A Book Of Mediterranean Food, by Elizabeth David (Illustrated by John Minton)
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Author: Elizabeth David
Title: A Book Of Mediterranean Food
Publisher: John Lehmann, 1950, London
Description of book: First Edition, on laid paper, with a frontispiece, illustrated title and numerous illustrations (several full-page) in the text. Lehmann’s first edition of 1950 was a small print run, in relative terms expensive and intended to appeal primarily to the converted. Dedicated to Veronica Nicholson, it was also the work that combined for the first time David’s highly characteristic style with Minton’s wonderfully complementary illustrations. This classic cooking text by Elizabeth David helped to radically alter the cooking habits of the British peopleCertainly it can be argued that this is the most influential English cookery book of the twentieth century. Illustrated by John Minton
Book Condition: The book is in really fine, unread condition. The cloth is fine, with sharp corners. There is one pencil written inspiration on the FFE, otherwise one of the finest examples we have seen. The wrapper has some (very slight) chipping at the head and tail of the spine and there is one small closed tear at the bottom of the front board. Overall, a really nice copy of this scare and desirable book.