Soyer, Alexis.


Being Historical Reminiscences of the Late War. With the Plain Art of Cookery for Military and Civil Institutions, The Army, Navy, Public, Etc. Etc. G. Routledge & Co. 1857.
1st Ed. viii + 597pp. + [ii] adverts. Engraved port. frontis., additional dec. t.p., 7 plates, text ills. Some light browning, hinges repaired, original gilt lettered cloth with dec. gilt design to upper board and spine, minor marking to boards, rebacked with original spine laid down. Bitting p.444 ‘Soyer’s account of conditions in the Crimea is second to none. Finding the soldiers too undernourished to withstand diseases, let alone battle, he set out to transform army supply diet, cookery, kitchen equipment and hospital supplies, with verve and genius affecting what was to be a revolution in institutional catering’ (John Lyle).
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