London: Faber & Faber, Ltd., 24 Russell Square, .
Octavo (19.4 x 13 cm.), 210 pages. Index. FIRST EDITION. One of the many useful and charming cookbooks written by Ambrose Heath (1861-1961). Heath, born Francis Geoffrey Miller, was an English journalist and food writer who penned more than one hundred cookbooks starting in 1933 with Good Food. Influenced by wartime shortages, Heath leaned towards vegetables and fish, though he was not a vegetarian himself. Vegetable Dishes & Salads was one of the earliest of his works to focus on vegetables. Arranged month by month, the recipes are presented in narrative form, and include Cabbage as in Bavaria, Marrows with Mint, and Salsify Soup. Between the recipes for June and July, the author has inserted "An Interlude on Tomatoes" which, of course, deserve an entire section to themselves. Spotting to a few pages and to edges of text block; corner of rear free endpaper worn, otherwise near very good in decorated, pale green paper-covered boards. The decoration is a woodcut design by Edward Bawden printed in red green and brown. The design is repeated on the dust jacket, which is a bit darkened at the spine panel, soiled and corner chipped. The dust jacket is clipped, so it remains unclear if this is the first or second printing of the dust jacket. With an ink ownership inscription to the free front endpaper.