Antique and Rare Cookbooks, Cook Books

Antique and Rare Cookbooks, Cook Books

Vintage Cookbook's department for antique, antiquarian, rare, and difficult-to-find cookbooks. Just in: Keys to the Pantry, 1907; How to Cook a Wolf, M.F.K. Fisher, 1942; Mrs. Lincoln's Boston Cook Book, 1883, 1896; The Hunter Sifter Cook Book, 1884; Candy for Dessert, 1919; The Blue Ribbon Cook Book, 1904, 1922; Sloan's Handy Hints and Up-to-Date Cook Book, 1901; The Table and Its Service, 1905; Meals Tested, Tasted and Approved: Favorite Recipes and Menus from the Good Housekeeping Institute, 1930; The Modern Cook Book, 1939; The Dinner Year-Book, Marion Harland, 1878; Bohemian San Francisco, first edition, 1914; The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook, 1954; Bettina's Best Salads, first edition, 1923; Mrs. W. H. Wilson's New Cook Book, 1914; Mrs. Seely's Cook-Book, 1902; The Wall Street Cook Book, 1966; Hiller's New Calendar of Desserts with its original gift box, 1925; Woman's World Cook Book, 1909; Fancy Cake Baking, 1926; Buckeye Cookery, 1880, 1885; The Jolly Times Cook Book, 1934; Fine Old Dixie Recipes with carved wood "Mammy" cover; The Mary Frances Cook Book: Adventures Among the Kitchen People, 1912; Rare Recipes Old and New from the Veltin Sc The Key to Cook-Books by Mrs. A.D.T. Whitney, 1878, 1900; The Gastronomical Me by M.F.K. Fisher, 1943; Fleischmann's Bakery Tested Formulas, 1953; Good Housekeeping's Book of Menus, Recipes, and Household Discoveries, 1922.

Remaining antique cookbook now marked down and on sale, including America's Cook Book by the New York Herald Tribune; One Thousand Simple Soups, 1907; Alexander Filippini's The International Cook Book; Ted Saucier's Bottoms Up, 1951 first edition; an antique notebook full of hand typed, clipped, and hand written recipes; Frozen Dainties by Mrs. Lincoln, 1898; The Practical Cook Book, 1903; Twenty-Four Little French Dinners and How to Cook and Serve Them, 1919; first edition, first printing of Three Hundred and Sixty Six Dinners, 1892; Grand Union Cook Book, 1902; Enterprising Housekeeper, 1906; Chafing Dish Possibilities by Fannie Farmer, 1922; Modern Home Cook Book, 1938; a rare copy of The "Four Hundred" Cook Book: 400 Choice Recipes from First Unitarian Society, Madison, Wisconsin; Marion Harris Neil's Favorite Recipes Cook Book; Modern Butter Making and Dairy Arithmetic; Any one Can Bake, 1928; The Boston Cooking School Cook Book, 1909; All About Home Baking; The Cookie Book with hand painted wooden cover; the 1945 volume of Congressional Club Recipes Cook Book; Eat It by Dana Crumb and R. Crumb.

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Hunter Sifter Cook The Hunter Sifter Cook Book: A Collection of New and Valuable Receipts and Information for Every Housekeeper, published by The Hunter Sifter M'F'G Co, Cincinnati and New York, 1884. Presumed first edition. Embossed cover is in excellent condition the best I've ever seen, personally. Binding is sound. Many pages have spots and speckles, but none are torn and none are loose or missing. 279 pages, including some great advertising. Excellent antique condition.
The Hunter Sifter Cook Book 1884, Cincinnati

Candy for Dessert Candy for Dessert by Paul Richards. Published in 1919 by The Hotel Monthly Prss, Chicago, Illinois. Slim hard cover volume with 91 pages. Binding is in excellent condition, as is the cover. This copy was owned by a Catholic nun who meticulously covered the 13 blank pages--as well as the margins and spaces on printed pages--with additional recipes, everything from many fudge recipes to a recipe for Tia Marias in quantity! Excellent vintage condition.
Candy for Dessert Paul Richards, 1919, First!

Key to the Pantry Key to the Pantry: A Collection of Choice, Tried Recipes. Second edition, 1907. First published in 1898 by the Ladies of the Church of the Epiphany, Danville, Va. Hard cover. Gold stamped cover. 235 pges. This 1907 edition says the recipes were compiled by Miss Augusta Yates. Published by The Hermitage Press, Richmond, Va. (The only other copy for sale on the Internet is priced at $250.00.) Excellent antique condition.
Key to the Pantry Augusta Yates, 1898, 1907

Permelia Edwards The Table and Its Service: An Encyclopedia of Its Full Requirements, Service and Supply. What to Eat, What to Buy, How to Cook, How to Serve. Written by Permelia Edwards of Spokane, Washington. Apparently self-published, circa 1905. Hard cover with oil cloth boards. 488 pages with many additional blank pages for additional recipes. Hinges are week and cover is slightly worn. Otherwise excellent condition.
The Table and Its Service Edwards, 1905 Spokane

How to Cook a Wolf One of the most sought after of all American cookbooks! How to Cook a Wolf, by M.F.K. Fisher. Wonderful "plain cooking" recipes, plus clever, witty, and warm conversational recipes. Published by The World Publishing Company, Cleveland, Ohio, 1942. This is the first edition, seventh printing. (NOT the Forum Books Edition.) Hard cover with dust jacket, 261 pp. Dust jacket has minor dings. Book is in fine condition!
How to Cook a Wolf M.F.K. Fisher, 1942, 1946

Mrs. Lincoln's First edition, 1896 printing of the most famous antique cookbook of the United States, Mrs. Lincoln's Boston Cook Book, published in 1884 by Roberts Brothers, Boston. Probably the most famous American cookbook. Mrs. Lincoln's copyright was for 1883. This is the 1896 printing of that edition, with the marbled brown and black cardboard boards and brown linen binding. 536 pages, plus index, 24 pages of illustrated advertisements, AND 22 blank pages, for additional recipes, still blank. Boards are still attached, binding is tight, and all pages are completely clean and clear. I would suspect that no one had really used this cookbook, except for the recipes carefully hand written on the blank pages at the back and for the newspaper- clipped recipes carefully pasted on back pages. A true find! (Marked down from $180.00.)

(A copy of Mrs. Lincoln's Boston Cook Book, first edition, first printing, in excellent condition would be priced at well over $1,000.)

1884, 1896 Mrs. Lincoln's Boston Cook Book

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