Fireside Cook Book: A Complete Guide to Fine Cooking for Beginner and Expert Containing 1217 Recipes and Over 400 Color Pictures, by James A. Beard. Published by Simon and Schuster, New York, in 1949. This copy is from the 2008 reprint, also published by Simon and Schuster. With a new subtitle: The Classic Guide to Fine Cooking for Beginner and Expert. And with a warm, enthusiastic foreward by Mark Bittman. This book is in nearly mint condition. 323 pages. Hard cover with dust jacket. First edition, first printing. Dust jacket has several minor dings. Book is in mint condition. Hinges in perfect condition, as is the binding. It was donated to a library, so there’s one book plate and one library stamp. Everything else is perfect. Dust jacket is in Mylar. P.S. See the signature, below.
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