Very Good in Very Good jacket. 0.8 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches. Pages are clean with no markings from previous owners. Light wear to cloth at spine ends and corners. Binding is square and tight. Boards are overall clean, though slightly browned and discolored along edges. Boards are worn along edges, spine ends and corners. Text block is lightly soiled. Dust jacket has creases, chips, closed tears, scuffing, and rubbing along the edges. Yellow dust jacket covers are generally lightly soiled and scuffed, back cover and bottom spine end have a moisture stain.
Skoff, Gail (Photographer) Very good in fair dust jacket. Price clipped. Signed by author. Sewn binding. With dust jacket. 271 p. Slight fading to upper and lower board edges. Two spots of stain on upper text edge. Gift inscription on ffep. Signed by author on dedication page. DJ yellowed, creased, some spotting, blue mark on rear flap, tear at head of spine and spine faded.
Very good jacket. Signed. First Edition. NOT ex-library. Stated FE 1988, SIGNED on dedication page. Dust jacket not price clipped. Bottom edge of front cloth board has small dent. Previous owner's name printed in black ink on front free end paper. Minor shelf wear to dust jacket, pages are clean and unmarked. All items shipped within 2 business days and guaranteed. Proceeds benefit the Pima County Public Library, serving the greater Tucson area.
Publishers Weekly, 1988-09-16 ``Wine is, above all, pleasure. Those who would make it ponderous make it dull,'' declares wine importer Lynch in this robustly irreverent account of his quest through France in search of wine. Lynch's winefoolery is serious; drollery never compromises his knowledge of his subject or his high standards. Even when mocking the misdeeds of viniculturalists, he remains an arbiter who merely wishes ``wine could be a constitutionally protected form of expression.'' Hating wine hype, Lynch criticizes modern agricultural and manufacturing methods with equal fervor. He laughs at trends in wine consumption, and singles out modern greed as a corrupter. Effortlessly eloquent, Lynch is a master of the brief barb: ``Loving Chablis is like falling in love with a frigid floozy.'' The author prefers a wine that offers ``a subtle seduction; it keeps you coming back for more.'' So too with this unusual guide: it makes you thirst for a sequel. Photos not seen by PW. (Oct.)
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