Signed By M.F.K. Fisher
Consider the Oyster.
Item Number: 1977
New York: Duell, Sloan and Pierce, 1941.
First edition. Octavo, original boards. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Signed by the M.F.K. Fisher on the front endpage.
"Since Lewis Carroll no one had written charmingly about that indecisively sexed bivalve until Mrs. Fisher came along with her Consider the Oyster. Surely this will stand for some time as the most judicious treatment in English" (Clifton Fadiman).
Other Books by this Author
Cleveland: The World Publishing Company, 1954.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by M.F.K. Fisher on the front free endpaper. Light rubbing to the bottom boards, very good in a very good dust jacket with some wear to the spine crown.
New York: G.P. Putnam's, 1969.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “MFK Fisher with good wishes always St. Helena 1970.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear.
"The Finest Writer on Food"; First Edition of the Authors First Book, Serve It Forth; Signed by M.F.K. Fisher
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1937.
First edition of the author’s first book. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper "with good wishes M.F.K. Fisher." Fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with a few small closed tears and overall wear. Scarce in this condition and signed.
First Edition of Coaching Days and Coaching Ways; Finely Bound by Bayntun Bindery; From the Library of E.F. Hutton
London: MacMillan & Company, 1888.
First edition. Quarto, ornately bound in full red morocco by Bayntun. Gilt tooling to the spine, front and rear panels, gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. With the original cloth bound at the rear. Extensively illustrated with drawings by Herbert Railton and Hugh Thomson. From the library of Edward Francis Hutton with his bookplate. Hutton was an American financier and co-founder of E. F. Hutton & Co., one of the most respected financial firms in the United States. Along with his second wife was General Foods heiress, Marjorie Merriweather Post, whom he married in 1920 they built several famous houses including Hillwood, a Tudor revival style mansion on Long Island’s North Shore, Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, and the largest privately owned seagoing yacht of the era, the “Hussar V”, which is best known as the Sea Cloud. An exceptional presentation with noted provenance.
“A man who can putt is a match for anyone”: First Edition of Willie Park's The Art of Putting; Inscribed by Him
Edinburgh: J. & J. Gray & Company, 1920.
First edition of the author’s rare book on putting. Octavo, original cloth, top edge gilt, illustrated with plates from photographs. Inscribed by the author on the title page, “To C.A.J. Ament Esq. With Compliments, Willie Park.” Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare signed an inscribed.
"There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in"First Edition of the "Definitive" Biography of Leonard Cohen; Signed by Him
New York: Ecco Press, 2012.
First edition of the definitive biography of Leonard Cohen. Octavo, original half cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Signed by Leonard Cohen on the half title page. Rare signed.
Rare First Edition of William Reid's Golfing Reminiscences: The Growth of the Game, 1887-1925; Inscribed by Him
Edinburgh: J. & J. Gray, 1925.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “With the author’s compliments.” Near fine in the rare original dust jacket with a few small closed tears and wear. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.