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Image for 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.

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.

By: N/A

Price: $800.00

Publisher: London, David Bogue: 1846

Edition: First edition (?)

Seller ID: 8047

Condition: 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 ... View more info

Image for Two 19TH Century  Mss., One of Recipes the other a sort of commonplace book, including descriptions of boarding school life  in Switzerland

Two 19TH Century Mss., One of Recipes the other a sort of commonplace book, including descriptions of boarding school life in Switzerland

By: N/A

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Switzerland & UK (?), .: c.1870- 1900

Seller ID: 2099

Condition: 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... View more info

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More Tasty Dishes Made From Tested Recipes. a companion to "Tasty Dishes", by the same compiler

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, James Clarke & Co.: 1897

Edition: 3rd Ed.

Seller ID: 1999


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. View more info

Image for 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

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

By: (Beeton, Mrs Isabella)

Price: $200.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock: 1888

Edition: Entirely new edition, revised, corrected and greatly enlarged

Seller ID: 3897

Condition: 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 everyth... View more info

Image for The Cook's Oracle Containing Receipts for Plain Cookery on the Most Economical Plan for Private Families...

The Cook's Oracle Containing Receipts for Plain Cookery on the Most Economical Plan for Private Families...

By: (Kitchiner),

Price: $390.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, A.Constable & Co.: 1823

Edition: 6th Ed.

Seller ID: 5799

Condition: 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 prep... View more info

Cooking by Gas A guide to the correct and economical use of the gas cooking stove

By: De Lissa, Nellie

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Melrose: 1913

Edition: 1st Ed.

Seller ID: 1871

Condition: Good


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". View more info

Image for 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

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

By: Dods, Margaret

Price: $400.00

Publisher: Edinburgh & London, Oliver & Boyd & Simpkin, Marshall & Co.: 1849

Edition: 9th Carefully Revised & Enlarged

Seller ID: 1864

Condition: 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 int... View more info

Image for 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.

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.

By: Duckitt, Hildagonda

Price: $125.00

Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall: 1894

Edition: Sixth thousand

Seller ID: 10390

Condition: 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, househol... View more info

Image for 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.

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.

By: Francatelli,Charles Elme

Price: $120.00

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley & Son: 1888

Edition: 64th Thous.

Seller ID: 4998

Condition: 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 je... View more info

Image for Nineteen Centuries of Drink in England. A History

Nineteen Centuries of Drink in England. A History

By: French, Richard Valpy

Price: $200.00

Publisher: London, National Temperance Society: 1890

Edition: Second edition Revised and Enlarged

Seller ID: 8210

Condition: 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. View more info

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Fifty Dinners

By: Kenney Herbert, Colonel (Wyvern)

Price: $80.00

Publisher: London, Edward Arnold: 1895

Seller ID: 10368

Condition: Very Good


Small 8vo. pp.188.Some edgewear otherwise a clean, tight copy Kenney Herbert, whose pen name was Wyvern, spent many years in India and was an officer in the Madras Cavalry. During his time there he contributed many articles on cooking to local newspapers and after returning to London started a cookery school. He published many books on cookery. This one is less interesting than his earlier offerings which offer a glimpse into the social customs and diet of the British Ra... View more info

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Mrs Maclurcan's Cookery Book A Collection of Practical Recipes specially suitable for Australia

By: Maclurcan, Hannah

Price: $600.00

Publisher: Townsville, Publ. by the author & printed by T.Willmett & Sons: 1898

Edition: 2nd Ed.

Seller ID: 3806

Condition: Good


Original leather rebacked (not recently)with spine laid down. Binding a little worn, with edgewear to extremities,but binding sound. Contents are v.good with the exception of occasional light rust marks. The top 5cm of ffep is loose and one section (around recipe 574) is slightly loose, but secure. A nice copy. Probably the best of the early Australian cookery books. Hannah Maclurcan, nee Phillips, at 17 was managing the Club Hotel at Toowoomba for her father, and after ... View more info

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MRS A.B. MARSHALL'S COOKERY BOOK

By: Marshall, Mrs A.B.

Price: $80.00

Publisher: London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co.Ltd.: N.d.(c.1900)

Edition: Rev. & Enlarged Ed. 35th Thousand

Seller ID: 1862

Condition: Good


Rebacked with or.spine laid down, prelims foxed but not portrait & only slightly on t.p., else a clean,.sound copy Stylish recipes, with a French name given below the English one. Mrs Marshall ran a successful cookery school and marketed a variety of foodstuffs and kitchen equipment, of which there are excellent illustrations in the advertisements at rear. Particularly interesting are the chapters on freezing of ices (equipment illustrated) and the remarks on the art of ... View more info

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De Witt's Connecticut Cook Book and Housekeeper's Assistant.

By: Orr, Mrs N.

Price: $80.00

Publisher: New York, Robert M De Witt: 1871

Seller ID: 10231

Condition: Fair


Edgewear and fading to paper-covered boards. Minor age-browning to some pages. Last section is slightly loose, though secure View more info

A NEW SYSTEM OF DOMESTIC COOKERY Formed upon Principles of Economy, and adapted to the use of private families, By a Lady. With the addition of many new Receipts

By: Rundell, Maria

Price: $200.00

Publisher: London, John Murray, Albermarle St: 1845

Seller ID: 4546

Condition: Good


Professionally rebacked with new endpapers and original spine laid down. Contents are internally clean and binding is now sound, although some sections are offset and several showing edgewear from when the book was previously loosely bound. Mrs Maria Eliza Rundell published her famous work in 1806. It was the earliest and most popular household manual of the 19th century, going into about 70 editions. Oxford cites a 65th edition in 1841 with an amended form appearing as ... View more info

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Sweet Dishes A little treatise on confectionery and entremets sucres.

By: Wyvern ( Colonel A.R.Kenney-Herbert)

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Madras, Higginbotham & Co.: 1884

Edition: 2nd

Seller ID: 10367

Condition: Good


Original green boards with gilt tile on spine and front. Decoratve endpapers. pp.242. Boards are lightly soiled and showing edgewear to extremities. Internally there is some light foxing to early pages, but otheriwse a clean and tight copy. The Colonel's style is authoritative - and addictive. His asides, which provide splendid glimpses of life under the British Raj, are as interesting as his recipes, which range from hors d'oevres and savoury toasts to curries, galantin... View more info