London: Virtue & Co., 1937. John J.N. Mackman (Foreword). Second ed., quarto, pp. xv, 308, (51), incl. index, b&w photographic portrait of Lambeth, profusely illustrated with b&w plates and 20 full-page colour plates, original gilt decorated dark red boards with relief title to front board. An unusually clean copy of an early cookbook with the rare (often missing) original folded template for 'Gondola' cake loosely inserted. Also included is a letter from a Western Australian wedding cake specialist, 'Kentucky Kitchen' (Piccadilly Arcade, Perth, W.A.) requesting further cake books.
Joseph Lambeth was born in the United States. He visited London for many years and was a successful winner of 'Gold' and 'Silver' medals at the International Food and Confectionary Exposition in London. He eventually moved to London starting a pastry school, The Lambeth Decorating School where he popularized English 'Overpiping' techniques. Item #102522
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