LÉMERY (Nicolas, or Sieur d'ÉMERY). Recueil... - Lot 92 - Paris Enchères - Collin du Bocage

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LÉMERY (Nicolas, or Sieur d'ÉMERY). Recueil... - Lot 92 - Paris Enchères - Collin du Bocage
LÉMERY (Nicolas, or Sieur d'ÉMERY). Recueil des secrets et curiositez rares et nouvelles des plus admirables effets de la Nature. According to the copy of Paris, in Leide Pierre van der Aa, 1684. 2 parts in one vol. in-12, vellum with cover, red and blue speckled edges (Binding of the time).
I) (4) ff. 344 pp. and (16) ff. of table - II) 156 pp. and (6) ff.
This collection of secrets of all kinds concerns diseases, beauty, perfumes, fireworks, precious stones, painting, gardening, hunting... Volume I, chapters XIII to XV are devoted to cooking (34 recipes for cold cuts, desserts, cakes), sommellerie (25 recipes for flowers and fruits, jams) and wines.
The oldest edition of this collection of "sieur d'Émery" was published in Paris, by Louis Vendôme, in 1674; the work was then reprinted several times in French in Paris and Leiden, and translated into English.
Nicolas Lémery (1645-1715), apothecary, chemist and protestant physician (he discovered iron in blood), taught chemistry for 25 years in Paris.
Early manuscript bookplate on the title: Brathnavet (?).
Staining, especially on the first few leaves and on the second part. Endpapers renewed.
Vicaire, 327 (1685) - Bitting, 144 (1685) - Livres en bouche, 85 (1681).
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