The Complete Cook
Nell Heaton's classic, in a full black leather binding
Hardback, rebound in full black leather with four raised bands and contrasting leather title labels to spine, slipcase of black cloth, page edges speckled and a monogrammed D in gilt to the upper board, label to front pastedown states "Handbound by Craftsmen". 25 × 18cm, 448pp.
First published by Faber in 1947, this post-war cook book by Nell Heaton has details of meal planning, food values, equipment and principles of cookery etc before giving recipes for game, poultry, meat, dairy, fish, vegetables, soups, sauces etc etc
An attractive copy. The leather has some slight dulling where the sheen has worn off—this is to the spine and board edges. The inner binding is secure, the pages clean but tanned.