In a 2007 issue of Food History News, there was an article concerning the rarity of Italian Cookery Books published in English before WWII. If I recall correctly, the author, Michelle Falke, was speaking of American publishing history of Italian cooking, not those from England, for example. The enduring English love affair of Italian culture produced a rich lode of kitchen literature. So my list includes any in the English language. If I have the book in my collection, I have linked it to my LibraryThing catalog so you may view it. I made an editorial decision to include a few corporate advertising booklets as it forms an often omitted contribution to energize public knowledge of the culinary genre of Italian heritage in our country.
Indicates references to Falke, not in my collection. Double**after a title indicates those mentioned by her in my collection. Many books Ms. Falke references were without titles, just place names, so could not be listed.
Update May 21 2009: I received a very thorough addendum to this list from Robert W.Brower. Many thanks RWB, for your corrections, and, for your many additions, noted with +. Mille Grazie!
As usual, send an email with any additions and I will attribute your contributions.
The list is ordered according to publishing date, earliest to latest.
Maigre Cookery H.L. Sidney Lear, 1884 London.
Leaves from Our Tuscan Kitchen Janet Ross, 1899 London.
Recipes of Italian Cookery Maria Gironci, 1900 London.
Choice Recipes for Cooking & Serving Marvelli Macaroni Sarah T. Rorer, 1900 Detroit.
The Cook's Decameron Mrs. W.G. Waters, 1901 London.
*Kitchen Wisdom 'italiano' St. Anthony's Girls Brigade [und 1900-1909] Hartford Ct.
A Book of Good Things Mrs. Katharine Vassault, und 1910s San Francisco.
+Italian Recipes for Food Reformers Maria Gironci, 1905 London.
+Some Italian Recipes and Others Romolo, 1906 Wolverhampton.
+Can't Fail Cook Book Isabelle Clark Swezy for John Vittucci Company 1915 Seattle.
Practical Italian Recipes for American Kitchens Julia Lovejoy Cuniberti, 1917 Janesville Wis.**
Economical Italian Cook Book Jack Cusimano, 1917 Los Angeles.**
The Italian Cook Book Maria Gentile, 1919 New York.**
Recipes for G. D. Del Rossi Co. Macaroni undated 1920s Providence RI.
+Tested & Approved Recipes for Red Cross Macaroni Spaghetti & Noodles The John P. Canepa Co. 1923 Chicago.
Polyglot Cookery Book Vol III English-Italian Countess Morphy, 1930 London.
+One Hundred Genuine Italian Recipes Alberto Alfani 1935 San Francisco.
Eating My Way Through Italy Henry Aimes Abot, 1936 San Francisco.
Italian Cook Book Written in English Mary Carmen Riello, 1936 New Haven Conn.
*+Specialita culinarie italiane North Bennet Industrial School, 1936 Boston.
101 Ways to Prepare Macaroni V. LaRosa, 1937 New York.
Good Food From Italy. A Receipt Book Countess Morphy, 1937 London.
Mimi Tells You How to Prepare Your Favorite Italian Dishes at Home 1942 New York.
+A Collection of Genuine Italian Recipes, Easy to Prepare Mattia Locatelli, 1939 New York.
+Herbs for the Kitchen Irma Goodrich Mazza, 1939 Boston.
Typical Italian Dishes The Planters Edible Peanut Oil Co., 1940 Suffolk Va.
11 Genuine Italian Spaghetti Sauces Joseph Jerome 1941, Philadelphia.
+Italian Cook Book (adapted from Pellegrino Artusi) Joseph V. Di Cecco, 1940 New York.
11 Genuine Italian Spaghetti Sauces Joseph D.G. Jerome, 1941 Philadelphia.
*Italian Cook Book Italian Ladies' Welfare Society, 1944 Kansas City.
Italian Cook Book Angela Martignoni, 1945 New York.**
Italian Cook Book Pellegrino Artusi & Olga Ragusa, 1945 New York.
Reminiscence and Ravioli Nika Standen, 1946 New York.
Macaroni Manual Crosby Gaige, 1947 New York.
La Rosa 51 Pastina Recipes 1947 Brooklyn New York.
The Art of Italian Cooking Maria Lo Pinto & Milo Miloradovich, 1948 New York.
Cooking Chats With Luigi Trianni Milan V. Petrovic, 1948 New York.**
Famous Italian Dishes Hector Boiardi, und 1940s.**
Talisman Italian Cook Book Ada Boni, 1950 New York.
Ricotta & Mozzarella Recipe Book Albert Pollio, 1950 New York.