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Food lovers and food experts alike will love the rare and antique food books that can be found in the Biblio Rare Book Room. From rare first editions of favorite titles to deluxe signed editions complete with illustrations and recipes, there is something for everyone in the rare food books section of the Biblio Rare Book Room. Any of the books featured below would be sure to add value to your rare and antique book collection.

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


[Culinary ephemera : patent medicine] The Herbalist and Herb Doctor by Meyer, Joseph E

Hammond, Indiana: Indiana Herb Gardens, 1918. RARE in the 1918 First Edition. 3" w x 6 3/8" h, blue cloth with black lettering and embossed Native American in medallion front cover. 400 pages, portrait, numerous illustrations in text, index. Ver…

From Dale Steffey Books


NUTRITION: The Chemistry of Life by Mendel, Lafayette B

New Haven: Yale Univ Press, 1923. SCARCE. Lafayette Mendel along with collaborator Thomas B. Osborne was known for writing over 100 papers on nutrition, and particularly their studies of Vitamin A, Vitamin B, lysine, tryptophan, and ricin. Very Good, top …

From Dale Steffey Books


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


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


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


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


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


How to Make Home Happy, a Housekeeper's Handbook by Anon

Hardcover. Very Good. Very ornate, 3 chromoliths, guide for running a home, including deportment and etiquette at mealtime, VG. …

From BohemianBookworm


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…

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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


THE MODERN ART OF COOKERY IMPROVED; or, elegant, cheap, and easy methods, of preparing most of the dishes now in vogue; ... by, Mrs. Ann Shackleford, ... by SHACKLEFORD, Mrs Ann, of Winchester.:

London, printed for J. Newbery; and F. Newbery, 1767.. To which is added, an appendix; containing a dissertation on the different kinds of food, their nature, quality, and various uses. By a phycisian [sic]. And a marketing manual, and other useful part…

From Roger Middleton


The Settlement Cook Book : Tested recipes from the Milwaukee Public School Kitchen Girls Trades and Technical High School, Authoritative Dietitians and Experienced Housewives by [The Settlement (Milwaukee, Wisc.); Kander, Simon, Mrs.; Schoenfeld, Henry]

Milwaukee, WI: The Settlement Cook Book Co, 1941. Octavo, xlvi+623 pages. Twenty-first edition, revised and enlarged. A much later edition this influential and massively successful cookbook, originally published in 1901. The emphasis is American, with a …

From Rabelais - Fine Books on Food & Drink


Raw Food and Health by Dr. St. Louis A. Estes

New York: Estes Raw Food and Health Assn., 1927. Hardcover. Good+. 443pp; Red textured boards with gilt titling to front & spine, staining to rear board & spine, front hinge professionally repaired, a few pages edgeworn, staining & age-toning to rear en…

From Book Happy Booksellers


DE AGRICULTURA, omnibusque plantarum, & animalium generibus, libri XII. in quibus nihil non experientia comprobatum, by CRESCENZI, Pietro de'. ( Piero Crescentio ):

Basileae: Per Henricum Petrum, 1538, [mense Augusto anno M. D. XXXVIII.. causaque & vires rerum ita explicatae, ut confidamus non solum oeconomiae studioso, & medico, verumetiam philosopho aliquid hinc accessurum. Autore optimo agricola & philosopho Pe…

From Roger Middleton


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