Neither the publisher nor the place of publication is listed. This is a give-away booklet -- octavo, 28pp. -- of recipes. of noted Republicans from all fifty states, with the "compliments of James F.Collins, your Republican candidate for Congress, Hartford County (Connecticut)", and includes a recipe for Eisenhower's beef stew( for 60). Fine in wrappers.
New York: Barrows, 1954. First edition. Hardcover. Octavo, 192pp. With 34 photographs in color and b/w, plus 9 drawings. Besides recipes for Lent and Easter, there are ideas for crafts and Easter gifts. The author's first book, this being a review copy, with a review slip laid in. Near fine in boards, cloth spine, slightly rubbed dustjacket.
London: Kyle Cathie Ltd. 1992. First edition. Hardcover. 12mo, 61pp. A collection of recipes for food for holdays, both religious and secular, including spoted dick and Kerry pies, boxty pancakes and Irish apple cake, all by the great cook who runs the cookery school at Ballymaloe in County Cork. Profusely illustrated in color by Sally Maltby. Fine in boards and dustjacket.
Winona, MN, and Newark, NJ: J.R. Watkins Co. 1941. Hardcover. Octavo, 246,(26)pp. How to take care of a house and clean household objects, with hints on cooking. The edition is not noted, but this is probably a first printing, as later printings were noted. This copy is inscribed "Mrs Raymond Thornberg / Greetings from Elaine Allen" on the title page. A few pages have a faint vertical crease, else very good to fine in cloth-covered boards held by a wire comb binding, and a slightly chipped dustjacket with a picture of the Watkins Plant on the reverse.
Undated (1940s, perhaps), and without a place of publication, this 6" x 5" booklet contains 21 leaves, printed recto only, with 40 recipes "for Company and Home Use". The price was 50 cents. and almost no commercial products are mentioned, an exception being Durkee's dressing, which has been around since World War II, at least. One leaf quite browned from a newspaper clipping (no longer present) else very good in wire-bound heavy green paper. A period piece -- lots of pineapple, gelatin, bits of chicken and shrimp, cottage cheese and strawberries.
London: Cassell, 1956. Hardcover. Octavo, ix, 274pp. First edition in English, translated from the French by Arthur L. Hayward, and with decorations by B. Biro. From early times until the middle of the twentieth century, with recipes, elegantly printed on grey paper. The errata slip is present. Fine in blue cloth stamped gilt, fading at top and bottom edges to purple, stamped gilt, in transparent plastic dustjacket.
Produced at the New Yory City Technical College / The City University of New York in 1990, this is a set of 46 pages of 8 1/2 by 14" sheets of heavy white paper printed recto only, some with recipes, others with woodcuts or linoleum cuts, all loosely on the subject of food, for a total of 35 b/w plates and 6 recipes, introduced by Professor Fedele Panzarino as "recipes for a small flamboyant nineteenth century banquet." There is a title page with a design of a table fork, a dedication page with two toasts, 5 pages of "antipasto"(sic), which are literary extracts about food, followed by plates, recipes, more plates, plus a list of artists. Recipes are for forest mushrooms on herbed toast, chilled love apple soup, walnut fried floundder, country captain, saged stuffed breast of veal with pan gravy, ambushed asparagus, corn meal squares, and hazelnut cream roll. The loose sheets are enclosed in a wraparound white folder, also with a design of a fork. The folder is slightly yellowed and darkened else fine. a delightful production.
New York: Harper & Row, 1975. 2nd printing. Hardcover. Quarto, 565pp. Helpers included Milton Glaser, Burton Wolf, Barbara Kafka and Helen S. Witty. There are 1,700 b/w illustrations of most things one could possibly want -- and many that one doesn't, fortunately. Encyclopedic and fun to browse. Among the consultants were Elizabeth David, Madhur Jaffrey, Raymond Oliver and Paula Meyers. Page edges are starting to brown else near fine in terra cotta cloth, slightly browned dustjacket.
New York: Ives Washburn, Inc. 1952. Otto Fried. First edition. Octavo, 63pp., illustrated with drawings by Otto Fried on the title page, chapter headings and tailpieces, and with a delightful text and fine clear recipes. The book concludes with indexes for the recipes in both French and English, as well as "a diet for a day". A publisher's note on the cover states that the recipes are selected from a larger volume of French cooking by the same authors, in preparation. This was their first book together, and the larger one that was planned eventually became "Mastering the Art of French Cooking", written with Julia Child. There is a discussion of this smaller book in Julia Child and Alex Prud'homme's "My Life in France", which notes that the slow sales of "What's Cooking in France" led them eventually to the collaboration with Julia Child. Very fine in blue, white and red wrappers on a blue plastic spiral binding.
New York: Golden Press, 1962. Kamen, Gloria and Golden, Alice. First edition, so stated. Small octavo, 176pp., profusely illustrated with color photographs and colored line drawings. THere are entry pages for each week of the year, many recipes and a recipe index. Bound onto a comb wire binding and pictorial paper on boards. Very fine, unused, with only the faintest rubbing to corners and edges, and no internal wear at all.
Boston: Little, Brown & Co. 1952. Harry O. Diamond. First edition. Small octavo, xviii, 254pp., with an introduction by M.F.K. Fisher, and menus and recipes for holidays from New Year's Day to Christmas and New Year's Eve, illustrated with drawings by Harry O. Diamond. Very fine and as new in cloth, and a very good to fine dustjacket with a few tiny marginal tears.
London: Oxford U.P. 1936. First edition. Octavo, xxxv, 159pp. A modern printing, with commentary, of the third edition of Mrs. Cook's " Professed Cookery", issued in 1760, which veers off the subject of cooking to finish with over a hundred pages called "A Plan of Housekeeping", which it isn't. Rather, it is a pair of narratives about Mrs. Cook and her friend, called, in the modern edition, Abigail, which includes Cook's life in service and as an innkeeper's wife, a lengthy poem "To the Reader", and a good number of recipes. Endpapers and the title page are somewhat foxed else very good in tobacco-brown cloth, spine mildly stained and with spine ends worn.
1963. Small octavo, 166pp., self -published by the authors, with an order form bound in that gives the authors' home addresses in Connecticut and Maryland. Bound in pale blue heavy wrappers on a white plastic comb binding. Uncommon, particularly in the condition of this copy, which is unused and pristine.
New York: World, 1970. Tasha Tudor. First Edition. Small square octavo, 302pp., arranged almanac style in monthly segments. The book is illustrated by Tasha Tudor, with a frontispiece and five other color plates as well as many black and white drawings. Very fine in aquamarine cloth stamped gilt, and a faultless dustjacket. As new.
Cleveland: World, 1968. Tasha Tudor. First printing, so stated. Small square octavo, 192pp., with 16 color illustrations and other b/w drawings by Tasha Tudor to illustrate special occasion menus -- New Year's Day, birthdays and anniversaries, picnics, Thanksgiving and Christmas and other occasions for feasts. Very fine in terra cotta cloth stamped gilt and two (yes, two) faultless dustjackets. As new.
Montclair, NJ: Montclair Historical Society, 1974. First edition. Oblong octavo, 52pp. "Being a collection of sixty favourites and including a proper collation and supper menu / a guide to open hearth and bee hive oven cookery / prepared in the 18th century manner and adapted for twentieth century use / compiled and illustrated by Amy Hatrak, Francis Mills, Elizabeth Shull, Sally Williams. Printed on tan paper and illustrated with drawings of early kitchen implements used today. Bound in heavy printed wrappers showing a reproduction of indigo homespun window hangings used in the Israel Crane House kitchen in Montclair. Fine.
Neither the publisher nor the place and date of publication is given, but it was probably compiled for Olana, the home of the 19th century American landscape painter Frederic Edwin Church, some time in the 1970s. Octavo, unpaged,(96pp), with illustrations and lettering by Paula Martino. The recipes are taken from handwritten family favorites, and are printed in brown ink on pale buff paper. Very good in buff wrappers, slightest of shelf soil.