New York: Simon and Schuster, 1949.
Quarto (25 x 19.5 cm.), 322,  pages. Illustrations by Alice and Martin Provensen. Index. All edges green. FIRST EDITION. An interesting cookbook, in that it recognizes recipes as enjoyable reading in their own right. Beard presents a single basic recipe in detail, and the offers variations. The price-clipped dust jacket is two-ply, and fold open to reveal a four-color poster. The poster has wear along the crease lines, otherwise overall near fine.