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Food lovers and food experts alike will love the rare and antique food books that can be found in the Biblio Rare Book Room. From rare first editions of favorite titles to deluxe signed editions complete with illustrations and recipes, there is something for everyone in the rare food books section of the Biblio Rare Book Room. Any of the books featured below would be sure to add value to your rare and antique book collection.

Physiologie du gout, ou meditation de gastronomie transcendante; ouvrage theorique, historique et a l'ordre du jour, dedie aux gastronomie parisiens by Brillat-Savarin, Jean Anthelme

Paris: Sautelet et Cie, 1826. Two volumes, octavo, xiv, 390 & 449 pages. contemporary quarter calf and marbled boards Light wear at extremities, otherwise in very good condition. First edition of the most famous treatise on gastronomy. The Physiology of...

From Rabelais - Fine Books on Food & Drink


Gems for the Drawing Room - Fruit and Flowers - Books 1 and 2 by JERRARD, Paul & BAYLEY, J.W.N

London: Paul Jerrard, 1852. First Edition. Mid-nineteenth century opulence: two elaborate Victorian plate books with plates of fruit and flowers complimenting verse, fully printed in gilt. Two folios in original cloth with large colour card onlay on fron...

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Au Pied De Cochon - The Album by Martin Picard

Montréal, QB: Restaurant Au Pied De Cochon, 2006. Hardcover. As New. CD still in original, sealed pouch at the back of book. Original Promo Slip Cover still on book - has tear on back. Book in original, New condition...

From 10908Digital


The Illustrated Douro by Villa Maior, Julio Maximo de Oliveira Pimentel, visconde de (1809-1884)

Oporto: Universal Book-Shop of Magalhaes and Moniz, Editors, 1876. First Edition. Rebound during the late nineteenth or early twentieth century. Leather spine; and corners of boards also in leather. Original cover bound in.. Very good - some pages show s...

From Caravan Book Store


Santa Barbara Recipes.

Santa Barbara: Morning Press Printing House, Original, 1888. Flexible printed brown cloth wrappers. Very good. Octavo (8 3/4 x 5 7/8 inches) 82 pages of recipes attributed to local residents, another 30-plus pages of local advertisements at the front an...

From Caravan Book Store


A Collection of Ordinances and Regulations, for the Government of the Royal Household, Made in Divers Reigns. From King Edward III. to King William and Queen Mary by [Royal Household]

London: Printed for the Society of Antiquaries by John Nichols, 1790. Quarto, xxii + 476 pages. [leaf containing pages 169/170 in duplicates]. First edition of this collection of English Royal Household Manuscripts. The text discusses the duties and mana...

From Rabelais - Fine Books on Food & Drink


Austro-Hungarian Menu Collection by [Menu - collection]

Vienna; Bratislava, 1891. Collection of thirty-one menus, mounted in a contemporary scrapbook. The menus hail mostly from Vienna, in large part from the Metropole Hotel and Frohner's Hotel Imperial, but there are also four from the Palugyay Palace in Bra...

From Rabelais - Fine Books on Food & Drink


Stock Lines Catalogue No. 291. 1926/27 Condrup

London: Condrup Ltd., 1926 Green illustrated covers, slight edge-wear, covers creased. Laid in typed letter w/ masthead. Sole Agents Stock Terms sheet No. 420 1926. A Combined Catalogue of Woodware, Hardware, & Fancy Stock Lines for which we are Sole ...

From Open Door Books


The Family that Liked to Eat. by [Transformer Press] Lise Melhorn-Boe

Northbay, Ontario:: Transformer Press,, 1998.. Edition of 3. 8 x 11.25" closed; 8 pages. Carousel structure. Pop ups. Constructed from Ecohemp 89 lb cover from Ecosource Paper. Painted with watercolors. Photo images and text color-copied on Tree Fre...

From Vamp & Tramp, Booksellers, LLC


Le menagier de Paris. Traite de morale et d'economie domestique compose vers 1393 par un bourgeois Parisien; contenant des preceptes moraux, quelques faits historiques, [ ... ] 2 volumes

Paris: La Societe des Bibliophiles Francois - L'Imprimerie de Crapelet, 1846 [iv], iii, [v], lxxxviii, 240; [iv], 382 pages. 1 plate in volume 2. Title pages printed in red and black. In the original half leather bindings, now lightly worn and with so...

From Stephen Rench


The Boy Who Liked to Eat. by [Transformer Press] Lise Melhorn-Boe

North Bay, Canada:: Transformer Press,, 2002.. Edition of 10. 10 x 7.5" with eight spreads. Accordion book with handmade paper pages and hard covers. The text is rubber-stamped and the images colour-copied. There are five very simple pop-ups. Tall...

From Vamp & Tramp, Booksellers, LLC


The Fruit Grower's Guide by Wright, John

London: J.S. Virtue & Co. Limited, 1892. First edition, 3 volumes. The illustrations by May Rivers comprise 40 colour plates, 3 colour frontispieces and 3 colour vignette titel pages, (all chromolithographs, ), quarto, pp xii, 344; viii, 344; viii, 363...

From Mike Park Ltd


Memorias e observacões sobre o modo de aperfeiçoar a manufactura do azeite de oliveira em Portugal. Remittidas á Academia Real das Sciencias de Lisboa by DALLA BELLA, Joaõ Antonio

Lisbon: Academia Real das Sciencias, 1784. Contemporary calf, spine gilt (head & foot of spine worn).. Ownership signature on title p., top corner of pp.87-104 repaired, small wormhole in lower margin of pp. 105-end of 1st work; tear repaired in outer m...

From Judith Hodgson Antiquarian Books


Food And Nutrition (Eight -8- Volume Set) by Hayes, Dayle / Laudan, Rachel

Tarrytown, New York: Marshall Cavendish Reference. New with No Dust Jacket as issued. 2008. First Edition: First Printing. Hard Cover. 007644: No Jacket As Issued. BRAND NEW. Boards and pages are clean, unmarked, brightly colored, tightly bound and sha...



Plums and Plum Culture by F A Waugh

Original 1910 edition, not a print on demand! This 108 year-old book shows a little wear on the original green-cloth decorated cover (we would only hope to look this good at 108!). Gold-gilded titles on front and spine still in good shape. Minimal fraying...

From 10908Digital


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