BUC'HOZ (Pierre-Joseph). L'Art alimentaire,... - Lot 27 - Paris Enchères - Collin du Bocage

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BUC'HOZ (Pierre-Joseph). L'Art alimentaire,... - Lot 27 - Paris Enchères - Collin du Bocage
BUC'HOZ (Pierre-Joseph). L'Art alimentaire, or Method for preparing the healthiest foods for man. Paris, chez l'auteur, 1783. In-12, marbled half-calf with corners, smooth spine decorated, red title and author parts, red speckled edges (Binding of the period).
(3) ff., 352 pp.
First edition of this treatise on new sanitary cooking, which exposes the principles of frugality, sobriety, and whose references are not only French: it relies on foreign practices, and explains, for example, how to cook rice the Guinea way, make wine similar to Greek wine, or milk and butter soup the Dutch way. It is about confectionery, preserves, liqueurs, cakes... but also recipes for salads, breads, oysters...
Buc'hoz (Metz, 1731-1807), a native of Lorraine, was a physician to King Stanislas of Poland, before teaching botany in Nancy.
Ex-libris Jacques-Gery-Joseph Colpin. Contemporary handwritten note: "No. 95 of the agronomic bibliography - estimated in Guillot's catalog, Paris, 1785, 1 livre 16 sols broché."
Some foxing. Slight rubbing.
Vicaire, 128 - Oberlé, 129 - Bitting, 66.
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