Lucern: Schweizerische Hotelfachschule Luzern, 1961.
Large quarto, purpose-made blank book (30 x 22 cm.), 248 pages, lined and with printed title and date line. Illustrated with pen and ink drawings, some in color. Printed index and thumb index. Some printed notes and recipes in various sections. All edges red. ~ Stated “10. Auflage” of a blank book (though as a manuscript, obviously unique), with printed thumb index. A detailed, organized, and handsomely illustrated notebook with manuscript records of coursework dictated at the Schweizerische Hotelfachschule Luzern. SHL was one of the two original Swiss hotel management schools, founded in 1886 and still in operation. The school experienced a huge boom following the Second World War and in 1959 moved to the Hotel Montana where it remains today. The course work represented in the Tage- und Rezeptbuch was lived September 6th through October 26, 1961. Not only are the handwritten notes incredibly neat and attractively arranged on the page, but the illustrations of ingredients, process, and people are very competently executed. Some separately printed menus and recipes are laid- or tipped-in. Overall a striking record of the level of discipline and ability demonstrated by those receiving a culinary education at SHL. Tipped-in menus a bit edgeworn, otherwise very good or better. In lightly soiled pale blue cloth, with printed and hand-lettered title label on front panel. The front endpapers contain a photographic portrait of the class of students and the faculty; one panel includes the signatures of the graduates (and possibly faculty?), while the other panel exhibits a pen and ink drawing of the Hotel Montana Lucerne.