tight copy, no markings, boards faded. 2 volume set.; 24 cm., total of 437p, orange boards, vol 1--frontispiece Vol. 1. Being an exotic cookery book or, Around the world with knife, fork and spoon--v.2. Being an exotic drinking book or, Around the world with jigger, beaker and flask.
Good. No dust jacket. Tight binding-pages lightly tanned-a few spots-red cloth covers on both volumes. 2 v.; 24 cm. Vol. 1. Being an exotic cookery book or, Around the world with knife, fork and spoon--v.2. Being an exotic drinking book or, Around the world with jigger, beaker and flask.
Very good. No dust jacket. Only the very lightest bit of rubbing to extremities. This book has seen very little handling. Interesting marbling to text block edges. 220 p. Includes index. full leather binding With titling "Knife, Fork and Spoon " embossed on spine, top board embossed with globe and ribbon with extended title "Around the World with knife, Fork and Spoon" below which are embossed a knife fork and spoon Somewhat revised text of a title originally published in 1939 by Derrydale Press "The Gentleman's Companion'"as a two volume set. sub-titled: 'Being an Exotic Cookery Book or, Around the World With Knife, Fork and Spoon', the companion volume sub-titled "An Exotic Drinking Book, or Around the World With Jigger, Beaker and Flask. The Derrydale set was a limited, numbered edition in a slip case. Both titles were re-issued in 1946 in embossed leather bindings as separate titles.
Fine. No Dust Jacket. COOKING. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" Tall. (22)220pp. Embossed padded mission leather binding by Bigelow & Brown, with small paper of explanation laid in. Pristine condition in the original lidded box, like a candy box.
Very Good+ in Slipcase jacket. Book One volume being an exotic cookery book (220 pp. ), the other an exotic drinking book (216 pp.). Both volumes clean and tightly bound. Previous owner's names embossed on front covers of both volumes. One bumped corner and a few short tears on foxed slipcase.
Numbered 496 in pen of 1250 copies. "including a company of hand-picked receipts, each one beloved & notable in its place, collected faithfully on three voyages & a quarter million miles around the world, & other journeys not forgetting: Certain valuable words to the wise, gleaned from divers chefs in many & strange places; & the home formulae for construction of such intriguing exotics as hell-fire bitters, Key West old lime sour, herb vinegars; to say nothing of various strange and delicious sauces & bastings for fish, flesh, fowl & the wilder games." xix, 10 chapters. appendix. index of recipes. 220 pages. Page foredges and bottom edges uncut and some pages unopened. 8vo 9 1/2" x 6 1/2". Two types of red cloth (faux leather on spine) stamped in gilt on spine. Tiny wear at corners. Tightly bound. Clean. Scarce. near Fine condition.
This book is a perfect time-bubble: A cooking book with recipes from around the world, collected by somebody whoe still new colonial nations from first hand and tasted many a dish that has died out by now.
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