[London]: The Tea Centre, 1952. First Printing. Stiff Wrappers. Scarce booklet, with decorations (vignettes) by Elizabeth Corsellis, on the history of the British relationship with tea. Crown 8vo (183 x 122mm): ,29,, with two leaves of plates (color photographs of the author's tea-related collection of Derby, Worcester, and Chelsea porcelain). Stapled (as issued) in stiff printed wrappers, upper cover printed in blue, red, and gold with title within elaborate cartouche, back cover priced 5s. About Fine (cream-colored back cover lightly dust-soiled and marginally toned). Fine-. Item #BB2232
Gervas Huxley, husband of author Elsbeth Huxley, was a British Army officer and a founder of the Ministry of Information. He wrote a more extensive homage to tea in 1956, titled "Talking of Tea," from cultivation of the plant to brewing and drinking of the beverage. by N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable mylar sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).