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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. FIRST EDITION of the most famous treatise on gastronomy. The Physiology of Taste was published in an edition of 500 copies, appearing only two months after the author's death. A com…

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London, Printed for B. Tooke at the Middle-Temple gate in Fleetstreet, 1699.. FIRST EDITION 1699, A SPECIAL RUBRICATED EDITION ON BETTER PAPER FOR PRESENTATION. 4 small corrections to text in old ink (possibly in Evelyn's hand - see: Geoffrey Keynes, Joh…

From Roger Middleton


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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HEALTHS IMPROVEMENT; Or, Rules Comprizing And Discovering The Nature, Method, and Manner of Preparing All Sorts of Food Used in This Nation, Written by that ever famous Thomas Muffett, Doctor in Physick. by MUFFETT, Thomas [Moffett].:

London, printed by Tho: Newcomb for Samuel Thomson, at the sign of the White Horse in Pauls Churchyard, 1655.. FIRST EDITION 1655, corrected and enlarged by Christopher Bennet, Doctor in Physick, and fellow of the College of Physitians in London. Small 4…

From Roger Middleton


THE GARDENER'S NEW COMPANION, directing the culture of the Kitchen-Garden, Melonry, and Early Cucumbers, in an Alphabetical Series. by Dublin Society.:

Dublin, printed by J. Exshaw, 1767.. Title continued: With a LIST of SEEDS, ROOTS, directing the MANNER and SEASON of Sowing them. To which is added AN APPENDIX CONTAINING The Manner of keeping BEES in HIVES, as well as in BOXES, with PLATES shewing the …

From Roger Middleton


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


Osservazioni pratiche intorno la pesca, by D'AMICO, Francesco Carlo

Tuna Fishing in Sicily [FISHERIES.] D'AMICO, Francesco Carlo. Osservazioni pratiche intorno la pesca, corso, e cammino de' tonni. In opposizione a quanto scrisse su tal soggetto l'avvocato dr Don Francesco Paola Avolio... con delle Istruzioni che riguarda…




London, printed for E. and C. Dilly, in the Poultry, 1769.. Title continued: Adapted to the New Stile. AN ENTIRE NEW WORK. Containing The latest and most approved METHODS. OF CULTIVATING and IMPROVING the Kitchen, Flower, Fruit, and Physic Garden; And …

From Roger Middleton


DEL BEVER CALDO COSTUMATO DA GLI ANTICHI ROMANI. Trattato d'Antonio Persio. Nel quale si pruova con l'historia, & essempio de gli antichi, & con la ragione, che il bere fatto caldo al fuoco, e di maggior giovamente, by PERSIO, Antonio.:

In Venetia, Gio. Battista Ciotta, 1593.. & forse anche gusto, che non e il freddo hoggidi usato. FIRST EDITION 1593, Italian text, small 8vo, approximately 165 x 110 mm, 6½ x 4¼ inches, printer's pictorial device on title page, decorated woodcut initi…

From Roger Middleton


A TREATISE OF FRUIT TREES. Gardener to the Right Honourable Lord ROBERT MANNERS, at Bloxholme, in Lincolnshire. by HITT, Thomas.:

London, printed for the AUTHOR, and sold by T. Osborne, in Grays-Inn, MDCCLV. [1755].. FIRST EDITION 1755. 8vo, approximately 200 x 120 mm, 8 x 4¾ inches, 7 engraved plates, 6 folding, pages: viii, 1-392, [6] =index, bound in full contemporary calf, gil…

From Roger Middleton


THE MODERN ART OF COOKERY IMPROVED; or, elegant, cheap, and easy methods, of preparing most of the dishes now in vogue; ... by, Mrs. Ann Shackleford, ... by SHACKLEFORD, Mrs Ann, of Winchester.:

London, printed for J. Newbery; and F. Newbery, 1767.. To which is added, an appendix; containing a dissertation on the different kinds of food, their nature, quality, and various uses. By a phycisian [sic]. And a marketing manual, and other useful part…

From Roger Middleton


DE AGRICULTURA, omnibusque plantarum, & animalium generibus, libri XII. in quibus nihil non experientia comprobatum, by CRESCENZI, Pietro de'. ( Piero Crescentio ):

Basileae: Per Henricum Petrum, 1538, [mense Augusto anno M. D. XXXVIII.. causaque & vires rerum ita explicatae, ut confidamus non solum oeconomiae studioso, & medico, verumetiam philosopho aliquid hinc accessurum. Autore optimo agricola & philosopho Pe…

From Roger Middleton



London, Samuel Bagster, 1817.. FIRST EDITION 1817. Small 8vo, approximately 165 x 100 mm, 6½ x 4 inches, 4 engravings, 2 engraved illustrations and 2 engraved pages of explanatory text, 52 pages of prelims, Preface, Contents and Advice to Cooks, 364 unn…

From Roger Middleton


THE ART OF COOKERY MADE EASY AND REFINED; Comprising ample directions for preparing every article requisite for furnishing the tables of the NOBLEMAN, GENTLEMAN and TRADESMAN. by MOLLARD, John.:

London, printed for the author and sold by J. Nunn, Great Queen Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields, 1801.. FIRST EDITION 1801. 8vo, approximately 235 x 145 mm, 9¼ x 5¾, engraved dedication page and 12 engraved plates showing bill of fare for each month, page…

From Roger Middleton


A TREATISE ON THE MANAGEMENT OF PEACH AND NECTARINE TREES, either in forcing-houses, or on hot and common walls. by KYLE, Thomas.:

Edinburgh, printed for the author, 1783.. Containing An Effectual and Easy Process for preventing them from being infected with any Species of insects they are liable to suffer by: also, ample directions for constructing proper forcing-houses and hot-wal…

From Roger Middleton


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