The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book - Alice B. Toklas, Sir Francis Rose (illustrator) 1954 - Michael Joseph, London - First Edition A rich mixture of cookery, anecdote and reminiscence, evoking Paris and meals prepared for and shared with famous friends of Alice Toklas and her partner Gertrude Stein. Chapters such as ‘Dishes for Artists’, ‘Murder in the Kitchen’, and ‘Food in the Bugey During the Occupation’ only provide a glimpse of what lies within one of the best selling cookbooks of all time.

One particular recipe which makes this edition more desirable than the American (published the same year) is its inclusion of Brian Gysen’s recipe for Haschich Fudge...

A fine copy in the scarce original dust jacket designed by Sir Francis Rose whose elegant line drawings can be found throughout.
  Octavo (book size 23.6 x 15.8 cm), pp. xi [1] 288 [4]. Publisher's pale straw coloured cloth, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, title in gilt on green blocked background, green and black illustrated endpapers, top edge tinted green. Dust jacket priced 21s. net to lower corner of front flap, and with evidence of slight trimming along the top edge.   Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket, bright and exceptionally clean, top edge slightly trimmed, verso showing toning to head of spine from former tape.   Ref: 109221   Price: HK$ 8,000