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Food lovers and food experts alike will love the rare and antique food books that are curated in our Rare Book Room by professional sellers. Browse ephemera like menus and wine lists, recipe books, cooking books, and rare first editions of favorite titles to deluxe signed editions complete with illustrations and recipes.



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 Southern Cook Book of Fine Old Recipes

322 Old Dixie Recipes. Compiled and Edited by Lillie S. Lustig, S. Claire Sondheim, Sarah Rensel. Decorations by H. Charles Kellum. 48 pp. 23,5x16 cm. Culinary Arts Press, 1939. --- Wooden covers, curved and painted. B&W illustrations. Unmarked. …

From Pelargos Bookstore, MBS

€105.00


Gems for the Drawing Room - Fruit and Flowers - Books 1 and 2 by JERRARD, Paul & BAYLEY, J.W.N

London: Paul Jerrard, 1852. First Edition. Mid-nineteenth century opulence: two elaborate Victorian plate books with plates of fruit and flowers complimenting verse, fully printed in gilt. Two folios in original cloth with large colour card onlay on fron…

From Rare Illustrated Books

AU$7,500.00


The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book by Alice B. Toklas

Alice B. Toklas - The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book; illustrations by Sir Francis Rose - London, Michael Joseph, 1954 - First Edition - Hardcover - 288pp - 23x15cmCondition Good: Cover worn and faded. Throughout the book some signs of use: this book really ha…

From MagicWorldBooks

€475.00


Crumbs from the Round Table: A Feast for Epicures by Barber, Joseph

NY: Leypoldt and Holt. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards worn at corners and head of spine, . foxing to gutter at title page.. 1866. First Edition. Hardcover. Green beveled cloth with titles stamped in gilt on front boards and spine. Top edges gilt. …

From Old Saratoga Books

$100.00


THE ART OF COOKERY MADE EASY AND REFINED; Comprising ample directions for preparing every article requisite for furnishing the tables of the NOBLEMAN, GENTLEMAN and TRADESMAN. by MOLLARD, John.:

London, printed for the author and sold by J. Nunn, Great Queen Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields, 1801.. FIRST EDITION 1801. 8vo, approximately 235 x 145 mm, 9¼ x 5¾, engraved dedication page and 12 engraved plates showing bill of fare for each month, page…

From Roger Middleton

£1,200.00


Blueberries for Sal by McCloskey, Robert

McCloskey, Robert. Blueberries For Sal, Copyright 1948. FIRST EDITION The Viking Press. Stated 15th Printing Thus, 1966Hardcover. Exlib. Good/no dust jacket included. A nice solid copy. Please see our stock photo.…

From Mary Riversong Books

$200.00


The Moral Basis of Vegetarianism by Gandhi, M. K.; Compiled by R. K. Prabhu

Ahmedabad, India: Navajivan Publishing House, 1959. One of 5,000 copies in the second printing, October, 1959, after 10,000 copies in the 1st printing, April, 1959. Near Fine, tiny rubs at corners. 34 pp. in stapled wrappers. . Second Printing. Pamphlet. …

From Dale Steffey Books, ABAA

$100.00


Physiologie du gout, ou meditation de gastronomie transcendante; ouvrage theorique, historique et a l'ordre du jour, dedie aux gastronomie parisiens by Brillat-Savarin, Jean Anthelme

Paris: Sautelet et Cie, 1826. Two volumes, octavo, xiv, 390 & 449 pages. FIRST EDITION of the most famous treatise on gastronomy. The Physiology of Taste was published in an edition of 500 copies, appearing only two months after the author's death. A com…

From Rabelais - Fine Books on Food & Drink

$9,000.00


Nico by Ladenis, Nico

London: Macmillan, 1996. Previous owner's name and date obscured with marker pen in top corner of front end paper. Otherwise a very clean very tight copy with bright unmarked boards, creasing to a few page corners and no bumping to corners. Dust jack…

From Godley Books

£87.50


What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? by Farrell, Henry

1960 1st Edition w/fax DJ RARE. Used. Not an exlib item. VG-/New Facsimile DJ. WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE? 1960, Rinehart, Inc. Has Circled "R" on copyright page which indicates First Printing Thus. Pages are toning as is typical of this edition. OR…

From Mary Riversong Books

$200.00


ACETARIA. A DISCOURSE OF SALLETS. by EVELYN, John.:

London, Printed for B. Tooke at the Middle-Temple gate in Fleetstreet, 1699.. FIRST EDITION 1699, A SPECIAL RUBRICATED EDITION ON BETTER PAPER FOR PRESENTATION. 4 small corrections to text in old ink (possibly in Evelyn's hand - see: Geoffrey Keynes,…

From Roger Middleton

£5,950.00


The Complete Economical Cook and Frugal Housewife by Mary Holland

Title continued: "...Also, Trussing & Carving; preparing soups, gravies, sauces, made dishes, potting, pickling, &c. With directions for pastry and confectionery. Likewise the art of making British wines, brewing, baking, gardening, &c." Rebound brown hal…

From William Chrisant & Sons' Florida Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA

$260.00


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


Better Homes & Gardens New Cook Book

Meredith Publishing Company, 1953. Binder Condition: Fine. No Jacket as Issued. Five (5) Ring Binder. Stated First Edition, fifth printing. 416 pp +four bonus pages of recipes clipped from the Better Homes & Gardens magazine with dates of March 1949; Janu…

From Select Tomes

$125.00


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