Ben Kinmont, a rare book dealer from Sebastopol, Calif., will be at the New York International Antiquarian Book Fair this week. Among the books he will have on display are “Ein künstlichs und nutz lichs Kochbüch” by Balthasar Staindl (1544), the fourth cookbook ever published in Germany, and “The Sesmaisons Cookery Manuscript,” in French from 1767. He also has the “Thackrey Library: An Archaeology of Pleasures,” a collection of 740 rare wine and food books and manuscripts. (Forty-six will be on display in New York.) That includes a sixth century account of the purchase of grape vines written on papyrus and books on viticulture and oenology dating from the 14th through 19th centuries. The entire Thackrey Library can be yours for $2 million.
New York International Antiquarian Book Fair, Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue (66th Street), Thursday 5 to 9 p.m., Friday noon to 8 p.m., Saturday noon to 7 p.m., Sunday noon to 5 p.m., admission $30 and up ($10 for students), nyantiquarianbookfair.com, [email protected]
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