"A Bon Vivant's Cookbook -- A Collection of Fine Foreign and American Recipes" was writtend by William Templeton Veach with Helen Evans Brown and illustrated by Isadore Seltzer. The book is introduced by James Beard.
The dust jacket flap reads, "This book is dedicated to the bon vivant, the connoisseur of good living, the unabashed dilettante of the kitchen. William Templeton Veach, distinguished chef and host par excellence, shares with every home-maker his particular brand of culinary magic..."
The contents include Hors d'Oeuvre and Appetizers, Meats, Chicken, Sauces, Stuffings, and "Pastas, Rice and Other Farinaceous Dishes" to name a few. Each chapter has an illustration at its beginning.
The book has a colorful dust jack and purple cloth board covers. There is a previous owner's name tag on the inside front cover. The dust jacket has the remnants of a label. The pages are clean and the binding is tight. A great book for the food connoisseur in your life.