Gub Gub's Book: An Encyclopedia of Food in Twenty Volumes

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Author: Hugh John Lofting (1886-1947)

Year: 1932

Publisher: Frederic A Stokes Company

Place: New York


185 pages with color frontispiece and illustrations. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 5 1/4") bound in original publisher's blue pictorial cloth with red lettering to spine in original pictorial jacket. First American edition.

The pig from the author's Doctor Dolittle books offers his scholarly opinion on the origins of the truffle, the War of the Tomatoes, and the cases of the Icebox Detective, Mr. Sherbert Scones, in his encyclopedia of food. When Doctor Dolittle's friend Gub-Gub first planned to write a book it was to be a History of Eating in Twenty volumes. Now that it is donem, it is, happily, only one volume after all, but what a volume! Food! A great theme, nobly treated by Dr Gub-Gub, DSD (Doctor of Salad Dressing.) By various ruses, Gub-Gub persuades the other animals in Puddleby to listen as he reads aloud the results of his fascinating researches while they are waiting for the Doctor to come home from the Moon. Very swiftly indeed it makes the time pass from his hearers and his sympathetic treat of the joys of food will make mouth water and tears of laughter flow from every eye.


Points gently bumped and rubbed, spine ends rubbed. Jacket with chips to spine ends and corners, closed edge tears and chips, hinges with closed tears else a very good copy in like jacket.

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