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: Here's How in wooden cover, 1941; 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; 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 School; 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

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

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

Blue Ribbon Cook The Blue Ribbon Cook Book, by Jennie C. Benedict. First published in 1904, this is a copy of the 1922 fourth edition. Printed by The Standard Printing Co., Louisville. Self-published Hard cover with 168 pages. Includes "Dainty Menus for Convalescent Patients." Also includes several pages of Louisville advertising--one ad is for Jennie C. Benedict and Co. Caterers and Confectioners. General Southern cookbook with recipes for what used to be called "good, plain cooking." A very difficult cookbook to locate, this copy is in good vintage condition. It is worn, but the binding is sound, all the pages are here, etc.
The Blue Ribbon Cook Book Benedict, 1904, 1922

Mrs. Seely's Cook Mrs. Seely's Cook-Book: A Manuel of French and American Cookery with Chapters on Domestic Servants Their Rights and Duties and Many Other Details of Household Management, by Mrs. L. Seely. Published in 1902 by The MacMillan Company, New York. First edition, first printing. 432 pages. This is a cookbook for the one percent! Pictures of livery for the servants. Recipes like "lobster cutlets," image above! Excellent antique condition.
Mrs. Seely's Cook-Book 1902, First Edition

Wall Street Cook The Wall Street Cook Book, by Christopher Alexander. Published by the Library of Wall Street in 1966. Soft cover. 157 pages. Stated first edition, first printing. Says it was prepared by "Cuisine Master Christopher Alexander with the Cooperation of Wall Street Anthorities. Admittedly lavish, non-economical recipes featuring expensive and/or difficult to find ingredients. Each recipe is named and introduced with technical stock-trading term. The term is defined, then the recipe is given. For example, "Pot Roast a la Tax Exempt Bonds." This very rare cookbook is in near mint condition. The cover has some smudges. The pages have never been read!
The Wall Street Cook Book First Edition, 1966

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