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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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"THIS BOOK IS A SORT OF UNIVERSAL ENCYCLOPAEDIA, FULL OF INTEREST FOR ALL WHO WILL BE AT PAINS TO STUDY IT IN DETAIL"

DUBOIS, Urbain . Cosmopolitan Cookery. London, 1886.

Second edition, later issue of this cookbook by one of the great 19th century chefs of Europe, "with 378 drawings carved on wood, an engraved frontispiece, and two copper-plate." $1500.

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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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DERRYDALE PRESS LIMITED EDITION OF CHARLES BAKER'S GENTLEMAN'S COMPANION

BAKER, Charles H. The Gentleman's Companion. New York, 1939. Two volumes.

Limited first editions of Baker's "Exotic Cookery Book" and "Exotic Drink Book," finely printed at the Derrydale Press, each number 536 of 1250 copies, additionally inscribed by the author in Volume I: "With best wishes, always, Charles H. Baker Jr." $900.

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"NOT ONLY TREATED OF DELICACIES, BUT ALSO GAVE INSTRUCTIONS IN ECONOMICAL HOUSEKEEPING"

(COOKERY) [KITCHINER, William]. The Cook's Oracle. London, 1823.

Sixth edition of Dr. Kitchiner’s classic and practical exhortation to “masticate, denticate, chump, grind and swallow!” With 13 pages of additional early manuscript recipes in several hands bound in at rear. $800.

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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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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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"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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SEAFOOD OF SOUTH-EAST ASIA, INSCRIBED BY ALAN DAVIDSON—"GODFATHER TO FOOD SCHOLARS AROUND THE WORLD"

DAVIDSON, Alan. Seafood of South-East Asia. Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, 1976.

First trade edition of the scarce second volume in Davidson's famed trilogy of seafood cookbooks, inscribed by him, "With best wishes to D— and G— T— after a very refreshing visit to Hannaford House, Alan Davidson, 28 July 1983," featuring full-page map, many black-and-white illustrations and 16 striking color plates. $475.

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"FROM THE BUSH'S KITCHEN TO YOUR KITCHEN… ENJOY!"

(BUSH, George H.W.) (BUSH, Barbara) DE GUZMAN, Ariel. Bush Family Cookbook. New York, 2005.

First edition of this cookbook by the Bush family chef featuring many of the family's favorite recipes, signed and inscribed by the author, Ariel De Guzman: "From the Bush's kitchen to your kitchen… enjoy!" and additionally signed by President George H.W. Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush. $450.

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THE ART OF GOOD LIVING, ONE OF ONLY 300 COPIES SIGNED BY ANDRÉ SIMON

SIMON, André L. Art of Good Living. London, 1929.

Signed limited first edition of Simon's lively and informative guide, number 114 of only 300 copies signed by him, with color frontispiece and eleven full-page black-and-white illustrations. $350.

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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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