Fifth Impression. Very Good. Item #5056
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1932. Fifth Impression. Signed by the author and his wife with inscription "To Dr. and Mrs. John Thompson Brown Ambler - With best wishes for many years in which to eat, drink and be merry in Maryland. Fred and Ruth Stieff, October sixth, nineteen fifty-one."
Octavo; 326pp. Map endpapers, two-color illustrations to frontmatter, black-and-white illustrations throughout. Publisher's black cloth with gilt lettering and red, white, and gilt Maryland crest on front. Covers lightly edgeworn with some bumping to corners, nudging to spine ends, and a small tear at head of spine. Front board opens shakily but binding is holding soundly. Recipe for "Italian Sauce a la Pelligrini" in pen on verso of dedication page, with written Oyster Stew recipe on card laid in.
Signee John Thompson Brown Ambler was a doctor in Easton, Maryland who served on Omaha Beach in the 110th Field Artillery of the 29th Division of the Army during the invasion of Normandy, saving numerous lives and rescuing a springer spaniel, who he named D-Day and cared for until the end of the war.