The first edition of The Bush Family Cookbook, inscribed by the author, former president George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush.
Octavo, 308pp. Blue hardcover, red cloth spine, title in silver on spine. The first printing, with a full number line on the copyright page. Appears unread. In the publisher’s near fine dust jacket, $30.00 retail price on front flap, light shelf wear, a bright example.
Inscribed on the half title: “From our kitchen to your kitchen – enjoy! Ariel De Guzman / George Bush / Barbara Bush.”
Ariel De Guzman was assigned by the United States Navy to Vice President George H.W. Bush in 1981, helping with food preparation at the Naval Observatory. When Bush moved to the White House in 1989, Ariel accompanied the family and stayed with them until the 1992 election. When De Guzman retired from the Navy in 1995, he began working for the Bush family, traveling between their residences in Houston and Kennebunkport as personal chef and house manager.