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YACOUBI, Ahmed.

Alchemist's Cookbook.

Moroccan Scientific Cuisine.

Tuscon: Omen Press, 1972 Stock Code: 144397
£475.00
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First edition, first paperback printing, signed by the author on the title page and in beautiful condition. This collection of 125 recipes "based on the ancient science of Moroccan cuisine" is uncommonly found signed. It collects recipes such as "soup to cure jealousy" and "how to be gentle to your brains" alongside "rainy day greens" and "fancy goats cheese salad".

Ahmed Yacoubi (19281985) was a Moroccan artist and storyteller who became a protégé of Francis Bacon and Paul Bowles. In 1952 he made his US debut at the Betty Parsons Gallery with a show of his densely layered abstractions, while Bowles translated and published a number of Yacoubi's stories from their original Maghrebi. In the 1960s Yacoubi moved to New York where he befriended many artists and writers, including Walter Bowart, who ran the metaphysical Omen Press which published the present work.





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Description

Octavo. Original illustrated paper wrappers, titles to spine in black, contents printed on variously coloured paper.

Illustrations

Illustrated in colour throughout.

Condition

Light rubbing and minor creasing to spine, contents clean and bright, a near-fine copy.

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