The Book of Bread.
First edition of this handsome monograph illustrated with original photographs on the manufacture of bread. Simmons, a lecturer at the National Bakery School in London, commissioned the full-size black and white photos of different types of bread that appear in his work, writing: “However critical readers may be, they will be forced to admit that never before have they seen such a complete collection of prize loaves illustrated in such an excellent manner” (Parr & Badger).
Quarto. Original green cloth, titles to spine black and front board gilt, buff patterned endpapers. With 12 chromolithograph plates, 8 tipped-in original photographs and 2 mounted silver gelatine prints. Spine rolled, spine ends and tips lightly worn, rear hinge cracked but holding, contents mildly foxed. A very good copy.
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