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A Book of Mediterranean Food

DAVID, Elizabeth

Decorated by John Minton. [Recipes from Provence, Greece, Spain, Italy, Turkey, Syria, Egypt and North Africa. Second Impression.]


Published: John Lehmann, [1951]

Stock code: 42114

Price: £412.00

Published eight months after the first edition. DAVID'S FIRST BOOK, AND THE FIRST OF THE THREE VOLUMES THAT WOULD CHANGE ENGLISH COOKING FOR EVER. 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. Certainly it can be argued that this is the most influential English cookery book of the twentieth century. EXTREMELY SCARCE IN ANYTHING LIKE THIS CONDITION