The Country House Cookery Book.
This gorgeous book shows off country houses all over the British Isles. Entries start with a beautiful picture of the house and brief historical summary, then features a few recipes provided by the owners. The preface is a detalied historical discussion of the changing manners and traditions of the gentlewoman's household. There are additional sections on The Household Offices, Special Occasions, The Coming of Age of Viscount Lumley, 1878, and there is an index of recipes for easy reference. Book is clean with slight yellowing of pages and VG, but jacket has tears and some sun-fading, protected in plastic. 1st US edition. St. Martin's Press, NY. 1985. Hb, Dj. USED. $4.00