"Lady Sysonby's Cook Book"
Victoria ("Ria") Ponsonby, Baroness Sysonby (1874–1955)
Illustrated by Oliver Messel (1904–1978)
Introduction by Osbert Sitwell (1892–1969)
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.
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