Title: Kitchen Guide: A Good Cook's Catalogue
Author: David Mellor, Fiona Mellor
Illustrator: Quentin Blake, David Mellor Design Office
Year: 1982 (First Edition)
Publisher: J.W. Northend
Book Condition: Fair
Jacket Condition: N/A
Description: A very rare catalogue of virtually every conceivable cooking implement. From baking trays to frying pans; jelly moulds to rolling pins; scales to thermometers; presses to ladles. In short, if it isn't listed here it was probably never made! Features a short piece by Fiona Mellor entitled The English Tradition in Cooking; or, a Tale of Turtle Pots. Also includes a large, folded price-list of all implements shown, plus an unused order form.
Illustrated throughout with excellent b&w line drawings of each implement.
Covers water damaged. Rear is in particularly poor condition: soiled and used as a jotter for noting down telephone numbers, addresses and the like. Part of the laminate has become torn. A number of items in the catalogue have been ticked off in pencil and green felt tip. Very light tanning around edges, otherwise pages are clean and crisp and foxing free.
Measures 20.5 cm × 22 cm (8.2″ × 8.8″). Landscape 8vo. 86 pp.