Guide to Modern Cookery By A. Escoffier
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Guide to Modern Cookery

From the Preface: If the art of Cookery in all its branches were not undergoing a process of evolution, and if its canons could be once and for ever fixed, as are those of certain scientific operations and mathematical procedures, the present work would have no raison d'etre; inasmuch as there already exist several excellent culinary text-books in the English language. But everything is so unstable in these times of progress at any c...

American Root Drugs
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American Root Drugs

Prepared for the U.S. Department of Agriculture by Alice Henkel, Assistant in Drug-Plant Investigations. The fifty drugs described include all the official roots found in this country, besides such nonofficial drugs as are most frequently quoted in drug catalogues.

An Encyclopaedia of Practical Recipes and Processes
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An Encyclopaedia of Practical Recipes and Processes

This fully illustrated, thousand page book is superb. It's basically a guide on how to run your house and make food. Everything you can think of is in this book, from sewing rooms, to how to choose the best lamps, from wooden floors, to ironing, from the 'days routine' to soap making, and from cleaning day to toilet preparations. And of course, loads and loads of recipes. A treasure trove of old timey household advice and recipes.

The Curiosities of Ale and Beer
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The Curiosities of Ale and Beer

Illustrated with over 50 'quaint cuts', this is, as the title suggests, a book about beer and ale, written in the late 19th century. With over 400 pages, this goes into some depth, covering things like the origin of ale, home brews, laws regarding beer and ale, and ballads and songs, to name just a few.

Rare and Excellent Receipts
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Rare and Excellent Receipts

A short recipe book published in 1690. The print is a bit bad in places but it's definitely readable. An interesting book for those who love looking at and maybe even making old style recipes.

The Encyclopedia of Gardening
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The Encyclopedia of Gardening

A dictionary of cultivated plants, etc., giving in alphabetical sequence the culture and propagation of hardy and half-hardy plants, trees and shrubs, orchids, ferns, fruit, vegetables, hothouse and greenhouse plants, etc., including their specific and common names.

Diabetic Cookery, Recipes and Menus
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Diabetic Cookery, Recipes and Menus

From the Preface: Because of her own need, the author became interested in diabetic foods given to patients in the highly successful treatments at Carlsbad and Neuenahr, where she spent her summers for eight years. Each year she saw the preparation of special recipes, worked out with scrupulous accuracy of measurement, and with unusual success in making the dietaries attractive to patients whose appetites were uncertain and difficult...

75 Receipts for Pastry, Cakes, & Sweetmeats
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75 Receipts for Pastry, Cakes, & Sweetmeats

Seventy-five recipes divided into four sections. Recipes include: Puff Paste; Common Paste; Mince Pies; Plum Pudding; Lemon Pudding; Orange Pudding; Cocoa Nut Pudding; Almond Pudding; Black Cake, or Plum Cake; Sponge Cake; Almond Cake; French Almond Cake; A Cheesecake; A-la-mode Beef; Chicken Pudding; A boned Turkey; Collared Pork; Spiced Oysters, and many more.