Palmer (Arnold) - Movable Feasts

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Movable Feasts, by Arnold Palmer. A Reconnaissance of the Origins and Consequences of Fluctuations in Meal-Times with special attention to the introduction of Luncheon and Afternoon Tea. [Illustrated by Lynton Lamb and others.] First edition, first printing, 8vo, pp.[x],153, Geoffrrey Cumberlege, Oxford Uniiversity Press, London, 1952.

Set in Caslon and printed on good quality wove paper. 13 illustrations, 4 being credited to Lynton Lamb, others to Rowlandson, B.R.Haydon, T.H.Shepherd, George du Maurier. Quarter black cloth, spine titled in gilt, decorative paper-covered boards, pictorial dust-jacket. Book label of tatyana and Hans Schmoller with a presentation inscription to them from Lynton Lamb for Christmas 1952. A couple of spots to rear panel of dust-jacket, else a fine copy.

The rare first issue with 1952 upon the title-page. Loosely inserted an A.L.s, 1 page, 8vo, 4 Dec., 1952, on Reform Club letterhead, from Lynton Lam ("Larry") saying he is pleased with the design of the book and asking for a comment - perhaps at tonight's Double Crown Club meeting.

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