Fisher, M. F. K.
Title Two Kitchens in Provence. Written by M. F. K. Fisher, afterword by Alice Waters, drawings by Ward Schumaker.
Book Condition Fine condition in like slipcase, with prospectus included.
Edition Limited Edition, 225 copies printed. Signed by Waters & Schumaker on the colophon. Press copy, out of series.
Publisher Covelo, California The Yolla Bolly Press 1999
Seller ID 2200
64. pp; folio; blind stamped mustard Dutch fabric over boards; French endsheets; text composed in the typeface modeled after that of French designer Claude Garamond; set in part by hand at the Press, and by Monotype at the office of Michaels and Winifred Bixler; printed on mouldmade paper entirely by letterpress. The drawings are printed in three colors from photopolymer plates made from the artist's originals. Yolla Bolly illustrated & printed postcard announcement laid in.
"Though the attentiveness of MFK Fisher is characteristic of all her writing, nowhere is it more amiably expressed than in her reminiscences comprising Two Kitchens in Provence. Colorful and gently eccentric, these essays, paeans to eating locally, recall the writer's pursuit of food during her stays in Provence" [from the prospectus]. Alice Waters contributes a moving tribute to Fisher, including an account of her first meeting with the writer.
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