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THE HOME COOK BOOK, 125th Anniversary Edition
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THE HOME COOK BOOK, 125th Anniversary Edition

By The Ladies of Toronto ; DRIVER, Elizabeth Introduced By

North Vancouver, BC, Canada: Whitecap Books Ltd., 2002. (CAD) No markings, Fine; no dust jacket as published. illus bds, xxiv, 384pp. This is the 125th anniversary edition of Canada's first community cookbook, published in 1877, and the first fund-raising cookbook in Canada. There is an excellent introduction by Elizabeth Driver , author of A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF COOKERY BOOKS PUBLISHED IN BRITIAN 1875-1914, who explains why this book is a landmark publication that changed culinary writing in Canada and helped define Canadian cookery. This edition is based on the 1878 edition published by Hunter Rose and Co, of Toronto. (1.9 JM FO 36/4. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$14.99

Seven Centuries of English Cooking

By McKendry, Maxime Edited By Arabella Boxer

London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1973. (UK) Presujed 1st edition with 1973 to copyright page. Owner's 4 word to end paper, date and "London" to back of front cover, no other markigns, Very Good used copy in unclipped Good dust jacket with three edge tears. DJ is in mylar sleeve. Boards, 240pp, index, B&W illus. A history of English cookery from the 14th century to the 20th century with recipes. Tart of pickled fish; Galantine of Capon; Medieval Endoring; Barthelmas beefWhim-wham. (2.1 JM FO 39/4. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

$19.49

BEETON'S BOOK OF HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT a First Edition Facsimile

By BEETON, Mrs Isabella

NY: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1969. (USA) Second Printing This copy has the red cloth, not red boards, with the top edge of pages yellow. No markings, very very light foxing to the fore-edge pages, Near Fine in unclipped Very Good Dj with a bit of rubbing to edges. Dj is in mylar sleeve. 7" x 4 1/2", red cloth, xxxix, 1112pp. B&W illus. Colour plates. This is the first edition (2nd printing) facsimile of the 1861 edition of BEETON'S BOOK OF HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT presented without any modern editorial comment nor changes. This is a useful work for those interested in this Beeton work as Isabella Beeton died at 28, and subsequent editions of her work were added to and transformed by many other people so that later copies bear little resemblance to the original material. Here we find Beeton's instructions to whiten scorched linen by using "dried fowl's dung", and for making a boot polish using red wine (ordinaire) as one of its ingredients. There are many, many recipes but these have not been veted for modern cooks. A heavy book. (2.5 LYNM HOJ 304/3. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$53.99

Beeton's Book of Household Management
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Beeton's Book of Household Management

By Beeton, Mrs.

U.S.A.: Chancellor Press., 1995. (UK) 2nd printing of this 1994 edition. No markings, crease to corner of front cover, two tiny spots to inside front cover.Very Good used copy. Illus wraps, xxxviii,1112pp. 1350 original recipes illustrated with almost 600 original drawings. A heavy book. (2.9 JM FO 59/2. Paperback. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

$17.25

Early American Herb Recipes

By Brown, Alice Cooke

NY: Bonanza Books, 1966. (USA) No markings, but tiny row of small spots to cover cloth, otherwise Fine in Fine dust jacket. Green cloth, 152pp, index. B&W illus and herb drawings. This is a collection of recipes using herbs for cooking, cosmetics, remedies, and household cleansers gleaned from early American sources. (2.2 jm fo 33/3. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12".

$15.99

MOSS COTTAGE COOKBOOK

By Sooke Region Historical Society, British Columbia

Sooke BC: Sooke Region Historical Society, 1995. (CAD) No markings, Fine. Card cover, side-stapled, about 40 pages. Hand lettered text presentation. These are recipes from the 19th century some with contributors' names: Homemade crackers, Loggers Biscuits, Dairy Butter, Pulled Mints, Pot Roast Beef. Moss Cottage was the hoem to the James and Mary Ellen Welsh family during the 1870s and to Matilda Gordon during the early 1900s. No date given, a wild guess at mid 1990s. (1.0 JM FO 75/3. Staple Bound. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

$7.88

THE BEST OF ELIZA ACTON

By RAY, Elizabeth Edited By

Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1986. (UK) Later Printing. Remainder mark to bottom edge of pages, no other markings, Very good. illus wraps, xxxiv, 365pp, index. A few B&W illus. Introduced by Elizabeth David, who calls Acton's MODERN COOKERY FOR PRIVATE FAMILIES, the greatest cookery book in our language: "The young women of today, who love good cooking...will bless Miss Acton for her clarity, for her positive attitude and for the memorable comments and instructions which bejewel her pages". Acton's cookbook was first published in 1845, and has been heavily plagarized by later cookbook authors. (1.8 JM FO 39/3. Paperback. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Remainder.

$17.49

BUCKEYE COOKERY AND PRACTICAL HOUSEKEEPING Revised and Enlarged

By No Stated Author

Minneapolis: Buckeye Publishing Company, 1880. (USA) Later Printing The front end paper is missing and the title page is detached, as is pages 15 /16, no missing pages, pages clean, there is stable split to the cove rmaterial at the front spie edge, brown paper protectores have been adhered to the frnt and back covers, with smaller pieces to the spine strip, the hinge paper to the front hinge is crack but the hinge is holding nicely, about Good (-) only used copy. 21 x 14 cm, green oilcloth, [i-iv], v-vi, [7], 8-536pp, index. This is the revised edition with "Eightieth Thousand" to the title page with the date 1880 to the title page and also to the copyright page. Dedicated to Plucky Housewives. . This is a collection of over 800 recipes and household hints including antidotes to poisons, laundry tips, hints for the sick room.The recipes are in great variety ranging from Currant Catsup to Roast Haunch of Venison. . (2.4 JM FO 37/1. Hardcover. Acceptable/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$42.00

The Original Fannie Farmer 1896 Cook Book:

By Farmer, Fannie Merritt; the Boston Cooking School

USA: Allied Publishing Group, 2002. (USA) No markings, the lower corner tip of the front cover is bumped, Near Fine, no dust jacket as published. Burgundy leatgherette with gold titles, all edges gilt, ribbon marker, xxx,567pp, index [23]pp of ads. This is a nicely produced facsimile edition of this famous 19the century American clssic cookbook. (2.0 Jm FO 41/1. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

$14.88

The Shorter Mrs Beeton, New Concise Edition

By Beeton, Mrs Isabella. Compiled By Anne Cope

London: Ward Lock Limited., 1987. (UK) First Thus An attractive book, no markings, Near Fine in unclipped VG Dj with light rubbing to gloss on panels. 4to, glossy printed bds, 240pp, index. Many colour photo of prepared dishes augmented with B&W illus and photos. Mrs. Beeton is an institution. More than a hundred years after the appearance of THE BOOK OF HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT, editions of her great original are still in print and new editions have been appearing ever since. Only the first and second editions of 1861 and 1863 were wholly her work; later editions were added to by other hands. This edition of THE SHORTER MRS BEETON is closely based on the two earliest editions with all of the added material removed. There are 400 original recipes carefully selected to suit the modern household, with newly commissioned photographs faithfully following Mrs Beeton's advice on presentation andtable settings. 100 colour illus, 150 original engravings with a new introduction and a short biography of Isabella Beeton and her husband. Recipes in Imperial and American measures. A heavy book. (3.0 FO 39/8. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$19.50

MISS PARLOA'S NEW COOK BOOK 1880 Edition

By Parloa, Maria

Minneapolis: General Mills Inc., 1976. (USA) No markings, Fine as New. Illus wraps, 72pp.; ads. This is a facsimile reprint of the 1880 edition published by Washburn Crosby co. in Minneapolis. Introdcutory messary by Betty Crocker. About 200 original recipes printed on toned paper to evoke the original. (1.0 JM FO 77/1. Paperback. Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$7.24

THE EARLY CANADIAN GALT COOK BOOK 1898 (Revised edition)

By The Ladies of Galt; TAYLOR, Margaret and McNAUGHT, Frances, Editors

Toronto: Coles Publishing, 1974. (CAD) No markings, Fine in Fine Dj in mylar sleeve. Burgundy cloth, 454pp, index. This is a significant historic Canadain cookbook in which the recipes were selected from thousands submitted (the contributors' names are included). This is a facsimile of the 1898 edition (W. Briggs) published as part of the Coles Canadiana Collection. (2.2 FO 39/3. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$37.95

HOME MADE An Alternative to Super-Market Living

By ODDO, Sandra

NY: Galahad Books., 1972. (USA) A reprint. Tiny spot to head of spine at hinge, no other markings, VG in unclipped Vg Dj with slight darkening to head of spine panel. Dj is in myalr sleeve. Green wipeable bds, 504pp, index. No illus. This is basically a gleaning of recipes from 19th century American cookbooks, reinterpreted and with commentary by Sandra Oddo. There are a couple of good introductory chapters on utensils and ingredients but the bulk of the book consists of close to 1000 recipes organized by month of the year. (2.9 JM FO 45/1. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.99

THE ART OF PRESERVING

By APPERT, M.

Np: Mallinckrodt Chemical Works, 1966. (USA) First Thus printed off-white wraps, 166pp. Volume I in the Mallinckrodt collection of Food classics,a facsimile edition complete with page toning to resemble old book pages. Appert was a Frenchman and is credited with the invention of the canning of food in the early yeqars of the 19th century. This is a facsimile of the 1812 edition by Black, Parry, and Kingsbury, London. No markings, VG+ in original black slipcase with corners a bit rubbed. (1.8 FO 36/1. Paperback. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.95

THE ART OF PRESERVING

By APPERT, M.

Np: Mallinckrodt Chemical Works, 1966. (USA) , printed off-white wraps, 166pp. Volume I in the Mallinckrodt collection of Food classics,a facsimile edition complete with page toning to resemble old book pages. Appert was a Frenchman and is credited with the invention of the canning of food in the early yeqars of the 19th century. This is a facsimile of the 1812 edition by Black, Parry, and Kingsbury, London. No markings, Near Fine in NFine original black slipcase with a hint of rubbing to corner tips. (1.33 JM FO 48/3. Paperback. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.99

HENRY'S UNIVERSAL COOK-BOOK

By John F. Henry & Co.

NY: John F. Henry & Co., 1882. (USA) First Thus 17 x 9.5 cm, paper covers with illus of housewife at kitchen table, saddle-stiched with thread, unpaginated (32pp). The John F. Henry Company sold Oxygenated Bitters and Kellinger's Infallible Ointment, and Scovill's Blood and Liver Syrup. Most of the book consists of testimonials and prasies for these remedies with recipe pages here and there for Charlotte Russe, and Lobster salad. There is a calaendar for 1882 to the back cover. Some rubbing to cover edges, light foxing to pages with a spot here and there, the back cover has a 2 1/2" tear from the fore-edge. A delicate book, VG (-) given its age. (0.8 Docket 11 FO 37/1. Staple Bound. Very Good (-). 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

$26.95

THE MANHATTAN COOK-BOOK Containing Many Valuable Original Recipes and Other Useful Information

By Manhattan Medicine Company

Manhattan Medicine Company, 1885. 16.5 x 11 cm, saddle-stitched with thread, unpaginated (32pp). The Manhattan Medicine Company made Johnson's Bitters and Atwood's Jaundice Bitters, as well asMyer's Extract of Rock Rose (an Invaluable remedy for all). To help them sell this stuff these little booklets were printed full of treatment advice and testimonials. Recipes are included to encourage the clients to keep the booklet: Savoy Biscuits, Saratoga Graham Muffins, Molasses Gingerbread. No date given, a guess at 1880s; date uncertain. I have seen another copy with some difference to the text page mostly to the back of the book, but also without a date. No markings, some rubbing to delicate covers, some creasing to back cover, VG (-). (0.5lbs Docket 12 FO 37/1. Paperback. Good. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

$16.99

WHISTLER'S MOTHER'S COOK BOOK

By MacDONALD, Margaret, Editor

St Albans UK: Paul Elek., 1979. (UK) Brown boards with gold titles, 144pp, index. Frontis portrait and a few B&W illus by James McNeill Whistler. This is the first publication of a manuscript book of recipes by Anna McNeill Whistler: Marlborough Pudding, Mackroons, Quince marmalade. There is a 50 page introduction on the Whistler Household by MacDonald who is better known as the compiler of a Catalogue Raisonné of Whistler's works. Owner's inscription, no other markings, Near Fine in unclipped Very Good Dj with three tiny scratches just to the front fold of the dustjacket. (1.1 FO 41/1. 1st. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

$10.00

CLEVELAND'S SUPERIOR RECEIPTS Tenth Million with Supplement

By No Stated Author

NY: Cleveland Baking Powder Co., 1897. (USA) 17 x 11.5 cm, paper cover with colour illus of Baking powder on beige background, side-stapled, 1-76pp. This is a nicely produced booklet with about 300 very brief recipes in the manner of old cookbooks from soups, entress, pies, baked goods, preserves. One page 1 there is a list of 11 "household authorities" from Marion Harland to fannie Farmer all endorsing the use of Cleveland Baking Powder. These endorsements also appear in the bottom of the text pages usually with a signature to give them more personal weight. This copy dates from after 1895 from comparisons with another copy.Page 4 has a letterfrom Marion Harland recommeding the use of the product, but it is undated, unlike another copy seen. This book is in excellent condition without markings, but with the small hole made by the publishers at the top left corner to suspend the book in the kitchen. VG+. (0.8 Docket 06 FO 37/1. Staple Bound. Very Good (+). 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

$19.99

THE MANHATTAN COOK-BOOK Containing Many Valuable Original Recipes and Other Useful Information

By Manhattan Medicine Company

NY: Manhattan Medicine Company, 1885. 16.5 x 11 cm, saddle-stitched with thread, unpaginated (32pp). The Manhattan Medicine Company made Johnson's Bitters and Atwood's Jaundice Bitters, as well asMyer's Extract of Rock Rose (an Invaluable remedy for all). To help them sell this stuff these little booklet were printed full of treatment advice and testimonials. Recipes are included to encourage the clients to keep the booklet: Savoy Biscuits, Saratoga Graham Muffins, Molasses Gingerbread. No date given, a guess at 1880s; date uncertain. I have seen another copy with some difference to the text page mostly to the back of the book, but also without a date. This copy in Poor condition with edges quite worn with back cover missing, front cover and first leave together but separated from the rest of the booklet. (0.5 JM Docket 12 FO 37/1. Paperback. Poor. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

$10.49

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