Hardcover, large format folio in publisher’s dust-jacket. 288 pages. Includes endnotes; plate list. selected references and Index. Illustrated with over 200 full color and black and white photographs. Stated first edition. Companion volume to the major exhibition at the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum exploring “the evolution, physical forms, and social meanings of eating utensils over the past five centuries” [and] “…the first book devoted to showcasing Cooper-Hewitt’s astonishing permanent collection of cutlery”. No previous ownership marks. Some rubbing to bottom edge of boards and slight tear to outer upper joint of dust-jacket, now clear tape repaired on verso. A clean, square, fresh and unmarked copy. Near fine in a near fine dust-jacket. A heavy book, Priority and International order will require additional postage, calculated as close to actual cost as possible.