Meals on a Tray.

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

Meals on a Tray.

[The Lure of Cookery series.]

Description: FIRST EDITION, light foxing to prelims, recurrent at foot of rear, pp. viii, 83, foolscap 8vo, original khaki boards, backstrip and upper board lettered in black, the latter with border stamped in same, bottom corners gently knocked, spine slightly cocked, a few tiny spots to edges, no flyleaf (apparently issued thus), dustjacket with a design by Kathleen Hale to front, lightly chipped to extremities, nicked at ends of darkened backstrip panel with some internal tape repair along folds of same, light overall soiling, good

Publication Details: George Routledge, n.d. [but 1927]

Notes: Hilda Leyel was a cookery author and herbalist, responsible in large part for reviving in the twentieth-century the tradition of which Culpeper was the apogee. In the year of this book, her star was on the rise - she had founded the Society of Herbalists and opened her shop, Culpeper House, in Baker Street. Although it is in the field of herbalism that her legacy largely resides, as a cookery writer she was an acknowledged influence on Elizabeth David, among others, and the present book is a good example of her style - unfussy and unreserved, with an equal knowledge of traditions and the cont...more

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Price: £375

Subject: Modern First Edition

Published Date: 1927]

Stock Number: 68513

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