Thi mentioned finding this book at a store in Larchmont---I tried to find it but had no luck. But now the kind people at The Cook's Library at 8373 West Third Street, LA CA 90048 phone number 323.655,3141, have tracked it down and have it in stock. They tell me they are in touch with the author and can get lots more should demand require it.
We got our copy today [after a tasty celebratory lunch at Sam Woos and a run through Ranch 99 market] and it really does look neat---I've already found a restaurant I'd lost and a place for Yunnan food.
Oh and the author is apparantly planning to do a new edition annually.