New York: The Viking Press, 1946.
First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Author. Fisher, M.F.K. HERE LET US FEAST. A Book of Banquets. Subtitled: An epicure's zestful visit to the festive boards of ancient & modern literature. Signed. New York: Viking, 1946. 8vo., 491pp. First Edition. Publisher's blue cloth stamped in gilt on the spine & upper cover. Signed by Fisher on the front free endpaper. A near fine copy in like dustwrapper showing minor use. "For her latest excursion into the art or science of gastronomy is more an anthology of the finest writing on the subject than strictly a text of her own composition. Here are extensive excerpts from such widely diversified writers as Edgar Saltus, Petronius Arbiter, Tobias Smollett, Lucius Apuleius, Ovid, Rabelais, Plato and others. Mrs. Fisher begins her book with the introductory verse to the King James Version of the Bible: 'In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.' And she concludes with long excerpts from gastronomic Americana, ranging from Washington Irving to Ernest Hemingway. Spread thickly in between is a royal feast, indeed!". - New York Times.
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