"How Admirable and Beautiful are Eating and Drinking, and What a Great Invention the Human Digestive System is!" First Edition of Frank Schloesser's The Greedy Book in the Original Cloth
The Greedy Book: A Gastronomical Anthology.
Item Number: 73012
London: Gay and Bird, 1906.
First edition of this early anthology of gastronomy-related short stories. Octavo, original yellow cloth, frontispiece, illustrated, top edge gilt, ribbon bound in. In near fine condition. A nice piece of culinary history.
A compilation of short stories originally featured in a variety of publications including The Evening Standard, the Daily Mail, the Tribune, and the Gazette, The Greedy Book features a variety of comical tales and critiques on cookery, menus, and restaurants. Stories include The Poet in the Kitchen, The Salad in Literature, Waiters and Snails, and Dishes of History.