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    Menu for New Year's Dinner, January 1, 1915 by McQuaid, Clara L. (artist - 1875-1958)

    San Francisco: Bergez-Frank's Old Poodle Dog Restaurant,1915. 1p. 8.5 x 5.5 inches. In 1908, the owners of the Poodle Dog, the Old Poodle Dog, John Bergez Restaurant and Frank's Rotisserie merged their businesses, opening Bush Street and Claude Lane under Lalanne with partners Jean B. Pon, Jean Bergez, Louis Coutard and Camille Mailhebeau. The restaurant now boasted five floors; the top floor offered a ballroom. A side door mimicked the earlier establishment with a birdcage elevator that took the men and their "companions" upstairs. They brought the elegance of the Nineties back to San Francisco as the Bergez-Franks Old Poodle Dog. The cuisine reflected the skills of some of the finest French chefs in the city but also included innovations unique to San Francisco. The original Louis Dressing originated in the Bergez-Franks Old Poodle Dog circa 1908; a product of the skills of Louis Coutard.


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    Good Cheer Dinner in Honor of James H. Barry's Associates of the Star Press, San Francisco Jan. 6, 1915 by Bergez-Frank's Old Poodle Dog Restaurant

    San Francisco: Bergez-Frank's Old Poodle Dog Restaurant,1915. 2 pp. on card stock.5.25 x 4 inches.Embossed cover with menu., James Henry Barry (1855-1927) was born on February 15, 1855 (another source cites 1856) in New York City to Mary Ann Harris Barry and William Barry. In 1859, his parents came to California via the Isthmus of Panama, but his mother died in 1862, leaving five young children. His father then married his sister-in-law, Mrs. Fischer, and together they had two more children before his death in 1870. (The second Mrs. Barry raised the children, and lived until 1910.) James H. Barry attended San Francisco grammer school until obliged to join the work force at age 12, although he attended night school and studied privately. He worked in the composing room of a general book and job printing office. After 10 years he became a master printer, and embarked on his own business without any capital. In September 1881, James H. Barry of Barry & Baird, Printers, ran for "Regular Democratic Nominee" for supervisor of the Fourth Ward. In 1884, Barry founded the Star, a weekly journal published by him until its suspension in 1921. The paper was conceived for and consecrated to the fight against corruption in government, extremely rampant at the time of its inauguration, especially in the judiciary. Every effort was made to crush Barry's paper, and his life was threatened more than once. Barry had some libel suits to defend in unfriendly courts, which brought financial problems, but he always won, successfully backing up his accusations and swaying public opinion so that no judge or jury would convict him. Barry was active in civic and social life in San Francisco. His "Good Cheer Dinners," which took place just before New Year's Eve, were festive affairs with speeches and humorous songs. The guest lists show the presence of prominent San Franciscans in addition to friends and family. Barry was often a speaker for organizations such as the Sailor's Union of the Pacific. He was in close touch with Mayor Rolph, and was a member of the Commonwealth Club and other social and political organizations. In 1908, the owners of the Poodle Dog, the Old Poodle Dog, John Bergez Restaurant and Frank's Rotisserie merged their businesses, opening Bush Street and Claude Lane under Lalanne with partners Jean B. Pon, Jean Bergez, Louis Coutard and Camille Mailhebeau. The restaurant now boasted five floors; the top floor offered a ballroom. A side door mimicked the earlier establishment with a birdcage elevator that took the men and their "companions" upstairs. They brought the elegance of the Nineties back to San Francisco as the Bergez-Franks Old Poodle Dog. The cuisine reflected the skills of some of the finest French chefs in the city but also included innovations unique to San Francisco. The original Louis Dressing originated in the Bergez-Franks Old Poodle Dog circa 1908; a product of the skills of Louis Coutard.


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    Vinegar by Gordon-Smith, Clare

    Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.: Courage Books, 1996. First printing. Green cloth, gilt titles, illustrated endsheets. Recipes for appetizers, entrees, salads and other dishes featuring various varieties of vinegar. Color photos illustrate most recipes. Author has been food editor for Marie-Claire. A near fine copy in like DJ. 64 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.


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    Tanqueray by Tanqueray Artist

    Color lithograph. 66 x 50 cm. One of 19 signed, titled and numbered impressions. Cannot decipher artist's actual name Marginal tear above the image. Provenance: Peter Howard, Serendipity Books, Berkeley.


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    James Villas' Country Cooking by Villas, James

    Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.: Little Brown & Co, 1991. First printing. Green spine over marble-patterned boards, gilt titles, blindstamp to front board. Contents arranged by course and climate. Book very good with a couple of stains to bottom edge, minor soil to top edge. DJ also very good with slight edgewear. 312 pp.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Book.


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    Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume Two by Child, Julia and Simone Beck

    Alfred A Knopf, 1970. Fleur-de-lis patterned boards, black/blue/white titles blocks, blue topstain. Stated book club edition. With illustrations by Sidonie Coryn based on photographs by Paul Child. Technical drawings by Paul Child. Contains many line drawings illustrating techniques of preparation. Book seemingly unread, near fine with one very small stain at foreedge, fading, a few spots to topstain. DJ very good and intact but with a one-inch circular surface tear at spine, small stain to front. Altogether a fairly nice copy. 622 pp.. Book Club (BCE). Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.


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    Serendipity Books. 9th Biennial Open House by Howard, Peter and Poulet Catering

    Berkeley: Serendipity Books, 2003. Medium letterpress broadside printed by Hillside Press. FRESH SQUEEZED ORANGE JUICE, Crab Frittata, Apricot Tascherln, Sonoma Duck Breasts, Rosemary Focaccia, Ahi Tuna, Roast Suckling Pigs, and other delicacies The event took place On Feb. 5, 2003.


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    Katechismus des praktischen Brauwesens. Erster Theil. Zweiter Theil by FASBENDER, Franz

    Wien: Lehmann & Wentzel, nd. Hardcover. Very good +. vi, 117, [9], xvi, 232, viii p. + plates. 19 cm. 17 fold-outs at rear as well as illustrations in text. Cloth spine, marbled paper boards, green label on spine. German text.


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    English Bread and Yeast Cookery by David, Elizabeth

    Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.: Natl Book Network, 1995. Rust cloth spine, teal boards, gilt titles. First printing of this 1994 edition. With introductory notes by Brinna B. Sands, a Foreword by Marion Cunningham and B&W illustrations by Wendy Jones. An exhaustive volume including recipes, history, background information and culinary techniques. Book near fine, little wear. DJ very good plus with price clipped. 592 pp.. 1st Thus. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.


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    Granite Club: capturing the spirit by DIDCOCK, Nigel

    Toronto: Granite Club, 2007. Cloth. Near fine/Fine. 224 p. 28 cm. Numerous colour illustrations. Green cloth hardcover in mylar-covered dustjacket. Signed by author on title page. Two small dark marks on front cover cloth. Recipes from the Toronto club's chef. Index.


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    Chez Panisse Cooking by Bertolli, Paul; Waters, Alice

    Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A.: Random House Inc, 1988. Black cloth, gilt titles. Stated first edition. With a Preface by Angelo M. Pellegrini. Contents arranged by course, with a wealth of culinary information included. Full-page color photos by Gail Koff. on coated paper. Book very good plus with one waterspot to cloth and DJ reverse at top front panel. DJ also near fine with some pressure marks, one very tiny hole at back fold. Price of $24.95 intact. 449 pp.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Book.


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    The Tribe's Home Plates by The Indian Cleveland Wives Association

    Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A.: Favorite Recipes Pr, 1992. Stated first edition, 5,000-copy printing. Laminated glossy binding with spiral inset, no DJ as issued. Recipes alternate with B&W photos of players and their families. Recipes arranged by course and fairly simple to make. A near fine copy with very light spotting to top edge. Quite scarce now. 126 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket.


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    Around the Opry Table: A Feast of Recipes and Stories from the Grand Ole Opry by West, Kay

    Center Street First printing. Dozens & dozens of country music artists are represented with brief bios, (mostly) color photos and favorite recipes. Attractively designed book, printed entirely on coated paper. Book unread, as new. DJ also near new. 284 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.


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    Plums and Plum Culture by F A Waugh

    Original 1910 edition, not a print on demand! This 108 year-old book shows a little wear on the original green-cloth decorated cover (we would only hope to look this good at 108!). Gold-gilded titles on front and spine still in good shape. Minimal fraying on sides and top of spine, and on one corner. Interior is free of marks, save for an inscription on the first blank page. (looks like the book was owned by J.G. France in March of 1911. Overall, a fantastic collectible. Standard Shipping is Ground. Ships from Missouri


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    Menu for June 1, 1911 with an embossed image of a woman in a canoe. by Weiss, H.A. (artist)

    San Francisco: Bergez-Frank's Old Poodle Dog Restaurant,1911. 4pp. 8.5 x 4.5 inches. In 1908, the owners of the Poodle Dog, the Old Poodle Dog, John Bergez Restaurant and Frank's Rotisserie merged their businesses, opening Bush Street and Claude Lane under Lalanne with partners Jean B. Pon, Jean Bergez, Louis Coutard and Camille Mailhebeau. The restaurant now boasted five floors; the top floor offered a ballroom. A side door mimicked the earlier establishment with a birdcage elevator that took the men and their "companions" upstairs. They brought the elegance of the Nineties back to San Francisco as the Bergez-Franks Old Poodle Dog. The cuisine reflected the skills of some of the finest French chefs in the city but also included innovations unique to San Francisco. The original Louis Dressing originated in the Bergez-Franks Old Poodle Dog circa 1908; a product of the skills of Louis Coutard.


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    Dining Distinction Award by Travel-Holiday Magazine

    Travel/Holiday Magazine. 1986. Certificate printed in black and gold. Dining Distinction Award as one of the Outstanding Restaurants of the World for Yamato Sukiyaki, [San Francisco]. Printed signatures of Robert Balzer and Sheldon Shane.


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    Cooking the Nouvelle Cuisine in America: A Glorious Collection of Original Recipes by Urvater, Michele;Liederman, David

    Workman Pub, 1979. First printing and stated first edition. Illustrated glossy boards, matching DJ. Two well-respected chefs provide step-by-step instructions on how to adapt and prepare a variety of favorite recipes from the celebrated French culinary school. Illustrated with line drawings; contents arranged by course. Book very good plus with light edge soil, a few spots. DJ also very good with sunning to spine, price clipped. 468 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.


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    A unique album of photographs reproducing drawings of different views of the famous brewery at Klein-Schwechat, a town just to the south-east of Vienna, entitled (from the upper cover): "Brauerei in Klein-Schechat [sic]. Nach der Natur gezeichnet und Seiner Hochwohlgeborn Herrn August Deiglmaier [sic] Dankbar Gewidmet von Georg Wieninger 1881." 21 photographs (seven double-page) mounted on thick board. Oblong 4to (320 x 220 mm.), an ornately designed morocco binding with nine sunken panels on both covers, decorated & lettered in gilt & blind, spine decorated in gilt & blind, a.e.g. by BRAUEREI IN KLEIN-SCHWECHAT

    [Klein-Schwechat: 1881]. An elaborate album of photographs of drawings of the celebrated brewery at Klein-Schwechat, founded in 1632, and today one of the leading breweries of Austria, producing a lager, a light smooth premium beer called Hopfenperle, and a super-premium called Steffl. The album was prepared for the renowned Viennese brewer August Deiglmayer (1827-83), who was at that time, managing director of the brewery and one of the great innovators of 19th century brewing. Deiglmayer spent much of his professional career at the Klein-Schwechat brewery. The drawings were executed at the request of Georg Wieninger (1832-87), scion of the Schärding family of brewers. Reproduced here in photographs, the drawings depict a number of the imperial-style buildings of the brewery, set around a series of courtyards, which today still more resembles a grand country estate more than a brewery. The first plate consists of a calligraphic title "Erinnerung an Klein-Schwechat" in a hop-vine border. Each has a caption in manuscript. In fine condition. Preserved in the original box. ❧ Jackson, The New World Guide to Beer, pp. 192-93.


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    Italy in Small Bites by Field, Carol

    Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.: William Morrow & Co, 1993. First printing. Brown cloth spine, orange boards, gilt titles. A compendium of recipes for hors d'oeuvre and snack foods. Book very good with edge soil, waterstain at foot of spine, a couple of pages edge-curled. DJ very good plus with price clipped. 293 pp.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Book.


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    Wine into Words by Gabler, James M

    Baltimore, Maryland: Bacchus Press, 1985. First Edition. Tan cloth. Very good. Octavo, 403 pages, over 3,200 entries, illustrated


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    Potager: Fresh Garden Cooking in the French Style by Brennan, Georgeanne

    San Francisco, California, U.S.A.: Chronicle Books Llc, 1992. Third printing. Green cloth, gilt titles. With photographs by John Vaughn and a Foreword by Alice Waters. Book near fine with two spots to cloth at top edge. DJ also near fine. Price of $29.95. 145 pp.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Book.


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    Dinner Is Served : An English Butler's Guide to the Art of the Table by Inch, Arthur; Hirst, Arlene

    Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.: Running Press Book Publishers, 2006. First printing. Retired butler Hirst has over 50 years' experience in serving formal dinners, and was a consultant on the Altman film Gosford Park. In this informative volume, he passes on some of that knowledge. Illustrated with line drawings, contents arranged according to types of dishes, cutlery and occasion. Glossary included. Book unread, near new. DJ also near new with one small ding at spine. 144 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.


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    The 15-Minute Chicken Cookbook by Mitchell, Paulette

    Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A.: Macmillan General Reference, 1997. First printing. Blue cloth spine over yellow boards, gilt titles. Illustrated with line drawings. One in a series of titles featuring 15-minute food preparation. Contents divided by course (entrees/salads/soups/sandwiches & pizzas). Best-sounding recipe: Grilled Chicken Salad with Grapefruit-Peanut Vinaigrette. Book near fine; DJ also near fine with minor rubbing. 250 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.


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    The Dreaded Broccoli Cookbook: A Good-Natured Guide to Healthful Eating With 100 Recipes by Haspel, Barbara;Haspel, Tamar

    Old Tappan, New Jersey, U.S.A.: Scribner, 1999. First printing. Green cloth spine over gtreen textured boards, gilt titles. Stand aside, George Bush (Sr.), here's a cookbook that might change your mind. This mother & daughter team has written a humorous cookbook of healthy cuisine that grew out of a newsletter by the same title. The mother, it seems is the 'healthy food' maven, whereas the daughter proclaims that she 'inherited the sausage gene.' Together, however, they haved created some interesting recipes with and without meat. General information on preparation, etc included throughout the text. A near fine copy in like DJ. 317 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.


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    New Zealand Seafood: Cooking Methods & Recipes by New Zealand Fishing Industry Board

    Wellington, New Zealand: New Zealand Fishing Industry Board, 1970. Date approximate, no date given. Contains recipes for seafood native to New Zealand. Cooking methods include baking, poaching, casseroling, steaming, frying, grilling, barbecuing, foilbaking, sousing. Recipes accompanied by photos, some in color. Very good with rubbing to cover, crease to back cover. Rare. 32 pp. . 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.


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