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Fisher, M.F.K. The Art of Eating with an Introduction by W.H. Auden. London: Faber and Faber, 1963. First U.K. Edition. 578 pages. This tome includes 4 complete books: Consider The Oyster, Serve It Forth, The Gastronomical Me, and An Alphabet For Gourmets. A fantastic copy inscribed by Fisher to a pair of famous cookbook collectors: "For Lucille and Walter Fillin, MFK Fisher, Glen Ellen, 1981 (with love from Mary Frances)". Bookplate of Lucille Fillin. Lucille and Walter Fillin, to whom this copy is inscribed, compiled one of the premiere collections of cookery books over the course of their lifetimes, focusing on the areas of American gastronomy and books by women. The Fillins were friends of MFK and corresponded frequently. Minor chips at head and tail of spine dust wrapper. Orig. red boards. Very good, in very good dust wrapper. Hardcover. $1,250.00

De Baralt, Blanche Z. Cuban Cookery Gastronomic Secrets of the Tropics, with an Appendix on Cuban Drinks. Havana: Hermes, 1931. First Edition. 150 pages. 19 x 13 cm. First Cuban Cookbook printed in English. Illustrated with line drawings by Conrado Massaguer. Includes fifty-three cocktail and refrescos with what was believed to be the first printed recipe for the Cuban Mojito, labeled here as the 'Cuban Mojo.' (First - Juan Lasa's rare 1929 Libro de Cocktail "Mojo de Ron") Blanche Zacharie de Baralt was born in New York, educated in Paris, and was the first woman to receive a doctorate from the University of Havana. Baralt later published a memoir in 1945 about her life in New York and her association with Jose Marti, a Cuban national hero. A near perfect copy of this scarce Havana imprint. Orig. black boards with red and black title on cover. Near fine. Hardcover. $2,500.00

De Baralt, Blanche Z. Cuban Cookery Gastronomic Secrets of the Tropics, with an Appendix on Cuban Drinks. Havana: Hermes, 1931. First Edition. 150 pages. 19 x 13 cm. First Cuban Cookbook printed in English. Illustrated with line drawings by Conrado Massaguer. Includes fifty-three cocktail and refrescos with what was believed to be the first printed recipe for the Cuban Mojito, labeled here as the 'Cuban Mojo.' (First - Juan Lasa's rare 1929 Libro de Cocktail "Mojo de Ron") Blanche Zacharie de Baralt was born in New York, educated in Paris, and was the first woman to receive a doctorate from the University of Havana. Baralt later published a memoir in 1945 about her life in New York and her association with Jose Marti, a Cuban national hero. A near perfect copy of this scarce Havana imprint. Orig. black boards with red and black title on cover. Near fine. Hardcover. $2,500.00

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Corning. Corning 3+1 Counterange Model RC-2 [Tradebook] Use & Care Guidebook. Corning, New York: Corning Glass Works, 1974. 64 pages. 20 x 20 cm. Guide book with Record enclosed - "James Beard talks about Corning 3+1". Instructional manual for the "Temp-Assure" Cooking System made of PYROCERAM brand glassc-ceramic material. Originally targeted towards working women for seamless cooking and serving, Corning debuted PYROCERAM in 1958 and then applied it to a stove top application in the 1970's. Full guide book plus pocket for 33 1/3 RPM record, James Beard in black & white on center. Cover scuffed, interior crisp and clean, record clean. Orig. white illustrated wraps. Very good, with near fine record. Wraps.       $45.00