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DAVID, Elizabeth.

French Country Cooking.

Decorated by John Minton.

Published: London: Dorling Kindersley Ltd, 1987

Stock code: 112034

Price: £375

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Signed limited edition. Number 229 of 450 copies, signed by the author on the title page. The author’s landmark second book, first published in 1951, was written while rationing was still in force. David (1913–1992) taught herself Mediterranean-style cooking while living abroad during the early 1940s, and in 1949 she began writing a food column for Harper’s Bazaar. Her first book was published to wide acclaim the following year, and she is now recognised for her profound influence on British culinary culture.

Small quarto. Original pictorial boards, titles to spine white and front board black, green endpapers. With the dust jacket. Illustrated throughout with line drawings by John Minton and colour reproductions of paintings by various artists. A little fading to board edges, internally fine; an excellent copy in the slightly rubbed and price-clipped jacket with sunned spine and mild wear to extremities. Uncommon in such nice condition.

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