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The World's Largest Cheese, Cerf, Christopher

Author    Cerf, Christopher

Title   The World's Largest Cheese

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Near Fine in Very Good dj

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   Garden City NY Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1968

ISBN Number    NO

Illustrator   Illustrated by Christopher Cerf and Michael K. Frith

Seller ID   18702

(price-clipped) [nice clean book, very slight crimp to cloth at head of spine; jacket has several creases in front flap, slight fading to the spine]. (B&W photographs, drawings) The front of the jacket terms the book "an indulgence," and the blurb doesn't clarify things very much: "A new literary form (the anthological novel)? A lighthearted satire of the American scene? An adventure-filled history of the quest for the World's Largest Cheese? A twentieth century mythology? A report on the standpipe situation? Pure nonsense? [This book] might be any, all, or none of the above." A contemporary Kirkus reviewer, unable to resist the temptation to make a cheesy critique (nor can I, for that matter), sniffed that "most [of the book] only disturbs the olfactory sense." The author (the son of Random House founder Bennett Cerf), after an early stint as a book editor, went on to have quite a varied career, including notable (and concurrent) contributions to National Lampoon magazine (as a contributing editor) and "Sesame Street" (as a songwriter/lyricist); the New York Times once referred to him as "the impish polymath, lexicographer and Cookie Monster lyricist." When a book is this scarce in the marketplace -- less than a handful online as of February 2015 -- one suspects the workings of a cult.

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Price = 85.00 USD



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