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(**NEW ARRIVAL**) (English) Constance Spry & Rosemary Hume. The Constance Spry Cookery Book.

1,235 pp. Illus. incl. color plates. Gilt-dec. pictorial magenta cloth, dec. acetate jacket, slipcase. First Edition Thus. London: J.M. Dent & Sons, [1971].

A large tome of recipes from popular British cookbook author Constance Spry. After experiencing deep personal losses in WWI, Spry was appointed headmistress of a school in east London in 1917, where she instructed teenage factory workers in cookery and dressmaking, and later flower arranging. When World War II began in 1939, Spry resumed her teaching career and lectured to women all over Britain. In 1942, she published Come into The Garden, Cook, based around French cuisine, hoping to help the war effort by encouraging the British to grow and eat their own food. In 1946, she opened a domestic science school with her friend, the accomplished cook Rosemary Hume, who became her co-author on this book. Usual warping to acetate along spine due to age, else a near fine, bright copy in taped, fair (but rarely present) slipcase. 

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