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Publisher: London, Andrew Melrose: 1912
Edition: 1st Ed.
Seller ID: 3024
Fading to spine, light foxing throughout ( most evident up to page ix) Crack between front pastedown and ep, webbing showing, but secure. Inscription on ffep Nicolas Soyer, late Chef of Brooks's Club, was the grandson of the great Alexis Soyer. He, like his grandfather, was originally destined for the Church, but left it to serve under Papon, the famous confectioner. On coming to London he worked in various large kitchens before a succession of posts as chef in aristocr... View more info
Publisher: Madras, Higginbotham & Co.: 1884
Seller ID: 10367
Original green boards with gilt tile on spine and front. Decoratve endpapers. pp.242. Boards are lightly soiled and showing edgewear to extremities. Internally there is some light foxing to early pages, but otheriwse a clean and tight copy. The Colonel's style is authoritative - and addictive. His asides, which provide splendid glimpses of life under the British Raj, are as interesting as his recipes, which range from hors d'oevres and savoury toasts to curries, galantin... View more info