Dainty Confections: 400 Splendid Recipes for Puddings, Bread, Cakes and Sweets - Mrs. A. K. “Alicia” Shelton 1918 - Thacker, Calcutta - First Edition Rather scarce first edition of this wonderful mixture of British, Indian, and Anglo-Indian desert recipes, in publisher’s original binding showing the Memsahib in her pinny, stirring a pot - possibly Alicia’s Indian recipe for coconut pudding? (see page 27) or Turkish Delight (page 163)...   Provenance : Sheila Mitchell with her name to front, other name dated 1925 tot title page.

(book size 19.2x13.2cm), pp. [6] 177 [1]. In publisher’s pale green cloth spine lettered in black, white coated paper boards, lettered and decorated in black, with an image of “The Memsahib” in Her Pinny, Stirring A Pot, yellow coated endpapers incorporating publisher’s ads.
  Condition: Near fine, some minor soiling to white covers and wear to corners.   Ref: 109893   Price: HK$ 1,600