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Vintage Menu for Antoine’s of New Orleans

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New Orleans, LA, Antoine’s: not dated (c. 1940)

Seller ID: 3339

Condition: Very Good


Brown printing on tan paper, 22.5 by 29.5 cm, [4] pp. Light corner wear and a faint crease from having been folded in half lengthwise. A “Centennial” menu (1840-1940) for Antoine’s of New Orleans, Roy L. Alciatore, proprietor, featuring their well-known Creole cuisine. Antoine’s, who hosted several U.S. presidents, was immortalized by Frances Parkinson Keyes's best-selling mystery novel Dinner at Antoine's. View more info

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1943 Menu for The Roosevelt Coffee Shop, New Orleans

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New Orleans, LA, The Roosevelt: July 1943

Seller ID: 3341

Condition: Very Good


Card stock with orange and black printing, 20.3 by 29.2 cm, [4] pp. Light corner wear and a light crease from having been folded in half lengthwise. A charming breakfast menu for the Coffee Shop in The Roosevelt, the stately hotel that stands in the center of New Orleans. Originally called the Hotel Grunewald after Louis Grunewald who originally built the hotel in 1893, it was renamed after Theodore Roosevelt by new owners in 1923. War Bond slug on the lower left corner of the front cover. View more info

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The Little Ice Cream Book

By: Arbuckle, Wendell S.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: NP, Self-published: 1981

Edition: First printing

Seller ID: 1225

Condition: Very Good +


NP: Self-published, 1981. First printing. Very Good +. Arbuckle, Wendell S. The Little Ice Cream Book. NP: Self-published, 1981, first edition. Hardcover, no jacket as issued, navy cloth with bright gilt spine and cover titles, “Arbuckle’s Ice Cream Book” endpapers, 141 pp. Very good with a small bump/nick on the front edge of the spine and a faint musty smell. No writing or other marks. A scarce history of ice cream replete with recipes. We ship our books in boxes or cardboard wraps, never in bags. Bay Leaf Books (Member ABAA, ILAB, IOBA) is an open shop dedicated to offering f... View more info

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The Auberge of the Flowering Hearth

By: De Groot, Roy Andries

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Hopewell, NJ, The Ecco Press: 1983

Seller ID: 3203

Condition: very good +


Wraps, 15 by 22.5 cm, xv 444 pp. Very good with only faint shelf wear to the wraps and a very light stain on the top edge of the textblock – appears unread. From the publisher: “In the high Alpine valley of Le Grande Chartreuse, Roy Andreis de Groot discovered by accident a charming and unpretentious little inn L’Auberge de l’Atre Fleuri. Impressed by the devotion of its owners to perpetuating the tradition of supreme country dining, Mr. de Groot returned to the inn to record their recipes for natural country soups, hearty winter stews, roasted meats, pates, terrines, and fruity and ... View more info

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1954 Menu for the Stage Door Steak House at El Rancho Vegas, Las Vegas

By: El Rancho Vegas

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Las Vegas, El Rancho Vegas: Tuesday, November 2, 1954

Seller ID: 3343

Condition: Very Good


Card stock with color printing, 28.1 by 33.5 cm, [4] pp. plus a stapled-in dinner menu. Very good with only minor corner wear. A fantastic menu from El Rancho Vegas, at one time hailed as Vegas’ first resort hotel. Originally built in 1941, the resort—which included a casino, restaurant, the Opera House Showroom, and several shops—was consumed by fire in 1960. After some feeble attempts at reopening, El Rancho finally folded in 1979.1 The menu—“Superb Food, Supreme Wine”—features breakfast and lunch selections, with a staple-in dinner menu for the Opera House Theatre Restaur... View more info

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The Students’ Technology of Breadmaking and Flour Confectionery

By: Fance, Wilfred James

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Routledge and Kegan Paul: 1969

Edition: Third edition

Seller ID: 1522

Condition: Near Fine


London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1969. Third edition. Near Fine/very good. Fance, Wilfred James. The Students’ Technology of Breadmaking and Flour Confectionery. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1969, third edition. Hardcover with dust jacket, orange cloth with bright gilt spine titles, 14 by 22 cm, xx 443 pp., illus. Hardcover is near fine; the price-clipped jacket is very good with a few small tears, sun fading on the spine, and a few small scuff marks. No writing, highlighting, names, or other marks. The dust jacket is in a fresh mylar cover. We ship our books in boxes or card... View more info

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1950 Menu for Chicago’s Eitel Old Heidelberg Restaurant

By: Old Heidelberg Restaurant

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Chicago, Eitel Old Heidelberg: [1950]

Seller ID: 3310

Condition: Very Good


Not dated but postmarked Nov. 13, 1950. Card stock with color printing, 24 by 31.6 cm, [4] pp. Light edge wear with some faint corner creases; a single set of staple holes on the second leaf. A wonderful menu from one of the Eitel brother’s Chicago restaurants, the Old Heidelberg on Randolph. Designed to be a souvenir, “just fill in name and address / we mail it for you.” This copy was sent to a gentleman in Grandville, Michigan, with a note inside: “Hi Honey – Just to let you know that I was thinking of you. See you soon – Louise.” The Eitel brother's were a family of Ger... View more info

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1943 Menu for The Victorian Room at the Palmer House, Chicago

By: Palmer House

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Chicago, Palmer House: Wednesday, August 25, 1943.

Seller ID: 3342

Condition: Very Good


Card stock with color printing, 21.5 by 27.6 cm, [4] pp. very good with minor corner wear and some faint foxing. A luncheon menu for the Victorian Room at the Palmer House, the iconic Chicago hotel. Along the bottom edge of the inside of the menu, the restaurant notes the war effort: “Rationing is in effect with us too! So, many items usually found on Palmer House menus are absent. Other items are limited. These include sugar, Tea and ice creams. We now manufacture only our famous chocolate ice cream on alternate days. The Palmer House does not tolerate any dealings with black market... View more info

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Eleven Issues of American Cookery, 1938-1939 [The Boston Cooking School Magazine Co.]

By: The Boston Cooking School Magazine Company

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Boston, The Boston Cooking School Magazine Co.: 1938-39

Seller ID: 3029

Condition: Good


Vol. XLIII Nos. 4-10, Vol. XLIV Nos. 1-2, 4-5, 1938-39. Staple-bound wraps, 17.7 by 25.2 cm, 63 pp. ea., illus. Includes November and December 1938, and January, February, March, April, May, June-July, August-September, November, and December 1939. All are in good condition with light wear to the wraps and chips and small tears on the spines. A few issues have drip stains here and there, the cover of the Nov. 1939 issues is nearly detached, and the spine of the Dec. 1939 issue has old tape repairs. Formerly called The Boston Cooking-School Magazine, these periodicals feature recipes, food... View more info