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Cakes for All Occasions

By: (Australian Home Journal)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Sydney, John Sands Pty Ltd: n.d.(1937)

Seller ID: 9420

Condition: 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 View more info

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Household Guide and Cookery Book

By: (Fletcher, Chester & Co's)

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Melbourne, The Federated Press: September 1921

Seller ID: 9300

Condition: 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 View more info

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The Maryborough Cookery Book and Housewife's Companion

By: (Inkerman Street Methodist Sunday School, Maryborough)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Maryborough, Vic, Privately Printed: 1927

Edition: Fourth edition

Seller ID: 10373

Condition: 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 View more info

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

By: (Metters)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Metters KFB Pty Ltd: n.d.(1920s)

Seller ID: 9425

Condition: Poor


Many stains on popular pages. Wraps soiled View more info

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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

By: (Presbyterian Women's Missionary Union of Victoria)

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Melbourne, 1936

Edition: Third edition

Seller ID: 10359

Condition: 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. View more info

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Simply Served. Containing more than 180 recipes including many new exotic dishes

By: (Sacred Heart Convent)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Glen Iris, melbourne, Privately printed: n.d. (1960s)

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 9983

Condition: 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 Skippi... View more info

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A Modern Kitchen Guide. A complete book of Up-to-date recipes and drinks

By: (Sears, Roebuck & Co)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Chicago, Sears Roebuck & Co: 1934

Seller ID: 10395

Condition: Very Good


Some fading to the card covers, but otherwise a clean, crisp copy. View more info

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The Army Cook: TM10-405; Kitchen Equipment. Repairs and Utilities: TM 5-636 (2 books)

By: (USA War Department)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Washington DC, 1946

Seller ID: 9989

Condition: 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 View more info

Indian Cookery, General for Young Housekeepers

By: An Anglo-Indian (The Late Mrs J. Bartley)

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Bombay, Thacker & Co. Ltd: 1947

Edition: Eighth Edition (revised)

Seller ID: 10391

Condition: 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 grin... View more info

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Practical Camp Cookery for Guides and Guiders

By: Anderson, E.M.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Glascow, Brown, Son & Ferguson: 1950

Seller ID: 3099

Condition: 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 View more info

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Schehezerade Cooks!

By: Atiyeh,Wadeeha

Price: $20.00

Publisher: USA, Gramercy: 1960

Seller ID: 6087

Condition: 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. View more info

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The "Queen" Cookery Books Series V Meat and Game

By: Beaty-Pownall, S.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Horace Cox: 1902

Edition: Second edition

Seller ID: 10372

Condition: 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. View more info

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The "Queen" Cookery Books Series XII & XIII Fish (2 books)

By: Beaty-Pownall, S.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Horace Cox: 1903

Seller ID: 4328

Condition: 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. View more info

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The "Queen" Cookery Books Series 1: Soups

By: Beaty-Pownall, S.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Horace Cox: 1904

Edition: Third edition

Seller ID: 10374

Condition: 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. View more info

Kitchen Management in Schools, Colleges, Hotels etc.

By: Benson, E.M.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, JM Dent: 1939

Seller ID: 7930

Condition: Very Good


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The Efficient Kitchen Definite directions for the planning arranging and equipping of the modern labor-saving kitchen - a practical book for the home-maker

By: Child, Georgie Boynton

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, McBride, Nast & Company: 1914

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 7925

Condition: 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. View more info

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Good Housekeeping Pies and Puddings.

By: Cottington Taylor, D.D.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Good Housekeeping Magazine: n.d. (1930s)

Seller ID: 9269

Condition: 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. View more info

Beer and Vittels

By: Craig,Elizabeth

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Museum Press: 1955

Edition: 1st Ed.

Seller ID: 3126


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. View more info

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The Vicomte in the Kitchenette Being the art of cooking within restricted space, limited time and reduced income; etc

By: de Mauduit, Vicomte

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Stanley Nott: 1934

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 48

Condition: Very Good


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" View more info

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Sauces French & Famous

By: Diat, Louis

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Hammond, Hammond: 1955

Edition: First UK edition

Seller ID: 144

Condition: Very God+


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 View more info