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The ESSAYS that Made Lamb's Reputation1st U.S. Edition
Lamb, Charles.  Elia. Essays which have appeared under that signature in the London Magazine. Philadelphia: Carey, Lea, & Carey (pr. by Mifflin & Parry, and J.R.A. Skerrett), 1828. 12mo (I: 18.4 cm, 7.25", II: 16.8cm, 6.6"). 2 vols. I: 292 pp. II: 230 pp. (both vols. without ads.).
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The Edible Plants of the WorldUpdated Edition
Lankester, Edwin.  Vegetable substances used for the food of man. London: Charles Knight & Co., 1846. 12mo (14.6 cm, 5.75"). 2 vols. in 1. vi, [5]–248, 260 pp.; illus.
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LADIES, Get Spry!
Lever Bros., Cambridge, Mass.  Easy to be a good cook now! No place: No publisher/printer, [ca. 1950]. 12mo (12.5 cm; 5"). [1] leaf.
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Learn to Do ItNeatly & Gracefully”
Lincoln, Mrs. D.A. [Mary Johnson Bailey].  Carving and serving. Boston: Roberts Bros., 1887 (copyright 1886). 8vo (17.8 cm, 7"). iv, [7]–52, [4] pp.
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Written, Owned, & Used byAmerican Women
Lloyd, Ella Bentley.  Grandma's cook book. Portsmouth, OH: Keystone Press, 1900. 8vo (20.3 cm, 7.99"). 202, [6 (adv.)] pp.
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For Fans ofPeppy Cars & Mexican Food
Manners, Marian.  Mexican dishes. Dishes of the dons. [Los Angeles], CA: Richfield Oil Co., (copyright 1933). 12mo (15.1 cm, 5.9"). 24 pp.; illus.
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Sugar Castles & Fruit Fantasias
Mata, Juan de la.  Arte de reposteria, en que se contiene todo gènero de hacer dulces secos, y en lìquido, vizcochos, turrones, natas: Bebidas heladas de todos generos, rosolis, mistelas, &c. con una breve instruccion para conocer las frutas, y servirlas crudas. Madrid: Josef Herrera, 1786. 4to. [2] ff., 208 pp.
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Culinary Economy
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.  The Metropolitan Life cook book. New York: Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., 1924. 8vo. 64 pp.
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Professionally Published Cookery / Locally Influenced Advertising & Fundraising
Milford (MA).  Young Men's Christian Association. Women's Auxiliary.   Cook book “Something good for company.” Milford, MA: Amherst Cook Book Co., (1912). 8vo (22.9 cm, 9"). 32 pp.
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To thisGOOD WOMAN Unsung & Unsaid / We Dedicate the Book We Have Made”
North Congregational Church (Saint Johnsbury, VT); Ladies' Benevolent Society.  A collection of tried recipes contributed by various St. Johnsbury house-keepers, and published in behalf of the Ladies' Benevolent Society of the North Congregational Church, St. Johnsbury, VT. St. Johnsbury, VT: C.M. Stone & Co., 1883. 8vo (20.4 cm, 8.1"). Frontis., 87, [1] pp.
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It Is NOT Considered Fashionable to Eat Potatoes with Fish”
Peel, Constance Dorothy Evelyn Bayliff.  Waiting at table. A practical guide. London: Frederick Warne & Co. (pr. by William Clowes & Sons), [ca. 1929]. 12mo (18.9 cm, 7.44"). viii, 115, [1] pp.
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Renaissance HUMANIST Study ofChurch History
Platina, Bartolomeo.  Bap. Platinae, cremonensis, opus de vitis ac gestis summorum pontificum. Coloniae: Apud Maternum Cholinum, 1562. Folio (29.1 cm, 11.5"). [10] ff., 385 pp. [i.e., 399], [1] p.; 98 pp., [13] ff.
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Dealing Judicially withSmugglers of SUGAR
Portugal.  Sovereign (1750–77, Joseph).  [drop-title] Eu El rey. Faço saber aos que este alvará virem: que tendo mostrado a experiencia as demoras, e embaraços, que ha, por occorrencia de outras dependencias, na execuçaõ das penas impostas aos contrabandos.... [Lisbon]: No publisher/printer, 1764. Folio (29 cm; 11.5"). [1] f., i.e., [2] pp.
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Landmark ofSpanish GastronomyAuthor's Copy
Puga y Parga, Manuel M. [a.k.a. Picadillo].  La cocina práctica. La Coruña: Litografía e Imprenta Roel, [1920]. 8vo (21.8 cm, 8.6"). xvi, 511, [1] pp.
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19th-Century Cookery “On the Fire” in the Household of a
Widely Active Lancashire Executive
(Mrs. Rawlinson's Manuscript Compilations)
Rawlinson, Mary Ann.   Manuscript on paper, in English. [Cookery]. Burnley, Lancashire: [ca. 1884]. 2 vols (16.1 cm, 6.34"; 15.7 cm, 6.18"). I: [32] ff. II: [24] ff.
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Cooking for a Good CauseNew Hampshire–Style
Sandown Community Hall Association.  Sandown Community Hall cook book. [Manchester, NH: Sandown Community Hall Association], 1921. 8vo (20 cm, 7.8"). 115, [1] pp.
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“An Agreeable Book, in Intervals of Leisure & Retirement”
Saunders, Frederick.  Salad for the solitary. New York: Lamport, Blakeman & Law, 1853. 8vo (19.8 cm, 7.8"). Frontis., add. engr. t.-p., 344, [2 (adv.)] pp.; illus.
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An AMERICAN Dissatisfied with New-Granada
Steuart, John.  Bogotá in 1836–7. Being a narrative of an expedition to the capital of New-Grenada, and a residence there of eleven months. New York: Pr. for the author by Harper & Bros., 1838. 8vo (cm). viii, [13]–312, [2] pp.
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Kennebunkport Church Cookery
Village Baptist Church (Kennebunkport, ME). Ladies' Guild.  Cook book. Kennebunkport, ME: Published by Village Baptist Church Kennebunkport Maine [at the Press of Arundel], [1948]. 8vo (23 cm, 9"). 56, [24 (adv.)] pp. (some pagination out of sequence).
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Polynesia & Tahiti 7 Maps & 6 PlatesAbsorbing Narratives
Wilson, William, ed. & illus.  A missionary voyage to the southern Pacific Ocean, performed in the years 1796, 1797, 1798, in the ship Duff, commanded by Captain James Wilson. Compiled from journals of the officers and the missionaries; and illustrated with maps, charts, and views ... London: Pr. by S. Gosnell for T. Chapman, 1799. 4to (28.5 cm, 11.25"). [12], c, 420, [12] pp.; 7 fold. maps, 6 plts.
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The Golden Pavilion of Jehol, Etc.
(World's Fair).  Four octagonal metallic foil trivets from theChicago Century of Progress fair. [Chicago: 1933]. Largest: 16.6 x 24.7 cm; smallest: 13.5 x 13.5 cm.
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