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Dolls and How to Make Them.
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Dolls and How to Make Them.

By SEWING / DOLLS) Ackroyd, Winifred M. Ackroyd, Winifred M. (illus).

London.: Photochrom (Whitefriars Press Ltd.).. No date. Ca. 1940.. Small illustrated "how to" booklet, 32 pages, 4 1/2 x 3 1/4 inches, brown paper wraps, with instructional illustrations and text by the author. Very good clean condition. An engaging publication. An early edition of a popular booklet. .

$48.00

Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management.
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Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management.

By COOKERY) Beeton, Mrs.

London.: Ward, Lock & Co.. 1909.. 30 chromolithograph plates, numerous black and white full page illustrations, viii + 2056 pages + 12 sheets of advertisements at back and 2 at front, 7 7/8 x 5 1/2 inches, cloth-covered boards with decorative embossed spine. Spine split from head almost to tail, extremities of covers bumped and worn. First 4 sheets partially detached, large tears to pages 2051-2056, plus one 4 inch tear to half of a color plate (Dining Table, a la Russe); interior otherwise in very good condition, clean and bright. From the preface: "Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, in his great study of married life, entitled 'A Duet, with an occasional Chorus,' makes his heroine say - 'Mrs. Beeton must have been the finest housekeeper in the world. Therefore, Mr. Beeton must have been the happiest and most comfortable man'; and his hero concludes, that 'this book has more wisdom to the square inch than any work of man' - a wonderful testimonial when one remembers that the last edition thus praised contains more than 80,000 square inches of closely packed information." .

$745.00

Superior Cookery.
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Superior Cookery.

By COOKERY - VICTORIAN ERA) Black, Mrs.

London.: Collins.. Fifteenth Thousand.. No date. Circa 1890.. 8 chromolithograph plates, 200 pages, index, 7 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches, decorative green cloth. Covers worn, slight foxing throughout, few stains, ink inscription on front pastedown, one plate fully detached with paper loss at edges; overall good condition. Margaret Black founded the West End School of Cookery in 1878 and remained its principal until her death in 1903. She published several popular cooking books. The book focuses on tasty but simple recipes with a few ingredients, and penciled notes from a previous owner may serve as a guide to the modern cook: the Cheese Omelet is declared to be "very nice indeed", while the Crystal Palace Pudding is "delicious" and a Fruit Sauce merely "not bad". There are 340 recipes in all, covering everything from poultry to puddings. The chromolithograph plates showing amazing concoctions that you wouldn't see today, but might be afraid to try... .

$30.00

Mothers' Health Guide and Kitchen Chemist ("Heal Thyself").
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Mothers' Health Guide and Kitchen Chemist ("Heal Thyself").

By HEALTH / NUTRITION) Rocine, V. G.

Everett, Wash.: Self-published.. 1929.. Oversized volume, 15 x 7 inches, 67 pp., focusing on proper diet to maximize health and well-being. The author writes: "Almost all diseases are diet diseases" but if we "eat rightly, we do not need any doctors. Let us learn to cook and eat rightly." The author then turns to lists of foods rich in vitamins and minerals while also providing an alphabetical list of "Dead, Objectionable and Acid-Forming Foods" (five pages long) followed by a list of "Foods Easy of Digestion," resolving the volume with what he terms a "Food Map" (basically an alphabetical list of foods, listing their chemical properties) developed by "leading food chemists that have lived and worked during the past 400 years." Prior to this indecipherable list is a much shorter and more accessible list of ailments and their cures, as for example "Brain-fag calls for fish roe and fish broths." Booklet in very good clean condition (no food stains). V.G. Rocine was apparently a Norwegian homeopath interested in food chemistry. His works included "The Secrets of Eternal Youth." Author cautions against "Foods drained, corrupted, peeled, embalmed, mill-pared, diluted, wasted, pickled, adulterated, devitalized, commercialized, poisoned, useless, dangerous, over-cooked or fried." To summarize: Bon Appétit! .

$135.00

"Candy" &" Salad Dressing" brochures.
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"Candy" &" Salad Dressing" brochures.

By CARNATION RECIPE BROCHURES)

Seattle.: Carnation Company.. No date. Ca. 1920s.. Two promotional brochures, 5 ¼ x 3 ¼ inches, from the Carnation Milk Products Company (Seattle, WA) circa 1920s. One advertises "Delicious Dressings for Salads" and the other "Candy that Melts in Your Mouth." The "Candy" brochure opens to four panels (chiefly recipes) while the "Dressings" brochure opens to two panels (again, chiefly recipes). Both items are in "As New" condition—clearly never used—probably just as well. Both brochures refer to "Pauline Partridge," a "well-known authority" (along with two others) in the arcane arena of "recipes best left untried." .

$42.00

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

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

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

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