New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1958. 1st. Hardcover. First American Edition. 8vo. 322, xvi,  pp. Index. Drawings by Renato Guttuso. Blue cloth in color illustrated dustjacket. Near fine (owner name; minor ink notations on pg. 210) in very good dustjacket (price-clipped; light wear & creasing along edges; triangle chip to lower front edge with loss to "ZA" in author's name). Item #18001
The author's third book. Elizabeth David (1913 - 1992) was a British cookery writer. In the mid-20th century she strongly influenced the revitalisation of home cookery in her native country and beyond with articles and books about European cuisines and traditional British dishes. - wiki. "More than a collection of recipes, this book is in effect a readable and discerning dissertation on Italian food and regional dishes, and their preparation in the English kitchen." - Times Literary Supplement.