BELLOC, Hilaire. Advice.

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BELLOC, Hilaire. Advice. London: Harvill Press, 1960.

Royal 8vo., original patterned paper-covered boards with dust wrapper; printed in red and black with drawings by the author; pp. 36, [iv]; a fine copy.
First edition, with a preface by Evelyn Waugh.
Belloc wrote this essay of "advice on wine, food and other matters" as a wedding present for Bridget Herbert, the daughter of his close friends Aubrey and Mary Herbert. Much of the text is taken up with a discussion on wine - how to warm, cool, open, decant and pour it - however other subjects include salad, salt, coffee, and cutlery.