The Tenth Muse. An unconventional cookery book of recipes of many lands.

London: Putnam, 1954.

Octavo (22 x 14 cm.), 240 pages. Illustrated with decorations by William McLaren. FIRST EDITION. An odd collection of recipes compiled from the kitchens of "sheiks, millionaires, peasants, dervishes, and gourmets of the old school." With interesting asides on the schooling of truffle hounds, the difference between crawfish and crayfish, and other "succulent morsels of information." In publisher's green cloth, age-toned and a bit edgeworn. Lacks dust jacket. Near very good. Early ownership signature to free front endpaper, "Tess Plummer, Cyprus '54" and a red stamp of Plummer to the title page.

Price: $30.00