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Love and Dishes

By Quattrociocchi, Niccolo De

Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1950. AUTHOR INSCRIBED. 1950 Stated First Edition. GOOD+ , no dust jacket. Author inscribed on the half-title page, in blue ink, "To Paul Denis / Nicky Q." A clean, otherwise unmarked copy. Pages very good; edges lightly toned, no tears or chips. Small spot to front endpaper. Bound in gray cloth hardcover titled in dark blue and with decorative red lip marks, front and spine. Cover is moderately edge rubbed with small chips, tiny tears at spine ends. bit of board showing at corner tips. Front cover has a few light spots, spine spotted and a moderately darkened. Binding and hinges firm, intact and straight. Black and white drawings by Roger Duvoisin interspersed throughout text. Food and life. Lots of delicious recipes, including for Lindy's cheesecake! 5-3/4 x 8-1/2"; 416 pages. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good+/No Jacket. Illus. by Duvoisin, Roger.


Foods of the Hudson: A Seasonal Sampling of the Region's Bounty

By Rose, Peter G.

Woodstock, NY: The Overlook Press, 1993. 1993 First Edition. FINE in FINE price-intact dust jacket. AUTHOR SIGNED in black ink on title page. A fresh, unmarked, tightly bound copy. A hint of shelf-rub to edges of hard cover, all else 'as new' - the jacket in a clear archival protector. 172 recipes using the best and freshest food from New York's Hudson River region, from the Adirondacks to New York City - a 'document to its culinary opulence' of the area. 6-1/4 x 9-1/2". 270 pages. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.


Dr. Chase's Recipes; or, Information for Everybody: An Invaluable Collection of About Eight Hundred Practical Recipes

By Chase, A. W.

Ann Arbor, MI: Self-published, 1866. Scarce, relatively early edition: 1866 and "Thirty-eighth Edition" printed on title page. Preface is to the Tenth Edition. (The work was first published in 1856). FAIR. Internally pages are very good - clean and complete with light foxing and an occasional spot or small stain. Binding is worn and fragile - the cloth cover, very much faded, has 3 bands of ancient black tape across the spine; interior of front hinge is somewhat reinforced with brown tape. Rear hinge has cracked and is very loose. Boards are loose and there is split between gatherings towards the center of the book. The front free endpaper is missing and the first leaf, a portrait of Dr. Chase, has the brown tape running down left side of art. Reverse is an illustration depicting the University of Ann Arbor. Facing the Preface is an illustration of Dr. Chase's office building and there is also a diagram of the parts of a horse. Despite the flaws, this is a complete and very readable copy of a now scarce work. How to describe the incredible range of subjects covered by Alvin Wood Chase?! The 'recipes' are not primarily food based- there are recipes, concoctions and instructions for painters, physicians, blacksmiths, farmers, gunsmiths, tanners, shoemakers, saloon keepers and more. Cakes, puddings, graham bread, apple fritters, apple cider, vinegar, wines and ales are among the comestibles. The "Medical Department" chapter includes many essential aids including recipes for toad ointment, itch ointment and an Indian cure for fever sores. If you are blacksmithing, he instructs on cast iron, wrought iron, silver-plating and making truss springs, etc. If you have a saloon, you can learn how to home-brew ale or make sarsaparilla and much more! There are few scattered black & white illustrations. Index is at the front of the book, tables and glossary appear at the end.. 4-1/8 x 7". 384 pages. Hard Cover. Fair/No Jacket.


Grow It, Cook It, Eat It: Master Gardeners of Westchester County Cookbook

By N/A

Westchester, New York: Cornell Cooperative Extension Undated, circa 1990. VERY GOOD+. Over 100 recipes contributed by more than 30 Master Gardeners who love to garden but also love to eat fresh food from their gardens. This book was published by the Cornell Cooperative Extension, Westchester County, New York. This is a clean, totally unmarked, never-dripped-on copy. 156 pages of recipes bound together with stiff paper covers in a red plastic comb binding. Front cover printed in red. There is slight marginal toning to the cover and 2 pin holes and small dents to upper corner of front cover. All else fine. 5-1/2 x 8-1/2"; 156 pages plus 5-page index. Plastic Comb Spiral. Very Good. 8vo.