A Book of Mediterranean Food
SECOND IMPRESSION OF THE AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK
Published: John Lehmann, 
Stock code: 42114
8vo., Second Impression, on laid paper, with frontispiece, illustrated title and numerous illustrations (several full-page) in the text; original grey tweed cloth, backstrip blocked in brown and lettered in gilt, a remarkably bright, clean, crisp copy in price-clipped dustwrapper, the latter very lightly chafed at extremities.
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