“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

  • The Art of Eating.

The Art of Eating.

$2,000.00

Item Number: 12060

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.

"How wonderful to have here in my hands the essence of M.F.K. Fisher, whose wit and fulsome opinions on food and those who produce it, comment upon it, and consume it are as apt today as they were several decades ago, when she composed them. Why did she choose food and hunger she was asked, and she replied, 'When I write about hunger, I am really writing about love and the hunger for it, and warmth, and the love of it . . . and then the warmth and richness and fine reality of hunger satisfied.' This is the stuff we need to hear, and to hear again and again" (Julia Child).

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