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A Collection of above Three Hundred Receipts - Mary Kettilby, ’By Several Hands’

1734 - First Part - Printed for Executrix of Mary Kettilby, London - Fifth Edition of Part I, Fourth Edition of Part II
Originally published in 1714, Kettilby's book was a collective effort, with recipes taken from various sources, as indicated in the Preface: ‘a Number of very Curious and Delicate House-wives Clubb'd to furnish out this Collection’.

It contains a wide-range of recipes and home remedies; the second part, with a separate title-page '
A collection of receipts in cookery, physick and surgery. Part II', contains 'a great Number of Excellent Receipts, for Preserving and Conserving of Sweet-Meats, &c.'

This work is usually credited with having the first recipe for marmalade. Many of the recipes seem irresistible, like ‘
The best orange pudding that ever was tasted’. Of course there are other important and wonderful ‘receipts’ are included, covering many areas from mad dog bites, in-growing toenails, thicker hair, and apoplectick pain in the head, to scurvy in the teeth. 
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Tobacco Leaf: Its Culture and Cure, Marketing and Manufacture - Joseph Buckner Killebrew [1831-1906], Herbert Myrick

1900 - Orange Judd Company, New York - First Edition
Comprehensive and important work on the tobacco leaf. 
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The Royal Gauger - Charles Leadbetter

1760 - C. Hitch and L. Hawes et al., London - Fifth Edition, very much enlarged and improved.
A "gauger" was an officer whose business it was to ascertain the contents of casks, mainly to assist in the prevention of illicit shipments of alcohol. In addition to dealing with the ever present challenge of taxing producers of alcohol, he had to prove an accurate mathematical formula for ‘gauging’ the size of containers, mostly barrels. The complex calculations required the use of a slide rule, the three slide version of which is illustrated and described in detail within.

Special sections give advice on how to become an excise officer, and "cask-Gauging" as practised in the Port of London. The majority of this large and comprehensive work is directed at gauging of breweries, malt compounders and distilleries.

Illustrated with two large folding hand-coloured plates, five large folding monochrome plates, and two folding ‘vouchers’. All present and correct as per the binders instructions (due to the size of the second hand-coloured plate (Plate 1) it is sometimes rebound in two parts, and incorrectly collated as two separate plates, in the later seventh edition it was actually printed on two separate pages).
 
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Sometime in New York City - John Lennon, Bob Gruen (photographer)

1995 - Genesis Publications, Guildford - Limited edition, Number 1720 of 3500 copies
‘Walk through the park and there are people holding hands and kissing. New York is beginning to look like Paris when I was younger, when I was twenty-four and people were holding hands and kissing under bridges. It's happening again. People are dreaming again’ – John Lennon

A fine copy of this superbly produced work, one of the limited copies signed by both Yoko Ono and Bob Gruen – the complete story of the romance of John Lennon and Yoko Ono told in their own words and set against the vibrant backdrop of New York City. Profusely illustrated throughout with intimate photographs – mostly in colour and previously unpublished – selected from the archives of photographer Bob Gruen.

‘One afternoon in June 1975, John Lennon got lost in the mammoth Westbeth artists’ complex in Manhattan, looking for Bob Gruen’s photo studio and apartment, after partying all weekend with Harry Nilsson.

“He was ringing doorbells,” Mr. Gruen recalled. “Four o’clock on a Sunday afternoon. Everyone in the building is an artist, so they were opening the door saying: ‘Oh, my God, John Lennon! Let me show you my painting. Let me read you my poem.’ ” When he finally found the apartment, Mr. Gruen said, he told him, “ ‘Man, you’ve got some weird neighbors.’ ”

“I always figured if he could find it in that condition,” Mr. Gruen added, “anyone could.” –
New York Times, 2011. 
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The New London Family Cook - Duncan MacDonald

1808 - Albion Press: Printed for James Cundee, London - Second Edition (first published in 1800)
The author is identified as ‘head cook at the Bedford Tavern and Hotel, Covent-Garden, the cook to the Bedford Tavern in Covent Garden’ the haunt of John Thorpe and General Tilney in Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey.

Illustrated with engraved frontispiece portrait of the author, and nine full page engraved plates showing cuts of meat, table settings, carving and trussing. all with the imprint of James Cundee and dated from Jan 1. 1808 through June 25, 1808.
 
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Eye-Contact – The Complete Black-and-White Rolling Stones Archive of Gered Mankowitz - Gered Mankowitz

1998 - Genesis Publications, Guildford - Limited Edition, Number 323 of 950 copies
A magnificent tome of images of The Rolling Stones, the complete black and white photographic archive of celebrated Stones’ photographer Gered Mankowitz, reproduced here as 12” x 16” contact sheets, and signed by Mankowitz on the limitation page. Housed in an impressive photographic solander box.

Renowned for his iconic images of The Rolling Stones, such as the
Between the Buttons cover shot, Mankowitz’s archive of 170 contact sheets presents a wealth of previously unpublished photographs of this legendary rock ‘n’ roll band, including 18 which Gered personally selected for full page reproduction in this wonderfully produced large format volume.

In allowing publication of his entire archive, Mankowitz requested the number of copies in the edition be kept to an absolute minimum in order to preserve the exclusivity of his historic images. A Genesis ‘Hall of Fame’ title, this edition is now full subscribed.
 
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The Stones '65-67. Together with The Stones '82 - Gered Mankowitz

2002 - Vision On, London - Limited Gallery Edition, Number 561 of 1000 copies
Signed by photographer Gered Mankowitz.

‘This is the book that’s the closest to the very beginning, when five into one did go, a book of pictures that captures forever the collisionistic wondertime of absolute rock’n’roll winners and definite beginners’ – Andrew Loog Oldham.

A fine limited edition of this striking photographic chronicle of The Rolling Stones backstage, in performance, and at the studio between 1965 and 1967, with a fully participant Brian Jones, taken by the Stones’ photographer Gerald Mankowitz and signed by him. With additional text in the form of interviews from Mankowitz and Marianne Faithfull. Together with the accompanying portfolio booklet of the later Stones’ line up in 1982, featuring Ronnie Wood as second guitarist.
 
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The Lady's Assistant for Regulating and Supplying her Table, Being a Complete System of Cookery - Charlotte Mason

1777 - J. Walter, London - Third Edition
‘Mrs Mason's lucidly composed English makes her delightful recipes as easy to follow today as they were in the eighteenth century, enabling the adventurous modern cook to re-create the extraordinary food of the Age of George III without a great deal of difficulty. Her fascinating bills of fare are invaluable to historians of food and dining for the insight they afford into the mores of Georgian table service.'

An important but much neglected eighteenth century cookery book. Unusually, the table settings show layouts for more ordinary households as well as affluent ones, and the recipes follow this pattern.

A particularly clean copy, scarce in the early editions (only five existing copies of the first and second edition are recorded).
 
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