Ben Kinmont, a uncommon e-book vendor from Sebastopol, Calif., will probably be on the New York Worldwide Antiquarian Ebook Truthful this week. Among the many books he can have on show are “Ein künstlichs und nutz lichs Kochbüch” by Balthasar Staindl (1544), the fourth cookbook ever printed in Germany, and “The Sesmaisons Cookery Manuscript,” in French from 1767. He additionally has the “Thackrey Library: An Archaeology of Pleasures,” a group of 740 uncommon wine and meals books and manuscripts. (Forty-six will probably be on show in New York.) That features a sixth century account of the acquisition of grape vines written on papyrus and books on viticulture and oenology relationship from the 14th by nineteenth centuries. All the Thackrey Library might be yours for $2 million.
New York Worldwide Antiquarian Ebook Truthful, Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue (66th Road), Thursday 5 to 9 p.m., Friday midday to eight p.m., Saturday midday to 7 p.m., Sunday midday to five p.m., admission $30 and up ($10 for college kids), nyantiquarianbookfair.com, [email protected]
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