FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO WITH ROYAL PROVENANCE
PRUNIER, Madame (Simone) ~ La Maison. The History of Prunier’s.
London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1957
Full crushed morocco, 8.5 inches tall. An elegant binding by Morrell with gilt raised bands, twin fillets framing the panels and boards, label, gilt dentelles and all edges. The first edition inscribed by the author 'With my respects to your Royal Highness (The Duke of Gloucester)...' From the library of Kensington Palace. La Maison Prunier was opened in Paris in 1872 and moved to St. James's in 1934. Famed for its fish dishes and a regular haunt of Edward Prince of Wales and Wallis Simpson it closed in 1976.