Lot 67 of 373:
London's Chinese Restaurants Unmasked!  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$168
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Strange Newes from China: A First Chinese Cookery Book, with 101 Rare and Choice Chinese Recipes
Author:
Searle, Townley
Place:
New York
Publisher:
E.P. Dutton
Date:
[1932]
Description:

Illus. with drawings by the author. Cloth, gold metallic jacket. First American Edition.

An exploration of Chinese restaurants in England, with their history and reviews, and much more. A review of the book at the time of publication reads, "...he gives a priced catalogue of " all that seductive; delicious, ambrosial, luscious and lickerish belly-timber " that may be bought in England. Having whetted -our appetite with descriptions of meals enjoyed in restaurants, he gives instructions for the making of a hundred and one Chinese dishes, including fish fried in five perfumes, water angels cooked in honey, and apple and cinnamon fritters in cloth of gold. Each recipe—and they nearly all sound excellent—ends with a Chinese proverb."

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Chipping to upper jacket extremities, small piece lacking from jacket , else very good and bright.
 
Item number:
292839
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