Nonesuch Press - Elizabeth Raper


Nonesuch Press - Elizabeth Raper

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The Receipt Book of Elizabeth Raper and a portion of her cipher journal. Edited by her great-grandson the late Bartle Grant with a portrait and decorations by Duncan Grant. Witten 1756-1770 and never before printed. Demy 8vo, pp.[viii],96 Nonesuch Press, Soho, 1924.

One of 850 copies printed at the Kynoch Press on wove paper. Duncan Grant's illustrations printed from line blocks. Peacock blue buckram with bevelled sides, spine lettered in gilt, edges uncut. Printed dust-jacket, slightly chipped. A very good copy indeed.

Nonesuch 1924 Prospectus: 'Elizabeth Raper tells in this book not only how she cooked in a remarkably varied, rich, delicate and largely lost fashion, but also how she philandered, learned Euclid and papered the stairs.'

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