Fair. Good copy for reading, may have heavy page wear with writing textual notes highlighting or be an heavily used ex library copy with library markings, stickers or stamps. Dust jacket or accessories may not be included.
Fair in Fair jacket. Book Textblock is tanned but unmarked. Binding is tight. Brown boards and spine are dust soiled and faded. Front board and spine have burgundy lettering. Edges are dust soiled and top edge is red stained as issued. Corners and spine are bumped. 191 pgs. DJ is tanned, dust soiled, faded and missing pieces at spine and corners. Price is clipped. Previous owner attached bookplate to FFEP.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Very good hardcover in very good-dust jacket. Stated First Printing, 1962. Binding is tight, sturdy, and square; boards and text also very good. Light shelf wear to unclipped dust jacket, small spot of surface damage (possibly from a sticker) on spine. DJ protected in Mylar wraps. Ships from Dinkytown in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
After a bit of a slow start, the inner and latter chapters of this book are charmers. Wish I had two things on hand as I read this book, however: a French?English dictionary and a street map of Paris! Liebling writes quite cleverly; lacking French (and a knowledge of French history of the 19th and early 20th centuries), I obviously missed many of his metaphors and innuendos. Pieces of this work appear in *Secret Ingredients: The New Yorker Book of Food and Drink* (ed. by David Remnick) and *Choice Cuts: A Savory Selection of Food Writing from Around the World and Throughout History* (ed. by Mark Kurlansky)--and perhaps elsewhere, as well. (When writers are anthologized, it's usually a sign they're talented. Liebling offers a case in point.)
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