Epicure's Anthology of Banqueting Delights, The
London, Golden Cockerel Press. 1936, Second Impression. (ISBN: B0012UQKQ0) Cloth, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ill.: Lancaster, Osbert. Book edges a little dusty from age, dustwrapper complete in mylar sleeve. Collected by Nancy Quennell with an Essay on The Epicure and the Epicurean, by A.J.A. Symons and Decorations by Osbert Lancaster. Man, embroidering on the primitive act of eating has eventually created a comprehensive function, a ceremony significant in a variety of ways, illustrative of culture or decadence and a revealing that the table metamorphosed becomes a stage on which both poets and emperors appear, the scene of endless productions, many of them magnificently spectacular, whilst other are remarkable less for their decor than for characterisation and brilliance of dialogue; and some are curious and fantastic experiments designed to stimulate a jaded audience; the remainda, drames amoureuses, idyllic embarkations for Cytherea.. Acceptable/Good.
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Keywords: Cookery Cooking Food Recipes Epicure Banquet 00120 Lancaster, Osbert