Very Good. No Jacket. 7 x 10. 242 page hardcover with illustrations. Text in regional Itaian, standard Italian, and English. Preface by Piero Chiara (Italian only). A title in a series about regional Italian cooking. 13 color plates by 13 artists, plus b/w illustrations, glossary and index. Color printed cardboard exterior-light bump to bottom front corner. Interior is unmarked, tight and clean.
Near Fine. No Jacket (as issued) 8vo 7.75-9.75'' tall. In English and Italian. Nice Firm Clean copy! Unmarked. 337 pages. Pictorially decorated thick corrogated cardboard covers with pages of special thick cartapaglia paper. A product of seventies culture, the 'In Bocca' books published by Editrice De H Vespro are a series of rare and quirky regional Italian cookbooks bursting with artistic charm, Italian culinary folklore and wisdom. Favorites of chef Mario Batali, 'In Bocca' books were recently praised in the January 2011 Issue of Saveur by chef Liza Shaw. 'Roma In Bocca' is a gathering of the folklore and customs of the Roman culinary tradition, in a rare cookbook with recipes in both Roman dialect and English. Enriched with special commissioned full-page color, often psychedelic, illustrations by famous Italian artists Manuela Busetti, Paola Lazzaroni, Fabrizio Lupo, Rosella Brambilla, Guiseppe Simonetti, Andrea Sciortino, Giovanni Magenga, Franco Montemaggiore, Paolo Fici, Ersilia Vozzi Guazzoni, Liliana Conti Cammarata and Maurizio Bonesoli.
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