Signed by M.F.K. Fisher
Here Let Us Feast: A Book of Banquets.
Item Number: 3032
New York: Viking Press, 1946.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a very good dust jacket. Signed by M.F.K. Fisher on the title page.
"M.F.K. Fisher is our greatest food writer because she puts food in the mount, the mind and the imagination all at the same time. Beyond the gastronomical bravura, she is a passionate woman; food is her metaphor" (Shana Alexander).
Other Books by this Author
“First we eat, then we do everything else”: First Edition of M.F.K. Fisher's Classic Work The Art of Eating; Signed by Her
Cleveland: The World Publishing Company, 1954.
First edition of Fisher’s classic work. 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. Jacket design by Leo Manso. With an introduction by Clifton Fadiman. Rare and desirable signed by M.F.K. Fisher.
"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 Publishers, 1937.
First edition of the author’s first book. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. 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.
New York: Duell, Sloan and Pierce, 1941.
First edition of this early Fisher work, which deals in the history, preparation and eating of oysters. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the M.F.K. Fisher on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Uncommon signed.
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.
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1968.
First edition of Plimpton’s classic work on golf. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author, “For Great Max another wild effusion- George.” The recipient was Max Steele, who along with Plimpton started The Paris Review. Additionally inscribed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus on the front free endpaper to the same recipient, Max Steele. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Robert Korn. A unique example.
New York: Warner Books, 1983.
First edition. Inscribed by the author to Gloria Steinem on the half-title page, “To Gloria, I have admired you and your work for a very long time! To a good friendship with best wishes! Ruth Westheimer.” An excellent example in very good dust jacket with light rubbing and wear. A nice association.
"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.