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BUTE, John Crichton-Stuart, 4th marquess of.
Moorish Recipes. Collected and Compiled by...
Edinburgh: Printed for private circulation, Oliver and Boyd, 1954. Edinburgh: Printed for private circulation, Oliver and Boyd,, 1954. Perhaps the first English cookbook devoted solely to Arab cuisine. Octavo. Original moderate green buckram, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. 21 attractive vignettes to the text from pen and ink drawings signed Mangin, foreword, contents, and list of condiments - spices - given in English and Arabic. Marquess of Bute's cmpliments slip loosely inserted. A little rubbed, a couple of splash marks to the boards, free endpapers browned, very occasional spots of foxing to the page edges, overall very good. First edition, limited to 185 copies, this numbered 21 on the limitation slip mounted on the front pastedown, no copies of this limited edition traced institutionally. Perhaps the earliest English cookbook devoted solely to Arab cuisine, with detailed instructions for some 80 dishes. "The first purpose of this book is to provide, for those Europeans who wish to make Moroccan dishes, the recipes in the most approved and classical manner of Moroccan cooking... How many dishes may be of purely Mauretanian origin it would be hazardous to suggest. Some of them are know to have come from East, among which is the pastry called Treed, which History records as far away as Mecca. It can scarcely be thought rash to surmise this dish to have been introduced into Morocco in the time of Mulai Idris, descendant of the Prophet Mohammed, who fled to Morocco and whose body lies at Fez, the land of his exile. It was he who brought to the West the Mohammedan reli … [Click Below for Full Description]
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