Lady Sysonby's Cook Book. With an Introduction by Osbert Sitwell and Decorations by Oliver Messel.

London: Putnam, 42 Great Russell Street, 1948.

Small octavo (19 x 13 cm.), xi, 264 pages. Frontispiece and ten plates, all color. Index. Second edition, issued thirteen years after the original. The intervening years had included the war, and so the recipes are offered this second time with a willingness to embrace substitutions. Lady Sysonby has also included a recipe, “Queen Victoria’s Soup – by especial favour by the Esquire of Windsor Kitchen, 1842”, from her mother’s recipe book. Some small pencil ‘x-s’ to a few recipes, and some light foxing. In publisher’s yellow cloth, decorated with an image by Messel; very good or better. In publisher’s dust jacket, with some soil and stains, and with an illustration by Messel. Scarce.

Price: $200.00