Simple French Cooking for English Homes.

London: William Heinemann Ltd., [1926].

Octavo (19 x 12.5 cm.), 120 pages. Illustrated with a pochoir frontispiece by J.E. Laboureur in black, red, and yellow. Later printing of the trade edition, originally issued in 1923; there was also a limited, signed edition of twenty copies. Boulestin's first cookery book, "an immediate success, since it suited the new, often servant-less, pared-down sophistication of post-war domestic arrangements. His revelations of how to cook aubergines or produce a piperade helped to widen the culinary ambitions of British people to whom French cooking had hitherto seemed unattainably exotic" (ODNB). Age-toned throughout, but clean and sound. Original yellow cloth, titled, and with floral and fruit motifs stamped in brown to spine and front panel. Spine a bit darkened, and with some rubbing to extremities. Near very good. Ownership signature to free front endpaper, "K.A. Simpson"

Price: $60.00

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