(Fine Press) Receipts and Relishes, being a Vade Mecum for the Epicure in the British Isles. Intro. By Bernard Darwin.
72 pp. Illus. with 19 color plates of humorous maps of the British Isles, as well as illustrated color title and final page. Pictorial boards, later dust jacket designed by Vance Gerry. First Edition. London: Naldrett Press, 1950.
Vance Gerry’s copy, with his bookplate to front pastedown. Gerry was an artist and printer, who owned the Weather Bird Press; he loved books about food and drink, and published quite a number of them. This is a book in encyclopedia style, laying out the food and drink specialties of each county in the British Isles, with recipes for each. Bernard Darwin, who wrote the introduction, was best known for his works on golfing in the British Isles. Spine chipped & repaired; inscription to front free endpaper dated 1950, else good in very good handmade jacket.