Be Our Guest.

Alexandria, Virginia: Jean Berrard, 1987.

Quarto in wrappers, [xiii], 146 pages. First and only edition. A cookbook and memoir by a chef who grew up in his family's hotel in the small town of Artemare Haute Savoie and followed in his father's footsteps when his father retired in 1955. The author describes life under Nazi occupation. Berrard's admirers included Simca Beck, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas. Pen mark roughly inked out on title page; some pencil notes to title page. Pictorial tan stiff wrappers a bit faded at spine and with some edgewear. Near very good. Inscribed by Berrard and his wife on the verso of the front wrapper panel, and dated January 1992.

Price: $75.00