French Country Cooking.
Decorated by John Minton.London: Dorling Kindersley Ltd, 1987 Stock Code: 134779
Signed limited edition, number 150 of 450 copies signed by the author on the title page. This, the author's landmark second book, was written while rationing was still in force and was first published in 1951. Elizabeth David (1913-1992) taught herself Mediterranean-style cooking while living abroad during the early 1940s, and in 1949 began writing a food column for Harper's Bazaar. Her first book, A Book of Mediterranean Food, 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 dust jacket.
Illustrated throughout with line drawings by John Minton and colour reproductions of paintings by various artists.
Slight creasing to spine ends, small erasure to head of front free endpaper; else a near-fine copy in the price-clipped jacket with faded spine, very slight creasing to edges and a couple of faint scuffs to panels.
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