Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., .
Small octavo (19.5 x 12 cm.), , 245 pages. Second edition, revised, originally issued in 1948. A colorful guide to restaurant dining in New York City in the years following the Second World War. The guide has an unusual organizing structure, with four hundred seventy-five restaurants grouped into Shelly & Finny Fare, Gobblers, Potpies, and Popovers, Southern Accent, Chummy and Cheery, Heavy Date Coming Up, Plush and Splash, Quick on the Snigger, Gags, Glitter and Girls, Pagoda Provender, and Eatables for Outriders, amongst others. Lawton Mackall was (at least at the time) "the only non-professional member of that most select circle of wine and food purveyors, the renowned Society of Restaurateurs". In publisher's black cloth, with an ink stripe to the top edge, otherwise very good. Dust jacket is split at the front flap, and faded at the spine. Still, better than good.