London: Herbert Jenkins, 1957. Jardine, Alex. Hard Cover. 12mo. Near Fine / Very Good. Item #006543
SIGNED with date and inscription to title page. Fifth printing. Full burgundy cloth, gold stamped vignette to front board. Pictorial endpapers. 127 pp. B&W illustrations in text. Boards slightly bowed, damp staining to tail edge. Offsetting to endpapers. Dust jacket is price clipped, damp stained, lightly foxed, chipped at spine head and corners, a few short tears to tail edge at rear. The Reluctant Cook is the second volume in the now famous trilogy of "Reluctant" books. In the first chapter the author confesses that her book is going to cheat a little because its purpose is not to show you how to dodge cooking, but how to simplify the job so that you will like doing it and not want to dodge it, promising that by the elimination of unwanted effort you will have so much time and energy to spare you can take up golf or archery.