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  • 1756 WILLIAM DODD The NATURE & NECESSITY of FASTING - GOD LOVES THOSE who FAST by William Dodd 1756 WILLIAM DODD The NATURE & NECESSITY of FASTING - GOD LOVES THOSE who FAST
    William Dodd

    THE NATURE and NECESSITY of FASTING. Being The Substance of Two Sermons Preach'd In The Parish Churches of West Ham, Essex, and St. Olave's, Hart-Street, London. By The REV. WILLIAM DODD. LONDON: Printed for E. DILLY, at the Rose and Crown in the Poultry, near the Mansion House. MDCCLVI (1756). Third Edition, so stated. Booklet, disbound, complete from title-page through last page of text, 46 pages. GOOD condition, soiling to the margins of the first and last page, a few creases, a spot or two, light toning, overall bright, clean and unmarked. Scarce.

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  • 1765 RHEINGAUER WEINBAU / WINE GROWING in the GERMAN RHEINGAU REGION Facsimile 1997 1765 RHEINGAUER WEINBAU / WINE GROWING in the GERMAN RHEINGAU REGION Facsimile 1997

    DER RHEINGAUER WEINBAU : aus selbst-eigener Erfahrung und nach der Naturlehre systematisch beschrieben. (WINE MAKING in RHEINGAU - from personal experience and according to nature, systematically described.) Facsimile of the German Viticulture Book that was originally published in Frankfurt in 1765. This facsimile of the original edition published by the Gesellschaft fur Geschichte des Weines (Society for the History of Wine), Wiesbaden, Germany, 1997. Hardcover book, no dustjacket as issued, 4.5x8 inches, 360 pages, plus some introductory pages and 7 plates at the rear. TEXT IN GERMAN (the facsimile in German Fraktur). NEAR FINE condition, tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

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  • 1886 THE ART of BREAD & CAKE BAKING with RECIPES : The BAKERS' GUIDE and COOKS' ASSISTANT by John Blandy 1886 THE ART of BREAD & CAKE BAKING with RECIPES : The BAKERS' GUIDE and COOKS' ASSISTANT
    John Blandy

    THE BAKERS' GUIDE AND COOKS' ASSISTANT to the ART of BREAD-MAKING in ALL its BRANCHES, by John Blandy.

    Published by Newton & Eskell, London, 1886. First Edition.

    Hardcovers, black embossed printing on the front cover, blind embossed design on rear cover, 5.5x7.5 inches. Pagination: ii, 133 pages, plus 15 pages of COOL ADS aimed at COMMERCIAL BAKERS at the rear, many of them illustrated.

    A book on the science and practice of baking, with recipes for breads and cakes. The book became very popular and went through several printings before 1900. Great, short, easy to understand recipes for all sorts of breads and cakes, along with some other unusual non-baking recipes.

    A sampling of recipes: Ginger…

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    THE BAKERS' GUIDE AND COOKS' ASSISTANT to the ART of BREAD-MAKING in ALL its BRANCHES, by John Blandy.

    Published by Newton & Eskell, London, 1886. First Edition.

    Hardcovers, black embossed printing on the front cover, blind embossed design on rear cover, 5.5x7.5 inches. Pagination: ii, 133 pages, plus 15 pages of COOL ADS aimed at COMMERCIAL BAKERS at the rear, many of them illustrated.

    A book on the science and practice of baking, with recipes for breads and cakes. The book became very popular and went through several printings before 1900. Great, short, easy to understand recipes for all sorts of breads and cakes, along with some other unusual non-baking recipes.

    A sampling of recipes: Ginger Stomachic Biscuits. Ratafias. Tipsy Bread "Cut the crust from a stale roll; cut it into slices and spread them with jam; put them together again and stand them in the centre of a glass dish, cover them thickly with sugar, and soak them in sherry, as much as they will absorb; blanch and cut into strips some almonds and stick them all over the surface; put custard round it, and put away for an hour to get thoroughly soft." Queen's Bread. Belgravian Buns. Raspberry Sandwiches. Orange Soufflé. Among the non-baking recipes is: Fermented Ginger Beer, and Calves Feet Jelly.

    Condition: The covers are worn through at the corner tips and have some shelf rubs; the spine is frayed at its ends and has some scrapes, cracks and rubs; the embossed printing on the front cover remains bright and clear. Internally, the front free endpaper is missing, the front inner hinge has been neatly repaired / reinforced with white cloth tape, there is some toning and light soiling to the first and last few pages, a light pencil mark beside a few recipes, and some corner creases here and there, otherwise the inner pages are tight bright, clean and clear. Overall a solid, presentable copy of this 1886 first edition.

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  • 1913 LA VIGNE DANS L'ANTIQUITÉ / VINEYARDS in ANTIQUITY Illustrated First Edition Limited to 1010 copies by Raymond Billiard 1913 LA VIGNE DANS L'ANTIQUITÉ / VINEYARDS in ANTIQUITY Illustrated First Edition Limited to 1010 copies
    Raymond Billiard

    LA VIGNE DANS L'ANTIQUITÉ, par Raymond Billiard. Précédé d'une Introduction par P. Viala. (GRAPE VINES in ANTIQUITY, by Raymond Billiard. Preceded by an Introduction by P. Viala.) ORIGINAL EDITION of this oft reprinted work. Published by Librairie H. Lardanchet, LYON, (FRANCE), 1913. FIRST EDITION. Limited edition of only 1010 total copies. Integrated printed wrappers folded over plain card covers, 8x12 inches (20x30 cm), VIII, 560 pages plus 16 unnumbered plates. ILLUSTRATED with 181 in-text b&w illustrations plus 16 plates. GOOD condition, the front cover has a half dollar size area of pokes and scrapes (as if jabbed by a closed pen), the spine has creases from use, and the wrappers have some wear at the spine ends, a few small…

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    LA VIGNE DANS L'ANTIQUITÉ, par Raymond Billiard. Précédé d'une Introduction par P. Viala. (GRAPE VINES in ANTIQUITY, by Raymond Billiard. Preceded by an Introduction by P. Viala.) ORIGINAL EDITION of this oft reprinted work. Published by Librairie H. Lardanchet, LYON, (FRANCE), 1913. FIRST EDITION. Limited edition of only 1010 total copies. Integrated printed wrappers folded over plain card covers, 8x12 inches (20x30 cm), VIII, 560 pages plus 16 unnumbered plates. ILLUSTRATED with 181 in-text b&w illustrations plus 16 plates. GOOD condition, the front cover has a half dollar size area of pokes and scrapes (as if jabbed by a closed pen), the spine has creases from use, and the wrappers have some wear at the spine ends, a few small spots and light signs of handling; internally, there is a crease to the bottom corner of the inner pages, a couple of the early signatures are starting to loosen but still holding well, there is an edge crease, small edge tear, and a spot here and there; overall the inner pages are very nice, complete, tight, bright, clean and unmarked, in fact most of the inner pages are still uncut at their top edge. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is heavy and will require substantial additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • 1925 BAKTERIOLOGIE FUR DIE MOLKEREISCHUL / BACTERIOLOGY FOR DAIRY SCHOOLS **AUTHOR PRESENTATION COPY** German Book by Wilhelm Hermann Henneberg 1925 BAKTERIOLOGIE FUR DIE MOLKEREISCHUL / BACTERIOLOGY FOR DAIRY SCHOOLS **AUTHOR PRESENTATION COPY** German Book
    Wilhelm Hermann Henneberg

    BAKTERIOLOGIE FUR DIE MOLKEREISCHULE (BACTERIOLOGY for DAIRY SCHOOLS), by Professor Dr. W. Henneberg (Wilhelm Hermann Henneberg), of Kiel, Germany.

    PRESENTATION COPY from the AUTHOR to FRAULEIN TAMM. Inscribed at the top of the front cover: "Fräulein Tamm / Überreicht vom Verfasser" (Miss Tamm / Presented by the Author).

    Interestingly, Fraulein Tamm (Herta Irene Tamm) studied dairy bacteriology under Dr. Henneberg in Kiel, then later emigrated to Los Angeles where her first job was as a bacteriologist at a local dairy. There is a nice obituary on Herta Irene Mock (née Tamm) on the SF Gate website.

    Published by Molkerei-Zeitung, Hildeshiem. TEXT IN GERMAN.

    Booklet, paper covers, side stapled, 6x8.5 inches (14x27 cm), 56 pages. Laid in are two…

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    BAKTERIOLOGIE FUR DIE MOLKEREISCHULE (BACTERIOLOGY for DAIRY SCHOOLS), by Professor Dr. W. Henneberg (Wilhelm Hermann Henneberg), of Kiel, Germany.

    PRESENTATION COPY from the AUTHOR to FRAULEIN TAMM. Inscribed at the top of the front cover: "Fräulein Tamm / Überreicht vom Verfasser" (Miss Tamm / Presented by the Author).

    Interestingly, Fraulein Tamm (Herta Irene Tamm) studied dairy bacteriology under Dr. Henneberg in Kiel, then later emigrated to Los Angeles where her first job was as a bacteriologist at a local dairy. There is a nice obituary on Herta Irene Mock (née Tamm) on the SF Gate website.

    Published by Molkerei-Zeitung, Hildeshiem. TEXT IN GERMAN.

    Booklet, paper covers, side stapled, 6x8.5 inches (14x27 cm), 56 pages. Laid in are two pamphlets on cultures and bacteriology of Yoghurt and Kefir. One is 2 pages, the other 4 pages.

    VERY GOOD condition booklet, just lightly used and still tight, bright, clean and clear. The two laid in pamphlets have been folded, are toned, and both have a bit of handwriting at the top in German which I cannot translate.

    About Wilhelm Hermann Henneberg (from Wikipedia, roughly translated from the German by Google):

    ******Wilhelm Hermann Henneberg, b.1871 d.1936,

    was a German bacteriologist and first director of the Bacteriological Institute at the Prussian Experimental and Research Institute of Dairy.

    From 1897 he was employed in the vinegar department at the Institute of Fermentation in Berlin. From 1906 he headed the bacteriological department of the technical scientific laboratory of the Institute of Fermentation. In 1922 he was appointed to Kiel to head the Bacteriological Institute of the Prussian Experimental and Research Institute of Dairy Farming. In the eleven years as a university professor in Kiel, he supervised more than 80 dissertations and wrote several textbooks on the bacteriology of milk. Henneberg initiated the founding of the Federation of Technical Bacteriologists .

    For bacteriological diagnostics, Henneberg invented new methods of investigation, such as the Chinese blue water agar developed especially for dairy farming, the spring stick culture and the cover glass agar method.

    In his last years he devoted himself to the study of the saprophyte flora of the intestine and the human intestinal flora, in particular their conversion by the consumption of dairy products such as yoghurt and acidophilus milk.******

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  • 1954 Letter MADAME DE PINS owner BEAULIEU VINEYARDS re: FIRE INSURANCE for her NAPA VALLEY WINES by Raymond Armsby, MARQUISE HELENE DE PINS 1954 Letter MADAME DE PINS owner BEAULIEU VINEYARDS re: FIRE INSURANCE for her NAPA VALLEY WINES
    Raymond Armsby, MARQUISE HELENE DE PINS

    1945 LETTER to MARQUISE HELENE DE PINS, PARIS, FRANCE, from RAYMOND ARMSBY, Mutual Life Insurance Company, San Francisco. The Marquise Helene de Pins was a French Aristocrat who inherited the BEAULIEU VINEYARDS of Rutherford, NAPA VALLEY. Raymond Armsby was a San Francisco socialite, Member of the BOHEMIAN CLUB, and, at the time, an Insurance agent for the rich and famous. Single Page Typed Letter, Signed by Armsby, on Mutual Life Insurance Co. of New York stationery. The letter is dated May 20, 1954. The letter comes with its original mailing envelope. In the letter Armsby suggests to Marquise de Pins that her property (i.e. wines) stored in an expensive to insure Champagne Cellar be moved to one of the buildings…

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    1945 LETTER to MARQUISE HELENE DE PINS, PARIS, FRANCE, from RAYMOND ARMSBY, Mutual Life Insurance Company, San Francisco. The Marquise Helene de Pins was a French Aristocrat who inherited the BEAULIEU VINEYARDS of Rutherford, NAPA VALLEY. Raymond Armsby was a San Francisco socialite, Member of the BOHEMIAN CLUB, and, at the time, an Insurance agent for the rich and famous. Single Page Typed Letter, Signed by Armsby, on Mutual Life Insurance Co. of New York stationery. The letter is dated May 20, 1954. The letter comes with its original mailing envelope. In the letter Armsby suggests to Marquise de Pins that her property (i.e. wines) stored in an expensive to insure Champagne Cellar be moved to one of the buildings on her Vineyards where FIRE INSURANCE rates would be less expensive, implying that the$30,000 in insurance she currently held should be returned to a $50,000 level. From the letter: ".you desired only to insure the personal property stored in the Champagne Cellar for.$30,000.It is unfortunate. that the property was moved from San Francisco for storage in a building on which the Fire Rating Bureau had placed such a high premium rate.I suggest you look over your buildings at the Vineyards, indicate to me the one in which you wish to place the property. a building with a low fire rate." Condition:

    The letter has several folds from where it was folded to fit into a small envelope, and some corner tip creases. Overall the letter is tight, bright, clean. The envelope is well used, lots of postal stamps, a forwarding label, and wear from being opened, but still clearly shows the return address and the name of Marquise Helene de Pins. About the Marquise Helene de Pins, aka Madame de Pins, and the Beaulieu Vineyards (from Wikipedia): ******Marquise Helene de Pins, the widow of the Marquis de Pins and daughter of the late Georges de Latour, who founded Beaulieu Vineyard in 1900 after immigrating to the United States from the Perigord region of southern France, inherited the Beaulieu Vineyards after the death of her husband. In the 1950s and 1960s Beaulieu was considered one of the Big Four Napa Valley producers, along with Inglenook, Charles Krug, and Louis Martini. The winery was purchased by international conglomerate Heublein in 1969. Heublein was later acquired by RJR Nabisco, then sold to Grand Metropolitan in 1987. Grand Metropolitan became Diageo plc in 1997 through a merger with Guinness. In 2016 Diageo sold Beaulieu Vineyard to Treasury Wine Estates.****** (I miss the good old days when an Heiress rather than a Conglomerate owned wineries!)

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  • 1962 PETALUMA California VINTAGE COOKBOOK RECIPES with Local ADS 1962 PETALUMA California VINTAGE COOKBOOK RECIPES with Local ADS

    A TREASURE CHEST OF RECIPES. Compiled and Published by St. Vincent Mothers' Club, Petaluma, California, 1962 (date taken from the 'Acknowledgement' page). Heavy stock paper covers, spiral binding, 6x8.5 inches, approximately 100 pages (pages numbered in 13 sections). Pages separated by colored tabbed pages. The front of each of the tabbed pages is filled with ads. GOOD condition, the covers are worn at the corners and have some age toning, internally, the tabs on the tabbed page dividers have some wear and bends, otherwise a solid, nice, clean copy.

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  • 1967 PRE-BIG GAME PARTY at S.F. ROWING CLUB : PLAY the MARTINI METER GAME (Big Game was Stanford vs Cal Berkeley) 1967 PRE-BIG GAME PARTY at S.F. ROWING CLUB : PLAY the MARTINI METER GAME (Big Game was Stanford vs Cal Berkeley)

    1967 PRE-BIG GAME PARTY on Friday, November 17 at the S.F. Rowing Club at Fisherman's Wharf. (The BIG GAME of Stanford vs. UC Berkeley was on Saturday, November 18, 1967.) Hosts Nancy and Doug Tuck, Bill Kneass, and Harry and Judy Hunt. Single fold to make four pages, menu style format, heavy stock paper, printing on front cover and inner 2 panels, rear panel blank, 9x12 inches. GOOD condition, a crease to the upper corner area, light creases from handling, still solid and bright. Publisher unstated. The "Martini Meter Chart" on the 3rd panel is quite funny.

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  • 1968 HOW TO BE A PARTY GIRL, by Pat Montandon - SIGNED - HC/DJ by Pat Montandon 1968 HOW TO BE A PARTY GIRL, by Pat Montandon - SIGNED - HC/DJ
    Pat Montandon

    HOW TO BE A PARTY GIRL, by Pat Montandon.

    SIGNED by PAT MONTANDON on the title-page.

    Published by McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York, 1968. Second Printing, so stated.

    Hardback in dustjacket, 5.5" x 8", 181 pages.

    Condition: VERY GOOD book, previous owner's signature on the front pastedown, otherwise tight, bright and clean; in a GOOD dustjacket that has a 1" tear to the bottom edge of the front panel, and some wear to its spine ends, but is sturdy and doing its job well. The dj retains its $4.95 price at the top of the front flap.

    From the front dj flap: ******In this delicious, practical and efficient guidebook Pat Montandon - queen of California's…

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    HOW TO BE A PARTY GIRL, by Pat Montandon.

    SIGNED by PAT MONTANDON on the title-page.

    Published by McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York, 1968. Second Printing, so stated.

    Hardback in dustjacket, 5.5" x 8", 181 pages.

    Condition: VERY GOOD book, previous owner's signature on the front pastedown, otherwise tight, bright and clean; in a GOOD dustjacket that has a 1" tear to the bottom edge of the front panel, and some wear to its spine ends, but is sturdy and doing its job well. The dj retains its $4.95 price at the top of the front flap.

    From the front dj flap: ******In this delicious, practical and efficient guidebook Pat Montandon - queen of California's jet set - tells every party giver how to become a great hostess and give unforgettable parties. Esquire magazine chose Pat as one of the nineteen best hostesses in the United States.******

    Party On, Pat!

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  • 6 Issues JOURNAL OF WINE RESEARCH / The INSTITUTE OF MASTERS OF WINE 2002-2005 6 Issues JOURNAL OF WINE RESEARCH / The INSTITUTE OF MASTERS OF WINE 2002-2005

    SIX ISSUES of the JOURNAL OF WINE RESEARCH / The INSTITUTE OF MASTERS OF WINE. The issues are: Volume 13, Numbers 1, 2 and 3, 2002; Volume 15, Number 2, 2004; Volume 16, Numbers 1 and 2, 2005. Softcovers, 7x10 inches, approximately 80 pages each. All issues are in generally GOOD or better condition, issue 13/1 has an angled crease to its latter pages, issue 13/2 and 15/2 have a crease to the upper corner of their front cover; otherwise all issues are j

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  • BERTA DISTILLERIE, ITALY Fine Distiller of GRAPPA BRANDY Italian Book w/ Plates ILLUSTRATED 2003 BERTA DISTILLERIE, ITALY Fine Distiller of GRAPPA BRANDY Italian Book w/ Plates ILLUSTRATED 2003

    BERTA DISTILLERIE : IL FASCINO DISCRETO DELLE BUONE COSE. (Berta Distillerie : The Discreet Charm of Fine Things.) An illustrated history of BERTA DISTILLERIE, a famous Italian Distillery. Italian Edition, TEXT IN ITALIAN. Published by the Museo Berta, Italy, 2003. Hardcover Book, no dustjacket, 8x12 inches (21x30 cm), 74 pages plus 7 individually printed plates in a pocket on the inside rear cover. Filled with historic illustrations on almost every page. Each of the plates in the pocket at the rear has a color photograph on the front and production information on the rear. Condition: VERY GOOD book, a thin white line stain near the bottom of the front cover, some wear to the spine ends, otherwise tight, bright, clean…

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    BERTA DISTILLERIE : IL FASCINO DISCRETO DELLE BUONE COSE. (Berta Distillerie : The Discreet Charm of Fine Things.) An illustrated history of BERTA DISTILLERIE, a famous Italian Distillery. Italian Edition, TEXT IN ITALIAN. Published by the Museo Berta, Italy, 2003. Hardcover Book, no dustjacket, 8x12 inches (21x30 cm), 74 pages plus 7 individually printed plates in a pocket on the inside rear cover. Filled with historic illustrations on almost every page. Each of the plates in the pocket at the rear has a color photograph on the front and production information on the rear. Condition: VERY GOOD book, a thin white line stain near the bottom of the front cover, some wear to the spine ends, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked. The plates are Near Fine, sharp and clear. An interesting, look at the Berta Distillerie and its products. To your health!

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  • CHINESE RICE an ILLUSTRATED COOKBOOK of RECIPES USING RICE Published in TAIWAN CHINESE RICE an ILLUSTRATED COOKBOOK of RECIPES USING RICE Published in TAIWAN

    CHINESE RICE. An ILLUSTRATED COOKBOOK filled with RECIPES FEATURING RICE.

    TEXT IN CHINESE, but the great illustrations say it all.

    Published in TAIWAN. I cannot determine the date, perhaps 1980s? TEXT IN CHINESE.

    Hardcover Book, no dustjacket as issued, 200 pages.

    ILLUSTRATED throughout with color photographs. The dishes seem interesting and lovely.

    GOOD condition, just lightly used, still tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    If you love rice, like I do, then you will find the book a delight. Even if you don't read Chinese!

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  • CULTIVATION of VINEYARDS in ORLEANS, FRANCE Facsimile of 1723 Edition LTD 1/500 by Jacques Boullay CULTIVATION of VINEYARDS in ORLEANS, FRANCE Facsimile of 1723 Edition LTD 1/500
    Jacques Boullay

    MANIÈRE DE BIEN CULTIVER LA VIGNE DANS LE VIGNOBLE D'ORLÉANS, (HOW TO PROPERLY CULTIVATE VINES IN THE VINEYARDS OF ORLEANS), by Jacques Boullay.

    TEXT IN FRENCH.

    Facsimile of the third edition published in Orleans, France, in 1723. This edition published by Jeanne Laffitte, Marseille, France, 1981. This edition is limited to only 500 copies.

    Hardcovers, burgundy colored faux leather covered boards, paper title label on the front cover, silver titling and design on the spine, 6x8.5 inches, 678 pages.

    ASSOCIATION COPY: Previously owned by GERALD ASHER, with his personal bookplate on the front free endpaper. "Gerald Albert Asher, b. 1932, is a widely acclaimed authority on wine; he was wine editor at Gourmet magazine for 30 years. He has been…

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    MANIÈRE DE BIEN CULTIVER LA VIGNE DANS LE VIGNOBLE D'ORLÉANS, (HOW TO PROPERLY CULTIVATE VINES IN THE VINEYARDS OF ORLEANS), by Jacques Boullay.

    TEXT IN FRENCH.

    Facsimile of the third edition published in Orleans, France, in 1723. This edition published by Jeanne Laffitte, Marseille, France, 1981. This edition is limited to only 500 copies.

    Hardcovers, burgundy colored faux leather covered boards, paper title label on the front cover, silver titling and design on the spine, 6x8.5 inches, 678 pages.

    ASSOCIATION COPY: Previously owned by GERALD ASHER, with his personal bookplate on the front free endpaper. "Gerald Albert Asher, b. 1932, is a widely acclaimed authority on wine; he was wine editor at Gourmet magazine for 30 years. He has been based in San Francisco since 1974." - Wikipedia.

    VERY GOOD condition, the cover corner tips are bumped, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, attractive copy.

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  • FINE & RARE WINES with RYE WHISKEY Two Christie's Auction Catalogs 2015 FINE & RARE WINES with RYE WHISKEY Two Christie's Auction Catalogs 2015

    (1) FINE WINES AND SPIRITS: Featuring a Stellar Collection of Damaine de la Romanée-Conti and an Offering of Pre Prohibition Rye Whiskey from the Collection of Richard Mellon Scaife. New York, 24 October 2015. Softcovers, 8x10.5 inches, 88 pages, 505 lots. Color illustrations of some of the more notable items. NEAR FINE condition, tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    (2) FINEST & RAREST WINES: The Exemplary Cellar of the Late Dr. Alejandro Zafforoni and a Collection of Luce Direct from the Estate. New York, 18 June 2015. Softcovers, 8x10.5 inches, 88 pages, 179 lots. Color illustrations of some of the rarer bottles. GOOD condition, the top corner of the front cover is clipped, prices realized are handwritten by most of the…

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    (1) FINE WINES AND SPIRITS: Featuring a Stellar Collection of Damaine de la Romanée-Conti and an Offering of Pre Prohibition Rye Whiskey from the Collection of Richard Mellon Scaife. New York, 24 October 2015. Softcovers, 8x10.5 inches, 88 pages, 505 lots. Color illustrations of some of the more notable items. NEAR FINE condition, tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    (2) FINEST & RAREST WINES: The Exemplary Cellar of the Late Dr. Alejandro Zafforoni and a Collection of Luce Direct from the Estate. New York, 18 June 2015. Softcovers, 8x10.5 inches, 88 pages, 179 lots. Color illustrations of some of the rarer bottles. GOOD condition, the top corner of the front cover is clipped, prices realized are handwritten by most of the lots, and there is a post-it with prices that, presumably, indicated amounts the previous owner was interested in bidding. Otherwise tight, bright, clean and clear.

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  • I MIEI LIBRI DELLA CUCINA 2 Volume Set in Slipcase ITALIAN COOKBOOKS w/ 443 Recipes ILLUSTRATED Yummy I MIEI LIBRI DELLA CUCINA 2 Volume Set in Slipcase ITALIAN COOKBOOKS w/ 443 Recipes ILLUSTRATED Yummy

    I MIEI LIBRI DELLA CUCINA (My Kitchen Books). TWO VOLUME SET of ILLUSTRATED ITALIAN COOK BOOKS in Slipcase. 443 Recipes, many illustrated, plus menu suggestions and sections on wine, nutrition, etc. at the end of Volume Two. Published by Rino Fabbri Editore (Rino Fabbri, Publisher), Milan, Italy, 1975. Hardcovers, printed cloth covered boards, 8x10.5 inches, 488 total pages (pages numbered consecutively), in printed cardboard slipcase. Illustrated throughout with color photographs of delicious looking Italian dishes, including lots of gnocchi, pasta, soups and, of course, dolci (desserts!) The two books are in VERY GOOD condition, lightly used, still bright, clean, clear and unmarked; in a FAIR slipcase that has clear tape repairs and reinforcement but is still doing its job well.…

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    I MIEI LIBRI DELLA CUCINA (My Kitchen Books). TWO VOLUME SET of ILLUSTRATED ITALIAN COOK BOOKS in Slipcase. 443 Recipes, many illustrated, plus menu suggestions and sections on wine, nutrition, etc. at the end of Volume Two. Published by Rino Fabbri Editore (Rino Fabbri, Publisher), Milan, Italy, 1975. Hardcovers, printed cloth covered boards, 8x10.5 inches, 488 total pages (pages numbered consecutively), in printed cardboard slipcase. Illustrated throughout with color photographs of delicious looking Italian dishes, including lots of gnocchi, pasta, soups and, of course, dolci (desserts!) The two books are in VERY GOOD condition, lightly used, still bright, clean, clear and unmarked; in a FAIR slipcase that has clear tape repairs and reinforcement but is still doing its job well. From the Estate of ROMANO DELLA SANTINA who owned, and whose children still own, MARIN JOE'S, the Venerable Italian Restaurant in Marin County, California. With these two comprehensive Italian Cookbooks you could open an Italian restaurant and never run out of ideas. Hey, that's just what the previous owner did! About ROMANO DELLA SANTINA from whose estate this book was acquired (excerpted from his online Obituary): ******ROMANO DELLA SANTINA, b. 1929 in Lucca Italy, d. 2015 in Marin California. In 1948 Romano immigrated with his wife to America where he joined his uncle, Adolph Della Santina, at Original Joe's II in San Francisco. In 1954, Adolph Santina opened MARIN JOE'S and Romano joined him. Soon he became a partner at Marin Joe's and 61 years later the restaurant is still family owned and thriving. Along with his wife, he leaves behind four children; Paul, Joanne, Tina and Ralph, their spouses, seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren; and also leaving two brothers, family and friends in Lucca, Italy. Romano was a proud Italian American and his involvement in the Italian American community ran deep. In 1984 he was bestowed the highest honor given to an Italian civilian, Cavaliere Dell'Ordine della Republica Italiana.****** INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: These two books in slipcase are large and heavy requiring substantial additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • KAZAKHSTAN CUISINE - FOOD & MEAL TRADITIONS & PRESENTATIONS - ILLUSTRATED Kazakh & Russian Text by Seit Kenzheakhmetuly KAZAKHSTAN CUISINE - FOOD & MEAL TRADITIONS & PRESENTATIONS - ILLUSTRATED Kazakh & Russian Text
    Seit Kenzheakhmetuly

    KITCHEN OF KAZAKHS, by Seit Kenzheakhmetuly.

    A lovely, large format book that describes and illustrates the national cuisine of Kazakhstan. Filled with photographs of traditional foods, meal presentations and rituals.

    Hardcover book, cloth covered boards with gilt designs and lettering on the front cover and spine, and a pasted on photo of a prepared dish on the front cover, 10x13 inches, 240 pages.

    Published by Almaty, Kazakhstan, 2005. ISBN: 9965245592. TEXT in RUSSIAN and KAZAKH, with a 32 page section in ENGLISH at the rear that describes some of the food and the numerous Kazakh dishes in the book.

    VERY GOOD condition, the covers have a bit of corner tip wear and there is a slight bump to the…

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    KITCHEN OF KAZAKHS, by Seit Kenzheakhmetuly.

    A lovely, large format book that describes and illustrates the national cuisine of Kazakhstan. Filled with photographs of traditional foods, meal presentations and rituals.

    Hardcover book, cloth covered boards with gilt designs and lettering on the front cover and spine, and a pasted on photo of a prepared dish on the front cover, 10x13 inches, 240 pages.

    Published by Almaty, Kazakhstan, 2005. ISBN: 9965245592. TEXT in RUSSIAN and KAZAKH, with a 32 page section in ENGLISH at the rear that describes some of the food and the numerous Kazakh dishes in the book.

    VERY GOOD condition, the covers have a bit of corner tip wear and there is a slight bump to the bottom of the spine, otherwise the covers are bright, sturdy and doing their job well; internally the pages are tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, very nice copy.

    A wonderful book that goes into detail about 100s of Kazakh national foods and their presentation. Illustrated throughout.

    From the Publisher: "The famous writer / ethnographer Seit Kenzheakhmetuly describes in detail the abundance of Kazakh dastarkhan, national cuisine, its delicacies and peculiarities."

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is heavy and will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • MAYNARD A. JOSLYN : A TECHNOLOGIST VIEWS THE CALIFORNIA WINE INDUSTRY True First Edition, UC Berkeley, 1974 by MAYNARD A. JOSLYN, Ruth Teiser MAYNARD A. JOSLYN : A TECHNOLOGIST VIEWS THE CALIFORNIA WINE INDUSTRY True First Edition, UC Berkeley, 1974
    MAYNARD A. JOSLYN, Ruth Teiser

    MAYNARD A. JOSLYN : A TECHNOLOGIST VIEWS THE CALIFORNIA WINE INDUSTRY. An Interview Conducted by Ruth Teiser. With an Introduction by Gordon Mackinney.

    Published by The Bancroft Library, University of California Berkeley, Regional Oral History Project. Copyright 1974 by The Regents of the University of California. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, this being hand numbered copy no. 18.

    From the "Interview History" page: "Two initial interview sessions were held on May 2 and June 3, 1969... the two final sessions were (held) on April 17 and June 28, 1973... The transcripts of the first two session were sent to Professor Joslyn on April 11, 1973, to read over before the next session. The transcripts of the third and fourth sessions…

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    MAYNARD A. JOSLYN : A TECHNOLOGIST VIEWS THE CALIFORNIA WINE INDUSTRY. An Interview Conducted by Ruth Teiser. With an Introduction by Gordon Mackinney.

    Published by The Bancroft Library, University of California Berkeley, Regional Oral History Project. Copyright 1974 by The Regents of the University of California. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, this being hand numbered copy no. 18.

    From the "Interview History" page: "Two initial interview sessions were held on May 2 and June 3, 1969... the two final sessions were (held) on April 17 and June 28, 1973... The transcripts of the first two session were sent to Professor Joslyn on April 11, 1973, to read over before the next session. The transcripts of the third and fourth sessions were sent to him on September 6, 1973. All were returned before the end of that month, meticulously edited by Professor Joslyn... The final transcript was also reviewed by Dr. Joslyn..." - Ruth Teiser, Interviewer and Editor, 19 August 1974, Regional Oral History Office, University of California at Berkeley.

    The numerous Print On Demand copies (usually printed directly from the Internet) by Nabu Press, Palala Press, etc., often incorrectly state that this book was published in 1969. Rather misleading given the fact that the final two interviews for this book were in 1973, the transcripts for this book were reviewed and edited in 1973, and the actual book was published by UC Berkeley in a first and numbered edition in August, 1974. It is worth noting that a prelim page states "All literary rights in the manuscript, including the right to publish, are reserved to The Bancroft Library of the University of California at Berkeley." Having been first published in 1974, the copyright has not even come close to expiring.

    Hardcovers, blue cloth covered boards, gilt titling on the spine, 8.5x11 inches. Pagination: [3], v, 151 pages, pages printed on one side only. Includes an 4.5x5.5 inch b&w photograph pasted onto a prelim page.

    VERY GOOD condition, the covers upper corner tips are bumped, overall tight, bright, clean and clear. A solid, very nice copy.

    This ORIGINAL UC BERKELEY FIRST EDITION is Hard to Find.

    About MAYNARD ALEXANDER JOSLYN (from Wikipedia):

    ******Maynard Alexander Joslyn, b.1904 d.1984, was a Russian-born, American food scientist who was involved in the rebirth of the American wine industry in California following the repeal of Prohibition in 1933. Joslyn was also involved in the development of analytical chemistry as it applied to food, leading to the advancement of food chemistry as a scientific discipline. Joslyn won two Diplome d'Honneur (honorary diplomas) from the French Office International de la Vigne et du Vin (International French Wine and Vineyard Office) in Paris. He also earned the Merit Award from the American Society for Enology and Viticulture in 1971.******

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is large and heavy, and will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • OMOTESENKE DOMONKAI Japanese TEA CEREMONY Omote-Senke Domon-kai ILLUSTRATED Rare OMOTESENKE DOMONKAI Japanese TEA CEREMONY Omote-Senke Domon-kai ILLUSTRATED Rare

    DO-MON, a Lovely Japanese Book on the OMOTESENKE TEA CEREMONY, FULLY ILLUSTRATED with OMOTE-SENKE CEREMONIAL TOOLS, CERAMICS, and UTENSILS. Published in 1976 exclusively for MEMBERS of DOMONKAI. Text entirely in JAPANESE. Hardcover Book in Slipcase. Book has dark green cloth covered boards with gilt and red embossed titling on the front cover and gilt embossed titling on the spine, is 7x10 inches, and has 253 pages. The slipcase is covered in brown cloth and has large printed label on it. Most pages of the book (pages 10 to 223) have a photographic color plate on the left page and a description (in Japanese) on the right page. Pages 224 to 253 include explanatory text relating to the plates, and 5…

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    DO-MON, a Lovely Japanese Book on the OMOTESENKE TEA CEREMONY, FULLY ILLUSTRATED with OMOTE-SENKE CEREMONIAL TOOLS, CERAMICS, and UTENSILS. Published in 1976 exclusively for MEMBERS of DOMONKAI. Text entirely in JAPANESE. Hardcover Book in Slipcase. Book has dark green cloth covered boards with gilt and red embossed titling on the front cover and gilt embossed titling on the spine, is 7x10 inches, and has 253 pages. The slipcase is covered in brown cloth and has large printed label on it. Most pages of the book (pages 10 to 223) have a photographic color plate on the left page and a description (in Japanese) on the right page. Pages 224 to 253 include explanatory text relating to the plates, and 5 pages illustrating makers' marks. I asked a Japanese friend to tell me about the book and here is what she said: "This is a book published by Japan's foremost tea ceremony authority for its club members. Omote-Sen is the name of the family which has been one of the two major styles of the tea ceremony since the 17th century. (The other house is called Ura-Sen). The book is filled with beautiful illustrations of Omote-Sen ceremonial stuff. The name of the book is Do-mon and the name of the tea ceremony club is Do-mon Kai. The club was formed a few years before WW2, and this book was published in 1976 to commemorate the restart of the club." I do not read Japanese, so I am assuming she is correct! From the estate of Anabel Wakako Matsuhara (aka Anabel Wakako Sakamoto) of San Francisco, b. 1906 d. 2008 at the age of 101. Her name, Anabel Wakako Sakamoto, and address are on the rear free endpaper. Condition: NEAR FINE book, just a bit of rubbing to the covers, previous owner's name/address as mentioned above, overall tight, bright, clean and unmarked; in a GOOD slipcase that is sunned at the spine and spine margins, has some bumping to the spine ends and corner tips, but is still sturdy and doing its job well. All the photographic plates are gorgeous. This 1976 OMOTESENKE DOMONKAI book, published for Club Members, is Scarce.

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  • ORAL HISTORIES of NAPA COUNTY'S AGRICULTURAL PRESERVE First Ag Preserve in the United States by RUE ZIEGLER ORAL HISTORIES of NAPA COUNTY'S AGRICULTURAL PRESERVE First Ag Preserve in the United States
    RUE ZIEGLER

    ORAL HISTORIES of NAPA COUNTY'S AGRICULTURAL PRESERVE, by RUE ZIEGLER. Published by the Jack L. Davies Napa Valley Agricultural Land Preservation Fund, 2011. Presumed first, and only, edition. Softcovers, 7.5x10 inches, 340 pages. GOOD condition, the spine is creased, the book has been over opened at a couple places but holding, overall a nice, presentable copy. About the Book and Author (excerpted from the May 17, 2012 St. Helena Star): ******The St. Helena Library's monthly Thursday night author series last week featured Rue Ziegler and local vintner and land use activist Volker Eisele discussing Ziegler's recently published collection of extensive interviews, ORAL HISTORIES OF NAPA COUNTY'S AGRICULTURAL PRESERVE. The Jack L. Davies Napa Valley Agricultural Land Preservation Fund, of which…

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    ORAL HISTORIES of NAPA COUNTY'S AGRICULTURAL PRESERVE, by RUE ZIEGLER. Published by the Jack L. Davies Napa Valley Agricultural Land Preservation Fund, 2011. Presumed first, and only, edition. Softcovers, 7.5x10 inches, 340 pages. GOOD condition, the spine is creased, the book has been over opened at a couple places but holding, overall a nice, presentable copy. About the Book and Author (excerpted from the May 17, 2012 St. Helena Star): ******The St. Helena Library's monthly Thursday night author series last week featured Rue Ziegler and local vintner and land use activist Volker Eisele discussing Ziegler's recently published collection of extensive interviews, ORAL HISTORIES OF NAPA COUNTY'S AGRICULTURAL PRESERVE. The Jack L. Davies Napa Valley Agricultural Land Preservation Fund, of which Eisele is president, asked cultural anthropologist Ziegler to record these important first person stories to mark the 40th anniversary of the 2008 adoption in Napa County of the nation's first ever Agricultural Preserve. This historic Ag Preserve deserves both study and celebration, Zeigler said, noting that during the decades when most other Bay Area counties experienced explosive urban growth, paving over farmland, the Ag Preserve successfully safeguarded Napa Valley's historic agrarian identity, allowing farming, especially grape growing, to thrive. Eisele, who provides one of a dozen moving personal narratives included in the book, spoke about the political struggles leading up to the groundbreaking 1968 ordinance, and stressed the need for the community's constant vigilance in resisting current and future development pressures on valuable agricultural land.******

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  • RAY BRADBURY **SIGNED & DATED** BRADBURY VINEYARDS WINE LABEL 1998 by Ray Bradbury RAY BRADBURY **SIGNED & DATED** BRADBURY VINEYARDS WINE LABEL 1998
    Ray Bradbury

    Unused WINE LABEL from BRADBURY VINEYARDS. The wine label has a peelable backing that would allow it to be applied to a bottle of wine or to the endpapers of one of Bradbury's books. SIGNED, INSCRIBED and DATED by RAY BRADBURY: "GOOD WISHES! / FEB. 22 '98 / RAY BRADBURY". Note that the label is NOT signed to anyone in particular. The label measures 2 5/8 x 4 1/8 inches. FINE condition, never used.

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