[Covelo, California]: The Yolla Bolly Press, 1990. Limited Edition. Soft cover. No. 84 of 255, quarto size, 115 pp. Fine / Fine. Item #16050206
Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher (1908-1992) was a writer who blended food literature, travel, and memoirs - W. H. Auden said of her, "I do not know of anyone in the United States who writes better prose" (n. b., above info from Wikipedia). This book, published in 1990 by the Yolla Bolly Press, presents six stories previously unpublished, about an American single mother who spends a year in Aix-en-Provence with her two daughters; while there they fall in with a cafe mongrel whose autocratic air inspires the children to call him "Boss Dog" (from prospectus).
___DESCRIPTION: Softcovers with various geometric shapes of purple, gold and rose on an ivory background, matching endpapers, title page with geometric shapes in green and light red, green geometric headpieces throughout; quarto size (10" by 7.5"), pagination: [i-x] 1-104 [1 colophon], total print run of 255 copies with 190 in wraps, 60 (plus 5 NFS) bound in boards, this no. 84 of the 190. In a heavy paper dust jacket of natural-coloured paper with darker fibres, with a vignette on the front panel of geometric shapes in purple, gold, and rose and rose lettering on the spine. In a slipcase covered in gold cardstock, with rose-coloured interior.
___CONDITION: Volume is fine, with a strong, square text block, solid hinges, perfectly straight corners with no rubbing, the interior is clean and bright, and it is entirely free of prior owner markings. The dust jacket is fine, clean, without wear. The slipcase is fine also, strong and sturdy, clean, without wear.
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