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)

La Parfaite Cuisiniere Bourgeoise ou La Bonne Cuisine..

French cookery book with 300 engravings throughout the text.



Price – $155.00 (ZAR-1600.00)

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 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.

Wiener Kochbuch

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)