Berkeley, Calif. The Glozers, Booksellers, 1964.
Octavo (23.5 x 15.5 cm.), [ii], 30 pages. Illustrated. Index. FIRST EDITION. A collection of fifty seafood recipes highlighting animals associated with the coastal waters between Berkeley and Mendocino. Includes generic recipes (Cold Fish Mold, Sweet-Sour Fish, Fish In Harbor), as well as concoctions with more fixed requirements (Abalone Supreme, Broiled Eels Sole en Papilotte). A selection of sauce suggestions is appended. The collaborators shared professional interests in bookselling and printmaking. Lisellote (Lilo) Franziska (Erlanger) Glozer (1915-2005) landed in California as a refugee from Germany in 1938, and eventually worked with rare materials in the library of the University of California, Los Angeles. Her first husband was the Italian-American artist Giuseppe Manfredi; her second William Kenniston Glozer. She combined a love of food with bibliography more than once. Her bibliography of early California cookbooks is still consulted and, in 1969, she co-wrote with her daughter Catherine (the calligrapher for Fish & Feast) a small, hand-lettered fictional account of cookery in a manor house. Catherine Anna Manfredi (b. 1947), taking the constructed name Yronwode, became a sought-after graphic designer, editor, and publisher (associated with Marvel Comics). Ray Rice (1916-2001) was a well-known printmaker, illustrator, and filmmaker in California artist circles. Like the Glozers, Barbara Moskowitz (1922-2001) operated a bookselling shop on Shattuck Avenue, and during the same years encountered Rice as a fellow printmaker. By her own account, however, her supreme achievement was the co-founding of Berkeley's famous – and still thriving – Walden School. In stapled, dove-grey wrappers with navy blue lettering and cover illustration; some sunning to wraps, and internally a few very small stains. Near fine. Scarce. [OCLC locates twelve copies, though the aggregate bibliographic record muddles the date of publication].