Title: The English at Table
Author: John Hampson
Illustrator: Various
Year: 1946
Publisher: Collins
Binding: Hardback
Condition: Good
Jacket Condition: Better than Fair

 

Description: Number 51 in the Britain in Pictures series, this book provides a fascinating and witty account of British cuisine and eating habits. Beginning with the Roman era, it describes in great detail the diets – and, indeed, the actual meals – of the mediæval period; the Renaissance; the 18th and 19th centuries; and those of the early 20th century.

Illustrated with 8 beautiful colour plates, and 25 high-quality b&w reproductions of paintings, tapestries, &c.

Jacket in reasonable condition for age. Small (1 cm × 3 cm) loss along bottom edge at rear. Spine faded. Damp staining on rear and light foxing on inner flaps. Pictorial matt boards repeat jacket design. Spine and one corner bumped. Pastedowns and endpapers are foxed. Virtually all other pages are free from foxing and are crisp, bright, and unmarked. Light tanning in gutter.

Measures 22.5 cm × 16.5 cm (9″ × 6.6″). Large 8vo. 48 pp.

Price: £8.50

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