Beeton’s Every-Day Cookery and Housekeeping Book. A Practical and Useful Guide for all Mistresses and Servants.

Circa 1900. Amateur bookbinder’s dream – major signs of wear and tear. Split to cloth on side of spine and small area of loss to the cloth at the bottom. New, revised and greatly enlarged edition. Loose covers and pages with ragged edges.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-150.00)

Cape Cookery, Old and New

‘Over 900 traditional recipes including a comprehensive chapter on diet cookery’. Text is clean and clear with numerous colour plates. Boards show slight edge wear. DW in near fine condition.

Coffee from Grower to Consumer

Series: Common commodities of commerce. Published ca. 1910. Clean text, tight binding, corners rubbed and spine slightly discoloured.

Encyclopaedia of South African Wine : Second Edition, Revised and Supplemented

Colour photographs inside. Dust-jacket shows some tears, folds and wear.


Ex-library. Black and white and colour plates throughout. Some pencil underlining to the text. Library stamps to the front endpapers and flyleaf. Library cards to the back endpapers. Boards show some wear, especially to the corners and edges. Leather spine shows some wear and chipping. Minor repairs done to front endpapers and inner hinge.

Georgian Menus and Meals

Light foxing throughout. Boards show slight wear.

Price – $10.00 (ZAR-70.00)

Henwood’s South African “Inquire Within”

Worn paper wraps. Numerous printed advertisements. With sections on cookery, bee-keeping, dressmaking, toilet hints, gardening, photography and more. Published c. 1910

Price – $32.00 (ZAR-360.00)

Household Cookery for South Africa

School of domestic science, Johannesburg. (First class diplomee, plain and high-class cookery, English Board of Education). Ex-church library with pocket and date sheet tipped in at the rear.

Price – $22.00 (ZAR-260.00)

In Qua Potus Coffeae, Leviter Adumbratur, quem consens. nobil. Nec non Exper. Ord. Med. In illustriad salam lyceo, Sub Praesidio

An original Linnean dissertation, complete with one plate.A medico-botanical study of coffee as a beverage, of the coffee plant (Coffea arabica L.), and of the harvesting and preparation of coffee beans. An historical review of the use of the beverage is given, noting that Europe’s first “Coffee House” was opened in Marseilles in 1671. The preparation of different kinds of coffee, utilising many other ground seeds as flavourants, is described. The account treats it to be more important for medicinal usage than as a beverage , noting it to be an anti-aphrodisiac, noxious to mental illness, and responsible for excessive flatulence and indigestion (allegedly sometimes fatal) when ingested to excess. Linnaeus reported that headaches are frequently relieved by drinking coffee. Signature in ink and old catalogue number in pencil to the front page. Fraying to page edges.

Price – $340.00 (ZAR-3400.00)

In Search of VOC Glass

One of the first specialist volumes on VOC glass. De luxe, signed edition, limited to 300 copies of which this is numbered 135.
Illustrated in b/w.

Price – $65.00 (ZAR-650.00)


A book of Cyprus customs & cuisine. Scrawl of Lily Hertzog on the half title and inscription by the author, to Herzog, on dedication page.

Price – $28.00 (ZAR-280.00)

La Parafaite Cuisiniere Bourgeoise ou la Bonne Cuisine des Villes et des Campagnes

French home cookery book, illustrations in black an white throughout.

Price – $155.00 (ZAR-1600.00)

La Parfaite Cuisiniere Bourgeoise ou La Bonne Cuisine..

French cookery book with 300 engravings throughout the text.

Price – $155.00 (ZAR-1600.00)

Make Your Own Wine

A collection of recipes with step-by-step instructions to make your own wine.

Price – $10.00 (ZAR-70.00)


Text is clean and clear, with black and white plates. Boards show little wear. DW is in very good condition, with only slight wear.

Ouma’s Cookery Book.

Previous owner’s signature and small blue stamp on fep. A few of the recipe headings are underlined in black ink.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-240.00)

Porte-Greffes et Producteurs-Directs: Caracteres – Aptitudes

Library stamps to the fep’s and title pg. Some light pencil underlining. Text in French. Photo illustrations. Leather spine with marbled boards and ep’s.

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.

Translated by Edward Fitzgerald. Edited, with introduction and notes by Reynold A Nicholson who was a lecturer in Persian in the University of Cambridge. Illustrations by Gilbert Jones. Price – $60.00 (ZAR-650.00)

Summer Cooking

The Coffee Route

“A guide to Cape Town’s hottest coffee hot spots.” Illustrated in full colour with maps.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-200.00)

The Cult of Wine

Gift inscription to the half title. Numerous colour photos.

Price – $180.00 (ZAR-1350.00)

The English Art of Cookery, According to the Practice; Being a Complete Guide to All Housekeepers, on a Plan Entirely New; Consisting of thirty- Eight Chapters

Rebound in full calf, with gilt titles to the spine. This edition is not dated but is c.1790. xxiv, 533 and 24 pages of ‘Bill of Fare’ to the rear. Some age toning to the pages but generally all very good.

The Professed cook: Or the Modern Art of Cookery, Pastry, and Confectionary, Made Plain and Easy.

Original boards with a new spine. Top corner of the title page has been removed as has a front fep.

The South Africa Fruit Exporters Directory & Guide 1939-1940

A volume detailing the fruit exporters of the time period, includes descriptions of the major fruit producing areas such as Franschoek as well as full colour adverts.

Price – $18.00 (ZAR-200.00)

The Winemaker’s Companion: a Handbook for Those Who Make Wine at Home

Text is clean and clear. Tape marks to front and back feps and inside of covers. Cover shows slight wear and age toning.

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