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OP: The Princesses Cook Book

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by Jenny Akerstrom
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Albert Bonnier Publishing House, 1936. Hardcover. Very Good. 

This book is a much-loved collectors’ classic. Jenny Akerstrom (1867–1957), a renowned Swedish cooking teacher, published her cookbook in 1929 under the title Prinsessornas Kokbok, dedicating it to three of her celebrated students, the princesses Margaretha of Denmark, Märtha of Norway, and Astrid of Belgium. Their pictures appear on the cover of the book, as well as on a page of the forematter. 

The English translation, published by Albert Bonnier in 1936 as The Princesses Cook Book, was an immediate hit. Although it has a substantial Scandinavian leaning (37 recipes for herring and a couple for lutefisk), it also has a broadly upscale European character, ranging from poached eggs with creamed lobster and beef stroganov to jellied wood grouse and a show-stopping jellied orange cake.

Our copy of this charming book lacks the scarce jacket, though the case is attractive on its own. Externally and internally it is in Very Good condition, clean and unmarked. The spine and a front corner show a color loss. General rubbing and scuffing, the title somewhat dimmed. The binding is sound.

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