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Ben, Paul and A.D.

Science Du Bien Vivre Ou Monographie De La Cuisine Envisagee Sous Son Aspect Physique, Intellectuel Et Moral, Guide De La Maitresse De Maison Suivie De Mille Nouvelles Recettes...

Chex Martinon: Paris et a la Direction du Musee des Familles 1844 Illus., 9.5 x 6.25", full calf, raised bands, no lettering on spine or cover, blue marbled endpapers, 225pp. Covers have rubbing, scuffing/scraping, light staining, bumped corners and spine tips, contents have scattered foxing, toning, light staining in margins, textblock just starting to crack, lacks tip of one corner else very good condition. A helpful guide for the mistress of the house, providing assistance with choosing wines, cooking seasonally, knowing what utensils to have, kitchen vocabulary, menus and so on. Plus, according to the authors, on thousand new recipes including Boeuf a la Mode a la Bourgeoise, Maquereaux a la Perigueux, Prunes de Reine-Claude Confits, Ratafia d'Angelique. Tucked in the back on a separate piece of paper is a handwritten recipe for Tournedos Rosini. Paul Ben and A.D. are pseudonyms for Paul Benjamin Chareau and Auguste Desrez. Illustrated with wonderful engravings. Ink inscription on half title page "Madame Descomtes nee Clairine (sp?) Guillery a sa fille Luci (Epouse de Louis Duillery)" This book was acquired in San Francisco along with prayer books belonging to Lucie Descomtes of Chalons-Sur-Marne, France in Bitting and Vicaive. SCARCE TITLE, FIRST EDITION.

Book Id: 99-4942

Price: $750.00

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