A Concise Encyclopaedia of Gastronomy. With Decorations by John Leigh-Pemberton. London: Collectors Book Club, 1952. Pp xii, 827. Publisher's crushed light blue morocco, spine with five raised bands, compartments with floral motif & lettering stamped in gilt. Top edge in gilt, silk ribbon marker. Light fading to spine, otherwise a fine copy.
Special De Luxe Edition, Limited to 100 Numbered Copies, Signed by the Author.
The first edition in one volume, comprising the nine original publications for the 'Food and Wine Society.' Carefully revised with an entirely new and comprehensive index and gracefully decorated by John Leigh-Pemberton.
An ideal gift edition of an all encompassing gastronomy book by one of the most respected twentieth century food and wine writers.