The Gentle Art of Cookery

LEYEL, Mrs C.F.; Miss Olga HARTLEY. The Gentle Art of Cookery.

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LEYEL, Mrs C.F.; Miss Olga HARTLEY. The Gentle Art of Cookery. London: Chatto and Windus, 1925.

8vo. Publisher's yellow cloth, spine and upper board lettered in blue; top edge blue, lower edge untrimmed; pp. [iv], v-viii, 451; light marks to boards, with slight bumping to top corners; bookplate to front fly-leaf; light a few light spots and offsetting to endpapers; lower hinge expertly repaired; a very good copy.
Scarce first edition. Hilda Leyel (1880 - 1957) was a leading light in herbalism in Britain. In 1927, the year after the publication of this book she founded The Society of Herbalists, and went on to establish the Culpeper chain of herbal shops. It includes some fascinating recipes, particularly the Alchemist's Cupboard; a set of recipes devised 'once upon a time by a celebrated alchemist […] to cure all the ills the sun shone upon' (413).

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