Boniface, Goodman Kelleher, A Cook’s Story of His Own Broth: A signed and numbered copy of a privately printed autobiography printed in 1945 by Adirondack Resorts Press, Inc., Lake George, New York. Hard cover with 133 pages, plus many unnumbered pages with photographs. This copy is number 463, signed by the author and still including a Bank of Lake Placid “check,” that served as a bookmark. Kelleher was a restaurateur and hotel owner at Clearwater Beach and St. Petersburg, Florida, and Lake Placid, New York, and his memoir has a great deal of local history about those areas.
The cover of this book has a lot of shelf wear, including a chewed-off 1/2″ at the bottom of the spine cover. (I have a new puppy who loves to chew. I recognize this damage–I’ll bet that this damage was caused by a pet!) Inside, the book’s pages are completely clean and clear, and the binding is sound. To be clear, while there’s a lot of information about cooking and running restaurants in this book, there are no recipes.