The English-Arabic Cookery Book.

Beirut: Dar Al Hayat, 1950.

Large octavo, stapled in wrappers, 239, [17] pages.Advertisements. Parallel text in English and Arabic. First edition. The author states that this book is the product of her thirty years in the Middle East (preface). It seems she is trying to bring a sort of generalized Western cooking peppered with North African flavors to the ordinary young Lebanese housewife, and that the Arabic translation was intended to be simple enough for all to understand. Recipes include ham pinwheel sandwiches, kaboosh, worcester sauce, prune whip, sareghe bourma, marron gateau, and a damascus fruit cream. with ads for Lebanese and Western food purveyors and appliances. One page with small, older, tape repair, some age toning to paper throughout. Otherwise very good in publisher's printed green wrappers, with small closed tear to bottom of one hinge. Overall very good. Inscribed by the author to an unnamed recipient, "Best wishes, E. Gertrude Joly". [OCLC records nine copies; not in Bitting or Cagle].

Price: $250.00