$750.00                          Book Number: 43056                          Order / Enquire



TAYLOR, Derek
FORTUNE FAME & FOLLY. British hotels and catering from 1878 to 1978
London: Caterer & Hotelkeeper, 1977.
"Limited presentation edition", number 319 of an unstated limitation. Red simulated leather in slipcase. Illustrated in colour and b&w. Crease to rear free endpaper, short split at bottom of spine neatly repaired, else fine, no owner names, in very nearly fine slipcase. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$25.00                          Book Number: 27065                          Order / Enquire



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