Brattleboro, Vt. Stephen Greene, 1978.
Small quarto (23 x 18 cm.), 128 pages. Illustrated after drawings by Jim Arnosky. Foreword by M.F.K. Fisher. FIRST EDITION. Fifty recipes for bread and fifty for soup. The book, "nourishes us with simplicity, adjusted to our times, but also with many subtleties that are as amusing as they are plain... it is satisfying to find an intelligently compiled, sensitive, practical book called, with a simplicity that is reassuring, Soup and Bread. It is evocative, as all good things should be... on the page, the plate, the mind" (M.F.K. Fisher in the foreword). Light spotting to top edge of text block; full brown, titled in orange on the spine. In an unclipped dust jacket, with a tiny bit of rubbing to edges. Near fine. Inscribed by the authors on the half-title, "Sheila and Dick, may you always have soup to sup and bread to break, love, Julia & Steve, 1978". Sheila and Dick were Sheila and Richard Lukins. Sheila was famous for her Silver Palate shop and catering business, and four years later, the famous Silver Palate cookbooks.