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Rainford & Parris

Literature, modern first editions, children's, illustrated.

French Provincial Cookery ~ Signed


1st Edition, green cloth with red vignette to the front and red and gilt titles to the spine. Top edge red, 493[3]pp with illustrations by Juliet Renny. In unclipped dust jacket with 35s net price. Signed by the author in the year of publication on the half title. This book together comes together with a proof copy and sections of the galley proof of the same work. The boards are clean and bright with just a little pushing to the corners. Internally clean, with just the author’s signature and a line of toning to the the endpapers and page following where the dust jacket does not reach. The jacket which is now protected in a removable, clear cover (not shown) is a little marked and dust stained with rubbing to the corners, spine tips and edges with minimal loss. There are two closed tears of 1 and 1.5 cm with a touch of associated creasing. The proof copy is a little stained and rubbed on the cover and internally there is the occasional comment on a recipe written in pen. The Galley Proof covers pages 33-448 only. These items come from the collection of Angela Wolford [nee Kay]. She wrote books for the chef and early television personality Jean Conil and helped in the editing of this volume. There is a note signed by her, in the book, to the effect that she compiled the index and the comments on various recipes in the proof, presumably from her.