"PASHTET OF GOOSE LIVERS, PUFF PASTE PIROSHKI, GOLOOBZY OF MUSHROOMS, ROYAL MAZURKI": FIRST EDITION OF SELIVANOVA'S DINING & WINING IN OLD RUSSIA, 1933
SELIVANOVA, Nina Nikolaevna. Dining & Wining in Old Russia. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1933. Octavo, original gilt-stamped burgundy cloth. $250.
First edition of this fascinating work on Russian dining customs, featuring dozens of traditional Russian recipes.
Written by a noted Russian author and translator who came to the United States after World War I, this work is based on one of her lectures and focuses on Russian culture as told through the lens of women's history. While Selivanova concentrates on Russian dining traditions—specifically their history since the 17th century—she also includes a variety of traditional Russian recipes from vareniki to borstch. Without scarce dust jacket. Contemporary owner gift inscription.
Only slight toning to interior, light wear and soiling to cloth, mild toning and spotting to spine. An extremely good copy.