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image of Domestic Japan.  ; Illustrated descriptions of articles used in Japanese daily life. First volume - kitchen utensils. [All published]

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Japan: Yokohama Seishi Bunsha, 1895. First Edition. A rare English-language guide to Japanese domestic wares, with 76 fully-illustrated items. Its publication came at a time when Japan was experiencing a dramatic shift from the conservative, isolationist policies of the sh gun-dominated Edo period to the rapid and widespread drive to modernise and engage with the rest of the… Read more
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AU$2,393.95
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Fish Dainties

by Wicken, H.

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Published
1892
Edition
First Edition
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AU$184.15

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Melbourne: Mutual Provedoring Co. Ltd, 1892. First Edition. Born in Lambeth, cookery writer Harriet Frances Wicken (1847 - 1937) emigrated from England to Australia in 1886. Having studied at the National Training School for Cookery in South Kensington in London shortly after it opened and acquiring a diploma, Harriet Wicken published her first book, the 'Kingswood Cookery Book', in… Read more
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With Compliments from Burns, Philp (SS) Co., Ltd

by BURNS PHILP LTD

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Published
1930
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AU$128.91

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Suva, Fiji, 1930. Interesting article of advertising ephemera from the Burns Philp company, a fan with a photographic portrait of a Fijian man holding a large carved wooden comb. Photographically illustrated card, 310 mm x 215 mm, specked with a few age marks, in great condition overall.
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Menus Made Easy;; Or, How to Order Dinner and Give the Dishes Their French Names

by Lake, Nancy

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Published
1904
Edition
Sixteenth
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AU$40.51

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London: Frederick Warne and Co, 1904. Sixteenth. Charming book providing a large catalogue of beautiful French dishes from luxurious hors d'œuvres to a cocktail of sorbets. Octavo, bound in illustrated tan cloth with gilt title, 237 pages, a few mild marks to cover, previous owner's name on fore-edge, occassional spotting, a very good copy.
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The Compleat Housewife; or, Accomlish'd Gentlewoman's Companion

by SMITH, Eliza

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Published
1753
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AU$920.75

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London: Printed for R. Ware, S. Birt, T. Longman, C. Hitch, J. Hodges, J and J. Rivington, J. Ward, W. Johnston, and M. Cooper, 1753. Being a collection of upwards of Six Hundred of the most approved Receipts in cookery, pastry, confectionary, preserving, pickles, cakes, creams, jellies, made wines, cordials. With copper plates, curiously engraven, for the regular Disposition… Read more
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The Magic Pudding

by LINDSAY, Norman

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Published
1948
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AU$276.23

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Sydney: Angus & Robertson Limited, 1948. Norman Lindsay. First post-war edition.The Magic Pudding is the best-loved and most frequently reprinted of all Australian children's books, and a classic of modern Australian literature. 'The book is spontaneous and alive, the illustrations reinforcing the text, and the characterisation brilliantly realised' (Muir). Angus & Robertson's initial belief that the book would appeal… Read more
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Serviettes. Dinner Napkins and How to Fold Them

by CLARK, Georgiana C.

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Published
1875
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AU$515.62

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London: Dean & Son, 1875. "The eye must be feasted as well as the palate." A book of instruction on the folding of table napkins illustrated with systematic origami-style directions. Designs previously unimagined include the Double Horn of Plenty, the Prince of Wales's Feather, the Cornucopia... Only a few other known copies in existence. First edition, Venetian red cloth… Read more
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Notre Ami le Vin

by Courthion, Pierre

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Published
1943
Edition
First Edition
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AU$423.55

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1943. First Edition. Paul Monnier. Deluxe limited edition, signed by both the author and the illustrator. Published in 1943, "Notre Ami le Vin" is a collaboration between Swiss art critic and writer, Paul Courthion, and the Swiss painter, Paul Monnier (1907 - 1982). One of only one hundred thirty copies printed on vellum cloth paper (paper vélin chiffon). Quarto,… Read more
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Cassell's Shilling Cookery

by PAYNE, A.G. (editor)

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Published
1900
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AU$92.08

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London: Cassell & Co, 1900. Small octavo, red cloth wrappers, in lovely original condition, some wear. With chapters on Australian meat and homemade wine. 'The age in which we live is essentially one of progress, and in no branch of the fine arts is progress more marked than in the art of cookery... The secret of good… Read more
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Home Candy Making

by RORER, Mrs S.T.

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Published
1908
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AU$136.27

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Melbourne: E.W. Cole, 1908. Scarce Melbourne printing of this thorough work on sweet-making by the prominent American cookery author, Sarah T. Rorer. CREAM WALNUTS. Crack English Walnuts very carefully, removing the shells and leaving the kernels as perfect as possible. Put a half-pound of fondant in a small saucepan, stand it in a basin of boiling water,… Read more
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Patchwork Quilt

by [LINDSAY, Jack & BAWDEN, Edward] AUSONIUS, Decimus Magnus

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Published
1930
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AU$110.49

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London: Fanfrolico Press, 1930. A celebration of the joys of wine by 4th Century Roman poet, Decimus Magnus Ausonius (310 A.D. - 393 A.D.). Translated into English by Jack Lindsay with ten wood engravings by Edward Bawden. Limited edition of 400 copies hand printed by Lindsay, of which this is number 399. Numbered by hand on final page. Slim… Read more
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Tivoli Theatre Program

by RICKARDS, Harry

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Published
1917
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AU$55.25

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Sydney: Maas and Maas Ltd, 1917. Wartime theatre pamphlet interesting also for its plethora of vintage advertisements. Program for the week commencing Saturday, September 15, 1917: 1. Tivoli Orchestra plays an overture "Sunny Cicily" 2. Performance by Miss Ruth Budd, the girl with the smile; 'She sings, she dances, and executes the most hazardous feats on the… Read more
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London: Ward, Lock and Company, 1899. New enlarged and revised edition edition with numerous colour plates and just over two thousand pages. More than just a cookery book, Mrs. Beeton's guide is an encyclopedia of useful information on all aspects of domestic life. Chapters of interest include table decoration, treatment and payment of servants, medicine for children and the… Read more
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AU$405.13
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LE PHARE: ALBUM-TARIF POUR 1896

by SOCIÉTÉ FRANCO-AMÉRICAINE DE CHAUFFAGE

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Published
1896
Edition
First Edition
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AU$220.98

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5, Avenue de la République, Paris: Camis, 1896. First Edition. Rare Parisian heating catalogue displaying many designs in the shape of lighthouses. Includes late nineteenth century French and American stoves. Oblong quarto bound in illustrated paper wrappers, 235 mm x 320 mm, 20 pages, a near fine copy.
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Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management. A guide to cookery in all branches

by BEETON, Isabella

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Published
1915
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AU$478.79

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London: Ward, Lock and Company, 1915. New enlarged and revised edition edition with numerous colour plates and just over two thousand pages. More than just a cookery book, Mrs. Beeton's guide is an encyclopedia of useful information on all aspects of domestic life. Chapters of interest include table decoration, treatment and payment of servants, medicine for children and the… Read more
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