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Regent-Sheffield The Greatest Name in Cutlery.
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Regent-Sheffield The Greatest Name in Cutlery.

By CUTLERY DISPLAY BOARD)

Sheffield, England.: Regent-Sheffield.. No date. Ca. 1960s?. Six sample steak knives in spiral bound display book 12 x 17 1/2 inches. Knives are displayed on verso of rear cover while, opposite, a 11 1/2 x 8 inch two-sided sales sheet advertises a variety of steak knife sets. The six knives on display are accompanied by text providing details and price. Very good condition. An oddity; would make an unusual and provoking birthday gift. Act quickly. .

$65.00

How to Amuse an Evening Party
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How to Amuse an Evening Party

By HOME RECREATIONS DESCRIBED AND PICTURED)

New York.: Fitzgerald.. 1869.. Nicely illustrated book ("197 fine wood-cuts"); paper covers (chip to top free edge corner of front cover and abrasions to spine); 131 numbered pages plus 12 advertising pages at rear. Very small water spot to front cover. The first three chapters of the book are evidently aimed at youngsters (Play-room Games; Board and Slate Games; Table and Toy Games; while the next ten chapters appear more suited to adult amusements. These are: Comic Diversions; Parlor Magic & Slight of Hand; Tricks Requiring Simple Apparatus; Tricks with Cards; Scientific Recreations; Optical Amusements; Pneumatic Amusements; Amusements in Mechanics; Arithmetical Amusements; and Curious Puzzles. A sample amusement is "The Decapitation" from the "Comic Diversions" section. The description of the amusement is accompanied by the following warning: "...not to be practiced on those who have very weak nerves." This particular "Diversion" is accomplished by presenting an exposed head ("a boy with soft silky hair") on a draped table top, the rest of the body hidden beneath the table. An accomplice combs the boy's hair to resemble a beard and paints false eyebrows under the real eyes, next painting a false nose, mustache, and mouth on the forehead. The face is powdered to look pale. One can imagine the pained groans and stifled guffaws from guests viewing the deception; also, their unspoken desire to see a hopeless evening speedily concluded. .

$225.00

Sunlight Soap. So Clean and White
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Sunlight Soap. So Clean and White

By ADVERTISMENT)

London.: Illustrated London News.. 1902.. Full page wood engraving from a 1902 issue of The Illustrated London News, sheet size 16 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches. A few faint foxed spots to lower edge; very good condition. Advertisment for Sunlight Soap featuring a young black child in a bright white dress and bonnet sitting on a decorative rug with her doll. .

$20.00

Home Brewed Wines and Beers Including Cordials and Syrups. Cover title: Home Brewed Wines and Beers. Simple Recipes for Everyone
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Home Brewed Wines and Beers Including Cordials and Syrups. Cover title: Home Brewed Wines and Beers. Simple Recipes for Everyone

By RECIPES / WINE / BEER) Jack, Florence B

No date. Ca. 1930s.. 56pp, 6 5/8 x 4 3/4 inches, pictorial paper wrappers (softbound). Covers worn with light soiling and short edge tears; light soiling to title page, otherwise interior in good clean condition. Recipes include: Dandelion Wine, Lemon Nectar, Malt Beer, Fruit Syrups and Fruit Vinegars, Apricot Gin, Peach Brandy, etc. .

$35.00

The Young American's Magazine of Self-Improvement. Combining Literary Entertainment and Instruction with an Effort to promote the Union of thorough Self-Improvement with every Department of Industry. BOUND VOLUME
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The Young American's Magazine of Self-Improvement. Combining Literary Entertainment and Instruction with an Effort to promote the Union of thorough Self-Improvement with every Department of Industry. BOUND VOLUME

By MANNERS) Light, George W. (edited by)

Boston.: Charles H. Peirce.. Volume I.. 1847. First Volume.. Black and white frontispiece, 364pp, 7 3/4 x 5 inches, decorative embossed cloth covered boards (hardbound). Wear to cover extremities including splits to cloth along edge of spine, owner nameplate on front pastedown, pencil notations to front and rear fly leaf, dampstains and faint foxing to first few pages and to some scattered pages, January title page bound into back of volume, missing section (p221-232). Contains articles "Abolition Reasons for Disunion" by Wendell Phillips and "Abolition Reasons Against Disunion" by S.P. (Stephen Pearl) Andrews, plus other papers by H.W. Longfellow, Orville Dewey, D.H. Howard, Charles Sumner, Goethe, etc. .

$165.00

Seasoning Suggestions. Revealing the Chef's Seasoning Secrets for Improving over One Hundred and Fifty Dishes with Lea & Perrins' Sauce
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Seasoning Suggestions. Revealing the Chef's Seasoning Secrets for Improving over One Hundred and Fifty Dishes with Lea & Perrins' Sauce

By RECIPES)

New York.: Lea & Perrins.. Copyright 1922.. Booklet, 32pp, index, 8 x 5 1/8 inches, color pictorial paper wrappers. Covers lightly worn with splits along spine; very good condition. Contents include: How to Improve Dressings and Gravies with Lea & Perrins' Sauce, Chowders and Soups, Chafing Dish Suppers, Sandwich Fillings, Salad Dressings and Salads, etc, plus an Alphabetical Index to Recipes. .

$30.00

Illustrated Needlework.  1923 - 05 (May)
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Illustrated Needlework. 1923 - 05 (May)

By NEEDLEWORK) Barton, Agnes Heisler, et al (illus)

Chicago.: Walter Manning.. Volume 2. Number 2.. 05- 1923.. May 1923 issue of the magazine, numerous color and black and white illustrations, 47 pages, 13 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches, color pictorial wrappers. Cover moderately worn and lightly soiled with 1/2 inch chip to mid upper edge of front cover, some creases and light scratches, head and tail of spine split; soiling to a couple of pages otherwise interior is clean and bright. A multitude of projects including bags, Sweaters and a Sweater Dress, "Unusual Hat Trims...", Japanese Basketry, Mission Pillows - From California", Applique Bedspreads, etc. Illustrations by Agnes Heisler Barton, Valentine Willoughby, etc. .

$38.00

Jell-O And The Kewpies.  America's Most Famous Dessert
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Jell-O And The Kewpies. America's Most Famous Dessert

By RECIPES - ROSE O'NEILL KEWPIES) O'Neill, Rose (illus)

New York.: Frederick A. Stokes Company.. Copyright 1915.. Booklet, color illustrations throughout, 18pp., 6 1/8 x 4 1/4 inches, color pictorial paper wrappers. A few faints spots to covers; very good condition. Color cover of a little girl with two helpful Kewpies by Rose O'Neill, plus many interior illustrations by O'Neill with Kewpies flying around helping out in the kitchen. Two double-page color spreads of delicious desserts. .

$45.00

Les Hors D'Oeuvre sont Un Jeu d'enfants
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Les Hors D'Oeuvre sont Un Jeu d'enfants

By FRENCH) Oliver, Michel

Paris.: PLON.. 1969.. Color illustrated recipes, 96pp, 12 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches, color pictorial stiff card wrappers (softbound) with white plastic comb spine. Ink scribbling to cover and page 1, otherwise very good, clean condition. Text in French. .

$35.00

The Art of Making Bread
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The Art of Making Bread

By RECIPES / BREAD)

No date. Ca. 1920s.. Booklet, color illustrations, black and white illustrations, 29pp, 7 3/4 x 5 inches, color pictorial paper wrappers. Light wear to upper edge, some rust stains around staples, fold out sheet has been separated along fold; good condition. Recipe Index includes: Basic Overnight Sponge, Basic Sweet Roll Dough, Basic Yeast Ferment, Buckwheat Cakes Buns, Coffee Cakes, Doughnuts, etc. The color illustration for Parker House and Cinnamon rolls features a great Deco style coffee pot. .

$35.00

Ten Ways to EatMore Cranberries
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Ten Ways to EatMore Cranberries

By RECIPES)

New York.: American Cranberry Exchange.. No date. Ca. 1920s.. Brochure, color illustrations, 6 x 3 1/2 inches unfolding to 6 x 13 1/2 inches, very good condition with slight musty odor. Includes recipes for Cranberry Sauce, Cranberry Sauce Roll, Cranberry Pie, Mock Cherry Pie, etc. .

$20.00

Crown Bread Recipe
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Crown Bread Recipe

By RECIPES / BREAD)

Portland, OR.: Crown Mills.. No date. Ca. 1920s.. Booklet, black and white illustrations, 24pp, 6 x 4 1/2 inches, pictorial paper wrappers. Very good condition, light rust on staples. A step-by-step guide to making bread from Western Flour. .

$35.00

Fishermen's Grotto Recipe Book
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Fishermen's Grotto Recipe Book

By RECIPES - CALIFORNIA - SAN FRANCISCO - FISHERMEN'S GROTTO)

No Date. Ca. .. BOOKLET, full page color illustrations, centrefold pictographic / pictorial map, unpaginated (approx 14 pages), 4 x 3 inches, color pictorial wrappers. Good condition: light creasing and rubbing to cover. Contains "Facts about the Wharf" and 3 recipes from this San Francisco restaurant. .

$15.00

What to Do and How to Do It in Case of Accident. A Book for Everybody. Cover title: What to Do in Case of Accident.
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What to Do and How to Do It in Case of Accident. A Book for Everybody. Cover title: What to Do in Case of Accident.

By ETIQUETTE)

New York.: The Industrial Publication Company.. 1874.. Black and white illustrations, 96pp, 7 x 4 3/4 inches, embossed gilt lettered cloth covered boards (hardbound). Cover extremities a trifle worn, bookseller stamp on front pastedown, owner inscription and light foxing to front endpapers, rear pastedown split along hinge, otherwise in very good clean condition. "As a general rule nothing is more to be reprehended than the meddling of uninformed persons with medical matters." (from Preface). Contents in this informative antique book include: Gunshot Wounds, What to do if the Clothes take Fire, Foreign Bodies in the Eye, Poisons and their Antidotes, Opium, etc. .

$225.00

Good Things to Eat and How to Make Them
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Good Things to Eat and How to Make Them

By OVENS / RECIPES)

Chicago.: George M. Clark & Company.. No date. Ca. 1910s.. Booklet, black and white illustrations with two-color border illustrations, unpaginated, 6 1/8 x 3 1/2 inches, color pictorial paper wrappers. Very good condition. Catalog of Clark Jewel Gas Stoves accompanied by numerous recipes to cook in them such as Lemon Pie, Never Fail Pie Crust, Dumplings for Stews, Vegetable-Barley Soup, etc. Twelve stoves, a sunbeam heater and a water heater are illustrated and described. .

$45.00

New Fashions for You and Your Home
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New Fashions for You and Your Home

By FASHIONS - 1930s - SINGER SEWING MACHINE)

New York.: Singer Sewing Machine Company.. 1938.. 20 pp booklet, 10.5 x 8 inches, paper covers, with numerous color illustrations. Fall and Winter 1938. Crease to back cover, 2 inch separation along bottom of spine; also 1 inch tear and crease at bottom of front cover at spine edge, otherwise very good clean condition. Focus of the booklet is on the female owner using her sewing machine to create dresses from patterns available from a variety of companies (Butterick, McCall's, Vogue, etc.). Home decorating is a secondary focus with page after page depicting use of the machine to create slip covers, drapes, bedspreads, skirts for dressing tables, etc. The back page features a pictorial photo-narrative involving three college-age sisters who, desperate for new gowns to wear to "the biggest party of the year," take sewing lessons on the Singer machine, whipping together "three dresses for the price of one!" The last pictorial panel depicts the pastel gowned sisters wearing their new frocks; the caption reads: "The girls are the best dressed at the party, and have snared several week-end invitations plus dates for the big football game." Oh please. .

$25.00

America's Cereal Foods and How to Cook Them
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America's Cereal Foods and How to Cook Them

By COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION EPHEMERA)

Akron, Ohio.: The American Cereal Co.. 1893.. Booklet, 6.5 x 4.5 inches, 68 pp. Chromolithographic covers and chromolithographic centerfold; the latter depicting the company's products. The firm's motto is published on the front cover: "We Feed the World." An attractive and interesting ephemeral item in good condition. On the first text page is the salutation: "To the American Housewife. To you we dedicate this little book, the first complete Cereal Cook Book ever published. In it will be found recipes for all Cereal Foods produced in America, including those of other manufacturers which are distinctive from our own." At the front of the booklet is a mail-in coupon that states: "On receipt of this Coupon and Six Cents in postage stamps we will mail Free a complete set (12 pictures) of our Beautiful Panorama 'The Procession of the Seasons' as shown at our Exhibit, in the Agricultural Building, World's Fair." The manufacturer observes of the company's World's Fair exhibit that "Every part…is made from special designs by American artists, by American mechanics, from American material." A most interesting and attractive publication in good condition. .

$75.00

D.M.C. Library. Knitting. 5th Series
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D.M.C. Library. Knitting. 5th Series

By KNITTING)

1954.. Booklet, black and white photo illustrations, 44pp, 7 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches, pictorial paper wrappers (softbound). Covers lightly worn with a few soft creases; interior in very good clean condition with center page starting to come loose. A collection of wonderful designs for table mats and cloths, curtains, bedspreads, etc, with detailed instructions. .

$35.00

Granite Iron Ware Cook Book
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Granite Iron Ware Cook Book

By COOKERY)

No date. Ca. 1878.. BOOKLET, chromolithographic cover illustrations on front and back, black and white illustrations, 64 pp, 5 x 3 1/2 inches, wrappers (softbound). Good condition: a few small areas of paper loss to cover, crease and short tears to fore edge of front cover, dampstaining to inside of front and back cover. Illustrations of all the granite iron products available - including one page of toilet articles. Recipes include soups, fish, poultry and game, vegetables, baking, ice creams, jellies, candies, etc. .

$95.00

The Moore System of Personal Development (Vitality through Diet)
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The Moore System of Personal Development (Vitality through Diet)

By RECIPES / HEALTH) Moore, Jos. G

Sacramento, CA.: Self-published.. 1938.. Full title: "The Moore System of Personal Development Teaching the Laws of Personal Unfoldment. A Special Treatise on the Science of Living giving Food Combinations and Classification. Vitality-Building Recipes and Menus." Twelve page self-published pamphlet printed on heavy brown paper with an insert entitled "The Science of Living," providing guidance regarding Biological Food Chemistry. "The Moore System" pamphlet offers information concerning various foods and their constituent fats, sugars, minerals, etc. Also included is a list providing ten suggestions each for nutritious breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Brief aphorisms offer dietary wisdom; for example: "Most women cook away their youth and beauty. A woman is only as old as she cooks." "The Science of Living" provides, in chart form, a listing of Elements and Vitamins, their effects on the body and the foods in which they can be found. The pamphlet and chart have a decidedly contemporary ring: "Eat Only Natural Foods" states the first page of The Science of Living. Overall, an uncommon publication dedicated to health and vitality through diet. (The $5.00 price tag would have been a considerable sum in 1938.) .

$35.00

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