Lady Sysonby's Cook Book

Lady Sysonby's Cook Book
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Ria Sysonby. With an Introduction by Osbert Sitwell. Decorations by Oliver Messel.

Putnam. London. November 1935. First edition. Hardback; illustrated pictorial boards, dust jacket. xvi, 311 pages. Colour frontispiece and 10 colour illustrations by Messel. English. 190 x 130mm. 0.65kg. . Good, in good dust jacket; the lacquer used on the cloth boards has caused the dust jacket to adhere to the boards, as is common with this first edition; light shelf wear, front flaps are free, light rubbing and occasional nick to jacket edges, slight browning to spine, light marks to jacket, not price-clipped; internally clean with no inscriptions.

A first edition of Lady Sysonby's recipe book, with illustrations by Oliver Messel. Victoria ("Ria" ) Ponsonby, Baroness Sysonby, was the mother of Loelia, Duchess of Westminster. Her cook book pulled together recipes from her Great-Grandmother downwards and included ideas for soup, fish, luncheon dishes, meat, puddings, savouries, cakes, sandwiches and mixed drinks. 'Every recipe has been successfully achieved by my own good plain cooks who have never been chefs.


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