Very Good in Very Good jacket. Book First edition in hardcover with dust jacket. 256 pp. Illustrations, index. Santa sticker on front endpaper, hint of soiling to top edge otherwise fine. Jacket has two tiny tears, minor edgecreasing.
Good in good dust jacket. 1955. 256 pages. Photographic dust jacket with red lettering over red cloth. B&W frontispiece. Clean pages. Mild tanning to endpapers and page edges. Previous owner's inscription on front endpaper. Mild wear to spine, board edges and corners. Unclipped dust jacket. Moderate wear, tear and chipping to edges and corners. Heavy tanning to spine and edges. Mild soiling to DJ. World of Rare Books Item ref. 1483964812CJD (Use this ID when enquiring about this item. )
Good in good dust jacket. 1955. 256 pages. Photographic dust jacket with red lettering over red cloth. B&W photographs throughout. Clean pages with firm binding. Mild tanning to endpapers and page edges. Mild wear to spine, board edges and corners. Unclipped dust jacket. Mild wear and tear to edges and corners. Heavy tanning to spine and edges. Mild soiling to DJ. World of Rare Books Item ref. 1466701315AL (Use this ID when enquiring about this item. )
Very Good/Good. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall Hardback Hardback. First Edition. Slight foxing to edge. Slight shelf wear and a couple of small tears to top edge of D/J. There never was a writer quite like T. A. Layton-inquisitive, ebullient, resourceful, pugnacious, the enfant terrible of the wine and catering trades. Here is another instalment of the waywar and inimitable gossip about wine and food which so delighted readers of his earlier books Table For Tow, Restaurant Roundabout, and Five to a Feast. We read what it is like to work as a kitchen boy at the Ritz; to start farming from scratch in wildest Sussex; to engage restaurant staff; to be apprenticed to a City wine shipper; to run a grocer's shop in Mayfair during rationing; and we go with the author on long and informative journeys to taste the obscurer wines of France and other European countries. In the middle the author pauses to include a portmanteau historical novel about Nicholas Fourquet, chancellor to le Roi Soleil. Gourmets readings this book are in for a mouth-watering, exhilarating and wholly unorthodox experience. Illustrated. 256 pp. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. academic and scholarly books and Modern First Editions, and all types of Academic Literature. )
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