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Food & Drink

Find rare and antiquarian cookery and drinks books, for the bon viveurs, gourmands, gastronomes, Masterchef devotees alongside lovers of the occasional tipple. A section of book collecting that spans the centuries, from antiquarian cookery books full of arcane recipes to the Victorian etiquette many of us still endure, onto the joys of cooking supplied by Elizabeth David and her contemporaries, our selection of collectable food and drink books should fill any appetite. 

 

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  1. First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author; oblong 4to; publisher's pictorial boards, printed endpapers, with the original polythene dust jacket with the price label intact. An excellent copy in the somewhat nicked and lightly baggy jacket. This is the first example in the dust jacket we have handled.

    £475
  2. 6 items. Sole edition. Single card sheets folded once, Colour illustrations to front, printed menu inside and a single chapter to rear completing the story across the 6 issues. An excellent set.

    £1,750
  3. Sixth edition; 12mo; publisher's cloth-backed boards, some darkening, minor edge wear, overall very good.

    £150
  4. First edition, first impression, with illustrated title page by Edward Bawden. 8vo. Publisher's grey boards printed in green and red after a design by Bawden. One or two pages tuned down at the corners, name to front paste dwon, rear board marked, spine tanned. Very good.

    £125
  5. First edition, later impression (lacking the pagination on the title page), 8vo, 288 pp., illustrated throughout in colour by Gilbert Rumbold, only the odd, random spot, publisher's cloth gilt, art deco foil design to upper board, lower board gilt. Some typical light spotting throughout, joints tender, rear joint starting, edges rubbed. Good.

    £750
  6. Third edition, revised & expanded; 8vo; 255 woodcut illustrations by Eug. Vergez, half-title, 5pp. 'bibliographie vinicole' at the end, some mild marginal toning and spotting, but overall internally very good; [ý]original, drab green-blue cloth with simple title in gilt to spine within decorative rules.

    £550
  7. Stud bound, in burgundy boards, Bawden design on cream paper to both boards printed in black. Full page illustrated title page by Bawden, vignettes and borders throughout. A very good copy.

    £650
  8. First edition, 3 works in one vol., 8vo; woodcut printer's device to titles, woodcut head-pieces and decorative initials, each work with errata at end, some browning mostly confined to margins, occasional spotting, bookplate and ownership markings to front pastedown, old ink initials to first title; 18th century calf, edge wear, spine rubbed, upper cover detached; collates as complete.

    £450
  9. 8vo, 89 pp., various blank leaves, 12 pp notes at end, contemporary sheep, worn, joints weak.

    £650
  10. Tenth edition; 8vo; 3 folding engraved plates, two with offsetting from folding, a few recent and older marginal repairs, numerous old pencil annotations. Rebound in twentieth century half black calf, marbled paper boards. Contents a little marked and toned, spine slightly faded, a very nice copy.

    £675
 

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