Recettes Pour un Ami. Préface et illustrations de Jean Cocteau. Introduction de Emmanuel Berl.
Paris: Galerie Jean Giraudoux, 1964.
Quarto, unpaginated. Twenty original illustrations in red on ivory cloth pages. FIRST EDITION, limited to 800 copies, with this being number 64 of 770 unsigned copies. A collection of recipes by the chef of Le Grand Vefour, the first grand restaurant of Paris, which originally opened in 1784. The restaurant was revived with Oliver in charge in 1948, having been closed in 1905. It was awarded a third Michelin star in 1953. In this book, Oliver shares dishes he makes for his friends. A touch of very light foxing to edges of text block, otherwise fine, in ivory cloth, in very lightly soiled slipcase with chemise. With an additional suite of twelve lithographs on B.F.K. Rives, labelled in pencil, "Avantages Réservés aux membres de Tradition et Qualité"