First Edition of Chez Panisse Menu Cookbook; Signed by Alice Waters
Chez Panisse Menu Cookbook.
Item Number: 68026
New York: Random House, 1982.
First edition of Waters’ first book. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Boldly signed by Alice Waters on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Written in collaboration with Linda P. Guenzel. Recipes edited by Carolyn Dille. Designed and illustrated by David Lance Goines.
One hundred thirty recipes by the founder-chef-proprietor of one of America's great restaurants range from simple salads to roast duck with wild mushrooms and coulibiac of salmon with wild rice.
Other Books by this Author
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"the strategy of the golf course is the soul of the game": First Edition of Golf Architecture in America; inscribed by George C. Thomas, Jr. in the rare original dust jacket
Los Angeles: The Times-Mirror Press, 1927.
First edition of one of the most comprehensive books on the fundamentals of golf course construction written by one of the field’s leading architects. Octavo, original green cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated throughout. Lengthily inscribed by the author on the verso of half-title page. Near fine in the original dust jacket which shows chips to the spine, front and rear panels. Rare in the dust jacket and inscribed.
Signed personal check from Amelia Earhart dated December 20, 1932 payable to her husband George Palmer Putnam for $250, which measures 2.5 inches by 7.5 inches. Double-matted and framed with a sheet music cover honoring Earhart. The entire piece measures 12 inches by 18 inches, with a window in the backing for viewing Putnam’s signature.