Russian Kerchiefs and Shawls

By: Gordeyeva, Olga; Louisa Yefimova; Rina Belogorskaya

Price: $44.95

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Book Condition: Fine

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"How Carrots Won the Trojan War" is a delightful collection of little-known stories about the origins, legends, and historical significance of 23 of the world's most popular vegetables. Curious cooks, gardeners, and casual readers alike will be fascinated by these far-fetched tales of their favorite foods' pasts. Readers will discover why Roman gladiators were massaged with onion juice before battle, how celery contributed to Casanova's conquests, how peas almost poisoned General Washington, and why some seventeenth-century turnips were considered degenerate. "How Carrots Won the Trojan War" is the perfect book for vegetable gardeners, foodies, and anyone else interested in the secret stories behind a salad.

Title: Russian Kerchiefs and Shawls

Author: Gordeyeva, Olga; Louisa Yefimova; Rina Belogorskaya

Categories: Art, Textiles, Crafts,

Publisher: Leningrad, Aurora Art Publishers: 1985

ISBN Number: 1603429689

ISBN Number 13: 9781603429689

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Pictorial Boards

Type: Textiles

Seller ID: 145208

Description: Book is in excellent condition. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. 166 pages, heavily illustrated with 100 plates, in full color.

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