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Description:Very Good+ No Jacket. 1946, Second Edition. This volume only....Very Good+ No Jacket. 1946, Second Edition. This volume only. 220 pp. Hardcover, red cloth, gilt title. Very Good+ copy, no dust jacket. Light rubbing along the spine. Previous owner's neat signature on the fly leaf, otherwise internally Fine. Clean and unmarked text.
Description:Very good. 2 v.; 24 cm. 8vo-8"-9" Tall. Volume 1 of a two volume...Very good. 2 v.; 24 cm. 8vo-8"-9" Tall. Volume 1 of a two volume set. Full red cloth bindings, rubbed and spotted, with damp staining along lower edges. Cover has cloth chips from bottom edges. No missing pages. Pages are free of marks, notes highlighting. Pages exhibit a crisp quality without any folds, dog ears, tears. 220pp. Binding is square and tight. 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.
Description:Very good. No dust jacket. Only the very lightest bit of rubbing...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.
Description:Good. No Jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. (USA) Owner's bookplate...Good. No Jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. (USA) Owner's bookplate to back of frotn cover, there is a two digit number written in pen to the corner of the front cover on both volumes, no markings to pages, spine panels slightly darkened, a few tiny spots to covers, overall Good used copies; no Dj as issued; includes the slipcase which is worn and split. Two volume set, 8vo, red cloth, Volume I is entitled "Being an exotic Cookery Book or, Around the World with Knife, Fork and Spoon"; xxi, 220pp, index of receipts. Volume II is entitled: "Being an Exotic Drinking Book or, Around the World with Jigger, Beaker and Flask"; xxi, 217pp, index of drinks. This work was first published in 1939 by Derrydale Press in a limited edition, priced at the then princely sum of $15. Many of the recipes in the first edition were removed from this later edition because the called-for ingredients were simply unavailable in the United States at the time and these deletions were replaced by an equal number of more workable recipes. It is difficut to know what to think of Baker. His humour is of the type where he has no qualms about presenting himself on the frontispiece laying in a hammock wearing a sailor's cap stirring a large stew pot while his (presumably longsuffering) grass-skirted wife and daughter fan him with palm fronds. One has to remember that this was first written in the 1930s, but still....His drink book is probably of most interest to those passionate about exotic mixed drinks. Baker recounts that he and his friends took up a ship load of booze in Gibraltar in 1931 and mixed, drank and rated every conceivable cocktail from Suez through Hong Kong to Honolulu. There is a recipe for the "immortal" Hong Kong ROSY DAWN exotic cocktail. (There is always a bit of hyperbole in his expression) I prefer the volume on food where recipes are mixed up with a lot of anecdotal advice. He advises against plunging lobsters into boiling water to cook them (It toughens the meat; instead he insists on live lobsters boiled from a start in cold sea water). This advice is sound enough (see Henri Charpentier or Roy Andries de Groot on this subject), but then Baker adds "It is not cruel (to boil lobsters starting in cold water). Lobsters, crawfish, crabs CAN NOT FEEL" (emphasis his). This statement, so put, goes against all biological principle and would tend to put his culinary advice at risk except that there is good support for this method of lobster cooking going as far back as the 1829 Meg Dods cookbook. What Baker is saying is that the warming water stupifies the live lobster and that this method, one presumes, is less painful than being plunged head-first into a pot of briskly boiling water. His recipe for FISHES DIPPED IN SIX PERFUMES which he tasted in Canton calls for cooking the fish in hot butter (and calls for butter in the sauce) which is extremely odd for Cantonese cooking. In any case there is much of interest and much to wonder about in this eccentric work. (3.2 JM FO 74/5.
Description:As New with no dust jacket. Limited Edition of 2500 copies;...As New with no dust jacket. Limited Edition of 2500 copies; Gold-tooled blue leather with color plates on front boards, all edges gilt.
Description:Very Good+ in Slipcase jacket. Book One volume being an exotic...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.
Description:Fine in very good dust jacket. 2 v.; 24 cm. Both volumes...Fine in very good dust jacket. 2 v.; 24 cm. Both volumes included. Clean, tightly bound, no page wear, very faint greying at margins. Excellent condition. Slightly faded spines, Slipcase has minor crease on one corner. 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.
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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