LISTER, Pamela. Cookery Books 1641- 1899: From A Private Collection. Cambridge. 1983
(230 x 150 mm) Folded poster promoting exhibition, followed by pink wrapper around 7 p. Exhibition catalogue. 10 p. blank pages. Bound in red morocco binding, with gilt embellishments. Red semi-marbled fly leaves matching the semi-red marbled slipcase. PAMELA LISTER (donor to collection) and 1983 on internal cover folds. A bespoke production for the owner. Overall NEAR FINE condition.
This book celebrates an exhibition in the Fitzwilliam Museum in 1983 of cookery books, donated by the journalist, Pamela Lister. To commemorate the event, Pamela bound the exhibition catalogue in a splendid fine binding with an equally ornate slipcover. A piece of Cambridge history; an important handbook of cookery books; and a beautiful object of book art.