Entertaining with Elizabeth Craig - Elizabeth Craig, Heather Perry (illustrator) 1933 - Collins, London - First Edition A fine first edition in the extremely elusive and wonderful dust jacket.

From entertaining on boat race day, surprise parties, after-theatre supper, assisting a bride with her first dinner and presenting a tea-party to afternoon bridge, shivarees and a full swing cocktail bash, and bathing parties (mixed), this book has it all, topped with 32 charming full-page colour illustrations by Herry-Perry (Heather Perry).

Your basket may be the latest model from Bond Street, or just a long wicker hamper, neatly packed with all the appliances you need for an enjoyable meal. It may be only a tea basket for two, fitted with a stove, stand and kettle with a screw lid for carrying water, a spirit tin, provision box, tea and sugar box, cream flask, butter or preserve jar, and china cups and saucers and polished spoons.’
  Elizabeth Josephine Craig (1883-1980) was born in Scotland, started to cook at the age of six and began collecting recipes from the age of 12. She studied journalism in Dundee, publishing her first cookery feature in the Daily Express in 1920, apparently because an editor declared she was the only woman in Fleet Street who could cook. Craig went on to write over 40 books mostly related to cooking and household management, by the 1930’s she had become well known for her practical and thrifty advice which was honed during the wartime rationing that was to come (see her 1941 title ‘Cooking in Wartime’). Craig was also a founding member of PEN International.

Heather ‘Herry--’Perry’ Perry (1893-1962) studied at the London School of Arts, and went on to be a succesful graphic designed, preducing some of the most iconic London Underground posters of the 1920’s and 30’s.

Thick octavo (book size 19x13.5cm), pp. viii 312. In publisher’s wine red cloth, spine lettered and decorated in cream, front panel with single fillet border enclosing vignette of of a dining setting, all in cream, red patterned endpapers. Dust jacket priced ‘
The published price of this bock is 3/6 NET’ to lower corner of front flap.
  Condition: Fine, only slight wear to head of spine and corners, in very good dust jacket, spine toned, wear to corner and edges with some loss to head of spine, closed tear to upper end lower edge of front panel.   Ref: 110743   Price: HK$ 4,200