DUFOUR (Philippe-Sylvestre)]. On the use... - Lot 44 - Paris Enchères - Collin du Bocage

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DUFOUR (Philippe-Sylvestre)]. On the use... - Lot 44 - Paris Enchères - Collin du Bocage
DUFOUR (Philippe-Sylvestre)]. On the use of caphe, tea and chocolate. Lyon, Jean Girin, Barthélémy Rivière, 1671. In-12, vellum, leather bindings (modern binding).
(12) ff., 188 pp.
First edition of the first treatise published in French on this subject.
It contains an interesting treatise on coffee, adorned with a beautiful woodcut depicting a branch and beans of coffee (called "Bon"), drawn from ancient and various sources; remarks on tea, taken from l'Ambassade des provinces unies vers l'Empereur de Chine (Leiden, 1675), du Voyage de l'êvesque de Bérite dans la Cochinchine, and other sources; and René Moreau's French translation of Discours curieux sur le Chocolate by the physician Antoine Colmenerio de Ledesman.
Marginal staining to first few leaves. Stains and some foxing.
Vicaire, 850 - Oberlé, Fastes, 731 - Haag IV, 378 - Coffee, I, p. 438: "the book was an immediate success and became a European bestseller".
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