Description:Very Good. New York: Derrydale, 1939. Limited edition, no. 337...Very Good. New York: Derrydale, 1939. Limited edition, no. 337 of 1250. Hardcover. Complete in two volumes. Volume one 220 pp. Volume two 217 pp. Near fine, lacking slipcase, with light edge wear. Scarce.
Publisher: Derrydale Press, 1939. #732 of 1250 copies. 2 vols.
Description:Hardcover, out of print. Near fine in red cloth. Slipcase worn,...Hardcover, out of print. Near fine in red cloth. Slipcase worn, good. Cooking: Cooking; Fine Presses. Previous owner's name on ffep on both volumes. Vol 1: "Being An Exotic Cookery Book, Or, Around the World with Knife, Fork and Spoon." Vol 2: "Being An Exotic Drinking Book Or, Around the World with Jigger, Beaker and Flask."
Description:Books as new, with some pages uncut, but slip case is worn. ...Books as new, with some pages uncut, but slip case is worn. 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. Cherry red cloth with maroon spines and gold lettering. Red slip case. 220 and 216 pp. respectively. One bw photo each.
Description:Collectible-Good/No Dust Wrapper. Each volume is inscribed by...Collectible-Good/No Dust Wrapper. Each volume is inscribed by the author to George M......on June 29, 1946 in Miami, Florida (G521)
Description:Volume 1: Being an Exotic Cookery Book, or, Around the World...Volume 1: Being an Exotic Cookery Book, or, Around the World with Knife, Fork and Spoon. Volume II: Being an Exotic Drinking Book, or, Around the World with Jigger, Beaker and Flask. 2 volumes, octavo. Original burgundy cloth-backed boards, red buckram sides, titles gilt to spines. Humorous photographic frontispieces to both volumes. Bookseller's ticket to volume 1. Spine somewhat dulled, ends and corners rubbed, cloth sides faintly marked, entirely clean within; very good condition. First edition, first printing; limited to 1, 250 copies, both volumes numbered 98. The first volume is warmly inscribed by the author, "With mine good wishes, always, Charles H. Baker". Charles H. Baker was a writer for Esquire magazine, based in Florida, and was known as the "Town & Country Gourmet". He was regarded by the Hemingway set as the pinnacle of knowledge in all matters of the good life, notably food, drink, and travel, to the better enjoyment of which this production is dedicated. The book takes the form of a gastronomic world-tour, wittily described with anecdote and an excellent turn of phrase. The recipes themselves, drawn from around the world, are in fact none the worse for their comedic conveyance.
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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