A Commonplace Book of Cookery. A collection of proverbs, anecdotes, opinions and obscure facts on food, drink, cooks, cooking, dining, diners and dieters, dating from ancient times to the present... With a preface by M.F.K. Fisher.

San Francisco: North Point Press, 1985.

Octavo (21.5 x 15 cm.), 175 pages. FIRST TRADE EDITION, following the Arion Press limited issue of 1975. The original was just the second book publication of the Arion Press, itself founded by Robert Grabhorn. This trade edition reproduces the Fournier borders and vignettes after wood engravings in Ecole des Cuisinieres. Small bit of discoloration at top edge of blue cloth. otherwise very good or better. In a price-clipped but otherwise fine dust jacket. [Strehl, 101 Books on California Food & Wine 63 (for the Arion Press issue)].

Price: $35.00

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