First edition, first printing. Inscribed presentation copy. Publisher's "waterproof" green cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A better than very good copy, the binding square and firm, the cloth with a slither of fading to the spine tips and mild bumping at the extremities. The contents are entirely complete and clean throughout. Complete with the rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which is chipped with small loss at the spine tips and fold corners.
Inscribed in blue ink on the front endpaper in blue ink "To Mrs Sylvia Wyners / with best wishes / Bebe Daniels" next which her actor husband Ben Lyon, draws a small picture and signs "Ben". Also inscribed by the UK domiciled American singer and actress Elizabeth Welch "Good Appetite / Elizabeth Welch" and professional snooker world champion Joe Davis "Best wishes / Joe Davis". All four signers have contributed a salad recipe along with the likes of Betty Grable, Vivien Leigh, Judy Garland, Alan Ladd, Laurence Olivier, Gregory Peck, Humphrey Bogart and Frank Sinatra.
Stock code: 16100