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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

Hill, Georgiana. Onions, Dressed and Served in a Hundred Different Ways. London: George Routledge & Sons, 1867. First Edition. 32 pages. 16 x 10 cm. A lovely survivor of the Victorian era. Recipes are truly interesting and alluring. One of the many amusing titles by Ms. Hill's that include: How to Cook Rabbits in a Hundred Different Ways, How to Cook Apples in a Hundred Different Ways, and How to Cook Potatoes in a Hundred Different Ways. Covers soiled with loss of original cloth. [CAGLE 746]. Cloth covers soiled with some loss at head of spine. Interior spots but mainly clean. Orig. illustrated cloth printed in black. Good. Cloth.   $250


Browne, Charles. The Gun Club Drink Book Author of The Gun Club Cook Book. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1939. First Edition. 190 pages. 21 x 15 cm. Being a More or Less Discursive Account of Alcoholic Beverages, their formulae and uses, together with some observations on the mixing of drinks. Inscribed by author on half title page. "Immediately upon the repeal of the annoying and unworkable Prohibition Amendment there was released upon a waiting world a whole generation of young people who knew nothing about the principles and practices of proper drinking." The author, a founding member & president of the Nassau Gun Club of Princeton, provides whimsical and humorous anecdotes, history, and recipes in this cocktail treatise. Boards lightly rubbed, interior crisp and clean, dust wrapper small closed tear. Orig. illustrated red boards. Very good, in very good dust wrapper. Hardcover. $700.00