Advances in Fruit Breeding [Alan Davidson's copy]

By: Janick, Jules & Moore, James N. (eds)

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Book Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, thick quarto, pp xviii, 623, very clean internally, pictorial boards slightly worn and rubbed, corners slightly bumped. A very comprehensive work on temperate fruits and nuts, and subtropical fruits. Very heavy - extra postage may be required, [Alan Davidson's copy, with his "fish" bookplate. One of the most important figures in twentieth century culinary writing and scholarship, Davidson was a British diplomat and historian best known for his writing and editing on food and gastronomy. He was the author of the 900-page, encyclopedic The Oxford Companion to Food. In 1948, Davidson joined the Foreign Office and served in diplomatic posts in Washington, Tunis, Brussels, Cairo, the Hague; from 1973 to 1975, he was ambassador to Laos. While living in Tunis, his wife asked him to look for a cookbook on fish because she did not recognize any of the local varieties. Not being able to find one he wrote one himself. The original manuscript was copied with a stencil machine. A copy reached the British cooking guru Elizabeth David, who passed it on to Penguin Books, which published it in 1972 as Mediterranean Seafood. This was followed by Seafood Of South East Asia (1979) and North Atlantic Seafood (1979), for which he travelled throughout the region, gathering thousands of recipes from Portugal to Iceland.]

Title: Advances in Fruit Breeding [Alan Davidson's copy]

Author Name: Janick, Jules & Moore, James N. (eds)

Categories: Fruit & Vegetables,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: West Lafayette, Indiana, Purdue University Press: 1975

ISBN Number: 0911198369

ISBN Number 13: 9780911198362

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 009336

Keywords: alan davidson.,