New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1978. First Edition. 8vo, 208pp; cloth-backed boards. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Item #206143
Presentation copy, inscribed warmly: "For Madeleine Grattan from MFK Fisher, and for dear Madeleine from her loving friend Marie-Frances, Glen Ellen, 1978 (with some timidity-- a foreigner writing about M.G.'s familiar town!)" The recipient was a longtime French teacher in Hartford, Connecticut and niece of Nobel prize-winning author Francois Mauriac; the familiar -- and considerable -- town was the French port city of Marseille.