New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1979), 1979.
1st Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Author. McPhee, John. GIVING GOOD WEIGHT. Signed. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (1979). First Edition Signed by John McPhee on the title-page. Five wide-ranging essays including Giving Good Weight, a fascinating look at farmers selling their produce in the Greenmarkets of New York City, The Pinball Philosophy, a 'shoot-out' between two grandmasters of pinball - both reporters from The New York Times, Brigade de Cuisine and the subsequent furor relating to 'Chef Otto', a.k.a. Alan Lieb, et al. 8vo. 261 pp. A fine copy in mustard cloth, red titles to the spine in a fine dustwrapper. "Replete with the reportorial virtues for which John McPhee is so much respected." Larry McMurtry. The New York Times Book Review.
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