650 Cookery Recipes

A collection of recipes from the author’s “Where is it?” and “Diary of a Cape Housekeeper”. Bound in red cloth covered boards, rebacked with leather spine containing titles in gilt. Browning to half-title and last page. Boards with some soiling and edges browned.

Price – $32.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Beekeeping in South Africa

A beginner’s guide to beekeeping in South Africa. Profusely illustrated in b/w. Bound in paper covered boards with pictorial label pasted to top board. Paper titles mostly missing from spine, spine is chipped at head and foot. F.f.e.p missing. Binding delicate and shaken. Good to fair overall.

Price – $45.00 (ZAR-480.00)

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.

Food from the Veld

Describes over 1000 plants that are eaten in Southern Africa, some delicious and highly prized and others used only in famine or desert areas. Botanical illustrations and descriptions, along with distribution and preparation. 400pp.

Price – $78.00 (ZAR-900.00)

Georgian Menus and Meals

Light foxing throughout. Boards show slight wear.

Price – $10.00 (ZAR-70.00)

Hilda’s “Where Is It?” of Recipes

Early copy of this well known recipe and housekeeping book. Bound in pale cloth covered boards, with titles to top board and spine and device to lower board. Binding rubbed and fraying especially to spine. Newspaper clipping pasted to f.f.e.p. Marginalia throughout. A fair copy.

Price – $35.00 (ZAR-380.00)

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.

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.

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.

Wiener Kuchbuch

Viennese cookbook with 130 detailed recipes. Engraved frontispiece and four illustrations of table arrangements. German text. Contemporary full leather binding with shagreen finish. Slight wear to covers and corners. Sporadic foxing throughout.

Price – $195.00 (ZAR-1800.00)


Soft Cover with slip case. Slip case shows general wear and toning. Book in very good condition.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-160.00)

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