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1 Bingham, Nina B., compiler. THE MODERN CUISINE AND BOOK OF HOUSEHOLD RECEIPTS, ORIGINAL AND COLLECTED.
Nottingham Carrick & Young (Printed for Private Circulation.) 1887 Good 
368 pp, 7 1/8" H. Maroon leather spine and corners, gilt lettering/banding on spine, banding on spine and corner edges. Marbled paper-covered boards, marbling to textblock edges, marbled endpapers. Contents: Miscellaneous Receipts, arranged in alphabetical sequence, A to W; Breakfast Dishes; Lenten Dinners and Dishes; Menus, or Bills of Fare; Christmas Fare; Practical Dinners, Menus and Receipts; Sauces (Modern) classified and explained; Time Tables for Boiling and Roasting; Memoranda (blank pages for adding recipes - partly filled in). Examples of recipes: "Nettle Beer - Four gallons of water, a good sized bunch of nettle tops, one and a half pounds of sugar, two ounces of bruised ginger, two ounces of hops. Boil all together half an hour. Strain, when nearly cold, add four tablespoonsful of yeast, and work like beer in the ordinary way." "Fairy Butter - Beat half a pound of butter into a cream with the yolks of eight eggs boiled very hard, add a quarter of a pound of sweet almonds well pounded, then half a pound of lump sugar, pounded fine, mix thoroughly, add a tablespoonful of sherry, and one of brandy; lay the mixture smoothly over macaroons, previously soaked in sherry or brandy." 2" split in front hinge paper - hinge still strong, area of tiny dents on half-title page that transfer to several of the adjacent pages, erased pencel lines on the 'Introductory Ballad' page, four pin holes/wrinkles at top of page leaf 365/366 with pin head leaving a tiny dent in several adjacent pages, slight toning to pages, tiny stain at top of page leaf 363/364, light edge wear, small light scuffs to leather, wear to marbled boards. Book is now protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 275.00 USD
 
 
2 Fromm, Bella. Foreword by Judith Rossner. Introduction by Frederick T. Birchall. BLOOD AND BANQUETS: A BERLIN SOCIAL DIARY.
New York Birch Lane / Carol Publishing 1990 1559720557 / 9781559720557 Book Club Edition Near Fine Very Good 
338 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). "Bella Fromm (a Jewish reporter) wrote a social column for a liberal Berlin newspaper. Attending luncheons, teas and dinners during the 1930's 'Frau Bella' met everybody of importance and gauged accurately what each person counted for in the developing storm. Among the many German leaders she knew wre General von Hindenberg, Franz von Papen, Goebbels, Goering, Himmler, filmaker Leni Riefenstahl and countless other political and social figures. In this secret journal, smuggled out piecemeal before she left Germany, Fromm describes her experiences and conversations with this cast of characters that would soon play shocking roles in Hitler's Third Reich. The gossip, dark secrets and Nazi maneuverings she discovered or intuited - but never reported in her column - appear here with startling immediacy." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges. Dust jacket has light fading to color on rear hinge/spine area. 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
 
WARTIME: UNDERSTANDING AND BEHAVIOR IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR., Fussell, Paul.
3 Fussell, Paul. WARTIME: UNDERSTANDING AND BEHAVIOR IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
Oxford University Press, New York, 1989. 
330 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0195037979 B&w photographs. "(H)ere Fussell examines the immediate impact of the war on common soldiers and civilians. He describes the psychological and emotional atmosphere of World War II. He analyzes the wishful thinking and the euphemisms people needed to deal with unacceptable reality (the early belief, for instance, that the war could be won with 'precision bombing', that is, by long distance); he describes the ab n o r m a l l y intense frustration of desire and some of the means by which desire was satisfied; and, most important, he emphasizes the damage the war did to intellect, discrimination, honesty, individuality, complexity, ambiguity and wit. Of cou rs e, n o Fu ss el l book would be complete without some serious discussion of the literature of the time. He examines, for instance, how the great privations of wartime (when oranges would be raffled off as valued prizes) resulted in roccoco pros e s tyl es th at dwe lt longingly on lavish dinners, and how the 'high-mindedness' of the era and the almost pathological need to 'accentuate the positive' invited the downfall of the acerbic H.L. Mencken and the ascent of E.B. White." Light wrinkl ing at b ott om of spin e. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing, minor dint on rear hinge. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
4 Roy, James A. Foreword by W.A. Macintosh. KINGSTON, THE KING'S TOWN.
McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1952, Ist edition. 
364 pp, large 8vo, HC in dust jacket. Pictorial/photographic endpapers, b&w plates. "From its origin as a French trading post and garrison through the turbulent years of Indian warfare, the anxieties of the American Revolution and the War of 1812, we follow the transformation of Kingston into a cathedral city, a uniiversity town, and into the modern commercial hub of today. The reader is guided through the times of cholera epidemics, public hangings, regimental dinners, sedate q u a d r i l l e s , c ure-all advertisements, political squabbles, through two world wars into a 'city of spires and domes...and public buildings of chaste Georgeian design'..." Previous owner's (prominent Canadian historian) name/info. in pencil on h al f- ti tl e pa ge , s ma ll stain to edge of front pastedown - otherwise clean and tight. Light edgewear to boards, shallow bump with tiny performation to cloth at bottom of front board, top/bottom of spine lightly wrinkled, light foxing to to p o f b ook . Dus t jac ket h as br owning to edges and spine, chip from top edge of front panel (no loss of text/illus.), small tears/chips. VG-/G 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
FROM THE GROUND UP:  THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS OF McCAIN FOODS., Stoffman, Daniel.  With Tony Van Leersum.
5 Stoffman, Daniel. With Tony Van Leersum. FROM THE GROUND UP: THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS OF McCAIN FOODS.
Toronto McCain Foods 2007 097837200X / 9780978372002 Very Good - Very Good 
250 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). B&w and colour photographs. "Nobody, least of all the McCain brothers, imagined that the little frozen foods plant they opened in 1957 would, before the century was over, make Florenceville into the French fry capital of the world. Wallace and Harrison McCain worked hard and played hard and turned their family's name into the most famous Canadian brand in the world. Because they knew people were their most important asset, they hired and trained enthusiastic, independent thinkers to help them build McCain Foods into a global powerhouse in the frozen food industry. In doing so, they benefited not just themselves but thousands of employees all over the world as well as the millions of consumers who enjoy the convenience and nutritional benefits of McCain products. It's an amazing Canadian success story. How did they do it? That's what this book is about." Previous owner's name/info. on free front endpaper has been blacked-out with marker and covered with a bookplate - marker migrates through page, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine., one small corner bump. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 


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