Food & Drink

ALLEN, MISS [Mrs. A. Macaire]: Breakfast Dishes for Every Morning of Three Months. Twenty-third edition.

Item No. 17396

London: Crosby Lockwood, 1907. Small 8vo (6 3/4 x 4 1/4 inches), 94-pages. Original cloth-backed printed boards; very good. Stewed Duck's Giblets for anyone?


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A.O.F.B [ANCIENT ORDER OF FROTH BLOWERS]: A membership booklet for this "Ancient Guild circa 1924" for members who "Gollop Beer with Zest". This membership, No. 227867, made out to H.J. Heavers of London.

Item No. 18605

London: Bert Temple, c. 1927. Illustrations, 24-pages wire stitched in plain card boards; binding dusty. 6 1/4 x 4 inches. One of the advantages of membership being that: "The Metropolitan Police have been requested not to arrest, annoy, or apprehend any member under or over the influence of Froth, should the said member be wearing the A.O.F.B. cuff links at the time of the debauch". No membership card present in endpocket.


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ANON: A late 18th & early 19th Century manuscript book of cookery, medical, and household receipts.

Item No. 18490

Item No. 18490

Item No. 18490

Item No. 18490

Item No, 18490

221 cookery receipts closely written on 152-pages 8vo, together with, at end, 94 medical and household receipts on 48-pages. 8vo (8 x 5 1/2 inches) contemporary half calf, marbled boards; rubbed, one leaf detached, but very sound. Undated but ca. late 18th and early 19th Century.

Many of the receipts give their source, e.g. Mrs Denison, Lady Ibbotson, etc. Receipts include: To make brawn of a Pig's head; Lemon Pickle; Cheese Pudding; To bake a Round of Beef to eat cold [30 pounds in weight]; To make Gooseberry Biscuits; Summer & Winter Hodge Podge; To Frigasee Salmon; etc. etc. The medical and household receipts include: Gout Cordial; For an Ague; For the Cramp; Soap for the hands; Paste for Wood; For feeding Poultry; For Worms; To Clean Carpets; etc. etc. The rear endpaper inscribed: "Doct. Rease, Greenwood Silk Dyers, Hull".

NOTE: Unfortunately there is not a date anywhere in this manuscript. However various points would indicate that it was commenced in the late 18th Century, e.g. the spelling of Hamburg as "Hamburgh" is consistent with Hannah Glasse in her Art of Cookery of 1788 & James Jenks' Complete Cook of 1769; and the description of "a gang of Calves feet" is consistent with Susan Maciver's Cookery book of 1787 & Mrs. Frazer's Practice of Cookery of 1791. The use of the long "S" also indicates an earlier date as by the early 1800's it was going out of fashion.


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ANON: The Compleat Cook. Expertly prescribing the most ready ways, whether Italian, Spanish, or French for dressing of Flesh and Fish. ordering Sauces or making of Pastry. IMPERFECT

Item No. 18180

Item No. 18180

London: for Nath. Brooke at the Angel in Cornhill, 1659. Lacks 13 leaves. 8vo (6 x 3 1/2 inches). Title (A1) & then pages 3(A2) - 23 (A12) and then 49 (C1) to 123 (F2), then the Table - verso of F2 - F5 (the end of the Table, this lacking approx. 1/3rd; this followed by two incomplete leaves of advertisements. Old full calf, boards detached and badly chipped, lacking backstrip, stitching broken, some leaves a little dog-eared, a couple of leaves with contemporary ink doodles.


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ANON: The New Domestic Cookery. By a Lady.

Item No. 13946

London: for Joseph Smith, 1828. 12mo (6 x 3 1/4 inches), pages 143:(1, contents), original printed boards. Title-page stitched in back to front. Lacking one leaf, page 97/98. Lacking backstrip, crudely re-stitched, boards very darkened and rubbed, browning or foxing within, stitching slack, piece of blank margin torn away. Poor but very rare; no copy on Copac.


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BALL, DANIELA U. [Editor]: Coffee in the Context of European Drinking Habits.

Item No. 10121

Zurich: Johann Jacobs Museum, 1991. English and German text. Black & white plates. Large 8vo, pp.247, original cloth in dustwrapper; generally an excellent copy.


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BEETON, MRS ISABELLA: The Book of Household Management, comprising information for the Mistress, Housekeeper, Cook ..... Entirely New Edition, Revised, Corrected, and Greatly Enlarged. Six Hundred & Twentieth Thousand.

Item No. 18404

Item No. 18404

Item No. 18404

Item No. 18404

London: Ward, Lock, and Bowden, 1896. Coloured folding frontispiece, coloured folding plate and a further 11 coloured plates. 68 full-page b&w plates and numerous illustrations in the text. Thick 8vo (8 x 5 1/4 x 3 inches), pages: xlvi:1644:(34, partly illustrated advertisements), original calf backed boards., Expertly rebacked in cloth retaining the original crimson calf gilt backstrip. A little light foxing to the prelims. Overall an excellent copy both internally and externally. Amongst the additional recipes found in this edition are Kangaroo Tail Soup, Parrot Pie and Wallaby Roast.


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BEETON, MRS. ISABLLA: The book of household management : comprising information for the mistress, housekeeper, cook, kitchen-maid, butler, footman, coachman, valet, upper and under housemaids, lady's-maid, maid-of-all-work, laundry-maid, nurse and nurse-maid, monthly, wet, and sick nurses, etc., etc. Also sanitary, medical, and legal memoranda. With a history of the origin, properties, and uses of all things connected with home life and comfort. Entirely New Edition, Revised and Corrected with new Coloured Engravings.

Item No. 18679

Item No. 18679

Item No. 18679

Item No. 18679

Item No. 18679

London: Ward Lock [1869]. Three hundred and first thousand. Second edition. 12 coloured plates and numerous illustrations in the text. 8vo (7 1/4 x 5 inches), pages: xl:(1, list of engravings):(4 illustrated advertisements in red & black):1139:12 (advertisements): 16 & 12 (Ward Lock's catalogues).

Recent half crimson calf, marbled boards, spine with floral gilt ornaments within raised bands and olive lettering piece, marbled endpapers. A little light foxing (less than usually found) to prelims otherwise very good indeed. An excellent copy bound with the half-title and all the advertisements in an attractive binding in excellent condition. Free from inscriptions, hence ideal for presentation


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BELLAMY, W.H. (By Permission of J. Williams): Simon the Cellarer.

London: Castell Brothers, n.d. ca. 1890. Three coloured plates and three coloured illustrations. 6-leaves within the original coloured pictorial card wrappers, silk tie bound. Verse. Rare.


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CAVE, HENRY W: Golden Tips. A description of Ceylon and its great Tea Industry. Illustrated from photographs by the author.

Item No. 18709

Item No. 18709

London: Sampson Low, Marston, 1900. First edition. Portrait, plates, illustrations and map. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches), 474-pages. Original white bevelled cloth elaborately blocked all over in gilt, all eges gilt. Contemporary gift inscription at head of title. Blank fore-margin of map a little creased where slightly proud. Foxing to endpapers else internally very clean; the binding very bright, clean and attractive. Bookplate on front pastedown of Gerrard Ansdell (1853-1936), author of "A Trip to the Highlands of Viti Levu", 1882.


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CRAIG, ELIZABETH [Editor]: The Stage Favourites' Cook Book. Four Hundred British, American, and Continental Actresses have contributed to this volume, and every recipe has been edited and tested by Elizabeth Craig.

Item No. 13665

London: Hutchinson, 1923. 4to (10 x 7 1/2 inches), later linen backed marbled boards with burgundy morocco gilt lettering piece. Some foxing and browning to the text; good.


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EHRMANN, JURGEN K: The Book of Tea Caddies, a History from 1880 to the Present Day. Das Buch der Tee Dosen, ihre Geschichte seit 1880.

Item No. 10106

Wien: Buchkultur, 1993. Well illustrated partly in colour. 4to, pp.128, original blue cloth; one corner a little bumped but generally an excellent copy in like dustwrapper.


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Item No. 10131

Silvana Editoriale, 1988. Italian text. Illustrated in colour and black & white. Folio, pp.256, original cloth in dustwrapper; slight shelf-rubbing to back of dustwrapper and with a very narrow strip of fading to front of dustwrapper along edge of spine (barely noticeable), else in all other respects, an excellent copy.


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Item No. 10130

Silvana Editoriale, 1988. Italian text. Illustrated in colour and black & white. Folio, pp.256, original cloth in dustwrapper; dustwrapper corners rubbed and slight shelf-rubbing to back of dustwrapper, else in all other respects, an excellent copy.


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FORSYTH, J.S: A Dictionary Of Diet; Being A Practical Treatise On All Pabulary And Nutritive Substances, Solid And Fluid, With Their Compounds, Used As Food; Including The Observations Of Eminent Philosophers, Physicians, Gastronomers .......

London: Henry Cremer, 1834. Second edition. Engraved portrait frontispiece of John Abernethy. 8vo, pp. xxvii:403, original cloth-backed boards. In need of rebinding, the binding very worn and broken. Damp staining to portrait and to a small extent to title, stitching broken, some foxing, the uncut edges to the text block dusty. The contents pages at front end with the letter "S" indicating the want of a further leaf but several other copies of the second edition consulted also end at page xxviii; most likely a printer's or binder's fault at time of publication.


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JOSEPH TETLEY & CO. (publishers): Tetley's Centenary History, 1837 - 1937.

London: Joseph Tetley & Co. 1937. Illustrations. Large 8vo, pp.(24), original green wrappers gilt, with silk ties. Title foxed else good. A history of this tea importer.


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KEEN, ROBINSON & CO. (Publishers): Gossip about London City 1742-1892. Presented in Commemoration of their Third Jubilee by Keen, Robinson & Co.

Item No. 14940

London: Keen, Robinson & Co. 1892. Plates (including reproductions of their advertisements for Keen's Mustard over the years). Small 8vo (7 x 5 1/4 inches), 63-pages. Original green cloth gilt; a very good copy.


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KITCHINER, WILLIAM: The Cook's Oracle; containing Receipts for Plain Cookery .... Broths, Gravies, Soups, Sauces, Store Sauces. Also a Complete System of Cookery for Catholic Families. A New Edition.

Item No. 18138

London: for Cadell, 1827. 8vo, (8 x 4 3/4 inches), 491-pages. Later 2-tone cloth, uncut. Prelims. tanned.


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PERESSUT, LUCA BASSO; DORIGATI, REMO; and GINELLI, ELISABETTA: L'Architettura del Caffe. Tradizione e progetto in Europa. Abitare Segesta Cataloghi.

Item No. 10142

Italy: Lavazza, 1994. Italian text. Illustrated in colour and black & white. Folio, pp.287, original cloth in clipped dustwrapper; some slight shelf-wear to dustwrapper and short tear to bottom edge of front dustwrapper, else an excellent copy.


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ROBERTS BUTTERMAN & CHEESEMONGER: Engraved billhead for Roberts, Butterman & Cheesemonger to His Majesty. 7 Great Marylebone Street and 6 Vere Street Cavendish Square.

Item No 16518

London: circa 1830. Engraved bill-head, 5 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches, filled out by hand, made out to the Marchioness of [indistinct] & dated October 1832? Indistinct. Marginal browning, central light horizontal fold. Contemporary calculations to the reverse.


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SAULNIER, L: Le Repertoire de la Cuisine. Translated from the French by E. Brunet. 2nd British de luxe edition.

Item No. 18350

Chesterfield: Florian Press, 1953. 8vo (8 3/4 x 6 inches), 263-pages, original maroon cloth; a little faded but good. With a few stamps on prelims. and at end of the Orient Steam Navigation Co.


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SHELLEY, HENRY C: Inns and Taverns of Old London setting forth the Historical and Literary Associations of those ancient Hostelries ... the most notable Coffee Houses, Clubs, and Pleasure Gardens.

Item No. 18192

London: Isaac Pitman, 1909. First edition. Coloured frontispiece, plates. 8vo (8 x 5 3/4 inches), pages:366 plus Pitman's catalogue. Original tan cloth blocked in gilt and colours. Light tanning to the text, binding browned. Armorial bookplate.


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SMITH, ELIZA: The Complete Housewife: or Accomplished Gentlewoman's Companion. Being a Collection of upwards of Seven Hundred of the most approved Receipts in Cookery, Pastries ... Custards ... Syrups ... Brewing. With copper plates, curiously engraven ......

Item No. 17755

Item No. 17755

London: for J. Buckland [& others], 1773. Frontispiece and 4 engraved plates as called for. 8vo (8 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches), pages: (40):400, contemporary full dark tan calf; rubbed, backstrip very chipped. Blank lower fore-corner of one leaf torn away without loss, another leaf torn also without loss. Crack at one inner gutter but firm. Hinges cracked but holding. Generally internally very good. Early name, Mrs Arthur Hobby, and address on recto of frontispiece.


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SOYER, ALEXIS: A Shilling Cookery Book for the People: embracing an entirely new system of Plain Cookery. Two Hundred and Seventy-sixth thousand.

Item No. 18139

London: Routledge, c. 1860's. Portrait of Soyer. 8vo (6 5/8 x 4 1/4 inches), 198-pages. Recently rebound green cloth retaining the large majority of the original decorative paper wrapper.


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TAKNET, D.K: The Heritage of Indian Tea. The Past, the Present, and the Road Ahead.

Item No. 10111

Jaipur: IIME ( Indian Institute of Marwari Entrepreneurship ), 2002. First edition. Profusely illustrated in colour throughout. 4to, pp.264, original black cloth; headbands slightly bumped but generally a very good copy indeed in like dustwrapper. With a prospectus for the work and a letter from the publisher loosely inserted.


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UDE, LOUIS EUSTACHE: The French Cook. A System of Fashionable and Economical Cookery for the Use of English Families. Ninth edition, enlarged.

Item No. 18656

Item No. 18656

London: W.H. Ainsworth, 1827. Engraved portrait and 8 engraved plates. 8vo (8 1/2 x 5 inches), original boards uncut; most of backstrip rubbed away but very sound.


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