Fit for a King, the Merle Armitage Book of Food.

New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, Publishers, [1939].

Octavo (24 x 19.5 cm.), 258, [3] pages. Printed throughout in black, red, navy, an brown. Designed by the great mid-century book designer Armitage and printed by Lynton R. Kistler. FIRST EDITION. In addition to essays by the contributors listed above, the book contains recipes by various famous figures of the 1930s, including Raymond Loewy, Rockwell Kent, The Browns, Edgar Varese, Feodor Chaliapin, Lewis Mumford, Aline Bernstein, and chefs Helen Cheer of La Louisiane, and Louis Diat of the Ritz-Carlton. Edward Weston's, photo essay, "Four Vegetables" is included at the end. A companion book, Fit For A Queen, was co-authored with Armitage's wife Isabelle, and published in 1958. Some light soiling internally, and a few leaves with some light wear to the fore edge. In publisher's black cloth, titled and decorated in red on the spine and front panel. Yellow dust jacket, printed in green and red, price-clipped and with some edgewear, and two small holes to rear panel.

Price: $90.00