The Delectable Past. By Esther B. Aresty. [1964].

The Delectable Past. The Joys of the Table- From Rome to the Renaissance, from Queen Elizabeth I to Mrs. Beeton. The Menus, the Manners- and the Most Delicate Recipes of the Past, Masterfully Re- Created for Cooking and Enjoying Today.  By Esther B. Aresty.  NY:  Simon and Schuster, 1964.  1st ed. 8vo.  254pp., profusely illustrated in b/w, biblio., index.  Grey linen, illustrated endpapers, VG in slightly chipped, else Good color illustrated DJ.  Contains the very important biblio. from this renowned collector of cookbooks.