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"The secret of good summer food is the freshness of ingredients": Elizabeth David's Summer Cooking; Signed by Her
London: Dorling Kindersley, 1985.
First edition of the re-issue of this classic work. Quarto, original illustrated boards, illustrated throughout. Boldly signed by Elizabeth David on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Line drawings by Adrian Daintrey. Photograph of Elizabeth David by Cecil Beaton.
Price: $850.00 Item Number: 105488
"When the shuttle lifts off, all of America will be reminded of the crucial roles teachers and education play in the life of our nation": First edition of the Teacher in Space Cookbook; inscribed by Teacher In Space National Finalists Bonnie Fakes and Robin Kline
Teacher in Space Cookbook: Compiled by the Teacher In Space National Finalists, the “Class of 51L”, United Space Shuttle Challenger Mission scheduled for launch, January 22, 1986 and other parties interested in Space Education.
Waseca, Minnesota: Walter's Publishing Company, 1986.
First edition Teacher in Space cookbook, issued prior to the January 28, 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger tragedy. Octavo, original wrappers spiral bound, frontispiece portrait of Sharon Christa McAuliffe, illustrated with color photographs. Inscribed on the verso of the front panel by editor Bonnie Fakes, “Bon Appetit! Bonnie Fakes” and Robin Kline, “My Love and Gratitude Robin Kline.” President Ronald Reagan announced his search for a “teacher passenger” for a shuttle mission on August 27, 1984. Of the thousands of teachers that applied, Bonnie Fakes was the official finalist from Tennessee and Kline the official finalist from Arizona. The spot was ulitimately rewarded to Sharon Christa McAuliffe of New Hampshire who died tragically in the 1986 Challenger disaster. Fakes put together the Teacher in Space cookbook in an effort to have all state finalists contribute a recipe in celebration of their achievement. The cookbook includes two recipes by McAuliffe in addition to recipes by First Lady Nancy Reagan, astronaut James Garn and Challenger Commander Dick Scobee. In fine condition. Scarce and desirable. OCLC locates only three other copies at LOC, Virginia Tech and Ohio State University. Uncommon signed.
Price: $450.00 Item Number: 103520
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1943.
First edition of Rawlings’ heartwarming cookbook. Octavo, original pictorial calico-textured cloth. Boldly signed by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. In very good condition. Illustrations by Robert Camp.
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 102958