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    Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1,136 pp. Tightly bound.Text is free of markings. No ownership markings. Very good dust jacket. NOTE: Bumping to top corners and at heal of spine. NOTE: Inscribed by K. R. Romabuer. Koerner Rombauer, was the founder of Rombauer Vineyards. He was he was Irma Rombauer's grand-nephew.Inscription: "To great food, friends and wine! All the best. KR Rombauer 8-27-99". Inscribed by Author(s).

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    Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Laura Hartman Maestro (illustrator). 2nd thus. Bright gilt titles on white cloth. Two bound-in ribbon bookmark. Ethan Becker's (son of Marion Rombauer Becker and the grandson of Irma S. Rombauer) personalized inscription verso ffep. A large, heavy book which will require extra shipping charges - cannot ship outside U.S.A. Inscribed by Author(s).

  • Rombauer, Irma S.

    Published by Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, 1946

    Seller: Carpetbagger Books, Woodstock, IL, U.S.A.

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    Hardcover. Condition: Fair. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. New and Enlarged Edition. Inscribed by Rombauer on the front endpaper. Fair in a Good jacket, unclipped ($3.00), rubbed at the edges, tidemarks on the back panel. Blue cloth on the boards, generally soiled, rubbed, fraying and with short tears on the spine. Square, cracked hinges, stains at the edges. A well used copy of the classic cookbook, scarce signed.

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    Rombauer, Irma S.

    Published by The Bobbs-Merril Company, Indianapolis and New York, 1943

    Seller: The Odd Book (ABAC, ILAB), Wolfville, NS, Canada

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    Cloth. Condition: Good. 884 pages. Inscribed by Irma Rombauer on front free endpaper to one Katherine Morgan. The 1943 edition: "When the revision of this book was begun a year ago we had no intimation that international obligations would lead our land of plenty to ration cards. It now goes to print with a number of emergency chapters added, written to meet the difficulties that beset the present-day cook" [author's Preface]. Spine professionally mended, rebacked, new rear endpapers, cloth lightly cleaned. General soiling to cloth and textblock edges; occasional light staining within. Binding is sound. 8.5 x 5.8 inches. Inscribed by Illustrator(s).

  • Rombauer, Irma S

    Published by Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis/ New York, 1941

    Seller: Raptis Rare Books, Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.

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    Early printing of Irma S. Rombauer's culinary classic. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Joe with all good wishes most cordially Irma S. Rombauer." In very good condition. In 1931, Irma Rombauer announced that she intended to turn her personal collection of recipes and cooking techniques into a cookbook. Cooking could no longer remain a private passion for Irma. She had recently been widowed and needed to find a way to support her family. Irma was a celebrated St. Louis hostess who sensed that she was not alone in her need for a no-nonsense, practical resource in the kitchen. So, mustering what assets she had, she self-published The Joy of Cooking: A Compilation of Reliable Recipes with a Casual Culinary Chat. Out of these unlikely circumstances was born the most authoritative cookbook in America, the book your grandmother and mother probably learned to cook from.

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    Rombauer, Irma S.

    Published by The Blakiston Company, Philadelphia, 1943

    Seller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA, Portland, OR, U.S.A.

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    Condition: Very Good. Reprint. Reprint. Signed by Irma S. Rombauer on the front free endpaper. Bound in publisher's blue and white patterned cloth. Very Good. Rubbing to cloth and white stain on front cover. Pages lightly toned, rear free endpaper creased. This classic has gone on to become the most published cookbook in America; scarce signed by the author.

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    irma s. rombauer

    Published by clayton, st. louis, mo., 1931

    Seller: oldprintbooks, Webster, NY, U.S.A.

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    Hardcover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. marion rombauer (illustrator). This is the very rare 1931 first printing of cook's bible "The Joy of Cooking". Very very few books have survived of this small initial 1931 printing. It is signed "Cordially Yours Irma Rombauer".This was Irma Rombauer's first self publishing containing the recipes that made her a legend in the kitchen. The book is in good condition(spotting and age wear) being 85 years old and self published during the depression with minimalist intent. Blue boards with gilt title on front,395 pages with the words-"the cover of this book can be cleaned with a moist cloth" on the back pastedown. The first few pages are lightly tanned and the rest have occasional spotting.The binding has been strengthened.Cookbooks take a beating and this has survived over 90 years! This is a very special cookbook for any chef's kitchen and one of a few left. This was privately published by the author in an edition of 3000 copies, and illustrated by the author's daughter, Marion Rombauer Becker. Irma von Starkloff Rombauer, the daughter of Max von Starkloff, an affluent St. Louis doctor, studied art at Washington University, and enjoyed a brief romance with the writer Booth Tarkington before marrying Edgar Rombauer, a lawyer, in 1899. As she wrote in her introduction to The Joy of Cooking, "Will it encourage you to know that I was once as ignorant, helpless and awkward a bride as was ever foisted on an impecunious young lawyer? Together we placed many a burnt offering upon the altar of matrimony." After her husband committed suicide following decades of intermittent depression in 1930, Rombauer needed to find a means of support and decided to publish a book of the recipes that she had perfected as a homemaker, as the teacher of a cooking class for the Women's Alliance at a midwestern church that she had started in 1922, and as hostess to numerous civic and cultural organizations in St. Louis to which the Rombauers belonged, including the elite Wednesday Club, of which she eventually became president. Using part of the $6000.00 legacy she had received following her husband's death, Rombauer paid the Clayton Printing Company to publish her cookbook, which she marketed herself, selling copies for $3.00 apiece, and managing to sell approximately 2000 copies in two years, no mean accomplishment in the early years of the Great Depression. The original edition enjoyed modest success, but it was not until Bobbs-Merrill took over the commercial publication of the book in 1936 that The Joy of Cooking began its rise to the position it holds today, that of the most popular and best-selling cookbook in American history, with nearly 18 million copies sold to date. The Joy of Cooking is the only cookbook to be included in the New York Public Library's list of 150 Influential Books of the Century. A real piece of history!. Inscribed by Author(s).

  • Irma S. Rombauer

    Published by Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, 1936

    Seller: APPLEDORE BOOKS, ABAA, WACCABUC, NY, U.S.A.

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    Patterned Cloth. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Marion Rombauer Becker (illustrator). An exceptional copy of the May 1936 1st trade edition of arguably the 20th century's most iconic American cookbook.THIS COPY BOASTS A WARM, FULL-PAGE INSCRIPTION BY ITS AUTHOR IRMA S. ROMBAUER along the front free endpaper AND IS IN REMARKABLY CRISP, CLEAN CONDITION TO BOOT. Tight and Near Fine (just a touch of very light soiling along the edges) in a bright, price-intact ($2.75), easily Near Fine dustjacket, with just the slightest hint of faint creasing to the top-edges and the spine crown. Still though, unusually attractive and well-preserved. One could even imagine, of the 10,000 copies initially published (Mendelson 151-161), this copy would certainly rank, if not at the very top, among a tiny handful of elite copies somehow to have survived in superb condition. Thick octavo, illustrated in woodblock by the author's daughter Marion Rombauer Becker. One of the few cookbooks, in its original format, to have transcended its place as a culinary rarity and to have been elevated to a level of scarce, far-reaching Americana.