BURNET. Dictionary of cooking and household... - Lot 307 - Paris Enchères - Collin du Bocage

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BURNET. Dictionary of cooking and household... - Lot 307 - Paris Enchères - Collin du Bocage

BURNET. Dictionary of cooking and household economy. Paris La Librairie usuelle, 1836. In-8, dark blue half-maroquin with small corners, plate decorated with the engraved title cut and pasted, smooth spine decorated with gold and cold, marbled edges (Binding of the time).


False title, title, III pp. 788 pp.


First edition of this interesting encyclopedia of the art of food and home economics.


The author, a former food officer, addressed this dictionary to masters and mistresses of the house, farmers, restaurant owners... It contains menus, the art of the pastry chef, the distiller, the preservation of food, rules of hygiene... The two richest articles concern bread and water.


Printed on two columns, the text is illustrated with some figures in the text, and in-fine an engraving (table set) and 10 plates (dishes and tables from 8 to 40 place settings).


Some foxing. Bindings of the pats consolidated. Spine detached.


From the library of Harry Schraemli (large bookplate).


Simon, 270 - Bitting, 69 - Vicaire, 132.

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