[GUINNESS]. GROVES-RAINES, Antony (illustrator). Can This Be Beeton? A Guinness Gallimaufry. Designed for Guinness by S.H. Benson Ltd. 1956.
Tall 8vo. Original pictorial card covers printed in colour with designs to both panels, stapled; pp. ; prettily illustrated throughout in colours; a bright and attractive copy with some light dusting and marking; internally fresh throughout, without inscription.
First edition. An amusing series of verses inspired by the Victorian doyenne of the cookery school, Mrs. Beeton, all designed to highlight the efficacy of Guinness beer as a health tonic. The pamphlets were sent to medical practices across the country. All are entertaining, highly collectable, and illustrated by the finest exponents of the day. This is a clever parody of the nonsense verses of Edward Lear, incorporating the product throughout.