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McGehee, Ramiel (ed.), Fit for a King: The Merle Armitage Book of Food, Elise, New York, Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1939, second edition, 8vo (9.5" x 7.75"), HB, black cloth boards w/ red titles, VG / none.

258 pp. The usual fine Merle Armitage book design. A nice copy, clean & tight. recipes by Raymond Loewy, Alfred Lunt, Rockwell Kent, Edward Weston, Aline Bernstein, Chaliapin, Hersholt, Louis Untermeyer and many others. Beautifully designed by Armitage with drawings by Elise, four photographs by Edward Weston. Selected as one of the "Fifty Books of the Year" by the American Institute of Graphic Arts in the same year of its publication.    [Book ID # 552]


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