London: Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd, 1948.
Octavo (22 x 14.5 cm.), 219 pages. FIRST EDITION. A collection of essays, including the author's attempt to recreate a fourteenth century banquet. Layton was a caterer and the other essays describe some of the escapades encountered in that noble profession. With the tiny ink bookseller stamp of Sotheran to front end papers, and some pencil bookseller description to rear end papers. Otherwise a fine copy in blue cloth. In a price-clipped, but otherwise near fine dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page.