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.
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.
GOOD. 9 1/2 X 6 1/4. Title cont...Vol II Being an Exotic Drinking Book or Around the World with Jigger, Beaker and Flask, Vol 1 has 220 pgs, vol 2 has 216 pgs, covers rubbed, spines faded & frayed and frayed corners _PAB_
Books as new, with some pages uncut, but slip case is worn. Cherry red cloth with maroon spines and gold lettering. Red slip case. 220 and 216 pp. respectively. One bw photo each. From the title pages: A company of hand-picked receipts (recipes), each one beloved and notable in its place, collected faithfully on three voyaged and a quarter million miles around the world, and other journeys. Not forgetting: certain valuable Words to the Wise, gleaned from divers chefs in many and strange places; and 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 and bastings for fish, flesh, fowl and the wilder games. AND: Including a personally-collected regiment of world-famou Lively Liquid Masterpieces from Greater and Lesser Ports of Orient and Occident and the South Seas. Not foretting: the proper and civilized service of beverages with foods, together with Proven Formulae for certain bitters, wines, meads and cordials; a meaty kernel of advice for Those Departing for the Bars, and in the last a Sextet of Temperance Delights and a Platoon of Picker-Uppers of Proven Worth and Discretion. Enough said. Yum.
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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