Very Good + / Very Good +. Item #9231
New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc., 1954. First Edition with "1" on final page. Octavo. 317 pp. Illustrated dust jacket with $3.50 price present. Blue and green boards stamped in dark blue.
Dust jacket shows light general rubbing with a few very short closed tears along edges. Boards lightly edgeworn. Binding is sound. Previous owner's gift inscription on front free endpaper and a touch of foxing to top edge, else pages clean and unmarked. Mild to moderate musty smell when fanning pages, but no signs of smoke or damp.
Includes sections on carving, hosting cocktail parties, and emergency meals.