HEATH, Ambrose Good Food Without Meat London: Faber and Faber, 1940.
8vo., publisher's cream boards printed with a design by Edward Bawden in blue and black; in the repeat dust wrapper (clipped); decorative title by Bawden; pp. [vi], 7-108; the boards and jacket toned along edges and backstrip, as is common; infrequent spotting, present mostly to the prelims; some marginal rubbing and creasing to head of jacket; a very good copy, and a better than usual example than is often found.
First edition of this scarce wartime cookery book. "It is not a Vegetarian cookery book", Heath writes in his Preface, but a selection of recipes "dictated by the exiguities of war-time, as an appetizing aid to those who may find difficulty, for various reasons, in obtaining all the meat they need." Recipes include such classics as anchovy fitters, bananas on toast, and Eggs a la Tripe.
Dedicated to Richard de la Mare, Faber’s production director and son of the writer, Walter de la Mare.