New York: M. Barrows & Company, Inc., 1941.
Octavo (21 x 14.5 cm.), [viii], 200 pages. Illustrated. Index. FIRST EDITION. The second book of James Beard, the "Father of American Gastronomy". The jacket copy says it all, "No polite cookbook this. It is the answer to the colossal appetites that develop in spring [or] summer... new ideas for the barbecue pit, the portable stoves, and some swell new sauces and stews that will enliven any outdoor party." Some discoloration to endpapers (likely from the adhesive beneath the pastedowns), otherewise near fine in publisher's decorated pale green cloth. The unclipped dustjacket has some closed stars and edgewear, otherwise very good. Scarce.