First edition, first printing. Publisher's original green cloth with decorative gilt owl vignette to the upper board and titles in gilt to the upper board and spine. Page edges untrimmed. A very good copy, the binding square, firm and bright with just a little rubbing to the extremities. The contents with a small previous owner's name label to the front pastedown and scattered foxing to the prelims are otherwise in good order and clean throughout. A lovely copy.
An exploration of early cookery books and eating habits, including a section reproducing recipes. Part of 'The Book-Lover's Library', edited by Henry B. Wheatley.
Stock code: 18216