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1 (Anglade, Pierre; Managing Editor) LAROUSSE WINES AND VINEYARDS OF FRANCE
(New York: Arcade Publishing, Inc., 1991). 1991). Very good 
(New York: Arcade Publishing, Inc., 1991).. 1991).. Very good. - Small quarto [10-3/8 inches high by 7-3/4 inches wide], maroon paper covered boards. The boards are bumped. 638 & [1] pages, printed in 2 columns. The fore-edge is lightly soiled. Profusely illustrated in color & black & white. Near fine.

First American edition. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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2 (Holton, Leonard). Browne, Charles THE GUN CLUB DRINK BOOK: Being a more or less discursive account of alcoholic beverages, their formulae and uses, together with some observations on the mixing of drinks
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons / London: Charles Scribner's Sons, Ltd., 1939. 1939. Very good 
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons / London: Charles Scribner's Sons, Ltd., 1939.. 1939.. Very good. - Octavo pictorial paper covered orange boards. The binding is lightly rubbed & bumped. xviii & 190 pages. Full-page illustrations & pictorial chapter titles in black & white by Leonard Holton. The front edges of the last few pages are chipped with a narrow piece out of the last page of the index. There is light staining to page 42 & to the top edge of the book. Very good.

First edition.

The signatures of Chalmers K. Bryce and F. Reardon appear on the half-title.

A post-Prohibition book aiming to educate young people brought up on synthetic whiskey and bathtub gin.

The first edition is quite scarce. First Edition. 
Price: 250.00 USD

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3 (Libbey Glass Manufacturing Co.) NOTES FOR AN EPICURE: A Handbook on the Traditions and Service of Wine and Other Beverages
(Toledo, OH): The Libbey Glass Manufacturing Co., (1933). (1933). Very good 
(Toledo, OH): The Libbey Glass Manufacturing Co., (1933).. (1933).. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed reddish brown wrappers with a color vignette on the front wrap. The binding is lightly bumped with the inner edges of the wraps slightly faded & with fading to the front edge & bottom corner of the rear wrap. 43 & [1] pages. Color vignettes & illustrations of stemware in black-and-white and color. There is a tiny white stain to the inside front wrap with a very light stain to the bottom corner of the title page & a short tear to the front edge of page 29. Very good.

"Dedicated to the connoisseurs of America, present and prospective" and published on the "auspicious occasion [of] the repeal of prohibition", this pamphlet offers information about wines and advises which wines should accompany various dishes. The illustrations display the glassware created by the Libbey Glass Manufacturing Co. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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A COCKTAIL CONTINENTALE: Concocted in 24 Countries, Served in 38 Sips and a Kick Guaranteed. A Travel Tale That Reads Like Lightning, (Patterson, Russell). Reynolds, Bruce
4 (Patterson, Russell). Reynolds, Bruce A COCKTAIL CONTINENTALE: Concocted in 24 Countries, Served in 38 Sips and a Kick Guaranteed. A Travel Tale That Reads Like Lightning
New York: George Sully & Company, (1926). (1926). Very good 
New York: George Sully & Company, (1926).. (1926).. Very good. - Octavo, red cloth titled in black on the spine & in black with decorations in black on the front cover, in a dust wrapper. The binding is very slightly bumped. The dust jacket is chipped around the edges with small pieces out &a short tear to the front panel. xxiv, [2] leaves & 290 pages. Illustrated with 12 black-and-white plates, including a frontispiece, by Russell Patterson. There is a very light vertical crease to the first few leaves & the bottom corners of 3 leaves are creased. There is some very minor soiling to the fore-edge and bottom edge. Very good in a good dust wrapper.

First edition, first printing.

A humorous travel book in which the voyager's progress is counted out in cocktails and other drinks imbibed in thirty-eight cities around the world during Prohibition.

Scarce in the dust wrapper. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 350.00 USD

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5 (Richards, Amy). Chase, Edithe Lea; and French, Capt. W. E. P., U.S.A WAES HAEL: The Book of Toasts. Being, for the most part, bubbles gathered from the wine of others' wit, with, here and there, an occasional humbler globule believed to be more or less original
New York: Barse & Hopkins Publishers, (1907). (1907). Good Signed
New York: Barse & Hopkins Publishers, (1907).. (1907).. Good. - Octavo, tan cloth titled & decorated in red, green & black. The binding is signed "AR" [Amy Richards] on the front cover. The binding is lightly bumped & soiled with a small, light stain to the front cover. 303 pages plus 7-page publisher's catalog. The text block is loose. Good.

Fifth edition. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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6 (Wheelwright, Thea; editor) THE FARMERS' ALMANAC COOK BOOK. Originally the Ohio Farmer Cook Book. Tested Recipes of Every Variety
Freeport, ME: The Bond Wheelwright Company, Publishers, (1969). (1969). Very good 
Freeport, ME: The Bond Wheelwright Company, Publishers, (1969).. (1969).. Very good. - Octavo, pictorial paper covered boards in a dust wrapper. The dust jacket is lightly soiled & the top edges of the flaps are chipped. The jacket spine is faded & lightly stained with the tail chipped & a piece out of the head. [viii] & 390 pages. Illustrations in orange, black & white. There is light foxing to the fore-edge & to the top & bottom edges. There is a small stain to the fore-edge with tiny stains to the front edges of a few pages. Very good in a good dust wrapper. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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7 Aaron, Sam; Aaron, Michael SHERRY-LEHMANN'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY SALE 1934-1984. (Cover title)
(New York): Sherry-Lehmann, 1984. 1984. Very good 
(New York): Sherry-Lehmann, 1984.. 1984.. Very good. - Quarto [12 inches high by 9 inches wide], softcover bound in printed wrappers. The binding is bumped with the head & tail of the spine slightly rubbed. There is light creasing to the top corner of the rear wrap with a horizontal line of light rubbing near its bottom edge. 31 pages, including inside wraps, with some sections printed in various colored inks. Textual illustrations, vignettes & decorations in color and black & white. Very good.

The fiftieth anniversary of the opening of Sherry-Lehmann on March 6th, 1934 coincided with the New York Times Wine Seminar at the Plaza Hotel, New York City on March 6th, 1984. Quotations from Sam and Michael Aaron of Sherry-Lehman, two of the speakers at the seminar, serve as an introduction to this sale catalog, along with a quote on the joys of wine from Clifton Fadiman.

The wines offered in the catalog include "Wine Gems from America and Italy, Beaujolais & Burgundy at Their Best, Best Bordeaux Buys in a Decade, Exciting Preview of Christmas 1984, World's Largest Collection of Vintage Ports and Madeiras". 
Price: 15.00 USD

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8 Baker, Charles H., Jr THE GENTLEMAN'S COMPANION. Volume I: Being an Exotic Cookery Book Or, Around the World with Knife Fork and Spoon.... Volume II: Being an Exotic Drinking Book or, Around the World with Jigger, Beaker and Flask.... (2 volumes)
New York: Crown Publishers, 1946. 1946. Good 
New York: Crown Publishers, 1946.. 1946.. Good. - Octavo, red cloth. The bindings are rubbed with a few small stains. The spines & the adjacent edge of the Vol. I front cover are faded & the titling on the spines is faded. xix, [1] leaf & 219 pages; and xix, [1] leaf, 216 & [1] pages. Illustrated with a black-and-white frontispiece in each volume. There is some minor foxing to the edges of Vol. I & the top edge of Vol. 2. There is a small stain to the rear endpaper of Vol. 1. Good.

Both volumes offer numerous recipes along with useful tips and general advice. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 125.00 USD

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HEALTH COCKTAILS: The New Way to Health, Beauty, and Youthfulness. (Cover title)., Bragg, Paul C.
9 Bragg, Paul C. HEALTH COCKTAILS: The New Way to Health, Beauty, and Youthfulness. (Cover title).
[Los Angeles, CA]: published by the author, circa [1930s]. [1930s]. Very good 
- Octavo, softcover bound in yellow wrappers with a vignette of a vegetable juicer in black on the front cover & an ad for the Bragg Meal Company on the rear cover. There is a very small area of soiling to the rear wrap. 15 pages, including inside wraps, with an ad & mail-order form for the Live Food Vegetable Juicer on the inside front wrap. There is a small, light dent to the right side of each wrap & each page. Very good.

Paul Chappius Bragg [1895-1976] was a nutritionist and a pioneer of America's wellness movement.

Rare promotional pamphlet. 
Price: 75.00 USD

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10 Edmunds, Lowell MARTINI, STRAIGHT UP: The American Cocktail
Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, (1998). (1998). 0801859719 / 9780801859717 Very good 
Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, (1998).. (1998).. Very good. - Octavo, cloth-backed boards in a dust wrapper. The bottom edge of the dust jacket's rear flap is slightly darkened. The jacket is lightly rubbed with an area of light soiling to its rear panel & the remnant of a price- sticker on its front panel. 153 & [2] pages. Black-and-white illustrations. Near fine in a very good dust wrapper.

First printing of the revised edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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11 Flambert, Richard THE SECOND "A COOK'S TOUR"
(San Francisco, CA: Flambert and Flambert, Inc. 1971). 1971). Very good Signed
(San Francisco, CA: Flambert and Flambert, Inc. 1971).. 1971).. Very good. - Small quarto [8-1/2 inches square], softcover. The contents are bound between pictorial red & black cover sheets with a black plastic binder. The cover sheets are slightly bumped. 143 & [2] mechanically reproduced pages, including a few black-and-white illustrations. The top edge is lightly foxed. Very good.

Inscribed by the author in the year of publication on the inside front wrap and signed "Richard". The book includes lists of restaurants recommended by Flambert and his correspondents, favorite recipes submitted by some of these restaurants and a list of recommended California wines. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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12 Forget, Carl; compiler THE ASSOCIATION OF BREWER'S DICTIONARY OF BEER AND BREWING: The Most Complete Collection of Brewing Terms Written in English
Boulder, CO: Brewers Publications, (1988). (1988). 0937381101 / 9780937381106 Very good 
Boulder, CO: Brewers Publications, (1988).. (1988).. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial wrappers. The binding is lightly bumped & slightly rubbed with a light crease to the front wrap. ix & 176 pages plus 4 pages of ads. Illustrated with several tables. 1 top page corner is creased & the bottom page corners in the rear half of the book are lightly bumped. Very good. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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JEWISH AMERICAN COOK BOOK., Frishwasser, Regina.
13 Frishwasser, Regina. JEWISH AMERICAN COOK BOOK.
Forward Association, 1946. 1946. Good 
- Octavo, reddish brown cloth. The binding is lightly rubbed with the head & tail of the spine chipped & frayed. There are 3 tiny white marks to the front cover & a few small, light stains to the rear cover. x & 412 pages. Illustrated with a black-and-white frontispiece portrait of the author. Pages 229 to 232 are detached & there is a small brown stain to each of these pages. There are similar stains to a few other pages. Good.

First edition.

Regina Frishwasser was the editor of the Jewish Daily Forward's Recipe Department. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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14 Fruhmann, Gustav IM FRACK UM DIE WELT: Erlebnisse eines Oberkellners in 4 Erdteilen
Bielefeld und Leipzig: Velhagen & Klasing, (1937). (1937). Very good Signed
Bielefeld und Leipzig: Velhagen & Klasing, (1937).. (1937).. Very good. - Octavo, light tan cloth. The binding is lightly soiled with a stain to the bottom edge of the front cover. The spine is somewhat darkened with the head of the spine lightly chipped. 182 pages. Very good.

Later printing.

Inscribed by the author on the front endpaper and signed " Gustav Fruhmann / Wien 1937". The book, "Around the World in a Dinner Jacket" is the autobiography of a well-traveled head waiter. The text is in German. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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15 Gundel, Karoly LA CUISINE HONGROISE
Budapest: Corvina, (1958). (1958). Very good 
Budapest: Corvina, (1958).. (1958).. Very good. - Octavo, gray cloth. The spine & extremities are slightly darkened. 112 pages. Illustrated with tipped-in color plates & with color pictorial endpapers & vignettes by Erzsi Rusznyak. Very good.

"Deuxieme edition revue et augmentee". The text is in French. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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200 RADIANT HEALTH RECIPES., Holmes, Phoebe Marie.
16 Holmes, Phoebe Marie. 200 RADIANT HEALTH RECIPES.
Los Angeles, CA: published by the author, circa [1930s]. [1930s]. Very good 
- Quarto [10-3/4 inches high by 8-3/8 inches wide], softcover bound in light teal wrappers backed with blue cloth tape. The bottom edges of the wraps are slightly darkened & there is a pencil name on the top edge of the front wrap. 43 pages mimeographed on one side only plus a catalog of the author's books reproduced on pink paper. Very good.

A photograph of Phoebe Marie Holmes on the title page is captioned: "That Wonder Woman of 86, who is a Living Example of Limitless Energy, Pep and Radiant Health." Holmes was an American teacher of dietetics and scientific breathing, a noted world lecturer and metaphysician, and president of the International Radiant Health Club. It has been suggested by some that she was a model for the comic-book character Wonder Woman.

Scarce. 
Price: 125.00 USD

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17 Johnson, Frank E THE PROFESSIONAL WINE REFERENCE
(New York: Beverage Media Ltd.), (1978). (1978). Fine 
(New York: Beverage Media Ltd.), (1978).. (1978).. Fine. - Narrow octavo [approximately 7 inches high by 3-5/8 inches wide], full maroon calf titled in blind on the front cover & spine. All the edges are gilt; marbled endpapers. The book is housed in a tan paper covered box. The extremities of the box's lid are slightly rubbed & 1 bottom corner of the lid is split. [vi] & 354 pages. Illustrated with black-and-white maps of world wine regions. Near fine. "This special edition designed and prepared by Graphic Image, Inc." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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18 King, Alan; and Sheraton, Mimi IS SALAMI AND EGGS BETTER THAN SEX? Memoirs of a Happy Eater. INSCRIBED by Alan King
Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, (1985). (1985). 0316493651 / 9780316493659 Good Signed
Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, (1985).. (1985).. Good. - Octavo, cloth-backed boards in a dust wrapper. The front board is lightly rubbed with 2 light stains. The top edge of the dust jacket is lightly chipped with staining to the front panel & with a small crease to the front fold. 218 pages. Good.

Second printing. Inscribed by Alan King and signed in full on the half-title.

A book by producer, actor and entertainer Alan King about the delights of food, restaurants, recipes and eating-companions with contributions from restaurant critic Mimi Sheraton. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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THE ENCIRCLING HOP: A History of Hops and Brewing., Lawrence, Margaret.
19 Lawrence, Margaret. THE ENCIRCLING HOP: A History of Hops and Brewing.
Sittingbourne, Kent, U.K: SAWD Publications, (1990). (1990). Very good 
- Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial wrappers. The binding is lightly bumped & rubbed. [xii] & 100 pages. Black-and-white illustrations. The top page corners are lightly bumped. Very good. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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20 Lord, Tony; Faith, Nicholas; Sutcliffe, Serena; et al CHAMPAGNE: A Decanter Magazine Guide
London: Decanter Magazine Ltd, 1987. 1987. Very good 
London: Decanter Magazine Ltd, 1987.. 1987.. Very good. - Small folio [11-5/8 inches high by 8-1/4 inches wide], softcover bound in pictorial wrappers. The head of the spine is slightly chipped. 66 pages. Profuse illustrations & pictorial ads in color and black & white. The page edges are slightly darkened. Very good.

Decanter Special Publications. Director and Publisher, Tony Lord. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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