Paris: Dorbon-Ainé (1916). Wartime memoir written by the British born celebrity chef. Secretary to Henri Gauthier-Villars (who called him "a little swindler and a huge homosexual") he wrote a number of books on cookery and contributed to Jacques Fersen's Akademos (see Sidney Place below). Privately printed edition of 300 copies (#48), this example without the etchings by Laboureur. Very good in decorative covers, spine a bit worn and chipped, light fading.
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Paris: Dorbon . A brilliantly chatty gay novel whose central character is an androgynous dandy and man about town. The author's only novel, it was later excerpted in Adelsward-Fersen's short lived magazine Akademos. Boulestin, a onetime secretary to Willy (Henry Gauthier-Villars) was friends with Reggie Turner, Robert Ross, among others, and went on to become one of England's most famous chefs. Very good in very good illustrated wrappers, covers a bit spotted. Uncommon.