Published by Selfridge & Co Ltd / Herbert Joseph Ltd, London
Hardcover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. First published in 1935, this is undated but possibly a first impression as no other editions mentioned on copyright page. Black cloth boards with silver titling, no jacket. Some edge wear and rubbing to top and bottom of covers, considerable fraying and small loss to top and bottom of spine, some overall rubbing and some scratches, some slight separation between verso ffep and title page, small gift inscription to ffep and a scribbled note to rear endpapers, some slight browning and spotting to page block, internally clean tightish and square, overall a reasonable copy for its age. 800pp, map endpapers, blank lilac 'note' pages to rear. A huge detailed cookery book, divided into labelled countries, by American British food writer, dance critic and demonstration chef Marcelle Azra Hincks (1883-1938), known by the nom de plume Countess Morphy. All her books were published by Joseph in conjunction with Selfridges, as they were probably associated with her employment by the department store as a cookery demonstrator. Elizabeth David recalled attending her cookery classes at Selfridges as a young girl and being impressed with her expertise. Although some critics picked on the inevitable mistakes which occurred in this giant and wide ranging book, and some ridiculed the recipe for fricassee of iguana from Guinea, on the whole the work was greeted with enthusiasm. Now quite a scarce book, also a very large heavy book, extra postage may be required.
Published by W. H. Wise, New York, 1946
Hardcover (Original Cloth). Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Reprint. 822 pages, last page blank. Covering not only the cooking of Europe with the exception of Great Britain, it also covers the United States, and Creole cookery, India China and Japan as well as some dishes from Turkey, Greece, Arabia and Peugeot, Morocco Africa generally and the French West Indies and South America. Browning of the top and front edges of the text block, with foxing to the front edge, internally clean, sound tinges, light rubbing to the bottom edge of the boards and rubbing with fraying of the top of the spine. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Inventory No: 0266768. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING.
Published by Herbert Joseph
Hardcover. Condition: Acceptable. Badly cracked hinge. Endpapers marked. No dust jacket. Staining/marking to cover. Undated. Photograph available on request.
Publication Date: 2020
Leatherbound. Condition: NEW. Leatherbound edition. Condition: New. Leather Binding on Spine and Corners with Golden leaf printing on spine. Reprinted from 1948 edition. NO changes have been made to the original text. This is NOT a retyped or an ocr'd reprint. Illustrations, Index, if any, are included in black and white. Each page is checked manually before printing. As this print on demand book is reprinted from a very old book, there could be some missing or flawed pages, but we always try to make the book as complete as possible. Fold-outs, if any, are not part of the book. If the original book was published in multiple volumes then this reprint is of only one volume, not the whole set. IF YOU WISH TO ORDER PARTICULAR VOLUME OR ALL THE VOLUMES YOU CAN CONTACT US. Sewing binding for longer life, where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/section sewn) with thread before binding which results in a more durable type of binding. THERE MIGHT BE DELAY THAN THE ESTIMATED DELIVERY DATE DUE TO COVID-19. Pages: 838 Language: English Pages: 838.