False title, title, 372 pp. 32 pp. (publisher's catalog).
Interesting work, divided into six parts: nature and production of food substances, preservation processes, history of cooking, history of bread-making, history of beverages, meal service.
Sociologist, Louis Bourdeau (1824-1900) also wrote about clothing, history, life, death, etc.
Ex-libris Alain Huchet, former cook and Parisian bookseller specialized in gastronomy.
Cover is sunned. Unclipped.