First Edition of A Treasury of Great Recipes; Inscribed by Vincent Price
A Treasury of Great Recipes.
Price, Mary and Vincent.$400.00
Item Number: 65093
Ampersand Press, 1965.
First edition of this classic cookbook, which gives a detailed portrait of world famous restaurants that includes menus, pictures and recipes. Folio, padded copper leatherette with gilt lettering and decorations, pictorial endpapers, silk bookmark. Illustrated by Fritz Kredel. Inscribed in Vincent Price’s hand, “For Joan, our warmest wishes to you and Bon Appetite! Mary and Vincent Price.” Contemporary gift inscription to the half-title page, near fine with the original acetate jacket. Uncommon in this condition.
"Good cooking is where you find it," according to the authors of this unique collection, whose international smorgasbord ranges from the haute cuisine of Europe's finest restaurants to the juicy hot dogs at Dodger Stadium. In perhaps the first celebrity cookbook, famed actor Vincent Price and his wife, Mary, present mouthwatering recipes from around the world in simplified, unpretentious forms that anyone can make and enjoy. Selected from London's The Ivy, Madrid's Palace Hotel, New York's Sardi's, and other legendary establishments. "I think the recipes in this cookbook are classic and still resonate with Americans today" (Chef Thomas Keller).