Geoffrey Cumberlege. Dust jacket design by Diana Wilbraham.
Oxford University Press. Printed at the Curwen Press. London. 1947. First edition. Black cloth hardback, dust jacket. 108 pages. Illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, and plans. English. 240 x 190mm. 0.5kg. . Very good, in good dust jacket; light shelf wear to jacket, ruffled at spine ends, some loss along lower edge of front jacket, with a larger area of loss towards front forecorner, some staining towards front fore-edge, some tanning to paper and spine lightly browned; small knock to top-edge, near previous owner's signature to front endpaper.
A scarce guide to running a small canteen in post-War Britain, with a jacket design by Diana Wilbraham and printed at the Curwen Press. The guide is an interesting document of social and food history, providing evidence of how modern workplaces were being transformed after the War and the recognition of the importance of nutrition and welfare on the workforce. The Small Canteen offers advice on subjects including Running Costs, Kitchen Planning, Staff, Menus, Snack and Tea Services, Juvenile Meals, Welfare and 'Nutrition in the Canteen'. Diana Wilbraham designed many patterned papers for the Curwen Press. The present dust jacket consists of semi-abstract repeating motif of a red-and-white place setting.
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