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BEETON, Isabella Mary, 1836-1865 : THE BOOK OF HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT; COMPRISING INFORMATION FOR THE MISTRESS, HOUSEKEEPER, COOK, KITCHEN-MAID,  BUTLER, FOOTMAN, COACHMAN ...

BEETON, Isabella Mary, 1836-1865 : THE BOOK OF HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT; COMPRISING INFORMATION FOR THE MISTRESS, HOUSEKEEPER, COOK, KITCHEN-MAID, BUTLER, FOOTMAN, COACHMAN ...

London : S. O. Beeton, 1861. First edition : the first issue, with the plainer pictorial title. The much-loved Mrs Beeton – “this book has more wisdom to the square inch than any work of man” (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) – still the most famous of all English cookery books as well as one of the earliest to have coloured illustrations.
Crown 8vo (178 x 106mm). (xl),1112pp. Colour frontispiece. Extra engraved title-page in two colours. Twelve coloured plates of dishes, etc. Numerous illustrations in the text. Bound in a slightly later half roan; some rubbing and minor repair to binding; a little shaken; some internal marks, spots, chips, fingering and small stains; minor flaws notwithstanding, a good copy of a book designed for everyday use.

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CRAIG, Elizabeth (Elizabeth Josephine), 1883-1980 : THE WAY TO A GOOD TABLE : ELECTRIC COOKERY.

CRAIG, Elizabeth (Elizabeth Josephine), 1883-1980 : THE WAY TO A GOOD TABLE : ELECTRIC COOKERY.

London : British Electrical Development Association, 1937. First edition. "I've no patience with roundabout or vague methods. I've less with out-of-date cookers" – no nonsense as the wonderful Elizabeth Craig takes us through the whole range of recipes – soups, fish, game, poultry, meat, vegetables, sauces, pastry, biscuits, cakes, drinks, pickles and chutneys, etc.
Demy 8vo (22cm). 288,[viii]pp. Plates. Original pictorial silver cloth, blocked in red and blue; a couple of tiny marks, edges and endleaves spotted, but otherwise a very good copy.

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HILL, Janet McKenzie, 1852-1933 : SALADS SAVORIES AND DAINTY DISHES MADE WITH KNOX GELATINE.

HILL, Janet McKenzie, 1852-1933 : SALADS SAVORIES AND DAINTY DISHES MADE WITH KNOX GELATINE.

Johnstown : Charles B. Knox Co., [1909]. An attractively produced promotional pamphlet, originally published some fifteen year earlier (and still titled on the cover) as “Dainty Desserts for Dainty People”, but here expanded by its new author to include a few salads and savories – everything made with Knox Sparkling Gelatine (both the plain and the acidulated versions). Recipes include various fruit jellies, figs in claret, chartreuse of jelly; coffee jelly; snow pudding; peach snowballs; various blancmanges and creams; royal pudding; various charlotte russes; various ice creams, sherbets and mousses; Knox salad; perfection salad; aspic à la financiere; lobster salad; turkish delight, marshmallows, etc.
Crown 8vo (18cm). 36pp + recto of lower wrapper numbered 37. Illustrations, including eighteen in full colour. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; slight split to wrappers; a little marked and creased; staples rusted, but a serviceable copy of a fragile and ephemeral production. Contemporary ownership inscription of J. Dodd.

£20

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KERR, Norman (Norman Shanks), 1834-1899 : WINES : SCRIPTURAL AND ECCLESIASTICAL.

KERR, Norman (Norman Shanks), 1834-1899 : WINES : SCRIPTURAL AND ECCLESIASTICAL.

London : National Temperance Publication Depôt, [1882]. First edition. “To teach that Christ made, and the Bible approved, the social use of fermented intoxicating wine is, therefore, to teach that He made, and the Bible sanctioned the social use of, a narcotic poison, poisonous alike to body and to brain ...”. Gallant attempt to prove that all the wine in the Christian canon was non-alcoholic.
Crown 8vo (19cm). (174),[ii]pp. Original cloth gilt; lightly rubbed; a few spots, but a very good copy.

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LOCKE, Maureen : A TASTE OF IMPERIAL ROME : ROMAN RECIPES AND ETIQUETTE FOR MODERN PARTIES.

LOCKE, Maureen : A TASTE OF IMPERIAL ROME : ROMAN RECIPES AND ETIQUETTE FOR MODERN PARTIES.

Richmond : Keepsake Press, 1983. First edition : limited to 350 copies. Chicken Numidian style, Mulsum honeyed wine, and other ancient delicacies. Illustrated by Carola Scupham.
Narrow royal 8vo (24cm). [ii],(28),[ii]pp. Illustrations. Original blue wrappers, lettered and decorated in red and black; a few spots to upper wrapper, but otherwise very good. Lewis 67.

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RADIATION LTD. : TEA-TIME FAVOURITES – COOKED THE NEW WORLD WAY! [COVER TITLE].

RADIATION LTD. : TEA-TIME FAVOURITES – COOKED THE NEW WORLD WAY! [COVER TITLE].

London : Radiation Ltd., [1938]. First edition. An attractive promotional booklet publicising the New World “Regulo-Controlled” gas oven – twenty-six recipes, with four extra icings – including Orange Cake, Linze Torte, Stuffed Monkeys, Coconut Pyramids, Parisian Cake, American Layer Cake, Drop Scones, Gateau St. Honoré, etc.
Demy 8vo (22cm). 20pp. Illustrations. Original decorative stapled wrappers; short split at foot; slight creasing; a few marks and spots, but a good copy. Just a single copy (Wellcome) located in major libraries worldwide.

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UTTLEY, Alison, 1884-1976 : RECIPES FROM AN OLD FARMHOUSE.

UTTLEY, Alison, 1884-1976 : RECIPES FROM AN OLD FARMHOUSE.

London : Faber & Faber, (1966). First edition. Recipes and reminiscences of her Derbyshire childhood – thor cake, parkin, canary pudding, green snow, pikelets, wakes cakes, rhubarb wine and other delights.
Post 8vo (21cm). 132pp. Illustrations and decorations by Pauline Baynes. Original cloth; a few faint spots, but a very good copy in a lightly used and price-clipped dust-jacket.

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WALKER, Mrs. Churton H. (Marian Ethel) : APPU !!  THE CEYLON COOKERY BOOK.

WALKER, Mrs. Churton H. (Marian Ethel) : APPU !! THE CEYLON COOKERY BOOK.

Colombo : The Times of Ceylon Co., (1915). “Second edition” [i.e. impression]. Signed by the author as Marian E. H. Walker on the front free endpaper. First published a couple of months earlier and here reissued with the addition of some glowing press reviews. Among much advice on house-keeping, hygiene, etc., there are 573 recipes adapted for local use in remote districts, for those without previous experience, for those on modest incomes, and those with time on their hands. The English author was married to Churton Hanson Walker (son of the artist John Hanson Walker), a tea-planter.
Crown 8vo (20cm). 2,[iv],(306),xxxii pp - including interleaved advertisements on pink paper. Original pictorial cloth; very minor wear to tips; slight bruising to corners; endpapers and text a little tanned; a few minor internal marks and small flaws, but a very good copy of an uncommon book. No copy located in any major UK library.

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