Charlemagne’s Tablecloth: A Piquant History of Feasting -::- Nichola Fletcher lands on the shelves of my shop.
London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson in association with Peter Crawley, 2004, (First Edition) (Signed Copy) Hardback in dust wrapper.
Signed by the author, without dedication, on the title page without provenance. Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Black & white plates; Black & white drawings; List of sources;
>From the cover: Feasts, banquets and grand dinners have always played a vital role in our lives. They oil the wheels of diplomacy, smooth the paths of the ambitious and spread joy at family celebrations. They lift the spirits and involve all our senses. Some feasts have given rise to hilarious misunderstandings, at others competitive elements take over. Some are purely for pleasure…
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Pages lightly and unevenly age-tanned, a decent copy otherwise.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIII] 256 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.