Titre : Histoire de la Vie Privee des Francais, ...
Éditeur : Paris: Ph.-D. Pierres, 1782
Date d'édition : 1782
Reliure : Hardcover
Signé : Signed by Author(s)
Edition : 1st Edition
Three volumes, complete. FIRST EDITION of this scholarly, encyclopedic, and highly entertaining history of French gastronomy. XIII, (3), 373, (1); (4), 383, (1); (4), 363, (1). Half-titles present (they are often missing). SIGNED (in pencil) ON THE HALF-TITLE OF VOLUME I BY JORDI, JOSEP, AND JOAN ROCA OF EL CELLER DE CAN ROCA IN GIRONA, SPAIN, CURRENTLY THE BEST RESTAURANT IN THE WORLD (according to the highly prestigious San Pellegrino survey). And SIGNED (in pencil) ON THE HALF-TITLE OF VOLUME II BY FERRAN ADRIA, OF EL BULLI, winner of the San Pellegrino survey a record five times. The author originally set out to write an extensive work covering all facets of private life in France, but only this first part--which covers everything related to cooking, wine, eating, and hunting--was published. Discusses the origins of cooking tools and techniques, the provenance of all kinds of foods (including, of course, foodstuffs that came from the New World), and much more, including an extensive section on hunting. A classic. PRINTED ON FINE LAID PAPER. 8vo. ELEGANTLY BOUND IN FULL CONTEMPORARY HALF RUSSIA AND MARBLED BOARDS, SPINE IN SIX COMPARTMENTS WITH RAISED BANDS. Minimal traces of wear to bindings, upper joint of volume I cracked but firm, else a fine and bright copy with very large margins and very white paper. Vicaire 510 ("Ouvrage tres interessant et tres utile."); Bitting 280 ("This is one of the finest works upon the social life of the French people."); Thiebaud 576. AN OUTSTANDING SET OF A RARE AND IMPORTANT WORK. N° de réf. du libraire 1516
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