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PEACOCK RHINESTONE JOURNAL
Showy Peacock festooned Diary Journal closes with a hidden magnetic clasp adorned with a rhinestone jewel to keep all of your private thoughts and notations safe. Inner pages are softly full colored and lined for ease of scripting between the hardbound outer covers, we only have TWO PIECES in stock at PRICE: $14.00
COL WILLIAMSBURG GARDENS
This deluxe full color large 1996 hard bound 168 page book by M. Kent Brinkley with photographs by audiovisual service manager David Doody brings 20 gardens of Colonial Williamsburg into bloom with accompanying garden layout plans for each featured setting. Experience the colors, sights, textures and Latin botanical names for each garden within glossy pages protected by dustjacket.. Price: $25.00
THE WILLIAMSBURG COOKBOOK
Vintage 1971 Hardcover with Dustjacket 174 page cookbook of Traditional and Contemporary Recipes updated and enlarged by the staff of Colonial Williamsburg to include Virginia Ham Loaf, Brandied Peaches, Cheese Wafers, Brunswick Stew, and Sherry Custard. Printed on fine ochre paper with line drawings and color photographs interspersed among the pages. Condition: Excellent, minor tear to dustjacket.
WILLIAMSBURG ART OF COOKERY
Vintage Small 176 page Hardcover Cookbook with hand printed slip jacket is The Williamsburg Art of Cookery Accomplished Gentlewoman's Companion: Being a Collection of the most Ancient & Approv'd Recipes of Virginia Cookery, printed on ochre paper and written in the original manner for absolute authenticity by Mrs. Helen Bullock. Includes observations on Virgina cookery, herb gardens, health drinking, and Christmas. Excelent condition, Priced at $14.95
1983 MUSEUM EXHIBITION
"An Elegant ART: Fashion & Fantasy in the Eighteenth Century" is a full color, soft cover, out of print scarce 1983 Museum Exhibition handsome book from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Collection of Costumes and Textiles, 255 pages large reference book, chronicling the elegant art of intimate and outward dress from head to toe with rare photographs of specialty items of the period Revolution through Regency. An eye candy fully annotated book of most useful research means, in excellent vintage condition, Price: $45.00
WINTERTHUR'S CULINARY COLLECTION
198 Pages of Treasured Recipes from the Trustees, Friends of Winterthur Museum, The Guild, guides, and members of The Du Pont Family are gathered into a spiral bound Cookbook printed on heavy glossy paper and illustrated with full color plates of period foodways displays with colonial explanations covering Appetizers through Desserts with Special Menu. Vintage 1992 excellent condition.
OLD NEW ENGLAND COOKERY
Softcover 45 page Publication of Old Sturbridge Village, Mass, features an informative researched history and background to the frugality and frustrations of the 18th c Cook in New England illustrated with multiple black and white lithographs, tavern receipts, and kitchen and dining room antiques followed by authentic recipes of the times. A delightful research booklet vintage 1964 excellent condition.
HAY DAY COUNTRY MARKET COOKBOOK
A gourmet compendium 290 page Country Cookbook of delicious and tempting recipes from the Hay Day Farm Market Stand and Store in Westport, CT specializing in use of local fresh home grown ingredients celebrating cooking with the season to bring the most flavorful dishes back to America's tables. Lush manilla pages are intensely illustrated with sepia pictures, icons, and informative text throughout the softcover volume. Vintage 1998 Excellent Condition.
COSTAL NEW ENGLAND COOKING
169 Page Spiral Bound SoftCover Cookbook contains the recipes and lore of Coastal New England states. People of the European continent brought to the land their foodways traditions and willingness to survive in an unknown territory and create a home life unique to the creation of a new cuisine with native berries, vegetation, seafood, and other local ingredients to be enjoyed today. Vintage 1996 on acid-free paper, Excellent Condition.
GLASS in CW ARCHAEOLOGICAL COLLECTION
This delightful out of print softcover 48 page small book on GLASS in the Colonial Williamsburg Archaeological Collectons is an all encompassing informative guide to 18th century English and American stemwares and glass objects found in the Virginia city and described in detail by staff resident Ivor Noel Hume for collectors, dealers, and scholars of early glass.
Condition, very good preowned period out of print book, no marks or ex libris stickers. Black and white interior, two color exterior color as shown.
EARLY AMERICAN BEVERAGES J. Brown
This deluxe 1966 hard cover 171 page illustrated book chronicles interesting information on drinking habits of American Colonists, the historical importance and respectability of inns and taverns in society, little known facts such as state prohibition laws and tea theories, as well as useful recipes for period beverages such as Kill Devil, RumBooze, Patent Gas Beer, and Bishop. Period correct ingredients and related language are discussed in detail along with direct quotes from historical books for a wonderful blend of information brimming with specialty interest. Condition, preowned and excellent, no marks or ex libris stickers.
18C STYLE NOTE CARDS - BOXED SET
Matching Box and Set of (16) 18th c, style Botanic Garden quality notecards featuring sepia lettering and crimson French Tulips on ochre cardstock foldovers, with envelopes. A lovely spring/summer hostess gift!
NESTING CHICKEN NOTE CARD SET
Country Nesting Chicken note card set features home grown Americana theme for all your quick correspondence.
PRICE: $4.00 each