Art of Eating, M. F .K. Fisher, 1954. Hard cover with dust jacket. 749 pages. This edition contains five complete books in one volume. With an Appreciation by James Beard. First collected of Fisher’s major works: Serve It Forth, Consider the Oyster, How to Cook a Wolf, The Gastronomical Me, and An Alphabet for Gourmets. Published by The World Publishing Company, New York. 1954. Presumed first edition, first printing, no other being mentioned. Excellent vintage condition. Square and firm with all pages and binding clean and tight; spine is straight with no tilts; outer cloth panels are free of any soiling; light shelf wear to spine edges; stain at top page edges. No previous owner’s writing, stamps, name labels or bookplates; No rips or tears. No pages are torn, written-on, highlighted or dog-eared. Great condition! Dust jacket is a mess. Excellent collection from one of America’s best and most famous culinary writers! Definitely gift quality!
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