[London]: Andre Deutsch, .
Octavo (22 x 14.5 cm.), 186,  pages. Illustrated. Glossary. FIRST EDITION. Elizabeth Craig (1883-1980) was the author of several dozen cookbooks, the earliest in the 1920s and the last in 1980, and thus reflect a wide range of situations in England's food culture. Apparently sourced from Queen Victoria's own household scrapbook, the recipes here have been chosen by Craig. "Although this book is primarily a cookery book, it can also be read as a footnote to Court history. Few people will have the courage to follow Queen Victoria's advice and treat a sore throat with a gargle made of cayenne pepper; many, on the other hand, will be glad of such practical recipes as 'King George V's mutton cutlets.' The Court has influenced the country's cooking throughout the centuries. Here is a chance for you to experience this influence in your own home" (from the dust jacket). A bit of offsetting from the jacket flaps to the front endpapers. In publisher's unclipped dust jacket with only the tiniest bits of edgewear. Overall, near fine.