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Delights and Prejudices

By: James Andrews Beard (1903-1895)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Atheneum: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GG818-144

Condition: Used: Very Good


FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 9 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches. 337 pp. Half-title, frontispiece and illustrations throughout by Earl Thollander, index of recipes; text clean, with very light marginal pencil notations in index only. Blue cloth spine, blind-stamped olive paper over boards, silver-stamped spine, top edges stained pink, illustrated end-papers by Earl Thollander; binding square and tight, corners bumped, jacket with shelf wear. Previous owner's signature on front free end-paper. GG818-144. Very Good. Of this book, Julia Child remarked: "a timeless celebration of the good life, as well as a very pe... View more info

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The Spice Islands Cook Book

By: Spice Islands Home Economics Staff

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Menlo Park, CA, Lane Book Company: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GG818-143

Condition: Used: Very Good


FIRST EDITION, first printing of this renowned cookbook, billed in 1961 as "the most complete book ever published about spices, herbs and seasonings." 8vo. 10 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches. 208 pp. Half-title, color line drawings throughout that are sized full-page, half-page, quarter-page variously, charts of herbs and seeds, index of seasonings, index of recipes; text clean, unmarked. Illustrated cloth over boards, dust jacket in archival mylar, illustrated end-papers; binding square and tight, jacket rubbed, with small chip at top of rear panel. 1961 book order form for The Sunset Cookbook lai... View more info

The Food of France

By: Waverley Root (1903-1982)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Alfred A. Knopf: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GG818-074

Condition: Used: Very Good


FIRST EDITION. Tall 8vo. 8 1/4 x 6 3/4 inches. xviii, 486, xxx, [2] pp. Half-title, illustrated double-page title page, introduction by Samuel Chamberlain, black-and-white line drawings throughout, 39 black-and-white photographs, 10 maps, 2 appendices, index, note on the author; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped cloth, top edge stained blue, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, jacket price-clipped with edge wear and small tears at top edge. Paul Elder's Books, San Francisco bookseller ticket on rear paste-down. GG818-074. Very Good. This seminal work is Waverley Root's ... View more info