Baker, Charles H. Jr. >>
Title Gentleman's Companion, The, Complete in 2 Volumes, 1st Edition, Limited Edition, 1939 : Volume 1, Being an Exotic Cookery Book ; Volume 2, Being an Exotic Drinking Book
Book Condition Near Fine with no dust jacket
Edition First Edition
Publisher N. Y. : Derrydale Press; 1939
Seller ID 16497
476 pages; 8vo (9.75") 25 cm; Set of 2 hardcover volumes. Dark burgundy-red cloth over spines, red canvas-cloth over boards, gold lettering and decor on spines, [xix] + 221 + [xix] + 217 pages, b/w frontispiece photo and index each vol, hundreds of authentic recipes given with author's unique wry humor. ; Both vols are 1st editions, 1939, limited to 1250, this set being Number 1210, stated. ; Charles H. Baker Jr was a longtime culinary and cocktail writer who wrote regularly for Town & Country, Esquire, Gourmet and other publications. Here he has collected countless rare and exotic recipes including nine different types of Mint Julep. ; No marks or defects. No jackets, as issued. Several pages unopened. Only a touch of shelfwear. Quite scarce in any condition.