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My Bird Parishioners. St. Paul's Parish, Paris Hill N.Y.
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My Bird Parishioners. St. Paul's Parish, Paris Hill N.Y.

By Wicks, J. B. (John Bartlett)

L.C. Childs & Sons. Very Good. 1896. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Author . Signed by author. Black cloth with floral end papers. 122, [2] pages. Index. Frontispiece. Inscription and date of 1896, by the author with second Christmas gift inscription dated 1926. Front hinge starting to separate. Spotting on front and back cover. An intimate account of a lifelong friendship with the bird 'Parishioners' of St. Paul's Parish by the Pastor of the church. Contents: The coming of the birds; The Paris Berkshire; Swamp Life; Woodpeckers; Hawks; Bobolink; The Swallo; Wood Notes; Robins and Blackbirds; Orioles; The Humming Bird; The Owl; The Crow; The English Sparrow; The Partridge; The Wren and Purple Crowned Sparrow; The Kildeer, Piper, Woodcock and Snipe; The Wild Pigeon and Cuckoo; The Flycatcher; Migration and Song. ; 24mo 5" - 6" tall .

$30.00

A Subtreasure of American Humor
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A Subtreasure of American Humor

By White, E. B. (Elwyn Brooks); Katharine S. White

New York: Coward-MacCann. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1941. Hardcover. Very Good or better with tone along the hinge else a clean tight copy with sharp corners. The dust jacket is worn. xxxiii, 814 pages. ; 8vo .

$40.00

This Awful Age (Signed by both authors)
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This Awful Age (Signed by both authors)

By Ryerson, Florence; Colin Clemets

Casper, Wyoming: D. Appleton & Co. Fine. 1930. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Author . Signed by author. Exceptional copy. Bright blue cloth with bright gilt title on the cover and spine. Signed "Florence Ryerson and" (first signature) "Colin Clements" (second signature) on the ffep. No inscription. Minimal wear on the corner tips; light shadow tone inside the cover and along the edges. Ryerson and Clements wrote two of the earliest novels featuring teenage girlhood, This Awful Age and Mild Oats. Both adapted to first plays and then film. Ryerson is perhaps best known for co-scripting "The Wizard of Oz" . An exceptionally nice copy. ; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall .

$160.00

Practical Home and School Methods of study and instruction in the  fundamental elements of education with outlines and page references based  on the New Teachers' and Pupils' Cyclopaedia. Vol. 1 & 2
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Practical Home and School Methods of study and instruction in the fundamental elements of education with outlines and page references based on the New Teachers' and Pupils' Cyclopaedia. Vol. 1 & 2

By Holst, Bernhart P.

Galahad Books. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1920. First Printing. Hardcover. 0688075908 . Complete in two volumes. Volume 1 366 pages. Vol. ll 761 pages. Replete with in text line drawings, graphs, full page plates and some multi colored maps. Three quarter leather over black cloth; marbled end pages. Light wear on the ends and wear along edges. A wonderful example of an era when education included penmanship (is my drum beating?) As well as the idea that man needs education of the physical, the intellectual, and moral areas of life. (yes, I do believe it is). ; Norco .

$48.00

King's Daughters' Cook Book, 1897
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King's Daughters' Cook Book, 1897

By (King's Daughters of Mattapan)

Boston: T.J. Russell Printer. Good. 1897. Hardcover. Original Floral embossed stiff card wrapper with black cloth spine strip. Staple binding. 39 [+3 blank] pages. Index. Includes local busniess advertistments throughout. Recipes credited to donors. Surface soil and edge wear first page with short closed tear. Light soil within. Front cover deeply creased head to tail. Binding tight. King's Daughters' originated in 1886 by Margaret Bottome following her witness to the lonely death of a young seminarian. January 13, of the same year, 10 founding members chose the silver Maltese cross as their badge. They selected the watchword "In His Name" and the text "Not to be ministered unto, but to minister." The ladies began nursing and visiting the sick while providing food and clothing and medicine for the needy. By 1896, there were Branch organizations in 26 states and circles in nearly every country in Europe, Japan, China, Syria and India. Canada had nearly 6,000 members. In 1922 King's Daughters Hospital was opened followed by a school of nursing. Renamed King's Daughters' Medical Center in 1999. ; 8vo .

$52.00

Automotive Fundamentals
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Automotive Fundamentals

By Frazee, Irving Augustus ; Earl Bedell

Chicago: American Technical Society. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. First printing. xiii, 538 pages. Illustrations. About very good; a clean, straight copy with all extremities worn and an old price mark inside. The dust jacket is heavily worn along all edges and corners; now in clear removable cover. Covering both the "how" and the "why" of the automobile written for the mechanic. Table of Contents: Part one-Fundamentals of Science. Part Two-Operating Systems; (Chapters) Automotive Vehicles; Engines; Fuel Systems; Ignition Systems; Electrical Systems and Instruments; Power Trains; Brakes; Suspensions and Steering; Steering Control, Wheel Alignment, and Tires; Index. ; 8vo ; Fair .

$20.00

Go to the Widow-Maker
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Go to the Widow-Maker

By Jones, James

Delacorte Press. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1967. First Edition. Hardcover. First printing stated on title page verso. 618 pages. Colophon. Shelf worn; dust jacket is not price clipped; tail end is torn with some surface paper loss. Now in clear removable cover. James Jones (1921 – 1977) was an American novelist known for his explorations of World War II and its aftermath. He won the 1952 National Book Award for his first published novel, From Here to Eternity. In this post-WWII novel, (the) "Now discharged, Jones protagonist is a renown playwright who deals with a relationship and, in Hemingway-esque fashion, becomes a skin diver in some sort of search for courage, or lack thereof." (public reader review); 8vo .

$36.00

Sword At Sunset
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Sword At Sunset

By Sutcliff, Rosemary

London: Hodder & Stoughton. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1963. Hardcover. Third impression. 480 pages. Map end papers. Ex-libris bookplate on ffep. Slight lean. Dust jacket edge and mark shadow on the cover. It is a speculative 'historical' version of the legends of King Arthur. It is also Sutcliff's first novel written in first-person perspective. Prefaced by the poem "Hic Jacet Arthurus Rex Quondam Rexque Futurus" by Francis Brett Young (The Island, 1944), and an author's note outlining her intent to write an historical account of Arthur, while retaining a few traditions familiar from the Arthurian romances that "have the atmosphere of truth."; 8vo .

$20.00

The Man Who Was Magic : A Fable of Innocence
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The Man Who Was Magic : A Fable of Innocence

By Gallico, Paul

Garden City: Doubleday. Good in Good dust jacket. 1966. First Edition. Hardcover. First printing. Red cloth with decorated spine. Slight lean, foxed top edge. The dust jacket is edge worn, sticker residual and foxed inside. Now in a clear archival cover. A young, strangely dressed man comes to Magiea, the wonderful city of conjurors, magicians and prestidigitators, wants to be admitted to the Guild of Master Magicians. But the inhabitants discover that he appears to be able to do magic quite unlike theirs...; 8vo ; Fair .

$20.00

Treasured Recipes from Spokane : Heart of the Pacific Northwest, the Land  of Good Living
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Treasured Recipes from Spokane : Heart of the Pacific Northwest, the Land of Good Living

(Spokane WA). Good. 1948. First Editions. Softcover. Stiff card wraps with spiral comb binding. Illustrated. Pages: [19] 20-77, [78-96 photographs and historical notes] 97-98 Index. Uncommon. None found within the trade. No listing on OCLC. No authorship or origin is given. Dedicated to the Pioneers of Spokane, by Mrs. John Bruce Dodd. Forward is by Mrs. E. (Emma) F. Rue, the daughter of Col. David P. Jenkins (1823-1915). Illustrated throughout with photographs of early Spokane buildings, homes, landscapes and portraits with historical notes. Recipes with contributors names. Cover Artist Miss Peggy Cromer. Two corners are creased, front and back panels along with minor surface smudges; one page has a closed 1" tear along the head involving the photograph. Otherwise a solid copy. Uncommon (rare). ; 8vo .

$64.00

Favorite Recipes of California Wine Makers
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Favorite Recipes of California Wine Makers

By Hecker, Lee. (Wine Advisory Board Editor)

San Framcisco, CA: Wine Advisory Board. Near Fine. 1963. First Edition. Hardcover. Spiral bound. About near fine. 128 pages. Index. Illustrated. Editor: Lee Hecker. Artist: Judy Hibel. Food consultants: Marjorie Lumm [and others]. Published before California reached celebrity status in 1976. Recipes include contributors name. Contributing vineyards include: Woodbridge, Mirassou, Beaulieu, Crest View Winery, Charles Krug Winery, Paul Masson, Glen Ellen Winery & Distillery et al. An exceptionally nice copy with a small stain inside the front board on the pastedown and some wear marks along the spine strip and marks on the back board from the spiral binding. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

$36.00

Chef Cardini: French-Italian Continental Cooking
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Chef Cardini: French-Italian Continental Cooking

By Cardini, Jack

Sacramento, CA: Self Published. Good. 1956. First Edition. Softcover. Beige printed wrappers, spiral bound. 209 pp. Index. Illustrated. Surface soil and wear with one punch hole has seperation. Contents are clean, binding secure. Jack Cardini spent much of life on board a ship working in the gallery. During WWII he cooked on troop ships. Opening his first restaurant in Oakland, CA, in the early 50's. Moving to Sacramento Cardini became one of the first television chefs. His show was not only one of the earliest in television history (KGO-TV) it was wildly popular. This book served as a template for most of the dishes at Mister McGoo's (1965-2015), a landmark bar and restaurant in Petaluma, CA. ; 8vo .

$24.00

The Compleat Cordial Cookery and Cocktail Guide
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The Compleat Cordial Cookery and Cocktail Guide

By Hiram Walker

Peoria, Illinois: Hiram Walker & Sons Inc.. Very Good. 1957. Softcover. Fourth Edition. August, 1957. Hiram Walker Cocktail flip book. 8" x 7". 12 multi-colored pages. Each page is dedicated to specific dish or style of cocktail as described; Fruit Cocktails, Melon Compote Au Curacao, Minted Pineapple ; Canapes, Hors D'Oeuveres, Appetizers ; Before Dinner Cocktails ; Chicken Breasts Flambe' ; Duckling with fruits & Curacao... Plus Sauce and Stuffing ; Long, Tall and Cool Drinks ; Chicken A La King, Baked Ham Gourmet ; Vegetables ; After Dinner Drinks ; Apricot Brandy Compote, Peach Short Cake, Berries Romanoff ; Fruit Cups with Liqueurs, Ice Cream with Liqueurs, Creme De Menth en Gelee' ; Drinks Around-the-Clock ; Night Caps. Very Good with wear including scuff, creases and short tears along the edge of the final page (back cover). Some very light spotting along the lower edge of three pages. .

$24.00

Natchez Recipes: Five hundred recipes from the Natchez Antebellum Kitchens.
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Natchez Recipes: Five hundred recipes from the Natchez Antebellum Kitchens.

By White, Anne Young : Nola Nance Oliver, Editor

Natchez, Mississippi: Private Printing. Good. 1940. Softcover. Signed by Author . Signed by Anne Young White. Compiled and edited by Nola Nance Oliver. Stiff card with a plastic comb binding. No date, circa 1940's. 158 pp. A collection of old Southern recipes, some of them said to be previously unpublished, from the pantries of antebellum. Illustrated with black and white photographs of various historically significant homes and buildings. Under many of the photographs legible captions are hand written in blue ink. The cover is spotted and deeply creased. The interior is lightly toned throughout. From the forward: "Many of the recipes are from Mrs. Anne Young White's experience. Mrs. White's recipes have been so sought after that she was finally prevailed upon to have them published. ...she has added many of the favorite recipes from old friends and the old servants in Natchez Antebellum Homes." S; 8vo .

$24.00

The Loving Cup : A collection of original toasts by original folks.
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The Loving Cup : A collection of original toasts by original folks.

By Nesbit, Wilber D.

Chicago: P.F. Volland and Co.. Very Good. 1909. Softcover. Presumed First Edition. Original illustrated stiff card wrappers with cloth lace binding. 64 pp. 5" X 6". Type set text in brown with red initials and page headings. Quite attractive. Better than very good condition with bumped corners; original cord binding is loosening and the ends are frayed. A name is penned on the last blank page. Wilbur Dick Nesbit (1871-1927), also known by the pen name Josh Wink, was an American poet and humorist. He considered this to be the first of it's kind in print, "...(A) book containing purely original toasts. For that reason he is very grateful to the hale good folk who so readily and willingly furnished him the sentiments he requested from them." Contributors include noted contemporaries of the day such as Anna Morgan, who helped begin the theater movement; Elbert Hubbard founder of the Roycroft artisan community; Jack London - author; and L. Frank Baum who contributed his poem "Smile."; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; fair .

$44.00

A Brief History of Slavery in Boone County, Kentucky : A paper read before  a meeting of the Boone County Historical Society Florence, Kentucky June  21, 1957
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A Brief History of Slavery in Boone County, Kentucky : A paper read before a meeting of the Boone County Historical Society Florence, Kentucky June 21, 1957

By Caldwell, Merrill

Very Good. 1957. First Edition. Softcover. Original black stiff paper with white paper label, staple binding. (First edition)1957. 11 X 8.5". 12 pages. Printed on recto only with correlating ink residual on the verso. This important paper is often cited in related books and papers. Two copies found on OCLC. Edge soil and some smudges, otherwise in better than very good condition. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

$56.00

Ladies Aid Society of Sherman Park English Evangelical Lutheran Church.  (Milwaukee, WI)
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Ladies Aid Society of Sherman Park English Evangelical Lutheran Church. (Milwaukee, WI)

By Appelt, Mrs. L.C.

Milwaukee, WI: Ladies Aid Society. Fair. 1924. First Edition. Softcover. Original paper wraps, sewen binding. 245 pp. Replete with local advertisements and some commercial ads including one full page color advert for Swans Down Cake Flour. Recipe contributors noted by name. Expansive Index selection of recipe types: Beverages; Biscuits; Muffins, Etc.; Candies; Canned Goods and Preserves; Cheese; Coffee Cake; Doughnuts, Etc.; Cookies; Desserts; Eggs; Fish; Frostings; Ice Cream, Etc.; Jelly Etc.; Layer Cakes; Loaf Cakes; Meats; Noodles, Dumplings, Macaroni; Pancakes; Pickles; Pies; Poultry; Puddings; Salads, Dressings, Etc.; Sandwiches; Soups; Toast, Bread; Tortes; Vegetables. Samples in: Candies - Sour Kraut Candy; Torte - Himmel Torte & Kapuzina Torte; Puddings - Brown Apple Pudding & Cottage Pudding; Meat - Holland Sausage Rolls & Sour Tongue and many more. Condition good news: there are no missing pages; the majority of the text is not stained or damaged; the recipe and advertisement pages are complete although the page edge may be damages; the title page, index are complete with single stain. The bad: Single hole punch through at the head; both front and back covers are heavily damaged and held in place with newer scotch type tape; much of the "Pie" section is heavily stained with pencil markings; a few loose pages. German Lutherans immigrated to Milwaukee in the early 1800's maintaining their language and keeping their faith from becoming Americanized. Not until 1910 did Milwaukee become the home to six English-language Lutheran churches. Sherman Park English Evangelical Lutheran Church was established in 1923 making this cook book a presumed first edition and a historically and culturally important text. "…it is evident that the tension between maintaining religious identity and Americanization continues to shape the idea and presence of Lutheranism in Milwaukee." (David Schroeder. emke.uwm.edu) ; 8vo .

$28.00

Home Made Salad Dressing
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Home Made Salad Dressing

By (Wesson Oil)

New York: Southern Cotton Oil Trading Co.. Fine. N.D.. Softcover. Single die cut sheet with three folds opening in accordion fashion; front and back 'cover' image of a stero-typical elderly grandmother holding a salad bowl, printed in green and browns. The introduction and recipes are printed on the front and back; [8] pp. Some tone along the edges and on the back otherwise in Mint condition. Recipes: French Dressing, Quick Mayonnaise, Boiled Salad Dressing, Some Salad Combinations, Grapefruit Salad, Waldorf Salad, Thousand Island Dressing, Hawaiian Salad, Russian Salad Dressing, Tartar Sauce. Presumably published sometime during the mid to late 20's as salads in America during the early 20th century, were regulated to remain inside gelatin. Southern Cotton Oil Trading Co., became Southern Cotton Oil Company of Louisiana in May of 1925. About 3 months latter the name was changed to Wesson Oil and Snowdrift Co., Inc. ; 8vo ; fair .

$48.00

(Product Literature - Sanitizing) Memo Be Sure to get Melo and Sani-Flush  to-day
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(Product Literature - Sanitizing) Memo Be Sure to get Melo and Sani-Flush to-day

Canton, OH: The Hygienic Products Co.. Fine. Hardcover. c 1940's Full color. FINE. 11" X 6.5" four fold pamphlet. Advertisment side one is for the product Sani-Flush for use in toliets and radiators. Advertisment side 2 is for Mel'O "The modern water softener and everyday household cleaner". Both sides are FINE. Exceptional piece. .

$15.00

Cellu Recipes using Rye Flour
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Cellu Recipes using Rye Flour

By Chicago Dietetic Supply

La Grange, Illinois: Chicago Dietetic Supply Inc.. Fine. N.D.. Softcover. c1950-1960. About fine with a single corner crease and single edge wrinkle. No library holdings. Not found in the trade. Single sheet, double sided fold down recipe brochure for recipes using rye flour. 5" x 4" Many with limited use of milk or eggs. Cellu supplied Dietetic Products: Foods, Scales, Insulin, Equipment as well as offering flours and meals employed for making dietetic foods, it is also no longer in operation. .

$16.00

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