Cookbooks aren't just for cooking. Feast your eyes on this fine selection of collectable cookbooks.

Les Diners De Gala

Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali - Les Diners De Gala

Color-illustrated cloth boards in stunning gold foil embossed dustjacket. Translated by Captain J. Peter Moore. A spectacular copy of this Dali designed and illustrated book commonly known as 'The Dali Cookbook'. Many full-page, full-color illustrations, and more in two-color or b&w. 136 recipes in 12 categories: exotic dishes; eggs & sea food; first course; meats; snails & frogs; fish & shell fish; game & poultry; pork; vegetables; aphrodisiacs; desserts; hors d'oeuvres. Outrageously Dali.
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Price: £226.90

Consider the Oyster

M.F.K. Fisher

MFK Fisher - Consider the Oyster

1st Edition 1st Printing. An altogether excellent copy of M. F. K. Fisher's renowned classic story of the oyster's "dreadful but exciting existence, its disconcerting sex life, and, far most important of all, its various and delicious ways of dying." Includes forty classic and succulent oyster recipes, including those for oyster stews "mildly potent, quietly sustaining, warm as love, and welcomer than winter", for oyster gumbos, oysters Rockefeller, oyster loaf and the immortal "Hang Town Fry." Perhaps one of the best written and most entertaining food books ever published, set forth in M. F. K. Fisher's characteristically straightforward and entertaining prose.
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Price: £201.69

Sure To Rise Cookery Book

Sure To Rise Cookery Book

Small chips to margins of wrappers. Splitting along most of paper spine. Some staining to front wrapper. Corners of some leaves rubbed and dog-eared. A couple of 1 1/2" closed tears to one leaf. Some staining to a few leaves.; The second edition of New Zealand's most popular cookbook. 48 pages. Illustrated wrappers. Dimensions: 184 x 122mm. This was an edition of 150,000 copies. It is now uncommon.
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Price: £151.27

Boston School Kitchen Text-Book

Mrs. D. A. Lincoln

Mrs D.A. Lincoln - Boston School Kitchen Text-Book

237 pgs. Paper over boards with brown cloth back strip, edge rubbing, corner wear, FFEP excised. A fabulous and scarce cooking textbook by Mrs. D. A. Lincoln, well-known authoress of the Boston Cook Book. This is not, by any means a mere cookbook but a guide for nutrition, proper preparation of food and organizing a kitchen and a guide for running an efficient home. Fascinating stuff.
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Price: £100.84

Beeton's Book of Household Management

Mrs Isabella Beeton

Isabella Beeton - Beeton's Book of Household Management

First edition, First issue with engraved color frontispiece and half-title, contains 12 chromolithographic plates, 1112pp., bound in contemporary 3/4 dark burgundy morocco over silk cloth, raised bands ruled in gilt with title gilt, all edges marbled but fading. one plate expertly repaired at outer edges otherwise a handsome copy of one of the most famous cookbook authors in England at the time and many books are produced today bearing her name. One fo the first cookbooks to contain color illustrations. A great cookery book with much more than just cooking in mind.
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Price: £1512.66

Better Homes & Garden New Cook Book

Better Homes & Garden

Better Homes & Garden

This 1953 edition of this cook book is the ninth printing of this rare popular cook book. It has a five ring binder type presentation. A decorative red checkerboard cloth boards. Blah, blah, 416 pages.. blah, blah. I know.. anyone who knows Anything about cookbooks knows what the details are, sorry about the mundane stuff. Good stuff now. With the exception of some minor wear to some of the edges, a very slight dip in the front cover and some minor foxing of the edgepapers and boards, this book is basically unused. The paper holes for the binder rings are not worn and the sectional tabs are firm and clean.
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Price: £397.67