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If you are looking for a copy of a long-lost family cookbook from your childhood, you should definitely take a look through the pages of the rare and collectible cook books section of the Biblio Rare Book Room. There is a large selection from which to choose, and many of the rare and antique books featured below are hard to find first editions of favorite and traditional cook books.



NEW AMERICAN COOKERY, OR FEMALE COMPANION. CONTAINING FULL AND AMPLE DIRECTIONS FOR ROASTING, BROILING, STEWING, HASHING, BOILING, PRESERVING, PICKLING, POTTING, FRICASEES, SOUPS, PUFF-PASTES, PUDDINGS, CUSTARDS, PIES, TARTS, & C. ALSO, THE MAKING OF WINES AND CHEESE. PECULIARLY ADAPTED TO THE AMERICAN MODE OF COOKING by [COOKERY]

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

$21,875.00


Correspondence from Julia Child to Beverly Jackson, with photographs and other materials by Child, Julia; Beverly Jackson

[Santa Barbara ; Cambridge, 2003. A convolute of correspondence, photographs, and other materials documenting the relationship between American icon Julia Child, and Beverly Jackson, reporter, novelist, collector, and a legend of the social circles of Sa…

From Rabelais - Fine Books on Food & Drink

$7,500.00


Espargne-Bois C'Est a Dire, Nouvelle Et Parci-Devant Non Commune, ni mise en lumiere, invention de certains et divers fourneaux artificiels. par François Keslar ... Maintenant publiee en françois pour le bien ... de tous ceux qui usent de ceste langue by [Stoves]; Keslar, Francois [Franz Kessler]

Oppenheim: Par Iean Theodore dé Bry marchant libraire & bourgeois d'Oppenheim qui est sur le Rhin, 1619. Small quarto (19.5 x 14 cm.), [7], 8-72 pages, five plates engraved on copper, one folding. ~ FIRST FRENCH LANGUAGE EDITION and FIRST SEPARATE EDITI…

From Rabelais - Fine Books on Food & Drink

$5,000.00


Healths Improvement; or, Rules comprizing and discovering the nature, method, and manner of preparing all sorts of food used in this nation. Written by that ever famous Thomas Muffett ... Cor. and enl. by Christopher Bennet .. by Muffett, Thomas [Moffett (1553-1604); Bennet, Christopher (1617-1655), editor]

London: Printed by T. Newcomb for S. Thomson, 1655. Quarto (17 x 11 cm.), 8, 296 pages; signatures: A-Pp4 (incorrectly numbered - skipping J & V - yet complete). Woodcut initials, and section ornaments. "Imprimatur" leaf from the Royal College of Surgeon…

From Rabelais - Fine Books on Food & Drink

$5,000.00


Een Vruchtenmandje. [A Fruit Basket] by Bodenheim, Nelly (illustrator). Verses by Lizzy Ansingh

Amsterdam: De Spieghel, 1927. Portfolio (29 x 21cm), [48] pages, with twenty one hand-colored plates, all on a sturdy, thick card stock . FIRST EDITION, limited & signed, Roman numeral III of seven copies in portfolio form, signed by Bodenheim. There was…

From Rabelais - Fine Books on Food & Drink

$5,000.00


HEALTHS IMPROVEMENT; Or, Rules Comprizing And Discovering The Nature, Method, and Manner of Preparing All Sorts of Food Used in This Nation, Written by that ever famous Thomas Muffett, Doctor in Physick. by MUFFETT, Thomas [Moffett].:

London, printed by Tho: Newcomb for Samuel Thomson, at the sign of the White Horse in Pauls Churchyard, 1655.. FIRST EDITION 1655, corrected and enlarged by Christopher Bennet, Doctor in Physick, and fellow of the College of Physitians in London. Small 4…

From Roger Middleton

£3,500.00


Serve It Forth [signed First edition] by Fisher, M. F. K. [Mary Frances Kennedy]

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1937. First Edition, First Printing . Peach Cloth, Gilt. Very Good +/ Near Fine Book/Very Good DJ. 253 Pp. First Book On Food By M F K Fisher. Book Is Bright And Clean, All Gilt Brilliant, Rubbing At Top And Bottom Of Sp…

From Arroyo Seco Books

$4,000.00


[One page autograph letter signed.] by [Manuscript - ALS]; Rombauer, Irma

St Louis. MO, 1940. One page autographed letter signed, from Irma Rombauer, author of The Joy of Cooking, and a major figure in the history of American cooking. Addressed to Louise [Diallo],The last name was supplied by the seller and is not indicated on…

From Rabelais - Fine Books on Food & Drink

$4,000.00


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

$3,500.00


DE VICTU ROMANORUM ET DE SANITATE TUENDA LIBRI QUINQUE. His accessere libelli duo De Aluo sine medicamentis mollienda. by Petronio, Alessandro Traiano (Alexander Trajanus Petronius).:

Rome, in aedibus Populi Romani, 1581.. FIRST EDITION 1581 (colophon dated 1582), Latin text, small folio in fours, approximately 315 x 210 mm, 12½ x 7¾ inches, small woodcut printer's device on front and rear endpapers, the large armorial device of Pop…

From Roger Middleton

£2,500.00


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

$3,000.00


The Way To Cook ; Julia Child On Videotape (poster) by Child, Julia

New York: Knopf, 1985. Fine. Full color promotional poster measuring 21 x 30 inches (53.3 x 76.2 cm.) depicting Her Highness in the Kitchen promoting her six hour video course on cooking. Boldly signed by the author with her trademark "Bon Appetite." …

From James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A.)

$2,880.00


NEW GUIDE FOR THE HOTEL, BAR, RESTAURANT, BUTLER AND CHEF. Being a Hand Book for the Management of Hotel and American Bars, and the Manufacture of the Principal New and Fashionable Drinks cookery by BACCHUS & CORDON BLEU [LEBOUR-FAWSSETT, Emilie]

London, William Nicholson and Sons, [1885].. Hotel & restaurant cookery, as now practised, with the newest entrees and dishes. FIRST EDITION, in 2 parts, Preface dated 1885. FIRST PART BY BACCHUS. Treats of Home Brewing; The Manufacture of Wines, Spirit…

From Roger Middleton

£1,600.00


Book of Household Management by Beeton, Isabella Mary

London: S. O. Beeton, 1861. 1112 pages + xxxix index and coloured plate list. Lacks free front endpaper otherwise a good tight book. Half of spine is missing. With some careful restoration this would be a very good example of this rare work.. First Editio…

From Books & Bygones

£1,500.00


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