Food & Drink
Find rare and antiquarian cookery and drinks books, for the bon viveurs, gourmands, gastronomes, Masterchef devotees alongside lovers of the occasional tipple. A section of book collecting that spans the centuries, from antiquarian cookery books full of arcane recipes to the Victorian etiquette many of us still endure, onto the joys of cooking supplied by Elizabeth David and her contemporaries, our selection of collectable food and drink books should fill any appetite.
Tenth edition; 8vo; 3 folding engraved plates, two with offsetting from folding, a few recent and older marginal repairs, numerous old pencil annotations. Rebound in twentieth century half black calf, marbled paper boards. Contents a little marked and toned, spine slightly faded, a very nice copy.£675
First London edition; 8vo; 8 lithographed plates, some foxing and oxidising, armorial bookplate to front pastedown; contemporary half calf, rebacked preserving contemporary spine, edge wear.£275
8vo., xxiii, 416pp., engraved portrait frontispiece and seven engraved plates by Bertall, illustrated title-page vignette, numerous wood-engravings in the text, occasional light foxing throughout. Fine French-style calf, spine richly gilt with label, a.e.g.£525