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.
Hardcover. 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." Ships in a box directly from our store in Santa Barbara, California.
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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