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DAVID, Elizabeth.
A Book of Mediterranean Food. Decorated by John Minton.
London: John Lehmann Ltd, 1950 - Octavo. Original red and white textured cloth, title to spine gilt on brown ground. With the dust jacket designed by John Minton. Ownership annotations to 6 pages, including an index of favoured recipes to the rear free endpaper, and an original recipe for Hollandaise sauce; as the result of attempting David's recipe was "a mass of curds and whey". Spine gently rolled; an excellent copy in the jacket with slight nicks to extremities and a small chip to head of spine. Frontispiece, vignette title, and illustrations by John Minton. First edition, first impression. David (1913–1992) taught herself Mediterranean-style cooking while living abroad during the early 1940s, and in 1949 she began writing a food column for Harper's Bazaar. This book was published to wide acclaim the following year, and she is now recognised for her profound influence on British culinary culture. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member
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