Second impression of the 1951 first edition. Publisher's original beige cloth with brown decorative panel and gilt titles to spine, in the John Minton illustrated dustwrapper. Full page illustrations and decorations by John Minton throughout. A lovely near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the cloth and gilt bright and fresh. The contents, with some spotting to the closed text block edge are otherwise clean throughout and without inscriptions or stamps.. Complete with the fine original dustwrapper that remains without fading, loss or tears. Not price-clipped (12s 6d net to the front flap).
An outstanding example of the Elizabeth David's second book, still a core text and inspiration for any aspiring cook, seventy years on.
Stock code: 24287