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    "Lady Sysonby's Cook Book", Enlarged Edition, Putnam, London, 1948

    $250 (approx conversion from £185)

    Item details

    "Lady Sysonby's Cook Book"
    Victoria ("Ria") Ponsonby, Baroness Sysonby (1874–1955)
    Illustrated by Oliver Messel (1904–1978) 
    Introduction by Osbert Sitwell (1892–1969)
    New edition
    Revised & Enlarged (From the 1935 edition)
    Hardcover with original illustrated dust jacket
    Putnam, London, 1948
    264 pages. 8vo. 8º (octavo)
    19 cm x 13 cm

    Frontispiece and ten plates by Oliver Messel, all color. Index.  Scarce.

    A near pristine copy of this charming and much sought after cookbook, illustrated by Oliver Messel. Retains its original dust jacket. The idea behind the book was to enable a suburban housewife to rustle up haute cuisine from the kitchen of her semi. Chapters include: Soup, Fish, Luncheon Dishes, Meat, Poultry & Game, Vegetables, Salads, Puddings, Savouries, Cakes, James & Jellies, Sauces, Sandwiches, Mixed Drinks.

    Dimensions
    H: 19cm  (7.5")
    Code
    10433
    Period
    Mid 20th Century

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