The Compleat Imbiber

RAY, Cyril. The Compleat Imbiber.

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RAY, Cyril. The Compleat Imbiber. Putnam. 1956.

8vo. Original bright red gilt cloth with decorative wrapper; pp.256, 16 plates, illustrated and decorated throughout in various coloured inks; wrapper price-clipped, very good.
First edition. An anthology, delighfully presented, of stories about food and drink by contributors including John Betjeman, Nancy Mitford, John Arlott, Margery Allingham, Kenneth Tynan and Humphrey Lyttleton.