Lot n° 285
100 - 150
BRIFFAULT (Eugène). Paris à table. Illustrated... - Lot 285 - Paris Enchères - Collin du Bocage
BRIFFAULT (Eugène). Paris à table. Illustrated by Bertall. Paris, J. Hetzel, 1846. In-8, half brown morocco, smooth spine decorated in full, gilt head (Binding of the end of the 19th century).
False title (on one line), second false title (on two lines), title-frontispiece, title, iv pp., 184 pp.
First edition of this satire of Parisian meals since the High Middle Ages. It is illustrated with a frontispiece representing a cook who is probably the author and 120 nice vignettes in the text by Bertall, pseudonym of Albert d'Arnoux.
Hinges rubbed, spine faded.
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