Green Salads and Fruit Salads,

Leyel (Mrs. C.F. [i.e. Hilda W.W.])

Green Salads and Fruit Salads,

Including Salad Dressings and Recipes for Salad Vinegars [The Lure of Cookery series.]

Description: FIRST EDITION, pp. vii, 88, foolscap 8vo, original green boards, backstrip and upper board lettered in dark blue, the latter with border stamped in same, some very slight discolouration to extremities and bottom corners very gently knocked, the oval book-label of Elizabeth David to front pastedown, dustjacket a little chipped and nicked, very good

Publication Details: George Routledge, n.d. [but circa 1925]

Notes: A very pleasing association copy, with the bookplate of Elizabeth David, a laid-in typed note to her (signed 'Janet', undated, and largely concerning laundry, though also presenting a book – perhaps the present volume, which 'Lesley [probably O'Malley] says you might have already') and a sticky note in David's hand, marking the Jamaica Salad recipe 'a possibility'. Hilda Leyel was a key formative influence on David – her 'Gentle Art of Cookery' was one of the first cookbooks that the latter writer owned, a gift from her mother when young. The name of the series over which Leyel presided fo...more

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Price: £750

Subject: Modern First Edition

Published Date: 1925]

Stock Number: 68396

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