Hardcover. Clean, tight 4to, 186pp. Very slight shelf wear. A book plate on the front pastedown. There is a small bookshop sticker on top of the publisher on the title page and a small forner owner stamp above that on the title page (see photo). There are a couple of splash marks on the front cover, probably water, and barely noticeable. Very Good / none, probably as issued, Item #17222
"The most complete and serviceable reference book to things culinary every published." The book is encyclopedia-style with thousands of entries and an index with absinthe to Yorkshire pudding.