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“THE FINEST OF ALL FOOD WRITERS”

FISHER, M.F.K. Serve It Forth. New York and London, 1937.

First edition of M.F.K. Fisher’s first cookbook, praised as “a delightful book… erudite and witty and experienced and young” (New York Times), in scarce original dust jacket, inscribed by her, "This is the first book I ever wrote, 1937. For Albert Marquand and Andy ——-. M.F.K. Fisher Glen Ellen 1990." $4900.

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"FOR TWO YOUNG THINGS VERY MUCH IN LOVE, GUIDE TO GLUTTONY, WHERE THE FAMOUS FOREGATHER"

ROSS, George. Tips on Tables. New York, 1934.

First edition of this guide to 1930s New York dining, divided into sections for virtually every type of diner, from spendthrifts to young lovers to world-travelers, in scarce Art Deco dust jacket.. $900.

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INSCRIBED BY VINCENT PRICE

PRICE, Vincent; PRICE, Mary. Treasury of Great Recipes. New York, 1965.

First edition of Vincent and Mary Price's cookbook, one of the most desirable of celebrity cookbooks featuring hundreds of recipes, sumptuous color plates and restaurant menus, inscribed by Vincent Price on the dedication page: "Bon Appetit, Mary and Vincent Price." $750.

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INSCRIBED BY ACTRESS, PRODUCT PROMOTOR, AND CONSUMER ADVOCATE BETTY FURNESS

(FURNESS, Betty) KIENE, Julia. The Betty Furness Westinghouse Cook Book. New York, 1954.

First edition of this cookbook released by Westinghouse to promote the use of its modern kitchen appliances, inscribed by Westinghouse's star television product demonstrator, actress Betty Furness: "For Ruby Harwell—Best Wishes—Betty Furness." $750.

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"CIVILIZED MAN CAN NOT LIVE WITHOUT COOKS"

KWON, George I. and MAGPIONG, Pacifico. Oriental Culinary Art. Los Angeles, California, 1933.

First edition of this early Asian-American cookbook, one of the first to feature Korean and Filipino recipes alongside the more common Chinese and Japanese offerings. $700.

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"AMERICA'S MOST COMPLETE COOKBOOK"

(McBRIDE, Mary Margaret) LONDON, Anne, editor-in-chief. Encyclopedia of Cooking. Evanston, Illinois, 1958. Twelve volumes.

First edition of this 12-volume culinary encyclopedia from the 1950s, profusely illustrated, including "standard American recipes, favorite regional recipes, and authentic foreign recipes which have become an integral part of American cookery." $500.

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"HIDDEN TREASURES… OF A SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL HISTORY"

THURMAN, Sue Bailey. Historical Cookbook of the American Negro. Washington, D.C. 1958.

First edition, first printing of this celebration of the rich diversity of African American food, culture and history, edited and compiled by African American historian Sue Bailey Thurman, with tantalizing recipes for favorites such Cracklin' Bread and Okra Gumbo, for Mugwump in a Hole from the time of Frederick Douglass, and for Minute Men Pudding in honor of Peter Salem who fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill, a splendid copy in original wrappers. $500.

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“PILGRIM’S PROGRESS IS A GOOD BOOK, AND SO, I AM TOLD IS DEUTERONOMY, BUT NEITHER IS TO BE COMPARED WITH THIS EPIC OF GASTRONOMY”

(NASH, Ogden) COLQUITT, Harriet Ross. Savannah Cook Book. New York, 1933.

Early edition of this classic Southern cookbook, with an introductory poem by humorist Ogden Nash. $300.

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"NOW WE KNOW WHAT COOKING IS!"

SOYER, Nicolas. Soyer's Paper-Bag Cookery. New York, 1911.

First American edition, second printing, issued the same year as the English edition of Soyer's famed cookbook, inspired by "the 'en papillote' of the classical cuisine of the French," scarce in original dust jacket. $300.

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