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Vintage cookbooks Catalogue four 79 Monbulk Rd, Kallista, VIC 3791 Open thurs – mon 11 – 4 Or by appointment
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VINTAGE COOKBOOKS Old and Out-of-Print Books on Food and Wine 79 Monbulk Rd, Kallista, VIC 3791, Australia Phone/Fax: (03) 9755 3890 Mobile: 0417 527 254 Email: Website: Last week I returned from a too-brief trip to San Francisco. I had a sublime meal at the Chez Panisse Café, a classic lunch at Bouchon and spent lots of time wandering the many bookshops of the Bay area. I’ve included some of the treasures I unearthed in this small end-of-year offering, with a promise of some interesting catalogues coming in early 2009. I’ve recently acquired a lovely library of cookbooks which will be inventoried over the holiday break and which I will showcase in the first catalogues of 2009 – Catalogue Five in early February will be dedicated to first editions of the classics, Catalogue Six to international and exotic cuisines. Let me know about books on your wish list so that I can set them aside for you as I go. Happy holidays to you all. The shop will be closed from December 25 th – January 5 th , but I will be monitoring email, and am happy to open by appointment during this time. Barbara
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PRINCIPAL ABBREVIATIONS USED IN CATALOGUES a.e.g. boards or bds col. dec. drgs. d/w ed. ep. eps. facs. n.d. pp. mscr prot. d/w ill. ills prelims. pub. sI. frontis. hf. rev. t.e.g. ffep. fold. t.p. uncut unopened upper (lower) all edges gilt hard covers of book coloured decorated or decorations drawings dust wrapper (or jacket) edition endpaper(s) facsimile not dated pages inscribed d/w in bookjacket (clear film) illustrated, illustrations first (or last) few leaves published, publisher slight frontispiece half revised top edge gilt front free ep. (or flyleaf) folding title page (of edges), usually uneven leaves not cut at edge folds i.e. front or back covers Sizes of Books fo. 8vo. 4to. folio - large upright-shaped octavo - smaller ditto, as most novels quarto - squarish, between the two Whilst there are many variations in each category, the books are describe as one of the above, with often the prefix sm. (small), large, square, or oblong (height less than width). In some cases we give the page size in millimetres, height first. This catalogue is a small selection of the stock we have on our shelves. All prices are in Australian dollars. Postage & insurance are extra. Books will be sent upon receipt of payment unless otherwise arranged. Please do not send money with orders, payment may be made by cheque, money order or credit card. If you prefer to use secure online ordering please email us and we will invoice you via Paypal.
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VINTAGE COOKBOOKS ORDER FORM PO Box 25 Kallista VIC Australia 3791 Phone/ Fax: (03) 9755 3890 Email: Please supply from Catalogue Four Item No Author/ Title Price Total: Name (Block Letters):....................................................................................... Address................................................................................................................ ............................................................................................................................... ............................................................................................................................... Phone:…………………………. Email:………………………….. Payment enclosed: Chq/Money Order Please charge to my credit card as below: Bankcard Mastercard Visa Card No:.................................................................................................................................. Expiry Date: ...../......... CCV ............... Name on Card:................................................................................................................... Signature:........................................................................
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1. Addison, Mrs, ECONOMICAL COOKERY FOR THE MIDDLE CLASSES. Sm.8vo., 3rd Ed.; pp.71. Or.floral dec.cloth, v.good, Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1884. $90. Kate Addison's engaging little book proved popular. First published in 1879, with a second edition in the same year, it went into five editions, the last much enlarged and edited by her daughter, appearing in 1912. The recipes are interesting and reflect the author's residence out of England and her familiarity with the dishes of Madeira, Portugal, Spain and South Africa.. 2. THE ADVANCED COMMONSENSE COOKERY BOOK. Compiled by the N.S.W. Public School Cookery Teachers' Association. 8vo., Repr.; pp.268. ill wraps, v good a sound clean copy, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1959. $45. The companion to the famous Commonsense Cookery Book. Interesting reflection of how we ate or aspired to eat then. Old- fashioned, reliable recipes, with the usual emphasis on sweet things (two thirds of the book), and some rather terrible salads. Seldom seen. 3. "AEROPHOS" RECIPE BOOK. Sm.8vo., 1st edition; pp.204. lll. with 10 photos, incl.4 col.; spirex bound, front cover stained, else v good, Albright & Wilson, Melbourne, 1949. SOLD. Popular little book first issued in 1949 by the "Aerophos" manufacturers to promote their phosphate raising ingredients. Although there are many recipes involving self-raising flour, there are many that don't, and for a small book it is quite comprehensive. 4. Alexander, Stephanie, THE COOK'S COMPANION. together with matching recipe journal. V.thick 4to. + smaller 4to journal, 1st Ed.; pp.815. Ill. with by Earl Carter; pict.paper-covered boards, cloth spine, v good, Viking, Australia, 1996. $140. Described on the cover as "The complete book of ingredients and recipes for the Australian kitchen", this is a splendid work from one of the country's finest cooks and sometime restaurateur. Packed with information, from sound advice on utensils and cookery basics to a vast collection of recipes arranged to accompany an alphabetical list of ingredients. Thus there are five recipes for anchovies plus referrals to six others later in the book. Under lemons there are no less than seventeen recipes plus six referrals. Great book, still in production, much sought after in this early format. 5. Alexander, Stephanie, A SHARED TABLE. 4to, 1st edition; pp 248. Photography by Simon Griffiths; hardcover brown cloth, near fine in d/w, Viking, Ringwood, 1999. $35. Alexander & Harris, Victoria & Genevieve, THE BATHERS PAVILION COOKBOOK. pp 122. blue cloth hard back, Inscription to ffep, edgewear to d/w else v good, Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, 1995. SOLD. Eclectic dishes from the iconic Sydney restaurant 6. 7. Arabella Boxer, Gordon Ramsay, Rick Stein, Jill Dupleix, Richard Olney et al THE COMPLETE MASTER CHEFS. 240 recipes from the world's top chefs and cookery writers. 4to, 1st edition; pp 382. photography by Simon Wheeler; hardcover blue cloth, v good in d/w, Weidenfield & Nicolson, London, 1997. $35. An impressive line-up of contributors, with excellent recipes for the home cook. 8. Auliciano, Armand, THE NOUVELLE CUISINE COOKBOOK. The complete international guide to the world of nouvelle cuisine. pp 295. paperback, some rubbing to covers, else v good, Grosset and Dunlap, New York, 1976. $15. AUSTRALIAN KITCHEN CRAFT. Compiled for the Women's Auxiliary of the Sydney Industrial Blind Institution of New South Wales. 8vo., 1st Ed.; pp.157. Paper-covered boards, dec. with lighthouse motif of the Institution, covers sunned, else a sound, fresh copy, Sydney, 1940. $40. Contributors included Professor Harvey Sutton (Diet), Dr Grace Cuthbert (Feeding the Baby), Lorna Byrne (Country Kitchen), Olwen Francis (Canteen Cookery, Entertaining). Interesting to note Dr Cuthbert's crisp comment that feeding a crying baby is the reason so many are "fretful, peevish, and lack self-control". 9. 10. THE AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S WEEKLY FAMILY DINNERS . Prize recipes in 3,000 pound competition. 4to., pp.64. Ill. with photos; Col.pict.card covers, margins browned, else v.good, Consolidated Press, Sydney, c.1949. $25. Includes menus and recipes for winter and summer dinners, Christmas fare and other celebrations, vegetable cookery and a section on "New Ideas" etc. etc. Interesting to find instructions for making good tea and coffee (in apercolator). . 11. Ballarat Fidelity Club Ladies' Appeal for kindergarten and building fund COOKERY BOOK. 108 Tried and tested recipes. 24mo, unpaginated. period advertising; stapled card, water stain through bottom 1cm of first 10 pages, ink star next to one recipe, else v good a sound, tight copy, Ballarat, 1950. $15.
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Nearly as many adverts for sponsors as there are recipes, making this a nice piece of local history 12. Barber, Richard, COOKING AND RECIPES FROM ROME TO THE RENAISSANCE. 8vo., 1st Ed.; pp.160. With 15 plates & 11 line ills. from contemporary sources; hardcover, edgewear and several small tears to d/w else v good, Allen Lane, London, 1973. $30. Quotations from contemporary writers illustrate the development of cookery in this interesting study, with recipes provided for each period discussed. These are of practical use, since quantities are scaled down for four to six people. 13. Beard, Sidney H., A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE-BOOK TO NATURAL HYGIENIC AND HUMANE DIET. Fifth edition; pp 138. illustrated blue cloth, age-browning to some pages, else good, The Order of the Golden Age, Paignton, n.d. (191?). $20. An eccentric treatise on Dietetic Reform and the importance of vegetarianism as a humane and healthy way of life. 14. Beck, Simone, SIMCA'S CUISINE. In collaboration with Patricia Simon. Sixth printing; pp.326 + index. Ill. with drgs. by John Wallner; hard cover, v good in price-clipped d/w, Knopf, NY, 1977. $25. Personal recipes and menus for various occasions from the acclaimed co-author of "Mastering the Art of French Cooking". 15. Beebe, Ruth Anne, SALLETS HUMBLES & SHREWSBURY CAKES. A collection of Elizabethan recipes adapted for the modern kitchen. Second Printing; pp 92. original woodcuts; card, inscription to half-title page, bumping to corners, light food stains to one page else v good, David R Godine, Boston, 1976. $25. A selection of recipes from four cookbooks from the 1500s and early 1600s. The original recipe is followed by the author's adaptation of it for modern kitchens. A nicely produced and fascinating work 16. Beer, Maggie, COOKING WITH VERJUICE. 8vo., 1st Ed.; pp.133. hardcover green boards, v good in d/w, Viking, Australia, 2001. $30. Verjuice, the juice of unripe grapes, was once a staple of French provincial cooking and is now enjoying a worldwide revival. Maggie Beer, who has long been a champion of this versatile ingredient, offers many tips and recipes in this useful work. 17. Beer Maggie, MAGGIE'S FARM. 8vo, Second edition; pp 261. Ills by Jiri Tibor Novak; paperback, v good, Rathdowne, Melbourne, 1993. $90. Stories and recipes which reflect Maggie Beer's generous Barossa Valley cuisine - true provincial style food that embraces fresh local produce in a simple country manner. Scarce. 18. Beeton, Mrs, MRS BEETON'S EVERY-DAY COOKERY AND HOUSEKEEPING BOOK. Comprising Instructions for Mistress and Servants and a Collection of over Sixteen Hundred and Fifty Practical Receipts. Lge.8vo., Facsimile of original 1865 ed.; lxiv,pp.404 + 28 (ads.). Numerous wood-engravings in text, with 8 col.plates at rear; hardcover, v.good in d/w, Bracken Books, London, 1984. $60. The first edition of this book, priced at three shillings and sixpence, came out a few months after Isabella Beeton's early death from puerperal fever, following the birth of her fourth child. 19. Beranbaum Rose Levy, THE CAKE BIBLE. 8vo, pp 636. 8 colour plates; hard back, v good in d/w, William Morrow and Company, London, 1988. $50. The definitive book on cake-making, Beranbaum's trademark is to reduce even the most complex techniques to easy-to-follow recipes. 20. THE BEST OF ELIZA ACTON. Recipes from her classic Modern Cookery For Private Families, first published in 1845, selected and edited by Elizabeth Ray, with an introduction by Elizabeth David. 8vo., xxxiv,pp.365. Ills. at chapter heads & in text; paperback, v good, Penguin, 1974. $25. An excellent introduction to the admirable Miss Acton, whose "Modern Cookery", first published in 1845, preceded Mrs Beeton's "Household Management" by sixteen years. 21. THE BOOK OF LIFE. A work for everyman his wife and his family. pp 332. b/w plates; blue cloth, v good, Health & Physical Culture Publishing, Sydney, 1940. $20. An eccentric and at times disturbing treatise on all matters relating to the health of the human. While much is mildly amusing, the anonymous author's theories on "racial purity", particularly his promotion of sterilisation of the feeble-minded, bring to mind the events in Europe occurring at this same period.
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22. Boonstra & Nuijens, Ewoudt & Rene, BAD FOOD GONE WORSE. Essay by Tyler Whisnand. Limited edition of 1000 copies; unpaginated. colour photos; stapled card, near fine, KesselsKramer, Amsterdam, 2006. $15. Possibly the oddest of food-related books we've ever listed - more art installation than anything else. Boonstra & Nuijens have photographed the aged and distorted food photos that are often seen in take away outlets, none of which would entice customers to order the food represented. 23. Boulestin, X.Marcel, RECIPES OF BOULESTIN. Selected from the Best of Boulestin, Simple French Cooking For English Homes, The Evening Standard Book of Menus, What Shall We Have Today? and A Second Helping. 8vo, 1st Ed.(The Estate of X.M.Boulestin); xi,pp.258. hardcover , Edgewear to d/w, crease to ffep, else v.good, Heinemann, London, 1971. $35. "French cooking is not, as some English people seem to think, complicated, rich and expensive..." Thus begins Boulestin in the preface to his first book, "Simple French Cooking for English Homes" (1923) and also introducing this rewarding collection from his classic cookery books, now so hard to find in their early editions. 24. Bracken, Peg, THE I HATE TO COOK BOOK. 7th Impr.; xii,pp.146. Decorated by Hilary Knight; hardcover , d/w worn with several losses, now repaired and protected, contents v good, Arlington, London, 1964. $30. English edition edited by Ruth Martin of this amusing American bestseller. Contains about 200 recipes. Purists would loathe them but some have a lot going for them if you're short of time - or inclination. 25. Brewster, Pam (ed), FINE FOOD FROM COUNTRY AUSTRALIA. Recipes from Australia's best country restaurants and guesthouses. 4to, 1st edition; pp 320. Photography by Oliver Strewe; hardcover glazed boards, near fine in d/w, Random House, Sydney, 1996. $30. Brillat-Savarin, Jean Anthelme, THE PHYSIOLOGY OF TASTE. Or Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy. M.F.K.Fisher's Translation. folio., pp. 443. hardcover blue cloth, repaired tear to front d/w (now protected) else near fine, North Point Press, San Francisco, 1994. $80. A re-issue in larger format of the sought-after M.F.K. Fisher translation of the great classic. Her perceptive notes add much to the enjoyment of this famous work. 26. 27. Brillat-Savarin, Jean-Anthelme, THE PHILOSOPHER IN THE KITCHEN. Repr.; pp.379. paperback, PO name to fep, else good, Penguin, UK, 1970. $15. First published in 1825 as "La Physiologie du Gout". This translation by Anne Drayton first appeared in 1970. 28. Campbell, Joan, BLOODY DELICIOUS!. A Life With Food. 4to., 1st Ed.; pp.246. ex-lib, with usual stamps to ffep, and small loss to eps from sticky tape, otherwise in very good condition, a clean tight copy in d/w, Allen & Unwin, Australia, 1997. $50. The author, Food Editor for Vogue publications in Australia, has long had a devoted following. Describing herself as a "bush cook", a reference to her early married life on a sheep station, her book ranges from old-fashioned country fare to modern food at its most elegant. An enjoyable mixture of anecdote and recipes. Scarce 29. Camrass, Zoe, THE ONLY COOKBOOK. 4to, pp 224. colour photos b/w instructional drawings; hardcover black cloth, v good in price-clipped d/w, Colporteur Press, Sydney, 1982. $25. Really useful book, with detailed instructions and drawings on tasks like skinning and jointing a rabbit, carving a turkey, preparing offal, as well as many good recipes. 30. Ceserani & Kinton Victor & Ronald, PRACTICAL COOKERY. Fifth edition; pp 314. glazed boards, Publisher's stamp on ffep else near fine, Edward Arnold, London, 1981. $22. Cheng, S K, SHANGHAI RESTAURANT CHINESE COOKERY BOOK. 16mo, 1st edition; pp 102. original cloth, some light stains and edgewear to boards, else v good, clean copy, Shanghai Restaurant, London, 1936. $50. Interesting to read this to gain some idea of the food served in an early 20th century Chinese restaurant, for which this is a promotional publication. Recipes seem authentic and some probably not intended to be replicated by the home cook. Birds Nest in Whole Chicken for instance requires 1 oz birds nests, which are sewn into a whole boned chicken (which is first rinsed out with gin!) and steamed in 'Primary Soup' (essentially chicken stock). Fascinating 31. 32. Chong, Elizabeth, THE FIRST HAPPINESS. Chinese Cooking for Australia. 1st edition; pp 238. colour plates & b/w sketches; hardcover orange cloth, v.good in d/w, Macmillan, Melbourne, 1982. $35. A gastronomic adventure through regional specialties, homestyle favourites, popular and gourmet dishes, most of which have an average preparation time of 20 minutes.
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33. Cradock, Fanny & Johnnie, TIME TO REMEMBER. A Cook for All Seasons. 4to., pp.160. Many ills., a few in col.; hardcover , v good in d/w, Webb & Bower, Exeter, England, 1981. $30. A month-by-month gastronomic ramble by two celebrated TV cooks. Gossipy, amusing and informative about the kitchens and tastes of the famous and not so famous. Includes the odd recipe, too. 34. David, Elizabeth, FRENCH COUNTRY COOKING. pp.203. Ill. with drgs. by John Minton; paperback, Nice fresh copy, very little used, Penguin, London, 1976. $20. No one else wrote about food with quite the same degree of elegance and wit as the late Mrs. David. "A certain amount of nonsense is talked about the richness of the food to be found in French homes." she begins, in this, her second book, and immediately the cadences of her prose recall some other famous openings - Austen and Charlotte Bronte come to mind. Delicious recipes, of course. 35. David, Elizabeth, HARVEST OF THE COLD MONTHS. The Social History of Ice and Ices. 1st American Ed.; xvii,pp.413. Pict.eps. & many ills., incl.12 col.plates; v good in d/w, Viking Press, New York, 1994. $60. A fascinating study of ice and snow and its role in gastronomic history from ancient times to the Edwardian age. Not a cookery book, this was Mrs. David's last work. She was completing it when she died in 1992. Jill Norman, her literary trustee, has skillfully edited the work. 36. David, Elizabeth, SUMMER COOKING. Sm.8vo., Penguin Cooking Library Reprint of 1965 p/b.; pp.234. Ill. with drgs. by Adrian Daintrey; paperback, margins browned, else v.good, Penguin , UK, n.d.. $25. An inspiring book, full of delicious ideas for good eating in warm weather or on holiday. In the original small, handy-sized format. 37. De Lissa, N.R., COOKING BY GAS. A guide to the correct and economical use of the gas cooking stove. Sm.8vo., 1st Ed.; pp.128 + 6 (ads.). V.good, Melrose, London, 1913. $50. Nellie De Lissa wrote several other cookery books. She is described on the title-page as "Practical Lecturer and Demonstrator to Gas Companies. Expert in Paper Bag Cookery and Reform Food Diet". 38. De Pomiane, Edouard, COOKING WITH POMIANE. Edited & translated from the French with 4 ills. by Peggie Benton. First edition; pp.245. hardcover , Inscription on ffep, edges freckled else v good, no d/w, Bruno Cassirer, London, 1962. $35. Delightful book, full of fresh ideas, first published 1962. Hard to find in hard covers. 39. Della Croce, Julia, SALSE DI POMODORO. Making the great tomato sauces of Italy. sq 8vo, pp 131. colour plates; paperback with french flaps, edgewear else v. good, Chronicle Books, San Francisco, 1996. $20. 45 fabulous sauces a wonderful collection including a history of tomato sauces in Italy 40. Dinnage, Paul, THE BOOK OF FRUIT & FRUIT COOKERY. Illustrations by Meg Rutherford. 8vo., pp.277. hardcover , v.good in d/w, Sidgwick and Jackson, London, 1981. $40. Donovan, Maria Kozslik, CONTINENTAL COOKERY IN AUSTRALIA. 8vo., First edition; xiii,pp.173. Ill. with line drgs. by Edith Wall and the Author; hardcover , Some foxing and browning on edges else v.good. Price-clipped d/w has some minor chipping, now in protective plastic sleeve, , Heinemann, Melbourne, 1955. $30. One of the first on continental cookery to appear in Australia. 41. 42. Driver, Christopher, THE BRITISH AT TABLE 1940-1980. 8vo., 1st Ed.; pp.212. Ill. with a few drgs.; hardcover , some v.faint foxing of prelims, else v.good in d/w, Chatto & Windus, London, 1983. $25. Interesting study of the many changes in the British diet over the last forty years. 43. Duckitt, Hildagonda J., HILDA'S DIARY OF A CAPE HOUSEKEEPER. Being a chronicle of daily events and monthly work in a Cape household, with numerous cooking recipes, and notes on gardening, poultry keeping, etc.. 8vo., Facs.Ed.; pp.300. Frontis.drg. ; hardcover , minor edgewear to d/w, now protected, light foxing to upper edge, else v. good, Macmillan, London, 1978. $40. A charming domestic record, first published 1902. Miss Duckitt wrote successful cookery books and described life in the Cape countryside with an affectionate pen. 44. Dupleix, Jill, NEW FOOD. From the new basics to the new classics. folio, pp 223. colour photos and plates; hardcover green cloth, lower right corner bumped else v good in d/w, William Heinemann, Melbourne, 1997. $25.
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45. Elexcel Limited, XCEL COOKERY BOOK. pp 96. b/w photos; ill boards, v good a clean crisp copy, Victor Works, Liverpool, n.d.(1948). $15. Elffers, Joost, PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD. pp 108. profusely illustrated with colour photos and plates; orange boards (hard cover), v good in d/w, Stewart, Tabori & Chang, New York, 1997. $20. A delightful book of photographs of the things you can do with food apart from cook and eat it. Snow peas become grasshoppers, brussel sprouts become beetles and little pumpkins bear scowling faces. Includes some instructions and an introductory essay. Lots of fun. 46. 47. THE EVERYDAY AND EVERYWAY RECIPE BOOK. (Compiled by the Wardmaster). Sm.8vo., Unpaginated but contains 413 numbered recipes. Card covers, edgewear to covers, some foxing and small stains to early pages, else good, Disabled Men's Association of Australia, Melbourne, N.d.(c.1925). $25. Poorly printed but fascinating collection. Concentrates entirely on baked goods, jams, chutneys, puddings and drinks, concluding with a number of household recipes - cement for broken china, marble cleaning paste and rat eradicator, for example. 48. Ewing Memorial Presbyterian Church, East Malvern, COOKERY BOOK. Proceeds in aid of New Sunday School Building. pp 47. stapled card, minor edgewear, else v good, 1936. $20. Scarce early fundraising cookbook. 49. Fahy, Carole, FOOD FROM FAR AND NEAR. Preface by Robert Carrier. pp 206. col plates; hardcover brown cloth, v good in d/w, Andre Deutsch, London, 1972. $15. Issued to mark the 21st anniversary of Andre Deutsch, this is an anthology of recipes from 21 of their cookery books dealing with national cuisines starting with Jewish Cuisine, one of the four books on the publishers first list. Australian contributions include Australian Goose (a mutton dish), Carpetbag Steak, Gold Coast Whiting & Chevron Sea-food Salad, an excruciating dish which counts in its ingredients fresh pineapple, crayfish, mixed vegetables, ham and (of course) mayonnaise. Other recipes are somewhat more authentic. 50. Ferguson Louis, ADVANCED COOKERY. 2nd edition; pp.230. glazed card, spiral bound, covers lightly soiled, else v.good, Pitman , Melbourne, 1974. $30. Written by the Head of the famed Emily McPherson Dept of Home Economics in Melbourne, this is a straightforward and informative text-book for home economic students, still very well regarded 51. Firth, Grace, STILLROOM COOKERY. The art of preserving foods naturally, with recipes, menus and metric measures. pp 278. ill boards, v good, EPM Publications, Virginia, 1977. $25. Fisher, MFK, HOW TO COOK A WOLF. pp 202. paperback, v good, North Point Press, New York, 1988. $15. 52. Written during wartime shortages, How to Cook a Wolf may well provide assistance in today's trying financial times. In it MFK Fisher tells not simply how to economise on food, but how to enjoy the result. 53. Fisher, MFK, SERVE IT FORTH. pp 146. paperback, v good, North Point Press, New York, 2002. $15. A re-issue of the legendary MFK Fisher's first book which takes readers on an animated journey through culinary history - from the honey-loving Greeks to the immoderate Romans. Very entertaining. 54. Fitch, Noel Riley, APPETITE FOR LIFE. The Biography of Julia Child. 4to, pp 569. b/w photographs; hardcover boards, edgewear to d/w else v good, Doubleday, New York, 1997. $40. Thorough examination of the life of this American institution. Child was a late bloomer - training at Cordon Bleu at 37 and publishing her first book Mastering the Art of French Cooking at 49. 55. Forbes, Leslie, A TASTE OF PROVENCE. Classic Recipes from the South of France. 4to., 1st Ed.; pp.160. eps. & many charming ills. in col. from the author's sketchbook; hardcover, v good in d/w, Doubleday, Australia, 1987. $25. Beautifully presented book with marvelous, authentic dishes collected by the gifted artist/author. Long out of print. 56. Fullerton, Cyrus, HAPPINESS AND HEALTH IN WOMANHOOD. Youth & Honour Series No 2. Dedicated to the Young Women of the War Services. A guide to better understanding and closer friendship between Mother & Daughter.. pp 52. b/w photos; illustrated wraps, Some wear to wraps, else a sound clean copy, Father & Son Welfare Movement, Sydney, 1943. $25.
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No.2 in a series (No.1 being "The Guide to Virile Manhood") issued paradoxically by the Father & Son Movement and appearing to be aimed principally at scaring young women into chaste & modest lives. Includes an insert about menstruation titled "What mother would like to say to her daughter". 57. German-Swiss International School of Hong Kong Mother's Committee, COOKERY FROM MOTHER'S KITCHEN. German-Swiss and International Recipes. 8vo, pp 256. line drawings, period advertising; ill glazed boards, edgewear and small loss to head of spine, else v good, Hong Kong, 1975. $50. A lovely self-published community cookbook, charmingly produced with each recipes reproduced as its donor wrote it. Appealing recipes. Recipes are in English and German. 58. Gill, Elsie, ELSIE GILL'S NEW AUSTRALIAN JUBILEE COOKERY BOOK. 8vo, second edition signed; pp 154. hardcover clothbound, d/w very worn, now protected. Boards soiled, contents particularly crisp, Tweed Newspaper Co, Murwillumbah, 1952. SOLD. An eclectic collection of recipes, hints and cures. A scarce volume signed by the author 59. Goh, Dupleix & Durack, Simon, Jill & Terry, HOT FOOD, COOL JAZZ. pp 88. spiral bound brown card, good, New Holland, Sydney, 1998. $20. Production a bit on the gimmicky side, the book was originally issued in a presentation box with a cd of jazz classics. However the recipes are genuinely useful, being based on the food served at Goh's Chinta Ria restaurants. Does not include the jazz CD. 60. Goode, & Willson, John & Carol, FRUIT AND VEGETABLES OF THE WORLD. Complete with Preparation Notes and Recipes. Lge.8vo., pp.205. Ill. with 8 full-page & many drgs. in text; paperback, inscription to half-title page else good, Lothian, Melbourne, 1987. $15. Comprehensive and well indexed. Includes some unusual varieties. 61. THE GRANDMA POSS COOKBOOK. pp 35. Illustrated by Julie Vivas; glazed boards (hard cover), v good, Omnibus, 1986. $35. GREEN AND GOLD COOKERY BOOK. Containing many good and proved recipes.. 8vo., 7th Ed. Rev. and with supplements; pp.236. card, light food stains to one or two pages, foxing to rear advertising pages, spine loose but secure at rear, else a clean sound copy, Rigby Ltd., Adelaide, 1934. $60. This immensely popular work went into at least 37 editions from its first appearance in 1925. Good, old fashioned recipes for everything from pea soup to lamingtons and melon jam. 63. Grossi & McGuinness, Guy & Jan, GROSSI FLORENTINO. Secrets & Recipes. pp 224. colour plates & photos; hardcover Black cloth, near fine in d/w. Signed by author, Viking, Melbourne, 2003. $75. A history with recipes of the Melbourne institution. Signed by the author 64. Heath, Ambrose, SMALL MEAT DISHES. 12mo, 1st edition; pp 103. hardcover red cloth, v good in d/w, Faber, London, 1953. $25. Another of Heath's books which aim to inspire those still under the strictures of meat rationing. 'Meat dishes without joints' dealt with the use of offal, this gives recipes which stretch out small allowances of meat using fillers like rice, beans and creating stews and patties and the like. 65. Hemphill, Rosemary, COOKING WITH HERBS AND SPICES. 4to., x,pp.207 + 6 (index). With 16 full-page & drgs. by M.Yamaguchi; hardcover , v good in d/w, Angus & Robertson, Australia, 1977. $25. Attractive book, combining and re-editing earlier works - "Fragrance and Flavour" (1959) and "Spice and Savour" (1964). Lamb shanks Armenian which involves cumin seed, various herbal teas, leek tart with sage are among the interesting recipes. Instructions also for making pomanders, sweet bags and aromatics for the bath. 66. Hess O.& A., VIENNESE COOKING. Edited & translated by Carla Schlesinger. pp.320. hardcover , V.good in repaired d/w, Crown , New York, 1952. $20. One thousand recipes drawn from a richly varied cuisine reflecting Vienna's eminence as capital of a great empire at the crossroads of Central Europe. 67. Hillgarth, Mary, SPANISH COOKERY. The international wine and food society's guide to. pp.200. Pict.eps., with & line drgs.; hardcover , v.good in d/w, David & Charles, London, 1970. $35. 62.
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