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PROVENCE, 1970:  M.F.K. FISHER, JULIA CHILD, JAMES BEARD, AND THE REINVENTION OF AMERICAN TASTE., Barr, Luke.
1 Barr, Luke. PROVENCE, 1970: M.F.K. FISHER, JULIA CHILD, JAMES BEARD, AND THE REINVENTION OF AMERICAN TASTE.
New York Clarkson Potter 2013 0307718344 / 9780307718341 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
309 pp, 8 1/2" H. "In the winter of (1970), more or less coincidentally, six iconic culinary figures, including Julia Child, James Beard, and M.F.K. Fisher, found themselves together in the South of France. They cooked and ate and talked late into the night about the future of food in America, the meaning of taste, and the limits of snobbery. The pioneering food writer M.F.K. Fisher had arrived on an ocean liner, traveling in grand style. The already iconic Julia Child, star of the television show 'The French Chef', was returning to her vacation home, La Pitchoune, wondering just how 'French' she wanted to be. Simone Beck, Child's coauthor of the seminal 'Mastering the Art of French Cooking', was there, too, at her family's estate. James Beard, meanwhile, was working on his most ambitious book, 'American Cookery', while enrolled at a nearby diet clinic. And the reclusive chef Richard Olney, whose first book, 'The French Menu Cookbook', had just been published, was living in Provence and pointing the way to a new kind of culinary bohemianism. Here were America's leading voices in the food world - joined by renowned cookbook editor Judith Jones - all converging in Provence, and yet, incredibly, some were meeting for the first time. Drawing in large part on M.F.K. Fisher's detailed journals and letters, her grandnephew has re-created what is in retrospect a pivotal moment - when the democratization of cooking and taste became part of the national conversation in America. His dramatic retelling of those few weeks in the hills above the Cote d'Azur conjurs conversations and meals, arguments and unspoken rivalries." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, several very small dents on bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, patches of very light browning, a few very small light stins on fron panel, faint liquid mark at top 2" of front flap fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE RETURN OF SERGEANT LUCK., Bond, Geoffrey.
2 Bond, Geoffrey. THE RETURN OF SERGEANT LUCK.
Max Parrish, London, 1964, first edition. 
144 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. The sixth 'Sergeant Luck' adventure. Jacket design by William Randell. "The dagger sped through the open window, whistling closely past the commandant. Its razor edge landed with a thud ri ght in the centre of a map of North Africa. Was it thrown to kill? What was the meaning of the cryptic message carved on its hilt? What was happening in the remote fortress of Ain Seffara? Sergeant Luck meant to find out. Once again w e m e e t S e r geant Luck and his indomitable companions, Corporal Trenet and Aloysius Bimberg; we are back with the 'legionnaires' in one of the strangest episodes in Luck's carerr. The sergeant finds himself in conflict with a most mysterious en e my , th e e ve r- th reatening but never present figure known as 'The Dawn'. His trilling exploits in the menacing desert will delight all Sergeant Luck's old admirers and will win him many eager new adherents." Slight bump at top/bottom of s pin e/ rea r hin ge , tin y d int to top edge of rear board, tiny foxing mark on top of textblock. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, minor browning to edges and on spine/flap-folds, small lett er "c" wr itte n i n ink on r ear panel, light soiling. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
DREAM DAYS., Grahame, Kenneth.
3 Grahame, Kenneth. DREAM DAYS.
Berkeley Ten Speed Press 1993 0898155460 / 9780898155464 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Maxfield Parrish. 
228 pp, 8 1/4" H. B&w reproductions. "Written as a companion volume to 'The Golden Age', this collection of enchanting (and, some would say, enchanted) stories, stands on its own as a unique contribution to the world of children's literature. From well-known favorites like 'The Reluctant Dragon' to the less well-known but no less marvelous, 'The Walls Were As Of Jasper', these tales will enthrall and delight with a freshness that belies the century since their original publication. Kenneth Grahame, beloved English author of 'The Wind in the Willows', and Maxfield Parrish, the pre-eminent American illustrator, were brought together by visionary publisher John Lane of The Bodley Head for a second collaboration following their success with 'The Golden Age'." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MYTH, MAGIC, AND MYSTERY: ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF AMERICAN CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATION., Hearn, Michael Patrick / Clark, Trinkett / Clark, H. Nichols B.
4 Hearn, Michael Patrick / Clark, Trinkett / Clark, H. Nichols B. MYTH, MAGIC, AND MYSTERY: ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF AMERICAN CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATION.
Boulder, Colorado Roberts Rinehart Publishers in cooperation with The Chrysler Museum of Art 1996 1570980799 / 9781570980794 Soft Cover Very Good 
242 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated in color and b&w. "A stunning achievement, 'Myth, Magic, and Mystery' brings together the work of nearly every prominent children's book illustrator of the twentieth century. Developed for a nationwide, touring exhibition beginning at The Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia in June 1996, this book stands alone as a portable encyclopedia of the 'masters' of the genre. Included here are the works of such popular illustrators as N.C. Wyeth, Chris Van Allsburg, Maurice Sendak, Dr. Seuss, Edward Gorey, Tomi Ungerer, and others; a special feature of the book is a complete 'alphabet' created from a selection of the classic ABC books by the likes of Richard Scarry and 'Curious George' creator H.A. Rey. (This) will be a volume to be treasured alongside the classics themselves, a book to be sought after for moments of quiet contemplation or recollections of sheer joy." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, light rubbing on covers, tiny dent on fore-edge of text block, tiny stain on bottom of text block. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THE COLOPHON.  NEW SERIES.  WINTER 1937.  VOLUME II, NUMBER 2., Hogan, Charles Beecher; Berlack, Harris; Hersholt, Jean; Ferguson, DeLancey; Silver, Rollo G.; Lewis, Sinclair; Rushmore, A.W.; Almy Robert F.; Heron, Flodden W.; Ashley-Montagu, M.F.; Hawthorne, Manning; Adams, Randolph G.; Adams, Frederick B., Jr.
5 Hogan, Charles Beecher; Berlack, Harris; Hersholt, Jean; Ferguson, DeLancey; Silver, Rollo G.; Lewis, Sinclair; Rushmore, A.W.; Almy Robert F.; Heron, Flodden W.; Ashley-Montagu, M.F.; Hawthorne, Manning; Adams, Randolph G.; Adams, Frederick B., Jr. THE COLOPHON. NEW SERIES. WINTER 1937. VOLUME II, NUMBER 2.
New York Pynson Printers 1937 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
Pagination runs from 165 to 310. Contents: If You Must Write a Bibliography, by Charles Beecher Hogan; Lex Epistolarum, by Harris Berlack; Worlds Built on Books (use of books for Hollywood productions), by Jean Hersholt; "The Petrified Truth" (hoaxes by Mark Twain and Dan De Quille), by DeLancey Ferguson; For the Bright Particular Star (correspondence of Walt Whitman with Mary Costelloe et al.) by Rollo G. Silver; Breaking into Print, by Sinclair Lewis; Busman's Holiday (The Golden Hind Press), by A.W. Rushmore; J.N. Reynolds: A Brief Biography with Particular Reference to Poe and Symmes, by Robert F. Almy; Photographs (the libraries of George Arents, Jr., Morris L. Parrish, Jean Hersholt, Robert P. Eckert, Jr.); Lost? Stolen? Concealed? Literary Properties (thoughts on the original map from Treasure Island, the original manuscript of Seven Pillars of Wisdom, the manuscript of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland), by Flodden W. Heron; Three Unknown Portraits of Walter Savage Landor, by M.F. Ashley-Montagu; Hawthorne and "The Man of God" (Nathaniel Hawthorne and Horace Lorenzo Conolly), by Manning Hawthorne; Notes and Queries; The Crow's Nest (Advertising Announcements and Notes about Contributors), by Frederick B. Adams, Jr. Darkening to top edge of boards and top of text block, tiny light foxing marks on top of text block, minor browning on hinges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A COVINGTON CHRISTMAS., Medlicott, Joan.
6 Medlicott, Joan. A COVINGTON CHRISTMAS.
Pocket Books, New York, 2005, first edition. 
239 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0743499212 Double page map. "The new pastor at the Cove Road Church in Covington (North Carolina) discovers that a former pastor from forty years ago was never ordained as a minister, and was th erefore not qualified to marry anyone - which means that five longstanding marriages are invalid! With their marriages thrown into crisis, it's decided that the couples absolutely must remarry on Christmas Eve. But with the church despera t e l y i n n eed of repairs and lacking the funds to fix the rotting floorboards and the outdated heating system, how can they ever get it ready in time? Sounds like a job for the ladies of Covington! Grace, Hannah, and Amelia step in to organi ze t he w e dd in g s, while their friends and neighbors volunteer paint, lumber, and good old-fashioned elbow grease to fix up the church. But when last-minute obstacles threaten to stop the weddings, they're going to need a miracle to turn Chr ist mas Ev e i nt o a we dd ing day that no one will ever forget...." The book closes with three holiday recipes and seven discussion questions that could be used by book groups. Minor rubbing on boards, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Ver y Go od+/ Near Fi ne 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
UNIVERSAL OUTLOOK:  THE MAGAZINE FOR ALL INTERESTED IN DEANNA DURBIN.  COMPLETE RUN OF SIX VOLUMES, SPRING 1940 - SUMMER 1941., Stannage, James Robert, editor.  (Deanna Durbin.)  Joe Pasternak, Marguerite Slaney, Raymond H. Hill, Frederick Curtis, Julian Bagnall, Jay Gordon, George Hutter, Ronald Clinton, Lewis Howard, John Hackett, D.S. Washbrook, Nelson Blair, Paul Davis, et al.
7 Stannage, James Robert, editor. (Deanna Durbin.) Joe Pasternak, Marguerite Slaney, Raymond H. Hill, Frederick Curtis, Julian Bagnall, Jay Gordon, George Hutter, Ronald Clinton, Lewis Howard, John Hackett, D.S. Washbrook, Nelson Blair, Paul Davis, et al. UNIVERSAL OUTLOOK: THE MAGAZINE FOR ALL INTERESTED IN DEANNA DURBIN. COMPLETE RUN OF SIX VOLUMES, SPRING 1940 - SUMMER 1941.
Guildford Deanna Durbin Devotees of Great Britain Stapled in Wraps Good+ 
6 issues of "Universal Outlook" - a complete run of the Deanna Durbin fan magazine. **Please note: the 'Second Edition' (the second issue in the run) is the December 1940 'Special Reprint' ("revised, altered, with different illustrations and new features"). Apparently a reprint of the original Summer Edition had been planned due to demand, but "the entire make-up of the magazine,including all the photographic blocks, was destroyed by enemy action."** Approx. 8 1/2 " H, with many b&w photographs, plus drawings and contemporary advertisements. 55 pp, 42 pp, 47 pp, 46 pp,46 pp, 40 pp. The majority of the articles are about Deanna Durbin, her films, family, wedding, fashions, etc., but there are also articles about: Robert Stack, Helen Parrish, Gloria Jean (Schoonover), Joe Pasternak, Robert Cummings, Bebe Daniels, Nan Grey, etc. Interiors - Spring 1940 has a small curl and soft ceasing to top corner of pages; minor soft wrinkling to some pages in some volumes; light rusting to staples. Exteriors - small areas of foxing on front of two volumes; light soft wrinkling to some cover edges and corners; light edge wear - mainly on spine but heavier on the spine of Summer 1941; 3" tear at bottom of spine of Spring 1941 - archivally taped; rubbing and light soiling on rear covers of all volumes, light browning to edges of text block of some volumes. 
Price: 150.00 USD
 


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