Covering a period of several years, this is an active hostess’ dinner party planning book, with seating charts, menus including wines, and comments (sometimes quite funny: re dinner at a bridge party -- “weird dinner but cheap”). We don’t know who this active hostess was, but your cataloguer deduces from some comment that she hails from Britain”: “excellent haggis from Mr. Cripps of Billingchurch”. A fun read, and a a record of (probably) upper middle class British society in the period: “Not much of a life? We are moving to Rock Cottage Amberly on the 1st. Moving out of Ropers the following week. Dave sold to the charming Ashworths. Good luck to them!” Bound in blue morocco, with “Menus and Guests” stamped to the front board. Binding by Smythson of London.