Octopus Books, 1974, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First Edition, Illustrated By: Photographic
865 g.; VI, 144 pages, introduction, index and acknowledgements. Illustrated endpapers, showing an old painting of a Chinese feast. The text is illustrated with coloured photography, black-and-white photography, black-and-white illustrations and one map. Red coloured boards with gilt writing on the front panel and spine. Rubbing to the corners of the backstrip. Bumping into the top right-hand corner of the front panel and rubbing to the other book corners. Gift inscription on to the left-hand corner of the verso of the free front endpaper. Photographic dustwrapper, showing various ingredients/dishes from within the book, with black and red writing on the front panel and red on the spine. Rubbing to the dustwrapper corners. A little creasing and ruffling to the top and bottom dustwrapper edges. " Chinese food, both the eating and the preparation, is one of the most compelling and mysterious in the world. This book reveals the basic simplicity of Chinese cooking, explaining the more unusual ingredients and describing the preparation and cooking methods." From the front fold over panel. This is the first UK edition. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; ISBN: 0706401530. ISBN/EAN: 9780706401530. Inventory No: 0105275.