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1 Sears, Roebuck & Co Catalogue 1906
New York Castle Books n.d. (1970s) 0890090688 Limp Covers Fair 
Facsimile of the 1906 Catalogue 
Price: 30.00 AUD
 
 
2 Montgomery Ward & Co. Catalogue and Buyers Guide Spring and Summer 1895
New York Dover Publications 1969 Limp Covers Good 
Unabridged Facsimile 
Price: 55.00 AUD
 
 
3 The PWMU Centenary Cookbook Revised by Mairi Harman and Susan Stenning
Melbourne Lothian 2004 Centenary Edition Spiral_bound Near Fine 
The Presbyterian Women's Missionary Union of Victoria first issued their excellent cookery book in 1904.It was reprinted 21 times and has been twice revised. The recipes reflect the changing Australian cuisine (Bouillabaisse, Satay Lamb, Veal Parmagiana) but there are lots of traditional Oz puddings and cakes. Also a useful table of measurements for cups and spoons. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
 
 
4 The Pocumtuc Housewife A Guide to Domestic Cookery
Deerfield Pocumtuc Valley Memorial Association 1985 6th Staplebound Good 
Small tear on rear cover This reproduction of the famous guide to domestic cookery, published by a group of Deerfield women in 1906, contains recipes (or "receipts") for breads, pies, custards, pickles, etc. In addition it provides advice on preserving good health ("Shun the night air as you would the Plague."), how to feed and care for the sick, and even how to dye cloth. Cookbooks published in the 19th century were full of household tips and this 20th-century version imitates both the contents and the language of these early publications. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
 
 
5 More Tasty Dishes Made From Tested Recipes. a companion to "Tasty Dishes", by the same compiler
London James Clarke & Co. 1897 3rd Ed. 
covers soiled but strong, contents v.good This companion to the immensely popular "Tasty Dishes", of which 100,000 copies had been printed, includes recipes for soups, fish, meat and poultry, with many for cakes and puddings. Invalid cookery is a special feature, while a miscellaneous section contains various potted meats, ginger beer, and, more unusually, dandelion beer. This, too, proved a popular work, going into seven editions. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
 
 
6 Whitcombe's Everyday Cookery 1,155 Selected and Tested Recipes
N.Z., Australia, London Whitcombe & Tombs Ltd. 1956 338th thousandth Hardcover Fair-good 
soiling to edges and several pages, ink notations to several recipes,some pages partially loose, else good 
Price: 15.00 AUD
 
 
7 G.E.C. Cookery and Instruction Book for use with Electric Cookers
London 1951 Paper-covered boards Very Good 
spine a little worn, eps. browned, contents good Useful manual on oldfashioned English fare, including such things as pea soup, gravy, shepherd's pie, rice pudding and bakewell tart. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
 
 
8 The Creda Housecraft Manual A treasury of useful recipes and household information
Stoke-on-Trent Simplex Electrical Company 1958 1st Pictorial Boards Good 
foxing to eps else v good 
Price: 15.00 AUD
 
 
9 Woman and Home Cookery Book
London Amalgamated Press N.d.(1930s) Staplebound Good 
Card covers grubby. Internally very good Interesting reflection of the period. Designed as a cookery course, this begins with soups and ends with preserves. Lots of recipes, many traditional, with a good deal of emphasis on dainty presentation. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
 
 
10 The Advanced Commonsense Cookery Book Compiled by the N.S.W. Public School Cookery Teachers' Association
Angus & Robertson 1962 Repr. Wraps Very Good 
v.good crisp copy First published 1948. Comprehensive, many good oldfashioned recipes and some not so good. Useful section on jams. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
 
 
11 Truth and Daily Mirror Cookery Book Containing over 600 Prize Recipes and Household and Beauty Hints for moderate budgets, from Australasian housewives
Sydney etc. Invincible Press N.d.(1940s) Wrappers Fair 
Spine reinforced, covers bit worn, pages age-toned. Surprisingly comprehensive with many useful recipes and a handy list of weights and measures, including emergency ones. Also section on eggless and butterless recipes plus those for diabetics. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
 
 
12 The Hobart Cookery Book
Hobart Walch and Sons n.d. Pictorial Boards Very Good 
A lovely copy in near fine condition. 2nd copy has been rebound with facsimile front and rear matter. $25 This a lovely example of local and regional cookery books. Lots of local advertising for the Hobart area and really useful recipes 
Price: 60.00 AUD
 
 
13 Family Fare Recommended by Jacqueline Rose
Manchester CWS Flour n.d. (1960s) Illustrated card 
v good 
Price: 15.00 AUD
 
 
14 The Helping Hand Cookery Book
Sydney Sydney Rescue Work Society 1953 Wraps Fair 
Front cover foxed, paper lifting from top half of spine. Otherwisee v.sound & contents v.good Quite comprehensive, with many cake recipes, and including diabetic recipes and cookery and household hints at rear. 
Price: 30.00 AUD
 
 
15 Standard Recipes For employee cafeterias and other large food services
Australia Department of Labour & National Service 1957 4th edition Hardcover Very Good 
Occasional stains and light soiling of covers, otherwise a fresh, clean and tight copy Published for use in government hostels, camps, hospitals and so on, this gives a somewhat sobering picture of institutional eating forty years ago. However it remains in high demand, particularly with those catering for workers in Australia's remote areas where hearty and traditional food is as important and popular as it was when first published in 1942. A scarce item, particularly in this condition 
Price: 30.00 AUD
 
 
16 The Savoy Cocktail Book Being a compendium of Cocktails, Rickeys, Daisies, Slings, Smashes, Fizzes, Juleps, Cobblers, Fixes...
London Constable 1959 Hardcover Very Good 
Conents are clean, binding tight, if a little rubbed Reprinted many times, this edition lacks the charm of the original and the later facsimile edition issued by Chancellor, but retains the huge array of drinks recipes. Interesting to note the Melba Cocktail, which involves Grenadine, Absinthe, Lemon or Lime Juice, Bacardi Rum and Swedish Punch. 
Price: 50.00 AUD
 
 
17 Cookery: Berridge House Recipe Book Part I
Westminster National Society n.d. New and Revised 9 th edition Original Cloth Good 

Price: 20.00 AUD
 
 
18 The Pattern Cook-Book Metropolitan Culture Series
NY Butterick 1890 1st Ed. Original Cloth Good 
boards flecked & sl.worn, binding strong and contents v.good Traditional American cookery, comprehensive, with some interesting recipes. Oyster Chowder, Pork Sausage, and Orange Ice Cream are a few. Also many recipes for breakfast hot cakes of various kinds, plus menus, household tips and so on. Bitting states that the author of this anonymously published work was Emily Witherspoon. Scarce. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
 
 
19 The Commonsense Cookery Book (Book 1 & 2) Compiled by the NSW Public School Cookery Teachers' Association
Sydney Angus & Robertson 1982 & 1984 Repr. Paperback Good 
v.good Practical books, reliable recipes. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
 
 
20 Colonial Mutual Life Cookery Book
Australia N.d.(1940s) Good 
Begins with several serious pages on health and nourishment and ends with invalid cookery. Quite comprehensive and includes an illustration on folding a table napkin. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
 
 
21 THE COMMONSENSE COOKERY BOOK. Book One Compiled by the NSW Public School Cookery Teachers' Association
Sydney Angus & Robertson 1991 Revised edition Paperback Very Good 
Practical books, reliable recipes. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
 
 
22 MRS BEETON'S COOKERY BOOK With sections on marketing, laundry work, carving, table napkins, labour-saving, household-hints, trussing, table decoration
London & Melbourne Ward, Lock N.d. (1930s) Hardcover Fair/good 
Some foxing of text block, tape-marks to front and rear fep. Some edgewear to d/w. A nice copy. One of the many revised Beeton books, this one published during wartime, still includes advice to the housewife from treatment of servants (although these are acknowledged to be scarce) to a daily routine (do mending jobs after lunch). 1200 recipes. 
Price: 40.00 AUD
 
 
23 Moffats Cook Book for Moffats Ranges
Ontario Weston 1926 Paper-covered boards Very Good 
8vo. pp 100. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
 
 
24 The Spare Corner Cookery Book
Melbourne The Age N.d.(c.1950s) Repr. Staplebound Good 
Covers soiled. Margins yellowed, else v.good Spare Corner Cookery Books were originally compiled from recipes submitted to the rural weekly, "The Leader". Although that newspaper folded, the popularity of the cookery books caused "The Age" to arrange a reprint of "the best recipes from the last of the Spare Corner Books". 
Price: 15.00 AUD
 
 
25 The Co-operative Cookery Book and Household Guide Brimful of information
Sydney NSW Co-operative Wholesale Society 1937 Staplebound Good 
covers lightly soiled else v good Some lovely recipes, scarce 
Price: 40.00 AUD
 
 
26 Two 19TH Century Mss., One of Recipes the other a sort of commonplace book, including descriptions of boarding school life in Switzerland
Switzerland & UK (?) . c.1870- 1900 Good 
covers worn, spines repaired, internally clean and tight The author of these interesting little works appears to be a Blanche Coumbe, who seems to have intended one of the exercise books to be a diary to be kept at her Swiss boarding school. Presumably some years later, for the handwriting is similar, if more mature, the empty book was used to write recipes in. These include Lemon Cheese cake (Mama's recipe), Cold Fig Pudding (Lady Bective) and French Potatoes, with some recipes at the end of the book attributed to the Daily Mail. The commonplace book describes the daily routine of Blanche's school near Neuchatel, the lesson timetable, meals, lists of pupils according to nationality, plus a number of verse extracts, several pages on "The Signification of Names", etc. etc. 
Price: 100.00 AUD
 
 
27 Good Housekeeping's Picture Cake Making
Melbourne Colorgravure N.d.(1950s) Hardcover Very Good poor Jacket 
4to. pp 240. D/w worn now protected First-rate book, many step-by-step illustrations. Includes every sort of cake, cookie and biscuit, plus special occasion cakes and instructions for decorating. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
 
 
28 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 storing provisions. domestic hints,, &c, management of wines.
London David Bogue 1846 First edition (?) Original Cloth Good 
Corners and head and foot of spine are bumped, spine is sun-faded as are edges, with possible watermark to front right edge. Internally, a split between pastedown and ffep has rendered the binding a little loose, although it is secure. Inscription to ffep. Pages are generally clean, although edge of text block is browned. In sum a good solid copy of a scarce volume. This appears to be the first English edition, a translation of "La Cuisiniere de la Campagne et de la Ville; ou, Nouvelle Cuisine Economique" published also in 1846 in Paris. An 1846 American edition is cited in the Methodist Review of that year (in which the reviewer takes the publisher to task for including the sections on wines and asks for a teetotal edition). Bitting mentions that another English publication with the same title was published in 1825, but does not suggest a connection, although some sources cite it as first and this as second. Scarce. 
Price: 800.00 AUD
 
 
29 My Daily Dinner Cookery Book The work of a practical housewife. Unique in the history of cookery books.
Melbourne Southdown Press N.d.(c. 1940s) 4th edition Pictorial Stapled Wraps Fair 
Wrap covers detached from contents and repaired along spine. Some minor stains to wraps, contents very clean. Edited by K.Balfour, this aims "to provide the young housekeeper with a fundamental knowledge of cookery." Very interesting to study the menus. A summer Monday offering is cold lamb, jellied beetroot, mashed or new potatoes, followed by blancmange with jam. Things look up on a winter Sunday with roast fowl, boiled pork or bacon, cauliflower, bread sauce and mashed potatoes (rather a white dinner), followed by orange snow. Ms Balfour's best advice? "READ (your) cookery books, and not just use them for one or two special recipes that take your fancy" Lovely edition of this work. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
 
 
30 "Bestway" Cookery Gift Book
London Amalgamated Press N.d. ( 1930s) 
head of spine bit frayed, covers sl.worn, contents good The ninth book in the series. A wide range of recipes, some good, some dubious, each illustrated with a sepia photo. Includes a section on candies and bonbons. Enjoyable colour plates with memorable artwork for cakes and puddings. 
Price: 35.00 AUD
 
 
31 McAlpin's Test Kitchen Recipes A Guide to Better Baking
Sydney McAlpin's Flour N.d.(1959) Spiral_bound red Illustrated cover Very Good 
Food stains to some pages. One of our most popular cookbooks, an Australian classic 
Price: 15.00 AUD
 
 
32 "Bestway" Cookery Book Nos 6 & 9 (2 books)
London Amalgamated Press N.d.(c.1930) 
sl.insect damage to covers, contents good The sixth & ninth book in the series. Includes section on preserves and pickles. A wide range of recipes, some good, some dubious, each illustrated with a sepia photo. Includes a section on candies and bonbons. Enjoyable colour plates with memorable artwork for cakes and puddings. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
 
 
33 "Rosabel" Progressive Window Display for the Confectionery Trade
London & Glasgow Maclaren & Sons N.d.(1920s) Hardcover Very Good 
Edges rubbed To read this is to enter an extraordinary world. The author was a Member of the British Association of Display Men and the winner of many prizes for window and exhibition displays. Particularly enjoyable are "Rosabel's" "windowism and shop wisdom. 
Price: 40.00 AUD
 
 
34 "Viola" The Leader Spare Corner Book Part VII. For Australian Women. A uique collection of home and household hints and kitchen recipes.
Melbourne "The Leader" & "The Age" 1935 Pictorial wrappers Fair 
Insect damage to spine and edges of front & rear covers. The book is no longer stapled and therefore does not hold together. Rust stains from staples carry through the centre of the book. Contents are good and unmarked. The Spare Corner, begun in 1927 was soon a popular feature for women readers of "The Leader" newspaper. The first booklet of selections from this page of correspondence, advice, recipes, patterns and so on was issued in 1929 and later issued in three parts bound as one, to be followed by a second containing parts four, five and six. A fascinating collection, since these were readers' favourite recipes, home remedies and household hints. Enjoyable advertisements, too. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
 
 
35 "Viola" Selected Recipes from "The Leader" Spare Corner Books
Melbourne David Syme & Co.Ltd. N.d.(c.1950s) Staplebound Wraps Very Good 
Wide range of interesting recipes selected from earlier editions of this popular series. Includes a lot of recipes for eggless cakes and puddings, preserves and some curiosities such as home-made condensed milk and treacle. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
 
 
36 (1st Wangaratta Scout Group) 1st Wangaratta Scout Group Recipe Book
Wangaratta Privately Printed 1963 Staplebound Good 

Price: 15.00 AUD
 
 
37 (Albright & Wilson (Australia) Pty.Ltd.) "Aerophos" Recipe Book
Melbourne Albright & Wilson 1958 11th edition Spiral_bound Very Good 
Second copy 1955, in fair condition also available for $15 Popular little book first issued in 1949 by the "Aerophos" manufacturers to promote their phosphate raising ingredients. Although there are many recipes involving self-raising flour, there are many that don't, and for a small book it is quite comprehensive. 
Price: 30.00 AUD
 
 
38 (Australian Home Journal) Cakes for All Occasions
Sydney John Sands Pty Ltd n.d.(1937) Staplebound Wraps Very Good 
Occasional foxing and stains within, but otherwise a nice copy of a fragile and scarce little pamphlet. One in a series of supplements to the Australian Home Journal 
Price: 10.00 AUD
 
 
39 (Beeton, Mrs Isabella) The Book of Household Management Mistress, Housekeeper, Cook, Kitchen-maid, Butler, Footman, Coachman, Valet, Parlour-Maid, Housemaid, Lady's-Maid, General Servant, Laundry- Maid, Nurse and Nurse-Maid, Monthly, Wet, and Sick Nurse, Governess. Also, Sanitary, Medical, & Legal Memoranda. With a History of the Origin, Properties and Uses of all Things connected with Home Life and Comfort
London Ward, Lock 1888 Entirely new edition, revised, corrected and greatly enlarged Boards Fair-good 
Spine extensively worn, although with little loss, making a good candidate for rebinding. Hinges split front and back, three rear advertising pages loose, but otherwise secure. Internally this is a very good copy, with all colour plates and fold-outs intact and showing only some age-toning and occasional food stains. In sum a good entry-level or working copy. A particularly attractive edition with its charming folding plates of dinner and supper tables, menus for everything from family tea to an elaborate ball supper and detailed instructions on servants' duties. A chapter on Australian cookery is included with recipes for oyster soup, roast wallaby, parrot pie and peach and pineapple marmalade among others. 
Price: 200.00 AUD
 
 
40 (CSIRO Division of Entomology) The Insects of Australia (2 Volumes) A textbook for students and research workers
Melbourne Melbourne University Press 1996 Original Cloth Very Good very good Jacket 
This is a heavy set which wil attract extra postage 
Price: 150.00 AUD
 
 
41 (Fletcher, Chester & Co's) Household Guide and Cookery Book
Melbourne The Federated Press September 1921 Stapled wrappers Fair 
Spine has been replaced. Front wrapper photo shows woman dressed in 1920s style next to kitchen cabinet with black & white cat at her feet. Wrappers heavily foxed. Internally clean and bright This edition of the Fletcher, Chester & Co Grocers cookery book is not mentioned in either Austin or Hoyle. Extensive contemporary advertising and typical dishes for this type of publication. Scarce 
Price: 100.00 AUD
 
 
42 (Inkerman Street Methodist Sunday School, Maryborough) The Maryborough Cookery Book and Housewife's Companion
Maryborough, Vic Privately Printed 1927 Fourth edition Wraps Good 
pp. 96 Pages browned, some fading of wrappers. Otherwise a nice clean copy. Second copy available - reading copy only Typical of fundraising recipe books of the era, this litle treasure was professionally printed and went to many thousand copies (this edition alone 3,000) suggesting it must have spread far and wide. Hundreds of recipes from locals provide interesting reading 
Price: 30.00 AUD
 
 
43 (Julia Child) The French Chef
n.d. (1950s?) Hardcover Very Good 
Fraying and wear to head of spine, rubbing and some stains to pictorial boards. A delightful little cook book intended as an introduction to French cooking for American girls. Although not accredited ( there are no author or publishing details) this book was produced by none other than Julia Child, who at the time had a popular tv show of the same name. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
 
 
44 (Kitchiner), The Cook's Oracle Containing Receipts for Plain Cookery on the Most Economical Plan for Private Families...
Edinburgh A.Constable & Co. 1823 6th Ed. Good 
Original half leather and marbled paper-covered boards rebacked (not modern), with gilt decorated spine laid down. Binding showing wear to extremities, particularly corners.Edge of text block browned, internally some foxing and light stains scattered, but concentrated on 4 pages for puddings. xx + pp.484 The author of this popular work - it went into over 10 editions - was an eccentric, wealthy physician, who never practised, but enjoyed experimental cookery and the preparation of feasts for his friends. He acknowledges the assistance of Mr Henry Osborne, "the excellent Cook to the late Sir Joseph Banks" (3rd Edition) but this revised edition is of particular interest since it also includes (pp.18-21) a list of cookery books dating from 1513-1814. 
Price: 390.00 AUD
 
 
45 (Metters) Cooking on the Moffat Electric Range Being an indispensable handbook for the Housewife or Cook, and giving recipes of 160 danity dishes which can be prepared without trouble and at small cost
Melbourne Metters KFB Pty Ltd n.d.(1920s) Staplebound Wraps Poor 
Many stains on popular pages. Wraps soiled 
Price: 15.00 AUD
 
 
46 (Nescafe) New American Recipes for coffee-flavoured desserts starring Nescafe
Nestle n.d. (1950s) Wraps Good 

Price: 15.00 AUD
 
 
47 (Presbyterian Women's Missionary Union of Victoria) The New P.W.M.U. Cookery Book Arranged by Miss A.M.Campbell, M.A. Issued by the Presbyterian Women's Missionary Union of Victoria
Melbourne 1936 Third edition Wrappers Fair/good 
Edges of card covers rubbed, otherwise a nice clean copy of a very scarce early edition. First compiled in 1929 and in demand ever since. Early editions such as this are now quite hard to come by. 
Price: 60.00 AUD
 
 
48 (Presbyterian Women's Missionary Union of Victoria) The New P.W.M.U. Cookery Book Arranged by Miss A.M.Campbell, M.A. Issued by the Presbyterian Women's Missionary Union of Victoria
Melbourne 1949 Seventh Impression Wrappers Very Good 
A near fine copy, showing only some minor rubbing to edges of card covers First compiled in 1929 and in demand ever since. Early editions such as this are now quite hard to come by. 
Price: 50.00 AUD
 
 
49 (Presbyterian Women's Missionary Union of Victoria) The New P.W.M.U. Cookery Book Arranged by Miss A.M.Campbell, M.A. Issued by the Presbyterian Women's Missionary Union of Victoria
Melbourne 1948 Sixth Impression Wrappers Fair/good 
Lower 5cm of cover on spine loose, now repaired, binding fragile, wraps soiled. Occasional food stain within. First compiled in 1929 and in demand ever since. Early editions such as this are now quite hard to come by. 
Price: 30.00 AUD
 
 
50 (Sacred Heart Convent) Simply Served. Containing more than 180 recipes including many new exotic dishes
Glen Iris, melbourne Privately printed n.d. (1960s) First edition Staplebound Very Good 
Newspaper column about the book pasted onto the introduction by Jean Bowring. PO name on title page. Lovely example of a 1960s-era fundraising booklet from the 'Parents and alumnae of the Convent of the Sacred Heart, 172 Burke Rd, Glen Iris". Nicely produced with lovely illustrations as well recipes, this one is more substantial than most, with an introduction from TV chef Jean Bowring and advertising from the Gas and Fuel Coporation, London Baby Carriages and Skipping Girl Vinegar, among others. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
 
 
51 (Sears, Roebuck & Co) A Modern Kitchen Guide. A complete book of Up-to-date recipes and drinks
Chicago Sears Roebuck & Co 1934 Paperback Very Good 
Some fading to the card covers, but otherwise a clean, crisp copy. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
 
 
52 (The Mothers of the Portland Pre-School Centre) Portland Cookery Book
Horsham The Horsham Times 1951 Staplebound Fair 
Several large stains within, not obscuring text. covers grubby and with pen notations on top RH corner. A nice local fundraising booklet from the Western district of Victoria. Contains local advertising. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
 
 
53 (USA War Department) The Army Cook: TM10-405; Kitchen Equipment. Repairs and Utilities: TM 5-636 (2 books)
Washington DC 1946 Staplebound Good 
Back cover missing. Front lightly soiled Fascinating book, with lots of illustrations to guide the army cook in producing a range of foods and beverages . Includes sections on settig up camp kitchens, maintenance of equipment.; A guide maintenance of large-scale kitchen equipment in US Army messes post-WWII 
Price: 40.00 AUD
 
 
54 Alexander, Stephanie THE COOK'S COMPANION
Melbourne Viking 1996 First edition Hardcover Very Good 
Very Thick 4to; Well-used, with wear showing to boards (binding loose and soiled, edgewear, corners bumped, lamination missing in places). Internally there are occasional small food stains but otherwise clean. Described on the cover as"The complete book of ingredients and recipes for the Australian kitchen", this is a splendid work from one of the country's finest cooks and sometime restaurateur. Packed with information, from sound advice on utensils and cookery basics to a vast collection of recipes arranged to accompany an aphabetical list of ingredients. Thus there are five recipes for anchovies plus referrals to six others later in the book. Under lemons there are no less than seventeen recipes plus six referrals. Great book, still in production, much sought after in this early format. 
Price: 50.00 AUD
 
 
55 Alexander, Stephanie The Cook's Companion
Melbourne Viking 1996 Hardcover Very Good 
An excellent copy in as new, apparently unused condition Described on the cover as"The complete book of ingredients and recipes for the Australian kitchen", this is a splendid work from one of the country's finest cooks and sometime restaurateur. Packed with information, from sound advice on utensils and cookery basics to a vast collection of recipes arranged to accompany an aphabetical list of ingredients. Thus there are five recipes for anchovies plus referrals to six others later in the book. Under lemons there are no less than seventeen recipes plus six referrals. Great book, still in production, much sought after in this early format. 
Price: 110.00 AUD
 
 
56 Allen, Joyce; McKenzie, Valerie A Taste of the Past Early Australian Cooking
Sydney Reed 1977 1st Ed. Paperback Very Good 
v good Nicely done book in the historical cookery genre, with many interesting illustrations and worthwhile recipes.Kangaroo Jugged, Ginger Sandwiches and Snow Pancakes (four tablespoons of clean snow) are among them. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
 
 
57 An Anglo-Indian (The Late Mrs J. Bartley) Indian Cookery, General for Young Housekeepers
Bombay Thacker & Co. Ltd 1947 Eighth Edition (revised) Cloth Good 
Rebound (not recently) in blue cloth with original illustrated wrap laid onto front board. Boards are faded and showing edgewear with small splits to head and base of spine. Internally clean and secure This scarce title distinguished itself from others of the era by providing Indian recipes for Indian Mistresses, rather than English dishes for the cooks of English expats. Among the equipment deemed essential for the kitchen is "A smooth black stone for the daily grinding of curry paste." 
Price: 200.00 AUD
 
 
58 Anderson, E.M. Practical Camp Cookery for Guides and Guiders
Glascow Brown, Son & Ferguson 1950 Fair 
A charming little production, originally published in 1936. Many still useful recipes, as well as instructions for the construction of hayboxes, making teabags, storage of foodstuffs etc 
Price: 15.00 AUD
 
 
59 Atiyeh,Wadeeha Schehezerade Cooks!
USA Gramercy 1960 Original Cloth Good 
According to the author clever Scheherazade not only beguiled the King with stories (and so saved her life, unlike her unfortunate predecessors) but also cooked him delicious food. Attractively done, with authentic Middle Eastern recipes, such as Lamb & Eggplant Stew, Baked Fish in Sesame Sauce, and Rose Petal Preserves. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
 
 
60 Babet- Charton, Henriette La Charcuterie la Campagne
Paris La Maison Rustique n.d. (1950s) 6th edition Wrappers Very Good 
Minor edgewear, otherwise a lovely bright copy. French text. Lovely book on charcuterie including information on breeds, husbandry and slaughtering and many recipes from regions of France. Scarce 
Price: 50.00 AUD
 
 
61 Beaty-Pownall, S. The "Queen" Cookery Books Series 1: Soups
London Horace Cox 1904 Third edition Pictorial Boards Good 
pp.138 + advertising. Boards lightly soiled, some light foxing on edges of text block. Very collectible series of little books which brought together recipes which appeared in the cookery columns of 'Queen' magazine. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
 
 
62 Beaty-Pownall, S. The "Queen" Cookery Books Series V Meat and Game
London Horace Cox 1902 Second edition Ornamental Boards Good 
Minor foxing to early pages and edges of text block, otherwise good No.2 in the "Queen" Cookery series. Good little book dealing with all the varieties of ice creams, iced puddings, parfaits, graniti, etc. A nice copy. 
Price: 30.00 AUD
 
 
63 Beaty-Pownall, S. The "Queen" Cookery Books Series XII & XIII Fish (2 books)
London Horace Cox 1903 Ornamental Boards Good 
pp.112 + 35 page catalogue of books offered by the publisher. Boards lightly soiled, some light foxing on edges og text block. Very collectible series of little books which brought together recipes which appeared in the cookery columns of 'Queen' magazine. 
Price: 50.00 AUD
 
 
64 Beck, Simone; Bertholle, Louisette; Child, Julia MASTERING THE ART OF FRENCH COOKING Volume 1
New York Alfred A Knopf 1971 Thirteenth Printing Hardcover Very Good very good Jacket 
PO name on ffep A book for the "servantless cook who can be unconcerned on occasion with budgets, waistlines, timetables, children's meals, or anything else which might interfere with the enjoyment of producing something wonderful to eat". Splendid introduction to a splendid book with its precise instruction on techniques and exceptionally good recipes. 
Price: 75.00 AUD
 
 
65 Beebe, Ruth Sallets, Humbles & Shrewsbery Cakes A collection of Elizabethan recipes adapted for the modern kitchen
Boston David R Godine 1976 Second Printing Illustrated card Good 
inscription to half-title page, bumping to corners, light food stains to one page else v good A selection of recipes from four cookbooks from the 1500s and early 1600s. The original recipe is followed by the author's adaptation of it for modern kitchens. A nicely produced and fascinating work 
Price: 25.00 AUD
 
 
66 Beeton,Isabella MRS BEETON'S BOOK OF HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT Comprising Information for the Mistress, Housekeeper, Cook, Kitchen-Maid, Butler, Footman, Coachman, etc.etc.
London Chancellor Press 1991 Repr. of Enlgd.Facsimile of the First Edition (1861) 
v.good in d/w Very readable in this larger sized facsimile, which does not include the colour plates of dishes, but does provide a portrait of the young author at rear. Useful access to the increasingly scarce and expensive first edition of this celebrated work. 
Price: 45.00 AUD
 
 
67 Benson, E.M. Kitchen Management in Schools, Colleges, Hotels etc.
London JM Dent 1939 Original Cloth Very Good 

Price: 20.00 AUD
 
 
68 Bertholle, Louisette; Beck, Simone; Child, Julia Mastering the Art of French Cooking
New York Alfred A Knopf Inc 2009 0375413405 Hardcover New New Jacket 
684 pp. A new edition of the classic, published to capitalise on the popularity of the film Julie and Julia. 
Price: 40.00 AUD
 
 
69 Brears, Peter Jellies & their Moulds
Devon Prospect Books 2010 Paperback Very Good 
ex-lib, with a stamp to edge of text block and title page 
Price: 20.00 AUD
 
 
70 Brodsky,Kelly Food for Lovers
Sydney Angus & Robertson 1971 First Glossy Pictorial Cover Good 
Early pages foxed else v.good An interesting volume. The author claims eating and love-making as the two great sensual delights and presents a book with recipes which marry the two. Each section goes by the name of a male 'type' (Professor Repressor, Champers CHas, Sam Stuffer) with recipes to suit. A bit of an oddity, but some nice recipes nonetheless 
Price: 15.00 AUD
 
 
71 Buckner, Rose Rose Buckner's Book of Homemaking
London Odhams n.d. (1960s) Original Cloth Very Good Good Jacket 
The author penned the "Mother's Diary" in "The People" magazine. Chapters include "Woman is the Home-maker"; Home is in a woman's heart" "School years are difficult years" "Punihsments" (Mrs Buckner was anti-smacking) . Includes practical and cost-efficient recipes. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
 
 
72 Bullock, Mrs Helen The Williamsburg Art of Cookery or, Accomplish'd Gentlewomans' Companion: Being a Collection of upwards of Five Hundred of the most Ancient & Approv'd Recipes in Virginia Cookery
Richmond, Virginia Colonial Williamsburg 1967 12th prtg. Paper-covered boards Good 
The title is derived from the first American cookery book, published 1742, by William Parks in Williamsburg, which was based on a much larger book by Mrs E.Smith, published in England. Parks omitted recipes containing ingredients unobtainable in the colony. This nicely produced little book also includes recipes from handwritten notebooks, as well as a section on Christmas in Virginia. Useful bibliography at rear. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
 
 
73 Burton, George Cake Making A practical handbook of bread-making, cake-making, icing and piping
Blackpool Blackpool Union Printers 1927 Eighth Original Cloth Good 
Good - spine sunned and wrinkled, one advertisement removed from rear A manual for professionals, with many adverts for commercial ingredients and equipment. Useful recipes and illustrations 
Price: 40.00 AUD
 
 
74 Child, Georgie Boynton The Efficient Kitchen Definite directions for the planning arranging and equipping of the modern labor-saving kitchen - a practical book for the home-maker
New York McBride, Nast & Company 1914 First edition Hardcover Very Good 
Some insect damage to boards, front illustration partly rubbed off, browning to spine. Internally a fresh crisp copy. The author is stated as 'of the Housekeeping Experiment Station Stamford Connecticut". A charming little volume. Quite scarce. 
Price: 75.00 AUD
 
 
75 Cottington Taylor, D.D. Good Housekeeping Pies and Puddings.
London Good Housekeeping Magazine n.d. (1930s) Wraps Fair 
Covers grubby and with edgewear. Spine repaired. Some food stains internally. Lovely collection of recipes from the era. Includes and excellent foldout showing foundation proportions and variations. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
 
 
76 Craig,Elizabeth Beer and Vittels
London Museum Press 1955 1st Ed. 
Sl.browning and foxing of early pages, else good Mostly recipes for food that goes well with beer - and a song of praise for beer. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
 
 
77 Craig,Elizabeth Cooking with Elizabeth Craig A cookery book for the housewife of modest income, including over 1,000 recipes and 120 gravure illustrations
London Collins 1952 New & Rev.Ed. Reprt.. 
boards a bit browned & eps. & paste-downs lightly spotted, ffep. removed, contents v.fresh & clean First published 1932 this is very comprehensive and useful. Much sound advice from a reliable cook and prolific writer. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
 
 
78 Croft-Cooke, Rupert Port
London Putnam 1957 first Original Cloth Very Good very good Jacket 
d/w sl.browned, some foxing else v.good/fine in d/w From a prolific author, this is one in a series, a 'complete and enlightening story of port' 
Price: 20.00 AUD
 
 
79 Daunton-Fear, Richard; Vigar, Penelope Australian Colonial Cookery
Adelaide Rigby 1977 1st Ed. Original Cloth Good good Jacket 
Background history touches on the problems of keeping perishable foods in a hot climate before the ready availability of ice. Even as late as 1890 ice-chests were considered a luxury. Includes recipes and many well-chosen illustrations. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
 
 
80 David, Elizabeth French Provincial Cooking
London Michael Joseph for The Cookery Club 1967 Hardcover Very Good 
8vo. pp 519 Mrs David's books will always be treasured - few have had a greater influence on post-war food, or written so stylishly about it. All the delicious, simply presented foods of the French provinces are here - from Lentil and Sorrel Soup and Bouillabaisse to Cassoulet and Open Fruit Tarts. 
Price: 45.00 AUD
 
 
81 De Lissa, Nellie Cooking by Gas A guide to the correct and economical use of the gas cooking stove
London Melrose 1913 1st Ed. Original Cloth Good good Jacket 
V.good Nellie De Lissa wrote several other cookery books. She is described on the title-page as "Practical Lecturer and Demonstrator to Gas Companies. Expert in Paper Bag Cookery and Reform Food Diet". 
Price: 15.00 AUD
 
 
82 de Mauduit, Vicomte The Vicomte in the Kitchenette Being the art of cooking within restricted space, limited time and reduced income; etc
London Stanley Nott 1934 First edition Hardcover Very Good poor Jacket Drawings by Mary Shepard 
8vo. pp 146. D/w heavily stained and with edgewear and several losses, now repaired and protected. Contents clean and sound Practical recipes from a real character - who we are told "is not only known as a pioneer airman, and inventor and a connoisseur of the fine arts as well as a witty and charming writer" 
Price: 50.00 AUD
 
 
83 De Pomiane, Edouard Cooking with Pomiane Edited & translated from the French with 4 ills. by Peggie Benton
London 1969 Cookery Book Club Ed. Hardcover Good good Jacket 
Margins browned, d/w edgewear Delightful book, full of fresh ideas, first published 1962. Hard to find in hard covers. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
 
 
84 Diat, Louis Sauces French & Famous
London Hammond, Hammond 1955 First UK edition Hardcover Very God+ Good+ Jacket 
8vo. pp 156. D/w sl rippled due to PO application of reinforcing tape to top edge, otherwise a clean, tight copy Diat was the great chef of Vichyssoise fame, for which a recipe is included in a foreword. Deals with all the classic sauces and including cold, game and dessert sauces. Very thorough instructions. Scarce 
Price: 15.00 AUD
 
 
85 Dods, Margaret The Cook and Housewife's Manual A Practical System of Modern Domestic Cookery And Family Management; containing a compendium of French cookery, and of fashionable confectionary, preparations for invalids and convalescents, a selection of cheap dishes, and numerous useful miscellaneous receipts in the various branches of domestic economy
Edinburgh & London Oliver & Boyd & Simpkin, Marshall & Co. 1849 9th Carefully Revised & Enlarged Original Embossed Cloth Good 
Original boards stained and bumped at edges and top and bottom of spine which has been laid down on replacement (not recently). Small piece lost from bottom right corner of ffep. Inscriptions of original owner (c.1853) on front and rear eps. Otherwise a tight clean copy Margaret Dods was the landlady of the Cleikum Inn in Sir Walter Scott's novel "St. Ronan's Well". The author's real name was Christina Jane Johnstone. First published in 1826, her book went into 11 editions. The excellent recipes are full of interest and the author's style is vigorous and forthright. An enjoyable excursion into Scottish 19th century cookery. 
Price: 400.00 AUD
 
 
86 Donovan, Maria Kozslik Continental Cookery in Australia
Melbourne Heinemann 1957 Reprt.. Original Cloth Good 
Corners bumped & light offset browning on ffep, otherwise a particularly clean copy One of the first on continental cookery to appear in Australia. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
 
 
87 Duckitt, Hildagonda Hilda's "Where is it?" of Recipes Containing, amongst other practical and tried recipes, many old Cape, Indian, and Malay Dishes and Preserves; also directions for polishing furniture, cleaning silk etc. and a collection of home remedies in case of sickness.
London Chapman & Hall 1894 Sixth thousand Leather_bound Very Good 
Rebound (well but not recently) in sympathetic maroon leather, with title in gilt on front board. Internally clean and tight Miss Duckitt's book, first published 1891, was immensely successful, with editions appearing regularly until 1925, if not later. Regarded as the Mrs Beeton of South Africa, her cookery books introduced many to the culinary traditions of the "old Cape families of Dutch descent" who often had Malay and Indian cooks. Recipes for food, household items and remedies are all arranged alphabetically, which results in some interesting juxtapositions -e.g. claret cup followed by claret stains (to remove), A most enjoyable book. 
Price: 125.00 AUD
 
 
88 Earle, Maude Sickroom Cookery and Hospital Diet
London Spottiswoode & Co 1910 Third edition Original Cloth Fair 
Boards faded, edges of text-block foxed as are prelims. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
 
 
89 Farley, John The London Art of Cookery and Housekeeper's Complete Assistant. On a New Plan. Made Plain and Easy to the Understanding of every Housekeeper, Cook, and Servant in the Kingdom.
London J.Scatcherd & J.Whitaker 1792 Seventh ed. Leatherbound Good 
Light foxing scattered throughout. Edges of boards lightly bumped. engraved portrait frontispiece, 12 engraved plates of 'bills of fare', vi + 467 + (2)pp., with advertisements on verso of final leaf, contemporary sheep sympathetically rebacked (not modern) with gilt lines and gilt label laid on spine Farley, "Principal Cook at the London Tavern", first published his popular work in 1783. It is a mine of information - hints on domestic economy, marketing, methods of cookery with recipes, sections on pickling, preserving, drying and candying, making wines and cordial-waters, nourishment for the sick and "necessary articles for seafaring persons". At rear is a catalogue of garden stuffs, poultry and fish in season in the different months of the year. An important book. 
Price: 475.00 AUD
 
 
90 Francatelli,Charles Elme The Cooks' Guide And Housekeeper's & Butler's Assistant: practical treatise on English and foreign cookery in all its branches; containing plain instructions for pickling and preserving vegetables, fruit, game etc; the curing of hams and bacon; the art of confectionery and ice-making, and the arrangement of desserts. With valuable directions for the preparation of proper diet for invalids; also for a variety of wine-cups and epicurean salads, American drinks, and summer beverages.
London Richard Bentley & Son 1903 Sixty-seventh Thousand Original Cloth Good 
top & tail of spine frayed, inner hinges opening, minor foxing to eps, substantial foxing to author's portrait and title page, contents v.good Francatelli, "pupil of the celebrated Careme, seven years chef de cuisine to the Reform Club, and Maitre d'Hotel and chief cook" to Queen Victoria, explains in his preface that he has been prevailed upon to write a book less complicated than his "Modern Cook" (1846) and consequently, more economical. Notable recipes include a Christmas raised pie, fruit jellies of all kinds, and some interesting medicinal drinks. Wonderfully comprehensive with interesting bills of fare for every month of the year at rear. 
Price: 50.00 AUD
 
 
91 Francatelli,Charles Elme The Cooks' Guide And Housekeeper's & Butler's Assistant: practical treatise on English and foreign cookery in all its branches; containing plain instructions for pickling and preserving vegetables, fruit, game etc; the curing of hams and bacon; the art of confectionery and ice-making, and the arrangement of desserts. With valuable directions for the preparation of proper diet for invalids; also for a variety of wine-cups and epicurean salads, American drinks, and summer beverages.
London Richard Bentley & Son 1888 64th Thous. Good 
Crown 8vo. blue dec. cloth, xx, 524pp. Edgewear to top and tail of spine. Internally clean and tight Francatelli, "pupil of the celebrated Careme, seven years chef de cuisine to the Reform Club, and Maitre d'Hotel and chief cook" to Queen Victoria, explains in his preface that he has been prevailed upon to write a book less complicated than his "Modern Cook" (1846) and consequently, more economical. Notable recipes include a Christmas raised pie, fruit jellies of all kinds, and some interesting medicinal drinks. Wonderfully comprehensive with interesting bills of fare for every month of the year at rear. 
Price: 120.00 AUD
 
 
92 Freeman, Sarah Mutton and Oysters The Victorians and their Food
London Gollancz 1989 1st Ed. Hardcover Very Good 
fine in d/w An entertaining and well-written study. Chapters on shops and shopping customs, street sellers, markets, produce, drink, cooking and cookery writers, the food of the rich and the poor, children's diet, the vegetarian movement etc etc. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
 
 
93 French, Richard Valpy Nineteen Centuries of Drink in England. A History
London National Temperance Society 1890 Second edition Revised and Enlarged Original Maroon Cloth with gilt titles Good 
Edgewear and bumping to head and foot of spine, several small stains to boards. Internally very clean and tight "The object of this work is to ascertain the part which Drink has played in the individual and national life of the English people" begins Richard Valpy French in this publication from the National Temperance Society. Interesting and often quoted. 
Price: 200.00 AUD
 
 
94 Geechoun, Roy Cooking the Chinese Way
Melbourne W.D.Joynt & Co. 1957 7th Ed.(Rev.) Hardcover Good poor Jacket 
D/w is in very poor condition, now repaired and protected. Good little book with 40 recipes and notes on ingredients. First edition came out in 1948, the first book published in Australia to deal with Chinese cooking. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
 
 
95 Geechoun, Roy Cooking the Chinese Way
Melbourne W.D.Joynt & Co. 1948 1st edition Paper-covered boards Good 
boards soiled, some loss, bumping and small tears on spine and edges, french flaps split. Contents crisp Good little book with 40 recipes and notes on ingredients,claimed to be Australia's first book on Chinese cookery. A scarce first edition of the first book published in Australia to deal with Chinese cooking. Second copy less good $15 
Price: 30.00 AUD
 
 
96 Glasse, Hannah The Art of Cookery made Plain and Easy: Which far exceeds any Thing of the Kind yet published....
London 1758 Sixth Edition Leather_bound Good 
Original binding, with gilt title laid on spine. Binding showing loss at corners, and rubbing on spine and boards. Internally missing half-title page, fep worn. Contemporary owners' name and 1808 on title page, later name on fep. Some light foxing to early pages, but otherwise this is internally an excellent copy, tight and clean. Hannah Glasse's book, the best-known English cookery book of the 18th century, first appeared in 1747. Immensely popular, it went into many editions. A good deal is now known about Mrs Glasse, who wrote her book from necessity, since her husband seems to have been unable to support her and their large family. 
Price: 1200.00 AUD
 
 
97 Goya, Toni Glamour for You. Learn to be lovely
Sydney n.d. (1950s) Wrappers Fair 
Pages age-toned An early self-help book, with many contemporary advertisements. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
 
 
98 Grant, Doris Your Daily Bread (Association copy)
London Faber & Faber 1944 First edition Original Cloth Good 
Black stain approx 4cm long on spine, pages yellowed. Doris Grant became a convert to the Hay System of eating when it helped improve her crippling arthritis. Encouraged by WIlliam Hay, she began publishing books on the plan for a British audience. This slim volume is one of the most famous of her books. As well as supplying recipes, including one for her famous Grant Loaf, it also cited evidence to support her contention that refined white bread was "murdered food" because it has the most important, life-giving element, the wheat germ removed. While initially met with scepticism, many of her ideas on food are now regarded as commonplace, and given she lived until 98, probably worth paying attention to. This copy has the name Ambrose Heath on the ffep. 
Price: 100.00 AUD
 
 
99 Heath, Ambrose Good Breakfasts
London Faber 1940 First edition/ Association copy Hardcover Good fair Jacket 
Price-clipped d/w soiled and with folds reinforced by PO with white tape. Boards and eps are foxed. War-time book to promote interesting breakfasts, in spite of the lack of bacon.Includes a number of potted meats or fish, and some recipes for marmalades and jams. Another of Heath's war-time publications, which sought to provide alternatives for Britons suffering under rationing. This copy bears an inscription to the front ep: "The first copy. With all my love. 23 March 1940" This is one of several books from a collection which also includes a couple with Heath's name in the same hand as this inscription. 
Price: 120.00 AUD
 
 
100 Heath, Ambrose Good Food Month By Month Recipes
London Faber 1939 3rd Impr. 
One or two pages lightly foxed, else v.good First published 1932 and first of Heath's many books. Particularly notable for the delectable drawings by Edward Bawden, one of the great English illustrators. A most collectable book. 
Price: 30.00 AUD
 
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