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Food & Drink

Find rare and antiquarian cookery and drinks books, for the bon viveurs, gourmands, gastronomes, Masterchef devotees alongside lovers of the occasional tipple. A section of book collecting that spans the centuries, from antiquarian cookery books full of arcane recipes to the Victorian etiquette many of us still endure, onto the joys of cooking supplied by Elizabeth David and her contemporaries, our selection of collectable food and drink books should fill any appetite. 

 

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  1. Single volume, complete, 123 pp. with 56pp. publisher's catalogue at end, printed with interfoliated ruled paper (for manuscript notes and additions), lightly browned else very crisp, manuscript gift inscription to front free endpaper; original brown pictorial cloth, very lightly soiled and corners slightly bumped, a very good copy.

    £2,500
  2. First edition, first impression, with illustrated title page by Edward Bawden. 8vo. Publisher's grey boards printed in green and red after a design by Bawden. In the Bawden designed dust jacket. Bookshop label to front pastedown, some minor foxing early and late but a superior copy in the price-clipped dust jacket with a trace of the all too typical rubbing.

    £200
  3. First edition thus; 8vo, (22.8 x 16 cm); 52 original etchings by A. Lalauze, including portrait frontispiece and head- and tail-pieces, occasional light offsetting, contemporary ownership inscription in pencil dated 1888, marbled endpapers; contemporary half morocco over marbled boards, gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt, corners rubbed, overall a very good copy; xvi, 516pp.

    £650
  4. First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author; oblong 4to; publisher's pictorial boards, printed endpapers, with the original polythene dust jacket with the price label intact. An excellent copy in the somewhat nicked and lightly baggy jacket. This is the first example in the dust jacket we have handled.

    £475
  5. 6 items. Sole edition. Single card sheets folded once, Colour illustrations to front, printed menu inside and a single chapter to rear completing the story across the 6 issues. An excellent set.

    £1,750
  6. Sixth edition; 12mo; publisher's cloth-backed boards, some darkening, minor edge wear, overall very good.

    £150
  7. First edition, first impression, with illustrated title page by Edward Bawden. 8vo. Publisher's grey boards printed in green and red after a design by Bawden. One or two pages tuned down at the corners, name to front paste dwon, rear board marked, spine tanned. Very good.

    £125
  8. Third edition, revised & expanded; 8vo; 255 woodcut illustrations by Eug. Vergez, half-title, 5pp. 'bibliographie vinicole' at the end, some mild marginal toning and spotting, but overall internally very good; [ý]original, drab green-blue cloth with simple title in gilt to spine within decorative rules.

    £550
  9. Stud bound, in burgundy boards, Bawden design on cream paper to both boards printed in black. Full page illustrated title page by Bawden, vignettes and borders throughout. A very good copy.

    £650
  10. First edition, 3 works in one vol., 8vo; woodcut printer's device to titles, woodcut head-pieces and decorative initials, each work with errata at end, some browning mostly confined to margins, occasional spotting, bookplate and ownership markings to front pastedown, old ink initials to first title; 18th century calf, edge wear, spine rubbed, upper cover detached; collates as complete.

    £450
 

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