First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: “For Frances Yarborough, successful cooking! James Beard.”
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Octavo. Original yellow cloth, titles to spine gilt, vignette to front board brown and red, red endpapers. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece and vignettes in the text printed in red and black throughout by Earl Thollander. Top edge lightly foxed, internally fine; an excellent copy in the bright jacket, with a small chip to the head of the rear panel, and a few small chips and nicks to extremities.