The Delectable Past: The Joys of the Table from Rome to the Renaissance, from Queen Elizabeth I to Mrs. Beeton. The Menus, the Manner and the most delectable Recipes of the past masterfully recreated for cooking and enjoying today.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1964. Large octavo, 254 pages. First edition. Illustrated throughout. From Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and Elizabethan England to late 19th-century America this social history of food, eating, and drinking contains numerous historic recipes. Previous owner inscription. Quarter-cloth in heathered gray boards decorated with gilt and purple, slight bumping to corners else fine condition. In dust jacket with edge-wear and chipping.