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Ashton Rare Books

Specialising in High Quality Fine Editions. Particularly Modern First Editions (Fiction), Plays (mainly 20th century), Signed and Association copies, Uncommon Editions, Children's Literature (mainly 20th century) and illustrated books. We are members of both the PBFA and ABA and practise under their guidance.

A Guide To Modern Cookery : With Related Ephemera


The First UK printed by Heinemann in 1907. The BOOK is in Very Good+ condition. Some pushing at the spine ends with a little splitting. Mild splitting at the rear spine folds but the binding remains tight. Some rubbing at the corners. Age related markings to the boards with a ring mark to the front cover. The gilt titling to the spine and front panel remains bright. The green text-block stain remains vibrant. Early splitting to the front hinge. Two previous owner's penned names (one crossed through) to the lower front blank end-paper. A further penned name to the upper title page. Light offsetting and spotting to the prelims, otherwise the book is clean. Tissue guard to frontis is still present and is offset. Mild creasing to the page corners in some places. The book is protected in a loose Mylar archival cover. Despite its faults, this book is in remarkably good condition for its age and is certainly the nicest copy that we have handled in the last 10 years. Escoffier's recipes, techniques and approaches to kitchen management remain highly influential today, and have been adopted by chefs and restaurants not only in France, but also throughout the world. Accompanied by a loosely inserted 4 page pamphlet "Escoffier Limited' which details Escoffier preparations which could be purchased. The pamphlet is a little age marked but is complete. Collectible