Munchen: Selbstverlag/Suddeutschen Verlag, 1952.
Octavo, 478 pages. First edition. Walterspiel was a prominent German chef, restaurateur and hotelier. After operating a string of other restaurants and hotels throughout northern Europe, Alfred, with his brother Otto, opened purchased the Hotel Four Seasons in Munich, and opened the Restaurant Walterspiel. The restaurant was open throughout World War II, but was bombed and burnt to the ground in 1944. They reopened the hotel in 1950, and Alfred issued this combined memoir/cookbook. This copy is inscribed to the great Swiss hotelier Ferdinand Sperl, and additional carries a gift inscription from Sperl's wife. With the bookplate of Sperl to the front paste-down, and a review of the book by Harry Schraemli pasted to the front fly. Lacking the original dust jacket, one small adhesion mark to front paste-down, otherwise fine.