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Cheddar Gorge. A Book of English Cheeses.

SQUIRE (John) - editor.

SQUIRE (John) - editor.

Cheddar Gorge. A Book of English Cheeses.

Decorative title-page and 34 illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard.

First Edition. 4to. [265 x 193 x 14 mm]. 181pp. Newly bound by Bayntun-Riviere (signed in gilt on the front turn-in) in green Harmatan goatskin, the covers tooled in gilt with fillets and gouges in the shape of cheeses, with a yellow goatskin onlay on the front lettered with the title in green and gilt and a circular yellow onlay on the rear tooled with a gilt mouse. Smooth spine continuing the design and lettered downwards in gilt in different sized fonts, the turn-ins tooled with a gilt roll, marbled endleaves, gilt edges.
London: Collins, 1937

A glorious celebration of English cheeses, with chapters on Stilton (by Sir John Squire), Cheddar (Horace Annesley Vachell), Cheshire (Vyvyan Holland), Double Gloucester (Osbert Burdett), Leicester (Henry Stevens), Wensleydale (Ambrose Heal), Caerphilly (Ernest Oldmeadow), Dunlop (Moray McLaren), Irish (Oliver St. J. Gogarty) and Blue Vinny (André L. Simon). There is also "An Interlude by the Artist", Ernest H. Shepard, who had taken instructions in cheese making from Mrs Browning of Actree's Farm, near Berkeley in Gloucestershire.

Stock no. ebc6136

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Price: £2000