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"I WILL FIRST ENDEAVOR TO GIVE SOME INFORMATION AS TO THE MANNER OF STRICTLY KEEPING A JEWISH HOUSE": Rare First Edition of The First Jewish Cookbook Printed in America
Jewish Cookery Book, on Principles of Economy, Adapted for Jewish Housekeepers, with the Addition of Many Useful Medicinal Recipes, and Other Valuable Information, Relative to Housekeeping and Domestic Management.
Philadelphia: W.S. Turner, 1871.
Rare first edition of the first Jewish cookbook published in America, with extensive instructions on keeping a kosher household in addition to recipes. Octavo, original cloth. In very good condition, rebacked. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. First editions are exceptionally scarce of this milestone in American Jewish history.
Price: $22,000.00 Item Number: 74060
"CANDY MAKING, AS A PASTIME FOR YOUNG FOLKS, IS NOT TO BE SURPASSED": FIRST EDITION OF AUNT BABBETTE'S HOME CONFECTIONERY
Chicago and Cincinnati: Bloch Publishing & Printing Co, 1893.
First edition of this early collection of confectionery recipes published as a companion to the author’s first book, Aunt Babette’s Cook Book, the first American Jewish cookbook to become a best-seller in 1889. Also published by Bloch Publishing Company, the oldest Jewish printing house in the United States, Aunt Babette’s Cook Book was perhaps so successful because of the extensive inclusion of non-Kosher recipes, reflecting the early assimilation tendencies of the 19th-century Reform Jewish movement. Small octavo, original cloth. In good condition.
Price: $3,800.00 Item Number: 75073
Brooklyn: A Spooner & Co, 1846.
First edition of one of the earliest American books on wine making. Small octavo, original cloth. In very goo condition condition with 12 page corners torn. Rare; the last example at auction was in 1984.
Price: $3,000.00 Item Number: 102334
"the first alphabetically arranged culinary encyclopaedia to appear in the United States"; Rare First Edition, first issue of The Cook's Own Book
The Cook’s Own Book: Being a Complete Culinary Encyclopedia: Consisting of All Valuable Recipes For Cooking Meat, Fish, and Fowl.
Boston: Munroe and Francis; New York, Charles S. Francis, and David Felt; Philadelphia, Carey and Lea, and Grigg and Elliot, 1832.
First edition, first issue, of “the first alphabetically arranged culinary encyclopaedia to appear in the United States” (Oxford Companion to Food, 17), and one of the most popular American cookbooks of the 19th century; with the woodcut diagram showing cuts of beef on page xxxii, no mention of Lyman Thurston & Co. on the copyright page, and 1832 as the date of both printing and copyright (Lowenstein, 160; Cagle & Stafford, 447). Octavo, bound in full contemporary calf with gilt titles and tooling to the spine, red morocco spine label. In very good condition with period recipes affixed to the front free endpaper with a pin. Scarce and desirable.
Price: $2,250.00 Item Number: 99347
Rare collection of six souvenir New Orleans cookbooks and culinary brochures. The cookbooks and brochures include “Gourmet’s Guide to New Orleans” (1941), “New Orleans Carnival Cook Book” (Women’s Republican Club of Louisiana, 1941), “Brer Rabbit’s New Orleans Molasses Recipes For Delicious Desserts, Candies, Beverages, and other Tasty Foods”, “New Orleans Recipes” by Mary Moore Bremer (1932), “The Secret of Creole Cooking”, and “good old Creole Recipes”. In fine condition.
Price: $500.00 Item Number: 117533
Springfield, Mass: Cyrus W. Atwood, Printer, 1895.
Second edition of the A. A. cookbook. Octavo, original wrappers. In good condition.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 117191