1976. First Uk Edition, 16th Impression. The encyclopedia of food, wine and cooking by Prosper Montagne with Prefaces by Escoffier an Gilbert. Fine in near fine clipped dust jacket. Binding strong, clean and tight with no previous owner's inscriptions. Not foxed; no tears. First published in France in 1938, this first UK edition brought this culinary bible to the English speaking world. Translated from the French by Nina Froud, Patience Gray, Maud Murdoch and Barbara Taylor. Colour frontis of artichokes. It contains illustrations of the procedures, the produce, the dishes, the utensils, the chefs, plus gastronomique maps of regional France.....not to mention the 1098 pages of encyclopedic content. A heavy book weighing over 2 kgs, this book will require additional postage to some countries.
Author: Montagne, Prosper, with collaboration by Dr. Gottschalk
Published by: Hamlyn
Preface by: Auguste Escoffier and Phileas Gilbert
Edited by: Nina Froud and Charlotte Turgeon