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If you are looking for a copy of a long-lost family cookbook from your childhood, take a look through the pages of the rare and collectible cookbooks section of the Biblio Rare Book Room. There is a large selection from which to choose, all curated by our professional booksellers. Many of the rare and antique books featured below are hard-to-find first editions of favorite and traditional cookbooks, with authors like Julia Child, Anthony Bourdain, and Irma S. Rombauer.

Betty Crocker's Cookbook

Golden Press, NY, 1969. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. First Edition with stated first printing, 1969. No owner's name or other markings, just a touch of rubbing to the cover corner tips. Title page torn at each of the five metal rings, other…

From Select Tomes


Au Pied De Cochon - The Album by Martin Picard

Montréal, QB: Restaurant Au Pied De Cochon, 2006. Hardcover. As New. CD still in original, sealed pouch at the back of book. Original Promo Slip Cover still on book - has tear on back. Book in original, New condition…

From 10908Digital


Modern Cookery in All Its Branches by Eliza Acton

Small 8vo. Original brown cloth with blind stamped decorative borders to the covers, plus gilt (dusted) lettering and vignettes to the spine. 607 pages, plus 32 pp catalogue of adverts dated July 1845. Illustrated with numerous woodcuts. Apart from bumpin…

From Innoworking Associates


FOOD: The World of Food ---by Christian Teubner ( Hardcover in a Slipcase / Herbs; Spices; Cereals and Grains; Fish; Seafood; Vegetables; Meat; Game and Poultry; Ham and sausage; Cheese; Fruit ) by Teubner, Christian

Munich, Germany: Munich, Germany: TEUBNER Edition / Grafe Und Unzer, Ganske Verlagsgruppe, 2001, 2nd Edition, 1st Printing , 2001. ----------hardcover, about 11 x 14.5 inches, a Fine copy, no dustjacket as issued, in a lightly rubbed Near Fine slipcase, …

From Leonard Shoup


Autograph Letter Signed ("Julia Child"), to Mrs. Fairbanks by Child, Julia

Paris, 1953. One and one half page pen and ink letter (26.5 x 21.5 cm.) on single sheet of pale blue Paul Cushing Child stationery, with ink date stamp ("May 18 1953"), addressed, "USIS. 5 Place de Rome, Marseille (B du Rh)". ~ An early letter from Julia…

From Rabelais - Fine Books on Food & Drink



New York: D. D. Smith, 1805. First Edition. Hardcover. Lacking the endpapers; small chip at the top of the spine. A clean, attractive, unsophisticated copy in original binding of a scarce and important book. Twentyfourmo (3-3/8" x 5-3/8") bound in origi…

From Charles Agvent


The Southern Cook Book of Fine Old Recipes

322 Old Dixie Recipes. Compiled and Edited by Lillie S. Lustig, S. Claire Sondheim, Sarah Rensel. Decorations by H. Charles Kellum. 48 pp. 23,5x16 cm. Culinary Arts Press, 1939. --- Wooden covers, curved and painted. B&W illustrations. Unmarked. …

From Pelargos Bookstore, MBS


French Provincial Cooking by David, Elizabeth

London: Michael Joseph, 1960. 493 pages. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt on red ground, pictorial design to upper board in red, red top-stain. With the rare dust jacket which has been professionally restored. Pages 247-250 have been re-stitched…

From Books & Bygones


The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book by Alice B. Toklas

Alice B. Toklas - The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book; illustrations by Sir Francis Rose - London, Michael Joseph, 1954 - First Edition - Hardcover - 288pp - 23x15cmCondition Good: Cover worn and faded. Throughout the book some signs of use: this book really ha…

From MagicWorldBooks


THE ART OF COOKERY MADE EASY AND REFINED; Comprising ample directions for preparing every article requisite for furnishing the tables of the NOBLEMAN, GENTLEMAN and TRADESMAN. by MOLLARD, John.:

London, printed for the author and sold by J. Nunn, Great Queen Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields, 1801.. FIRST EDITION 1801. 8vo, approximately 235 x 145 mm, 9¼ x 5¾, engraved dedication page and 12 engraved plates showing bill of fare for each month, page…

From Roger Middleton


The Joy of Cooking. A compilation of reliable recipes with a casual culinary chat by Rombauer, Irma S

St. Louis, MO: [the author]; A.C. Clayton Printing Co, 1931. Octavo (20.5 x 14 cm.), [32], 395 pages. Illustrated with chapter silhouettes and with a dust jacket design by Marion Rombauer. FIRST EDITION, privately published by the author in an edition of…

From Rabelais - Fine Books on Food & Drink


Kitty Wells' Country Kitchen Cook Book by Wells, Kitty

Madison, Tenn: Kitty's Cook Book Co, 1964. Softcover in good condition. Photo portrait of Wells on front cover, 34 pages, 28cm tall, quarto, recipe index. Includes 2 articles illustrated with photos of Wells, Johnny Wright, and family. Kitty Wells signatu…

From Sandhill Books


Better Homes and Gardens Encyclopedia of Cooking

Meredith Corporation, 1973-74. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good+. No Jacket as Issued. All volumes have clean, unmarked text. No owner attribution. Volumes 1-5, 1973 stated second printing, special edition; Volumes 6-8, 10-15 and 17-19 1974 stated secon…

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The Complete Economical Cook and Frugal Housewife by Mary Holland

Title continued: "...Also, Trussing & Carving; preparing soups, gravies, sauces, made dishes, potting, pickling, &c. With directions for pastry and confectionery. Likewise the art of making British wines, brewing, baking, gardening, &c." Rebound brown hal…

From William Chrisant & Sons' Florida Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA


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