A Naturalist at the Dinner Table.
London: Duckworth, 3 Henrietta Street W.C. 2, 1927.
Octavo (19.5 x 13.5 cm.), 160 pages. FIRST EDITION. A fine work on the acquisition of the best ingredients for fine dining, from the Director of the London Zoological Society's Aquarium. A good deal of emphasis is placed on the adventure experienced while pursuing quality ingredients. Four of the book's eight chapters are given over to fare of the sea, and the final chapter devotes itself to what we might today call "bizarre food" such as insects, baby mice, bats, salamanders and more. Some light soiling and foxing to text block; a few light pencil marks to margins. In publisher's royal blue cloth, gilt-titled at spine; rubbing to extremities, and spine bit darkened. Lacking the very scarce William Nicholson designed dust jacket. Good only.