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CHRISTIE, Robert H.   

  • Banquets of the nations
  • Subjects: cuisines of various countries,

    • 1. Banquets of | the nations | eighty-six dinners | characteristic and typical | each of its own country | compiled by | Robert H. Christie, S.S.C., Edinburgh
      Edinburgh: J. and J. Gray and Co; 1911
      20.0 x 16.0 cm   Pp [i-iv] v-xxv [xxvi] xxvii-xxxi [xxxii], 1-704   Green cloth  
      Bib:   A26   B622  
      GB:   LWel   LoEN   *OPo(F)   ScGQ   WYoLCe   WYoLU(B)  
      US:   DLC   OrU   MH   NN   NIC   KMK   MCR   NNNAM  

      According to the introduction to the menus, the book was inspired by the author's work arranging social entertainment for the Edinburgh Cap and Gown Club of which he was Honorary Secretary.
      The OPo(F) copy bears the following handwritten inscription on the half-title: "From the maker of this book. To Mons: L. Fromont in recognition of his most excellent qualities as a Chef de Cuisine and as a friend # Robert H. Christie Edinburgh 1916."
      Bitting 622 incorrectly gives the publisher as "J. H. J. Gray and Co'.

    • 2. — Twenty-two | authentic banquets | from | India | compiled by | Robert H. Christie
      New York: Dover Publications Inc; [Toronto: General Publishing Co Ltd; London: Constable and Co Ltd; 1975]
      20.0 x 13.5 cm   Pp [i-iv], [1] 2-156, [i-xv] publ ads   [>1.65 on label on binding]  
      GB:   *LB   LoEN   OB  

      On the verso of the title-page, below the Toronto and London publishers, is printed "This Dover edition, first published in 1975, is an unabridged and unaltered republication of the Indian and Afghanistani sections of "Banquets of the nations", published by J. & J. Gray and Co, St James Press, in 1911."% 1033

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