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THE CIDER FACTORY - Plant and Layout

By: N/A

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Leonard Hill Limited: 1953

Seller ID: 006374


Illustrated, large 8vo, pp xiv, 110, endpapers very slightly foxed otherwise very clean internally, cloth slightly worn and marked. VERY SCARCE View more info

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LA CUISINIERE BOURGEOISE, suivie de l'office a l'usage de tous ceux qui se melent de depenses de maisons. [Alan Davidson's copy]

By: N/A

Price: £65.00

Publisher: Luzarches, Imprimeries Reunies de Senlis pour Daniel Morcrette: 1977

Seller ID: 008695

Condition: Very Good


[1746]. Facsimile reprint, thick 12mo, pp viii, 400, (4). all edges gilt, full red calf, gilt decorations and inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers. [A fine copy of one of Daniel Morcrette's beautiful facsimiles]. [Alan Davidson's copy, with his "fishy" bookplate. One of the most important figures in twentieth century culinary writing and scholarship, Davidson was a British diplomat and historian best known for his writing and editing on food and gastronomy. He was the author of the 900-page, encyclopedic The Oxford Companion to Food. In 1948, Davidson joined the Foreign Office... View more info

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La Diversite des Plantes Legumieres: hier, aujourd'hiu et demain [Alan Davidson's copy]

By: N/A

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Paris, JATBA: 1985

Seller ID: 009334

Condition: Very Good


[Symposium results]. Large 8vo, pp 230, small label attached to title page, paperback, covers a little faded, otherwise very good. [Alan Davidson's copy, with his "fish" bookplate. One of the most important figures in twentieth century culinary writing and scholarship, Davidson was a British diplomat and historian best known for his writing and editing on food and gastronomy. He was the author of the 900-page, encyclopedic The Oxford Companion to Food. In 1948, Davidson joined the Foreign Office and served in diplomatic posts in Washington, Tunis, Brussels, Cairo, the Hague; from 197... View more info

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Food for Thought - Celebrity Cook Book [Alan Davidson's copy]

By: Adams, John

Price: £4.00

Publisher: 1990, Manor Hall Publishing:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013978

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated with photographs of the many contributors, small octavo, pp 140, paperback, a very good copy. [Alan Davidson's copy, with his "fish" bookplate. One of the most important figures in twentieth century culinary writing and scholarship, Davidson was a British diplomat and historian best known for his writing and editing on food and gastronomy. He was the author of the 900-page, encyclopedic The Oxford Companion to Food. In 1948, Davidson joined the Foreign Office and served in diplomatic posts in Washington, Tunis, Brussels, Cairo, the Hague; from 1973 to 1975, he was ambassa... View more info

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The Complete Servant

By: Adams, Samuel & Sarah

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Lewes, Southover Press: 1993

Seller ID: 010949

ISBN: 1870962095

Condition: Good


Small illustrations from contemporary sources within the text, large 8vo, pp x, 180, slightly worn internally (mainly at the corners), paperback, covers slightly worn at the margins. View more info

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A Day at elBulli - An Insight into the Ideas, Methods and Creativity of Ferran Adria

By: Adria, Ferran; Soler, Julia & Adria, Albert

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Phaidon Press Ltd: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013241

ISBN: 0714848832

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Very well illustrated, large thick quarto, pp 528, a very good copy in a dustwrapper showing the very slightest signs of use, complete with the yellow wrap-around slip. Very heavy - extra postage will be required. [An exclusive look behind the scenes at elBulli, reputedly the best restaurant in the world, and into the mind of Ferran AdriĆ , the most creative chef working today. Though now closed it was notoriously difficult to get a table, but for the first time this book opens the doors of the restaurant to everyone and documents hour-by-hour the painstaking preparations that t... View more info

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Aroma - The Magic of Essential Oils in Food and Fragrance

By: Aftel, Mandy & Patterson, Daniel

Price: £25.00

Publisher: New York, Artisan: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012505

ISBN: 1579652646

Condition: As New


Illustrated, large octavo, pp 216, a very good copy in very slightly rubbed dustwrapper. ["A New Way of Thinking About Food and Fragrance Turn a brilliant natural perfumer loose in a chef's kitchen and you get vanilla perfume, saffron, ginger, and blood orange bath salts, and a cucumber mist. Turn a brilliant chef loose in a perfumer's pantry and you get rose-infused steamed bass, peach-jasmine sorbet, and scores of other startlingly original recipes using floral and herbal aromas. Aroma permeates every cuisine, from ancient to modern, in every culture and at every level, but what this pio... View more info

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Cooking for One or Two in Lincolnshire

By: Age Concern (and edited by Mrs Stainer)

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Boston & South Holland Division of Age Concern:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011541

Condition: Good


[Not dated - 1980'S]. Small slim 8vo, pp 79, slightly used internally, paperback, covers a bit marked and stained. SCARCE. Postage will be reduced. View more info

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Peppers - the Domesticated Capsicums (New edition)

By: Andrews, Jean

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Austin, University of Texas: 1995

Edition: Second edition

Seller ID: 008344

ISBN: 0292704674

Condition: As New


New edition. Well illustrated with 34 fine botanical colour plates, a few other illustrations, large quarto, pp (xvi), 186, very clean internally, a very good copy in dustwrapper. View more info

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Venus in the Kitchen, or, Love's Cookery Book

By: Bey, Pilaffe, (edited by Norman Douglas),(introduction by Graham Greene)

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Bloomsbury: 2002

Seller ID: 012493

ISBN: 1852341818

Condition: Very Good


{Originally published in 1952.}. Illustrated with decorations by Bruce Roberts, 12mo, pp xiv, 192, a very good copy in dustwrapper. [Pilaff Bey was, of course, purely a pseudonym for Douglas]. View more info

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Vatch's South East Asian Cookbook

By: Bhumichitr, Vatcharian

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Kyle Cathie Limited: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013274

ISBN: 1856262472

Condition: Very Good


Well illustrated, quarto, pp 192, pictorial boards, spine slightly bumped at the base, otherwise a very good copy in similar dustwrapper. View more info

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The Fruits of the Earth

By: Bianchini, F. & Corbetta F. (introduction by Maurice Messegue)

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Bloomsbury: 1988

Seller ID: 014241

ISBN: 1870630106

Condition: Very Good


Well illustrated with very attractive watercolour plates, quarto, pp 303, very clean internally, brown cloth very slightly worn, in a good dustwrapper which is a little worn and creased around the edges. [A beautiful tribute to edible plants.] View more info

Cooking with Herbs: The Flavor of Provence

By: Biehn, Michel

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Paris, Flammarion: 2001

Seller ID: 003190

ISBN: 208010554X


Well illustrated, 4to, pp 137, laminated boards in dustwrapper, a very good copy. (Primarily a cookbook, with 80 Provencal recipes, the author also explores ancient herb lore, listing the medicinal properties of each herb, tonic or diuretic, stimulant or analgesic.) View more info

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The Complete Book of Vegetables, Herbs and Fruit - a definitive sourcebook for growing, harvesting and cooking

By: Biggs, Matthew; McVicar, Jekka & Flowerdew, Bob

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Kyle Cathie Limited: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010691

ISBN: 1856264750

Condition: Very Good


Well illustrated, large thick 8vo, pp 640. pictorial laminated boards, the slightest signs of wear, but really a very good copy. Very heavy - extra postage may be required. [This volume looks at over 1000 plants, providing: a history of where the plant comes from; a list of species to choose from; cultivation, propagation and harvesting details; and information on pests and diseases. It also features over 600 recipes.] View more info

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The Cetus Library - Food and Drink, Agriculture, Gardening and Social History. Auction Catalogue, September 2011

By: Bloomsbury Auctions

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, 2011

Seller ID: 008198

Condition: Good


Paperback, large quarto, well illustrated, 148 pages, corners slightly bumped, otherwise a good copy.. View more info

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Eating for Victory : suggestions for war-time economy in food-stuffs

By: Branson, J.R.B.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Bordon, Branson's Publications:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014707

Condition: Very Good


[Not dated - c.1939/1940]. Small slim octavo, pp 20, paperback, a very good copy. RARE. [The author promoted grass-clippings as a major dietary source. This raised some controversy at the time, and was frowned on, to say the least, by the Minister for Health. Nevertheless it received some publicity at the time, with various letters and newspaper accounts, and even a short Pathe News item showing Mr Branson preparing his nutritious meal. Despite all - he apparently lived well in to his nineties.] View more info

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Plants Consumed by Man [Alan Davidson's copy]

By: Brouk, B.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London & New York, Academic Press: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009347

ISBN: 012136450X

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, large 8vo, pp x, 479, very slight foxing to the fore-edge, otherwise a good sound copy in a price-clipped dustwrapper which is slightly worn and torn. SCARCE. [Alan Davidson's copy, with his "fish" bookplate. One of the most important figures in twentieth century culinary writing and scholarship, Davidson was a British diplomat and historian best known for his writing and editing on food and gastronomy. He was the author of the 900-page, encyclopedic The Oxford Companion to Food. In 1948, Davidson joined the Foreign Office and served in diplomatic posts in Washington, ... View more info

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Apples - the story of the fruit of temptation [Alan Davidson's copy]

By: Browning, Frank

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Allen Lane - The Penguin Press: 1999

Seller ID: 008665

ISBN: 0713993049

Condition: Very Good


Small 8vo, pp (8), 172, a very good copy in slightly stretched dustwrapper. [Alan Davidson's copy, with his "fishy" bookplate. One of the most important figures in twentieth century culinary writing and scholarship, Davidson was a British diplomat and historian best known for his writing and editing on food and gastronomy. He was the author of the 900-page, encyclopedic The Oxford Companion to Food. In 1948, Davidson joined the Foreign Office and served in diplomatic posts in Washington, Tunis, Brussels, Cairo, the Hague; from 1973 to 1975, he was ambassador to Laos. While living in... View more info

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The Fruit Garden

By: Bunyard, George & Thomas, Owen

Price: £65.00

Publisher: London, Country Life: 1904

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014603

Condition: Very Good


Well illustrated with line drawings and photographic plates, small thick quarto, pp xiv, 507, fore-edge foxed, scattered foxing throughout, heavier on some pages, the hinge at the title page is a little cracked, and similarly at the last page of the index, otherwise clean and sound internally, blue cloth very slightly worn and marked. [One of the seminal works on the subject, and overall a much better than average copy.] View more info

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The Citrus Industries of North Africa [Alan Davidson's copy]

By: Burke, J. Henry

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Washington, U.S. Department of Agriculture: 1952

Seller ID: 009311

Condition: Good


Small quarto, one plate, pp (4), 152, typed and stencilled, paperback, stapled, slightly aged and worn. [Alan Davidson's copy, with his "fish" bookplate. One of the most important figures in twentieth century culinary writing and scholarship, Davidson was a British diplomat and historian best known for his writing and editing on food and gastronomy. He was the author of the 900-page, encyclopedic The Oxford Companion to Food. In 1948, Davidson joined the Foreign Office and served in diplomatic posts in Washington, Tunis, Brussels, Cairo, the Hague; from 1973 to 1975, he was ambassado... View more info