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JE SAIS CUISINER Par un groupe de cordons bleus sous la Direction de Mlles H. Delage et G. Mathiot, Professeurs d\'Enseignement Menager a la Ville de Paris. Pres de 2000 Recettes, De plats exquis, De recettes simples, De conseils rationnels, De donnees d\'hygiene alimentaire, D\'economies facilement realisables.
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JE SAIS CUISINER Par un groupe de cordons bleus sous la Direction de Mlles H. Delage et G. Mathiot, Professeurs d'Enseignement Menager a la Ville de Paris. Pres de 2000 Recettes, De plats exquis, De recettes simples, De conseils rationnels, De donnees d'hygiene alimentaire, D'economies facilement realisables.

By Delage, Mlle H.; and Mathiot, Mlle G.

Paris: Albin Michel, [1934]., [1934].. Good. - Octavo, original pictorial boards backed with a red cloth spine, with a matching pictorial title label on the spine. The covers are rubbed and lightly stained with wear to the spine and tiny tears to the bottom of the joints. 650 pages with textual illustrations. The rear hinge is cracked. The pages are tanned and there is foxing and staining throughout. Good. Laid in at the front is a "Pavillon Bleu Chatillon s. Seine" broadside menu for December 5, 1937. The menu is typed on a 7-5/8 inch high by 4-3/8 inch wide sheet illustrated with color lithograph titled "Camping" along the top and a color vignette lithograph of a "Cherry Rocher Grande Liqueur" bottle at bottom left. The illustrated page is printed by A. Waton. The prix-fixe "Dejeuner" menu offerings include "Le Pate Chaud Chatillonnais", "La Lotte Joinville", "Le Filet de Boeuf sauce Madere", "Le Marcassin Sauce Poivrade", etc. Folded, the menu is foxed and also darkened at the top.Also laid in is a 5-1/2 inch high by 4-1/4 inch wide broadsheet for the "Hotel de la Cote-d'Or, Saulieu Relai Gastronomique" offering 2 recipes by Alexandre Dumaine. Dated "23 aout 1938" in ink at the bottom with an annotation penned in ink at the top of the recto. This broadsheet is also foxed and the top edge darkened.The French food writer and home economist Ginette Mathiot (1907-1998), one of the authors, was an officer of the "Legion d'Honneur". She wrote over 30 books including "Je Sais Cuisiner" which sold over 6 million copies. Her cookbooks were easily read and aimed to appeal to young families. As an educator, she taught home economics and subsequently became "Inspectrice generale de l'enseignement menager de la Ville de Paris" and then the country's Inspector General overseeing the teaching of Home Economics.


SIX THOUSAND YEARS OF BREAD: Its Holy and Unholy History.
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SIX THOUSAND YEARS OF BREAD: Its Holy and Unholy History.

By Jacob, H.E.

Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc., 1944., 1944.. Good. - Octavo, red cloth titled and decorated in black on the spine, in a golden yellow dust wrapper. The soiled dust jacket is chipped along the edges and spine. 399 pages, with full-page & textual illustrations. The book has a faint musty smell. Very good in a good dust wrapper. First edition."Six Thousand Years of Bread is a study of the religious, political, and technical history of bread. Recorded by a scholar who is also a writer of power and distinction, it becomes the fascinating story of mankind - brilliantly and readily written." - Quoted from the jacket's blurb.


CAKES AND BISCUITS. By Frederick Davies, formerly cook and confectioner.
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CAKES AND BISCUITS. By Frederick Davies, formerly cook and confectioner.

By Davies, Frederick.

London: J.S. Virtue & Co., Limited, 1891., 1891.. Good. - Octavo, 6-3/4 inches high by 4-1/4 inches wide. Decorative tan boards backed with a dark blue cloth spine, titled in gilt on the spine and in red & black on the front cover. The covers are lightly rubbed, bumped & soiled with slight wear to the corners and edges. 128 pages plus 2 pages of ads and additional advertising on the rear pastedown. The ads are illustrated with vignettes. The text block is cracked at page 65. There is foxing to the first and last few pages. An early owner's name is stamped on the front endpaper, one page corner is creased and there are occasional pencil marks in the margins. Good. First edition."This little work is designed as a guide in the manufacture of cakes and biscuits of every conceivable description. The recipes are the result of many years experience, and therefore may be thoroughly relied upon. They are intended, not only for practical cooks and confectioners, but for those who have only a slight knowledge of the subject.... many of the following recipes have been published in The British and Foreign Confectioner and The Practical Confectioner during the last six years, and are now for the first time collected together, and have been thoroughly revised." - Quoted from the author's "Introduction".RARE. [Not in WorldCat; Only 2 copies of the first edition and 3 of the second edition are located by COPAC].


BOBBY FLAY'S GRILLING FOR LIFE: 15 Healthier Ideas for Big Flavor from the Fire.
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BOBBY FLAY'S GRILLING FOR LIFE: 15 Healthier Ideas for Big Flavor from the Fire.

By Flay, Bobby; Banyas, Stephanie; Jackson, Sally.

New York: Scribner, (2006).. (2006).. Very good. signed by bobby flay - Small quarto [9-3/8 inches high by 8-1/8 inches wide] gray boards backed with red cloth in a dust wrapper. The rear panel of the dust jacket is lightly rubbed with some minor soiling & the top edges of its flaps are slightly darkened. xiv & 210 pages. Illustrations in color and black & white. Near fine. <p>Third printing, signed by Bobby Flay on the flyleaf. Foreword by Joy Bauer.


COOKS' BOOKS: An Affectionate Guide to the Literature of Food and Cooking

By Coyle, L. Patrick, Jr

New York & Bicester, U.K.: Facts on File Publications, (1985).. (1985).. Good. - Quarto, 11 inches high by 8-3/4 inches wide. Hardcover in dust jacket. Bound in purple cloth titled in gilt, in a pictorial dust wrapper. The corners and head and tail of the spine are lightly bumped. The dust jacket is rubbed and chipped chipped along the edges with a couple of small holes to the bottom of the jacket's front panel. 239 pages, illustrated in black & white. There is tight staining to the fore-edge of the book and a remainder mark on the bottom edge. Very good in a good dust wrapper. <p>First edition.<p>Includes some recipes from the books which the author lists. Examples include "Iguana Mole", "Pot Roast of Veal in California Chardonnay", "Rabbits in Syrup","Pommes de Terre a la Maitre d'Hotel", "To Make a Fine Syllabub from the Cow", etc.


UNE AFFAIRE DE GOUT. A Selection of Cookbooks: 1475 to 1873 from the Library of Dr. and Mrs. John Talbot Gernon

By Harrison, Pegram

The Lilly Library, Indiana University, 1983.. 1983.. Very good. - Quarto, 11 inches high by 8-1/2 inches wide. Softcover, bound in printed wraps titled in red with a black & white illustration on the front cover.. 111 pages, with black & white illustrations. The creamy white covers are lightly soiled and creased and there is a short horizontal tear near the top of the spine. A very good, lightly used copy.


GASTRONOMICAL AND CULINARY LITERATURE: A Survey and Analysis of Historically-Oriented Collections in the U.S.A

By Feret, Barbara L

Metuchen, NJ: The Scarecrow Press Inc., 1979.. 1979.. Very good. - Octavo, 8-3/4 inches high by 5-5/8 inches wide. Hardcover, bound in teal cloth titled in gilt on the front cover and the spine. The covers are lightly soiled. 124 pages. Very good. <p>First edition.



By Mardikian, George

San Francisco: Hooper Publishing Company, (1960).. (1960).. Fair. SIGNED BY GEORGE MARDIKIAN - Octavo, cloth in a dust wrapper. The corners of the covers & the head & tail of the spine are slightly rubbed. The dust jacket is rubbed & chipped with its spine faded & with pieces out of the top edge of its rear panel & the tail of its spine. There is soiling to its rear panel & a small area of the surface of the panel is rubbed away, slightly affecting a few words of the text. x & 150 pages. The pages are darkened. Good in a fair dust wrapper. <p>Ninth printing<p>Signed by George Mardikian on the front endpaper.<p>Foreword by William Saroyan [who, as he points out, was a fellow Armenian] and Introduction by Joseph Henry Jackson.<p>George Mardikian [1903-1977] was an Armenian chef who opened his well-known San Francisco restaurant Omar Khayyam's in 1938, serving Middle Eastern, African and European dishes. The restaurant was destroyed by fire in the mid-1980s. This is a book of Armenian recipes.



By N.Y. Alplaus

(Charlestown, MA: Emporium Publications). (1973).. (1973).. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in decorative red, white & blue wrappers. The binding is slightly bumped with foxing to the covers. [iii], 93 & [3] pages. Good. <p>A humorous article by Tom Donnelly, reprinted from the Washington Post, serves as an introduction. The recipes feature well-known figures from the Watergate era: "Chili Con Colson", "Liddy's Fool-Proof Devil's Food Cake", "Nixon's Hot Cross Bread", etc.


TWENTIETH CENTURY COOK BOOK: An Up-to-Date and Skillful Preparation on the Art of Cooking and Modern Candy Making Simplified. Also The Process of Drying Fruits and Vegetables, and Butchering Time Recipes. Compiled and Published by The Geographical Publishing Co

By (Mrs. Harding)

Chicago, IL: The Geographical Publishing Co., (1921).. (1921).. Good. - Octavo, blue patterned light gray paper-covered boards titled in dark blue on the front cover & spine. The joints are rubbed & the covers are soiled & stained. 182 pages with photographic illustrations. There is some light rubbing to the paper at bottom of the frontispiece. Two recipes have been penciled in onto the rear blank. Good. <p>First edition. [Bitting p.611].<p>Cover title: "The Mrs. Harding's Twentieth Century Cook Book and Her Recipes for Candy Making".



By (Anonymous)

Wien: Hugo Heller & Cie, 1915.. 1915.. Fair. - Small quarto [7-1/4 inches high by 5-1/4 inches wide], softcover bound in decorative tan & green wraps designed by Grete Wolf. The binding is bumped, rubbed & soiled with a stain to the rear wrap. There is a progressively darker stain to the front margin of each of the last 9 leaves, slightly overlapping the text. There are additional small stains & light soiling & there are tiny tears & a crease to be bottom margin of pages 13/14. A number of page corners are bumped. Good. <p>Later printing. The text is in German.



By Osman, E. G

Chicago, IL: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1910.. 1910.. Good. - Small octavo, brown paper covered boards backed with tan cloth. The boards are rubbed & bumped with the paper chipped at the corners & along the edge of the cloth on the front cover. The head of the spine is lightly chipped. 193 pages. A small newspaper cutting is pinned to the verso of the rear endpaper with offsetting to the rear blank. A few top page corners are bumped or creased. Good. <p>First edition.



By Ald, Roy

New York: Essandess Special Editions, 1968.. 1968.. Very good. - Small quarto [6 inches high by 5-1/2 inches wide], decorative white boards. The binding is lightly foxed & soiled. 92 pages. Illustrated with a few vignettes in black & white by Muni Lieblein. The endpapers are slightly darkened, else the contents are very good.



By Specht, Mathilde

Leipzig: Verlag von Wilhelm Gronau, 1914.. 1914.. Good. - Octavo, pictorial maroon & black boards backed with maroon cloth tape. The boards are lightly rubbed & bumped & the head & tail of the spine are lightly chipped. There is a small dent & crease to the bottom edge of the rear board. 104 pages. The title page is foxed & darkened & there is occasional foxing & light staining to the text pages. Good. <p>Fourteenth edition. The text is in German.


DIE FLEISCHLOSE DIATKUCHE: Kochbuch fur Gesunde und Kranke

By Gossmann, Erika

Hannover: Theodor Oppermann Verlag, (1930).. (1930).. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed stiff paper tan wraps titled in black on the spine & in black within a decorative brown oval on the front cover. The binding is rubbed & bumped. The rear wrap is stained & there are some small stains to the front wrap. 221 pages plus ad. There is an owner's ink name on the front endpaper. There is some light foxing, especially to the endpaper & half-title & to a few rear leaves. Good. <p>Seventh/eighth edition. The text is in German.<p>The foreword is by Dr. Walther Gossmann. The ad in the rear is for Dr. Gossman's Sanatorium and Dr. Gerson's Diatsanatorium.<p>A book that is quite uncommon in commerce.


MRS. GILPIN'S FRUGALITIES: Remnants, and 200 ways of using them

By Brown, Susan Anna

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1883.. 1883.. Good. - Oblong octavo, 5 inches high by 7-1/4 inches wide. Color pictorial boards backed with a maroon cloth spine, with color lithographs illustrating the front & rear covers. All edges stained red. The boards are rubbed and slightly soiled along the edges. The cloth is split along the joints and there is a small piece out from the head of the spine. xv, [i], 102 & [2] pages. The hinges have been repaired with early gray cloth tape, the endpapers are slightly foxed with some dampstaining to the bottom edge of the rear endpaper and last 4 leaves, with slight chipping and a tiny tear to the bottom edge of the front endpaper. Except for some occasional light minor stains, the contents are in quite good condition. <p>First edition. An early Scribner publication by the author of "The Book of Forty Puddings" and "The Invalid's Tea-Tray", with wonderful 19th Century recipes which make use of left-overs. The Library of Congress and The Easton Press considered this unusual American cookbook of sufficient significance, that they recently issued a facsimile reproduction of this work.


WIE MACHE ICH MEINEN MANN GLUECKLICH? Ein Buch vom geschmackvollen Haushalt

By Herzog, Elsa

Berlin: August Scherl, (1980).. (1980).. Good. - Octavo, gray cloth titled in brown on spine & in brown with vignette stamped in brown on the front cover. The spine & extremities are darkened & there is a small stain to the bottom corner of the front cover. 192 & [1] pages plus 3-page publisher's catalog. The page edges are darkened. Black-and-white textual illustrations by Erika Plehn. Good. <p>First edition. The text is in German.<p>Scarce.



By Georg, Carl

Staten Island, NY: Maurizio Martino, n.d. [circa 1990s].. n.d. [circa 1990s].. Fine. - Octavo, dark blue cloth titled in gilt. [iv] & 131 pp. Near fine. <p>Reprint, limited to 200 copies, of the Hanover edition published in 1888.<p>A rare German bibliography, which lists 1,704 items on food and drink. Not included in Bitting, who may have been unable to locate a copy or possibly was unaware of its existence.



By Drexel, Theodor

Storrs-Mansfield, CT: Maurizio Martino Publisher, n.d. [circa 1990s].. n.d. [circa 1990s].. Fine. - Octavo, dark green cloth titled in gilt. 240 pp. Fine. <p>Reprint, limited to 100 copies, of the edition published in Frankfurt 1885- 1891.<p>A collected edition of the individual published catalogues and supplements of the cookbook collection formed by Theodor Drexel, including works in German, French, English, Latin, Italian, Spanish, Dutch and Swedish. Bitting cites only the original catalogue and the first supplement [Bitting 129-130].


GAME IN THE KITCHEN: Cookery for Nimrods, Anglers and Their Friends. Edited by Willan C. Roux. With a Preface by Dana S. Lamb

By Flood, Barbara

Barre, MA: Barre Publishers, (1968).. (1968).. Very good. - Octavo, tan cloth titled in black, in dw. The dw is lightly rubbed & chipped & very lightly soiled & the dw spine is faded. ix, [iii] & 234 pp. There are small, light stains to 2 pages of the prelims. Illustrated with B&W head-pieces by Paul Giambarba. Very good.


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