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(COOKERY). The Australasian Cookery Book Specially Compiled for the Requirements of Australian and New Zealand Homes. London, Melbourne, and Toronto: Ward, Lock, circa 1918. Octavo, original printed gray paper wrappers, original dust jacket. $850.
Early edition of this comprehensive guide to cooking in Australia and New Zealand using local ingredients, designed for the Australasian home cook, with 17 plates depicting dishes and cooking methods, in original dust jacket.
First published in 1913, The Australasian Cookery Book promises clear and easy to prepare recipes for the young Australian or Kiwi housekeeper or home cook. The recipes are arranged in dictionary format and make heavy use of local ingredients, particularly tropical fruits and native game.
Book near-fine, with scattered foxing mainly to edges of text block and expected creasing to spine. Bright, fragile dust jacket with only minor wear and spotting and tape repair to verso.