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Seventy-One Issues of Le Cordon Bleu Magazine

By Various authors

1926-1931 - Paris - Administration 129, Faulbourg Saint Honore

10" by 7"; variously paginated

 

 
 


 

DETAILS

A set of seventy one issues of Cordon Bleu magazine, rebound into five attractive leather volumes. The works are written in French.

Comprising of issues 806 (January 1926) to 877 (December 1931), missing here is issue 828, of December 1927.

A influential culinary magazine started in the late 1890s by French journalist Marthe Distel, the series offered recipes and cookery instructions, including for parties and entertaining. The cookery classes offered to the subscribers of the magazines would evolve into a more formal cookery school of the same name, which would expand to further success following the magazine's closure in the 1960s.

Each volume contains a decorative colour title page, as well as a great many illustrations and advertisments throughout.

 A excellent insight into France's culinary tradition, especially given the success of its predecessor school which, as of 2008, has over twenty-seven schools in seventeen countries.

 

CONDITION

In decorative quarter-morocco bindings with paper-covered boards. Externally quite smart, there is wear to the boards, joints and extremities, with some tenderness to hinges. Internally, the pages are firmly bound but there is age-toning, as well as instances of spotting and foxing, throughout, although the text and illustrations remain clear. There are also instances of chipping and a closed tears to several pages. Overall: VERY GOOD.


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