The Epicurean-1920 version

Discussion in 'Cookbook Reviews' started by cremebrulee, Oct 27, 2004.

  1. cremebrulee

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    Hi All,

    In the next couple weeks I'm thinking about auctioning off a rare cookbook I found called The Epicurean. It's by Charles Ranhofer and the date on it is 1920. If anyone is interested, I will post more about it including a photo. I just wanted to look online first to see where the interest might be in such a book.

    Thanks!

    Ava
    [email protected]
     
  2. jim berman

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    Don't get rid of the book! It's a great treasure to have in your collection. Certainly it is up to you, but I have to tell you... I know the great-nephew of Charles Ranhofer and he has shared with me some of the history behind Delmonico's and the book. I treasure the signed copy I have. If you must sell it, PM me and I will find it a good home.
     
  3. cremebrulee

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  5. judy

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    Did you actually sell this book? i would be interested if you haven't done so yet.
     
  6. cremebrulee

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  7. chefrbruno

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    Are those pictures real? The book looks in excellent condition. Has anyone purchased this yet? I am very interested. Let's talk.
     
  8. cremebrulee

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    I still haven't sold The Epicurean. I really want $200 for it as there is a version for sale at a rare bookstore online for $250 and I've seen it go for $300 before, so if anyone would like to buy it, contact me at [email protected] The listing with photos can still be found on Ebay if you click the above link.

    Thanks!

    Anne
     
  9. cremebrulee

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    Yes the pictures are real, taken with my digital camera. It's in very good condition, probably kept in a box or on a shelf, hardly opened it seems. If I don't sell it, I will give it as an auction prize at an upcoming charity function, but I really could use the money and I'd like to see a chef or collector be able to get it as I know they'd appreciate it's value.
     
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    I also have The Epicurean from 1920. My father gave it to me as it was passed down to him. I don't cook that much but it's an amazing book. I'm looking to sell it to someone who would respect it and maybe even use it more than I. If interested you can e-mail me at [email protected]. :chef:
     
  12. candman

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    I have an excellent condition original 1894 printing of this book for sale if anyone wants it. It has a few wear marks but is in excellent condition for its age. I can provide photos if anyone requests them.
     
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  14. ishbel

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    This thread was started in 2004 and the last post prior to your posts was 2006.  I don't think any of the posters have returned here since then!