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Mrs Isabella Beeton:
The Book of Household Management.

London: S.O. Beeton, 1863. Fiftieth Thousand. xxxix, 1112pp, with many illustrations in the text, and with all the colour plates present except the frontis. All plates are foxed, and one has wear to the edges, now repaired. Text in very good order, generally clean, with occasional foxing and or soil marks. 18x11cms, rather smaller than later editions, rebacked, with gutter repairs to the original brown endpapers, in the original boards of black pebble cloth, ornately titled in gilt, with a new spine of brown cloth, plainly titled. Firm, boards rubbed, corners rounded. Wonderful early copy. VG+.

Price: 350.00


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Agnes C. Maitland:
The Cookery Primer - for School and Home use. A Careful Collection of Recipes for very Cheap Wholesome Dishes fit for Hard-working Thrifty People. With a Variety of Hints for Hard Times.

London: John Hogg, n.d. [1888]. Presumed first edition. 158pp. Verso of title page bears an 1889 Prize inscription. Much earnest advice, and the ingredients for each recipe are priced - most meals costing only a few pennies. Contents in good condition, with some foxing to prelims, and minor spotting or slight soiling throughout. pp10-11 & 32-33 tanned from former bookmarks. Publishers' advertisements to pastedowns. In kitchen-toned decorative cloth boards, with a later black cloth spine. Firm and trim, a very nice copy. Very Good.

Price: 60.00


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Edited by 'Isobel' of Home Notes:
Dainty Dishes for Slender Incomes. [No. I of the Isobel Handbooks].

London: C. Arthur Pearson Limited, n.d. [1895]. First or early edition. 128pp, endpapers foxed and pages tanned, but contents otherwise unmarked and in good clean order: includes some advertisements. In the original binding of green cloth printed in black. Boards firm, with some toning and soiling, upper joint fraying a little. Good+.

Price: 24.00


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E.Thorne:
The Heresy of Teetotalism. In the light of Scripture, Science, and Legislation.

London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., 1903. First edition. viii, 331pp. Endpapers browned: armorial bookplate to front pastedown. First and last few pages have some browning or foxing. Contents otherwise clean, faintly toned at edges. In the original binding of dark green cloth, spine titled in gilt. Firm, corners sharp, spine ends blunted, with a touch of fraying at the head. Boards slightly bowed. Lower board slightly marked, and has a light peppering of white dots to the upper corner. A blast against the Temperance lobby. Good copy: highly uncommon. VG.

Price: 80.00


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Menus and Recipes for Aga Cookery Demonstrations. Tuesday Wednesday Thursday.

London: Aga Heat Limited, 1938. 14, [2]. Stapled booklet, 209x133mm. Recipes for three days' morning and afternoon demonstrations. Printed in black and magenta, with humourous decorations. Slight creasing and soiling, staples rusty but firm, in the original decorated grey paper covers. Fair copy. Good+.

Price: 16.00


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Ali-Bab:
Gastronomie Pratique: Etudes Culinaires. Huitieme edition / 8me edn. Suivies du Traitement de l'Obesite des Gourmands.

Paris: Ernest Flammarion, 1950. Eighth edition. 1279pp. A very clean and little-used copy. Formerly in a sellotaped cover, and the tape has left brown marks to the first and last few blank pages. The closed edges are flecked with foxing, and there is a pale brown mark from a splash to the upper corner of the text block: at some openings this has encroached slightly onto the page surface, leaving faint brown marks to the top margin. Contents otherwise very fresh. Large quarto, in the original binding of pale buckram titled in blue and black. Slightly foxed, with some soiling and ridging to spine: minimal other signs of wear. A very good firm copy. VG+.
[EXTRA Heavy Item]

Price: 125.00


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Dorothy Hartley: illustrated by Hookway Cowles:
Food in England.

London: Macdonald, 1954. First edition. 676pp, illustrated with photographic plates, and drawings in the text. Contents strikingly fresh and clean. Faint tanning to endpapers. Small faint splash to top edge of closed text block. In the original binding of orange cloth, spine titled in gilt. Boards bright, spine faded and stained, with a small repair at the head. In the protected price-clipped pictorial dust jacket. Front panel clean, chipped to the bottom inner corner, back panel chipped to upper inner corner, absent spine stood in for by a photocopy (printed a little smaller than the original): the parts professionally brought together and made good. Contents, fine: binding, VG in good dust-jacket.

Price: 750.00


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Egon Ronay: with a Foreword by Henry Sherek:
Egon Ronay recommends 175 eating places in and around London.

London: Egon Ronay Ltd., [1959]. First edition. 80-page stapled booklet 18.3x12cms, in thin card covers. Front cover design is red, and bears the shop label of the Fakenham garage which originally sold it. Advertisements for Ford cars to rear cover and inside covers. Slight foxing and soiling to both the title page and the centre fold (p40-41). Contents otherwise very clean: the covers, too, are surprisingly fresh. [nb: It appears plain from both the Foreword, and Ronay's Introduction, dated 1959, that this was his first foray into publishing a food guide. This suggests that the mention, in William Grimes' obituary of Ronay, and repeated elsewhere, of a 96-page book called Egon Ronay's Guide to British Eateries, supposedly his first book, and published in 1957, which sold 30,000 copies, is erroneous, at least in the matter of date, and perhaps also of title: I can find no record of an actual copy of that title; and is it likely, after such a success, that he would then produce a smaller booklet? Sherek's Foreword to the present book bemoans the lack of any such guide hitherto, and includes this: <...Mr Ronay's book, therefore, fills this vaccuum and it hoped that the surfeit of good restaurants will spread all over the United Kingdom, so that the author, himself a brilliant international restaurateur, will be encouraged to write a sort of superior Guide Michelin. At present, outside London, he would not need many pages to describe good eating-places. This abysmal dearth in the provinces can surely not go on for much longer...>] . A very good copy of an extremely scarce item. Very Good+.

Price: 150.00


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Anne Willan: with photographs by Langdon Clay:
A Kitchen in Burgundy.

London: Cassell, 2000. First UK edition. 304pp, richly illustrated in colour. Contents fresh, clean, and unmarked. In the original bright yellow laminated binding, spine titled in burgundy and white. In the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket, bright and fresh, with slight knock to base of spine affecting both book and jacket. Near Fine in near fine dust-jacket.
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Price: 65.00


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Royal Academy of Arts: William Scott:
Royal Academy of Arts Recipe Book: illustrated with a selection of paintings by William Scott RA (1913-1989). [aka Scott Recipe Book].

London: Royal Academy, [2004] Presumed only edition. Ring-bound in boards: lined paper for recipes to be added, divided into 12 sections by stoutly thumb-tabbed dividers, each of which reproduces a Scott painting (or detail), with a related recipe on the reverse. The tabs are labelled with categories of dish - Starters, Soup, Vegetables, Fish, etc. The ring binding is housed in a firm, curved spine. All fresh, clean and unused. 21.5x17cms, in durable and attractive smooth grey boards, both of which carry Scott images. The boards do, however, register any contact with, say, a fingernail, in handling, and such happenings have left a few lines which, however insignificant, can catch the light. Lovely copy, like new. Fine.

Price: 28.00


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