“Fit for a King:” The Merle Armitage Book of Food, 1939, First Edition, First Printing: Oversized book compiled by Merle Armitage and edited by Ramiel McGehee. Published by Duell, Sloan and Pearce, Publishers, New York, in 1939. A compilation of recipes from famous people including Lewis Mumford, Angna Enters, Alfred Lunt, Gilbert Seldes, Edward Weston, The Browns (Cora, Rose and Bob,) Raymond Loewy, Edgar Varese, Julian Street, Aline Bernstein, Louis Untermeyer, J. Selmer Fougner, Peppino Mangravite, John Charles Thomas, Richardson Wright, Feodor Chaliapin, Jean Hersholt, Murdock Pemberton, Rockwell Kent, Richard Byrne of Scarletts, Roy Alciatore of Antoinees, Helen Cheer of La Louisiane and Chef Diat of The Ritz-Carlton Horel. Includes four spectacular photographs of vegetables by Edward Weston. Book is in as-if-new condition. Dust jacket has some light stains and a couple of tiny tears.