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Receipts Old and New Tried and True: Being a Collection of Tested Receipts Given by Members and Friends of the First Universalist Parish of Lynn, Mass.
Lynn, Massachusetts: The Nichols Press, 1911. 133 pages plus ads. The book contains hundreds of receipts (recipes). OCLC lists 1 copy. ISBN: 281AIB1024124.
Good copy in thick paper wrappers (paperback). Covers faded, soiled, worn at edges. Hinges reinforced with tape. Some pages soiled.Book ID: 106933More details Price: $100.00
Cigar og Tobaksfabrikanternes Forening af 20. Juni 1875
Kobenhavn (Copenhagen): Heryz's Bogtrykkeri, 1925. 76 pages plus 21 plates of portraits, one color graph. 8 by 11-1/2 inches. "Mindeskrift udgivet i Anledning af Foreningens Jubilaeum." A history of the Danish cigar and tobacco manufacturers association, published on the occasion of its golden anniversary. OCLC records three copies, all in Denmark. ISBN: 281AIB1028739.
First edition (first printing). A near fine hardcover copy, bound in tobacco-colored paper-covered board, stamped in gilt.Book ID: 131933More details Price: $75.00
The Vital Question
Worcester, MA: H. D. Perky (printed by the Providence Albertype Company), 1897. 8 by 10 inches. 34 pages plus two chromolithograph illustrations. Recipes promoting the physical, moral, and spiritual benefits of a diet based on shredded wheat. Henry D. Perky (1843-1906) was the inventory of machinery for manufacturing what he called "little whole wheat mattresses" and his Cereal Machine Company, including its New Era Cooking School, was eventually absorbed into the Nabisco conglomerate. The recipes were developed by Mrs. Harriet A. Higbee, the superintendent of the cooking school. ISBN: 281AIB1040909.
Third edition. Very good in printed brown, string-tied wrappers. Light creasing and wear to covers; a few recipes with pencil tick marks in the margins. Reprinted many times, but 19th century editions are uncommon.Book ID: 206638
Oakland, CA: Women's City Club, 1932. Edited by Nellie M. Drake. 200 pages. ISBN: 281AIB1041044.
First edition (first printing). Typical staining to a few page; some marginal notes; two recipes pasted over an ad; some offsetting from old newspaper ads.Book ID: 207048
Il Perfetto Maestro di Casa
First Edition Thus
Bologna: Arnaldo Forni, 1974. Reprint of the 1668 edition published in Rome. Text in Italian. ISBN: 281AIB1024641.
First edition thus. A very good copy in a very good dust jacket. Mild edge wear to book and dust jacketBook ID: 108655
[Libro del ama de casa 1959]
Spanish housewife's diary of expenses and activities for 1959. ISBN: 281AIB1025057.
Near FineBook ID: 110074More details Price: $40.00
The Practical Cook Book
New York: Abbey & Barrett, Publishers, 1864. 225 pages. A cookbook "adapted to the wants of all; containing not recipes for rich and elegant dishes only, but a fair proportion for plain and substantial ones" -- from the author's preface. ISBN: B003QUDW5Q.
First edition (first printing), with "first edition" stated on the title page. A fair hardcover copy; no dust jacket. Brown embossed cloth covers with significant wear, boards showing at edges and corners. Endpapers covered in hand-written recipes. Some foxing and stains to pages.Book ID: 73857More details Price: $40.00
Cooking with Music
(Santa Barbara, CA): (Fiesta City Publishers), 1983. 292 pages. Introduction by Rod McKuen. A collection of recipes (some contributed by well-known musicians and singers) and songs about food. A one-of-a-kind project. Published in an edition of 1000 numbered copies. ISBN: 9780940076013.
First edition (first printing). Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Inscribed to Rod McKuen and signed by both authors. Provenance: Acquired from the estate of Rod McKuen.Book ID: 118603More details Price: $37.50
Skydore Cookless Book
(n.-pl. but Wrightwood, CA): (n.p.), 1950. Skydore Organic Nutritional Guide: The Personal Menus of Kay E. Mullendore (cover title). Mullendore was a spiritualist and Skydore was her retreat where guests, including Aldous Huxley, would come for her teachings. Printed in typescript on heavy yellow paper stock. ISBN: B003HFWGAC.
Pages and covers three-hole-punched and bound with shoe string. Top corner bumped, else near fine.Book ID: 173226More details Price: $37.50
North Chicago, IL: The Bunting System, (n.d. but ca. 1920). ISBN: B002WUQ8Y8.
Very GoodBook ID: 52305
A Dictionary of Gastronomy
London: The Wine and Food Society, (n.d., ca 1940s). ISBN: 281AIB0072144.
Very GoodBook ID: 39745
Mrs. America Contest: Blue Flame Cook Book
Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Group Companies, (ca. 1955). 114 pages. For a few years in the late 1950s, gas companies around the country worked together to promote gas appliances. They sponsored a Mrs. American contest, with a grand prize of a new "all-gas" home. This cookbook collects recipes submitted by contestants. While this edition is not recorded in OCLC, a couple of similar books have a small number of holdings. ISBN: 281AIB1042419.
First edition (first printing). Ring-bound into aluminum covers. A bit musty, else near fine.Book ID: 213643
Our Own Cook Book: A Puiblication Compiled by the Ladies of the First Methodist Episcopal Church
Norwalk, Ohio: First Methodist Episcopal Church. Printed by The Laning Company, 1904. 190 pages. OCLC locates 2 copies of this edition. ISBN: 281AIB1032183.
Very GoodBook ID: 144998
Bergez-Frank's Old Poodle Dog Madeira label
Bergez-Frank's Old Poodle Dog, (ca. 1915). 4-3/4 by 3-3/4 inches. A label for this popular San Francisco restaurant's house madeira wine. Printed in gold and black. ISBN: 281AIB1023807.
Fine, unused label.Book ID: 105433
West Side Reserve Madeira label
San Francisco and Oakland: Goldberg, Bowen & Co, (ca. 1900). 4-1/2 by 3-3/4 inches. A burgundy label printed and embossed with gold ink. Goldberg, Bowen operated under that name from 1886 to 1919. This probably dates from the early 20th century. ISBN: 281AIB1023806.
An unused label. Near fine.Book ID: 105434
The Savannah Cook Book
J. J. Little and Ives Company, New York, 1933. ISBN: B000OP94LM.
Very GoodBook ID: 48974
The Princesses Cook Book: From the Original Swedish "Prinsessornas kokbok"
New York: Albert Bonnier Publishing House, 1936. Swedish cook book. Translated by Gudrun Carlson. ISBN: B00085YL2K.
Very GoodBook ID: 207064
Maison Blanc / Blanc's Cafe Menu (ca. 1945)
Seattle, WA: Maison Blanc, (n.d. but 1943-1946). 14 by 20 inches. Menu on one side, Seattle promotional material on the other. Dated from notice of OPA price controls of April 1943 (during WWII, the federal government regulated prices to curb war profiteering). The menu offers an interesting guarantee: if a patron ordered an unfamiliar item and didn't like it, the food could be exchanged for something else at no charge. With dishes like turtle and rattlesnake on the menu, such an offer may have boosted sales. ISBN: 281AIB1040518.
Folded, as issued, else near fine.Book ID: 205078
McDonaldland Letterland Stationery
(N.-pl.): 1974. Letterwriting kit issued as a promotion for McDonalds. Includes four sheets of printed stationery and four envelopes in a printed envelope. ISBN: 281AIB1039247.
Fine. With a sheet of Ronald McDonald letterhead and a matching envelope. Small paperclip rust stain on back of Letterland pack.Book ID: 198927
Rod's Steak House [shaped menu]
Rod's Steak House, (1940s?). Cow-shaped menu for Steak House in Williams, AZ, "Gateway to Grand Canyon" -- from the cover. 6-1/2 by 4-1/2 inches. ISBN: 281AIB1036224.
A fine copy.Book ID: 174210More details Price: $18.75