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A LADY (GLASSE, Hannah) The Art of Cookery, made Plain and Easy Which far exceeds any Thing of the Kind yet published. London: A. Millar, J. & R. Tonson, W. Strahan, P. Davey and B. Law, 1760. Seventh Edition. 384 pages - (24 ind.) First published in 1747, the book was reprinted within its first year of publication - 20 editions in the 18th century followed. It was not uncommon for a female scribe to keep her identity hidden, but by using the title "A LADY", erroneous claims of authorship flourished. A common narrative (true or false?) in Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson, the publisher Dilly hints that John Hill was the true author of The Art of Cookery, stating - "women can spin very well, but they cannot make a good book of cookery." Oh dear, these gents were living in the dark ages, truly. Unfortunately for Glasse, her financial situation was never secure and she filed for bankruptcy and even spent some time in debtors prison. [OXFORD 77], [BITING 189]. Expertly rebacked, portions of the original backstrip preserved. Interior crisp. Orig. calf, rebacked. Very good. Hardcover. $1,100.00
The Souper Dress After Andy Warhol (1928-1987).
c. 1965-67. 36 X 22 inch. Manufactured as a promotional item by Campbell's Soup Inc. - the Souper Dress provided a perfect advertising opportunity to infuse some of the current enthusiasm inspired by Warhol's artwork into this iconic American product. Dress label Reads: NO CLEANING - NO WASHING - IT'S CAREFREE FIRE RESISTANT UNLESS WASHED OR CLEANED TO REFRESHEN, PRESS LIGHTLY WITH WARM IRON 80% CELLULOSE, 20% COTTON. A rare item in near perfect condition. Located in institutions such as the MET, MOMA, SFMOMA, and the Smithsonian. Orig. screen printed, color illustrated, paper and cotton. Near fine. $4,000.00
Torelli, Adolphe. 900 Recettes De Cocktails et Boissons Americaines Guide du Barman et du Gourmet Chic. Paris: S. Bornemann, 1929. 192 pages. 18 x 12 cm. As prohibition lingered in the U.S., Paris was one of destinations of choice for the thirsty American. Bartender Adolphe Torelli of the Winter Palace in Nice, assembles a guidebook, in French, to help quench the appetite of travelers from the dry territories. The original printed pictorial wrappers are expertly rebound in boards, front and back cover preserved. Interior pages toned. Light green cloth covered boards, printed color pictorial wrapper pasted on. Very good. Hardcover. $675.00