Chicago, IL: Lyons & Carnahan, 1914. Hardcover. First Edition. 205, 251, 330 pp. 8vo. Gray cloth publisher's bindings with a steaming teapot on the cover with a border made of forks, knives, and spoons. Clean, sharp copies with minimal scuffing and very clean within. Previous owner's name written neatly in ink on pastedown of each volume. Very Good.
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Boston: Rand, Avery, & Co. [For the Author], 1872. Hardcover. First Edition. 288 pp. 8vo. Faded burgundy boards with blind embossed border front and rear, gold titling to spine with staining along spine, losses at head and along front spine joint, bumpping to corners. Yellow endpapers, text quite clean with light spotting here and there. Good.
Islesford, ME: Ladies of the Islesford Church Club, 1940. Hardcover. First Edition. 76 pp. 8vo. Brown cloth covers with faded gold embossed titling to spine; bumping to corners, scuffing from use, corners bumped. Interior common for well-used cookbook: pencil notations, other recipes stapled in, toning from newspaper clippings, some handwritten recipes in pencil on verso of a few page.
A fascinating community cookbook from the island community of Islesford, Maine, which is part of the Cranberry Islands. Very Good.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1954. Hardcover. First Edition. 288 pp. 8vo. Light wear and scuffing to dust jacket, small chips at edges, price clipped, nw in mylar cover. Endpapers illustrated with a map of France and small vignettes, front hinge paper beginning to split but still tight to boards, rear the same. Very clean within. Errata slip tipped in preceding Toklas's "A Word with the Cook" following the table of contents. Very Good / Very Good.