DAVID, Elizabeth (author). John MINTON (illustrator). French Country Cooking. London; Macdonald. 1958.
8vo. Publisher's oatmeal-coloured cloth, spine lettered gilt on maroon cloth panel, in striking pictorial dustwrapper with wrap-around design by John Minton; pp. [iv], v-x, -207 + [i]; with pictorial title, frontispiece, and black-and-white illustrations throughout by John Minton; both externally and internally fine, clean, and uninscribed, protected by an attractive, unpriced dustwrapper with nicking to spine ends and corners with a touch of surface flaking to head, abrasion to upper joint, and a slightly open, short tear to heel of spine (8mm) with a little archival tissue-tape strengthening to the inside.
Second (revised) edition of this iconic cookery book, following the first edition of 1951. The book is replete with authentic recipes drawn from the regions of France, all bedded in historical, anecdotal, and engaging detail. This is Elizabeth David's second work, following Mediterranean Food (1950).