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Traite sur les Vins du Medoc - Wm. Franck

1853 - P. Chaumas, Bordeaux - Third and enlarged edition.
A finely bound third and enlarged edition of ‘the first major book dealing solely with the wines of Bordeaux’ (Jancis Robinson - Oxford Companion to Wine.), and one of the first Bordeaux classifications.

Beautifully illustrated throughout, with three engraved title pages by Pauquet, and twenty full-page illustrations including five lithographs and fifteen woodblocks, nineteen of which show the principle Châteaux and one shows the harvest in Medoc. In addition to the illustrations are numerous tables (five folding).

Bound in are the original illustrated wrappers, and as with many examples of the third edition, this copy does not have the large folding colour map.
 
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The Art of Distillation... to which is added, The London-Distiller - John French

1653 - Printed by E. Cotes, London - Second Edition, with First Edition of London-Distiller
There is a glut of chemical books, but a scarcity of chemical truths

A rare example of one of the earliest English works on distillation, in the original boards, sheets loose, all housed in a custom made leather clamshell case and matching marbled card chemise.

Complete with 42 woodcut illustrations showing various methods of distilling, and the apparatus for re-distillation, as well as decorated Initials and headpieces. This second edition was published together with the first appearance of French’s new work ‘
The London Distiller’ which provides sections with recipes and calculations for various specific spirits and medicinal waters, complete with 1 woodcut.

‘In addition to much practical information on furnaces and preparations the work contains a number of curious recipes’ [Gabler].

Compiled by French, the Oxford educated Doctor of Physic, who had earlier translated Glauber’s
Furni, Novi Philosophici, considered by many to be the most important chemical treatise of the 17th century. 
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Architectura Navalis - bound with - Architectura Civilis, Nova & Antiqua - Josephum Furttenbach, Georg Andreas B

1629 - Johan Saurn, Ulm - First Editions
A stunning, clean and complete copy of Joseph Furttenbach’s famous treaty on shipbuilding, Architectura Navalis with double-page engraved title, title in red and black, twenty stunning double-page engraved plates showing boat design, and various types of boats many engaged in action with other boats and monsters of the sea. Furttenbach was a highly influential German architect, who attempted to cover all fields of architecture in his writings. Böckler corresponded with Furttenbach and his works on architecture were intended to contribute to the rebuilding of Germany after the devastation of the Thirty Years War, his Architectura Civilis, Nova & Antiqua presents a comparative treatment of the Orders [Architectural Styles] and is illustrated with forty engraved plates, woodcut printer’s device and red and black text to title page, woodcut head pieces, and initials.  
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The National Cookery Book - Mrs. Elizabeth D. Gillespie

1876 - Women's Centennial Executive Committee, Philadelphia - First Edition
A superb first edition of America's first "National Cookbook", covering 37 states & territories, with 950 recipes, in 27 chapters.

Chapters include all-American recipes for meals and dishes like Florida Charlotte Russe, Wisconsin Breakfast Eggs, Hominy Pancakes, Open Air Cooking (first published recipe for a clam bake), Seven Receipts from an Oneida Squaw, Indian Corn, Turkey with Plum Pudding Stuffing, Crimslech for Passover, Kichlers for Purim Night, Indian Bread with Buttermilk, St. Charles Corn Bread, etc.

National Women's Day was the 7th Nov 1876 - election day of that year and the Women's Centennial Committee raised $126,000 from the cookbook.
 
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Things that Happen. Published in the Interests of Good Health & Good Cheer. - Charles Grave & other Well-known Artists

1926 - WorthingtonFirst Edition
‘If you do miss the Boat race, the race for Worthington is worth winning!’

27 full page amusing advertisements and other cartoons for Worthington Beer. Covering many topics including golf, skiing, driving, football, swimming and rowing, and how they can be remedied with Worthington.

Note this is the scarce original edition, in tanned illustrated wrappers, not the facsimile edition produced by Bass Brewery in 1977.

[27x18.7 cm]
 
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The Table: A Monthly Publication Devoted to the Refinements of the Table - January, February, March, April, May, June, July, and August. - Barry Gray (editor)

1873 - M. Doolady, New York - First Editions
All eight months of this short lived publication, ‘dedicated to an upscale audience, the magazine promised attention to the “art of good living” and published articles on public banquets and social breakfasts’. Extremely rare, and bound in their original paper wrappers. 
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1952 - Crown Publishers, New York - First Edition
A rare first edition in unfaded dust jacket. The first novel by Harry Grey (Herschel Goldberg) later to become Sergio Leone’s epic ‘Once Upon a Time in America’ (1984) starring Robert DeNiro loosely playing Harry's life as David ‘Noodles’ Aaronson.

A partly autobiographical account of Goldberg, a Ukrainian born Jewish gangster in New York's Lower East Side between 1910 and 1933, legend has it that this was written whilst incarcerated in the notorious Sing-Sing prison, using the pseudonym Harry Grey to protect his family.

Housed in a bespoke black clamshell case with red morocco spine label lettered in gilt.
 
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A Study of Chinese Paintings in the Collection of Ada Small Moore - Louise Wallace Hackney, Yau Chang-Foo

1940 - Oxford University Press, London New York Toronto - First Edition
A superior example of this significant and large folio catalogue of the substantial collection of Chinese paintings in the collection Ada Small Moore (Mrs. William H. Moore) from pre T'ang times to the Ch'ing Dynasty.

Profusely illustrated with 43 monochrome plates of paintings (a number of which are folding), five colour plates of paintings, five plates of calligraphy, and three plates of seals. With detailed descriptions of each work, together with additional notes on history and provenance, and detailed indexes.

This copy includes the additional ten page additional supplement describing the Ming Dynasty hand scroll ‘Distinguished Scholars Feast Before Parting by Shên Chou (1427-1509)’ which ‘
was added to the Collection too late to be included in this book’. It is also housed in the original scarce dust jacket, which has suffered somewhat to protect this fine copy. 
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Price HK$ 14,000



 
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