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1732 The Country Housewife and Lady's Director Part II Richard Bradley
1732 The Country Housewife and Lady's Director Part II Richard Bradley

Price: £1,850.00

The scarce first edition of the second volume of Bradley's fantastic instructional guide from the farmer's wife. Part II only, published here for the first time as part I was in its sixth edition by this point. There are no recorded...

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1765 The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy 9th Hannah Glasse
1765 The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy 9th Hannah Glasse

Price: £500.00

The classic eighteenth century recipe book Recipes contained range from puddings and pies to the recommended dishes to serve the sick, captains of ships and A Certain Cure for the Bite of a Mad Dog from Dr. Mead.This is the ninth...

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1811 The Housekeeper's Instructor W A Henderson Universal Family Cook Scarce
1811 The Housekeeper's Instructor W A Henderson Universal Family Cook Scarce

Price: £90.00

Henderson's guide to household management. Illustrated with eleven engraved plates, several of which are folding (collated, complete). Including chapters on soups, meat, wines, fish, and more. Seventeenth edition, corrected, revised,...

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1830-1837 2vols Domestic Economy Michael Donovan Illustrated Title Pages
1830-1837 2vols Domestic Economy  Michael Donovan Illustrated Title Pages

Price: £160.00

A two volume set of Donovan's Domestic Economy. With an illustrated titlepage to each volume. Direct from the Regency library which was started by  Elizabeth Greenly, later Lady Elizabeth Coffin Greenly. Elizabeth Greenly, born...

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1874 The Cook's Guide Charles Francatelli Housekeeper's Butler's Assistant
1874 The Cook's Guide Charles Francatelli Housekeeper's Butler's Assistant

Price: £45.00

This is an illustrated copy of this popular recipe and housekeeping guide.Containing plain instructions for pickling and preserving vegetables, fruits, game &c; the curing of hams and bacon; the art of confectionery and ice-making,...

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1889 From Kitchen to Garret Hints for Young Households J. E. Panton Illustrated Scarce
1889 From Kitchen to Garret Hints for Young Households J. E. Panton Illustrated Scarce

Price: £120.00

An early edition of this fascinating book on Victorian household advice, illustrated throughout. 'From Kitchen to Garret' is an interesting insight into Victorian households, offering extensive...

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1890 Mrs Beeton's Everyday Cookery and Housekeeping Book New Edition Illustrated
1890 Mrs Beeton's Everyday Cookery and Housekeeping Book New Edition Illustrated

Price: £120.00

A charming new edition, revised and 'greatly enlarged' copy of 'Mrs Beeton's Everyday Cookery and Housekeeping Book', copiously illustrated throughout. Collated, incomplete. Lacking pages xxxiii...

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1898 Diet and Food Considered in Relation to Strength and Power Alexander Haig
1898 Diet and Food Considered in Relation to Strength and Power Alexander Haig

Price: £39.99

The scarce first edition of this work on the importance of diet to exercise. Containing several graphs.

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1898 The Confectioners' Hand-Book Tradesman Handbook Weights and Measures
1898 The Confectioners' Hand-Book Tradesman Handbook Weights and Measures

Price: £210.00

An uncommon tradesman manual for the late 19th century.Containing useful information for the confectionery trade including trade events, weights and measures, market days, duties and advertisements.

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1904 Refrigeration in the Dairy Loudon M Douglas Illustrated
1904 Refrigeration in the Dairy Loudon M Douglas Illustrated

Price: £69.99

A short, illustrated treatise on the application of refrigerating machinery to modern dairy practice. Illustrated throughout with numerous photographs, diagrams and sketches of equipment, including a folding frontispiece of the...

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1907 - 1909 4vol The Modern Baker Confectioner and Caterer John Kirkland Illus Colour Plates
1907 - 1909 4vol The Modern Baker Confectioner and Caterer John Kirkland Illus Colour Plates

Price: £220.00

A decoratively bound four volume set on Edwardian baking tips and instructions, with illustrations throughout, looking at bread, main meals, and confectioneries. Incomplete, being volumes two,...

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1907 A Handy Book for Brewers Herbert Edwards Wright Scarce Brewing Malting Beer
1907 A Handy Book for Brewers Herbert Edwards Wright Scarce Brewing Malting Beer

Price: £150.00

A very scarce copy of this work on brewing by Herbert Edwards Wright, in which contemporary scientific discoveries were considered in light of the art of brewing. Third edition, thoroughly revised and enlarged. Including chapters...

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1909 The Cookery Book of Lady Clark of Tillypronie edited by C F Frere Scarce
1909 The Cookery Book of Lady Clark of Tillypronie edited by C F Frere Scarce

Price: £225.00

An extremely scarce edition of The Cookery Book of Lady Clark of TillypronieArranged and edited by Catherine Frances Frere.The volume contains numerous recipes not known elsewhere collected by Lady Clark over forty years in the 19th...

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1911 Frederick W. Hackwood Good Cheer The Romance of Food and Feasting Plates
1911 Frederick W. Hackwood Good Cheer The Romance of Food and Feasting Plates

Price: £24.99

A first edition of Hackwood's Good Cheer - The Romance of Food and Feasting.The book contains chapters on "The Sacred Rage of Hunger" , "The Dietary of the Scriptures" , "A Roman Banquet" , "When England Fed Itself" , and many more.Illustrated...

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1923 Mrs. Beeton's All-About Cookery Illustrated Coloured Plates
1923 Mrs. Beeton's All-About Cookery Illustrated Coloured Plates

Price: £30.00

Mrs Isabella Beeton's extensive guide to the running of a Victorian household. Isabella Beeton's comprehensive guide to cookery, with a wide variety of recipes, advice for the organisation of...

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1924 Un Vignoble Bordelais Georges Bord Bordeaux Vineyards Scarce
1924 Un Vignoble Bordelais Georges Bord Bordeaux Vineyards Scarce

Price: £34.00

A scarce pamphlet on Bordeaux vineyards from Georges Bord. In French. With notes on different vintages, yields, and more.

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1926 What The Vintners Sell Len Chaloner Illustrated Wines Andre L Simon
1926 What The Vintners Sell Len Chaloner Illustrated Wines Andre L Simon

Price: £22.00

An illustrated copy of this 1920s book for the wine buff. First edition. With an introduction by Andre L. Simon.

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1926-1931 5Vols Seventy One Issues Of Cordon Bleu Magazine In Leather Bindings
1926-1931 5Vols Seventy One Issues Of Cordon Bleu Magazine In Leather Bindings

Price: £330.00

A set of seventy one issues of Cordon Bleu magazine, rebound into five attractive leather volumes. The works are written in French.Comprising of issues 806 (January 1926) to 877 (December 1931), missing here is issue 828, of December...

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1927 Knives and Forks The Medici Society Dustwrapper Illustrated
1927 Knives and Forks The Medici Society Dustwrapper Illustrated

Price: £89.99

A very good edition of Knives and Forks by the Medici Society.The book deals with European domestic cutlery from the XIV to the XVIII century.Illustrated in colour and in monochrome throughout.

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1929 The Anatomy of Dessert Edward Bunyard Signed Limited Edition
1929 The Anatomy of Dessert Edward Bunyard Signed Limited Edition

Price: £90.00

A signed limited edition copy of this charming book on puddings and desserts.Number five-hundred and twenty one of one thousand copies signed by the author.This charming cook celebrates the flavours of various fruits rather than...

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1930 Nutrition and Food Chemistry by Barnard S Bronson First Edition
1930 Nutrition and Food Chemistry by Barnard S Bronson First Edition

Price: £19.99

A first edition of this book on Nutrition and Food Chemistry. By Barnard S. Bronson, State College for Teachers, Albany, N. Y. "It is hoped...that this book will prove useful to those who, finding themselves outside of school,...

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1931 Le Vin Philippe Malvezin Illustrated Wine Making
1931 Le Vin Philippe Malvezin Illustrated Wine Making

Price: £24.99

A guide to the making of wine from Philippe Malvezin. In French. With vignette engravings in the text.

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1937 Gourmets Guide to New Orleans Natalie Scott Jambalaya Goose Stew Creole
1937 Gourmets Guide to New Orleans Natalie Scott Jambalaya Goose Stew Creole

Price: £34.99

A collection of old and new recipes and culinary traditions from the renowned restaurants of New Orleans.Includes recipes for beverages like a Mint Julep Beauregard, soups such as Shadows of the Teche and meats like tongue or Saure...

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1939 Gourmets Guide to New Orleans Natalie Scott Jambalaya Goose Stew Creole
1939 Gourmets Guide to New Orleans Natalie Scott Jambalaya Goose Stew Creole

Price: £39.99

A collection of old and new recipes and culinary traditions from the renowned restaurants of New Orleans.Includes recipes for beverages like a Cafe Brulot, soups such as an Oyster Puree and meats like Calf's feet Ravigote and Mallard...

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1946 Your Daily Bread Doris Grant First Edition Very Scarce
1946 Your Daily Bread Doris Grant First Edition Very Scarce

Price: £95.00

A charming guide for housewives in the 1940s, with recopies for various meals, and a guide to baking different kinds of bread. This is a very scarce third impression of the first edition, held...

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1948 Le Code de la Bonne Chere Edouard de Pomiane French Cookery Recipes
1948 Le Code de la Bonne Chere Edouard de Pomiane French Cookery Recipes

Price: £30.00

This is a French cooker book from 1948.With 700 simple recipes and various loose recipes inserted in the pages.

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1950 Gastronomic Pleasures Graham Reynolds First Edition First Printing
1950 Gastronomic Pleasures Graham Reynolds First Edition First Printing

Price: £33.99

A charming pocket-sized anthology on the delights of eating and drinking. First edition, first printing. "Ranging from Samuel Pepys to James Joyce". Illustrated throughout and featuring the original dustwrapper.

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1958 A Book of Burgundy Pierre Poupon and Pierre Forgeot Colour Plates WINE
1958 A Book of Burgundy Pierre Poupon and Pierre Forgeot Colour Plates WINE

Price: £44.99

A smart copy of this study of the making of Burgundy wine. Illustrated throughout with numerous coloured plates by Denis Mathews. Translated from the French by Siriol Hugh-Jones. With an introduction by Andre L. Simon.

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1965 La Cuisine Est Un Jeu Michel Oliver First English Edition French Bi Lingual
1965 La Cuisine Est Un Jeu Michel Oliver First English Edition French Bi Lingual

Price: £140.00

This is a charming cookery book intended for use with children.The first english edition with text in English as well as the original French.Illustrated throughout with colourful child-like drawings.

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1966 Arte Della Cucina Libri di Ricette Dal XIV Al Xix Secolo Emilio Faccioli
1966 Arte Della Cucina Libri di Ricette Dal XIV Al Xix Secolo Emilio Faccioli

Price: £290.00

A work on the art of Italian cuisine. In the original Italian.Complete in two volumes, with numerous illustrations throughout.Limited editions, both volumes are number 107 of 300 published.This work looks at recipes, traditions, and...

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1972 Kingsley Amis On Drink First Edition Dustwrapper Satire Illustrated
1972 Kingsley Amis On Drink First Edition Dustwrapper Satire Illustrated

Price: £65.00

The first edition of this humorous work by Kingsley Amis. Charmingly illustrated by Nicolas Bentley. This satirical work discusses all things alcoholic, giving advice on topics such as foods...

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1973 Kingsley Amis On Drink First Edition Alcohol U.S Edition
1973 Kingsley Amis On Drink First Edition Alcohol U.S Edition

Price: £110.00

A witty, informative, handbook for the amateur and professional drinker. The work looks into alcoholic literature and provides drink recipes. The first U.S edition of this work. With a publisher's...

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1973 The Subtle Alchemist A Book of Wine George Rainbird Ronald Searle
1973 The Subtle Alchemist A Book of Wine George Rainbird Ronald Searle

Price: £55.00

A guide to wine by George Rainbird and illustrated by Ronald Searle. The first edition of this work. With the bookplate of Hugo Dunn-Meynell to the front pastedown. Meynell was responsible...

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1983 Ronald Searle The Illustrated Winespeak Wicked World of Winetasting
1983 Ronald Searle The Illustrated Winespeak Wicked World of Winetasting

Price: £37.00

A collection of humorous drawings associated with wine tasting, by Ronald Searle. The rear of the work notes that 'The art of wine-tasting has its own band of remarkable poets - alas, as rare...

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1983 The Illustrated Winespeak First Ed Ronald Searle Wicked World of Winetasting
1983 The Illustrated Winespeak First Ed Ronald Searle Wicked World of Winetasting

Price: £38.00

A collection of humorous drawings associated with wine tasting, by Ronald Searle. The rear of the work notes that 'The art of wine-tasting has its own band of remarkable poets - alas, as rare...

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1983 The Illustrated Winespeak Ronald Searle's Wicked World of Winetasting
1983 The Illustrated Winespeak Ronald Searle's Wicked World of Winetasting

Price: £30.00

A collection of humorous drawings associated with wine tasting, by Ronald Searle. The rear of the work notes that 'The art of wine-tasting has its own band of remarkable poets - alas, as rare...

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1987-1992 4Vol Good Housekeeping Collected Volumes Home Front Braithwaite
1987-1992 4Vol Good Housekeeping Collected Volumes Home Front Braithwaite

Price: £35.00

A four volume set of publications by Good Housekeeping.Titles include:The Christmas Book: The Best of Good Housekeeping at Christmas 1922-1962The Home Front: The Best of Good Housekeeping 1939-1945Childhood Memoirs: Growing up with...

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c1820 Cookery Made Easy Domestic Housekeeping
c1820 Cookery Made Easy Domestic Housekeeping

Price: £199.99

A pocket-sized volume bound in full leather. The binding is typical of the Regency era. This volume lacks the title page, however it seems to be Cookery Made Easy by Michael Willis, several editions of which were published...

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c1869 Book of Household Management Illustrated I Beeton Sanitary Legal 125th
c1869 Book of Household Management Illustrated I Beeton Sanitary Legal 125th

Price: £89.99

A detailed collection of Mrs. Beeton's advice for the best management of a home.Includes a history of all things connected with home life and comfort, along with chapters on the management of children and a legal memoranda...

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c1871 All About Cookery A Collection of Practical Recipes Illustrated Mrs Beeton
c1871 All About Cookery A Collection of Practical Recipes Illustrated Mrs Beeton

Price: £95.00

A useful cookery work by Mrs Beeton.Illustrated, with two colour plates to the start and vignettes throughout.Undated, dated using Copac.This work is in alphabetical order and acts as a dictionary for cooking. There are recipes for...

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c1880 Hand Written Menu Notes on Watermarked Paper Ephemera Historical
c1880 Hand Written Menu Notes on Watermarked Paper Ephemera Historical

Price: £90.00

A selection of hand-written menu options.This note lists a rage of soups, fish, entrees, gross entrees and entrements. The menu list is written in a neat hand.To the rear wrap is written 'These are a few of the...

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c1900 Suitable Goods for Hot Plates Muffins Crumpets Scones H Gribbin
c1900 Suitable Goods for Hot Plates Muffins Crumpets Scones H Gribbin

Price: £44.99

A collection of recipes for use with hot plates, including muffins, crumpets, and scones. Illustrated with vignettes in the text. With advertisements to the front and rear pastedowns.

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c1903 All About Cookery by Mrs Beeton with Illustrations
c1903 All About Cookery by Mrs Beeton with Illustrations

Price: £145.00

A popular cookery book by Mrs. Beeton.One of Beeton's "All About It" Books.With numerous black and white and coloured illustrations.

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c1910 Ices and How To Make Them A Popular Treatise Charles Herman Senn
c1910 Ices and How To Make Them A Popular Treatise Charles Herman Senn

Price: £79.99

A collection of recipes for ice-cream, sorbets and other chilled desserts.Third edition, revised and enlarged. With many illustrations in the text.

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c1915 Spoon and Fork Department Silverware Catalogue Scarce Illustrated
c1915 Spoon and Fork Department Silverware Catalogue Scarce Illustrated

Price: £54.99

A catalogue of Edwardian cutlery and silverware.Illustrated throughout with many engraved illustrations in the text.Missing several pages (see pagination).

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c1920 All About Gateaux and Dessert Cakes by H G Harris and S P Borella
c1920 All About Gateaux and Dessert Cakes by H G Harris and S P Borella

Price: £89.99

A cookery book focusing on gateaux and dessert cakes, by H. G. Harris and S. P. Borella.Authors of "All About Confectionery Series" of Handbooks.With illustrations.Pretty reasonable

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c1959 2vols A pair of Cookery Books About Cakes Published by Maclaren
c1959 2vols A pair of Cookery Books About Cakes Published by Maclaren

Price: £125.00

Two cookery books on baking published by Maclaren & Sons, Ltd.The set consists of Decorated Cakes and Confectionery by Nirvana and Fancies, Small Cakes, and Chocolate Goods by T. E. Thompson.With numerous illustrations and photographs....

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