OP: Toscana in Bocca (Edikronos edition)
Edikronos, 1982. Very Good.
Each is either bilingual (Italian and English) or trilingual (the same material with the addition of the regional dialect). They are distinctively designed, printed on rough oatmeal paper, and bound in corrugated cardboard. The covers are imaginatively screened prints, and the interiors are nicely illustrated as well, with the dialect rendered in what appears to be actual handwriting.
They are serious compilations of highly unusual material, recognizing the value of recording the distinctive dishes of highly regionalized food traditions, from the Alps in the north to Sicily and its islands deep in the Mediterranean.
Widely acknowledged for both their authority and their quirky individuality (each is by a different, we presume local, author), they are much sought after.
Various publishers over the years have picked up and reprinted the books, and even those are relatively scarce. We offer a few copies of the Toscana volume from a later edition, issued by Edikronos in 1982. Edikronos' reproductions closely resemble the style design of the originals
Our copies are all Very Good and soundly bound but do bear evidence of previous ownership such as gift inscriptions and old price stickers. Bumped edges and corners to all. A fantastic introduction to the series for anyone unprepared to collect all 20 at once!