BEFORE LEAVING THE TABLE. Causeries du dessert... - Lot 271 - Paris Enchères - Collin du Bocage

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BEFORE LEAVING THE TABLE. Causeries du dessert... - Lot 271 - Paris Enchères - Collin du Bocage
BEFORE LEAVING THE TABLE. Causeries du dessert by X.T.D. Paris, Auguste Ghio ; London, A. Maurice, 1881. In-12, brown half-chagrin (Binding of the time).
Portrait, xvi and 379 pp.
First edition of this anonymous collection which begins with a long note on the history of gastronomy, from prehistoric times to the present. The second part, devoted to theory and practice, gives numerous recipes. The third part contains the talks and anecdotes mentioned in the title. The last part, entitled "la gastrologie spéculative" gives a philosophical scope to the work.
Autograph signed letter from the author "to Mr Doucerain".
Some foxing. Binding slightly rubbed, faded.
Vicaire, 880; Bitting, 519.
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