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By CORSON, Juliet

NY: Orange Judd Company, 1883. (USA) Sixth Edition Dark green cloth with titles in gold, brown endpapers, [i-iii], iv-xii, [13], 14-257pp, [258pp]. Index. Corson is here described as the superintendent of the New School of Cookery. The book is organized as a series of lessons in five levels (from the First Artisan to the Ladies Course). There is a great deal of emphasis on economy and all the recipes have prices assigned. Owner's signature, solid sewn signatures, water stained back cover with most of the panel discoloured, Fair overall. (1.5 JM HOQ 101/1. 6th. Hardcover. Acceptable/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


THE HOME COOK BOOK, 125th Anniversary Edition
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THE HOME COOK BOOK, 125th Anniversary Edition

By The Ladies of Toronto ; DRIVER, Elizabeth Introduced By

North Vancouver, BC, Canada: Whitecap Books Ltd., 2002. (CAD) No markings, Fine; no dust jacket as published. illus bds, xxiv, 384pp. This is the 125th anniversary edition of Canada's first community cookbook, published in 1877, and the first fund-raising cookbook in Canada. There is an excellent introduction by Elizabeth Driver , author of A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF COOKERY BOOKS PUBLISHED IN BRITIAN 1875-1914, who explains why this book is a landmark publication that changed culinary writing in Canada and helped define Canadian cookery. This edition is based on the 1878 edition published by Hunter Rose and Co, of Toronto. (1.9 JM FO 36/4. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.


Seven Centuries of English Cooking

By McKendry, Maxime Edited By Arabella Boxer

London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1973. (UK) Presujed 1st edition with 1973 to copyright page. Owner's 4 word to end paper, date and "London" to back of front cover, no other markigns, Very Good used copy in unclipped Good dust jacket with three edge tears. DJ is in mylar sleeve. Boards, 240pp, index, B&W illus. A history of English cookery from the 14th century to the 20th century with recipes. Tart of pickled fish; Galantine of Capon; Medieval Endoring; Barthelmas beefWhim-wham. (2.1 JM FO 39/4. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".



By BEETON, Mrs Isabella

NY: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1969. (USA) Second Printing This copy has the red cloth, not red boards, with the top edge of pages yellow. No markings, very very light foxing to the fore-edge pages, Near Fine in unclipped Very Good Dj with a bit of rubbing to edges. Dj is in mylar sleeve. 7" x 4 1/2", red cloth, xxxix, 1112pp. B&W illus. Colour plates. This is the first edition (2nd printing) facsimile of the 1861 edition of BEETON'S BOOK OF HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT presented without any modern editorial comment nor changes. This is a useful work for those interested in this Beeton work as Isabella Beeton died at 28, and subsequent editions of her work were added to and transformed by many other people so that later copies bear little resemblance to the original material. Here we find Beeton's instructions to whiten scorched linen by using "dried fowl's dung", and for making a boot polish using red wine (ordinaire) as one of its ingredients. There are many, many recipes but these have not been veted for modern cooks. A heavy book. (2.5 LYNM HOJ 304/3. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.



By FARMER, Fannie Merritt

NY: Weathervane Books, 1986. (USA) 5th printing. No markings, slight toning to page edges, Very Good in price-clipped Good dust jacket with two smalltears to foot of spine panel; DJ is in mylar sleeve. Wipeable green bds, xxx, 567pp, index, 18pp ads. A first edition facsimile of the BOSTON COOKING-SCHOOL COOK BOOK, one of the cornerstones of American cookery cooks. A heavy book. (3.1 JM FO 48/5. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


Beeton's Book of Household Management
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Beeton's Book of Household Management

By Beeton, Mrs.

U.S.A.: Chancellor Press., 1995. (UK) 2nd printing of this 1994 edition. No markings, crease to corner of front cover, two tiny spots to inside front cover.Very Good used copy. Illus wraps, xxxviii,1112pp. 1350 original recipes illustrated with almost 600 original drawings. A heavy book. (2.9 JM FO 59/2. Paperback. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".


Early American Herb Recipes

By Brown, Alice Cooke

NY: Bonanza Books, 1966. (USA) No markings, but tiny row of small spots to cover cloth, otherwise Fine in Fine dust jacket. Green cloth, 152pp, index. B&W illus and herb drawings. This is a collection of recipes using herbs for cooking, cosmetics, remedies, and household cleansers gleaned from early American sources. (2.2 jm fo 33/3. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12".


The Every-Day Cook-Book (the Everyday cookbook) and Encyclopedia of Practical Recipes: Economical, Reliable, Excellent

By Neil, Miss E.

Chicago: Regan Printing House, 1892. (USA) No markings, pages toned, a bit of rubbing to cover edges, hinges solid, the gold colour to the titles have rubbed away, overall Very Good vintage copy; no just jacket. Very dark green cloth, all eges marbled, 315pp [blank page, then viii pages of index. Line drawings. This cookbook originally appeared in about 1884 and went through several editions. There must be close to 1000 recipes, presented 3 per page in the old way without the ingredients listed beforehand. The recipes presume some knowledge of general cookery. There is a lot of lore and advice. Here on cooking Yarmouth Bloasters (a type of fish): "The best way to make incisions in the skin across the fish, because they do not require to be so long on the fire, and will be far better than when cut open." On rabbit: "The best way of cooking rabbits is to fricasse them." There are recipes for making lard and headcheese: "Having thoroughly cleaned a hog's head or pig's head split in two with a sharp knife......" The cake recipes are interesting. There are recipes for cosmetics , tips on cleaning, amnd how to break in new kettles. (1.7 JM HOQ 100/3. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".



By Sooke Region Historical Society, British Columbia

Sooke BC: Sooke Region Historical Society, 1995. (CAD) No markings, Fine. Card cover, side-stapled, about 40 pages. Hand lettered text presentation. These are recipes from the 19th century some with contributors' names: Homemade crackers, Loggers Biscuits, Dairy Butter, Pulled Mints, Pot Roast Beef. Moss Cottage was the hoem to the James and Mary Ellen Welsh family during the 1870s and to Matilda Gordon during the early 1900s. No date given, a wild guess at mid 1990s. (1.0 JM FO 75/3. Staple Bound. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".



By RAY, Elizabeth Edited By

Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1986. (UK) Later Printing. Remainder mark to bottom edge of pages, no other markings, Very good. illus wraps, xxxiv, 365pp, index. A few B&W illus. Introduced by Elizabeth David, who calls Acton's MODERN COOKERY FOR PRIVATE FAMILIES, the greatest cookery book in our language: "The young women of today, who love good cooking...will bless Miss Acton for her clarity, for her positive attitude and for the memorable comments and instructions which bejewel her pages". Acton's cookbook was first published in 1845, and has been heavily plagarized by later cookbook authors. (1.8 JM FO 39/3. Paperback. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Remainder.



By No Stated Author

Minneapolis: Buckeye Publishing Company, 1880. (USA) Later Printing The front end paper is missing and the title page is detached, as is pages 15 /16, no missing pages, pages clean, there is stable split to the cove rmaterial at the front spie edge, brown paper protectores have been adhered to the frnt and back covers, with smaller pieces to the spine strip, the hinge paper to the front hinge is crack but the hinge is holding nicely, about Good (-) only used copy. 21 x 14 cm, green oilcloth, [i-iv], v-vi, [7], 8-536pp, index. This is the revised edition with "Eightieth Thousand" to the title page with the date 1880 to the title page and also to the copyright page. Dedicated to Plucky Housewives. . This is a collection of over 800 recipes and household hints including antidotes to poisons, laundry tips, hints for the sick room.The recipes are in great variety ranging from Currant Catsup to Roast Haunch of Venison. . (2.4 JM FO 37/1. Hardcover. Acceptable/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.




Sturbridge MA: Old Sturbridge Village, 1970. (USA) 3rd Printing Owner's inscription, no other markings, Very Good. Card cover with illus from old engraving, side-stapled, 44pp. B&W illus from old sources and photos of kitchen and serving utensils. This is quite a good monograph on cookery in 18th and early 19th century New England with a collecton of recipes taken from cookbooks of the time: Pease Soup; Fish Chowder; Johnny cakes; Carolina Rice Pudding. This is the first printing without mention of any later dates. (0.9 JM FO 37/1. Staple Bound. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


Buckmaster's Cookery: Being an Abridgement of Some of the Lectures Delivered in the Cookery School at the International Exhibition for 1873 and 1874; Together with a Collection of Approved Recipes and Menus

By Buckmaster, John Charles

London: George Routledge and Sons, 1874. (UK) First edition. No markings, spine slant, back cover is slightly bowed, Good used copy. 17 x 10,5 cm, brown cloth with gold title, milky brown end papers, xii, 302pp, index [2]pp publisher's ads. There is apreface dated 184 in which the author says that he was invited by Her Majesty's Commissioners of the Internastional exhibition to deliver a course of lectures on Cookery. One of the exhibits that year was Food, and it was thought that this section might be made more instructive by lectures. There are lectures on Early English Food and Cooking, Houses for the Working Classes, On Stock Pots and Soups, Mistresses and Servants, Hashes and Stews, The Function of Food, Cooking Australian Meat, Frying, Sauces, The Education of Girls, etc. There are recipes included with the book but the author says that these were taken from the workd of Gouffe, and from Mrs Harrison of the Cookery School. (1.4 JM hoq 100/5. 1st. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.


THE COOK'S ORACLE. Containing Receipts for Plain Cookery


Edinburgh: Robert Cadell, 1843. (UK) Owner's signature and date of 1844, rubbing to edges of original boards, at some point, the spine was repaired with green cloth but now has loss to head and foot of spine, there is a bit of splitting to the cloth of the spine edge at the front cover but this appears stable, pages clean, Fair copy. 17.5 x 11 cm, original boards, original endapers, [1-7], 8-424pp, index. The title continues as " on the most economical plan for private families: containing also a complete system of cookery for Catholic families, being the result of actual experiments instituted in the kitchen of Dr. William Kitchiner, M.D. A New Edition: There is a preface by Kitchiner for the seventh edition with a date of 1823. Bitting does not list this edition, but only the 1845 edition. (1.4 JM HOQ 100/5. Hardcover. Fair/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.


Miss Corson's Practical American Cookery and Household Management

By CORSON, Juliet

NY: Dodd, Mead & Company., 1886. (USA) Edition Not Stated No markings, pages clean, corner of the front end paper has been cut off and laid into the book, rubbing to spine extremities and to corner tips, fine split to cover cloth at foot of spine, about Very Good copy. Dark brown cloth with blind embossed titles, xxii, 591pp. A few small illus. This book is copyright 1885, so this copy is a later printing. "An everyday book for American housekeepers giving the most acceptable etiquette of American hospitality, and comprehensive and minute directions for marketing, carving, and general table service, together with suggestions for the diet of children and the sick."There must be 1000 recipes in this book written in the old way with breif instructions assuming a knowledge of cookery: Larded Fillet of Beef with Tomatoes; Roast Young Turkey; Breakfast Rolls; Pineapple Tarts. (2.0 JM HOQ 100/1. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.



By FRANCATELLI, Charles Elme

London: The Scolar Press, 1981. (UK) 5th Printing No markings, crease to upper corner of cover, Very Good. Printed wraps on pink card, 105pp, 1 blank page, 5pp ads. Index. This is a facsimile reprint of the 1852 edition by Francatelli who was the Maitre d'Hotel and Chief Chef to Queen Victoria and who was a champion of culinary economy. It was he who said that he could feed a thousand families a day on food that was wasted in London. This little book, written for the working class, aims at the greatest amount of nourishment from the least possible expense through culinary skill and economy, an example of the "altruistic" cookbook which concerned itself with the proper feeding of the working class. There are 241 recipes. A recipe for making an economical soup calls for saving the water used in large families for boiling joints of salt beef, culling off the fat, and adding a list of vegetables and grains. A Pea Soup recipe for 6 people starts off with a broth first made with 2.5 pounds of pickled pork or the same quantity of leg of beef. There is a list of kitchen equipement including a stove all to be purchased for just over 6 Pounds Sterling. (0.7 lJM FO 44/1. Paperback. Very Good. 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall.



By LESLIE, Miss Eliza

Philadelphia PA: E.L. Carey & A. Hart, Chestnut Street, 1838. (USA) Edition Not Stated This is an early edition rebound in dark red cloth with a tiel block adhered to the spine, new end papers, the pages are generally clean with some foxing to the preliminaries, the book is complete except that the lower half of all the index pages from 459 to466 are missing, as well pages 457/ 58 showing the meat cuts on the sheep and pig are torn in half but not missing, there is some rubbing and loss of page material to the first blank page and last page, Good refurbished condition. 19 x 11.5 cm, dark red cloth, spine label with gold titles, 468pp. This book appeared first in 1837 and this edition incorporates 38 additional recipes. It was after the success of her book entitled SEVENTY-FIVE RECEIPTS IN CAKES, PASTRY AND SWEETMEATS, that the author started this more ambitious work, "designing it as a manual of American housewifery, ...avoiding the insertion of any dishes whose ingredients cannot be procured on our side of the Atlantic". All the recipes are quite clear, set out in the old way where the ingtedients are not first listed. The chapters on sweetmeats, cakes, pastry and puddings, syllabubs, blancmange and ice cream, warm cakes, preserves and jellies seem quite fine. There arealso chapters on Perfumery and Food for the sick. The meat sections include beef, lamb, veal, pork, venison, rabbits, shell fish and fish, poultry and game, but the roasting recipes go back to the time when roasting was done "before a clear fire". (1.5 JM HOQ 100/5. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.


The Original Fannie Farmer 1896 Cook Book:

By Farmer, Fannie Merritt; the Boston Cooking School

USA: Allied Publishing Group, 2002. (USA) No markings, the lower corner tip of the front cover is bumped, Near Fine, no dust jacket as published. Burgundy leatgherette with gold titles, all edges gilt, ribbon marker, xxx,567pp, index [23]pp of ads. This is a nicely produced facsimile edition of this famous 19the century American clssic cookbook. (2.0 Jm FO 41/2. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".



By By a Lady [RUNDELL, Mrs.]

London: John Murray, 1837. (UK) 60th Edition This copy has one signature missing, not removed, but missing. When one looks at the top edge of pages, there is no gap. This missing pages are from 193 to 209 inclusive and cover the recipes from pies and pasties. Front fly and rear fly has ink marks, owner's signature, no other markings, pages quite clean, with wear to the cover edges, cover panels soiled. The spine had split at the edge where it meets the front cover; this has been rebacked. Tight copy with the interior pages quite clean, Good overall. 18 x 11 cm, original grey boards with green leather spine and paper title label, new endpapers, frontis showing kitchen scene with game, rabbit and fish in foreground, [i titlepage-v], vi-liv, [1], 2-448pp, index. Frontis, IX Plates all in the locations prescribed by the binding instructions. Full title reads: " A New System of Domestic Cookery formed upon Principles of Economy and Adapted to the use of Private Families. By a Lady. Sixieth edition corrected and augmented with a New Chapter on French Cooking". (1.5 JM HOQ 100/3. 60th. Hardcover. Acceptable/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.



By SOYER, Alexis

London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co.; Abel Heywood &Son; A. Brown & Sons and J.R. Tutin, 1858. (UK) Owner's signature and date of 1860 to end paper, pages generally clean except pen notation to margin of page 386 to a Strawberry jam recipe, some light rubbing to corner tips fo the covers, some wear to spine extremities, soiling to covers, Good(-) only copy; no Dj. 19 x 12.5 cm, green coloured boards with embossed design of tendrils framing the title "Soyer's Modern Housewife", frontis portrait of Soyer, title page, illustrated dedication page to the Daughters of Albion, then [10] pp prefatory remarks, then two leaves with illustrations, one showing the use of Soyer's Magic Stove and the other a view of diners on the pyramid of Cheops, [v] vi-xvi, [1] 2-508pp, 4 unnumbered pages of press opinions, 8 unnumbered pages of ads for Soyer's sauce and Soyer's Magic Stove. This book first appeared in 1849; this is the 1858 thirty-fourth thousand. The title says the book " comprises nearly one thousand receipts for the economic and judicious preparation of every meal of the day and those for the nursery and sick room; with minute directions for family management in all its branches. Soyer's association with the reform club is mentioned here as well as his book the Gastronomic Regenerator. Soyer, ever the self-promotor, includes glowing press reports of the first edition. There are 950 number recipes starting with making toast over an open fire and ending with St. James Cake. Three is an index of recipes, a chapter on "Charitable cookery"; information on carving and on menus and serving. Much is made of economy in daily meal preparation for the average household. (2.0 JM HOQ 100/5. Hardcover. Good (-)/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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