Chefs-Cooks and Cannibals and their Various Methods of Cooking. (Written and Illustrated) by… Other books by same author, None, and Never Again.

Monte-Carlo: Imprimerie Nonegasque, 1936.

Squarish octavo (21.6 x 16.5 cm.), 68, [3] pages. Illustrated throughout. Text printed in red and black. Two-page folding facsimile menu. FIRST EDITION. A collection of recipes and advice for pleasurable entertaining, from a woman of stature, descendant of Roger Puleston of Emral, Worthenbury. She spent her later years in Monaco, and travelled in high circles there, in the book offering thanks to the Marches Donghi for supplying recipes to this compilation. The recipes reflect Monaco, offering Tacchino all Storiona, Sole Lucullus, Zabaglione, and Oeufs Poches Marquise, for example. The author was the last Puleston to possess the trove of important manuscript on 16th and 17th century Wales and Ireland known as the Puleston Mss. “On the death of Mrs. Elfrida Puleston in Monaco in 1946 the family papers passed to H.S.H. the Prince of Monaco, whose archivist later arranged their transfer to the British Museum.” Some age-toning to text block, tiny bit of small staining to edges. Some sunning to titled and illustrated green cloth boards. Green ribbon present and complete. Light rubbing to printed, silver foil dust jacket, with cover illustration depicting a cock and hen. Inscribed by the author on free front-end paper, “With best wishes, from Elfrida E. Puleston.” Scarce, especially in such attractive condition. [OCLC records eight copies].

Price: $900.00